Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

LHS FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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Please note: Current year due dates will be found on each scholarship website. Scholarships are due approximately the same time each year. Many scholarships have a specific open period. If the link indicates not open or not available, you may try a search for that scholarship or look for an 'open' date.

Check the LHS announcements regularly through PowerSchool for scholarship opportunities that  are shared as we become aware of them. They are also added here  with a link (if applicable) and more information. Always check due dates.

LHS Common Application for Scholarships The due date for the LHS common application is April 23 by 4:00pm. This new form gets automatically "collected" when you hit submit at the end.  Once you do that, you will be able to go back and edit your responses until the due date when the form closes. Students are asked to submit a list of four references (2 from a school association and 2 from the community). Details on this process are in the NEW LHS Common Application for Scholarships.

The Adam Murphy Memorial Scholarship 

Amount $1,000 one time award 

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Adam Murphy, a student of LHS and Ludington Area Catholic Schools known for his passion for learning, creative spirit, fierce intelligence and for being true to himself. This one-time award for a $1,000 will be given to an LHS senior graduate who is accepted and enrolled in a two or four year college or university and was a member of LHS Quiz Bowl team for at least two years. 

In the spirit of Quiz Bowl, this scholarship applications requires eligible candidates to answer a set of questions in addition to completing the LHS Common Application for School-Based Scholarships. Eligible candidates, after completing the Common App and all necessary documentations are submitted, will find requirements and the questions here.

Community Foundation for Mason County (CFFMC)

Successful completion of the CFFMC scholarship program will automatically activate candidacy for all available Foundation scholarship awards applicable to the scholar. Community Foundation Scholarships have their own application process and awards may be granted by an outside committee or in conjunction with the LHS Scholarship Committee.  Community Foundation for Mason County scholarships are subject to available funding. Specific scholarships and known criteria follow. Keep in mind that completing the CFFMC application process activates candidacy for any available awards.
The CFFMC Scholarship Application is due February 15. Please visit the Community Foundation for Mason County website and click on scholarships to begin an application and to check for any updates or revisions to their award process.

These are some of the CFFMC sponsored awards for which you are automatically considered:

Merry E. Petersen Memorial Scholarship $500.00 

  • Mason County resident, graduate or past-graduate of any Mason County high school
  • Pursuing a nursing degree
  • Financial aid/needs will be considered

Knizacky Family Scholarship  Awards vary

  • Graduating senior who is a resident of Freesoil or has significant Freesoil connection
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA 
  • Will be attending any Michigan two or four-year college or university or vocational/technical school

Mason-Oceana-Manistee Board of Realtors Scholarship  Awards vary

  • Graduating senior from low to middle income resources
  • Minimum of 3.0- 3.75 range GPA 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and/or community involvement

Marlene Schoenberger Scholarship  Awards vary

  • Mason County resident
  • Attending/Will attend University of Michigan to pursue Fine or Performing Arts degree 

Joe Lancour Memorial Scholarship  Awards vary

  • Graduating senior from LHS who is pursuing a degree in any Health/Medical Field
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA 

Lee Shipman WSCC Scholarship  Awards vary

  • Mason County graduating senior attending WSCC admitted to an Engineering program
  • Academic achievement and financial need will be considered

Epworth Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • financial need

Michael and Rebecca Magee Scholarship 

  • Graduating senior pursuing a degree or certification within the state of MI in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Demonstrating financial need

Alberta Muzzin Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

  • Graduating senior who is attending WSCC
  • Demonstrate leadership ability, community involvement, and volunteer work
  • Preference to students who may not be eligible for academic scholarships

West Shore Community College Foundation Scholarship

  • Residents of Mason County attending WSCC

Other Local Scholarships

Applications for the following scholarships are done individually and local scholarship committees at each organization determine awards.  Individual community-based scholarship applications are available for download only. Click the orange links to download each form.  Each scholarship has different criterion and deadlines for application submission. Because specific dates are not available at this time for each application, it is highly recommended that candidates complete each application before the month in which it is historically due (usually March or April). The LHS Counseling Office does not maintain these scholarships, so please read each application carefully and adhere to all submission requirements. All awards are non-renewable, one-time awards unless otherwise stated.

Michigan Education Association Scholarship

For dependents of MEA member or retired member in good standing. See other criteria and fill out  the application at http://www.mea.org/mea-scholarship

Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation 

Due by March 15. Student applicants are not required to have any Masonic affiliation. DO NOT follow submission instructions on application. Send completed app to Jim Frost at the Ludington Daily News or mail to Jim Frost 111 Russell Rd Scottville, MI 49454

Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship  

Due April 2  $1500    Must submit 1500 word maximum writing sample online using .doc format. Full details and application here.

Ludington Rotary Scholarship  

Due March Awards may vary
Two awards $1,000 Per Year/2 Years 

  • Attendance at Ludington High School for not less than one (1) year.
  • Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 or Higher 
  • Demonstrated all-around abilities throughout high school.
  • Final selection determined after all candidates are interviewed by a panel of Rotarians 

Lee Drelles Memorial Scholarship  

Due the first Friday in May $1,000 one time award

  • LHS graduating senior
  • Awarded to inspire students to "inhabit the moment that is high school"
  • Hard copy of applications available in the LHS counseling office

Memorial Scholarship Fund Of Emanuel Lutheran Church  

Due May 1  $750.00

  • Open to all high school graduates of Mason County
  • Residency in Mason County at least one year preceding the date of the award.

Sahlmark and Emanuel Lutheran Church 

Due March 31

  • Open to high school graduates, those who have completed their GED., or those enrolled in college who are confirmed members of Emanuel Lutheran Church  
AAUW College Scholarship  

Due early April  of every year.

  • Graduate Of LHS
  • Attendance at a four-year college or university only (not community colleges)
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Click here for the application

Ludington Area Catholic Education Foundation Scholarship

Due May 5 $1000

  • A deserving full-time student, who has attended the final year available at Ludington Area Catholic School and/or participated in St. Simon Faith Formation and who has recently completed, or will complete, the senior year of high school and will pursue a post-secondary degree. Click here for the application.

Dr. Jennifer Branning Scholarship  

Due April 1  $500.00

  • LHS Graduate
  • Planning a career in math-science field
  • Preference given to those interested in a health care field 

The Chamber Ludington & Scottville  Area Chamber Of Commerce   

Due March 17 to Counseling Office  $500/semester for 2 semesters.  Click here for the application .

  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and other expenses incurred for educational purposes and will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office at West Shore Community College.

  • This scholarship will be awarded based on leadership and volunteer work both in the school and in the community. It is geared toward the student who may not be eligible for academic scholarships.

WSCC Scholarship 

Applications are now available for the 2017-18 school year. Log on to my.westshore.edu, click on Students, click on myScholarship, click on scholarship application. Deadline is March 3, 2017. Any questions, contact 231-843-5518. Must have applied to WSCC to access.

MASON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP $1000 Due April 9  The Mason County Garden Club has the following Mission: To stimulate a knowledge and love of gardening and good horticultural practices, landscape and floral design, and to encourage the protection of our environment and conservation of our natural resources. With that mission in mind, we would like to offer a $1000 scholarship to someone pursuing a degree or certification in a related field. Print the application at here or get a hard copy in the counseling office.

Mason County Democratic Party Scholarship $500 Due May 3 .  Submit a 500 word essay on the topic “Explain how the United States should protect the health and welfare of all Americans.” Winning essay to be published in the Ludington Daily News. Send essays to  Mason County Democratic Chair, PO Box 205 Ludington, MI 49431
More information here

Mason County 4-H Youth Scholarship

Due May 1 $700 This Scholarship and 4-H participant support is offered in memory of the life and accomplishments of Rose and Elmer Peterson as they served as examples of 4-H leadership in Mason County. Their interests in conservation and resource preservation are a cornerstone of their legacy. Must be an active member of Mason County 4-H. Provide a 4-H portfolio. More information and application here.

Michigan Department of Treasury's Fostering Futures Scholarship Due June 30, awards up to $3,000 Need based.
For young adults  that have experienced foster care (in care on or after 13th birthday). Must be enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university.
​www.fosteringfutures-mi.com​​​, click on the scholarship application box​

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Note deadlines on websites). Arranged by month due, pay attention to DUE DATES on websites, some are due the first day of the month.

Various Due Dates                                                                                                                                         

The American Legion, Department of Michigan offers high school students several scholarship opportunities for a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild of a war time veteran.  This includes The Guy Wilson Scholarship, William D & Jewell Brewer Scholarship, The Oratorical Contest Scholarship, Boys and Girls State, the Michigan State Police Student Trooper Program, and more. Information and applications can be found at www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships. The Oratorical Contest Scholarships, awards $800 to $18,000. You must register by November 19 and be sponsored by an American Legion Post. (Late notice, but just received info) 

 

The following scholarships offer monthly award opportunities:
                                                                                                                                                     

Nitro: College Scholarship
https://www.nitrocollege.com/nitro-scholarship-application
 Students must simply be U.S. residents enrolled in a college or university
to be eligible for this scholarship. Awards of $2,018 are given every month.

The No Essay College Scholarship Enter online or mail in a postcard. Details at  https://about.niche.com/scholarship-rules/no-essay-scholarship/

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Check out the numerous scholarships at www.studentscholarships.org/. There are several opportunities each month here, many don't require much time.  

http://schooltutoring.com/scholarship/  Monthly opportunity for $500. Requires a short essay reply to a prompt.


Semi-annual Scholarships


Satellite for Internet Scholarship $500 fall/spring-check site for due dates. In 400 to 600 words, respond to the prompt on the site. https://satelliteforinternet.com/satellite-internet-scholarship

ZipRecruiter $3000  (Bi annual)  Must be 18 at the conclusion of the entry period.  Write  (500-800 words) about a previous job you've held and your ideal post-graduate career. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

Planet DISH Check site for due dates. Planet DISH, one of the nation’s largest DISH Network retailers, is excited to offer a $500 college scholarship to both incoming freshmen and current students! Requires a 400-600 word essay response to prompt. Winnings will be paid directly to the University to be used towards graduate or undergraduate tuition and/or on-campus room and board! Learn more here: https://planetdish.com/dish-network-scholarship/

Redfin Scholarship  $2500 Twice yearly GPA 3.0+
Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer's favor. To apply, in 800 words or less, repond to the prompt. More info at https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 

Quarterly Scholarships


FormSwift Scholarship Program 
http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship (check website for dates)
Create a Business Plan Infographic about one of the listed industries for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship Program. The Winner of the FormSwift Scholarship Program will receive $1,000.

HowToStartABlog.com
Howtostartablog accepts applications year round. $2500 is awarded March 31st.  Click the link for info.

September

Weldingstars.com  $1000  Must be 18 by the due date. Must be pursuing an education in welding, marketing, or engineering education. You will be required to do research and complete a 1000 word essay on one of 7 topics. Your article must be properly sourced and will be checked for plagiarism. Find the information at http://www.weldingstars.com/?scholarship


Top Reveal Scholarship
$500  age 17+  Smart Homes are the wave of the future, but like college, it’s a learning process. From apps to control temperature and lighting to digital assistants, there is no limit to what you can control and enhance with the right know-how. Which is why we here at Top Reveal have created a scholarship celebrating “smart” gadgets and “smart” students, both of which are the best of what’s to come. Submit a 700+ word essay centered around the prompt. We want your unique perspective on the Smart Home trend, and hope to find someone as passionate and excited about this realm as us. Full details: http://topreveal.com/scholarship

October

Michigan Tech Leading Scholar Award
Honors students from all academic areas who demonstrate outstanding leadership and scholarly achievement in the classroom and beyond. This scholarship covers full tuition, room and board, plus $1,000 for fees and other expenses; it's renewable for four years (eight semesters) based on academic performance. The deadline to apply is October 15. Visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/scholar/ for scholarship details, application directions, the essay response assignment, and the link to apply. You must have a completed application to MTU on file.

http://momdiscuss.com/scholarship/  $1000 Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay: “Building Stronger Parent-Child Relationship”​ We are not looking for any particular information, you are free to express your ideas provided they remain on the topic. First and most important is the quality of the article in both information and writing. It is important to ensure that you make your piece as interesting as possible and full of valuable information for the reader.
Spelling and grammar are also considered, so be sure to proofread. The winner will be the student with the best story and with the least errors if any.

PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS BI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP offers a unique Art Scholarship to High School, and College/University students. Bi-annual (April 15/Oct 15)  $500  https://www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the posted topics.                                                                                                     

November

Hagan Scholarship Foundation  Awards up to $40,000  Applicants must authenticate financial need. Recipients are selected based on character, leadership, academic ablility, achievement in and out of school, and future promise. Recipients must attend a free summer workshop and work a minimum of 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college. Must maintain at least a 3.0 each semester. Check the website to see which colleges are eligible and much more information. www.hsfmo.org

Best Skin Host
$1500 Applications will be accepted from April 10, 2017 to November 25, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).
Applicants should complete a 1,500-2,000 words essay on skin care topic. All applications must include:
A 1,500 to 2,000 words essay about a topic relevant to natural skin care
A 100-150 words bio
​A headshot
A scholarship application form, you download form at http://www.beskinhost.com/scholarship.  A panel of BeSkinHost’s leaders will choose 3 finalists to participate in a phone interview. Applications will be accepted from April 10, 2017 to November 25, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).  All requirements at http://www.beskinhost.com/scholarship/

Gardener Corner  $1000  Having a strong passion for gardening, farming, raising livestock, green living, homesteading, agriculture, and permaculture is a major factor. You don't have to have actual experience.Write 1500-2000 words long essay about how people living in the urban area can adopt the sustainable lifestyle. In other words, what are the ways or steps people can take in order to reduce carbon footprint and their use of Earth's natural resources? Essay should be sent to: gardenercornerscholarship@gmail.com For more information: http://gardenercorner.com/scholarship/

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to present the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. The theme of 2015-16 Voice of Democracy Program is: My Vision for America. Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., Feb 27 – March 2, 2016, to tour the city and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. Requirements for eligibility can be found by clicking here.

The hitched Wedding Scholarship  
Hitched is offering an annual  $1000 scholarship to all US, Canadian and UK students. This scholarship is based on merit, financial needs and/or academic standing. Special consideration will be given to students studying for a career in English/creative writing, journalism, fashion or design. The successful applicant will receive $1,000 towards the cost of their education. All of the application details and the online application form is available on the website  http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-scholarship

SimpliSafe STEM Scholarship $1000 As a tech startup, we at SimpliSafe understand the need to ensure students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are provided with the crucial funding in pursuit of their degree. The SimpliSafe Scholars program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a degree program that prepares them for careers in STEM. The scholarships require students to write an essay as well as complete an application form. Visit https://simplisafescholars.org/simplisafe-stem-scholarship/ for more details.

December

Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship $250  Due anytime July 1-Dec 31Tell us why you want to become a healthcare professional in a short essay of 100 words. We want to know which healthcare field you dream of entering, what inspired you, and how you plan to make an impact through your service once you graduate. http://www.dentalhygienistprograms.com/scholarship/

​DialMYCalls  ​School Notification System Scholarship​ 1st place awarded $1500, second place $500 GPA 2.0+  Submit a 750 word essay on the given topic.
​All details here: ​https://www.dialmycalls.com/scholarship.html

MelbourneRehabs Scholarship  $1000 https://www.melbournerehabs.com/scholarship/ Applicants just have to share their views on how to make our society free of drug abuse. Students are required to write an essay of 600-800 words covering the following details:
– How is drug abuse and addiction a serious problem in our society?
– How a drug addiction free world would differ from the world today?
– In what ways we can overcome this drug addiction epidemic?

Headphones Encyclopedia Annual Scholarship Program $1500 Must be 18
Write an 1,500 + words long essay on the following topic: “The History of Headphones” 
The essay must be 100% unique. Please note that the winning essay is going to be published on our website.
Full details: http://www.headphonesencyclopedia.com/scholarship/

The Hexter & Baines’ Scholarship  $1,250  Write an essay that is 500-1,000 words in length. Describe your academic and career goals.Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Explain why you need financial assistance. Details: https://www.hexterandbaines.com/scholarship

LaserGolfRangefinder.Com Scholarship For the golf enthusiast! $1,000 This scholarship opportunity is open for application by all students who are passionate about golf. Passion is a broad term, and various things can demonstrate it. They include things like writing about the sport or playing it actively at both amateur and professional level. And so if you love the game and are contributing to its growth in one or more ways you are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Also, those who are pursuing golf-related careers and those that are working in golf product development or a golf facility as they continue with their studies are welcome to apply. Write a 1000-2000 word story on any golf related topic... see https://lasergolfrangefinder.com/scholarship/ for more ideas and full details.

Aperture Education Essay Scholarship Contest $1000                                                                Submit online a short (300-400 word) essay in response to the prompt.  http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/

Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship $1000   This scholarship was designed for those students studying theater, set design, art, or STEM programs, but we made it an open scholarship for anyone who can demonstrate a passion for building or solving puzzles! There’s no essay to write.  Instead, show off your creativity.  Fill out the form on their website, and as part of the application we’re asking you to submit your own puzzle to demonstrate your creative thinking skills. https://escapetactic.com/scholarship

Drones Inspector Scholarship $1000  Research and write a 100% unique essay about “The History of Drones”
The essay must be over 1500 words long. It is important to know that the winning essay and the winner’s name will be published on www.DronesInspector.com.

BESTHEADPHONESUNDER100.NET $1000  Research and write a 1,000+word essay about the “The Best Headphones For Students”.

Free Speech Essay Contest. Various awards up to $10,000-  thefire.org/contest  Drawing on the videos and any other resources available on FIRE’s website, answer in 800-1000 words ​the given prompt concerning freedom of speech.

StudyPug Math Help Scholarship $1000 Applicants submit a 500-1000 word essay on a specified math-related topic. The topic changes annually, for more information, including past award recipients, please refer to https://www.studypug.com/scholarship.html

GottaHaveFit.Com Youth Fitness Scholarship $1500 Write a 1,000+ word essay (submitted as a .docx file) with your answer to the question: “What are the most critical health & fitness topics that are not be taught in America’s school system today?” More details at https://www.gottahavefit.com/scholarship/

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship $1000   For any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.You must submit a brief essay explaining the effect an auto accident has had on your life.  https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
$500 Applicants for this scholarship must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education. Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:  http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Marketing Geniuses  https://publicity.ai/?scholarship
Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of content marketing --the act of producing content to compel your audience to appreciate and share it-- that they have seen. In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share what you saw (feel free to link to it if its online), how it made you feel, the call-to-action, and ultimately explain why a certain marketing campaign was the best use of content marketing that you have ever seen for the purposes of achieving business goals (typically increasing revenue and profits). 

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
A $1,000 Scholarship For Emerging Business Geniuses -Your entry is judged on your ability to market and sell your own ideas! Info and app at https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship

January

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Offers scholarships for students of all ages. The application period is open through January. Members of Mensa and non-members may apply. An essay is required. Grades, academic program and/or financial need are not included in the final determination of scholarship recipients. Visit mensafoundation.org or call 888-294-8035 ext. 5509.

The Michigan Association of State and Federal Specialists (MAS/FPS)
Will award three state scholarship awards ($1500, $1000, and $500) this year .  Selections will be based upon the NAFEPA application.  The applications of the  top 2 awardees will be sent on to NAFEPA for consideration for the three (3) NAFEPA Scholarships. Each of the NAFEPA Scholarship awards is $2500  So, one application will afford you the opportunity to be considered for 2 scholarship awards. The full amount of each MAS/FPS scholarship will be made payable to the institution of choice. It is the responsibility of each scholarship recipient to forward enrollment verification and tuition invoice from the institution to the MAS/FPS Treasurer, Sam Ewing. Please note that the scholarship is paid directly to the institution only after a letter is received from the institution verifying the student is enrolled. Submission Directions: Students should submit one (1) original and one (1) copy.  Applications must be  mailed directly to the address below. No hand delivered applications will be accepted. Please remember, applications must be received no later than January 29.  Please click here for application. 
Applications may be mailed to:
MAS/FPS - NAFEPA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
PO Box 163
Tipton, MI 49287

The Point Foundation: Scholarship https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/
 Members of the LGTBQ community who demonstrate leadership skills, academic
achievement and financial need can apply for this grant.

February

The MEA Scholarship
This opportunity is offered to current seniors who are a dependent of an MEA member or an MEA Retired member and will attend a Michigan Public Community College, four-year degree institution or vocation training institution.  Priority is given on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, school and community service.  For more information and to access the application, please go to www.mea.org/mea-scholarship.  

The Community Choice Foundation Annual $100,000 scholarship program                              High schools students who will be attending a two or four year program at a Michigan college or university are encouraged to apply now. College scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and dedication to community service. Eligible applicants must pledge to stay in Michigan after college. https://www.communitychoicecu.com/resources/scholarships

The Carol Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the Ludington Writer's Group. The application is now available in the counseling office or from an LHS English teacher. Carol Bennett was an original board member of Ludington Visiting Writers and facilitator of the West Side Gang writers group. She lost a long battle with cancer in 2011. This $500 scholarship was established in her memory for the time she donated and the advice she gave to the group. This is for any aspiring writers and/or journalists. The application is due by February 28. You must submit a writing sample. Details are with the application. 

​Free room and board scholarship for first year students applying to University of Michigan. The Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation. Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so. Applications are fairly involved and so we recommend that interested candidates review the application guidelines in detail and begin early. Applicants may be invited to interviews. The final decision will be given in the first week of April. http://www.telluride-house.com/student-applications

"We The Students" essay competition Awards up to $5000
Submit a 500-800 word essay: Respond to the prompt concerning government.  https://webportalapp.com/sp/signup/wethestudents2017

The Jackie Robinson Foundation: Scholarship Award
https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/ Leadership-oriented minority students demonstrating financial need are encouraged to apply to receive up to $30,000 over four years.

QuoteWizard, $500  We are dedicated to preventing accidents by reducing the number of distracted drivers on the road. Since a large percentage of the drivers affected by distracted driving are young people, we thought it made sense to engage young people to come up with ideas to reduce distracted driving. Students we want to hear from you! Help us fight the epidemic of distracted driving. https://quotewizard.com/corp/safe-driver-scholarship

Parentinn - Cyber-bullying Prevention for Teens $1000 Scholarship
www.parentinn.com/scholarship   Applicant must be high school student. Write an article of 600-1000 words on the prompt concerning bullying.

The Levin Firm
is pleased to be offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Please visit http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/ for more information. 

Lexington Law 
$5,000 for two semesters. Lexington Law is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay about how they effectively repaired or established their good credit. Lexington Law believes it is never too early to start thinking about your credit score and your credit report. Please visit https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html for more details.

Buick Achievers Scholarship
Buick Achiever Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and give back to the community. To be eligible for the program, high school seniors or current undergraduate students must be looking to obtain a college degree in science, technology, engineering, math, also known as STEM, or other eligible fields related to the auto industry. Please visit https://usascholarships.com/buick-achievers-scholarship-program/ for information and applications.

The Engineering Society of Detroit 
$1000 and 1 year membership. Must be pursuing a career in engineering or science. Download  Application or find it at www.esd.org

Wear Action Scholarship $500 Requires a 700 word essay in APA or MLA style formatting. Essay topic: how fitness gadgets and technology matter in your life, or your families. More information and details http://wearaction.com/scholarship

March

West Shore Community College Scholarship
Log onto my.westshore.edu, click on Students, click on myScholarship, click on scholarship application.  Any questions, contact 231-843-5518.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship 1st place $2500, 2nd place $1250, 3rd place $750, 4th place $500 Submit an essay of 750 -1,500 words. Please address some or all of the following questions in your essay: Share your personal story dealing with asbestos disease or cancer. Talk about how it affected your life and how/whether it impacted your education/career choice. What do you hope to do with the education you are receiving to help cancer patients?
Why is raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of asbestos and the impact of mesothelioma on a family important?
What would you say to someone who is fighting mesothelioma or to a family member who recently lost a loved one to the disease? https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/

Commaful $1000 is a short story site encouraging teens and young adults to read more and has been amazed by the talented students on the site so wanted to support them further. $1,000 scholarship open to all majors. Applications submitted before Dec 31st each year will be eligible for additional invite only mentorship and opportunities.  Write one 1000 word essay about something you are passionate about or send in 3 short stories (no length restrictions or minimums) that show why you are a unique storyteller! Judged on creativity! Application/Details Link: https://commaful.com/scholarship/

A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship Three awards worth $1,000, $500, and $250 Last date to apply March 10 To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay/article (of at least 1000 words and may NOT be posted elsewhere on the internet) about a topic related to their site. https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

GoStartABlog's Young Writers Scholarship $1,000  Create an original essay on the topic 'Writing has given me the opportunity to...'. It must be between 2000-2500 words to be eligible.Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a university. Details here: https://gostartablog.com/scholarship/

THE MY BEST HOSTING REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY $3000  GPA 3.0+ . Applicants must submit an essay of 300 to 700 words. This essay needs to include why you want to graduate from college, what you plan on doing with your degree, and why you’re unable to afford college without this scholarship. Also, please discuss difficult situations you have overcome, any honors you have received, and any special projects you have worked on (successfully or not).  http://www.mybesthostingreview.com/scholarship/

Fix Your Walk Scholarship $1,000  Open to any student that can demonstrate passion or knowledge on running and related topics such as running pain management and preventing injuries. All requirements are at https://fixyourwalk.com/scholarship/

The Dream U.S.: The National Scholarship
http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
Undocumented students can receive up to $14,500 annually to obtain an
associate’s degree, or up to $29,000 to get a bachelor’s.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic high school seniors and current undergraduate students can win
scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 based on merit and financial need.

Foster Care to Success Scholarship http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/ . Students who have been in foster care for at least 12 consecutive months
are eligible to win $2,500-$5,000 based on need and merit.

https://g9sleeptight.com/scholarship/ $1000 GPA 3.0+   Applicants will write an article that is between 1000 and 1500 words demonstrating or discussing ways of improving sleep health. For example: 7 Herbal Teas To Get Better Sleep, Best Buckwheat Pillow: A Non-Toxic Option For Healthy Sleep, Choosing The Best Earplugs For Sleeping And Snoring. See the website for complete details.


Facing Acne's Scholarship $2,000. Must have a 3.00+ GPA
To apply for the Facing Acne scholarship, simply create a short video answering the questions below. Please keep videos five minutes or less.                                                                                  How has the Internet changed the way you take care of your health?
What future developments do you hope to see in the use of the Internet as a tool for maintaining and improving your health?
For more details about how to apply, see: http://www.facingacne.com/scholarships/

April

WSCC Scholarship
Application is now available.  In order to gain access to my.westshore.edu you must complete West Shore Community College admission application.  

MASON COUNTY GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP $1000  The Mason County Garden Club has the following Mission: To stimulate a knowledge and love of gardening and good horticultural practices, landscape and floral design, and to encourage the protection of our environment and conservation of our natural resources. With that mission in mind, we would like to offer a $1000 scholarship to someone pursuing a degree or certification in a related field. Print the application at here or get a hard copy in the counseling office.

Runabee Scholarship
$500  http://runabees.com/application/  Write a short essay on a topic in the area of running, fitness, or sports.

Oceana Brett Witteveen Detachment #1225 Marine Corps League Scholarship 
$500 Any senior directly related to a Marine is eligible. Must be attending full time undergraduate or technical training school in the fall. Write an essay on "Patriotism and being an America". Information and full application here.

CGStudio 2018 Spring Scholarship 1st Prize - $1500, 2nd Prize - $1000  GPA 3.0+     CGStudio, a leading online marketplace for 3D models, has established a scholarship program to help support talented students with an interest in the 3D industry. Submit an essay in reponse to the prompt..  https://www.cgstudio.com/scholarship

PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS BI-ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP offers a unique Art Scholarship to High School, and College/University students. Bi-annual (April 15/Oct 15)  $500  https://www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the posted topics.   

American Indian Education Fund: Undergraduate Scholarship
http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_services_scholarships_undergrad Eligible Native American students can win $2,000 to fund their undergraduate degree.

Job Application DB $1000
A database that provides employment and career information for over 1500 companies. Students and job seekers can use this resource for free. Scholarship details are posted here. http://jobapplicationdb.com/ 

The Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship 
The student or a parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA for at least 1 year and still is employed there in May when the scholarship is awarded. To find out if the business is a member, check with your employer or call Rachel Schafer 800-366-3699. You may also call that number for an application. Call 615-320-3149 with any questions. You may also apply at bit.ly/mrascholarships, access code MIRA. This is a $1000 scholarship.

STEM Scholarships
The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates. The Foundation awards scholarships to applicants who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the STEM disciplines listed on the web site. http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/stem-scholarships

Pasula Study Habits Scholarship . $500. You must attend an accredited post-secondary institution by fall, enrolled in a program 2 years or longer, and answer an essay question. Please visit http://mortgagebrokersburnaby.com/apply.php for information and applications.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship $1,000. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is pleased to offer annual scholarships to assist students who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence at accredited schools in the United States.                                                               Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship
                                                            Please visit https://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/scholarships.cfm for more information and application.

Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship
Eligible Applicants Must Be: Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members or Children of Full or Part-time Meijer Team Members with a date of hire prior to 4/2/2014. Please visit https://meijerscholarship.egrant.net/login.asp for more information.

MCEC Foundation for Exceptional children Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is intended to provide support for educational/training opportunities when students are no longer eligible for special education (and Section 504) programs and services provided by public education (i.e., graduation or reaching 26 years of age). Awards can be granted up to $1,500 and would support anything from transportation, special equipment, tutoring, including tuition. Please visit  http://www.michigancec.org/ for more information and application.

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Five $1,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at  www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.

Vertex42 Spreadsheets in Education Scholarship $500
Spreadsheets are one of the many powerful tools that can help a person be more productive and more successful in life and in their career. Vertex42.com is awarding four $500 scholarships annually on a competitive basis to applicants who can demonstrate their enthusiasm for spreadsheets and share experiences and ideas for how spreadsheets can be used effectively in education and in their future careers.  For application and  eligibility criteria see https://www.vertex42.com/edu/scholarship.html

Student-View offers $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors.  Quick and easy to apply. No essay, no minimum GPA or SAT scores. Just log on to http://www.student-view.com, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the scholarship link. Complete a 15 minute survey and you're entered into a drawing. Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. For more about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.


Web Hosting/Web Tech Scholarship For Students 1st place $1500, 2nd $250, 3rd, 4th, & 5th $50.  For students who are looking to study in the area of web tech, specifically web hosting and website architecture. Create a 500-1000 word article related to our industry. Full details here: https://hostchecka.com/scholarship

May

THE ART, SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF FOOD SCHOLARSHIP 
http://onthegas.org/#scholarship  $750  Not based on academic merit, the selection team judges your entry on your commitment to and interest in the food and drink science marketing. Check the site for information.

Divorce Matters Scholarship​ $2500​  This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students who have either had parents go through a divorce or who have gone through a divorce themselves.  Divorce Matters understands how difficult it can be to pay for college after being involved in a divorce and want to help someone afford a better education.​ ​You must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question: How has divorce touched your life? In what ways did it shape you into the person you are today? https://www.divorce-matters.com/#divorce-scholarship

AussieWritings.com Scholarship 1st prize – $1000 2nd prize– $800 3rd prize – $600 Also, we would like to provide a special prize of $200 for the most compelling and thoughtful essay. You like writing, but your talent stays unrecognized? You want to pursue a writing career, you like to express own thoughts or simply want to get money by means of your intelligence? Then this is a great opportunity for you to get what you want!
We welcome participants who are passionate about writing regardless their location, age or nationality. Submit an 800-1000 word essay on one of three given topics.
Several essays may be submitted (by choice, only one is necessary) between Sept and May for more chances to win. https://www.aussiewritings.com/writing-contest/

1st Art Gallery $1000  1st Art Gallery wants to enable art students (all art disciplines) to continue their education. Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art. More info and app at http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html 

Best Mattress Review.com Sleep Scholarship $1000 GPA 3.0+  Summit a creative video application addressing the importance of sleep as a public health issue and describe your current relationship with sleep and assess the quality of that relationship. Full details are at www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

MusicSkanner.com  
$750  Musicskanner.com is looking for talented and willing high school and college students interested in music or marketing that need financial backing. Each applicant must submit a 1,500-word (minimum) article related to music or music marketing to apply. Just think about content that is informative and engaging. More here: http://www.musicskanner.com/?scholarship

B. Davis Scholarship  Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000
From the creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website. Submit an email with a 1000 word or less essay reponse to the prompt.  Please visit http://studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to apply.  Browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship  $750  GPa 3.0+  Special consideration will be given to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in law and meets the requirements. Submit a  450+ word essay about what "justice in our society" means to you and how you have or will work to provide peace and justice for all members of our society.   https://hbolawfirm.com/law-justice-scholarship/

HiLine Coffee Scholarship Program  $1,000
 Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: 
“How coffee makes me a better person”
 You can learn more about specific eligibility and requirements at:
https://www.hilinecoffee.com/inspiration/scholarship/

Disability Attorneys of Michigan Scholarship
 $1000. Must have 3.0 or higher GPA, and proof that a parent is currently receiving disability benefits through the US Social Security Administration and/or the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Apply online at http://damichigan.com/resources/disability-attorneys-of-michigan-ssd-scholarship/

SimpliSafe STEM Scholarship $1000  As a tech startup, we at SimpliSafe understand the need to ensure students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are provided with the crucial funding in pursuit of their degree. The SimpliSafe Scholars program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a degree program that prepares them for careers in STEM. The scholarships require students to write an essay as well as complete an application form. Visit https://simplisafescholars.org/simplisafe-stem-scholarship/ for more details.

June

Michigan Department of Treasury's Fostering Futures Scholarship Due June 30, awards up to $3,000 Need based.
For young adults  that have experienced foster care (in care on or after 13th birthday). Must be enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university.
​www.fosteringfutures-mi.com​​​, click on the scholarship application box​

ZipRecruiter $3000  (Bi annual)  Must be 18 at the conclusion of the entry period.  Write  (500-800 words) about a previous job you've held and your ideal post-graduate career. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program. Awards up to $2500 
Provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Must have a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, Pell grant eligible. Must attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution. application.horatioalger.org

Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship $250   Due anytime Jan 1-June 30. Tell us why you want to become a healthcare professional in a short essay of 100 words. We want to know which healthcare field you dream of entering, what inspired you, and how you plan to make an impact through your service once you graduate. http://www.dentalhygienistprograms.com/scholarship/

Club Thrifty Scholarship Program $1000 Applications accepted Jan 2-June 30 Submit a 500-750 word essay answering the following questions:
How do you (or will you) save money while attending college?
What steps are you actively taking to minimize your student loan debt?
(Note: Essays below 500 words or above 750 words will not be considered.) https://clubthrifty.com/scholarship/

The BigSun Organization
is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this $500 award. Visit www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Slumber Search Scholarship $1000   GPA minimum 3.00  To apply, create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers this one question: If you were to create a product or business to disrupt a current industry, what would you do and what would it be? https://www.slumbersearch.com/scholarship

Audioreputation.com $1000  Write a 2000+ words essay on the following topic “What is the best music for learning?” https://www.audioreputation.com/scholarship/

The Lawyers at Groth & Associates
are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Must have a GPA. of 3.0+ Requires a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. More info and app at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/


Abbott and Fenner Business Scholarship
$1,000. Student will submit an essay that appears on the scholarship page of the website. Please visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for information and applications.

Sump Pump Guides $1,000 Scholarship
Go to http://www.sumppumpguides.com/scholarship/ for info and application.  Must be a current high school senior or college student under the age of 24 years.  Write a 1000-1500-word essay on the following topic: "House of the Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming the Home”.

LuvMiHome Scholarship Program
$1000  LuvMiHome is a start-up blog that focuses on new technologies in the home. LuvMiHome feels that there will be an influx of new products for the home that emerge due to the convergence of multiple technologies. Submit answers to two questions via email. Use your imagination! The technology doesn’t have to exist. https://www.luvmihome.com/scholarship-information/

Annual CGTrader Scholarship  1@$2000, 2@$500 GPA 2.5+    CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. 
Write and submit an original 500-1000 word essay reponse to the prompt.
Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn.  There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.
Submit your essay via online form, and get more information https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

July

Fleming College Scholarship $1000 Submit a short essay (250 words) or video on the given topic. Essays will be judged based on clarity of content, originality and grammar. https://flemingattorneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/college-scholarship-application.pdf

Senior Care.com $2000  For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative in any capacity: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2018

HardMoneyHome.com $1000  For one eligible student who has a dedicated interest in volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Submit a video sharing your volunteer story. For full details and what to include in your video go to https://www.hardmoneyhome.com/volunteerism-and-entrepreneurship-scholarship-fall-2018

Dogs By Nina $1,000 “Show And Tell” Scholarship  
You and your pet  get on the camera and tell us about your favorite memories. Find more information here: http://www.dogsbynina.com/scholarship/

The petkey.org scholarship  $500 Students  answer the following two questions: 1. How is your education helping you move towards achieving your life goal(s)? 
2. How has your pet(s) positively impacted your life? For more information and application, please visit http://petkey.org/scholarship/

Goedeker’s College Scholarship
$500 for books. Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable. High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well. You must either be enrolled for the spring or registered for the fall semester. Please see http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship for more information and applications.

Altec Design Web Scholarship $750
Altec Design knows the value of education and just how hard it can be to achieve your full potential due to financial limitations. In an effort to give back and alleviate some of this financial burden, we are pleased to announce our scholarship program. Submit an essay no longer than 1000 words on the topic "How do you foresee the internet changing your chosen career in the next 20 years?" https://www.altecdesign.com/#web-scholarship

Coupon Chief
We at Coupon Chief have recently created a $1000 scholarship to help students defray school expenses.  For full details on the program, please visit: https://www.couponchief.com/pages/scholarship 

The SpearGearStore Scholarship Program
$1500 For those  pursuing Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science, Nursing or Bio-technology  and passionate about Technology. We are motivated to help students and that’s why SpearGearStore.Com provides a $1500 merit-based scholarship twice a year for Undergraduate or Graduate students to pursue their passions. Short essay required.

Aperture Education
 $1000 Essay required. The winner will be announced on our blog and contacted via email. Aperture Education is a brand new social enterprise focused on addressing the whole child. Its social-emotional learning (SEL) solution, Evo Social/Emotional, is based on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a standardized, strengths-based measure of critical social and emotional skills such as personal responsibility, self-management, relationship skills and healthy decision-making. More details about the essay and the submission process can be found at: http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/

UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. $1000 GPA 3.0+  No essay required. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered.  The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Find the application here: https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application​

CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship. $1000   GPA 3.5+ ,For students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Submit a 500-900 word essay, the title must be: “How I Will Impact The Finance Industry”.

City Property Management, a HOA Management Service in the Phoenix, AZ is pleased to offer the City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship $1000 GPA 3.0+
The Scholarship is open nationwide. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in HOA Management, but anyone meeting the requirements who can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the Real Estate field will be considered.  https://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link 

August

Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship $2500 Due Aug 21, 2018 GPA 3.4 + Eligible fields of study: Business Administration and Management, Business (general), Finance, Accounting, or other business degress. The annual Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize current business majors and minors who demonstrate academic excellence and strong entrepreneurial thinking. Special consideration will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in online retail and eCommerce. Along with the application, students must submit a 500-word essay meant to demonstrate their entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. https://wikibuy.com/scholarship

Educator.com Two awards 1st place $1000, 2nd place $500  Submit your most recent transcript and a 500-1000 word essay on “What is the greatest problem in education today and how would you change it?”
Full details at www.educator.com/scholarship/

PeerFinance101 Personal Finance Scholarship
$1000 Submissions will be accepted starting in January of each year until August. Submit a 500+ word essay about what your parents taught you about personal finance. Topics can include budgeting, investing, saving money, paying bills, making money or anything your parents taught you about money. Info here: http://peerfinance101.com/personal-finance-scholarship/

Stock Market Basics Scholarship Opportunity
$1000  
Submissions will be accepted starting in January of each year until August
One of our key messages here at My Stock Market Basics is that financial education and investing for the future start at home. We want to thank parents that have made personal finance a part of their children’s education and congratulate students for taking the time to start their financial journey. Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay about one of the following topics: what you have learned about investing, why investing is important, or the most important thing to remember when investing. More information can be found at https://mystockmarketbasics.com/stock-market-basics-scholarship-opportunity/

Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
For Michigan high school seniors. $5,000 Students submit a video, graphic or Tweet that compels teen drivers to stop distracted driving. http://www.michiganautolaw.com/kelseys-law-scholarship/ for application and more information.

ABODO-off to college-Scholarship
$500  Must be 18 at time of application  Write a brief essay (maybe 500-1000 words) about what you’re 'taking with you' and explain the significance. Then submit your essay along with a few pictures for bonus points. We’ll be announcing the winner on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow us so we can send you a message when you win! https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship-rules/

Study Abroad - AllTheRooms
$1000 - Offering a study abroad scholarship to any student enrolled in, or have plans to enroll in a study abroad program. To be eligible for this scholarship, submit a 600-800 word essay on what inspires you to travel and what you stand to gain from your study abroad experience. We will announce a scholarship winner prior to the start of 2017 Fall Semester. http://www.alltherooms.com/w/room-to-travel-scholarship/

 

 

October 

At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Students in grades 9-12 may apply. Scholarships range from $500-$1000. Submit an essay on one of the five prompts on the application.   https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

Headphones Encyclopedia Annual Scholarship Program $1500 Due Oct 15  Write an 1.500 + words long essay on the following topic:
“The History of Headphones”.  The essay must be 100% unique. Please note that the winning essay is going to be published on our website. 
https://www.headphonesencyclopedia.com/scholarship/

December

Drifted Scholarship was created to help foster the next generation of automotive photographers. $500 Due Dec. 31 (for 2018) To apply, applicants need to submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work. Examples of work would be a car feature with photographs, an event report or something similar. The student will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to what they’re studying. The choice will be made by the Drifted team. https://www.drifted.com/scholarship/

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship $1000   For any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.You must submit a brief essay explaining the effect an auto accident has had on your life.  https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

Spine Mattress Guide Research and Writing Scholarship $1000  Choose one of the given topics concerning mattresses and back pain, write 500-1500 words informative, creative and well-researched article. http://www.spinemattressguide.com/scholarship/

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship $1,000  Due Dec. 15 A highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. 
 In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share your appreciation for Final Fantasy games and how it has made you a better student or person overall. What we are looking for is your raw passion for gaming and being the best student, leader, and person you can be!
Open to students studying in any field, as long as you are a passionate Final Fantasy gamer. You must be attending any level of college next calendar year. https://www.finalfantasyxvapp.com/scholarship

 

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Access to millions of scholarships, grants and other financial aid information. Also at http://www.collegetoolkit.com/

CollegeCovered.com/Assist

will take students and parents to our Personalized FAFSA Assist tool, Scholarship Award (sign up for helpful emails (https://scholarship.collegecovered.com) by December 31 for a chance to win one of eleven $10,000 scholarships),  Scholarship Search Engine (search over 3 million scholarships online) - no registration required,  College Financial Aid Timeline, Informative Articles & Videos on Financial Aid Topics, and our Financial Aid 101 Webinar 

College Greenlight https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
 
Scholarships A-Z
http://www.scholarshipsaz.org/scholarships/

American Psychological Association Scholarships

American Psychological Association Scholarships and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare. Search more than 650 scholarships, grants and awards by deadline, topic, type or the kind of recipient.  http://www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx

School Soup

SchoolSoup.com is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. Launched in 2006, schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid. The SchoolSoup's Scholarship Directory allows you to browse through our enormous database of scholarships by a variety of key categories. Please visit http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory for more information.

Latino Scholarship Websites

College-bound students of all levels who are citizens or legal permanent residents. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (3.3 GPA for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program) and plan to be enrolled full time in the Fall. All majors are encouraged to apply. For more information and application: https://www.hsf.net

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

 

The Christian Connector

Dozens of Christian colleges, Christian universities, and Bible colleges are ready to send you the information you are looking for. Completing the free information request form is like attending a huge Christian college fair without ever leaving home. Not only that, when you complete the form, you'll automatically be entered into the annual $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing. 

Computer Science.org

-created to help meet the demand for qualified computer scientists in the workforce. Provides an in-depth overview of the field – including education – and serves as an introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers and developers. Various scholarships and due dates. Check it out at http://www.computerscience.org/scholarships/