Award: $400, Deadline: June 30
Applicant must be a student who has something special that makes them different from their peers (such as a special activity). Sponsor recommends a Non-Teenager Activity (NTA), which is an activity that teenagers don't typically do.
Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15
Applicant must be a current high school senior in good standing who anticipates enrolling at a United States accredited college/university or vocational program this fall as a freshman. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT score of 1900 (composite ACT score of 27) required.
Award: $1,000, Deadline: August 31; November 30; March 31
Applicant must be a student or youth under the age of 25 who is participating in some form of student/youth group travel, including but not limited to class field trips, youth group or choir trips, and study abroad programs. Applicant must demonstrate circumstances that prohibit them from participating in the travel program due to financial need. Nomination by applicant's teacher, school administrator, group leader, or other adult familiar with the student and scheduled trip required.
Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1
Applicant must be an Illinois high school senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program or may already be a student in an approved School of Nursing in the State of Illinois. Applicant must be able to prove satisfactory in their academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need. Priority will be given to the dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran.
Award: $100, Deadline: November 11
Applicant must be a public, private, parochial, or home school student in grades 5 through 12. Essay on specific topic relating to grade is required.
Award: $30,000, Deadline: October 31
Applicant be a U.S. citizen. Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1600 (composite ACT score of 25), a minimum 3.0 GPA, one letter of recommendation, transcript, leadership abilities, and have participated in extracurricular activities.
Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 15
Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior who will graduate or have graduated from high school in Middle Tennessee and will be enrolling in a four-year not-for-profit college or university. Applicant must be a business major or STEM major and be able to demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.
Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 1
Applicant must have completed the application for admission and the FAFSA by March 1. Selection based upon financial need.
Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1
Applicant must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (including Alaskan and Hawaiian natives), who is a United States citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must be a full-time student in a two- or four-year program at an accredited school.
Award: $50,000, Deadline: February 2
Applicant must be a high school junior or senior, who is a citizen or permanent resident (holding a green card) of the United States, and is enrolled in and attending a high school located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Mariana Islands; home schooled applicants who reside in those countries are also eligible. Original research project that applies epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue in a human population is required; only one project per applicant will be accepted. Program is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental, and social factors that affect health, and based upon this knowledge, to identify ways to improve the health of the public. Award is applicable for tuition, required fees, and on-campus room and board at an accredited college or university located in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Award: $11,000, Deadline: February 15
Applicant must be a high school, pre-university, secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is or will be studying optics, photonics, or a related field. Selection based upon prospect for long-term contribution that the application will make to the field of optics, photonics, or related field.
Award: $2,500, Deadline: December 31
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled as a senior in high school, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and the intention of pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. Financial need must be demonstrated; current documentation of an identified learning disability also required. The ideal candidate is a high school senior who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability; is committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; has demonstrated perseverance; embraces new opportunities; has a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understands how their learning disability affects his/her life and recognizes the importance of self-advocacy; believes in contributing to society in ways that increase the opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as a role model and spokesperson for others who struggle with learning disabilities.
Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 19 (postmark date)
Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to attend a four-year college in the fall of 2016. Applicant must have exhibited extraordinary leadership in their school and community and have shown a meaningful effort to address the issues of social justice (spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address the issues of intolerance, prejudice, and injustice in their community). Completed application, two letters of recommendation, and personal essay are required.
Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 1
Applicant must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 27).
Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15
Applicant must be enrolled or will be enrolled at a full-time college or university. Resume based on the life of any non-fictional character from TV, history, literature, or myth required.
Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 31
Applicant must be a resident of Wakefield, MA who is a full-time student. Financial need must be demonstrated.
Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15
Applicant must be a student from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Selection is based upon academic excellence and need and involvement in the field of communications.
Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 24
Applicant must have attended at least two semesters at an American high school or college. Applicant or his or her parent must be a Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society-assisted refugee who immigrated to the U.S. Selection is based upon academic excellence, financial need, and community activity. Applicants must have immigrated after January 1, 1992.
Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 9
Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will attend an accredited school in Vermont approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need, school/community involvement and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA required.
Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 25
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who intends to pursue or further a career in communications.
Award: -, Deadline: April 11
Applicant must be a high school senior who is graduating from an accredited San Diego county high school. Application and essay question are required to be submitted. Early application deadline is March 14; early applicants could win an iPad, iTunes gift card, Hard Rock Cafe gift card, or a Regional Monthly Transit Pass.
Award: $5,000, Deadline: December
Applicant must be a high school senior who is a resident of Colorado, Illinois, or Georgia and are either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA financial need (household annual income may not exceed $70,000) required. Applicant must demonstrate commitment to the community, an ability to persevere and leadership skills.
Award: $500, Deadline: December 30
Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 22 who has contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within their community over the last 12 months. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.
Award: $500, Deadline: November 29
Applicant must be under the age of 21 who has completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work over the past two years. Minimum 3.5 GPA and essay on the following topic required: Explain in less than 1,000 words why you have chosen to volunteer your time with the organization(s) that you have and how your experience has changed your life.
Award: $500, Deadline: August 31
Applicant must be a resident of the United States or Canada who is plans to attend or is currently attending a college or university by next January. Minimum 3.0 GPA and essay on the following topic required: Describe at least three ways physical therapy can make a difference in an individual's ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle.