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60 May Scholarships

No Comments 16 April 2014

We seriously want you to take advantage of this month’s MASSIVE list of scholarship opportunities. From scholarships for fledgling accountants to future zoologists, you’re bound to find the perfect fit from this list of 60 awards with May deadlines. Please make sure to click each scholarship’s link for more detailed application requirements.

Scholarships have been organized by deadline to help you plan your application strategy. Now get down to the business of getting free money for college.

Engineering Technology Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For engineering technology majors preparing for a career in the HVACR profession

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For students pursuing a career in the performing arts

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For students pursuing a career in the visual arts

Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Deadline: May 1
For students who are deaf or hard of hearing

MG James Ursano Dependent Children of Soldiers Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1
For children of soldiers

Ecolab Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For hospitality majors

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For Hispanic students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math, or a related field

Friends of Scott Foundation Scott Delgadillo College Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For cancer survivors or current cancer patients

IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: May 1
Must write an essay on a given topic related to energy and the plumbing/mechanical industry

MedPro Rx, Inc. “Education is Power” Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For students with hemophilia or von Wildebrand disease

Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For student athletes who have sustained a life-changing accident or illness

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
Must write an essay on a given topic related to your cultural heritage

Levitt Comninos Carlotti Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For students with a terminally ill or deceased parent

Math-O-Vision Contest

Deadline: May 1
Must create a video inspired by mathematics

Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: May 1
For students majoring in speech, physical, occupational, or music therapy, special education, or nursing

Bill Dickey Scholarship

Deadline: May 2
For students who participate in golf

East Villagers Service Scholar Contest

Deadline: May 2
Must submit an essay or piece of artwork related to community service and volunteerism

CVS Pharmacy, Inc Business Scholarships

Deadline: May 2
For business majors

MassMutual Scholars

Deadline: May 2
For students pursuing an undergraduate degree

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 5
For students living with or caring for someone with epilepsy

Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship

Deadline: May 5
For Latino/a students

James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad

Deadline: May 5
For students studying abroad

Ayn Rand “We the Living” Essay Contest

Deadline: May 6
Must write an essay on the book “We the Living” by Ayn Rand

Candice’s Sickle Cell Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 6
For students with sickle cell disease

University Language Services Scholarship

Deadline: May 7
For students who plan to study abroad or have studied abroad in the past

Marketing EDGE Student Marketing Scholarships

Deadline: May 9
For students pursuing a career in marketing

Google Science Fair

Deadline: May 12
Must create a science project in one of the specified categories

Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Leadership

Deadline: May 12
For students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and achievements on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact

Educate It Forward ELL Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: May 14
For ELL students of Hispanic descent

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 15
For cancer survivors or current cancer patients

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15
For students enrolled in culinary school

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 15
For women and/or minority students pursuing a career in computer and video game arts

Heinlein Society Scholarship

Deadline: May 15
For students majoring in engineering, math, physical science, or science fiction as literature

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Deadline: May 15
For women majoring in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science

Conestoga Bank “Future of Banking” Scholarship

Deadline: May 15
Must write an essay on a topic related to the future of banking

Alphonso Deal Scholarship

Deadline: May 16
For students studying law enforcement or criminal justice

KODAK Student Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 16
For students pursuing a degree in film, film production, or cinematography

Ray Greenly Scholarship

Deadline: May 16
For students majoring in an area relevant to digital retail

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Deadline: May 19
For students who are applying to a study abroad program

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 22
For students enrolled in a professional nursing degree program

I’m First Scholarship

Deadline: May 23
For first-generation college students

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

Deadline: May 23
For students pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate awareness of the issues facing the LGBT community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage

A Voice for Animals Contest

Deadline: May 25
For students who have actively participated in projects that promote the humane treatment of animals

Jack & Jill of America Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 25
For African-American students

National Sculpture Society Scholarship

Deadline: May 30
For students studying sculpture

FMAA Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 30
Must submit a video explaining what the American flag means to you

“Launch Your Dreams” Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 30
For US veterans and children and spouses of US veterans

Abercrombie & Fitch Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: May 30
For students pursuing a degree in business

Fraser Institute Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30
Must write an essay in response to a given topic about capitalism

PBA/NCA Minerva Beauty Scholarship

Deadline: May 30
For students enrolled in a cosmetology program

Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition

Deadline: May 30
For student percussionists enrolled in a music program

Margarian Scholarship

Deadline: May 30
For high school juniors and seniors, college/university students, and graduate students

American Dream Essay Contest

Deadline: May 30
Must write an essay about the American Dream

Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship

Deadline: May 31
For students who have actively advocated for LGBT issues

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

Deadline: May 31
For students pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture, building and construction management, or chemistry

“Out of the Easy” College Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: May 31
Must write an essay in response to a quote from “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens

Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: May 31
For students living with a terminally ill parent

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Deadline: May 31
For students majoring in the visual arts

Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31
For students who have been victims of crime or are victim survivors of crime

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 31
For students who play for a sports team or participate in club sports

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Scholarship Tuesday: The Gates Millennium Scholarship, Part 2

1 Comment 08 April 2014

To help you tackle your scholarship essays this spring and summer, Story To College and College Greenlight are bringing you guides to answering scholarship essays each Tuesday. Last week, we wrote about the first three questions of the Gates Millennium Scholarship. This week, we’re taking on the second half.

A quick reminder: the Gates Millennium Scholarship gives college-bound seniors full rides to the college or university of their choice. To qualify, students must be headed to college in the fall, identify as student of color, and demonstrate significant financial need.

The GMS is dedicated to finding tomorrow’s leaders: their goal is to empower students to make tremendous change who would otherwise face significant financial and institutional challenges.

The next GMS application due date will fall in the middle of January 2015, but there are 5 remaining essay prompts, so let’s get started.

Discuss your short and long-term goals. Are some of them related? Which are priorities?

Notice that first word, Discuss: this prompt is not asking for a simple list. You should include some story-telling and explanation. (Protip: Unless an application question specifically says “list,” assume that they want an essay.)

However, I do recommend that you start your brainstorming with a list, to make sure you address all four parts of the prompt. Make a list of your short and long term goals, and look for patterns. Which goals are related? Try rating each goal to get a sense of your priorities.

Next, find moments that will bring these goals to life. What did your teacher say to you that made you want to become a teacher? What was the first project that made you decide engineering was your calling? How late did you stay up? Bring the committee into your life, so that they’ll remember you.

Discuss a leadership experience you have had in any area of your life: school, work, athletics, family, church, community, etc. How and why did you become a leader in this area? How did this experience influence your goals?

This prompt offers you a prime opportunity to give the GMS committee reason to believe in who you will be in the future because of what you’ve accomplished in the past. This is exactly what they want to know about you!

To answer the question effectively, don’t tell the story of how you got involved in a leadership role, but put the reader in the moment, and let your actions reveal why you became a leader. Use dialogue and description to bring the story to life, and your story will connect deeply with the readers.

Make sure your end addresses the question of your future goals, and strike a tone of confidence. Talk to the committee as if your shoulders are back, you’ve got a twinkle in your eye, and an unstoppable sense of purpose.

Discuss your involvement in and contributions to a community near your home, school or elsewhere. Please select an experience different from the one you discussed in the previous question, even if this experience also involved leadership. What did you accomplish? How did this experience influence your goals?

Lucky you! See above. The only difference in this question is the stipulation that this essay address how you have contributed to a community. I recommend brainstorming your all leadership roles before beginning prompt 5 or 6, and strategically choosing which role you will write about for each.

This one, like prompt one last week offers a chance to be creative with your definitions. What does community mean to you?

Other than through classes in school, in what areas (non-academic or academic) have you acquired knowledge or skills? How?

The best advice I can give to decoders of prompts (okay, other than paying eagle-eyed attention to verbs and bringing your facts to life with stories), is to ask yourself: why are they asking me this?

The Gates Millennium Scholarship wants…. leaders. I might have mentioned. That means people who learn and try and learn and try and fail and learn, and are humble and self-aware enough to do so outside of traditional classrooms.

This prompt sounds dry, but I actually think it’s really exciting. It’s ripe for stories about sports, and dancing, and music, and grandmothers, and part-time jobs, and neighbors, and chess, and falling down in the class play in third grade, and getting fired, and uncles, and failure, and little sisters and older brothers, and hard work, and failure, and cooking spaghetti.

Go crazy. What have you learned? Tell us about it.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about that may help us evaluate your nomination (i.e., personal characteristics, obstacles you have overcome)?

This question is worded as if it is optional, but it would be a mistake to not prove you’re committed to this application, and to doing your very best when the opportunity arises. So first point of advice: come up with something.

Second: use the parentheses as brainstorming prompts. What are your personal characteristics? Then, find a way to prove it. Show the committee they can believe you are responsible because you were responsible when it really mattered. Don’t just list characteristics and accomplishments: show them in action.

Want to learn how to write your stories to stand out in applications? Sign up for our free two-part webinar series, Application Essays: Your Best Chance to Stand Out!

Have other questions about this or other scholarship applications? Email me at sophie.herron@storytocollege.com, or leave me a comment below. I’d love to know what other scholarship questions you’d like to see tackled. See you next week!

 

Sophie Herron taught high school English in Houston, Texas, as a Teach For America corps member. Since then, she received her MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Fellow, instructor of Creative Writing, and Managing Editor of Washington Square Review, the graduate literary journal. She teaches as an instructor at Story To College and as a teaching artist with the Community-Word Project. She is a poet and podcaster. 

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6 Quick and Easy Scholarships

No Comments 04 April 2014

If you’ve been feeling guilty about not applying to enough scholarships, we’ve got the perfect list to get you back in the game. These scholarships are super easy to complete, and can help ease you back into the swing of things. Each scholarship includes a link back to College Greenlight with important additional info (like expanded eligibility and application requirements). And if you’re looking for THOUSANDS of more great scholarships matched just for you, it’s probably time for you to fill out a free College Greenlight profile.

 

E-Waste Scholarship

This scholarship is available to both high school and college students. The application process is literally as easy to compose as a tweet. You’ll submit an application that includes a 140-character message about e-waste. Then, if you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll be asked to write a 500-1,000 word essay on the same topic. This scholarship is rad because you don’t have to do tons of work unless you have a super good shot at winning, which is pretty cool. Plus, you get to talk about e-waste, which sounds interesting, right?

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

This scholarship is also open to both high school and college students. And just like the e-waste scholarship (listed above) all you’ll have to do is submit an application with a 140-character message, this time on the subject of texting while driving (hint: it’s not a good idea to text and drive). The top 10 applications will then be asked to compose a longer essay on the same subject. These types of scholarship applications are great.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Guess what, this scholarship is just like the E-Waste Scholarship and the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship. That means it’s great for both high school and college students, and the application consists of you composing a 140-character message on a simple subject. This time you’ve got to write about (you guessed it) technology addiction. The top ten applicants will be asked to compose a full-length essay about technology addiction.

Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship 

This scholarship is for high school students who are planning on going to college (which, obviously, is all of you if you’re interested in scholarships). To apply, all you need to do is sign up for Potential Magazine’s weekly eNewsletter, which has some pretty helpful college search and transition information. If that sounds worth it, you could win a $1,000 scholarship.

University Language Services Scholarship 

This scholarship is for college students who are studying abroad, have studied abroad in the past, or have chosen a study abroad program they will soon begin. To apply for this scholarship you must submit a photo you’ve taken, along with a 200 word description on why the photo makes you glad you decided to study abroad.

Digital Privacy Scholarship 

This scholarship is for high school or college students. To apply you must submit a 140-character message about digital privacy. If you’re a top contender you’ll be asked to write a full-length (500-1000 word) essay about the same topic.

 

Image courtesy of Flickr user CollegeDegrees360

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Scholarship Tuesday: The Gates Millennium Scholarship, Part 1

2 Comments 01 April 2014

To help you write your scholarship essays this spring and summer, we at Story To College are partnering with College Greenlight to break down scholarship essay questions each Tuesday over the next month. This week, we’re starting with the first half of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship provides renewable undergraduate (and postgrad) tuition to students of color who demonstrate significant financial need. That means a full ride to the school of your choice. While the deadline, which falls in mid-January, has passed for 2014, this breakdown will provide this year’s juniors a chance to get ahead. It will also model for approaching scholarship essays with similar questions.

As with any application, you should get to know the values and goals of the place to which you are applying. The GMS describes itself as founded on the vision of leadership: specifically, students of “extraordinary promise” who will make a “significant impact” on the American landscape after their graduation. Their application is designed to figure out if you have the grit, perseverance, ambition and compassion to be a powerful change-maker in the new millennium.

Take a deep breath. That sounds scary, but the GMS readers are looking for the same thing every reader is looking for: you. You stand out by revealing your character through telling specific stories. Read the student profiles in their 2012 Annual Report, and get a sense for the kind of details that they’re looking for. Here are some tips for making an impression in the first three questions of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Application:

1. Discuss the subjects in which you excel or have excelled. To what factors do you attribute your success?

Don’t be fooled: this question is not asking for a laundry list of your successes. Nothing is more guaranteed to make a reader’s eyes cross. That second sentence is crucial. When they ask “to what factors do you attribute your success,” they’re really asking if you can reflect and identify your own strengths. Reflection is a crucial skill of all leaders; this will come up again and again in the GMS application.

So take a moment. Reflect. What subjects have you excelled in, and why? What personal characteristics have made you successful in them?

Next, find a moment when you had to rely on that characteristic to excel. Did you need to be a creative thinker in robotics? Did you have to use your humility and curiosity to reach out for extra help in Chemistry? Consider defining “excel” in non-traditional ways. What does success mean to you? (Do keep in mind: the GMS is an academic scholarship particularly interested in successes in leadership, community service, and academics, with a leaning towards science and math, although they support students with interests in all fields.)

2. Discuss the subjects in which you have had difficulty. What factors do you believe contributed to your difficulties? How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you again? In what areas have you experienced the greatest improvement? What problem areas remain?

Like the first prompt, this question is interested in your ability to reflect. Here, they want to know how you deal with hardship.

The most important part of this question is the third sentence: How have you dealt with them so they will not cause problems for you again? To answer this question effectively, you need to explain not only how and when you struggled, but what you did to overcome that difficulty. Keep this in mind, so you don’t get bogged down in that swamp of “all the times I failed.” Keep your brainstorming focused, actually, on your successes!

Then address the last two questions: how have you most improved, and what remains to be done? Think of this essay like a three-act play: describe your difficulty, the climax, and finally, the forward-looking resolution. To stay memorable, use specific details that are unique to only you, like dialogue or description.

3. Briefly describe a situation in which you felt that you or others were treated unfairly or were not given an opportunity you felt you deserved. Why do you think this happened? How did you respond? Did the situation improve as a result of your response? 

This question is asking about your conflict management. Remember, the GMS is looking for leaders. You want to show you can handle prejudice productively.

Brainstorm a list of injustices you’ve witnessed or been subjected to. Be real and honest. Sometimes that means a story about the lady at the supermarket, or being pulled over by the police. Sometimes it’s your friend’s mom, or a substitute teacher, or the bullies in sixth grade that are inflicting the unfair treatment. We’ve all seen it. Don’t reach: reflect.

You don’t have to be a superhero, though. Sometimes, unfair things stay unfair, no matter how we handle them. That’s how the cookie crumbles. Take the opportunity to discuss what you would do differently, or how you want to make a change in the future.

I talked to our CEO Carol Barash for more advice on this question. Here’s what she said:

“It’s really easy to get lost in your thoughts in a prompt like this, which is one of the biggest mistakes students can make. Don’t talk about ideas. Show actions. Your actions reveal your character to the selection committee more compellingly than any claim of ‘responsibility’ ever could. Finally, use this essay to demonstrate that you share values with the mission of the Gates Millennium Scholarship. That will make an impression on the readers, and show that you are the type of student they want to empower and support.”

Want to see examples of essays that worked? Click here! Have other questions about this or other scholarship applications? Email me at sophie.herron@storytocollege.com, or leave me a comment below. I’d love to know what other scholarship questions you’d like to see tackled! See you next week for the second half of the GMS application.

 

 

Sophie Herron taught high school English in Houston, Texas, as a Teach For America corps member. Since then, she received her MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Fellow, instructor of Creative Writing, and Managing Editor of Washington Square Review, the graduate literary journal. She teaches as an instructor at Story To College and as a teaching artist with the Community-Word Project. She is a poet and podcaster. 

 

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47 April Scholarships

2 Comments 25 March 2014

It’s getting warmer and we’re so excited about it. This April we want you to take advantage of our monthly list of awesome scholarship opportunities. We’ve included scholarships for first generation and underrepresented students, as well as scholarships that give preference to students with significant financial need. Please make sure to click each scholarship’s link for more detailed application requirements.

Scholarships have been organized by deadline to help you plan your application strategy. Now get down to the business of getting free money for college.

Career Development Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $5,000

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors, college students, or graduate students.

Bob Warnicke Memorial Scholarship Program 

Deadline: April 1     Award: Varies

This is a college scholarship for active members and officials of the National Bicycle League, who participate either locally or nationally.

Church of the Brethren Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000

This scholarship is for members of the Church of the Brethren who are undergraduate or graduate nursing majors.

Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $3,000

This is a college scholarship for children of medically retired, long-term disabled, or deceased pilot members of the Air Line Pilots Association, who are enrolled or planning to enroll in college bachelor’s degree programs.

American Art Therapy Association Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $900

These scholarships are for active student members of the American Art Therapy Association. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must have been accepted to or current attend a graduate art therapy program approved by the American Art Therapy Association.

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for African Americans, American Indians, Native Alaskans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, or members of other minority groups who have meaningful law library experience.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Deadline: April 1     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for underrepresented minorities in the accounting profession (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Asian American).

Robert B. Bailey Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for minority college students who plan to study abroad through a CIEE Study Center program.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Scholarship Program 

Deadline: April 1     Award: Varies

These scholarships are for current college undergraduates and graduate students who hold individual or student membership in JACL.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,000

This scholarship is for high school seniors and high school graduates who are pursuing a career in graphic communications, printing technology, printing management, or publishing.

Elizabeth Nash Foundation Scholarship Program 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $2,500

This scholarship is for students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate (bachelor’s or master’s) degrees.

Siemens Merit Scholarships

Deadline: April 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for high school juniors whose parents are full-time employees at participating Siemens Divisions.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communication Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for Arab-American students who are college juniors, college seniors, or graduate students.

American Indian Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: April 4     Award: $2,000

This scholarship is for students of Native American and Alaska Native descent who are enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school.

Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship 

Deadline: April 4     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be from a low-income household.

Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest 

Deadline: April 4     Award: $1,500

This contest is for middle and high school students in the United States. To apply, applicants must submit an original essay about an African-American individual or group who made a significant contribution to US maritime history; see website for complete details.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 5     Award: $2,500

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current undergraduate or graduate college students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must plan to enroll full-time in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field of study.

Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award 

Deadline: April 5     Award: $2,500

This award is for undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four-year college or university in the United States. To enter, applicants must submit up to three news stories that has been published in a college or university newspaper/publication or in an online version.

Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Deadline: April 7     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for African American and Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

AT&T Community NETwork Scholarship

Deadline: April 7     Award: $2,600

This scholarship is for students currently enrolled as freshman in the 2013-14 year at any accredited four-year college or university. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a career within one of the STEM fields, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and be US citizens.

APHA Get Ready Scholarship

Deadline: April 8     Award: $400

This scholarship is for US high school seniors graduating in the current year who plan to further their education.

CappexConnect Scholarship

Deadline: April 9     Award: $1,000

Attend a Spring CappexConnect Online College Fair and you could win a $1,000 scholarship! Requirements to apply: Attend at least one CappexConnect online college fair on either March 11th, 2014 or April 9th, 2014.

Women in Geographic Education Award

Deadline: April 10     Award: $500

This scholarship is for women who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education.

Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships

Deadline: April 11     Award: $2,500

These scholarships are for students who are studying abroad for a minimum of four weeks.

National Association for Uniformed Services Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 11     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for members of NAUS in good standing, and children and spouses of NAUS members in good standing.

Susanna DeLaurentis Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for college-bound high school senior students who have a chronic disease or other challenge to their physical/mental health.

Seymour Carren Memorial Scholarship 

Deadline: April 11     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for deserving high school students who are interested in entering the floral industry by pursuing studies at a floral design school, state association credentialed class, or at a community, junior college, or university level.

Power Poetry “What Would You Change” Scholarship Slam

Deadline: April 11     Award: $1,000

To apply, applicants must imagine they have the power to change any one thing (big or small) and submit an original poem about what they would change and why.

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship

Deadline: April 13     Award: $500

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be 16 years of age or older, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, and be considered in good standing at their current institution.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: April 14     Award: $1,000

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay on one of the topics listed on the website about a specified book; this year’s book is “Beowulf.” All entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2014, and received on or by April 21, 2014.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship

Deadline: April 14     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 15     Award: $1,500

This scholarship is for students of Italian heritage who will be attending an accredited postgraduate program at a college or university in the United States.

Bureau of Indian Affairs/Tribal Scholarship

Deadline: April 15     Award: Varies

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.

ChairScholars National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for high school seniors and college undergraduates who have a serious physical challenge and may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility.

Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award

Deadline: April 15     Award: $3,500

This scholarship is for current high school seniors who will receive a diploma prior to the award announcement (before August 2013). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a degree in any of the social sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for members of the National Black Nurses Association. Applicants must also be members of a local chapter (if one exists in their area). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N. / L.V.N.), be in good scholastic standing at the time of application, and have at least one full year of school remaining.

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15     Award: $5,000

This scholarship is for minorities who are US citizens or permanent residents. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students at an accredited college/university.

Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

Deadline: April 18     Award: $1,500

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and current college freshman. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 and be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning for the following fall quarter/semester.

S.O.S. College Scholarship

Deadline: April 20     Award: $1,000

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have a parent who has battled with cancer sometime during the student’s four years of high school and is still living.

FiSCA National Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 21     Award: $2,000

This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors. Selection will be based on academic achievement, leadership skills in school and the community, perseverance in the face of significant obstacles, and an essay.

Young Native Writers Essay Contest

Deadline: April 22     Award: $2,500

This contest is for Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12. To qualify, applicants must have a significant and current relationship with a Native American community, i.e., an American Indian tribe, an Alaska Native community or a Native Hawaiian community.

Al Schuman Ecolab First-Time Freshman Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Deadline: April 23     Award: $3,500

This scholarship is for first-time college freshmen who are committed to their education and careers in the restaurant or foodservice industry while demonstrating strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Schwallie Family Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 25     Award: $3,000

This scholarship is for individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States who will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 semesters.

CVS Caremark Corporate Scholarship

Deadline: April 25     Award: Varies

This scholarship is for dependent children of full-time CVS Caremark colleagues.

Ayn Rand “The Fountainhead” Essay Contest

Deadline: April 26     Award: $10,000

This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. To apply, applicants must submit an essay for the book “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website.

VSA Playwright Discovery Award

Deadline: April 28     Award: $750

This award is for students in 6th through 12th grade who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Great Minds in STEM/HENAAC Scholars Program

Deadline: April 30     Award: $10,000

This scholarship is for students of Hispanic origin and/or who significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.

 

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