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  Scholarship Name Description Qualifications Deadline Contact Information/
Website
Rotary Grants for University Teachers Awarded to higher education faculty to teach at universities or colleges of their choice in low-income countries

1. Must hold (or if retired, have held) a full-time college or university teaching position for three years or more

2. Must teach in a field of practical use to host country

 

Contact local Rotary club for
details and deadlines

StraightForward
Media's Engineering
Scholarship
$500 Engineering scholarship offered four times per year   Mar. 31,
Jun. 30,
Sept. 30,
Dec. 31
Apply Online
StraightForward
Media's Science
Scholarship
$500 Science scholarship offered four times per year   Apr. 14,
Jul. 14,
Oct. 14,
Jan. 14
Apply Online
Navy Health
Services Collegiate
Program
Join the Navy to accelerate your life     Contact for more info:
Navy Opportunity Information Center
PO Box 3155
Warminster, PA 18974
StraightForward
Minority Scholarship
$500 scholarship offered four times per year   Mar. 31,
Jun. 30,
Sep. 30,
Dec. 31
Apply Online
Cancer for College Scholarship Scholarship for current or former cancer patients

1. Must be a US resident
2. Must be current or former cancer patient
3. Must be willing to attend regional event associated with scholarship awarded and be comfortable with interviews or media coverage

4. Must be enrolled in an accredited university, community college, or trade school

  Apply Online
StraightForward Dale E Fridell Scholarship $1,000 scholarship offered four times per year Open to anyone currently attending or aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program Jan. 14,
Apr. 14,
Jul. 14,
Oct. 14
Apply Online
StraightForward Teacher Scholarships $500 Education scholarship offered four times per year   Jan. 14,
Apr. 14,
Jul. 14,
Oct. 14
Apply Online
StraightForward
Media & Communications Scholarship
$500 Media scholarship offered four times per year   Mar. 31,
Jun. 30,
Sep. 30,
Dec. 31
Apply Online
Rotary World
Peace Fellowships
  Fellowships for one to two year master's degree programs in Peace Studies, Int'l Relations, & Conflict Resolution at one of six Rotary Centers   Apply Online
Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship $1000 award Students pursuing a career in the legal field must submit a 200-300 word essay on the topic of how legal professionals can make a positive difference in their community. October 1, 2014 Apply online
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs Various scholarships offered to high school students across the country

1. Must be a US Citizen

2. Must have a GPA of 2.0

3. Demonstrate integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

4. Be involved in community activities

5. Have critical financial need

6. Be committed to completing a Bachelor's degree

7. Be enrolled as a high school senior set to graduate in 2010 and enroll in college that fall

Varies Information and applications available online
Ford Foundation Fellowships Predoctoral, dissertation or postdoctoral fellowships Check the website for specific requirements for each fellowship. November of the year prior to the start of graduate study Apply online.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships offered to Latino students

1. Must have a 3.0 GPA

2. Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with valid documentation

3. Must be pursuing or planning to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree

4. Must fill out the FAFSA

5. Plan to enroll full-time as an UG or GR student in a degree seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or Guam

Varies Information available in the notebook outside of our office and also online.
Nursing Degree Scholarships Varies Varies Varies View specific qualifications and applications online.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship $1,000 award Open to 9th-12th grade high school students, college & graduate students who are legal US residents. Must submit a 250 word essay Unknown Apply online.
Campus Explorer Scholarship $1,000 monthly scholarship Must be a legal resident of the US or District of Columbia and at least 16 years old. A winner is randomly selected each month. Apply online.
  TopMedicalAssistantSchools.com Scholarship $1,500 award Must be currently attending a college or university, or attending in Fall 2014. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Write an essay on the topic listed on the website. July 31, 2014 Apply online
NursesLink.org Nursing Program Scholarship $1,000 award Students must be participating in a qualified undergraduate or certificate level nursing program. October 31st and April 30th Annually Apply online
Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation Educational Scholarships $500 & $1000 awards Must be a woman student, a U.S. citizen, be of the appropriate age based on the scholarship, be a WA state resident for at least 2 years, have financial need, demonstrate scholastic ability, and be accepted into a program of study at an accredited school in WA state. Unknown More info online
Get Prepped LSAT Prep Scholarship $1,000 award Awarded twice yearly in January & June. Based on class rank, major/degree course, any LSAT test scores, best essay, and other factors. June 30th Annually Apply online.
PC HealthBoost Scholarship in Computer Technology Two $1,000 awards Write an essay or submit a video on the topics listed on thier website December 1, 2014 Apply online
New Beginnings Scholarship $500 award Must be a high school or college student, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and you must submit a 250 word essay on your academic goals and contributions to your school and/or community. Monthly - Last day of the month Apply online.
Greg Baumgartner Scholarship $1,000 award Avalible to a student who is paying their way through school without parental assistance. December 1, 2014 Apply online
Express Metrix IT Asset Managment Scholarship $5,000 award Submit an essay answering how you hope to use your IT managment education/ background to make a postive impact on the buisness world January 15, 2015 Apply online
NursesLink.org CNA Training Scholarship $500 award Available to any student who is interested in becoming a certified nuring assistant. October 31st and April 30th Annually Apply online
Xero 2014 Scholarship $5,000 award Write 500-700 words on about why you are compelled to study accounting, business or finance. You must also have a GPA of 3.5 or above and one letter of recommendation. August 30, 2014 Apply online
Entertainment Blogging Scholarship $1,000 award Must be a US citizen or permanent resident, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and be enrolled in school. Reoccuring/bi-annually Apply online.
  NursesLink.org College Student Scholarship $500 award

Available to any student enrolled in a NON-nursing college degree program, certificate course, or graduate program.

October 31st and April 30th Annually Apply online
ADT Protect Your Home Scholarship $500 award Answer the essay question listed on their website December 31, 2014 Apply online
Scholarship Points Scholarship $10,000 award Join ScholarshipPoints and earn points for what you already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, etc. Monthly Scholarship

Apply online

DegreeDirectory.org Social Sciences Scholarship $500 award Complete application with 100 word essay explaining how your degree program preparning you to achieve your goals. April 1, 2015 Apply online
"No Essay" College Scholarship $2000 award Open to all students who are planning to enroll in college in the next 12 months. Scholarships awarded monthly Apply online
Power Graphics Digital Imaging Scholarship $500 award Wrota a 500-1000 word essay about the impact of visual marketing. August 31, 2014 Apply online
Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship 10 awards avalible, various amounts Download the application on their website and write and 750-1000 word essay on the topics listed September 1, 2014 -October 7, 2014 Apply online
Cosmetic Dreams Scholarship $500 award Submit a detailed (1,200 word) response to the provided essay question. February 25, 2015 Apply online
CheapCarInsurance.net Scholarship for Drunk Driving Victims $500 award The scholarship is open to students who have been the victim of a drunk-driving accident and are pursuing a major in Insurance, Risk-Management, Actuarial Science, Sales, Marketing, or Business Management. Semi-Annual award, due October 1 for Fall or March 15 for Spring Apply Online

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Construction & Engineering Scholarship

$1,000 award Student must be studying Engineering, Construction, or Architecture and have a minimum 3.0 GPA July 2013 (awarded annually)

Apply Here.

Website

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship $1,000 award Write an essay on how you think about providing medical care. 500-1000 words on the topics listed on thier website. December 31, 2014 Apply online
Future Counselors of America Scholarship $1000 award Must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Psychology. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. June 30th, annually Apply Online
GraduatePrograms.com Scholarship $1000 award Rate your graduate program on their website A recipient is selected quarterly. Apply Online
ACLS Medical Training Scholarship $1,000 award Write an essay on how you think about providing medical care. 500-1000 words on the topics listed on thier website. December 31, 2014 Apply online
HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship Three $1000 awards

1. Must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education

2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Available March 30 - November 1 2014 Apply Online
Banner Stand Pros Scholarship $500 award Design a banner that fits the required specifications. August 31, 2014 Apply online
BrokerFish 2015 Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 500-1000 word essat on "The Importance of Health Insurance for Expatriates." Include a photograph that captures the thrust of your essay. December 21, 2014 Apply online
Storage.com Scholarship Contest Three $2,500 awards There are 3 different ways to win this scholarship, you must either be a high school senior who will be an incoming freshman next year, a currently enrolled college student or the parent of a college student. July 31, 2014 Apply online
HotelsCheap Scholarship $1,500 award Fill out the application on thier website and answer the 4 essay questions. October 15, 2014 Apply online
Autodesk Design Scholarships Awards Vary See website for complete list of scholarships and details. Vary Apply online
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship $1000 award Make a video geared towards your peers on the topic of Underage Drunk Driving Prevention. January 28, 2015 Apply online
Dentistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship Contest $1,500 award Create an essay that is no more than 500 words based on the prompt found online. December 31, 2014 Apply online
Express Metrix IT Asset Management Scholarship $5000 award Write a 500-1000 word essay describing in specific terms how you hope to use your IT managemenet education/background to make a positive impact in the business world. January 15, 2015 Apply online
DegreeDirectory.org Education and Teaching Scholarship $500 award Complete application with 100 word essay explaining how your degree program preparning you to achieve your goals. April 1, 2015 Apply online
Race To Inspire Scholarship $500 award Write a short essay explaining what inspired you to run a race, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience. August 15, 2014 Apply online
Hartford Technology Rental Scholarship Two $1,000 awards Availible to students studying in the IT related field. Fill out the form on thier website and tell them what you hope to do with your IT related degree. December 15, 2014 Apply online
eJobApplications.com Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 1000 word essay discussing the ways you use the internet to find job opprotunities. December 20, 2014 Apply online
Best Price Nutrition and Health Scholarship $1000 award Fill out a survey on their website and answer the essay question attached to it. December 31, 2014 Apply online
Resume Companion Scholarship Giveaway $1000 award Create a resume bases on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character from TV, history, literature or myth. January 1, 2014- July 15, 2014 Apply online
  DegreeDirectory.org Psychology and Counseling Scholarship $500 award Complete application with 100 word essay explaining how your degree program preparning you to achieve your goals. April 1, 2015 Apply online
DegreeDirectory.org Information Systems and Technology Management $500 award Complete application with 100 word essay explaining how your degree program preparning you to achieve your goals. April 1, 2015 Apply online
DegreeDirectory.org Communication and Journalism Scholarship $500 award Complete application with 100 word essay explaining how your degree program preparning you to achieve your goals. April 1, 2015 Apply online
Data Recovery Scholarship $1,000 award Make a clever YouTube video making a parody about their company. December 14, 2014 Apply online
The Drive to Learn Scholarship $1,000 award In 750-1000 words prepare a written response that addresses one of the prompts listed on their website May 1, 2015 Appy online
Pertino IT Innovation Scholarship Program 1 $1,000 award and 1 $500 award Submit 500-700 word blog post on one of the topics listed on their website. Submit your transcript indicating you have above a 3.5 GPA. Submit one letter of recommendation. December 1, 2014 Apply online
  Smith Monitoring Scholarship $1,000 award Submit a 800 word essay based on the topic and fill out the application listed on their website December 31, 2014 Apply online
Blue Sky Family Dental Scholarship $1000 award Must be currently attending an accredited dental school, or inrolled in a DDS, nursing, or health science at an accredited dental school. December 10, 2014 Apply online
The Company Corporation Quarterly Business Plan Contest

$1000 award

Submit in your completed business plan executive summary.

Awarded quarterly Apply online
Sutliff & Stout Scholarship One $1000 award, one $500 award, one $250 award Come up with an idea for technology that would stop texting and driving. Create a protoype and send pictures in. December 31, 2014 Apply online
eJobApplications Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 1,000 word essay discussing the ways you use the internet to find job opporotunites December 20, 2014 Apply online
ACT Second Year Scholarship

$1,000 award

Demonstrate financial need.

 Be current postsecondary undergraduate students.

 Be enrolled as second-year students in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university

for the entire 2013-14 academic year.

  Information and application online
Interior Deluxe Scholarship Program $1,000 award Answer four thought provoking questions listed on their website. October 15, 2014 Apply online
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Two $10,000 awards and four $5,000 awards This scholarship was created to help provide educational opprotunities for the future generation of scientists. August 1, 2014 Apply online
The Bodie Law Firm Scholarship $500 to the winning essay Any current college student or law student who writes an essay on solutions to the student loan crisis.  

Apply online

Choice Home Warranty Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 1,500 word essay on the 3 topics listed on their website August 15, 2014 Apply online
National Scholarships in Political Science Varies This website lists multiple scholarships currently avalible that pertain to the political science field. Varies Learn more here
Goedeker's Scholarsip One $500 award and two $100 awards Write an essay about why going to college and your field of study are important to you. July 31, 2014 Apply online
Domo Scholarship for Business Management

Two $2500 awards

College students who are studying business management and who show an interest in analytics.   Apply online
Alternate Engery Inc. Scholarship $1000 award Must be a Hawaian resident attending any U.S. university. July 27, 2014 Apply online
Spokeo Connections Scholarship $1000 award Write a 1000-1600 word essay on one of three topics listed on the website

November 20, 2013 for Spring 2014

July 1, 2014 for Fall 2014

Apply online
Making College Affordable: An Online Guide for Hispanic Students Varies Scholarships found on this website are usually based on financial need, cultural background, educational and civic achievements, or hobbies. Varies Learn more online
Disguise Your Internal Hardrive Drive Scholarship Contest $1,000 award Create your own disguise for your hard drive, take a picture of the disguise in action and post the images on Pinterest. December 31, 2014

Apply online

 

Home Alarms Educational Scholarship $500 award Write a 500-700 word response to the essay question listed on their website. December 31, 2014 Apply online
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program Two $10,000 awards and four $5,000 awards Fill out application on their website and respond to essay question. August 1, 2014 Apply online
Washington Teacher Scholarships Vary per scholarship Varies Varies More information online
Levin and Zeiger Scholarship Two $1,000 awards To apply submit a 500+ word essay on the topic listed on their website January 31, 2015 Apply online
Power of Light Foundation Scholarship Unknown Must be in a STEM program and be excelling in your program. Unknown Apply online
Mark A Forester Scholarship $1000 award Write a 300-500 word essay explaining how you go about honoring America's military heroes. July 31, 2014 Apply online
Mhelpdesk Scholarship $1,500 award Create a commercial that is 60 seconds to sell their business to the people who need them. December 15, 2014 Apply online
Job Applications Online Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 500-800 word essay on the topic listed on their website August 15, 2014 Apply online
Lexington Law Scholarship

Two $10,000 awards

Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about the topic on the website. Must be a current student at an accredited US university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. August 31, 2014 Apply online
Siegfried & Jensen Scholarship $1000 award Write two essays on the topics listed on the website. July 31, 2014 Apply online
Champion Appliance Care DIY Instructional Video Scholarship Contest $500 award Create a do-it-yourself instructional video to teach viewers some household repair tasks. December 31, 2014

Apply online

 

Minority Student Scholarships

(multiple scholarships available)

Vary See information page for details. Varies Apply online
Future Recreation Management Professionals Scholarship $500 award Submit a 300-900 word essay along with your contact information. October 14, 2014 Apply online
Future Physicians Scholarship Program $500 award Submit a 300-1000 word essay along with your contact information. October 14, 2014 Apply online
CITIDental Boston Scholarship $500 award Submit a 1,000 word response to the essay question on their website. January 31, 2015

Apply online

 

Plush Beds Green/Environmental Scholarship $1000 award Submit a 1000+ word essay based on the topic listed on their website. August 31, 2014 Apply online
AES Engineers Scholarship $500 award Must write a 500-1000 word essay on the topic listed on the website. October 6, 2014 Apply online
Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship $1000 award Write a 600-1000 word essay including three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school. December 14, 2014 Apply online
Senior Care Innovation Scholarship $1,000 award Offered to students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. Write a letter describing your history of working or volunteering with seniors. Choose one of the essay topics listed on their webiste. April 15, 2015 Apply online
shaversandrazors.com College Student Giveback Scholarship $1,000 award Write a 1,000 word essay about you. Tell your goals and aspirations along with your future plans. December 1, 2014 Apply online
internetproviders.com Internet Scholarship $2,000 award Sumbit a blog post that is interesting, well thought out and above all one that proves that you are using the internet to help shape your future. August 15, 2014 Apply online
KrisztinaNeglia.com Scholarship $1,000 award Fill out the scholarship application listed on their website August 31, 2014 Apply online
Faded Soul Scholarship $1,500 award Fill out the scholarship application listed on their website. Also, write a 800-1000 word blog post, online forum or wesbsite. August 31, 2014 Apply online
One Inch Punch Pro Scholarship $1,000 award Complete an application, a small writing project, and include a transcript and proof of your U.S. or Canadian residence. August 31, 2014 Apply online
The William Gary Allen Scholarship $1,500 award Sumbit an essay detailing what your vision of the home of the future would be. October 31, 2014 Apply online
The Ornament Shop Scholarship $500 award Respond to the essay question listed on thier website in less than 1000 words. June 1, 2015 Apply online
Bridgat Undergraduate Scholarship $4,500 award

The scholarship is for undergraduate students who are studying in the U.S. or Canada. Must hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.7-4.0

October 1, 2014- December 31, 2014 Apply online
Occupational Safety Scholarship $1,500 award Awarded to students pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field. September 15, 2014 Apply online
Los Angeles Accident Group $1,000 award To apply for this scholarship you much be a US citizen or a permanent resident, have strong academic achievements and have demonstrated a commitment to the community. December 31, 2014 Apply online
Levin and Zeiger LLP Scholarship Two $1,000 awards In order to apply for this scholarship you must submit a 500+ word essay on the topic listed on their website. January 31, 2015 Apply online
DSL.com Scholarship $2,000 award Write a thoughtful blog post explaining how you currently use the internet to further your education and how you plan to use the internet in your professional career. August 10, 2014 Apply online
Digital Marketing Scholarship $1,000 award Complete application listed on their website and either mail or email the following documents: an official up-to-date transcript and a 500-700 word essay outlining your current marketing related involvement as well as your marketing career aspirations. September 19, 2014 Apply online
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         


Study Abroad Scholarships
  Scholarship Name Description Qualifications Deadline Contact Information/
Website
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships Award of 615 Euros/Month

1. Stay must last 4-10 months

2. Student must be a junior or senior while in Germany

 
Apply online.
DAAD Information Visits Award of 30 Euros/Day

1. For trips 7-12 days long in Germany

2. Groups should consist of 10-15 students

  Apply online.
Boren Awards for International Study Award of up to $20,000 for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests

1. Must be matriculated in an accredited U.S. college or university

2. Must have a foreign language component

Mid-February for following academic year Apply online.
Global Studies Grant to Support the Study of Int'l Affairs $1,000 scholarship with an emphasis on education and service 1. Student must be in good academic standing January 8 More information online.
ULS Scholarship $500 and $100 scholarships offered 1. Students must have previously studied abroad February 29th for the following academic year Apply online.
Blog Abroad Grant Ten $500 awards

1. Students must go on program affiliated with Diversity Abroad

2. Minimum 2.75 GPA

3. Must be willing to share experiences via blogs, pictures, and videos at least twice a week

4. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic, or Native-American undergraduate students as well as students who study in non-traditional locations (outside western Europe & Australia) are strongly encouraged to apply

March 1 for Summer, April 19 for Fall Apply Online
Freeman Awards $3,000-$7,000 scholarships offered to students studying in Asia

1. Students must demonstrate financial need

2. Study tour must last minimum of 10 weeks

March for programs May-July, April for programs Aug-Nov, October for programs Dec-April Apply online.
StudyAbroad.com Scholarship

Varies

Multiple scholarships for different types of trips and locations Varies Apply Online
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Up to $5,000 awards

Scholarships are intended for students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad Continuous Apply online.
  Marshall Scholarships 40 awards each year; include a personal allowance for residence and cost of living, tuition fees, grants for books, travel, etc, and travel to and from the US Must be American citizens at time of application, apply within 2 years of graduating from your UG college or university, have at least a 3.7 GPA, not be studying for or hold a British university degree, and must take up your award within 3 years of graduating from college in the US Continuous Apply online.
BrokerFish Scholarship $1000 award Write a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: "What I hope to get from my time abroad" May 20, 2013 Apply Online
AIFS International Semester Scholarship $500-$1000 award

1. Sutdent must be participating in an AIFS program

2. Minimum 3.0 GPA

March 1 for Summer, April 15 for Autumn, September 15 for Spring Apply Online
CIEE Scholarships $1000-$5000 award

1. Student must be participating in a CIEE program

2. Must have demonstrated financial need

3. Member of a group traditionally underrepresented in study abroad

April 1 for Summer & Fall, November 1 for Winter & Spring Apply Online
Mildred Towle Scholarship Amount Unknown

1. Demonstrated financial need

2. Resident of Hawaii

3. Minimum 3.0 GPA

March 1 Apply Online
Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship $1000 award Student must be a member of Golden Key Honor Society March 1 Apply Online
Bridging Scholarship $2500 award Student must by studying in Japan March 1 Apply Online
Butex Scholarship £500 award

1. Student must be studying in the UK at a Butex-affiliated school (U-Kent included)

2. One semester minimum

May 31 Apply Online
Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships Up to $10,000 award Minimum of 4 weeks abroad November Apply Online
Foundation for Global Scholars Scholarships $500-$2500 award Can be used for semester, summer, short term, full year, and internship programs March 31 for Summer, July 31 for Fall, November 30 for Winter/Spring Apply Online
Fullbright U.S. Student Program Varies Specific requirements vary for the different programs offered by Fullbright March 1 Apply Online
Kymanox Memorial Scholarship

$1000 award

1. Minimum of 8 weeks abroad

2. Preference given for students with financial need

3. Preference given to students studying in a non-English speaking country

4. Preference given to Engineering, Math, or Science majors

May 6 Apply Online
LIVFund Scholarship $500 award Student must be studying or interning in Latin America Year-round, awarded twice per month Apply Online
CollegeScholarships.org Varies Has a breakdown of scholarships offered by country Varies Apply Online
Douglas Warne University of Oslo Scholarship $3400 award Must be going to study at the University of Oslo. April 4, 2013 Application Available Here
ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship Two $1,000 awards Write an essay no more than 500 words based on the topics found online. June 30, 2014 Apply online




Last Updated: 7/22/2014
 
 
 


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