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December, 2017

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Funded by Cards Against Humanity.

 

Apply Now

 

How To Apply

Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. To view examples of previous application videos, click here.

 

Your video should be:

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
  • Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
  • Three minutes or less in length.
  • About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.
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An advisory board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM will review the applications and select the finalists. The finalists will be notified in early 2018 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials.

 

Deadline: 12/11/17

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Two different chances to win:

 

1st CHANCE

The requirements to become a BURGER KING Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.
  • High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year.

2nd CHANCE

If you want to go a step further, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Here are the details:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.
 

Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000.

DEADLINE: December 15 each year.

Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

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TMI Agency

WE’RE AWARDING $20,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO 20 STUDENT ATHLETES!

Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU–not just because you scored the game-winning point–but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.

Apply today!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility. Take a look at the eligibility requirements to see if you qualify for the scholarship.

 

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

  • Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2018
  • Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
  • Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
  • Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident
  • Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible
 

Step 2: Get the Details. Check out the about page to get all of the information on key dates, judging criteria and prizing.

 

Step 3: Start Your Application. Tell us how you are a leader on and off the field. Applications are due at 5pm EST on December 15, 2017.

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The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

 

Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

 

Apply @ https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

 

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: 

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

 

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
  • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 

 

WEBSITE: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

DEADLINE: 12/15/17 – Must be one of the first 10,000 applicants

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The YFL Scholarship Program is available for current high school seniors and first year college freshman.

 

Applicants with the highest exam scores and strongest essays will receive the following scholarships:

1st place - $25,000

2nd place - $20,000

3rd place - $18,000

4th place - $15,000

5th place - $12,000

6th - 10th place - $7,000 each

11th - 30th place - $5,000 each

 

Fill out the required Scholarship Application Entry Form. Please make sure your contact information is accurate, as it will be used to contact scholarship recipients. Once you hit submit, you will be presented with a pdf download that contains 30 multiple choice questions and three essay questions. Print the document and answer all questions in the financial exam by circling the best answer. Choose one of the three essay questions provided and respond with a maximum of 500 words.

 

Mail your completed Financial Exam and typed Financial Essay to the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation by December 15, 2017.

 

Late submissions will not be accepted. Essays must be typed and double spaced. You must include your Full Name, Email Address and Phone number at the top of each page. The name you include on your documents should match the name you have submitted in this online Scholarship Application Entry Form.

 

Website: http://yflfoundation.org/EnrollOnline.aspx

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2017 Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship

by HomeAdvisor

Skilled carpenter 

Win a $5,000 Scholarship!

 

Tell Us How You Would Solve America’s Skilled Labor Problem.

Imagine a world — just 30 short years from now — in which no one knows how to build a house or fix a leaky toilet.

America’s facing a problem that could make that kind of situation a reality: High school and college students have stopped pursuing careers in important skilled labor trades like plumbing, carpentry, and heating and cooling. As a result, there is a shortage of younger workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the place of older, retiring workers. This means that there may soon be few people who know how to perform the work that keeps our homes and businesses in good working order!

Our challenge to you: How do we fix it? HomeAdvisor will award a $5,000 scholarship to three students who can devise a creative solution to America’s skilled labor crisis — further detailed in HomeAdvisor’s 2016 Skilled Labor Shortage Report — by answering two questions:

 

  1.      What would be your strategy for solving the labor shortage?
  2.      What would you do to encourage others to attend a trade school instead of a four-year college?

Here’s what you need to know:

How to enter: Simply email your well-developed, 1,000- to 2,000-word essay to scholarship@homeadvisor.com. (Be sure to proofread it first.)

Deadline: December 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).

Who is eligible:

  • High school seniors who’ve been accepted to a college or trade school
  • Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school in the United States
 
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Apply @ https://www.dillerteenawards.org/ 

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National Genealogical SocietyRubincam Youth Award

"To encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians"

Deadline for Submissions—15 December Annually

 

History

The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, cg*, fasg, fngs, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

 

Categories

Senior

High school students in grades 10–12 or between the ages of 16–18. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (nonprint). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. (This was the only category in the Rubincam Youth Award until 2007.)

 

General Guidelines for the Awards

Students

  • Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply.
  • NGS membership is not required.
  • Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award.

Submissions

  • Must be in English
  • Must be original unpublished work
  • Become property of NGS and will not be returned
  • Are not eligible for later resubmission
  • Will not be returned if incomplete

 

Website

https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/rubincam_youth_award/nomination_form

 

Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at awards@ngsgenealogy.org.

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Tutor the People Pre-MBA Scholarship

We help students achieve their academic goals. In addition to providing personalized GMAT prep, we also provide ongoing pre-MBA scholarships for tuition

Eligibility: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Students eligible for scholarship submission (“Students”) must be legal residents of the United States, currently enrolled in school, and at least 16 years of age on or before their scholarship entry. Previous winners of the Tutor The People Scholarship are not eligible to enter again. All scholarship dates and deadlines will be updated on a repeated basis to reflect the current scholarship offered. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Prize Details: $1,000 payable to your current undergraduate or future business school tuition.

Essay Prompt: How will an MBA help you achieve your academic and professional goals?

Due Date: 12/15/2017

Word Count: 300 – 500 words

Format: MLA

How to Enter:

  1. Craft an essay that responds to the prompt.
  2. Proofread your essay thrice!
  3. Email your submission as a PDF attachment with the subject “Pre-MBA Scholarship 2017” to scholarships@tutorthepeople.com

Website: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/gmat/#scholarships

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Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award


Scholarship Deadline: December 30th, 2017 ($500)

To be eligible for the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award a student must:


1) Be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30th, 2017
2) A student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year.
3) A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. (Note that we will only contact the organization(s) in the event that you are chosen as the scholarship award winner.)
4) A student must submit their application prior to the deadline of December 30th, 2017. No late application will be accepted.

 
In order to apply for the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award you must write one essay. The essay must contain two essential elements.

1. The essay must provide a thesis statement (in the introductory paragraph). It must be clear and coherent, and it must answer the question that has been put forth on the application.

2. Every essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar. Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph). Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper.

The essay must contain two essential elements:

1. The essay must provide a thesis statement (in the introductory paragraph). It must be clear and coherent, and it must answer the question that has been put forth on the application.

2. The essay must follow basic rules of format and grammar. Every paper must contain a beginning (introductory paragraph), a middle (several supporting paragraphs that comprise the body of the paper), and an end (concluding paragraph). Grammar is vital for essay composition. Sentence fragments, misspellings, and improper punctuation denote a carelessly-written and poorly-conceived paper.

Essay Question:
If you could choose any organization in the world to volunteer with, who would it be? and why? (Please ensure you do not choose an organization that you have already volunteered with. Also, please ensure your essay does not exceed 1000 words
GO TO APPLICATION: CLICK HERE

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Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Super easy, fast and anyone can win!

Simply register on the form on the website @ http://cedaredlending.com/scholarship/ and you could be the next winner! We are giving out two $500 awards, ending December 31.

 

How it works- The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. Read the official rules for additional information.

Who can Apply? High schoolers, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months.

Deadline: December 31, 2017 11PM EST.

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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12.

The theme for the essay is:

"What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?"

All entries should be submitted to:

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, Office of General Counsel

11250 Waples Mill Road

Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 267-1250

Entries must be postmarked on or before the entry deadline. All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Description, Prizes & Deadline: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund continues its yearly Youth Essay Contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for fourth place.

The entry deadline for this contest is December 31. Entries postmarked by December 31 will be accepted. Essay contest winners will be selected and notified in early 2018. All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2017-2018 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. For example, a previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.

Format and Contents: All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred). The fund historically receives a large number of entries and the contest is highly competitive. Include your name, age, address, telephone number, school, and grade as well as a statement from a teacher or parent certifying that the essay is your original work.

Website: http://www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx

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The Free Speech Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. To be considered, you must explain in an 800 - to 1000 - word essay why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society.

 

Eligibility

Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.

 

Word Length

Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic.

Deadline

FIRE must receive all entries by December 31, 2017.

Winners will be announced by January 31, 2018.

 

Scholarship Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

Website: https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/#prompt

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Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. This program has received multiple awards from the City of Albuquerque, a "Best Community Impact" award from Eastern Kentucky University, and is featured on thousands of web sites. View recent Apprentice Ecologist Projects and past Apprentice Ecologist Awards to get ideas for your own environmental stewardship project. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to:

  • Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects,
  • Empower young people to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities,
  • Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.

 

Here's how to become an official Apprentice Ecologist and be considered for a scholarship:

  1.        Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2017 .
  2.        Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
  3.        Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
  4.        Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay.

After uploading your project photo and essay, we will publish your work on our Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists and provide links to download an official Apprentice Ecologist heat transfer (for t-shirt). Please only upload an image that you took or one that you have permission to post (this avoids copyright problems). If you do not have a project photo, simply upload the NWP logo image along with your essay. An NWP t-shirt or tote bag will be awarded to the authors of the five best essays on an annual basis. School and community groups, especially those working with at-risk and disadvantaged youth, are highly encouraged to participate.

 

Three scholarships totaling $1,750 will be awarded annually to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essaysThe top author will also receive a personalized crystal award courtesy of Crown Awards & Trophies. By registering and submitting your essay, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship. Be sure to include your full contact information (always private) when registering so that we can process any scholarships/awards that you may win.

 

Scholarships are available to students between the ages of 13 and 21.

The award covers

1) tuition and fees to enroll in or attend an accredited post-secondary (undergraduate or graduate at college or university) educational institution and/or

2) fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses.

 

Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. Essays will be judged by a committee of Nicodemus Wilderness Project board members, volunteers, and past Apprentice Ecologist award winners. Please see tips below for additional elements that the committee considers important when judging essays. While there is no minimum/maximum length for essays, most of our past winners have written essays that ranged from about 750 to 1,500 words long. 

 

The deadline for uploading your Apprentice Ecologist project essay is midnight GMT on December 31, 2017 . Winners of the annual Apprentice Ecologist Awards will be published online on Earth Day (April 22).

 

Important tips for writing an award-winning essay about your Apprentice Ecologist project:

  1.        Briefly describe your personal background and why you chose to do an Apprentice Ecologist project on behalf of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project.
  2.        Name and describe the area where you conducted your project.
  3.        Provide details about what you did and accomplished during your project.
  4.        If your project was part of a multi-year effort, focus your essay on the work that you conducted in 2017 .
  5.        Describe why you think it is important to take care of the area where you conducted your project.
  6.        Explain how your project helps benefit your community and the environment.
  7.        Describe how your Apprentice Ecologist Project has helped to enrich your life and what it has inspired you to do in the future.
  8.        Check and correct any spelling and grammatical errors prior to submitting your essay.

 

If you need help or have questions, you can contact us any time at: mail@wildernessproject.org

 

Website: http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist

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Caring.com Student-Caregiver Scholarship

Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.

 

Award

Caring.com is offering two $1,500 scholarships to two students attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the Spring Term 2018 and caring for an older relative.

 

How to Apply

We're looking for a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video addressing the following questions:

Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?

  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

 

To apply, first review the Scholarship Agreement for eligibility guidelines. Then submit your story via the Application Form by 11:59PM PDT on December 31, 2017. Judging will be based on submission quality and adherence to application guidelines.

 

Website: https://www.caring.com/local/assisted-living-facilities#scholarship

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UNIGO $10K SCHOLARSHIP

 

Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?

 

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
 

Submit an online written response to the question:
"Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?" (140 characters or less, including spaces)

 

The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018.

 

Award Amount: $10,000

 

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

 

 

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

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Pilot Pen and Shonda Rhimes are introducing the NEW G2 Overachievers Student Grant designed to reward and celebrate one exceptional young scholar (aged 13 to 19, in middle school or high school) who is making a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom.

One student grant winner will earn $12,500 to further their education and/or continue their good works. The winner’s school will also be awarded $2,500 to help enhance their efforts to foster student overachievement.

Entrants are required to submit 1,000 to 1,500 handwritten words expressing how they, or a student they know, are working outside the classroom to benefit others.

Submissions for the G2 Overachievers Student Grant will be accepted until December 31st, 2017.

Apply @ http://g2overachievers.com/enter/

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