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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.

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: May 27, 2019

This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required.

The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is : The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States.

For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

PFLAG Detroit Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: May 30, 2019

PFLAG Detroit offers various programs to support GLBT people and their families. PFLAG-Detroit is pleased to provide up to four $500 college scholarships for students who have shown support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or programs. The Scholarship is open to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Applicant must attend a higher education facility in the same year.
    • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community.
    • Yes, You may nominate yourself!
    • Recipients must attend August PFLAG Detroit meeting to receive award.
    • For more information, please visit the PFLAG-Detroit website.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's college scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.

      Eligibility:
    • Scholarships for high school seniors, high school graduates starting college or students currently in college
    • Diagnosed at or before age 19 with a primary malignant or nonmalignant central nervous system brain and/or spinal cord tumor, as identified by the World Health Organization
    • Plan to or already attending an accredited community college, undergraduate college/university, vocational, trade or technical institution (graduate level applicants are not eligible to apply)
    • If awarded, agree to participate in PBTF's Scholar Service Program
    For more information, please visit the Cure the Kids website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are available for students attending non-tribal public and non-profit private colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded through partnerships with corporate and private donors. These scholarships are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

  • Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:
    • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
    • Enrolled full-time in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
    • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.
    • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    For more information, please visit the American Indian College Fund website.

    1st Art Gallery.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    1st-Art-Gallery.com continues its $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education.

  • Eligibility
    • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
    • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
  • Guidelines
  • Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Art Gallery website.

    National Hemophilia Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Each year, HFA awards 4 scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community.

  • Who can apply?
    • Individuals within the bleeding disorders community seeking a post-secondary education, which can include a community college, university, or trade school.
    • This includes those with bleeding disorders and immediate family members (parent, sibling, child) of those with a bleeding disorder.

    All recipients are invited to reapply in subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year’s applicants will be independently weighed.

    For more information, please visit the National Hemophilia Foundation website.

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    When in College you have to spend time researching topics. Answer the questions (answers are to be found on their website) and then include one paragraph along with your answers to the quiz, telling us your intended area of study at college and what you would like to do after you graduate.

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating HS senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a ACT of 19 or higher. Open to only US Citizens.

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

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).

    Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they have developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).
    • Must be a legal resident in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    TREA Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    The mission of the Foundation is to support and assist fellow veterans, active and retired, their families, military widows and children as necessary to provide assistance during their time of need and to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors - including active components, Reserves, and National Guard, and all retirees. The Memorial Foundation provides educational assistance and opportunities to the children and grandchildren of TREA and TREA Auxiliary members.

    All applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is or was a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of The Retired Enlisted Association. Adults or emancipated children are not eligible.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must have Dependent status.
    • Must be the child or grandchild of a TREA member in good standing, or of a deceased person who was a member at time of demise.
    • Full-time students only.
    For more information, please visit the TREA website.

    American Indian Graduate Center - Outside Scholarship/Fellowship

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    The Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

      To be considered, applicants must be:
    • Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
    • Able to demonstrate financial need, and;
    • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood).
    For more information, please visit the American Indian Graduate Center.

    Stuck at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 3, 2019

  • OVER $20,000 IN CASH SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES AVAILABLE!
  • We’re giving away $20,000 in cash scholarships to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! New this year? You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Plus, once the voting period starts, a live voting counter lets you see the results in real time. We also created separate categories for dresses, so your date doesn’t necessarily have to be decked out in Duck Tape finery. Because let’s face it, coordinating corsages is stressful enough

  • Who Can Apply?
    • Be at least 14 years of age.
    • Attend a high school, home school association, or other school-sanctioned prom during the 2018 calendar year.
    • Be a legal resident of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Maryland, Vermont and Colorado) or a legal resident of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec).
    • Not have been a finalist in any previous Stuck at Prom contests.
  • CREATE
    • Create and wear your original & unique promwear using Duck® brand duct tape and/or Duck® brand crafting tape (see Official Rules for details). Remember to take a high resolution pic of the big moment!
  • SUBMIT
    • Head to this section of the website to fill out the entry form where you’ll upload at least one pic of yourself in your Duck® prom wear and fill in more details. Don’t forget to get your parent’s permission if you’re under 18 years old or the photography release. After you submit, a confirmation email will be delivered right to your inbox.
  • HOW ARE HE WINNERS SELECTED?
  • Duck® brand selects a panel of judges, and those judges will determine the finalists based on:
    • Workmanship (20%)
    • Originality (20%)
    • Use of colors (20%)
    • Accessories (20%)
    • Use of Duck® Brand Duck Tape (20%)
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM SELECTED AS A FINALIST?
    • Your pic will be posted in our spectacular Gallery, where it will compete against other entries in the online community voting phase. After that:
    • The Finalist receiving the greatest number of valid votes in the Dress Category will be selected as the winner of the Dress Category and awarded the First Place Prize for the Dress Category.
    • The Finalist receiving the greatest number of valid votes in the Tux Category will be selected as the winner of the Tux Category and awarded the First Place Prize in the Tux Category.
    • The remaining Finalists will each be awarded a Runner’s Up Prize.
    For more information, please visit the Stuck at Prom Duck Brand website.

    Grand Rapids Trans Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 7, 2019

    This scholarship is to help transgender students with education-related expenses while pursuing a degree or certificate from an accredited college, university, or technical / vocational program with a satellite campus or permanent presence in Kent County, MI.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • This award is open to people of any age who identify as transgender (including non-binary, two-spirit, third gender, transsexual, and/or any other non-cis gender identity.)
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Award criteria are based on personal essay, financial need, and academic goals. There is no GPA or grading requirement.
    • Applicants must provide the completed application form and one essay
    • Applicants must also submit the financial release form to their first-choice academic institution.
  • ESSAY
  • Please submit a typewritten essay of a few paragraphs (approximately 500 words or less) answering the following questions:

    • Describe any individual circumstances that present difficulties in pursuing your goals. Have you experienced barriers (in education or otherwise) related to your trans identity?
    • Tell us about your academic goal(s). How will this scholarship help your academic (or life) outcome?

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation website.

  • We have had a winner from here!
  • West Michigan Chalk Art Festival - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 15, 2019

    The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings explosions of color, vitality and a sense of community to West Michigan. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families and businesses to create their own art using chalk.

    The event is on June 14-15, 2019 at Tanger Outlets in Byron Center, MI. Cash prizes up to $1000 are available. Registration is required so please complete your registration form early.

    KCAD has had many students and alumni win over the past few years!

    For more information and to register, please visit the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival website.

    FormSwift Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2019

    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.
  • Future Scholarship Deadlines:
    • Spring 2019: March 15, 2019
    • Summer 2019: June 15, 2019
    For more information, please visit the FormSwift website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 19, 2019

    The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

  • Please send a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    WallPops for Education - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 28, 2019

    Every year, we award two $1000 scholarships to students pursuing an art-related education. Creating beautiful home décor is our passion, and the scholarships give us an opportunity to support those who share our passion for design and creativity. The scholarship is open to both graduating seniors and first year college students.

  • Eligibility:
    • Demonstrates a passion for the arts with plans on beginning or continuing an art related education
    • Is a citizen of the United States of America
    • Has a minimum grade point average of 3.2
    • Enrolled full time in an US high school with expected 2019 graduation, or completed GED (attach transcripts or official record);
    • OR is Enrolled full time as a college freshmen at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official record)
    For more information, please visit the WallPops webpage.

    Caring.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

    Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

  • Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:
    • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
    • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
    • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States.
    • a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year university or college in the United States- or- full-time high school student who is registered to attend a two- or four-year university or college next semester.
    For more information, please visit the Caring.com website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

  • Short Essay
  • Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
    • Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    • Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"

    To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.

    Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year.

  • Eligibility
    • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) during the scholarship application year may apply.
    • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
    For more information, please visit the Korean American Scholarship Foundation website.

    Fostering Futures Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    The Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. The FFS is available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete one application per academic year and return it to Student Scholarships and Grants, listed at the bottom of the application.

  • Eligibility:
    • Student must have been in Michigan foster care due to abuse/neglect on or after their 13th birthday.
    • Student must be attending a Michigan public or private degree-granting four-year college/university or a community college at least half time.
    • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and demonstrate financial need.
    • Be an undergraduate student pursuing their first degree.
    • Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as set by the institution.
    • Scholarship can only be used for undergraduate students; not available for graduate students.
    • Scholarship can also be used for computers (or other electronic devices IF the institution has a written statement that the device is required for enrollment).
    • This scholarship can be used along with the Education and Training Voucher (ETV).
    • If the student also has the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), the TIP funds must be used before FFS funds.
    • There is no maximum age restriction for the student.
    For more information and application, please visit the State of Michigan website.

    Charms to Treasure Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

  • How to Apply for Our Scholarship
  • Create a 1-2 minute video about why you are passionate about art & design and submit it to us (before submitting the form you will need to upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo). Please note that the quality of the video will not be a ranking factor, only the content of the video will be considered.

  • Who's Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is already attending or will attending an accredited college or university.

  • Amount: $500
  • For more information, please visit the Charms to Treasure website.

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships is to provide assistance to women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses studying for a career other than the ordained ministry.

  • The applicant must:
    • be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    • be at least 21 years old.
    For more information, please visit the Women of the ELCA website.

    Theater-Masks.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    Jonathan Becker is a mask maker, teaching artist and a theatrical performer. He started down that path in 1986 and began sculpting masks while a student in Paris, France. He returned to the United States in 1990 and founded Theater-Masks.com. Since then he has spent years in continuous study, training actors with masks and teaching mask making techniques. Now he is in a position to offer an opportunity to art students that wish to further their education.

    If you want to work in theater or if you have dreams of becoming a mask maker (or something similar), you’ll probably need some education. And, it turns out, that is not cheap!

    The Theater Masks Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded bi-annually, twice each year to individuals who are enrolled (or planning to enroll) to study in an art or drama related field. In short, if you are interested in a career in the arts, attending school, and live in the United States or Canada, you can apply!

  • Scholarship Details
    • Amount: $500 bi-annually
    • Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
    • Entry Deadlines: January 1st and July 1st
    • Winner Announced: January 15th and July 15th
  • Entry Requirements
    • Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.
    • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to [email protected]
    • Be sure to attach your photo. Include your name, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. We also require the name of the college or university and their mailing address, that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school.
    For more information, please visit the Theater-Masks.com website.

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.

    The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

    • The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
    • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
    • Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
    • Completed copy of the Application Form
    • Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form

    For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.

    Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 12, 2019

    Do you have fun travel stories to share? We bet you do! Our 13th annual simple-to-apply teen travel blogging merit scholarship offers cash grants for great writing.

    Family Travel Forum (FTF), the trusted vacation planning resource, and sponsors from the travel industry, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

    Have you taken an unexpectedly wonderful -- or terrible but funny -- trip with your family? Or have you journeyed somewhere with a school group or sports team and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience or destination? Have you gone somewhere -- near or far -- that opened up new ways of looking at the world?

    Family Travel Forum invites you to submit travel blogs that are serious, funny or contemplative, as long as they are informative. The top winners will receive cash awards. Twenty finalists will win honorable mention awards and travel gifts.

  • Eligibility for FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
    • Applicants must be ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12.
    • Applicants must be attending junior high or high school in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program.
    • Travel blogs must be no more than 600 words in length, and the trip must have been taken in the last five years.
    • Entries must include text and be illustrated by at least one photo, digital artwork or video.
    • Travel essays must include practical details so that others can follow in your footsteps. Details should include names of attractions, museums, themeparks, resorts, restaurants, the local beach, etc. with URLs as appropriate.
    • Travel blogs must be submitted online using the FTF Teen Travel Scholarship Essay Submission Form. Please create a strong, descriptive blog title, and use the editing tools provided to make paragraph breaks or add punctuation, and to upload your photos and or video.
    • Your Travel blog must be your original creation and must not have been previously published.
    • Multiple submissions are not allowed.
    • If you are notified that you are a Finalist, you will be contacted by August 20, 2019 and asked to send a copy of your transcript from your school, as well as a permission letter from your parents if you are under 18. More information about the Parent Permission Letter is available on the FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship FAQ page.
    For more information, please visit the FTF Teen Travel Writing website.

    Bay Harbor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 25, 2019

    The Bay Harbor Foundation pursues its mission of improving the quality of life experience in Northern Lower Michigan and meeting the immediate needs of our community through our scholarship program, which was established in 2008 to provide assistance to those who are active in the Bay Harbor community.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Each recipient shall be a person who is employed by a Bay Harbor entity within the Bay Harbor Community or shall be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a person who is so employed as stated in the Program Goals.
    • The applicant must be 17 years old or older.
    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, including community and junior colleges, located within the United States.
    • The applicant must be a “Full Time Student”, completing, and receiving credit for, at least 12 accredited college credit hours per semester, or equivalent in quarter hours, and in good standing.
    • The applicant must be a person who has demonstrated good moral character and who has not been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.
    • The applicant must demonstrate a need for assistance in paying tuition of the college or university he or she is attending after taking into account the other financial assistance available to such person.
    • The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community in a written essay.
    • At least one (1) letter of recommendation from an employer, school counselor, longtime friend, or Bay Harbor Resident who knows you well. A second letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
    For more information, please visit the Bay Harbor Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    American Association of State Troopers Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2019

    The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members for assistance with their post-secondary education expenses. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, stepchild, or child raised as a member's own (claimed as a dependent on income tax).

    For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.

  • Applicant Criteria Requirements:
    • An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.
    • High school students must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.
    • College students must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.
    • A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university or community college for the upcoming academic year.
    • A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans"
    • A small photo attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.
    For more information, please visit the AAST website.

    Elizabeth E. Auger Scholarship for Students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2019

    To honor the efforts of diabetes patients everywhere, and to assist diabetic students in achieving their academic and professional aspirations, Dr. Auger has created the Elizabeth Auger Annual Scholarship for Students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Students who are interested in competing for the scholarship will need to submit an essay in response to the following questions:

    • Reflect on the quality of your diabetes care and your efforts to manage your diabetes. What do you believe are the greatest strengths and weaknesses of the care you have received? How have your strategies to manage your blood sugar evolved and changed over time?
    • Where do you see yourself in five years? Please detail how the scholarship will help you to achieve your academic and professional goals.

    Scholarship applicants will be judged based on their answers to essay questions, as well as their full academic records and their extracurricular involvement.

    • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
    • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
    • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.
    • Applicants must submit an academic resume detailing your grade point average, honors and awards you have received, professional and academic achievements and extracurricular activities.
    The scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and will be awarded annually. For more information, please visit the Elizabeth E. Auger website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2019

    For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

  • Eligibility
    • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
    • Legal resident of the U.S.
    • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
    For more information, please visit the Gen and Kelly Tanabe website.

    Creative Outlook Magazine - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2019

    This is your chance to win a $250 art scholarship and to have your art featured on the cover of the 2019 issue of Creative Outlook magazine – a nationally circulated art publication.

    Submit up to five images and then share via social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) for the popular vote. In September, our art panel will select the first and second place winners. The artwork that receives the greatest number of online votes will receive the Peer Choice Award. The first place winner will appear on the 2019 cover of Creative Outlook Magazine. All three winners will receive a $250 scholarship and appear inside the print and digital editions of Creative Outlook. Winners will also receive two copies of the 2019 magazine

  • Art Contest RULES:
    • Open to current college level students, as well as current high school students.
    • Only original artwork created by the submitting artist.
    • All visual and creative art mediums and styles accepted,(painting, drawings, fashion, photography, digital, sculpture, culinary arts, etc).
    • Images must be submitted to the online contest as .jpg, .gif, or .png at a resolution not to exceed 72 dpi.
    • If student artwork is selected as a winner, student must be prepared to submit image in high resolution format (300 DPI, at least 8” wide) in order to meet minimum print resolution standards for inclusion in the magazine. Failure to provide high resolution images will disqualify your artwork.
    • All artwork will remain on the website for the duration of the contest. The earlier you submit your artwork, the longer it will appear on the site for judging by the public.
    • Limit 5 images per applicant.
    • There is no entry fee.

    A couple of our students have won the COVER in the past along with the scholarship!

    For more information, please visit the Creative Outlook Magazine website.

    Freedom from Religion Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: August 1, 2019

    The nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 18,000 members.

  • FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who graduate in spring 2019, who will be attending a North American college or university in fall 2019.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3500.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2019
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  • FFRF David Hudak Memorial Freethinking Students of Color Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open only to freethinking students of color ages 17-21, who are either high school seniors graduating in spring 2019 who will be attending a North American college or university in fall 2019, or who are currently enrolled in a college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3500.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019
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  • FFRF Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to ongoing undergraduate college students up to age 24 attending a North American college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3500.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019
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  • FFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/Older Student Essay Contest
  • Eligibility: Open to any graduate students through the age 30, or to undergraduate students ages 25-30 who attend a North American college or university.
  • Scholarships range from $200 - $3500.
  • Deadline August 1, 2019
  • For more information, please visit the FFRF website.

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2019

    Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.

    To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

    • Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
    • Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
    • Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
    • Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
    • Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
    For more information, please visit the Slovene National Benefit Society website.

    Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2019

    In 2019, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semester), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.

  • Applicant Criteria:
    • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
    • must be a mother, with minor children
    • must be pursuing a first vocational degree/certificate; a first associate's degree; a first bachelor's degree; or a first professional/master's/doctoral degree.
    • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)
    For more information, please visit the Patsy Mink Foundation website.

    Greenlight Booking Share Your Talent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2019

  • What is the Share Your Talent Scholarship?
  • Whether it’s playing an instrument, a physical talent, or any other special skill you have, we want to see it and hear how it’s progressed throughout your life. We want to know who has helped you grow your skills and encouraged you to keep working on your ability. Show us your talent and tell us about how you’ve pushed yourself to get better and why. A $1,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded once a year to the winning submission.

  • How to Apply for the Scholarship
  • Record and submit an original short video showing your talent and explaining your journey honing your talent and how others have encouraged you. Entries should be under 3 minutes long and we will be judging based on the content, not the quality of the recording. You must own the rights to all content, images, and media submitted. We will announce a winner through social media and email or private message the winner directly.

    All applicants should email their full contact information (name, address, email) and video file directly to our scholarship coordinator at [email protected]

  • Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Any legal U.S. resident who is 18 years or older and is attending or will attend an accredited college or university.

    For more information, please visit the Greenlight Booking website.

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 10, 2019

    Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce we will be offering a college scholarship, awarded once a year, designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted.

    Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
    • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
    • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
    • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
    • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
    • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
    • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
    For more information, please visit the Job-Applications.com website.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2019

    Deanna Lynn Potts was born with Cystinosis and lived to be 27 years old. Before she died, she discussed her wishes to start a scholarship fund for children with Cystinosis. We know how devastating a chronic illness can have on a family emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Children with Cystinosis are living longer, thanks to medical science and therefore, embarking on careers. These careers require education. Education is expensive, yet something we do not want to deprive our children of in our world today. Due to the financially draining medical costs, it might prove difficult to send a child to college.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    • Each candidate must be a current high school senior or high school graduate, who has had to postpone higher education, and has Cystinosis.
    • Documentation/verification of Cystinosis (e.g. letter from physician.)
    • An official copy of high school transcript.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current teachers/faculty members and/or counselors regarding applicant's scholastic aptitude and personal qualifications.
    • An essay of 500 words. We want to know a person who has played a vital role in student's life. How? Why? The essay should be typewritten and double spaced
    For more information, please visit the Cystinosis Foundation

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Graduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 15, 2019

    The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 1980. Education can transform societies and renew hope within our communities throughout the world. EAF has worked diligently to fill the void in funding for education.

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship
    • Be a full-time student;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.
  • Graduate Financial Need Scholarship
    • Be a full-time student;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average);
    • Must plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year;
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.

    For more information, please visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation website.

    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.

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    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
  • 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.

    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.

  • 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?

    For more information, please visit the AES Engineering Solutions 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.

    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:
      1. Job Alert Emails
      2. One-Click Apply
      3. SMS Job Alerts
      4. Job Search Functionality
      5. Profiles
    • Write a brief summary of why you chose the feature you wrote about.
      1. What do you like about it?
      2. How is it helpful?
  • Eligibility:
    • 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
    For more information, please visit the ZipRecruiter website.

    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.

  • Eligibility:
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Outerbox website.

    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.

  • HOW TO ENTER:
    • 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.
  • 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.

    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.

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

    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.

  • Eligibility
  • 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.

  • Also needed:
    • 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
    For more information, please visit the NRA 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?
  • Application Guidelines
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Hooked To Books 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.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Tobi website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

  • Eligibility:
    • 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.)
  • Deadline dates vary.
  • For more information, please visit the Walmart 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.
  • Deadlines: (Subject to change)
    • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Eligibility:
    • 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.

  • First Quarter
    • Winners announced: January 22, 2019
  • Second Quarter
    • Winners announced: April 22, 2019
  • Third Quarter
    • Winners announced: July 22, 2019
  • Fourth Quarter
    • Winners announced: October 22, 2019
    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.

    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.

  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers
  • 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.
  • Application Criteria:
    • 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.
    For more information, please visit the Geneseo Migrant Center 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 Drawings
  • 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!

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

    OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education towards a bachelor's degree.

    POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full time, undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. 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 totally and permanently disabled, who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of, the 1st Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course, or who fail to complete an academic year for reasons other than scholastic, must reapply before benefits may be resumed.

    INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the 1st Marine Division related period of service of the deceased or 100% and permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 (or get more info first) and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates 1st Marine Division service, return a copy with the instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.

  • In addition, the following information must be provided:
    • 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.
    • Recent photograph of the applicant.
    • 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 (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to children of certain deceased or disabled veterans. Students may receive tuition assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year.

  • Eligibility:
    • 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 be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. Stepchildren of the veteran are not eligible.
    • The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and must not have later resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    For more information, please visit the LA Tutors website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies. These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Bachelor's) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled full-time in post-secondary 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 $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.

  • Grants can be used for eligible expenses which include:
    • Housing/Rent
    • Utilities
    • Medical/Dental expenses
    • Personal automobile repair expenses
    • Public transportation/Bus pass
    • Childcare

    There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.

    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.

  • Eligibility
  • 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!

  • 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.