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JANUARY 2016

GEICO IT Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 25, 2016
  • Website: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/geico_tech/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to 6 (six) $5,000 awards
  • Description: The GEICO IT Scholarship program is awarding up to six $5,000 scholarships to postsecondary undergraduates at the sophomore or junior level. Eligible applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, HCI (human computer interaction) or related technical degree program; plan to remain enrolled in full time undergraduate study for the entire 2016-2017 academic year; and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Children of GEICO associates are ineligible to apply.

 

National Debt Relief Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 31, 2016
  • Website: https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship       
  • Scholarship Amount: Five (5) $1,000 scholarships
  • Description: National Debt Relief will award 5 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding college students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. To apply, provide a unique solution to the following issue: Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis.

 

FEBRUARY 2016

The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Website: https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Attorney Stewart J. Guss appreciates the value of education as well and the ever-increasing costs of obtaining one. This yearly scholarship of $1,000 is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on promising students wishing to further their education at the college and university level. To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current college student and must participate in our essay competition on the legal topic outlined on our website.

 

AXA Achievement Community Award Program

  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Website: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html  
  • Scholarship Amount: Twelve (12) $2,500 scholarships
  • Description: The AXA Achievement Community Award Program offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC. Every recipient's high school will also receive a matching grant of $2,500 for educators' professional development.

 

Rent-A-Center Make a Difference Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/makeadifference/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to 60 (sixty) $1,000 awards
  • Description: Current customers; customers within the past two years who are in good standing; their immediate family members (spouse or dependent children living in the customer's household); and dependent children (age 25 or younger) of current employees of Rent-A-Center, Get It Now!, Home Choice, Acceptance Now, RAC National Product Service or RAC Field Support Center who have been continuously employed for at least one year - and who live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico - are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to enroll or are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico.

 

David Elden College Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 10, 2016
  • Website: http://www.eldenlawgroup.net/college-scholarship-fund/  
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Los Angeles Federal Criminal Lawyer David Elden is proud to launch his inaugural college scholarship for students currently enrolled in a college or university within the United States of America. David understands the financial challenges students face today when working on earning a higher education. Classes, food, room and board and everyday expenses add up so Mr. Elden hopes his scholarship will be able to give one student some financial relief as they work towards their degree.

 

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: February 17, 2016
  • Website: http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: Fifteen (15) $5,000 scholarships
  • Description: The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to 15 $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will also be considered.

 

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 28, 2016
  • Website: http://sms.scholarsapply.org/cbcfgeneralmillshealth/guidelines.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to 46 (forty-six) $2,000 awards
  • Description: The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program, sponsored by General Mills, is open to students living in a Congressional Black Caucus district who plan to continue their education in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field and have financial need. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

 

The PayScale Scholarship: Women in STEM

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Website: http://buickachievers.com/?utm_source=SASite&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=BA2016
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students
  • Description: The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduates who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology or Design. Scholarships will be awarded based on participation and leadership in community and school activities, interest in the automotive industry, academic achievement, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.

 

Toshiba Machine Co., America Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Website: https://www.toshibamachine.com/ViewDetailCompanyNews.aspx?dept=1&catid=2&newsid=166
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to two (2) selected recipients will receive a $2,500 award.
  • Description: The Toshiba Machine Co., America Scholarship Program was established to assist students pursuing an industrial maintenance or plastics processing program of study. Recipients will earn $2,500 scholarship awards for full-time study at an accredited institution of their choice. High school seniors, high school graduates and college undergraduates may apply, as long as they plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited school for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an industrial maintenance or plastics processing program of study, and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (for high school students) or 2.5 (for college students) on a 4.0 scale.

 

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000 per year
  • Description: Despite federal education benefits for veterans, unmet financial need often delays or derails academic progress. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarships will help fill financial aid gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans, after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. To apply, you must be an honorably discharged veteran of the United States military, or the spouse of a disabled veteran, and you must be a high school or GED graduate. The program will award renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 per year, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership, community service and challenges to completing a postsecondary program. The scholarships are renewable, and each year’s awards will increase by $1,000 to encourage program completion.

 

MARCH 2016

Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Website: http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship.html     
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: As day-to-day life becomes increasingly digital and experiences become increasingly “remote,” discussion about what it takes to build healthy communities becomes more and more important. Michael Kiely is proud to sponsor the Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest as a way to promote discussion about the meaning of community in the digital age and as a way to sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who are dedicated to building strong communities where passions and careers can take root.

 

April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Website: http://immigration.pricebenowitz.com/#scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Price Benowitz is excited to announce the April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship, which is a $500 scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible applicants will: 1) Be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution (if you are a high school senior, you should be enrolled for the 2016-2017 year by June 2016) and 2) Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

 

Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Website: http://criminallawsvirginia.com/#scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: The Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship is a great opportunity for students interested in the protection of natural resources. Eligibility and applications requirements for the scholarship include: 1) Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; 2) An updated resume demonstrating an interest in environmental stewardship and protecting natural resources; 3) An official transcript and 4) A 500-word essay on: What do you believe is the biggest issue that currently threatens our nation’s natural resources, and what are at least two ways we can begin working to fix this issue?

 

Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Website: http://marylandcriminallaws.com/#women-law-scholarship   
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: We are excited to announce the Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship for female students pursuing a post-secondary degree and who possess an interest in business or entrepreneurship. The winner of the scholarship will receive $500 to help further their educational goals and create a more diverse and inclusive business community. Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation, and a 500-word essay in response to the following question: If you could see one change in gender inequality in your lifetime, what would it be, and why? How do you think this can be achieved? In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

 

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 2, 2016
  • Website: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to fifty (50) selected recipients will receive a $2,500 award.
  • Description: The State Farm Companies Foundation believes that all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but who may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships. The scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in 2016, and have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. You must also plan to enroll full-time for the 2016-17 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year school.

 

ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Website: http://www.icmarc.org/prebuilt/micro/vantagescholar/
  • Scholarship Amount: Awards are determined based on merit and financial need and are for tuition and fees only.
  • Description: The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of U.S. city, county and state public employees who have died in service to their communities. Applicants must enroll in and attend an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school on a full-time basis. High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students must provide a letter from the deceased employee’s place of work verifying his or her employment at time of death, and supporting financial information.

 

Air Force Aid Society Grants, Scholarships and Loans

  • Deadline: March 18, 2016
  • Website: http://www.afas.org/education-grants 
  • Scholarship Amount: $500-$4,000
  • Description: The Air Force Aid Society offers need-based grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 through the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program. The program, which is the gateway to all of the Society’s educational assistance programs, is open to dependent children of active duty, retired and deceased U.S. Air Force members; and spouses of active duty and deceased members. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

 

HSF General College Scholarships

  • Deadline: March 30, 2016 (opens January 1, 2016)
  • Website: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships
  • Scholarship Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Description: HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to: Graduating High School Seniors; Community College Transfer Students; Undergraduate Students; and Graduate Students. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

 

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: March 31, 2016
  • Website: http://www.cognizant.com/company-overview/sustainability/educational-opportunity   
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000
  • Description: The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. Making The Future is a design-based scholarship, and candidates will be required to submit video documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation.

 

APRIL 2016

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Website: https://www.tungstenringsco.com/#scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.

 

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Website: http://www.pelicanwater.com/scholarship.php
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, and $500 3rd place
  • Description: As the market leader in America's #1 salt free water softener, Pelican Water seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators with our college scholarship contest. Our "go green" initiative has led to the development of environmentally-friendly water softening systems that save energy while eliminating harmful salt and chemical discharge. We're looking for students who display integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence - the same principles that have guided our business since 1972. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to protect our world's most important resource.

 

North American Van Lines 2016 Logistics Scholarship Competition

  • Deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Website: http://www.northamerican.com/scholarship 
  • Scholarship Amount: Five (5) $1,000 awards
  • Description: North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Five lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.

 

Medals of America Scholarship 2016

  • Deadline: April 16, 2016
  • Website: http://www.medalsofamerica.com/content--name-scholarship#
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: At Medals of America, we strongly believe in education, and we are committed to providing resources so everyone has a chance to advance their education. From high school graduates entering as college freshmen to middle-aged people in the workforce looking for a career change, everyone deserves the opportunity to further their education, particularly our active duty personnel and Veterans! We are honored to play a role in that. Because of our commitment, we are delighted to provide assistance through our Civil Service/Political Science/ History Scholarship for active duty and veteran students continuing their education. Upon the contest’s completion, one applicant will be selected as recipients of a scholarship of $1,000.

 

MAY 2016

Buford & Gonzalez Criminal Defense Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Website: http://dwiresults.com/austin-criminal-lawyer/#scholarship-application
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: Buford & Gonzalez, Attorneys in Austin, Texas, are pleased to offer the Buford & Gonzalez Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2016. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in criminal defense but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in law will be considered. This Award will be presented to a current college students. The award will be presented to a currently enrolled college student who will not have graduated by fall semester of 2016 & is still attending courses at this time. This will be a one-time award. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.

 

MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Website: http://www.mybiosource.com/page.php?name=scholarship   
  • Scholarship Amount: Five (5) $1,000 awards
  • Description: MyBioSource is proud to announce their annual “MyBioSource Scholarship Program.” MyBioSource is all about opening up doors to thriving students allowing them to explore the endless possibilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. With our scholarship program, students will be able to use the award towards tuition, books, supplies, or other costs that come along with obtaining a higher education. MyBioSource knows the world of "STEM" is constantly changing and progressing and new discoveries are found every day, and just maybe one of the applicants selected will hold the key to next big break!

 

2016 Cottage Inn Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Website: http://www.cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500 1st place, $1,000 2nd place, and $500 3rd place
  • Description: Cottage Inn would like to recognize those that embrace education. Education is a fundamental need for the future growth of our nation. We are seeking applicants with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in High School. The scholarship award will be made payable to the college or university of your choice to help pay for your education.

 

JUNE 2016

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 15, 2016
  • Website: https://www.losangelesduiattorney.com/los-angeles-dui-attorney-diabetes-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: It is our pleasure to announce the first ever Los Angeles DUI Attorney Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with diabetes. Many of us involved in the site have seen firsthand how diabetes can change a life. Often, it comes without warning and it can radically alter how a person lives from day to day. But we also believe that diabetes should not be an impediment to pursuing your dreams. We want to help a student with diabetes complete their college education and launch their career.

 

The Mike Morse Law Firm Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 15, 2016
  • Website: http://www.855mikewins.com/mike-morse-law-firm-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000 First place, $500 runner-up
  • Description: As a part of our commitment to promoting more community engagement, and safe driving we are proud to support future leaders by providing the Mike Morse Law Firm Scholarship. Undergraduate students attending an accredited university in the United States in the fall of 2016 with the intention to go to law school are eligible to apply. Submissions will be judged based on both academic merit and the content of the essay question response.

 

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc.’s Academic Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 26, 2016
  • Website: http://abcwildlife.com/abc-humane-wildlife-control-prevention-inc-s-academic-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have when allowed to break through. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.

 

JULY 2016

The Drive to Learn Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Website: http://www.shiftins.com/automobile/car-insurance-program.aspx 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: The Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road - either as a driver or a passenger - and you could receive $1,000!

 

Hackard Law Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 16, 2016
  • Website: http://www.hackardlaw.com/Academic-Scholarship.shtml
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,500
  • Description: Promoting education on elder issues goes hand-in-hand with renewed respect for our elders. With that goal in mind, Hackard Law is honored to provide a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500 to one college student who wins the Hackard Law 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest.

 

Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC Childhood Cancer Awareness Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Website: http://www.hawkinsduilaw.com/childhood-cancer-awareness-scholarship/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: At Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC, we have worked in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) for years. We know how difficult the struggle with cancer is. We believe all cancer survivors and their loved ones should have the opportunity for higher education. We encourage all eligible students to apply, and look forward to granting this scholarship.

 

AUGUST 2016

Asbestos.com Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 20, 2016
  • Website: http://www.asbestos.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $3,000 first place, $2,000 second place
  • Description: Asbestos.com awards $5,000 in scholarships each semester to students who bring awareness to asbestos-related cancers. Asbestos is a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma, an often terminal cancer affecting more than 3,000 Americans annually. The topic you choose should bring light to the issues surrounding mesothelioma and help raise awareness about the disease, research, promising clinical trials, survivors and caregivers. We will publish the winning entries on our scholarship page and promote them exclusively on our social media accounts. One-time payment for the eligible semester will be sent directly to the winners' schools.

 

Clubs of America Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Website: http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.asp  
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: As much as they have enjoyed serving their customers, Clubs of America has also committed to serving students. They believe students who passionately pursue their career goals will one day be able to delight the customers and clients they serve as well. That is why Clubs of America is proud to offer the "Clubs of America Scholarship Award" for students pursuing their career aspirations. This $1,000 annual scholarship will help students consider their aspirations as well as ease the burden of the costs of higher education. Clubs of America proudly invites all eligible students to apply by writing an essay about how their current courses will help them achieve success in their careers.

 

YEAR-ROUND/VARIES

UNCF Scholarships

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Welcome to the UNCF scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships website. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

NSF FITS-STEM Scholarship

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: http://www.fit.edu/ugrad/transfer/stem-scholarship.php
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period, based on financial need
  • Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Florida Tech a grant to provide scholarship opportunities, termed as FITS-STEM (Florida Institute of Technology scholarships in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math) scholarships, to students who transfer from community or state colleges into the programs of civil, chemical or ocean engineering. The objective of the scholarships is to help address the growing need for engineers in these specific disciplines. Transfer students will be educated by expert faculty, will have the opportunity to participate in leading sustainability related research, receive specialized mentoring and receive hands-on career advisement and support.

 

Army ROTC Scholarships

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students.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.

 

Women's Independence Scholarship Program

  • 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. 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.

 

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 Student and a minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA.

 

SFEFCU’s Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: https://www.sfefcu.org/services/scholarship_mdc.html      
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: All MDC students who are South Florida Educational FCU members are eligible to win our MDC Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

 

TEACH Grant

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach
  • Scholarship Amount: $4,000
  • Description: The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field; at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. For any 2015–16 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1, 2016, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 6.8 percent ($272), resulting in a maximum award of $3,728. Contact your Financial Aid Office for more information.

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,353.43
  • Description: The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is awarded to a student whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and the student is not receiving a Federal Pell Grant only because of that program's need requirement, but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements. The grant is not based on financial need nor is it considered estimated financial assistance that reduces the amount of any other Federal student aid that the student may also qualify for. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year, not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year. Applicants should be under 24 years old or should be studying in college at least part-time at the time of the parent's or guardian's death. For any 2015–16 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2014, and before Oct. 1, 2015, the maximum award of $5,775 is reduced by 7.3 percent ($421.57), resulting in a maximum award of $5,353.43. Contact your Financial Aid Office for more information.

 

LA Tutors Scholarship

  • Deadline: The 20th of each month
  • Website: http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 PM PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 AM.

 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: For college students, an unexpected financial setback can be a major disruption on the path to a degree. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants are designed to help U.S. military veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses, ensuring that they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program makes immediate grants available to eligible veterans who are pursuing a postsecondary degree, and who experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. One-time grants up to $1,000 will be awarded on an ongoing basis while funds are available; grant amounts will be determined based on the cost of the emergency need.



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