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Rudd Scholarship - Incoming Freshman Full-ride Opportunity

In an effort to help Kansas minds stay in Kansas, the Rudd Foundation has created a new college scholarship program to help Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant.  The Rudd Scholarship will cover any remaining direct costs, including books, after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student's account.  By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.   

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Deadline: March 11, 2018

180 Medical

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, we've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

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2018 Ampronix College Scholarship Program

College Scholarships are a great way to give back to the community and that is why we are offering our Ampronix College Scholarship Program. We will be awarding a total of $2,250 to 3 full-time undergraduate college students who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community. First place will receive a $1,000 scholarship; 2nd place will receive a $750 scholarship; 3rd place will receive a $500 scholarship.

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Deadline: May 31, 2018

ABC Humane Wildlife - Women in STEM Studies Scholarship:

At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.

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Deadline: June 26, 2017

A Place for Mom 2017 Senior Care Scholarship:

Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at

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Deadline: April 15, 2017

Academic Invest

Scholarship listings for American and Canadian students. Many of our scholarships aren’t specific to a school, region or field study.

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AdoreMe Scholarship

Adore Me supports and encourages all women who share the same entrepreneurial mind-set to achieve their dreams. The Adore Me Scholarship provides financial assistance, amounting to $1,000.00, to women who are pursuing a degree in business. Recipients will have demonstrated a strong ability to lead in their community and will have already started, or plan to start, their own businesses.

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Deadline: December 1, 2017

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

Don't want a diagnosis of Medical School Debt? Try some preventative medicine and apply for an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. If you want a careers as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a way for you to achieve your goals. Every, the Air Fore awards scholarships through its Health Professions Scholarship program. It pays for tuition, book and most fees. It also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice. Students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Medical Service Corps and place on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies. This arrangement takes a huge financial worry off students' minds and allows them to dedicate time for learning. In return, the Air Force asks for your commitment to serve on active-duty as an Air Force health professional with a year-to-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years.

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Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship

Plan to help seniors in the future? You could be grandma’s caregiver or the next great innovator for seniors. Whether you're pursuing technology or the arts, you're committed to improve senior care. To reward your hard work, Alert1 wants to give you a helping hand. As America’s #1 medical alert, we’re all about helping future leaders in senior care.
Alert1 is offering a $3500 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors.

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Deadline: May 25, 2017

American Indian College Fund – Full Circle Scholarship
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

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Deadline:May 31, 2018

AmericanMuscle's Student Scholarships

We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in the automotive industry an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

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Deadline: October 15 - Spring award; July 15 - Fall award

Annuvia’s $500 Public Safety Scholarship

Annuvia’s Public Safety Scholarship is designed to help college students interested in pursuing a career in public health and safety or emergency medical services pursue their passion and make the world a safer place to live and work.

Entry Guidelines:
Write a 500+ word essay telling us about a method, systematic improvement, or device that would improve public safety or emergency response in urban communities in the United States. Particular interest should be paid to community paramedicine and bridging the gap between emergency responders, 911 callers, and victims.

Scholarship Requirement Details:
Essays must be original and written by the applicant.
Essays should be based on accurate research, industry knowledge, and realistic concepts, ideas, and technologies (e.g. essays involving drones to provide CPR to victims in cardiac arrest most likely won’t be considered).
Essays will be checked for plagiarism, re-writes, and duplicates.

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Deadline: July 31 of each year

Apartment List Scholarship

Well hello there! Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Our vision is to see that all Asian American and Pacific Islanders have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.

As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.

The Disabled Scholar Award is just a part of our efforts to be good members of the community and to give back to our fellow citizens. Our participation in Walk Like MADD's 5K Fun Run helped raise awareness about drunk driving and with the Disabled Scholar Award, we hope to both raise awareness about the challenges disabled young people face while also helping one special young person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.

Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.

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Deadline: Fall Semester – July 31 – Spring semester November 30

Association for Women in Mathematics Scholarship

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.

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Deadline: January 31, annually

Azazie Scholarship

Here at AZAZIE, we are proud to invest in the future by awarding scholarships to help promising students with rising tuition costs. Share us with your insight about "how technology would influence the fashion industry in the future" you might be the next AZAZIE Scholar to receive a grant of $1,000 with us!

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Deadline: May 31, 2017

Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

At Bay Alarm Medical, we're committed to helping seniors stay happy and healthy longer so they can continue to live independently. We also believe seniors play a vital role in our communities — especially through sharing their stories and life lessons. Our 2017 scholarship aims to highlight these life lessons and how seniors inspire us in our everyday lives. Three winners will be chosen: 1st place: $2,500; 2nd place: $2,000; 3rd place: $1,000.

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Deadline: March 31, 2017

Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship

In order to further Bella Ballroom’s mission to provide opportunities to young, emerging artists, we are proud to sponsor an annual scholarship contest. This contest is open to current U.S. undergraduate students. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

To Be Eligible to Apply:

  • Must be currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school.
  • Must be a current undergraduate majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

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Deadlines: November 15 Annually

Blacks at Microsoft African American Heritage Scholarship

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) a company-sponsored employee network, is pleased to announce its scholarship program. The company is dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. The mission of Blacks as Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable black high school students to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world and target a career in the technology industry. There is potential for a renewal of $5000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Microsoft is passionate about helping their customers achieve more, and that means we learn about our customers and their businesses with a beginner’s mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.

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Deadline: Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1st, 2017

The Blazing Glass Digital Marketing Scholarship

Blazing Glass is the leading retail hearth superstore with over 25 years of experience. We offer a full range of high quality hearth products, many of which are available with our competitively low prices, excellent service and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We are also the leading online retailer and distributor for American Fireglass, the world’s premier manufacturer of fireplaces, fire pit glasses and all other burner products. Here at Blazing Glass, we are a strictly customer-orientated company, dedicated to excelling in the digital sphere. As such, we have created this scholarship program to help and assist students do the same in the digital marketing field. This scholarship aims to take the winning applicant’s studies to the next level, develop their skills and kickstart their career.

Value and Duration

Blazing Glass will award the winning applicant with $2,000 to be used towards tuition fees, book expenses and/or any other verified institutional costs.

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Closing Date:
31st December 2017 for the 2017 Digital Marketing Scholarship

Bottar Leone Scholarship

Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the “Bottar Leone Scholarship”). This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability.

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Deadline: August 1st for the Fall semester and January 1st for the Spring semester

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship

Are you daring enough to reach for the stars? We believe that you are, and we at invite you to enter our Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship with an original essay, for a grand prize of $1,000 to be awarded to the winning author!

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Deadline: October 15th annually.

Building Strong Foundations” Scholarship

Established in 1933, Olshan Foundation Solutions offers home services that include foundation repair, basement repair & waterproofing, crawl space repair & waterproofing and drainage to customers across the United States. As a leader in the foundation repair industry, Olshan Foundation Solutions understands the importance of investing in the future. To demonstrate this support, we offer the Olshan Building Strong Foundations Scholarship to qualifying candidates. The scholarship, for the sum of $1,000, is open to students pursuing a degree from an accredited University. The scholarship is granted for a year at a time, but winners may reapply on an annual basis.

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Deadline: August 12, 2017

Carpet & Flooring Liquidators Scholarship

Carpet & Flooring Liquidators values helping people who show promise and initiative. In that spirit we are pleased to support students in their quest to better their lives through higher education via the Carpet & Flooring Liquidators Scholarship. We realize the significant costs associated with obtaining an education. The financial strain that tuition, books, parking, and other educational expenses can place on both students and families. We are offing a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded each fall and spring semester to a bright, dedicated student who is pursuing or intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree in whatever field interests them the most.

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Deadline: Biannual: Fall Semester – April 30 / Spring Semester – October 31

Carport Central Scholarship

As a North Carolina-based company, we are committed to giving back to the community by providing students with an interest in manufacturing and construction the opportunity to earn scholarship funds to apply towards their education. To be considered, applicants will be required to write an essay from the list of topics indicated below. Gift amounts will be $1000 for the winner and $500 for the runner-up.

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Deadline: July 25, 2017

Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship

Submit your application now for our yearly $1,000 scholarship. Refer to the form on the webpage (link below), and tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near & dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.

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Deadline: June 1

Central Kansas Community Foundation Scholarships

On this page you'll find unique scholarship opportunities. Be sure you read the directions and most important, follow them when applying. Good luck!

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville Child Empowerment Scholarship

At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we believe that all people deserve to be shown kindness, dignity, and respect – especially children. Our team is passionate about caring for children and treating their unique dental and oral health needs in a compassionate and empathetic manner. We recognize that many families have limited access to dental care. Our mission and purpose are to help solve these problems for both our patients and our community. In this spirit of advocacy, we created the Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville Child Empowerment Scholarship program. We hope to embolden and give support to those who choose a path that assists children in living happier and healthier lives.

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Deadline: Applications accepted between April 1 & June 1, 2017

CNYX Scholarship:
The CNYX scholarship amount of up to $1,000 is designed to recognize and award students who have made a tangible difference in the lives of others through the use of innovation, forward thinking, and creativity.

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COi Rubber Scholarship for Military Veterans:

In recognition of the bravery and dedication of our troops, Coi Rubber is proud to provide a $500 scholarship for Military Veterans. We hope that this $500 scholarship will help a military veteran with school-related expenses. We also believe that veterans deserve to follow the career of their dreams. A veteran of the US military brings a valuable perspective to the workforce, drawing on the same values they were taught in the military and using those values to improve the world around them. All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Coi Rubber Scholarship for Military Veterans.

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Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s 2017 scholarship applications will open Friday, December 16, 2016! These scholarships are open to students nationwide and are completed in full online.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Creative Diagnostics Scholarship

As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from our clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with them continually, which is why we are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements.

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Deadline: June 16, 2017

Dell Scholars Program Class of 2018
Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition.
Grit by overcoming personal challenges in your life related to your family, school or community
Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

We’ll work with you to ensure you have the tools you need to complete college with a degree in hand. Become a Dell Scholar, and we’ll help make sure you also become a college graduate.

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Deadline:January 15, 2018

DREAMer’s Roadmap

DREAMer's Roadmap is a mobile app designed to help DREAMer’s - undocumented students - find and track scholarship opportunities available for them across the nation.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Emergency Dentists USA Dental Scholarship

At Emergency Dentists USA we know the value education. That's why in 2016 for the first time we're going to be offering an Annual dental themed video scholarship, 1st place $1000.00, 2nd place $500.00. It's open to students of all majors, college or high school. The application is a Video Submission, so have fun creating them!

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Encore Scholarship

Encore Protection is proud to present our Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship, worth $1,000. Intoxicated driving is one of the biggest — and deadliest — problems on America’s roadways. On average, drunk driving claims 28 lives a day; that’s more than one per hour. Annually, about a third of all motor vehicle deaths can be attributed to alcohol use. Police arrest about 1.1 million drivers annually who are driving impaired, but that’s only 1 percent of the 121 million adults who report driving under some level of intoxication. With so many drunk drivers on the road, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been involved in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, it’s estimated that two-thirds of all drivers will be involved in an alcohol-related wreck in their lifetime. Here at Encore Protection, we know how devastating a drunk driving accident can be. Victims may find themselves permanently injured, affecting their performance at school or work. Families who are affected may find it difficult to pay for their student’s education on top of medical, rehabilitation and other bills. We want to help those affected by a drunk driving accident lead a successful life by easing at least some of the financial burden of college.

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Deadline: May 31, 2017

Engebretson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

David J. Engebretson, a native of South Dakota, was a prominent business man who always held children close at heart. Mr. Engebretson had a dream, a dream to "Always Give Back." He supported many organizations and hospitals through donations, always focusing on the needs of a child. The Engebretson Foundation is based on this dream and founded to carry on the dream. Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.

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Deadline: March 1, 2017

2017 Einstein Moving Scholarship

Einstein Moving is proud to announce the Einstein Moving Scholarship. Our scholarship fund was designed to help students of high academic achievement offset the ever-increasing cost of higher education. We are awarding an annual $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college student and are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year. Student must be enrolled for the January 2018 semester.

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Deadline: December 1, 2017

Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition

Executive Women International (EWI) is a business organization that brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. EWI proudly provides scholarships each year to area students through its Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program. EWI partners with local resources such as educational providers, career professionals, and social services agencies to identify potential ASIST candidates. Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level for an opportunity to be selected for a $1,000 scholarship. Chapter-level winners are then submitted to the corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for one of 13 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Your assistance in helping us identify candidates is greatly appreciated.

ASIST is available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities. The program provides financial support and guidance to adults in the community who are in a variety of transitional situations. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to identify their career goals and objectives along with meeting the necessary educational and financial requirements. Applicants must also live within 50 miles of their local Chapter boundary, so applicants must live in either Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Harvey or Reno counties in order to apply to EWI of Wichita.

Deadline: February 20, 2017

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarships

ExtremeTerrain is offering two $3,000 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for the spring and fall semesters.

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Deadline: This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for the spring and fall semesters.

Feldo Scholarship

In 2017, Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current or prospective college student that submits a winning essay on the topic, “How has your family contributed to who you are today?” We refer to all of our employees as “Feldco Family” because they embody what makes our company what it is today. We’re proud to offer this scholarship to a worthy applicant that best describes how their family has contributed to who they are today.

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Deadline: January 15th & June 15th, annually

Financial Aid Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

There are many circumstances that can make financing college harder for disabled students. Disabilities often:

  • Prevent students from attending school full-time, making it harder to qualify for financial aid and scholarships reserved for those with full-time status
  • Prevent students from working part-time jobs to offset tuition costs
  • Require access to accommodations or support that are not provided or covered by schools
  • Require medical care that is not covered by school-sponsored insurance plans

Fortunately, there are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there. We’ll start with those that are available to students living with any kind of disability and then break down awards designated for students living with particular types of disabilities:

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Deadlines vary by scholarship

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone. To offset costs, many seek alternative sources of funding, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Below, discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.

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Deadlines vary by scholarship

Disability Care Center

Disability Care Center we are an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Our mission is to assist the disabled community and we are now proud to offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education. 

2 scholarships available

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Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship

Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree? We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief. Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.

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Deadline: July 8, 2018

Government Finance Officers Association

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which serves government finance professionals throughout those countries, is pleased to announce the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship, Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship and the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship. Candidates for these scholarships should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of performance. In addition, candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance. Candidates are asked to complete an application and to submit it to their academic advisor, or the department chair together with the required supporting materials. It is requested that the academic advisor or department chair prepare a letter of recommendation and send it, along with the application form and the candidate's supporting materials, in a single envelope, to:

Government Finance Officers Association
Scholarship Committee
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1210

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Deadline: All applications must be postmarked no later than February 10, 2017.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

  • More than 100 scholarship funds available
  • Scholarship opportunities vary widely from helping students with financial need to helping students with a specific major
  • Award amounts vary
  • Apply in January
  • Questions? Contact the Community Foundation at 816.627.3436 or

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Deadline vary by scholarship

Hard Money Lender Scholarship

Island View Private Loan Fund is proud to offer an annual scholarship of $1,000 to business students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. As strong advocates of higher education, we recognize that today’s students need to be equipped if they hope to be successful as the business leaders of tomorrow.

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Deadline: July 1, 2017

Health Care Scholarship for Arkansas City Graduates:

South Central Kansas Medical Center provides three to four such scholarships per semester, through the Auxiliary. Scholarships are available for 6 semesters at $300 per semester, totaling $1,800. The student must have completed at least 1 full year of college before they may apply by using an application packet which is available at the hospital's front desk. Other criterion are as follows:
-Arkansas City Graduate
-Health Care Major
-Completed 1 full year, 24 hours or more, of college credits
-Maintains at least a "B" grade point average
-Must be enrolled in 12 hours or more each semester.

For more information or questions:
Auxiliary, PO Box 1107, 6401 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-2500 and/or 620-441-8766 Ask for Elree Mullen, Scholarship Chairperson

Health Professions Scholarship Program
How would you like to have your medical school paid for AND get paid while you’re in school?

If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship for the medical school of your choice plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000!

According to the American Medical Association, the average cost of four years of medical school has risen to more than $250,000. Add that to your living expenses, start-up costs of opening your practice plus the rising costs of malpractice insurance and you can see why the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program is a wise choice.

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Horatio Alger Association Honeywell Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that its Honeywell scholarship program for students studying in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) at both Honeywell partner schools and Horatio Alger Collegiate Partner institutions is once again available. We will be awarding 10 scholarships at $10,000 each to students pursuing STEM degrees who have critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income) and who are current freshmen who have successfully completed their first fall semester.

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Deadline: March 15, 2017

Dane G. Hansen Foundation

It is the purpose of all Dane G. Hansen scholarships to recognize young people of ability, regardless of financial need. Students graduating from high schools in the following 26 counties in Northwest Kansas may be eligible for Dane G. Hansen Scholarships: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.

For High School Seniors:

  • Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow: $10,000 – Renewable
  • Hansen Scholar: $6,500 – Renewable
  • Hansen Student: $4,000 – Renewable
  • Hansen Career and Technical Education: $4,000 – Renewable
  • For Community of Technical College Students:
  • Community of Technical College Transfer Scholarships: $4,000 – Renewable

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Deadlines vary

Elks National Foundation Scholarships

The mission of the ENF is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today's veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship 

Fence Authority Scholarship

All applicants must currently be pursuing a Bachelor’s (or Baccalaureate) Degree related to a profession that is dedicated to improving the beautification of US communities, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Biology, Civil Engineering, Horticulture, and Environmental and Marine Sciences. Applicants must be currently accepted into a program and must currently hold or anticipate holding a high school diploma or GED within the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants must be currently involved or recently involved (within one year of date of application) in their community, either through school programs or voluntary programs.

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Deadline: July 30, 2018

Heavy Constructors 'Salute the Builders of our Future' Scholarship

The Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City, founded in 1950, comprises more than 150 companies. Among them are contractors, equipment and material suppliers, financial institutions, insurance agencies, legal firms and others who make the business of heavy construction possible. Every year, The Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund Scholarship program gives scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year to deserving college students headed for a career in heavy construction. Recipients are chosen based on their career goals, financial needs, academic success and other factors.

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Scholarship Application

Deadline: June 1, annually

Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing

The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply.

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Deadline: February 28, 2017

Scholarships for Hispanic Students

Scholarships and grants are an ideal way to help pay for tuition. They are essentially gifted funds based on financial need, cultural background, educational and civic achievements, athletic ability, hobbies, intended major, etc. Funds received do not have to be repaid, although some sources require students to give back to a community or organization as a condition of the scholarship or grant.

There are many opportunities for Hispanic students, but the trick is knowing where to look for the right scholarship or grant. Though high school guidance counselors and college financial aid offices are a good place to start, it helps for students to do research outside as well:

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Deadline: varies by scholarship opportunity

Industrial Access, Inc 'Go for the Gold' Scholarship:

Industrial Access, Inc. is proud to offer a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. We will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student who displays a passion for the engineering field, has a good academic record in High School and who has significant volunteer activity.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018

International Associate of Fire Fighters Scholarships

The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 303,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Insureon Scholarship Program

Upcoming Opportunities

In 2015, you'll have two more chances to win a $2,500 scholarship. Check out our upcoming contest topics for an idea of what we'll be looking for all year...

To apply

  • Contest closing July 31: Write about how a summer job at or as a small business inspired you.
  • Contest closing December 1: Write about how you've given back to your community through a small business.

Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship

This is a selective, $1,000 scholarship for outstanding undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Founded in 2015, the scholarship awards one student a year pursuing a career in leveraging analytics to improve decision making and outcomes in the U.S. The scholarship was established with the intent of promoting students’ academic excellence and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Deadline: March 31, 2018

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation - Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018

The JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship

According to a 2013 Marketplace Morning report, 99.5% of American school teachers spend their own money on school supplies and instructional materials. All this while many are facing paycuts. At JAM, we see hundreds of these selfless teachers come through our doors for binders, folders, paper and other school supplies. While we appreciate their business, we appreciate their sacrifies even more. To thank them, we will be holding an annual $500 scholarship to students studying education. This money can be used to buy supplies for classrooms they might be student teaching in, personal course supplies like textbooks or planners, or their own school supplies.

The importance of teachers cannot be understated. They are responsible for imparting children with knowledge during their most impressionable years.

Certain teachers have profound effects on their students. Teachers who connect with students at a young age have the ability to mold their futures. These children often become valuable additions to our society. At JAM Paper, we want to thank you aspiring teachers for guiding our younger generations by offering a rolling scholarship. This scholarship will be available every semester for the foreseeable future. Please see "Submission Deadlines" below for more details.

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Deadline: July 15th for Fall  and November 15 for Spring

Karman Healthcare
Karman Healthcare is proud to announce that we will providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. We will be offering two, $500 scholarships for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements. This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.

For more info

Deadline: September 1st

King Green Scholarship
For 30 years, the team members at King Green have committed themselves to providing the finest in lawn care service in the Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC markets. As a locally-owned and operated business, King Green understands the importance of stimulating the local economy and supporting the community, while upholding the highest in family and social values. One lucky student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from King Green. To apply, please review the qualifications and deadlines listed on the webpage.

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Deadline: Postmarked by August 1, annually

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship

Kitchen Cabinet Kings was founded by two entrepreneurs and is a leading supplier of kitchen and bathroom cabinets nationwide. In 2010, we started as just two guys with a dream to disrupt the cabinet industry and today we’re fortunate to have thousands of satisfied customers throughout the country. As members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, we provide entrepreneurs with the resources and social capital they need to succeed. Today, our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end we are proud to introduce the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising costs of education.

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Deadline: April 30, 2017


Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

The leader in minimally invasive spine surgery is giving one lucky student the chance to have help achieving his or her educational goals. Could it be you? You’ll never know unless you apply for the Laser Spine Institute Scholarship. We’re searching for someone who’s passionate about helping others to live healthy, happy lives, and on the path to pursuing a degree in a health- or science-related program. If this sounds like you, this may be your opportunity to shine.

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Deadline: June 15, annually

The Lenders Network Scholarship Award

The Lenders Network Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to Marketing or Business. Students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be at least 17 years of age. Applicants must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a in Business or Finance and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: Fall semester: July 1st; Spring semester: Dec 1st

LGBTQ Student Resources & Support

Applications are usually accepted from January through April.  Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Family members and mentors are encouraged to work with applicants to help ensure their submissions are complete

The three awards are:

  • The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
  • The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
  • The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually)

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

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Deadline: February 15, 2018

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

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Deadline:Varies by scholarship

Kalu Yala Scholarship

Kalu Yala is a study abroad program in Panama ( in which you learn by doing and help build a sustainable town. They are offering a scholarship to future entrepreneurs and business people to help someone get a little closer to their dream career. Applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay to be considered for this $1000 scholarship.

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Deadline: December 31, 2018

Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships and Grants

Numerous scholarships and grants are available for Kansas students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Browse through the updated list to find your options. To be considered for State of Kansas Student Aid, students must also complete the  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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Applications now available

Kansas Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Multiple scholarships available form the Kansas Schlls for the Deaf and the Blind website.

Deadlines vary by scholarship

LA Tutors 123

At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram; still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver. One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation is what brings our technical skills and our hopes together in unique ways. It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life. We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

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Deadline: All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

LeafFilter gutter protection is pleased to announce our second scholarship opportunity. The LeafFilter gutter guard scholarship is available to students who will be enrolled in a graduate degree program in the fall of 2017. Graduate students are encouraged to apply by writing an original essay. The LeafFilter gutter guard scholarship recipient will be awarded $500 to use towards tuition or books.

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100 Great Scholarships for Master’s Degree Study

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 100 great scholarships for Master’s degree study. The scholarships are separated into subjects such as Arts, Classics, or STEM (among others), and include links to further information about applying to each one. Though they differ in things like general requirements, each of the following scholarships have some things in common:

  • All of these scholarships are offered annually or bi-annually
  • Each scholarship offers monetary awards of at least $500, with most of them awarding amounts over $1,000
  • Every scholarship on this list is from a well-respected, large, and legitimate organization
  • All of these scholarships are open to Master’s students (though some may also accept applications from doctoral candidates, too)

For more info and to apply

Deadlines vary

MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations. They may use their fellowship to advance their expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if they wish, to change fields or alter the direction of their careers.

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Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

The AMEDDC&S and Fayetteville State University established a partnership in 2008 to offer an accelerated Masters of SW degree. Army officers, enlisted Soldiers, and Army civilians may apply for admission to this very competitive program; details are available at:

For more information about this excellent opportunity, contact SSG Charles Douglas at or call him at (316) 262-2419.

Medical Assistant Scholarships

Finding medical assistant scholarships takes a bit of legwork, but it’s worth the effort. Scholarships put your educational goals within reach by reducing—or even eliminating—the costs. Best of all? Unless you withdraw from your program, you never have to pay back the money you receive through a scholarship.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Meritrust Credit Union

Supporting education matters to Meritrust. We’re pleased to award scholarships to our members through an application process this spring. If you are attending Wichita State University and have been a member at Meritrust Credit Union for 12 months, we invite you to apply for the 2018-2019 Meritrust member scholarship. Both full-time and part-time students may apply.

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Deadline: March 23, 2018

National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Scholarship

NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation.  Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program administered by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), U.S. Department of the Interior.  SMCRA’s purpose is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned or inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal mining to pay the reclamation costs. Collected fees are deposited in the AML Fund and distributed to authorized states and tribes to implement their own programs.  NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes who work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA.

The $2,000 NAAMLP Scholarship is intended to assist in the education of students who intend to work as scientists, engineers or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.

Scholarship Flier and Application

Letters of application for this scholarship must be received by May 31, 2017

National Space Club

The National Space Club is pleased to announce that updated scholarship opportunities are now available for 2016 and we are now accepting applications. The National Space Club offers three scholarships:

The National Space Club has made youth education one of our top priorities.  Because of our commitment to youth education and the funds raised through our events, we are able to proudly offer these scholarships to exceptional young students.  Please distribute this information to your student body as well as academic the corresponding academic professors and advisors in the STEM field. 

More detailed information about each scholarship is listed below. You can also visit our website at or call us at 202-547-0060.

National Retail Federation (NRF) Scholarships

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. NRF offers a variety of scholarship programs for students and retail workers seeking to enhance their retail education and careers. Tailored for the best of the best, our scholarships offer awards up to $25,000 and the chance to experience special events held in conjunction with Retail’s BIG Show and Retail's Digital Summit to demonstrate firsthand retail’s diverse career opportunities.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

NewSouth Window Solutions - Green Visionary Scholarship

NewSouth Window is dedicated to manufacturing and installing the most energy-efficient windows and doors for our customers, helping contribute to a healthier planet. It’s our mission to create a world where houses are built around products crafted with energy efficient materials that have a natural ability to both withstand inclement weather and prevent heat transfer. Fortunately, we’re not alone in this mission, and it’s possible to find these types of products for nearly every part of a home.

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Deadline: Postmarked by June 1, annually

North American Van Lines Logistics

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Five lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management.

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Deadline: December 15, 2017

O.Berk Company Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded bi-annually to eligible students enrolled in an accredited community college or 4-year college/university. The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student with an interest in pursuing continuing education in any field.

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Deadline: May 15th - Fall Award & October 15th - Spring Award

Open Listings “Take Big Risks” Scholarship

In the spirit of owning your future, we are offering a $1,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify the following Open Listings core value: Take Big Risks You Believe In. Muhammed Ali once said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

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Deadline: Spring Application Period: November 1 – January 31, yearly / Fall Application Period: May 1 – July 31, yearly

OppU Achievers Scholarship:

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

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Deadline: Winners are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship

At Paramount Builders, Inc. we truly care about the youth and their education, and that’s why we are deeply committed to our annual college scholarship contest. Each year, we award a $1,000 college scholarship to one U.S. undergraduate in business, business management, advertising, sales, marketing, or related fields. Will you be our next award recipient?

For more info

Deadline: October 1, annually

PayScale Future of Work Annual Scholarship for HR/Business

The Future of Work Scholarship is open to any student who is currently studying or plans to study Human Resources or business in college. Human Resources personnel play such an important role in the success of any organization. And as the workforce has evolved, so has the role of HR professionals. This scholarship, focused on how people in HR will change the workforce in the future, is based on PayScale's own beliefs that salary, and the compensation process in general, should be modern, transparent and fair. We are excited to provide this new offer to both current and college-bound high school seniors.

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Deadline: May 30, 2017

We connect high school students of all backgrounds to a proven selection of exceptional opportunities for college. Peerlift is the only major opportunities platform exclusively run by current students. It was created by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars! No more searching through millions of unhelpful scholarships. We focus on helping low- and middle-income students find resources for success.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship


P.E.O. Chapter EI sponsors a continuing education grant through Wichita State


  • Citizen of U.S. or Canada
  • Studying in U.S. or Canada
  • At least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  • Within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal
  • Not enrolled in a doctoral degree program, e.g., educational, law, medical or clinical
  • Enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement

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Pelican Water Systems Scholarship - $1,500

As the market leader in America's #1 salt free water softener, Pelican Water seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators with our college scholarship contest. Our "go green" initiative has led to the development of environmentally-friendly water softening systems that save energy while eliminating harmful salt and chemical discharge. We're looking for students who display integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence - the same principles that have guided our business since 1972. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to protect our world's most important resource. 1st Place: $1,500; 2nd Place: $1,000; 3rd Place: $500

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Deadline: Bi-annually: April 15, 2017 & October 15, 2017

POET Media Digital Marketing Scholarship

POET Media is the digital marketing subsidiary of the POET Companies. We focus on creating engaging, online content for our clients and their customers and combining it with the latest in SEO and local SEO techniques. Through focusing on web design, content and answering their customer’s questions, we increase our client’s search engine ranking, directly impact their bottom line. We take the guesswork out of your digital marketing campaign by keeping it simple and delivering tangible results. We have over 20 years experience in designing entertaining marketing events for corporations, creating entertainment experiences at sea and on land with our marine and theatricals divisions, creating custom applications and designing content with impact in our design subsidiary. POET Media is happy to announce its digital marketing scholarship program for 2017. One winner will receive $1,000 to help with their academic expenses for the 2017 academic year.

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Deadline: December 31, 2017

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation (Point) empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Point seeks to foster a greater level of acceptance, respect, and tolerance for all persons in society, and to build a community of socially active leaders. Point does this through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training, and is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Point’s work is vital because nearly one-third of LGBTQ students drop out of high school to escape the violence, harassment, and isolation they face there. As a result, many LGBTQ students say they are not planning to pursue opportunities for higher education.

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Deadline: January 30, 2017

PRo Kansas Scholarship

It is PRo Kansas’ desire to promote recycling and environmental concerns for the benefit of future generations by assisting current post-secondary students in their quest for a degree in the environmental field. We have created a Scholarship program that we are pleased to offer to students who are working towards this goal.

The Scholarship program awards (2) scholarships for $1000 each ($500 per semester) per year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is specifically aimed at students who are working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in a program in the environmental sciences area or in a science or engineering field with an environmental emphasis.
  2. The recipient must have already completed two (2) years of study in the environmental sciences area or in a science or engineering field with an environmental emphasis.
  3. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) at an accredited college or university in the state of Kansas.
  4. The recipient does NOT have to be a U.S. citizen.
  5. The recipient must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to the scholarship award and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 during the award period.  The recipient must show proof of this by presenting their most current transcript.
  6. The recipient must have completed an application for the scholarship and submit it to PRo Kansas by the deadline date as specified by PRo Kansas.
  7. The recipient must also volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year at the Miller Recycling Center as an additional opportunity to enhance their studies and learn the importance of recycling and how it impacts our environment.
  8. The scholarship will be cancelled and revoked if the recipient fails at any time to be enrolled full-time and meet the above mentioned criteria.

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Public Health Scholarships

It's possible to offset some of the costs of earning a public health degree by tapping into a variety of available public health scholarships. Application processes and award amounts vary from program to program, but students may apply for multiple scholarship simultaneously. Below is a sample listing of public health scholarships currently available.

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Deadlines vary by scholarships

Helping Women Pay for College - Scholarships for Women

With options ranging from institutional scholarships and federal loans to organizational grants and work-study programs, women pursuing post-secondary education can often secure funding from multiple sources to finance their collegiate experience. For many female students, however, the problem is finding scholarships catering specifically to their interests and goals. The guide below makes this process easier by highlighting the type of women’s funding programs available, providing insight on how to find and apply for scholarships, and giving advice on how to seek out unconventional funding sources.

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Deadlines vary

Quicken Loans Scholarship

Higher education can be expensive, so we want to help. With the Quicken Loans Scholarship Essay Contest, we’re giving away $2,500 in cash to put toward tuition costs.

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Deadline: May 1, 2017

Redefine Scholarship Fund
Thrasher recognizes and celebrates the value of hard-working employees in all areas – blue collar and white collar – and are inspired by tremendous potential found within the next generation entering the workforce. That’s why they created the Redefine Scholarship Fund. The Redefine Scholarship Fund awards (2) $1,000 awards once a year to students entering into, or continuing their education. Each year, one award is given to a student seeking a 4-year degree, and one seeking a trade school degree.

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Deadline: May 30, annually


Reborn Cabinets Scholarship

At Reborn Cabinets, we see potential everywhere we look. It’s our specialty and we’ve become quite good at it. Every kitchen counter, bathroom vanity, or living room wall can be a stunning expression of beauty and sophistication. It just takes a little vision and a bit of hard work. Seeing the look on homeowners’ faces when potential becomes reality is one of our greatest pleasures. Nothing compares to the thrill of exceeded expectations or the satisfaction of a job well-done. Which is why we’re so excited to announce our annual $1,000 college scholarship for one U.S. undergraduate pursuing a degree in business, management, or some other related field. Show us your potential and we’ll help you achieve your dreams!

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Deadline: Postmarked by February 28, annually

Remote DBA 'Experts to Students' Scholarship

IDC estimates that last year, over 2 zettabytes of data was created. This number is projected to grow by twenty-fold by the year 2020 to 40 zettabytes or an equivalent of 5000GB for every man, woman and child on earth. Right now and in the near future, companies of all sizes will need data professionals, database administrators (DBAs), and data scientists to help manage and make sense of the enormous amount of new data generated. We want to encourage students to pursue data-focused careers and to play an active role in the new data-centric global economy.

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Deadline: March 15, 2018

Restoration USA

College can be expensive. Here at Restoration USA we understand the value that education can provide. Restoration USA is proud to offer a scholarship to young entrepreneurs to help alleviate some of those expenses. e wish all participants the best of luck, And may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Deadline: June 30, 2017

Rising Capitol Associates Scholarship

We know saving up for school can be tough. At Rising Capital Associates, we believe that scholarships can give ambitious students the opportunity to focus on his or her studies instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. With that little extra help, we believe you can achieve greatness. With that said, Rising Capital Associates is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to help enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education.

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Deadline: March 31, 2017

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation encourages the pursuit of education and self improvement by awarding scholarships to extraordinary young leaders.

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Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Sallie Mae “Bridging the Dream” Scholarship

If you are an upcoming or current Graduate student who: 1) has a specific dream you know you can achieve; 2) has an interesting story to tell; 3) could use financial help to further your education? Then this is an amazing opportunity for you to win $20,000!

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Deadline: February 14, 2018

Sarasota Dentistry Dental Scholarship

As a strong advocate for education and higher learning, Dr. Michael is proud to give back to aspiring students through the Sarasota Dentistry Dental Scholarship Essay Contest. This annual scholarship is awarded to two students based on merit (one undergraduate student and one dental student).

Sample Scholarship Essays

If you’re applying for a scholarship, chances are you are going to need to write an essay. Very few scholarship programs are based solely on an application form or transcript. The essay is often the most important part of your application; it gives the scholarship committee a sense of who you are and your dedication to your goals. You’ll want to make sure that your scholarship essay is the best it can possibly be.

Unless specified otherwise, scholarship essays should always use the following formatting:

  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point font
  • One-inch top, bottom, and side margins

Other useful tips to keep in mind include:

  1. Read the instructions thoroughly and make sure you completely understand them before you start writing.
  2. Think about what you are going to write and organize your thoughts into an outline.
  3. Write your essay by elaborating on each point you included in your outline.
  4. Use clear, concise, and simple language throughout your essay.
  5. When you are finished, read the question again and then read your essay to make sure that the essay addresses every point.

For more tips on writing a scholarship essay, check out our Eight Steps Towards a Better Scholarship Essay .

The Book that Made Me a Journalist

Prompt: Describe a book that made a lasting impression on you and your life and why.

It is 6 am on a hot day in July and I’ve already showered and eaten breakfast. I know that my classmates are all sleeping in and enjoying their summer break, but I don’t envy them; I’m excited to start my day interning with a local newspaper doing investigative journalism. I work a typical 8-5 day during my summer vacation and despite the early mornings, nothing has made me happier. Although it wasn't clear to me then, looking back on my high school experiences and everything that led to me to this internship, I believe this path began with a particularly savvy teacher and a little book she gave me to read outside of class.

I was taking a composition class, and we were learning how to write persuasive essays. Up until that point, I had had average grades, but I was always a good writer and my teacher immediately recognized this. The first paper I wrote for the class was about my experience going to an Indian reservation located near my uncle's ranch in southwest Colorado. I wrote of the severe poverty experienced by the people on the reservation, and the lack of access to voting booths during the most recent election. After reading this short story, my teacher approached me and asked about my future plans. No one had ever asked me this, and I wasn't sure how to answer. I said I liked writing and I liked thinking about people who are different from myself. She gave me a book and told me that if I had time to read it, she thought it would be something I would enjoy. I was actually quite surprised that a high school teacher was giving me a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me. It had never occurred to me that teachers would lie to students. The title intrigued me so much that on Friday night I found myself staying up almost all night reading, instead of going out with friends.

In short, the book discusses several instances in which typical American history classes do not tell the whole story. For example, the author addresses the way that American history classes do not usually address about the Vietnam War, even though it happened only a short time ago. This made me realize that we hadn't discussed the Vietnam War in my own history class! The book taught me that, like my story of the Indian reservation, there are always more stories beyond what we see on the surface and what we’re taught in school. I was inspired to continue to tell these stories and to make that my career.

For my next article for the class, I wrote about the practice of my own high school suspending students, sometimes indefinitely, for seemingly minor offenses such as tardiness and smoking. I found that the number of suspensions had increased by 200% at my school in just three years, and also discovered that students who are suspended after only one offense often drop out and some later end up in prison. The article caused quite a stir. The administration of my school dismissed it, but it caught the attention of my local newspaper. A local journalist worked with me to publish an updated and more thoroughly researched version of my article in the local newspaper. The article forced the school board to revisit their “zero tolerance” policy as well as reinstate some indefinitely suspended students.I won no favors with the administration and it was a difficult time for me, but it was also thrilling to see how one article can have such a direct effect on people’s lives. It reaffirmed my commitment to a career in journalism.

This is why I’m applying for this scholarship. Your organization has been providing young aspiring journalists with funds to further their skills and work to uncover the untold stories in our communities that need to be reported. I share your organization’s vision of working towards a more just and equitable world by uncovering stories of abuse of power. I have already demonstrated this commitment through my writing in high school and I look forward to pursuing a BA in this field at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. With your help, I will hone my natural instincts and inherent writing skills. I will become a better and more persuasive writer and I will learn the ethics of professional journalism.

I sincerely appreciate the committee’s time in evaluating my application and giving me the opportunity to tell my story. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Scholarship Essay Do's and Don'ts

Do:Follow the prompt and other instructions exactly. You might write a great essay but it may get your application rejected if you don’t follow the word count guidelines or other formatting requirements.
DON'T:Open your essay with a quote. This is a well-worn strategy that is mostly used ineffectively. Instead of using someone else’s words, use your own.
DON'T:Use perfunctory sentences such as, “In this essay, I will…”
DO:Be clear and concise. Make sure each paragraph discusses only one central thought or argument.
DON'T:Use words from a thesaurus that are new to you. You may end up using the word incorrectly and that will make your writing awkward. Keep it simple and straightforward. The point of the essay is to tell your story, not to demonstrate how many words you know.

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Planners and Searchers

Prompt: In 600 words or less, please tell us about yourself and why you are applying for this scholarship. Please be clear about how this scholarship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Being African, I recognize Africa’s need for home- grown talent in the form of “planners” (assistants with possible solutions) and “searchers” (those with desperate need) working towards international development. I represent both. Coming from Zimbabwe my greatest challenge is in helping to improve the livelihoods of developing nations through sustainable development and good governance principles. The need for policy-makers capable of employing cross-jurisdictional, and cross- disciplinary strategies to solve complex challenges cannot be under-emphasized; hence my application to this scholarship program.

After graduating from Africa University with an Honors degree in Sociology and Psychology, I am now seeking scholarship support to study in the United States at the Master’s level. My interest in democracy, elections, constitutionalism and development stems from my lasting interest in public policy issues. Accordingly, my current research interests in democracy and ethnic diversity require a deeper understanding of legal processes of constitutionalism and governance. As a Master’s student in the US, I intend to write articles on these subjects from the perspective of someone born, raised, and educated in Africa. I will bring a unique and much-needed perspective to my graduate program in the United States, and I will take the technical and theoretical knowledge from my graduate program back with me to Africa to further my career goals as a practitioner of good governance and community development.

To augment my theoretical understanding of governance and democratic practices, I worked with the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) as a Programs Assistant in the Monitoring and Observation department. This not only enhanced my project management skills, but also developed my skills in research and producing communication materials. ZESN is Zimbabwe’s biggest election observation organization, and I had the responsibility of monitoring the political environment and producing monthly publications on human rights issues and electoral processes. These publications were disseminated to various civil society organizations, donors and other stakeholders. Now I intend to develop my career in order to enhance Africa’s capacity to advocate, write and vote for representative constitutions.

I also participated in a fellowship program at Africa University, where I gained greater insight into social development by teaching courses on entrepreneurship, free market economics, and development in needy communities. I worked with women in rural areas of Zimbabwe to setup income-generating projects such as the jatropha soap-making project. Managing such a project gave me great insight into how many simple initiatives can transform lives.

Your organization has a history of awarding scholarships to promising young students from the developing world in order to bring knowledge, skills and leadership abilities to their home communities. I have already done some of this work but I want to continue, and with your assistance, I can. The multidisciplinary focus of the development programs I am applying to in the US will provide me with the necessary skills to creatively address the economic and social development challenges and develop sound public policies for Third World countries. I thank you for your time and consideration for this prestigious award.

Scholarship Essay Do's and Don'ts

DO:Research the organization and make sure you understand their mission and values and incorporate them into your essay.
DO:Focus on your strengths and turn in any problems or weaknesses into a success story.
DO:Use actual, detailed examples from your own life to backup your claims and arguments as to why you should receive the scholarship.
DO:Proofread several times before finally submitting your essay.
DON'T:Rehash what is already stated on your resume. Choose additional, unique stories to tell sell yourself to the scholarship committee.
DON'T:Simply state that you need the money. Even if you have severe financial need, it won’t help to simply ask for the money and it may come off as tacky.

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Saving the Manatees

Prompt: Please give the committee an idea of who you are and why you are the perfect candidate for the scholarship.

It is a cliché to say that I’ve always known what I want to do with my life, but in my case it happens to be true. When I first visited Sea World as a young child, I fell in love with marine animals in general. Specifically, I felt drawn to manatees. I was compelled by their placid and friendly nature. I knew then and there that I wanted to dedicate my life to protecting these beautiful creatures.

Since that day in Orlando, I have spent much of my spare time learning everything there is to know about manatees. As a junior high and high school student, I attempted to read scholarly articles on manatees from scientific journals. I annoyed my friends and family with scientific facts about manatees-- such as that they are close relatives of elephants--at the dinner table. I watched documentaries, and even mapped their migration pattern on a wall map my sister gave me for my birthday.

When I was chosen from hundreds of applicants to take part in a summer internship with Sea World, I fell even more in love with these gentle giants. I also learned a very important and valuable lesson: prior to this internship, I had imagined becoming a marine biologist, working directly with the animals in their care both in captivity and in the wild. However, during the internship, I discovered that this is not where my strengths lie. Unfortunately, I am not a strong student in science or math, which are required skills to become a marine biologist. Although this was a disheartening realization, I found that I possess other strengths can still be of great value to manatees and other endangered marine mammals: my skills as a public relations manager and communicator. During the internship, I helped write new lessons and presentations for elementary school groups visiting the park and developed a series of fun activities for children to help them learn more about manatees as well as conservation of endangered species in general. I also worked directly with the park’s conservation and communication director, and helped develop a new local outreach program designed to educate Floridians on how to avoid hitting a manatee when boating. My supervisor recommended me to the Save the Manatee Foundation so in addition to my full-time internship at Sea World, I interned with the Save the Manatee Foundation part-time. It was there that I witnessed the manatee rescue and conservation effort first hand, and worked directly with the marine biologists in developing fund-raising and awareness-raising campaigns. I found that the foundation’s social media presence was lacking, and, using skills I learned from Sea World, I helped them raise over $5,000 through a Twitter challenge, which we linked to the various social media outlets of the World Wildlife Federation.

While I know that your organization typically awards scholarships to students planning to major in disciplines directly related to conservation such as environmental studies or zoology, I feel that the public relations side of conservation is just as important as the actual work done on the ground. Whether it is reducing one’s carbon footprint, or saving the manatees, these are efforts that, in order to be successful, must involve the larger public. In fact, the relative success of the environmental movement today is largely due to a massive global public relations campaign that turned environmentalism from something scientific and obscure into something that is both fashionable and accessible to just about anyone. However, that success is being challenged more than ever before--especially here in the US, where an equally strong anti-environmental public relations campaign has taken hold. Therefore, conservationists need to start getting more creative.

I want to be a part of this renewed effort and use my natural abilities as a communicator to push back against the rather formidable forces behind the anti-environmentalist movement. I sincerely hope you will consider supporting this non-traditional avenue towards global sustainability and conservation. I have already been accepted to one of the most prestigious communications undergraduate programs in the country and I plan to minor in environmental studies. In addition, I maintain a relationship with my former supervisors at Save the Manatee and Sea World, who will be invaluable resources for finding employment upon graduation. I thank the committee for thinking outside the box in considering my application.

Scholarship Essay Do's and Don'ts

DO:Tell a story. Discuss your personal history and why those experiences have led you to apply for these scholarships.
DO:Write an outline. If you’ve already started writing or have a first draft, make an outline based on what you’ve written so far. This will help you see whether your paragraphs flow and connect with one another.
DON'T:Write a generic essay for every application. Adapt your personal statement for each individual scholarship application.
DO:Run spellcheck and grammar check on your computer but also do your own personal check. Spellcheck isn’t perfect and you shouldn't rely on technology to make your essay perfect.

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