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AUGUST 2014

JobApplicationsOnline.com Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: August 9th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.jobapplicationsonline.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Eligibility: The Working Your Way Through College Scholarship Award Program is open to any person who: 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 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.

Birth Injury Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 10th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.birthinjuryjustice.org/birth-injury-scholarship/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Applicants must meet the following criteria: Recipient is currently in their first or second year of college, or entering college in the fall of 2014, Recipient is a U.S. citizen and Academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA in either high school or undergraduate transcripts.

American Dream Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 11th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.mdc.edu/main/americandream
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Through this program, Miami Dade College covers the in-state portion of tuition for two years of courses (60 college-level credits) for all Miami-Dade high school graduates who qualify. Students should register for at least 12 credits for the fall 2014 term. The scholarship covers only in-state tuition and class fees remaining after all other scholarships financial aid, grants, and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied. The scholarship is not disbursable in cash. For students not eligible for in-state tuition, the scholarship covers the in-state tuition portion and eligible class fees if all other requirements are met. Students must currently reside in Miami-Dade County, have earned a standard high school diploma, GED, or home school diploma in Miami Dade County during the May-July 2014 period, have a cumulative high school weighted GPA of 3.00 or above and be ready for college-level courses. Students must have completed the federal financial aid application (FAFSA), but they do not need to be eligible to receive federal financial aid to receive the scholarship. No separate application is required but students must submit all the required materials by the deadline.

CollegeSTEPS® Sweepstakes

  • Deadline: August 13th, 2014
  • Website: http://ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Open to full or part-time students who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school, or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the U.S., born on or before 12/31/99. All eligible students who were enrolled in Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS program or Student Education Resources on or before
    11:59 p.m. CT on 8/13/13 will be automatically entered in the drawings without having to re-enroll.

$10,000 Safe Driving Awareness Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 14th, 2014
  • Website: https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/thumb-wars 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: When you text while driving at 55 mph, your eyes go off the road for the length of an entire football field. To enter to win a $10,000 scholarship, tell your friends about the dangers of texting and driving by giving them a pair of Thumb Socks (free when you sign up!) and submit a photo of you with the Thumb Socks. Go to: www.thumbwars.org to get started. No minimum GPA or essays are required to qualify for this award.

Arthur and Helen Copeland Scholarships

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.afb.org/community.aspx?EventID=2190
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships are awarded annually to one male (Arthur E. Copeland Scholarship) and one female (Helen Copeland Scholarship), current member of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), who is legally blind and is enrolled or will enroll at a 2 year or 4 year technical institution or university as a full time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs. Consideration will be given to students with good academic records, involvement in civic/extracurricular activities, academic goals/objectives and USABA involvement at various levels. Applicants must be United States citizens.

The Eve's Addiction Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.evesaddiction.com/scholarship.html
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at any accredited U.S. college or university. One student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must complete a 500 word essay on the topic below.

Internet Providers Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Website: http://www.internetproviders.com/internet-scholarship.html
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: We’re looking for someone that sets themselves apart from the crowd. Provide examples that are specific to your needs, your classes, your major – and show that you’re using the Internet in ways that expand further than typical educational avenues (like online study guides or looking up internships). All applicants must be US citizens or permanent legal resident of the United States. All applicants must be either: (1) a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, who will enroll as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in fall 2014; or (2) a student enrolled during the 2013-14 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program. For more information go to our website.

James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.jflf.org/awards/Awards-Home.aspx
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation offers scholarships to students interested in arc welding. Entries are written papers describing an original project made by the entrant or entrants (if a group, should be no more than five persons). The program offers cash awards for the best reports of arc welded shop projects or problems involving the use of arc welding submitted in three separate, non-competing divisions:
    International - Latin America & Caribbean:  International Career students 17 and older (other than a college student studying for a Bachelor’s degree) are eligible to participate. Any individual or a group of no more than five persons may submit an entry. Latin America & Caribbean Region: Countries in Central America (including Mexico), Caribbean and South America.

Boomer Benefits Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://boomerbenefits.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Award will be based on applicant’s GPA, amount and nature of his or her community service, and the strength of letters of recommendation submitted. Applicants will provide: Application, Letter of Recommendation from a professor you’ve had in the last 2 years, or the Facilitator of a verifiable community service organization, Resume, Transcript, Letter from applicant describing 1) current career goals and how this education will help will help to achieve those goals and 2) community service history and what it has meant to them. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a passion for service to others – particularly older Americans, and a seriousness of purpose and sound character. Eligibility Criteria & Additional Information: U. S. Citizen age 50 or older who is currently enrolled in a two year, four year or graduate program at an accredited public or private school including community colleges, technical schools and four-year universities. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Previous monetary awards or scholarships have no bearing on this scholarship award. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution and are used for tuition, fees or books. Must not be related to any owner or employee of Boomer Benefits.

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest

  • Deadline: August 27th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  • Website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/secondchance.html
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: The American Fire Safety Second Chance Scholarship Contest is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents with a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, who wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Winner must enroll or already be enrolled for the spring 2015 session. Applicants should read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (pdf) or (html) about automatic fire sprinklers, complete registration page with all requested information and take a ten-question multiple-choice test to be eligible for this award. For each question answered correctly, entrants will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of five $1,000 scholarships. For each question answered incorrectly, the applicant will be given one more chance at the end of the exam to answer those questions correctly.  A total of ten (10) entries into the drawing are possible if the entrant answers all ten questions correctly.   Each entrant is allowed only one opportunity to take the online test. Winners are not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. Past winners of AFSA's High School Scholarship Contest or AFSA's Second Chance Scholarship Contest cannot win this contest.

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women  

  • Deadline: August 29th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Website: http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/lindas-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Author Linda Lael Miller will award scholarships to eligible women to pursue their goals of improving their lot in life through education. Applicants must be women 25 years of age or older as of May 27, 2014, who are legal residents of the United States or Canada and attending or enrolled to attend a U. S. or Canadian college or university. Linda Lael Miller reserves the right to make exceptions and award scholarships to applicants who are younger than 25. Applicants must submit an essay or 500 words or less that includes information on why the student is applying for a scholarship, how achieving her educational goals will enhance her and her family’s future, the specific purpose for the funds and the dollar amount requested. Essays will be judged on readability, demonstration of commitment to the applicant’s education and/or career, and the possible impact of the scholarship on the life of the recipient, her family and/or her community. Applicants may request funding for tuition and fees, educational supplies, child care, transportation expenses, or other education-related costs.

Xero Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 30th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.xero.com/us/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000
  • Description: Xero, an accounting software company, is offering this scholarship towards a degree focused on accounting, economics or finance, to undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the U. S., who are legal U. S. residents and have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. One letter of recommendation is required. Applications must be submitted to submissions@xero.com. An essay on the following topic is required: “What compels you to study accounting, economics and/or finance? What is your end goal, and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?”

K Alliance Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.kalliance.com/contests/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The goal of our scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an education in a variety of fields that want to continue their education after their tenure at a collegiate institution. The K Alliance scholarship is open to all students who are currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year institution, or who will be enrolled during the 2014 school year.
    Requirements:
    - Must be enrolled at one of the participating institutions and have an interest in pursuing and completing a degree or certification.
    - Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
    - All entries must be a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1,000 words. Diagrams, schematics, illustrations and photographs may be included as supporting documents.
    - One entry per person, per scholarship.

Power Graphics Digital Imaging Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.power-graphics.com/useful-info/scholarship-program.html#.U3NeNvldVyw
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The Power Graphics Digital Imaging scholarship is designed to foster creativity and promote passion in the marketing and design industry for students. On behalf of the participating institutions, the goal of our scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an education in marketing, graphic design, or any other related field. The Power Graphics scholarship is open to those with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, marketing, and design school students from participating institutions. Requirements: Must be actively pursuing a degree or certification in art, graphic design, marketing, or any other related field. Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.All entries must be a minimum of 500 and maximum of 1000 words. Diagrams, schematics, illustrations and photographs may be included as supporting documents. One scholarship award per person per calendar year. You may participate in multiple scholarships if you have not won a competition in the current calendar year.

BannerStandPros.com Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Website: http://www.bannerstandpros.com/info/scholarship-9
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The BannerStandPros.com scholarship is open to those with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, marketing, and design school students from participating institutions. The requirements are: Applicant must be actively pursuing a degree or certification in art, graphic design, or marketing and must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa. The scholarship winner will be decided by Banner Stand Pros. The winner will be announced on the Banner Stand Pros Facebook Page and our Blog. The expected announcement date is Monday, September 8, 2014, and the scholarship funds will be dispersed pending confirmation of enrollment.

The Achieve Today Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.achievetoday.com/what_we_do/scholarships
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: Achieve has a mission to help individuals “awaken their greatness” through personal coaching and education. During individual coaching sessions, Achieve students have the opportunity to learn life-changing principals such as the Law of Attraction, raising frequency, the power of gratitude, and changing the way they think. Achieve has been able to work miracles in the lives of their students and is excited to help college students become clear, live fulfilled, and Achieve more. There is no age requirement and any current student of an accredited US university or college is welcome to apply. In addition, current students of the Achieve coaching program are eligible to apply. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the financial aid or accounting office of the winning candidates’ institution.


The Versitas Education Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.versitas.com/company/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Versitas is a corporate software training company, providing organizations with both onsite and online business skills training for their employees. We believe the software training needs of today's employees are far different than those of the past. With the more computer literate workforce of today, it's important to provide training that is targeted with specific information that will most benefit each organization's unique needs. Number of Scholarships Available: 1. Minimum GPA: 2.7. Eligible Fields of Study: Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Business & MBA, Adult Education. Eligible Schools: Accredited Post Secondary Institutions as determined by the US Department of Education. http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.agaviation.org/agaviationscholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Description: The goal of the Agricultural Aviation Scholarship is to strengthen the aerial application industry by helping NAAA Operators bring new pilots into the profession. Each applicant must be sponsored by an NAAA Operator and scholarship recipients must use the proceeds for flight training or agricultural coursework at a university, college, community college or other institution of higher learning. A letter of recommendation from the NAAA Operator sponsoring the applicant, an essay of 250 words or less written by the applicant explaining why he or she is deserving of an NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship, and a one-page résumé or list of activities detailing all agricultural and aviation experiences, education and training are required. All applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria: need, prior experience, likelihood of retention in the aerial application industry, strength of operator’s recommendation letter, and strength of applicant’s essay. A stipend for a trainee in an NAAA Operator-sponsored apprentice program is also permissible. Paid employees of NAAA or BASF and immediate members of their families and prior NAAA Agricultural Aviation Scholarship winners are not eligible.

Domo Scholarship for Business Management

  • Deadline: August 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.domo.com/#scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: The Domo Scholarship for Business Management is a program designed to help the next generation of leaders effectively compete as new technologies and the role of data in business decisions continue to rapidly increase. Domo is offering scholarships for college students who are studying business management and show an interest in analytics. Eligible candidates are either attending or are accepted to a 4-year accredited institution and are studying or plan to study business, business management, business analytics, or a related field. The institution must be in the United States or any of its territories. Applicants will be asked to complete a survey and write a 200-word essay. The survey questions will focus on our mobile, always-on world, and how organizations can thrive in it. The winner of this scholarship will write the hottest 200-word essay on this prompt: "What should businesses be doing with mobile that they aren’t doing today?" 

SEMPTEMBER 2014

$2,500 Empowerment Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 9th, 2014
  • Website: https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/imaboss
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: Sign up for the #ImABoss campaign at DoSomething.org/boss and make a sign telling your friend what they are a "boss" of to help boost their self-esteem. Share your sign with DoSomething.org and you’ll be entered to win one of five $2,500 scholarships. To start, go to www.dosomething.org/boss. No essays or minimum GPA required.

Levin and Zeiger, LLP Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://levinandzeiger.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: At the law firm of Levin and Zeiger, LLP, we value education and helping those in need. We also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. In order to be eligible to participate, applicants must simply be either currently enrolled in or actively applying to a college or graduate/professional program. Applications should be emailed to levinandzeigerscholarship@gmail.com. Applicants should include their name, address and phone number. Applicants should include a link to their Facebook profile so that we may confirm their identity and school enrollment. The applicant should state where they are currently attending or planning to attend school in the body of their submission email. No additional information should be included.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 19th, 2014
  • Website: http://offers.driveconversion.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Conversion is a performance-driven digital marketing firm and trusted partner to some of North America’s largest brands. Conversion is awarding two scholarships each valued at $1,000 to post-secondary students passionate about marketing. Students applying must submit a 500-750 word essay outlining their current marketing-related involvement as well as their marketing career aspirations. Students who are able to demonstrate their passion for marketing, as well as a clear understanding of their career goals will be favoured. Eligibility: Be a full time student at an accredited College or University during the Fall 2014 semester. Be a Canadian or American Citizen. Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the field of Business, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, or related field.

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2014
  • Website: http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Price Benowitz LLP believes strongly in advancing the cause of social justice and ensuring that all people, regardless of their socio-economic standing, can realize their full potential and, in turn, give back to their communities. A strong component of any successful social justice program is education, and the firm is equally dedicated to providing valuable educational opportunities to future lawyers and other students who are also passionate about affecting positive social change through volunteer and professional work opportunities. As such, we are pleased to sponsor the annual Price Benowitz Public Interest Law Scholarship, which will seek to achieve the goals of championing social justice through quality education. The scholarship program is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution within the United States. The candidate for scholarship has a proven interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences. The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Price Benowitz Video Social Justice Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2014
  • Website: http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: The Price Benowitz Video Social Justice Scholarship is available to an individual who wishes to pursue social justice issues through the use of video and digital media. With goals similar to the Price Benowitz Public Interest Law Scholarship, this scholarship is intended to promote the use of cutting-edge technology for the purposes of social justice. The scholarship program is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution within the United States. The candidate for scholarship has a proven interest in furthering a social justice agenda through prior educational, professional, and volunteer work experiences. The candidate must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2014
  • Website: http://pricebenowitzlaw.com/opportunities/
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation offers scholarships to students interested in arc welding. Entries are written papers describing an original project made by the entrant or entrants (if a group, should be no more than five persons). The program offers cash awards for the best reports of arc welded shop projects or problems involving the use of arc welding submitted in three separate, non-competing divisions:
    Skills USA, Welding, Welding Fabrication, Welding Sculpture: Entrants to the Welding competition compete as individuals, and Welding Fabrication contestants work in teams of three from each school. Both Welding and Welding Fabrication have Secondary and Postsecondary categories. They are open to active SkillsUSA members enrolled in programs with welding as the occupational objective. SkillsUSA holds Regional, State and National competitions annually.

OCTOBER 2014

The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.pennystocks.net/stock-trading-scholarship.htm
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship provides financial assistance to one student each year who demonstrates knowledge, passion, and a promising future in stock trading or the financial sectors. The scholarship is awarded to the student whose essay best demonstrates these qualities. All applicants must meet the following criteria: Must have a high school diploma at time of application. Must be an American or Canadian citizen. Will be 18 years or older during the fall semester. You may apply if you are 17, but the scholarship will not be paid until you turn 18. Must be a full-time student who is attending or planning to attend an accredited university within the United States or Canada for the fall 2014 semester. Students will be required to provide proof of enrollment in order to claim the scholarship prize.

2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.paralegal411.org/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be: at least 18 years of age. Must be high school or college student pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university. If you have any questions about your eligibility, you may contact us at scholarship@paralegal411.org. Our scholarship committee will select the winning applicant by November 1st, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the best essay submission based on the quality of ideas, thoughtfulness, and creativity as judged by the scholarship committee.

IDDBA Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2014
  • Website: https://www.iddba.org/scholarships.aspx
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is offering academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current or returning college or vocational/technical school students, who are full or part time employees of IDDBA-member companies (must work a minimum of 13 hours per week during the school year). Students must major an academic field of study in a food-related field (such as culinary arts, baking/pastry arts, or food science), business, or marketing program, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or better (may be waived for first-time returning adult students). Students in the last half of the final semester of their degree program at the time of application are not eligible. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply. A maximum of two scholarships per year, per applicant, may be awarded.

Race Entry Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2014
  • Website: https://www.raceentry.com/race-to-inspire-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Race Entry supports students of all disciplines who pursue self-improvement and enhanced health through race preparation and participation. Many people have different reasons for running in a race. We want to hear & share your inspiring story. Participants must be able to verify enrollment for college at an accredited university inside the USA during the fall semester of the same year the essay is submitted.

AWIB Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2014
  • Website:http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=811&nodeID=1  
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: The Asian Women in Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. Candidates for the scholarship must be female and of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam), must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents, have a leadership role in a community endeavor, or a record of entrepreneurial achievement, be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U. S. at the time of application and award (with at least one semester completed) and have a minimum college GPA of 3.0. Students should complete the AWIB application and provide at least one professional recommendation. The AWIB scholarship award is not need-based.

AES Engineering Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 6th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering 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 evaluated 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.

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: October 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.interior-deluxe.com/content/57-scholarship-program
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500
  • Description: Interior-Deluxe is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. All students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply. To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: October 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500
  • Description: HotelsCheap.org is a leading provider of hotel accommodations worldwide, offering discount reservation services in top destinations like New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando. In addition to featuring the lowest hotel rates on the Internet, HotelsCheap is proud to offer ongoing college scholarship awards for students aspiring to achieve a college eduction. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

  • Deadline: October 24th, 2014 at 11:59 PM
  • Website: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.org/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is available for students in 12th grade, and for college (undergraduate or graduate) students. Students must select one of three topics and write an essay. Only one entry per student is allowed and must be solely the work of the entrant. The essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, and double-spaced. The winning applicant will be judged on both style and content. No application is required. The contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members and past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest. All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned.

The William Gary Allen Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://williamgaryallen.org/category/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500
  • Description: Criteria for eligibility: student must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of entry submission. Have full-time student status. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Major in or focus on architecture, civil engineering, city planning, environmental services or related fields.

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Description: High school seniors throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of our four-year, achievement-based scholarships. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, U. S. nationals, U. S. permanent residents, temporary Residents (in a legalization program), refugees, asylees, Cuban-Haitian entrants or humanitarian parolees planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U. S. post-secondary institution and must have a minimum 3.00 unweighted GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. The online application for this scholarship will be available by late August. The application asks the applicant to list their grades, school and community activities, and employment, but no essays or additional materials are required. After regional interviews, 150 regional finalists will be named Coca-Cola Scholars. The 150 Coca-Cola Scholars should attend the Scholars Weekend in April, where they meet their peers for a time of inspiration, fun, and camaraderie. Recipients of the scholarship have between 4-10 years to use their full award and may opt to defer all or part of the award within that 10 year timeframe. Children or grandchildren of Coca-Cola employees are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

SEPTEMBER 2014

To Be Heard Slam

  • Deadline: September 8th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/be-heard-scholarship-slam
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Writing poetry is all about self-expression: being heard and being understood. We want to know all about what kinds of connections drive you, as both a person and poet, to speak truth and raise your voice. When you write, who are you hoping will hear it? Your parents, your siblings, your classmates and friends? People from your past, or people you haven’t met yet? Do you write to forge new connections, or strengthen ones you've already got? To give yourself closure? To ask for help you need, or maybe to help somebody else? You might write without a specific person in mind – or you may just write just for yourself! No matter who you hope will hear you, write a poem, in any form or style you choose.

$10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving

  • Deadline: September 20th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/backseat-adviser
  • Scholarship Amount: $10,000
  • Description: Texting and driving caused approximately 8 to 11 deaths per day in 2013. To enter to win a $10,000 scholarship, help your friends speak up about texting and driving by sharing this text messaging experience. No minimum GPA or essay required.

 "Hit The Books" Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 30th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The "Hit The Books" Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 18 and 25. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 - word essay on the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship money will assist you in achieving your goals. Bonus points will be awarded to students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

NOVEMBER 2014

National Transport Offers Scholarship to Aspiring and Current College Students

  • Deadline: November 7th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.nationaltransportllc.com/scholarship-program
  •  Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: National Transport is one of the leading providers within the auto shipping industry. With over 10 years of experience with shipping automobiles from coast to coast, our work has earned us an A+ Accredited rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have transported over 30,000 vehicles on a yearly basis, and have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings within the car transport business. To be eligible for this scholarship, You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. You must be an American citizen, and either enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited University, College or Trade School during the 2014 year.

Scholarship Program: Rewarding Students Who Will Make the United States Better

  • Deadline: November 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  • Website: http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/
  •  Scholarship Amount: $1,500
  • Description: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: A full-time student (minimum 12 semester units) at an accredited university in the United States. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5. A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card. Applicants have to submit the entry to info@geediting.com and include name, university and contact details.

Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  • Website: http://foundationforglobalscholars.org/overview/ 
  •  Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: The FGS will award scholarships three times annually (for fall, winter, and spring/summer study abroad programs) to U. S. citizens studying abroad to enable students to obtain an international experience. Applicants must be enrolled in a US undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority. The application requires an essay. The scholarships are: Foundation for Global General Scholarship, STA Travel Scholar Award, Financial Need Scholarship, STEM Scholarship, Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship, and Veterans Scholarship. The STA Travel Scholar Award requires an academic major at their home university in one of the following: Photography, Film or Art, Travel and Tourism, or Foreign Language and must provide the contact details of an academic reference. For the STEM scholarship, the applicant must be majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline. For the Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship, the applicant must self-identify as an ethnic minority, not ‘White, not of Hispanic Origin’. For the Veterans scholarship, the applicant must be a U. S. military veteran who has honorably served in one of the five military branches. The essay portion of the application is the most scrutinized piece of the application. FGS will post scholarship recipients on their Facebook page and on the website

DECEMBER 2014

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 5th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/
  •  Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. Scholarship applicants must fulfill the following criteria: Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S. Must be a mother who is attending school. Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0.

2014 Savvy Saver Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.offers.com/scholarship/ 
  •  Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: Offers.com knows how important it is for college students to keep a close eye on their spending. It's tough to eat Ramen all week so you have enough money to pay your bills and still go out on Saturday night. We want to know how students learned to be smart with their money. Eligibility requirements for applicants are: must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident, At least 18 years old and attending college at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States. Just one entry per applicant.

MySolo401k.net Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.mysolo401k.net/benefits-using-401k-to-fund-business-franchise-scholarship.html
  •  Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: MySolo401k.net respects your desire for privacy and is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. By using this website, you consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in the MySolo401k.net Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this website. By submitting a scholarship entry, you transfer to MySolo401k.net all rights and ownership of submitted content, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner. MySolo401k.net reserves the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period in any manner MySolo401k.net sees fit. Selection of winning submissions is entirely at the discretion of MySolo401k.net. The winner will be contacted by MySolo401k.net via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill OR letter of proof from the accredited United States university, college or trade school at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on MySolo401k.net, and MySolo401k.net will mail check to the winner.

Farzad Family Law Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,000
  • Description: This scholarship is available to all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.

Nate's American Made Store American History Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 24th, 2014 at 11:59 PM
  • Website: http://www.natesamericanmadestore.com/americans-working-scholarship/
  •  Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Eligibility requirements for applicants are: must be currently residing in the United States, must be a currently enrolled full-time in college or alumni. Student must provide the address of the college's Financial Aid Office.Student must provide college student identification number. All decisions we make are final and are not subject to appeal. Before the Prize will be awarded, all information submitted in the application email will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the official entry, the student will be disqualified without notification to the student. Only one entry per student.

Dialed Web Design College Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.dialedwebdesign.com
  •  Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Eligibility Requirements for applicants:
    - Major career interest: Any award may be used for any undergraduate or Graduate stud.
    - Award may be used at: Two-year college or Four-year college.
    - Accreditation: School must be accredited.
    - Application Requirements: Transcript.
    - Applicant must demonstrate: Academic achievement.
    - Additional information: Minimum 3.0 GPA.
    - Winners notified 30 days after scholarship deadline.

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Any college student is eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited: Nursing school, Medical school, Pharmacy school, Dental school, Respiratory therapy program, Paramedic program or Emergency medical technician program. Must not be an employee of or immediately related to any employee of ACLS Medical Training.

ACLS Recertification Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.aclsrecertification.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: Any college student is eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited: Dental School, Emergency Medical Technician Program, Medical College, Nursing School, Paramedic Program, Pharmacy College, and Respiratory Therapy Program. Applicant must not be an employee of or immediately related to any employee of ACLS Medical Training.

ADT Protect Your Home Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://homesecurity.io/scholarship 
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Interested applicants must be currently enrolled at a college/university or be enrolling in the upcoming semester. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship that is made payable to the student’s approved college/university and mailed directly to the designated college/university. Interested students should write a 400-600 word essay, on how mobile technology has been used in education and how it could improve education/classes for future students.

The Achieve Today Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.achievetoday.com/what_we_do/scholarships
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: Achieve has a mission to help individuals “awaken their greatness” through personal coaching and education. During individual coaching sessions, Achieve students have the opportunity to learn life-changing principals such as the Law of Attraction, raising frequency, the power of gratitude, and changing the way they think. Achieve has been able to work miracles in the lives of their students and is excited to help college students become clear, live fulfilled, and Achieve more. There is no age requirement and any current student of an accredited US university or college is welcome to apply. In addition, current students of the Achieve coaching program are eligible to apply. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the financial aid or accounting office of the winning candidates’ institution.

Earn a $500 College Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2014
  • Website: http://www.home-alarms.ca/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: As a new technology emerges, it directly impacts a variety of fields and industries. Home security technology, for example, now features things like ADT Pulse- which provides complete home automation and remote monitoring control via tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. Regarding future advancements, how do you expect home security technology to develop over the next 10 years? How will these features promote home security protection and better society as a whole? Interested students should write a 500-700 word essay. Submit essay as a word document attachment that includes your name and email to scholarship@wireless-home-alarms.com. Interested applicants must be currently enrolled at a college/university or be enrolling in the upcoming semester.

YEAR-ROUND/VARIES

LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship 2014

  • Deadline: 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.
  • Website: http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship#application
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent). Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa. 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. Current LA Tutors 123 employees or their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. Please read additional criteria listed above.

International Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website:  https://discover.utoledo.edu/
  • Scholarship Amount: $9,120
  • Description: The University of Toledo’s International Student Scholarship is offered to new undergraduate international students who are entering the university as an adult, transfer, or directly from high school who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship covers the out of state surcharge, valued at $9,120 for the 2013-14 academic year. Students must be academically admissible to receive this award. This scholarship is limited to full-time, non-immigrant F1 visa holders. The scholarship is renewable and requires the student to maintain a 3.0 GPA and the successful completion of 30 credit hours each academic year. Students are eligible for this award until they earn an undergraduate degree, but must do so within 8 semesters over a maximum of four consecutive years. A completed international undergraduate application for admission, all required transcripts, and official passing TOEFL report (if taken) must be postmarked by the application priority deadline for the term of application. Students who apply for intensive English language study in the American Language Institute (ALI) at The University of Toledo and students who meet the academic requirement but are referred to the ALI will be eligible for this award upon the successful completion of the ALI program. This scholarship will not be applied to the out of state fees associated with the ALI. This scholarship cannot be combined with other awards offered from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Army ROTC Scholarships – Two-Year Scholarship

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students/two-year-scholarships.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies 
  • Description:  If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer.  Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.

Army ROTC Scholarships – Three-Year Scholarship

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students/two-year-scholarships.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies 
  • Description:  If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer.  Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Alvin Cox Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.alvincoxmemorial.com
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Applicants should create a fund raising campaign on the Indiegogo website, a company that assists with raising funds for a great variety of business, charity or personal endeavors. The applicant should insert a YouTube video of themself discussing their college goals and life ambitions, as well as what makes them deserving of the scholarship. Once the campaign is created, the applicant will return to the website and submit the link so it may be viewed. Each month, the company will feature a new campaign on the website and make a donation. The applicant may send a link to the video to friends, family or anyone who could help them by viewing the video and voting for the video. Applicant must either be enrolled, or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited college or university during the fall semester of 2013. High school students who will be enrolled in dual credit courses that require out of pocket expenses are also eligible to apply. All students may apply regardless of their race, nationality or financial status.

American Harlequin Dance Scholarship

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.harlequinfloors.com/us/en/dance-area/dance-scholarship.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Description: American Harlequin established this scholarship program to provide better opportunities for young people pursuing performing arts careers. The American Harlequin Scholarship program will be conducted now on TheWorldDances.com. Students must register to submit a YouTube dance video. Each month in 2013, four winners who submit dance videos on TheWorldDances.com will win $250 each to put toward their dance dreams. The winner videos will be the two videos receiving the most and second most number of votes and two videos chosen by a panel of judges. A video submitted in one month’s contest can be resubmitted in a subsequent contest, unless it is a winning video in any prior month.  Only residents of the 50 United States and Canada are eligible to win the contest.

Southern Scholarship Foundation

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.southernscholarship.org/2012-04-14-17-37-51/how-to-apply.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: There is NO deadline for application submission. However, you are encouraged to submit your completed application online early in order to have a greater chance of receiving a scholarship. Financial Need — All applicants must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After processing, you must send a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR), Part 1, pages 1-7, to the Southern Scholarship Foundation office. If printing from the web, send us the "Print Summary" and "SAR Transactions" sections. SSF uses the Student Aid Report (SAR) in determining financial need. An Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 07500 ($7500) is typically the maximum allowed at SSF. However, if your EFC exceeds 07500 and you have extenuating circumstances, please include a "Financial Need" statement and explanation as well as the previous year's tax return for your parent/guardian. You may still qualify for the scholarship. High GPA — Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (unweighted). A majority of our current residents are Bright Future's recipients and enter with a GPA well over the minimum required. Outstanding Character — Applicants must demonstrate excellent character by submitting an essay and providing character references. Applicants must send three letters of recommendation (addressed to the Southern Scholarship Foundation). Letters should include information regarding the academic ability, character, family background, and financial status of the applicant. Employers, ministers, principals, teachers, counselors, and civic leaders are possible references. We look for young adults who are involved in the community, have worked, and still maintain a high GPA. Family, friends, other students, peers and co-workers are not eligible to be used as references. Motivation — With the community based scholarship program we facilitate, the most successful residents are highly motivated to contribute to the cooperative-living atmosphere of Southern Scholarship Foundation. This is demonstrated through the awards and activities list submitted by all applicants. Acceptance to University — We must have a copy of the official acceptance letter from FSU, UF, FAMU, FGCU, TCC or SFCC.

Hayek Fund

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund,http://www.theihs.org/friedman-faculty-fund
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Description: The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula. The Hayek fund includes two distinct award categories: Hayek Fund for Scholars and Friedman Faculty Fund. Hayek Fund for Scholars provides career development grants for students and untenured scholars to cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include: presentations at academic or professional conferences, travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences, travel to archives or libraries for research, participation in career-development or enhancing seminars, distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field, and submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers among others. Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference. The Friedman Faculty Fund awards grants to full-time faculty and teaching fellows for education-enhancement activities designed to engage undergraduate and master's students with the ideas of liberty, beyond the classroom. Eligible activities include reading groups, class trips, guest lectures, seminars, debates, movie viewings and discussions, developing new courses, among others. Awards are only granted for future activities. The application should include an essay. Award: Hayek Fund for Scholars: up to $750, Friedman Faculty Fund: up to $5,000.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $300 and up to $150 for retroactive reimbursement.
  • Description: HFFS funding is dedicated to offsetting application costs so that you can afford to increase the number of applications you submit. Eligible students are undergraduates and recent graduates applying for a full-time doctorate program to start in the 2013-14 academic year who demonstrate interest in individual and economic freedom, and strong academic potential. At this time only individuals applying for Ph.D. programs in the U.S. in humanities-related studies will be eligible for application fee reimbursement.

WISP, Inc. Scholarship

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.wispinc.org
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: WISP, Inc. has the mission to enhance efforts to end domestic violence by offering access to higher education. The primary programs of WISP, Inc. are:
    Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
    To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be a woman who is a direct survivor of intimate partner abuse, be currently attending (or thinking about attending school ) at a 2 or 4-year college, a technical institute, or a training school,  be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, demonstrates a critical need for financial assistance, has a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market, and has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and this agency is willing act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience. Scholarship recipients must achieve and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA to remain in the program. Special consideration will be given to those interested in using their education to further the rights of, and options for, women and girls. Funds to assist with expenses for graduate school are limited. Support is available for full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions. Preference will be given to state supported community colleges, colleges or universities. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but should be submitted no later than 2 months before the start date of the program to be attended. Scholarship is renewable. A typed statement responding to some questions, sponsorship agreement form, and letters of recommendation are required.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

  • Deadline: Prior to high school graduation
  • Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement and is Florida’s largest merit-based scholarship program. It is comprised of the following three awards: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, including Academic Top Scholars (ATS) award, Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award, and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award. Each award level has its own academic requirements, award amounts and funding length. Applicant should be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and meet specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test scores requirements. All initial applicants must meet the community service requirement. To be considered, students must submit a completed Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) during their senior year of high school (after December 1st and prior to graduation). Students graduating mid-year must submit the completed FFAA by August 31st of their graduation year (prior to the spring term enrolled). Submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is no longer required; however, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to learn of potential eligibility for additional state and federal aid. Eligible students may only receive Bright Futures award funding at eligible Florida postsecondary institutions. Students who receive funding during the academic year (fall through spring) are automatically evaluated for renewal at the end of the spring term. Students may choose to enroll and receive Bright Futures funding for only one term during the academic year. Bright Futures Scholarship recipients who graduate with a baccalaureate degree in the 2010-11 academic year or after, in seven semesters or fewer and who wish to pursue graduate study, may apply the unused portion of their FAS or FMS award toward one semester of graduate study. You may apply for 2014-15 Bright Futures for 2014 graduates, beginning December 1, 2013.

TEACH Grant

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: Contact the Financial Aid Office at the college where you will be enrolled to find out if they will participate in the TEACH Grant Program
  • Scholarship Amount: $4,000
  • Description: The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound high school senior who is living with a terminally ill parent and who demonstrates a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise. The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Applicants should record a video of themselves of no more than 5 minutes answering three questions, and complete and submit the online application form, including the video entry. Entry must be submitted in English, be the entrant’s original creation, be true and verifiable and created solely by entrant. A letter must be received from a doctor verifying that the parent has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

THE NEW SCHOOL For Public Engagement Competition

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis
  • Website: http://www.finishatthenewschool.com/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pecemail#sthash.mLm5MpIm.dpuf
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Open to adult and transfer students that want to begin their academic studies or resume unfinished studies at The New School for Public Engagement. Only those who have applied and have been accepted to a New School for Public Engagement undergraduate degree program are eligible. Winners are expected to start their undergraduate program at The New School for Public Engagement in the fall of 2014. PRIZES: One full- and one partial-tuition scholarship for a bachelor's degree at The New School for Public Engagement. CHALLENGE: 3 multiple-choice question sets “Tell your story” video-case Short motivation statement.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

  • Deadline: Monthly
  • Website: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

 GMR Transcription Services, Inc.

  • Deadline: Ongoing quarterly on March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th, 2014
  • Website: http://www.gmrtranscription.com/academictranscription.aspx
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: GMR Transcription is a leading transcription services company that transcribes voice recordings for academic, business, legal, non-profit and other organizations. GMR also offers translation services from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, English to Mandarin and Mandarin to English, interpretation services and court reporting services. Over 6,300 GMR Transcription clients have been served by over 200 trained independent contracted transcribers. Applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and use college email address to register.

BrickHouse Security’s Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis
  • Website: http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: In order to qualify for this scholarship you need to confirm that you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. You maintain a mailing address in the United States and are willing to provide it to BrickHouse Security. You acknowledge that BrickHouse Security has made no representation as to the tax consequences or legal ramifications of your acceptance of any scholarship and you have not relied on the same. You understand that accepting financial aid in the form of a scholarship may potentially affect my child’s ability to receive state or federal financial aid. Also, applicant need to provide High School Graduate or Current College Studen and a minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Deadline: Contact local club - Generally in April/May
  • Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/JaneMKlausmanWomenInBusinessScholarship.aspx  
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $7,000
  • Description: The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies that have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field, have demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to a career in business, and have achieved an outstanding academic record. The scholarship helps women to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degrees in business or business related program at an accredited college or university (should be in at least the second year of an undergraduate degree through the final year of a Master’s program). The scholarships may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees. Online students are also eligible. The program operates at the Zonta club, district and international levels. To apply, students should contact the nearest Zonta club.  Zonta Clubs in Miami are: Greater Miami I, and Miami Lakes Area. The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Committee selects twelve international recipients from the district applicants. Members and employees of Zonta are not eligible to apply for the scholarships. Previous scholarship winners may not apply to renew the scholarship. Applicants should write an essay, describing their academic and professional goals, the relevance of their program to the business field, and how the Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship will assist them in reaching their goals. Two recommendation letters, one from a faculty member and another from one employer, supervisor or academic advisor and verification of enrollment from the university or college are required.

Cliffside Malibu 2014 Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: http://student-scholarships.cliffsidemalibu.com
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $8,500
  • Description: This scholarship offers students of many different interests and majors to participate. It is open to all students including high school seniors, undergraduate students as well as graduate students. Submit your application for review.  Be as detailed as possible in your submission to increase the likelihood of being chosen for participation.

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

  • Deadline: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis
  • Website: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmpdc/Accessions/Pages/HPSP-FAP.aspx
  • Scholarship Amount: : Up to 4 years of tuition and additional school costs covered
  • Description: Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) provides tuition assistance and a monthly stipend for students attending or planning to attend school to become physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, or clinical psychologists. Applicants should be accepted to or enrolled in an AMA or AOA school of medicine, in an ADA school of dentistry, or in an accredited Optometry school or be in their first year of didactic education for a Ph.D. or PsyD degree in clinical psychology from an APA accredited school. Students should be U. S. citizens and should be physically qualified to join the Navy’s active duty team as commissioned officers after graduation, with a minimum of three years on active duty. Students must not have reached the age of 42 at the time of entry on to active duty following completion of their education. Applications are accepted throughout the year at any time, but the best time to apply for a four year scholarship is the fall before the year the applicant plans to attend professional school. The scholarship pays all educationally required school fees, books, supplies, and equipment, and provide recipients with a monthly stipend.

MAY 2015

The Drive to Learn Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1st , 2015
  • Website: http://www.shiftins.com/automobile/car-insurance-program.aspx
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: This scholarship is open any resident of the fifty United States, the U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university, or trade school). Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouses, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited. No purchase of any kind is necessary.

 

 




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