Scholarships ending First Quarter 2017

Scholarships to Apply for Now!


January 2017 Deadlines

Sponsor: American Backflow Prevention Association

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 1, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to all persons of high school age (at least 13 and no older than age 19 as of December 31, 2016) who are legal residents of the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to safe drinking water.

MIT THINK Scholars Program

Sponsor: MIT THINK

Amount: $1,000 budget, chance to win $500 scholarship, mentorship, and a trip to MIT

Closing Date: January 1, 2017

Description: Applicant must be a current high school student at a school in the United States. Applicant must submit a project proposal on a science or engineering idea.

MVP Scholarships

Sponsor: MVP Visuals

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 1, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate college students who are/planning on majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or applied arts. Applicant must create a digital visual design to promote anything they desire related to the university/college the student is/will be attending.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Amount: Up to $20,000

Closing Date: January 4, 2017

Description: Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an act of political courage.

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library

Amount: $10,000

Closing Date: January 5, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and in the community. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

KSCPP’s 10th National Essay Contest

Sponsor: Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP)

Amount: Up to $500

Closing Date: January 8, 2017

Description: Contest is open to Middle School and High School students. To apply, applicant must read a book available on the KSCPP website and submit an essay on a given topic.

Greg Goff Leadership Awards

Sponsor: National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors worldwide with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit a completed application and an essay on leadership.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Sponsor: From the Top

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Letters About Literature Competition

Sponsor: Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Competition is open to students in grades 4-8. Applicant must select a fiction or nonfiction book, poem or play and write a personal letter to the author on how the author’s work changed the applicant or their view of the world.

Poster Contest

Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org

Amount: Up to $300

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a poster highlighting the importance of job safety and health for teens.

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Sponsor: Ron Brown Scholar Program

Amount: $10,000

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Scholars program is open to African-American/Black high school seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship

Video Contest

Sponsor: YoungWorkers.org

Amount: Up to $300

Closing Date: January 9, 2017

Description: Contest is open to California teens between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Contestant must create a video highlighting one of the six things young workers need to know about job safety and health.

National Sojourners Essay Contest

Sponsor: National Sojourners, Inc.

Amount: Up to $2,000

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Description: Contest is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to historical documents.

Providian Medical Scholarship

Sponsor: Providian Medical Equipment

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Description: Student must be 16 years of age or older and enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship

Sponsor: 1800wheelchair.com

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate student who are at least 16 years of age and legal residents of the U.S. or hold a student visa. Applicant must provide a “visual poem” on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge.

RMHC U.S. Scholarships

Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: January 18, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors who are legal U.S. residents under the age of 21. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter. Scholarships are for students with financial need who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition

Sponsor: C-SPAN

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: January 20, 2017

Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on their message to Washington.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Sponsor: Connecther

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: January 20, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students under the age of 25. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

TeenLife Summer Promotion

Sponsor: TeenLife

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 25, 2017

Description: Promotion is open to students between the age of 13 and 19 years of age. Student must browse the TeenLife’s “Guide to Overnight Summer Programs” and fill out the interest form to get more information.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 30, 2017

Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. There is no citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Sponsor: Digital Responsibility

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 30, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 and undergraduate students. Student must submit an essay based on an interview with a women currently working in a mathematical career.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Sponsor: The Center for Reintegration

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be attending during the 2017-2018 academic year and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Beauty School Scholarship

Sponsor: Beauty Schools Directory

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students planning on attending a program related to the beauty industry (cosmetology, barbering, hair design, nail technology, etc.)

GraduationSource Scholarship

Sponsor: GraduationSource

Amount: $750

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Applicant must share a photo on Instagram that inspires them to pursue their college degree and complete a short online form.

Harvey Simon Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: The Simon Cancer Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a four-year college or university during the Fall 2017 term. Applicant must have had a form of cancer sometime during their lifetime.

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

National Debt Relief Scholarship

Sponsor: National Debt Relief

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students. Applicant must be pursuing or intending to pursuing their bachelor’s degree which should be in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

PeanutPaws Scholarship

Sponsor: PeanutPaws

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and current residents of the United States who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Applicant must have a dog or grew up with a dog. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to dogs.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (see website for eligible areas) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

R2C Scholarship

Sponsor: Return2College

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently enrolled. Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and there is no maximum age limit. Applicant must share in three sentences of less why they are getting their degree.

RiSE Scholarship

Sponsor: RiSE Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Applicant must be current high school, college bound senior who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college  or university. Applicant must have a documented learning disability (a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify).

Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors residing in California. Applicant must submit application, essay, transcript and test scores.

Sleepy Deep Annual Scholarship

Sponsor: Sleepy Deep

Amount: $500

Closing Date: January 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently attending or planning to attend college, university or graduate school in the coming year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sleep.

Sponsor: Aaron J. Boria Law Firm
Amount $500
Closing date: March 30, 2017
Description : Scholarship is open to students who are currently studying law.

February 2017 Deadlines

Aceable Scholarship

Sponsor: Aceable

Amount: $500

Closing Date: February 1, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current university, post-graduate, community and technical college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on what their inspiration for being an ace driver is.

 

Valentine’s Day Card

Sponsor: Dosomething.org

Amount: $3000

Closing Date: Feb 10, 2017

Description: Make a Valentine’s Day Card for a senior. Find more details at Dosomething.org

 

Safety Features for Cars

Sponsor: The Levin Group

Amount: $1000

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Complete application and 500 word essay on how cars could be changed to make them more safe.

 

Cool Last Names

Sponsor:Cool Last Names HQ

Amount: $500

Closing Date: February 28, 2017

Description: Write an 800-1200 word essay on what are surnames and where do they come from?

 

Quality Air Filters Video

Sponsor: Quality Air Filters

Amount: $1000

Closing Date: February 28, 2017

Description: Film a 10-30 second video on what you would do with the 12 hours you would save each year by using Quality Air Filters.

 

CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Sponsor: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: February 10, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA who have demonstrated outstanding athletic performance in a minimum of two years of varsity play in California.

 

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: February 10, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government.

 

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: February 10, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.

 

Golden Apple Scholars

Sponsor: Golden Apple

Amount: Up to $23,000 over four years

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) who are residents of Illinois and will graduate high school in 2017.

 

Goya Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Goya Foods

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in culinary arts or food sciences.

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Foundation

Amount: Up to $28,000 over four years

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.

 

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Massachusetts and New Jersey. Maryland and South Carolina deadlines has already passed, but all other states are later – see website for details.

 

Make Sense Foundation Educational Scholarship

Sponsor: The Make Sense Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to females living in the United States who are preparing to enter college in 2017 or 2018. Applicant must submit an essay telling the scholarship committee about themselves.

 

Riggs Scholarships

Sponsor: Assemblies of God

Amount: Up to $30,000 (awarded over four years)

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning on attending an AG endorsed college who have a minimum GPA of 3.7 OR ACT score of 28/36 OR SAT score of 1870/2400. Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential through involvement in an AG church, school, and the community.

 

San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: San Antonio Area Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Applicant must be from the greater San Antonio (Texas) area. There are multiple scholarships available with different requirements. Visit website for details.

 

Scholarships Helping Collars Scholarship

Sponsor: Pet Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y.)

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. residents and love to help animals.

 

Team Type1 Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Team Type! Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have Type 1 diabetes and is/will be a competitive athlete at an accredited NCAA or NAIA institution.

 

WallStreetMojo College Scholarship

Sponsor: WallStreetMojo

Amount: $750

Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to money management and an essay on why the student thinks they should receive the scholarship.

 

Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships

Sponsor: Beta Sigma Psi – The National Lutheran Fraternity

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 17, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to male graduating high school seniors who attend a Lutheran church.

 

CISCO Scholarships

Sponsor: Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)

Amount: Up to $2,000

Closing Date: February 17, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to children of building trade union members and employees of union contractors. Applicant must be a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen and has been provisionally accepted as a full-time student into an undergraduate degree program at a two or four-year accredited college or university.

 

Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Columbus Citizens Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 17, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to elementary school, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students of Italian descent (at least 25% Italian). Applicant must have financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA (for high school and college students).

 

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (GAR)

Amount: Up to $50,000 ($12,500 per year)

Closing Date: February 20, 2017

Description: Applicant must be a dependent child of a full-time employee in the financial services industry. Employee must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in the field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to scholarship. Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are enrolling as a full-time first-year student in pursuit of a four-year bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

 

Student Speakers Contest

Sponsor: Lions Clubs International MD4

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: February 20, 2017

Description: Contest is open to California residents in grades 9-12. Applicant must perform a 5-10 minute speech on a given topic related to privacy.

 

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Sponsor: Vegetarian Resource Group

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: February 20, 2017

Description: Applicant must be a U.S. high school senior graduating in the spring of 2017. Applicant must be a vegetarian and have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.

 

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing

Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: February 22, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties (California) who are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student. Applicant must submit two writing samples.

 

Educators Credit Union Scholarship

Sponsor: Educators Credit Union

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: February 27, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have an account at Educators Credit Union (custodial accounts qualify).

 

Manualbirds Video Scholarship Program

Sponsor: ManualBirds

Amount: $500

Closing Date: February 27, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students worldwide with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a video on the theme, “How I Fixed a Machine or Product.”

 

College Jumpstart Scholarship

Sponsor:Scholarship Committee

Amount: $1000

Closing Date April 2017

Description: The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. The goal is to recognize students who are committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.

BHW Scholarship for Women in STEM

Sponsor: The BHW Group

Amount: $3000

Closing date: April 15th

Description: Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2017 school year. High School seniors can apply.

About 

Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been an education professor for over 17 years. She is also a pastor’s wife, freelance writer, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 9-15) in a sweet tea sippin’, wrap around porch sittin’, sweet southern Georgia town. Jamie is also a contributing author at Online Education for Kids and MomSCHOOL


December 8, 2016

Comments

  1. nationalpaydayl says:
    Posted December 25, 2016 2:41 pm

    Like it. Maybe we are going to open a scholarship program soon!! thanks for sharing the idea.

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