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

Coupons.com

Description:

Coupons.com is offering a $5000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Open to legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are at least thirteen years old and a student enrolled at a tuition-based secondary school, or at an accredited university or college for the current (2015-16) or upcoming (2016-17) school year. Take a short survey on your biggest money concerns. Answer all five open-ended survey questions about saving and raising money. Each essay response must not exceed 1000 characters in length.

Deadline:

March 31, 2016 for winter/spring term & June 30, 2016 for summer term

emaint

Description:

emaint is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and/or a freshman/sophomore in college. emaint is dedicated to customer success. They do that by offering "Service on 11" which means that when it comes to customer service, the dial doesn't stop at 10 - they push themselves even further to provide "Service on 11." For others, it can be about how you use your strengths to do more and help those around you. As "Service on 11" is part of their DNA as a company, they believe in "extra credit" for those who offer this level of dedication in their daily lives. They want to celebrate and empower student who work hard to offer services and support to help others. Tell your story in one of three ways: Write an essay about how you exemplify "Service on 11" in 500-1000 words; send a video essay, outlining how you put your skills to the test to support your peers, community or those less fortunate in speech format; or write and perform a song about your personal "Service on 11" philosophy, and how it guides your day-to-day goals and experiences. Tell your story in a heartfelt, honest way that reflects who you are. Creativity in how you tell your story is also key:  they are a technology company that loves innovation and out-of-the box ideas.

Deadline:

April 30, 2016

Waterlogic

Description:

Waterlogic is offering a $1500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Fill out a survey and write an essay on one of two topics:
1. Write about the importance of having clean water. What are the benefits of clean water and what is life like without clean water. Name a water charity that you admire and explain what the charity is, the work they are doing and why you think this is an important water charity.
2. Water is crucial to health and mental ability yet many people go their day feeling dehydrated. How would you motivate students on your college campus to drink more water? How would you know you were successful? What benefits do you think there are to drinking more water?
Email your essay and include your full name, the college you are or will be attending, along with your city and state. 

Deadline:

April 30, 2016

Lake Swannanoa Homeowners Association Scholarship

Description:

The Lake Swannanoa Homeowners Association is offering a $500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be either a graduating high school senior or a current college student, who is pursuing a career in environmental studies or a related field. Applicants need to submit a copy of a current academic transcript and a 500 word essay on ONE of the following questions:  1. Why are you choosing to pursue a career in environmental studies or a related field? 2. Describe a project you have participated in to better the environment. 3. What in your opinion, is the most important environmental issue facing our country or our world? At this time, there is not an option to email the application. The mailing address for the application is listed on the website.

Deadline:

April 30, 2016

Electric Choice

Description:

Electric Choice is offering two $500 scholarships.

Criteria:

This scholarship is open to anyone attending an accredited post-secondary institution listed on the website for the entirety (full-time) of the 2016-17 school year.  Fill out the online form and submit an essay (800 words or less) on the following:  With summer on the horizon and energy consumption to be on the rise, homes and businesses across the U.S. will start seeing their electricity bills skyrocket. In Texas along, where Electric Choice is headquartered, $24 billion a year of electricity is consumed. Tell us how people can lower their electricity bills. Whether it be swapping out incandescent bulbs, sealing leaks around window and doors, playing an active role in energy conservation, or taking advantage of energy deregulation - we want you to tell us how people can lower the amount they pay for electricity every month. 

Deadline:

April 30, 2016

New! ServiceMASTER by Glenn's Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Description:

ServiceMASTER by Glenn's is offering a $1500 and $500 Disaster Preparation Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded after 6 weeks of enrollment into university or trade school classes.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a current high school or college student with plans to attend a Florida trade school or university. Applicants must create a video that shows how properly preparing for a hurricane can be a valuable tool in a way that will entertain viewers. The video must use visual aids and proper citation of research on how a business can properly prepare for a disaster. The video will be judged on the following:  Content, originality, creativity, and the ServiceMaster Restore branding.

Deadline:

May 1, 2016

WyzAnt

Description:

WyzAnt is offering three scholarships:  1st place-$10,000; 2nd place-$3,000; 3rd place-$2,000

Criteria:

Anyone who plans to be enrolled in a college or university sometime between 8/1/2016 and 11/1/2018 my apply. Applicants submit an essay online of 150-300 words describing a person who inspires them. Twenty finalists are selected by popular vote. Share your essay to get more votes. Tutors on WyzAnt will select the three winning essays.

Deadline:

May 1, 2016

ChooseHomeSecurity.com

Description:

ChooseHomeSecurity.com is offering a $500 scholarship.
 

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university; must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; must submit their contact details and 500-700 word essay describing your community program(s) to reduce crime in a word doc. Essay question:  In the U.S., a home burglary happens every 14.6 seconds. Some cities have more reported burglaries than others, but there are ways communities can reduce these types of crimes. What programs and strategies would you implement to better your community? How would these strengthen the city and improve its residents' safety? 

Deadline:

May 1, 2016

Jim Dodson Law Scholarship

Description:

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

Criteria:

Applicants must be a Florida resident; may be enrolled in any college in the country; be currently enrolled in a 4-year college as a part-time or full-time student; have a 3.0 GPA, have successfully completed 12 credit hours of college courses, and create an innovative and educational video on a solution to Florida's largest problems - bicycle, pedestrian and/or motor vehicle safety on the road. Your video must be 90 seconds or less, should show creativity and have a clear and effective message, must demonstrate your solution to enhance safety, and must be uploaded to YouTube. Only one video essay submission will be accepted per candidate. Winner must provide a school transcript to verify enrollment and GPA. Demonstration of community involvement or volunteer experience is a definite plus!

Deadline:

May 10, 2016

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC

Description:

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC is offering a $1000 scholarship.
 

Criteria:

Applicants must submit a 750+ word essay on the following:  Would you rather venture into B2B (Business to Business) serviced based company or a service based B2C (Business to Consumer) company? Why? Each application should include a link to the applicants Facebook profile to confirm the applicants identity and school enrollment. The application should provide the name of the school where the applicant is enrolled or is actively seeking to enroll in 2016. The attorneys will select three finalists to be displayed on the firm's webpage and social media pages for seven days. The finalist with the most "likes" on Facebook at the end of the seven day period will be selected as the scholarship winner.

Deadline:

May 12, 2016

Dickson Law Group

Description:

Dickson Law Group is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the US or planning to matriculate in the fall of 2016; must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school; must have the permission of a parent or guardian if under 18 and must submit a video essay (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) on "Partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies are among the most popular business formations used by small businesses today. If you were going to start a business of your own, which one would you choose, and why?" Applicants are expected to conduct research on the benefits and disadvantages of these business entities and demonstrate their knowledge in their video essay.

Deadline:

May 15, 2016

Johnson Scholarship Foundation for students with disabilities

Criteria:

Applicants must be a Florida resident for tuition purposes, based on Section 1009.21, F.S. (students who receive the out-of-state waiver are not eligible); be seeking a first baccalaureate degree; complete an application; meet academic requirements; provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability; submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by 4/15 and be determined to have unmet fiscal need; must provide an official current transcript which documents a 2.0 GPA; submit a personal statement (no more than one double-spaced page) pertaining to your achievements, activities, career goals, and the effects of your disability(ies); three letters of reference addressing your academic success and potential.

Deadline:

May 15, 2016

Student Award Search B. Davis Scholarship

Description:

The Student Award Search B. Davis Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school junior or senior or current student registered in any post secondary institution.

Criteria:

There is no age restriction. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but you are asked to provide where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation. To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on this topic:  Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 

Deadline:

May 23, 2016

Rover.com

Description:

Rover.com is your one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters near you. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Answer the following scholarship question in 400-500 words: Sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Rover have seen a big rise in popularity over the last few years. How do you think the sharing economy will change in the next 5 years? What impacts do you think it will have on the lives of college students, both in big cities and small towns? Put your answer in a Google Doc, with you name and year in college (high school seniors allowed!) at the top. Share your Google Doc with scholarship@rover.com. Fill out the application. To be eligible, you need to be a resident of the United States, you must be a graduating high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college and you can't be related to anyone on the Rover staff.

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

PicMonkey

Description:

PicMonkey is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a resident of the United States or Canada, a graduating high school senior or a freshman in college, and not related to anyone on the PicMonkey staff. To enter: take a survey on Survey Monkey; submit your favorite photo; in 250-500 words, tell the story behind your favorite photo. Why is it memorable? What did it capture? 

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

Big Fish Games

Description:

Big Fish Games is offering a $2500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2016-17 school year. Write a 500 minimum word responsive essay about: Can a video game elicit an emotional response? What makes a game affect you on an emotional level? Writing more than the minimum requirement does not increase your chances. Contestants will be evaluated on the quality and clarity of the ideas, objective and plot presented in their essay. Include your name; address; phone number; high school name, city and state; and college you're attending, plan to attend or have applied for admission. Limited to one entry per student. Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.

Deadline:

May 31, 2016 @ 5 pm PDT

Sunoco

Description:

Sunoco is offering two $1000 scholarships to two future marketers to be applied to qualified academic expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board.

Criteria:

You must complete all of the required steps; be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.; be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshman, sophomore or junior; and you cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees. Be original, think critically, and familiarize yourself with Sunoco and their current brand standards.
Creative Design Scholarship - One of the ways Sunoco communicates with their customers at Sunoco stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage. Two of the highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of the station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many stations. As future graphic designers, Sunoco would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for retail POP around their high quality fuels.
Digital Marketing Scholarship - With nearly 75% of adults in the United States using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, it is no surprise that Social Media has become an integral part of brand marketing. Marketers around the world continue to grapple with how best to use these evolving networks to reach the markets where they operate daily. Digital Marketers are always looking for new tactics and platforms to help them connect and communicate with consumers. Sunoco would like to see a digital marketing campaign that could be implemented for Sunoco Racing. 
 

Deadline:

May 31, 2016 @ 11:59 PM

AED Superstore (Automated External Defibrillator)

Description:

AED Superstore (Automated External Defibrillator) is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and related accessories. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims over 300,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. Here are six other facts about SCA and AEDs you might be aware of:
1. SCA can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of age, race, or gender.
2. SCA affects roughly 16 people under the age of 18 every day.
3. Only 1 out of 10 people who have SCA outside of a hospital survive.
4. The survival rate for SCA victims decays by 10% for every minute without proper defibrillation; after 10 minutes, survival is negligible.
5. AEDs have voice prompts and will talk the rescuer through every step.
6. Under Good Samaritan Laws, voluntary rescuers are legally protected when aiding those in sudden cardiac arrest distress.
Select one of these six facts you were previously unaware of (and maybe shocked you!) or you wished more people knew about (if you already knew about all of these facts) and submit either a short essay or video which answers the following prompt:
For your chosen fact, address each of the following points:
1. Tell us which fact you're choosing, starting with "I didn't know that..." or "I wish more people knew..."
2. Recount your reaction to learning the fact
3. Give us an example of how you might spread awareness at your school or in your community
Guidelines:
Submissions may be written or in video format. Written submissions must be kept under 500 words and videos must be under 3 minutes.
You must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university.
You are granting AED Superstore an unlimited license to use your submission in whole or in part as they see fit, and relinquishing any copyright to your submission. 
 

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

Corporation Service Company (CSC)

Description:

Corporation Service Company (CSC) is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Write an 500 word or less essay on the following topic: As we get older, there are certain things we learn later in life that we wish we had known when we were younger. In this essay, explain what advice would you give your younger self and why. Whether it's related to school, work, or your personal life, what do you wish you had known then that you know now? Summarize your response in a 15 second video clip posted on Twitter with two different hashtags. Submit your essay and share the URL of the Twitter video.

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

HonestlyNow Banking

Description:

HonestlyNow Banking is offering a $1000 scholarship. Select the burgundy bar at the bottom of the page - Learn about HonestlyNow.com Scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be United States citizens, 16 years of age or older who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning are urged to apply. Students in high school in their Junior and Senior years are eligible. All majors and intended majors of study are eligible. Students may reapply if they have not been previously awarded. Please write a 500-1000 word response to the following prompt:  Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world:  how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it, or how that person donates it to help others. What can our local financial institutions (banks and credit unions) do to increase financial literacy? What impact do you think this would have? 

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

Rosenstein Law Group

Description:

Rosenstein Law Group is offering a $500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must be an undergrad or grad student in 2016. You are asked to write  400-600 word essay about your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

Crown & Caliber

Description:

Crown & Caliber is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

We'd like to see your best business proposal plan for an online business startup that would challenge the likes of Google and Facebook. For this plan, please include a paragraph or two for each of the following bullet points:  Business concept & mission statement, Differentiation: Explain what differentiates your service or product from what already exists, Market Analysis: Identify your competitors, where you fit amongst them and where you're trying to enter, Audience: Identify your target market, Marketing: Explain how you would market your service/product to the audience you identified, Budget: Explain how you would apply your budget of $1,000 to each of the areas above. Feel free to be as creative as possible and include any additional media to supplement your business plan. When submitting your business plan, make sure to include an email and use the following document template: LastName_FirstName_Date.pdf.

Deadline:

May 31, 2016

Griswold Home Care

Description:

Griswold Home Care is offering a $1000 scholarship. Are you currently providing/have you ever provided support for an individual (support may qualify as emotional support, direct medical care, companionship, or other forms of support)? For whom have you provided care and for how long?

Criteria:

Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's, associate's graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (finalists will be asked to submit a sealed copy of their transcripts).
Answer 2 of 3 questions:
1. In 1-5 sentences, please describe what you believe are the greatest rewards of providing care and/or support for someone.
2. In 1-5 sentences, please describe what you believe are the greatest challenges or providing care and/or support for someone.
3. In 1-5 sentences, please describe what advice do you have for someone who will be taking care of a loved one?
Answer both of the following in 200-250 words each:
1. Describe your greatest professional or personal accomplishment and how you overcame any obstacles to achieve this goal.
2. How will the completion of your higher education opportunity enable you to impact the lives of others? 

Deadline:

June 1, 2016

Greene Broillet & Wheeler

Description:

Greene Broillet & Wheeler is offering five $1000 scholarships.

Criteria:

Students must be enrolled (or applying for enrollment) during the following full academic year at a college or an accredited program. You do NOT need to have a focus on law or a pre-law major. Only those attending or planning to attend an undergraduate program may apply (no graduate programs). Submit your name, address, email address, phone number, the name of the college/university/program you are attending or applying to, and your essay. Your essay should be no more than 3 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman font and have 1 inch margins. Your essay should address BOTH of these questions: 1. What do you believe is the most important function of the law? 2. If you could change one aspect of the law, what would it be and why would you change it? 

Deadline:

June 1, 2016

Oz Moving

Description:

Oz Moving is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

Choose a documented quote.  Then choose one of two options:  submit a picture or write a short essay about moving. For the picture, combine the quote and picture using photo-editing software, share your photo on social media and write a few paragraphs about your inspiration for the quote. It can be about moving to college, moving from your old hometown, seeing your friends or family move, or anything else moving related-it's up to your creative spirit. For the essay, it should be 2-3 pages (500-750 words) and it will be judged on originality, creativity, readability, grammar & spelling. Give the background and context of the quote and explain why you chose it and how it embodies the feeling of moving to a new city.

Deadline:

June 1, 2016

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Description:

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school junior or senior or a student currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

Criteria:

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an 500-1000 word essay on "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree will help you achieve your goals."

Deadline:

June 10, 2016

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

Description:

Los Angeles DUI Attorney is offering $1000 to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with diabetes.

Criteria:

Eligibility:  you have been diagnosed with diabetes (any type); you have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university in the U.S. (undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome); you carry at least a 3.0 GPA; you must submit an official copy of your transcript; complete the online application; and choose of the follow topics and write an essay of 500-1000 words:  1.  What is one way that diabetes has shaped or changed your plans in life? How did confront your diabetes and push forward to your goals?  2. What one thing do you think would make the biggest difference in how society treats diabetes?  3. Picture yourself when you first learned you had diabetes. If you could go back and give one piece of advise to yourself, what would it be? 

Deadline:

June 15, 2016

New! US Premium Garcinia Cambogia

Description:

US Premium Garcinia Cambogia if offering two $500 scholarships.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently residing in the United States; must be enrolled fulltime in college or high school; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; must submit a 500+ word essay on the following:  While we have one of the most health conscious societies ever - obesity continues to be one of the biggest problems in todays culture. What contributing factors do you believe have led to this problem and what solutions would you suggest we strive for in our culture to fight this health problem. Discuss how obesity creates obstacles in ones life, career, and the mentality it traps people in.; and provide a copy of an acceptance letter or current/upcoming class schedule. All information submitted in the application email will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the official entry, the student will be disqualified without notification to the student. Only one entry per student. Punctuation, Grammar, and organization will be considered during the evaluation process.

Deadline:

June 30, 2016 @ 11:59pm

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Description:

Astanza Q-Switched Laser is offering a $2500 scholarship that may be used for tuition, books, and other education-related exenses to students pursuing an education in physics, biology, engineering, medicine, nursing or other natural or applied science fields. Q-Switched lasers are the type of laser technology utilized for tattoo removal treatments.

Criteria:

The scholarship will only be awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 that are enrolling in an accredited college in the upcoming fall. ALL of the following materials must be submitted for a scholarship candidate to be considered: completed application form with scanned applicant signature, image or email of college/university acceptance letter (high school applicants); imaged or scan of a recent transcript either from high school or college (can be unofficial); a cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this scholarship and why you are pursuing an education in your field of choice. Only email applications will be accepted.

Deadline:

June 30, 2016 @ 11:59 CST

Litster Frost Injury Lawyers

Description:

Litster Frost Injury Lawyers are offering a $500 scholarship for each participating high school to whomever creates the best video.

Criteria:

Open to all high school students applying for or currently attending college (2 year, 4 year, or graduate level educational institution) as either a graduate or an undergraduate, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Applicants must create a 30 second  to  2 minute video that addresses one of the following questions:  1. How will the advent of self-driving vehicles help and/or harm the human race? Take a stance on the issue and present an argument. 2. Studies have shown distracted driving to be linked to higher likelihood of car accidents. Explain why you think distracted driving is or is not an epidemic and how it can be combatted. All entries must be posted on the individual's facebook page with Litster Frost Injury Lawyers page tagged.

Deadline:

July 1, 2016

Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs General Education Scholarship

Description:

Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs is offering a General Education Scholarship for $500 to a class of 2016 high school graduate or college graduates entering their first year of law school. This scholarship can be used for education purposes only, including book, tuition, supplies, etc. You are also giving consent to feature your essay on the website's marketing platforms, including website content and social media. The personal information on your submission will be kept completely confidential.

Criteria:

To apply for this scholarship, provide a 500-word minimum essay discussing one of the following topics:  1. Describe the biggest mistake you've made. What impact did it have on your life and how did you learn from it?  2. Which is more important in your opinion, what you know or who you know? Please provide and explanation as to why.  3. You get to make one college program mandatory for all students, what do you chose and why? You must also submit an unofficial transcript and a short statement on why you need this scholarship.

Deadline:

July 15, 2016

Console and Hollawell PC

Description:

Console and Hollawell PC is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas:  pre-law, paralegal studies, legal assisting, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.

Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:  must be a U.S. citizen, must be currently pursuing a law related degree, hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA, have earned a high school diploma or GED, provide current proof of enrollment, an unofficial transcript, an application, a short survey, a 100-200 word introduction; and a 300-600 word essay on one of several topics. Potential winners shall provide an official transcript. The scholarship is be used exclusively for school tuition and or related expenses such as school supplies, books, etc. Submitting your application hereby gives permission to use your scholarship submission for the firm's various marketing platforms, including but not limited to blog, social media accounts, and website. The information from your survey may be pulled for anonymous statistics. They will never ask to share information on the application form, as that is considered completely confidential.

Deadline:

July 15, 2016

Tiano O'Dell

Description:

Tiano O'Dell is offering a $1000 scholarship for a college-bound student or current college student who has been diagnosed with autism. The scholarship can be used for any school-related expenses, such as tuition, boarding, school supplies, or books.

Criteria:

Applicants must be graduating high school in 2016 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S.; be a U.S. citizen; have a documented autism diagnosis; and submit a 500+ word essay sharing your story, including your future aspirations (college, career, etc.) and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals. Provide your first and last name, email address, home address and phone number listed at the beginning of the essay. Include a copy of your transcript or any form of attendance verification at an accredited postsecondary institution and submit a recent picture along with a letter from a licensed physician confirming the diagnosis of autism.

Deadline:

July 31, 2016

FirstSiteGuide

Description:

FirstSiteGuide is an online knowledge base helping people start personal or business websites and blogs. They are offering a $1500 scholarship to be put towards tuition or books.

Criteria:

Applicants must be a degree-seeking student enrolled in an accredited college or university or all high school students. Applicants must submit an minimum 1500 word essay on Why Should you Start a Blog.

Deadline:

August 31, 2016

Ehline Law Firm P.C.

Description:

Ehline Law Firm P.C. is offering an American Military Veteran scholarship for $500.

Criteria:

Applications must include a copy of your DD-214 with proof of an honorable discharge and 500+ essay about why military vets can make a difference in improving the practice of law. In the essay, provide examples of how the discipline, honor and motivation learned in your military training will help you be a better lawyer and improve the image of lawyers in the consumer's mind. For example, what life lessons did you obtain from your experience in boot camp, MOS schools, etc. and what did you learn from these challenges? How did these experiences help you prepare for law school? Why did you choose law over some other adversarial profession? Were you wounded in combat, were you an MP? Tell us everything pertinent to your choice in becoming a legal warrior. Participants must enrolled in an accredited Law Office Study Program, or Law School, such as a judge's chambers, law school, or other university in the several states; must either prove a GPA that shows cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or proof of continuous law office study up until the time of the receipt of the award; must provide your full name, the name of the attorney, judge or school under which you study, and the names and contact info of at least two character references; proof of state or federal citizenship in the U.S. incorporeal government.

Deadline:

October 1, 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

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

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

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