National Scholarships

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

 

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each yaer.

Scholarship Deadline - June 14.

 

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

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AES Engineering Scholarship

 

Award: $500

 

Deadline: October 6

 

Application: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 

Eligibility:

 

 
  • Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our web site 
 

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Apple Scholars

The Apple Scholars scholarship program is sponsored by Apple Computer. Ten high school seniors will receive $2,000 scholarships for innovative use of technology in their schoolwork. Winners also receive a MacBook Pro and iPod nano. The deadline is May 30.

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Athletes Kickin' Cancer 

$1,000 scholarship awarded to a senior high school athlete who has a parent who is fighting cancer or has fought the battle of cancer during the past four years and who will be playing the sport for their college.  Priority is given to Alabama residents, but all are eligible to apply.  Coaches must submit nomination toscholarship@athleteskickincancer.com by April 30.  For more information, click here.

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AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Date Due: February 1

Learn more and Apply at www.axa-achievement.com

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $10,000 or $25,000

Date Due: December 1

Criteria:

    Are you active in your community?

    Have you led a project that benefits others?

    Have you overcome personal challenges?

 

Learn more and download an application at: www.axa-achievement.com

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Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship

The Barbara Palo Foster Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or training program (including graduate and professional schools). Applicants must be seeking a college degree in nursing. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in patient education, medically underserved communities and/or women's health issues. Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The deadline is in May 1. For more information, click here. 

 

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Best Buy Scholarship Program

Best Buy, through its Best Buy Scholarship Program, is pleased to award 1,100 scholarships to students living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who will be entering college in the fall. Scholarships are awarded to students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate academic achievement, volunteer involvement and/or work experience. As part of its community outreach, Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation are focused on opportunities to help teen students prepare for a brighter future. The scholarship program provides access to education for teens by providing dollars for college tuition. 

Information should be available for 2014 between late December 2013 to mid February 2014.

 

Description and Eligibility

Scholarships for students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate good grades, commitment to community service and/or work experience are eligible to apply.

 

How to Apply http://pr.bby.com

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BigSun Scholarship...2014

 

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

 

To apply - send a short essay answering the following 3 part question:

 

    What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others? Include the affects on     personal relations with peers and others.

 

Deadline - June 20, 2014.

 

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

 

Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

 

Send essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

 

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Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college.

 

The scholarship program will award 100 renewable scholarships for up to$25,000 per year and 1,000 one-time scholarships for $2,000.

 

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduate students who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs at an accredited four-year US college or university.

 

Scholarships will be awarded based on participation and leadership in community and school activities, interest in the automotive industry, academic achievement and financial need.

 

Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.

 

The deadline is at the end of February.

 

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Boy Scouts of America Scholarships

The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships:

 

Academic Scholarships

The first type of scholarship offered by NESA is the academic scholarship, which includes a varying number of $3,000 NESA scholarships, and a varying number of $2,500 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.

NESA offers two additional academic scholarships including one $50,000 STEM scholarship (up to $12,500 payable for four years) to an applicant who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, and one $25,000 United Health Foundation scholarship offered to an applicant who plans to pursue a career in the healthcare arena and is willing to reinvest his knowledge and skills in an underserved community.

NESA academic scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school and entering college in the year for which they apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded only to those who graduate from high school in the calendar year in which scholarships are presented. Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review are held the same year of their high school graduation may apply in that calendar year. They may receive a scholarship one time only.

Scholarship committees are formed each year in each of the four BSA regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, and Western) to recommend recipients of these scholarships, with the final determination made by the national NESA Scholarship Committee.

 

Merit Scholarships

The second type of national Eagle Scout scholarship is the Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship. Each BSA region reviews applications and awards a varying number of these $1,000 scholarships.

NESA merit scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school or undergraduate college students no farther than completion of the junior year. Recipients may receive the scholarship one time only.

More than 5,000 NESA scholarship applications are received each year, and fewer than 250 are awarded, so the competition is stiff. Plans are being formulated to greatly increase the amount of funds available to award NESA Eagle Scout scholarships through future years.

 To apply, go here.

 

 

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Cappex #1 Fan Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Apply Here

Cappex.com, a program that helps high school students gather information about colleges and scholarships, is looking for their website’s “#1 fan,” who will receive $1,000. Cappex.com will look at applicants’ online profiles and choose a winner based on extracurricular involvement, leadership and volunteer activities.

 

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Cappex GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Last day of each month

Apply Here

Cappex.com is offering another scholarship for high school or college students whose strongest suits aren’t their GPAs. Winners will be based off their profile on Cappex.com, which displays their extracurricular and volunteer activities, as well as a short explanation regarding why they deserve the scholarship. 

 

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Carnegie Communications’ Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Apply Here

This scholarship is available to an applicant from a multicultural background who plans to be a college freshman in the fall. The application includes a 1,000-word (or fewer) essay, and recipients are chosen based on their academic merit (as reflected in transcript, class rank and GPA) as well as their community service involvement.
 
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The Christian Connector

 

Award: Various awards

 

Deadline:

 

Application: Students can simply log onto www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500.00 scholarship drawing!

 

Eligibility:  The Christian Connector provides a free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.   The participating Christian colleges provided over $150 million in scholarships and grants to students this past year alone.  

 
 

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Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships are open to US high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

A total of 250 scholarships are awarded each year, with 50 National Scholars receiving $20,000 scholarships and 200 Regional Scholars receiving $10,000 scholarships.

 

Recipients are selected based on leadership, character, civic and extracurricular activities, academic excellence, and community service.

 

This is an extremely competitive program, with more than 100,000 applications received each year.

 

The application deadline is in late October or early November. For more information, call 1-800-306-COKE (1-800-306-2653).

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College Xpress Refer a Friend Monthly Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Last day of each month

Apply Here

This scholarship is perfect for all you social media junkies! College Xpress is rewarding applicants for spreading the word about their program. Applicants will receive a URL on their College Xpress application that they must share with their friends through their favorite social media site or email. For every friend who registers with College Xpress, the applicant gets a chance to win a $500 scholarship awarded on a monthly basis.

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College Prowler’s “No Essay” Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
 
Deadline: 11 p.m. EST on the last day of each month
 
 

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, think about applying for this scholarship. College Prowler, a site that provides college reviews written by current students, is giving randomly selected students $2,000 - and all that’s required is registering for a free account on their website. The scholarship is open to all students who plan on enrolling in school within 12 months.

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CollegeWeekLive Monthly Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: The last day of each month

Apply Here

CollegeWeekLive is a free online college fair that features several hundred colleges worldwide. Their goal is to connect students, parents and counselors with colleges and universities and encourage students to interact with and apply to universities. That’s why they’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to students on a monthly basis. All you need to do is log in to CollegeWeekLive and visit three colleges’ “booths” on the site. CollegeWeekLive will choose one potential winner around the 10th day of the next month and notify him or her by email.
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Collegiate Inventors Competition

 

Sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of FameThe Collegiate Inventors Competition (previously known as the BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program) seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue new ideas, processes and technological innovations. The invention must have been reduced to practice and patentable. It may not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process or been patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition. Submissions are judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on their potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on the range or scope of use.

 

Up to four students may work together as a team, but only one prize will be awarded per entry.

 

The grand prize winner receives $25,000. The deadline is June 1.

 

For more information, write to The Collegiate Inventors Competition, c/o The National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.

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Davidson Fellows

Davidson Fellowships are awarded by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development to US students under age 18 who have completed a significant piece of work in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Technology, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. The significant piece of work should have the potential to benefit society. The focus of the program is on gifted and talented students.

 

There is no minimum age for eligibility.

 

Four $50,000 scholarships, seven $25,000 scholarships, and five $10,000 scholarships are awarded each year.

 

The deadline is March 31 (receipt); there are earlier deadlines for some forms.

 

For more information, write to The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Attn: Davidson Fellows Coordinators, 9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521 or send email to davidsonfellows@ditd.org.

 

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The Dell Scholars Program

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Apply Here

The Dell Scholars Program, sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, aims to help high school seniors who have financial need and plan to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program. They look at each applicant’s individuality, unique experiences in and out of the classroom, financial need, work ethic and goals they wish to pursue.

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Dream Hope Believe Foundation

Dream Hope Believe Foundation offers financial assistance to children and young people who have lost a parent to cancer through a variety of grants and scholarships. Grants can cover a wide variety of things, but examples would include daycare services, school costs or tuition, healthcare services, and many other things that a child may require.  For more information, click here

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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

The Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Competition awards 500 four-year scholarships to high school seniors. US citizenship is required.

 

Two renewable $15,000 scholarships, two renewable $10,000 scholarships, two renewable $5,000 scholarships, and 494 renewable $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year for full-time enrollment in a four-year degree program at a US college or university.

 

The application deadline is in early November.

 

Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership and financial need.

 

Contact your local Elks lodge or send email to scholarship@elks.org for more information. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

 

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Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund. The focus of this program is on students who will be pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science.

 

Nomination by a professional educator (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) is required.

 

Candidates must be African America, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American, a US citizen or permanent resident/national, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and be entering a US accredited college or university as a full-time degree-seeking freshman in the fallCandidates must also be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

 

Nominations must be submitted by early to mid January. Applications must be submitted by February 1.

 

For more information, write to Gates Millennium Scholars, PO Box 10500, Fairfax, VA 22031-8044, or call 1-877-690-GMSP (4677).

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George Bartol Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for children ages 18-23, who have a parent with a brain tumor or who have lost a parent to a brain tumor and are currently attending a 2 or 4 year college full-time.  For more information, click here.

 

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Great Clips Cosmetology School Scholarship

Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school.

The scholarships are given out twice a year in January and July to applicants who can demonstrate a passion for the craft and dedication to developing their skills. The deadlines for applications are June 30 and December 31.

Scholarship information and application available at: http://www.greatclips.com/stylists/scholarship-program

 

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Intel Science Talent Search

The Intel Science Talent Search, formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, is one of the most prestigious scientific research competitions for high school seniors in the United States.

 

Winners are selected on the basis of their potential as future scientists and researchers. Each year 300 students are named semifinalists and receive a $1,000 award. 40 of the semifinalists are named finalists and are invited on an all-expense-paid trip to the Science Talent Institute in Washington, DC in March, where the winners are selected. The first place finalist receives a $100,000 four-year scholarship, the second place finalist a $75,000 scholarship, and the third place finalist a $50,000 scholarship. Fourth through sixth place finalists receive $25,000 scholarships and seventh through tenth place finalists receive $20,000 scholarships. The remaining 30 finalists receive $5,000 scholarships. All finalists also receive a high performance computer.

 

The entry deadline varies, but is typically in early to mid November.

 

For more information, write to Science Service1719 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2888, or call 1-202-785-2255.

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Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest science fair. Each year more than 1,200 students in grades 9-12 from more than 40 countries are selected at regional science fairs to compete at the ISEF for more than $3 million in scholarships and prizes. The top three finalists receive the Intel Young Scientist Scholarship of $50,000, a trip to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Sweden, and a high performance computer.

 

Prizes include scholarships, summer internships, scientific field trips and laboratory equipment. A total of more than 900 individual and team awards are presented at the fair.

 

For more information, write to Science Service1719 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2888, or call 1-202-785-2255.

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The Intel Student Research Contest (ISRC) grants awards of up to $2,000 to up to 20 students for research projects to be conducted at their school. At the end of the project period, the students present their results to a panel of experts and meet with noted Intel researchers. The top three presenters win cash awards of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. The program is open to students from the United States. Similar contests are held in India and the People's Republic of China.

 

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Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation awards annual scholarships to help improve the quality of life for those affected by leukemia or lymphoma.  The focus of the scholarship is on supporting secondary education (undergraduate and graduate studies) for leukemia or lymphoma patients and/or children, siblings, or parents of leukemia or lymphoma patients.  This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.  The Foundation will award up to 10 scholarships annually that range between $1,000 and $3,000.  The scholarships are renewable to qualified recipients.  For more information, click here.

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LIFE Lessons Essay Contest for Students

The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education is sponsoring a scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and current college students, ages 17-24, who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. Candidates must submit a written essay of up to 500 words or a short three-minute video essay about how the loss affected them emotionally and financially. The essay should indicate whether having (or not having) life, health and other forms of insurance helped stabilize family finances and cover college costs. The grand prize winner of the written essay contents will receive a $5,000 scholarship. There are also $1,000 scholarships for the four first place winners and $500 scholarships for the 14 runners-up. The 5 first prize winners of the video essay will receive $1,000 scholarships. There is also a bonus prize of $4,000. The deadline is April 20. Participants can enter online or call 1-202-465-5000 x106 to request a paper entry form. For more information, write to Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, 2175 K Street, NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20037 or send email toscholarship@lifefdn.org.  For more information, click here.

 

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Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship

The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. The parent or guardian must have been diagnosed while the applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools). Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The applicant must have been diagnosed with cancer since reaching age 15. The deadline is in May 1. Send email toscholarship@ulmanfund.org to request an application. For more information, clichere.

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MaryEllen Locher Foundation

The MaryEllen Locher Foundation is a national fund established by a mother diagnosed with breast cancer who once worried about her own child's education.  The Foundation provides scholarships for secondary education to children who have lost a parent to breast cancer and children of breast cancer survivors.  For more information, click here.

 

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Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship

The Michael A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to help improve the quality of life for those affected by leukemia or lymphoma.  The focus of the scholarship is on supporting secondary education for leukemia or lymphoma patients and/or children of non-surviving leukemia or lymphoma patients.  This scholarship is offered nationwide.  For more information, click here.

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 Most Valuable Student Competition

Amount: Multiple winners; prizes range from $4,000 to $50,000

Deadline: December 6, 2013

Apply Here

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the best student applicants who are planning to pursue a four-year degree at an American college or university on a full-time basis. The application calls for test scores, a transcript and an essay. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners and notify them in writing by late April 2014.

NAPA Scholarship Global Aftermarket Symposium

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Date Due: March 31

Apply at www.automotivescholarships.com

  

Criteria: 

Applicants must be:

1. Enrolled in a college or vocational-technical program.

As a bonus, a matching grant is awarded to all scholarship recipients who graduate from their program and show proof of employment in the automotive aftermarket for at least six months after graduation.

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National Collegiate Cancer Foundation

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation sponsors an annual nonrenewable $1,000 scholarship for college students whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who are seeking to continue their higher education while still undergoing treatment. Applicants must be college students between the ages of 18 and 35. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, an essay, recommendations, cancer story, and demonstrating a "Will Win" attitude. The deadline is October 1. For more information, call 1-717-215-0943 or write to National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 14521, Silver Spring, MD 20911, or send email toinfo@collegiatecancer.org.

 

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) sponsors the National Merit Scholarships and National Achievement Scholarships programs, as well as the Special ScholarshipsThese are among the largest scholarship competitions in the United States, with more than 10,000 students receiving college scholarships totalling $47 million. High school students enter the competitions by taking the PSAT test, also referred to as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The top 16,000 or so students with the highest selection index scores are named Semifinalists. Of these, approximately 15,000 are named Finalists. 8,000 of the Finalists are selected to receive a National Merit Scholarship. An additional 1,600 participants who were not Finalists are selected for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations. The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding African American students, with 1,600 being named Semifinalists. 1,300 of the Semifinalists are named Finalists, and 775 Finalists are selected to receive the Achievement Scholarship. Scholarship amounts in both programs range from $2,500 to renewable four-year full tuition scholarships.

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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) is a competitive scholarship program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing biomedical, behavioral and social science careers at the NIH.

 

The UGSP program provides up to $20,000 a year for up to four years to pay for tuition, educational expenses and reasonable living expenses. Approximately 15 scholarships are awarded each year.

 

 Recipients must participate in the NIH 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience after each year of scholarship support. Recipients also commit to one year of full-time employment at the NIH for each year of support.

 

Candidates must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or be within the top 5 percent of their class.

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No Wooden Nickels

Provides scholarship assistance to students of cancer families to help offset the expense of continuing an education, acquiring a trade or needed skill, or other academic-related expenses.  For more information, clickhere.

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PinkRose Foundation

The PinkRose Foundation Inc. provides $1,000 scholarships for college students who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. The scholarships help the children embark on personal growth and start to overcome the grief caused by breast cancer. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25. US citizenship or permanent residency is required, as is a high school diploma or equivalent. The deadline is August 31. Scholarship applications can be obtained from www.pinkrose.org/scholarship.html. For more information, write to The PinkRose Foundation Inc., PO Box 4025, Dedham, MA02027, call 1-781-710-6268, or send email to info@pinkrose.org.

 

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Presidential Scholars Program (alternate site)

The Presidential Scholars Program provides recognition (but no scholarship funding) for up to 121 high school seniors each year on the basis of academic achievement. An additional 20 students each year are selected on the basis of scholarship in the visual arts, performing arts or creative writing. US citizenship is required.

 

Students who take the SAT or ACT Assessment on or before October of each year are automatically considered, as are students who are registered for the Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) (contact the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) at 1-800-970-ARTS).

 

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Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Amount: One winner will receive $10,000 (a $5,000 cash award and $5,000 towards a college savings plan), one second place winner will receive $1,000 and up to five finalists will receive $500.

Deadline: January 6, 2014
 
 

If you’re a writer, this is the scholarship for you. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an essay on a U.S. official who has chosen to do what is right rather than what is easy. The essay is expected to be a carefully researched account of a story of how an official risked his or her career to stand up for the needs of the public. 

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Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program     

Date Due:  January 21, 2014

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships

Apply at:  https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC

Criteria: 

1. The RMHC scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.

 

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Scholarship Points December 2013 Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: 11:59 EST on December 15, 2013
 
 
ScholarshipPoints gives a student $10,000 every three months, and all you have to do is be a registered member of the website! Your chance of receiving the award is increased when you take surveys, read blogs and basically just participate on ScholarshipPoints.com. The winner will be chosen and announced on December 16th.
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Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement

The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement (SAAP) are open to students who score at least one 5 in one of the following AP tests: Biology, BC Calculus, Chemistry, AB Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics C, and Statistics.

 

The students who have the most AP scores of 5 are selected as winners. Two male and two female students are selected as winners in each of six regions and receive $3,000 scholarships. The two national student winners (one male and one female) receive an additional $5,000.

 

For more information, call the College Board at 1-703-707-8999.

 

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Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology

The Siemens Westinghouse Competition is one of the most prestigious scientific research competitions for high school students in the United States. Students submit research reports individually or in teams of two or three. Some of the projects are selected for further competition in six regional events. One individual and one team are selected as Regional Winners and are invited to participate in the National Competition.

 

The top individual and team winners at the National Competition receive $100,000 scholarships. The sixth through second place National Finalists receive scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

 

The Siemens Westinghouse Competition is administered by the College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.

 

For more information write to Siemens Foundation, 170 Woods Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830, call 1-877-822-5233, or fax 1-723-603-5890.

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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awards up to seven scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are 25 years old or younger and who have lost a parent to breast cancer. Candidates who are already in college must have a college GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must plan to attend a state college or university in the state where they reside. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is in mid-November. (The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation also funds doctoral dissertation awards, postdoctoral fellowships and grants for cancer research.) For more information, write to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Grants Dept. -- College Scholarship, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite #250, Dallas, TX 75244, call 1-972-855-1616, send email toccombs@komen.org, or click here.

 

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U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship     

Scholarship Amount: Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Date Due:  students may apply October through March 
Apply at 
http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/studentloans/marketing.cfm

 

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Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award The Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who are impacted by cancer and seeking higher education. Vera was committed to promoting a love of learning and helped to inspire and empower others to pursue their personal, educational and professional dreams in the face of adversity. These awards seek to honor the applicant who best demonstrates the courage, determination, motivation and dedication that Vera displayed during her lifetime.  For more information, click here.

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Activity-Related  

 

DePauw University

The Icy Frost Bridge Scholarship at DePauw University is restricted to female music students who can sing or play the national anthem with sincerity. Icy's brother, Jack Frost Bridge, is an alumnus of DePauw University.

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Tupperware Home Parties Scholarship

Tupperware offers a scholarship to independent Tupperware dealers, managers, franchised distributors and their dependent children. The amount of the award varies. The deadline is January 15. For more information, write to:

Tupperware Home Parties

PO Box 2353

Orlando, FL 32802

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Coven of the Sacred Waters

The Coven of the Sacred Waters offers two scholarships for Pagan and Wicca students. The Karma Award is a $500 scholarship for Pagans. The Community Service Award is a $400 scholarship. The application deadline is November 30.

 

Acts of Kindness

Hiram College Hal Reichle Memorial Scholarship
Hal Reichle took great pleasure in helping others and would do so secretly and serendipitously. In his memory, family and friends funded a scholarship at Hiram College to reward students for their random acts of kindness. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their humanitarian efforts, community involvement, and volunteerism. There is no application for this scholarship. Instead, the selection committee relies on an army of stealthy observers, the Secret Society of Serendipitous Service to Hal (SSSSH!), to identify students of strong moral character with a spirit of giving and dedication to others.

Animal Appreciation

 

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest awards a $1,500 scholarship to the winner. The first runner-up receives a $500 scholarship, the second runner-up receives a $300 scholarship and the third runner-up receives a $200 scholarship. The contest is open to any high school senior in the United States who can call ducks. Contestants have 90 seconds to use four calls (hail, feed, comeback and mating).

 

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National Rifle Association Scholarships

The National Rifle Association (NRA) sponsors several scholarships for NRA Junior Members. NRA Junior Members can qualify for the Outstanding Achievement Youth Award for such activities as participating in shooting or hunting clinics, participating in an NRA Postal Match, entering a submissions in the NRA Wildlife Art Contest, and visiting the National Firearms Museum. Recipients of the NRA Youth Award Certificate are eligible for the NRA National Prizes. First place receives $3,500, second place receives $2,500, and third place receives $1,500. Participants in the NRA Youth Education Summit (YES) are also able to compete for the YES Grand Scholarship.The NRA also offers the Jeanne Bray Memorial Scholarship for children of law enforcement officers who are NRA members. For more information, call the NRA Youth Programs Department at 1-703-267-1505, write to NRA Youth Programs Department, Outstanding Achievement Youth Award, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or send email to youth_programs@nrahq.org.

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Mule Deer Foundation Scholarships

The Dannie Jasmine Scholarship is sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation, a conservation foundation established to conserve mule and blacktail deer. The Dannie Jasmine Scholarship consists of a $500 award to a student at the Department of Environmental and Resource Sciences at the University of Nevada at Reno. The deadline is June 15. For more information, fax 1-775-322-3421 or write to Mule Deer Foundation, Attn: Dannie Jasmine Scholarship Fund, 1005 Terminal Way, Suite 170, Reno, NV 89502.

 

Art Contests

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition is sponsored by the US Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Students in grades K-12 may submit a drawing, painting or sketch of any North American waterfowl species. Each state, territory or district has its own competition, with the "Best of Show" winners submitted to the national competition. One of the 53 Best of Show images will be selected as the next Junior Duck Stamp. The national awards include a first place $5,000 cash award, a second place $3,000 cash award, and a third place $2,000 cash award. The contest is open to US ctizens, resident aliens and nationals. The deadline is March 15.

 

Community Service

The Do Something Awards
The BRICK Awards by Do Something provide community grants and scholarships to "change-makers" age 25 and under who work with Do Something to improve their communities. The competition is open to US and Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Five Do Something Award nominees will receive at least $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. Of the five winners, one grand prize winner will receive a total of $100,000 in community grants. The nominees also participate in a live VH1 TV show and will receive continued support from DoSomething.org. (The community grants are paid to the nominee's organization or a not-for-profit organization of the nominee's choice. All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total award in the form of a college scholarship.) The deadline is March 1. For more information, send email to dsawards@dosomething.org.

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Discover Card Tribute Award
The Discover Card Tribute Award awards up to $1 million in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide. Discover awards up to 300 state scholarships of $2,500 and up to ten national $25,000 scholarships. The scholarships may be used for postsecondary education at two and four-year colleges and trade/technical schools. Winners are selected on the basis of community service, special talents, leadership, and overcoming an obstacle. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.75 or better in the 9th and 10th grades. The deadline is January 31. For more information, call 1-866-756-7932.

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Tylenol Scholarship
The Tylenol Scholarship program awards ten $10,000 scholarships and thirty $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare, life sciences or related fields. The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is awarded based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and community involvement. The deadline is May 31. The program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.

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Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

To be eligible for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award a student must:

1) Over the past 2 years a student must have  completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work.
2) Over the past 2  years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
3) A  student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the  deadline.
4) A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the  deadline. - Explain in less than 1000 words why you have chose to volunteer your time with the organization(s) you have, and how your experience has changed your life. 
                GO TO APPLICATION: Click Here

 

Creativity

 

Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest

 

The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest is open to students age 14 years or older who are attending a high school prom in the spring. US citizenship is required. Entrants must enter as a couple (two individuals) and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape. The submission must include a color photograph of the couple together in prom attire.

 

The first place prize consists of a $5,000 scholarship for each member of the winning couple and a $5,000 cash prize to the school that hosted the prom. Other prizes include $3,000 each for second place, $2,000 each for third, and $500 each for the remaining top 10 couples. The winning couple will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including originality, workmanship, quantity of Duck Tape used, use of colors, and creative use of accessories. The Duck Tape contest web site includes photographs of the winning costumes.

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Seussvile: Oh, The Places You'll Go! College Scholarship

Random House, the publisher of the Dr. Seuss books, sponsors a $5,000 essay competition for high school seniors age 21 or younger. Essays must be original, typed, double-spaced, written in English, at most one page, in at least 12 point type and no more than 500 words. The essay must answer the essay question fully. The deadline is February 15.

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National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition

The National Make It Yourself with Wool (NMIYWW) competition awards $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships for knitting wool garments. Winners are selected based on the appropriateness to the contestant's lifestyle, coordination of fabric/yarn with garment style and design, contestant's presentation, and creativity.

 

For more information send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

National Make It Yourself with Wool Competition

Box 175

Lavina, MT 59046

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David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

The David Letterman Scholarship was established by David Letterman in 1985 to provide scholarships for telecommunications students at Ball State University. The awards are intended for average students who nevertheless have a creative mind. Winners are selected primarily based on creativity. Projects may involve a variety of media, including written work, research, audio, video, graphics and film. The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship. The first runner-up receives $5,000. The second runner-up receives $3,333.

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Collegiate Inventors Competition

Sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Famethe Collegiate Inventors Competition (previously known as the BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program) seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue new ideas, processes and technological innovations. The invention must have been reduced to practice and patentable. It may not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process or been patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission to the competition. Submissions are judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on their potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on the range or scope of use. Up to four students may work together as a team, but only one prize will be awarded per entry. The grand prize winner receives $25,000. There is also one Graduate Collegiate Inventors Competition prize of $15,000 and one Undergraduate Collegiate Inventors Competition prize of $10,000. The deadline is June 1. For more information, write to The Collegiate Inventors Competition, c/o The National Inventors Hall of Fame, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.

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Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Scholarship

The Milwaukee School of Engineering runs an annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in early March each year. Students who participate in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest during high school and who enroll as a freshman at the Milwaukee School of Engineering are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale to retain the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1. Applications are available on the MSOE financial aid web site.

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J.D. Salinger Award

The J.D. Salinger Award at Ursinus College is intended to recognize and support "oddball geniuses" in the field of creative writing. The unconventional award is named after the renowned author of The Catcher in the Rye, who attended Ursinus College in 1938. Besides a four-year scholarship of $30,000 per year, the winner will also get to live in the same dorm room previously occupied by Mr. Salinger. The competition is open to high school seniors. Candidates must be nominated by a high school teacher or guidance counselor for their "quirky brilliance". Recipients are selected on the basis of a portfolio of 10 to 15 pages of creative work in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or hybrid genres. Although grades are not weighted as heavily, candidates should be able to achieve admission to Ursinus College (i.e., class rank in the top 25%, GPA of B or better, and SAT score of 1,210 or better). The deadline is January 15.

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Sally Beauty Supports Cosmetologists Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Scholarship applications are now available! Scholarships are available in two categories:

The scholarships are available in two categories:

  • 7 - $1000 Scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession. Click here to download the student scholarship application.

The applications deadline is November 15, 2013. Scholarships will be awarded at ISSE Long Beach 2013.

Thirteen scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by mail. All scholarships are funded by Sally Beauty Supply and administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used in the year 2013.

Download Scholarship Entry Form (PDF):
Student Application 

 

 

Dance Scholarships

American Harlequin Dance Scholarship
The American Harlequin Dance Scholarship is sponsored by Harlequin FloorsTwenty $25,000 scholarships are awarded by random drawing. The deadline is November 1.

 
 
 

Engineering

 

 

AEMP Foundation Scholarships

In these difficult economic times, job security is now, more than ever, on young graduates’ minds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in three short years the demand for heavy equipment technicians will grow 12.4% annually. Anticipating this technician shortage, the AEMP Foundation has created a scholarship program which awards numerous two-year scholarships to students interested in becoming heavy equipment technicians. The goal of the scholarship program is to introduce students to the professional world of heavy equipment management and maintenance and get them excited about the heavy equipment industry. 

The AEMP Foundation is seeking students who are motivated, responsible, and have a strong capacity for achievement. All students with a 2.0 high school cumulative GPA are eligible. There are no regional requirements and students from all over the country are encouraged to apply. The scholarships may be used at the student’s choice of college/tech school that has a heavy equipment technician program.
 
For more information, please visit: http://www.aemp.org/the-aemp-foundation/for-students/
 
 

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ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1

ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000.

The Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's high school academic achievement, freshman college courses enrolled in, quality and content of 500-word essay, letters of recommendation by counselors and/or teachers, and other information.

The scholarship award is sent in September to the recipient upon verification (a copy of the paid fee receipt) of enrollment in an accredited university or college.

The ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application Form for the 2014-15 school term is now online.

 

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2013-2014 Chapter 23 - Quad Cities Scholarship

Criteria

  1. Scholarship applicants must be seeking a Bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing technology or integrated fg systems.
  2. Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale.
  3. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.
  4. When making the selection of recipients, the scholarship committee will give consideration to the following preferences:

    • First preference - given to a scholarship applicant who is an active SME Student Chapter member, is an SME Member or is a child, grandchild, or step child of a registered SME member or student member.
    • Second preference - given to a applicant who are residents of Iowa or Illinois and attending an Iowa or Illinois college or university.
    • Third Preference - given to students who are residents of the state of Iowa or Illinois.
    • Fourth preference - will be given to applicants who attend a college or university located in Iowa or Illinois.
 

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 IFMA Foundation

IFMA Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, not need. Scholarship applications are evaluated on achievements/accomplishments, involvement, letter of intent, resume and faculty appraisals.

Students have sole responsibility for ensuring accuracy and compliance. Any variance from credentials will be cause for disqualification. Decisions of the scholarship judges are final. Applicants will be notified of results by mail, no telephone calls please.

Eligibility for all applicants:

- Must be a full time graduate or undergraduate student as defined by your university at the time of submitting the application and at the time of receiving the scholarship
- Must be enrolled in a facility management (or related field) degree course in an accredited four-year Bachelor (undergraduate) program or an accredited Master/Doctoral (graduate) program
- Undergraduate students must have completed two years of university to be eligible for consideration. 
- May not be employed full time
- Undergraduate students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.20 
- Applicants awarded a scholarship must attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference (WWP) and Exhibition as well as attend educational sessions associated with WWP 
- May receive a maximum of two IFMA Foundation scholarships as an undergraduate student and a maximum of two IFMA Foundation scholarships as a graduate student
 
More information can be found here.
 

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Entrepreneurship

Girls Going Places Scholarship
The Girls Going Places Scholarship is sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. It awards prizes totalling $30,000 to 15 girls aged 12-18 who have demonstrated budding entrepreneurship. There is one first place award of $10,000, one second place award of $5,000, one third place award of $3,000 and twelve $1,000 awards. The competition starts September 1. The deadline is March 1.

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Essay Contests

AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest
The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. The national winner receives a $4,000 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships. The four remaining regional winners each receive $1,000 scholarships. Information is available starting in the fall. The deadline is in early January.

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Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship Contest
Akademos Inc. offers spring and fall scholarship essay contests to help publicize the TextbookX.com web site, a source of new and used textbooks. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The grand prize winner receives $2,000, and two runners-up receive $250 gift certificates for TextbookX.com. The fall deadline is October 31. The spring deadline is April 30.

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Americanism Essay Contest
The Americanism Essay Contest is sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism. Awards include a grand national prize of a $10,000 US Savings Bond, and $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 US Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. The contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Entrants must be sponsored by a FRA member or by a chartered branch or unit. The deadline is December 1.

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Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contests

The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors several essay contests.

  • The Anthem Essay Contest is open to high school freshmen  and sophomores. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophies themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Anthem. The first prices is $2,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $500 and five 3rd prizes of $200. There are a total of 229 awards. The deadline is in mid-March.
 
  • The Fountainhead Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The first prize is $10,000. There are five 2nd place prizes of $2,000 and ten 3rd place prizes of $1,000. There are a total of 244 awards. The deadline is in mid-April.
  • The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to all college students. It provides annual cash awards for short, original, unpublished essays on the philosophic themes in Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. The first prize is $5,000. There are three 2nd prizes of $1,000 and five 3rd prizes of $400. There are a total of 49 awards. The deadline is in mid-September.

Essay topics and other information about these contests can be found at www.aynrand.org/contests. For more information, send email to essays@aynrand.org.

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College Prowler Essay Competition
The College Prowler Essay Competition awards a monthly $1,000 scholarship to current high school and college students for the best original college application essay. The deadline is the last day of each month. For more information, send email to scholarship@collegeprowler.com.

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Environmental Essay Contest
The aBetterEarth Environmental Essay Contest is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies. Candidates should be full-time undergraduate or graduate students or under age 25 as of May 15. High school students are not eligible. The contest awards one first place award of $2,000, one second place award of $1,250, one third place award of $750, and four runner up awards of $250 each. The deadline is May 15. For more information, send email to info@abetterearth.org.

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Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest
The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Ten first place winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger. The deadline is April 15. For more information, send email to holocaust@hklaw.com.

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Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
The Maryknoll Student Essay Contest awards a $1,000 first place scholarship in each division (grades 6-8, grades 9-12). MaryKnoll is a US-based Catholic mission movement. The essay contests are usually on religious topics. The deadline is December 1.

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MoneyMatters101.com Scholarships
The MoneyMatters101.com scholarship involves an essay on a financial theme. It is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors attending college in the US or Canada. A GPA of 2.3 or higher is required. One $300 scholarship will be awarded. The deadline is August 31.

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The National Peace Essay Contest is a yearly competition that provides scholarships to high school students. NPEC encourages high school students to explore peacebuilding. Many NPEC winners have gone on to study foreign policy issues in college or have pursued careers in international affairs. Up to 53 winners receive college scholarships and the three national winners are invited to an Awards Program in Washington, D.C. The Deadline is February 3, 2014.
 
This years' topic is:

Security Sector Reform, Political Transition, and Sustainable Peace

Transitioning to peace and democratic governance raises challenging questions about how to handle security forces. What do you do with a police force that has been trained to serve a repressive government and protect the status quo? What do you do with an army that has been fighting in a civil war? What do you do with rebel forces that may know how to fight but know very little about civilian life?

 

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OP Loftbed Scholarship
The OP Loftbed Scholarship awards one $500 scholarship to a college student each year. US citizenship is required. The essay topics vary from year to year. The deadline is July 31.

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School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship
The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship awards ten $1,000 scholarships (five to students in grades 4-8 and five to students in grades 9-12). The essay topics focus on music. Entry forms are available online starting September 1. The deadline is December 31.

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Teenage Vision for America Essay Contest
The Teenage Vision for America Essay Contest is sponsored by American Spirit Publishing. The first prize is $300. The contest is open to students aged 13 to 18, inclusive. The deadline is June 1.

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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. The deadline is February 20. Applications are available on the VRG web site. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or send email to vrg@vrg.org.

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Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. The first-place national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship. The essay topics always involve a patriotic theme. The deadline is November 1.

 

 

 

Field of Study

 

 

American Welding Society Scholarships

The American Welding Society Foundation offers several scholarships, fellowships and loans for students enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program. The deadline is March 1. For more information, write to:

AWS Foundation

550 NW Lejeune Road

Miami, FL 33126

 

The Final Frontier

 

The SPAACSE Galaxy Music Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an interest in space music as a means of expressing the beauty and inspiration of the universe. The music submission must be recorded on either a cassette or CD and should be 4-6 minutes in length.

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The SPAACSE Liliane Webb Art Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have an interest in space art. Candidates must provide an original two-dimensional space artwork to be considered for this award. Candidates must also include a 1-2 page description of prior artistic and other school activities and awards.

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Illustrators of the Future Contest

The Illustrators of the Future Contest is open to artists from all nations. An entry consists of three black and white works illustrating a science fiction or fantasy story with no recurring theme. Entries may not have been previously published. The award is up to $4,000. Additional information can be found on the web site.

 

 

 

Food-Related

 

 

National Beef Ambassador Program

 

The National Beef Ambassador Program is a national public speaking competition for students aged 16 to 19. Winners are selected to represent the beef industry and win college scholarships and cash prizes. The cash prizes include $2,500 (1st place), $1,200 (2nd place) and $800 (3rd place). The scholarships, which are sponsored by theAmerican National Cattlewomen Foundationinclude $1,000 (1st place), $750 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place). For more information, write to American National Cattlewomen, P.O. Box 3881, Englewood, CO 80155.

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Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. The deadline is February 20. Applications are available on the VRG web site. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or send email to vrg@vrg.org.

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AACT National Candy Technologists Scholarship

The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) sponsors an annual $5,000 scholarship for college freshmen, sophomores and juniors (for use in the next academic year) who have demonstrated an interest in confectionary technology. Candidates should be attending an accredited, four-year college or university in North America, be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science or related area, and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is March 31.

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American Society for Enology and Viticulture

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture awards several scholarships to students studying grapes or winemaking. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture or other curricula emphasizing a science relevant to the wine and grape industry. The deadline is March 1. Amounts vary. Applications are available on the ASEV web siteFor more information, contact:

ASEV Scholarship Committee

PO Box 1855

Davis, CA 95617-1855

Email: society@asev.org

Fax: 530-753-3318

Phone: 530-753-3142

 

Last Name

 

Zolp Scholarships

The Zolp Scholarship is restricted to students at Loyola University in Chicago who are Catholic and whose last name is Zolp. The student's last name must appear on their birth certificate and confirmation certificate. The scholarship provides full tuition for four years.

Other scholarships for students with particular last names include:

  • Scarpinato at Texas A&M University. Scholarship pays full cost of attendance at Texas A&M University for anyone whose last name is Scarpinato by birth or marriage.
  • Gatling at North Carolina State University. The John Gatling Grant provides scholarships for students who were born with a surname of Gatling or Gatlin to attend NC State University. The scholarship provides up to $9,000 for in-state students and $18,000 for out-of-state students. (There is no known relationship between John Gatling and Richard Jordan Gatling, the inventor of the Gatling machine gun. John Gatling made his fortune as a real estate developer in Raleigh, NC.)

 

  • Harvard University has several scholarships based on the student's last name, including Baxendale, Hudson, Thayer, Downer, Bright.

 

  • Van Valkenburg. The Van Valkenburg Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to a descendant (by birth or legal adoption) of Lambert and Annetje Van Valkenburg, who emigrated in 1643. Variations in the surname Van Valkenburg are acceptable, including Van Valkenburg, Van Valkenburgh, Van Volkinburg, Van Falkenburg, Valkenburg, Vollick and Van Velkinburgh.

 

 

Overcoming Adversity

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarships for students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Other selection criteria include strength of character, financial need, a good academic record (a GPA of 2.0 or higher), and a desire to contribute to society. The association awards 100 $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships each year to high school seniors. US citizenship is required. Several states also have state scholarship programs. The deadline is October 15.

Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship
The Patricia M. McNamara Memorial Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to current college students who have had to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. The deadline is December 31.

Physical Characteristics

 

 

Scholarship for Left-Handed Students

The only scholarship for left-handed students is the Frederick and Mary F. Beckley Scholarship of up to $1,000. This scholarship is awarded to left-handed students who will be attending Juniata College. This scholarship is only available to students who are enrolled at Juniata College. For more information, write to Office of Student Financial Planning, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntington, PA 16652.

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Little People of America Scholarship

 

The Little People of America (LPA) association offers the LPA Scholarship for members of its organization. LPA is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to people of short stature and their families. Membership is offered to people who are 4'10" or less in height. The deadline for the LPA Scholarship is April 1.

LPA was founded by Billy Barty, the 3'9" actor who starred in Rumplestiltskin and Willow. The Billy Barty Foundation also sponsors a scholarship for college students who have a medical form of dwarfism.

 

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Tall Clubs International (TCI) Scholarship

 

Tall Clubs International (TCI) offers a $1,000 scholarship for tall people, the Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship. Individual chapters may also offer local awards. Women who are at least 5'10" and men who are at least 6'2" are eligible for the award. Candidates must be under 21 years old and plan to attend college in the fall.

 

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Sports

 

Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship

The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation. US citizenship is required. The award is given to skateboard activists. The deadline is in late April. For more information visit the web site.

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Barry Lefkowitz Scholarship Billiards Tournament

The Barry Lefkowitz Scholarship Billiards Tournament is open to University of Akron students each fall and spring and awards a $1,000 first prize, $500 second prize and $250 third prize. The pool competition has been held twice a year since February 2002. The tournament is sponsored by Barry Lefkowitz, a 1966 graduate of the University of Akron who was the university billiards champion in 1965-66.

 

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Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award (application)

The Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award is open to graduating high school senior scholar athletes. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in academics, athletic performance, leadership and community service. Candidates must also be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia. There will be one scholarship of $7,500 awarded to each of 25 regional winners. The deadline is in early March. Thewhymilk.com web site includes photographs of previous winners with their milk mustaches.

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Evans Scholars Foundation

The Western Golf Association sponsors the Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. Scholarship for golf caddies. Caddies must be nominated by their club, rank among the top 25 percent of their high school class, have a superior caddie record for two or more years, demonstrate financial need, and have outstanding personal character. More than 200 new Evans Scholars are chosen each year. Another scholarship for golf caddies is the Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship.

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US Bowling Congress Scholarships

US Bowling Congress sponsors several scholarships for bowlers. The scholarships include:

In addition, the SMART Program & Scholarships Web site lists more than $6 million in scholarships offered by bowling associations and councils, tournaments and proprietors.

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National Marbles Tournament Scholarships

The annual National Marbles Tournament awards $5,000 in scholarships to mibsters (marble shooters) aged 8 to 14. The tournament is held in June each year. The children crowned King and Queen of Marbles each receive a $2,000 scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the boy and girl who win the spontsmanship award. For more information, write to National Marbles Tournament, 811 Roeth Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502.

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 Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship
The Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship awards one $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to skateboarders who are high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at an accredited college or university the fall after high school graduation. US citizenship is required. The award is given to skateboard activists. The deadline is in late April. For more information visit the web site.

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Surfrider Foundation Thomas Pratte Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas Pratte Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation for for students with an interest in coastal environmental science, such as oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, public policy, community planning and natural resources. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's waves, oceans and beaches. A total of $10,000 is awarded each year: one $2,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student, one $3,000 fellowship for a master's student, and one $5,000 fellowship for a PhD student. The deadline is March 15. For more information, write to Surfrider Foundation, Attn: Pratte Application, PO Box #6010, San Clemente, CA 92674-6010, or send email toprattescholarship@surfrider.org.

Other scholarships with a connection to surfing include:

 

 

Twins

 

Colleges that currently offer special scholarships or discounts for twins and triplets include:

  • Carl Albert State College in Oklahoma (Paula Nieto Twin Scholarship)
  • George Washington University in Washington, DC (50% discount for second sibling)
  • Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio (each twin gets the scholarship in alternate years)
  • Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, VA (15% discount)
  • Sterling College in Kansas (50% discount for each twin)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Bonnie Evans Feinberg Scholarship)

 The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. sponsors a scholarship for four parents of multiples in Illinois who are continuing their education.

 

Video Contests

Christopher College Video and High School Poster Contests
The Christophers hold an annual video contest for college students and an annual poster contest for high school students. The video contest provides cash awards of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 for first, second and third place winners. The poster contest provides a cash award of $1,000 for the first place winner. See the web site for contest theme. The deadline is in early June.