College Scholarships 1st quarter 2016


      Scholarships with January 2016 deadlines

$10,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsor: EditRevise

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students applying for an undergraduate degree for enrollment at an accredited institution within the United States or Canada in 2016 (or 2017 if taking a gap year). Applicant must submit an essay they submit with a college application.

 

 

 

1-800-Wheelchair Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: 1-800-Wheelchair

Amount: $500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

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

 

Abry Brothers Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Abry Brothers

Amount: $200

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age or older who are enrolled (or committed to attend) a two year, four year, or graduate program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of two given topics.

 

BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Sponsor: Society of Automotive Engineers

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is for high school seniors who will be pursuing an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program. Applicant must have a 3.75 GPA and be ranked in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on the SAT or composite ACT score.

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Sponsor: Boling Rice, LLC

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to incoming or current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to distracted driving.

 

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC

Sponsor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Amount: Up to $22,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: CWIT Scholars receive four-year scholarships ranging from $5,000-$15,000 per academic year for in-state students, and from $10,000-$22,000 per academic year for out-of-state students, to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses. Each CWIT scholar participates in special courses and activities and receive mentoring from faculty and participating members of the IT and engineering communities.

 

Central Florida Fair Youth College Scholarship

Sponsor: The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Fair

Amount:  $2,500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description:The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Fair will award three college scholarships to the qualifying graduating high school seniors who best exemplify their support of the Central Florida Fair, their personal initiative in extracurricular activities and their own personal attributes that will ensure their success in the arena of higher education.

 

Clark University Presidential LEEP Scholarship

Sponsor: Clark University

Amount: Full-Ride Scholarships

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Presidential LEEP Scholarships are full-ride scholarships, covering full tuition, room and board for four (4) years with yearly scholarship renewal contingent on a student maintaining a strong academic record at Clark).

 

Dell Scholars Program

Sponsor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program.

FACT Graduating Senior Scholarship

Sponsor: FACT Scholarships

Amount: Up to 10,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: The FACT Graduating Senior Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college.

 

FACT Trade/Technical School Scholarship

Sponsor:  FACT Scholarships

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description:

– Only FACT members and their immediate family members may apply

-Eligible to apply are students who will be enrolled in a trade school/tech school in the upcoming fall semester

-Funds will be paid directly to the educational institution by FACT for tuition and books and approved related expenses

-A scholarship student must maintain a “C” grade point average in order to remain eligible for the funds

-The course of study must be approved by the FACT scholarship committee

-Not eligible to apply are FACT employees, directors, officers and their relatives

-The committee’s decisions are made independently and without prejudice, and are final

-All forms must be typewritten or printed legibly in black ink

FNGA National Foliage Foundation/James H. Davis Scholarship

Sponsor:  James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Applicants must be incoming college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and/or graduate students planning to attend a community college, college or university in the state of Florida.

Scholarships are based on financial need, student’s ability to maintain a 2.0 grade point average, and full-time enrollment in a horticulture program or related field with the intent to graduate in that field.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Sponsor: Connecther

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to female high school and college students. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute short film that either raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

GWCF National Scholarship Competition

Sponsor: GWCF National Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

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

MoversCorp.com Scholarship

Sponsor: MoversCorp.com

Amount: $500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a move they have made.

 

National Sojourners Essay Contest

Sponsor: National Sojourners, Inc.

Amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

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

 

PFund Scholarship

Sponsor: PFund

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: PFund is a vital resource and community builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.

 

Principia College Arthur F. Schulz Jr. Alumni Scholarship

Sponsor: Arthur F. Schulz, Jr. Alumni Scholarship

Amount: Up to $18,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Children and grandchildren of Principia alumni are eligible for the Arthur F. Schulz, Jr. Alumni Scholarship, a four-year scholarship sponsored by the Principia Alumni Association. Valued at $4,500 each year, the Schulz Scholarship is awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students.

Principia College Dean’s Scholarship

Sponsor: The Dean’s Scholarship

Amount: Up to $24,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description:The Dean’s Scholarship is a four-year scholarship valued at 1/4 of tuition each year, awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. To apply, you must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.6 in solid academic courses, and, for transfer students, a cumulative college GPA from all colleges attended of 3.3. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative SAT score of at least 1800 or a composite ACT score of 27. This scholarship is renewable each year to recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 at Principia.

 

Principia College Trustee Scholarship

Sponsor: The Dean’s Scholarship

Amount: Up to $73,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: The Trustee Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship applicable to the entire academic year. This scholarship is awarded to a select number of first-time freshmen each fall. To apply, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or better (based on Principia’s evaluation) in solid academic courses. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative score of at least 2030 on the SAT I exam or a composite score of 30 on the ACT exam.

 

Professional BusinessWomen of California Scholarships

Sponsor: Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to women who are high school seniors in California. Applicant must submit a completed application, three letters of recommendation, and a personal essay related to leadership. If selected as a recipient of the scholarship, student must be present at the PBWC Annual Conference on March 22, 2016 in San Francisco (travel expenses not paid for my PBWC).

Providian Medical Scholarship

Sponsor: Providian Medical Equipment

Amount: $500

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

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.

Shine Bright Scholarship

Sponsor: Eve’s Addiction

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 at any accredited U.S. college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on how the Web can give a company a competitive advantage.

 

SMU Nancy Ann & Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

Sponsor: The Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

Amount:

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: The Hunt Leadership Scholars Program provides full SMU tuition and fees, less the amount of resident tuition and fees at the leading public university of the student’s state of residency. If eligible, a student can be awarded need-based aid in addition to the Hunt Scholarship. For students who have profound potential for future leadership, we want to make a private education as affordable as a public education.

 

Sonoma State University Scholarships

Sponsor: The e University Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Any incoming freshman, undergraduate or graduate student, including international and out-of-state students, planning to attend Sonoma State University full-time in a degree or credential program, whether entering or continuing, is eligible if the scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior planning to pursue a career of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

 

Love Your Body Poster Contest

Sponsor: National Organization for Women Foundation

Amount: $250

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2016

Description: Contest is open to female students. Applicant must create a poster that may be used as part of the national campaign to counteract the media’s use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women.

 

California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)

Sponsor: California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund

Amount: Does Not Specify

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: The California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund awards are for Orange County, California high school seniors, transfer students or community college students of Hispanic descent only

 

Furman University Alden Pre-Engineering Scholarship.

Sponsor: George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts

Amount:  full tuition scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: This full tuition scholarship is available to enrolling freshmen at Furman University who plan to pursue a pre-engineering program combining three years of study at Furman with two years at Auburn, Clemson, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State or the University of North Carolina. This full-tuition scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and is renewable for three years.

 

Furman University Herman W. Lay Scholarship

Sponsor: Herman W. Lay Scholarship

Amount:  full tuition scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: The Herman W. Lay Scholarships are awarded to up to four incoming students each year who have displayed exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment. Full tuition, weighted average room costs, board and student fees are covered.

Furman University Teacher Education Scholarship

Sponsor: Herman W. Lay Scholarship

Amount:  $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: The Furman Teacher Education Scholarships are available to entering freshmen who plan a career as an elementary or secondary school teacher. Scholarships are awarded each year to entering freshmen who indicate teaching as their career goal. One of these scholarships is designated for participants in the Teacher Cadet Program. These scholarships are renewable based on the recipient maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a continued interest in teaching.

 

Furman University Wylie Math Scholarship

Sponsor: Herman W. Lay Scholarship

Amount:  $15,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: To qualify for a Wylie Scholarship in Mathematics, you must be an incoming freshman with outstanding mathematical ability and an abiding interest in studying mathematics. Wylie Scholarships are renewable if you meet specific academic requirements and participate in Furman’s mathematics program.

 

HEEF Architecture and Engineering Scholarships

Sponsor: HEEF scholarships

Amount:  $2,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: HEEF scholarships are based on a combination of low-income family background, academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities, community volunteer work, church service or work-employment.

HEEF Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement Scholarships

Sponsor: HEEF Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement scholarships

Amount:  $2,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description:  The HEEF Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement Scholarships are intended to provide support for graduating Orange County high school seniors or transfer students interested in pursuing a career in any facet of law enforcement. The scholarship may be used for any general educational expense and may be renewed upon a successful re-application process.

 

Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  $3,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: 1-3 scholarships will be awarded to qualified seniors from Fairfield and Suisun, Calif., high schools who will be attending four-year colleges and universities or community colleges (with a strong commitment to transferring to a four-year institution). Scholarships are renewable up to 4 years. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Mas Family Scholarships

Sponsor: Jorge Mas Canosa Freedom Foundation

Amount: Up to $32,000 over four years of college.

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: Applicant must be of Cuban descent and demonstrate financial need, leadership ability, and potential to contribute to the advancement of a free society.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Point Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior or current college student who is “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

 

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Competition

Sponsor: C-SPAN

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-12. Student must create a short documentary video on the theme “Road to the White House.”

 

CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: California Association of Collectors (CAC) Educational Scholarship Foundation

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in California who are in the state legally. Applicant must attend college full-time within 12 months of the award and provide proof of enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial credit.

 

Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

Sponsor: Oregon Quarterly

Amount: $750

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Description: Contest is open to all nonfiction writers. Applicant must submit nonfiction, personal essays of up to 1,500 words on any topic related to the Pacific Northwest.

 

RMHC U.S. Scholarships

Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who resides within the geographical boundaries of a participating RMHC Chapter.

Mount Mary College/Frederick Layton Art Scholarship for Incoming First-Year & Transfer Students

Sponsor: Frederick Layton Art Scholarship Program

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: Jan. 23, 2016

Description: To be eligible for the incoming student Layton Art Scholarship award, you must: be accepted to Mount Mary University as a full-time, undergraduate student. Not have previously attended Mount Mary University. You must also have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA. and have declared a major in art education, art therapy, fashion design, fashion merchandise management, fine art, graphic design or interior design.

 

Augustana College Distinguished Scholar Competition

Sponsor: Augustana College

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 25, 2016

Description: Augustana College invites graduating high school seniors who possess strong records of academic achievement and have demonstrated exceptional leadership to their school and community to participate in the Distinguished Scholars Competition, the College’s most prestigious scholarship event. Scholarship awards range from $36,000 to full tuition over four years. In addition, 20 stipends will be awarded for a 10-day international travel experience to Europe.

 

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

Sponsor:Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2016

Description: The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company’s New York City headquarters.  Applicants must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.

 

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program

Sponsor:New York Women in Communications

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2016

Description: The New York Women in Communications Foundation — a 501c3 — awards 15-20 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

Arizona Elk Society Annual Youth Scholarships

Sponsor: The Arizona Elk Society – Walt Nicoson Memorial Annual Youth Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description:  Applicants for each of the two high school student scholarships must be Arizona residents and graduating high school seniors with plans to attend an accredited college. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

 

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

-Support and actively participate in the preservation of hunting (a copy of the student’s current hunting license is required)

-Be a current member of the Arizona Elk Society

-Be involved in school or community activities supporting conservation and/or leadership positions within the community (FFA, scouting, 4-H, student council and more)

-Submit an essay describing why wildlife conservation is important to them; in addition, the autobiography must provide evidence that the student is committed to wildlife conservation

-Submit three (3) letters of recommendation (they may not be from family members)

 

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

Sponsor: Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships

Amount: up to $12,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area in North Carolina. Awards are made annually to 17 graduating high school seniors.

 

Burg Simpson’s Preserving the Civil Jury System Scholarship

Sponsor: The law firm of Burg Simpson

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: In an effort to teach the next generation about the importance of the jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties, the law firm of Burg Simpson is offering an essay competition for high school seniors. We will be awarding a total of ten scholarships: nine (9) $1,000 scholarships and one (1) $2,500 scholarship. The competition is open to any graduating Colorado high school senior enrolled in an accredited school.

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship

Sponsor: The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation encourages and supports young men and women who wish to pursue aviation careers, as professional pilots. The foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification.

Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

Sponsor: The National Roofing Foundation (NRF)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: The National Roofing Foundation (NRF) has established a scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NRCA contractor members who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.  Awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study or until a bachelor’s degree is earned provided recipients renew annually and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

 

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

Sponsor: Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are or will be planning to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Journalism is not included.

 

Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: The SSF

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: The SSF contributes to the financial foundation necessary for those who seek to attend an accredited college or university in order to further their vision for the future.

 

Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program

Sponsor: The Surety Industry Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

Description: To outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice.

Scholarships with February 2016 deadlines

Bulkofficesupply.com Scholarship

Sponsor: Bulkofficesupply.com

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college Freshmen and Sophomores in the United States. Applicant must have an interest in teaching, Art or owning their own business.

ExploraVision Science Competition

Sponsor: Toshiba/NSTA

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Competition is open to students in grades K through 12. Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Sponsor: From the Top

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

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 2015-2016 academic year.

Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art

Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must submit five (5) artworks done within the past two years.

National FFA Scholarship

Sponsor: National FFA Organization Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarship program is open to high school seniors and current college students who are under 23 years of age. Applicant must be a current FFA member.

NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) Grand Scholarship

Sponsor: National Rifle Association (NRA)

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to current sophomore and juniors in high school with at least a 3.0 GPA. If selected, student will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Youth Education Summit (expenses paid) to compete for the scholarships opportunities.

Richie’s Spirit Scholarship

Sponsor: Richie’s Spirit Foundation

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a legal U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited high school who will graduate in the Spring of 2016. Applicant must also plan to attend a vocational school, community college, or a four-year college full-time during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Voice

Sponsor: National Society of Arts and Letters

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must submit a ten-minute vocal performance.

SME Education Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates, master’s or doctoral degree students who are pursuing degrees in manufacturing or a related field at a two-year or four-year college or university. Multiple scholarships are available.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016

Description: There are scholarships available to high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarships are also open to Zetas and Non-Zetas. Multiple scholarships are available with different requirements. See website for details.

Scholarship for Woodworking Manufacturing Students

Sponsor: Woodworking Machinery Industry Association

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students planning to enroll in a wood science or wood technology program at an accredited two-year or four-year technical school, college or university in North America.

AMS Minority Scholarships

Sponsor: American Meteorological Society

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2016 and are planning to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Drive2Life Contest

Sponsor: Scholastic Inc.

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Contestant must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.

Winfield Scholarship

Sponsor: Winfield

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 or college freshmen and sophomores. Student must have plans of pursuing a degree in agronomy, crop production, or a closely related field.

We The Students Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Bill of Rights Institute

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 7, 2016

Description: Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Bill of Rights.

Better Together Scholarships

Sponsor: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students 16 years of age or older who are high school seniors or graduates, have received their GED certification, or are current undergraduate students. Applicant must also be a current PG&E customer and planning to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Sponsor: Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2016

Description: Applicant must be 18 years of age or younger, a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas to active U.S. military duty. Applicant must submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or “outside the box.”

RiSE Scholarship

Sponsor: RiSE Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $250

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2016

Description: Applicant must be current high school, college bound seniors 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).

Courageous Persuaders Video Competition

Sponsor: DADA Education Foundation

Amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 11, 2016

Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Student must create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking.

High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Sponsor: Queer Foundation

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2016

Description: Contest is open to high school seniors who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, or allies. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic.

Accelerated Genetics Scholarship

Sponsor: Accelerated Genetics

Amount: $500

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to major in agriculture at a short course vocational technical college or four-year university. Any high school senior who has participated in FFA, 4-H, any of the various breed organizations or any agriculture organization is eligible to apply.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school student who will be entering an accredited four-year college or university within 12 months of the deadline. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Church’s Chicken

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Applicant must live in one of the 18 states where Church’s Chicken does business, is a graduating high school senior, and have a 2.7 GPA.

Love Letters Scholarship

Sponsor: Do Something

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Applicant must be 26 years of age or younger. Applicant must make homemade valentine’s cards for older adults and give to Meals on Wheels for delivery by Feb. 10, 2016. Student will receive one entry for the first card donated, and an additional entry for every additional three (3) cards donated.

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

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

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about helping animals in need.

The Levin Firm Scholarship

Sponsor: The Levin Firm

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Description: Applicant must be attending college or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to automobile accidents.

CISCO Scholarship Award Program for High School Seniors

Sponsor: Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

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 four-year accredited college or university.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge Scholarship

Sponsor: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Amount: Up to $20,000

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

Description: Scholarship challenge is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must form a team of three to five students and one teacher from the same school.

Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award

Sponsor: Anne Frank Center USA

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who will be attending a four-year college in the Fall of 2016. Applicant must exhibit extraordinary leadership in their school and community and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Sponsor: Vegetarian Resource Group

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a U.S. high school senior graduating in the spring of 2016. Applicant must be a vegetarian and have promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.

Student Speakers Contest

Sponsor: Lions Clubs International MD4

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 22, 2016

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

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: The Gallery Collection

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016

Description: Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2015. Applicant must be a legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Applicant must submit a photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsor: Regions Financial Corporation

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016

Description: Scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and college students who live and attend school in a state where Regions does business (see website for specific states). Applicant must submit an essay on what inspires them.

Student Video Contest

Sponsor: World of 7 Billion

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Applicant must create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about the human population growth that highlights one of the given global challenges.

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses General Mills Health Scholarship

Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016

Description: Applicant must plan to enroll or be a student who is already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate field of study in medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicant must live in a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) district (look-up available at website).

Optimist International Essay Contest

Sponsor: Optimist International

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016

Description: Applicant must be under the age of 19 and have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent. Applicant must contact their local Optimist Club and submit an essay on a topic related to optimism.

The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize

Sponsor: The Atlantic and College Board

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016

Description: Contest is open to students 16-19 years of age. Applicant must write an essay based on a work of art of the applicant’s choosing.

Youth Eco-Hero Scholarship

Sponsor: Action for Nature

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016

Description: The award is available to students between the ages of eight and 16 who exhibit environmental activism. Applicant must carry out an action-based and self-initiated project that concerns environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world.

2016 College Hopes and Worries Survey

Sponsor: The Princeton Review

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a resident of the United States and District of Columbia and 13 years of age or older. Student (or parent) must fill out a survey about their thoughts on the college search and college admissions process.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or a current postsecondary undergraduate student enrolled full-time in undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be majoring in (or planning to major in) a course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design or Business related programs of study.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Sponsor: Discover Financial Services

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors 16 years of age or older and undergraduate students 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be planning to attend or continuing to attend an eligible college or university. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college from Discover Student Loans.

Earth Day Awards

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

Amount: $500

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Description: Award is open to high school students worldwide who can demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism as expressed through an Earth Day project.

Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

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 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.

Teens for Jeans Scholarship

Sponsor: Do Something

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students 26 years or younger. For every 2 pairs of jeans a student collects and donates, they will receive an entry for the scholarship.

 Scholarships for March 2016

ACS Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science.

NANBPWC National Scholarship

Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016

Description: Scholarships are open to female African American students. Three scholarships available for different age groups: 1. high school seniors, 2. current college students. 3. Age 35 and older.

NASA Space Settlement Contest

Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from anywhere in the world. Student must develop a design for an orbital space settlement. Students can apply as individuals, small teams (two to five team members) or large teams (more than six team members).

American Council of the Blind Scholarship Program

Sponsor: American Council of the Blind (ACB)

Amount: Up to $3,500

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016

Description: Applicant must be a legally blind student who is a graduating high school senior enrolling in higher education in the fall, or a current undergraduate, graduate or vocational student.

The Army Engineer Memorial Awards

Sponsor: Army Engineer Memorial

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Description:  A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased), National Guard U.S. Army Engineer, Reserve U. S. Army Engineer, or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as a current member of the Army Engineer Spouses Club. The merit based awards are open to students in all fields of study and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement during high school.

National Farmers Farm Kids College Scholarship

Sponsor: National Farmers

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 3, 2016

Description: To be eligible you must be a highschool senior and major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university.

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Amount: Up to $2,000

Deadline: Mar. 4, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors. Applicant must write an essay on a topic related to religious liberty.

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Sponsor: Toyota TeenDrive365 and Discovery Education

Amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: Mar. 7, 2016

Description: Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 13 years of age and are students enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public, private or parochial school in the United States. Student must create a 60-90 second video that demonstrates the importance of safer teen driving.

CFJS Scholarship

Sponsor: CFJS

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 8, 2016

Description: The CFJS Scholarships are for students studying jazz music. There are no age limits; just be a student in your senior year of high school or your first three years of college.

DNA Day Essay Contest

Sponsor: American Society of Human Genetics

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Mar. 11, 2016

Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to genetics.

ACT Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: Account Country Technology (ACT) Foundation

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2016

Description: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. There are two scholarship programs available for 1. graduating high school seniors in communities surrounding Account Control Technology, Inc.’s offices and 2. undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students in full-time undergraduate study.

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

Sponsor: American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2016

Description: Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who are U.S. citizens. Students must submit an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

Intertech Foundation’s STEM scholarship

Sponsor: Intertech

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Description: For students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers. This opportunity is aimed at current college students or college-bound high school seniors, who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science, to pursue college studies in the area of computer science.

AFAS GENERAL HENRY H. ARNOLD EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM

Sponsor:  Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: March 18, 2016

Description:  Grants are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition

Sponsor: Haiku Society of America

Amount: $50

Deadline: Mar. 25, 2016

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Student can submit up to three haiku poems.

AAC CULINARY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Sponsor: The American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Description: The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF Regional and National conferences.

The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association Scholarship

Sponsor: The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Description: For students pursuing an environmental career, including a career in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Law at an academic level beyond baccalaureate work. Awards are based on academic record, plan of study, career goals, recommendations and extracurricular activities without consideration of sex, race, national origin, financial need, age or physical disability.

CAN Thrive Thriving Care Givers Scholarship

Sponsor: CAN Thrive

Amount: Up to $1,500

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is for students who are applying to or attending a Nursing, LPN, or CAN program.

CAPTAIN JAMES J. REGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsor:National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Description:  Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in an accredited college program may apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement on “What significance I place on a technical background in law enforcement.”

Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: Blood Assurance

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to enter an accredited two or four-year college or university. Students do not need to be blood donors, but donors will be given special consideration. Applicant must write a detailed marketing plan for a new blood drive promotion.

Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship

Sponsor: Gamers Helping Gamers

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who have an interest in Magic: The Gathering trading card game.

Jerry Fuchs “Making a Difference” Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Minority Athletes Networking Etc., Inc.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students with a B or C grade point average or have high SAT scores but a low GPA. Applicant must be an athlete and/or students looking to go into a technical/medical area and have a single parent or come from an at risk family.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Sponsor: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Amount: Up to $12,000

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes and reside in the United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

National WWII Museum Essay Contest

Sponsor: The National World War II Museum

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Contest is open to middle school and high school students in the United States, U.S. territories, and military basis. Contestant must submit an essay answering the following questions: “How do you define a hero?”

Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor:  Lt. Kim Adamson of the West Valley City, Utah, police department

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Description: Any law enforcement Explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and personal statement on “Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement.”

Superpower Scholarships

Sponsor: ScholarshipExperts.com

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

The Murray Wise Associates Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Murray Wise Associates LLC

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university, or community college in a course of study related to agriculture or agribusiness. Students already enrolled in such institutions and courses of study may also apply.

US Premium Garcinia Cambogia Scholarship

Sponsor: US Premium Garcinia Cambogia

Amount: $500

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Description: Applicant must be currently residing in the United States and enrolled full-time in high school or college. Applicant must submit an essay of 500 words or more on a given topic related to obesity.

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


January 11, 2016

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