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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.
AFSA Second Chance College Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Enter in 10 minutes to win one of five $1,000 College Scholarships. Open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education.
- The Second Chance College Scholarships Contest is open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
- Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll or already be enrolled for Spring 2020 session.
- Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.
- Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) ENTRY submittal.
Shout It Out Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2019
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
AES Engineering Solutions - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 6, 2019
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.
YoungArts National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Are you a 15-18 year old visual, literary, design or performing artist?
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
- Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
- Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
- Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
- Achieve national recognition
- Take master classes with accomplished artists
- Young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 by December 1, 2019 may apply.
- Applicants must be either a United States Citizen or have permanent resident status.
- Prepare you submission materials based on the category you are entering.
- Complete the application form online.
- Pay the $35 non-refundable fee or get it waived.
Applications are accepted in the areas of Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Film, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.
For more information, please visit the YoungArts website.
American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week Photography Contest - Outside Competition
Deadline: October 18, 2019
AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2019.
The photography theme for this year is: "Exploring Earth Science"
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.
People of all backgrounds and abilities have a place in the geosciences, which means learning about the Earth systems of the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). A picture is worth a thousand words – and a thousand ways to get involved. With your camera, capture an image of someone in your community exploring Earth science. Geoscience is, after all, for everyone!
The photography contest is limited to one submission per entrant. A valid submission will contain the following information:
- One photograph focusing on the topic "Exploring Earth Science." 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.
Horatio Alger Michigan Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 25, 2019
As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.
The Horatio Alger Michigan Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Michigan who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.
There is also a National Scholarship Program that is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.
- Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
- Be a United States citizen
For more information, please visit the Horatio Alger website.
KCAD has had a past winner of this scholarship!
VIDA Creative Arts Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 30, 2019
VIDA is a global platform that brings together creatives and manufacturers from around the world to create original apparel and accessories - on-demand, at mass-scale. Our global community of creatives includes photographers, fine artists, calligraphers, sculptors, 3D vector artists, potters, writers, interior designers, fashion designers, even hair stylists.
VIDA is proud to offer the $2,500 Creative Art Impact Scholarship for college students to go towards the tuition cost of the college they will attend. The Creative Art Impact Scholarship is not limited to any particular major. All majors can apply. We encourage study and learning across all disciplines. If you are passionate about empowering others and believe that art can have a global impact, we want to hear from you!
- Must be entering or enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
- Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
- Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
- Open to students from all states
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Scholarship winner must provide enrollment and GPA verification
- All application questions must be answered fully
Coca-Cola Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
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 2019-2020 academic school year
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees;
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
For more information, please visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation website.
ZipRecruiter Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
For the ZipRecruiter 2019 Scholarship Promotion, we’re asking high school and college students (18+) to write about their favorite ZipRecruiter feature. The winning entry will receive a $3,000 scholarship!
To enter, please write a 350 max word essay that addresses both the prompts and answer the questions below.
- Write about your favorite ZipRecruiter feature from the list:
- Job Alert Emails
- One-Click Apply
- SMS Job Alerts
- Job Search Functionality
- Write a brief summary of why you chose the feature you wrote about.
- What do you like about it?
- How is it helpful?
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be currently enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States
- Must be a legal resident of the United States
Pinot’s Palette Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Pinot's Palette is one of the nation's largest paint and sip franchises. Our studios employ professionally-trained artists to guide guests through a no-experience-required art class in a relaxed, fun environment.
We will award the chosen applicant with $1,000 to be used towards their tuition expenses and any other verified educational costs.
- Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S.
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or U.S. Permanent Residents
- Anticipating completion of high school diploma in spring 2020
- Planning to pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
National Eagle Scout Association - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: October 31, 2019
The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is an alumni association for Eagle Scouts of all ages. NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is to serve—to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.
- Academic scholarships weigh academic performance, school and Scouting participation, and financial need.
- Score a minimum 1290 SAT or an ACT score of at least 28.
- Must apply during senior year of high school. (Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review were held after October 31 of their senior year may apply during the next scholarship cycle in the following year - even though they may be in college by this time.
- Merit scholarships weigh academic performance, school and Scouting participation, and community service.
- Winners may receive a merit scholarship one time only.
- Applicants may apply multiple times (except for the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year) beginning as a graduating high school senior through junior year of college or with one year remaining at a vocational trade school in each scholarship window.
Outerbox Scholarship for Digital Marketing Excellence - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
OuterBox is a leader in the eCommerce website design, development and search engine optimization industry. As a leader we work with clients small and large across the US and globally. Our annual scholarship rewards innovation and creativity. We welcome all USA students to apply for our scholarship.
- Applicants must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States only.
- Must have completed at least one full year at this school
- Be legal residents of the United States.
- Provide a 500-word statement on why they want to work in web design, eCommerce or the SEO industry and how they plan to excel in the future.
VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
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 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The essay theme for 2019-2020 is: “What Makes America Great”
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.
- Complete the Voice of Democracy entry form.
- Record your original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. No music, singing, poetry or sound effects are allowed.
- Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence.
- 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.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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 up 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 $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for 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 2020-2021 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.) 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.) 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.) Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card, or
- 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.) Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
- 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 2020, 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.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: November 5, 2019
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 2020 competition.
- Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not 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.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 13, 2019
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.
- Up to $40,000 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 2020
- Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020
- Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- Receive standardized test scores of either an SAT Total Score of 1200 and above OR an ACT Composite Score of 26 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.
American Association of University Women - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2019
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
Career Development Grants of $2,000 - $12,000 provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields.
- are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
- hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
- received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2015;
- do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
- plan to enroll or are enrolled in a bachelor or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, master’s degree program, certification program, technical school, or professional degree (e.g. law or medicine)
NRA Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting champion, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $3,000 per semester (up to $6,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership.
You are eligible to apply and be considered for an award from the Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship fund if you are currently an adult member or junior member of the NRA and the son or daughter of:
- A current full-time commissioned peace officer who is also a member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.
- A deceased full-time commissioned peace officer who lost his or her life in the performance of assigned peace officer duties and was a member of the NRA at the time of death.
- A retired full-time commissioned peace officer who is also a member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.
- A full-time commissioned peace officer, disabled as a result of a line of duty incident, who is also a current member of the NRA. Such NRA membership must remain current in order to receive or continue to receive a Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship.
Membership in the National Rifle Association may be verified by placing the applicant's and sponsoring-parent peace officer's membership numbers on the application form.
- An official copy of transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
- Proof of acceptance to a college or university. If no acceptance has been received please attach a list of colleges applied to.
- Documentation that indicates a minimum SAT score of 1100 on SAT taken after March 2016/1680 on SAT taken before March 2016 or 25 ACT points
- Enrollment as a full-time student - 12 credit hours
- Written essay of a minimum of 500 but not exceeding 700 words - typed and double-spaced in support of the rights which are secured by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
- Documentation on agency letterhead that the qualifying parent is a current, retired, deceased, killed, or disabled in the line of duty member of a law enforcement agency, signed by an official of that agency
- All three waiver forms completed and signed by the applicant
- The applicant will need to request the three personal reference forms. Reference forms should be disbursed as follows: (1) principal / guidance counselor, (2) community or law enforcement official who knows the applicant, and (3) any other person, not a relative, who knows the applicant.
- The applicant and parent must both provide proof of NRA Membership. If selected, this membership must be maintained for period scholarship is received by student.
- To continue receiving the Scholarship Award, an average minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained and reported to this office as well as a brief summary of your activities during that semester
Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2019
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.
- Provide the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
- Have financial need.
- Are 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.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship - Outside scholarship
Deadline: November 20, 2019
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.
Each award (up to $40,000 per year) is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
- Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status as of January 1, 2020, or a recent graduate (since spring 2015).
- Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2020.
- Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
- Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $28,000.
- Have not previously attended a four-year institution.
For more information, please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.
American Quarter Horse Association - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: December 1, 2019
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. There is a Michigan scholarship and a Journalism/Communications 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.For more information, please visit the AQHA website.
Bowl.com - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Are you a bowler? One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships so you can pursue your dreams. More than $6 million in annual scholarships are awarded to youth bowlers each season based on academic, leadership and on-lane performances.
Both high school and current college students may apply for scholarships. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000 per year.For more information, please visit the Bowl.com website.
Insurance Providers Look Twice Save A Life Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2019
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students.
The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education.
- Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.
- Once you have completed Step 1, please proceed to filling out the application.
- Submit a link to your video, artwork, essay or creative element of your choice in the final step of the application form.
- Current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year.
- Student must have a valid driver’s license.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mother Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 5, 2019
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).
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.
- Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
- Must be a mother who is attending school at the undergraduate level
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 7, 2019
For 30 years the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America have been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund.
An A.E. Robert Friedman Scholarship is open to any high school senior or college age student seeking to further their education. Applicants must be sponsored by an active PDCA member in good standing.
- Must be sponsored by an active PDCA member in good standing.
- Must be at least a high school senior or college student.
- Must pledge to use any scholarship award granted toward vocational, college or post-college studies.
- Are not required to be a member of the PDCA, related to a PDCA member or an employee of a PDCA member, or to have any other connection with the PDCA.
The Trustees will make annual awards based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. The Trustees reserve the right to investigate and verify any information or data submitted by the candidate.For more information, please visit the PDCA website.
Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Pretty Presets for Lightroom 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 Presets for Lightroom $500 bi-annual scholarship (awarded twice per year). This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!
Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Lightroom 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.
- How Lightroom has changed Photography
- Lightroom techniques for Fall, Winter or Spring photos
- How to re-touch skin in Lightroom for photographers
- A How To Lightroom Tutorial
- High school seniors and currently enrolled College students may apply
- Employees and their immediate family members of LightroomPresets.com are not eligible to participate.
The deadline for scholarship entries is bi-annually on June 15 and December 15. The winning entry will be published on Pretty Presets Blog.For more information, please visit the Lightroom Presets website.
Foreclosure.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2019
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.
- Open only to those legal residents of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
- Currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school).
Explain what steps are needed to research and acquire financially distressed properties.
The housing market has many ups and downs. In recent years this has led to higher inventories of financially distressed properties such as foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. Tell us how you would go about finding these properties and what steps you would take to acquire them.For more information, please visit the Foreclosure.com website.
CarCovers.com - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2019
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.
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.For more information, please visit the CarCovers.com website.
Hooked To Books Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 20, 2019
At Hooked To Books, we acknowledge the importance of education and highly value knowledge. In an effort to promote reading and education among young people, we are pleased to announce the Hooked To Books Annual Scholarship for college students, with the total worth of $1500.
In order to apply, you must submit an essay, written in English and is 800 – 2000 words in length, answering one of the following questions:
- How did a book change your life?
- What book mirrors your life?
- What booked got you hooked to books?
- The applicant should, on the scholarship result date, be enrolled in a two year or four year college program. This scholarship is open to applicants from any country in the world.
- The applicant must write an email with the subject line of “HTB 2019 Scholarship Application” and send it to [email protected] They will state in the email their name, contact address, phone number, the school name and state where they are attending college.
- The essay must be sent as an attachment in Word form (.doc or .docx extension) in the aforementioned email. The file should be named “HTB_Lastname“. Example: HTB_Reagan.docx
- Only one (1) submission per applicant is allowed.
- Submissions that do not follow this guideline will be automatically rejected without notification.
- Application is free of charge
- By submitting their essay, the applicant gives permission to publish the essay on hookedtobooks.com and their social media pages.
Jay Kennedy Cartooning Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 20, 2019
The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, is giving up to $5,000 to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world's leading cartoonists.
Applicants must be students at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will be a Junior or Senior during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants do not have to be art majors to be eligible for this scholarship.
Along with a completed entry form, applicants are required to send 8 samples of their own cartooning artwork (copies only); noting if and where the work has been published, either in print or on the web. DO NOT send original artwork.For more information, please visit the National Cartoonists Society Foundation website.
AFSCME Family Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million active and retired members. 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 $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:
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Be a daughter, son or financially dependent grandchild of an active or retired, 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.
- Have taken the SAT or the ACT.
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12.
The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You" All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred). Essays will be judged on originality, scholarship (including works cited) and presentation (including grammar and spelling).
Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.
The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high or high school during the 2019-2020 academic year, or homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. A previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.For more information, please visit the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund website.
Tobi Cares Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
We aim to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education, leadership, and of course, personal style. Her success is our success and we hope to broaden horizons and create equal opportunity throughout our communities. Part of this means placing high value on education as a valuable part of success and providing young women with financial assistance for furthering her education. We are proud to offer our annual Tobi Cares Scholarship in which we award $3,000 to one outstanding recipient in the United States. The lucky winner will also receive a $200.00 Tobi.com store credit so she can continue her success in style.
- Applicant must be a woman enrolled or enrolling as an undergraduate student in a four year college or community college in the United States.
- Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior to qualify.
- Applicant must answer all essay questions on our application form.
Unigo $10K Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future.
Submit an online written response to the question: "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less)
- 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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Velvetech Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Velvetech team is well aware of the huge expense related to higher education, with many of us having been involved in it ourselves. While tuition at colleges and universities continues to rise, students and their families are often left with significant financial responsibilities to overcome.
To assist students passionate about pursuing a degree in web design or development, Velvetech is proud to sponsor an annual $1,000 college scholarship essay contest.
- Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year
- Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
- For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
- Has a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
- Write an essay of 1200+ words on the topic “Things to consider before going into Web Development”.
- 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.
Patio Furniture Covers - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 1, 2020
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.
- an Armed Forces Veteran planning to enroll in college classes in your next semester
- a U.S. citizen
- 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.
Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 1, 2020
Steve Anchell and Donna Conrad are pleased to announce the second Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant 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.
- Completed on-line application
- Photocopy proof of college/university enrollment
- A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed
- 350-words or more about your documentary photo project, including who, what, where, when, and why.
- A single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file (or equivalent file format) with 12 - 20 images in the order you want them viewed. Optional: You may caption any or all of the images.
- Must be enrolled full-time and attending an accredited college or university, or vocational/trade school from any state, province, or country. Enrollment must be valid at least one term between January 1 to December 31 of the year for which the project is being submitted. Students graduating within this time may apply. A copy of a valid graduation diploma or certificate will be required.
- Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution at the time of their submission. Students that graduate prior to the competition closing date will still be eligible to submit (as long as they are enrolled at the time of submission). Proof of graduation may be requested.
- A photocopy of a current student ID card must be included with the submission. If your school does not issue student ID cards then please submit an alternative proof of enrollment on official school letterhead or another official document that clearly identifies the school and dates of enrollment.
- Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.
Maptive $2,500 Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 5, 2020
At Maptive, we create innovative solutions that help our clients relate to their data in new and creative ways. This helps our clients gain more insight into their own customers.
The next creative minds emerging into design, data and business will be using the latest data analyzing technology and will be at the forefront of advancing the creative conceptualizations of information. We want to engage with these budding creatives and see what they can present to us. We are offering a scholarship to an undergraduate student who can elaborately take on data presentation in a well constructed and thought-out essay and represent their ideas in an info graphic..
- All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
- Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
- An interest in creative industries, technology or business preferred but not required.
- Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
- Create an infographic to display how data can be displayed creatively. The data displayed can be related to any topic of your choosing.
- Please write a 800 to 1,000 word essay answering the following questions:
- Why do you think it’s important to present data creatively?
- How do you think creative data presentation will change in the future?
- In relation to your infographic, describe what you are displaying and why you chose that particular style of data presentation.
Ron Brown Scholar Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 9, 2020
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.
PhotographyTalk Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2020
At PhotographyTalk, our mission is to help people become better photographers. That includes helping amateur and professional photographers expand their skill set to take better photos and build more successful photography businesses. Now, we’re expanding our footprint to help a whole new group of people - students - to use photography to better their place in the world.
Whether you’re studying to be an auto mechanic, a teacher or the next Jeff Bezos, photography does not discriminate. These days, we all carry around cell phones that have amazing cameras, which means anyone can master the art of photography. We want to help the next generation of photographers realize their educational dreams by supporting students in their college studies.
Each year, one college-bound student will receive a $1,000 PhotographyTalk Scholarship that can be used for tuition, fees, and related educational expenses.
- Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States.
- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
- Applicants for the PhotographyTalk Scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.
- Students must be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year.
- Write an essay (1,000 words or less) that answers the questions outlined in the next section.
- Post the essay on medium.com
- Title the essay “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
- Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the body of the essay.
- Post the video to YouTube
- Title the video “PhotographyTalk Scholarship”
- Include a link back to the PhotographyTalk Scholarship page in the video description
- Provide a concrete example of how photography has impacted your life.
- Identify your greatest photography strength and weakness.
- Why do you deserve this scholarship?
- Where do you see yourself in five years, and how will this scholarship help you get to that point?
- How do you intend to use photography to improve the world in which we live?
Once you’ve posted your essay or video, email us at [email protected] In the email, please include the following:
- In the subject line, write “PhotographyTalk Scholarship Submission”
- In the body of the email, include a link to your essay or video, and your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, as well as the name and website of the college, university or vocational school to which you’ve been accepted or are currently attending.
- Attach documentation showing that you’ve been accepted or are currently attending a tuition-based college, university, or vocational school.
Union Plus Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
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 $4.5 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.
- Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, 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, 2020.
- Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible to apply.
- 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 2020 - 2021 school year.
- Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
My Personal Credit Union - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
My Personal Credit Union's Board of Directors will award four $1,500 MPCU Scholarships in 2020! As you know, the increasing costs of higher education can be quite daunting, and a MPCU Scholarship (and MPCU membership) can help!
- 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 My Personal Credit Union and their immediate families are not eligible.
$5,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
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, 2020
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:
- 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.
Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2020
The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents 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 related construction or maintenance activities, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible.
- 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 applicants 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 18, 2020
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".
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, 2020
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 2020. 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.
Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships
Deadline: February 28, 2020
The Gerber Foundation offers competitive scholarships for students in West Michigan graduating from high schools in Newaygo, Oceana or Muskegon counties.
- Newaygo County - Fremont, Hesperia, Grant, Newaygo, White Cloud, Home-schooled
- Muskegon - Holton, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Ravenna
- Oceana - Hart, Pentwater, Shelby, Walkerville
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!
GameAuthority Scholarship - Outside Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2020
GameAuthority acknowledges how important gaming is in the learning experience. As games have progressed in recent years so has its use across many industries, as well as in education.
Games and simulation programs are used in education from kindergarten all the way to post-graduate exams and career practice. We understand today, that people have different learning styles and we often benefit from strong visuals as well as building our muscle memory. Not only do games provide relaxation outside the classroom but they also promote incredible logical thinking skills, coordination skills, as well as an understanding of coding and digital practice - a skill that is going to become ever-prominently needed in the future.
Are you an undergraduate student that is using gaming or simulation programs to better your education in your studies? We’d love to hear how it’s advancing your learning experience and setting you up for success. If you think you can take on the challenge, please elaborate on your educational gaming experience in an essay! The student that best expresses their thoughts will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
- All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
- Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
- Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
- Please write a 2,000-word word essay answering the following questions:
- How do you use video games to enhance your learning experience?
- How has gaming changed the way you think and learn?
- What are your favorite games and how do you feel they are benefiting you?
Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
- Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date.
- Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
- If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
- Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
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.
- 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.
- Fall or entire academic year (Programs beginning in July through October) Application opens in January, deadline in March
- Spring (Programs beginning in December through April) Application opens in August, deadline in October
- Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens the prior August for early Summer, deadline in October
- Summer (Programs beginning in May through August) Application opens in January for late Summer, deadline in March
For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.
Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit 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.
- 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?
- 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 between the ages of 13 and 25? Want to do good AND enter to win a college scholarship? Then you’re in the right spot.
- Sign up for a campaign.
- Complete the campaign (some take 5 minutes or less!).
- Upload a photo to show you completed the campaign.
That’s right: no essays, no GPA requirements, no recommendations, no applications.
For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.
We have had a past winner!
Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships
What is Chegg? That is the question. Chegg 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.
- are a military spouse with a valid military ID
- 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
- are married when we ask for verification paperwork, usually a month after the applications close
We will awarded scholarships throughout the year. Checks will be mailed quarterly after winners are announced and verified.
- Winners announced: January 22, 2019
- Winners announced: April 22, 2019
- Winners announced: July 22, 2019
- Winners announced: October 22, 2019
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
Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.
There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship and available twice a year. Deadline dates are June 1 and November 1.
FA creative arts scholarship to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Two grant levels in visual, media, or performing arts.
- Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
- Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
- Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
- Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
- Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
- Minimum 16 years of age
- Applicant need not be enrolled in school
- Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
- A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
- A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
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.
- 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?
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!
For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.
We have had a past winner of one of these scholarships!
First Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship
OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased, missing in action, or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the First Marine Division in furthering their education toward a Bachelor's degree.
POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full-time undergraduate students (for up to a maximum of four years) who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school. Neither graduate study requests nor applications at the high-school or prep-school level are accepted. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.
ELIGIBILITY: Limited to dependents of honorably discharged veterans now deceased from any cause OR missing in action OR totally and permanently disabled who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of the First Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course OR fail to complete an academic year (for reasons other than scholastic) must reapply before benefits can be resumed.
INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the First Marine Division-related period of service of the deceased, missing in action, or 100% permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates First Marine Division service, return a copy with this instruction sheet. This will help to expedite the processing of your application.
- An official copy of the death certificate of the applicant's sponsor under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics or:
- An Affidavit from the Veteran's Administration attesting to the 100% and permanent disability of the applicant's sponsor. Failure to state both 100% and permanent will result on rejection of the application.
- An official copy of the applicant's birth certificate under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics.
- The name, address and telephone number of the applicant's parent, guardian, or whoever stands in loco parentis.
- The name of the college, university or higher technical trade school which the applicant attends or plans to attend and the anticipated graduation date.
- The name of the high school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
- A statement indicating that the applicant will either live on campus or daily commute to school from a specified home address.
- The applicant's Social Security Number and telephone number.
- A letter from the prospective scholar describing goals and aspirations.
Upon receipt of the foregoing by this office, the applicant will be further advised.For more information, please visit the 1st Marines Division website.
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant 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). Future awards are subject to available and approved funding.
- Must be older than 16 and less than 26 years of age.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
- Must have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application.
- Must enroll at least half time at an approved Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university.
- Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
- For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 and meet the institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
- Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.
- 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 brings together in unique ways our technical skills and our hopes for a better world.
It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.
We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.
- Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
- Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
- Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
- Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
- Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
- The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
- All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.
University Tutor Monthly Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship
UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt. A participant may submit only one essay per Contest. Essay submissions that are incomplete, submitted late, pertain to topics other than the applicable topic for the Contest, or otherwise do not comply with these Rules and Regulations will not be accepted and evaluated as part of the Contest.
This Contest is open to anyone that is 16 years of age or older or the applicable age of legal consent under the applicable laws of such person’s country or territory, provided that any participants under the age of 18 return a signed copy of their parent or legal guardian’s consent, before participating in the applicable Contest and in the manner specified by UniversityTutor.com on the Website.
Additionally, no participant is required to purchase any services from UniversityTutor.com to participate in or win any award from participating in the Contest.
Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website. All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 P.M. CST by the last day of the Contest Period. Only those essay submissions submitted through the Website will accepted and judged under the Contest. No mailed-in essays will be accepted or considered under this Contest.For more information, please visit the University Tutor website.
CARiD Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship
CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!
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
- 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
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
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.