Non-Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website
ShoesTracker Scholarship September 9, 2018
AudioReputation Annual Scholarship August 1, 2018
Beldon Scholarship September 1, 2018
The Health Organization Scholarship July 31, 2018
99Bitcoins Scholarship August 1, 2018
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
Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship August 21, 2018
Fieldboom Worldwide Student Scholarship December 31, 2018
CRUSH Your Exam Scholarship October 15, 2018
CoinIQ Future of Cryptocurrency Scholarship August 31, 2018
Tuition Funding Sources see website
Fastweb.com see website
Friendly Dental Group Scholarship July 31, 2018
The Give Back Scholarship July 31, 2018
Bookmundi's Travel the World Scholarship October 1, 2018
Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship August 12, 2018
Parker Waichman LLP Scholarship Program August 1, 2018
DeSales University ACCESS Program Community College Tuition Match Scholarship see website
U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship September 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

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.

 ShoesTracker Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a high school, college, or university student.
  • Must submit an original essay (500 to 2,000 words).  Your essay must be written in English, and address three questions (see website for questions).

Visit ShoesTracker Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  September 9, 2018


 AudioReputation Annual Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2018 academic year.
  • Must be in good standing with your current educational institution.
  • Must apply for the scholarship via email and provide your full name, address, and the name of the institution you attend or plan to attend.
  • Must submit an original essay.

Visit AudioReputation Annual Scholarshipfor information

Application deadline:  August 15, 2018


Beldon Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking a degree in business, management, communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Must submit an essay (1,500 to 2,000 words) entitled "Beldon Scholarship."
  • Must include your full name and .edu email address in your essay document.

Mail your official transcript and essay to:

Beldon
Attn:  Scholarship Committee
5039 West Ave.
San Antonio, TX  78213-0380

or email your documents to scholarship@beldon.com

Visit Beldon Scholarship for application, essay prompt, and information

Application deadline:  September 1, 2018  


 The Health Organization Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants will possess an interest in health, health science, nutrition, disease prevention, or a related topic.
  • Must be a new, incoming college or university freshman for the fall 2018-2019 academic year or a returning college/university student.
  • Must submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay that demonstrates a clear understanding of the need for an integrated, natural, 'whole body' approach to health and wellness.  The topic can be of your choosing, but you must convey the benefits of healthy living through positive lifestyle choices, exercise, nutrition, stress management, natural supplements, etc.  Your essay does not have to include all of these elements, but should touch on one or more in a creative, educational way, and be backed up by facts.
  • Include your full name, email address, the name and address of the college or university you plan to attend, and proof of enrollment (we will accept scanned copies of your acceptance letter and/or your financial aid office letter that specifies school, and other documentation that specifically verifies student enrollment).

Visit The Health Organization Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline: July 31, 2018


 99Bitcoins Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,500

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited university or a current undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited university.
  • Must submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word essay about the future of cryptocurrency.  Where do you see cryptocurrency going in the next five to ten years?  How will you use your education to help improve cryptocurrency?
  • In addition to your essay, please record a five- to 15-minute video elaborating on the key points addressed in your essay.
  • Submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university that is listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants attending military academies are ineligible for this scholarship.  All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.
  • Please be advised (see our privacy policy) that your submission can be shared publicly.

Visit 99Bitcoins Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  August 1, 2018


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) detailig 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 2018 for application and information

Application deadline:  December 15, 2018


Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility & instructions:

  • Must be enrolled in a business degree program (currently, or in fall 2018) at an accredited community college or university.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.
  • Must submit a 500-word essay addressing the following prompt:  Which trending technologies will affect the future of online retail and eCommerce the most in the next 20 years?
  • Must submit a cover letter containing the following information:
    • Name
    • School
    • Field of study
    • Year of school
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Link to your Twitter and Facebook profiles (LinkedIn optional).
    • Email your essay and cover letter in a PDF format to scholarshipsubmissions@wikibuy.com

Visit Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship for information

Application deadline:  August 21, 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


CoinIQ Future of Cryptocurrency Scholarship

Award amount:  varies

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a high school, undergraduate program, graduate program, or post-graduate progrm in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Applicants must submit a 500-word essay, written in English, addressing the following prompt:  What role with will cryptocurrency play in society five years from now?

Visit CoinIQ Future of Cryptocurrency Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  August 31, 2018


Tuition Funding Sources

Award amount:  see website for details

Tuition Funding Sources is a scholarship database

Visit Tuition Funding Sources for access to their scholarship database


Fastweb

Award amount:  see website for details

Fastweb is a scholarship database

Visit Fastweb.com for access to their scholarship database


Friendly Dental Group Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking a degree in the dental field (dentist, dental hygienist, orthodontist).
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must submit a 500-word (minimum) essay detailing a life experience that led you to take the educational path in the dental industry.

 Visit Friendly Dental Group Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  July 31, 2018


The Give Back Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Requirements:

  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.

 Visit The Give Back Scholarship for application and information

Application deadline:  July 31, 2018


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


Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

Award amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must submit a 600-word essay addressing one of the following topics:
    • Financial Statements and Business Modules
    • Should You Sue Your Customer?

Visit Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship for essay instructions, application, and information

Application deadline:  August 12, 2018


Parker Waichman LLP Scholarship Program

Award amount:  $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school in the fall of 2018.
  • Must provide proof of identity and school enrollment.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must submit an original essay of 1,250 to 1,500 words addressing the topic: Should New York Uber and Lyft drivers undergo a stricter background check to prevent felons or ex-criminals to drive for the rideshare companies?  Please provide as much information as you can regarding past examples of how the lenient screening process has failed.

Visit Parker Waichman LLP Scholarship Program for application, essay details, and information

Application deadline:  August 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:
Fall campaign:  September 1, 2018
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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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