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A Better America Scholarship Program
Global English Editing awards one $1,000 scholarship each year to a student in the United States who intends to make a positive contribution to the country’s future. They want to reach out to the student generation and reward initiative, innovation, and lofty idealism. To apply, students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to change America after finishing their degree. For information about eligibly or how to apply, please visit http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Abbott & 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 1000-word essay on the topic listed on their website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. The application deadline is June 10, 2016.
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.
ACLS Scholarship Program
United Medical Education wants to help support and motivate young minds that are interested in medical technology and advancement. Their scholarship program is designed to help motivate developing students learn how to write a professional, medically-related article.
The scholarship offered will be awarded annually to full-time students who are enrolled in a college or university. The first place candidate will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The second and third place candidates will receive complimentary Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification courses which have a combined value of $360. The monetary first place award must be used towards college/university tuition and/or related school supplies.
To apply you will need to write a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay on one of the many topics on their site, https://www.aclscertificationonline.org/scholarship/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
ADT Home Defender Scholarship
The ADT Home Defender Scholarship is a one-time $500 award. An applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S and be enrolled by fall 2015. The applicant must write a 500-700 word essay. The essay topic can be found by visiting http://www.ralarm.com/scholarship. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship
Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is committed to being part of the solution.
The Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship is open to women who are 18 years of age or older, legal residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and who complete the scholarship application. Applicants must be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2016) in a college or university within the United States, and be pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering, or math.
To enter applicants must submit a complete scholarship application online at www.zenefits.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Albertson & Davidson, LLP Offering $2,500 College Scholarship
The law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP understands that obtaining an education is the pathway to success for many young Americans. As attorneys, they all have earned both undergraduate degrees as well as successfully completed a rigorous three-year Juris Doctorate before being even eligible to sit for the California Bar Exam. Through these experiences, they have come to understand the often significant financial burdens associated with obtaining an education beyond high school, which is why they are pleased to announce that they will be awarding $2,500 college scholarship to the winner of our newly created essay contest. By creating this award, they hope to help the next generation of students realize their educational and professional goals.
The Albertson & Davidson, LLP College Scholarship is open to individuals who are currently attending or are planning on attending an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2016 semester. In order to participate in the essay contests, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the question posed on their website. For the essay topic, please visit http://www.aldavlaw.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is August 24, 2016.
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 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.
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This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. The scholarship is $1,000 and the applicant will need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic listed at their website http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Application deadline is May 23, 2016.
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.
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.
The Bruce Provda Scholarship
New York divorce attorney, Bruce Provda, knows that solid education makes a good foundation for success in life. This is why he is rewarding students with $1,000 to cope with rising education costs. The scholarship was established to raise awareness of the problems and challenges of divorce.
This scholarship is for students attending college in the U.S in the imminent quarter. To apply, you must submit a 1,000-word essay on the subject, “Unusual Divorce Laws Around the World”. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit http://nydivorcefirm.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is January 16, 2016.
BulkOfficeSupply.com offers more than school supplies, they are also there to help students pursue their goals. They have implemented a program to help students express their educational goals and future plans. Bulk Office Supply wants to help students throughout the U.S.A. have an opportunity to get a scholarship.
If you have an interest in art, teaching or owning your own business you are eligible to apply for our scholarship program. The program is open to all high school students as well as college freshmen and sophomores.
To apply for this $1,000 scholarship you will need to write a 500 word essay on the questions listed on their site. To apply please visit http://www.bulkofficesupply.com/scholarships-in-new-york. The application deadline is February 1, annually.
Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctor’s appointments, Caring.com knows that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, they know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey. For the list of topics, please visit https://www.caring.com/scholarship. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
The Carpenter Bus “Extra Mile” Scholarship
For over 60 years, Carpenter Bus Sales has prided itself on customer satisfaction, professionalism, diligence, and on going the extra mile. They have been the recipients of numerous honors for outstanding client and product service in our industry. They have been blessed time and again, and for that, they would like to give back by awarding two prospective college students each with a $1,000 scholarship. They will offer one scholarship to a female student and one scholarship to a male student.
Applicants must show good character, excel in academics, and be involved in community service and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. In addition to the application an applicant will also need to write an500-650 word essay on the topic listed on their site.
To download the application and to view the essay topic, please visit http://www.carpenterbus.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Clark Scholarship 2015
The International Gem Society (“IGS”) was founded by Donald Clark, CSM. His mission was to improve people’s access to information about the field of gemology. As a result, IGS seeks to encourage students who have a particular interest in geology, gems, lapidary arts or gemology. In honor of Donald Clark, IGS has endowed a $350 annual scholarship.
This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student and does not require the applicant to be a gemology student. To apply you must submit a 1,000-word minimum essay, on the topic listed on their website. To read more about this scholarship or to apply, please visit http://www.gemsociety.org/scholarships/. The application deadline is December 15, 2015.
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.
County Office Scholarship
CountyOffice.org supports local communities by making it easier to find the contact information, hours, locations, and phone numbers of county government offices in the United States. Its organization plans to better the lives of people living in our communities by offering an annual scholarship. To apply, you must write a 500- 1500-word essay for the following prompt: " Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on its website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you". You will need to submit your essay electronically on their site http://www.countyoffice.org/. The submission deadline is April 30, 2016.
The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship
The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship is a highly competitive award for those interested in online teaching & online learning. It's available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about online learning. Students applying must list the online courses they've taught, have taken, or intend on taking, as well as why they’re interested in online learning and what they think the future of online courses will look like. The website can be about any topic the student is passionate about.
This scholarship is for $1,000 and will be award in June 2016. To apply, please visit http://www.courseminded.com/#/scholarship/1/. The submission deadline is June 15, 2016.
CPAPMan College Scholarship
CPAPMan is pleased to announce that they’re starting their very own scholarship award! They will be offering one scholarship worth a total of $500, paid to the high school senior, undergraduate, or post-graduate student who writes the best story about sleep apnea or CPAP therapy.
Applicants are asked to write 400- 750-word story about sleep disorders, sleep apnea, or CPAP therapy. This may be a personal story or it may be entirely fictional. Creativity is encouraged. The most successful essays will accurately integrate accurate information about sleep disorders or CPAP within an entertaining narrative. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit https://www.cpapman.com/scholarship.php. The application deadline is December 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.
Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program
Dietspotlight.com will be awarding four scholarships during the 2015-16 academic year. One award is $3,000 and then three additional awards of $1,000. To apply an applicant must write a 900-1,500 word essay on obesity. Discuss the merits of the idea that obesity is an involuntary medical condition (which grants access to disabled-person parking spots, extra airplane seats, etc.) versus the idea that obesity is the negative consequence of unhealthy lifestyle choices. For more information about this scholarship or to apply, please visit http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Discountrue knows that the world can be tough, especially for university or college students, who have to face a lot of new expenses. This is why it decided to fund a special scholarship and choose one person who presents its writing abilities to receive $3,000 in order to alleviate the costs of studying at a U.S. university or college.
An eligible applicant must be a U.S. citizen or possess the authorization to study in the U.S., be accepted in to a college or university by fall 2015, and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. To apply, you will need to submit your resume, your unofficial undergraduate college transcript, proof of legal U.S. residency, and 700- 1000- word essay. The essay topic is: "How can you personally help make the world a better place”. To apply, please visit https://www.discountrue.com/scholarship. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.
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.
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.
Excel University Scholarship
Excel University is pleased to offer the following scholarships to outstanding accounting students. The award is for $500 to use during the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is for currently enrolled college students with a declared accounting major or emphasis in accounting. An eligible applicant must also be a U.S. resident or hold a valid student visa.
To apply, you will need to submit a resume including work experience, extracurricular activities, and honors or awards. You will also need a letter of recommendation from an accounting professor that includes the professor’s full contact information for verification of enrollment in accounting courses. Your application will also need to contain an unofficial transcript and a one-page essay on the topic of: “Interesting Ways You’ve Used Microsoft Excel”. To apply, please visit http://www.excel-university.com/scholarship. The application deadline is June 30, 2016.
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.
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.
Future of Assisted Living 2015 Scholarship
SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our second annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a financial donation of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year.
The annual scholarship award is for two students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. The applicant cannot be an employee or immediate family member of a SeniorAdvisor.com employee. The applicant will need to write a 250 word maximum introductory bio as well as a 500-750 word essay. The essay topic and the full list of rules can be found by visiting https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC Offering $1,200 College Scholarship
The military trial lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC believe that a quality education is one of the most valuable assets for young students today. For this reason, they are pleased to announce that their firm is offering a $1,200.00 college scholarship to the winner of an essay competition. All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2015-2016 are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity.
To apply you must be enrolled full-time by fall 20156 be 18 years of age or have parent’s permission, and submit a 500-1000 word essay. For a complete list of rules and to see the current essay topic, please visit http://militarytriallawyers.com/college-scholarship/. The application must be submitted by July 17, 2016.
GoodCall's Best Decision Scholarship
GoodCall tries to help people make smarter decisions by giving them access to important data. They want to know about a great decision you've made in your life. Write an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you've made in your life. What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice? To submit your essay, please visit http://www.goodcall.com/scholarship. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
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 December 31, 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.
The Infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence
Infoparrot is glad to announce that it has launched its scholarship program for 2015. The winners of the scholarship will receive $1,250 for their educational expenses for the academic year. As Infoparrot believes in sharing resources, it has a strong focus on giving back to the community.
This scholarship requires a written essay of 1,000-1,600 words about the topic on their site. Before submitting the application, make sure that you have provided all the relevant information. Any incomplete application and/or, essays with punctuation, grammatical or structural errors will be disqualified from the scholarship project. To see the essay topic, please visit http://www.infoparrot.com/the-infoparrot-scholarship/. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.
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.
John Foy & Associates “Strong Arm” Leukemia Scholarship
John Foy & Associates is known as the “Strong Arm of Georgia”. They know that not every battle is fought in the courtroom. Fighting a disease requires more than a legal “Strong Arm, it requires a dedicated team of medical staff, loved ones and countless more. Fighting leukemia requires determination, drive and diligence in both the patient and the patient’s loved ones. Often, the battle is a solitary one, isolating the patient and family. Their law firm recognizes this. That’s why they are delighted to introduce the first-ever John Foy & Associates “Strong Arm” Leukemia Scholarship in time to honor Leukemia month in September.
Too eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship you or loved one must have been affected by leukemia, and you must be enrolled as undergraduate at an accredited institution in the U.S. You will find 3 different topics listed at to choose from. To apply, please visit https://www.johnfoy.com/strong-arm-leukemia-scholarship/. The submission deadline is December 15, 2015.
Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship
This scholarship will apply to students this year who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited institution, be 16 or older, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and be a student with a mobility disability who uses a wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. To read more about this scholarship or to apply, please visit http://www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships/. The application deadline is September 1, 2016.
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://www.washingtoncattlemen.org/scholarships/. Applications must be postmarked by September 30, annually.
LeafFilter Racing/Blake Koch Undergraduate Scholarship
NASCAR driver, Blake Koch and the rest of the team at LeafFilter Racing are pleased to announce their first ever college scholarship. Students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to write an original essay and apply. The winner will receive $500 to use towards books or tuition.
An eligible applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program for the 2016-2017 school year. To apply you must write a 350-500 word essay describing your passion and how it relates to your chosen major. Only original content will be considered. To apply, please visit
http://www.leaffilterracing.com/scholarship/. The submission deadline is June 6, 2016.
The ‘Looking Beyond College’ Scholarship Essay
MDG Advertising wants to help you pay for college! They’re challenging high school seniors and currently enrolled college students to write a creative essay about their dream job.
Candidates must describe, in a five-paragraph essay, what you want to do for a living after college, why you think this path will be a good use of your time, and what skills you will bring to the table. You may not have an idea of what you want to do just yet, so this is where you need to put your creative writing skills to use.
The winner of the scholarship will receive $1,000 for use with tuition, room & board, books, or technology acquisition. For a full list or rules or to apply, please visit http://www.mdgadvertising.com/scholarship/. The submission deadline is December 4, 2015.
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The McKenzie Law Firm Legacy Planning Scholarship
The McKenzie Law firm is pleased to announce their first scholarship award for students who seek to further their educational goals. Education costs have risen over the years and often the burden to pay these costs are too high for students alone. As an estate planning lawyer, Dan McKenzie has seen what can happen when individuals do not plan ahead. The McKenzie firm has found that planning for these costs often comes from advanced future planning on the part of the students’ parents. The Legacy Planning Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to students about advanced financial planning and fiscal responsibility.
An applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and be able to provide proof of enrollment. An eligible applicant must also be able to provide proof they maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Preference will be given to veteran students. To apply, an applicant must write an original 750-1,500 word essay on the topic listed on their website. To read the full list of requirements or to apply, please visit http://www.themckenziefirm.com/the-mckenzie-law-firm-legacy-planning-scholarship/. The application deadline is November 29, 2015.
Mensa Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest
The U.S. scholarship program covers all of the country and awards more than $87,000 a year. The Foundation's U.S. scholarship program relies on approximately 400 volunteers around the country with support from the Foundation's office staff. The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
The scholarship application process opens September 15 and closes January 15 each year. To determine your eligibility to apply, please visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Applications must be received by January 15, annually.
To encourage the pursuit of knowledge in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, and exercise science, MyHeart is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for two students in post-secondary education(including medical school). MyHeart is specifically interested in providing scholarships to those with a passion for protecting America’s future generations from cardiovascular disease, although they will consider applications from students pursuing all areas of healthcare.
An eligible applicant must be interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry; pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree; and be a resident of the United States. To apply, you will need to write a 500-word or less essay on one of the two topics listed on its site. The essay topics can be found by visiting http://myheart.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
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.
NinjaEssays Writing Contest
Are you a talented essay writer? Then take advantage of this unique chance to get rewarded for your work by the best essay writing service! NinjaEssays is all about supporting writers and helping them to get the motivation they need. The purpose of this essay writing contest is to inspire writers from all around the world to showcase their creative and critical thinking skills.
To apply you must write a 800 - 1,000 word essay on one of the many topics found on their site. Your essay must be written in English and be free of plagiarism. For the full list of essay topics or to apply, please visit http://www.ninjaessays.com/blog/essay-writing-contest/. The submissions deadline is December 10, 2015.
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.
An eligible applicant must be interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry; pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree; and be a resident of the United States. To apply you will need to write a 500 word or less essay on one of the two topics listed on their site. The essay topics can be found by visiting http://myheart.net/scholarship/. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
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.
PayScale is proud to announce their first scholarship aimed at helping female students obtaining college degrees in a STEM subject. The annual $2,000 scholarship award is for one student enrolled in an associate, bachelor, or graduate level program in a science, technology, engineering, or math related major. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
Applicants must complete the official application, which includes a 300-500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application. To complete the application and view the essay topic, please visit http://www.payscale.com/education/scholarship. The application deadline is February 29, 2016.
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
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.
Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
Pointe Pest Control is again offering a $750 scholarship to a Washington state high school senior or college freshman. This scholarship is primarily judged on a financial need basis but does not exclude achievement standards. An eligible applicant must submit a completed application, a copy of his/her student aid report from FAFSA, a current transcript, and although not required, letters of recommendation are encouraged. To apply, please visit http://pointepest.com/washington-scholarship-application/. The application deadline is April 29, 2016.
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.
Respshop.com 2015 Scholarship
Respshop.com will be awarding five scholarships for the 2015-2016 year. There will be one $1,000 award and four $500 awards. The scholarships will be awarded to the students who write the most insightful essays about snoring, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, or CPAP therapy. This application is only open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and high school students who plan to attend college within the following seven months. Those who apply MUST attend school within the following year to receive any scholarship award. Applicants already in college must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better to apply. For full list of rules or to apply, please visit https://www.respshop.com/respshop_scholarship.php. The application deadline is January 31, 2016.
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SaveonEnergy.com 2015 Education Scholarship
SaveonEnergy.com is pleased to again offer a $1,000 scholarship. In order to be considered, write a 400-600 word essay for an uninformed audience on the topic of "Which is more environmentally responsible, digital or print textbooks?”.
For information on how to enter and where to submit your essay, please visit https://www.saveonenergy.com/energy-scholarship/. The application deadline is November 20, 2015.
Shirtspace.com Bi-Annual Scholarship Contest
As the world’s leading provider of affordable wholesale apparel, ShirtSpace uses innovative business methods to help artists and designers everywhere express their unique perspectives to their fullest potential. Now ShirtSpace is giving back to the next generation of visionary up-and-coming artists and designers through the Bi-Annual ShirtSpace College Scholarship Contest. The award amount is $2,500 and two winners will be chosen.
Shirtspace.com offers scholarships twice a year. To apply you must write an essay on the topic on their site, provide proof of your GPA, and submit a completed declaration form also found on their site. Be sure to click the Terms and Conditions hyperlink and read thoroughly before applying. To apply, please visit https://www.shirtspace.com/scholarship. The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
The Sixt Rent a car 2016-17 Scholarship
Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2016 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt Scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
An eligible applicant must have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, be graduating high school in the 2015-2016 academic year, and plan to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college. For a full list of rules and the application process, please visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/sixt/. The application deadline is November 30, 2015.
The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to cover academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. Sleeklens believes individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded.
In order to apply you will need to write an essay based on the topic found on their website as well as complete the online application. To apply, please visit http://sleeklens.com/the-sleeklens-academic-scholarship/. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
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.
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 2015-2016 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.
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.
2015 Scholarship Essay Contest
Personal injury attorney Sheadyn R Rogers of Rogers Law Firm is dedicated to promoting justice for victims of serious accidents caused by the negligence of other persons or corporations. Sheadyn R Rogers is also dedicated to promoting the education of the public with respect to issues pertaining to personal injury law in order to promote safety and increased awareness of risks that exist to the general public. With these principles in mind, Rogers Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 to one college student who wins the Rogers Law Firm 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest.
To be eligible you must be 18 years of age, (or 18 by at the time the award is presented) enrolled in a college or university in the U.S., in good academic standing, and a legal resident of the U.S. Your essay must be based on one of the three topics listed on their website. For more information, please visit http://rogerslawtx.com/lawyer/2015-Scholarship-Essay-Contest_cp14383.htm. The submission deadline is December 1, 2015.
Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program
TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality tungsten rings and wedding rings in cobalt chrome, ceramic, and titanium. Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Their needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams.
To apply, please answer three personal questions. The submission with the most thought provoking and well-written essay will be awarded as the recipient. For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit https://www.tungstenringsco.com/#scholarship. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and the deadline is October 15, 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.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarships
The Veterans United Foundation 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://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships 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.
Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship
Viking Merger & Acquisitions understands the importance of small and local businesses. They are excited to see the new ideas of the future entrepreneurs, but they know starting a business can be financially straining. Tack on the cost of education, and the financial burden grows even further. Viking wants to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and foster small business growth in America. That’s why they’ve created the Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship.
Those applying need to be able to demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship. Demonstration can include majoring in business, currently operating a side business while in college, being involved in a family business, or being involved in an activity that will support your business/career goals of entrepreneurship. As part of the application process, you’ll need to explain how your major, business, or extracurricular activities express your interest in entrepreneurship.
For a full list of rules or to apply, please visit http://www.vikingmergers.com/scholarships/. The scholarship award is for $1,000. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
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.
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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 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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