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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

CenturyLink Deals Scholarship $1,500 award Write and submit an original blog post answering:  How is technology changing schools and higher education? What have you experienced that supports your opinion? Nov. 21, 2014 Apply online
Goedeker's Appliances College Book Scholarship $500 for books Write essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. July 31, 2015 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 Here
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
SchoolSoup.Com Scholarship Information Site Varies When you sign up for this website you will be sent a weekly email with all of the scholarships that you might be eligible to apply for. Varies More information online
Washington Women in Need Grant Up to $5,000 WWIN is a non profit organization that provides education and health care grants to low-income women in Washington state. October 31, 2014 More information online.
Live Your Dream Award $2,000 award Two awards will b made to women seeking a college or vocational degree who are the principal financial support for their dependants. The award may be used for tuition, books, childcare, transportation or any other education-related expense. November 15, 2014 More information online
Avyes Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Award $3,000 award This scholarship will be awarded to a single woman, head of household, from the Seattle community who is commited to attaining higher education. November 15, 2014 More information online
Cliffside Malibu Scholarship Five awards ranging from $2,500 to $750 See web site for awards for: Video; Website Design; Research Article; programming App varies with monthly and semester awards- see web site 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.
SeniorAdvisor.com Scholarship $1,500 award Students will submit a 500-700 word essay on one of the three essay topics listed on their website December 21, 2014 Apply online
Nursing Degree Scholarships Varies Varies Varies View specific qualifications and applications online.
Keating Dental Arts & American Business Women's Association scholarships $2,000 Female students currently enrolled; Submit essay as indicated on: "What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education" May 24, 2015 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.
  CenturyLinkQuote.com Scholarship $1,000 award Respond to the essay question listed on their website in less than 400 words. December 15, 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
DigiCert Scholarship $1,000 award Submit an essay detailing where you see the internet in the future. The essay should be inbetween 400-600 words. Post the essay on a blog or website. November 1st, 2014 Apply 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
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
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
My Supplement Store scholarship $500 Available to all students; survey with answers, final survey question Dec. 30, 2014 Apply online
Look Twice, Save A Life scholarship $1,000 Current college students with driver's license; create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety Dec. 1, 2014 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
HomeownersInsurance scholarship $1,000 Current students; essay on topic chosen from options listed on risk and technology December 31, 2014 Apply online
Insureon scholarship $2,500, two awards Essay on how a small business has changed your life November 03, 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 (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
Minerva Associates scholarship $2,000 Women students; essay one "the most creative way you have overcome prejudice in a school, social, work or professional setting" December 19, 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
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
Pointe Pest Control scholarship $750 Freshmen students, Need-based, minimum g.p.a. 3.0; transcript required March 31, 2015 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
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
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
CashCourse My Story scholarship Six awards ranging from $250-$1,500 Essay on personal finance story: Decision made, mistakes they've learned from, lessons for others Novemer 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
Jason S. Newcombe law office scholarship $1,000 Submit video showing interest in legal field February 28, 2015 Apply online
Internet and Education Scholarship $1000 award Create an original infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. December 15, 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
CITIDental Boston Scholarship $500 award Submit a 1,000 word response to the essay question on their website. January 31, 2015

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
Attorney Stewart Guss scholarship $1,000 Essay: "What Law Would You Change and Why?" March 1, 2015 Send e-mail to scholarship@attorneyguss.com; see information 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
Artistic Excellence in Print Design and Marketing Scholarship $1,000 award Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. There is a list of required items on their website. November 30, annually Apply online
Lexington Law Scholarship program $5,000 Minimum g.p.a. 2.5; submit essay about how you effectively fixed or established their good credit February 07, 2015, & August 31, 2015 Information & 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
Excel Builders scholarship $1,000 Submit essay on topic listed on web site: luxury, sustainability or novelty December 30, 2014 More information and application are 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
Sweatblock Social Confidence Scholarship $2000 award Choose from one of the three essay topics listed on their website July 15th annually Apply online
Washington Teacher Scholarships Vary per scholarship Varies Varies More information online
The Levin Firm 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
LowVARates military college scholarship $2,500 Must be a military student, or the dependent or a parent serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces; submit essage and online aplication; can nominate others December 31, 2014 Information and online appliaction
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
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

Minority Student Scholarships

(multiple scholarships available)

Vary See information page for details. Varies 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
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
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

 

SoccerLoco's National Scholarship $2,000 Award Submit your 500-700 word essay on how your athletic career has helped you to become a better person. December 19, 2014 Apply online
CreditRepair.com Scholarship 3 awards, ranging from $500-$3,000 Minimum g.p.a. 2.5; submit essay about your credit score and why it is important for your future success; see application information December 31, 2014 apply online
HomeInsurance.com scholarship $1,000 submit application and essay on topic as directed, on risk and natural disaster December 31, 2014 information and application 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.
CollegeScholarships.org Varies Has a breakdown of scholarships offered by country Varies 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
SPU scholarships for Study Abroad Programs-sponsored by SPU Varies Submit essay as described on web; must have 3.0 g.p.a.; available for fall or winter programs only May 01, 2015 Apply online
         
         




Last Updated: 10/23/2014
 
 
 


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