Non-Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website
Allied.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018 December 15, 2018
Kalu Yala Scholarship December 31, 2018
Profisee Computer and Information Systems Scholarship November 30, 2018
NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018 December 15, 2018
Fieldboom Worldwide Student Scholarship December 31, 2018
CRUSH Your Exam Scholarship October 15, 2018
Tuition Funding Sources see website
Fastweb.com see website
Bookmundi's Travel the World Scholarship October 1, 2018
DeSales University ACCESS Program Community College Tuition Match Scholarship see website
U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship December 1, 2018
OpenWater Scholarship December 31, 2018
Economic Secretariat Young Entrepreneur Scholarship October 15, 2018
Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2018 October 5, 2018
ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship November 1, 2018
Aceable Agent Higher Education Scholarship October 31, 2018
Oberlo Students Contest October 31, 2018
Pro Skills Basketball Scholarship November 16, 2018
Create and Go Design Your Future Scholarship November 1, 2018
SecureCare65 Scholarship December 1, 2018
ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship June 19, 2019
OppU Achievers Scholarship September 30, 2018
Maptive $2,500 Scholarship January 5, 2019
Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship November 27, 2018
Grand Valley State University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship March 1, 2019
G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship see website

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. 

Eligible children attending school may receive:

  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.  For those attending private or foreign schools, benefits are capped at a statutory minimum amount per academic year.
  • A monthly housing allowance.
  • A stipend for books and supplies.

Who is eligible?  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over the age of 23 and still be eligible. 

Eligible children:

  • Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Rules for eligible children serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces:

  • If the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • A child's character of discharge from his or her own service does not impact eligibility resulting from the line of duty death of a parent.
  • A child on active duty will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.
  • A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits under the Fry Scholarship Program, and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on their own service.  An individual may also receive additional entitlement if another parent transfers entitlement to the individual.

Children who have used or wish to use entitlement under Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA):

  • If a child is eligible for the Fry Scholarship, he or she may be eligible for VA's Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the two programs. 

Visit the U.S. Department of Affairs for more information.

How to apply:
Go to VA's website and click on “Apply for Benefits.”  Paper versions of the form (VA Form 22-5490) may also be printed.  A parent or guardian must sign the application if the child is under age 18.

For more information
Toll-free 1-(888) GIBILL-1


University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarships

Award amount: varies

The University of Michigan Community College Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving Michigan community college transfer students entering the University of Michigan. 

Eligibility:  Students must have significant experience attending a Michigan community college up to and including an associate degree. 

To be considered for a University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be accepted for admission and enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan.  Apply for financial aid.  Follow these steps to apply:
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
    • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application. The profile is available beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

 


Allied.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018

Award amount:  $1,000

Application requirements:

  • Complete all required sections of the application.
  • Attach the following documents to your application:
    • Copy of your most recent transcript(s)
    • Verification of enrollment at your college or university
    • Your essay
    • Copy of your DD214 (member 4) or a signed letter from Command certifying active duty status
  • Essay: Submit a brief essay (400 to 800 words) detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice.  A personalized tone, referencing sincere, firsthand experience and sentiment, is best - no need to be too formal.

Visit Allied.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018for application and information

Application deadline:  December 15, 2018


Kalu Yala Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school senior who has been accepted to a college or university, or a current college or university student who is not in their final semester (undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate).
  • Must submit a 500-word essay addressing the topic "The Main Benefits of Studying Abroad."

Visit Kalu Yala Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 31, 2018


Profisee Computer and Information Systems Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be high school students graduating in 2018 or currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
  • Must be seeking or plan to seek a degree in Information Systems and Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Must submit a short (minimum 500 words) essay stating why you believe computer engineering or information systems is important to today's business environment.

Visit ProfiseeComputer and Information Systems Scholarshipfor application and information

Application deadline:  November 30, 2018


NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled (or will be enrolled) as a full-time student at an accredited college/university in the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or an equivalent field.
  • Applicants must be one of the following:
    • An honorably discharged veteran or current member of the active military (including National Guard or Reserves).
    • A spouse of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.
    • A child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.

Application requirements:

  • Complete all required sections of the application form.
  • Submit a copy of your DD214 (member 4) or a signed letter from Command certifying active duty status.
  • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application:
    • A copy of your most recent transcript(s)
    • Verification of enrollment at your college/university
    • Your essay

Essay:  submit a brief essay (400 to 800 words) detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice.  A personalized tone referencing sincere first-hand experience and sentiment is best - no need to be too formal.

Visit NorthAmerican.com Military Scholarship Competition 2018for application and information

Application deadline:  December 15, 2018


Fieldboom Worldwide Student Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking a degree at an accredited college or university.  This scholarship was created to help foster the next generation of marketers, software developers, and entrepreneurs.
  • Must submit one piece of work.  There are no limits on the form of this work.  Examples would be a marketing plan, an essay related to business, an overview of an existing business, etc.

Visit Fieldboom Worldwide Student Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 31, 2018


CRUSH Your Exam Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the fall 2018 semester.
  • Must have a passion for business and project management.
  • Must write and submit a 1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
    • Project managers are needed across many different industries; why do you think that is the case?
    • What are the top five skills a project manager needs to possess?
    • When managing a new project, what would be your first process?
    • What are your career aspirations and what online tools or resources do you think you'll utilize to enhance your journey?
  • Must include proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.
  • Submit the CRUSH Your Exam Scholarship form.

Visit CRUSH Your Exam Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  October 15, 2018


Tuition Funding Sources

Award amount:  see website for details

Tuition Funding Sources is a scholarship database

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Fastweb

Award amount:  see website for details

Fastweb is a scholarship database

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Bookmundi's Travel the World Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • What is your dream vacation?
    • What inspired this trip?
    • Would you like to take anyone on your vacation with you?  If yes, whom?
    • Using the tools available on Bookmundi, plan some of the tours you would take on your trip.  What made these tours stand out to you?

Visit Bookmundi's Travel the World Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  October 1, 2018


DeSales University ACCESS Program Community College Tuition Match Scholarship

Award amount:  varies

Eligibility:

  • Must have completed an associate's degree by the time of enrollment to DSU (students must begin their bachelor's degree at DSU within six months of completing their associate's degree).
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Must enroll in a DSU ACCESS online degree program.

Contact Michael Yergey at Michael.Yergey@desales.edu for information


U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

Award amount:  see website

If you are interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.

Minuteman Scholarships cover four years of full tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board at colleges or universities served by an Army ROTC program.

Visit U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship for qualifications and information

Application deadline:
Spring campaign:  December 1, 2018


OpenWater Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a permanent resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor's degree, or
  • Must be pursuing the fields of study of Computer Science, Engineering, or Business Administration.
  • Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 24 ACT or a minimum SAT score of 1680 (including writing section).
  • Must submit an essay addressing the topic:  How do you envision your field of study fitting into the future?

Visit OpenWater Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 31, 2018 


Economic Secretariat Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • In what way do you consider yourself an entrepreneur?
    • What motivates you to work hard in everything you do?
    • As an entrepreneur, what do you view as 'success,' and what  do you think it takes to be successful in 2018?
    • Knowing that entrepreneurship involves a lot of ups and downs, describe the best example of you being persistent in the face of failure.
  • Must include a link to a video of yourself explaining your answers.

Visit Economic Secretariat Young Entrepreneur Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  October 15, 2018


Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2018

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • Why is empowering others so important?
    • How do you think your major can be used to empower others?
    • When was the last time you felt empowered?  What inspired this?

Visit Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2018 for application and information

Application deadline:  October 5, 2018


ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester you are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must have an interest in health and technology.
  • Must submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word essay addressing the following questions:
    • Why is hearing health awareness so important to you?
    • How do you think hearing health care can be made more affordable?
    • What improvements can be made to assist individuals who are hard of hearing?

 Visit ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  November 1, 2018


Aceable Agent Higher Education Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must submit a video (two minutes or shorter) or a 500-word essay addressing the following prompt:  What does 'home' mean to me?  If you choose to write an essay, you must include a photograph.

 Visit Aceable Agent Higher Education Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  October 31, 2018


Oberlo Students Contest

Award amount:  varies

Eligibility:

  • Must submit a 750- to 1,000-word essay addressing the topic The Next Big Thing in E-commerce.

Visit Oberlo Students Contest for application and information

Application deadline:  October 31, 2018


Pro Skills Basketball Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be in good standing with your college or university
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must submit a 500-word essay answering the question, What life lessons have you learned from playing sports?

 Visit Pro Skills Basketball Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  November 16, 2018


Create and Go Design Your Future Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Must have an interest in blogging.
  • Must submit a 1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
    • What subject would you choose for your blog, if you were to start one?
    • What resources and tools would you utilize to enhance your blog readership?
    • Why do you think it is important for people to design their own future?
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.

Visit Create and Go Design Your Future Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  November 1, 2018


SecureCare65 Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Must submit a 1,000-word essay answering the following questions:
    • While navigating the world of becoming an adult, how will you also care for your parents and loved ones?
    • Do you believe that the topic of preparing for the future of family members is a concern for students?
    • Why is planning for your future, in addition to that of your parents and family members, so important?
    • How do you believe your education will enable you to take better caare of your parents and loved ones?
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.

Visit SecureCare65 Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  December 1, 2018


ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Complete the Volunteer Verification form.
  • Submit an 800- to 1,000-word essay reflecting on your fundraising experience.  How has your volunteer work shaped you into the person you are today?  How do you plan to continue your volunteer work in the future?  Essays can include photos, charts, or infographics, where appropriate.

Visit ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  June 19, 2019


OppU Achievers Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Must possess a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer addressing the following questions:
    • How have you created an opportunity for yourself?
    • How have you created an opportunity for others?
    • Did you start a small business?
    • Are you the founder of a community program?
    • How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams - or the dreams of other - come true?

Visit OppU Achievers Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  September 30, 2018 


Maptive $2,500 Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester for which you are applying for the scholarship.
  • An interest in creative industries, technology, or business is preferred, but not required.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment.  A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • How do you think creative data presentation will change the future?
    • If you were going to present data, what style would you use?

Visit Maptive $2,500 Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  January 5, 2019


Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Award amount:  up to $40,000

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges or universities.  Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Sophomore status:  Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by January 1, 2019, or a recent graduate (since spring 2014).
  • Fall college enrollment:  Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2019.
  • GPA:  Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point averge of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Financial need:  Demonstrate unmet financial need.  We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.  Last year's cohort of new transfer scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $32,000.
  • No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution:  Students who have attended a four-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship.

Visit Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for guidelines, information, and application.  Application is available beginning September 13, 2018.

Application deadline:  November 27, 2018


Grand Valley State University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award amount:  up to $1,200 per year

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be admitted to Grand Valley State University by March 1 for the fall semester.
  • Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • Enroll as a full-time student at GVSU.
  • Submit a letter of application describing your education, career goals, and involvement in PTK.
  • Have received your associate's degree.

 Students must be admitted to GVSU in order to complete the application.

Visit Grand Valley State University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for application and information.

For more information regarding this merit-based scholarship and other scholarships for which you may qualify, contact the GVSU Admissions office at 800.748.0246 or go2gvsu@gvsu.edu.

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019


G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Award amount:  $5,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled or due to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must submit an essay (topic and format outlined on website).

 Visit G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship for application and information

Application deadlines:
October 19, 2018
January 18, 2019
April 19, 2019
August 16, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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