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Outside Scholarships

 

April 2015

ThanksUSA Scholarship -- deadline April 1 to May 15

Student must be a dependent child age 24 or under or be a spouse of U.S. military service personnel. Please submit application and required documentation. Visit website for more details! Amount Award: may vary

 

2015 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship--deadline April 30, 2015

Write a 500-700 word essay on what you believe the greatest barriers are for starting a business.

Amount of Award $5000

 

May 2015

Boston Immigration Law Scholarship--deadline May 1, 2015

Prepare a 450 word essay detainling why you or your parents immigrated to the United States and the challenges you have overcome.  Amount of Award : $1000

 

Credit Card Insider--deadline May 1, 2015

Fill out the form on their website and submit your transcripts  Amount of Scholarship $1000

 

Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship--deadline May 5,2015

Create a jingle for company using any instrument.  Amount of Scholarship $500

 

Logistics and Supply Chain Scholarship -- deadline May 15, 2015

Share an essay that answers the explores the following prompt: What technological advances would you use to make supply chains more efficient and reduce delivery costs due to rising fuel prices? Amount of Award: Grand Prize $1000& Runner-Up $500

 

Dickson Law Group--deadline May 15, 2015

Prepare a video essay on starting your own small business and what type of formation would you use and why.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Mometrix College Scholarships --deadline May 22, 2015

Write a 400 word essay on what test preparations work for you and why....Amount of Award $5000  $2000 and $1000

 

Caring Student Caregiver Annual Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2015

Create a two minute video or essay about who you are caring for.  Amount of Award $1500

 

GreenPal Business Scholarship -- deadline May 30, 2015

Currently run a small business or have an idea for one? This might be the scholarship for you! Amount of Award: $2000 (paid over 4 semesters)

 

Rocket 55 Scholarship -- deadline May 31, 2015

Share an essay on one of three topics relating to digital marketing. Amount of Award: $1000

 

American Addiction Centers --deadline May 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on "Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences."

Amount of Award first place $5000  second place $2500

 

Source Supply College Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline May 31,2015

Write a 1000 word essay on the importance of keeping the environment clean.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Zag Marketing Scholarship --deadline May 31,2015

Write a 800 word essay.  Please wee webpage for specifics.  Amount of Award $500

 

Anthony Castelli Attornets Veterans College Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2015

Prepare a 500-750 word essay on the following topic: The American Military's place in preserving freedom for the United States.  Amount of Award $500

 

Iron Security Blog Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2015

Create an original blog post of at least 500 words on any blog on their website.  Amount of Award $500

 

Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship--deadline May 31,2015

Prepare an essay detailing stategies of how this site can spread awareness of mesothelioma.

Amount of Award $1000

 

HitReach Web Design Scholarship--deadline May 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on What got you interested in Web Design (this does not have to be your major)

Amount of Award $ 1000

 

June 2015

 

2015 Exede Internet Scholarship: The Future of the Internet -- deadline June 1, 2015

Share an essay based on the given prompt about the Internet. Amount of Award: $500

 

CIC Centers Annual Scholarship Fund for Disabled Veterans--deadline June 1, 2015

This scholarship is available to Disabled Veterans.  Write a 500 word essay on the hurdles you have had to overcome as a Veteran.  Amount of Award $1000  $500 $250

 

Scholarships for Rural Students -- deadline June 1, 2015

Publish an original essay on any blog or website relating to the prompt of whether you prefer living in the city or country more. Amount of Award: $500

 

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship--deadline June 1, 2015

Write a 500 to 1000 word essay on one of 3 essay topics.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Kush Arora Federal Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship --deadline June 1, 2015

Write a 1000 word essay on a specific policy in the criminal justice system, your choice.  Amount of Award $500

 

Drug Lawsuit Source --deadline June 1, 2015

Write a 300 word essay on the challege of becoming a single parent  Amount of Award $1000

 

AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship -- deadline June 10, 2015

Write an esay of at least 800 words in length and cover the topic of working while in school. Visit the website for more details! Amount Award: $2000

 

The CPAP Shop Scholarship--deadline June 12, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on several prompts.  Please see website.  Amount of Award $100

 

Carpey Law Scholarship--deadline June 12, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on motorcycle helmet laws in your state.  Amount of Award $500

 

Penn Lease Scholarship --deadline June 12, 2015

Write a 1500 word essay  on how to promote better health for truckers.  Amount of Award $500

 

Boomtown Internet Group --deadline June 12, 2015

Write a 1000 word essay on the topic, is social network good or bad for society.  Amount of Award $500

 

Paving the Future Scholarship -- deadline June 15, 2015

Create a proposal to share your idea for a business. The essay should outline your full plan for acquiring customers and planning for competition. Amount of Award: $2500

 

Abbot and Fenner Scolarship Program--deadline June15, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay on your life goals  Amount of Award $1000

 

Local Internet Service Scholarship--dealine June 17, 2015

Write a 400 word essay on 5 tips on how students can stay safe online  Amount of Award $1000

 

Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship -- deadline June 30, 2015

The Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship is a $1,000 award open to any undergraduate or graduate student. To apply, students must make a creative piece (comic, short film, drawing, poem, etc.) featuring the Dry Defender mascot. Amount of Award: $1000

 

Medical Assistant Degrees -- deadline June 30,2015

Write an essay 750-1000 words on why you wish to pursue a career in the medical field.

Amount of Award $500

 

Zip Conferencing Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2015

Prepare a 500-1000 word essay on two different topics.  Please see website.  Amount of Award $2500

 

Erase Clinic Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2015

Prepare a 200-400 word essay on the social impact of laser tatoo removal.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Astanza Laser Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2015

Complete application form and cover letter.  Amount of Award $2,500

 

HRIS Scholarship--deadline June 30, 2015

Fill out the form on the website and obtain one letter of recommmendation.  Amount of Award $ 1000

 

July 2015

The $1000 Bookoo Scholarship -- deadline July 1, 2015

Complete provided application and answer given essay quesitons. Amount of Award: $1000

 

Reiff & Bily Legan Scholarship--deadline July 1, 2015

Complete a 650 word essay on what goals you hope to accomplish through the legal field.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship -- deadline July 7, 2015

Submit an essay based on the given writing prompt. Amount of Award: $750

 

Novus Biologicals Scholarship --deadline July 10, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay.  Amount of Award $1500

 

Safe Driver Scholarship -- deadline July 10, 2015

Participate in a Safe Driver Program, crat a form of social awareness that inspires students to focus on safe driving and submit for your chance to win! Visit website for more details!! Amount of Award: $1000

 

 

Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP General Education Scholarship--deadline July 15, 2015

Prepare a 500 word essay on one of the three topics on their website. Amount of Award $500

 

Legal Scholarship 2015 -- deadline July 15, 2015

Are you pursuing a law related degree? This might be the scholarship for you! Amount of Award: $1000

 

ANA Annual Scholarship Program--deadline July 15, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay on "What it Takes to Be Successful in Business."  Amount of Award $1000

 

Military Trial Lawyers Scholarship--deadline July 17, 2015

Prepare a 500-1000 word essay on the question, what is the most significant development in military law in the past two years.  Amount of Award $1200

 

Levine Injury Firm Scholarship--deadline July 17, 2015

Submit a 500 word essay on how laws can be changed to help reduce the number of car accidents a year.

Amount of Award $1000

 

Doctor on Demand -- deadline July 21, 2015

Submit an essay based on the given prompt. Amount of Award: $5000

 

Dolman Law Scholarship--deadline July 22, 2015

Create a 2-3 minute video essay on texting and driving.  Amount of Award: $1,100

 

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism--deadline July 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on several topics found on the website.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Submit an essay indicating why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Amount of Award: $500 for books, 2 $100 honorable mention awards

 

Auger  & Auger Disabled Scholar Award--deadline July 31, 2015

Write a 500 word essay on several topics found on the website.  Amount of Award  $1000

 

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2015

This scholarship is for students diagnosed with Epilepsy ( any form)  submit a video essay  on several topics. Please refer to the website.  Amount of Award $1000

 

Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Intended for those employed in a public service position. Submit an essay indicating why you deserve to be the scholarship recipient. Amount of Award: $500 for books, 2 $100 honorable mentions

 

Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

In an essay, answer the prompt: How has breast cancer challenged you to pursue your education goals? Amount of Award: $1000

 

The Tix Team Traffic Attorneys -- deadline July 31, 2015

Complete an essay on the related topic. Amount of Award: $1000

 

Katz and Phillips Single Parent Schoarship -- deadline July 31, 2015

Complete an essay on the related topic. Amount of Award: $1000

 

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship--deadline July 31, 2015

Create a PSA which raises awareness of the consequences of drunk driving.

Amount of Award $500

 

Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award--deadline July 31, 2015

Prepare a 600 word essay on what you think is the most disruptive mobile technology of 2014 and how is it a game changer.  Amount of Award: $500

 

Study Web 2015 Scholarship Essay Competition--deadline July 31, 2015

Prepare a 1200 word essay on how you think the internet will change mankind in the next 10 years.  Amount of Award $500

 

August 2015

 

A Better Chicago Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Please see website for details.  Amount of Award $2000

 

Entrepreneurs Change Lives Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Write a 200-300 word essay on how entrepreneurship can bring awareness and action to social issues. 

Amount of Award: $1000

 

2015 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship -- deadline August 1, 2015

Awarded to an aspiring nurse currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program. Submit an essay about how nurses can make a difference in people's lives. Amount of Award: $1000

 

Lovenberg Law Medical Malpractice Scholarship--deadline August 1, 2015

Write a one to three page essay on how medical malpractice has impacted your life.  Amount of Award: $1000

 

Asbestos Scholarship--deadline August 20, 2015

In an essay of 750 words bring light to the issues surrounding mesothelioma and raise awareness about the disease.  Amount of Award  $3000 first place $2000 second place

 

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success -- deadline August 31, 2015

In an essay, share how your current courses are working toward acheiving your career aspirations. Amount of Award: $1000

 

Commerce Bank Scholarship Giveaway--deadline August 31, 2015

Simply submit your name, address and some personal information.  Amount of Award  $1000

 

Plushbeds Scholarship

Submit a 1000 word essay on how one person can make a difference for the environment.  Amount of Award $1000

 

September 2015

 

Karman Healthcare Mobility Disability Scholarship -- deadline September 1, 2015

Submit an essay or poem centered around the theme of why disability awareness is important. Amount of Award: $500 (2 available)

 

Charles Moo Scholarship -- deadline September 7, 2015

In an essay, share your thoughts on how new businesses can use social media to increase revenue. Amount of Award: $500

 

County Office Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2015

Please write a 500-1500 word essay for the following prompt: "The most important local county office to me is"  Amount of Award  $1000

 

October 2015

 

Financial Success for Single Mothers Scholarship -- deadline October 1, 2015

Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How Can Single Mothers Use Roth IRA's to Enhance Their Financial Position?" Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $750

 

Ignite AG Customers Advisory Board Scholarship--deadline October 1, 2015

Write a 300-500 word essay explaining why a student would like to enter the Marketing field.

Amount of Award: $1000

 

Financial Growth for LQBTQ Scholarship -- deadline October 15, 2015

Write 450-650 words for the prompt, "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use Linkedin to Enhance Their Financila Position." Visit website for more details!! Amount of Award: $750

 

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest--deadline October 15, 2015

Create a three minute video on one of five topics on the website.  Amount of Award $500

 

I Heart My School Scholarship--dealine October 31, 2015

Prepare a 500 word essay on why you love yoyr school.  Amount of Award $500

 

November 2015

 

Cristia Medical Supply Caring Nurse Scholarship--deadline November 1, 2015

Submit a 300 word essay explaining why you want to be in the field of nursing.  Amount of Award $500

 

Zumper Apartment Scholarship--deadline November 15. 2015

Submit a short essay on how you have had an impact on your student body.  Amount of Award $1000

 

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

 

December 2015

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other Scholarships

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

 

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

 

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). Award Amount: 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)