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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. This $1,000 scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply you will need to submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on the topic listed on its website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.
Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric
One of the prevailing issues facing so many young adults in the U.S. is the large student debt they carry upon graduating from college. Saving early through 529 plans and Roth IRA’s are just some of the ways to offset a portion of that debt. Consider what you or your parents did or are doing to prepare for your college education. If you were able to advise young students on this issue, what would you advise them to do?
This scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, as well as to high school seniors in the United States who will attend college. For a full list of rules and eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.corcentric.com/contact/accounting-software-scholarship.aspx. The application deadline is May 30, 2015.
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program
ACLS Medical training is currently offering one, $1,000 unrestricted scholarship. The scholarship requires an applicant to write between a 500- and 1,000-word essay on one of the topics listed on its website. For additional rules and how to apply, please visit: http://www.aclsmedicaltraining.com/scholarship/. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.
Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Trust Fund
Bank of America is Trustee for the Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Trust Fund. It has been established for the purpose of awarding tuition scholarship awards to students who are interested in pursuing a course of study in natural history and the arts with particular interest in portraying the wilderness area in a manner to benefit the citizens of our country currently and in the future. The applicant should portray thorough photography, evidence in their interest in natural history, environmental studies, or animal behavior. Other forms of artistic expression, such as drawings or written work, which illustrates this evidence, will also be considered. More information can be found on the website at www.milotte.org. Applications can be printed directly from this website. Deadline for the application is March 31, annually.
This is the prestigious "Rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a three-month to full-year of study abroad. You should have completed at least two years of college work. Additional information may be obtained by visiting:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
This program awards up to $12,000 in financial assistance to students who have earned a master's degree or completed at least three years of full-time employment in accounting. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and recommendations or references. The program is for applicants attending or planning to attend school full-time who have applied to or been accepted into a doctoral degree program with a concentration in accounting. Minimum GPA is 3.0. Applicants agree not to accept responsibility for teaching more than one course as a teaching assistant or to work more than one-quarter time as a research assistant. To learn more go to www.aicpa.org.
American Welding Society Scholarships
The American Welding Society is now accepting applications for their vast array of scholarship opportunities. The AWS offers more scholarships than can easily be listed. The list and the applications can be downloaded from www.aws.org. Application deadlines vary by type of scholarship.
AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship
Students who are studying or are planning to study a technology or business derived major, or a related field or trade, are invited to take part in a $1,000 scholarship essay competition. Whether you know it or not, the transportation industry is suffering from a serious shortage of drivers. This problem has forced the industry to begin reevaluating its practices, hoping to attract a new pool of young, qualified drivers. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is, “What can the transportation industry do to attract a new generation of drivers?” For full submission rules, please visit http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/transportation/contact/ameriquest-transportation-services-scholarship.aspx. The application deadline is May 30, 2015.
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The BigSun organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. To apply for this $500 scholarship, visit their website http://www.bigsunathletics.com for more information. Deadline is June 20, annually.
Bob and Eleanor Grant Trust
This scholarship is offered to first-generation college students interested in professional careers in science, especially natural and environmental sciences, and social sciences with an environmental focus. It can offer up to $15,000 per year for students entering the second year of a two-year college or who will have attained junior status at a four-year college. Applications can be found online at www.bandegranttrust.org. Deadline for applications is April 1, annually.
BrickHouse Security $10,000 College Scholarship
Working closely with law enforcement personnel for years, the BrickHouse Security team has come to understand and appreciate not only the value of service, but also how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. As a way of giving back they are offering a $10,000 scholarship to be dispersed among up to three qualified applicants.
The funds granted can be used for your child's education, your education, or your spouse's college education. Applicants must be a high school graduate or current college student, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and complete a 250-500 word essay. The topic is "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education."
The Scholarship will be held twice yearly. Applications for this cycle will be accepted through April 1st. At which point a winner will be chosen, announced, and we will also begin accepting applications for the next cycle which will run until September 1st. Please visit http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do for more information.
BusinessDegree.com is a comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones that they are eligible to apply for. To access this database please visit http://www.businessdegree.com/Scholarships/.
The Cascade Restoration Services Scholarship Program
Each year, the team at Cascade Restoration Services will give back to Washington State by awarding a $1000 scholarship to students pursuing their post-secondary education at a Washington State college or trade school. They believe by encouraging students to advance their education beyond high school they can improve our state as these individuals enter the workforce, better educated and better prepared to give back to their own local communities.
An eligible applicant must be a US Citizen, be able to provide proof on enrollment at a Washington State college or trade school, show they are maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit an essay on a specific topic. The essay topic and specific instructions on how to apply can be found online at http://cascaderestorationservices.com/scholarship. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.
Chicago Injury Center’s Annual Scholarship Fund For Disabled Veterans
The Chicago Injury Center is proud to offer four scholarships for disabled US Veterans, ranging from $250 to $1,000. Applicants should write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students.
Essays and all other application materials should be sent to the Chicago Injury Center by June 1, 2015. Additional requirements for the scholarship can be found here: http://chicagoinjurycenter.com/cic-veteran-scholarship-fund/.
College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th, 8th, or 9th graders in Washington. This scholarship covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus $500 for books. It can be used at any public two- or four-year, and many of the private universities, colleges, or career schools in Washington. To be eligible, your family income must meet requirements. Foster youth are automatically eligible to apply. Students must submit an application, graduate from a Washington state high school, maintain a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0, be a good citizen and stay crime free, apply for admission to an eligible college in Washington, complete a FAFSA, meet the income requirements, and be a resident of Washington. For information and applications, visit www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound, call 1-888-535-0747, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
If you are a student or a perspective student with one of the following: hearing loss/deafness, visual impairment, any mobility impairments, health impairments, or learning impairments, please visit www.washington.edu/doit/brochures/academics/financial-aid.html for scholarship information and other funding strategies.
Columbia Basin College Foundation Scholarship
The Columbia Basin College Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students each year. Any student planning to attend CBC next year is eligible to apply. Applications can be found in the Hawk Central office or downloaded online by going to www.columbiabasin.edu/foundation. Applications are due February 21 for the following school year. If February 21 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline will be the following working day. For more information, please contact the Foundation.
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming, and information technology management. Applications can be found at the Education Portal website http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html. The application is due April 1 annually.
Con Agra Scholarship
Applications are now available for the Con Agra Scholarship for employees of the Pasco plant and their dependents. This scholarship is open to apply for until all funds have been awarded. To see if you qualify to apply, please contact Erika Davis at email@example.com.
Cottage Inn Scholarship
Cottage Inn would like to recognize those that embrace education. They 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. Cottage Inn will award three scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,000, and $500. The scholarship requires a 1,500 word essay describing how pizza can bring people together for the greater good of improving communities and society as a whole, proof of your High School GPA, proof U.S. residency, and proof of acceptance into an accredited college or university in the U.S. To apply for the scholarship, please visit http://www.cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.
DegreeDirectory.org is pleased to announce the renewal of all four of its Associate Degree Scholarships for the 2013 academic school year. Scholarships can be found for Nursing and Medical Assisting, Art and Design, Computer Technology and Information Systems, and online Associate Degrees. The scholarship amounts are $500 each. Applications can be found online at www.degreedirectory.org/pages/scholarship_home.html. Deadline for applications is April 1, annually.
Design Your Future Scholarship
Are you a creative, motivated individual interested in studying design at one of the world’s many design schools? Distinctive Window Treatment Plus wants to give out a $1,000 college scholarship. No matter what design discipline you follow, we invite you to present your vision and showcase your knowledge. Students interested in this scholarship are invited to participate in our essay competition. The topic to be explored for this year’s scholarship essay contest is “Today’s Design Trends Across Different Markets.” For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.distinctivewindows.com/scholarship.htm. The application deadline is May 25, 2015.
Edna Myers Scholarship for Women Chapter FK, P.E.O
The Edna Myers scholarship is offered by the PEO Chapter FK in Richland for local women who demonstrate financial need and who are attending Columbia Basin College or Washington State University Tri-Cities. It provides a helping hand to women who are returning to school to continue their education, sometimes at great odds. This scholarship is meant for women returning to school after taking a break in their education. This scholarship is not applicable to high school seniors entering college in the fall. The amount of the award ranges between $750 and $1,000. The application is available to pick up at the Hawk Central Office. The application deadline is the first Friday of the first full week of May.
These awards are designed for students who are pursuing either an associate or bachelor degree within a given subject matter. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and a top applicant is chosen for each award after the April 1 deadline. Undergraduate, Graduate, and Distance Learning Academic Scholarships being offered are listed below by specific degree. Undergraduate Academic Awards are offered for Computer Science and C.P.E, Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts and General Studies, and Architecture and Drafting. Graduate Academic Awards are offered for Business Administration, Engineering, Nursing and Health Administration, and Public Administration and Public Policy. Distance Learning Academic Awards are being offered for Undergraduate Distance Learning and Graduate Level Distance Learning. For scholarship information and application, visit the Education-Potal.com website http://education-portal.com. Deadline for the applications is April 1, annually.
EducationPortal.com Tuition Wont Stop Me Scholarship
Do you have any great tips on how free educational resources can help students? Starting on January 1st, you can sound off on EducationPortal.com’s Facebook page and win up to $5,000 to help pay for school. For more information visit http://education-portal.com/articles/Tuition_Scholarship.html. Deadline varies.
Elk National Foundation Scholarships
ENF Legacy Awards are available only to children and grandchildren of Elks who have been members in good standing for at least two years. For more information see http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm. Additional scholarship information available at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm.
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. From prescription drug and medical device torts, to intellectual property disputes surrounding proprietary biological research, healthcare and life science professionals have become an essential part of American justice. In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences.
An eligible applicant must be actively seeking a degree related to healthcare or life sciences and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To apply you must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law. To read more about this scholarship, or to submit your essay, please visit http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are available to dependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Applicants may be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States. Scholarships will be offered to applicants who demonstrate financial need. For more information contact:
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
505 Riverview Rd PO Box 297
St. Peter MN 56082
Far West Agribusiness Association Scholarship
The Far West Agribusiness Association is accepting applications for its 2012 scholarship program. The FWAA scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There will be two separate selection pools: one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in $250 increments, not to exceed $1,000 per student. Any full-time student from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, or Nevada may apply. Applications and instructions for applying are available on their website www.fwaa.org. Click on the scholarships tab on the left column of the website. Deadline for applications is February 28, annually.
Fast Recipes My Recipe-My Heritage Scholarship
Fast Recipes is a proud supporter of higher education. The Fast Recipes scholarship competition was established to assist students studying in the United States with tuition costs. Both U.S. citizens and foreign students currently attending a U.S. college, university, or another institution of higher education are eligible to participate. Scholarship winners will be asked to present proof of attendance prior to receiving the scholarship award. One first place prize of $1,500, two second place prizes of $750, and three third place prizes of $500 will be selected. Applicants must submit a 300 to 700 word essay exploring the place culinary traditions hold in one's cultural/ethnic identity. More information including deadline and submission of essays can be found on their website at http://www.fastrecipes.com/scholarship2010.
Find My Way Home Scholarship
Broadview Gives Back was instituted to insure that those who strive for higher education can have the financial means to do so. It is their goal to offset the rising cost of college education by awarding qualified students $1,000. Application and additional information can be found on their website http://www.findmywayhome.com/scholarship/. Quarterly deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.
Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, in association with Ernst & Young LLP, is offering three scholarships in honor of Fred Rogers, the creator and long-time host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The scholarships are intended to support and encourage aspiring undergraduate or graduate students to pursue careers in children's media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers' work. Get details and applications at http://www.emmys.tv/foundation/rogersscholar.php.
Frontier Internet Technology Scholarship
Frontierbundles.com wants to help out one lucky student with a little extra cash. This scholarship is $1,000 for tuition. Applicants will write an essay on the following topic: What app or internet technology has most improved your life as a student? To apply online please visit their website at www.frontierbundles.com/scholarship. Application deadline varies per college semester.
Gesa Entering College Freshman Scholarship
Gesa Credit Union offers ten $2,000 and one $5,000 scholarship to local high school seniors who have plans to pursue a higher degree of education. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union and be entering your freshman year of college as a full-time student with a 3.0 or greater cumulative high school GPA. A fillable PDF version of the application can be found at https://www.gesa.com/pdfs/gesa/EnteringStudentsScholarship.pdf. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to PO Box 500, Richland, WA 99352, or dropped off at your local branch. The deadline is February 28, 2015.
Gesa Current College Student Scholarship
New to this year, current college students who have plans to continue their higher education are eligible for our continued education scholarships. Gesa will award five $2,000 and one $5,000 scholarship to eligible students. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of Gesa Credit Union with plans of returning as a full-time student in the fall of 2015. A fillable PDF version of the application can be found online at https://www.gesa.com/pdfs/gesa/ReturningStudentsScholarship.pdf. Applications can be emailed to email@example.com, mailed to PO Box 500, Richland, WA 99352, or dropped off at your local branch. The deadline is February 28, 2015.
GM Women’s Retail Network Drive to Succeed Scholarship
The GM Women’s Retail Network (WRN) Drive to Succeed Scholarship program is offered to help increase the number of women pursuing careers as a general, executive or departmental manager; or, an owner/operator of an automotive dealership. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2015 academic year in amounts up to $5,000. To be eligible you must be female, possess a high school diploma or GED, show proof of enrollment in fall 2015, be a U.S. Citizen or have the ability to accept permanent employment in the U.S., be enrolled full-time in a program that offers certification in the automotive retail field or be currently employed at an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications that advance your career within automotive retail. More information as well as the application can be found online at http://www.gmsac.com/pdf/WRN_Application_US.pdf. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.
Grants Net Informational Website
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) created GrantsNet to help young scientists learn more about the funding process and find out how to best showcase his/her talents. For more information about GrantsNet or their funding log on to: www.grantsnet.org.
Healthcare Scholarship Program 2015
Medicalassistantdegrees.net is excited to offer a $500 scholarship to help with the costs of your medical assistant training for one lucky student in 2015. Applicants must write and submit an essay in English of between 750 and 1,000 words on the topic “Why I Want to Pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field”. The applicant must also be 18 years of age at the time of the disbursement of the award, be a U.S. citizen, and be enrolled in full-time courses during the 2015 year. To apply, please visit https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is June 30, 2015.
Horse Heaven Wine Growers Scholarship
The Horse Heaven Wine Growers are pleased to be able to offer a $1,500 scholarship to a student pursuing studies in Viticulture and or Enology. The scholarship is open to high school graduates planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university or in the WSU two year Vit/Enol Certification Program; current students planning to study in viticulture and enology and/or areas pertinent to the wine industry; and be a resident from Benton, Yakima, Klickitat counties. Applications along with additional eligibility criteria are available online at http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/wwif-scholarships_99.html. Applications must be postmarked by November 30, annually.
John Farmer Scholarship
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is pleased to be offering six scholarships ($2,000, $1,000, and four $500) to be awarded to students pursuing studies in viticulture and/or enology and with financial need. The scholarship was established by the family and friends of John Farmer, a prominent and very much respected and loved wine grape grower. The scholarship is available to high school graduates planning to enroll in a Washington state college, university, or in the WSU two-year Vit/Enol Certification program. The application is also available to current students already enrolled in area planning to study in viticulture and enology and/or areas pertinent to the wine industry. Preference will be given to those with financial need. Applications along with additional eligibility criteria are available online at http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/scholarships_6.html. Applications must be postmarked by November 30, annually.
Kittitas County Cattle Women Memorial Fund Scholarship
The Kittitas County Cattle Women Memorial Fund Scholarship for $500 is available to a female Kittitas County High School graduate who is enrolled full time at a community college or university in Washington state. Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate level with a major or minor in an ag-related field. Applications can be found online at http://washingtoncattlemen.org/Scholarships.html.http:// Applications must be postmarked by September 30, annually.
For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. colleges. For application materials and additional information, visit www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/students/program/scholarship.shtml
The Kodak student home page is: www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/students
Lourdes Health Care Scholarship
Lourdes Health Network will be awarding seven scholarships to area students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Qualified students will be eligible for the one of six $1,500 healthcare scholarships or the Sandbank-Stanke Memorial Scholarship ($500) for nursing students.
To be considered for a scholarship, students must pursue undergraduate degrees in nursing or other healthcare related fields, and reside in Benton, Franklin Counties or Burbank. Special consideration will be based on academic achievement, volunteerism, and financial need. The application can be found online at http://www.lourdeshealth.net/assets-lhn/pdf/applications/2015-2016-APPLICIATION.pdf. The application deadline is May 1, 2015.
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Mensa Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest
Residents of a participating American Mensa local group who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for fall term of 2011 are eligible to apply for awards of $200 to $1,000. For an entry form with essay rules, visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, annually.
Military Education Scholarships
The Military Education Scholarships are awarded ongoing, and as of October, new scholarship applications are now being accepted. They are now offering ten $1,000 scholarships each year. Check out their website http://vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html for scholarship opportunities. Eligible applicants will be current and prospective ROTC program students, active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college, honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. military, and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military. Please check the website for the new essay prompt.
MoroccoTours.org Business Scholarship
In light of the need for cross cultural understanding and development, Morocco Tours would like to offer a scholarship to students in need of financial assistance in undergraduate or graduate college programs. Students must be interested in pursuing bachelor- or master-level degrees related to business and have a desire to apply their learning in North Africa or the Middle East. The scholarship amount is $1,000 for one year, and applicants may reapply for one additional year. Applications can be found at their website www.moroccotours.org/moroccotours-org-business-scholarship. Deadline for applications is January 1, annually.
National Alliance for Excellence Scholarships
The student competitors can be seniors or already in college. They must submit an application that can include recommendations (academics), art (slides), dance (tapes), photographs, or other materials that point to talent and achievement in all areas. The awards are for a minimum of one year, and more than 100 are granted. Applications can be submitted at any time. Additional details and applications available at: www.excellence.org/programs.htm.
National Scholars Honor Society
The National Scholars Honor Society offers $19,000 in scholarships to highly qualified achievers from all academic pursuits. Scholarship eligibility is determined for each new applicant at the time of acceptance and is reviewed biannually. Members may update the submitted information electronically or by standard mail. Apply for this scholarship on line at: www.CollegeHonors.org.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a non-profit service organization (501C3) that annually offers a variety of scholarships to qualified individuals who are citizens of the United States, are attending, or plan to attend an accredited college or university within the United States. For information and complete instructions about how and where to apply, visit the NSDAR website at www.dar.org, then select "Scholarships" where a complete description of each scholarship is available, as well as the application process, and deadlines.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The local Columbia River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to once again offer a scholarship in the amount of $250. The applicant must be a local student who has been accepted or is currently enrolled at CBC. They must also be a member of the local chapter of DAR, a descendent of members of Columbia River DAR, or recommended by Columbia River DAR. Preference will given to those in nursing or history fields. To apply for the Columbia River DAR scholarship, please provide a short essay as to why you choose nursing or history. You must also attach a recommendation from a CBC instructor. For more information or to submit the above listed materials for consideration, contact Nancy Gower Hulse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 509-539-1178. Please submit materials by August.
Lourdes Health Care Scholarship
Lourdes Health Network will be awarding seven scholarships to area students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Qualified students will be eligible for the one of six $1,500 health care scholarships or the Sandbank-Stanke Memorial Scholarship ($500) for nursing students.
To be considered for a scholarship, students must pursue undergraduate degrees in nursing or other healthcare related fields, and reside in Benton, Franklin Counties or Burbank. Special consideration will be based on academic achievement, volunteerism and financial need. The application can be found online at http://www.lourdeshealth.net/assets-lhn/pdf/applications/2015-2016-APPLICIATION.pdf. The application deadline is May 1, 2015.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Approximately six awards for Hispanic students who are entering or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Additional information may be obtained by writing to:
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
1501 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Deadline: May 1, Annually.
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA/Casey Family Scholarships)
OFA provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for young people under the age of 25, who have spent at least 12 months in foster care and were not subsequently adopted. Information and applications can be found at http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30. Deadline for applications is March 31, annually.
The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives. They must have a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills. A woman is eligible to apply if she is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter, is a U.S. citizen, is studying in the United States, has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life, is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal, and is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program. Please contact Jeanne Hultgrenn at 509-545-1523 for more information.
Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pride Foundation has more than 50 different types of scholarships available, but students only need to fill out one application. Thanks to the generosity of their community, Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. Most scholarships are available for straight-ally or questioning students as well as students of LGBT parents. All promote leadership and diversity in the LGBT community. Interested individuals submit one application and the scholarship review committee will determine for which scholarship the applicant is eligible. Pride Foundation has awarded $340,000 in scholarships to students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. To assist students applying for these scholarships, Pride Foundation will hold scholarship application workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest this fall. For specific times and locations, please email email@example.com or call 800-735-7287 ext. 110. Full details on who qualifies for a scholarship are available at http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/questions-answers. The application can be found at http://www.pridefoundationscholar.org/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx. The deadline for applications is January 31, annually. NOTE: To confirm annual deadline, please check their website.
The ProofreadingServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarships
TheProofreadingServices.com website will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category). To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school, you must meet our GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write about a defining moment in your life in the style of your favorite children’s author. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship. The application deadline is June 1, 2015.
Reed Tech Scholarship Opportunity
Reed Tech is committed to supporting global innovation and growth. As part of our mission, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are studying or are planning to study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major at a U.S. university or college during the 2015/2016 academic year
Innovations drive progress, economic growth and are the engine that moves patent-driven companies forward. Students who have studied STEM majors have gone on to develop innovations that have materially changed both our work and leisure lives. For this essay, please write about a significant innovation, what benefits it has provided and how you would improve upon it. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit http://www.reedtech.com/about-us/scholarship/. The application deadline is May 30, 2015.
Through The Rotary Foundation's Educational Programs, Rotary members worldwide strive to promote international understanding and relations between people of different nations. Since 1947, The Rotary Foundation has sponsored over 35,000 "ambassadors of goodwill" to study or teach in another country. Applications are now being accepted for the following scholarships and grants:
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships - This program provides Academic Year, Multi-Year, and Cultural scholarships to study abroad. Recipients are expected to be outstanding ambassadors of goodwill to the people of their host country through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, civic organizations and other forums. After study is completed, scholars share their experiences with the people of their home countries and with local Rotarians who sponsored their scholarships.
Rotary World Peace Scholarships - This program offers annually 70 Rotary World Peace Scholarships for two-year master's degree or certificate programs in international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of seven Rotary Centers for International Studies located at prestigious universities around the globe. For more information go to http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational.
The SALLIEMAE Fund
Sallie Mae awarded more than $2.3 million this fall to help students all over the country go to college. To find out how you can apply for scholarships next year, view a list of last year's recipients, or order free financial aid resources go to www.salliemaefund.org.
Society of Women Engineers Wanda Munn Scholarship
Each year, the SWE administers a minimum $1,000 scholarship to a nontraditional female student to help alleviate the financial burden of returning to school. Eligible applicants must be a nontraditional female student, be able to accept the scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate engineering studies in an accredited school in the fall, satisfactory completion of a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent credits at an ABET accredited school, and be residing in the northwestern United States (inclusive of WA, OR, ID, MT, and AK). Application and instructions are available online at http://swe.org under "Scholarships" and on the page under "Reentry." The application deadline is February 15, annually.
Soroptimist International of Mid-Columbia Women's Opportunity Award
This award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families (head of household), are enrolled in or have been accepted into a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program, have financial need, and are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. The award is $1,000. Applications can be found at their website http://simidcolumbia.wordpress.com. Application deadline is December 15, annually.
Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award
This award gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families (head of household), are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, have financial need, and are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals. The first place award is $2,000 and the second place award is $1,000. The applications are available in the Hawk Central Office. The deadline is December 15, annually.
Soroptimist Professional/Technical Award
This award will be given to two women enrolled in a professional or technical program leading to a certificate, license, or degree. The award can be used for tuition and books. The first place award is $1,500 and the second place award is $1,000. Applications are available in the Hawk Central Office. The deadline for applications is January 15, annually.
Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship
Southland Electrical Supply wants to help you build a successful future and career with a $1,000 scholarship! Students who are studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition. The topic for this year's scholarship essay competition is "How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry". This broad topic is intended to bring in a wide variety of essays covering the multiple facets of the industry. Though innovation is important to all industries, the technology and trade fields, in particular, have always thrived on fresh ideas that challenge what has come before it. For your essay, take this concept and apply it to a field or trade of your choice, explaining how innovation has changed and will continue to change your chosen discipline. For a full list of essay submission rules or to apply, please visit http://www.southlandelectrical.com/scholarship.asp. The application deadline is May 30, 2015.
SR Education Group Scholarships
SR Education Group is an organization committed to providing assistance to students pursuing higher education. They offer monthly need-based scholarships to students over the age of 16 who are interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program at an accredited institute of higher learning. They offer a Community College scholarship and a Women’s scholarship. The application or process can be found online at http://www.sreducationgroup.org/scholarships. Deadlines vary each month.
StudentScholarships.org 2014-2015 Scholarships
StudentScholarships.org is offering several different scholarships available to college students. The criteria and deadline dates for each scholarship varies. More information can be found at http://www.studentscholarships.org/awards.php.
The Sunshine Lady Foundation
Women who have survived domestic violence and are a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. and have been officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a U.S. college or university are eligible. For information contact:
The Sunshine Lady Foundation, INC.
Women's Independence Scholarship Program
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Toll Free 866-255-7742
S.W. (Bill) Preston Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by Preston Premium Wines and Preston Vineyards through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. It is a rotating annual $3,000 scholarship awarded one year to a student enrolled or planning to enroll in the viticulture program at a Washington college or university; and the subsequent year to a student enrolled or planning to enroll in the enology program at a Washington college or university. Selection basis will include academic merit, leadership abilities, and interest in the study of viticulture or enology. The application must include a 500-word essay explaining why you should receive the scholarship, two letters of reference, and official school transcripts. Applications can be found online at http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/wwif-scholarships_99.html. Deadline for the application is November 30, annually.
The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) program provides scholarships to childcare center providers and family childcare providers who want to study early childhood education. Any childcare provider employed full-time (30 hours or more per week) in a licensed childcare center or licensed family care provider; or any school-age provider working in a licensed facility 15 to 29 hours per week: is eligible. For more information about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program call toll-free 1-866-30TEACH or (253) 383-2746 or E-mail TEACH@childcarenet.org. A limited number of scholarships are awarded every quarter.
The $1,000 Active Calendar Scholarship 2015
Active Data is a big believer in higher education, so they started a little college scholarship program to help one student make their college experience more affordable. If you are a college student or are soon to become one, entering is easy.
Just write an essay between 500-1,000 words telling us why knowing what’s happening on campus is vital to your success as a student. For submission rules, please visit http://www.activecalendar.com/1000-active-calendar-scholarship/. The application deadline is April 20, 2015, and the winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com Scholarship Program
Top Medical Assistant Schools is excited to announce its 2015 scholarship program which will reward one lucky college student with a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be currently enrolled in college or will be enrolled by the Winter 2015Quarter and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply an applicant must complete the scholarship application and write at least a 400 word essay on the topic: "Why I want to pursue a career in the medical field.” For more information on how to apply, please visit http://www.topmedicalassistantschools.com/scholarships/. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.
Tri-City Construction Council
The Tri-City Construction Council is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be eligible you must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or vocational school, and the applicant or applicant’s parents must be an owner or employee of a company that is a full dues paying member in good standing with the Tri-City Construction Council. Applications can be downloaded by visiting http://www.tricityplancenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2015-Scholarship-Application.pdf. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.
University of Washington Do-It
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities. Visit this website for lists of scholarships: http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html.
Vista Hermosa Foundation Scholarships
The Vista Hermosa Foundation Scholarship program offers financial support and encouragement to low-income and first-generation college students who might otherwise not be able to continue their education and pursue their dreams for the future. There are three types of scholarships available to students pursuing vocational, technical, community college or 4-year university degrees. The committee reviews application two times per year. For more information please visit www.firstfruits.com/scholarships.html.
Walter J. Clore Scholarship
The Walter J. Clore Scholarship was established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers in honor of Dr. Clore's grape research and lifetime achievements in the field of viticulture and enology. During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, while a researcher at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Dr. Clore worked with the pioneer grape growers in the state of Washington to foster the rebirth of the wine industry. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation, is offering $500 - $2,000 scholarships(s) to be awarded to student(s) interested in the studies of viticulture and/or enology. For specific guidelines and applications logon to http://washingtonwinefoundation.org/wwif-scholarships_99.html.
Washington Pulp & Paper Foundation
Scholarships are available to students who are interested in pursuing degrees in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and computer programming at the University of Washington. For more information contact:
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-2100
(206) 543-2763 M-Th 8 am to 2 p.m.
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Washington State Employees Credit Union Scholarship
Washington State Employees Credit Union is pleased to offer financial assistance to students pursuing a higher education. The WSECU scholarship is available for students who are pursuing a two-year, four-year, or graduate degree full-time in the fall of that year. Twenty scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to recipients attending a four-year or graduate school and seven scholarships of $1,000 each to students studying at a two-year or vocational school. Applicants must be WSECU members, must attend school full-time, and the degree sought must be the first of its type (first bachelor's, first master's). Scholarship applications will be available in early January online at www.wsecu.org. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 5, annually. NOTE: This scholarship is offered annually, however dates may vary. Please check their website for current open and close dates.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington State once they complete their degrees. The scholarship amount varies between the ranges of $2,500 - $7,500 depending on the applicant’s grade level. This scholarship is renewable for up to five years.
For a full list of all eligibility requirements as well as to apply, please visit http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/scholarship/overview?srctid=1&erid=768881&trid=f742ab72-4d2f-488d-a1c1-67f222e575a8. The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
Washington Women In Need Grants
WWIN is a community-supported non-profit organization that provides funding for education and healthcare for women in need in Washington state. The WWIN Education Grant provides assistance for tuition and books at accredited institutions in the state of Washington. The WWIN grant is the last funding source applied to tuition and book expenses, after all federal and private grants and scholarships. This means that women will only be eligible for WWIN funding if other grants and scholarships received do not fully cover costs of tuition and books. The WWIN Education Grant funds up to $5,000 over one year for low income women throughout the state of Washington and applicants are selected based on financial criteria, a balanced distribution among the schools, and the order in which the application was received. In order to apply, women must be enrolled in the school of their choice and have completed the federal financial aid (FAFSA) form. WWIN can fund any level of degree or vocational certification through a bachelor’s degree. In order to receive funding, students must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and be eligible for in-state tuition at accredited institutions. Education Assistance grant applications will be available on their website at http://www.wwin.org/. Check their website for quarterly application dates.
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