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:

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

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Description:

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship is offering five $1000 scholarships to university students who intend to use their education to help the senior population such as nursing, medicine, sociology, social work or gerontology.

Criteria:

The annual scholarship award is for five students enrolled in an associates degree, bachelors degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline. Employees and members of their immediate family and persons living in the same household are not eligible to apply. Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and an essay that is between 500 and 900 words on a selected topic and sign a Scholarship Award Agreement. Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay in each of five categories (see website for categories) as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.

Deadline:

April 15, 2015 by 11:59 pm

Post Office Locator Scholarship

Description:

Post Office Locator Scholarship is offering a $500 scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants are asked to submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. Essays will be judged by the executive scholarship committee on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. Applications are open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United States. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment.

Deadline:

April 15, 2015

Pelican Water Systems

Description:

Pelican Water Systems is offering  several scholarships:  1st place-$1500, 2nd place-$1000, 3rd place-$500, three runner-ups-free counter top drinking filter and four sport bottles.

Criteria:

Applicants must be legal US residents, must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, must have a high school (or equivalent) cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher  or  University cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, must provide one letter of recommendation and must submit an essay on "What are some ways to instill a greater sense of urgency with water conservation in young people and what would be the marketing slogan Pelican Water would use to highlight the new campaign?"

Deadline:

April 17, 2015

Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship

Description:

Ronald D. Weiss College Scholarship is offering a $2500 scholarship to incoming and existing college students.

Criteria:

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must fit the following criteria:  be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the 2015-2016 academic year, be in good academic standing with your current educational institution, and if under 18, must have the permission of your parent or guardian to apply. Applicants must submit an essay to scholarships@ny-bankrupcy.com (topic is listed on the website). The following factors will be considered in determining the winner:  demonstrated understanding of the issues raised, originality, quality of writing, and the applicant's demonstrated potential for success in a field related to law

Deadline:

April 17, 2015

Deadline approaching! Achieva Credit Union

Description:

Achieva Credit Union is offering ten $1000 Achieva Credit Union scholarships and two $2500 Hugh "Max Kriever" Memorial scholarships. Applicants need to be active members of Achieva Credit Union with accounts in good standing and meet the criteria below to apply.

Criteria:

Achieva Credit Union Scholarship applicants must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or trade school (any age). Hugh "Max Kriever" Memorial Scholarship applicants must be a graduating high school senior student-athlete committed to majoring in education (one male and one female student-athlete will be selected). You may either write a 250-word essay on financial literacy OR create a 2 1/2 minute video submission on the same topic.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a current transcript. Prior scholarship recipients, employees, officers and directors of Achieva Credit Union and their family members, are not eligible to apply for or receive funds from the scholarships.

Deadline:

April 18, 2015

Century Link Internet Service

Description:

Century Link Internet Service is offering a $1000 scholarship.
 

Criteria:

Applicants must write an original blog post of 500-800 words of thoughtful writing that demonstrates your personal experience on "The Internet has increased my awareness of _________ and this is how."

Contact:

Century Link Internet Service

Deadline:

April 24, 2015

New! Project Management Institute Educational Foundation Tampa Bay Chapter

Description:

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation Tampa Bay Chapter is offering four $1000 scholarships.

Criteria:

In order to be considered eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to an accredited undergraduate in a business degree program, or an undergraduate program in a related field benefitting from project management, with the following order of priority: 1st priority-any undergraduate student who is an immediate family member of a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter, 2nd priority-any undergraduate student residing in the Tampa Bay Area, USA, who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program in the state of Florida. The Tampa Bay Area is defined as the following counties:  Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota, 3rd priority-any undergraduate student residing in the Tampa Bay Area, USA, who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere in the USA.

Deadline:

May 1, 2015

Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C.

Description:

The Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, P.C., an immigration law firm based in Boston, MA, is offering a $1000 scholarship to one deserving student with a strong personal connection to the immigrant community.

Criteria:

All applicants must submit a complete application; be either a U.S.-born student whose parents are both from another country, or a foreign-born student who immigrated to the United States; be currently enrolled in a post-high school institution or graduate school; and must submit an original 450-word essay detailing why you or your parents immigrated to the United States and the challenges you or your family have had to overcome as a result.

Deadline:

May 1, 2015

Mission Creek Orthodontics

Description:

Mission Creek Orthodontics provides one $500 scholarship once a year to a deserving student.

Criteria:

Student must be attending college or university no later than December of 2015. Student must be full-time. Student must be in last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in a college or university.

Deadline:

11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2015

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 2015; 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, 2015

Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky

Description:

The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky are offering a $1000.

Criteria:

Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay on developing and promoting a plan on increased motor vehicle safety in your state. Three finalists will be selected. The finalist who successfully generates the most social media attention for their essay through "likes" and shares will be awarded the scholarship.

Deadline:

May 16, 2015

Anthony Castelli Veteran's College Scholarship

Description:

Anthony Castelli Attorney is offering Veteran's College Scholarship for $500 to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

Criteria:

The applicant must submit a 750-1000 word essay on "The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States."

Deadline:

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

Penn Lease

Description:

Penn Lease is offering a scholarship of $500.

Criteria:

Applicants must write a 1500-2000 word essay on one of the topics listed on the website. Applicants must submit proof of enrollment in a college or university for the fall of 2015.

Deadline:

May 29, 2015

Zehl & Associates

Description:

Zehl & Associates is offering two scholarships to survivors of accidents - one $1000 scholarship to one law student currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited law school and one $1000 scholarship to one university student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a private or state university.

Criteria:

Law School Scholarship:  This scholarship will be awarded to a law student at an accredited law school who either personally was the victim of or has a family member (brother, sister, mother or father) who was the victim of a major accident. To be eligible, candidates must submit a 1-3 page essay describing the impact that the accident had on them (or their family member), what they have done to overcome the effects (physical and/or financial) of the accident, and how the experience has influenced their desire to become an attorney. Candidates must have a current GPA of at least 3.0 or be in the to 33% of their law school class.
University Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a student at an accredited university who either personally was the victim of or has a family member (brother, sister, mother or father) who was the victim of a major accident. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years or older. To be eligible, candidates must submit a 1-3 page essay describing the impact that the accident had on them (or their family member), what they have done to overcome the effects (physical and/or financial) of the accident, and what they believe could or should be done to prevent a similar accident from occurring again in the future. Candidates must be full time students and have a current GPA of at least a 3.0.
To apply, candidates must submit a completed application, a personal essay (described above), and a certified copy of their current transcript.
The scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school/university tuition and related academic expenses. 
 

Deadline:

May 30, 2015

American Addiction Centers

Description:

American Addiction Centers are offering $10,000 in a Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program (first place: $5,000, second and third place: $2,500)

Criteria:

Applicants must be a high school graduate as of summer 2015. The scholarship is open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students. Applicants must be entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Applicants must write an essay (800 words max.).

Deadline:

May 31, 2015

Chicago Injury Center

Description:

Chicago Injury Center believes in helping those who have courageously served our country. They are offering two $250, one $500, and one $1000 scholarships to disabled veterans enrolled in community college, undergraduate and graduate course of study.

Criteria:

Applicants must enroll in an accredited trade school, community college, college or university in the US; submit a short biography of any length along with a recent photo; maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5; provide proof of an honorable discharge; and submit a 500-word essay on the hurdles you have had to overcome as a veteran with a disability and how it has prepared you to face the challenges of your particular course of study. How do you believe the military and your road to recovery has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student?

Deadline:

June 1, 2015

Drug Lawsuit Source - Two Single Parent Scholarship Awards

Description:

Drug Lawsuit Source is offering two single parent scholarship awards in the amount of $1000 each. One scholarship will be awarded to a single mom and the other will be awarded to a single dad.

Criteria:

You must be a single parent helping to raise at least one child. You do not have to have full-time custody but must be involved in raising the child. You must be currently enrolled in a US high school, trade school, apprentice school, junior college, college, university, or graduate school in the United States. You must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and are required to submit a copy of your transcript indicating your grade point average. You may submit an unofficial school transcript. You must submit a 300-600 word essay explaining your career goals and the challenges of being a single parent in school.

Deadline:

June 1, 2015

Carpey Law

Description:

Carpey Law is offering a scholarship worth $500 to an undergraduate who is enrolled in a college or university in the United States, and who demonstrates a critical mind and attention to detail in their essay.

Criteria:

Applicants must be in an incoming or current student attending school in the US. Applicants must submit a 1000-1500 word essay on motorcycle laws and helmet use. More details about the essay requirements are on the website.

Deadline:

June 12, 2015

Boomtown Internet Group

Description:

Boomtown Internet Group is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of the best essay.

Criteria:

Applicants must write an essay of 1000-1500 words on one of the topics listed. Applicants must prove enrollment in a college or university.

Deadline:

June 12, 2015

CPAP Shop Essay College Scholarship

Description:

CPAP Shop Essay College Scholarship is offering a $1000 scholarship to a college student pursuing a medical college degree related to sleep or a related program.

Criteria:

Students must complete a 500-1000 word essay (topics listed on the website) and must prove enrollment in college or affiliated program.

Deadline:

June 12, 2015

New! Tampa Bay Hospitality Alliance

Description:

The Tampa Bay Hospitality Alliance is offering scholarships of $500 to $6500 annually to university students and $500 to $2500 annually to community college/technical school students. Scholarship award amounts are based upon student need, other financial support, references and application qualifications/ratings. Prior applicants may re-apply. Due to the different policies at universities, colleges and high schools, the Alliance Scholarship Committee is willing to review applications that may not meet all of the requirements.

Criteria:

Applicants must be US citizens enrolled full-time in accredited a Hospitality or Culinary Arts program at a 2-4 year university, community college or culinary institute. Students must maintain a 3.0 or better overall GPA and a 3.0 or better GPA in their major. High school students must be graduating seniors accepted to a 2-4 year university, community college or culinary institute with a 3.0 GPA and/or excellent demonstrated in specialized Hospitality/Culinary Arts Program or employment and Hospitality or Culinary Arts major designation or career goal. Residency considerations are as follows: permanent Florida resident enrolled in Florida Hospitality or Culinary Arts Program, permanent Florida resident enrolled in out-of-state Hospitality or Culinary Arts Program, or non-Florida resident enrolled in Florida Hospitality or Culinary Arts Program.

Deadline:

June 15, 2015

Global Lift Equipment

Description:

Global Lift Equipment if offering a $500 scholarship.

Criteria:

To be considered eligible for the scholarship, you must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US in the fall of 2015; have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; be a resident of the United States or Canada and submit a 2000-word short story with a main character being a piece of used equipment found in the Global Lift Equipment inventory.

Deadline:

June 15, 2015

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 15, 2015

HRIS Payroll Software

Description:

HRIS Payroll Software is offering a $1000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate college student who has shown achievement in college and a commitment to working in human resources.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or living in the US and attending an accredited online college or university. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Human Resources or an HR-related program (e.g. Business, Organizational Development or Leadership, Labor Relations, etc.). Undergraduate students must have completed at least one HR management course and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Graduate students must be enrolled in or have completed at least one HR class with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Current Lucerna, LLC employees, customers, members of the Scholarship Selection Committee and immediate family members/domestic partners of the aforementioned parties are ineligible to apply. The recipient will be selected based on meeting eligibility requirements, demonstrating satisfactory scholastic achievement and a commitment to the HR profession. Applicants must provide a current college transcript of all coursework and at least one letter of recommendation.

Deadline:

June 30, 2015

Sanders Firm Scholarship

Description:

Sanders Firm Scholarship is offering $1000 to reward undergraduate or law school students who have demonstrated a meaningful commitment to his or her local community.

Criteria:

Applicants must be accepted, or enrolled in a 4-year college or university program OR accepted, enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA at their current institution. Applicants are required to write a 1500-2000 word statement that addresses their community involvement including answers to an essay question, provide proof of attendance or acceptance, and a copy of their official transcript for their most recently completed semester of school.

Deadline:

June 30, 2015

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Description:

Astanza Q-Switched Laser is offering a $2500 scholarship 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:

Application for the Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship is completely electronic. ALL of the following materials must be submitted for a scholarship candidate to be considered: completed application form, scanned acceptance letter to accredited college/university; scanned recent transcript either from high school or college; 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.

Deadline:

June 30, 2015

Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarship

Description:

Lifestyle Dentistry is offering two $500 scholarships, one for the best essay from all entries in Canada and the US and the other to the best essay submitted from a student who resides in the Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada area.

Criteria:

To be considered eligible for the scholarship, you must be attending college or university no later than Sept. 30, 2015. Current high school seniors who will graduate in 2015 are eligible. You can be enrolled in any field of study. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be a resident of Canada or the United States, and submit  750-word essay on how your personal lifestyle could affect the health of your teeth, mouth and gums.

Deadline:

11:59 pm on June 30, 2015

New! Florida Peanut Producers Association

Description:

The Florida Peanut Producers Association is offering two $1,200 scholarships to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the applicant's family must be actively producing peanuts in Florida. It is the intent of the Scholarship Award Committee that the award recipients attend a Florida community college or four-year university.

Criteria:

Applicants must complete the application, provide a transcript, a letter from a prominent citizen making statements to the applicant's citizenship qualities, a typed 500-word essay on "Why I want to go to college?", and a summary of personal agricultural experiences (if any).

Deadline:

July 1, 2015

TheHealthy.com

Description:

TheHealthy.com is offering a $500 scholarship to an incoming college student.

Criteria:

Applicants must submit a 500 word essay (topics are listed on the website). Applicants must provide an unofficial transcript and proof of enrollment or acceptance letter. Applicants must submit an additional essay of 200 words.

Deadline:

July 15, 2015

Levin Firm

Description:

The Levin Firm is offering two $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently enrolled in or actively applying to a college or graduate/professional program.

Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:  Millions of people each year are injured in accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles. What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer? Out of the pool of applicants, the Levin Firm will choose five finalists. They will post the five finalists' essays on their blog and social media pages. The finalists are responsible for promoting their entries within their social media networks. The two winners will be determined by the amount of social media "buzz" the winning essays generate in terms of likes, retweets, +1s, or shares. See additional Application Guidelines on the website.

Deadline:

July 17, 2015

Paul Giannetti Attorney at Law Scholarship

Description:

Paul Giannetti Attorney at Law is offering a $3000 scholarship to students pursuing a career in helping individuals who have been injured or disabled.

Criteria:

The recipient must be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the US. The recipient must be accepted and attending a two or four year university or trade school in the fall of 2015. Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate or high school cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit the following:  a completed Scholarship Application form, one to three page typed essay on why you chose to pursue a career in helping individuals who have been injured or disabled, an official and complete copy of high school or most recent college transcripts, an acceptance letter from an accredited university or trade school within the US, and proof of legal residency in the US (birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.). The scholarship is to be used exclusively for tuition or class fees.

Deadline:

July 17, 2015

Dolman Law Group

Description:

The Dolman Law Group is offering a $1000 college scholarship for the winner of a video essay contest.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2015-16 academic year; must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution; if under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian; must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend; and must provide your video essay on texting and driving (YouTube format preferred).

Deadline:

July 22, 2015

LaMantia Law Firm

Description:

LaMantia Law Firm offering a $1000 scholarship to a single parent.

Criteria:

The recipient must be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the US. The recipient must be accepted and taking undergraduate, graduate or law school classes in the fall of 2015. Academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate or high school cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit the following:  a completed Scholarship Application form, one to three page typed essay telling your story as a single parent pursuing a higher education, an official and complete copy of high school or most recent college transcripts, an acceptance letter from an accredited university or trade school within the US, and proof of legal residency in the US (birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.). The scholarship is to be used exclusively for tuition and related expenses.

Deadline:

July 27, 2015

Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

Description:

Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering a Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism in the amount of $1000. The scholarship is for a college student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism.

Criteria:

Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States; must submit an official high school transcript; complete the online application and submit a 500-word essay (the link above includes the essay topics).  Either the applicant or a close family member must have been diagnosed with a form of autism (including Asperger syndrome).

Deadline:

July 31, 2015

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship

Description:

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship is offering a $1000 scholarship to one high-achieving student with epilepsy.

Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university and have been diagnosed with epilepsy (any form). Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, submit an official copy of their transcript, submit an application form and a video essay no longer than 2 minutes (topics are listed on the website).

Deadline:

July 31, 2015

Icing On The Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship

Description:

Icing On The Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship is offering one $1000 scholarship to assist one achievement-oriented student who is struggling with or has survived breast cancer.

Criteria:

The applicants must either be currently enrolled at an accredited university, or have been accepted to an accredited university. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, complete a 500-1000 word essay and submit an official copy of their transcript.

Deadline:

July 31 for fall semester and Nov. 30 for spring semester

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Injury Lawyers

Description:

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Injury Law Scholarship for Child Advocates are offering a semi-annual $1000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

Criteria:

The scholarship is open to dedicated students who either have personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in your professional work or by legal means; or you are an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experiences to help others. All applicants must either be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited law school, or a current undergraduate student with the intention to go to law school.

Deadline:

July 31 for fall semester and Nov. 30 for spring semester

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Description:

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award is offering a $1000 scholarship to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.

Criteria:

Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and must submit the following:  a 500-1000 word essay, documented proof of disability, and an official high school transcript. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.

Deadline:

July 31 for fall semester and Nov. 30 for spring semester

Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers

Description:

Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are offering a $1000 Cancer Survivor Scholarship.

Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:  U.S. citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S.; accepted or will be or is attending a certified University or Law School in the fall of the application year; and academic achievement as reflected by an undergraduate cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must submit the following:  a completed application form, 1-3 page typed essay on how your experience with cancer or other serious disease has influenced your choice to obtain a higher education, an official and complete copy of college or high school transcripts, an acceptance letter from an accredited University or Law School within the United States, proof of legal residency in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, etc.). The scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition.

Deadline:

Aug. 1, 2015

New! Belltown Spine & Wellness

Description:

Belltown Spine & Wellness is offering a $1000 scholarship.

Criteria:

The submission should include a personal statement as well as an essay on the following topic:  In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?

Deadline:

Aug. 1, 2015

Herolocity

Description:

Herolocity is offering a $1000 scholarship.
 

Criteria:

You are eligible to apply if you are a full-time student in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program; your major is Business, Marketing, or a related field; your GPA is 3.2 or above; you've volunteered at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at least once in the past calendar year OR helped a small business with advice or services at your free will with no payment accepted. You must write a 1000-word case study on how a real business created a marketing strategy for their business and the outcome (short term and long term) of their strategy.

Deadline:

Aug. 30, 2015

County Office

Description:

County Office is offering a $1000 scholarship. County Office supports local communities by making it easier to find the contact information, hours, locations, phone numbers of county government offices in the United States.
 

Criteria:

Applicants must write a 500-1500 word essay for the following prompt:  "The most important local county office to me is..."  US citizens 16 years of age and older who are either in their senior year of high school or currently enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning are eligible to apply.

Deadline:

Sept. 30, 2015

Paymaster.co

Description:

Paymasters.co is offering several scholarships with deadlines ranging from Mar. 1, 2015 - Oct. 15, 2015.  They include the Structured Settlement, College Networking, Single Mothers Success and LGBTQ Scholarships.

Criteria:

Each scholarship requires an essay (topics listed on the website). By applying for any of the scholarships, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your response and you agree to allow posting of your biographical information. The winning responses will be published as a resource for other students to utilize. Paymaster.co may use your response to create a derivative work, such as an article or video. Your bio will be posted to provide transparency. Government identification that you are at least 18 years of age is required. Enrollment and GPA requirements are different based on the scholarship. Submissions deemed plagiarized will not be considered.

Deadline:

Mar. 1 - Oct. 15, 2015

ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program

Description:

 ACLS Medical Training is offering a $1000 unrestricted scholarship. There are also two runners-up that will receive one complimentary pass to the ACLS Medical Training certification program of their choice (BLS, ACLS, or PALS) valued at $275.

Criteria:

Applicants must write an essay of 500 - 1000 words about assisting someone in a life support situation. Entries with typos or grammatical errors will not be considered. High school seniors or college students are eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing school, medical school, pharmacy school, dental school, respiratory therapy program, paramedic program, or emergency medical technician program.

Deadline:

11:59 EST on Dec. 31, 2015

Stewart J Guss College Student Scholarship

Description:

Stewart J Guss College Student Scholarship is offering a yearly scholarship designed to alleviate some of the financial pressure on present and future students with the desire and potential to succeed.

Criteria:

Applicants must be an aspiring or current college student and must participate in the 1000-word essay competition.

Deadline:

March 1, 2016