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College of Biblical Studies - Several scholarships availableGeneralUnavailableTo be considered for scholarships students must submit a CBS Financial Aid application and meet the eligibility requirements outlined for the scholarship. Most of the scholarships are available and awarded based on merit, financial need or other considerations. The recipient and the scholarship amount or award will be determined based on his/her overall qualification in regard to financial need, ministerial and academic potential, extracurricular involvement, and the completion of the application and essay, where applicable.August 1 of year enrolling College of Biblical Studies, 7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston, Texas 77036, (713) 785-5995 Student Financial Service Office at 832.252.4602 or by e-mail at: fa@cbshouston.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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Mississippi State University -- Leadership and Service ScholarshipsGeneral; leadership, serviceVaries; up to full rideVarious requirements within leadership and service category: 4-H, ROTC, JROTC, Congressional Award Medal, Eagle Scout, Gold Award, Junior Miss, Key Club, Anchor Club; GPA of 2.5 or 3.0 required for some.August 1 Office of Admissions and Scholarships, P.O. Box 6334, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6334, 1-662-325-2224, admit@msstate.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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Airport Minority Advisory Council Educational and Scholarship Program (AMACESP)Aviation, Business Administration, Accounting, Architecture, Engineering or Finance, women, minorities$2,000; can reapplyAMACESP distributes scholarships to women and minorities pursuing a degree and career in the aviation industry (Aviation, Business Administration, Accounting, Architecture, Engineering or Finance). Applicant must be seeking a BS or BA, and must be admitted by an accredited school or university for the current school term in which you are applying for a scholarship, demonstration of a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and have involvement in community activities and extracurricular activities. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete and submit all application materials. Awardees are expected show a commitment to involvement in furthering the mission of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) by participating in the AMAC Program, and continually maintain all of the eligibility requirements as outlined above during the term AND provide supporting documentation for reapplication during succeeding terms. In addition, he/she will be required to: Become a student member of AMAC; communicate with AMAC once each semester during school term scholarship is awarded, which will include progress reports, a copy of your grades upon completion of semester to show proof of maintaining 3.0 GPA. Students are eligible for two (2) scholarship awards but must reapply each application period. Application available on website.August 5 Airport Minority Advisory Council, Attn: Scholarship Program, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 902, Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 703-414-2622, Fax: 703-414-2686, Email: amac.info@amac-org.com or visit online (Click on more information)
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American Indian Services ScholarshipsGeneralUnavailableAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school (see list of schools which accept this aid); One-Quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood; Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits; Full-time or part-time status - excluding non-credit courses; Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25. You must submit an online application, and mail the following required documents/items: One photo of the applicant. One full-page letter about yourself: specify your tribe, where you are from, the school you are attending and your area of study, educational goals and future plans, and why you feel you need this scholarship. Letters should be double-spaced, using 12-point font and signed. Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of Indian heritage. Official Tuition Billing Statement from your school. Official copy of current transcript.August 15 for fall American Indian Services, 1902 North Canyon Road Suite 100, Provo, Utah 84604, (801) 375-1777, scholarship@americanindianservices.org or visit online (click on more information)
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Life University - Various scholarshipsVarious health-related disciplines, science, math, medicine, Business Administration, technology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering; chiropractic$500 to up to half tuition; some renewableVary. Some specify major; some for minority groups, some for US citizens, some for non-US citizens, financial need, etc. Online application used for all the scholarships. Visit online for more information.August 15 Life University 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30060 Phone: 770.426.2884 Office of Financial Aid - (800) 543-3345 or local (770) 426-2901 or email: finaid@life.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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University of Houston-Downtown - Clarence Kendall/100 Club Endowment Scholarship FundCriminal Justiceup to $8,000/yr for 4 yearsAwarded every 4 years (available for 2013), covers a student entirely for the 4 year period. Eligible applicants include juniors and seniors in high school. Preference will be given to students at the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Scholarship applicant must have at least a B average upon graduation from high school. Scholarship applicant must major in Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown. Scholarship applicant’s intent must be to become a TCLEOSE certified Law Enforcement Officer in the greater Houston area.August 15, 2013 University of Houston-Downtown, College of Public Service, Phone 713-221-8194, mcconnellj@uhd.edu or visit online (click on more information).
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The PinkRose Foundation Inc.- PinkRose Breast Cancer ScholarshipGeneralUnavailableEligibility is limited to individuals who are legal residents of the US, under the age of 25 who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must be pursuing post secondary education or certificate training. Written statement including information describing the significant impact of breast cancer in your life, and explanations of how obtaining a post-secondary degree or certificate will benefit your future by helping to fulfill your goals and dreams. Website to be updated in time for the next open period. Applications for each PinkRose Scholarship award period are accepted during the period beginning on June 1st, and ending in August of each calendar year. PinkRose Scholarships shall be awarded during October of each year and are valid beginning January of the following calendar year only.August 31 The PinkRose Foundation, P.O. Box 4025 Dedham, MA 02027, email: info@pinkrose.org or visit online (click on more information)
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TWEF ScholarshipG$40,000 in scholarship funds.Need Based Submit one page essay on How would you engage your community if you recieve a TWEF scholarship? Recipient is required to participate in Reception in Oct 2014. All info postmarked by September 13th. Apply at TWEF.org Send application, documents and photos to TWEF Scholarship Committee, 9516 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77037 twefexecutiveorg@hotmail.com
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Davidson College - Bryan Scholars ProgramAthleticsUp to comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board-)($30,000/yr) plus two summer stipendsThe Bryan Scholars Program offers two scholarships, one each to a female and male scholar athlete in each entering class. Have you: Earned an exceptional academic record? Exhibited outstanding leadership abilities? Been recognized as capable of playing at the Division I level in of one of the sports listed below? If so, talk with your counselor or coach about the nomination process for the Bryan Scholars Program.September school nominations due; Oct 15 apps due Davidson College Office of Admission, Attention: Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, Box 7156, 405 North Main Street, Davidson, N.C. 28035-7156, 704-894-2970, galigo@davidson.edu or visit website (click on more information).
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Ayn Rand Essay Contest - Atlas ShruggedGeneral$50 to $10,000Several essay contests: High school seniors, college and graduate students: complete an essay on "Atlas Shrugged". Demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of the novel, answering one of several specific questions. See website for specific questions, rules and other contests available.September 17 Atlas Shrugged Essay Contests, Dept. W, The Ayn Rand Institute, PO Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044, 949-222-6550 ext. 247, essays@aynrand.org visit online (click on more information).
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Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Scholarshipscience, technology, engineering, or mathematics$200 to $4,000Membership: Must be a current MAES Student Member Attendance: Attendance is not required to be awarded a General Scholarship; attendance for the top awards is required Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident for most scholarships; limited awards avaiable for international students. Age: Must be 18 years of age or older by postmark deadline. GPA: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0. Major: Must be pursuing a STEM degree at an accredited U.S. university or community college; medical sciences, nursing and social sciences are not considered a STEM degree. Enrollment: Must be enrolled as a full time student for the fall semester. Undergraduate students is twelve (12) credit hours. Students at community college must be enrolled in transferable majors to a four-year institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree.mid-September Scholarship Program, MAES, Inc., 2437 Bay Area Blvd., #100, Houston, Texas 77058 or visit online (click on more information)
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HSF/Greater Houston Retailers Association and Coca-Cola® Live Positively Scholarship ProgramGeneral; essay contest$1,000 to $5,000The GREATER HOUSTON RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, COCA-COLA® LIVE POSITIVELY and Hispanic Scholarship Fund SCHOLARSHIPS are designed to assist students attending college. They are open to the general public of the Houston, Texas metro area. Applicants must have a permanent address in one of the Houston, Texas Counties (metro area), and have plans to enroll in a community college or four-year university and be Full-Time enrolled for the entire academic year to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Visit the sponsoring website and answer the essay question, "How will a college degree help you improve your community?" in no more than 600 total words (in English) . Along with your Submission, you must also complete the online entry form and agree to the Contest’s terms and conditions.September 30 Visit online (Click on more information)
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Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship ProgramChemistry, Information Management, Computing & Software Systems, Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, Engineering (any)$1,000 - $10,000Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. They must be enrolled in college as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in a technical field; rather than high school seniors. Students can apply in September of their freshman year of college, or subsequent years.September 30 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program, 150 State Street; 4th Floor; Rochester, NY 14614 or visit online (click on more information).
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NC State University - various scholarships availableGeneral; agriculture, life sciences, design, education, engineering, humanities, social science, management, natural resources, physical science, mathematics, textilesUp to full tuitionVaries; Selection is based on academic achievement, GPA, SAT scores. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a limited number of competitive scholarships for entering freshmen in an effort to recognize and encourage exceptional academic ability and talent. To be considered, students must apply for admission by November 1. For top scholarships, students must be endorsed by counselor by OCTOBER 1. Some academic scholarships also require that students demonstrate financial need. All students who apply for admission by November 1 and apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 will automatically be considered for need-based academic scholarships. In addition college/departmental, employer-sponsored, endowed and minority scholarships available. See website for details and deadlines for these awards.Oct 1 or later NC State University, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, PO Box 7302, Raleigh, NC 27695-7302, telephone (919) 515-2421 or visit online (click on more information).
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The Quit Smoking Academic Scholarship Essay Contestmedicine, physiology, psychology or other behavior modification related field.$1,000Open to any graduate or undergraduate student who is currently attending a college or university studying medicine, physiology, psychology or other behavior modification related field.The Quit Smoking academic scholarship will award a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a passion and commitment to helping others overcome tobacco or related addictions. To apply, submit a 500 -1,000 word essay along with your contact information and other supporting documentation using the website. The essay should cover things like: The student’s passion and commitment to helping others overcome tobacco or other addiction. Why the student wants to be a doctor or professional in addiction management or behavior modification. Current ideas for helping others overcome addiction. The motivation behind studying behavior modification. High-level goals in the next 5-10 years. What it means to overcome addiction. Essays may be submitted starting in April.October 1 Quitsmoking.com. 3675 Glennvale Court, Cumming, GA 30041
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UNC-Chapel Hill - Morehead-Cain ScholarshipGeneral; Business Administration, Journalism, Mass CommunicationFully fundedThe Morehead-Cain has a separate application. If you are a North Carolina resident attending a North Carolina high school, you may be nominated by your high school or self-nominate by October 1. If you are a resident of another state, you may be nominated by an official Morehead-Cain nominating school or affiliate program or, if you apply by October 15, you may be considered for the scholarship based on your admission material. You must demonstrate Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, Physical Vigor, Leadership. Morehead-Cain is conferred solely on the basis of merit. Financial need is not considered in the selection of Morehead-Cain Scholars.Oct 1 for NC residents, Oct 15 for out of state The Morehead-Cain Foundation, Post Office Box 690, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0690919.962.1201 (voice), 800.741.9023 (toll-free), 919.962.1615 (fax), moreheadcain@unc.edu visit online (click on more information)
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Appointment to a Military AcademyGeneral; military obligation follows college graduationFull tuition and most expensesMust be a US citizen, not married, between 17 and 22 years of age with academic excellence, physical aptitude and medical fitness, extracurricular involvement, excellent SAT/ACT scores and recommendationsOctober  See your school ROTC personnel  
Wendy's High School HeismanAthleticsNational recognition, up to $500 for student; up to $10,000 for the high schoolThe application is open to any high school senior who meets the following eligibility criteria. A high school senior for the current academic year, graduating with your class, who maintains at least a B (3.0) G.P.A. during your three years in high school, and participates in at least one of the 27 school-sponsored sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools. We want to hear from all student-athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for your school's underclassmen. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments. Application opens in February of junior year and due October of senior year.October 3 1-800-205-6367, wendys@act.org or visit online (click on more information).
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AES EngineeringGeneral, leaders$500Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are NOT required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the question indicated on the website (changes each year). Submit essay by email to: scholarships@aesengineers.com There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending currently and your plans for next year.October 5 AES Engineering scholarships@aesengineers.com or visit online (click on more information)
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AES Scholarship General $500Essay basedOct 7, 2015 
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The Hispanic Bar Association of HoustonAcademic achievement and community service#1,000.Top 25% of classSeptember, 2012 josephcmata@hotmail.com  
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship ProgramGeneralUp to $10,000 per year; renewableOpen to graduating high school seniors and college students who have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Determination will be based on academic achievement, community service, demonstrated leadership ability, financial need. Must attend an accredited state-supported college/ university located in recipient's state of residence. Must be a driven advocate for breast cancer education and research who is able to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service per semesterOctober 15 Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. (SPA), telephone (615) 320-3149 or email info@spaprog.com or collegescholarships@komen.org or visit online (click on more information)
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The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Program - UNC at Chapel HillEnglish, creative writing, poetry, fiction, plays, literary non-fiction (personal narratives, memoir, travel and nature essays, literary journalism, belles-lettresfull 4-year financial supportThe Creative Writing Program and the Department of English of UNC-at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, which offers full four-year financial support to one incoming freshman per year. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship's level of support will be equal to that of the University's well-known Morehead Scholarships. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise. Applicants must apply simultaneously to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for EARLY admission and complete a separate application for this scholarship. These are two distinct application processes and require different forms and separate mailings. Applicants must meet all academic requirements for EARLY admission. The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship award, the first of its kind at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be based largely on written work submitted by candidates. Artistic merit is the chief criterion of selection. The application process will require the submission of up to fifty (50) pages in prose, forty (40) pages in poetry, or sixty (60) in play writing, in English. In addition to completing an application questionnaire, candidates will submit a five-hundred-word personal essay entitled "Why I Write."October 15 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, UNC-Chapel Hill, Creative Writing Program, Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520, phone: (919) 962-5481 | fax: (919) 962-3520. Marianne Gingher or Bland Simpson, Co-Directors of The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Program, email TWS@unc.edu or mbging@email.unc.edu or visit online (click on more information).
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UNC - Charlotte Levine ScholarGeneral$22,500 for in-state students and $35,000 for out-of-staters for each of 4 yearsThe program seeks outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate evidence of experience, motivation, and commitment toward the ideals of the Levine Scholars Program. Requirements include: Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students must demonstrate a commitment to community service, possess a capacity for ethical leadership that beckons fellow students toward a higher standard, and typically have a grade point average of 3.8 – 4.00 (unweighted) and score 1800- 2400 on the three combined sections of the SAT or 29 -36 on the ACT composite. Thus, while there are no minimum SAT, ACT or grade point averages to apply for the Levine Scholarship, students must excel academically. Students must be nominated online by their school counselor at their current high school by October 15. Application form due Nov 15 - all materials must besubmitted online.Oct 15 for nominations; Nov 8 for application The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 · 704-687-8622 or visit online (click on more information)
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National Foundation for Advancements of Arts Young Arts ScholarshipCinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, writing$10,000 Gold Awards, $5,000 Silver awards, plus expenses for Arts Week in January, $100 to $3,000 without Arts WeekYou must be a high school senior in the current school year. (High school juniors of any age are NOT eligible, but may apply in the spring of junior year for the next year OR If you are NOT enrolled in high school, you must be 17 or 18 years old on December 1 of the current year. Proof of age will be required. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US. A copy of your permanent resident card is required. The cost for registering to the YoungArts program is $35 per category. There is a $10 discount for registering early. Requirements vary for each category; review the specific requirements carefully. Each year, 20 of the YoungArts Finalists are named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. At the request of The Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, through its YoungArts program serves as the exclusive nominating agency for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Scholarships can be used at any college or university. Registratioin open from March to October each year.October 19 YoungArts, 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 370, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: (305) 377-1140, Fax: (305) 377-1149 1(800) 970-ARTS (2787), info@YoungArts.org or visit online (click on more information)
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Horatio Alger AssociationG$22000Financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) 2.0 GPA US Citizen Community ServiceOct 25th  www.horatioalger.org/scholarships  
American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest - TexasGeneralUp to $18,000Open to US citizens or lawful residents under 20 years old and enrolled in high school. Must prepare an oration about some aspect of the Constitution of the United States with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. In addition an extemporaneous speech on topic provided. Each contestant gives an 8 to 10 minute prepared speech on what it means to be a citizen under the US Constitution. Each student must also speak from 3 to 5 minutes on an "assigned topic" drawn at the contest from a list of 4 predefined topics. This topic will be the same for all contestants in the contest once drawn. In TX, each public high school, private school, charter school, home schooled, with grades 9 thru 12 that is sponsored by their local American Legion Post, is allowed to advance 1 contestant to the district level. Local contests must begin late October, and must be completed by mid-December. The final national contest is held in April.October thru December  THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS, Department Headquarters, P.O. Box 140527, Austin, Texas 78714-0527. Visit online (click on more information).
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ConocoPhillips Spirit Scholars ProgramBusiness, engineering, or geosciences$5,000 plus mentoring and internship opportunities; renewableYou must be enrolled as a full-time student as a college sophomore, junior or senior or graduate student, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, committed to business, engineering, or geosciences as a major, demonstrate leadership abilities and extracurricular involvement, have a strong interest in a potential career in the energy industry. Participating institutions include the Colorado School of Mines, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas and the University of Tulsa.October 31 Scholarship office at a participating institution or ConocoPhillips 600 North Dairy Ashford (77079-1175), P.O. Box 2197, Houston, TX 77252-2197, Phone: 281-293-1000, or visit online (click on more information)
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Coca-Cola Scholars FoundationGeneral-4 year programs$10,000 - $20,000, annually for 4-yr collegeOpen to graduating high school seniors. Must have at least 3.0 GPA and demonstrate community service, leadership, academic achievement, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US postsecondary institution.October 31 for 4-yr Coca-Cola Scholars Fund, PO Box 442, Atlanta, GA, 30301-0442, telephone (800)-306-COKE. Or visit online (click on more information) or email scholars@na.ko.com
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Young Harris College - Rebecca (Becca) Lynn Kessler ScholarshipGeneral, academic, fine arts, math, science, theater, music, athletic, English, creative writing, biology, Latin descent$1,000For current and future Young Harris College students; must have GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must complete application and essay (500 words or less) stating your philosophy of life and why you deserve this scholarship. Rebecca's philosophy of life: Live. Laugh. Love."October 31 Rebecca Lynn Kessler Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 618, Watkinsville, GA 30677 or visit online (click on more information)
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Navy ScholarshipsGeneral; military obligation follows graduation, Civil engineering, Nursing, Nuclear,Varies; cover tuition, academic fees and most books.For US citizens. Selections are based on SAT or ACT scores or be in top 10% of your class, recommendations, extracurricular activities, leadership, interview, physical condition. Take SAT or ACT no later than October of senior year, preferably in June of junior year. Apply before Oct. 31.October For more information, contact: Chief of Naval Education and Training, 1-800-NAV-ROTC, or visit online (click more information)
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Boston College - Presidential Scholars ProgramGeneralFull tuition for 4 yearsExceptional students applying Early Action to Boston College will be considered for Boston College's merit-based Presidential Scholars Program. Each year, a select group of about fifteen Scholars receives full tuition scholarships for four years, not based on need. BC also offers a variety of grants, loans and employment to assist students in financing a Boston College education.November 1 Presidential Scholars Program, Boston College, Lawrence House, 122 College Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3926, Tel. 617-552-1360, E-mail address thomasjv@bc.edu - Jennie Thomas, Assistant Director Or contact Financial aid office: Phone: (617) 552-3100, Toll-Free: (800) 360-2522 or visit online (click on more information)
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Duke University - various scholarships availableGeneral, music, theater, arts, athleticUp to full tuition, plus other costsAll applicants for admission are considered for available merit scholarships. Specific applications are not available or required. Most merit scholarship programs do not require that the winner demonstrate need; all merit scholarships are based on the student's academic and personal profile. Additional grant assistance will be provided to those students whose need exceeds the value of their merit scholarship. See arts department and athletic departments for their scholarships.November 1 Duke University, telephone (919) 660-3070 or (919) 684-6225 or visit website (click more information).
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George Mason University - several scholarships availableGeneralUp to $22,500; renewableIf you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure to check the appropriate box on the application form. No additional application is required; however, you may be asked to provide additional information or essays if you are being considered for specific scholarships. The number of scholarships available is limited and the consideration process is highly competitive. In addition to your academic credentials, the selection committee will also consider information included in your "Personal Statement" concerning leadership achievements and service contributions. Also see the Office of Financial Aid webpage for various other scholarship offerings: http://financialaid.gmu.edu//Apply for admission by November 1; various other dates Office of Admissions, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, E-mail: admissions@gmu.edu Phone: 703-993-2400 or visit online (click on more information)
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Georgia Southern Southern Scholars ShowcaseGeneral; International Studies, International Trade, International Economics, foreign language, engineering, biology, graphic communications, history, English, Writing and Linguistics, education, health fields, nursing, accounting, economics, othersVariesStudents must apply online for scholarship. Students who score a minimum of 1300 on the SAT (math + critical reading only) or a 29 on the ACT and have a strong academic record in high school courses are encouraged to apply for an invitation to the Southern Scholars Showcase. Students who are invited to attend this event will interview for valuable academic scholarships. In addition to interviewing for academic scholarship, a select number of finalists for 1906 Scholars and the University Honors Program will be interviewed during the Southern Scholars Showcase.November 1 OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS, Georgia Southern University, Post Office Box 8024 Statesboro GA 30460, 912.478.5391 phone, 912.478.1156 fax, admissions@georgiasouthern.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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Hampton University - Several Merit Scholarships availableGeneralUp to Tuition, Room, Board, and a $500 book stipend; renewableThe selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline are automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the availability of funds. Consideration of awards is granted, not guaranteed to students who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students with a SAT score of 1100 + (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 24 + . One new scholarship (Achievement Award) requires the recipient to have a cumulative 3.50 academic grade point average. A minimum SAT or ACT score is not required for this scholarship. An early action admissions application including an essay are required.November 1 Office of Admission, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, 757.727.5000 or visit online (click on more information)
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Hampton University - several scholarships availableGeneralUp to Tuition, Room, Board, and a $500 book stipend; renewableThe selection process is extremely competitive and students who submit completed admission application packets by the Early Action deadline are automatically considered for merit awards. (A scholarship application form is not required for consideration of an award.) Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the availability of funds. Consideration of awards is granted, not guaranteed to students who meet minimum eligibility requirements. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students with a SAT score of 1100 + (combined Math and Critical Reading score only) or an ACT composite score of 24 +. An early action admissions application including an essay are required.November 1 Office of Admission, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, 757.727.5000 or visit online (click for more information)
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Intel Science Talent Search (Society for Science and the Public)Science, Engineering and MathematicsFrom $1,000 up to $100,000Open to high school seniors in the US and American students attending school abroad. High school seniors from around the country take the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search. Must complete an entry project. Application Entries for the Intel Science Talent Search are submitted via an online entry system only. The only exception is transcripts, which must be mailed.November 14 Intel Science Talent Search, Society for Science and the Public, 1719 N. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, telephone (202) 785-2255
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Kansas State University - ScholarshipsGeneral, community service, science and math, and leadership, public serviceVariesIf you score well on the PSAT or ACT and are a high achiever in high school, you may be invited to apply or your counselor may nominate you for K-State's most prestigious scholarship awards. Many scholarships with other criteria are also available such as leadership as well as academic merit. Students need to fill out the scholarship application. A variety of scholarships available -- some for all students, some for in-state residents and others for residents of surrounding states.November 1 1-877-817-2287 (toll free) or 785-532-6420, finaid@k-state.edu, Office of Student Financial Assistance Kansas State University, 104 Fairchild Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-1104 or visit online (click on more information)
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Prudential Spirit of Community AwardCommunity Service$1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DCBe a student in grades 5-12, who has engaged in a volunteer or self-initiated community service activity performed at least partly during the last 12 months; submit completed application (available online) to participating school principal or the head of one of the officially designated local organizations.November 1 to your Counselor Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, 751 Broad St., 16th Floor, Newark NJ 07102, call (877) 525-8491 or email spirit@prudential.com or visit online (click on more information)
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Ron Brown Scholar ProgramGeneral; African American$10,000, annually for 4 yearsOpen to African American high school seniors. Must be US Citizens or Permanent residents. Applicants must have excelled academically, exemplified exceptional leadership potential, made an impact on their communities through service to others, and demonstrated financial need. Must be used for accredited 4-year college or university in US.November 1 to be eligible for all scholarship programs also, or January 9 for this program only. Ms. Fran Hardey, Executive Assistant, Ron Brown Scholar Program, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22901, telephone (434) 964-1588, fax (434) 964-1589. Visit online (click on more information).
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Texas A&M University-Kingsville - Presidential Series ScholarshipsGeneral$1000 per year to Full Tuition & Fees, Books, and Room & BoardThe Presidential Series Scholarship Program features a tiered scholarship award, with the minimum requirements being in the top 25% of graduating class and 970 SAT or 21 ACT scores. To be considered for a Presidential Series Scholarship, an incoming freshman must be accepted for admission to by December 15th and meet the eligibility criteria. The Scholarships will be awarded based on committee selection. This Scholarship is available only to Texas Residents. The Scholarship application is available online.ADMITTED by December 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville, Office of Financial Aid, 700 University Blvd, MSC 115, Kingsville, TX 78363, 1-800-687-6000 or (361) 593-3911 or (361)-593-2875, financial.aid@tamuk.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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The University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship And Bernard Ramsey Honors ScholarshipsGeneral$4,500 up to $9,000 for in-state; $7,700 up to $15,700 for out-of-state (plus an out-of-state tuition waiver)Applicants must be current high school seniors with an unweighted high school GPA of 3.75 + (unweighted), minimum 1400 SAT (on critical reading and math only; writing scores required) or 31 ACT, record of strong academic achievement and a history of accomplishment and leadership in co-curricular activities. Only students who have applied for the Foundation Fellowship will be considered for the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship. All students invited to and who attend the Foundation Fellowship Interview Weekend will be offered Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarships as Foundation Fellowship finalists.The scholarship also includes a $3,000 travel-study grant. All applicants must complete the Foundation Fellowship Application as well as the UGA Application for First-Year Admission. Your admissions application and Foundation Fellowship application must both be complete by the deadline.November 1 The Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship Application Management Team, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Terrell Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1633, fframsey@uga.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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University of Kansas - several Scholarships availableGeneral; architecture, art and design, business, classics, ecology, evolutionary biology, engineering, environmental studies, geology (geophysics, paleontology, oceanography), journalism, music, dance, ROTC, theatre, film; HispanicMinimum $500, up to full tuition and fees; some renewableYou are eligible to be considered for freshman scholarships if you: Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; Have not attended another college or university after graduating from high school; Submit a complete admission application by the deadline date; no separate application and strong showing in strength of curriculum, official transcripts, and standardized test scores, GPA, scholarship essay, employment, demonstrated leadership, school and community service involvement, and special awards and honors. Scholarships available for national merit scholars and high academic achievers, students who enhance the diversity of the student body and children of alumni (this one requires a separate application). Departmental scholarships also available. All KU scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.November 1 (admission application submitted) KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS 66045-7576, (785) 864-3911, adm@ku.edu Mallory Engler, Texas Regional Representative, (713) 791-2519, mallory@ku.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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University of Maryland - several scholarships availableGeneral; art, dance, theater, musicUp to full tuitionTo be considered for most merit scholarships, entering freshmen applying for the Fall semester must submit both Part I and Part II of the application for undergraduate admission by the priority deadline of November 1. The eligibility requirements for each scholarship vary, with the most talented entering freshmen receiving the most prestigious scholarships. Admission decision letters are mailed by late January and merit scholarship award notifications begin in mid-March and continue through early April. Departmental scholarships also available.November 1; other Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Maryland, Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742 USA, 301.314.8385/1.800.422.5867 um-admit@umd.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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University of St. ThomasGeneral, business, music, drama, creative writing and chemistry$5,000 to $12,000; renewableAcademically strong freshman or transfer students may qualify for UST scholarships. These renewable, merit scholarships are based on your standardized test scores and GPA or class rank, if your high school computes class rank. Completing the application for admission and being accepted to the University automatically makes you eligible for certain scholarship consideration. Early applications to the University are encouraged as funding is limited. UST also offers departmental scholarships in academic areas, such as business, music, drama, creative writing and chemistry. Please visit a desired department when inquiring about departmental scholarships.November 1 (recommended) University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose, Houston, Texas 77006-4626, 713-525-2170 or 800-856-8565, finaid@stthom.edu or visit online (click for more information)
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University of St. ThomasGeneral, business, music, drama, creative writing, chemistry, history, prelaw, math, English, Education, Communications, Accounting, biology, Psychology, theology, Philosophy, Archeology$7,000 to $14,000; renewableAcademically strong freshman or transfer students may qualify for UST scholarships. These renewable, merit scholarships are based on your standardized test scores and GPA or class rank, if your high school computes class rank. Completing the application for admission and being accepted to the University automatically makes you eligible for certain scholarship consideration. Early applications to the University are encouraged as funding is limited. UST also offers departmental scholarships in academic areas, such as business, music, drama, creative writing and chemistry. Please visit a desired department when inquiring about departmental scholarships.November 1 (recommended) University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose, Houston, Texas 77006-4626, 713-525-2170 or 800-856-8565, finaid@stthom.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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University of Tennessee (several scholarships available)General$5,000 and upTo be considered a priority applicant for all University of Tennessee scholarships, including the Chancellor's 4-year scholarships, all entering freshman must submit both the Entering Freshman Scholarship Application and the UT Admissions Application with all supporting documentation, including an essay, postmarked by no later than November 1 the senior year in high school for top awards. All applications received by no later than December 1 will be reviewed for other university scholarships (general, college & departmental). Scholarships based on excellent academics, test scores, and leadership.November 1 for priority Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, 115 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, 865-974-3131, e-mail: finaid@utk.edu or visit online (click on more information)
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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay ContestGeneral$1,000 up to $46,000The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. To enter, students should first draft their essay based on the 2012-2013 theme: "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" Students should then record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording should be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds). Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student has created their essay and completed burning the audio version to a CD, they should submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post no later than the stated deadline.November 1 Visit national website online (Click here for more information) to find a local participating VFW post near you.
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation GeneralUp to $40,000High Achieving students with financial need.November 3, 2015 http//:www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program
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Miami University (in Oxford, OH) - Harrison Scholarship / MU Honors ProgramGeneral, ARCHITECTURE, ART, ART EDUCATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, MUSIC, MUSIC EDUCATION, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, OR THEATERAt least full tuition and fees; renewableThe Harrison Scholarship is the only scholarship at Miami that requires an application in addition to the University Admission Application. Admission into the Honors Program is both competitive and comprehensive. Students typically have outstanding academic records, and are reveiwed for multiple academic and contextual variables including leadership, class rank, critical thinking, extra-curriculars, fiversity, writing ability, commitment to social service, special talents, etc. Honors I / Harrison Scholarship applicants applying for the Nov. 3 deadline, who plan to major in ARCHITECTURE, ART, ART EDUCATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, MUSIC, MUSIC EDUCATION, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, OR THEATRE need either an audition, audition tape or portfolio scheduled or submitted by Dec. 1November 3 Miami University, Student Financial Assistance, 301 South Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056-3427 (513) 529-8734 (Voice/TDD accessible), email: Scholarships@muohio.edu, Athletic grants: (513) 529-8734, Office of Student Affairs, at 513-529-3435 for Scholar Leaders or visit online (click on more information)
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If you’re a skilled writer, a few hundred (or even a thousand) words is no biggie.

Students that can easily express themselves through writing flock toward scholarships with interesting essays and the scholarships on this list are just that.

All of the below scholarships require an essay entry – some as short as only 250 words – with interesting essay topics that range from safe driving and technology to America heroes and animal activism.

To help better organize your scholarship and internship search, please note that the following scholarships for writers are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of each list.

If you enjoy expressing your opinions through writing, the scholarships on this list await your entries.

Scholars Helping Collars

Deadline: 2/15/18
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is open to current high school seniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words with two to three photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your lives or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars.

Live Deliberately Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/18
Available to: Ages 13-21 Years
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $250

The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to all students aged 14 – 21. You must submit an essay of no more than 750 words based on the prompts listed on the sponsor’s website. This year’s prompts will ask you to consider a time in your life when you pursued a path that was “narrow and crooked,” but felt like it was the right path for you. In what ways are/were you able to, as Thoreau advises, walk that path with “love and reverence?” How has navigating that path shaped you into the person you are becoming?

Learn more about the Live Deliberately Essay Contest .

AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/15/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The AFSA High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be considered, in a 1,000 – to 1250 – word essay, you must identify two cases – one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful – where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict – affected country.

Learn more about the AFSA High School Essay Contest .

Brighter Future Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Brighter Future Scholarship is available to undergraduate, graduate or law students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit 500 word letter of intent that identifies a problem and explains how you intend to use your education as a way to begin solving that problem, thus creating a brighter future.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Scholarship.

NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/20/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through College Juniors
Award Amount: Awards from $750-$2,000

The NPG 2018 Essay Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one environmental issue from the sponsor’s chosen list and explain how it is made worse by population growth and describe what measures you would recommend our nation’s leaders take to ensure we protect our fragile environment for generations to come. You must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the NPG 2018 Scholarship Contest.

E-Waste Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/2018
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The E-waste Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must submit a short statement that completes the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” and be U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the E-Waste Scholarship.

Feldco Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The Feldco Scholarship is available to current and prospective college students. To be considered, you must submit a 700 – to 1000 – word essay on the following topic: “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Learn more about the Feldco Scholarship.

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/01/2018
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor’s website in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest.

Love Your Career Scholarship

Deadline: 9/10/2018
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Love Your Career Scholarship is available to students attending an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Topics may include: What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? You must also interview a professional in your chosen field that has at least three years of experience.

Learn more about the Love Your Career Scholarship.

MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Gazette, the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest is open to all Marines on active duty and to members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve.

The contest honors the essay that proposes and argues for a new and better way of “doing business” in the Marine Corps.

Learn more information about the MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest.

Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Tufts University.

You must possess the same creative qualities in the writing of prose and poetry to qualify for this award.

Preference is given to students whose writing reflects an interest in ancestry and genealogy.

Get more information on the Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship.

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