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250 Word Essay Scholarships 2015 Calendar

Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program:  This year Seniors will be the last to receive the scholarship in its current form so this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!! is now available at www.jackierobinson.org.  The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.  To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship  

2017 GFB FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector. The Foundation will award five scholarships of $3,000 each and seven scholarships of $1,500 each.

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program during the 2017-2018 academic year; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

A listing of schools within the University System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

More information about the GFB Scholarship for Agriculture scholarship and an official application are available here in a PDF document, and here in a Microsoft Word document.

Application deadline is February 3, 2017.

2017 RISING COLLEGE JUNIOR / SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who have been pursuing an academic career focusing on agriculture and who have exhibited leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector while in college. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $2,000 each.

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field. They must be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters of college work remaining to receive their undergraduate degree from a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program. Applicants must be engaged in leadership activities in college, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

More information about the Rising College Junior / Senior Scholarship and an official application are available here in a PDF document, and here in a Microsoft Word document.

Application deadline is February 3, 2017.

2017 UGA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is to assist outstanding students who have elected to focus on the area of large animal / food animal practice. The Foundation will award two scholarships of $2,500 each.

Students submitting an application must be a Georgia resident, and a current Veterinary Medicine student specializing in large animal / food animal practice, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

More information about the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship and an official application are available here in a PDF document, and here in a Microsoft Word document.

Application deadline is February 3, 2017.

2017 TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AGRICULTURE

The purpose of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture from a technical school or program. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $1,000 each.

To be eligible, applicant must: be a Georgia resident; be majoring in an area of agriculture or agriculturally related field of study; must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2017-2018 academic year; and have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

More information about the Technical College Scholarship and an official application are available here in a PDF document, and here in a Microsoft Word document.

A listing of schools within the Technical College System of Georgia, and a sampling of eligible academic areas of study, can be found here.

Application deadline is February 3, 2017.

2017 Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of community banking and what it represents in the community. Please share with students today! The Hester Scholarship is open to Georgia high school seniors who will be entering a Georgia college, university or technical school (two-year program or more) in the fall semester of 2017. Four winning recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students can download the scholarship packet by clicking here. Applications must be submitted to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia through a CBA member bank. Interested students can visit CBA's website, www.cbaofga.com, to obtain a listing of member community banks in their area. Students can search for a community bank near them by bank name, city or zip code.Click here to access bank listings. The student will then contact the bank and ask for sponsorship. Bankers are encouraged to provide the student with as much information on community banking as possible, so they can write their essay efficiently.  Judging & Deadlines: Applications should be submitted to a CBA member bank no later than Monday, April 3, 2017. The announcement of the winners is May 2016. If you have any questions, please contact  www.cbaofga.com.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship:  This is a $1,000 scholarship for students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. 

Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University. $10,000 scholarship distributed out over the students 4 years at Clemson Deadline Dec. 8th. Visit: www.clemson.edu/capitalism/lyceum.html

The George C. Brooks Scholarship - University of Missouri: for underrepresented ethnic groups at Mizzou $7,500/year, plus a nonresident fee waiver Deadline: December 15.  Visit:  
http://financialaid.missouri.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/scholarships/brooks-scholarship/index.php

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Deadline: October 17, 2016 through January 5, 2017
This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Each year, roughly 20 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship that is renewable and may be used over a period of six (6) consecutive years from the initial award date for a total award of $40,000.  Visit: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/

HABLA is dedicated to recognizing the achievements and successes of the Hispanic business & civic communities. The HABLA Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving Hispanic high school senior or college freshman in metro Atlanta.   Visit: www.HABLAawards.com/scholarship

Science Ambassador Scholarship: Provided by: Cards against Humanity Award 100% of tuition. DEADLINE: December 1, 2015.  The Science Ambassador Scholarship is open to women who are seeking an undergraduate degree in a STEM field. You must submit a video of yourself explaining a topic in science that you are passionate about in order to be considered for this award. Ideal candidates will be ambassadors for their field that are passionate about their discoveries and who will share their excitement with others. Get more information on the Science Ambassador Scholarship.  December 11th, 2016 at midnight central time

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 9th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Deadline - June 10, 2016. Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Full details are available on our site.

Seniors should apply for the University of North Georgia ROTC scholarship now!  Why? Because the first board meets in October.  Army ROTC scholarships are awarded by a national selection board at Ft. Knox, KY. Tentative dates:

Deadline to begin NEW application for ROTC Scholarship: 10-Jan-2017
Final deadline to submit application (must have started an application prior to 10-Jan-2017): 28-Feb-2017 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.   http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

AES Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching
 
The deadline for the 10th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016.  Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm and please encourage your students to apply.  We wish them all good luck! The winner(s) will be announced within 2 weeks of the deadline. Each winner will be personally notified by email.If you wish to discontinue receipt of these notices, please reply to this email and type "unsubscribe" in the subject line or in the body of the email.

Register here for the Test Prep Challenge. On October 10th, come to your local C2 Test Prep Challenge venue for the event and take the test of your choice. (Not sure where yours is? Click on the link below!) The high score on each test, per venue, wins.* Winners will be announced by October 26th! And there’s more! Even if you register now but can’t attend the event, you’ll still get 5% off C2 tuition at your local C2 venue. Parents are invited to attend workshops at the event to learn more about financial planning, test prep, college admissions and much more! REGISTER NOW!
*Ties will be broken via essay contest judged by C2 national personnel. No purchase necessary. 

Campus Exploreris giving away a $1,000 scholarship EVERY MONTH for college-bound students.  This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, who need financial assistance during their college search. Click on http://CampusExplorer.com/campus-explorer-scholarships and apply for the latest scholarship every month.

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA can apply for this $1,000 scholarship that chooses one winner per quarter.

AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship Fund

This fund awards quarterly scholarships of $2,500 to students enrolled at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institution. Awards can be used toward bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing. The selection committee gives special consideration to students in a graduate program to become a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Wells Fargo sponsors this award, which is open to high school seniors and all undergraduate levels. Applicants are selected throughout the year via random drawing to win 40 awards of $1,000 each.

4.        Courage to Grow

This monthly scholarship award of $500 is available to juniors or seniors in high school as well as college students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. You’ll have to submit a short essay. Entries are due on the last day of each month.

5.         United States Senate Youth Program

High school juniors and seniors who are involved in student government can apply to win up to $5,000. A principal or teacher nomination is required, and this scholarship includes a trip to Washington, D.C. for the Washington Week program. Deadlines range from July to November, depending on your state.

6.         Chegg $1,000 Monthly Scholarship

Answer a brief essay question to apply for this monthly drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.

7.         “No Essay” College Scholarship

Yes, there’s a scholarship you can win without writing an essay! Niche.com offers this monthly drawing, which is open to all students planning to enroll in college within 12 months. Enter once each month to win $2,000.

8.          $1,000 Local Survey Sweepstakes

Tell Niche.com about your neighborhood and be entered into a monthly drawing for $1,000. Submit a new entry each month for a better chance of winning.

 

9.         CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

High school and junior college students who play sports and plan to attend a four-year college can apply for this $2,000 award. You’ll need to be active on social media to have a better chance at one of the quarterly prizes.

10.       Jacob Frydman Scholarship Fund

Scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are awarded six times throughout the year. Apply with a 700-word essay on how you plan to invest in your future.

11.        The Festivus Scholarship

Students returning to school after a gap in their education can earn $250 by winning four rounds of quizzes on common knowledge facts. Enter by registering at the Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund and entering the fall quiz (begins in early September) and spring quiz (Starts in early January).

12.        DoSomething.org Campaign Scholarships

Volunteer your time for any of DoSomething.org’s campaigns (examples include hosting a canned food drive or sharing ways to combat bullying) and you could win $10,000. Submit pictures of your campaign work to be entered. DoSomething.org also draws a seasonal scholarship four times each year for your second chance to win $10,000.

13.        CoffeeForLess.com “Hit the Books” Scholarship

Enrolled college students between the ages of 18 and 25 can enter to win $500. Enter by writing a 500-word essay on why your education is important to you; you might get bonus points if you can work your love of coffee into your essay. One winner is chosen each spring (apply by January 31) and fall (apply by September 30.

14.        $2222 Scholarship Sweepstakes

Share your resume with others at Me-2U.com for a chance to win — you guessed it — $2,222. You must be over 13 to enter this monthly drawing.

15.        Odenza Marketing Scholarship

If you have at least a 2.5 GPA, submit two short essays on given topics to be considered for a $500 scholarship. Enter by March 31 for the spring scholarship contest; there’s also another round in the fall. This scholarship is open to American and Canadian students between the ages of 16 and 25.

 

16.       Gates Millenium Scholars Program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards 1,000 scholarships each year to extraordinary students. The average award is about $12,000, and these substantial awards are designed to last throughout the winner’s college experience. The deadline usually falls in mid-January.

 

17.       Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program

Show academic achievement and write a topical essay in MLA format to win this $1,500 prize, which can be used toward full-time undergraduate studies. Apply by January 23, 2016.

18.       Respshop.com Scholarship Prize

If sleep disorders affect your life, write a short essay to enter to win one of four scholarships of up to $1,500. Apply by January 31, 2016. If you’re already enrolled in college, you’ll need to show a 2.0 or better GPA.

19.       Optimist International Essay Contest

High school seniors can apply for a $2,000 scholarship in each of Optimist International’s 49 districts. Local club deadlines may vary, but winning local essays are handed off to districts in February.

20.       ARRL General Fund Scholarship

Students with any active amateur radio license may apply for this $2,000 award. Transcripts are required, but students in any field of study may apply. Deadline: February 13.

21.        Carole R. Streeter, KB9JBR, Scholarship

Students with any active amateur radio license and basic Morse code knowledge may apply for this $1,000 award. Preference is given to students in a health-related major. Apply by February 13.

22.       EDSA Minority Scholarship

The Landscape Architecture Foundation awards $5,000 to one student who is either in the final two years of undergraduate study, or working toward a graduate degree in landscape architecture. Provide a resume, two recommendations, a 500-word essay and work samples to enter by February 15.

23.       Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

By completing one application, women in engineering, engineering technology or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico can apply for a host of scholarships from SWE. Undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible. Awards range from about $1,000 to $10,000. Apply by February 15.

24.       Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Minority high school students may apply for awards of up to $7,500 per year (for up to four years) to attend a four-year college. Scholarships also come with mentoring, leadership development and internship opportunities. Apply by February 15.

25.        AWS Foundation National Scholarship Program

The American Welding Society offers more than 30 national scholarships to students in the U.S. and Canada who plan to pursue careers in welding. Awards tend to be for $2,500 or more, and many are open to students in two- and four-year programs. Students can create one profile online through AWS to be matched with scholarship options. Apply by February 15.

 

26.       Young Naturalist Awards

The American Museum of Natural History invites students in grades 7 through 12 to submit their science experiments from the natural world. Cash prizes range from $500 for the 7th-grade winners to $2,500 for high school seniors. Two winners from each grade level are selected. Enter by March 1.

27.        Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Entering first-year law students can apply for this award from the American Bar Association. Full-time and part-time students are eligible; 20 winners receive $15,000 over three years of law school. Deadline: March 1.

28.       ACS Scholars Award

The American Chemical Society offers scholarships to African American, Native American and Hispanic students planning to study a chemically related field before a career in the chemical sciences. $2,500 is awarded to an incoming freshman; $3,000 goes to a sophomore; and $5,000 is up for grabs among juniors and seniors. Apply by March 1 with official transcripts, standardized test scores, two recommendation letters and your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).

29.       American Legion Auxiliary National Presidents Scholarship

High school seniors who show leadership, patriotism, service and financial need, plus academic achievement, may apply. Five $3,500 scholarships are awarded annually, along with five $3,000 scholarships and five $2,500 awards. Deadline: March 1.

30.       American Legion Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

The American Legion also offers five scholarships each year to students returning to school after an interruption; or who is starting higher education later in life. Apply by March 1 to be considered for an award of $2,000.

31.       Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

High school seniors or current college students can apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Submit a piece of art: a photograph, collage, poem, painting or other creative piece, along with a short essay about your professional goals. Apply by the beginning of March.

32.       Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Junior and senior undergraduates studying communications or journalism may apply, along with graduate students. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and there are three or more awards given each year. Apply by March 2.

33.        Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Applicants must submit an essay or short video about the effect of losing a parent during childhood. The grand prize is $15,000; apply by March 3.

 

 

34.       SanDisk Scholars Program

SanDisk awards $2,500 (renewable for four years) to students in engineering and computer science. High school seniors may apply, along with college freshman or sophomore students. A 3.0 GPA is required, and you’ll need to submit an essay plus evidence of financial need, community involvement and “entrepreneurial interests.” Apply by March 3.

35.       Simon Youth Community Scholarship

Exceptional and involved students may apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be used at junior colleges, four-year colleges and trade schools. Every Simon mall in the U.S. provides an award, but only the first 3,000 applications received each year are judged. Applicants must live within 50 miles of a Simon mall. Apply by March 5.

36.       Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Write an essay about religious freedom to win prizes from $250 to $2,000, awarded by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Apply by March 6.

37.       AFSA National High School Essay Contest

The American Foreign Service Association sponsors this $2,500 scholarship for students interested in foreign policy. The winner also receives a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, and an all-expense paid education trip from Semester at Sea. Apply by March 15.

38.       Shepherd Scholarship

If someone in your family was or is a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, you could be eligible for this $2,000 scholarship, which can be renewed for three years after being awarded. Submit a transcript and up to four letters of recommendation to be considered. Deadline: March 31.

39.       LULAC National Scholastic Achievement Awards

Anticipated or current undergraduate and graduate students may apply for this $2,000 award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and excellent standardized test scores. This scholarship is not limited to Hispanic and Latino students. Apply by March 31.

40.        National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship

The NSA (yep, that one) awards $500 each spring to students in computer science, computer engineering or mathematics. You’ll need a 3.0 GPA to apply; all levels of higher education study are welcome. Apply by March 31.

41.       Unigo $10K Scholarship

Submit a 200-word essay about how you’ve defied stereotypes and you could win one of two $10,000 scholarships. You must enroll in college no later than fall of 2019. Apply by March 31.

 

 

42.       SuperCollege Scholarship

High school through graduate school and adult students planning to enroll in the next 12 months may apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, computers or other related expenses. Apply by March 31.

43.       The Dr. Arnita Y. Boswell Scholarship Award

African-American students with a 2.75 GPA or higher, who also participate in school and community activities may apply for up to $1,000. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, letters from activity organizers, an official transcript, an essay on a provided topic and a photo. Apply by March 31.

44.       Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

This $10,000 scholarship goes to a student active in the social and economic justice movements. Apply by April 1 by submitting a personal statement, two recommendations, a transcript, evidence of financial need and a photo.

45.        Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Program

High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students planning to study travel, tourism or hospitality may apply for one of 30 annual scholarships. Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000. U.S. and Canadian students may apply. Deadline: April 1.

46.       AFSA Scholarship Program

The American Fire and Sprinkler Association awards 10 scholarships for $2,000 to high school seniors. To apply, read an essay about fire sprinklers and complete a 10-question, open-book, multiple choice test. Each correct test answer gives you one entry into the scholarship drawing. Apply by April 1.

47.        AICPA Accountemps Student Scholarship Award

Each year, four winners are selected to win $10,000. You must be a current undergraduate or graduate-level accounting student with a GPA of at least 3.0 to apply. Deadline: April 1.

48.       Create Real ImpactYour creative entry about distracted driving could win you a $500 or $1500 prize. Apply by April 10. Along with the grand prize of $1500, the committee also chooses one Spanish-language winner and one American Sign Language winner.

49.        Gene Carte Student Paper Competition

Criminology students may submit one relevant academic paper each year to be considered for this scholarship. The first-prize winner gets $500. Submit by April 15.

50.       NDS Junior Merit Scholarship

Undergraduates In their junior year who plan to work in the dairy industry may apply for this award, which has a first prize of $1,500 and three runner-up awards of $1,000 each. Leadership, activities, and academic performance are evaluated. Apply by April 15.

 

51.       NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship

The National Dairy Shrine also offers a scholarship for college sophomores pursuing a career in the dairy industry. First prize: $1,500. Leadership, activities, and academic performance are evaluated. Apply by April 15.

52.        College Jumpstart Scholarship

This annual, merit-only scholarship is open to high school, college and nontraditional students. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each spring and fall. Apply by April 15 for the spring competition. A short personal statement is required.

53.       Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program

Latino students with financial need may apply to receive one of three awards: $1,000 toward an associate degree, $2,500 toward an undergraduate degree and $5,000 for graduate school. Apply by April 15.

54.       Appraisal Institute Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Students who are already enrolled part- or full-time toward an associate or bachelor’s degree focusing on real estate may apply for this $1,000 award. You must demonstrate academic achievement. Submit a short personal statement, two recommendations, your transcript and your resume to apply by April 15.

55.       Signet Essay Contest

Signet Classics awards five scholarships of $1,000 to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must write an essay about the year’s chosen literary classic from a list of provided topics; teachers then submit the essays to Signet. Entries are usually due in mid-April.

56.       ASHA Youth Scholarships

Exceptional high school students who are involved with American Saddlebred horses, may apply. Academic success, financial need, community service and recommendations are considered. Awards amounts range, but additional prizes of $2,500 and $5,000 are provided. Deadline: April 30.

57.       Grammarly $1,000 Scholarship

Register online to be entered into this scholarship drawing. If you win, you’ll have to show that you’re enrolled (or have committed to enroll). Enter by April 30, 2015.

58.       MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship

MoolahSPOT’s scholarship is open to students from around the world — but your essay and application must be submitted in English. New or current students in college or graduate school may apply. Submit a 400-word essay by April 30, 2015.

59.        Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

Current undergraduate, graduate and vocational school students can enter to win up to $3,000. Apply by April 30 by submitting a 30-second audio or video public service announcement about freedom of speech.

 

60.        Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship

Write a tweet-length statement about electronic waste recycling to enter this $1,000 contest. The top 10 finalists will be asked to write a 500-1000 word essay. Apply by April 30, 3015.

61.       Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Interested in being an actuary? African-American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for this scholarship. Awards range from $1,000 for an incoming freshman to $4,000 for an incoming college senior who has already passed actuarial exams. Enter by May 1.

62.       The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

Students showing financial need, academic achievement and public service who are entering or transferring to a four-year college may apply. Submit a copy of your college acceptance letter, two recommendations, an essay, transcript, standardized test scores, copy of your FAFSA and a resume to be considered to win $2,000 per year for up to four years. Deadline: May 1

63.        Annuity.org Scholarship

Submit an essay on a financial topic to win a $2,000 scholarship. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Enter by May 1.

64.       Nordstrom Scholarship

Nordstrom stores offer $10,000 scholarships to 80 high school juniors who maintain at least a 2.7 GPA and participate in activities. The scholarship amount is distributed over four years. Apply by May 1.

66.       PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

The Public Relations Student Society of America gives two awards of $1,500 to minority communications students. Applicants must be full-time students with at least junior status, with at least a 3.0 GPA. PRSSA membership is not required, but applicants must submit a transcript, a letter of recommendation and a two-page essay on diversity in the public relations industry. Apply by May 22, 2015.

67.        Together We Care Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program

MinuteClinic (owned by CVS) and Johnson & Johnson offer 30 nurse practitioner scholarships for $2,500 each and five doctor of nursing practice scholarships for $5,000 each. If you’re enrolled in a nurse practitioner or doctor of nursing practice program with a GPA of at least 3.2, apply by May 29, 2015.

68.       Muggets Scholarship

Already enrolled vocational, undergraduate and graduate students in horticulture-related programs may apply for this $1,500 scholarship. Two recommendations are required. Apply by May 31.

69.       Rocket 55 Scholarship

High school seniors and undergraduates enrolled at least part-time may apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Submit an essay on a digital marketing topic and apply by May 31.

 

70.       Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship

Free registration for ScholarshipDetective.com and a 140-character statement are all you need to enter this drawing for one of two $1,000 scholarships. Deadline: May 31.

71.       C.I.P. Scholarship

College is Power awards $1,000 to entering or continuing students in full- or part-time programs. The funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other related expenses. Enter by May 31.

72.       ASF Translation Awards

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers a $2,500 award and a $2,000 award for outstanding translations of Scandinavian works by authors born before 1800. Apply by June 1.

73.        Student Translation Award

The American Translators Association invites translations of literary or science/technology works into English, but also considers translation-related projects. A faculty member must write a letter of support for the undergraduate or graduate applicant. Award: $500. Deadline: June 8.

74.       Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Would you engage with an audience from the podium? Winning speakers at the local level may earn scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000 at the district level. Local club competition dates vary, but districts must submit their winner lists to Optimist International by June 15.

75.       Copyright Awareness Scholarship

If applying to college is a nerve-wracking experience, then I’m not sure how to explain the fear and dread involved in paying for it once you get in.

But wait, it gets worse: student loans, anyone?

Before you know it, your excitement about getting into college can be totally trumped by anxiety about costs.

Luckily, there are thousands of scholarships for college students that can help you pay for school. Whether you’re in high school, college or even graduate school, you’re likely eligible for a fair amount of money.

You don’t need to get straight-A’s, be in dire financial straits or participate in a ton of extracurricular activities every day to earn a scholarship. In some cases, a special skill or interest area — like having creative ways of earning or saving money — can help you win money to use for tuition, housing or textbooks.

Here’s a list of tons of awesome scholarships to get you started on your search. Application rules and deadlines can change, so be sure to read all of the eligibility requirements on the funding organization’s website before applying.

We will be updating this list throughout the year so make sure to check back throughout the year to see if there are any new scholarship opportunities.

Happy scholarship hunting!

These organizations offer awards several times a year — during spring and fall semesters, quarterly or even monthly. Even if you’ve missed the earliest deadline this year, take a look to see if there’s another one coming up!

1. AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship Fund

This fund awards a scholarship of $2,500 each quarter to students enrolled at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institution. Awards can be used toward bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing.

The selection committee gives special consideration to students enrolled in a graduate program to become a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31

2. CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Wells Fargo sponsors this award, which is open to high school students ages 14 and up, and all undergraduates. A total of 12 applicants — six high school students and six college students — are selected throughout the year via random drawing to win $5,000 each.

Deadline: None – random selection throughout the year.

3. Courage to Grow

This monthly scholarship award of $500 is available to high school juniors and seniors, and college students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. You’ll have to submit a short essay.

Deadline: The last day of each month.

4. United States Senate Youth Program

Two high school juniors and seniors from each state, Washington, D.C. and the Department of Defense Education Activity are chosen each year for this program, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. The 104 selected students will travel to Washington, D.C. as delegates for Washington Week. Applicants must be participants in student government. A principal or teacher nomination is required.

Deadlines: Range from July to November, depending on your state.

5. “No Essay” College Scholarship

Yes, there’s a scholarship you can win without writing an essay! Niche.com offers this monthly drawing, which is open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone planning to enroll in college or graduate school within 12 months.

Deadline: End of each month

6. $1,000 Local Survey Sweepstakes

Tell Niche.com about your neighborhood and be entered into a monthly drawing for $1,000. Submit a new entry each month for a better chance of winning.

Deadline: End of each month

7. CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

CaptainU is a site that allows student athletes to promote themselves to colleges and helps college coaches manage their recruiting efforts.

High school and junior college students who play sports and plan to attend a four-year college can apply for this $2,000 award by completing a profile and promoting themselves and CaptainU on social media.

Deadline: Quarterly

8. DoSomething.org Campaign Scholarships

Volunteer your time for any DoSomething.org campaigns (examples include hosting a canned food drive or sharing ways to combat bullying), and you could win up to $22,000. Submit photos of your campaign work to enter.

The only requirement is that you’re between 13 and 25 years old; if you’re not in college when you win, the organization will hold onto your prize until you head to college.

Deadline: Varies by the campaign

9. Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships

Golden Key International Honour Society is based on three principles: academics, leadership and service. It offers more than half a million dollars in scholarships each year to its undergraduate and graduate members.

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

10. Nitro College Scholarship

To win $5,000, fill out the scholarship survey, and answer three short questions. As an added bonus, you can refer a friend for a $1,000 scholarship. If your friend includes your name on their application and wins, you get a $1,000 scholarship, as well. They have four deadlines this year.

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31

11. Howtostartablog.com Scholarship Program

Open to any high school senior, this scholarship requires you to get a bit creative.

Following the website’s guides, create your own blog about something you’re passionate about. Then, on your new blog, post a video and talk about how you see the blogging world impacting the future of the digital age and working in America. The award is $2,500.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted year-round; winners will be chosen March 31

12. Appraisal Institute Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Students who are already enrolled part time or full time toward an associate or bachelor’s degree focusing on real estate may apply for this $1,000 award. You must demonstrate academic achievement. Submit a short personal statement, two recommendations, your transcript and your resume.

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

13.  The Festivus Scholarship

Students returning to school after a gap in their education can earn $250 by winning four rounds of quizzes on common knowledge facts. Enter by registering at the Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund and entering the fall quiz (typically begins in early September) or spring quiz (typically starts in early January).

Deadline: December and April

14. Best Reviews Design Scholarship

This scholarship accepts any candidate who are either currently studying in high school or college or can prove they are enrolled to start at a future date. To win this $2,000 scholarship, write up to 500 words on how product design can impact the world in a positive way. There are two cycles each year for this one.

Deadlines: June 1 and Dec. 1

You can apply for these scholarships from July through September.

Note: Some of the following scholarships have multiple deadlines so they may be listed in both the fall and the spring lists.

1. Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women who study business or are enrolled in a business-related program may apply for this scholarship through their local Zonta club, which awards 12 international scholarships of $7,000 and 32 district/region scholarships of $1,000. There’s no age limit to apply.

Deadlines: Varies by local clubs; club-level finalists must be presented to regional representatives by July 1.

2. Resume Companion Annual Scholarship Giveaway

Enter to win this $1,000 scholarship by creating a resume for a fictional character. There is no GPA requirement for this award.

Deadline: July 14

3. SportFact’s $1000 Scholarship

Love sports statistics? Sportsfact.org wants to know how you’re going to use your passion for sports data in a unique and impactful manner. Fill out this application to apply.

Deadline: July 31

4. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This is more of a program commitment than it is simply a scholarship. This opportunity is offered through the CIA and is open to any high school senior planning to attend a four-year college, or a current college student.

If selected, you’ll receive a salary of up to $18,000 per year, as well as full benefits. In exchange, you’ll work at the CIA in Washington, D.C. every summer.

Deadline: Aug. 14

5. Race Entry Scholarship

Race Entry wants to hear your reason for running in a race. The award is open to any college student. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

Deadline: Aug. 15

6. “You Deserve It” Scholarship Sweepstakes

Offered by ScholarshipOwl, simply create an account on the scholarship-finding website, and you’ll be entered to win this $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is available to any high school or college student who’s at least 16 years old.

Deadline: Aug. 29

7. Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Every month, Cappex chooses a winner for its $1,000 scholarship. Any high school or college student may apply. This really is easy money — all you have to do is complete the application on the website, and you’ll be entered to win.

Deadline: Aug. 31

8. C.I.P. Scholarship

College is Power awards $1,000 to entering or continuing students in full- or part-time programs. Funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and other related expenses.

Deadline: Aug. 31

9. Clubs of America Scholarship

Any college student with a 3.0 GPA may apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Write an essay of at least 600 words about your career aspirations.

Deadline: Aug. 31

10. MoolahSPOT Scholarship

MoolahSPOT’s $1,000 scholarship is open to students from around the world, but your 400-word essay and application must be submitted in English. New and current college students and graduate students can apply.

Deadline: Aug. 31

11. Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship

Free registration for ScholarshipDetective.com and a 140-character or less statement are all you need to enter this drawing for one of two $1,000 scholarships.

Deadline: Aug. 31

12. American Hort Scholarships

HRI provides seven scholarship funds for agriculture students. You could be awarded up to $4,000, depending on which scholarships you’re eligible for.

Deadline: Sept. 8

13. Muggets Scholarship

Students who are already enrolled in vocational, undergraduate and graduate programs in horticulture and have at least a 2.25 GPA may apply for this $1,500 scholarship. Two recommendations are required.

Deadline: Sept. 8

14. Thomas “Sarge” Johnson Scholarship

These 11 scholarships are available for active USA Boxing members who have have competed in at least two sanctioned bouts in this year, as well as each of the last two calendar years. Applicants should have completed at least one semester in a college, technical or vocational school.

There are two trade school awards for $2,000 each, seven undergraduate awards for $3,000 each and two graduate awards for $2,500 each.

Deadline: Sept. 15

15. CoffeeForLess.com “Hit the Books” Scholarship

If you’re a college student between ages 18 to 25, you can enter to win $500 by writing a 500-word essay on why your education is important to you. You’ll score bonus points if you can work your love of coffee into your essay.

Deadlines: Jan. 31 and Sept. 30

16. Odenza Marketing Scholarship

If you have at least a 2.5 GPA, submit two short essays on given topics to be considered for a $500 scholarship. This scholarship is open to American and Canadian students ages 16 to 25.

Deadline: Sept. 30

17. SkinCare Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship

SkinCare Ox wants to offer $500 in financial aid as well as a goodie basket to a young woman who strives for personal wellness and a healthier life. Applicants are asked to submit an essay (500 words maximum) about their personal journey with health and wellness.

Deadline: Sept. 30

18. Top Reveal Scholarship

Have thoughts about the smart home trend? They could win you this scholarship! Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in a college or university. They will be asked to write a “school caliber essay” relating to one of three smart home topics.

Deadline: Sept. 30

19. AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA can apply for this $500 scholarship that chooses one winner per quarter.

Deadline: Sept. 30

You can apply for these scholarships from October through December.

1. Create Real Impact

Your creative entry about distracted driving could win you a $500 or $1,500 prize. Along with the grand prizewinner of $1,500, the committee also chooses one Spanish language winner and one American Sign Language winner.

Deadline: Oct. 6

2. NSCA Foundation Scholarship

If you’re pursuing a career in strength and conditioning, such as physical therapy, coaching, or personal training, the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation awards 5 different scholarships in every year.

Scholarships are worth $1,500 each and students must be current NSCA members by the application deadline.

Deadline: Oct. 15

3.  College JumpStart Scholarship

Open to anyone in grades 10 to 12 or currently enrolled in college, along with nontraditional students, the College JumpStart Scholarship offers various award amounts to students who are committed to their educations and their communities. Submit a brief personal statement about your goals and achievements to apply.

Deadlines: April 15 and Oct. 17

4. Voice of Democracy

This scholarship judges applicants by short essay told via audio in three to five minutes. The national first-place winner receives $30,000 to use at any U.S. college or vocational school; scholarships of $1,000 to $16,000 are also awarded.

Deadline: Oct. 31

5. Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Coca-Cola has multiple scholarship programs, but its main scholarship offers 150 awards of $20,000 for graduating high school seniors. Applicants will be judged for their capacity to lead and serve.

Deadline: Oct. 31

6. MigVapor Essay Contest

Applicants must write an essay about “a viable solution to help smokers make a positive change in their lives” and include topics such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers. This award is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students over age 18.

There are three awards; you could win up to $1,900. The application cycle reopens each semester.

Deadline: Nov. 1

7. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

U.S. students in grades 5-12 who have participated in community service in the most recent 12 months are eligible to receive a Spirit of Community Award from Prudential.

National Honorees receive a $5,000 award, a medallion, a trophy and a $5,000 grant to a charity of choice. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, a medallion and a paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Nov. 17

8. Unigo Education Matters Scholarship

This scholarship requires current or incoming college students to write a short response to win $5,000. You must write your response about what you would say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter or that college is a waste of time.

Deadline: Nov. 30

9. Groza Learning Center Education Scholarship

In order to be eligible for this 1000 dollar scholarship students should write a short essay about the word redemption. They want to hear your comeback story and help students pay for higher education.

Deadline: Nov. 30

10. Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

One student from every school can be nominated by their principal for this $1,000 scholarship for students who show a strong commitment to and involvement in community service, leadership and academics. There are also higher levels of scholarships for eligible winners.

Since the inception of the program in 2000, more than $26 million has been awarded to more than 25,000 students.

Deadline: Nov. 30

11. Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship

The American College of Sports Medicine honors one undergraduate student at its annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit with $1,000 in scholarship money and $1,000 credit to the ACSM store for DVDs, books or wearables.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors in college who have made a significant contribution to their community in the areas of health, fitness and/or education can apply.

Deadline: End of November

12. HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship

HomeSecurityList is looking for a student interested in the “smart home revolution,” which includes home automation, the internet of things and home security. This scholarship is open to accepted high school seniors or current college and trade school students.

Submit a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay on a relevant topic involving the “smart home revolution” for a chance to win this $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: Dec. 10

13. Agora Pulse Social Media Management Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for “emerging social media geniuses,” and is open to both high school and college students who have an interest in social media management. To apply, write a brief essay that talks about the best use of social media management you’ve seen.

Deadline: Dec. 15

14. Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

Burger King offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for high school seniors or full-time college students who graduated high school within the last three years. The Burger King Scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA, while the McLamore requires a 3.3 GPA.

Deadline: Dec. 15

15. Publicity.ai Seo and Content Marketing Scholarship

Open to high school and college students, this $1,000 scholarship requires a passion for marketing. Write a short essay about the best use of content marketing you’ve seen — they’re looking for the “next generation of marketing leaders.”

Deadline: Dec. 15

16. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

For high school seniors entering a four-year, accredited U.S. college or university, Foot Locker awards $20,000 scholarships to 20 students each year.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be a member in good standing of a high school sports team or be involved in an after-school sport.

Deadline: End of December

17. $500 Culinary Scholarship

High school students interested in culinary school, along with current culinary students, can enter to win this $500 award from Niche.com.

Deadline: Dec. 31

18. $500 Nursing Scholarship

Future and current nursing students can apply for this $500 scholarship from Niche.com.

Deadline: Dec. 31

19. Community College Scholarship

Niche.com offers $500 to current and anticipated community college students.

Deadline: Dec. 31

20. Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is a merit-based award open to incoming and current college or graduate students. Applicants must submit a 250-word essay.

Deadline: Dec. 31

21. Luigi Wewege Foundation Scholarship

Luigi Wewege is offering a $1500 scholarship towards academic tuition fees. The applicant would fill out the application linked and write a short essay about how retail banking would change in the next 25 years.

Deadline: Dec. 31

22. Unigo $10K Scholarship

Surprise! You’ve just been elected president. What’s your first tweet? Answer the question, and you could win a $10,000 scholarship. You must enroll in college no later than fall 2023.

Deadline: Dec. 31

You should apply for these scholarships from January through March.

1. Princeton Prize in Race Relations

This cash prize of $1,000 is awarded to students in grades 9-12 who’ve used community service to significantly encourage positive race relations during the past 12 months.

Winners also receive an all-expenses paid trip to Princeton University for its symposium on race. One prize is awarded in each of the 27 regions in which the organization operates.

Deadline: January

2. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

The Positive Coaching Alliance awards high-school juniors $1,000-$2,000 scholarships based on their essays about improving themselves, their teammates and the game.

Students must reside in the U.S. and play for a high school team or in club sports. The organization awards a minimum of 62 scholarships every year.

Deadline: Jan. 1

3. The Annual CGTrader Scholarship

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace. They are giving away a total of 3 scholarships: one $1,500 for a first person window and two $500 scholarships. In order to apply potential winners need to write an essay about “using games for social good and playful learning”.

Deadline: Jan. 15

4. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

The Ronald McDonald House Charities offers a handful of scholarships open to high school seniors. To be eligible, you just have to live in an area where there is a participating RMHC chapter.

Deadline: Jan. 17

5.  Redfin Scholarship

To win this $2,500 scholarship write up to 800 words on the given prompt, which focuses on affordable housing. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, as well as college freshman, sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: Jan. 31

6. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Minority high school students may apply for awards of up to $28,000 over four years to attend college. Scholarships also come with mentoring, leadership development and internship opportunities. The foundation awards about 60 scholarships per year.

Deadline: Feb. 15

7. AWS Foundation National Scholarship Program

The American Welding Society offers more than 30 scholarships to students in the U.S. and Canada who plan to pursue careers in welding. Awards tend to be for $2,500 or more, and many are open to students in attending a four-year college.

Students can create a single profile online through AWS to be matched with scholarship options.

Deadline: Feb. 15

8. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

By completing a single application, women in engineering, engineering technology or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico can apply for a host of scholarships from SWE. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from about $1,000 to $20,000.

Deadline: Feb. 15 for sophomores and higher

9.  Wear Action Scholarship

Do you use technology to help you stay fit? Write an essay about it to win this $500 scholarship. Any high school or college student with a 3.0 GPA is eligible. To apply, you must write at least 700 words on how fitness gadgets can impact your life for the better.

Deadline: Feb. 28

10. Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

To win this scholarship, high school seniors or current college students can submit a piece of art, such as a photograph, collage, poem, painting or other creative piece, along with a 500-word essay about your professional goals.

A panel of judges will select 24 finalists. Students who submit the top five entries, determined by public vote, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: March 1

11. American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

The American Legion Auxiliary offers five scholarships of $2,000 each year to students returning to school after an interruption or adults who are starting higher education later in life.

Deadline: March 1

12. Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Applicants for this scholarship must submit an essay or short video about how losing a parent during childhood impacted their lives. Eighteen scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: March 1

13. Headphone Selection Scholarship Program

Open to any high school or college student, this $500 essay scholarship requires you to write up to 1,000 words on “The Effect of Sound on Productivity.” The scholarship seeks essays demonstrating well-crafted research and analysis.  

Deadline: March 1

14. Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Entering first-year law students can apply for this award from the American Bar Association. Full-time and part-time students are eligible; 20 winners receive $15,000 over their three years of law school.

Deadline: March 2

15. Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students studying outdoor communications or journalism may apply. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and there are three or more awards given each year.

Deadline: March 2

16. Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Children or surviving spouses of a deceased service member or veteran of the US Military may apply. To get the scholarship you need to submit a typed essay explaining how losing your spouse or parent has affected you and what you hope to pursue.

Deadline: March 30

17. Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

This $10,000 scholarship goes to a student active in the social and economic justice movements. Submit a personal statement, two recommendations, a transcript, evidence of financial need and a photo.

Deadline: March 31

You should apply for these scholarships from April through June.

1. The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

This $8,000 award from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund was originally created to help African-American students integrate into formerly segregated schools in the South and to increase their presence in the legal profession.

Any undergraduate student showing financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to public service is eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 1

2. College Success Scholarship

Study.com is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors to apply to tuition. Applicants are required to fill out this application and write about why getting a college degree will help them achieve their goals.

Deadline: April 1

3. Michael Crossland Humanitarian Scholarship

The Golden Key International Honour Society awards its members around the world multiple scholarships, but this $1,000 award is specifically for U.S. students who serve children in need through breaking down barriers in education, sports or assisting families in need.

Deadline: April 1

4. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This is more of a program commitment than it is simply a scholarship. This opportunity is offered through the CIA and is open to any high school senior planning to attend a four-year college, or a current college student.

If selected, you’ll receive a salary of up to $18,000 per year, as well as full benefits. In exchange, you’ll work at the CIA in Washington, D.C. every summer.

Deadline: August 14

5. Signet Essay Contest

Signet Classics awards five scholarships of $1,000 to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must write an essay about the year’s chosen literary classic from a list of provided topics; teachers then submit the essays to Signet.

Deadline: April 14

6. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Each year the Barron Prize honors 15 young leaders, ages 8 to 18, who’ve made a significant positive impact to people and the environment.

Students must reside in the U.S. or Canada and be currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so in the most recent 12 months to be eligible for this $5,000 award

Deadline: April 15

7.  College JumpStart Scholarship

Open to anyone in grades 10 to 12 or currently enrolled in college, along with nontraditional students, the College JumpStart Scholarship offers various award amounts to students who are committed to their educations and their communities.

Submit a brief personal statement about your goals and achievements to apply.

Deadlines: April 15 and October 17

8. NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship

The National Dairy Shrine also offers a scholarship for college sophomores pursuing a career in the dairy industry. First prize gets $1,500, and three runners-up get $1,000 each. Leadership, activities and academic performance are evaluated.

Deadline: April 15

9. NDS Junior Merit Scholarship

Undergraduates in their junior year who plan to work in the dairy industry may apply for this award, which has a first prize of $1,500 and three runner-up awards of $1,000 each. Leadership, activities, and academic performance are evaluated.

Deadline: April 15

10. ASHA Youth Scholarships

Exceptional high school students who are involved with American saddlebred horses, may apply. Academic success, financial need, community service and recommendations are considered. Awards amounts vary; a second award of $2,500 is available from the American Saddlebred Association of Alabama.

Deadline: April 30

11. Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship

Write a tweet-length statement about electronic waste recycling to enter this $1,000 contest. The top 10 finalists will be asked to write a 500- to 1000-word essay.

Deadline: April 30

12. American Floral Endowment

AFE provides over 20 scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in floriculture and horticulture. Award amounts vary by scholarship.

Deadline: May 1

13. Paradigm Challenge

For the chance to win up to $100,000, the Paradigm Challenge encourages youth to use STEM skills and collaboration to come up with an original idea. Anyone ages 4 to 18 can enter this competition.

There are 91 prizes awarded ranging from $200 to $100,000.

Deadline: May 1

14. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

By completing a single application, women in engineering, engineering technology or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico can apply for a host of scholarships from SWE. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from about $1,000 to $20,000.

Deadline: May 1 for incoming freshmen

15. Dr. Troy Dreiling Scholarship

If leadership is your strong suit this $1,000 scholarship is for you. Applicants are required to explain how they have exemplified leadership both in and out of school in a 500 word essay.

Deadline: May 1

16. Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Would you engage with an audience from the podium? Winning speakers at the local level can earn scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000 at the district level.

Local club competition dates vary, but districts must submit their winner lists to Optimist International by May 15.

Deadline: May 15

17. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

For this scholarship, respond to one of three essay prompts on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” The contest is open to all students, from high school seniors to grad students. There are 84 winners, with prizes ranging from $50 to $20,000.

Deadline: May 15

18. PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

The Public Relations Student Society of America gives two awards of $1,500 to minority communications students. Applicants must be full-time students with at least junior status and a 3.0 GPA. PRSSA membership is not required, but applicants must submit a transcript, letter of recommendation and two-page essay on diversity in the public relations industry.

Deadline: May 26

19. Leavitt Machinery Scholarship

Leavitt Machinery’s $500 essay scholarship is open to any currently enrolled students and those expecting to attend college in the fall of 2017.

You must have a 3.0 GPA and respond to an essay prompt about how safety procedures prevented an injury in a situation either you or someone you know was involved in.

Deadline: May 31

20. Chely Wright LIKEME Scholarship

LIKEME is an organization that provides resources for LGBT teens and their communities. This $500 award is open to graduating high school seniors who’ve advocated for LGBT issues through community service and who demonstrate a commitment to the future of the LGBT community.

Deadline: May 31

21. Best Reviews Design Scholarship

This scholarship accepts any candidate who are either currently studying in high school or college or can prove they are enrolled to start at a future date. To win this $2,000 scholarship, write up to 500 words on how product design can impact the world in a positive way. There are two cycles each year for this one.

Deadlines: June 1 and December 1

22. Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Open to any student with a 2.5 GPA, this scholarship is seriously unique: You apply by writing a 2,000-word essay from the viewpoint of an inanimate object that you choose from the website. The website says to think about the assignment like the Disney movie “Cars,” except it’s a short story about the company’s used equipment. Win $500 for your creative story.

Deadline: June 2

23. American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Awards

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers a $2,500 award and a $2,000 award for outstanding translations of Scandinavian works by authors born before 1800.

Deadline: June 15

24. BigSun Scholarship

High school seniors and college students can apply for BigSun Athletics’ BigSun Scholarship.

Students must be engaged in a sport of any kind and apply with an essay describing how their participation in high school sports influenced them.

Deadline: June 19

25. Lift Parts Express Scholarship

The $500 scholarship is open to students ages of 16 to 21 with a 3.0 GPA. You’re required to write an essay about how you plan to pay for college and the job you expect to have once you graduate.

Deadline: June 30

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. 

Editorial assistant Haley Gonzalez contributed research to this post. 

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