Private donor scholarships

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Private donor scholarships are offered by private organizations and/or organizations not affiliated with SPC, unless noted. Additional information can be found on the organization’s website. Applications must be returned to the address given on the application form.

If you are a private donor and plan to send a scholarship check for an SPC student, make the check payable to St. Petersburg College. Send the check to: St. Petersburg College, Attn: Scholarships, P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. Please include the student recipient's name and SPC ID number, as well as a contact name and phone number for the donor.

Each individual private donor determines what charges their scholarship will cover. Examples are tuition; tuition and fees; tuition, fees and books; and tuition and fees with remainder to student. If there are unused funds, the funds will be held at SPC for three terms. If they are unused at the end of the third term, they will automatically be returned to the donor. The donor or the student may request to have any unused funds returned to the donor at any time.

The links below are to third-party websites that SPC does not control or maintain. SPC is not responsible for the privacy policies employed by any third-party website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all third-party websites before submitting any personal information.

The scholarships listed below are in deadline date order. Scholarships are added as they become available, so check this page often.

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

Description:

Provides scholarships to Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) students.

Criteria:

Students with minimum SAT scores of Math-520 and Verbal-530 OR ACT scores of Math-21 or English-22

Contact:

MC1Mario Crittenden at NRRS Seminole, 813-714-0073

Deadline:

no deadline

US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program

Description:

The US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial incentive for college students in the health care allied professions to complete Master's, Doctoral degree, and Internship requirements and obtain commissions in the Medical Service Corps. Specialties include Social Worker, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Environmental Health, Health Care Administration, Industrial Hygiene, Optometry, and Medical and Dental school. The value of this program could be well over $200,000 during the course of a four-year professional school program. After graduation, you'll join the Navy's active duty team as a commissioned officer. Financial benefits:  placed in active duty status as OCSN (E-6), receiving full pay and allowances (except clothing allowance), current monthly pay is at least $4000, full medical and dental benefits for selectee and his/her dependents, and full access to military bases, facilities and services including commissary and exchange (grocery and department store). Tuition, books and other school expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old and able to complete degree/certification requirements and be commissioned prior to 42nd birthday, enrolled in or accepted for transfer to an accredited college or university in a course of study for a designated health profession, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale prior to and after selection, must be full-time attending all normal school sessions (two semesters or three quarters), official transcripts must be sent to the US Navy upon completion of each school term, degree/certification requirements must be fulfilled within specified time frame for your field of study which has been approved by Commander Navy Recruiting Command, and must meet physical requirements and pass a Military Entrance physical exam.

Contact:

LCDR David Forsyth, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-477-9037, david.forsyth@navy.mil & HMCS Mario O. Martin, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-972-1680, mario.o.martin@navy.mil

Deadline:

open

US Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program

Description:

The US Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program is an educational support program for individuals pursuing graduate degrees in professional medical programs and who have a desire to serve in the US Navy following graduation. Eligible degree programs include Medicine (allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO)), Dentistry (DDS or DMD), Optometry (OD), Podiatry (DPM) and Physician Assistant (PA-C)(masters level program only). Benefits include full tuition (no upper limit) and allowable fees, reimbursement for all required books, supplies and equipment (some limits apply), monthly stipend of $2157.30, full pay and allowances of an Ensign (O1) for 45 days per year (about $4500), $20,000 signing bonus (Medicine and Dentistry only), and reimbursement for student's health insurance if required by school.  Military/Service Commitment:  One year of active duty not in training, for each year of scholarship with a 3-year minimum.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen (dual-citizenship not permitted), physically qualified for a commission in the US Navy, and accepted into an accredited school in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico. Local medical officer program recruiters can assist with application, may apply prior to acceptance into school, early application is recommended, requires school transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores, must complete a physical exam (recruiter will schedule for you), and process typically takes 3 months to complete.

Contact:

LCDR David Forsyth, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-477-9037, david.forsyth@navy.mil & HMCS Mario O. Martin, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-972-1680, mario.o.martin@navy.mil

Deadline:

open

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program

Description:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program provides scholarships for early care educators and center directors to work towards earning an Associate's degree or credentials in early childhood education. It is funded by the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning and involves a three-way partnership for the sharing of expenses by the caregiver receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care center or family child care home and T.E.A.C.H. The majority of tuition and books costs are paid for and most T.E.A.C.H. participants receive a per-semester stipend for travel or for internet access as well as a bonus for caregivers and directors who complete their scholarship contract. In most scholarship models, reimbursement to the early childhood program or family child care home for release time given participants.

Criteria:

Depends on the individual scholarship applied for. See their website for more details.

Deadline:

no deadline

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description:

Many scholarships are available through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website. There are different deadlines and requirements for each scholarship.

Criteria:

Each scholarship has different requirements. Please see the website for more information.

Deadline:

deadlines vary

BG Scholarship

Description:

The BG Scholarship offers a $300 scholarship in memory of Brandon Goodman from his mother.

Criteria:

Applicants must be in high school or currently enrolled in college, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and be a U.S. Citizen or an international student enrolled in school in the US. Applicants need to submit a 250 word essay about their academic goals and contributions to their school and/or community.

Deadline:

Last day of each month

Varsity Tutors

Description:

Varsity Tutors is offering a monthly $1000 scholarship where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed at the end of the month and one winner is chosen.

Criteria:

Only one entry per person per promotion period. Each submission must exceed 200 words and must not exceed 900 words. Printed essay font size may not be smaller than 12 pt. All essays must address the specific promotion question, must be original, must not have been previously published, released or distributed and must have been created and must be owned exclusively by the applicant.

Deadline:

Rolling

Education-Portal.com

Description:

The Education Portal is offering scholarships to help manage college costs with their new Tuition Won’t Stop Me Scholarship. The scholarships are offered weekly.

Criteria:

"Like" the Education-Portal.com Facebook page and fill out a brief entry form. Answer the scholarship question. For every "Like" posted to the wall, the scholarship amount will increase by $0.50.

Deadline:

every Wednesday at 12:00 PM PST

GP LSAT Prep Prelaw Scholarship

Description:

The Prelaw Scholarship is for undergraduates considering law school.  $1000 grants are awarded twice yearly (January 31 and June 30).

Criteria:

Applicant to a U.S. or Canadian law school.  Submit one sheet of paper with your name, contact information, and if applicable, class rank, extra-curricular activities, and a brief overview of your financial need.  On the same sheet, include an essay of not more than 250 words describing why you are a deserving recipient of the award.

Deadline:

January 31 and June 30 of each year

The Southern Scholarship Foundation

Description:

The Southern Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization which awards qualifying students with housing scholarships on the following campuses: FSU, UF, FAMU, and FGCU.

Criteria:

Interested applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients live cooperatively in a house with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of basic household expenses such as food and utilities. The entire cost to the student averages $950 per semester. Only complete application packets will be reviewed for acceptance.

Deadline:

There is not an application deadline, however, submission by March 1 is encouraged as spots do fill quickly.

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

Description:

The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers offers a $4000 scholarship to full-time students. Scholars are selected on the basis of qualities that would indicate their potential to become good teachers. These qualities include strong writing ability, communication skills, overall academic performance and evidence of commitment to the youth of America, preferably demonstrated through volunteer activities. Special consideration is given to community college graduates. Submit an application and supporting documents to Sherri Kent-Roberts, SPC Academic Program Coordinator, 727-341-4659.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida; be a member of one of the following racial groups: African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native; be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges; be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education; have earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree; and have not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application. Scholarship recipients must attend a mandatory FFMT symposium each year they receive the award or they will not receive further funding. Upon graduation Scholarship recipients must agree to work in a public Florida schools for the number of academic years they receive the award or the scholarship becomes a loan that the student must pay back to the Fund. 

Deadline:

Aug. 1 for fall enrollment and Nov. 15 for spring enrollment.

Bailey Family Foundation

Description:

The Bailey Family Foundation provides $5000 in financial assistance to students based on their academic record, financial need and level of community involvement.

Criteria:

Student must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need, must be a graduating high school senior or current college student, currently attending or plan to attend eligible schools listed in the application, must be a legal US resident, and must be pursuing their undergraduate degree or diploma. Scholarship is for tuition and tuition related fees only. If selected, application information will be verified. College scholarship is not renewable; however, previous winners may re-apply through the normal application process.

Deadline:

Jan. 1 - March 15 application period

Transfer Scholarship! FAMU Community College Scholarship

Description:

FAMU is offering scholarships to assist high achieving Florida community/junior college graduates. The annual amount of the scholarship depends on your GPA.

Criteria:

This partial scholarship is a two-year undergraduate scholarship awarded to an AA/AS degree transfer student who has a minimum 2.50 GPA and is not enrolled as a FAMU student.

Deadline:

Transfer Scholarship! Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship

Description:

Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship is offered to 10 students who have graduated with their Associate of Arts degree from a State of Florida public community college or college and have been admitted to FIT in the fall semester only. This scholarship is a combination of grants and scholarships equal to two years tuition at Florida Tech. This scholarship is mutually exclusive and cannot be combined with the Florida Tech Transfer or Scouting Scholarship. It is renewable after the satisfactory completion of 30 credits and submission of an updated FAFSA.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Florida state college at time of application; have a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 for all college work; be admitted to Florida Tech and file a FAFSA with the university before graduating from a Florida state college; and graduate with an A.A. degree by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment (students who completed their A.A. degree in December of the previous year may also be considered). Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at Florida Tech's main campus in Melbourne, FL before the scholarship takes effect.

Deadline:

Pinellas Opportunity Council

Description:

The Pinellas Opportunity Council offers great resources in the following areas:  Case management, Referrals/resource mobilization, Emergency assistance (rent/mortgage, utilities, food, transportation - upon availability of funds), Training/education completion (tuition assistance for last semester), Youth/extra curriculum activity assistance, Financial assistance with books, uniforms, testing, background checks, licensing fees, etc.

Criteria:

Available to heads of household age 21 or older, must have legal custody of children under the age of 18, must be enrolled in their last 15 hours of college or other final stage of training, must present proof of enrollment in school/training, and must meet income requirements. For information, contact 727-823-4101, x25 in south county or 727-937-9393 in north county.

Deadline:

Fry Scholarship

Description:

The Fry Scholarship was created to honor Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, or Lorena, TX. Sergeant Fry had one week left in his tour in Iraq in 2006, when he volunteered to continue working for seven more hours disarming explosive devices, despite having already sustained an injury to his hand. He made the ultimate sacrifice on March 8, 2006, in Anbar province, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated. He left behind a widow and three children.

Criteria:

Section 701 of the Choice Act expands the Fry Scholarship to include the surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Prior to this law, only children of those who died i the line of duty were eligible for this benefit. The law states that eligible spouses are entitle to receive:

  • 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, this includes tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies
  • Training must start on or after January 1, 2015, training prior to January 1, 2015 is not eligible to receive benefits under Section 701
  • A spouse has 15 years from the date of the Service Member's death to utilize benefits. If a spouse remarries, benefits end the date of the remarriage.

 

Deadline:

Begins Nov. 3, 2014

NursesLink.org - College Student Scholarship

Description:

NursesLink.org is offering a $500 scholarship to help students pay for the costs of education, based on merit.

Criteria:

Can be awarded to anyone enrolling in the next six months or currently enrolled in a NON-nursing education program offered by a community college, trade school or university.

The winning applicant will be selected by the administrative staff of NursesLink.org, based upon the merit of their application package. Approximately 1/3 of the weight will come from the formal application and 2/3 of the weight will come from the essay. The formal application criteria are a combination of GPA, extra curricular activities and employment history (if applicable).

The criteria considered in the essay is the author’s ability to present a meaningful answer that speaks directly to the essay question and provides insightful facts to support their claims. The 500-800 word essay for the Spring 2014 College Student Scholarship (deadline April 30th 2014) will ask the student to address the following:  Please describe your passion to succeed in life and how education will help you achieve your goals. Please give several detailed examples. 

Deadline:

April 30 and October 31 of every year

LA Tutors

Description:

LA Tutors is offering a monthly $500 scholarship

Criteria:

Applicants must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the US or Canada; must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent); must be a citizen of, or hold a valid student visa in the US or Canada; must have designated an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc); must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide a link to access the content and supporting documentation; the essay, idea or creation must the applicant's original work; must submit a letter of recommendation evaluating the quality of the work and a photo taken during project execution.

Deadline:

Open monthly on the 1st at 8 am through the 20th at 11:59 pm PST

Deadline approaching! Tony Jannus Scholars Awards Program

Description:

The Tony Jannus Scholars Awards Program promotes and provides $2500.00 to students enrolled in college-level courses leading to a degree in fields related to potential careers in scheduled commercial aviation at colleges and universities.

Criteria:

The awards applicants must meet the following criteria and conditions:
Part 1-a one page cover letter providing the applicant's personal contact information along with a personal statement requesting consideration to become a "Tony Jannus Scholar."
Part 2-a completed Faculty Provided Applicant Profile form in support of the applicant's request and statement attesting to the applicant's good academic standing as supported by a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Part 3 - a supporting essay of 300-500 words clearly outlining how and when the applicant first became interested in aviation; how aviation has already impacted life choices related to academic, service, and/or occupation decisions; how Tony Jannus has affected the applicant's existing thinking with respect to aviation as a potential career; and any additional personal observations the applicant considers relevant to the committee's evaluation process. Use the Essay Guidelines & Suggestions.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:  academic achievement, quality of essay, general accomplishments, demonstrated commitment to aviation and subjective factors as deemed appropriate by the committee. Selected applicants will be notified and asked to participate in a personal interview during the week ending Dec. 9, 2016. Awardees are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the awards gala, scheduled for Jan. 13, 2017.
 

Deadline:

Hand delivered to 4010 Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33607 or emailed to karin.toon@aecom.com by Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Build a Sign

Description:

Build a Sign is offering $1500 each spring and fall semester for first-time freshman or existing students

Criteria:

Applicants must be legal US resident and must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. A high school or college transcript showing a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA is required.  One letter of recommendation is required.  Applicants must complete a 500-750 word essay about a time you did one of the following:  challenged a commonly held belief or idea, created something new to solve a problem, or persevered through rejection.  Selection criteria is based on: participation and leadership in community and school activities; 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher; and originality and creativity of essay submission.

Deadline:

November 18, 2016

Weinman & Associates Scholarship

Description:

Weinman & Associates is offering a $1,000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Complete an online application and submit a 300-500 word essay on your college goals and choice of major, what you intend to do with your education, and why a scholarship is important to you.

Deadline:

Nov. 30, 2016

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship

Description:

The Jim Dodson Law Office is offering a $1500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and be currently enrolled in a four year college either part time or full time. While academic success need not be a determining factor, each applicant must demonstrate a capacity for success in their chosen field. Complete the application along with a 500-word essay on this topic:  Tell us how having a brain injury has changed your life. If you are a caregiver or a family member of someone who has a brain injury, please write your essay on how it has impacted you and/or your family’s life. Your essay should briefly relate your personal experience with a TBI or the TBI of a loved one. By submitting an essay, you grant Jim Dodson Law a royalty-free license to copy, distribute, modify and display your essay on Jim Dodson's website, social media networks and in their marketing materials and you allow Jim Dodson Law to share your essay with news organizations and give permission for your submission to be broadcasted by news organizations. You also verify no other person or organization has a copyright interest in your essay.

Deadline:

November 30, 2016 @ midnight

OnlineJobApplication.org

Description:

OnlineJobApplication.org is offering a maximum of three $500 scholarships based on the number of applicants.

Criteria:

Currently enrolled (or will be enrolled by the time the scholarship is awarded) in an undergraduate or graduate program; if under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian; open to students from all disciplines and majors; the application may be published. Complete the online form and clearly answer four questions (100-150 words each). They want to understand the applicant and what motivates them.
1. Which industry do you want to enter and why?
2. How can you make a difference in this industry?
3. What have you done to prepare for a career in this industry?
4. Name one person from this industry who is your role model and why?
 

Deadline:

Nov. 30, 2016

Bruning Legal

Description:

Bruning Legal is offering a $500 college scholarship.

Criteria:

In order to be eligible to participate in the contest, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in 2016. The contest is open to both current college students as well as those planning on starting college next fall. In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question: What law or laws would you create to make the roads safer? Essays will be judged using the following criteria:  the substance and originality of the response, the applicant's demonstrated potential for success in their chosen field of study, the quality of the writing, and responsiveness to the question posed. Along with the essay, applicants should provide the following information:  their name, address, date of birth, and phone number; an email address for his or her parents, if the applicant is under 18; the name of the institution that the applicant will be attending; and the course of study that the applicant will be pursuing.

Deadline:

December 1, 2016

National Garage Door Atlanta Asthma and Allergy Scholarship

Description:

National Garage Door Atlanta Asthma and Allergy Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship intended to assist one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with asthma or allergies.

Criteria:

You must have been diagnosed with asthma or suffer from any type of allergy; must have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university in the United States; and you must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Write a 500-1000 word essay on one of the following:  1. In what ways has having asthma or allergies shaped or changed your life plans? How did you go about confronting and overcoming these limitations to push forward with your goals?  2.  What's one thing you think would make the biggest difference in how society treats asthma and allergies?  3. If you could give one piece of advice to someone who has just learned they have asthma or allergies what would it be? Why? 

Deadline:

Dec. 15, 2016

Home Advisor Green Home Improvement

Description:

Home Advisor is offering a Green Home Improvement Scholarship for $1000.

Criteria:

High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1000 to 2000-word essay on green home improvement. More details on the essay question are found on the website. Students should email their essays to scholarship@homeadvisor.com. Answers will be graded based on their creativity, originality, quality and relevance towards green home improvement innovations.

Deadline:

December 15, 2016 @ 11:59 EST

Joseph J. LoRusso Personal Injury Attorney College Scholarship

Description:

Joseph J. LoRusso Personal Injury Attorney College Scholarship is offering $1000 for spring 2017.

Criteria:

Both current college students and those starting college next spring are welcome to apply. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on Should all rear-end car accidents be the fault of the driver that hit the car in front of them? Why or why not?  Make sure to also submit your name; address; phone number; date of birth; parents contact information, if under 18 years old; name of the institution you plan to attend; and course of study you plan to pursue. After the submission period ends, the donor will choose the top 5 essays, which will be made public for social media voting. The winner will be based on who gets the most Facebook "likes" by Dec. 31, 2016 @ 9 am PST.

Deadline:

Dec. 15, 2016 @ 9 am PST

Deadline extended! NW Injury Law Center Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color

Description:

NW Injury Law Center is offering the Mitchell S. Jackson Scholarship for Writers of Color for $1500 to support an incoming freshman student of color who wishes to pursue a degree in writing, journalism, English, communication or a related degree.

Criteria:

To be eligible, an applicant must:  be an incoming freshman of color who is pursuing a degree in writing, journalism, or a related field; be a U.S. Citizen; and submit a 2-3 page essay on In his essay, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me What Is" author James Baldwin argues language "is the most vivid and crucial key to identity." How has language helped shaped your identity?
To apply, you must provide your contact information  - first and last name, address, email address and phone number; include proof of enrollment and photo ID; and submit your essay.
 

Deadline:

December 20, 2016

New! Veteranaid.org

Description:

Veteranaid.org is offering three $2000 Veteran Benefits Scholarships enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Criteria:

Applicants must submit a 150-word maximum introductory bio on your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you; a 500-750 word essay on Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans; and a signed Scholarship Award Agreement (available for download on the website).

Deadline:

December 31, 2016

New! Growing Generations

Description:

Growing Generations is offering three $1000 non-renewable awards.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a legal US resident; must already be accepted as an incoming full-time student, or currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college/university in the US; must submit an official transcript documenting a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, submit a 1000-word original essay on the following: Stepping outside the paradigm of a conventional family, writ an original essay on what is family and what it takes to form one. Draw on your own experiences of family and provide evidence to support your thesis; and submit one letter of recommendation.

Deadline:

December 31, 2016

Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship

Description:

Whitley Law Firm is offering a $1500 Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship.

Criteria:

The application is open to any current undergraduate, graduate, or law school student, as well as any incoming freshman students. Applicants must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Candidates will be evaluated based on the following:  1000 word essay on your own experiences with distracted driving – What have you done in your own car or your family’s car to combat distracted driving OR What policy measures would you put in place or what practical things can we do in order to reduce the amount of distracted driving accidents?;a resume which includes all academic, professional, and volunteer experience; and a current unofficial transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: First-year college students may submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.) 

Deadline:

December 31, 2016

New! Dietspotlight.com

Description:

Dietspotlight.com is offering one $3000 scholarship and three $1000 scholarships based on the quality of a submitted essay.

Criteria:

Applicants must write a 900-1500 word essay on the following:  According to the Affordable Care Art (Obamacare), it is perfectly legal for employers to assess their employees as much as 30% of the cost of provided health benefit (insurance) coverage, if the employee doesn't meet certain wellness goals (established by the Department of Health and Human Services) which include weight and/or body mass index (BMI). Critics say that this amounts to a thinly veiled form of 'fat discrimination'. Supporters feel this is a very good thing as it establishes a financial incentive for people to work toward long-term health goals. Discuss which view of he situation you think is more fair. The scholarship program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and it's related problems can be controlled.

Deadline:

Dec. 31, 2016

Boling Rice LLC

Description:

Boling Rice LLC is offering a $1,000 scholarship to current and incoming students.

Criteria:

The application process entails writing and submitting a 500+ word essay on coercion when a motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary threatens to withhold work from, take employment action against, or punish a driver for refusing to operate in violation of hours-of-service and other safety regulations.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration adopted the Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, known as the Coercion Rule. Applications should be emailed and should include applicants' name, address and the name of the school they are attending or planning to attend.

Deadline:

December 31, 2016

Matinee Multilingual

Description:

Matinee Multilingual specializes in voice-over and subtitle production and in the translation of audio, video and multimedia content, in over 80 languages. They are offering a Matinee Voice-over Scholarship for $1000.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a high school senior or high school graduate in the USA, Canada or the United Kingdom; must be accepted to a college and enrolled full-time and must submit a 250+ word blog on the following subject: The importance of being able to communicate in multiple languages for today's multi-national companies, and the benefits it can bring to those businesses, who make the effort to localize their website content. To enter your blog, add a link to the end of your own blog post and submit the completed entry form. There will be five finalists who will promote their entries via social media. The winner will be determined by the most social media "buzz."

Deadline:

December 31, 2016

Remote DBA Experts

Description:

Remote DBA Experts is offering a $500 scholarship to needy or outstanding college students pursuing studies in computer science engineering with the specialization in database administration.

Criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university/college; have a GPA of 3.0 or above; be pursuing or intending to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering or data science; and write a 500 word essay on How Hadoop is related to Bigdata? 

Deadline:

Dec. 31, 2016

Up to $7,500! Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education

Description:

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program of up to 260 scholarships designed to provide up to $7,500 per year for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.    

Criteria:

Student must be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 4-year or 2-year institution of higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year; intend to pursue a research carer in a natural science, mathematics or engineering; have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national.  No paper applications will be accepted.

Deadline:

Jan. 20, 2017

Local competition! Sheriff's Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Description:

Sheriff's Citizens Academy Alumni Association is offering up to 5 non-recurring scholarships of $500 each.

Criteria:

You are encouraged to submit an application for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Citizens Academy Alumni Association scholarship if you live in Pinellas County and meet any of the following criteria:  a student currently enrolled in any discipline within the field of criminal justice, an individual currently enrolled in a regionally accredited law enforcement academy, or a member of a law enforcement explorer program seeking to enroll in eligible courses to prepare for a career in criminal justice. Requirements include completion of the attached scholarship application; copy of your latest high school or college transcript; resume including education history, work history, and school/community activities; and a 500-1000 word essay on What do you foresee being the greatest challenge in your field of study? Provide insight into how you will address those challenges. Upon proof of enrollment, the scholarship funds will be paid directly to the education institution for the awarded semester. If the recipient is unable to maintain the criteria above, the award or any unused balance thereof shall be returned to the SCAA.

Deadline:

January 31, 2017

New! Next Step Test Prep

Description:

Next Step Test Prep is offering three scholarships to students who have plans to continue their education to pursue a future in a health profession - $1000, $500 and $200.

Criteria:

The offer is open only to undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Complete the online application, submit an updated resume, and unofficial transcript (min 3.0 GPA required for consideration), and and 500-word essay describing a recent moment in your life that re-affirmed your desire to pursue a career in the health professions. One submission per person. Next Step staff will choose winners based on dedication to becoming a doctor and academic record.

Deadline:

Jan. 31, 2017

National Debt Relief

Description:

National Debt Relief is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in the United States. Graduate and undergraduate students can apply. Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants can create a YouTube video, write an essay or create an infographic on the following: Come up with a unique way to solve the $1+ trillion student loan crisis. Include a cover letter with your name, college, college year, graduating year and intended major. Explain how you plan to use the scholarship and why we should select your application.

Deadline:

January 31, 2017

New! Bulk Office Supply

Description:

Bulk Office Supply is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

If you have an interest in teaching, art or owning your own business, you are eligible to apply for our scholarship program. The program is open to all high school students as well as college freshman and sophomores. Whether you live in Rochester, Denver, Los Angeles, NYC or elsewhere through the country, you are encouraged to apply. Complete the online application including a 500-600 word essay on where you are planning on going to school, your desired major, how did you develop your interest in teaching, art or opening your own business, and how will the scholarship help you attain your goals.

Deadline:

Feb. 1, 2017

Zavodnick Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC

Description:

Zavodnick Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC is offering a $1,000 college scholarship.

Criteria:

In order to participate, applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university in the near future and should write a 500-word essay responding to the following question:  If an employee is involved in an activity like a company softball game, a company dodge ball game, or any other company related extracurricular activity with the company and they are hurt, should they be eligible for worker's compensation? Why or why not?  Responses will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:  the quality of the writing, originality, the thoughtfulness of the response, and the applicant's demonstrated potential for success in their chosen field of study. Along with the essay, applicants should provide the following information:  their full name, address, and phone number; the name of the educational institution they are attending or plan to attend; their current or proposed course of study; and contact information for their parent or guardian, if the applicant is under 18 years old. The top 5 finalists essays will be posted on the website. The applicant must promote their essay on Facebook and get all of their family, friends and followers to like or share your essay. The more likes your essay receives, the better your chance to win. The winner is based on who gets the most Facebook "likes" by 9 am PST on 6/15/2017.

Deadline:

June 1, 2017 @ 12 noon EST

New! Hoshizakiicemaker.com STEM Scholarship

Description:

Hoshizakiicemaker.com is offering a $1000 scholarship (split evenly between fall and spring semester) to a STEM student.

Criteria:

In order to apply for the Supporting STEM Scholarship from HoshizakiIceMaker.com, potential applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:  may be a college-level student providing certified proof of enrollment in a four-year accredited university or may be a high school senior providing certified proof of enrollment at a four-year accredited university; must provide transcripts proving a cumulative minimum of 3.0 unweighted GPA; must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours or more per term; must be in a declared major in line with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields of study; and must demonstrate passion for the STEM field of study, strong moral character, and leadership ability by answering a short questionnaire with  a 150 word minimum answer requirement per question. (Longer responses are encouraged). The questions are open-ended, so there is no right or wrong answer. Longer answers are encouraged, since the winning candidate will be chosen based upon his or her demonstration of outstanding moral character, leadership ability, and passion for the STEM field of study. Student information is strictly confidential, and will not be used in any way except for: Evaluating the students for the award, confirming we received the applications, and contacting the winning recipient.

Deadline:

July 30, 2017