American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Selection is based upon financial need. Letters of recommendation and transcripts required.

 

University Honors Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 26.

 

Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Essay under 500 words, at least two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a community leader), transcripts, and SAT Reasoning/ACT scores are required to be submitted.

 

John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Knights of Columbus member or the spouse or child of a member or of a deceased member. Applicant must be entering their undergraduate study at a Catholic college or university.

 

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

 

Online Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 28

Applicant must be a high school student in the United States, a United States Territory, or military base. Essay on the following topic is required: Think about a time when you've had to plan for something important in your future. How did you plan to achieve success in the face of the unknown? How did you handle any challenges to reach your goal? How does your story connect to those of other people, past and present, who have had to face and overcome tremendous odds to obtain their goal? Use WWII as a starting point and base your essay in part on America's involvement in WWII. But don't stop in the past. Use specific examples from your own experiences that support your ideas.

 

Davis Putter Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be living in the United States and be planning to enroll in an accredited college in the United States. Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.

 

Returning Student Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Award amounts vary depending on institutional cumulative GPA. Recipients with GPA between 3.9 and 4.0 will receive $1,000; recipients with GPA between 3.5 and 3.89 will receive $500.

 

Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be afflicted with multiple sclerosis or have a parent/guardian afflicted with multiple sclerosis. Selection is based upon financial need, academic standing, and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicant must plan to enroll or already be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.

 

Mommy Goes to College

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a mother who is pursuing an undergraduate degree and who has not yet enrolled in a college (first-year or transfer students only). Applicant must have a combined household income of less than $100,000. A written or video essay answering, "What is your biggest challenge as mother to get a degree? What can colleges to do help you overcome this challenge and encourage mothers to further their education?"

 

Armed Services Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be an armed service member eligible for the Post September 11th GI Bill benefits who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree. Applicant must be a first-year or transfer student who has not yet enrolled in a college and will begin their first semester by October of 2011. Essay answering the following questions are required: "What is the biggest challenge you face in using your GI Benefits to get a degree? What can colleges and universities do to help you overcome this and encourage other armed service members to further their education?

 

Athletic Scholarships

Award: $15,700, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be an athlete playing one of the following sports: basketball, baseball, football, tennis, softball, soccer, volleyball, golf, or cheerleading. Applicant must contact athletic coach.

 

CenturyLinkQuote Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 22

Applicant must submit their top five ideas on how students can use social media to enhance the learning process. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

 

UsBundles Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 10

Applicant must be a college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. In less than 400 words, the applicant must describe what they think Google will look like in 10 years.

 

Dog Fence DIY Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: undergraduate student enrolled in an undergraduate biology or pre-veterinary studies program (or the equivalent); vocational or community college student working in technical or support degrees associated to the service of animals; graduate student enrolled in an animal assisted therapy graduate program; or Vet Tech program. All applicants must be enrolled full time, hold a minimum 3.5 GPA, and submit a 1,000-word essay on one of the following topics: Ways to improve the quality of life of our canine companions or what to do when you're dog is lost. One of the two awards is open to international students outside of the United States.

 

Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must enroll in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

 

State Waiver of Tuition for Dependents/Spouses of Disabled Veterans

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be the spouse, child or step-child between 17 and 26 years of age (biological or adopted), or non-remarried widow of a permanently and totally disabled war veteran, prisoner of war, or serviceman missing in action. Veteran must be a resident of Kentucky, or if deceased, have been a Kentucky resident at time of death.

  • Kentucky
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

 

State Waiver of Tuition for Dependents/Spouses of Deceased Veterans

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be the child, stepchild, or non-remarried widow/widower of a veteran or national guardsman killed while in service or having died as a result of service-connected disability. Veteran must have been a Kentucky resident upon entrance into service.

  • Kentucky
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible

 

Fund for American Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 15 (summer); July 31 (fall); November 15 (spring)

Applicant must plan to attend one of three seven-week summer institutes or 16-week semester institute.

 

President's Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must rank in top tenth of class and have a minimum composite ACT score of 27 or combined SAT Reasoning score of 1220.

 

Pickett & Hatcher Educational Loan

Award: $10,000, Deadline: in May

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, attending a four-year college, and have a credit-worthy endorser. Minimum composite ACT score of 20 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 950) required.

 

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

 

Engineering Excellence Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an engineering student. Minimum composite ACT score of 30 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1320) required.

 

Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a member of the American Legion or of a POW, MIA, KIA, or any deceased veteran, be a Nebraska resident, and attend a Nebraska institution of higher education.

 

Richard C. Maguire Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in history or a related field. Selection is based upon academic merit. Applicant should include self-addressed, stamped envelope.

 

PNA Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a PNA member, a full-time student in a college or university, meet academic qualifications, and demonstrate civic involvement.

 

The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

 

The Larry Streeter Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

 

Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 10

Applicant must be a high school senior in the graduating class of 2015 with financial need and extraordinary community service accomplishments (far exceeding "minimum service hours" required by schools). Applicant must Reside in one of the following California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, or Marin. Essay describing unique community service activities and letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, charity director, or person familiar with your community service are required.

 

Sons and Daughters Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: February 25

Applicant must be the child of an active, retired, or deceased Alcoa employee, rank in the top half of their secondary school class, and must have a minimum 2.3 GPA. Selection is based upon scholastic achievement, potential, character, and leadership.