Scholarships

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

1) American College Foundation: for students of all income levels who write an essay on “Why College is Important to Me” (grades 9-12).

Award: $1,000 – 5,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/visionary_scholarship_terms.aspx

2) The CellWaves Scholarship: for students who write an essay about: your ideas on how wireless innovations may evolve ten years in the future to change the way we live, play, communicate, socialize, or advance our thinking.

Award: $1,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://cellwaves.net/scholarship/

3) CollegeXpress Scholarship Contest: for students who complete an online form and are planning to attend one of 800+ member colleges. Click HERE for the full list of eligible schools

Award: $10,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: online form
https://www.collegexpress.com/carnegie_scholarship/

4) DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship: for students who write an essay on: How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?

Award: $500
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship

5) McNeely Stephenson Community Involvement Scholarship: for students who write an essay describing: the student’s community involvement and how they feel this award will further both their college career and their continued dedication to helping others.

Award: $1,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.indianapilaw.com/hs-community-award/

6) Paradigm Challenge Scholarship: for students who use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve a real life problem and make a difference in the world (grades 9-12).

Award: $200 – 100,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: see application
http://www.projectparadigm.org/#mid=&offset=&page=&s=

7) Rover College Scholarship: for students with a 3.0 GPA who respond to the prompt: Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?

Award: $2,500
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/

8) Vivint Smart Home Scholarship: for students who make a video using their phone about: Live smart, manage less. How do you live smart?

Award: $1,000
Due: May 1, 2019
Submit: video (1-2 min)
https://www.vivint.com/scholarship

9) Countdown to College Scholarship: for students who submit an online form (grades 9-12).

Award: $1,000
Due: May 4, 2019
Submit: online form (no essay)
https://www.potentialmagazine.com/countdown-to-college-scholarship-sign-up/

10) Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship: For Asian American students with a 3.5 GPA who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion.

Award: $1,500
Due: May 6, 2019
Submit: video & essay
http://www.againstthegrainproductions.com/groundbreaker-leadership-scholarship/

11) IHLAEF Scholarship: For IL students who wish to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management.

Award: $1,000 – 5,000 (renewable)
Due: May 10, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
http://www.illinoishotels.org/Scholarships

12) Aging Matters Scholarship: for students who currently care for an aging loved one, work within the senior community, or intend to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population.

Award: $1,500
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

13) Hartford Technology Rental Scholarship: for students interested in the IT field who write an essay about: how you use technology in your day to day life and how you see technology helping you in the future?

Award: $1,000
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://hartfordrents.com/scholarship

14) INTO THE AM Gaming Scholarship: for students who write an essay on: How has gaming positively affected your life and how do you see the industry growing in the next 4 years?

Award: $1,000
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.intotheam.com/pages/gaming-industry-scholarship

15) Law Offices of Randolph Rice Scholarship: for students who create an original infographic about: Injuries in America: Examine a dangerous aspect of life and how things have improved since a law change or regulation.

Award: $1,500
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: original infographic
https://ricelawmd.com/scholarship

16) Mometrix Test Preparation: for students who write an essay about: what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Award: $250 – 1,000
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay (400 words or less)
http://www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships/

17) NATSO Bill Moon Scholarship: for students whose parent works at a travel plaza or truck stop.

Award: $5,000
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.natso.com/natsofoundation/billmoonscholarship

18) Trove Scholarship: for students who respond to the prompt: Share how you are serving your local community, why this is important to you, and what you’ve learned from it (must be 18 to apply).

Award: $1,000
Due: May 15, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.mytrove.com/scholarship

19) Varsity Tutors Scholarship: For students who write a response to: You’ve been given a $10,000 grant. How will you use the money to positively impact your hometown? (must be 16 to apply).

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

20) National Black Police Association Alphonso Deal Scholarship: for African-American students who are interested in any aspect of the Criminal Justice field.

Award: varies
Due: May 17, 2019
Submit: essay
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c725f7_99f6f95acc2c40899a98bca341a06b37.pdf?index=true

21) 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: May 20, 2019
Submit: essay about your project
http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

22) Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship: for students who create a video essay on the topic provided.

Award: $1,000
Due: May 20, 2019
Submit: video essay (1-3 min)
http://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship

23) B. Davis Scholarship: In an essay, describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual (grades 11-12).

Award: $1,000
Due: May 24, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

24) AbbVie CF Scholarship: for students who have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Award: $3,000 – 25,000
Due: May 29, 2019
Submit: essay and other documents
https://www.abbviecfscholarship.com/

25) 1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art and Design Scholarship: for students who submit a piece of art or creative writing that makes them proud (print or digital media).

Award: $1,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: see application
https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html

26) AED Superstore College Scholarship: for students who need help paying for college.

Award: $1,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: video OR essay
https://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html

27) AussieWritings.com Essay Contest: for students who write an essay in response to one of five prompts (grades 9-12).

Award: $600 – 1,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.aussiewritings.com/writing-contest/

28) College is Power Scholarship: respond to the prompt in 150 words or less: What is your primary goal for going to school?

Award: $1,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: short answer
http://www.collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm

29) Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza Scholarship: for students with a 3.0 GPA who write an essay about where this restaurant should open their next location based on a MAP of their current restaurant locations.

Award: $500 – 2,500
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay
https://cottageinn.com/cottage-inn-scholarship/

30) Courage to Grow Scholarship: for students with a 2.5 GPA (grades 11-12).

Award: $500
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay (250 words or less)
http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

31) Fifth Month Scholarship: Write an essay: May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny (grades 9-12).

Award: $1,500
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay (250 words or less)
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship

32) Rentacomputer.com Scholarship: Submit a marketing video that promotes Rentacomputer.com products and/or services. It can be a commercial, a sales pitch, a demonstration, or basically any type of marketing video that a company (like us) would use to promote their business. It can be as simple or as complex as you like.

Award: $2,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: video (2 min or less)
https://www.rentacomputer.com/cares/scholarships

33) Triple-Impact Scholarship: for student-athletes with a 2.5 GPA (juniors only).

Award: $500 – 2,000
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay
https://www.positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships

34) UNCF-Foot Locker Scholarship: for African-American students with a 2.5 GPA who are attending one of the 37 UNCF member schools who write an essay on: Describe the world you come from – for example, your family, community or school – and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

Award: up to $5,000 per year for up to 4 years
Due: May 31, 2019
Submit: essay
https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/53ebfebc-5904-4cd7-ab93-9af6ded944f8

35) Jane Austin Society of North America Essay Contest: for students who respond to the prompt: Austen often makes use of fiction, poetry or plays, either explicitly or indirectly. Explore how she does this in Northanger Abbey. (grades 9-12).

Award: $250 – 1,000
Due: June 3, 2019
Submit: essay
http://www.jasna.org/programs/essay-contest

36) “Loving the Unique You” Educational Scholarship: for female minority students who are attending a 4-year institution in Fall `19.

Award: $2,500
Due: August 25, 2019
Submit: see application for details
https://www.thelovingtheuniqueyou.com/