National Scholarships

 

  • We The Future Contest= Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details. Deadline to apply is September 17th.  Apply online at http://constitutingamerica.org/downloads.php

 

  • The Tree Center Scholarship Program=Scholarship is open to current high school and college students in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have designed an innovative product that makes a difference in the lives of others (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) and submit an essay describing the goal of the project. Deadline to apply is September 20th.  Apply online at https://www.thetreecenter.com/scholarship/

 

  • Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship= Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive. Deadline to apply is September 20th. Apply online at http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship  

 

 

  • Return to College (R2C) Scholarship= Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently enrolled. Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and there is no maximum age limit. Applicant must share in three sentences of less why they are getting their degree. Deadline to apply is September 30th. http://www.return2college.com/awardprogram.cfm

 

  • ShipDig.com Scholarship= Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students enrolled in an accredited academic institution. Applicant must submit an essay on the most interesting item they have received in the mail. Deadline to apply is September 30th. Apply online at http://www.shipdig.com/scholarship/

 

  • Shout it Out Scholarship= Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt. Deadline to apply is September 30th.  Apply online at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

 

  • Writer’s Square Essay Contest= Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay on how they can make the world a better place. Deadline to apply September 30th. Apply online at http://www.writerssquare.org/home

 

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman=Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have participated in one of the 43 sports recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations and sponsored by their school.  Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Deadline to apply is October 2nd. Application is available online at https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/

 

  • AES Engineering Scholarship=Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students.  Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to a successful life.  Scholarship is open to all majors.  Deadline to apply is October 7th.  Scholarship amount is $500.  Application is available online at  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 

  • 2015 National Rice Month Scholarship Program=Scholarship is open to graduating high school Seniors (2015-2016 school year) in rice-growing states.  Applicant must make a U.S. grown rice the center of a promotion activity conducted in September.  Deadline to apply is October 15th  Scholarship amounts up to $4,000.  Application is available online at http://www.usarice.com/all-about-rice/national-rice-month

 

  • Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship=Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning.  High School students and home schooled students  who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply.  Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams. Scholarship amount is $1,000.  Deadline to apply is October 15th.  Application is available online at http://www.bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship.aspx

 

  • Doodle 4 Google=Program is available to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grades.  Student will submit a doodle for google.  Scholarship amount is $30,000.  Deadline to apply is October 15th. Application to apply online at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

 

  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards=Scholarship is open to students of Hispanic/Latino descent who have demonstrated leadership in the classroom and community in an effort to encourage their peers to use education as a vehicle for success.  Scholarship amount is $1,000.  Deadline to apply is October 15th.  Apply online at http://www.hispanicheritage.org/programs/youth-awards/

 

  • College JumpStart Scholarship=Scholarship is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, college students, and non-traditional students.  Applicants must submit a short essay.  Scholarship amount is $1,000.  Deadline to apply is October 17th  Apply online at http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us/

 

  • Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway=Giveaway is open to U.S. legal residents who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age.  Applicant must submit their “one of kind” goal in 350 characters of less.  Once the applicant receive 50 votes, they will be eligible to submit a video.  Individuals can also nominate a student with a one of a kind story by submitting a story on the student’s behalf.  Giveaway amount up to $100,000.  Deadline to apply is October 19th.  Apply online at http://www.drpeppertuition.com

 

  • Horatio Alger Scholarship=Applications for the Horatio Alger Scholarship are available online at scholars.horatioalger.org  Deadline to apply is October 25th.  Eligibility criteria are as follows:  be a graduating senior, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelors degree, demonstrate strong financial need (adjusted family income of $55000 or less), be involved in co-curricular and community activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a GPA of 2.00 or greater and be  US citizen.  Scholarship amounts can range up to $22000.

 

  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship=Scholarship is open to current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.  Scholarship amounts up to $20,000.  Deadline to apply is October 31st.  Apply online at http://coca-colascholars.org/

 

  • GTFO Scholarship=According to sources, “About 1.69 billion pounds of butts end up as toxic trash each year.  Cigarettes = the most littered item on Earth.” Do Something will send the student a free action kit.  Applicant must clean up cigarette butts they find anywhere and submit a photo as proof.  For every bag (approximately 250 cigarette butts) the student collects, they receive a chance for the scholarship, up to four chances.  Scholarship amount up to $10,000.  Deadline to apply is October 31st.  Apply online at https://www.dosomething.org/campaigns/gtfo

 

 

  • Veterens United Foundation Scholarship=Scholarship is open to current active-duty service members of the United States Armed Forces, spouses of a service member, or children of a service member or veteran.  Applican must plan to attend a college or university in the following academic year.  Scholarship amount is $2,000. Deadline to apply is October 31st.  Apply online at http://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships

 

  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship=Scholarship is open to students 13 years or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.  Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given promt.  Scholarship amount is $2,000.  Deadline to apply is October 31st  Apply online at https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship-2015/100365

 

  • Hagan Scholarship= The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students must graduate from a public high school located in one of twenty eligible states and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars currently attend 147 different colleges and universities. Scholarship amounts up to $40,000.  Deadline to apply is November 15th  Apply online at http://haganscholarships.org/application/

 

  • Walmart Associate Scholarship=Scholarship is open to students employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the scholarship due date. Scholarship amount up to $3,300.  Deadline to apply is December 2nd  Apply online at https://walmart.scholarsapply.org/associate/

 

 

  • Anne Ford Scholarship=Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2016.  Deadline to apply is December 15th.  Application available online at http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards

 

  • Burger King Scholars Program=Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2016-17 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Scholarship amounts up to $50,000.  Deadline to apply is December 15th.  Apply online at http://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/burger-king-scholars-program/

 

  • Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Program=The scholarship award is $20,000 and will be distributed in four equal, annual installments. One scholarship winner will be selected to receive the Ken C. Hicks Scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5,000 award (for a total of $25,000). Deadline to apply is December 17th.  Apply online at https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/

 

 

  • National FFA Scholarship=Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.  Scholarship amounts vary.  Application opens on November 1, 2015 and the deadline to apply is February 1st.  Apply online at https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

 

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution= The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. 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.  Applicant will fill out a Financial Need Form in addition to the scholarship application.  Scholarship amounts vary.  Deadline to apply is February 10th..  Application online at http://members.dar.org/sites/default/files/members/darnet/forms/SCH-1001.pdf?ver=071714_38843

 

  • Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program (Dixie Boys & Majors)= Outstanding High School Seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 thru 17 years old; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 thru 19 years old. Applications will be taken from January 1st thru April 1st each year.  The winners will be selected by May 1st and notified immediately.  Scholarship amount is $1,250.00.  Deadline to apply is April 1st.  Application online at http://www.dixie.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=551

 

 

  • The Bird Dog Foundation Annual High School Senior Essay contest=The contest is open only to High School seniors (Grade level 12) who are preparing to enter freshman year of college or university. Entrants must reside in one of these three states: Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas. Entrants must be U.S. Citizens. Entrants may not be related to any employee or sitting board member of the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. Applicant will write an essay over one of the suggested topics. Scholarship amounts $1,500 and $1,000.  Deadline to apply is April 15th. Application available online at http://www.birddogfoundation.com/Essay%20Contest/PDF%20Official%20Essay%20Contest%20Def%20&%20Guidelines%20-updated%20Jan,%202010pdf.pdf

 

  • ASBA Educational Foundation J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship Award Program—The recipient must be the on/daughter of a publicly elected Arkansas school board member. School board member-parent must be serving on his/her local board on September 1 of the school year in which the scholarship is awarded. Grants will be one-time scholarships to a student pursuing an advanced degree in the field of education at an Arkansas institutionof higher education.  Scholarship amount is at minimum $600.  Deadline to apply is April 1st.  Application online at http://arsba.org/wp-content/uploads/JKWilliamsScholarshipApplicationFormrev.pdf

 

  • Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators-- AASFAA gives several $500 scholarships away each year to students enrolled at AASFAA member institutions.  Scholarship winners must be enrolled at least half time in 2015-2016 in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate. All applications must be postmarked by April 1st  Limit one entry per person.  Winners will be selected at a random drawing during the 2015 Spring AASFAA Conference.  Winners will be notified via the information on the application.  Application available online at http://aasfaa.net/StudentsandParents/ScholarshipGiveaway.aspx  

 

  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship--The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country.  All applications must be postmarked by April 15th. Scholarship amounts vary.  Application available online at http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

 

  • Children Impacted by Crime Scholarship-- The Children of Inmates Scholarship Fund and the Children as Victims Scholarship Fund will award annual scholarships to students who are pursuing a college education. While our primary goal has always been to reduce recidivism, we also recognize the importance of prevention – preventing citizens from a life of crime and incarceration. The scholarship program emphasizes this aspect of prevention. Education is a critical step toward a crime-free life. Through no fault of their own, there are many children whose life experiences place their educational opportunities in jeopardy. These are children who have had a parent incarcerated, an event that can produce many negative consequences for the children including poverty. These are also children who have been the victim of a crime or whose immediate family members have been crime victims. This, too, can be a life-altering event, which can also produce many negative consequences. Scholarship amounts vary.  Application process opens March 1st and the deadline to apply is June 1st.  Apply online at http://www.writeaprisoner.com/inmate-victim-scholarship/

 

  • American Legion Baseball Scholarship-- Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post–affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of this award. The scholarship application, letters of recommendation and certification form must be completed, postmarked and mailed to the department headquarters no later than July 15th  Application online at http://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/Baseball_Scholarship_Form_2016.pdf

 

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