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2014 TakeLessons Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2014

If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it chang the world? Write a short essay-no more than 250 words. Amount of Award: $1,000, $2,000, $5,000

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award -- deadline September 30, 2014

Select one of the provided topics to write an essay about overcoming a disability and being successful. Amount of Award: $1,000

The Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2014

Choose one of three questions provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words. Amount of Award: $1,000

The Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2014

Choose one of three questions provided for your essay about American rights and the United States constitution. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words. Amount of Award: $1,000

The Katz & Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans--deadline September 30, 2014

Choose one of three questions provided for your essay about the military. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words. Amount of Award: $1,000

The Katz and Phillips 2014 Single-Parent Scholarship--deadline September 30, 2014

Choose one of three questions provided for your essay about being asingle parent. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words. Amount of Award: $1,000

Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship -- deadline September 30, 2014

Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in furthering a social justice agenda. Submit a current resume, a 500 word letter of intent and an academic transcript. Amount of Award: $1000




12 Keys Academic Essay Scholarship -- deadline October 1, 2014

Write an essay between 700 and 1000 words on a given topic about drugs and alcohol abuse. View website for details. Amount of Award: $500

The 2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow--deadline October 1, 2014

Submit a 200-300 word essay about how legal professionals can make a positive difference intheir community. Amount of Award: $1,000

The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship-- October 1, 2014

Is investing in the stocks of  start up  or newer businesses more profitable than buying stocks of mature or larger companies? 750-1,000 word essay. See website for more details! Amount of Award: $1,000

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship -- deadline October 6, 2014

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments do you need? Amount of Award: $500

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship -- deadline October 7, 2014

Research and write an essay about mesothelioma or the history of asbestos use in America to enter this competition, which includes a public voting section. Amount of Award: up to $5000 (ten available)

Future Recreation Management Professionals Scholarship -- deadline October 14, 2014

Students interested in pursuing a career in recreation management are encouraged to submit an essay sharing their career aspirations and motivations to enter this competition. Amount of Award: $500

Health Professional and Specializing Physicians Sholarship -- deadline October 14, 2014

Students pursuing a career in a medical field are encouraged to submit an essay about their career aspirations and motivations. Amount of Award: $500

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

Create a short video, under 3 minutes long, on one of the Mustang-related topics on their site. Creativity is encouraged! Amount of Award: $500

Future Physicians Scholarship -- deadline October 15, 2014

Students pursuing a career in a medical field are encouraged to submit an essay about their career aspirations and motivations. Amount of Award: $500

HotelsCheap Scholarship Program -- deadline October 15, 2014

Four open ended questions are all it takes to apply for this scholarship. Amount of Award: $1500

CariD Scholarship--deadline Fall Entries October 31, 2014 Spring Entries April 30, 2014

Creat a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to the email provided on the website. Ideas you can use is your first car, custom modifications you've made, or something that makes your vehicle unique. Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $1000


The COIT Clean Living Scholarship--deadline October 31, 2014

Submit a short video that tells a story about how you take care of yourself and your living space. Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $2000


Petino IT Innovation Scholarship Program--deadline October 31, 2014 (biannual)

This biannual scholarship is for student interested in Information Technology. Studnets must submit a 500-700 word blog post on the three topics given. Visit website for more informations! Amount of Award: (1) $1,000 and (1) $500

The William Gary Allen Scholarship-- deadline October 31, 2014

Write an essay 500 words or less about your vision of the "Home of the Future." Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $1500



Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program-- deadline November 1, 2014

This scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disablilites, medical cnditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disablilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $1,000

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship-- deadline November 1, 2014

This scholarship is designed for to help students who are on the path to a business or marketing career that will involve online marketing. Awarded to two qualified applicants who can best demonstrate a passion for online marketing. Amount of Award: (2) $1,000

Rewarding Students Who Will Make the US Better Scholarship -- deadline November 21, 2014

In a concise 200 word essay, share how your degree will help you to create a positive change in America. Amount of Award: $1500

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship--deadline November 30, 2014

Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. This package will include a business card, brochure, poster, and flyer. View website for more information! Amount of Award: $1000

Capital for Merchants Scholarship Essay Contest--deadline November 30, 2014

Submit a 200-300 word essay about what you think the future of small business financing willlook like for a chance to win! Amount of Award: $ 2,000

North American Bancard Scholarship Contest--deadline November 30, 2014

Write a 200-300 word essay comparing traditional credi card processing solution with new solutions like PayAnywhere Storefront. discuss the specific advantages or disadvantages for both businesses and consumers. Amount of Award: $2,000

PayAnywhere Scholarship Contest--deadline November 30, 2014

Write a 200-300 word essay about how you think mobile credit card processing, specifically the ability for merchants to accept credit on a smartphone, will affect the payment processing industry. focus on the advantages and disadvantages for both businesses and consumers. Amount of Award: $2,000

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates -- deadline November 30, 2014

Choose from one of the essay topics about being a child advocate and submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words. Amount of Award: $1,000




BistroMD Diet Delivery Scholarship -- deadline December 1, 2014

What do you think is the largest contributing cause of obesity in the US and why? A short essay on this topic and an anonymous survey are all it takes to enter. Amount of Award: $500

Design a Shirt, Win a Scholarship Contest--deadline December 1, 2014

Use your creativity to design your own t-shirt and upload it to Facebook. Have your friends and family vote on it and you could win! Amount of Award: $500

Giva Semi-Annual Scholarship -- deadline December 1

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why? Amount of Award: $1000 (one each deadline)

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship--deadline December 1, 2014

This is your time to be creative! Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. This can be a video, artwork, or essay. View website for more details! Amount of Award: $1,000

The Kiddie Collection Scholarship--deadline December 5, 2014

Whip up an essay about how our scholarship will help you realize your childhood dreams. Amount of Award: Up to $3,500

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship-- deadline December 5, 2014

Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your chidlren as mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Amount of Award: $1000

Emitations' Women in Business Scholarship -- deadline December 14, 2014

If you could make something more affordable and accessible to the general public, what would it be and why? Amount of Award: $1000

CenturyLinkQuote.com Google Fiber Scholarship--deadline December 15, 2014

In 400 words or less tell us whether or not you think we need access to gigabit internet and why it's important. Amount of Award: $1000


Foreclosure.com Scholarship -- deadline December 15, 2014

How can buyers with checkered pasts best take advntage of the current real estate market conditions? Share how a rent-to-own option might benefit homebuyers. Amount of Awards: $5000 (one available) and $1000 (four available)

USBundles.com The Future of Google--deadline December 15, 2014

Describe what you think the future of internet search will look like 10 years from now. Amount of Award: $1000


AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship -- deadline December 15, 2014

Create an original infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. Amount of Award: $1000


eJobApplications Scholarship -- deadline December 20, 2014

Create a YouTube video showing how you use the Internet in your job search and how you'd use the funds if you won. Creativity is key! Amount of Award: $1000

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program -- deadline December 31, 2014

Open to all college students but focused on those studying a medical field, this scholarship requires a short essay on how you have prepared or responded to a life support-situation scenario. Amount of Award: $1000 (2nd and 3rd place will receive a free pass to a ALCS Medical Training Certification program)

Bridgat Scholarships (Graduate and Undergraduate) -- deadline December 31, 2014

Full-time students with a strong cross-cultural focus are encouraged to apply. Graduate applicants must be citizens of Asian countries; undergraduate applicants can be from any nationality. Amount of Awards: $6500 (one, graduate), $4500 (three, undergraduate)

Datatech Labs YouTube Scholarship Challenge -- deadline December 31, 2014

Datatech is looking for someone to create a clever parody about their company, using any hit from the Billboard Top 100. As they put it, "we want you to help make us look good." Amount of Award: $1000

Dentistry at Happy Canyon Scholarship -- deadline December 31, 2014

Do you have awesome daily dental habits? This is the scholarship for you! Share your good practices to enter this competition. Amount of Award: $1500

Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program-- deadline December 31, 2014

Write a 900 - 1,500 word essay disucssing the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Four winners will be chosen. Amount of Award: $3,000 ( for one winner) $1,000 ( for three winners)

DIY Instructional Video Scholarship Contest -- deadline December 31, 2014

Tired of writing essays and wishing you could earn money by just, well, being good at something? Here's your chance! Create a Do-It-Yourself video teaching viewers how to complete a household repair task. Make it fun, but educational, and celebrate your skills! Amount of Award: $500

Influence Print Award for Design Excellence Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2014

Submit your best design that promotes something such as: inform of a cause, advertise a product, show off your talent as an artist. Visit website for more information!! Amount of Award: $1000.

In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship--deadline December 31, 2014

Eligible college students may submit a 500-750 word essay on one of the following topics given. Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $1500


JustNebulizers Respiratory Care Scholarship -- deadline December 31, 2014

Do you have a respiratory condition such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, or COPD? If so, create a video about how your breathing condition has affected who you are and what advise you'd offer others. Amount of Award: $1000

Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter Scholarship -- deadline December 31, 2014

Trayvon Martin's shooting made national headline and the trial following his death was a hot topic. Now that the jury's made their decision, this firm wants to hear from you -- was justice served or miscarried in the case of George Zimmerman vs. The State of Florida? Amount of Award: $3500

Sutliff & Stout Scholarship -- deadline December 31, 2014

What creative ideas do you have for ending texting and driving? Dream a product (a car that drains cell phone batteries? A device that blocks tower signals?) and create a prototype of it to enter this potentially life-saving scholarship competition. Amount of Awards: $1000, $500, and $250 (one each)


January 2015


MoversCorp.com Moving Scholarship -- deadline January 15, 2015

Peole move all the time and for many reasons; students are no exception. Everyone has a story and difference experience -- share yours to enter this competition! Amount of Award: $500 (one each semester)

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest -- deadline January 28, 2015

A chance to earn money by making a difference -- and no boring essay required! Create a three minute (or less) YouTube video raising awareness about the consequences of drinking and driving among your peers. Amount of Award: $1000

The Levin Firm Scholarship--deadline January 31, 2015

Submit a 500+ word essay on the topic provided. Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: $1000 ( two available)


Talbots Women's Scholarship Program -- deadline January 2015 (annual scholarship)

Open to undergraduate women who earned their high school diploma / GED before September 2004, this competitive scholarship reviews academic records, leadership and community involvement, career goals, and financial need. Amount of Award: $30,000 (one available), $5000 (up to 30 available)


March 2015


Structured Settlement Career Planning Scholarship--deadline March 1, 2015

Write a 650-900 words for the promt, "What Can Colelge Students Do to Improve Their Job Prospects?" Visit website for more details! Amount of Award: 1,000


The OSIAffiliate.com High School and College Writing Scholarships -- deadline March 1, 2015

Submit an essay related to the writing prompt. Two awards available. Amount of Awards: $250-$750


Steamer's Carpet Care Scholarship-dealine March 31, 2015

Students must write a single page 400-600 word essay detailing their reasoning and motivation for pursuing higher education. Amount of Award: $500

Xero's Accounting and Finance Scholarship -- deadline March 31, 2015

What compels you to study accounting, business, and/or finance? What is your end goal and how do you think you will make a difference in this field? A minimum of a 3.5 GPA is required. Amount of Award: $5000

April 2015


ThanksUSA Scholarship--deadline April 1st to May 15th

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


Paymaster.co College Networking Scholarship--deadline April 25, 2015

Write a 450-700 word for the prompt, "How to Network While Maintaining a Challenging Course Load." Visit website for more details!! Amount of Award: $500

June 2015


AllJobOpenings.com Working Student Scholarship--deadlie June 10th, 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: 2,000

July 2015


Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship -- deadline July 7, 2015

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


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: 1,000


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


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


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. Amount of Award: $1000 (monthly)

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS 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)