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How do I find free money to help pay for college?

The short answer is to get money; you have to ask for it. Columbia College students have applied for and won scholarship money from non-military outside sources to the tune of over $200,000 this year alone.

You can be considered for a scholarship for any of the following reasons (and more):

  • Academic performance
  • Athletic achievement
  • Financial need (The FAFSA will be needed)
  • Religious affiliation
  • Minority status
  • Major of study
  • Heritage
  • Community affiliations
  • A unique set of criteria that's important to the organization providing funds

There's a lot of advice out there on the best way to apply for scholarships and it comes down to using common sense and following directions carefully. We have linked what we believe are the best scholarship sites, search engines, and helpful tips to assist you in searching for and winning scholarships.

The Financial Aid Facts site is an unbiased, summarized, comprehensive review of the who, what, when, where, and how of obtaining scholarships.

The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education.

This Quick Reference Guide from Fast Web is one of the most known scholarship finder services. It provides practical advice for students on how to win a scholarship, as well as common mistakes to avoid, and a list of key scholarship resources.

Sallie Mae offers free access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion. Individuals can browse scholarships or utilize Sallie Mae's scholarship search. Please note: you must register to be able to use the scholarship search.

Once you've located possible scholarship opportunities, it's time to apply. All scholarship applications will require you to tell something about yourself. Some ask for greater detail than others, but the important thing to remember is to spend your time wisely. Apply for those scholarships that afford you the best opportunity to win.

Outside Scholarships

The scholarship listing is intended as a reference to help students find external scholarships. Columbia College cannot guarantee availability of the external scholarships listed. Students should contact the scholarship awarding agency or links provided for additional information regarding eligibility requirements, application procedures, and terms and conditions.

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American Bullion Scholarship 1/1 Five $500 College scholarships are awarded annually and five $250 high school scholarships are awarded annually to current college and high school students. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university within the United States. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid U.S. student via. Applicants must also submit a 500-2000 word essay. Essay topic: Why is gold a good investment for future generations?
Talbots 1/3 The Talbots Scholarship Foundation will award $180,000 in college scholarships for women, including up to seventeen (17) $10,000 scholarships and one (1) $30,000 scholarship to an extraordinary finalist demonstrating courage, conviction and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit.
Public Health Community Scholarship 1/5 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one student. Ideal applicants will be in an undergraduate or graduate program for Public Health workers, Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Community Leaders and more. Please see webpage for additional details.
Sansone & Lauber Annual Scholarship 1/5 We are offering three scholarships (1st Place-$500, 2nd Place-$300, 3rd Place-$200) to college-bound Missouri high school students or currently enrolled college students who write compelling essays about persuading teens to resist the dangerous temptation to text and drive. The essay contest is open to high school seniors who are preparing to attend college. Five finalists will be selected by the law firm's team of judges by Feb. 1, and their essays will be posted on the Sansone & Lauber website. The five finalists will the garner votes through social media for their essays. Essay Topic: Please write a 500-word essay detailing the best method to persuade teens to stop using their phones while driving. Come up with the best message or strategy to deal with this problem and present it in a well-written argument.
Concussion Awareness Scholarship 1/7 Twelve $1000 cash scholarships are awarded. Any graduate or undergraduate student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university may apply. This "Concussion Awareness Scholarship" is available to all students not just athletes. The cash scholarship may be used for any documented related expenses incurred during 2015 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2015 college year.
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association 1/14 The NSNA Foundation awards over $345,000 annually in the general scholarship and promise of nursing programs. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. Additional criteria may be required by some sponsors. Scholarships are awarded in the spring for use in summer school and the following academic year.
The Coit Scholarship: How do you secure your security deposit? 1/15 $1500 scholarship available to students enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the USA or in Canada, international students attending a US or Canadian college are also welcome to apply, and applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must submit a short video essay. Essay Topic: 1.Write a short essay (250 words or fewer) telling us your tips and tricks for getting your security deposit back. Spill your secrets for getting your apartment or dorm room back to immaculate condition after you move out of it! How do you tackle holes, stains, marks, and scratches? What's possible to do yourself, and when do you call in a professional? All approaches and tips are welcome.
CompareCards.com Scholarship 1/17 Applicants must be at lease 16 years old to be eligible for the $2500 scholarship. There is only one entry per person. This scholarship requires applicants to correctly answer trivia question(s).
Asbestos Scholarships 1/20 Asbestos is a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma, an often terminal cancer affecting more than 3,000 Americans annually. The topic you choose should bring light to the issues surrounding mesothelioma and help raise awareness about the disease, research, promising clinical trials, survivors and caregivers. The essay must be between 750 & 1500 words. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and either an undergraduate or a graduate student enrolled in a U.S. institution. Applicants must also sumbit to letters of recommendation. There will be a 1st & a 2nd place winner who will each recieve a scholarship.
Goldwater Scholarship 1/23 Up to $7500 annually for one two years awarded to sophomores and juniors who plan to attend graduate school for study in the fields of mathematics and the natural sciences as preparation for careers in these fields; outstanding potential for successful careers; demonstrated high achievement in these fields; some research experience; and well defined plans to enter a career in these fields. Application must be submitted in an extensive written form and must be accompanied by an essay, transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The institution may nominate four current sophomores and juniors.
Nathional Debt Relief Scholarship 1/31 Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students interested in science, technology, engineering and math majors. Must be enrolled in a 4-year university or college located in the US. Available to graduate and undergraduate students. Please see webpage for additional details.
Respshop.com Scholarship Prize 1/31 RespShop.com will award five scholarships: one $1,500 scholarship; four $500 awards to the students who write the most insightful essays about snoring, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or CPAP therapy. Students may steer their piece in any direction they like, but they should relate sleep disorders or CPAP therapy to their personal lives or to their community. This application is only open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and high school students who plan to attend college within the following seven months. Those who apply MUST attend school within the following year to receive any scholarship award. Applicants already in college must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better to apply.
The Ski Butlers Scholarship 1/31 This annual $2000 scholarship to students with a passion for skiing/riding on mountains. The scholarship will aid in the cost of tuition and other school costs. Eligible students must submit a 600 word essay and a photo.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship 2/3 Up to $30,000 awarded for the final undergraduate year and several years of graduate education. Applicants must be in the top 25 percent of class and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Students must submit an application detailing career plans, academic qualifications, record of community and extracurricular activities, and an analysis of a public policy issue. Letters of recommendation are also required. For further information, contact the Truman campus advisor.
Concussion Awareness Scholarship 2/7 Up to 12, scholarships of $1000 are open to any undergraduate or graduate student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university. These are monthly scholarships so there is a new deadline each month.
Lexington Law Scholarship Award 2/7 Each semester, one recipient will receive a $5000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Any current, full-time student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Applicants must write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about how they effectively fixed or established their good credit.
Lexington Law Scholarship Program 2/7 Two gifts totaling $10,000 will be awarded annually.  Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice.  Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship one time during their lifetime. Any current, full-time student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Applicants will also have to write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about how they have repaired or established good credit.
HyVee Scholarship 2/10 To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students - for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals.
Jimmy Rane Foundation 2/15 The Jimmy Rane Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships to deserving students and strengthening our communities through education projects and grants.
Ronald Reagan Scholarship Program 2/17 Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Tutor the People Essay Scholarship 2/20 This is a $500 scholarship that is open to high school seniors and undergraduates. It requires a one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. The essay should describe your story in detail.
CreditRepair.com Scholarship 2/28 Three scholarships will be awarded each semester (fall and spring) totaling 5000. The awards are as follows: Credit Vision Award-$3000, Credit Education Award-$1500, and the Credit Education Award-$500. Any current, full-time, student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Applicants must write an essay of no fewer than 800 words. Essay topic: What is your credit score, and why is it important for your future success?
Finney Law Office Future Leaders of St. Louis Scholarship 2/28 $1000 scholarship available to any high school or college student in the St. Louis, Missouri, area is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The student must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution for the upcoming semester.If you are interested in the legal field or a related field; such as government, politics, criminal justice, or finance; and are a high school or college student, apply today for the $1,000 Finney Law Office Future Leaders of St. Louis Scholarship.
Savvy Home Store Scholarship 2/28 $600 scholarship awarded to the student whose application materials best display a dedication to and strong interest in interior design or related field of study. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited US college or university, Considered in academic “Good Standing” at their current institution, Studying interior design or other related field, and have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also submit a 1000-word personal essay.
Internet of Things Scholarship 3/1 This $1,000 scholarhsip requires a 400-600 word essay about "How does the Internet of Things affect your future?" and it must be posted to a website or a blog.
Internet Security Scholarship 3/1 This $1,000 scholarhsip requires a 400-600 word essay about "Where do you see Internet secruity in 5 years?" and it must be posted to a website or a blog.
James Madison Fellowship 3/1 The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship 3/1 $5000 scholarship (80 scholarships awarded) or $350 scholarship awarded to honorable mentions (50 honorable mentions awarded) for one year. Applicants must be full-time sophomores or juniors at the time of selection, be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and be a US citizen, US national or permanent US resident.
Paymaster Scholarships 3/1 The Structured Settlement Career Planning Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to applicants who are 18 years or older, are enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, or four year college, and who have a minimum of 3.3 GPA. Applicants are required to write 650-900 words for the prompt, "What Can College Students Do to Improve Their Job Prospects?"
Phillips University Legacy Foundation Scholarship and Leadership Development Program 3/1 The Phillips University Legacy Scholars program is an educational outreach program of the Phillips University Legacy Foundation. The program provides scholarships and opportunities to educate and develop leaders who embody Christian values in their lives, service, and work. Program grants annual awards of up to $5,000 to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a liberal arts education at any of the 17 colleges or universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Columbia College is affiliated). Also provides a four-day all-expense paid Leadership Development Conference for scholarship recipients.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship 3/1 Up to $25,000 awarded to applicants, who if pursuing university studies, must have completed at least two years of college when the scholarship begins, and must be citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary Club. Lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of Rotarians and their spouses are ineligible.
Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship 3/1 This is a $1000 scholarship for students who are either aspiring to attend college or currently enrolled in college and who also would enter the essay contest. The essay topic is "What law would you change and why?" Essay along with the applicant's full name, date of birth, home address, e-mail address, contact phone number, and the name of institution that you plan to attend to scholarship@attorneyguss.com
Wifi Security Scholarship 3/1 The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient in a one-time amount of $500.00 USD. Remember to include your name, address and phone number as well as the information for the college you are attending. Only one entry allowed per student.  It will be awarded May 2015. The video about the Unsecure WiFi:Know the Risks video must be at least 30 seconds long and must be posted to YouTube or a similar site.
Account Control Technology (ACT) Scholarships 3/15 ACT's Second-Year Program provides 25 scholarships of $1000 to undergraduate students nationwide who will enroll as college sophomores in the upcoming academic year. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need, be current postsecondary undergraduate students, be a permanent U.S. resident, and plan and qualify to enroll as a second-year students in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2015-16 academic year. The ACT Cares Scholarship Program provides 25 scholarships of $1000 to college-bound seniors attending high schools in select counties. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need, plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the upcoming academic year, and be current high school seniors at a high school in select counties.
Remote DBA Scholarship 3/15 This is a $3500 scholarship awarded to students interested in pursuing a data-focused or data science center. Applicants must be pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering and be enrolled in accredited 4-year university or college located in the U.S. or graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are also eligible to apply. Applicants must also submit a 1000-word essay comparing 3 different database technologies of their choosing and create a visual infographic to accompany their essay.
The Law Office of Lawrence Goodwin National Scholarship 3/15 This $500 scholarship towards tuition and book costs. Students interested in applying must write a 2,000 word essay on the role family law plays in today's society. Further details can be found on our website.
The Plumbing Masters National Scholarhip 3/15 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student. Applicants must submit a 400-600-word essay about what they consider to be the most innovative invention in the field of plumbing and why.
AAG College Scholarship 3/21 This is a $1000 scholarship available for graduating high school seniors, or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college. Applicants must be between ages 16 and 22. Applicants must submit an 800 words or less essay. Essay Topic: In 800 words or less, tell us why it is important to save money. How does saving money relate to social, political, or environmental challenges?
COWL Scholarship 3/31 $2500 scholarship (for tuition, books, and fees) for women (age 25 or older) of all income levels who show evidence of furthering their education in order to make a contribution to their government, children, families, and community. Other requirements include: Woman must be an Illinois resident and plan to attend an accredited on-campus school in Illinois for at least six semester hours (no online schools). Application materials required are application form, two reference letters, personal background and goals essay (one to two page essay on the importance of this scholarship to you), official transcripts from the last two academic years attended, list of all institutions of higher education you've attended, and signed waiver form with notary public signature and seal.
David B. Pedersen Scholarship Contest 3/31 This $1500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is currently attending or plan to attend an accredited American univerisyt or college. Please see webpage for additional details.
General Scholarship 3/31 This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to high school students who excel academically and demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. Candidates for this award shall be children, step-children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and step-great grand children of veterans who served in the Armed Forces. To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria: Have a GPA of 3.0 of higher, be entering freshman year in college in 2015, plan to declare a major in any field of study, and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency. This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents of Southern California that reside within Ventura County. Applicants also have to write a story, essay, poem, etc. of 1,500 words or less on the following theme: How has having a family member serve in the armed forces shaped who you are today?
HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship 3/31 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to 2 students who have demonstrated passion for internet marketing. Please see website for additional details.
Jack Isgur Foundation 3/31 $1,000 per semester to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate a interest in teaching courses in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry, and dancing school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. It is available to the junior and senior levels of undergraduate college students , as well as graduate students.
Masonic Merit 3/31 A $1000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program. Criteria for all Masonic Scholarships: 1) Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). 2) Position in class (with some thought to size of school). 3) ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. 4) Involvement in extra-curricular activities. 5) Financial Need. 6) Current Recipients, providing proper re-application, to be continued before new applicants are selected. 7) Graduate of a Missouri Public High School. 8) Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States. 9) Selection is made without regard to race, creed, sex or country of origin.
MassMutual Scholars Program 3/31 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation. n 2015, MassMutual looks forward to offering $150,000 in total funding; assisting at least 30 students entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth year of undergraduate coursework with a scholarship worth up to $5,000. Students must complete and submit for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA and be interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.
Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship 3/31 A $1,000/year scholarship for students seeking a degree in the education or healthcare fields. Criteria for all Masonic Scholarships: 1) Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). 2) Position in class (with some thought to size of school). 3) ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. 4) Involvement in extra-curricular activities. 5) Financial Need. 6) Current Recipients, providing proper re-application, to be continued before new applicants are selected. 7) Graduate of a Missouri Public High School. 8) Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States. 9) Selection is made without regard to race, creed, sex or country of origin.
Samuel Smith Steward Masonic Scholarship 3/31 An $8000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program Criteria for all Masonic Scholarships: 1) Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). 2) Position in class (with some thought to size of school). 3) ACT, SAT-or equivalent-test score. 4) Involvement in extra-curricular activities. 5) Financial Need. 6) Current Recipients, providing proper re-application, to be continued before new applicants are selected. 7) Graduate of a Missouri Public High School. 8) Conditioned on enrollment as a full time student (12 hours credit per semester or term) at an accredited college or university in the United States. 9) Selection is made without regard to race, creed, sex or country of origin.
Steamer’s Carpet Care General Scholarship Award 3/31 Any student pursuing a college degree from an accredited four year university is eligible for this $500 scholarship. The scholarship is open to only undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college. A transcript must be provided. Students that have just enrolled into a school should show proof of enrollment. Students must also write a single page (400-600 word) essay detailing their reasoning and motivation for pursuing higher education.
US Bank 3/31 The USBank Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors and college undergraduates. There are 40 $1,000 scholarships. Winners will be selected at random.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 4/1 2 ($1,000) scholarships will be awarded to ethnic minority students attending a university or college within the Mid-Missouri area with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must submit the enclosed application, copy of their certified school transcript, a 500 word essay and a bio. Essay Topic: Why it is important to set and achieve goals.
Learn.org's Student Saver Scholarship 4/1 This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to the applicant with the best response to the Scholarship Question: What has been the most surprising education expense you've encountered? How have you dealt with it? Applicants must also like Learn.org's Facebook page and fill out an entry form.
National Costumer Association Scholarship 4/1 This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is within a year of graduating high school or in college or graduate school and have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants will be required to submit a completed costume in a video presentation. For additional application and scholarship requirements, please see website.
The Kelly Somey Digital Marketing Scholarship 4/1 This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a High School Senior with a passion for cretivity and an interest in persuing a career in digital marketing. To apply, submit an essay describing your passion for creativity and highlighting any teachers you have had along the way that helped guide you toward a career in digital marketing. Submit your essay to scholarship@union.co.
Underage Drinking Awareness Scholarship 4/1 A $2000 (1st Place), $1000 (2nd Place), and $500 (Honorable Mention) will be awarded to graduating seniors and rising freshmen in Georgia colleges and universities who create catchy, original 30-second video announcements communicating the dangers of underage drinking to fellow students. Applicants will also have to complete the application and submit a head shot photo along with the 30-second video.
Carrie D. Francke Scholarship 4/13 $1000 scholarship open to applicants who meet the following criteria: Boone County resident, female student, 21 years of age or older, GPA of 3.0 or above, enrolled part- or full-time at Stephens College, University of Missouri, Columbia College, William Woods University, Central Methodist University, or Moberly Area Community College, primary consideration to be given for financial need, and at least sophomore status. Applicants must submit a completed application, their most recent transcript, a current resume, and a formal letter of application explaining the need for the funding and how the funding will help applicants achieve goals.
Islamic Scholarship Fund 4/14 Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship: • Muslim or active member of the Muslim community; • Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2015; • Majoring in an ISF supported major (Visit website for complete list at www. IslamicScholarshipFund.org) • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; • Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; • Undergraduate (sophomore/junior/senior) or graduate/PhD.
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program 4/15 Anyone 16 years or older can enter (that includes adults who return to school) to win a $1,500 scholarship. It is a need-based scholarship that requires you to answer 4 questions creatively. Another possible opportunity to enter in the spring.
Lighting55 Scholarship Program 4/15 These need based scholarships are available for applicants from ALL COUNTRIES ,of all majors who are 16 years of age or older. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students as well as adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship Contest 4/15 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll; be in good academic standing and if under age of 18, have permission of parent or guardian to apply. See webpage for additional details.
Post Office Locator Scholarship 4/15 For this $ 500 scholarship, please submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of mail was so fascinating to you and how it has impacted your life. It is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states and at least 16 years old.
Senior Care Innovation Scholarship 4/15 This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to five university students who intend to use their education to help the senior population such as nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sociology, social work or gerontology. Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) and be enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must also complete a letter of introduction and an essay that is between 500 and 900 words on a selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program: Spring 4/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student enrolled in a two year, four year, gradaute or vocational program may apply. This scholarship is awarded every Fall and Spring. Please see webpage for additional details.
Women's Network: Carrie D. Francke Memorial Scholarship 4/15 Each year, Women's Network provides a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Carrie D. Francke who served on the Women's Network Steering Commitee. To be eligible, applicants must: be a Boone County resident, be a female student, be 21 years of age or older, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have at least a sophomore standing. Primary consideration for the scholarship is based on financial need.
Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship 4/17 $2500 scholarship available to incoming and existing college students. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must fit the following criteria: (1) be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the 2015-2016 academic year, (2) be in good academic standing with your current educational institution, and (3) if you are under 18, you need the permission of your parent or guardian to apply. Essay Topic (500-1000 words): In response to perceived abuse of the bankruptcy system, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection of 2005, tightening the regulations on who may file for bankruptcy as well as limiting the types of debts that may be discharged in bankruptcy. Among the debts no longer dischargeable in bankruptcy are private student loans, which have much fewer repayment options than federal student loans. With student loan debt at record highs, many prominent lawmakers have called on Congress to restore bankruptcy protections to private student loan borrowers. If the decision were up to you, would you repeal the 2005 bankruptcy reforms as related to private student loans? Why or why not?
Consumer Affairs 4/25 $1000 scholarship will be provided bi-annually in December and April to the winner of an essay contest to assist with the costs of studying abroad. Essay Topic: Discuss, in 1,000 words or less, your motivations for studying abroad in the UK, your expectations of culture shock and how you anticipate the experience changing your life perspectives. The essay cannot be plagiarized, applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment at an accredited two- or four- year college or university, and applicants must be non-UK citizens currently studying outside of the UK.
Paymaster Scholarships 4/25 College Networking Scholarship is a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be 18 years or older, are enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, or four year college, and who have a minimum of 3.2 GPA. Applicants are required to write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How to Network While Maintaining a Challenging Course Load."
2015 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship 4/30 This $5000 scholarship will be awarded to a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduae or graduate degree program in the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2015 Semester. To apply write an essay on "As an entrepreneur, what do you believe the gratest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?"
ASID Foundation - Irene Winifred Eno Grant 4/30 The Irene Winifred Eno Grant provides financial assistance to individuals or groups developing an educational program(s) or project that is dedicated to health, safety, and welfare. This grant will be evaluated on the strength of the project proposal, budget, promotion plan, and expected outcome. The grant is open to 1) students, 2) educators, 3) interior design practitioners, 4) institutions, and 5) an interior design related group.
ASID Foundation - Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award 4/30 The Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. This project or thesis should be related to wellness and design. Research papers or theses should address such topics as educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Entries will be judged on quality of content, breadth of material, comprehensive coverage of topic, innovative subject matter, bibliography, and references.
ASID Foundation - Joel Polsky Prize 4/30 Given annually, the Joel Polsky Prize recognizes outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication. This year the ASID Foundation is seeking submissions focusing on the impact of design on health and wellness. Submissions should address the needs of the public, designers, and students on topics such as, educational research, behavioral science, business practice, design process, theory, or other technical subjects. Types of entries can include, but are not limited to, books, whitepapers, blogs, and videos. Entries will be judged on innovativeness of subject matter, comprehensive and original coverage of topic, organization, graphic presentation, bibliography, and references.
ASID Foundation - Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students 4/30 The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following subject: The ASID Foundation believes that interior design positively transforms environments in ways that improve human outcomes. As an interior designer, how will you embrace and advance the professional trend to positively impact health and well-being in your anticipated area of design practice?
ASID Foundation - Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates 4/30 The Legacy Scholarship is open to all students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in at least a three-year accredited program of interior design. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. The jury will evaluate entries on academic record, presentation skills, design and planning competency, and conceptual creativity.
Career Step Scholarship: Mothers Returning to School 4/30 Three gifts will be awarded annually. Scholarships will provide three different candidates $2,000 each to the institution of their choice. These scholarships are open to mothers who are currently enrolled or will be enrolling in an academic higher education program may apply. There is no age requirement, but the student must be planning to start school in 2015 or 2016 if they are not already enrolled. Applicants must submit an 800-1000 word essay and/or video on how you plan to use your education to benefit your family and/or community.
Drugnews Scholarships 4/30 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student. In order to qualify, students must: be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in an accredited college or university; have completed at least 15 hours of undergraduate course work towards their degree; submit an online application with an essay and transcript. The essay should range from 400-600 words, and explain why you wish to pursue a career in biology, medicine, biomedical engineering or drug research. For non-medical related degrees who still wish to apply, explain how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals.
PennyStocks 4/30 $1,000 scholarship for students who are interested in a career in finance, penny stocks, investing, or trading can submit an essay for a chance to win the scholarship. Essay topic: Discuss, in 1,000 words or less, whether you think increased activism is necessary, and if so, what changes you would make.
The Fruit Company 4/30 As a third generation family owned business, The Fruit Company is committed to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs, visionaries and leaders. The Roy Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund is a $1,000 award is for a graduate of an Oregon or Washington high school. The Gift Basket Entrepreneur Award is a $4,000 scholarship which will be given to a U.S. high school graduate who is a new major in business or agriculture and has the drive and vision to make their mark on the business world.
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship 5/1 $1000 check will be made out to the winner's school or choice and credited to your academic costs. To be eligible must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level and must be a current student or high school senior entering college. Applicants must submit a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.
Boston Immigration Law Scholarship 5/1 This $1000 scholarship award is available to a U.S.-born student whose parents are both from another country, or a foreign-born student who immigrated to the United States. Must currently be enrolled in post-high school institution or graduate school and submit an original 450 word essay detailing why you or your parents immigrated to the U.S. and the challenges you or your family have had to overcome as a result.
Johnson-Whyte Memorial Foundation Fund 5/1 A downloadable application is available on the website. This scholarship is interested in the importance of education & research in Forensic Identification. Applicants must have at mininium of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
LearningPath.org Scholarships 5/1 LearningPath.org is offering ten $1000 scholarships. Applications are open until May 1. Students can win these scholarships by simply visiting our scholarship page and filling out our entry form which is quick and easy. Students can use LearningPath.org to research careers and read about frugal living in college.
Lifelong Learning Scholarship 5/1 This $1000 scholarship willb e awarded to one student who is at least 22 years of age and is employed a minimum of 20 hours per week by a business that is a current member of the Lee's Summit Chamber. The one-term award must be applied toward credit course work at an accredited higher education institution for completion of an undergraduate or certificate degree plan.
Linda May Properties Scholarship 5/1 This annual $500 scholarship to help students receive a post-secondary education in any field. Students who wish to apply for this scholarship are required to write a personal biography of less than 150 words along with a 400 – 600 word essay explaining how real estate has changed in the past 20 years.
Missouri Council of the Blind 5/1 Organized in 1956, Missouri Council of the Blind (MCB) is the state of Missouri's largest consumer based assistance organization. With the help of 700 plus members, MCB works for causes that affect people who are visually impaired and strives to improve their quality of life.
Orchid Care Scholarship 5/1 $500 scholarship available to a qualified undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field with a focus on orchids. Essay required as part of the application. Essay Topic: Please tell us, in two pages or less, about the specific research or project you are working on to advance the study of orchids. How will the funds be used if awarded?
The Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Scholarship 5/1 Naagtag is proud to offer a $1500 annual scholarship to raise Cystic Fibrosis Awareness. The scholarship will assist students with the cost of tuition, books or other school fees. To apply student must write a 500-800 word essay on one of three Cystic Fibrosis related topics.
MassMutual Scholars 5/3 A national scholarship program for high achieving college students of Aftrican American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic decent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
Coach Up 5/5 $2000 plus a $500 CoachUp Gift Certificate awarded to winners after they provide proof of enrollment. Applicants must submit an application, a reference, a 500 word essay, and a 1 minute video
AutumnGrove Cottage Scholarship 5/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to two students who will be enrolled at any college or university in the United States; Students must be 18 years or older; Must be an American citizen or hold a valid student visa; Participants grant permission to AutumnGrove Cottage to use essays on their website and social media accounts for promotional purposes; Winning participants will be required to submit a photo for promotional purposes.
Dickson Law Group Scholarship 5/15 $1000 scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2015. The winner of the scholarship contest will be chosen by Dickson Law attorneys based on participation in a video essay contest. In addition to writing an essay, participants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements as well: (1) must be currently enrolled at an accredited American college or planning to matriculate in the fall of 2015, (2) must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school, and (3) if an applicant is under 18, the permission of a parent or guardian must be given. Video Essay Topic: Partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are among the most popular business formations used by small businesses today. If you were going to start a business of your own, which one would you choose, and why?
Jack J. Isgur Foundation Scholarship 5/15 15-30 awards for up to $1500 per semester and up to $3000 per year awarded to students majoring in education at four-year colleges. The Foundation provides funds to students who have indicated a desire to teach the humanities (e.g. literature, philosophy, fine arts, music, art, or poetry) at the elementary and middle school levels. The foundation prefers to provide funds to students entering junior (or subsequent) year of college and who are interested in teaching within the State of Missouri in rural rather than metropolitan districts.
MCO Scholarship 5/15 $500 awarded to a student who is attending college or university no later than December of 2014 on a full-time basis and must currently be a senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university. Essay Topic: The year is 2014. You have been asked to buy a toy for an 8 year old child in the local elementary school. Your only guidelines are the following: 1) The toy must not require power to operate (i.e.. no batteries or plugins are necessary to use the toy)...and 2) the toy must help the child develop a skill that is beneficial in an educational environment.
SP Scholarship 5/15 This $10,000 scholarship is available to one student who must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution and must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.
JetWriters 5/17 Scholarships will be awarded to the top 3 winners who submits an essay between 800 and 1200 words in English and in Office Word format for one of the topics available on our site.
B. Davis Scholarship 5/26 $1000 scholarship for high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Students can submit an essay for a chance to win the scholarship. Essay topic: In 1,000 words or less, pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest as solution.
Cmple Scholarship 5/30 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who must be a U.S Citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and must submit an online application with an essay.
GreenPal 5/30 $2000 open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together as business play to start a business while in college. The $2000 will be awarded equally over 4 semesters. Funds will be awarded to the student's institution, upon evidence of registration in classes. There is the following criteria for this scholarship: 1) Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2014 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA 2) Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner. 3) Applicant must have a declared major in the college of Business. 4) Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States. Students must submit an application (contains 300-600 word essay) and statement of accuracy. Essay Topic: Why do you want to be a business owner? What is your idea, and how will get it started?
Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship 5/30 $500 awarded to a student attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of their undergraduate program. High school seniors who will graduate in 2014 are considered eligible. If you are attending a trades and/or technical school, the program must be at least 2 years in length. To be eligible the student must have contributed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 calendar years. Questions: 1) Why did you choose this organization to volunteer at and what impact did your effort within the organization make? 2) What insights or skills did you gain from volunteering within this organization and, based on your experience, what advice would you give others that would help them gain the most from their own volunteering activities?
AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program 5/31 A $5000 scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner and $2500 to the second and third place winers. Applicants must be a high school graduate as of Summer 2015 and is open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students. Also, Applicants must be entering or enrolled in bahavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Applicant need to submit an 800 word essay on "Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?"; in addition to an application form.
Cultivating Creativity Essay Contest 5/31 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to 10 students. Please see webpage for additional eligibility requirements and application details.
LM Scholarship Program 5/31 $500 awarded to a student who is currently enrolled or expected to enroll in a degree program (at least 2 years in length) by September. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be a U.S. resident or a Canadian resident (also attend school in the U.S. or Canada), and submit an answer to the essay topic. Essay Topic: Write an Essay about a situation you have been involved in or someone you know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented an injury. Explain in detail what safety procedures you believe should have been in place to prevent the injury and how they would have prevented the injury.
Mind the Gap Scholarship Program 5/31 Offering two annual scholarships of $1,000 each. Applicants are required to submit a 300-to-500-word essay regarding what role music has played in their development as a student and person.
Acculynx Scholarship for Higher Education 6/1 This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to students at any four-year college of technical school. Applicants must either write an essay that is no shorter than 800 words or create a video about a specific software or app that they cannot live without or how it makes their life easier or better.
Avrek Drivesafe Scholarship Program 6/1 The 1st place winner of the contest will receive a $5000 scholarship, 2nd place receives $2500 and third place will receive $1,250 to be used towards their education. This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a High School or College/University located within the 50 United States.
ChameleonJohn.com 6/1 This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is attending a univerity in the U.S. and in any field of study. A short essay of up to 1000 symbols will be reviewed and a winner will be chosen.
ECG Medical Training Scholarship 6/1 This scholarship will offer a $750 First place, $500 Second place and $250 Third place scholarship to individuals who are currently enrolled in or accepted to a nationally accredited school and submit a 500 word essay on one of the topics listed on our website.
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship 6/1 $500 awarded to a student who is between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1, 2014, has a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be a residents of the United States or Canada, and submit an answer to the essay question. Essay Topic (1000 words or less): Why do you want to go to College/University?
Single Parent Scholarship Awards 6/1 Two $1,000 scholarships will be given to one single mom and one single dad. The criteria for this scholarship includes having at least one child that depends on you, must currently be enrolled, and have at lease a 2.7 GPA. Also, an academic reference and 300-600 word essay explaining your career goals are required.
The Debt.com scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants 6/1 This $500 scholarship will be awarded for simply applying for other scholarships. Please see webpage for details.
The Telesphere Scholarship Essay Contest 6/1 This $2000 scholarship to students majoring in communications and/or engineering. Students interested in applying are required to write a 400-600 word essay on the topic: Business Communications Systems. Further details can be found on our website.
Got a Spine Scholarship 6/2 $500 awarded to a student who is attending a college or university (in the U.S or Canada) no later than October 2014 on a full-time basis, has a GPA of 2.5 or greater during the last academic year, be a U.S. or Canadian resident, and answer the essay questions. Essay Topic 1(less than 1000 words): What are three common ways people develop back problems? What are three ways that you can ensure that you do not experience back problems? What are three methods chiropractors use when treating back pain? Essay Topic 2(less than 250 words): Why do you feel that you deserve the Scholarship?
Curiel & Runion Scholarship 6/5 $1000 awarded to two applicants who are enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S., are a mother who is going back to school, and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. This scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition or books. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay. Essay Topic: Write about the advantages of going back to school after experiencing motherhood. What tools have you learned as a mother that have prepared you for the challenges you will face as a student? Defend and explain your answer. 5 finalists for this scholarship will be chosen and their submissions will be posted to Curiel and Runion's website. The two finalists's essays with the most social support (tweets, likes, shares, etc) will receive the scholarships.
Aftermath Services Collegiate Scholarship 6/10 Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to 2 students who are registered at a higher edcuation institution or is a graduating high school senior; be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year, certificate or graduate program. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, copy of transcript is required. Please see webpage for additional details
Abbot and Fenner Scholarship 6/14 $1000 awarded to high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must submit at 500-1000 word essay. Essay topic: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
Global Lift Scholarship 6/15 $500 awarded to a student who is currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution no later than the Fall of 2014, must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, be a U.S. or Canadian resident, and complete a short story. Story Requirements: Less than 2000 words in length, 2 characters in the story, main character is a piece of equipment from their inventory, and use realistic details about the machine.
InkAddict Tattoo Art Scholarship 6/15 Ink Addict is awarding one $1,000 first place prize and one $500 runner up prize for graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree for Graphic Design or Art. The students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.The first-place and second-place winners of the art contest will have the opportunity to have their art featured on a piece of IA clothing (no guarantees).All rights to first and second-prize winning art become the sole property of InkAddict, to be used at its discretion.More details on the scholarship and the application can be found at InkAddict's website
BigSun Scholarship 6/20 $10,000 scholarship awarded to a student athlete that is either a high school senior or who is attending a post-secondary school; sport played doesn't matter. Students must submit a short essay answering the following questions: "How has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the effects on your personal relationships with peers and others."
The ProofreadingServices.com High School & Univ Writing Scholarships 6/25 First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to a high school senior enrolled in a US high school or undergraduate or graduate student in any field of study enrolled in a US university with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Please see webpage for additional details.
2015 BBG Communication Scholarship 6/30 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who meets the following requirements: be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015; submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page; have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award; have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship 6/30 This $2500 scholarship is open to applicants who are enrolling in an accredited college in the upcoming fall; have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be working on an education in Physics, Biology, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing or other natural or applied science fields. Applicants should complete an application form; submit an accepteance letter to accreded collete/university and a recent transcript.
Dry Defender Protect your Bed Scholarship 6/30 $1000 scholarship open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Applicants must be a legal US resident. Applicants must also come up with an arch-nemesis for Dry Defender and make some type of creative piece of Dry Defender and his nemesis facing off (comic, short film, drawing, etc.)
Eraser Clinic Scholarship 6/30 This $1000 merit-based scholarship is awarded twice each year for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural sciences, applied sciences, engineering or a related field. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college or univerisity.
Excel University Scholarship 6/30 This $500 award will be awarded to one student who is currently enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in the US; have a declared accouting major or have an emphasis in accounting; and be a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa. Please see webpage for additional details.
Healthcare Scholarship Program 6/30 $500 scholarship open to applicants who are at least 18 years old and U.S. citizens. Applicants must be in full time education or enrolled in a course that starts in 2015. To be eligible, applicants must also write and submit an essay in English (750-1000 words) of the topic, "Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field."
HRIS Payroll Software 6/30 This $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying human resources or an HR-related program (Business majors allowed). The recipient will be selected based on meeting eligibility requirements, demonstrating satisfactory scholastic achievement and a commitment to the HR profession. The Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of HR professionals will be part of the selection process.
Lift Parts Express Scholarship 6/30 $500 awarded to a current senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in college/university enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2014. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-21, have a 3.0 GPA, must be a U.S. or Canadian resident, and submit an essay. Essay Topic (no word limit): Write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling.
PDFfiller's Paperless World Scholarship 6/30 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore or junior at a university; not be related to a PDFfiller employee; and be between the ages of 16 and 35. Please see webpage for additional details.
Premier Packaging Scholarship 6/30 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who must be enrolled in a 2-4 year, graduate level or certification educational program for business, design or engineering related studies. Please see webpage for additional details.
The Naegle Law Firm Scholarship 6/30 This $2000 annual scholarship for current or former military service members who are also full-time students. Applicant must write a 500-word essay on the given topics. Student must include honor pledge and activities and community involvement.
Zip Conferencing Scholarship 6/30 This $2500 scholarship is open to all communications, marketing, and business students in either a 2-year program, 4-year degree, or graduate program. Students must answer the 2 following questions: 1.) In what ways have the use of new communication technologies affected the way that you interact with the world around you? 2.) How do you plan on employing the skills learned form those experiences in pursuit of your professional goals? The response to these questions must be between 500 & 1000 words.
Castlemahon History Group Scholarship 7/1 One $2500 scholarshipe will be awarded to an American High School student entering an American college for the first time. Please complete applications found online.
DigiCert Wifi Security Scholarship 7/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US; must be a current student and have a cumulative high school gradepoint average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test; current undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5 and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. See webpage for additional details.
Internet Security Scholarship 7/1 $1,000 scholarship awarded to the applicant who is currently attending school as a senior with at least a 2.5 GPA on the 4.0 scale; applicant must have also taken either the ACT or SAT. This one-time scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year. The applicant is write a 400-600 word essay about where they see Internet security being in the next 5 years. They are to post their essay on their blog or website and include a link to DigiCert.com at the end of the essay. The deadline is July 1, 2014. The winner will be announced July 15th after a panel of judges review all entries and judge on thoughtfulness, creativity, and insight. The institution this scholarship is going to must be accredited; applicant attending military academies are ineligible.
Obeo Scholarship Essay Contest 7/1 This $1500 scholarship will be awarded to any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please see webpage for additional details.
Spokeo Scholarships 7/1 Our scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduates, and high school seniors who submit the best essay addressing one of three prompts.
Structured Settlement Scholarship 7/1 One $2000 scholarship for 1st place and one $1000 scholarship for 2nd place will be awarded to 2 students. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. College; submit an essay of at least 700 words; and the essay must be unique. Please see webpage for additional details.
The PlasticPlace Green Scholarship Award 7/1 This $1500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who demonstrates strong academic credentials based on GPA and SAT scores as well as other application criteria. Please see webpage for additional details.
The Raab Collection Stewards of History Scholarship 7/1 This $2000 annual scholarship for juniors and seniors who are majoring in history, and have a passion for historical documents, and historical preservation in the 21st century. Applicant must write an 800-word essay on what role technology will play in the preservation of history.
Halloween Express Summer 2015 Scholarship Contest 7/10 This $1000 semi-annual scholarship will be awarded to a student in all fields of study for students who are at least 18 years of age or older and have been accepted to an accredited post secondary undergraduate program or college located in the United States for the 2015 school year. The program can be a two or four year vocational, college or university. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship
Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program 7/10 This is $1500 scholarship offered twice a year. Applicants must create a their Top 10 favorite science inventions list and then write how he/she plans to us his/her degree to further advance in their desire field of study. Please e-mail application, college (high school, if student is a high school senior) transcript, and essays to scholarship@novusbio.com
Second Chance Scholarhip 7/10 This $2500 scholarhips will be awarded to one female who have a high school diploma or GED and who desires ot begin or continue a post-high school education or technical training program. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please see webpage for additional details.
Divorce.USAttorneys.com 7/14 This $2500 scholarship is available for students majoring in Pre-Law, Family Law, Law, Criminal Justice or Sociology.  Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to submit a 1000 word legal essay outlining the step-by-step process of divorce proceedings.
General Scholarship from thehealthy.com 7/15 This is a $500 scholarship that is open to high school seniors. It requires an essay that is at least 500 words long essay about either health, travel, or inspiration. The prompts are on the webpage. Applicants must be U.S. residents.
LendingTree Scholarship 7/15 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a high school senior, US citizen and have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Please see webpage for additional details.
Newman, Anzalone & Newman Genderal Education Scholarship 2015 7/15 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who currently holds or anticipates a high school diploma or GED within the 2014-15 school year and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. To apply for this scholarship, fill ou the information on the website; write a 500 word minimum essay on one of the topics listed.
NurseJournal.org 7/15 This $3000 annual scholarship will be awarded to a student with a min GPA of 3.2, be involved in extra-curricular activities and provide an employement history. To apply complete an 800-1000 word essay on the following topic: There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both docmestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?.
Paymaster Scholarships 7/15 Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship is a $750 scholarship available African-American descendents who are pursuing higher education. Applicants must be 18 years or older, enrolled in at least 6 units at a communicty college, trade school, public or private university or graduate school, maintain a minimum 2.3 GPS, and complete an application. This writing prompt is "Six Ways College Students can Optimize Their Linkin Profiles to Improve Job Prospects," and essays should be 550-800 words.
The Law Office of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A. General Education Scholarship 7/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who must currently hold or anticipate a high school diploma or GED and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. See webpage for application and essay requirements.
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC College Scholarship 7/17 This $1,200 college scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university must be currently enrolled or planning ot enroll in a college or university for the fall of 2015 and provide the name of the institution you will be attending. Be 18 years of age or have permission from your parents to enter if you are under 18. Provide your name, phone number, email address with your application entry.
The Levin Firm Scholarship 7/17 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to two students. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Millions of people each year are injured in accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles. What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer?
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award 7/27 A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5000 scholarships to winning candidates. To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2015 semester, and have declared a major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related life science field. Graduate students must have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate students should be maintaining a GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during Graduate School. Sophomores and Juniors must have a cumulative college GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Freshman must have a cumulative high school GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must complete an application and submit unofficial transcripts.
Dolman Law Group College Scholarship 7/29 Applicants for this $1100 scholarship must meet the following criteria: (1) Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2015-2016 academic year (2) Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution (3) For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian and (4) Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend. Applicants must present a 2-3 minute video essay discussing the following issue: Texting has become one of the most popular forms of communication among young people today. The University of Michigan reports that one-quarter of all teens respond to a text message at least once every time they drive. Texting and driving is an extremely dangerous practice that caused thousands of preventable accidents and injuries each year. While many states have enacted legislation limiting texting and driving, it is still a prevalent practice among many drivers. What legal and social initiatives could lawmakers implement in order to curb texting and driving?
Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship 7/30 This $2000 semiannual scholarship for students attending a 4-year university with a 3.0 GPA. The Scholarship can be used to assist with cost of tuition. To apply students must write a 800 word essay about their opinion on the importance of the 7th Amendment and how it affects their life.
American Graphics Institute 7/31 This scholarship is awarded twice annually and is available to both part and full-time students enrolled at any accredited college or university in the United States for the amount of $1,000. To apply a student must submit an essay of between 500 and 1500 words describing how they anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact them and their career choice.
Fine & Associates Professional Corporation Scholarship 7/31 $1000 scholarship awarded to students pursuing higher education in the U.S. and Canada for Fall 2014 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student must be a Canadian or U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Four components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application form, (B) Small writing project, (C) Copy of transcript, (D) Proof of Canadian or U.S. Residence. Small Writing Project Topic: On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about as to how to improve Family/Divorce law and/or legal process in dealing with Family/Divorce proceedings.
Geodeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship 7/31 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to pay for books for the winning application. To apply you must be a student that is enrolled in an accredited college, for any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable. High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.
Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship 7/31 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to pay for books for the winning application. To apply you must be a student in a public service position that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes government employees, police officers, firefighters, non-profit employees, active members of the military, reserves, and veterans. Spouses and children of these public service employees are also eligible. Please see webpage for additional details.
Goedeker's College Scholarship 7/31 There is a grand prize of $500 and then two $100 scholarships will be awarded to honorable mention entries for books. Applicants must have proof that they have a 3.0 GPA or higher and are enrolled in accredited college for the spring or fall 2014 semester. Applicants must submit an essay (minimum of 300 words) about why you are attending college and why your field of study is important to you.
GoodCall Scholarship 7/31 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a highschool senior, current undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Please see webpage for additional details.
Logomaker Scholarship Program 7/31 This $2500 annual scholarship program is for U.S. students enrolled in undergraduate studies to help students pay for tuition, books and other academic fees. To apply, write a 500-700 word essay on the impact of art and design in commerce. Include a page long bio.
Open call Creativity Scholarship 7/31 This $1500 scholarship is offered twice a year. July 31 is the fall award, while the October 31 is the spring award. For undergraduate and graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher that are majoring full-time in a Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Animation, or Gaming program college or university, prefer students seeking a Graphic Design degree, however, we will consider other art degrees. E-mail to Dawn Chellel at http://mailto:scholarships@graphicdesigndegreehub.com
Palmer Fred (Bud) Siegfried Scholarship 7/31 $1000 scholarship available to students currently enrolled in a college/university in the US. Applicants must submit a 500 – 700 word essay about how an injury attorney can make a difference in any of the following situations: Automobile Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and a 300 – 400 word essay about an act of service the applicant has performed in the last 3 weeks that has made a difference in their life.
Roosevelt Lovett Memoral Scholarship 7/31 $500 scholarship for applicants enrolled in at least 6 units at a California community college or university, including CSUs, Ucs, and private universities. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.3 if they are already enrolled in college, and must complete the application. Proof of enrollment is required, along proof of being at least 18 years old, and a transcript from students who have completed college classes prior to submitting an application to this scholarship. Friends/family of principles of Paul Johnson Paymaster Services and Paymaster.co are ineligible; submissions deemed to plagiarize another source will not be considered. The applicant must submit a 400-700 word essay for the prompt "How to Budget Money in College." The deadline in July 31st. The winner will be published on Paymaster.co
The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship 7/31 $1,500 annual scholarship for all undergraduate students pursuing a degree and career in the legal or criminal justice field. Applicants are required to submit a 1,000-1,500-word essay regarding our current legal system.
Advanced Diret Security Scholarship 8/1 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who must be currently enrolled at a college or university or enrolling in the upcoming semester. Please see webpage for additional details.
DigiCert Internet of Things Scholarship 8/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US; must be a current student and have a cumulative high school gradepoint average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test; current undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5 and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. See webpage for additional details.
DigiCert Security Scholarship 8/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US; must be a current student and have a cumulative high school gradepoint average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test; current undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5 and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. See webpage for additional details.
Free Speech Scholarship 8/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to two students who is enrolled at an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S.; must be over the age of 18; maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 while in college and submitt a 500+ word essay on "Freedom of Speech makes America Great"
Guerra Dental Scholarship 8/1 There will be two scholarships totaling $3000 to be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $1500 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Those interested in applying are required to write a 500-word essay on the topic: What are the advantages of being treated in a high-tech dental office?
The Mark Z Home Selling Team Scholarship Award 8/1 Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded. Each semester (spring and fall) two recipients will receive a $2500 scholarship. Those interested in applying are required to write a 400-600 word essay on the topic: How are you going to buy your first home?
JobApplicationsOnline.com Working Your Way Through College Scholarship 8/9 $1000 scholarship awarded to full or part-time students enrolled in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution. Student must have worked an average of at least 12 hours for each of the previous 4 weeks at the time of applying. Student must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S. 500-800 word essay is required. Essay Topic: Discuss the complexities of paying your way through college, explain how you are able to manage it, and describe what the process has taught you about personal and financial responsibility.
Avant Garden Décor's Horticulture Scholarship 8/10 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited two or four-year college or university in the U.S.; must be a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa. Please see webpage for additional details.
Marvel Optics Scholarship Program 8/10 There will be two scholarships totaling $3000 to be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $1500 scholarship. Those interested in applying are required to either write a 500-word essay or post a one-minute video to YouTube explaining the importance of vision.
UCHE Scholarship Essay Contest 8/14 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest. To be eligible for this, applicatns must be planning on attending an accredited U.S. College or university. See website for additional information and essay requirments.
Albertson & Davidson, LLP. 8/15 This $2500 scholarship will be awarded to on student. Applicants must meet the following criteria: -Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the fall 2015 academic year. - Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution. - For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. - Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
Annuity Solds - Structured Settlement Annuity Scholarship 8/15 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student who has a GPA of at least 3.0; enrolled in a secondary education program (two year, four-year, trade schools); be at least 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. Please see webpage for additional details.
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship 8/15 This $1000 annual scholarship in tribute to former employee Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom who passed away in 2014 from uterine cancer. Students interested in applying are required to write a 800-word essay explaining how they envision the economy in the future. Further details can be found on our website.
Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship 8/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student enrolled in a post-secondary instutition, no specific degree or major required. Please see webpage for additional details.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Scholarship 8/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be enrolled or accepted into an accredited post hight school education; have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0; have been affected by medical malpractice either personally or thoguth a close relation.
Stroble Law Scholarship 8/15 This $500 bi-yearly scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to attend a college or university and submits the winning 500-word essay on the topic listed on their website.
The Zeiger Firm College Scholarship Essay Contest 8/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who are currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2015 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following question to the email address provided. Please see webpage for additional details.
Tutor the People Scholarship 8/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who's essay has the most votes. Please see webpage for additional details.
The Solutionreach Scholarship 8/18 This $4,000 annual scholarship to help students achieve their educational goals. To apply students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit an 800-1200 word essay illustrating how upcoming communication technology will improve communication and healthcare for patients.
Women's Initiative Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship 8/23 This $15000 will be awarded to 5 students who must be inrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited college or university; be a US citizen or legal resident of the US; be in pursuit of their first bachelor's degree; and be available to attend, expenses paid, the 2014 GWI conference in Chicago, Nov 12-13. Please see webpage for additional details.
Educational Scholarship Mosaic Clinic Hair Transplant Center 8/30 To be eligible for this $250 scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the United States and be a legal resident. Applicants will need to mail in a resume as well as a 500 word essay as to how they, or a family member, have been affected by hair loss. the thinning hair story can include details about the restoration journey, if applicable. Applicants cannot be an employee, or related to an employee, of the Mosaic Clinic.
Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship Program 8/30 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian or U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or US university or college. Please see webpage for application and essay details.
Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship 8/31 $500 scholarship for students enrolled in any field of study who will be attending a college or university in the U.S. or Canada no later than January 2015 on a full-time or part-time basis, have achieved a GPA of at least 3.0, and submit answers to the essay questions. Essay Topic: In under 1,000 words, write an essay that outlines at least 3 ways Physical Therapy can make a difference in an individual's ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Calum Ross Mortgage Annual Scholarship 8/31 $1500 Annual scholarship to Canadian and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. university or college for Fall 2014. Four components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application form, (B) Small writing project, (C) Copy of transcript, (D) Proof of Canadian or U.S. Residence. Small Writing Project Topic: On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the importance of financial literacy when it comes to getting a first mortgage. You can include into about your local mortgage rates, local housing market, etc.
Clubs of America Scholarhsip Award for Career Success 8/31 A mininium of 600 words is required for this $1000 scholarship. The essay must be describe how their current course load will help you succeed in their careers & where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Applicants must allow have at least a 3.0 GPA. Sumbit your essay at scholarship@greatclubs.com.
iVein Health & Welness Scholarship 8/31 Intermountain Vein Center is offering a semi-annual scholarship of $2,000. Applicants must submit an essay of 800-1000 words promoting a healthy lifestyle during college and obtaining lifelong habits.
Moxie Customer Service Scholarship 8/31 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who plan on attending or are currently attending a nationally or regionally accredited university or college. Please see webpage for additional details.
Shutterfly Business Scholarship 8/31 This $10,000 program will award one student with $5,500 and the primary, middle and high schools were you graduated from in the amount of $4,500. Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the application; show proof of business major; must have completed primary, middle and high school in the US. Please see webpage for additional details.
Shutterfly Computer Science Scholarship 8/31 This $10,000 program will award one student with $5,500 and the primary, middle and high schools were you graduated from in the amount of $4,500. Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the application; show proof of business major; must have completed primary, middle and high school in the US. Please see webpage for additional details.
Shutterfly Graphic Design Scholarship 8/31 This $10,000 program will award one student with $5,500 and the primary, middle and high schools were you graduated from in the amount of $4,500. Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the application; show proof of business major; must have completed primary, middle and high school in the US. Please see webpage for additional details.
Wholesale Halloween Costumes $500 Scholarship 8/31 $500 scholarship offered to part time and full time college students to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college within the United States, must be a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa, and will need to enter the Short Story Twitter Contest. Applicants will need to tell a story on Twitter in exactly 100 characters about any topic/theme/genre and include the hashtag #ScholarshipWHC
Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund 9/1 Two $500 scholarships are offered for students whom suffer a mobility disability. The entry must be 16 years or older, must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the US, maintain an average GPA of at least 2.5. The student must submit an essay or poem for the theme of creating a presentation of why disability awareness is important. The completed application should be emailed as an attachment as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file; the essay or poem should be emailed in the same format. A typed copy of the submission, first and last name, email address and phone number printed at the top or back of each page is needed, as well as a statement or (unofficial) transcript of the student's grade point average. If photography is being used as the entry, the student needs to submit a portfolio of photos related to the subject, and no less than 5, with a brief description of each photo.
eLearner and Education Scholarship 9/2 This is a $1,000 scholarship for students who are either veterans, active-duty servicemembers, or a spouse of a veteran or servicemember.
Charles Moo Scholarship 9/7 This is a $500 scholarship. Applicants must write 450-700 words for the prompt, "Provide three ideas on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue." This scholarship is open to students of Asian descent who are pursuing higher education in America. Applicants must also provide proof of enrollment, be 18 years of age or older, and provide a transcript to confirm winner's grades.
ShipDig.com Scholarship 9/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of mail was so fascinating to you and how it has impacted your life. Open to all students enrolled in accredited academic insitutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all major and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the US. a nd be at least 16 years of age.
Commercial Video Scholarship 10/1 This $5000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1 and November 30, who will enroll for Spring Semester as a freshman at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. Current Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of a least 2.5, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university between August 1 and June of the year submitted.
Fulbright Grant 10/1 The value of this award is round-trip international travel, maintenance for tenure of the grant, a research allowance and tuition waivers if applicable. All grants include basic health and accident insurance. To be eligible for this grant, students must be an U.S. citizen, have a bachelor's degree or equivalent, sufficent profiency in language of host country where they are going to carry out proposed study or research.
Ignite AG Customer Advisor Board Scholarship 10/1 This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a current undergraduate or graduate (e.g. MBA) student seeking to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research. Applicants must be attending an accreditted university in the U.S.; be working toward an undergraduate or graduate School Education (MBS/LAW/Ph.D) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship 10/1 $1000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in the legal field who submits the best 200-300 word essay of how legal professionals can make a positive difference in the community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school or college student pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university.
Paymaster Scholarships 10/1 Single Mothers Scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to a single mother. Applicants must be single mothers, 18 years or older, are enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, or four year college, and who have a minimum of 2.3 college GPA or a 2.5 high school GPA is college classes have not been completed. Applicants must write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How Can Single Mothers Use Roth IRAs to Enhance Their Financial Position?"
Psychology Access Scholarship 10/1 This scholarship for over $1500 is open to U.S based students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree specifically in the areas of Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work. 2 year college students enrolled in an undergraduate level program next year are also eligible to receive the scholarship.It's an annual merit-based opportunity.
Rhodes Scholarship 10/1 The value of this award is travel and all expenses for two years of study at Oxford University awarded to 32 scholars from the U.S. annually. To be eligible, students must be between 18 and 24 years of age; a U.S. citizen; and graduated before October 1 in the year study is to begin at Oxford. Applicants must first receive the endorsement of Columbia College, then participate in the state selection process. Two students from the state will be selected to advance to the regional selection process. Eight states are represented, and the four students chosen at this level become Rhodes Scholars.
AES Engineers 10/6 $500 intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. It is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary education facility. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays submitted. Essay Topic: In 500-1000 words answer 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 people, things and accomplishments do you need?" Essays are submitted to: scholarships@aesengineers.com
Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship 10/15 40 scholarships awarded in the United States and 50 worldwide (rest of the world) for travel and all expense for the period of study at the Universtiy of Cambridge. To be eligible for this scholarship students must have high GPA and GRE scores and be admitted to the University of Cambridge. Applicants apply simultaneously for admission as a graduate student and for the scholarship, using one application packet.
Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship 10/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student. Must be 16-19 years of age, who are current students of any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are strongly encouraged to appy. Please see webpage for additional details
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program 10/15 Five winners will be selected, and the top prize will be awarded $5000 and second through fifth place will receive $1000. Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2014 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.The text requirements are a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 2000 words. Essay Topic: The foreclosure crisis that swept the nation several years ago claimed countless well-to-do homeowners, who were forced out of their houses when the economy hit rock-bottom. Those victims, along with the economy, are now beginning to slowly recover. And with collective home prices — and interest rates — still at very attractive levels, these "foreclosure victims" have transitioned into potential "boomerang buyers." How can these buyers with checkered pasts best take advantage of the current desirable real estate market conditions? There are a several actions these "boomerang buyers" can take to get back into home ownership. Please describe in your own words how the "rent-to-own" option, among others, might best benefit these folks until they are ready to go "all in" on another mortgage.
Paymaster Scholarships 10/15 LGBTQ scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to a student who identifies as LGBTQ. Applicants must be 18 years or older, are enrolled in at least 6 units at a two year college, trade school, or four year college, and who have a minimum of 2.3 college GPA or a 2.5 high school GPA is college classes have not been completed. Applicants must write 450-650 words for the prompt, "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use LinkedIn to Enhance Their Financial Position."
Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program: Fall 10/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student enrolled in a two year, four year, gradaute or vocational program may apply. This scholarship is awarded every Fall and Spring. Please see webpage for additional details.
IRA Success Contribution Limits Scholarship 10/28 $500 scholarship awarded to students enrolled in any US college or University as of October 28, 2014. Students must also submit a scholarship essay. Essay Topic: How would you use your IRA account to maximize savings for retirement? Student must write a minimum of 1000 words, explaining how the IRA Contribution limit can be utilized advantagesously, in a clear, well thought out plan for creating long-term success for a wealth filled retirement.  
Media Jobs What is your Dream Job Scholarship? 10/28 $500 scholarship awarded to students enrolled in any US college or University as of 10/28/14 who submit the best essay (minimum 1000 words) about their dream media job and why their dream company should hire them.
Career Step Scholarship: Graduating High School Seniors 10/31 $2000 scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their education after graduation. There is no age requirement, but the student must be planning to start school in 2015 or 2016. Applicants must submit an 800-1000 word essay and/or video on how you plan to use your education to benefit your family and/or community.
Career Step Scholarship: Military Service Members and Spouses 10/31 $2000 scholarship open to military service members and dependents of those who are active duty or veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard are welcome to apply. There is no age requirement, but the student must be planning to start school in 2015 or 2016 if they are not already enrolled. Applicants must submit an 800-1000 word essay and/or video on how you plan to use your education to benefit your family and/or community.
CARiD Scholarship Program 10/31 A $1000 scholarship that requires a photo submission. The photo can be edited. The photo is required to relate to an aspect of the automotive industry. The contest is both in the fall and spring. Any US student who is enrolled in a post-secondary institute or will be in the coming semester, who is between 16-20, who is not a CARiD employee, and who is not related to a CARiD employee. The JPEG must be sent in an e-mail which should also contain applicants name, phone number, e-mail address, the school that you're attending, and birthday.
SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes 10/31 This $500 scholarship competition will draw two winners from a sweepstakes every week from October 31, 2014, to May 15, 2015. Entrant's must permanently reside in either AL, AR, GA,FL, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA,WV, or the District of Columbia.
HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship 11/1 $1000 scholarship awarded to students who are on the path to a business or marketing career that will involve online marketing. Students must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Ninja Essay Writing Contest 11/1 Three prizes are awarded to the top essary writers (Winner-$500, Second Place-$300, Third Place-$150). Essays should be written about one of the following topics: 1) "Essay writing as one of the greatest trends and issues in contemporary education." 2) "The unbearable lightness of being: Is the accessibility of modern education a problem? Should everyone gain a degree?" 3) "The significance of education in my life."4) "How a book changed my life." 5."Is college education inevitable for career readiness?" 6) "Are contemporary educational tools diminishing the role of teachers?" 7) "Teamwork in schools: is it inspiring or discriminating?" Essay entries should be 800-1000 words long and will be evaluated by the top writers from NinjaEssays.com
Noah's Even Venue Scholarhips 11/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is attending an accredited US college or univerisity. Please see webpage for additional details.
Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship 11/1 Up to $90,000 for two years of graduate study awarded to eligible students who have a bachelor's degree or are in their final year of undergraduate study, are “New Americans” (resident aliens, naturalized citizens or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens), and are younger than 30 as of November 1.
Havahart Wireless Scholarship Award 11/7 This $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States, and must be a legal resident of the United States, or hold a valid student visa. Incoming freshmen in Spring 2015 are eligible to enter. Possible Essay Topic (500 words or less): (1) How has your pet improved or changed your life? (2) Describe a time when an animal supported or helped you through a tough situation. (3) If you are studying animal science or pre-vet program, why did you choose that course of study?
Future Leaders Scholarship Program 11/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who is dynamic, passionate, hard-working and is in high school, college, university, or trade school, and create a 2-5 minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future and how you can shape society. Please see webpage for additional details.
TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program 11/15 This $3000 scholarship requires an essay about one of the 3 topics on the website. In addition, a picture or video must suppliment the written essay. It is open to all majors!
BBZ Limo Scholarship Program 11/28 BBZ Limo Scholarship Program 11/28/2015 This $1000 scholarship if open to students who are currently enrolled in high school, college, universit or trade school. You will be asked to create a short 2-5 minute video of yourself talking about how ideas halp shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success and touching on why you strive for greatness "what motivates you"? Real world examples of what you have done to help provide guidance and navigation into.
CustomerBloom's Scholarhship Contest 11/28 This $1000 requires a 2-5 minute long video about how ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element of future success, and touching on why you strive for greatness "what motivates you"? Applicants must currently enrolled in high school, college, university, or trade school. If selected as the winner, you may be eligible for an intership in digital marketing.
The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship 11/29 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to 1 student who must be enrolled in a post high school education and a preference will be given to Veterans. Please see webpage for additional details.
Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship 11/30 $1000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and desrving U.S. undergraduate or graduative meeting the following criteria. Applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field, be currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. university, college, or institution of higher learning, and have a recorded minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applilcants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. The package must contain a business car, brochure, poster, and flyer showcasing applicant's design skills and abilities.
Health Wonk Scholarship 11/30 Two gifts totaling $4,000 will be awarded. A Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the winning student in the amount of $2,500, and a Silver Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500. Applicants will also need to submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV), 500-word personal biographical statement, and a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay on any topic pertinent to clinical care, public health research, health policy, or advocacy that describes opportunities for the improvement of health coverage, health care, and population health in the United States. Any current, full-time master’s and doctoral student working in medicine, public health, nursing, and related fields at an accredited U.S. university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Limited to U.S. residents.
Maximize Your Health Care Benefits HAS for America's Scholarship Program 11/30 One $500 scholarship to either a high school student or a student enrolled in at least a 2 year post-secondary school. Discuss the topic of price transparency in medical care. Must include a 500 word minimum essay and a photo of the applicant. Emailed essays should be saved as a Word doc in the following format: LastName.FirstName.Scholarship. Participants cannot be related to any employee or independent contractor of HSA for America or its affiliates. Email to http://mailto:scholarship@HSAforAmerica.com
Berbay Scholarship Program 12/1 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in good standing at a four-year public or private university or college; must major in either marketing, public relations or communications. Please see webpage for additional details.
Look Twice... Save a Life Scholarship 12/1 A $1000 scholarship awarded to any student planning to attend college or who is already enrolled in a form higher education. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. Applicants must 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 encourage other students to focus on safe driving. Afterwards, complete the online application & contract. E-mail scholarship@insuranceproviders.com with questions.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship 12/1 This $4000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who has delt with cancer, personally or within their family. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2 or 4 year university, community College or junior college, or a graduate degree program; and must be in academic "Good Standing" and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please see webpage for additional details.
National Founder's Graduate Business Student Scholarship 12/12 $500 scholarship awarded to a U.S. graduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses. Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience in entrepreneurship. Applicants are also encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in entrepreneurship.
Clark Scholarship 12/15 A $350 scholarship will be awarded for the best submitted answer to the following question: In your opinion, what are the three most important scientific concepts underlying the study of gemology?
Custom Furniture Scholarship 12/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American college, university or trade school, and submits a 1000+ word essay on "Why buy custom furniture?"
Custom Jewelry Scholarship 12/15 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American college, university or trade school, and submits a 1000+ word essay on "Why buy custom Jewelry?"
GoEuro Scholarship 12/15 An essay between 1500-2000 words or a video duration of 1-10 minutes. Entries in other formats will also be considered but must be sent via e-mail to scholarship@goeuro.com. A PDF copy of student enrollment documentation for the 2014/2015 school year is needed. Also, only certian European universities are on the list; verify that the your desired school is on the list.
Mark A. Forester Scholarship 12/15 $1000 scholarship available to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the winter semester of 2015. To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes. The $1000 award will only be usable for tuition and book costs and the check will be written to the winner's school of choice.
The Expert Institute Scholarship 12/15 This $1000 scholarship will be given to a student who is actively pursuing a healthcare or life science degree with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an essay that details how he/she feels that his/her specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving practical law.
The ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship 12/20 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and is open to any high school or university student in the world. Please se webpage for additional details.
Character Counts Scholarship 12/27 The chance of receiving a $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a legal resident of Arizona, must be 18 years of age or older; and must be an athlete between age of 13-18. Please se webpage for additional details.
Bridgat Graduate Scholarship 12/30 $6500 awarded to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in any subject at an accredited institution in the United States and hold a valid ID card. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply and must be citizens of an Asian country.
Bridgat Undergraduate Scholarship 12/30 $4500 awarded to an undergraduate student who is now studying in the U.S. at an accredited four-year college or university and holds a valid student ID card, regardless of nationality. Applicants must have cumulative GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale.
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program 12/31 One top award winner who will receive a $1,000 unrestricted scholarship & the essay will be posted on ACLSMedicalTraining.com along with the 2nd & 3rd. These two runners-up will receive one complimentary pass to the ACLS Medical Training certification program of their choice (BLS, ACLS, or PALS) valued at $275. The essay must be between 500 and 1000 words on 1 the following topics: If you have assisted someone in a life support situation, describe your role in the process, the emotions or feelings that you experienced, and how the situation was resolved or If you have not assisted someone in a life support situation, describe how you have prepared (mentally and/or physically) to respond when the event arises. Consider and describe what it might be like to provide basic or advanced life support in an emergency. Any high school senior or college student is eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing school, Medical school, Pharmacy school, Dental school, Respiratory therapy program, Paramedic program, or Emergency medical technician program. Students must not be an employee or immediately related to any employee of ACLS Medical Training. One entry per person.
Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship 12/31 This $500 annual scholarship is available to U.S. citizens that have a 2.0 GPA and who have sustained & recovered from an automobile accident. Applicants must write a 250-500 word essay describing the experience.
Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship 12/31 This $1500 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) university students for tuition and/or books, based on their compelling essay or video application submissions. See website for details.
Greg Baumgartner Scholarship 12/31 This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student w ho must be enrolled in either high school or college in the US; and must maintain a GPA with at least a B average. Please see webpage for additional details.
In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship 12/31 A $1500 scholarship awarded to 3 people that requires a small biography & a 750 word essay about one of three listed topics about health.
Military College Scholarship 12/31 LowVARates.com awards a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student. The money will come in two increments during the fall and winter semesters of each year. Military students currently enrolled in college may also enter the contest and there is no age requirement for the college scholarship applicants. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for the college scholarship. Applicants must submit a 200 word essay and the online application.
Small Pet Select Veterinary Medicine Scholarship: Animal Treatment Laws Context 12/31 $1000 scholarship awarded to the winner of an essay contest. Essay Topic: Write an essay (minimum 1000 words) about the changes you would like to see in animals treatment laws. This scholarship is offered to full and part-time college students.
Small Pet Select Veterinary Medicine Scholarship: History of Animal Medical Science Essay Contest 12/31 $1000 scholarship awarded to the winner of an essay contest. Essay Topic: Write an essay (minimum 1000 words) about an important figure or event in the history of animal medical science. Describe what you've learned from this person or event, and how this person or event inspires or motivates you. Scholarship is available to full and part-time college students.

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