General Scholarships

Scholarships available to all Kendall students, regardless of program. 

"Outside Scholarship" Disclaimer:

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is dedicated to assisting students with their financial needs. As an added service to students, we post outside scholarships on our current scholarship page. Outside scholarships are clearly marked and have no affiliation with Kendall College of Art and Design or Ferris State University.

AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 8, 2022

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

Scholarship Criteria

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

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit essay to [email protected]

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

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

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 12, 2022

Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That’s why Dr Pepper is giving away over $650,000 this year to help students across the country pursue their dreams.

Upload a 15-60 second TikTok in which you tell us your career goals, why you need tuition assistance, and how your life, community, and the world will be improved if you are able to pursue your goals with the help of the scholarship.

  • Must be 18-24 years old by 10/29/21 to enter.
  • Must be a US legal resident.

For more information, please visit the Dr. Pepper website.

YoungArts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 14, 2022

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

For many young people, applying to YoungArts may be the first step in affirming “I am an artist.” YoungArts is on of the only organizations in the US that supports artists across 10 disciplines in all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts and continuing throughout their careers.

Disciplines:  Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Film, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing

Why Apply? ​You could receive:

  • Cash prizes between $100 and $10,000
  • Mentorship by accomplished artists
  • A lifetime of creative and professional support
  • A peer network of distinguished artists
  • Nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • National recognition


  • Be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year you are applying
  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient
  • Have not already been named a YoungArts finalist and previously attended National YoungArts Week

How to Apply:

  • Review the requirements for your discipline
  • Start your application
  • Submit your application

For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.

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

Deadline: October 14, 2022  5 pm

AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2022.

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

The photography theme for this year is: “Sustainability in Action.”

Sustainable practices promote the planet’s capacity to support life throughout the biosphere, which involves interactions with other Earth systems such as the geosphere, the hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. How does geoscience knowledge help support sustainability where you live? Use your camera to capture an image of the ways geoscience informs local efforts to build a sustainable world.

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

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

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

Scholarship America Dream Award - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2022  3 pm

Getting into college is a huge achievement. The Scholarship America Dream Award is designed to help you keep moving toward your degree, by providing awards that stay with you. Students who have completed at least a year of college can earn Dream Award scholarships of $5,000 to $15,000 per year, renewable for up to three years.

We believe in tearing down the barriers to a college degree — and that’s why the Dream Award is a scholarship open to all. Your ethnicity, family history, school access, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status should not be an impediment to attending college and pursuing your dreams.


  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2022.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2023.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an Associate’s or first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Awards are renewable up to three additional years or until a first Bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of full-time enrollment, satisfactory academic performance, and availability of funding. Each year of eligible renewal, the award will increase by $1,000.

For more information, please visit the Scholarship America website.

Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to announce the Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

Scholarship Entry Requirements

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

Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:

  • How Photoshop has changed photography
  • How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
  • Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
  • Photoshop overlay ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
  • A How-To Photoshop Tutorial

Eligibility Requirements

  • You should presently be a senior in high school, be transitioning from high school to a college or university, or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
  • Employees and their immediate family members of are not eligible to participate.

For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.

Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 27, 2022  5 pm

For Chick-fil-A Team Members: You deserve a remarkable future. As a Chick-fil-A Team Member there’s nothing we like more than helping you reach your dreams of higher education. 


Team Members must meet the following requirements for the scholarship(s) which they are applying for:

Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship - $1,000 up to $2,500

  • Be employed as a Team Member at a Chick-fil-A branded or affiliated restaurant at the time of application and at the time the award is presented and communicated by the Operator. 
  • Letter of recommendation from an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the restaurant where the Team Member is employed), which should address the Team Member's professional achievement (for example: work ethic, personal/professional leadership, teamwork, service, positive influence)
  • Demonstrated Care & Service hours in the twelve (12) months prior to application (for example, volunteering for non-profits, helping others less fortunate, tutoring/mentoring, etc.)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered.
  • Be current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate students or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholarship* - up to $25,000

  • Be employed as a Team Member at a Chick-fil-A branded or affiliated restaurant at the time of application and at the time the award is presented and communicated by the Operator.
  • Letter of recommendation from an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the restaurant where the Team Member is employed), which should address the Team Member's professional achievement (for example: work ethic, personal/professional leadership, teamwork, service, positive influence)
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrated Care & Service hours in the twelve (12) months prior to application (for example, volunteering for non-profits, helping others less fortunate, tutoring/mentoring, etc.)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).  Academic awards and recognition will be considered.
  • Be current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate students or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the 2022-2023 academic year.

For more information, please visit the Scholarship America Chick-fil-A website.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Fellowship

Deadline: October 27, 2022

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Here is the breakdown: Each Fellow receives $25,000 in stipend support a year, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.


  • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • To be eligible, both of an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the application deadline:
  • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or you were raised by only one of your birth parents whom was born abroad as a non-US citizen and your second birth parent was not a part of your life growing up, or
  • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents, or
  • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
  • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption, or
  • Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
  • If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
  • must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline
  • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2023, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline
  • and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.

For more information, please visit the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship website.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2022

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.


  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
  • Expecting to receive a high school diploma during the current academic year
  • Able to verify a minimum overall 3.00 GPA in high school coursework
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

For more information, please visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation website.

VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 students from across the country in grades 9-12 enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The essay theme for 2022-2023 is: Why is the Veteran Important?


  • Open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct 31 deadline
  • Enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of US military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.
  • Must be a lawful US permanent resident or have applied for permanent residency and intends to become an US citizen


  • Complete the Voice of Democracy entry form.
  • Record your original 3-5 minutes (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on a flash drive or other electronic device.
  • Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence.


  • Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest
  • Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.
  • Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.

For more information, please visit the VFW website.

Hallie Gay Walden Bagley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2022

As someone who holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctorate, Hallie is all too familiar with the expensive price tag of higher education and understands the many hats that some college students must wear to stay afloat. Hallie’s goal of The Hallie Gay Walden Bagley Scholarship is to help lessen the financial burden for one student.


  • You are a high school senior that has already been accepted into a US college or university or you are a current college or university student.

To apply for this $1000 scholarship, write a 500-word essay that answers the following question:

“Why does authenticity matter in the personal statement for college admissions and college fit?”

 For more information, please visit the Hallie Gay Walden Bagley Scholarship website.

CardsDirect Future Designer Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2022

At CardsDirect our job is to capture a moment that resonates with our customers and present it through our greeting cards. We want your help designing our next top-selling holiday card – and are proud to offer our scholarship program. The winner of our Future Designer Scholarship will receive a $2,000 scholarship to a secondary institution of their choice and will have their designs featured as products on our site. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and already accepted or enrolled in this educational organization. One entry per person.

Original artwork, photographs, or computer graphics can be submitted online as a JPEG via email. Artwork is open to any 2-dimenstinal medium, including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, pencil, mixed media, digital illustration and more.  You can incorporate text into your card design, but it is not a requirement.  You do not need text for the interior of the card.

The theme is geared towards December holidays and seasonal greetings.

  • Open to US residents who are 17 years of age and older
  • Must be a full-time student or one that has been formally accepted into college for the next academic year

For more information, please visit the CardsDirect website.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: November 14, 2022

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

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year to the highest-rated applicants in the 2023 competition.


  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Students must be pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

The 20 top finalists will interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Participating in the virtual Leadership Weekend is required to be eligible for the top awards.

For more information, please visit the Elks website.

Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2022

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

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

In order to apply for an AAAA Scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a member of the Army Aviation Association of America, or
  • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
  • the son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
  • the grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
  • the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.

For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.

Eligible applicants are women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Have financial need.
  • Is enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Are motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela)
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
  • Do not have a graduate degree.
  • Are not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.

For more information, please visit the Soroptimist website.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: November 17, 2022

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience


  • Graduate from a US high school in spring 2023
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2023
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.

For more information, please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.

Wyland Foundation Art Challenge - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Every year, between Oct. 1- Dec. 1, the Wyland National Art Challenge encourages thousands of students across the nation to think about the many conservation issues we face around the world and interpret them through art.

Students can choose to work collaboratively on mural projects or create individual works of art and earn a chance to win classroom prizes and scholarships. In fact, art contests for kids like the Wyland National Art Challenge play a critical role in helping students interpret their relationship to the natural world through art. And, in so doing, they come away with a greater understanding of their role as future caretakers of our water resources.


Images of your artwork are submitted for judging, not the actual artwork. Images can be uploaded beginning October 1st. The theme of the Art Challenge is environmental and water conservation. Teachers are invited to encourage their students to highlight conservation and participate in all three categories: classroom mural, individual art, and photography.

  1. Classroom Mural:  Discover the magic of artistic collaboration! Work together as a class to create a 4-foot by 8-foot (or larger) mural. Three classrooms will win $250 for art supplies from Blick Art Materials.
  2. Individual Art: Bring out your inner Rembrandt! Individual pieces of art, in any medium, supporting the theme of the class mural. One 11th or 12th-grade winner will win a $500 scholarship. Additional winners from each grade level will receive a $50 gift card for art supplies from Blick Art Materials. (mural participation not required for individual art entries)
  3. Individual Photography: Share your focus on the world! Capture a moment of nature. One 11th or 12th-grade winner will win a $250 scholarship. An additional winner will win a $50 gift card.


  • The contest is open to all United States- based students in all grades, K-12.
  • One individual entry per student. Entry must be created by student only.

For more information, please visit the Wyland Foundation website.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents.

The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Recipients must enroll at an eligible four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must attend an Eligible Public High School. See website for details.
  • Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC.
  • Must have a family income of less than $85,000.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have achieved a 3.50 cumulative GPA.
  • Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must maintain a four-year or less graduation schedule in college.
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each fall semester of college.
  • Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  • Must not have a felony conviction.

For more information, please visit the Hagan Scholarship Foundation website. - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The United States Bowling Congress, as the national governing body of the sport of bowling, has several scholarship opportunities for youth bowlers. Scholarships are open to all USBC members that have not reached their 20th birthday prior to Aug. 1 of the current bowling season.

Both high school and current college students may apply for scholarships.

For more information, please visit the website.

Stephen J Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 5, 2022

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $7,500 for their education as well as a $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Applicant Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States. All applicants must be ages 5-25 and meet the age requirement by October 5, 2022.
  • All applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who reside in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii only.
  • Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

For more information, please visit the Sodexo Foundation website. - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022

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

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

Write a minimum of 1000 words essay on the topic:  “How to Make Your Car Last Forever”


  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

For more information, please visit the website. - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2022 has issued $72,000 in scholarship money to 40 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate college students are invited to apply by submitting an essay.
  • Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application.
  • Freshman entering Fall 2022 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.

Write an 800-2000-word essay on the following subject:

Foreclosures and other financially distressed home listings such as bankruptcy homes and tax lien properties can be great deals. Discuss how to prepare and execute these kinds of real estate opportunities considering the high prices and low inventory being seen in the current housing market.

The real estate market has seen some remarkably high prices recently with many people receiving offers 20% or more over their asking price within days of listing a property for sale. Foreclosures, bankruptcy homes, and tax liens properties can offer other paths to getting a great deal. Explain how you can research and capitalize on these financially distressed opportunities.

For more information, please visit the website.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Outside Competition

Deadline: December 16, 2022

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in various categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 of a public, private, parochial, home-school program in the U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad. After uploading your work, print your entry form, have a parent or guardian sign it, and then send your signed entry form and payment or fee waiver to your regional program. Entry form and payment instructions can be found on the entry form or on your regional program’s website.

Kendall College of Art and Design is the host spot for both the Art and Writing entries.

Art Categories

  • Architecture and Industrial Design
  • Ceramics & Glass
  • Comic Art
  • Design
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Editorial Cartoon
  • Expanded Projects
  • Fashion
  • Film & Animation
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Art Portfolio - for graduating seniors only

Writing Categories

  • Critical Essay
  • Dramatic Script
  • Flash Fiction
  • Humor
  • Journalism
  • Novel Writing
  • Personal Essay & Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Short Story
  • Writing Portfolio - for graduating seniors only

For more information, please visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022

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

The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You"

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

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

All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, legible (double spaced and typed preferred).

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

AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees) is a public services employees’ union.  AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

To be eligible, you must:

  • At the time of application, be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution;
  • In 2022, AFSCME adopted a test-optional policy. Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, but the selection committee may consider them.

For more information, please visit the AFSCME website.

Town Web Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022

A quality education is important for everyone, sadly, not everyone cannot afford one. Daunting expenses mean thousands of students can't pursue their educational goals every year. At Town Web, we value education and want to help people with the finances for their higher studies. 

We are pleased to announce our very first scholarship “Town Web Scholarship” to assist students to achieve their educational goals. The $1000 yearly scholarship will be awarded to one student for their education expenses. Further, our aim is to double this amount for next year's program. 

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?

We want to help a student who is really in need of funds for their studies. Both Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students can apply for the scholarship program, provided they are enrolled in a full-time degree program in an accredited college or graduate school. 

How to Apply for the Scholarship?

Applying for the scholarship is easy. We have intentionally made the application process very simple so that only a maximum number of students can apply for it. Only one winner will be selected. 

Here are the steps to apply for the scholarship program:

  • Write an essay of 800+ words on the topic “Web Design Tips You Can't Ignore in 2022”
  • All applications should be sent to [email protected] in a Word format only. PDFs or Link to Google Docs will not be accepted. 
  • You should mention your full name, your university name, phone number, and email address in the scholarship application.
  • Make sure your essay is unique and creative.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and if we have found that you have copied the article from some other source then your application will be immediately rejected.
  • You should not provide any other information other than that mentioned above.
  • After the application deadline has passed, our team will judge your essay on creativity, the value you have provided, and its thoughtfulness.
  • The winners will be announced on January 15th, 2023 and the winner will be notified by email.

How will applications be reviewed?

Our team will manually review each article/application submitted and list the winners on this page after the deadline date.

For more information, please visit the Town Web website.

Transgender First Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022

This is a national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education.

Applying For The Scholarship

We’re outspoken critics of the complexity involved with modern applications, and are determined to make it more available, real, and simple for transgender students.

  • Tell us your story and follow the simple process to apply.

Amount: $2,500 (awarded annually)

Payment is made directly to your accredited U.S. College or University.


Applicants must:

  • Identify as Transgender or Non-Binary
  • Plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen

For more information, please visit the Transgender First website.

Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Being funny can get you far in life - it makes people like you and may open up a lot of doors. Smart people are generally always in demand, and they can usually command high salaries. Rich people are more likely to be able to focus only doing things they enjoy. It's important to be happy with who you are, regardless of your wealth or intelligence level.

Submit an online written response to the question: "Would you rather be smart, funny or rich? Why?" (250 words or less)


  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 14 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be a legal resident and reside in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2023

The International Documentary Photography Scholarship is intended to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography. It is open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

The subject matter is entirely the choice of the student. However, it should clearly document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social relevance. Submitted images should be arranged and presented so they clearly tell the story of what is being documented.

The project does not have to be about people. Environmental issues, including land use or misuse, urban or rural issues, global or local events, will all be considered. The key is to indicate through your photographs that you are involved and are able to communicate your feelings about the subject you are documenting.

Application Materials

  • Completed on-line application
  • Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment  for the academic year of application
  • 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why. Include the project title on the essay.
  • Drag and drop 12 - 20 JPEG (.jpg) photos onto the application form in the order you want them viewed. We recommend you use sequential numbering to name your image

For more information, please visit the Anchell Photo Workshops website.

Chairish Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2023

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.


  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of the application
  • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
  • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
  • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their ideal future life and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.

For more information, please visit the Chairish website.

American Legion Department of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 3, 2022

The American Legion, Department of Michigan provides opportunities for high school and undergraduate students to apply for scholarships or prize money for college. Awards vary by program and qualifications.

$500 William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship

Scholarship only available to Michigan residents who are high school seniors or college students without a bachelor’s degree. Must be a child, step-child, grandchild or great-grandchild of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member and are planning to or are attending any nationally accredited college, university, or trade school. Selection is based on a student’s G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher and financial need.

$500 Guy M. Wilson Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to Michigan residents who are current high school seniors and are a child, step-child, grandchild or great-grandchild an honorably discharged veteran or active military service member and are planning to or are attending any Michigan accredited college, university, or trade school. Selection is based on a student’s G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher and financial need.

$1,000 - $25,000 Oratorical Contest

The American Legion Oratorical Contest contestants compete at the department level for $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place with scholarships.  The first-place winner will advance to the national contest for an opportunity to win $20,000, $22,500, or $25,000 in scholarship money.

A contestant must register with their American Legion, Department of Michigan by November 18, 2022. The Zone Chairman will notify you of the dates, times and locations of all contests at the District and Zone level. District Contests to be completed by January 22, 2023 and all Zone Contests will be conducted by February 8, 2023.

Must be a high school student who is a US citizen or lawful resident.

$1,000 - $10,000 Eagle Scout Scholarship

Boy scouts who are members of an American Legion, Department of Michigan post troop and have obtained the level of eagle scout or are the descendant of American Legion members may apply.  The winner at the department level receives a $1,000 scholarship and is advanced to the national level for consideration for Eagle Scout of the Year and a $10,000 scholarship.  Deadline is March 1, 2023.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Legion website.

Ron Brown Scholar Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 9, 2023

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.


  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a current graduating high school senior at the time of your application.

For more information, please visit the Ron Brown Scholars website.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 12, 2023 5 pm

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Just as important are the extensive support services that JRF scholars receive throughout their college careers, including curriculum guidance, career mentoring, internship placement, and a host of practical life skills and leadership training to help them succeed both academically and in life.


  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
  • Submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year (JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not have test scores to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process)
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the U.S. or affiliated with an U.S. based college or university
  • Not possess a degree from, or be enrolled in, a 2 or 4-year college when applying

For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

All American Clothing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 12, 2023

For two decades, All American Clothing Co. has provided countless American families with employment opportunities through local clothing production. We pride ourselves in manufacturing homegrown, high-quality classic apparel, from timeless blue jeans to footwear.

This year, we are excited to give back more to the community by supporting a deserving student with our scholarship program.


  • Applicants must be legal residents of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.

The scholarship awardee will be chosen based solely on the quality of their essay submission. No other requirements such as GPA scores or academic transcripts are necessary.

How to Apply:

Applicants must write a 1000-word essay discussing this topic: “How do you think buying products made locally can positively impact our country?”

Essays must be sent to [email protected] as an attached PDF file, including the applicants' full name, address, contact information, school name, and date of birth.  Only one submission per person is allowed.

Use the subject line: All American Clothing Scholarship | (Your Name)

For more information, please visit the All American Clothing website.

John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 13, 2023

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.

  • A first-place prize of $10,000
  • A second-place prize of $3,000
  • Five finalists receive $1,000 each
  • Eight semifinalists receive $100 each.

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program, and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.

For more information, please visit the John F Kennedy Library website.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Mensa Foundation recognizes, encourages and communicates excellence in intelligence globally through education, research and recognition programs. Each year the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $175,000 through a scholarship program run by 450 volunteers from coast to coast; presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence and creativity; and publishes the Mensa Research Journal. The Mensa Foundation also sponsors award-winning educational activities including the podcast series Conversations with Mensa and projects for gifted youth such as the Mensa For Kids Web site.

The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. U.S. applicants need not be Mensa members.

Here are the art related scholarships:

  • Helen Kupper Scholarship $600 for a student pursuing a degree in fine arts.
  • Greg Timmers Arts Education Scholarship $600 for students in fine and applied arts (architecture, photography, ceramics, etc).


  • US applicants need not be Mensa members.
  • International students must be Mensa members or dependents of Mensa members.
  • The applicant must intent to enroll in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • The applicant must submit an application and 550-word essay explaining his or her academic and professional goals along with information that shows how the applicant intends to achieve the stated goal.

For more information, please visit the Mensa Foundation website.

We have had a winner of this scholarship!

American Quarter Horse Association - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant's outstanding leadership and communication skills. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate studies. 

For more information, please visit the AQHA website.

The Christophers’ Video Contest for College Students - Outside Competition

Deadline: January 16, 2023

College students are invited to create a film or video (5 minutes or less in length) that best communicates the message and mission of The Christophers and its belief that one person can make a difference.


  • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 2022 and May 2023.
  • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “One Person Can Make a Difference.”
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed online entry form. All forms must be signed.
  • Entries must be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Entrants who do not obtain and cannot provide written documentation of all necessary rights and permissions for music, images, video clips and any and all other non-original aspects of their entry will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be submitted online.

For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

KCAD has had a winner of this contest!

Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

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

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5 million to students of union families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. For a list of participating unions, go to


  • Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).
  • At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one-year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2023.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2023 - 2024 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.

For more information, please visit the Union Plus website.

Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: January 31, 2023

If you are a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, fifth year early college senior, or non-traditional student, the Shiawassee Community Foundation may have a scholarship for you! Students who attend or graduated from any high school in Shiawassee County, including Chesaning and Ovid-Elsie can apply!

While many of the scholarships are for a specific type of student, college, trade school, or field of study, you will be considered for those scholarships that best match your individual qualifications by answering questions on their online system. Some questions may seem redundant but are necessary in order to qualify you for as many scholarships as possible and to honor the wishes of our donors.

We have listed those that are art related, but please read through the list on their website to see if there are others you can apply for.

Irene Turk Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a Corunna or New Lothrop High School senior or graduate.

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

$5,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.

Your personal information will always be kept private and secure.

Entrants must be:

  • A high school senior
  • Or a student who has earned a GED or equivalent
  • Or a college undergraduate or graduate student
  • Or a parent or legal guardian of a student
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time in an Associate's, Bachelor’s or Graduate degree program within one (1) year of winner notification.
  • Open only to residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry.

For more information, please visit the College Covered Discover Student Loan website.

Bloom Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Bloom Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 Scholarships in 2023! A Bloom Credit Union Scholarship (and Bloom Credit Union membership) can help with the increasing costs of higher education!


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

For more information, please visit the Bloom Credit Union website.

ESA Foundation - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is 100% online.

The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually. Here are the ones that are just art specific but there are many general scholarships offered also:

  • Architecture or Interior Design: Dorothy Dyer Vanek Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
  • Art Education, Art History, Design, or Studio Art: Ellsworth Family Endowment, GPA minimum 3.00

For more information on these scholarships and many more, please visit the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation website.

Community Foundation for Muskegon County - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2023

If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or adult learner/returning student, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1.3 million committed to students and over 500 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

To be eligible, you must live in Muskegon County, or attend a Muskegon County School without utilizing school of choice. If you are eligible for the Muskegon Promise, see note below before applying!

Here are the art scholarships that are listed, but please check to see if you qualify for any other scholarships also.

Edith Neff Swanson Memorial Scholarship

For graduating seniors of any Muskegon County high school pursuing a fine arts degree at any accredited college, university or fine arts school

Richard and Barbara Arter Fine Arts Scholarship

Scholarships to Reeths-Puffer Schools fine arts students

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

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

Community Foundation for Mason County - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2023

If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or adult learner/returning student, the Community Foundation for Mason County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you!

To be eligible, you must be a resident of Mason County and a graduate of a Mason County public or private school.

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

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

Deadline: February 1, 2023

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

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

How to Apply:

All applicants, both new and renewal applicants, must submit all application materials. Applications materials include:

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

For more information, please visit the IAFF website.

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

Deadline: February 2, 2023

The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.

This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. Two $1500 scholarships will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail or email. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.


  • Is a United States citizen.
  • Is a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Include a letter from the high school attending, with transcripts.
  • Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship will be used.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States in pursuit of a degree course of study.
  • Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman, and must submit documentation of sponsor's military service.

For more information, please visit the Women's Army Corps Veteran's Association website.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Elks Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. 


  • For the 2023 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2020, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2023. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior.
  • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
  • We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2023 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
  • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

If you are selected as a 2023 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform 3 instances of service during the four years you are receiving the scholarship.

For more information, please visit the Elks website.

Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Each year, SYF’s scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students through three nationally competitive scholarship programs. To date, SYF has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to nearly 6,000 students in 42 states. And we’re just getting started.

Applicants are evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement; additional criteria apply to each individual scholarship program.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior attending school and living near a Simon® mall property or in the surrounding communities (Michigan has two: Birch Run Premium Outlets and Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor) Find the Simon community near you. Simon Mall locations
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2023
  • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement

For more information, please visit the Simon Youth Foundation website.

Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Daughters of the Cincinnati gives college scholarships to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services. Our scholars follow the academic path they chose at major colleges and universities. Engineering, fine arts, astrophysics, Middle Eastern studies, English, and history are recent majors.

Applicant must be a senior in high school who is the daughter of a career officer commissioned in the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps (active, retired, or deceased while on active duty).

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

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

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones. The Foundation will help ensure that their dependents academic dreams will continue.


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

All applicants will be judged by the following four criteria:

  • An official copy of the applicant’s transcript and grade report from the school currently being attended or most recently attended. The transcript should list all grade points earned and all academic coursework completed to date
  • A written essay that explains the applicant’s reasons for wanting to continue his or her education.
  • The applicant’s demonstrated need for financial assistance for continuing education. The need for financial assistance will be based on a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • Two letters of recommendation in support of the candidate’s application and the views expressed therein

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

For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

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

Deadline: February 16, 2023

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

High school students (Only students living in United States are eligible to enter) in grades 9 through 12 are invited to enter our annual Poster Contest for High School Students by creating a poster interpreting the theme "You Can Make a Difference".


  • 1st Prize – $1,000
  • 2nd Prize – $500
  • 3rd Prize – $250
  • Up to five Honorable Mention prizes of $100 each

Posters must include the statement “You can make a difference” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

For more information, please visit The Christophers website.

Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 20,2023 

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

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

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2023. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

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

Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 21, 2023

The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) was created to honor the memory of Gordon Rich. Gordon was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy and persistence with a passion for life.

The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry. Each GAR scholarship is worth up to $12,500. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional year or until a Bachelor’s degree is earned.


  • Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date.
  • Be currently enrolled as high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.

For more information, please visit the Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation website.

World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 22, 2023

Through the World of 7 Billion student video contest, middle and high school students are given the platform to think critically about global challenges related to population and share what they think we should do to fix it.

Create a short video (up to 60 seconds).  Explain how population growth impacts one of the following global challenges, climate change, gender equality, or waste,  and offer an idea for a sustainable solution.


  • Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.
  • Students may be located anywhere in the world, however, all entries mu be either submitted in English, or if in another language, include English subtitles.
  • Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals.
  • The video should not be longer than 60 seconds.

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

Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2023

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

Only students graduating from one of the following high schools in Michigan are eligible to apply.

  • Newaygo County - Fremont, Hesperia, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Home-schooled
  • Muskegon - Holton, Muskegon, Ravenna (GPA must be between 2.00 and 3.70)
  • Oceana - Hart, Pentwater, Shelby, Walkerville (GPA must be between 2.00 and 3.70)

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

For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

One of our students has received a scholarship from here!

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2023

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

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


  • These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.
  • Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941.
  • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years and be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).

For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

Lake County Community Foundation -  Outside Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2023

There are many scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Lake County. This is administered through the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Grant

Deadline: Open until funds have been distributed

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

 Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled full-time in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $1,000 based on the cost of the emergency need.

Identify one emergency need for consideration. Grants can be used for expenses such as:

  • Housing/Rent
  • Utilities
  • Medical/Dental expenses
  • Personal automobile repair expenses
  • Public transportation/Bus pass
  • Childcare

Preference will be given to housing (rent or mortgage) requests.

Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program must:

  • Have served in the United States military, this includes the Reserves and National Guard.
  • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling or serving) veterans who have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or DD214 or another document of service stating “Honorable Discharged” by the program application deadline date. Spouses or widows of disabled veterans meeting the above criteria may also apply.
  • Be high school or GED graduates, current undergraduate or graduate level students enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Associates or Bachelor’s) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year. Doctorate study is not eligible.
  • Have completed the FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

 For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Emergency Grant website.

American Indian Services - Outside Scholarship


  • Summer I semester-term starts in Apr or May:  Opens on Jan 1 - deadline of Feb 1
  • Summer II semester-term starts in June or July: Opens on Mar 1 - deadline of Ap 1
  • Fall/Academic year-term starts in Aug, Sep, Oct or Nov: Opens May 1 - deadline of July 1
  • Spring semester-term starts in Dec, Jan, Feb or Mar: Opens Sept 1 - deadline of Nov 1

The AIS Scholarship program is to help undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment, and graduate. Scholarship Awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the term the student is applying for and are allocated directly to the school for the student. Students will need to have their own email account in order to apply.


  • Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school located in the United States (incoming freshman accepted)
  • Must be enrolled or will enroll with an accredited school
  • An enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe, or descendant of a base roll member 
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150-semester credits or 210 quarter credits (First bachelor’s degree only, graduate studies NOT currently eligible)
  • Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college
  • Completed FAFSA

For more information, please visit the American Indian Services website.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.


  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a credit-bearing study abroad or internship program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area included on their list on their website.

Please check the website for application cycles and deadline dates.

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

Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. National service bridges divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges. We focus on these key areas to make an impact: economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, disaster response, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

The amount of a full-time Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is equivalent to the maximum value of the Pell Grant for the fiscal year in which the term of national service is approved.  The amount of the Pell Grant can change each year.  Therefore, the amount of a full-time award can change.  Once an individual earns an award, the dollar amount of that award will not change.  The award amount for less than half-time service programs varies based on the required terms of service. 

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of her education and training programs.

Anyone who completes a term of service within a 12-month period, in one of the following programs, is eligible to earn an education award.

  • AmeriCorps NCCC
  • AmeriCorps State and National
  • AmeriCorps VISTA*

*VISTA members who complete a term of service within a 12-month period may be eligible to choose a cash option in place of the education award.

For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

Up to $5,000 per year is available to cover tuition and fees, room and board, student loans, books and supplies, and more!  

You are eligible if meet one of the following requirements:

  • Youth who are or have been in an eligible foster care placement, on or after their 14th birthday, through the State of Michigan. 
  • Youth adopted from foster care or placed in relative guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday (if adoption or guardianship occurred prior to the 16th birthday youth is NOT eligible). 
  • Youth that have a high school diploma or GED and are attending, at least part-time, an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • You must attend college at least half-time.

For more information, please visit the State of Michigan website. - Outside Scholarships

Are you between the ages of 13 and 25 years old and live in the US (or are a citizen but living abroad), interested in volunteering, and looking for scholarship opportunities? Then you’re in the right spot.

Enter for the opportunity to win by doing community service. No essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications...and you can enter multiple scholarships.

Apply for a college scholarship in 3 easy steps:

  • Sign up for a campaign.
  • Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).
  • Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.

For more information, please visit the website.

We have had a past winner! - Outside Scholarships

What is Chegg? That is the question. Chegg provides a variety of services, both online and offline, designed to improve the overall academic experience and help users save money.

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

Create a profile and be matched to scholarships in their 25,000 scholarship database.

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

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

Fastweb is a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

Join and match instantly. It's just that easy. Once you complete your profile you'll have access to our database of more than 1.5 million scholarships.

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

National Military Family Association - Outside Scholarship for Military spouses

The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. The National Military Family Association created its scholarship program to provide financial assistance to military spouses who are working toward their education goals from GED’s to PhD’s.

The scholarship program is extended to spouses from all 8 uniformed services: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard and Commissioned Corps of the ISPHS and NOAA.


  • You, the applicant, are a spouse of a post 9/11 service member that meets one of the following requirements: active duty, reservist, guardsman, retiree including medically retired, 100% disabled veteran, or a fallen service member or you are a 20/20/20 spouse
  • You have, or are eligible to hold, a valid military/Uniformed Services ID.

We will award scholarships throughout the year. Checks will be mailed quarterly after winners are announced and verified.

For more information, please visit the National Military Family Association website.

Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

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

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

ScholarshipPoints awards over $100,000 in exclusive scholarships to current and future students each year. It’s free, it’s fun and can help you pay tuition, what more do you need to know?

  • Earn Points by interacting with them, such as reading emails, playing games, solving puzzles, taking opinion surveys and more. Stuff you're already doing online!
  • Enter Drawings. Your earned scholarship points are chances to win. The more points you earn, the more chances to win!
  • Win Scholarships. All winners are randomly selected from the total points entered and announced on a couple times each month. Your chances of winning increase with each activity you complete. The more activities you do, the more points you earn, and the more chances you will have to win a scholarship!

For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

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

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service.

Undergraduate students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years and a total of up to $11,200 (whichever comes first). Part-time students are eligible. Future awards are subject to available and approved funding.


The Veteran must:

  • Have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States of America was or is participating; or,
  • Have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
  • Have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury prior to death and has now died; or,
  • Be listed as MIA (missing in action) in a foreign country as determined by the U.S. government.

Student must:

  • Enroll at least half-time.
  • Be a Michigan resident for one year prior to program application.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
  • For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 and meet the institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.

For more information, please visit the Children of Veterans Tuition Grant website.

Unigo - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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