Several scholarships go unused each year. Here are just a few to consider. Check back regularly for updates….
MassMutual Scholars Program
The MassMutual Scholars Program is open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent. You must be a sophomore, junior or senior, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry and show leadership and participation in extracurricular activities.
Youth Voter Awareness Scholarship
There are 29 million eligible voters under the age of 24. But only 44% voted in the last election. DoSomething.org and Virgin Mobile have launched a national campaign to get everyone over the age 15 to register or preregister to vote, and make sure that the youth voice is heard. Go to www.dosomething.org/vote and register (over 18) or preregister (under 18) to vote. Share a message with 5 friends on how to sign up to vote, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $4,000 scholarship. Already registered? Send 5 friends information on how to sign up to vote and you ll also be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship. No minimum GPA. No essay. You must be under the age of 25 and a U.S citizen to be considered for this award.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors high school athletes for flexing their hearts on their sports team and in their communities. So, we’re celebrating YOU not just because you scored the winning touchdown or goal but because you’ve used sports to become a strong leader and volunteer in your community.
MesotheliomaHelp.net Essay Scholarship
Belluck & Fox / MesotheliomaHelp.net Essay Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded. One (1) essay per student is allowed; essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long.
Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Most victims were unwittingly exposed to asbestos at work or while serving in the military. Others developed mesothelioma because of exposure from family members coming home from work with their clothes covered in asbestos fibers. The average survival time after a mesothelioma diagnosis varies from four to 18 months. Those interested in entering the essay contest must select one topic from those listed below:
– A mesothelioma survivor’s personal story
– A history of asbestos use in American manufacturing/industry
– The latest developments in the treatment of mesothelioma
The winners of the Belluck & Fox / MesotheliomaHelp.net Essay Scholarship will be awarded a check from the law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP. These funds must be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses.To learn more about this award, please visit our website.
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 – word essay on one of the following topics: “Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?” or “How has cyberbullying personally affected you?”
“Hit The Books” Scholarship
The “Hit The Books” Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 18 and 25. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 – word essay on the importance of education in your life and how the scholarship money will assist you in achieving your goals. Bonus points will be awarded to students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.
The Shop Smart Scholarship (this one is 2013-2014)
Brad’s Deals is pleased to announce the Shop Smart Scholarship Competition to recognize, encourage and reward students whose college experience is enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort and thrift. Five finalists will receive $2,000 scholarships for the upcoming academic year.
To be eligible for this award, students must do the following:
– Write a 500-word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift; applicants are encouraged to discuss topics such as student loans, other scholarships and grants, personal savings, working full or part time while in school, or any other creative or remarkable approach to paying for college or saving money as a student
– Break down your all-in educational costs (tuition, room, board, other) and how they are or will be paid (given the “shop smart” theme, there is a bias against both high annual tuition costs and student loans)
Essays will be judged on the creativity of the money saving strategies described, along with the overall remarkableness of the author’s experience paying for school in the spirit of thrift. For more information about this award and to fill out an application, please visit our website.
WyzAnt College Scholarship
The WyzAnt College Scholarship is available to students who plan to be enrolled in a four – year college or university sometime between August 1 and November 1. To be considered, you must write a maximum 300 – word essay about the most important lesson you have learned in your life. Finalist selection will be based on votes from your email and social media contacts.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, the student must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which he/she received the award. Those who fail to complete the service obligation will have to repay the grant in the form of a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.
To be eligible, the student must:
1.Complete the FAFSA (although the award is not need based)
2.Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
3.Be an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate students attending a college that participates in the TEACH grant program
4.Meet certain academic requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
5.Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
High-Need Fields Include:
-Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition.
-Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas)
The NFWF Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program (current college student 21yo)
Anheuser-Busch and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Foundation) are seeking applications for the Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program. This competitive scholarship program supports and promotes innovative research or study that seeks to respond to today’s most pressing conservation issues. The Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program seeks to support the next generation of leaders by providing scholarships to eligible graduate and undergraduate students who are poised to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation.
To be eligible for consideration, a student must be a United States citizen at least 21 years of age and enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree (sophomores and juniors in the current academic year only) in environmental science, natural resource management, biology, public policy, geography, political science or related disciplines. Recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support.
SMART Scholarship for Service Program
The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is available to undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. You must be a U.S. citizen or national and be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. This program provides students with a stipend (starting between $22,500 and $38,000 per year), full tuition, health coverage, book allowance of $1000 and other education expenses. An employment opportunity with the Department of Defense is also possible.
Daylon E. Kinney Scholarship (current college students)
The Daylon E. Kinney Scholarship is available to students who will be attending an accredited university . You must submit an essay in fewer than 600 words that describes your most interesting college spring break experience. Explain how this experience influenced your life and why you believe you are deserving of this scholarship.