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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Description: The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting some of the very best science and engineering college students.
Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not directly apply for the award.
Students interested in the scholarship award should contact the ASF liaison at their attending university.
The scholarship candidates are nominated by faculty in their department to a university-wide committee. The university committee selects their best two candidates and submits these nominees to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Committee.
The ASF Scholarship Committee selects one recipient from each school and presents the candidates to the ASF Board of Directors for approval. If both nominees from a school are deemed unqualified, the scholarship will not be awarded to the school.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 27, 2018
Description: The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:

• Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program

Funded by the GM Foundation—which has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to deserving charities, educational organizations and disaster relief efforts worldwide since 1976—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program continues to be one of the nation’s most impactful scholarship programs.

Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description:If you're considering going to school, and are a Meijer team member or a child of a Meijer team member, consider applying for the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship – you could receive one of two $10,000 awards, or one of numerous $2,500 awards.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Description: Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4–year college or university of their choice.

NSHSS Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

STEM Scholarships

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.

The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Teaching in STEM areas
The Edison Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Avalible October 1
Description: The Edison Scholars Program, sponsored by Edison International, is offering aspiring scientists, mathematicians and engineers scholarships to pursue their education at a four-year colleges or universities. Graduating high school seniors who show potential for success in college and have financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students must live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

Women's Independence Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was established in 1999 as a project of The Sunshine Lady Foundation.  In 2008, we were spun off from SLF to focus solely on scholarships for survivors of intimate partner abuse.  We're excited to launch the on-line application process this year and are looking forward to your submissions!

"Dr. Joe" TCOM Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 06, 2018
Description: This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Joe Misiewicz, former professor and chairperson of the Telecommunications Department (TCOM) at Ball State University, to honor “Dr. Joe” for his commitment to the department, his passion for teaching, and his contribution to the field of broadcast media over the years.

‘My Biggest Success’ Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
Description: Fully licensed, bonded and insured, All American Windows and Doors provides impact window and door products and services throughout the South Florida area. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, All American Windows and Doors offers premium solutions of energy efficient, impact ES Windows and Technoglass products for a variety of customers. With over 100 years of combined experience, their staff has the knowledge and skills to ensure top quality service and satisfaction with your window and door projects.

¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Description: Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education.

A selection committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders will select the award recipients. Recipients may be awarded 1-4 roundtrip tickets for the student and/or parent to use when traveling to/from the college/university. The complimentary airline ticket(s) can be used for travel to any of the 79 Southwest Airlines destinations.

10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Deadline: The 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Application will re-open January 2015.
Description: Our donor-funded scholarships provide crucial financial support to hundreds of low-income students each year. In the past 30 years we have distributed more than $54 million dollars in scholarships. The two scholarships available to undocumented students administered by 10,000 Degrees are The New Leader Scholarship and The Undergraduate Scholarship.

826 Valencia's Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 07, 2018
Description: Each year, we award up to six $15,000 scholarships to college-bound students in the Bay Area.

A Voice for Animals Contest

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018
Description: The Humane Education Network is excited to present its 24th annual A Voice for Animals Contest for high schoolers across the globe. Our contest is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for animals and possibly get rewarded in the process.

A.R.E. Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: Education is a Basic Human Right! The Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.) is determined to provide an education that is equitable to all, regardless of citizenship status. A.R.E. believes that all students deserve an opportunity to attend college without discrimination of any kind. Through its fiscal sponsor, the Raza Education Fund, the Association of Raza Educators will provide undocumented students with an opportunity to realize their dreams of attending college.

A.W. Bodine - Sunkist Growers Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Description: The A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Arthur W. Bodine, a distinguished director of Sunkist Growers and a respected agricultural leader, to provide funds for undergraduate students from agricultural backgrounds who are in need of financial assistance to further their educations.

Abbott & Fenner Annual Scholarship Awards

Application Deadline: June 10, 2018
Description: Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
Description: Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

ABC Summer of Creativity for Youth

Application Deadline: August 10, 2018
Description: Youth Changing the World is calling on young change-makers to apply for a Summer of Service Award. Winners will receive a $1,000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world.

YSA is looking for young people who are creating lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects. They are especially interested in ongoing, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. If you are a young person already involved in volunteering, they want to hear your story of service!

Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Description: Abe Schechter, a true pioneer of radio news, became the first vice president of news for NBC. He began his career in newspapers, then moved to radio. During World War II, he became senior public relations officer for General MacArthur. He eventually returned to NBC where he helped create the Today show. From there, he became part owner of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1960s Schechter founded a PR firm that he and his business partner, George Glazer, subsequently sold to Hill & Knowlton. Schechter and his wife died in a car accident in 1989. Glazer, a long-time board member of RTNDF and founder of the First Amendment Banquet, soon after Schechter’s death began raising money for a $2000 scholarship in his name.

Accountemps Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description: AICPA and Accountemps offer the AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship to provide financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.

Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
Description: Wiley CPAexcel produces CPA Exam study courses with great clarity the underlying financial concepts in each section of the CPA Exam. Wiley CPAexcel CPA Review Courses focus on translating mountains of accounting information, government tax and regulation legalese into understandable modules.

ACS Scholars Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018
Description: Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students in the chemical sciences ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

About the ACS Scholars Program The American Chemical Society Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply. The ACS Scholars Program was established in 1994 to attract African American, Hispanic and American Indian students considered underrepresented in the chemical sciences by the National Science Foundation to pursue careers in the field. The program also aims to help build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and assist students in acquiring skills and credentials needed for success. Selection Process A selection committee reviews all scholarship applications. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, career objective, financial need, leadership ability, participation in school activities, and community service. Award Amounts The amount of each award depends upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need. Scholarship recipients receive up to a maximum of $5,000 per year, and the awards are renewable.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Description: The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of our 72 partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. The selection process is administered by partner universities. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. The partner universities have oversight for the selection of scholars.

ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description: The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 02, 2018
Description: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and The Procter & Gamble Company announce the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers. These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associates degree and who have an interest in an academic career.

ADHA Institute Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 01, 2019
Description: Looking for an opportunity that will provide financial assistance to further your academic achievement, professional excellence and a desire to improve the public’s overall health?

ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who demonstrate a commitment to advance the discipline of dental hygiene. The call for scholarship applications begin October 1 of each year. Apply today for your chance to receive funding to extend your dental hygiene education.

Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship

Application Deadline: Information available on website from March 1, 2015
Description: The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to full-time undergraduate students in any curriculum. Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress.

Adsum Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Description: The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara was founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California. In our first year, we distributed nine $100 awards. In 2014, we provided 2,748 scholarships totaling $8.6 million, and financial aid advising services to more than 37,600 students and families in our County. We believe that no student with the talent, drive, and desire should be denied a college education due to a lack of financial resources. We are always working hard to reduce this number and meet the need in our County for scholarships. 

Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarships

Description: The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Local Chapters may have additional requirements (such as personal interviews or higher GPA). Please contact your local WTS chapter for more information. All applications are submitted through a chapter.

Advice to Your High School Self Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Description: Students will complete a survey about their college campus. Limit one survey per person. The online form includes a place for applicants to submit a short written response to the scholarship topic, "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself?"

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service.

Recognizing this, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has created a division specifically for teens, AFA Teens. Its goals include raising awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; providing education, counseling and support to young family members; enabling teens to share feelings with other teens and experts; and referring teens and their family members to supportive services.

AH&LEF Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: After receiving many requests for graduate scholarships, AH&LEF began offering a scholarship exclusively for graduate students in 2008. The program is open to hospitality management graduate students, as well as graduate students who have an undergraduate hospitality management degree, or at least four years employment in the industry.

AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Application Deadline: The 2016 scholarship program will launch on Dec. 9,2015
Description: The AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in Architecture. A professional degree is either a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 4+2 pre-professional Bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree.

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description: The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. The John L. Carey Scholarship was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, Mr. Carey served as administrative vice president; executive director; and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey dedicated his entire career to serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description: The AICPA Minority Scholarship was created in 1969 with the purpose to increase the representation of ethnically diverse CPA professionals. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to over 8,000 accounting scholars. Applications are accepted from December 1st to April 1st. To review all scholarship opportunities provided by the AICPA, please visit: www.ThisWayToCPA.com/Scholarships.

Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 01, 2018
Description: The Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program, Inc. (AMACESP) is the sister organization of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). AMAC is one of the largest airport/business trade associations that effectively participates in advocacy, outreach, education and other activities on behalf of its members. Its mission is to foster and promote equal opportunity for minorities, women and disadvantaged businesses to participate in aviation-related business, contracting and employment opportunities, while supporting the mission of airports. In 1997, the AMAC Board of Directors established the AMACESP, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, to offer charitable, literary and educational programs to benefit future aviation professionals and the general public. AMACESP is governed by a 25-member volunteer Board of Directors and has two part- time employees. Each director is an aviation professional either employed in or doing business with the aviation industry.

Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund

Application Deadline: March 10, 2018
Description: The BECA Foundation:

  • Will decrease the drop-out rate among Latino students
  • Will increase the number of Latino Professionals in the community
  • Will make the “Possible Dream" of higher education a reality for Latino students
  • Will become financially self-reliant
All About Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Description: Information and applications can be found at www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Applicants must submit be thirteen years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the U.S., and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in college. Applicants must submit a short written response (250 words or less) for the question: How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?

ALL WAYS UP Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 10, 2018
Description: The Perlman Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 to assist youth who without financial support might otherwise be unable to obtain a college education.

Understanding that most scholarships only support the highest achieving students, the Perlman Foundation enables traditionally undeserved students to make a seamless transition into college.

The scholarship assists students with expenses such as tuition, room and board, tutoring, travel, equipment, and other education related expenses not covered by financial aid. The Perlman Foundation currently runs the following scholarship programs:

  • Extraordinary Circumstances Scholarship
  • My Future Scholarship
All-State and/or Lutheran Summer Music Academy Recognition

Description: A $2,500 minimum Meistersinger Music Scholarship is awarded to a student who is an All State participant and/or an alumnus of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival. Students have the opportunity to increase their Meistersinger scholarship by auditioning. Please see Meistersinger Music Scholarship description.

Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars High School Program

Application Deadline: We will not be accepting applicaitons until 2015
Description: The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Program provides scholarships at two levels: High School Seniors -- $42,500 Scholar Package. Promising Hispanic students attending high school in Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ; and Los Angeles, CA are invited to apply to become one of ten Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars that will be selected in the Spring of 2013. Scholars will receive up to $20,000 in scholarship (up to $5,000 each of four years of college) and up to $22,500 in summer internship stipends (up to $7,500 each of three summers). Scholars will also receive mentorship and professional development support to complete a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field and pursue a STEM career.

Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 14, 2018
Description: The Allied Dental Scholarships provided by the ADA Foundation support the Education mission pillar of the ADAF. ADAF Allied Dental Scholarships are offered annually to help dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology students defray a part of their professional educational expenses. The goal of this program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted students, which in turn helps to foster the public's oral health.

The ADA Foundation considers one application for each program from each accredited school, submitted by the school on behalf of its selected student. For example, if a school offers both an accredited dental hygiene program and an accredited dental assisting program, the ADA Foundation will consider one Dental Hygiene Scholarship application and one Dental Assisting Scholarship application for students selected by that school. Any application sent directly to the ADA Foundation by a student who was not selected by his or her school will not be considered.

Alpha Gamma Delta Eta Alumnae Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Alverno Scholars of Wisconsin

Application Deadline: Application available in November 2015
Description: The Alverno Scholars of Wisconsin program awards a unique academic scholarship to one graduating high school senior from each county in Wisconsin for the 2014-15 academic year, to be used at Alverno College—one of the nation’s top-ranked women’s liberal arts colleges.

American Academy of Underwater Students Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Description: The mission of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is to facilitate the development of safe and productive scientific divers through education, research and the advancement of standards for scientific diving practices, certifications and operations. The AAUS Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation established to promote the philanthropic efforts of the Academy.

The Foundation will administer both existing and new scholarship initiatives on behalf of the Academy.  

AAUS awards competitive scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is used as an important research tool or the research topic is diving science.

Kathy Johnston Scholarshipawards $3000 to a doctoral program student.

Kevin Gurr Scholarshipawards $3000 to a master program student.

AAUS may also award two additional $1500 scholarships to the next top-ranking proposals. If the additional scholarships are awarded, they may be split between the master and doctoral programs or they may be both awarded within a single program.

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 27, 2018
Description: The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

American Association of University Women Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 24, 2018
Description: Scholarship to be used towards tuition, Books, or Other Classroom Related Expenses.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018
Description: ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Description: The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF regional and national conferences.

American Culinary Federation Scholarships

Application Deadline: Various
Description: The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF regional and national conferences.

Scholarship applications:

Scholarship applications by school:

Professional development grants: 

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to exemplary working culinary professionals who wish to update their skills through continuing education. Grants will be awarded based on availability of funds throughout the year.

American Dental Hygienists Association Institute Scholarship for graduate students

Application Deadline: February 01, 2019
Description: Looking for an opportunity that will provide financial assistance to further your academic achievement, professional excellence and a desire to improve the public’s overall health?

ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who demonstrate a commitment to advance the discipline of dental hygiene. The call for scholarship applications begin October 1 of each year. Apply today for your chance to receive funding to extend your dental hygiene education.

American Dream Scholarship

Application Deadline: Year Round
Description: This webpage was designed to assist Hispanic/Latino students, who are seeking financial aid, pay for their college education with grants, scholarships, and loans (both Federal Stafford and private). We provide a full guide of financial tools which can be used to determine your options in paying for college.

American Express Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: Founded by American Express in 1994, this program is designed specifically for current lodging employees and their dependents. Endowed with more than $500,000, the fund has awarded $318,000 in scholarships to 281 students and professionals.

American Public Health Association Scholarships

Application Deadline: May 11, 2018

Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Public Health Award

Pre-professional award: Recognizes an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a pre-doctoral dental student, or a dental hygiene student, or a hygienist who has graduated from an accredited school of dental hygiene in the United States within the preceding 12 months (up to 2 awards each year). The award provides two recipients a $200 cash award, a copy of Jong's Community Dental Health, 5th Edition, one year membership in APHA Oral Health Section, and the registration fee to the APHA annual meeting.

John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award

The award is presented to honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improve oral health in the United States. An award of $1,500 and an inscribed silver tray commemorating the occasion is presented by members of the APHA Oral Health Section

American Technology Fellowships

Description: Multiple fellowships are awarded to enrolling students who exemplify a strong commitment to the field of IT Management. The Heinz College awards a minimum scholarship of $10,000 per semester up to a full tuition scholarship to eligible students enrolling on a full-time basis. Applicants must be US citizens to qualify.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2019
Description: The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone. The sponsors of these scholarships have all recognized the importance in encouraging young people to enter into the atmospheric and related sciences and thus have made generous contributions in support of the 2014 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

AMS Minority Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 05, 2019
Description: The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign.

AMS Named Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2019
Description: Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award.The Society encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students, traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Andres y Maria Cardenas Family Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: The AMCFF commends you for your decision to pursue a college education. Whether it be a community college, four year university, private or public school, you are embarking on a great journey. No matter the outcome of this application, you are more than capable of achieving your educational goals and dreams, and the AMCFF supports you 100%. Remember that you are eligible to apply to the AMCFF scholarship every year of your college career.

Annual Senior Care Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
Description: A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.  As North America's largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders.

This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on senior living.

Annuity.org Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: You just won a $10 million lottery jackpot! How will you spend it, and how will you make it last?


ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 01, 2018
Description: ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000. The Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's high school academic achievement, freshman college courses enrolled in, quality and content of 500-word essay, letters of recommendation by counselors and/or teachers, and other information. The scholarship award is sent in September to the recipient upon verification (a copy of the paid fee receipt) of enrollment in an accredited university or college.

Anthem Essay Contest

Application Deadline: March 20, 2018
Description: Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.

Anthony Wayne Out-of-State Transfer Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 01, 2018
Description: The Anthony Wayne Out-of-State Transfer Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving incoming non-resident transfer students.

Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 16, 2018
Description: One of AACHE’s primary goal is to promote the educational development of Chicanos(as)/Latinos(as) in Arizona through providing scholarships and support to outstanding Chicana(o)/Latina(o) college and university students for their academic achievements.  

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 27, 2018
Description: We have over 75 scholarships for all types of students. Complete our online general application and get matched to the awards you are eligible for. Awards primarily benefit Arizona students attending any type of school, in state and out of state.

Arthur J. Packard Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2018
Description: This scholarship honors Arthur J. Packard, who never waited for the lodging industry to ask him to volunteer his time and boundless energy. A third-generation hotelier, his work for AH&LA extended over 30 years -- one of the longest on record. The Packard Competition provides scholarships to the most outstanding student of lodging management and to two runners-up through an annual competition among Foundation affiliated four-year programs.

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
Description: We coordinate 12 scholarship programs that provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths (eg. engineering, business, journalism), or backgrounds (eg. children of farm or restaurant workers).

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Application Deadline: October 23, 2018
Description: The winning applicant will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.

Aurelio “Larry” Jazo Migrant Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a memorial to Aurelio “Larry” Jazo, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant farmworker student who has a recent migration to Illinois.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Description: The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in automotive careers. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

Avon Representative Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Description: This scholarship program was established by the Avon Foundation for Avon Representatives. Avon appreciates your commitment to the company and hopes that this scholarship will enable you to grow with us.

This scholarship is designed to assist Avon Representatives who are enrolled (or who plan to enroll) in an undergraduate or graduate course of study leading to a degree in a field that allows them to advance their careers. Avon understands it is important for all our Representatives to have the opportunity to continue their education and that this can help lead the way to future economic advancement.

AXA Achievements Scholarship

Application Deadline: Avalible fall 2015

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.


B. Davis Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
Description: The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site.

Bay Area Gardener's Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 04, 2018

BAGSF scholarships: were created to provide financial resources to deserving high school seniors graduating in 2016, current college and university students interested in pursuing a higher level of education. Education will prepare students to be competitive and contributing members of their community.

Bay Area Minority Law Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Description: We have been awarding scholarships to minority law students for seventeen years. We offer these scholarships because we are firmly committed to and recognize the importance of diversity within the legal practice, particularly in Northern California. The scholarships are need based and are given to those from minorities that are underrepresented in Northern California or Bay Area law schools. In addition to money, we provide mentoring and guidance to selected applicants. We believe that by offering scholarships to minority students who have been accepted into an accredited law school in Northern California, we are helping to ease a large barrier to success in law school — the financial barrier

BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Application Deadline: October 13, 2018
Description: The Broadcast Education Association is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the entire electronic media profession. The BEA Founders Awards are for students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year/Small College member institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year Institution. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions. 

BECA General Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 10, 2018
Description: The BECA Foundation scholarships:

  • Will decrease the drop-out rate among Latino students
  • Will increase the number of Latino Professionals in the community
  • Will make the “Possible Dream" of higher education a reality for Latino students
  • Will become financially self-reliant
Becas Univision Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Description: As part of our Univision Educación campaign, we have launched, our highly anticipated program, Becas Univision in support of hispanic students.These scholarships are available for all latino students residing in the US.

Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Description:American Addiction Centers has launched its Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program that will provide $10,000 in scholarship funds to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction-related studies.  

 "We are committed to helping those who help others," said Michael Cartwright, AAC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "It is our hope more students will choose to pursue a career in behavioral health or addiction-related studies and help the millions of Americans facing mental health and/or substance abuse issues."

 There is a great need for trained mental health and substance abuse experts. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, it is estimated that one in every four adults experiences mental illness while approximately 20% of youth ages 13 to 18 suffer from severe mental disorders in any given year. Findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimate 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. reports that one in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependency.


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 04, 2018
Description: 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.

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Spring, Summer and Fall internships available. Deadline refers to Summer and Fall 2014 internships. See website for further dates.


Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid

Application Deadline: March 02, 2018
Description: Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid is a financial aid program made possible by the passge of the California Dream Act of 2011.  The program provides grants and scholarships to make college more affordable for students who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption. 

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers

Application Deadline: Various

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

                -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.

Bertha Kalm Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 22, 2018
Description: The Office of Graduate Studies & Research is pleased to offer the Bertha Kalm Scholarship for graduate students at SJSU.  This scholarship is the result of an endowment made by Bertha Kalm on behalf of her parents, Amanda and Charles Kalm.  She established the scholarship in 1995 expressly "to support graduate students in any field of instruction, who need financial assistance to continue their education, and who demonstrate a desire to make a difference for humanity." 

Betty Rendel Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 01, 2018
Description: The National Federation of Republican Women established the Betty Rendel Scholarship Fund in September of 1995 in honor of NFRW Past President Betty Rendel’s extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana, as well as at the national level.

The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are designed for undergraduate students who are majoring in political science, government or economics. The recipients are chosen from applicants from across the nation. The scholarships are given to students who have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. Scholarship winners may not reapply.

Beyond Dreaming Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Description: The University of Washington is proud to be able to support its students with a scholarship for higher education. This scholarship is for Washington State undocumented high school seniors.

Blackhawk Women's Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2018
Description: A graduating High School senior, or Junior College student ready to transfer, from Contra Costa County, who will be attending a 4 year college/university in the fall.

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing

Description: This scholarship was created in 1995 to honor the late Bobette Bibo Gugliotta, author of several books, including Katzimo: Mysterious Mesa; Pigboat 39, about a World War II submarine; and Women of Mexico: The Consecrated and the Commoners, 1519-1900. In 1930, when she was 11 years old, Mrs. Gugliotta wrote a story about a mouse who later became Mickey! Mrs. Gugliotta married U.S. Navy Ensign Guy F. Gugliotta in 1940. They lived in several cities in the United States and Latin America before retiring to the Peninsula in 1962. Her family and friends remember her as wife, mother, hostess and one who was “never bored, never tired, always curious.”

Boren Awards for International Study Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 09, 2019


Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

BP Community Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: May 02, 2018
Description: College scholarships for promising high school graduates:

  • Residing in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County or northern New Jersey
  • Entering a 2 or 4-year college as a full-time student in 2014
  • Demonstrating financial need

Awards will be based on the information provided on the application, the personal statement, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of participating station owners and operators and other representatives based on the above criteria.

Applicants will be required to upload a 500 – 750 word personal statement addressing all of the following questions: What have been the most important experiences during your high school years that have prepared you for college? What do you wish to achieve from your college education? Why should you be considered for a BP Community Scholarship? Applicants must also submit an official high school transcript. Applicants must submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) including the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the information provided on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Bright Minds Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: Information about the 2015 program will be available in early 2015.
Description: Here at PG&E, we believe power does more than fuel our communities with gas and electricity. We believe in personal power, knowing that the right educational opportunities can spark an individual’s success. And from there, what inspires one person has the power to light up an entire community. That’s why we’ve awarded $1 million in scholarships to bright minds who have given back to their local community or who have overcome personal hardship. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Share your story.

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships

Application Deadline: October 13, 2018
Description: BEA administers fourteen scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. The BEA Two Year Award is for study at member schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction, or for use at a four-year member school by a graduate of a BEA two-year campus. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions.

BSU Women's Club Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

One of the missions of the BSU Women's Club is to offer scholarships to non-traditional students. These awards are based on scholastic ability, industry, integrity, financial need and promise of being enabled by continuing education to become a leading citizen in the community, state and nation.

The Women's Club has awarded over $29,850 to more than 44 students from our scholarship fund.  They have also awarded $70,000 to 70 students on behalf of the university (institutional funds).

Business, Economics, and Public Policy Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 03, 2018
Description: The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.

With a degree in Public Policy and Administration, students can make decisions and influence policy that affects an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. We believe that a strong understanding in policy analysis is crucial in order to design and carry out policies that positively impact the 21st century global economy.

The scholarships support majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.

The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following disciplines:

  • Business/Business Administration
  • Finance/Economics
  • Public Policy
CAC Educational Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 20, 2019
Description: The scholarship requires a simple one-page application and an essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years". The scholarship is available to any California high school senior for their use at any accredited college, university, or trade school.

California Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship

Description: The California Broadcasters Foundation (CBF) is the nonprofit educational arm of the CBA.  The current CBF Scholarship Program awards $500 scholarships for two radio station interns and two television station interns each semester.  In light of escalating college costs, the CBA/CBF Board of Directors decided to double the number of scholarships and amounts.

The CBF will now offer four radio scholarships for $1000 each and four television scholarships at $1000 each.  The Board also chose to expand the pool of applicants to include family members of broadcast station employees.

California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Description: Purpose – California State PTA offers scholarships ($500) to encourage PTA members to continue their education and pursue studies in higher education in California. The Continuing Education Scholarship Program recognizes volunteer service by providing funds for PTA members to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools in the State. Categories – Continuing Education Scholarships are available each year for: PTA Volunteers Credentialed Classroom Teachers and Counselors School Nurses

Selection – Each year, the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Committee carefully reads and vets each application. All applicants are notified of their status in January. Successful applicants who are awarded a California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship receive a letter of congratulations along with a scholarship check. Questions? – Please contact the California State PTA Scholarship and Grant Chairman at: grants@capta.org

California State PTA Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 01, 2019

  • $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year. Applications, reference forms and letters must be received by California State PTA by February 1; proof of enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1.
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.
California Strawberry Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Description: The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farmworkers. Countless students and graduates are pursuing their passions and working in careers that span a wide range of professions. Additionally, many return to their hometowns to give back to their local communities and serve as inspirational role models.

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 27, 2018
Description: The California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) is offering up to six scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Students may study the subject of their choice.

CANFIT Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Description: Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Checks will be mailed to the educational institution and are to be used toward tuition and fees.

By providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships, CANFIT hopes to encourage more students to consider careers that will improve adolescent nutrition and fitness.

Car Outlet Family Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 13, 2018
Description: At Car Outlet, we recognize the importance of education as a pillar to growing strong communities, especially those in which we do business. We are proud to announce the Car Outlet Driving Success Scholarship Program for qualified students who are pursuing higher education. We are honored to offer financial support to deserving graduates and encourage those eligible to submit an application and share this information with friends, family and the community.  Car Outlet wants to keep you on the road, driving to academic success.

Career Journalism Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 05, 2019
Description: These scholarships target high school seniors in the Times' audience area who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing journalism as a major in college and as a career. The scholarship is worth $2,500 per year and may be renewed annually. Four winners are selected each year. Students from these Florida counties are eligible to apply: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus.

Caretenders Scholarship Program


Essay Question:

 As a student who has still yet to choose a career path, it may seem a little absurd to even consider thinking about what your retirement will look like. However, decisions you make over the course of the next few years can have a drastic impact on how your retirement years are spent. In 1000 words or less, write an essay that answers the following



 1) What age do you plan to retire?


 2) How much money do you think you will need to have saved prior to retiring?


 3) What are some of the key decisions you will make in your life to ensure you can retire at the age you want?


 4) What are some of the biggest mistakes people make that hinder their ability to live comfortably in retirement?


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Cargill Global Scholars

Application Deadline: Check your countries FAQS page for deadlines
Description: Cargill is committed to preparing youth for the future and supporting access to education by providing scholarships to students that is why we are excited to announce the new Cargill Global Scholars program. The new global scholarship program aims to build future leaders who will recognize Cargill as a high quality, innovative, responsible leader in nourishing people.  To achieve that, the new program offers exciting elements that we have not offered before. In addition to a financial award, the scholarship recipient of the new program will have opportunities (free of cost) to go through leadership training, be matched with a Cargill mentor, interact and build relationships with Cargill businesses, network and build lasting friendships with students from different countries.  To start, we plan to award a total of 60-70 scholarships per year, in five key Cargill countries: Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the U.S. 

Cargill is working with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to administer the program. IIE has created www.cargillglobalscholars.com to provide information about the program and manage the scholarship application process.   Specific questions about Cargill Global Scholars or the website, including the application should be directed to IIE. Please visit www.cargillglobalscholars.com for details. Cargill does not make selection decisions about applicants.

Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Description: The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship.  Unique to the region, the $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student from the St. Louis metro area who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition.  Administered by the Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship is part of the organization’s ongoing Sportsmanship Initiative and efforts to promote sportsmanship in the community.

Carole Simpson Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Description: Carole Simpson is a former member of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country. The recipient of the Carole Simpson Journalism Scholarship will receive $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism Conference.

Casa 2 Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 14, 2018
Description: Every year, Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc. California South Area 2 provides two scholarships to undocumented high school seniors and two scholarships to continuing college students pursuing higher education. As an academic sorority, we strongly value academics and believe that it is our responsibility to help others achieve their academic goals as our members were once also helped to reach their academic and professional endeavors.

Cedar Valley Science Symposium Scholarship


Sample Scholarship Essays

If you’re applying for a scholarship, chances are you are going to need to write an essay. Very few scholarship programs are based solely on an application form or transcript. The essay is often the most important part of your application; it gives the scholarship committee a sense of who you are and your dedication to your goals. You’ll want to make sure that your scholarship essay is the best it can possibly be.

Unless specified otherwise, scholarship essays should always use the following formatting:

  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point font
  • One-inch top, bottom, and side margins

Other useful tips to keep in mind include:

  1. Read the instructions thoroughly and make sure you completely understand them before you start writing.
  2. Think about what you are going to write and organize your thoughts into an outline.
  3. Write your essay by elaborating on each point you included in your outline.
  4. Use clear, concise, and simple language throughout your essay.
  5. When you are finished, read the question again and then read your essay to make sure that the essay addresses every point.

For more tips on writing a scholarship essay, check out our Eight Steps Towards a Better Scholarship Essay .

The Book that Made Me a Journalist

Prompt: Describe a book that made a lasting impression on you and your life and why.

It is 6 am on a hot day in July and I’ve already showered and eaten breakfast. I know that my classmates are all sleeping in and enjoying their summer break, but I don’t envy them; I’m excited to start my day interning with a local newspaper doing investigative journalism. I work a typical 8-5 day during my summer vacation and despite the early mornings, nothing has made me happier. Although it wasn't clear to me then, looking back on my high school experiences and everything that led to me to this internship, I believe this path began with a particularly savvy teacher and a little book she gave me to read outside of class.

I was taking a composition class, and we were learning how to write persuasive essays. Up until that point, I had had average grades, but I was always a good writer and my teacher immediately recognized this. The first paper I wrote for the class was about my experience going to an Indian reservation located near my uncle's ranch in southwest Colorado. I wrote of the severe poverty experienced by the people on the reservation, and the lack of access to voting booths during the most recent election. After reading this short story, my teacher approached me and asked about my future plans. No one had ever asked me this, and I wasn't sure how to answer. I said I liked writing and I liked thinking about people who are different from myself. She gave me a book and told me that if I had time to read it, she thought it would be something I would enjoy. I was actually quite surprised that a high school teacher was giving me a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me. It had never occurred to me that teachers would lie to students. The title intrigued me so much that on Friday night I found myself staying up almost all night reading, instead of going out with friends.

In short, the book discusses several instances in which typical American history classes do not tell the whole story. For example, the author addresses the way that American history classes do not usually address about the Vietnam War, even though it happened only a short time ago. This made me realize that we hadn't discussed the Vietnam War in my own history class! The book taught me that, like my story of the Indian reservation, there are always more stories beyond what we see on the surface and what we’re taught in school. I was inspired to continue to tell these stories and to make that my career.

For my next article for the class, I wrote about the practice of my own high school suspending students, sometimes indefinitely, for seemingly minor offenses such as tardiness and smoking. I found that the number of suspensions had increased by 200% at my school in just three years, and also discovered that students who are suspended after only one offense often drop out and some later end up in prison. The article caused quite a stir. The administration of my school dismissed it, but it caught the attention of my local newspaper. A local journalist worked with me to publish an updated and more thoroughly researched version of my article in the local newspaper. The article forced the school board to revisit their “zero tolerance” policy as well as reinstate some indefinitely suspended students.I won no favors with the administration and it was a difficult time for me, but it was also thrilling to see how one article can have such a direct effect on people’s lives. It reaffirmed my commitment to a career in journalism.

This is why I’m applying for this scholarship. Your organization has been providing young aspiring journalists with funds to further their skills and work to uncover the untold stories in our communities that need to be reported. I share your organization’s vision of working towards a more just and equitable world by uncovering stories of abuse of power. I have already demonstrated this commitment through my writing in high school and I look forward to pursuing a BA in this field at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. With your help, I will hone my natural instincts and inherent writing skills. I will become a better and more persuasive writer and I will learn the ethics of professional journalism.

I sincerely appreciate the committee’s time in evaluating my application and giving me the opportunity to tell my story. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Scholarship Essay Do's and Don'ts

Do:Follow the prompt and other instructions exactly. You might write a great essay but it may get your application rejected if you don’t follow the word count guidelines or other formatting requirements.
DON'T:Open your essay with a quote. This is a well-worn strategy that is mostly used ineffectively. Instead of using someone else’s words, use your own.
DON'T:Use perfunctory sentences such as, “In this essay, I will…”
DO:Be clear and concise. Make sure each paragraph discusses only one central thought or argument.
DON'T:Use words from a thesaurus that are new to you. You may end up using the word incorrectly and that will make your writing awkward. Keep it simple and straightforward. The point of the essay is to tell your story, not to demonstrate how many words you know.

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Planners and Searchers

Prompt: In 600 words or less, please tell us about yourself and why you are applying for this scholarship. Please be clear about how this scholarship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Being African, I recognize Africa’s need for home- grown talent in the form of “planners” (assistants with possible solutions) and “searchers” (those with desperate need) working towards international development. I represent both. Coming from Zimbabwe my greatest challenge is in helping to improve the livelihoods of developing nations through sustainable development and good governance principles. The need for policy-makers capable of employing cross-jurisdictional, and cross- disciplinary strategies to solve complex challenges cannot be under-emphasized; hence my application to this scholarship program.

After graduating from Africa University with an Honors degree in Sociology and Psychology, I am now seeking scholarship support to study in the United States at the Master’s level. My interest in democracy, elections, constitutionalism and development stems from my lasting interest in public policy issues. Accordingly, my current research interests in democracy and ethnic diversity require a deeper understanding of legal processes of constitutionalism and governance. As a Master’s student in the US, I intend to write articles on these subjects from the perspective of someone born, raised, and educated in Africa. I will bring a unique and much-needed perspective to my graduate program in the United States, and I will take the technical and theoretical knowledge from my graduate program back with me to Africa to further my career goals as a practitioner of good governance and community development.

To augment my theoretical understanding of governance and democratic practices, I worked with the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) as a Programs Assistant in the Monitoring and Observation department. This not only enhanced my project management skills, but also developed my skills in research and producing communication materials. ZESN is Zimbabwe’s biggest election observation organization, and I had the responsibility of monitoring the political environment and producing monthly publications on human rights issues and electoral processes. These publications were disseminated to various civil society organizations, donors and other stakeholders. Now I intend to develop my career in order to enhance Africa’s capacity to advocate, write and vote for representative constitutions.

I also participated in a fellowship program at Africa University, where I gained greater insight into social development by teaching courses on entrepreneurship, free market economics, and development in needy communities. I worked with women in rural areas of Zimbabwe to setup income-generating projects such as the jatropha soap-making project. Managing such a project gave me great insight into how many simple initiatives can transform lives.

Your organization has a history of awarding scholarships to promising young students from the developing world in order to bring knowledge, skills and leadership abilities to their home communities. I have already done some of this work but I want to continue, and with your assistance, I can. The multidisciplinary focus of the development programs I am applying to in the US will provide me with the necessary skills to creatively address the economic and social development challenges and develop sound public policies for Third World countries. I thank you for your time and consideration for this prestigious award.

Scholarship Essay Do's and Don'ts

DO:Research the organization and make sure you understand their mission and values and incorporate them into your essay.
DO:Focus on your strengths and turn in any problems or weaknesses into a success story.
DO:Use actual, detailed examples from your own life to backup your claims and arguments as to why you should receive the scholarship.
DO:Proofread several times before finally submitting your essay.
DON'T:Rehash what is already stated on your resume. Choose additional, unique stories to tell sell yourself to the scholarship committee.
DON'T:Simply state that you need the money. Even if you have severe financial need, it won’t help to simply ask for the money and it may come off as tacky.

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Saving the Manatees

Prompt: Please give the committee an idea of who you are and why you are the perfect candidate for the scholarship.

It is a cliché to say that I’ve always known what I want to do with my life, but in my case it happens to be true. When I first visited Sea World as a young child, I fell in love with marine animals in general. Specifically, I felt drawn to manatees. I was compelled by their placid and friendly nature. I knew then and there that I wanted to dedicate my life to protecting these beautiful creatures.

Since that day in Orlando, I have spent much of my spare time learning everything there is to know about manatees. As a junior high and high school student, I attempted to read scholarly articles on manatees from scientific journals. I annoyed my friends and family with scientific facts about manatees-- such as that they are close relatives of elephants--at the dinner table. I watched documentaries, and even mapped their migration pattern on a wall map my sister gave me for my birthday.

When I was chosen from hundreds of applicants to take part in a summer internship with Sea World, I fell even more in love with these gentle giants. I also learned a very important and valuable lesson: prior to this internship, I had imagined becoming a marine biologist, working directly with the animals in their care both in captivity and in the wild. However, during the internship, I discovered that this is not where my strengths lie. Unfortunately, I am not a strong student in science or math, which are required skills to become a marine biologist. Although this was a disheartening realization, I found that I possess other strengths can still be of great value to manatees and other endangered marine mammals: my skills as a public relations manager and communicator. During the internship, I helped write new lessons and presentations for elementary school groups visiting the park and developed a series of fun activities for children to help them learn more about manatees as well as conservation of endangered species in general. I also worked directly with the park’s conservation and communication director, and helped develop a new local outreach program designed to educate Floridians on how to avoid hitting a manatee when boating. My supervisor recommended me to the Save the Manatee Foundation so in addition to my full-time internship at Sea World, I interned with the Save the Manatee Foundation part-time. It was there that I witnessed the manatee rescue and conservation effort first hand, and worked directly with the marine biologists in developing fund-raising and awareness-raising campaigns. I found that the foundation’s social media presence was lacking, and, using skills I learned from Sea World, I helped them raise over $5,000 through a Twitter challenge, which we linked to the various social media outlets of the World Wildlife Federation.

While I know that your organization typically awards scholarships to students planning to major in disciplines directly related to conservation such as environmental studies or zoology, I feel that the public relations side of conservation is just as important as the actual work done on the ground. Whether it is reducing one’s carbon footprint, or saving the manatees, these are efforts that, in order to be successful, must involve the larger public. In fact, the relative success of the environmental movement today is largely due to a massive global public relations campaign that turned environmentalism from something scientific and obscure into something that is both fashionable and accessible to just about anyone. However, that success is being challenged more than ever before--especially here in the US, where an equally strong anti-environmental public relations campaign has taken hold. Therefore, conservationists need to start getting more creative.

I want to be a part of this renewed effort and use my natural abilities as a communicator to push back against the rather formidable forces behind the anti-environmentalist movement. I sincerely hope you will consider supporting this non-traditional avenue towards global sustainability and conservation. I have already been accepted to one of the most prestigious communications undergraduate programs in the country and I plan to minor in environmental studies. In addition, I maintain a relationship with my former supervisors at Save the Manatee and Sea World, who will be invaluable resources for finding employment upon graduation. I thank the committee for thinking outside the box in considering my application.

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