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December, 2017



STEM Scholarships for the Makers of Tomorrow

"If you dream a good idea, it can come true.”

– Promise Agbo, Edison Scholar


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Edison Scholars recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow – the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers – those who dare to be great.

Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in college.

From helping to prevent the rise of ocean levels to increasing access to solar power in underserved communities, real issues need bright ideas to create change. This is a chance for students to stand up, advance their education, and be part of the solution.

All future game-changers are encouraged to apply. 

There’s a lot riding on our future, so we have a few basic requirements to apply. Here’s the rundown:

  • be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • live in Southern California Edison's (SCE) service territory.
  • plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the 2018/2019 academic year.
  • plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.
  • demonstrate financial need.


Things you will need:

  • List of student’s work experience and involvement in school and community activities.
  • Student’s transcript of high school grades.
  • Short statement of student’s educational and career objectives.
  • A copy of the family’s most recently filed IRS Form 1040 (first 2 pages) block out all social security numbers.
  • A completed Applicant Appraisal Form (this will open in a new window).
  • A digital head and shoulders photo of the applicant. 


DEADLINE: 12/1/17


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Boston University

Trustee Scholarship (For 12th Graders)

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.


In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.


While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.


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Students norms are:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.75
- Composite score of 30 on the ACT or 1400 on the SAT
The selection Committee seeks the following qualities:
- Academic Distinction
- Demonstrated Leadership and Commitment to Public Service
- Research and /or Creative Endeavors
Deadline: 12/1/17 at 3PM MST


Capital Alliance Scholarship

The Capital Alliance scholarship was created to help students interested in higher education reach their goal of attending college or university. Interested applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a $1,000 college scholarship to be used towards higher education expenses in 2018. To be eligible, complete the application by December 1, 2017. A committee will select one winner at the end of December 2017 and the scholarship will be awarded before January 31, 2018.



The following people are eligible for the Capital Alliance academic scholarship:

1. American High school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university in the USA.

2. Students currently enrolled in a college or university, and not having reached their senior year.



Capital Alliance wants to hear your answer to this question; “From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?” This should be a short essay (under 500 words).


Application process:

Complete the online application form and answer the following essay prompt:

“From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?”


Submission deadline:

December 1, 2017


Winner selection:

The winner will be selected by the end of December, 2017. The winner will be contacted in early January, and have two weeks to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected.




The Science Ambassador Scholarship

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


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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.
A woman applying for a rad scholarship for women studying STEM fields

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



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.


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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 




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


National Genealogical SocietyRubincam Youth Award

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

Deadline for Submissions—15 December Annually



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.




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


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


  • 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




Questions? Contact the NGS Awards Chair at


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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



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



Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Super easy, fast and anyone can win!

Simply register on the form on the website @ 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.


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.




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.



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


Word Length

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


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.