Scholarships

Here are 50 scholarships due in April!

Please Note: scholarships highlighted in RED are available to non-seniors too

For Chicago students:

1) My 2 Sons: John/Sean Memorial Scholarship: For minority students with a 2.5 GPA who live in Chicago or the suburbs.

Award: $1,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.gggministries.com/scholarship-1.html

2) Chicago Engineers Foundation Scholarship: For students with a 990 SAT score who live or attend school in Chicago and who want to major in engineering.

Award: financial support for up to four years
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://chicagoengineersfoundation.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/60734

More Scholarships due in April 2019:

3) AEA Educational Foundation: Multiple scholarship opportunities for students interested in a career in aviation. Scroll down through the list of various scholarships to determine the ones for which you are eligible.

Award: $1,000 – 3,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: see application for details
https://www.aea.net/EducationalFoundation/scholarships.asp

4) The American Fire Sprinkler Association: Take an “open book” online quiz on fire safety to be entered in the drawing for a scholarship.

Award: $2,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: online entry form
https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/hsstep1/

5) Anthony J. Vecchio LLC Creative Scholarship: For students who submit one of the following: essay, poem, painting, poster, video, audio recording, or web page. Topic: Discuss what, if anything, should be done by social media and other internet companies to help curb and prosecute cases involving cyber-bullying.

Award: $500 – 1,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: see application
https://www.anthonyvecchiolaw.com/scholarship-program/

6) Davis-Putter Social Activism Scholarship: For students working for social change.

Award: up to $10,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.davisputter.org/apply/apply-for-scholarships/

7) ESA Foundation Scholarship: For women and minority students with a 2.75 GPA who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts.

Award: $3,000
Due: see website for details
Submit: essay and other documents
http://esafoundationscholars.com/index.html

8) Great Minds in STEM Scholarship: For Hispanic students with a 3.0 GPA majoring in STEM.

Award: $500 – 10,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/scholarships/scholarshipguidelines

9) Hampton Roads Pride Scholarship: For students with a 3.0 GPA who identify as LGBTQ or for those who support the LGBTQ community.

Award: $1,600
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.hamptonroadspride.org/scholarship/application/

10) The Herbert Lehman Scholarship: For students who demonstrate financial need, have a strong academic record, and show a commitment to service.

Award: $2,000 per year for up to 4 years
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/scholarships/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship/

11) Learn.org Scholarship for Communications & Journalism: For students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications, Advertising, or Broadcasting.

Award: $500
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: see application for details
https://learn.org/pages/Communications_and_Journalism_Bachelors_Degree_Scholarship.html

12) Learn.org Scholarship for Social Sciences: For students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics or History.

Award: $500
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: see application for details
https://learn.org/pages/Social_Sciences_Bachelors_Degree_Scholarship.html

13) Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship: Create a video to encourage young drivers to stop distracted driving (grades 11-12).

Award: $1,000 – 5,000
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: short video
http://www.projectyellowlight.com/apply#video

14) Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest: For students who make a video of 3 minutes or less about this year’s theme: Sole Authority. The President of the United States currently has the sole authority to initiate a nuclear attack at any time for any reason, or no reason at all. Make a video about whether or not you think this policy is a good idea. Should it be changed? What should U.S. policy be instead? ‍(grades 9-12).

Award: $200-500
Due: April 1, 2019 (by 3:00 pm)
Submit: video (3 min. or less)
http://peacecontests.org/#video

15) Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship: For students with a 3.0 GPA who intend to major in the travel, tourism, or hospitality industry.

Award: varies
Due: April 1, 2019
Submit: see application for details
http://www.tourismcares.org/academic-scholarships/

16) Tile Contractors’ Association of America Family Scholarship: For high-achieving students whose parent is a member of TCAA.

Award: $2,000
Due: April 6, 2019
Submit: application form (no essay)
https://www.tcaainc.org/scholarships

17) Edward G. Irvin Foundation Scholarship: For African-American male students with a 3.0 GPA

Award: $1,250 per year for up to 4 years
Due: April 12, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.egifoundation.org/programs/egif-scholarship/

18) LEAGUE Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship: For self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender students with a 3.0 GPA.

Award: $1,500 – 2,500
Due: April 14, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.leaguefoundation.org/scholarships/

19) The American Legion Legacy Scholarship: For students who are children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50% or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.

Award: up to $20,000 per year (renewable)
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: see application for details
https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy/about

20) BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship: For female students who intend to major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Award: $3,000
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship

21) CJ Pony Parts Scholarship: For students who create a video to address one of the topics provided.

Award: $500
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: video (less than 3 min)
https://www.cjponyparts.com/cj-pony-parts-scholarship-video-contest

22) College Jump Start Scholarship: An essay competition for motivated students (grades 10-12).

Award: $1,000
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay (250 words or less)
http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us/

23) Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: For students who have worked on an inspiring service project in the last 12 months (grades 9-12).

Award: $10,000
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://barronprize.org/apply/

24) NOBLE Scholarship: For students with a 3.8 GPA who are committed to a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Award: $1,500 – 2,500
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://noblenational.org/wp-content/uploads/NOBLE-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-2019.pdf

25) Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship: For students who write an essay on one of the topics provided.

Award: $500
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.photoshopactions.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program

26) Thomas R. Garrett Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest: For students with a 2.5 GPA.

Award: $1,000
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.sabr.org/malloy

27) Varsity Tutors Essay Contest: write a response to the prompt: Describe an academically challenging situation you’ve encountered, and how you overcame it. (must be 16 to apply.)

Award: $200
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

28) Youth Free Expression Film Contest: for students who make a film with an important social message you believe has gone unheard (or silenced) by those in power. Include an artist’s statement articulating your film’s message and identifying the public official or organization you believe should hear it. Be thoughtful. Be creative. Be original. Be uncensored (grades 9-12).

Award: $250 – 1,000 and a scholarship to the New York Film Academy
Due: April 15, 2019
Submit: short film
https://ncac.org/project/film-contest

29) Negative Population Growth 2019 Essay Contest: For students who write a letter to the 100+ new members of Congress explaining why U.S. population size and growth are serious problems for our nation. What do you expect them to do to help the situation?

Award: $750 – 2,000
Due: April 19, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.aft.org/member-benefits/scholarshipshttps://npg.org/2019-npg-essay-scholarship-contest.html

30) Innovation in Education Scholarship: for students with a 3.0 GPA who: have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (grades 9-12).

Award: $500
Due: April 20, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

31) Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship: For students interested in law/law-related field and bankruptcy issues.

Award: $2,500
Due: April 21, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.ny-bankruptcy.com/scholarship/

32) Student-View Scholarship: For students who complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

Award: $500 – 4,000
Due: April 22, 2019
Submit: online survey
http://www.student-view.com/ScholarshipWmap.html

33) Sports Unlimited Scholarship: For student-athletes who are inspirational and courageous in the classroom and on the field/court.

Award: $1,000
Due: April 25, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html

34) Valeant Dermatology ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship: For students who have been treated for a dermatologic (skin) condition and have personal experience using a prescription medication for the condition.

Award: up to $10,000
Due: April 26, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
https://www.valeantaspirehigher.com/about.html

35) Honors Grad U Multimedia Scholarship: Submit a proposal for how you’ll better your community.

Award: $5,000 – 10,000
Due: April 28, 2019
Submit: see application for details
http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/

36) All About Education Scholarship: For students who write an essay in response to: How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life? (grades 9-12).

Award: $3,000
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: essay (250 words or less)
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship

37) AMVETS Children or Grandchildren of Veterans/Active Duty Service Member Scholarship: For students whose parent or grandparent is an active or retired service member.

Award: $1,000 per year for up to 4 years
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: essay
http://amvets.org/scholarships/

38) CARiD Scholarship: For students who create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry (your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen) Be creative!

Award: $1,000
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: photo
https://www.carid.com/scholarships.html

39) Courage to Grow Scholarship: For students with a 2.5 GPA who write about why they deserve this scholarship (grades 11-12).

Award: $500
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: essay (250 words or less)
http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

40) Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship: For students who need help paying for college.

Award: $1,000
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: a unique crossword puzzle (see application for details)
https://crosswordhobbyist.com/blog/crossword-hobbyist-crossword-scholarship/

41) Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship: Complete the sentence: “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…” (grades 9-12).

Award: $1,000
Due: April 30, 2019
Submit: 140 character message
http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship

42) Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation Scholarship: For African-American students pursuing careers in the health care profession.

Award: varies
Due: April 30, 2019