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http://www.college-scholarships.com – Links to 70 online scholarships search sites….virtually every such site that exist, online GPA calculator that will accurately calculate up to 50 grades instantly.  Links to colleges with comprehensive programs for students with learning and other disabilities, links to Catholic and Christian colleges by state, information on online colleges, community colleges and four-year colleges by state.  In addition, the site offers a complete list of historically black colleges and universities, lists of career colleges by state, information on colleges for women, online applications for four-year colleges and universities, specific and general career information, financial aid definitions and instructions, and dozens of articles designed to assist both traditional and adult students.

Courage to Grow Scholarship – All applicants must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and academic achievement. Awards of $500 are provided to one individual every month.  Students can reapply every month for the scholarship. For more information or to apply visit http://www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/. Deadline is October 31, 2016.

Horatio Alger Scholarship – Available to seniors who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree, demonstrate critical financial need, are involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org.  Deadline is October 25, 2016.

“You Deserve it” Scholarship.  Scholarship is for students 16 years or older who register with scholarshipowl.com.  A one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded when students create an account they will be given one entry into the scholarship.  Students can additional entries every seven days.

Deadline: October 29, 2016

https://scholarshipowl.com/awards/you-deserve-it-scholarship



Active Life Scholarship – Open to all high school students age of 15 or older. Very simple short 3-5 sentence response on one of the following prompts: What do you consider one of your greatest weakness? Or why is it important to try to improve a weakness? For more information or to apply visit http://www.getupgetactive.org/active-life-weakness . Deadline is October 31, 2017.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2000– Eligibility: Be a US citizen. Must be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online short essay of 250 words or less. To apply visit https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship. Deadline October 31, 2016.

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – Must be a US Citizen, plan to pursue a degree at an accredited US Post-secondary institution, carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their Junior year.   For additional information and to apply visit http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/ .  Deadline is October 31, 2016.

 

Brandon Goodman Scholarship – Must have a minimum GPA of a 2.0 and must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit an essay about their academic goals and your contributions to your school and community. For additional information or to apply visit http://www.bgscholarship.com/scholarship. Deadline October 31, 2016.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship.  Scholarship for high school students grades 9-12.  Students are to submit a written and audio essay on the topic “My Responsibility to America”.  Awards range from $1000 to $30000 and top winners within their state receive a trip to Washington D.C.  Applications must be delivered to a local Post.

Deadline: November 1, 2016

https://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFWorg/MY_VFW/VoiceofDemocracyEntryFormandBrochure.pdf

 

 

Ron Brown Scholarship – Open to all African American students who demonstrate financial need. Students must also demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and demonstrate a keen of interest in participating in events held in our local community. For more information visit https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application. Deadline is November 1, 2016.

Mary Knoll Student Essay Contest.  Scholarship is open to student’s grade 6-12 (two divisions).  A 500 to 750-word essay is required and must cover the following topic: Why it is so important to heed the Pope’s call, and give at least two examples of what you or others are doing to care for the earth.  1st place in each division will receive $1,000 award.

Deadline: November 11, 2016

https://maryknollsociety.org/publications/essay-contest/

 

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships.  Scholarship is for high school seniors with a learning disability and/or ADHD.  Students must demonstrate a financial need.  2 students are selected.  1 student will receive a one-time $2500 award, while the other receives a $10,000 ($2500 per year) award.  Application is available online.

Deadline: November 13, 2016 http://apply.ncld.org/

 

Trucker to Trucker Scholarship – Scholarship is available for students planning to attend trucking school.  Students must complete a 500-word essay on one of the following two topics: Why did you decide to become a professional driver? Or What would a scholarship from Tucker to Trucker mean to you?

Deadline: November 15, 2016 http://www.truckertotrucker.com/truck-driver-scholarships.cfm

 

 

Sixt Scholars Program – Scholarship is for high school seniors with a 3.7 GPA.  Awards of $5,000 will be given to five individuals.  Awards are one time only.  Only the first 500 submitted applications will be accepted.

Deadline: November 30, 2016 https://www.scholarsapply.org/sixt/

 

 

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship – Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.3 GPA.  Students must show an interest in environmentalism or sustainability by posting an image on Instagram (#Good360) and twitter (@Good360), along with a 200 to 300-word essay.  One award of $1,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: November 30, 2016 https://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/

 

Doodle for Google Scholarship.  Submit a “doodle” for Google.  Top Prize $30,000. For more information or to apply visit https://doodles.google.com/d4g/prizes.html . Deadline is December 2, 2016.

 

 

 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – Scholarship is open to high school seniors.  Multiple scholarships are available for students who submit artwork, writing, and/or portfolios.  There is a submission fee for each piece of work submitted.  More information is available online.

Deadline: December 15, 2016 http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/

 

 

Burger King Scholarship – Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, be a U.S. citizen. Applications open October 15 and Deadline to apply is December 15, 2016. For more information or to apply visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/ .

AXA Achievement Scholarship – Must be a US Citizen and demonstrate outstanding achievement not only in school, but also in the community and in the work place. The AXA Achievement offers scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000. For more information or to apply visit http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. Deadline December 15, 2016 or the first 10,000 applicants.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards –   Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, nonprofit 2 or 4-year college.  Students must own and/or operate his or her established business.  Create an account in order to apply.  Application is available online.

Deadline: December 18, 2016 https://www.scholarsapply.org/nfibyea/

 

APIASF Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund $2,500– Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific islander ethnicity. Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the US. Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a US accredited college, or University in the Fall of 2017. Have a minimum GPA of 2.7. For more information or to apply visit http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html . Deadline is January 11, 2017.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship – Applications open October 1, 2016 to all current high school seniors. Applicants must be a legal U.S. resident and must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA. For additional information or to apply visit

http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships. Deadline is January 17, 2017

Agricultural Scholarship – Applicants must plan to enroll full-time in a California University and must declare a major tied to a future in the California table grape industry. Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Deadline is January 23, 2017. See Ms. Cisneros for an application.

Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship – This scholarship is open to table grape field workers and their children. There are 3 – $20,000 and 3- $15,000 and are available to high school seniors. Deadline January 23, 2017. See Ms. Cisneros to pick up an application.

Hollister CO Anti – Bullying Scholarship Program – Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and will be asked to respond to a question with a minimum of 500 words. For more information or to apply visit http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/hollister-co-anti-bullying-scholarship/. Deadline is February 1, 2017.

Association of California School Administrators – Applicant must have at least one parent be an ACSA member. Deadline is February 10, 2017. Please see Ms. Cisneros for an application.

CoilLaw, LLC Scholarship – Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be planning to attend a 4- year college/university. All applicants will be asked to complete a 1,000 word essay explaining why you intend to go to college and why you feel you deserve this scholarship. For more information or to apply visit http://coillaw.com/practice-areas/salt-lake-city-divorce-attorney/#scholarship-application . Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Foster Child Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students who are currently or were placed in a foster care. Applicants must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year university. One winner will be selected and awarded $1,000. To apply visit http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship/ . Deadline is May 31, 2017.

First Generation Scholarship – This scholarship is available to high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college. There will only be 1 winner selected. For more information or to apply visit http://www.quirklawyers.com/our-firm/foster-child-scholarship/ . Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Tuite Law DUI Accident Scholarship – Applicants must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 and attach a transcript for application consideration. Scholarship award is $750 and applicants must demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply visit http://tuitelaw.com/rockford-illinois-dui-accident-lawyer/#scholarship-application. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program $1,000- Applicants must be planning to pursue a fashion related degree program at an accredited college. Fashion related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs: Fashion Design, Fashion merchandising, fashion marketing, fashion management, fashion retailing. For more information or to apply visit http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program . Deadline is June 1, 2017.