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Palm Beach County Medical Society Scholarship Essay

Healthcare Financial Aid Opportunities

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Paying for college and professional school is more challenging than ever. Even though you are pursuing a career that involves helping people and potentially saving lives, you still need to pay for it. Fortunately, various scholarship and financial aid opportunities can take a little bit of the sting out of paying for healthcare education. We have compiled a list to help get you started.

SCHOLARSHIPS

AACN NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program in nursing at an AACN member institution and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31

CAPPEX EASY COLLEGE MONEY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 30

ACCULYNX SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current student of a four-year or technical school.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 1

AACN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a student who is seeking a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Applicant must already be enrolled (not just accepted) at an AACN member institution.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30, September 30, December 31

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN SCHOLARSHIPS (AAUW)

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a female student currently enrolled in a medical school and be a student member in AMWA at the national level. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need and submit an essay and letter or recommendation.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline:
  • Application Cycle 1: August 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015
  • Application Cycle 2: December 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016

AMERICAN INDIAN NURSE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be 1/4 American Indian and enrolled in a tribe. If not enrolled, the student will be considered if he or she can prove direct tribal ancestry. Must also be a high school graduate or have equivalent education and enrolled in an accredited school.
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: Applications for fall term must be submitted by June 1st; applications for the spring must be submitted by December 1st.

ANNUAL NBNA SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible:  Applicant must be African American currently enrolled in a nursing program and in good academic standing. Must be a member of the NBNA and have at least a full year of school remaining.
  • Award Amount: $1,000-$6,000
  • Deadline: April 15, Annually

ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION (ANCA) EDUCATION FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a nursing or anesthesia student who plans to enter the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve and is not participating in a program funded by the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 15, Annually

ATTSAVINGS.COM INTERNET & EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2015. Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 17, 2015

AXOL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible:  Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree for the 15/16 academic year at a recognized university. The degree program/research area must be in a life science related field. Open worldwide.
  • Award Amount: $2000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2015

BACHELOR’S SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a registered nurse with a current license to practice as an RN. Applicant must also have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in a school of nursing recognized by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Award Amount: $3,000-$5,000
  • Deadline:  1

BBG COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015 and must submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline. Applicant must also have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2015

BEST MASTER IN SCIENCE NURSING DEGREES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a matriculated graduate student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited university in the United States. Applicant must hold U.S. citizenship as confirmed by a passport, birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or another acceptable method mentioned here and carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2015

BETHESDA LUTHERAN COMMUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran church and classified as a freshman, sophomore or junior status at a college or university (not necessarily a Lutheran college). Applicant must also have earned a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and have an interest in a career in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Award Amount: $500 – $3,000
  • Deadline: May 01, Annually

BOUND TREE MEDICAL LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a first responder looking to earn EMT-Basic credentials.
  • Award Amount: $50,000
  • Deadline: N/A

BRANSON SHOWS INSPIRED SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students of any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are strongly encouraged to apply. No person affiliated with BransonShowTickets.com may submit an entry.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 15, 2015

CAMPUSRN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a nursing student at a school that has registered in the scholarship program by linking to the CampusRN website. An essay is required. Finalists may be asked to submit awards, letters of recommendation and other materials upon selection. One award is given for each of the six geographical regions.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 1, Annually

CAROLINE E. HOLT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must demonstrate that s/he is in financial need and is accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Applicant must obtain a letter of sponsorship from a local DAR chapter.
  • Award Amount: $1,000 annually
  • Deadline: February 15, Annually

CATCHING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be 1/4 or more Native American and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be either enrolled or must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis.
  • Award Amount: $500 – $5,000 per academic year
  • Deadline: April 15 for the fall semester or September 15 for the spring semester

CATHERINE MOLONEY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a Registered Nursing degree. Applicant may apply during any year of his/her education, however licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education. Selection is based upon financial need, academic ability and demonstrated “empathy”
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline:  June 01, Annually

CHARLES MOO SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be of Asian descent and pursuing higher education in America.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 7, 2015

CHARLOTTE MCGUIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a nurse who is pursuing holistic nursing education and maintains a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Applicant must also have experience and interest in healing and holistic nursing practice.
  • Award Amount:  More than $30,000
  • Deadline:  March 15, Annually

COLON FURR MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must reside in North Carolina and has been accepted or is enrolled in a one-year Licensed Practical Nurse program or is enrolled in a two-, three- or four-year program that leads to certification as a Registered Nurse. Applicant’s school must be in North Carolina and an American Legion Post must sponsor the applicant.
  • Award Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: September 25, Annually

COUNTY OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is 16 years of age or older and either a current high school senior or currently enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 31, 2015

CYNTHIA E. MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current resident of the state of Maryland. Applicant must be a junior or senior at a Maryland high school or currently attending (or plan to attend) an accredited Maryland post-secondary school (college, university, trade school, or medical school).
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 25, Annually

DELAWARE NURSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN and either (1) a high school senior who ranks in the upper half of class with at least a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted GPA, or (2) an undergraduate who meets academic requirements.
  • Award Amount: Various
  • Deadline: March 19, Annually

ELIZABETH J. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans) and must seek education or training related to a health profession or home health care. Applicant should also demonstrate financial need.
  • Award Amount: $1,000 to $3,000.
  • Deadline: February 15, Annually

EMT PARAMEDIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • Who’s Eligible: An EMS student should first check with the EMS training school about available grants and scholarships offered by the school to the student.
  • Award Amount: $2000 to $5000
  • Deadline: Varies

ENDOWMENT FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDENTS OF INDIAN DESCENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending a Pennsylvania undergraduate or graduate school).
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: September 30, Annually

FRANKLIN D. BOYCE ANNUAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible:  Applicant must live in Hopewell, Prince George, Petersburg or the surrounding areas.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: February 17, Annually

FREEDOM OF SPEECH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be over the age of 18 and enrolled at an accredited technical school, college or university in the U.S. Applicant must also maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent) while in college.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2015

FUTURE OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible:  Applicant’s academic record, readiness for online study, financial need and current competency are taken into consideration.
  • Award Amount: up to $ 5000
  • Deadline: N/A

GIVA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time.
  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2015

GOEDEKER’S APPLIANCES ANNUAL COLLEGE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. All grade levels are eligible. Transfer students and non-traditional students as well as students studying abroad or taking classes online can apply. Any major or field of study is acceptable. High school seniors who are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

GOODCALL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, current undergraduate students and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: July 31,2015

GRCF VIOLET WONDERGEM HEALTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a resident of Kent or Ottawa counties in Michigan and major in a health service related field at any accredited Michigan college or university. Applicant must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Award Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: April 01, Annually

GRETA JAMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently attending or enrolled to attend nursing               school.
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 31, 2015

HERBAFFAIR SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with a GPA of 3.0.
  • Award Amount: $ 1000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

HOTELSCHEAP.ORG GENERAL HIGHER LEARNING FALL 2015 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older. Scholarship is open to high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners.
  • Award Amount: $ 1500
  • Deadline: October 15, 2015

INTERIOR DELUXE HIGHER LEARNING FALL 2015 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older. Scholarship is open to high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students and adult learners. Students of all majors in all countries are eligible.
  • Award Amount: $ 1500
  • Deadline: October 15, 2015

IOWA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be an Iowa resident.  IEMSA members and their immediate family members are eligible to apply, provided they have reached the age of 18.
  • Award Amount: up to $1,000
  • Deadline: June 1, annually

IVEIN HEALTH & WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current full-time undergraduate/graduate student attending an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: August 31, 2015

JAN EGERTON AND DON SMITLEY MESOTHELIOMA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is 18 years old or older and currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded.
  • Award Amount: $500 – $2,500
  • Deadline: October 1, 2015

JEAN ANDREWS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans) and reside in Addison County. Applicant must seek a degree in registered nursing or nursing education and demonstrate financial need.
  • Award Amount: $1,200 annually
  • Deadline: March 07, Annually

JOAN F. GIAMBALVO FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a female graduate student who is enrolled in medical school or graduate studies in a health-related field and shows interest in conducting a research project.
  • Award Amount: $ 10000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

JOSH GOTTHEIL MEMORIAL BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently employed as a registered nurse working in bone marrow transplantation with a minimum of 75% time devoted to patient care, or in the position of nurse manager, nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist with BMT patient population or a BMT coordinator.
  • Award Amount:  $2,000
  • Deadline: June 15, Annually

JW SURETY BONDS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a student or prospective student of an accredited U.S.
    college or university.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2015

KANSAS NURSING SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must have the obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas.
  • Award Amount: $3500
  • Deadline: May 01, Annually

KENTUCKY NURSING INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must work as a nurse in Kentucky for one year for each academic year funded. If a recipient does not complete the nursing program within the time frame specified by the program or does not complete the required employment, then the recipient will be required to repay any NISF monies awarded, plus accrued interest.
  • Award Amount: $3,000 per year
  • Deadline: June 01, Annually

LEHIGH COUNTY MEDICAL AUXILIARY’S SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATION (LECOMASE) FUND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from Lehigh County for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate or graduate school).
  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: September 30, Annually

LIVFUND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be over the age of 18 by the time that s/he would receive the scholarship award and have plans to learn/study, intern or volunteer abroad in Latin America, in one of the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay or Venezuela. Applicant must be have permission from a LIVfund staff member if the applicant plans to learn/study, intern or volunteer abroad with a LIVfund Scholarship in a Latin American country that is not listed above.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.

MARYLAND GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, or certain Maryland institutions offering a master’s degree in nursing or social work or a first professional degree in pharmacy.
  • Award Amount:  $1,000-$5,000
  • Deadline: Varies

MEDICAL & HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a graduate of a high school within Shelby County (Ohio) or a resident of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in medical or health professions.
  • Award Amount: $2,000+
  • Deadline: June 01, Annually

MELISSA ANNE CENTRELLA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a qualifying student pursuing a career in nursing, medical sciences or a medical technical field. Applicant must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better or continuing their education at an accredited institution (college, junior or community college, or technical school).
  • Award Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: N/A

MYRTLE SIEGFRIED, MD AND MICHAEL VIGILANTE, MD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh, Berks or Northampton, Applicant must be entering his/her first year of medical school.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30, Annually

N.C. ASSOCIATION OF RESCUE AND EMS

  • Who’s Eligible: The scholarship is available for students in four-year degree programs as well as students pursuing 2-year credentials.
  • Award Amount: Up to $4500
  • Deadline: N/A

NAEMT PARAMEDIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be an individual, active member of NAEMT.  Student, squad or trial members must upgrade to individual, active membership status in order to qualify.
  • Award Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 each year

NASN ADVOCACY EDUCATION AWARD

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current member with Active classification membership for the previous two years. Applicant must hold a current licensure and be employment full time as a school nurse (RN).
  • Award Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: October 15, Annually

NBNA SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N. / L.V.N. and in good scholastic standing at the time of application. Applicant must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area) and have at least one full year of school remaining
  • Award Amount:  $500 to $2,000
  • Deadline: April 15, Annually

NELLIE MARTIN CARMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment. Applicant must also be a United States citizen and plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis.
  • Award Amount:  $500 – $2,000
  • Deadline: March 01, Annually

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS 

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant is evaluated with particular attention paid to personal attributes like compassion, leadership potential and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Award Amount:  $500+
  • Deadline: N/A

NURSEJOURNAL.ORG GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level, global health related program in nursing, medicine or public health. International students enrolled in a qualified program and all military students are eligible. Students who participate in any type of Global Health program may qualify for this scholarship including nurses, public health workers and physicians.
  • Award Amount:  $3,000
  • Deadline:  July 15, 2015

OBEO ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible. There is no age requirement.
  • Award Amount:  $1,500
  • Deadline:  July 1, 2015

PCB SOLUTIONS CHUAN AI LU ENGSTROM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Award Amount:  $1,000
  • Deadline:  August 1, 2015

PDFFILLER’S PAPERLESS WORLD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a graduating senior in high school (or equivalent level of secondary school in your country) or a freshmen, sophomore or junior at university. Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 35.
  • Award Amount:  $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30, 2015

PENNYHOARDER’S FRUGAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must currently be enrolled in a college or university and have an active class schedule.
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2015

PERINATAL NURSING GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must currently be enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing at the master’s or doctoral level. Applicant must have at least one academic term to complete after May of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Applicant must be a member of at least one of the following professional organizations: the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 01, Annually

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-U.S.A. STUDENT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and have completed second year of college. Applicant must be enrolled full-time and be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or greater).
  • Award Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: Part 1: May 15; Part 2: June 15

RALPHINE MCGILL-COONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and live or attend school in the Boston Mensa area (Massachusetts zip codes 01420 through 02675). Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student for the following academic year. Applicant does not need to be a member of Mensa or be related to one.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Deadline: January 15, Annually

ROOSEVELT LOVETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be of African-American descent and pursuing higher education. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 units at a community college, trade school, public or private university, or graduate school. If already enrolled in college, student must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA.
  • Award Amount: $750
  • Deadline: July 7, 2015

SHIPDIG.COM SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited academic institutions. Scholarship is also open to any high school senior who is enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicant must be residents of the United States. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 15, 2015

SIGMA XI GRANTS-IN-AID OF RESEARCH

  • Who’s Eligible:  Applicant must plan to use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
  • Award Amount: $1000 – $2500
  • Deadline: March 15 and October 15 annually

STUDENT LOAN ASSISTANCE COUNSEL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015. Applicant must be currently residing in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 15, 2015

THE GEORGE SNOW SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a graduate of a Palm Beach County or North Broward County high school and show financial need. Applicant must be active in their school and community have strong educational and career goals and are self-motivated.
  • Award Amount:  $7,000
  • Deadline: November 1st each year, with the deadline for submission being February 1st.

THE MARK Z HOME SELLING TEAM SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible.
  • Award Amount:  $2,500
  • Deadline: August 1, 2015

THE MOVERS CORP UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. Applicant may not be an associate (employee) of Movers Corp. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Military academics are ineligible. Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer and must be enrolled in an accredited college.
  • Award Amount:   $1000+
  • Deadline: February 15, 2015– July 15, 2015

THE SCOTT A. GUNDER, MD, DCMS PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania at least 12 months before registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate/graduate school in Pennsylvania).
  • Award Amount:   $1,500
  • Deadline: April 15, Annually

THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION OLIVER JOEL & ELLEN PELL DENNY HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be studying a subject in the field of allied health at an accredited postsecondary institution and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must be seeking a first-time certificate, diploma, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree holders are ineligible. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Award Amount:  Up to $3,000
  • Deadline: August 15, Annually

THERMOS SCIENTIFIC PIERCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2015 semester. Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.
  • Award Amount:  $5,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: July 27, 2015

TOPMEDICALASSISTANTSCHOOLS.COM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be at least 18 years old and currently attending a college or university or planning to attend in the fall of 2015. Applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA based on the previous school year’s academic performance.
  • Award Amount:  $500
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

TYLENOL FUTURE CARE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must be pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Applicant must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate study in the current spring semester at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Award Amount:  $5,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2015

UNITED WAY PARAMEDIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible: Applicant must have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Must have demonstrated financial need
  • Award Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: April 15 or August 15

VDH MARY MARSHALL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Who’s Eligible : Applicant must hold residency in Virginia for at least one year and have acceptance or enrollment as a full-time or part-time student in a school of nursing in Virginia. Applicant must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (RN only) and demonstrate financial need.
  • Award Amount:  $1,200
  • Deadline:  June 30, Annually

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH & ALMA VANE TAYLOR STUDENT NURSE FUND

  • Who’s Eligible : Applicant must be accepted into an accredited North Carolina school of nursing program as verified by an acceptance letter for both associate and baccalaureate degrees and have achieved a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Award Amount:  $982,000
  • Deadline:  August 15, Annually

WASHINGTON HECB HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Who’s Eligible : Site must either be located in a Federal Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or have a HPSA designation.
  • Award Amount:  Up to $35,000
  • Deadline:  April 30, Annually

Scholarships 2015

Flawless Scholarship Slam

Current or former high school students who is currently attending or will attend will attend a college within the US or its territories. To enter, register as part of the powerpoetry.org community and add your original poem about what makes you flawless. www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/flawless-scholarship-slam

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Jan. 30

George Snow Scholarship Fund

In order to be eligible for the George Snow scholarship fund, you must be a high school senior, attending high school in Palm Beach County. The college/university must be accredited and there must be proof of financial need. Scholarships are for four years and are used for tuition only. Applications require two essays and three references. Students can receive up to four scholarships per application. The average award is $7,000, yet that is not the limit. Last year, eighty-five students were awarded scholarships. scholarship.org

Award: Average is $7,000. Varies

Deadline: Feb. 1

SportsQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship

For any Christian varsity student athlete who is currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior and maintains a minimum “C” grade average or higher. Applicants must complete the application, and if possible, submit SAT and ACT scores. www.playingwithpurpose.org

Award: Four winners will receive $2,000, 20 applicants will receive a $300 or $75 Expedition Award.

Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Abdus Saleem Family Scholarship

For entering freshmen in college. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be majoring in areas but not limited to medical technology, oil and energy, computer science, journalism, or business administration, and be an American citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must write an essay on their personal view toward the most significant challenge or accomplishment of Muslims in America and its value to their life. www.isna.net/saleem-scholarship.html

Award: Five winners of $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 1

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

For high school seniors. Applicants must possess outstanding achievement in school, community, or work activities. Special consideration will be given to students who have made exceptional achievements that empower society to “better face risk through education and action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, and emergency preparedness.” www.axa-achievement.com

Award: Up to 12 winners of $2,500

Deadline: Feb. 1

Arts for Life Scholarship

For high school seniors. Applicants must write an essay explaining “how the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art. artsforlifeaward.org/apply

Award: 25 winners of $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 2

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

For high school seniors and college freshmen or sophomores no older than 20 years of age who are planning to or are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA or a minimum 2.75 college GPA. www.jimmyranefoundation.org

Award: Varies based on need, renewable for up to four academic years

Deadline: Feb. 3

Friends of Gumbo Limbo Gordon J. Gilbert Scholarships

For high school seniors who plan to continue their education in a marine-related major that ties into the Friends of Gumbo Limbo mission. Awards three merit-based awards. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. www.gumbolimbo.org/Scholarship

Award: $2,500

Deadline: Feb. 6

Davidson Fellow Scholarship

Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Must be 18 or younger as of October 1, 2015. 2 nominations required for entry. www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/Article/Davidson_Fellows___How_to_Apply_362.aspx

Award: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 11

Carbonell Awards Student Scholarship

For high school seniors intending to enroll in college to pursue a degree in theatre or journalism. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and show commitment, talent, and experience in their field. Applicant must be nominated by a mentor from school or theatre. carbonellawards.org/scholarships/

Award: $1,000 each (One winner from each of the 3 counties: Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach)

Deadline: Feb. 13

Tall People Scholarship

For high school seniors who meet the Tall Clubs International height requirements (5’10” for women and 6’2” for men). Applicants must contact a TCI Member Club for a sponsorship or ask for the application directly at tci-scholarships@tall.org. tall.org/tci-acts/scholarships-2

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Feb. 15

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

For minority high school seniors who show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. www.jackierobinson.org

Award: Up to $7,500 per year for 4 years

Deadline: Feb. 15

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

For graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.75 out of a 4.0 scale, be a US citizen and attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the US. www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

Award: $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years

Deadline: Feb. 15

$4,000 Help the Homeless in your Community Scholarship

For high school students. After signing up with his or her school for a jeans drive to provide jeans to homeless youth, applicants are automatically entered to win. www.dosomething.org/teensforjeans

Award: $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 15

RISE Scholarship

Seniors with a learning disability who have shown determination, self advocacy, and success in overcoming their challenges and pursuing a post-secondary education. 2.5 GPA and letter of recommendation required. risescholarshipfoundation.org

Award: $2,500

Deadline: Feb 15

Rich Vogler Memorial Scholarship

For all high school and college students. Applicants must fill out the online form. richvoglerscholarship.org/Rich_Vogler_Scholarship/Home.html

Award: $1,000

Deadline: Feb 15

Stossel in the Classroom: “War on the Little Guy: When Are There Enough Rules?” Essay Contest

For students ages 12-18. Applicant must submit a 500-1000 word essay that addresses the topic of too many regulations and whether they are good or bad. Based on John Stossel’s “Overregulation” TV segment from his Fox News hour, “War on the Little Guy” and his recent book, “No They Can’t.” stosselintheclassroom.org/essay_contest/

Award: Prizes total $15,500. First and second place winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to NYC.

Deadline: Feb. 17

25th Annual Poster Contest for High School Students

Students in grades 9-12 must create a poster interpreting the theme One Person Can Make a Difference. First, Second, Third, and up to five Honorable Mentions will be awarded. www.christophers.org/document.doc?id=469

Award: Varies

Deadline: Feb. 18

Shire 2013 ADHD Scholarship

For students who have been accepted or are attending an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, accredited trade, technical, or vocational school. Applicants must have been diagnosed with ADHD by a licensed health care provider. www.ShireADHDscholarship.com

Award: $2,000 and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education.

Deadline: Feb 18

Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Awarded to one senior who creates the best photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Designs should be appropriate for cards in the following categories: Birthday, Get Well, Thank You, Anniversary and Christmas. Requires an application and design. www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Award: $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 18

The Christophers’ 25th Annual Poster Contest for High School Students

For all high school students. Applicants must create a poster interpreting the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.” www.christophers.org/document.doc?id=469

Award: first prize, $1,000; second prize, $500; third prize, $250; up to five honorable mention prizes, $100 each

Deadline: Feb. 18

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships

For high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and or communities. Applicants must be vegetarian, submit an essay addressing vegetarianism, attach three or more recommendations, and any documentation related to his or her promotion of vegetarianism in high school. www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Award: One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000

Deadline: Feb. 20

BMI Foundation: John Lennon Scholarships

For U.S. college students or alumnae ages 17-24. Applicants must submit an original song which are then judged by a prestigious panel. Songwriters and composers of all genres of music are welcome to apply. bmifoundation.org/programs/info/john_lennon_scholarships

Award: up to $20,000

Deadline: Feb. 27

SFBJA Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship

For high school seniors of all races in schools in Miami-Dade or Broward County interested in journalism. Applicants must be a member of either South Florida Black Journalists Association or the National Association of Black Journalists. Students must submit samples of work, letters of recommendation, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. sfbja.com/?page_id=33

Award: up to $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 28

Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Students must be 13 or older at the time of application, be a legal U.S. resident and be enrolled or enroll in an accredited post-secondary school by the fall of 2021. Requires short (250 words or less) essay answer for the question: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Award: $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 28

Engineer Girl Essay Contest

For students in grades 3-12. Applicants must submit an essay that describes “one technology used in a sport that you enjoy, and tell how different types of engineers contributed to its design and manufacture.” www.engineergirl.org/17382.aspx

Award: First-place $500, Second-place $250, Third-place $100, publication on the EngineerGirl website

Deadline: March 1

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Award

For African American, Native American, and Hispanic high school seniors and college students planning to or currently pursuing full-time study in a chemically-related field. www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html

Award: up to $5,000, renewable

Deadline: March 1

The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

For high school seniors who plan to attend college within the next year (2015-2016). Must have an average GPA of 2.50 to 3.20, be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial aid.

Award Amount: Fifty students will receive $2,500.

Deadline: 11.59 p.m. on March 2nd, 2015

Link to Scholarship: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)

For female students enrolled in or accepted into either a two or four-year college or university for the 2015 school year. Applicants must be planning a career in computer related fields. www.trustvip.com/about-vip/community-support/women-technology-scholarship-wits/

Award: up to $2,500

Deadline: March 9

The Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarships

For high school seniors who intend to pursue communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry. www.emmyonline.tv/scholarship

Award: Two $10,000 scholarships

Deadline: March 10 for online applications and a postmark of no later than Feb. 15 for those submitted by mail

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

For female high school seniors who desire to attend a woman’s college in either the US or Canada. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on their interests, goals, accomplishments, and their thoughts on the advantages of attending a women’s college to advance their career goals. www.thesunflowerinitiative.com/scholarship

Award: $10,000

Deadline: March 2

Florida Realtors Education Foundation Student Scholarship

For high school seniors and college students interested in a real estate-related career. Applicants are considered based on academic achievements, financial need, relationship to the Realtor family, and leadership qualities. www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Scholarships/index.cfm

Award: $1,000 minimum

Deadline: March 2

Keep the Drive High School Journalism Award

For high school students between the ages of 13-18. Applicants must write an article and have it published in his or her school newspaper, or write and produce a broadcast news segment for his or her high school news station that focuses on the teen safe driving topic of your choice. www.scholarships4students.com/keep_the_drive_high_school_journalism_award.htm

Award: Six awards of $2,000

Deadline: March 1

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Essay Contest

For students in grades 7-12. Applicants must submit an essay answering one of the following questions: Level 1, “My Jewish Values: How They Can Help Me Make the World a Better Place.” Level 2, “What Is It that Jews of All Degrees of Religious Observance have in Common that Binds Us Together?” www.kaplunfoundation.org/upload/essay.html

Award: first place (in each level), $1,800; 5 finalists (in each level) – $750 each. Entrance prizes to the first 50 essays received in each level – $18.

Deadline: March 6

#NoFilter Scholarship Slam

Current or former high school student 25 years old or younger who is or will be attending college within the US or its territories. Register as a member of the powerpoetry.org community and submit your poem about the most authentic version of yourself. www.powerpoetry.org/poetry-slams/nofilter-scholarship-slam

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 6

The Hamilton Award

For high school juniors. Applicants must be self-starters that have proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family. www.hamiltonfriends.org/awards.php

Award: $500 and enrollment into The Hamilton Leaders Academy

Deadline: March 4

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

For students in 9th-12th grade. Applicants must create a 60-90 second PSA with the prompt, “If your friends were going to watch ONE video that made them think twice about making bad decisions behind the wheel, what would that video be?” www.toyotateendriver.com/teens/video-challenge

Award: First place, $15,000 and the chance to work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot your video into a TV-ready PSA; Second place, $10,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show; Third place, $7,500; People’s Choice Winner: 5,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show

Deadline: March 16

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

For student volunteers ages 6 to 18 who have made a difference in their communities. www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/

Award: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Nominations are due by March 14

Team Work USA

For high school seniors in Palm Beach County who have been accepted for full time enrollment in a Florida 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have participated in community service, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, and participate in a personal interview. www.teamworkusa.org/scholarships.html

Award: $3,000

Deadline: March 15

Imagination Begins With You High School Short Story Contest

For high school students in grades 9-12. Applicants must submit an original short story of 1,000 words or less. Submissions will be judged on creativity and imagination. www.coolimagination.com/claspell_author3_002.htm

Award: First place, $250; second place, $50

Deadline: March 15

Through the Looking Glass Scholarship

For high school seniors or college students who have one parent with a disability, display financial need, and plan to attend a two or four year accredited college. Applicant must submit an essay, high school transcript, and recommendation letters. www.lookingglass.org/scholarships

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 23

Peace First Prize

For all students. Applicants must submit an application on the Peace First website that includes questions on community service projects that the applicant has been active in and how they promote peace in their community. 5-10 winners are chosen. www.peacefirst.org/prize

Award: A $25,000 two-year Peace First fellowship

Deadline: March 30

HSF General College Scholarships

For high school seniors and college students of Hispanic heritage. Must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA or 2.5 college GPA and complete the FAFSA application. hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships

Award: Varies

Deadline: March 30

Project Yellow Light: Hunter Garner Scholarship

For high school juniors, seniors, and college students. As an applicant, he or she will have one clear mission: create a video to encourage other teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Specifically – don’t text and drive. Personal expression should come through in the video. www.projectyellowlight.com/apply

Award: first place, $5,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000

Deadline: April 1

Princess Grace Award

For students interested in pursuing an apprenticeship or fellowship in dance, playwriting, theater, chorography, or film. Applicants must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. www.pgfusa.com

Award: Up to $25,000

Deadline: March 31 (theater); April 30 (dance); June 2 (film)

Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students

For high school seniors who have given their time, talent, and energy to their community with little thought to personal gain or recognition. Applicants must write a 1,000 word statement of community service activities and include a current high school transcript. www.collegexpress.com/static/pdf/cx_forms/pcu13_MCScholApp_351.pdf

Award: $2,000

Deadline: April 1

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

Awarded to 10 high school seniors per year. Applicants must read an essay about fire sprinklers and take an open-book multiple choice test about the essay. For each correct answer, a student receives one entry in the scholarship drawing. Winners are drawn at random. www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html

Award: $2,000

Deadline: April 1

International College Counselors Scholarship

For students in grades 9-11. Applicants must write an essay, in no more than 500 words, that addresses the following topic: “What advice would you give middle school students about achieving success in high school?” internationalcollegecounselors.com/2012-international-college-counselors-scholarship-essay-contest

Award: four (4) $250 scholarships; one winner will be selected from Broward, one from Dade, one from Palm Beach and one from outside the tri-county area.

Deadline: May 1

AFSA Scholarship Program

For high school seniors. Applicants must read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay”, complete the registration page, and take a ten-question multiple choice test. For each question answered correctly, applicants will receive one entry into a drawing for one of ten scholarships. www.afsascholarship.org

Award: $2,000

Deadline: April 1

Miami Heat Scholarships

For high school seniors from Miami Dade, Broward, Monroe, or Palm Beach counties. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA, and write about “a noteworthy, personal, work-related or academic accomplishment.” www.nba.com/heat/community/community_education_scholarships.html

Award: Three $5,000.00 HEAT Scholarships, one $5,000.00 Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship and one $5,000.00 Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship

Deadline: April 4

Alec Kessler Scholarship

For high school seniors. Applicant must excel in academics and community service, participate in a sport and have financial need. Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation, two letters from a community based organization, and one letter from a high school Athletic Director or coach. www.nba.com/heat/community/community_education_scholarships.html

Award: $5,000

Deadline: April 4

Stonegate Charitable Foundation Community Service Award and Scholarship

For high school seniors in Broward County. Applicant must have exhibited superior community service involvement during their high school careers while maintaining high academic achievement. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate community service, be qualified for free or reduced lunch, and answer application questions regarding community service experience. www.stonegatebank.com/a_charity.htm

Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 16

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for Grades 7-12

Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2015 may enter. Submit up to three previously unpublished haiku per student. Work may not have been previously used of submitted for competition. www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm#virgilio

Award: $50

Deadline: March 25

Discus Awards College Scholarship

For high school students planning to attend college. Applicants must choose three areas from the categories on the website and provide evidence of your excellence in each. www.discusawards.com/scholarship-info

Award: $2,000.

Deadline: March 31

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

For high school seniors. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and intend on majoring in any are of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/stem-scholarships/

Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 1

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

For high school seniors or high school graduates who are children of parents killed while serving our country. www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

Award: Varies

Deadline: April 15

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

For leaders ages 8-18 who have made a significant positive difference on people and our environment. barronprize.org

Award: $5,000 to be applied to applicant’s higher education or to their service project

Deadline: April 15

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Jay Franke Scholarship

For high school seniors with Type 1 diabetes that are seeking higher education and intend to pursue an arts degree. diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

Award: Two $5,000 scholarships

Deadline: April 15

Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship

For high school seniors who have been accepted to a university. Applicants must submit a personal statement, an essay, a description of volunteer work, letters of recommendation, and a high school transcript. Personal statement should detail the obstacles and hardships the applicant has encountered, how the applicant dealt with them, and how the negative experience has had a positive impact on life. Essays should be one to two paragraphs and describe why and how the applicant’s family is in financial need of the scholarship. Applicants are also asked to submit a 250-word description of volunteer, school activity, and work experience. miamifoundation.org/document.doc?id=191

Award: $10,000

Deadline: April 10

American Association of Candy Technologists John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

For college sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. Applicants must be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area. www.aactcandy.org/aactscholarship.asp

Award: $5,000

Deadline: April 13

Common Knowledge BYG Scholarship

For high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants must take a quiz based on “things you should know Before You Graduate.” The student with the highest score on the quiz will win. content.cksf.org/page.cfm/scholarships/byg-scholarship-2014-2015

Award: $250

Deadline: April 12

Quiz 1: 1/04/2015 – 4/12/2015 (Sports Quiz)

Quiz 2: 2/01/2014 – 4/12/2015 (Political Science)

Quiz 3: 3/01/2014 – 4/12/2015 (The Arts)

Quiz 4: 4/05/2014 – 4/12/2015 (Financial Literacy)

College and Vocation Scholarships from Little People of America

For students who are members of the LPA who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism, are immediate family members of dwarfs who are also paid members of LPA, have been diagnosed with dwarfism who are not members of LPA, or are disabled in general. www.lpaonline.org

Award: Approximately $250 to $1,000

Deadline: April 22

The Fountainhead Essay Contest

For high school juniors and seniors who have read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Applicants must write on a topic related to the book. essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue

Award: $10,000 maximum

Deadline: April 26

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Applicants must submit a visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to raise awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact and be involved in community service in tobacco prevention and control. www.legacyforhealth.org/get-involved/awards-scholarships/dr.-alma-s.-adams-scholarships

Award: two awards of $5,000

Deadline: April 30

ASHA Youth Scholarship

For high school juniors, seniors or college students involved with American Saddlebred horses. Applicants must write an essay describing his or her school experiences, special interests, hobbies and ASHA activities. www.asha.net/Youth-Scholarships

Award: $5,000

Deadline: April 30

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

For high school seniors. Applicants are asked to submit a project according to the guidelines set within each category: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow, and Trend Spotter of Tomorrow. fidm.edu/en/Admissions/Tuition+Financial+Aid+and+Scholarships/fidm+national+scholarship+competition/

Award: One-year full scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. There are also 3 opportunities in each category to win “Finalist” Scholarships, valued at $5000 each

Deadline: April 30

IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest

For high school seniors or students enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. Applicants must write an essay answering the question, “What role can IAPMO play in helping the plumbing industry develop new sources of potable water?” www.iapmo.org/pages/essaycontest.aspx

Award: $1,000, publication of essay in Official and at IAPMO website, and one-year IAPMO membership.

Deadline: May 1

Countdown to College Scholarship

For high school students. Applicants must sign up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly newsletters. A random winner will be selected from the subscriptions. potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships/countdown-to-college-scholarship-signup

Award: $1000.

Deadline: May 1

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must be female or minority students, U.S. citizens and current full-time college students or graduating high school seniors enrolled or accepted in a full-time program at a four-year college or university in the U.S. Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program). A minimum 2.75 GPA is required. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

Award: $3,000

Deadline: May 15

Mometrix College Scholarships

Anyone who will be a full-time student at a college or university between August 1, 2015 and November 1, 2017. Requires a 2,000 character essay. Winner chosen based on votes in the first stage, and a screening committee in the second. www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships/apply.php

Award: Varies

Deadline: May 22

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

For high school students. Applicants must design a look for a couple going to prom made entirely from duck tape. www.duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom

Award: up to $10,000 for winning student and up to $5,000 for his or her school

Deadline: May 23

B. Davis Scholarship

For high school juniors and seniors as well as anyone registered in any post-secondary institution. Applicants must write an essay response to the topic, “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.” www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 25

Madge Lewis Scholarship Foundation

For high school seniors or Florida college students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. www.mlsf.org/ApplicationProcess.html

Award: $500

Deadline: May 31

William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest

For high school seniors. Applicants must write an essay based on a different essay topic each year. ffrf.org/outreach/ffrf-student-scholarship-essay-contests

Award: First place, $3,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000; fourth place, $750; fifth place, $500; sixth place, $400; honorable mention(s), $200

Deadline: June 1

Abbot and Fenner Scholarship

For high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must answer the following essay prompt in 500-1000 words: “Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.” www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 15

Big Sun Scholarship

For student athletes who are high school seniors. Applicants must write a short essay to answer the question, “How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?” www.bigsunathletics.com

Amount: $500

Deadline: June 19

Digital Privacy Scholarship

High school or college students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Must write a 140-character message about digital privacy.The top 10 finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy. One winner. www.digitalresponsibility.org/digital-privacy-scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 30

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

This scholarship awards students for a short 250-word description of a funny (or embarrassing) experience. Applicants must be older than 13 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and be a U.S. student. Requires an online 250-word response that will make judges LOL! www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/make-me-laugh-scholarship

Award: $1,500

Deadline: Aug. 31

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Information

For high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicants must write an essay on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue

Award: $20,000 max

Deadline: Oct. 23

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

For high school seniors. Applicants must have demonstrated a capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

Award: $20,000

Deadline: Oct. 31

Rubincam Youth Award: Senior

For students in grades 10-12 or between the ages of 16 and 18. Applicants must prepare a genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form

Award: $500 cash prize, a plaque, the NGS Home Study Course, and a one-year NGS membership. The winning submission, along with presentation details, may be published in NGS Magazine.

Deadline: Dec. 31

Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships

For spouses and dependents of an active duty or serve soldier, sailor, Marine or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the line of duty, classified as POW or MIA, or who died of any cause after being classified as having a service-connected disability. scholarships.foldsofhonor.org/

Award: Varies

Deadline: no deadline

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

High school student, fill out application to enter Wells Fargo sweepstakes to win $1,000 for college. No pre-requisites. ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1

Award: $1,000

No Deadline

Courage to Grow Scholarship

For high school juniors, seniors, and college students with a GPA above 2.5. Applicants must write an essay of 250 words or less answering the monthly topic. couragetogrowscholarship.com/

Award: $500.

Deadline: Monthly

Writers of the Future Contest

For all students. Applicants must write a short story or novelette of science fiction or fantasy. www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-contest/

Award: Annual grand prize, $5,000; Prizes every three months, $1,000, $750, $500

Deadline: Quarterly

Illustrators of the Future Contest

For all students. Applicants must submit a set of illustrations of science fiction or fantasy. www.writersofthefuture.com/illustrator-contest/

Award: Annual grand prize, $5,000 and a trophy; three co-winners every quarter, $500 and a trophy

Deadline: Quarterly

Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship

For anyone between the ages of 17-26. Applicants must have had a minimum high school GPA of 2.50, a high school diploma, and a minimum score of 19 on the ACT and 920 on the SAT (math/verbal). Applicants commit to an eight-year service commitment with the Army. www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship

Award: Full tuition and fees, a separate allowance for books, and a monthly stipend of up to $5,000 a year

Deadline: TBD

National Make it with Wool Scholarship

For students aged 12 and up. Applicants must select, construct, and model their own garments made from wool or a wool blend. www.makeitwithwool.com

Award: $2,000 maximum

Deadline: TBD

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

For students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

Award: $10,000 maximum

Deadline: TBD

 

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