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February, 2018



Significant Challenge College Scholarship


About the Scholarship

In 2018, Richie's Spirit Foundation will award $5,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who demonstrates leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merit academic achievement.

The program receives over 2,500 applications each year.

Richie Herskowitz died in October 2007 of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) related causes. He was just short of finishing his senior year of high school. Richie lived his life with a positive spirit no matter what obstacles got in his way.

Application Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident currently enrolled in a U.S. - accredited high school who will graduate in the Spring of 2018;
  • Plans to attend a vocational schools, community college, or four-year college full-time during the 2018 - 2019 academic year;
  • Has a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
  • Has taken challenging courses throughout his or her high school career;
  • Has demonstrated strong leadership roles within his or her community.


Application Process

Scholarship Application and essay required.


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Deadline: 2/1/18



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Stamps Family Charitable Foundation

Barry University partners with the Stamps Scholars program to award multi-year scholarships to help driven and talented student leaders achieve their education and life goals. Stamps Scholars pursue their educational interests while developing their leadership skills with merit based financial aid including enrichment funds that can be used for study abroad, cultural exchanges, research projects and other educational experiences. Stamps Scholars also join a community of more than 1000 current and graduate Scholars around the world with whom they network and share their experiences.


The Stamps Scholars Program provides full tuition and room and board over four years, plus funds for study abroad, undergraduate research, and other exceptional learning experiences.

With the generous support of The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the program invests in an exclusive group of high-achieving incoming freshmen with an interest in leadership and service. Barry University provides matching dollars to provide a full merit scholarship. The award is renewable each year, based on GPA, leadership training, and community service requirements.

  • Annual renewable scholarship for tuition, books, room and board, and transportation
  • Additional $6,000 award for study abroad or other extraordinary learning experience.
  • A faculty member who serves as your academic advisor in the content area of your major
  • Unique cultural experiences
  • Leadership training and service activities
  • Receptions and dinner with the donors and faculty
  • Prominent leadership opportunities, including the Presidential Ambassador Program and being a student representative at University events
  • Access to a national network of Stamps Scholars and special Stamps leadership and fellowship programs


Deadline: February 1, 2018


In order to apply for this scholarship, you must first be accepted to Barry University. Applications, required essay, and Zeeme video will be received until February 1, 2018.



Prospective Stamps Scholars must meet the following minimum requirements:

- A minimum 3.5 high school GPA or an international equivalent

- Demonstrated and active involvement and leadership

- First year freshman (US citizen, resident, or international student)

If you have any questions about the program, please email us at


Please apply through your myBarry account once accepted to the University.


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Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Application 2018

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Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship application for a $2,500 college scholarship renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status. High school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible.


Deadline: February 1, 2018.


Personal Statement

These scholarships are being awarded to help promote anti-bullying awareness in schools and communities. Please respond to one of the following questions in a statement of up to 500 words.

A. How have you helped promote anti-bullying awareness in your school and/or community? Be specific about your outreach and its results.

B. Share your own story about the experience of being bullied and how you have persevered and overcome the consequences and negative effects of such treatment.

Additional Materials

Additional materials required include a recommendation form filled out online from an educator supporting you as a good candidate for this scholarship and a current transcript or grade report.

Provide the following link and the deadline of February 1, 2018, to an educator to support your scholarship application. Please note that you will not have access to this recommendation link once your application is submitted: The other materials may be uploaded below or emailed to

Please include Hollister Co. Anti-Bully Scholarship in the subject line of any email that is sent.

Material must be received by February 1, 2018.

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Martin Luther King Scholar Program

Citizenship and Service in the Global Community

The Martin Luther King Scholar Program is a dynamic learning community, developing future leaders and global citizens who are committed to promoting King’s legacy of social justice and equality in their personal and professional lives, engaging in public services, building bridges to other communities, and educating others with their international perspective.

Open to academically talented U.S. citizens and permanent residents from ethnic and racial backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in U.S. higher education, the program challenges students to think critically, act compassionately, and give back to the world through service learning and scholarly research.

As an MLK scholar, you will... 

  • Pursue social justice research and explore social justice policies during one domestic and three international trips.
  • Participate in scholarly seminars and interact with distinguished visitors and leading social justice experts.
  • Make a difference locally, nationally, and globally through service projects and research.
  • Gain leadership experience and the perspective you need to continue making positive change—no matter what your career path.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and create a leadership portfolio you will contribute to each semester.
  • Receive up to full tuition in aid, with a minimum merit-based scholarship of $25,000. 

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Complete the MLK Scholar Program application in myIthaca. Click on the Scholarships tab to get started. The MLK Scholar Program application must be completed by

  • November 1 if you are applying to Ithaca College as an early decision candidate;
  • December 1 if you are applying to Ithaca College as an early action candidate or as a regular decision candidate to a program in music or theatre arts; or
  • February 1 if you are applying to Ithaca College as a regular decision candidate (all programs except music or theatre arts). Transfer students are not eligible for the MLK Scholar Program.
The Purpose Challenge
What does purpose mean? Having a sense of purpose means being committed to something that is meaningful to you but also makes a difference to something bigger than yourself. How you want to leave your mark on the world and make it a better place, how you want your life to have mattered . . . that’s what purpose is.


What’s so great about purpose? It might be easy to guess that people who have a strong sense of purpose in life tend to be happier, more motivated, and less stressed. Because they’re working towards something they really care about, they find studying and homework more meaningful, do better at school, enjoy their jobs more, and even live longer!


So how can I find purpose? Even if you don’t feel very purposeful right now, odds are there are lots of things in your life that you can use to build a sense of purpose. This toolkit will help you think about things like what matters most to you, what your most important goals are, and what you can do to work towards them. Here are some examples of the activities you’ll have the chance to do.

  • Watch and reflect on a video of a celebrity talking about what matters most to him
  • Imagine and write about what your life will ideally be like when you’re 40
  • Rank different values according to how important they are to you
  • Design a tattoo that symbolizes what’s most important to you


At the end, you will have the opportunity to write an essay about purpose in your life. This is something you could use as a college essay, but not only that—you can also enter it in a drawing to win up to $25,000 in college scholarships!


What is the contest, and what are the prizes?

The Purpose Challenge online toolkit involves the opportunity to enter a contest by submitting a college essay you write based on provided guidelines, including a description of a personal long-term goal and what motivates you to achieve it. One grand-prize winner will be awarded a $25,000 scholarship for college, and five second-place winners will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship.


Who is eligible?

The contest is open to U.S. residents who are high school seniors at least 16 years old, who are planning to attend college in the fall of 2018 and who have parent/guardian permission to enter.


How do you enter?

Once you’ve completed the Purpose Challenge, write a college-admissions essay based on the prompts and tips it provides. While logged in to your online toolkit, you can submit your essay and other requested information by no later than February 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


When are winners notified?

Potential winners (subject to verification of eligibility and timely return of requested forms) are notified by email and telephone on or about Monday, March 5, 2018.


Watch this video and find out more about The Purpose Challenge: 


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The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who are in grades 8 -12.


Submission Guidelines

Each submission must adhere to the topics and should fully answer the question and all sub-parts. Each submission must adhere to the word limits for each question, and must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on February 5th, 2018. Only online submissions will be accepted for the contest. Only one essay per student will be accepted.

2017-2018 We the Students Essay Prompt:

To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content?

In your answer, incorporate Constitutional principles and specific examples (including current events) that support your conclusion.

Winners will be announced on the contest site on or before April 20, 2018. Winners must provide publicity photos and information as well as Social Security numbers in order to receive prize money. Social Security numbers are requested from winners for tax purposes only. The Bill of Rights Institute does not sell, nor use student Social Security numbers for any reason other than the required reporting for Federal tax purposes. Winners will receive the following prizes based upon the judges’ evaluations as outlined in Section IV.

Cash prizes for Students in the We The Students Scholarship Essay Contest

National Grand Prize – $5,000 (plus a scholarship to Constitutional Academy)

Runners Up – Six at $1,250 each

Honorable Mention – Eight at $500 each


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The application period is now OPEN. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is FEBRUARY 8, 2018.



Corvias Foundation supports the educational goals of the children of active-duty service members. If you are a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and the child of an active-duty service member stationed at one of the following installations, you are eligible to apply for a Corvias Foundation Scholarship:

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Bragg, Fort Meade, Fort Polk, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Sill, Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, Eielson AFB, Hurlburt Field, McConnell AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB

Applicants do NOT have to live in a Corvias home or community to be eligible.


The Corvias Foundation Scholarship for Children of Active-Duty Service Members:

  • A four-year, up to $50,000 scholarship award
  • Open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA at the time of application
  • Up to $12,500 per year for four years
  • Applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university


Please see our list of additional resources and our list of FAQs available to military families. Contact us with questions any time.




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To demonstrate our continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, welcome to the: HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship


Whether through essays or multimedia, students have used their voices to share visions for a better world. So here's their chance to put them to action! We are asking high school seniors to submit a proposal for how they will better their communities. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we are also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.


We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

1. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:
  • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
  • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
  • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.

Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST


2. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:
  • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
  • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
  • We give additional feedback

Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST


3. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:

  • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
  • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2)building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
  • Include a video of yourself working on your project

Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.


We will select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.

Learn More Here:


Lindsay Mecham

Scholarship Marketing Chair

Honors Graduation LLC

Phone: 801-852-2339




Pink Ink 2017–18

The QF's Annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The theme of the 2017–18 competition is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).


To promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth, Queer Foundation offers to the winners of the 2017–18 high school seniors English essay contest $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice in the 2018–19 academic year to study queer theory or related fields. Examples of related fields are queer medical, legal, or social issues.


The following approaches are suggestions only (be creative and have fun with your topic).

  1. We're Here and We're Queer: Interviews with Queer Teenagers and Their Friends
  2. Living Healthy Lives as Queer Teenagers
  3. Queer Youth around the World
  4. Getting Smart: Education Issues of Queer Teenagers



The contest is open only to students aged 18 and under who have not yet graduated from high school. You must affirm that you are not a high school graduate (as of the date you submit your essay).


To view the scholarship application form, please go to:



Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship


Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general.



P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need.

To Qualify

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest.

All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, February 15, 2018.



1st Prize - One Scholarship valued at $1,000

2nd Prize - One set of Warm Bellies Special Edition Chill Pads (10 beds) to be donated to an animal shelter of your choice*

3rd Prize - One Garden Fresh plush toy set (5 toys) to be donated to the animal shelter of your choice*

*Prizes ship to U.S. animal shelters only and must be located within the 48 contiguous states


How To Enter:

To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare by February 15, 2018.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Send a Word doc attachment to with your essay submission.
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example, Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1972
  • 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need
  • In the body of your email, include student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.Failure to provide any of these terms listed above will result in automatic disqualification.


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AFA’s 2018 Teen Scholarship Essay Contest

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children.

Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story tell. We want to hear it! All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2018 are invited to take part in the 2018 contest.

In 2017, AFA awarded $25,000 in college scholarships to students across the country through the program. In addition to the scholarships, the grand prize winner and runners up had their essays featured in AFA’s Care Quarterly magazine, which has a national readership of approximately 250,000 people.

If you’d like to take part in the contest, just fill out the form online @ to get started! All essays required materials must be submitted by February 15, 2018.


SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Sixteenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions

Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2018*

QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Apply for the 2018-2019 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions listed.
  • Must be current high school seniors or transfer students


(Scholarships Non-Transferable)


You must choose at least one institution:




























Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program and mail it to: WACE 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 503 Lowell, MA 01854

For General Questions, please contact: Marty Ford at We do not require transcripts or recommendations. (Please do not send.)

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WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY as well as CASH PRIZES by entering our second annual Essay Contest!


Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and write a 500-1000 word essay, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?


The contest is open to writers aged 12-18 at some point during the contest period (Nov. 13, 2017-Feb. 16, 2018). However, all entries must be submitted by a teacher, parent, or legal guardian. Teachers, parents, and guardians may submit unlimited entries, but not more than one for the same essay writer. Employees of Stossel in the Classroom, Fox News, Fox Business, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Previous winners of a Stossel in the Classroom prize trip are not eligible for prizes in our subsequent contests.


Essays must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time, February 16, 2018.

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Since 1936, UCLA Alumni have supported our newest Bruins through Alumni Scholarships. If you have demonstrated academic excellence, powerful leadership and a desire to effect positive change, apply to become an Alumni Scholar!

2017/18 Cycle Starts this Fall

For Incoming Students
  • Freshman Alumni Scholarships
    The application opens Nov. 1 and the deadline to apply is Feb. 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Continue Previously Started Application

Key Information

Eligibility: Incoming Freshman & Community College Transfer students (See specific requirements below)


Award Range:

  • Freshman: $4,000 to $20,000* – paid over 4 years
  • Transfers: $4,000* – paid over 2 years

*Additional need-based grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Alumni Scholarships Program and the Financial Aid Office. You may receive up to $5,000 for your first year in addition to your merit scholarship award.



Stay In School Scholarship Program


The LA Clippers are pleased to offer an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Six $4,000 Stay In School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college beginning in the fall of 2018. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area.


Applications can be submitted until February 23, 2018.


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WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY as well as CASH PRIZES by entering our second annual Video Contest!


Natural disasters often bring people together, as they undertake rescue operations and work to rebuild their communities. People outside the affected communities usually offer additional support. But what about those that see a disaster as a way to make money? Watch John Stossel's video about "price gouging" and create a 1-3-minute video, arguing for or against laws that prohibit price “gouging" during an emergency. How do such laws affect disaster victims? How do they change the incentives of potential suppliers?


The contest is open to filmmakers aged 14-23 at some point during the contest period (Nov. 13, 2017-Feb. 26, 2018). However, all entries must be submitted by an individual who is at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Filmmakers below that age should have their entries submitted by a teacher, parent, or legal guardian. Teachers, parents, and guardians may submit unlimited entries, but not more than one for the same filmmaker. Employees of Stossel in the Classroom, Fox News, Fox Business, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. Previous winners of a Stossel in the Classroom prize trip are not eligible for prizes in our subsequent contests.


Videos must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time, February 26, 2018.

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