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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: The Board of Directors of the Central Florida Fair
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Sponsor: National Organization for Women Foundation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: HEEF Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement scholarships
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: The Arizona Elk Society – Walt Nicoson Memorial Annual Youth Scholarships
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
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.
Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Sponsor: Account Country Technology (ACT) Foundation
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor: The American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF)
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.
Sponsor: The Allegheny Mountain Section Air & Waste Management Association
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.
Sponsor:National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards
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.”
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.
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.
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?”
Sponsor: Lt. Kim Adamson of the West Valley City, Utah, police department
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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