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.

 

 

Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2021

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

Essay Topic:

How has the pandemic affected your relationship with sports?

Write a 500-1000 word essay on the subject above.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
  • You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

For more information, please visit the Sports Unlimited website.


Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2021

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

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

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

  • Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be 13 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
  • "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"
For more information, please visit the Unigo website.
 

Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for educational purposes.

The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.

The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States
  • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
  • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2021 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before October 1, 2021:

  • A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page)
  • A one-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from that experience.
  • An official or unofficial transcript from an accredited college or university that includes your most recent semester
  • Diagnosis documentation of the disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis.

For more information, please visit the Buckfire Law Firm website.


AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship

 

Deadline: October 8, 2021

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 13, 2021

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.

In a TikTok, tell us why you deserve tuition, how it will impact your life and help you reach your goals. Be creative. Be passionate. Be your authentic self. Oh, and don’t forget to use our song with #IDeserveTuitionContest

  • 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.


Pretty Photoshop Actions - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2021

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;
  • Or 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 PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
For more information, please visit the Pretty Photoshop Actions website.
 

YoungArts National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2021

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

Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists age 15-18 apply to YoungArts through our national competition across 10 discliplines. All award winners receive a lifetime of support, including access to funding, mentorship, professional development and creative opportunities. 

Why Apply?

  • 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

Eligibility:

  • 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

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

For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.


Scholarship America Dream Award - Outside Scholarship

Deadline:  October 15, 2021 at 3 pm

Too often, student scholarship support dries up after freshman year. Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 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 2021.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2022.
  • 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 2022-23 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.


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

Deadline: October 15, 2021

AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2021.

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: “Water as a Resource in My Community.”

We can see water everywhere — in our food and drink, our cleaning practices, our playtime, our travel and business, our energy, our environment, and more. Be an observant geoscientist. Look around the place where you live. What are some of the special ways that people use, or are impacted by, water? With your camera, capture an image of the ways water is an important part of life in your community.

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

  • One photograph focusing on the topic "Water as a Resource in My Community.” 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.


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

Deadline: October 28, 2021

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 break down: 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.

  • Eligibility:
  • Planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full time in the United States in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • To be eligible, 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:
    1. 1.) Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens, or
    2. 2.) 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
    3. 3.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
    4. 4.) 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
    5. 5.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
    6. 6.) 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 2022, 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, 2021   5 pm

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.

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 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
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

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


 

The Call Sam Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2021

A college or vocational school education is a priceless possession. Those with college degrees or technical certifications are more likely to find good paying jobs that lead to fulfilling careers in fields they enjoy. However, this “priceless” commodity comes at a high cost. Many students cannot afford to pay tuition and other expenses without borrowing thousands of dollars, resulting in student loan debt that can take years to repay.

At The Sam Bernstein Law Firm, we appreciate the value of higher education and understand how difficult it is for many people to achieve this worthwhile goal. Since our inception, we have remained committed to helping to improve the lives of our clients as well as the people who live in the communities we serve.

That’s why we’re launching Call Sam Scholars. Our scholarship program will help current and prospective students across Michigan achieve their educational goals. "In honor of our 50th anniversary, we will be giving away $50,000 in scholarships,” says Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. "We are proud to offer this exciting opportunity in helping us achieve our goal of making higher education more accessible to Michigan students."

These scholarships are designed to expand access to Michigan’s colleges, universities and technical/vocational schools for students who need extra support. We strongly believe this investment will provide immeasurable returns as these graduates begin their careers and become valuable contributors to their communities.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:

Ten scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to current or prospective students who meet eligibility requirements.

ELIGIBILITY:

The program is open to Michigan residents in their senior year of high school or students currently attending any accredited Michigan college, university, or vocational/technical school. Each applicant must submit a 500-word essay according to the instructions detailed below.

Write an essay of at least 500 words describing the impact your community has made in your life and your goals for a higher education. Include one or more of the following topics using examples and experiences from your own life.

  • What does the concept of community mean to you and why is it important?
  • What motivated you to pursue a higher education?

For more information, please visit the The Call Sam Scholarship website.


VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Established in 1947, our 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 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The essay theme for 2021-2022 is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct 31 deadline, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories.

HOW TO ENTER:

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

JUDGING CRITERIA:

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

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition - Outside Scholarships

Deadline:  November 15, 2021

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 2022 competition.

Eligibility:

  • 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 participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll 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.

For more information, please visit the Elks website.


Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards - Outside Scholarship

Deadline:  November 15, 2021

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 18, 2021

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

Eligibility:

  • Graduate from a US high school in spring 2022
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
  • 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. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.

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


Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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.
  • Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC. Must be Pell Grant eligible. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have achieved a 3.75 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 Scale.
  • Must be ranked by the school and in the top 20% of the high school graduating class.
  • Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year 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.


Bowl.com - Outside Scholarships

Deadline:  December 1, 2021

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 Bowl.com website.


Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship -  Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 5, 2021

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

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

The Application Process

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

Criteria

  • Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be a mother who is attending school at the undergraduate level
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.00

For more information, please visit the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers website.


Foreclosure.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2021

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

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled college students (graduate students are NOT eligible) 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 2021 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.

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

Explain the impact of COVID-19 on Foreclosures in the US residential housing market

Please describe how COVID-19 has affected the Foreclosure housing market in the U.S. Please reference specific issues such as: How has COVID-19 affected homeowners facing foreclosure? Are the moratoriums on foreclosures helping or just delaying the inevitable? How has the auction process changed in response to the pandemic? Will there be opportunities for home buyers and investors in 2021 from a possible crash, and how will it be different from the housing crash of 2007- 2008.

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


CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2021

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

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

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

Eligibility:

  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.

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


NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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.

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


Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program – Outside Grant

Deadline:  December 31, 2021

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.

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 2021-2022 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.

 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.

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


Transgender First Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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.
Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Identify as Transgender
  • 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, 2021

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

Submit an online written response to the question: "2020 was a year to be remembered. What will you remember most about 2020 and why is it important to you?" (250 words or less)

Eligibility:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

For more information, please visit the Unigo website.


AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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;
  • For 2022, AFSCME has 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.


Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2022

Patiofurniturecovers.com is a passionate proponent of continued education. We support our military and Armed Forces Veterans wholeheartedly. We’re excited to help students continue their education and meet their personal goals.

You are eligible for our scholarships if you are:

  • an Armed Forces Veteran planning to enroll in college classes in your next semester
  • a U.S. citizen

You must write a 500-750 word essay as part of your application. You can choose from the following subjects:

  • Your appreciation for another veteran or Armed Forces member
  • The skills you learned in the military that can transfer to your college career
  • Your biggest challenge in the military and how you overcame it
  • A moment where you experienced failure and the lessons you learned from it
  • Your opinion on the greatest commander of all time

You can write your essay in any style. You can choose to be informative, humorous, inspirational or educational. Keep in mind that winners will be chosen primarily on creativity and content. However, make sure you use correct grammar and punctuation. Citing sources is acceptable, but your quote should not exceed two sentences. Your ideas and experiences should be the focal point of your essay.

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


Ron Brown Scholar Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 9, 2022

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.


John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 14, 2022

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, 2022

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.

There are two requirements for applicants:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • 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, 2022

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, 2022

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. Entries can express this theme in any genre or shooting style, but must be submitted online.

Eligibility:

  • Entrants must be enrolled in and attending undergraduate or graduate college classes, full or part time, between September 2021 and February 2022.
  • 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!


The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship honors three Michigan public school teachers who were fired for no other reason than their refusal to pay union dues.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks.

Applicants are limited to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Officers, directors and employees of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the National Right to Work Committee, Members of the Selection Review Committee and their families are not eligible.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic ability and a demonstrated interest in the Institute’s work. Applicants must also:

  • Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in a college or university Department of Education program and the potential of a successful application for a teaching license; and submit a transcript of grades.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the problems of compulsory unionism in relation to education by submitting an original typewritten essay of approximately 500 words.

For more information, please visit the National Institute for Labor Relations Research website.


Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022

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 working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.

Eligibility

  • Current and retired members of 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, 2022.
  • 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 2022 - 2023 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.


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

Deadline: January 31, 2022

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.

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. Entrants must also be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor's or Associate's degree program or graduate program at an eligible school within one (1) year of winner notification/confirmation or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.

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


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

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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.


Bloom Credit Union - Outside Scholarship

Deadine: February 1, 2022

Bloom Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 Scholarships in 2022! A Bloom Credit Union Scholarship (and Bloom Credit Union membership) can help with the increasing costs of higher education!

Eligibility

  • You must be a member (primary account owner) in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the deadline.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • A copy of your school transcripts must be submitted.
  • Please submit an essay (300 word maximum) on what the credit union means to you.
  • Graduate students, employees, officials of 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, 2022

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:

  • Fashion Design: Charline E. McCue Memorial Endowment, GPA minimum = 3.00
  • 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.


Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 7, 2022

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

Eligibility:

  • For the 2022 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, 2019, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2019, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2022. 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 2022 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 2022 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit the Elks website.

Simon Youth Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 16, 2022

Each year, SYF’s scholarships support hundreds of college-bound students through three nationally competitive scholarship programs. To date, SYF has awarded more than $20 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 2022
  • Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement

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


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

Deadline: February 17, 2022

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".

PRIZES:

  • 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, 2022

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 2022. 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.


World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 22, 2022

Population growth is a threat multiplier – it makes other problems worse and more difficult to combat. Through the World of 7 Billion student video contest, middle and high schoolers 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 and offer an idea for a sustainable solution.

The global challenges are: agriculture and food, urbanization, or ocean health.

Who can enter?

  • 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.

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


Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2022 at 4 pm

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.


Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadlines: Spring 2022 scholarship = November 15, 2021

                   Fall 2022 scholarship = April 15, 2022

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget. The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga, our mission is to help travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checked luggage with carry-on-sized travel backpacks, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner's study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

For more information, please visit the Tortuga Backpacks website.


Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Betty Hansen National Scholarship - Up to six available at $2500 each.

The applicant must:

  • Be a Danish Sisterhood member or the child of a Danish Sisterhood member in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the application deadline.
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student

For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.


Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School or Coldwater High School graduating seniors planning to continue studies in visual arts at a four-year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a determining factor.

Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall-area graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s financial need and future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important, but not necessarily a determining factor. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors or former MHS graduates who will be attending a four-year institution and major in fine arts, performing arts, theater or architecture. Preference may be given to applicants attending University of Michigan or Kalamazoo College. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who receive this scholarship are encouraged to apply for further support in subsequent years.

Amelia M. Stuart Trevelyan Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior or previous MHS graduate pursuing a career in Art or Art History. Students who receive this scholarship may apply for further support in subsequent years.

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


American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

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

Requirements:

  • 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.


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

Deadline: March 2, 2022

Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here's your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 15th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.

  • This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
  • This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. International students who have a student visa to attend school in the United States are considered legal residents and eligible.
  • One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Original art can be sent by taking a digital photograph or scanning it.

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

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

If your entry does make the voting round, please let Lori DeForest know at [email protected].  She will ask other KCAD community members to vote for you! 

For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

KCAD has had a Top 10 Finalist!


Pulaski Scholarship for Advanced Studies - Outside Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 16, 2022

The American Council for Polish Culture is a national organization uniting like-minded groups and individuals in cities across the United States in promoting Polish culture, heritage and history, and intercultural understanding. The Pulaski Scholarships for Advanced Studies Program, which was initially endowed by the Conrad R. Walas family, is administered solely by the American Council for Polish Culture.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and of Polish ancestry.
  • Applicant must be a classified graduate student enrolled at an accredited university in the United States and must have completed at least one year of studies at the graduate level.

Application (Completion of an application form is not required)

  • Submit a resume (essay), including
  • trace your Polish line of descent to the nearest family member(s) to whom you ascribe your Polish ancestry and provide a document to prove the Polish origin;
  • a description of your academic and career goals;
  • a section listing the postgraduate courses in which you are currently enrolled if not shown on your transcript;
  • a brief statement as to what significance a $5,000 scholarship would have for you; and
  • provide a permanent address (so we can contact applicant, if necessary, after applicant has left school).
  • Submit a copy of your most recent official (not downloaded) university transcript.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you are studying or have studied at your current postgraduate level.

Research:

  • Submit a description of your research efforts to date if your Master's program requires the completion of a thesis. If a thesis is not required, submit a copy of an academic project, report or paper on a topic in your major field of study that was submitted recently as part of a course requirement.
  • Submit a copy of a faculty evaluation of the project, proposal, report or paper referred to above. The evaluation may be in the form of a grade given for the work and/or written comments by the evaluator.
  • Submit a description of your extracurricular personal involvement in the mainstream community (on/off campus) or any pertinent work experience. Describe, in particular, any participation in Polish-American activities at school or in the community. Submit a letter of recommendation from a person who is familiar with your participation in the activities/experience described above.

For more information, please visit the ACPC website.


eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship (Random Sweepstakes Drawing)

Deadline: March 31, 2022

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

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.

This sweepstakes is open to students who are U.S. citizens, a U.S. national, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a person residing in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are enrolled or who intend to enroll in an institution of higher education.

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


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

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

  • Eligibility:
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student's home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Apply for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.

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

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs. The award is named after Eli Segal, a pioneer of national service and the first CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans. The dollar amount of the education award is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year.

  • Eligibility:
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. See the section called VISTA Cash Stipend on the Use Your Education Award web page for more information.

For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.


Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit the Samaritas website.


DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

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

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

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

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

We have had a past winner!


Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

What is Chegg? That is the question. Chegg 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…

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

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


Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

Fastweb is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for college. 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. That's $3.4 billion dollars in funding - all available to students like you!

To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com 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. Through the inspiration of Joanne Holbrook Patton, who recognized a scholarship serves both as a reward and an incentive, our Association launched the program to enhance military spouse career potential.

  • Eligibility:
  • are a spouse of a member of the seven Uniformed Services
  • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • are a dual service military spouse
  • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits

We will awarded 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.


Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must re-apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full time study, or eight academic years for part time study if they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
  • Student must be a dependent spouse and registered as the spouse of the Soldier in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
  • Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution. Those pursing a second bachelor’s degree may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • SEAP does not apply to graduate level courses.
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Student must not be active duty or in a reserve component or a retiree of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
  • Any Spouse Scholarship recipient who also receives funding from other sources (i.e. GI Bill, scholarships, My CAA, VA benefits, etc.) may not be eligible to receive their full scholarship from AER. The Financial Aid Office at each school will determine the recipient’s final eligibility based on the complete financial aid package. Once all costs are covered, any remaining funds must be returned to AER and will not be disbursed to the student.

There is not a deadline to apply for a Spouse scholarship, however, please review the timetable that outlines the Application Cycles. You will only submit one application per academic year. Please apply during the Cycle that ensures your funds will be disbursed when needed.

For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.


ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

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

  • 1. Earn Points

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

  • 2. Enter Scholarships
  • Your earned scholarship points are chances to win. The more points you earn, the more chances to win!
  • 3. Win Scholarships
  • All winners are randomly selected from the total points entered and announced on ScholarshipPoints.com a couple times each month. Your chances of winning increase with each activity you complete. The more activities you do, the more points you earn, and the more chances you will have to win a scholarship!

For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

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


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 ($2,800 per year at full-time status). Part-time student are eligible. Future awards are subject to available and approved funding.

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


Unigo - Outside Scholarships

Do you always find yourself doodling on your notes? Do you find it easier to express your thoughts through paintings or drawings 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 that helps us understand the world better; and still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.

One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation 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 adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.

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

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


FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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


CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

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

  • How do I apply?

Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to [email protected] Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen - we're looking forward to your creativity!

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

Two scholarships will be awarded each year:

  • Spring entries must be received before midnight on April 30
  • Fall entries must be received before midnight on October 31
  • Who will win?

We're looking for the most creative, inspiring, and thought provoking photos! So get to work and show us what you've got! The winning photo will be published here, on my.CARiD.com, and our other social media pages. We'll pick our favorite photo, and send a check for $1,000 to the winner!

For more information, please visit the CARiD website.