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“Under the Radar” Scholarships

No Comments 29 July 2014

For this week’s scholarship list, we’ve found awards that have very small applicant pools. With only a tiny number of people competing for these scholarships, their is a better chance you could be a big winner! Check out the list below, and make sure to fill out a profile on College Greenlight for even more chances at free money for college.

 

National Amateur Baseball Federation Scholarship

$1,000

This scholarship is for current participants in a league properly sanctioned and sponsored by a National Amateur Baseball Federation member association. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and be in good standing. Self-nominated candidates are not eligible.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial

$1,000

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors and participate in a duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas, on November 28, 2014. See website for complete details.

Aqqaluk Trust Scholarships

$2,000

This scholarship is for NANA shareholders, descendants of NANA shareholders, or dependents of NANA shareholders or their descendants. To qualify, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, have a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled or accepted at a post-secondary educational institution or vocational school that maintains a regular faculty and established curriculum and has an organized body of students in attendance.

AAGS Graduate Fellowship Award

$2,000

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a graduate program in geodetic surveying or geodesy. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years of employment experience in the surveying profession.

GMP Memorial Scholarship Fund

$4,000

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are children, stepchildren, and adopted children of GMP members. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolling in a four-year college/university pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or enrolling in a two-year vocational/technical/two-year associate’s degree certificate or training program. The college, university, trade, or professional school must be located in the United States or Canada.

Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program

$3,000

This is a college scholarship for American Indians who are enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school graduates/GED recipients and be admitted to a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have applied for all federal, state, and institutional aid to be eligible for this scholarship. If applicants are entering freshman, they must have at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify for this scholarship; all other students must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

IEEE Computer Society Lance Stafford

$500

This scholarship is for active members of the IEEE Computer Society. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA. To apply, applicants must submit a paper of no more than 20 pages that is written on a computer-related subject. Papers will be judged on technical content, writing skill, and overall presentation.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Student Award

$500

This scholarship is for active members of the IEEE Computer Society. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time college undergraduate or graduate students at an academic institution and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities related to the discipline of computing, and letters of recommendation.

Raymond Davis Scholarship

$1,000

This scholarship is for undergraduate students who have completed two academic years of study and for graduate-level students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an academic and/or research focus in a field related to imaging. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited institution pursuing an academic degree. Applicants do not have to be members of IS&T.

International Doctoral Scholarship 

$10,000

This scholarship is for graduate students specializing in a Jewish field. To qualify, applicants must be registered in a doctoral program at a recognized university and have had their dissertation approved. Applicants must submit documentation of the university’s approval no later than November 15.

A.E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship

$1,500

This scholarship is for high school seniors, college students, and graduate students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing, be 26 years old or younger, and plan to enroll in vocational, college, or post-college studies.

WOCN Accredited Scholarship

$5,000

This scholarship is for nursing majors specializing in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing care. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must prove one of the following: acceptance in a WOCN-accredited WOC Education Program; current enrollment in a WOCN-accredited WOC Education Program; or certificate of completion from a WOCN-accredited WOC Education Program within three months of completion.

Bureau of Indian Affairs/Tribal Scholars

$5,000

This scholarship is for American Indians who are enrolled or non-enrolled members of the Arapaho tribe or who can provide verification of Indian blood from Bureau of Indian Affairs. To qualify, applicants must be eligible for a PELL Grant. Yearly scholarship deadlines are April 15, June 15, and November 15.

 

Culture, Money

Find Your Scholarship Super Power

No Comments 24 July 2014

You may not realize this, but you possess a secret scholarship super power to help you win you scholarship. Knowing what it is will make the scholarship process less stressful and more of a fun and insightful way to learn more about your strengths and what makes you a unique and qualified student.

Have no idea what you scholarship super power is? Take a look at the following descriptions and see which one best describes your capabilities and skills.

The Time Management Super Power

This student is described as a Type A personality. They tend to keep a detailed planner either on their phone or tablet jam packed with things to do. This person keeps themselves in check by following their schedule. This student tends to like order and probably has a super-neat and tidy room that may put yours to shame.

Scholarship Strength:  This student will have no problem starting their scholarship search as early as possible. They will have the advantage of having a good set of organizational skills that will help them pick and list their scholarships. This person will make sure that everything in the scholarship process is done on time and properly.

The Activist Super Power

This person often gets described as passionate. This person advocates an array of causes like animal rights, the environment, a certain political party, a religion, their own ethnic group or international issues. Whatever their passion may be, they’re clearly driven and motivated students.

Scholarship Strength: This student will have no problem finding a number of scholarships geared towards their passion and due to their participation in numerous activist organizations they’ll have plenty of essay writing material to win over judges.

The Book Worm Super Power

This person tends to enjoy their weekends reading in instead of catching the latest blockbuster flick. They excel in any class where writing and reading is involved. They are often creative thinkers. Their introspective nature may be often overlooked as shyness, but they’re just hyper-observant.

Scholarship Strength: This student will relish doing research into finding scholarships. The search for scholarships involves a lot of computer researching and reading, both skills this student excels at. Where these students will really shine is in the scholarship essay portion, these students will have the advantage of displaying good grammar and essay structure, and for an added advantage these students can take advantage of essay and book scholarships available.

The Athlete Super Power

This student spends their free time away from the mall and more on the field. They love being outdoors and playing sports with their friends. They enjoy healthy competition and bounding with their teammates who are their closest friends.

Scholarship Strength: This student can find scholarships offered specifically for athletes. They also can draw on their teamwork and leadership skills in their sport to put on their application, this makes for a great student athlete candidate. When in search for a recommendation they can look no further than to their coach.

The Nerd Super Power

Whether their face is buried in a comic book or math textbook this student likes all things science, math, sci-fi, fantasy and superhero. They’re probably known as one of the smartest students in your class and their often approached for IPhone repair or Game of Thrones questions. Their introverted nature may make them appear anti-social, but they do enjoy the company of people once they get to know them.

Scholarship Strength: This student will have no problem finding scholarship geared towards their interests. Whether their planning on majoring in a STEM field in college or have a flair for Star Trek, there’s a scholarship waiting for them to apply to. Their lack of extrovert skills won’t kill their chances of winning a scholarship in fact introverts have good listening and researching skills that will help them in scholarship interviews.

The Good Ol’ Average Student Super Power

Not every student can be a star athlete, science whiz, storytelling master or type A perfectionist. There are a lot of students out there that don’t stand out at first glance, but in reality, these students do possess unique qualities that make them just as qualified to win a scholarship as any other student. This student has average grades, but an above average character.

Scholarship Strength: This so-called “average” student can stand above their average grades and test scores and show that their much more than that. There are scholarships out there that look more into the character of the candidate than the academic skills they have. These students can find their own unique qualifiers by looking at their hobbies and interests and start from there.

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

No Comments 22 July 2014

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship program is for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need and seeking attendance to the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. To qualify for this program, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or above and demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants must receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined score of 1200 or above,  and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. College Scholars receive up to $30,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholarship community. Applications for this scholarship will be available in September, but here’s what you should know in advance:

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $30,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

SELECTION CRITERIA

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership.

SELECTION PROCESS

A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2015
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2015
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

 

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August Scholarships

No Comments 15 July 2014

It’s that time again! Here is our list of scholarships with August deadlines, available to any savvy College Greenlight student ready to take advantage of the dog days of summer. Remember that these are only a fraction of the amazing scholarships we’ve got on our database. Fill out a College Greenlight profile right now and see just how easy it is to find money for college.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Education Support Awards

Deadline: August 1     Award: $3,000

This award is for women who are at least 17 years old. To qualify, applicants must be mothers with minor children. Applicants must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.

Robert Aqqaluk Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust Educational Scholarship Program

Deadline: August 1     Award: $1,000 – $2,000

This scholarship is for NANA shareholders, descendants of NANA shareholders, or dependents of NANA shareholders or their descendants. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, have a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled or accepted at a post-secondary educational institution or vocational school that maintains a regular faculty and established curriculum and has an organized body of students in attendance.

“Say No to Loans” College Scholarship

Deadline: August 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for students ages 17 to 22 who are choosing to get their college degree without taking out any loans. The ideal applicant is someone who is receiving little to no outside financial support from family.

ARTBA’s Student Transportation Video Contest

Deadline: August 1     Award: $500

This contest is for students of all ages. To enter, applicants must create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of transportation in the United States. See website for more details and suggested topic ideas.

APS Hopi Scholars Program

Deadline: August 1     Award: $4,000

This scholarship is for American Indians who are enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. To qualify, applicants must be high school graduates/GED recipients and be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors admitted to a regionally accredited college or university.

Domo Scholarship for Business Management

Deadline: August 1     Award: $2,500

This scholarship is for college students who are studying business and show an interest in analytics. Applicants must be attending a four-year college or university in the United States. To apply, applicants must write a 500-word essay and complete a survey that focuses on attitudes around data, big data, social media and analytics, and decision making for leaders.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

Deadline: August 1     Award: $10,000

This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have declared a major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field.

DoSomething.org’s The Hunt

Deadline: August 4     Award: $10,000

Seven days. Seven causes. Seven challenges. Every day from August 4 to August 10, DoSomething will reveal a new mystery challenge around a different cause. Applicants must complete each challenge to make a serious impact in their community.

Copeland Scholarship

Deadline: August 15     Award: $500

These scholarships are for men and women who are blind and are members of the USABA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolling/enrolled at a two-year, four-year, or technical institution or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs and be US citizens.

A.E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship

Deadline: August 20     Award: $1,500

This scholarship is for high school seniors, college students, and graduate students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be nominated by an active PDCA member in good standing, be 26 years old or younger, and plan to enroll in vocational, college, or post-college studies. Applicants are not required to be members of or have any connection with PDCA.

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

Deadline: August 25     Award: $3,000

This scholarship is for women who are college-bound high school students entering their senior year in the fall of 2013. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent; exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work experience; and have an interest in pursuing a public finance-related career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law.

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest

Deadline: August 27     Award: $1,000
This scholarship is for US citizens or legal residents with a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend a college, university, or certified trade school in the United States and must enroll or already be enrolled for the Spring 2013 session. Winners are not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must take a ten-question, multiple-choice, open-book test; for each question answered correctly, applicants will receive one entry into the scholarship drawing.

Bryce Thomson Scholarship Award

Deadline: August 27     Award: $1,000 – $3,500

This scholarship is for employees of active members in good standing of the NICRA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. Applicants must display a strong academic record, leadership in both school and community activities or part-time work schedule, and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be awarded based on need, academic excellence, and the submitted essay.

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women

Deadline: August 30     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for women 25 years of age or older, who are legal residents of the United States or Canada attending a US or Canadian college or university. To apply for this scholarship, applicants submit a 500-word maximum, typed essay that includes information on why they are applying for the scholarship, how achieving their educational goals will enhance their future, the specific purpose for the funds, and the dollar amount requested.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

Deadline: August 31     Award: $500

This scholarship is for college students with a major limb amputation who will be attending an accredited university as a full-time student. A major limb amputation in described as loss of a limb beginning at or above the wrist or ankle. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must include a short letter explaining how the lost of limb(s) has affected their life.

Diversity, Money

Scholarships Organized by Major

1 Comment 08 July 2014

This week we’ve put together a list of scholarships for students planning to major in education, engineering, business, and health science! There are thousands of other great scholarships like these on our database. To check them out, make sure you’ve filled out a free profile on College Greenlight. 

Scholarships for Education Majors


Native American Leadership Education Scholarship

Deadline: September 15     Award: $5,000     Eligible Grades: High school senior – Doctoral-level study

This scholarship is for paraprofessionals in American Indian schools who are education majors and plan to pursue degrees in education, counseling, or school administration. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be at least one-quarter American Indian and be enrolled members of a US tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated. Applicants must have high GPA and test scores and be enrolled in an accredited US college/university on a full-time basis.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: March 4     Award: $12,000      Eligible Grades: College senior – Doctoral-level study

This fellowship is for US citizens and US nationals who possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the application year. To qualify, applicants must be teachers or plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). See website for details.

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship/Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

Deadline: August 1     Award: $4,000     Eligible Grades: College junior

FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY

This scholarship is for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students who have been newly admitted to a teacher education program at an eligible participating post-secondary institution. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be US citizens or eligible non-citizens while meeting Florida’s residency requirement for receipt of state student financial aid.

Golden Apple Explore Program

Deadline: December 1     Award: $2,000     Eligible Grades: College freshman

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ONLY

This program is for students who will graduate high school in 2014 and plan to attend an Illinois community college in the fall. To qualify, applicants must be interested in pursuing a teaching career, be legal residents of Illinois, and must have taken (not necessarily passed) the TAP test or have achieved a 22 ACT score, including the written portion of the test, prior to June 2015.

 

Scholarships for Engineering Majors 

 

Accenture American Indian Scholarship Program

Deadline: July 11     Award: Varies     Eligible Grades: High school senior – College freshman

This scholarship is for enrolled members of a US-federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be entering a US accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking college freshman.

Alwin B. Newton Scholarship

Deadline: December 1     Award: $3,000     Eligible Grades: College freshman – College senior

This scholarship is for undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 15     Award: $5,000     Eligible Grades: College sophomore – College junior

This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students who will hold sophomore or junior status during the 2015 calendar year. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the 2015 calendar year and be accepted into a School of Engineering.

 

Scholarships for Business Majors

Tribal Business Management Scholarship

Deadline: September 15     Award: $5,000     Eligible Grades: High school senior – Doctoral-level study

This scholarship is for students majoring in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management, and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes.

Domo Scholarship for Business Management

Deadline: August 1     Award: $2,500     Eligible Grades: College freshman – College seniors

This scholarship is for college students who are studying business and show an interest in analytics. Applicants must be attending a four-year college or university in the United States. To apply, applicants must write a 500-word essay and complete a survey that focuses on attitudes around data, big data, social media and analytics, and decision making for leaders.

John J. Murphy Scholarship

Deadline: December 31     Award: $5,000     Eligible Grades: High school senior – Doctoral-level study

This scholarship is for children or dependents of a Supply Chain Logistics department employee of a Food Shippers of America member company whose membership has been paid for in full. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must enroll in a college business program.

 

Scholarships for Health Science Majors

Sharps Compliance Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: July 18     Award: $1,500     Eligible Grades: High school senior – Doctoral-level study

This contest is for US and Canadian citizens who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in an accredited university for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify, applicants must be pursuing health care related studies. To apply, applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to the health care industry.

TravelNursing.org Nursing Education Scholarship

Deadline: January 10     Award: $1,000     Eligible Grades: High school senior – Doctoral-level study

This scholarship is for students who are currently accepted or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate medicine-related program at an accredited institution of learning. To qualify, applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 1     Award: $1,000     Eligible Grades: College freshman – Doctoral-level study

This scholarship is for American Indians in financial need who have career goals related to their people, and are pursuing careers in health care or health education.

 

 

 

 

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