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March Scholarships

Kohl’s Cares’ Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 13, 2017

Eligibility: Local winners will each receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card. Regional winners will receive a scholarship (various amounts) for higher education. National winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, plus Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student’s choice. To be nominated, a student must be a legal resident of the United States between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 13, 2017, and not yet a high school graduate. Each student must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Kohl’s employees or their immediate family members and Scholarship America employees are not eligible to be nominated. “Immediate family members” is defined as parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live.

Applications available in stores.

Website: http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/scholarships/kohls-kids-who-care-scholarship.php

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (for student’s transferring to a 4-year university).

Deadline: March 15, 2017

At the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys see countless cases of people being injured in accidents that were caused by texting & driving. We want to do our part to prevent texting & driving accidents so we have decided to raise awareness about the problem in the group of people that needs increased awareness most (18-24 years olds) by offering a bi-annual (March and September) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year). Speaking of increased awareness, we are all aware of the rapid rising price of college. In some instances the increased cost of tuition, room and board, books and living expenses can be the cause of derailed graduation goals. That is unacceptable. The San Francisco car accident lawyers at our office value education immensely, having each attend 7 years of schooling beyond high school in an effort to achieve our dreams of becoming attorneys. In an effort to raise awareness of the danger of texting & driving while simultaneously lightening the financial load of students and their families we are pleased to a award our bi-annual Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship.

Eligibility: Any student, 24 years old or younger, that is currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school or will be applying to one in the next calendar year is eligible.

Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Find the Last Text Conversation You Had When You Were Texting & Driving.  Screen-Cap It.  All Of It.  Include The Screen-Cap(s) In Your Submission. Discuss The Importance Of That Text Conversation In Relation To The Risk You Took.  Why Did You Feel The Urge To Take That Risk That Particular Time?  Do You Text & Drive Frequently?  Why Is It Difficult For You To Stop Texting & Driving?  Can You Stop Texting & Driving Completely?  Will You?
Applications shall be submitted via email sent to scholarship@mjqlaw.com.  You may attach a Word doc (or equivalent) or simply use email text.  Attach your screen-caps to the email.  Your email must also include: Your Name, Your Cell Phone Number, Your Mailing Address, Your School and Year, and a link to Your Facebook Profile (please don’t include any other information or a plea).

FRUITFUL KITCHEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Fruitful Kitchen understands the value of education and giving back. Our amazing experience at college helps us prepare for all future challenges. With our hope that we can help others achieve that experience as well, we are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Fruitful Kitchen Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Award: $600 (One Student Only)

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2017

Eligibility: Currently is a high school senior OR college/university student.

Students who are interested in applying for the Fruitful Kitchen Scholarship Program should write a 600-800 words essay about “A Healthy Dish You Love and How To Make It” and attach pictures taken from the dish.

After you finish the step above, email us at scholarship@fruitfulkitchen.org, with title “Application for Fruitful Kitchen Scholarship Program – [Your Full Name]”. Your email should contain all of the information listed below, attached documents and pictures in a zipped file.

  • Personal Information (Full Name, Phone Number, Address, and Email)
  • Name of your Institution
  • Your Major
  • Any document showing you are currently a student

Before submitting the application, check up on all the required documents. The content you are going to build must be unique and creative. Any insufficient essays with punctuation, grammatical or structural errors will be considered as ineligible.

Website: https://fruitfulkitchen.org/scholarship/

Anthem Essay Contest

Deadline: March 29, 2017
Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money every year. First prize: $2,000; 5 Second prizes: $500; 10 Third prizes: $200; 45 Finalists: $50; 175 Semifinalists: $30

Eligibility: Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.

Applicants must: Select ONE of the following three topics: 1). Equality knows that his invention will benefit mankind greatly. However, this was not his primary motivation in conducting his experiments, and it is not the primary source of the joy and the pride he experiences in his work. What is his primary motivation? Do you think that Equality is right to be motivated in this way? Explain the reasons for your answer. What do you think the world would be like if everyone were motivated in the same way? 2). Politically, Anthem depicts a completely collectivist society. What ideas do the rulers appeal to in order to justify their collectivist society? What similarities, if any, do you see between these ideas and the ones that you hear around you today? In what way, if any, has your own thinking about such ideas been affected by reading and reflecting upon Anthem? Relate your answer to a speech, “The Soul of a Collectivist,” made by a villain in a different Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead. 3).To Prometheus the word “ego” is holy, but today one is usually told that it is wrong to be an egoist. Is Prometheus an egoist? What does this mean? Is it something good or bad? Explain your answer by reference to specific events in Anthem, and to a speech, “The Soul of an Individualist,” made by the hero of a different Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead.

Website: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/ANTHEM.ASPX?THEME=BLUE

Earth Day Awards (sponsored by National Society of High School Scholars)

Deadline: March 25, 2017

The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition.  Prizes of $500 are awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects submitted for the competition. The project was launched in 2013 and is open to all high school students annually. Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community.  Requirements include a written explanation of the project, including the process, its impact, and how it will impact the future.  Submissions should be supplemented with a creative component, such as a video, painting, drawing, or collage that highlights the project. 

Eligibility: The competition is open to all high school students.

Application: http://nshssfoundation.org/earth-day-award-application-2017/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 30, 2017
As the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range of scholarship programs. Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success. Scholarship award amounts range from $500-$5,000, based on the student’s total financial aid package.

Eligibility: In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements: Must be of Hispanic Heritage Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA) Complete FAFSA Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable). General scholarship application is due on March 30th of every year. Early applicants will be notified of their scholarship status earlier than other applicants, if their application and recommendation forms are submitted by one of the priority deadlines listed below: General Scholarship Deadline: Application due March 30th - Recommendation due April 30th.

Website: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/

After College Stem Inclusion Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

We believe that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs & internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. AfterCollege has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and student activities through our program to date. As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!

Eligibility: Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. - Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Website: https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/158/

“My Kid Needs That” Academic Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

MyKidNeedsThat.com is proud to announce that it has launched its scholarship program for 2017 to help support those in need of assistance with rising tuition fees. As a company, we are incredibly passionate about giving back to the community and place a great emphasis on the education and development of children and young adults.

The winner of this exciting scholarship will receive $1000 towards educational expenses for the academic year, paid directly to their university.

Eligibility: In order for us to proceed with your application, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College, who is currently living in the United States of America or United Kingdom (unless enrolled in a study aboard program).

We require all applicants to provide is with a short 1,500 word essay on the following topic:

“Toys have been around for hundreds of years and play a pivotal role within key areas in a child’s life. Discuss the importance of toys in the growth and development of children.”

When submitting your essay, please make sure you proof read all parts, check for plagiarism and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. Unfortunately, any essays that do not meet our desired quality will be disqualified from the scholarship. To help with the quality control on your essay, we recommend you using a tool such as Grammarly.

Essays will be graded on the following four main criteria:

  • Perfect Grammar and Style of writing
  • Original and Creative Ideas
  • Thoroughly-Researched
  • Organized and Persuasive Writing

Website: https://www.mykidneedsthat.com/scholarship 

Superpower Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Have you ever wondered where you'd go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day.While we can't give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, our Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

Eligibility: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Submit an online written response to the question:
"Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less). The Superpower Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around June 30, 2017.

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

April Scholarships

NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars) Foundation STEM Scholarships

Deadline: April 1, 2017

NSHSS Foundation scholarships have been created to help reduce financial barriers for high school students as they prepare for upcoming careers in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability. The Foundation seeks to engage these future leaders in order to help fuel the global economy, stimulate innovation and creativity, and yield a strong ethical foundation for decision-making. We seek to support higher education to enable our future leaders to achieve their dreams.

The scholarships are targeted towards high school seniors, or rising college freshmen, who belong to groups generally under-represented in these careers.

Eligibility:  High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are eligible. Requirements include personal statement, list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. **Note to all applicants: A transcript, resume, essay, and photo must be submitted for all NSHSS Foundation scholarships (The STEM Scholarship requires a list of STEM activities in lieu of a resume). One educator recommendation will be applied to all NSHSS Foundation scholarships.

Website: http://nshssfoundation.org/nshss-foundation-stem-scholarship-application-2017/

Pete and Lela Stavros Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Pete and Lela Stavros Educational Foundation was established following the retirement of Pete Stavros as director of legislation for the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. Scholarships given by the Pete and Lela Stavros Educational Foundation honor his career and service as a firefighter and promote the couple’s interests in providing educational opportunities for the children of Oklahoma’s firefighters. A permanent endowment fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in June 2002 and continues to receive contributions from association members across Oklahoma. Award Amount: $1,000. Funds may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and books at any academically accredited two-year, four-year or vocational technical nonprofit institution in the United States. Payments are made directly to the school.

Eligibility: Graduating Oklahoma high school seniors who are children and relatives of Oklahoma firefighters who are members of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (active or retired). All application materials will be reviewed by the Pete and Lela Stavros Educational Foundation and the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association to verify the applicant’s relationship to an Oklahoma State Firefighters Association member.

Website: https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/817

Project Yellow Light Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Create a video either exactly 0:25 or exactly 0:55 seconds. Your topic: Stop distracted driving. And like drivers, videos are better when they are focused, so pick one type of distraction as the subject of your video: Texting while driving, E-mailing, Tweeting, Facebooking or anything else someone does with their thumbs and their phone instead of keeping them on the wheel.

Website: http://www.projectyellowlight.com/

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. 

Deadline: April 1, 2017
SPE awards freshman scholarships to qualified graduating Oklahoma high school seniors from the SPE-OKC coverage area who plan to enroll in curriculum related to the petroleum industry.  Students who are the son or daughter of an SPE member and enrolled in a math or science program are also eligible to apply.  

Website: http://connect.spe.org/OKC/scholarship-application
Walmart Dependent Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents.

Eligibility: 1) Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. 2) Must be the dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 1, 2017. Dependents of Walmart Board of Directors and dependents of Walmart officers (vice president and above) are not eligible to apply.  3) Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. 4) Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)

Website: https://walmart.scholarsapply.org/dependent/

Oklahoma City All Sports Association Scholarship 

Deadline: April 3, 2017

The Oklahoma City All Sports Association awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to an outstanding senior girl and senior boy graduating from a high school in the greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area (Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Pottawatomie counties, Newcastle, Tuttle and Bridge Creek). 

Eligibility: Applicants must attend a 2-year or 4-year Oklahoma college or university.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 22 is required. The student must have participated in high school athletics, but must not be receiving a college or university athletic scholarship or participating as a student “walk on” athlete for any given sport. The selection will be based on attributes consistent with the mission of the association including Leadership and Character, Athletic Participation/Accomplishment, School/Civic Activities and Academics. $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding girl and $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding boy.

Website: http://www.okcallsports.org/scholarship

All Oklahoma PTA Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 7, 2017

All Oklahoma PTA is accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program. Scholarships have a minimum award value of $500. Applications are limited to seniors graduating from any Oklahoma high school. Applicants must be a member of their local high school PTA or PTSA or they can join All Oklahoma PTA if there is not a PTA or PTSA at their school. Membership information for All Oklahoma PTA is included below. Membership will be verified with the respective PTA unit. Eligible applicants must attend an Oklahoma college or university. There is no restriction on field of study. Please note that scholarships will be sent directly to the recipient’s school after enrollment is verified – checks will not be sent to individuals. Any applicant who has received more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in other combined scholarships or grants in an academic year is not eligible to apply.

Website: http://www.okpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2017-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarships

Deadline: April 14, 2017

5 high scholarships for $1000 each (freshman – senior in high school)

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Eligibility:  All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (K-12, high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.

  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • If an applicant under the age of 18 is selected as a potential HFE scholarship recipient, in order to be confirmed as a winner, the student’s parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.
  • Scholarship funds awarded to winners must be used for education, such as tuition and related fees, books, supplies, equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college). NOTE: Each partner organization may have additional requirements; however, GPA level varies.
  • Students in K-12 who are applying to AAA or Step Up will need to meet the low-income requirements from each organization and live in either AZ or FL because of the state laws on tax credit donations.
  • College students who are applying to the Tom Joyner Foundation will need to meet this organizations application and essay requirements, which may differ from others.
  • Students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities. (Applicants for a scholarship from AAA or Step Up organization [K-12] will be asked to submit an essay; however, it is not required.)

Website: http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/dnny/lp/join/join_hfe_test.asp?Inputsource=hfe

Adult Students in Transition Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations. EWI believes that the ASIST Program will positively impact the personal life, employment, family, and community of the applicant. The ASIST Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students pursuing an associates, bachelor's, or master's degree.

Eligibility:

-Past high school age and who are entering a college, university, or trade school and/or the workforce for the first time

-Non-traditional students already enrolled in a college, university, or trade school program

-Re-training due to changes in the workplace

-Otherwise are not the traditional college, university, or trade school, recently finished with high school

Applicants must be 18 or older and reside within the boundaries of a participating EWI Chapter.

Website: http://www.executivewomenla.org/docs/EWI_ASIST_Application_Form_2017.pdf

Gus Archie Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation and awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive $6,000 per year for up to four years of university study.

Eligibility: This is a merit based scholarship. Recipients are typically in the top 3% in both class ranking and standardized test scores. 1) Must intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to your country or region, leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering 2) Must become an SPE member once eligible 3) Comply with sanction policy 4) Complete the electronic submission process. Only applications submitted via the link provided will be accepted. Applications received in any other format will not be eligible.

Website: http://www.spe.org/scholarships/archie.php

AFCEA STEM Major Scholarship

Deadline: April 22, 2017

Eligibility: Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year college students enrolled as sophomores or juniors full-time in a four-year college or university at the time of application. Online programs are eligible. A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in their current program at an accredited U.S. college or university required at the time of application. Freshman and senior level students are ineligible to apply. *Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding. Scholarship awards are restricted to tuition, laboratory fees, mandatory fees and books. In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and a minimum of two letters of recommendation required from faculty in the major of study. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to:
Manager, Scholarships and Awards
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred.

NOTE:  Failure to meet requirements could affect scholarship eligibility. U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.

Applications will be accepted from current eligible undergraduate level students majoring in STEM fields to include Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines. Online programs are eligible. Expected graduation/completion date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. 

Note: high school students are not eligible to apply

Website: http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/stem-majors

All About Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Award: $3,000

It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.

School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals? Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you.

  • Eligibility: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:

"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)

The All About Education Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around July 30, 2017.

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship

Rose State College Scholarships :  One Application

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Contact
Tricia Lawson – Scholarship Specialist
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