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Outside Scholarships



November 2015



Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship -- deadline November 30, 2015

In an essay, answer the prompt: How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals?

Amount of Award: $1000


Eraser Clinic Scholarship -- deadline November 30, 2015

Write a 200-400 essay on the social impact of laser tatoo removal. 

Amount of Award: $1000


Howell and Christmas LLC Scholarship--deadline November 30, 2015

Prepare a 500 to 1000 word essay on one of the three topics:

Describe why we should, or should not, protect Americans’ rights to Trial by Jury in the United States.

Address the impact of the United States Constitution on the everyday lives of Americans.

Address whether we should, or should not, have capital punishment in the United States.

Amount of Award: $1000


Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. Scholarship --

Submit a 500 word essay on the following topic:

Late last year, Miami launched a new bike sharing program that allows people in the Miami area to rent a bicycle at an hourly rate or by purchasing a membership. Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries that may leave victims with significant medical issues. Under what circumstances should the company that runs the  program be held liable for accidents in which their bikes were involved? Why?

Amount of Award: $1000


Sage Scholarship--deadline November 30, 2015

Create a Vine video about on of the following topics:

How entrepreneurship helps with the growth of society.

Why finance, accounting, or economics is key for the future of your country.

How studying one or more of sccounting, entrepreneurship, business, finance, or economics will help you reach your career goals.

*see website for other steps

Amount of Award: $10,000



Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates--deadline November 30, 2015

Please wrie a 500 to 1000 word essay on one of the three topics

How has being a child advocate inspired you to pursue a career in law? How has your personal childhood experiences affected your outlook on the legal system? How did you become a child advocate?

Amount of Award: $1000



Good360 Sustainability Scholarship--deadline November 30, 2015

Open to all majors! In 200-300 words explain what sustainability means to you.

Amount of Award: $1000


Shelving.com Business Scholarship--deadline November 30, 2015

This scholarship is open to studes majoring in the fields of business, industrial desgn, or similar studies. Write a 500-1000 word essay answering the provided questions

Amount of Award: $1000 (1st place), $500 (2 runner-ups)


December 2015

Apartment List Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit an application answering the questions provided.

Amount of Award: $2500


Staver Law Group Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit a 300-500 word essay on how an accidemt has affected you or a family member and impacted your life.

Amount of Award: $2000


The Steven M. Sweat College Scholarship Essay--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay on the following topic:

The federal government reports that there were approximately 424,000 people injured in accidents involving distracted drivers during 2013. Smartphones and other personal electronic devices account for a significant percentage of driver distractions, and many states have enacted legislation prohibiting or limiting cell phone use in an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road. These measures have been met with varying degrees of success and are often very difficult to enforce. What steps could lawmakers take to strengthen current laws that are aimed at reducing distracted driving and what additional legal measures could be passed to make our roads safer?

Amount of Award: $1000


"Greater Minds" Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Applicants must have been affected by medical malpractice either personally or through a close relation. Write a one to three page essay describing in detailyour experience with medical malpractice and how it has impacted your life.

Amount of Award: $1000


Bottar Leone Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

This scholarship is only offered to recent high school graduates with a physical or learning disability. Write a 500-1500 word essay from one of four topics.

Amount of Award: $2500


"Go Marketing!" Scholarship Contest -- deadline December 1, 2015

This "Go Marketing" contest requires you to create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market "small business growth" to college students.

Amount of Award: $1000


Berbay Scholarship Program--deadline December 1, 2015

Compose a maximum 1,000 word essay about the following: Think of a marketing or public relations campaign that was poorly executed. What went wrong? What would you have done differently? And why? Must be a marketing, public relations or communications student.

Amount of Award: $1000


Cloudwards Scholarship -- deadline December 1, 2015

Send an idea of an educational YouTube channel that is going to have an impact on the people who will subscribe.

Amount of Award: $1000


Store Coach Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

Prepare a 750 to 1000 word essay on one of the following topics.

  • What do you believe will be the most important aspect of internet marketing in the next five years and how do you expect to harness it to become a successful entrepreneur?
  • What do you expect will be the biggest challenge for online businesses in the next five years and how do you plan to overcome this challenge?
  • What current or emerging technology do you think will have the largest impact on the eCommerce industry in the next five years? What upsides and downsides do you anticipate from the adoption of this technology

Amount of Award $1000


The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2015

This is only open to those who have battled any type of cancer or to those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has or is currently fighting cancer. You must submit a 500-1500 word essay or video(5 minutes maximum) answering 5 questions. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Amount of Award: $4000


CBT Nuggets Scholarships--deadline December 1, 2015

Candidates must submit a 800-1600 word essay on an emerging technology and its potential to change the world. 

Amount of Award: $1000



InternetMarketingCompanies "Go Marketing!" Scholarship Contest--deadline December 1, 2015

This contest requires you to create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market “small business growth” to college students.

Amount of Award: $500


Rogers Law Firm Scholarship Essay--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit a 1000 - 1500 word essay on one of three topics (please see website) and should be submitted on Microsoft Word.

Amount of award:  $1000


Insureon Scholarship --deadline December 1, 2015


In 500-750 words tell us about how a summer job or a small business inspired you.


Amount of Award:  $2500


Zavodnick &Lasky, LLC Bi-Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline December 1, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on the following question:

The workers’ compensation program exists to ensure that people who develop work-related illnesses or are injured on the job receive compensation. It is a no-fault system, meaning that workers generally receive benefits regardless of who caused the accident. In return for this security, workers are generally barred from suing their employers for negligence resulting in illness or injury. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, and there are some circumstances in which an employee may sue his or her employer. In your personal opinion, what circumstances would warrant such a lawsuit, and why?

Amount of Award: $1000




Bruning Legal Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline December 1, 2015

Submit a 500-word essay answering the following question:

Driverless vehicles are currently legal in California, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and Washington D.C. In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Ford CEO Mark Field s indicated that he expects that fully autonomous cars will be available to consumers by 2020. While driverless vehicles will undoubtedly be highly regulated, car accidents involving autonomous cars are bound to occur. If a driverless vehicle causes an accident, who do you think should be held liable: the owner of the vehicle, the car manufacturer, or the developer of the software that controls the car’s operation? Why?

Amount of Award: $500


The Foley Law Firm Award--deadline December 1, 2015

Prepare a 500 to 1500 word essay on one of the following:

What does failure mean to you?

Describe how you will be successful.

What do you expect to gain from your college experience?

Must be a Freshman to apply.

Amount of Award $500



Expo Marketing Women in Business Scholarship Program--deadline December 1, 2015


See webpage to apply.  This Scholarship is available to women who are currently in the MBA Program

Amount of Award: $1000



Herrman & Herrman Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline December 1, 2015


Create a 600 word essay on the following topic:

How has technology altered the driving experience in the 21st century? Describe the ways the technological innovations have impacted highway and vehicle safety

Amount of Award: 1st Place-$2000   2nd Place-$1000   3rd Place-$500




Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mothers Scholarship--deadline Dec 5, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children. 

Amount of Award: $1000



Ninja Essay Writing Contest Scholarship--deadline December 10, 2015

Submit a 800-1000 word essay on one of 9 topics.  Please see webpage for topic.

Amount of Award: $500  $300  $150


Spokeo Connections Scholarship--deadline December 10, 2015

Visit our Spokeo Famous People Birthdays Page. Select a person (historical or contemporary) from any of the days featured. Write 300 - 500 words detailing this individual’s contributions to history or pop culture and why you chose this person (your writing might be featured on our page!).

Amount of Award: $1000



R&D Systems Scholarship--deadline December 11, 2015

Open to students who have declared a major in a science related field. You need to make a top ten list of why you love science and then write a 500 word or less essay on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of study.

Amount of Award: $1500



Savvy Saver Scholarship--deadline December 13, 2015

Write a tweet about the best way to save money as a college student, followed by a short essay (400-600 words) explaining your tweet. Provide examples to support your answer.

Amount of Award: $2500



Antesky Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Enter to win in one of two ways. You may either write a 300-500 word essay explaining your views on one of the provided topics, or spread the word about the scholarship.

Amount of Award: $500



Flosum Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Available to applicants pursuing or intending to pusue their B.A. in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline. Write a 1000-word essay comparing the use of different tools in Salesforce and the issues with using GIT with Salesforce.

Amount of Award: $750



The International Gem Society's 2015 Clark Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

You do not need to be a gemology major to apply! You will need to submit a 1,000-word minimum essay answering the following question: In your opinion, what are the three most important scientific concepts underlying the study of gemology? For reference it is suggested you use the following website: https://www.gemsociety.org/gemstone-encyclopedia/ 

Amount of Award: $350


The Reeves Law Group Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

In a 750-1000 word essay (or Powerpoint or Prezi presentation) give a submission on the following topic: "My dream contribution to society as a lawyer."

Amount of Award: $2500



Healthcare Scholarship Program 2015--deadline December 15, 2015

Applicants must write a 750 to 1000 word essay on the followong topic:

Why I want to pursue a career in the healthcare field.

Amount of Award: $500


Kenneth P. Carp College Schoarship -- deadline December 15, 2015


Please submit a 500 word essay on the following question:

The economic downturn of 2007-2008 resulted in a significant increase in the unemployment rate in the United States. According to some statistics, people who are unemployed tend to stay unemployed for longer than they have done in the past. In response to this issue, Congress has passed legislation in the past to extend the amount of time that unemployed people can receive benefits. Critics of unemployment benefits extensions argue that they do not work and actually incentivize people to remain unemployed, while supporters argue that they are necessary to ensure social stability and actually promotes economic recovery. What do you believe about the issue of extending unemployment benefits, and why?

Amount of Award : $1000




The ClickMinded Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Available to high and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing! Study in a related field is recommended but not required. Submit the URL of the website you are working on along with a 500-1000 word essay on why you started your website why your're interested in learning digital marketing.

Amount of Award: $1000


The Kewl Shop Fashon Designers Scholarship -- deadline December 15, 2015

Must submt:

Five exceptional and clear fashion designs for a new The Kewl Shop range of branded apparel, focusing on dresses, but can in addition include designs for any other category of apparel sold by The Kewl Shop or a category not sold that you think might be a good fit.

Preferences will be given to exceptional designs that have the potential for longevity in the fashion world, ease of manufacture, marketing and ultimately to sell.  

Amount of Award: $1000


Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Sscholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Prepare a 500 to 1000 word essay on one of the three topics:

How has loving with your loved ones leukemia affected your education?

What adjustments have you made as a student to accomodate tour loved ones leukemia?

What one obstacle do people with leukemia face that you would like the public to know about?

Amount of Award: $1000



Best Heathcare Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Prepare a 250-300 word essay on why you are passionate about he healthcare field.  Please make it as personal as possible.

Amount of Award: $1000


Course Horse Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Create a short video or blog to the following question:  What does learning mean to you?

Amount of Award: $1000


Attorney Ken Nugent Legal Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2015

Write a 500 word essay explaining why you have chosen to enter the Legal field.  You must also complete an application on the webpage.

Amount of Award: $5000


Doorbusters Black Friday Scholarship--deadline December 18, 2015

In 1,000 words or less, explain how advances in the digital world are impacting retailers on Black Friday, and provide at least three ways retailers can maximize this opportunity to positively impact their bottom line on Black Friday.

Amount of Award: $1500


Soccerloco's National Scholarship Program--deadline December 19, 2015

This scholarship is only for woman. Submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or business environments that haveequipped you with knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000


Unhinge Hardware National Scholarship Program--deadline December 19, 2015

This scholarship is only open to women from all areas of study! Applicants must submit a 500-700 word essay on how design around you influences both life and/or business.

Amount of Award: $2000



Healthcare Administration Degree Scholarship--deadline December 20, 2015

Complete a 500 word essay on several topics from the website.

Amount of Award: $3000



1 Dental Scholarship--deadline December 21, 2015

Complete the survey on the website.

Amount of Award : $1000



Caring.com Student-Caregiver Award--deadline December 30, 2015

Caring.com is offering three scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling them about your journey.

Amount of Award: $1500



Annual Truckcrashlawgroup.com Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Open to seniors in high school and students in college. Write a 500 word essay about ways we can prevent truck accidents and then post it to your Facebook.

Amount of Award: $1000



Print Award for Design Excellence--deadline December 31, 2015

This opportunity is offered for students majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design. Show off your work and submit your best design!

Amount of Award: $1000


The Insights in Marketing Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Prepare a 600 word essay on the following:

Describe a marketing or advertising campaign you admire.  How would you describe the target audience for the campaign?  How do you think this target audience informed the brand's choice of message.

Amount of Award:  $1200



NAPS National Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Applicants must be female students. Write and submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or businees environments that have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000


Healthcare Essay Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Create an essay between 1000 and 1500 words on one of the following topics:

1. How has telemedicine impacted healthcare?

#2. What actions can schools take to promote/foster children’s health?

#3. How does preventative medicine affect our healthcare system?

Amount of Award $500

GetApp Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

In a 500-word essay, write a response to one of these questions:

  1. Describe a situation where apps and technology have positively affected the relationships between a business/employee and business/customer?
  2. Explain an idea for an app that you believe would change and improve the way business is conducted.

Amount of Award: 1st place ($3000), 2nd place ($1,500), 3rd place ($500)



ADT Scholarship

Write a 500-600 word essay answering a question about the future advancements of home security.

Amount of Award: $500


A Better America Scholarship Program December 31, 2015

Write using 200 words or less an essay about how you will better America in the future.

Amount of Award: $1000


Save Plans Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Write a 500-1000 word essay on your worst experience at the dentist office and what could have made it better.

Amount of Award: $ 750


Reverie Innovation Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Available to current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an engineering, science, or design program. In 1,000 words of fewer, answer one of the following questions:

1. Have you used something in your home and decided to improve on it in some way? If so, what was it and how did you improve it? What challenges did you face?

2. Who has had the biggest impact on your studies, and how has this person’s role influenced your interest/passion for your education? This might be a teacher, relative, friend, or favorite engineer/scientist/designer, etc.

3. How do you plan to change the world for the better in your chosen field? What is the motivation that drives you forward and how will you measure your success?

Amount of Award: $2000 (grand prize), $1000 (two runner ups)



Dietspotlight Scolarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

Prepare a 900-1500 word essay.  Please see website. 

Amount of Award: $3000


AGI Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Prepare a 500-1500 word essay .  Please see website. 

Amount of Award: $1000


Patio Furniture Covers Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

This is only open to veterans.  Prepare a 500-750 word essay from 5 different subjects (please see website)

Amount of Award: $500


Headset Plus Scholarship 2015--deadline December 31, 2015

Talk about yourself and why you should be awarded the scholarship in 5 minutes or less in a creative and unique YouTube video.

Amount of Award: $1000


Smallwood, P.A. Photo Essay Contest Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Create an original photo essay that tells a story about one of the preselected topics.

Amount of Award: $1000


The American Graphic Institue Design Thinking Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Submit an essay of between 500 and 1500 words describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice.

Amount of Award: $1000


Greg Baumgartner Annual Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

This scholarship targets students who are paying their way through school without parental assistance. Write a short essay (not to exceed 500 words) about yourself, your educational goals and the reasons for needing a scholarship.

Amount of Award: $1000


Truth in Aging National Scholarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

This scholarship is only open to female applicants. Submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or business environments that have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

Amount of Award: $2000


Minerva's National Scholarship Program--deadline December 31, 2015

This contest is only open to female students. Submit a 500-700 word essay on the most creative way you have overcome prejudice in a school, social, work or professional setting.

Amount of Award: $2000


FirstSiteGuide Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Applicants must submit an essay on the provided topic.

Amount of Award: $2,500


Research Scholarship by EditnPublish--deadline December 31, 2015

Submit a 2000-2500 word essay on either the topic of 'The World I Come From' or 'Intellectual Viability'.

Amount of Award: $500


Nutra Pure HCG Scholarship --deadline December 31, 2015

Complete a 500 word essay on the following topic:

Essay Topic:   While we have one of the most health conscious societies ever- obesity continues to be one of the biggest problems in todays culture. What contributing factors do you believe have led to this problem and what solutions would you suggest we strive for in our culture to fight this health problem. Discuss how obesity creates obstacles in ones life, career, and the mentality it traps people in.

Amount of award $500


The PennyHoarders Frugal Students Scholarship --deadline December 31, 2015


Please submit a 150 word essay on the most unique or interesting thing you have ever done to make or save extra money.

Amount of Award:  $2000


Bedwetting Store Design a Mascot Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015

Design a mascot who is friendly and will make the subject of bedwetting easier to approach and talk to kids about.  Tell us the name and basic design of the mascot and submit a drawing.

Amount of Award $1000


The Infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence--deadline December 31, 2015

Write a 1000-1600 word essay on the following:

The internet has allowed people from all over the world to develop and create businesses like never before. A person from India can offer services across the globe and take advantage of the globalization. Trading across borders has never been easier and this trend is stirring up the global economy. Jobs are pouring out of the western world and they are increasingly being outsourced to countries with cheaper labor. Discuss how the western countries should tackle this increasing trend of trading across borders. How can western countries benefit from this new “horizontal exchange of services”? Should the market regulate itself or should the government interfere? Finally, express your own opinion about the internet’s impact on the global economy.

Amount of Award $1250


Good Call Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2015


Write a 400 to 500 word essay on a great decision you have made in your life.  What information did you rely on?  What decision did you make?  How did you know it was the right choice?

Amount of Award: $ 2,500





January 2016


Law Offices of Peter L. Johnston Scholarship--deadline January 1, 2016

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 700+ word essay on the following topic:

  Topic 1: With Cyberattacks happening everyday how can we prevent our intellectual property from being stolen within   the Internet? Are privacy policies protecting websites or the people? Are there other policies we should implement to protect people and websites?

   Topic 2: With many businesses relying on reviews systems like Angie’s List, Yelp, Google+ does the freedom of speech protect the people from an online defamation case from a company? Do people have the right to leave a bad review to a business online?

   **You must provide (2) cases pertaining to your topic and your personal thoughts on the case.

Amount of Award: $500


ARC Immigrant Scholar Award--deadline January 1, 2016

An opportunity for students of immigrant families. Fill out an application and write an essay that includes all of the following topics:

 1. Describe your greatest individual challenges upon arrival to this country, and how you have coped with them.

 2. Describe your greatest achievement or proudest moment here in the United States

 3. Describe your academic interests, and possible career choices moving forward.

Amount of Award: $500





Bishop Law Office Scholarship--deadline January 15, 2016

Please write a 400-600 word essay on:

How has being a foster youth shaped and prepared you for your future?

Amount of Award: $1000



Boling Rice Scholarship--deadline January 15, 2016

Write 500 + word essay on the following topic:

Distracted driving has become an increasing problem in the United States, and the growing popularity and availability of smartphones is often cited as a significant factor in this increase. While many states have imposed limitations on the way that drivers may use personal electronic devices, the effectiveness of these laws is not yet clear. What changes or new measures could be adopted in order to reduce the risk that cellphone use poses to other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists?

Amount of Award: $1000



Discountrue Scholarship--deadline January 15, 2016

Write a 700-1000 word essay about how you can personally help make the world a better place.

Amount of Award: $3000





Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship -- deadline January 30, 2016

  • A 500-word letter of intent that identifies a problem and explains how the applicant intends to use her or his education as a way to begin solving that problem, creating a brighter future.
  • A current, official transcript that complies with the terms outlined in the eligibility requirements, as stated above

Amount of Award: $500


Heintz & Becker Scholarship--deadline January 15, 2016

This scholarship is open to any degree-seeking student enrolled in an academic program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. To apply write a 500 word minimum essay on one of the three provided essay topics:

  1. Explain the importance of (your major) in today's society.

  2. If you had the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

  3. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.

Amount of Award: $1000


National Debt Relief Scholarship--deadline January 31, 2016

This scholarship is open to students pusuing studies in science, technology and math fields. Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion dollar student loan crisis. You can be creative and create a YouTube video, write an essay or create an infographic for your solution.

Amount of Award: $1000


The Shorr Packaging Scholarship--deadline January 31, 2016

Write a 600 word essay addressing the prompt below.

Describe a time you bought a product from a point-of-purchase (POP) display. What about the POP display made it stand out?”

Amount of Award: $1500


Energy Rates Scholarship--deadline January 31, 2016

Prepare a 500 word essay on the following prompt.

What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?

Amount of Award: $ 500


Pre-Health Professions Scholarship Contest--deadline January 31, 2016

In 500 words or less say what profession you want to pusue and what event in your life made you certain of that decision.

Amount of Award: $1000 (1st), $500(2nd), $200(3rd)


February 2016



Bulk Office Supply Scholarship--deadline February 1, 2016

This Scholarship is for an Art Major or someone who is going to teach Art and are a Freshman or Sophmore.

Please see website to apply

Amount of Award $1000



SEO Expert Scholarship

Only students pursuing their education in Computer Science are allowed to apply for this scholarship. Submit info graphics about the growth of internet marketing in 2015, an essay about why your are pusuing education in your field, and why you are interested in this scholarship.

Amount of Award: $350



Hometown Homecare Scholarship for Nursing Students--deadline February 1, 2015

Complete suvey and 500 word essay on the website.

Amount of Award: $2000



Zeiger Firm Scholarship--deadline February 15, 2015

Prepare a 500 word essay on the following:

The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.

Amount of Award: $1000


The PayScale Scholarship--deadline February 29, 2016

Complete a 300 to 500 word essay on a sected topic found on the webpage. Student must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math related major.

Amount of Award: $ 2000


The Create Your Space Scholarship--deadline February 29, 2016

To be eligible the student must be a current freshman or incoming freshman for the Spring 2016 semester. In a 600-word essay, share what you would do with an extra 100 square feet of space in your dorm room.

Amount of Award: $500



One Tri Student Triathlete Scholarship--deadline February 29, 2016


Have you ever participated in a triathlon (of any length), a marathon, or a half-marathon? All you have to do is send in acceptable proof of participation to apply and you could win!

Amountof Award: $500




March 2016


Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

Open to college seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students! Write A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular basis? What are some practicable public policies that could address these challenges? Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved-one’s life.

Amount of Award: $500




The Artists Frame Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

Prepare a 500 + word essay on What art means to you.

Also must use a visual representation in the medium of your choice.

Amount of Award: $1000


Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

Write a 500 word essay on the 2016 essay prompt

Please see website for this.

Amount of Award: $500


Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

Submit a resume, transcript along with a 500 word essay that responds to the following question:

With so many people and organizations in today's world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide to direct their time and donations?

Amount of Award: $500


Unplag Student Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

In at least 500 words create your own essay topic describing plagiarism in acadmia issues or write about one of the provided prompts.

Amount of Award: $2000


Edward Tayter Outstanding Citizenship Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2016

Submit a resume, transcript along with a 500 word essay that answers the following question:

What is one of the most important ways an individual can serve his community, and how have you served your community in this way?

Amount of Award: $500


The School of SEO Scholarship--deadline March 5, 2016

This scholarship is for management and marketing majors.  Please see website for entry.

Amount of Award: $250


Essay.ws Scholarship--deadline March 10, 2016

Create a 900-1000 word essay on one of ten topics listed on the webpage.

Amount of Award: $500


The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program--deadline March 31, 2016

Write an essay that is between 1000 and 1600 words about some of the ways that you could use social media to get a job after college and the advantages and disadvantages of using social media to do so.

Amount of Award: $2000



Sleepopolis Scholarship--deadline March 31, 2016


Create a short video that answers the following questions:

How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products?

How has it changed old-school industries?

If you could change an established industry for the better using the internet, which would it be and what would you do?

Amount of Award: $1000


Dr. Kezian Scholarship--deadline March 31, 2017

Write a 1 to 2 page essay on why you deserve Dr. Kezian Scholarship.  Must also submit a resume or CV, official trascript and 1 minute video clip introducing yourself.

Amount of Award: $1200


April 2016


Low Budget Movers Scholarship--deadline April 1, 2016

This is open to students of all majors who are currently in their last year of high school, and all the way up to a Junior in college. In at least 300 words, describe how yo have shown leadership qualities and have made a impact on a person, people, at your school, or in your community.

Amount of Award: $500




Michigan Injury Lawyers Scholarship--deadline April 15, 2016

Prepare a 500 word essay on a given topic.  Please see website for topic.

Amount of Award: $500


Logistics Scholarship Competition--deadline April 15, 2016

Complete a 400 to 800 word essay detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your major of choice.

Amount of Award: $500


The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program--deadline April 15, 2016

Please see website for 4 thought-provoking questions.

Amount of Award: $1500


Digital Marketing Scholarship--deadline April 30, 2016

Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and be seeking a degree in marketing, business, advertising, or a related field. You must write a 1000-1500 word essay in response to the following prompt: "We’ve seen marketing evolve from traditional print and tv/radio ads, to a digital world full of social media pages and mobile-friendly websites. What do you think might be the next innovative approach in marketing for businesses?"

Amount of Award: $1000


May 2016


Inbound Marketing Scholarship--deadline May 1, 2016

Prepare a 300-500 word blog on one of the topics.  Please see website for numerous topics.

Amount of Award : $500


David Ghozland Scholarship Program--deadline May 1, 2016

Submit a 1000 word essay on what contribution you will make to the medical world once you graduate.

Any student pursuing a 4 year degree is eligible to apply.

Amount of Award: $1000



Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship--deadline May 1, 2015

Submit a transcript along with a 1000 word essay on the following prompt:

Provide a well-reasoned argument about whether a specific policy in the criminal justice system (your choice) is unjust and requires reform, or is just and should stay the same.

Amount of Award $500



Steamers Carpet Care Scholarship--deadline May 12, 2016

Write a 400-600 essay detainling your reasoning and motivation for pursuing higher education.

Amount of Award: $500



Senior Care Aging Matters Scholarship--deadline May 15, 2016

Complete a 800-1000 word essay on why aging matters to you.

Amount of Award: $1500


Healthy Life Scholarship--deadline May 15, 2016

Create a 300-500 word essay on one of the three topics found on the webpage.  Submit the essay through websites blog section.

Amount of Award: $1000



Student Award Search Scholarship--deadline May 23, 2016

Prepare an essay (1000 words or less) on the topic below.

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important .

Amount of Award: $1000



Park Plaza Dental Scholarship--deadline May 25, 2016

Open to students of any major or academic pursuit! Name a medical advancement expected to be developed within the next 10 years that you believe will have the largest impact in the field. Specifically describe your selection and reasoning with clear details. Include a personal introductory paragraph in your response.  The paper should be no more than 1,200 words in length.

Amount of Award: $500



Source Supply Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2016

To apply for the 2016 Source Supply Scholarship, respond to the following essay prompt in 1,000 words:

 "Please discuss the importance of keeping the environment clean. How does recycling make an impact on the environment? And how can the systems we, as a nation, have in place be improved?"

Amount of Award: $1000


Golden Asp College Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline May 31, 2016

To apply for the 2015-2016 Golden Asp Scholarship, respond to the following essay prompt in 1000 words:

Please discuss what feminism means to you? How, in your opinion, has or hasn't the definition of feminism evolved? Do you consider yourself a feminist - why or why not?

Amount of Award: $1000



Peck Law Firm Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2016

This scholarship is open to all law-related college, graduate school, or law school degree students. In an essay of 1,500 words or less answer the following:

"What effects will the legalization of gay marriage have on religion, culture, and/or family law in America?"

Amount of Award: $2000



BathOutlet Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2016

This is open to students of all majors who are currently in their last year of high school, and all the way up to a Junior in college. In 1000 words a business you would create, the plan to create it, and why.

Amount of Award: $1000


Garden Variety Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2016

Submit a design on the common houshold item, the tabletop planter box.  Please see website for further instructions

Amount of Award: $1000



June 2016


Leaf Filter Scholarship--deadline June 6, 2016

Attach a 350-500 word essay describing your passion and how it relates to your chosen major.

Amount of Award: $500



Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program--June 10, 2016

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. In a 500-1000 word essay describe your educational career and life 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.

Amount of Award: $1000



The CourseMinded Online Course Scholarship--June 15, 2016

This is available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about online learning. Students applying must list the online courses they've taught, have taken, or intend on taking, as well as why you're interested in online learning and what you think the future of online courses will look like.

Amount of Award: $1000



The Martin Law Office, S.C. Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2016

Submit an essay of 400-600 words describing something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.

Amount of Award: $500



The Saveful Student Scholarship --deadine June 30, 2016

In 150 words or less describe the best money saving hack you have ever used.

Amount of Award: $1000


Ray Snader Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2016


Write a 500 word essay on how you have overcome the obstacle of a parent being held in custody

Amount of Award: $2000


The Morici, Figlioli and Associates Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2016

Submit a 400 word essay describing what would you like to do to change the world for the better.

Amount of Award: $500



July 2016


Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC Scholarship--deadline July 17

Submit a 500-1000 essay with your opinion on the provided prompt which talks about the special set of laws United States military are subject to.

Amount of Award: $1200


Ray Snader Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2016


Write a 500 word essay sharing your story about overcoming the obstacle of a parent being held in custody.

Amount of Award: $2000


OklahomaLawyer.com Annual Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2016

Submit a cover letter along with a 140-word essay and 140-character tweet summary about the essay. The topic of the essay will need to be about a topic related to one of their nine practice areas.


August 2016


School Quran Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2016

Open to graduates, undergraduates and graduating high school seniors pursuing any field. The contest will require you to create the video of 3-5 minutes in which you have to explain how online learning is beneficial in a unique way. They want to hear what motivates you, and what you have done to help society in a positive direction.

Amount of Award: $350


Coit Stain Removal Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2016

Create a graphic that explains your genius way to remove 1-3 kinds of stains from carpet, upholstery or other surfaces.  Please see website for further details.

Amount of Award: $2000



Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship--deadline August 24, 2016

Open to to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Write a 500 word essay on the provided prompt.

Amount of Award: $2500



September 2016


Karman Healthcare Scholarship--deadline September 1, 2016


Please create a presentation of how disability laws can be improved or changed.  The entries can include essays , and poems.

Amount of Award: $500





Other Scholarships



SEO Optimizers Scholarship--deadline on the 20th of each month

Upload an essay describing the goal of a particular project you created along with link access to the content such as the blog, app, etc.

Amount of Award: $500



Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to undergraduates, in good academic standing, who are applying to or have been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

Amount of Award: Up to $5000


The Tree Center Quarterly Scholarship--deadline March 20/June 20/September 20/December 20

Describe the goal of a particular innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable).

Amount of Award: $500


Ernest Law Group Scholarship

The Ernst Law Group is proud to show their support of family members and caregivers of those with serious brain injuries through their annual scholarship. This scholarship is meant to help one deserving student whose life has been touched by a loved one’s injury. You must write an essay of 500-1000 words about one of the three provided prompts.

Amount of Award: $1000


Gates Millenium Scholars Program

This program selects 1,000 students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars receive personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.


Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

These scholarships are available to assist promising young talents in any field of applied music who may be musical leaders of tomorrow, including instrumentalists and vocalists.

Amount of Award: $1000-$4000


Innovation in Education Scholarship -- deadline the 20th of every month

Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. Write an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

Amount of Award: $500



Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship that is offered to students pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies or working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law. Write a 650 word essay on what goals you hope to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.

Amount of Award: $1000



Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women pursuing a business or business-related degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field are eligible for this international scholarship.

Amount of Award: $1000 or $7000


Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship

This is a program designed to attract academically talented minority individuals into the teaching profession. Through this program, students enrolled in approved teacher education programs receive loans to assist with educational expenses. For students who meet all of the program's obligations, the loans are forgiven through conversion to a scholarship (gift aid).

Amount of Award:: up to $3000/year


Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards up to 80 scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Amount of Award: $350-$5000


Public Relations Society of America Scholarships

These scholarships are available to students involved with PRSA, public relations, and communication-related fields. Amount of Award: $300-$5000


Rocky Mountain Mattress

Rocky Mountain Mattress is offering an annual scholarship to the winner of the Mark A. Forester essay contest.

Amount of Award: $1000


SpecialCableDeals.com Scholarship Contest

This is an essay contest, created for students to compete for a scholarship for educational expenses at an accredited college or institution of higher learning. Entry is free and eligibility is not dependent upon GPA or financial need. Interested student can write a brief essay on the selected topic.

Amount of Award: $1000


Sussle Scholarship -- deadline end of every month

Do you know a lot of stuff? It could finally pay off! This competition -- with no application and no essay -- is all about sharing what you know with the world … and your giving may just give you back a pleasant reward. Check out the website for more information!

Amount of Award: $1000


Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship -- deadline end of each month

A different essay topic every month means a new chance to win! Respond to the prompt, then promote your response for your chance to win.

Amount of Award: $1000 (monthly)


Wells Fargo College STEPS Sweepstakes

When you sign up to receive college tips and tools from Wells Fargo, you’ll automatically be entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes. Plus, you’ll get emails with helpful information tailored to you to keep you on track with money management and college planning. Sweepstakes winners are chosen through random drawings.

Amount of Award: $1000 (40 available)