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North Dakota Scholarship Information

2016-2017 Graduates


North Dakota resident students may apply for either the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship. The amount of each scholarship is $750 per semester, $500 per quarter, or $1,500 for the academic year based on full-time enrollment in an accredited higher education institution in North Dakota, both public and private. The students may be eligible for up to $6,000 within six academic school years (do not have to be consecutive years) of undergraduate study after graduation from high school. The scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains a 2.75 grade point average based on a 4.00 scale reviewed each semester. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours the first two terms and 15 hours each term thereafter. If a student requires less than 15 hours to graduate during the final two semesters, refer to NDCC 15.1-21-02.6.

Applications are submitted online and may be accessed at http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/scholarship from March 1 through June 6. Application deadline will be June 6. High school graduates will be notified of their eligibility for either scholarship by June 30. Students then must log in to the application site and either accept or defer the scholarship. No late applications will be accepted.

An accredited institution of higher education is a post-secondary institution offering at least a 2-year degree regardless if all programs are 2 years or more in duration. A student may use either the North Dakota Academic Scholarship or the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship at the following institutions:




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Minimum Diploma Requirements


  1. 4 units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and speech.

  2. 3 units of mathematics.

  3. 3 units of science, including: 1 unit of physical science; 1 unit of biology; and 1 unit (or 2 half-units) of any other science.

  4. 3 units of social studies, including: 1 unit of US history; ½ unit of US government and ½ unit of economics; OR 1 unit of problems of democracy; AND 1 unit (or 2 half-units) of any other social studies, which may include civics, civilization, geography and history, multicultural studies, ND studies, psychology, sociology, and world history.

  5. 1 unit of physical education OR ½ unit of physical education and ½ unit of health.

  6. 3 units of:
    a. Foreign languages
    b. Native American languages
    c. Fine arts
    d. Career and technical education courses

  7. Any 5 additional units.

Note: one unit = one full credit

Click here for more North Dakota Scholarship Information


 


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North Dakota Academic Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements (NDCC 15.1-21-02.5)


  1. North Dakota resident student.

  2. Graduate from a high school in North Dakota or from a high school in a bordering state according to provisions set forth in ND Century Code 15.1-29 or a nonpublic high school in a bordering state while residing with a custodial parent in this state (NDCC 15.1-21-02.6).

  3. Complete the following course requirements:

    (a). 4 units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and speech.

    (b). 3 units of mathematics, including 1 unit of algebra II and 1 unit of mathematics for which algebra II is a prerequisite.

    (c). 3 units of science, including 1 unit of physical science, 1 unit of biology, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other science.

    (d). 3 units of social studies, including 1 unit of US history, 1 unit of problems of democracy or ½ unit of US government and ½ unit of economics, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other social science.

    (e). 1 unit of physical education or ½ unit of physical education and ½ unit of health.

    (f). 2 units of the same foreign language; the same Native American language; American Sign Language; or career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education and approved by the superintendent of public instruction.

    (g). 1 unit selected from foreign languages; Native American languages; American Sign Language; fine arts; or career and technical education.

    (h). Any 5 additional units.

  4. Fulfill any 1 unit requirement set forth above by means of an advanced placement course and examination OR fulfill any ½ unit requirement above by means of a dual credit course.

  5. (5a). Obtain a grade of at least “C” in each unit or ½ unit in all courses enrolled and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) for all courses enrolled; OR

    (5b). Obtain a grade of “C” in each unit or ½ unit and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) based ONLY on the 22-units defined in sections 3 and 4 above.

  6. Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT.

    Note: Students eligible for the Academic Scholarship due to completion of a dual credit class must send a copy of the college transcript to the Department of Public Instruction.

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North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements (NDCC 15.1-21-02.4)



  1. North Dakota resident student.

  2. Graduate from a high school in North Dakota or from a high school in a bordering state according to provisions set forth in ND Century Code 15.1-29 or a nonpublic high school in a bordering state while residing with a custodial parent in this state (NDCC 15.1-21-02.6).

  3. Complete the following course requirements:

    (a). 4 units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and speech.

    (b). 3 units of mathematics, including 1 unit of algebra II and 2 units of any other mathematics.

    (c). 3 units of science, including 1 unit of physical science, 1 unit of biology, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other science.

    (d). 3 units of social studies, including 1 unit of US history, 1 unit of problems of democracy or ½ unit of US government and ½ unit of economics, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other social science.

    (e). 1 unit of physical education or ½ unit of physical education and ½ unit of health.

    (f). 1 unit selected from foreign languages; Native American languages; American Sign Language; fine arts; or career and technical education.

    (g). 2 units of a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education. The coordinated plans of study may be viewed at: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/career-dev/plans-of-study.html.

    (h). Any 5 additional units, 2 of which must be in the area of career and technical education.

  4. (4a). Obtain a grade of at least “C” in each unit or ½ unit in all courses enrolled and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) for all courses enrolled; OR

    (4b). Obtain a grade of “C” in each unit or ½ unit and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) based ONLY on the 22-units defined in section 3 above.

  5. Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT or a score of at least “5” on each of 3 WorkKeys assessments to include Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics,


    Note: Students who are eligible for the Career and Technical Education Scholarship due to level scores earned on the WorkKeys assessments must send a copy of their WorkKeys Skill Report to the Department of Public Instruction.


    Click here for more North Dakota Scholarship Information






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Regional Scholarship Opportunities

Check the daily announcements for scholarship opportunities or visit the websites listed below under application. Application Deadlines for: August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, or July.


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August Deadlines:


Miss Rugby/Miss Geographic Center Scholarship Pagent

On Autust 9th, Rugby will be hosting the third Miss and Outstanding Teen Rugby/Geographic Center Preliminary Pageant. This event will be held in the Rugby High School Auditorium and is for girls in 1st grade through age 24. Julie Grove of Rugby and Angie Wolfe of Carrington are the co-directors of this local preliminary pageant. The purpose and commitment of the Rugby Preliminary Scholarship Pageant is to recognize potential, reward achievement and promote young girls and women in our community by providing opportunities to develop interview and communication skills, enhance performance capability, encourage a healthy life style, and build self-esteem and self-confidence through competition. In addition, it provides college savings bonds and scholarship dollars to encourage the young girls and women in our community to continue their education in preparation for their future. There is $1,200 to be awarded in the form of scholarships.

Application: to receive an application for the pageant, please email rugbypageant@hotmail.com, call Julie at 542-2561, or look us up on Facebook at: Miss Rugby Scholarship Organization.

Deadline: Apply Early, Pagent date is usually in August.
Awards: $1,200 to be distributed to winners.



The Real DEAL Scholarship

If you are a high school senior, now is your chance to prove you are the Real DEAL and apply for the Real DEAL Scholarship. Bank of North Dakota will distribute $500 scholarships to 48 high school seniors attending a North Dakota college through February 2017. The 48 recipients are invited to participate in one more round and one of them will receive another $3,000 scholarship!

This scholarship is different from most. You don’t need to be a student with the top grade point average (GPA) to qualify. It should take you less than 20 minutes to complete the application. And, the first 1,000 applicants receive a free t-shirt.

Applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate community and school involvement in at least three activities
  • Plan to attend a North Dakota college.

Eight recipients are selected monthly, October – March. You only need to apply one time to qualify for all six drawings so the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Cumulative GPA greater than 2.5.
  2. High school senior who will graduate in the 2016-17 academic year
  3. Must attend a North Dakota college or university in the fall of 2017.
  4. Involvement in three or more extracurricular activities (entrepreneurship, volunteerism, music, sports, shool clubs, organizations or other accomplishments).
  5. Must be a positive ambassador within your community.
  6. Written response to: “What event has greatly influenced your education plans?”
  7. Willing to let BND publish your name and senior photo in the newspaper, BND website, and College Planning Center Facebook, etc., if presented with a scholarship.
  8. Must submit a high quality photo within ten days of winning a scholarship.

Application/Selection Process:

  • You must complete the Real DEAL Scholarship Application online.
  • Applications will be accepted August 22, 2016 - February 28, 2017.
  • There will be 48 scholarships awarded during the months of October - March. Eight recipients will be drawn monthly.
  • The state has been split into seven regions; at least one student from each region will be awarded a $500 scholarship each month.
  • Selected students will be reviewed to ensure that they meet all scholarship criteria.
  • The student only needs to apply one time to be eligible for monthly drawings. If not selected, the student's application remains in the pool for the next month.

Application: https://bnd.nd.gov/scholarship/

Deadline: Applications will be accepted August 22, 2016 - February 28, 2017

Awards:

  • Monthly scholarship recipients will be notified via phone and/or email.
  • Payment will be made to the winner's North Dakota college or university by September 30, 2017.
  • In March, the 48 winners will have an opportunity to compete for an additional $3,000 scholarship.
  • T-shirt to the first 1,000 applicants.

 

Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS® Program & Scholarship Sweepstakes

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students, 14 years of age or older as of 7/1/2016, who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam or The Northern Mariana Islands (“eligible student”).

Information: https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships/ - click "Tips and a chance to Win"
Register: http://ebm.collegesteps.wellsfargoemail.com/r/regf2?a=0&aid=2092274041&n=1
Deadline: Applications accepted from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
Awards: A total of (12) $5,000 prizes will be awarded (6) to high school students and (6) to college students students.


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September Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Better Business Bureau of ND & MN - Student of Integrity Scholarships

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. BBB will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who personify all of the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Scholarship money is awarded directly toward winners' post-secondary education expenses (tuition or room/board only) at any accredited institution.

Students are asked to read and consider the 20 principles found on the document entitled UncommonSense, select one or more of the principles and write an essay or create a video that gives a specific, personal example of how s/he was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how s/he overcame the situation by the application of high character and personal ethics.

The essay must be 1,000 words or less or if you prefer to do a video, it must be between 30 seconds to 3 minutes long. The application must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and post-secondary plans.

Entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges and judging will be based mainly on the content of the essay or video, although academic transcripts, one reference letter and outside activities may also be used by the judges in making their final decisions.

Information: http://www.bbb.org/minnesota/programs-services/institute-for-marketplace-ethics/student-of-integrity-scholarship/
Website: http://minnesota.bbb.org/
Deadline: September 22, 2016.
Awards: Last year's award winners recieved scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. This year's awards are to be determined.



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com


 

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Scholarship Program, a student must be:

  • A high school senior planning to enroll or a current college freshmen, sophomore or junior at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank Student Loan Program.
  • Enrolled by September 2016.
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

Application: http://usbank.com/scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Awards: (35) $1,000.00




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October Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Horatio Alger Scholarship

Through the generosity of its Members, the Association has awarded more than $125 million in privately funded need-based scholarships to more than 22,000 young people over the past 31 years in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It has also become a leading resource for information about teenagers, resiliency, and nonprofit best practices. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and award totals, please click here.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Information: http://application.horatioalger.org/
Application: https://application2.horatioalger.org/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
Deadline: October 25, 2016
Awards: (12) $10,000.00 scholarships to North Dakota Students. North Dakota scholarships are funded by BNSF Railway Foundation.

 



 

ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



CHS SunPraire Grain Scholarship

Eligibility: Students must be a high school graduate or currently enrolled in college.

Scholarship Information: http://chssunprairie.com/careers-scholarships/
Application: http://chssunprairie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Scholarship-Application-with-reference-sheet.pdf
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Awards: $1,000 per student per year





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November Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500


ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com


 

North Dakota Farmers Union Bergman Scholarship

Eligibility: Each year scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union Torchbearers. In the fall, applications are sent from the state office directly to all eligible and qualifying Torchbearers.

Applicant Requirements:

Bergman scholarships are awarded to eligible Farmers Union Torchbearers each year. Applications are sent to all eligible and qualifying Torchbearers for that particular year.

    • Must be receiving the Torchbearer award at the upcoming Farmers Union State Convention
    • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average
    • Completed application and personal recommendations must be returned by application deadline indicated on the application

Applications for the North Dakota Farmers Union, Co-op House or Bergman Scholarship should be returned by the appropriate date to:

North Dakota Farmers Union
PO Box 2136
Jamestown ND 58402-2136

If you have questions regarding scholarships,
call 800-366-8331 • Brenda (ext. 102) or Pam (ext. 154)

Application: Each year, scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union Torchbearers. In the fall, applications are sent from the state office directly to ALL ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFYING TORCHBEARERS.
Website: http://www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/
Deadline: November 6, 2016
Awards: (2) $1,000



North Dakota Jumpstart Coalition Money Sense Video Contest

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior planning to attend college next year.

Here’s how it works!
  1. Create a 1–2 minute YouTube video based on one of these Money Sen$e topics.

  • Money Mistakes Young People Make
  • Needs vs Wants, What’s the Difference?
  • Why are Budgets Beneficial?


Need some ideas? Visit: http://www.ndjumpstart.org/video-ideas

  1. Email your YouTube video entry by Nov. 18 to ndjumpstart@gmail.com. A committee will select the top five videos, which will then be displayed at www.ndjumpstart.org and voted on by the public Dec. 5-16. (Tell your friends to vote!) The winner will be announced Dec. 21.

  2. The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship!
Requirements/Guidelines:
  • Must be a ND high school senior who will be attending college in fall 2017.
  • Create a short 1–2 minute YouTube video relating to Money Sen$e. (Please introduce yourself in the video)
  • The ND Jump$tart Board and/or judging committee has the right to disqualify videos deemed unacceptable.
  • Deadline for submission: Nov. 18, 2016.
  • Video participants agree and authorize the ND Jump$tart, or anyone authorized by ND Jump$tart, the use of any and all images that have been taken of the participant and/or friends/family without compensation to the participant. Participants agree that the ND Jump$tart Coalition may use such videos with or without the participant’s name for any lawful purpose, including purposes of publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.
  • The winning video becomes the property of ND Jump$tart Coalition. In order to receive the scholarship, the winner will submit the video file.

 Send all Questions and Entries by November 18 to:

Lance Hill at ndjumpstart@gmail.com.

Website/ Information: http://www.ndjumpstart.org/money-sense-video-contest/
Deadline: November 18, 2016
Awards: $1,000



The Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Competition

Eligibility: The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

The 2016-17 theme is:“My Responsibility To America”. Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).

Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to an audio CD/flash drive, they can submit their typed version, CD/flash drive and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by the November 1 deadline.  

Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

Application: https://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFWorg/MY_VFW/VoiceofDemocracyEntryFormandBrochure.pdf

Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Awards: The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each (state) VFW Department wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.





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December Deadlines:


ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign

Established in 2013, the annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. The Campaign recognizes exemplary college and career readiness efforts by employers, community colleges, high schools, and students in participating states.

There are top-performing companies, excellent schools, and phenomenal students across the country, and they are all worthy of praise. However, ACT developed the Campaign to shine a light on individuals and institutions that are doing more with less, overcoming personal or community obstacles, and serving as examples to others working to improve the condition of college and career readiness for all.

The Campaign Process

States across the country will be accepting applications according to their schedules (please see the Applications page for more information on application deadlines) and ACT State Council panels will select their exemplars in each category. All state exemplars will be recognized with certificates at an event in their state during the 2015–2016 school year, and student state exemplars will receive a $500 nonrenewable scholarship.

The state exemplars will then be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the extremely deserving field into four National Semifinalists per category. All National Semifinalists will receive crystal awards from ACT, and the nonrenewable scholarships given to the student semifinalists as state exemplars will increase to $1,000.

Finally, a National Selection Committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose from the Semifinalists the four National Exemplars, one per category. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists, will be honored at the National Gala on College and Career Readiness in June 2016. The National Exemplars will receive crystal awards from ACT at the Gala, to which ACT will cover all travel costs for two attendees per exemplar. The nonrenewable scholarship given to the student National Exemplar as a semifinalist will increase to $4,000.

Criteria
Student Readiness Award (High School Senior)

Selection panels will consider applicants’:

  • Growth towards college and career readiness, as demonstrated by assessments, grades, and other indicators
  • Success outside of the classroom, including extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, community service, and jobs
  • Personal progress towards becoming ready for college and career

Students must be members of the graduating class of 2016 who have taken the ACT. Special consideration will be given to students from low-income families. Student names and other personally identifiable information will be redacted in application materials forwarded to the selection panels, but students will need to submit to ACT a student information release form for their applications to be considered.

Application: http://www.act.org/readinesscampaign/applications.html
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Awards: $500



Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Preparing for a college education while you are in high school is hard enough — even without thinking about paying for it all. Take a load off and check out the many scholarship opportunities available with the AFROTC. We can help overcome the financial burden associated with college so you can focus on your high school experience to get into the best school you can.

Application: For more information or to start the application process, visit: http://www.afrotc.com/
Deadline: Before Midnight on December 1, 2016
Awards: Pays full tuition and usually allows $900.00 per year for books. Students also receive a stipend to help pay for their living expenses.



AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Applicants to the AXA Achievement Community Scholarship must be:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
  • Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency-preparedness.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for both the Achievement and Community scholarships, but a student may receive only one of these AXA-sponsored scholarships.

How do I apply?

The first step is to register, create an application account and complete your student profile. To begin, click on the Create an Account link at the bottom of this page. The link to your application is displayed on the Student Overview page of this site after you create your profile. Your Student Profile is NOT your application.

Students should gather the following information needed for the application process:

  • List of involvement in school and community activities
  • List of work experience
  • Current high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • The details of your outstanding achievement. Read through the online application's essay questions and carefully consider your responses. Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding. You may wish to use word processing software to write and edit your responses. If you copy and paste your responses into the appropriate application fields, review the pasted text carefully for any character shifting or replacements that may have occurred. Also, place the cursor into the pasted text to activate the application's character counter function. Essays cannot exceed character limits.

Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.

During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking on the Log Out button located on each application page.

To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the Continue Application button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it.

While not all fields are marked as required, we encourage applicants to answer all questions. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the Lock and Submit button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time if needed.

Only electronic applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.

Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America. If selected to receive an award, the student must authorize release of scholarship application materials and photographs for use by the sponsor for program promotion and publicity

Information: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html
Application: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-community/
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Awards: (12) - $2,500 scholarships



Bremer Bank - Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

Bremer Bank is proud to sponsor the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest in the communities we serve in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  As a sponsor, Bremer Bank will collect video submissions from students in our communities and determine one first-place winner in each of three states: North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Each of our first-place state-level winners will receive a $500 prize and will be entered in the national Lights, Camera, Save! contest sponsored by the American Banking Association (ABA) Foundation. The national grand-prize winner earns $5,000 toward their savings goal! All submissions are due by December 1, 2016. Late entries will not be accepted. 

What should my video be about and how will it be judged?

  • Produce your video about one of these three topics/messages:
    • The value of saving money
    • The value of saving to pay for college
    • The value of saving and using money wisely
  • Your video must contain original content and not contain any copyrighted material.
  • Videos should be no more than 90 seconds in duration.
  • Keep in mind the following judging criteria when producing your video:  
    • 40% for production value
    • 30% for creativity
    • 30% for topic/message
  • For examples of previous winning videos, watch the video of 2015-2016 National Winners.

Information: https://www.bremer.com/personal/promotions/lights-camera-save
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Awards: State Winners - $500, National Grand Prize Winner will earn $5,000.



The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota School Counselor Association Scholarship

Eligibility: For High School Seniors graduating in 2017. Attach an essay (500 words or less) describing your career plan and who/what helped you with your decision, and 1 letter of recommendation. Essays will be scored according to specific supporting details, uniqueness of experience arriving at your career plan, impact of experience on student’s life, and technical merit.

Application: http://www.ndsca.org/scholarship-application.cfm

Deadline: Postmarked - December 19, 2016. All essays will become the property of NDSCA and may be used in publicity for the advocacy of school counseling.
Awards: $1,000




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January Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship

The Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a Jaycee child who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Scholarships are to be used at the winner’s discretion at an institutional school of higher learning of the winner’s choice. Both primary state award winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1,000 scholarships from the US JCI Senate Foundation competition in February 2017.

Application: http://nd.usjcisenate.org/

Deadline: postmarked by January 15, 2017.

Mail to the following address:

ND Jaycee Senate Scholarship
1372 32nd st S #7
Fargo ND 58103

Awards: 4 scholarships of $300.00 each




Navy ROTC Scholarships

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
  • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities. Questions regarding payment of tuition, fees, books, and stipends should be directed toward the specific NROTC Unit.
  • All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students.
  • Stipend for text books
    • Currently $750 per academic year ($375 per semester or $250 per quarter)
  • Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Three summer cruises
  • Subsistence allowance each academic month:
    • Freshmen - $250/month
    • Sophomore - $300/month
    • Junior - $350/month
    • Senior - $400/month

Application: For more information or to start the application process, visit: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Awards: worth up to $180,000.00



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship

Eligibility: must be a child of a current ND Corn Growers Association member, high school transcript, and activity participation. At least two letters of recommendation are required.
Information: http://www.ndcorn.org/scholarship/
Application: http://ndcorn.org/download/ndcga/ndcga-2017-scholarship-application-form.pdf
Deadline: January 6, 2017
Awards: (10) $1,000



North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship

Eligibility: Each year $500 scholarships are awarded to first-year or undergraduate students enrolled in an institution of higher education. Applicants must be pursuing a career important to rural America, but not limited to agribusiness, farm operation or production agriculture.

  • Must be a high school senior or college undergraduate
  • Farmers Union membership required ($30/yearly)
  • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average during the last three years of schooling
  • Completed North Dakota Farmers Union scholarship application, financial information, letters of recommendation and grade transcript must be returned to North Dakota Farmers Union on or before January 31.

Application: http://ndfu.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SCHOLARSHIP_NDFU_2016.pdf
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Awards: $500

Please visit the Farmers Union Website for other scholarship opportunities: http://www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/



North Dakota Jaycee Senate - Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarships

The Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a Jaycee child who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Applicants will compete for four scholarships of $300 each. Two primary award winners and two alternate winners will be selected. Scholarships are to be used at the winner’s discretion at an institution school of higher learning of the winners’ choice. Both primary state award winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1000 scholarships from the US JCI Senate Foundation competition in February 2017.

Contact person:
North Dakota Jaycee Senate Scholarship
Angie Jelinek #60570
1372 32nd St S #7
Fargo, ND 58103

Download the North Dakota JCI Senate Scholarship Application in word form
(for North Dakota residents only)

Application: http://nd.usjcisenate.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16-17-Foundation-Scholarship-Application.doc
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Awards: 4 - $300 awards


 

Ronald McDonald House Charities National Scholarship

Eligibility: There are several Ronald McDonald House Scholarships available. Please check out the web site listed below to view individual scholarships. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

 Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.
 Must be a legal U.S. resident.
 Must be less than 21 years of age.
 Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
 Must reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter.

Application: For more information and a scholarship application visit: http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Awards: $1,000



Ward County Ag Improvement Association Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • applicant shall be a resident of Ward County
  • applicant and/or guardian shall be a member of the Ward County Ag Improvement Association (Contact Paige Brummund, Ward County Extension Agent to become a member)
  • applicant shall be a full-time student
  • applicant shall be between a high school senior and college junior in age

Application: Click here for the application
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Award: $1000






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February Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



American Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Eligibility: The application process for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program is administered through the National FFA Scholarship program, but you do not need to be an FFA member to apply. You can complete the application at FFA.org/scholarships.

You need three farmer endorsements to be eligible for the $1,500 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship. Be sure to capture your unique student application ID when you submit your application online. Your farmers will need it to complete the endorsement. LEARN MORE HERE.

Information: http://www.americasfarmers.com/recognition-programs/grow-ag-leaders-endorse-a-student/
Application: https://www.ffa.org/scholarships
Deadline: Applications are due by February 1, 2017. Endorsements are due by February 8, 2016
Awards: $1,500



Dakota Valley /Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship program recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of students in the region, serves as an investment in the economic future of rural areas.

Basin Electric is offering more than 180 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. To be eligible, the student must be currently in college or entering college in fall 2017.

This program is for dependent children of:

Scholarships for member cooperative employees and consumers
Basin Electric offers 20 $1,000 scholarships to children of member cooperative employees; and one $1,000 scholarship will be designated for each member cooperative to award to a dependent of a consumer member. Basin Electric will process the member cooperative and consumer applications.

Member cooperatives can find the scholarship application and brochure on the Members site.

Scholarships for dependent children of Basin Electric and subsidiary employees
Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will go to children of Basin Electric or its subsidiary employees. Five of the 25 scholarships will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to attend a certified vocational or technical school, and another five of the 25 will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to achieve an engineering degree.

Scholarship America will process applications and select the scholarship recipients for Basin Electric.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Dependent children (including adopted and step children) of full-time and part-time Basin Electric employees and subsidiaries.
  • Age 25 or under.
  • A United States citizen.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.

The parent of the applicant must be either a full-time or part-time employee of Basin Electric or its subsidiaries on March 1, 2017, the application deadline date.

Applications can be obtained from Basin Electric facility secretaries, from Human Resources or an electronic version can be found on Basin Electric’s employee intranet, Inside Basin, under Benefits & Well-Being – Programs.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Lance Blumhagen at 701-557-5718 or lblumhagen@bepc.com.


Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: $1000



Enerbase of Minot Scholarship (Formerly Cenex)

Eligibility: The only requirement to be eligible is that either the applicant or his/her guardian is a current patron member of Cenex of Minot. In order to be a patron member you must have done at least $500.00 worth of business in the current year. Application, essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation (from non-family members) are required.
Information: http://enerbase.coop/scholarships/
Application: http://enerbase.coop/scholarships/
Deadline: February 19, 2017
Awards: (8) $1,000



Gooseneck Implement & the National FFA Scholarship Program

Eligibility: The National FFA Organization in partnership with John Deere and will be awarding 5 ($2000) scholarships to area High School FFA chapter members. These scholarships are from Gooseneck Implement and John Deere Company through a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Information: http://www.FFA.org/Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2017.
Awards: (5) $2,000



Minot Area Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Minot Area Dollars for Scholars has Scholarships available to Seniors from Our Redeemers, Bishop Ryan, and Minot High School. For more information, visit the website listed below.
Information: http://www.minot.dollarsforscholars.org/
Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award Information: http://www.minot.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=student_parent&fwID=798
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Awards: Award depends on the scholarship



National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship

In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) purpose to promote, facilitate and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and recognize the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only)
  • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
  • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
  • Applicant must complete attached scholar application
  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
  • School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
  • The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
  • Applicants must also complete application, including an essay, and have a letter of recommendation from Mr. Pat McNally, Athletic Director, along with his or Mr. Faul's signature.

Essay Topic: “How High School Athletics has Impacted my Life”
Application: http://www.niaaa.org/assets/Scholarship-Application-2017-Update-152016_fillable.pdf
Website: http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Awards: National Winners will receive $2,500



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association Scholarships

Eligibility: NDSU incoming freshmen that will be associated with the College of Agriculture.

  • Applicant shall be a resident of the state of North Dakota.
  • Applicant and/or guardian shall be a member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association.
  • Applicant shall be a full-time student.

Application: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndcisa/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-application-freshman
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Awards: (3) $1,000



The Real DEAL Scholarship

Every month, October- March of the 2014-2015 school year, eight seniors from across the state wil be awarded a $500 Real DEAL Scholarship. In April 2015, these 48 students will have the opportunity to compete for one $3,000 schoarship. All winners will be recognized in their local newspaper.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Cumulative GPA greater than 2.5.
  2. High school senior who will graduate in the 2016-17 academic year
  3. Must attend a North Dakota college or university in the fall of 2017.
  4. Involvement in three or more extracurricular activities (entrepreneurship, volunteerism, music, sports, shool clubs, organizations or other accomplishments).
  5. Must be a positive ambassador within your community.
  6. Written response to: “What event has greatly influenced your education plans?”
  7. Willing to let BND publish your name and senior photo in the newspaper, BND website, and College Planning Center Facebook, etc., if presented with a scholarship.
  8. Must submit a high quality photo within ten days of winning a scholarship.

Application/Selection Process:

  • Applicant must complete the Real DEAL Scholarship Application online.
  • Applications will be accepted August 22, 2016 - February 28, 2017.
  • There will be 48 scholarships awarded during the months of October - March.
  • The state has been split into seven regions; at least one student from each region will be awarded a $500 scholarship each month.
  • Selected students will be reviewed to ensure that they meet all scholarship criteria.
  • The student only needs to apply one time to be eligible for monthly drawings. If not selected, the student's application remains in the pool for the next month.

Application: http://bit.ly/2bFdRFV

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Awards: Eight $500 scholarships awarded monthly, October - March. These 48 recipients may apply for an additional $3,000 scholarship to be awarded in June 2017.

  • Monthly scholarship recipients will be notified via phone and/or email.
  • Scholarship payment will be made to the winner's North Dakota college by September 30, 2017.
  • In March, the 48 winners will have an opportunity to compete for an additional $3,000 scholarship.
  • T-shirt to the first 1,000 applicants.


Scholarships for Military Children

Eligibility: This program was created to recognize the contributions by military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrate the role of the commissary in the military community. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be unmarried children of active duty, reserve/guard and retired military personnel, including survivors of deceased members. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2016 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university. For more information, visit their website at http://www.militaryscholar.org/.

Essay Question:

If you had the chance to have a 30-minute conversation with any person in human history (either living or deceased), who would be the person you choose? Why? What topic would you discuss with this person? Essay must be 500 words or less, typewritten or computer-generated, double spaced, and no longer than 2 pages. Place your name in the upper right hand corner of each page of the essay.

Application: http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/ScholarshipsForMilitaryChildren2017-Official-v1.pdf
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Awards: (700) $2,000



Verendrye Electric Scholarship

Eligibility: To apply you must be the dependent of a VEC member. You must also submit a written essay. Essay Topic - Pick one of the four values of innovation, accountability, integrity and commitment to community and describe how you see this value in action at your local cooperative.

Website: http://verendrye.com/communityprograms/StudentOpportunities/Scholarships/
Application: http://verendrye.com/uploads/32/2017ScholarshipApplication.pdf
Brochure: http://verendrye.com/uploads/32/Scholarshipbrochure.pdf
Deadline: February 13, 2017
Awards: (3) $1,000





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Air Force Aid Society - General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 104,876 grants disbursed since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year.

This grant program is competitive in its need-based selection criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education cost factors.  Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the amount awarded is dependent on each student’s particular level of need, with the highest levels of assistance going to the students who show the greatest need. Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.

To ensure unbiased selection, AFAS has contracted with Scholarship America, an independent, not-for-profit organization to provide administrative support services through their Scholarship Management Services (SMS) division.

Each award carries the name of an individual or organization exemplifying service to the Air Force, and biographical information is sent to each grant recipient. For example, General of the Air Force Henry (Hap) Arnold, Generals George S. Brown, Curtis E. LeMay, Carl A. Spaatz, Ira C. Eaker, Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., and CMSgts of the Air Force Richard D. Kisling, Arthur L. "Bud" Andrews, and Donald L. Harlow are just a few of the established awards.

Eligibility Check: https://education.afas.org/GrantApplications/RegistrationEligibility

Grant Application: https://education.afas.org/grantapplications

Grant Application Instructions: https://education.afas.org/GrantApplications/WebForms/ApplicationInstructions.pdf

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Awards: Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.
(Tuition, books, fees, supplies and curriculum-required materials are covered under this grant program. Room and board are not covered as they are subject to taxation.



The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Chevy Scholars Program

Eligibility: Four high school juniors and/or seniors will each win $5,000 to help them continue their education. Plus one nominator will win $500. We'll choose ten finalists, and then you can vote online or by text message for the winners. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by family, friends, parents, teachers or coaches. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.chevyscholar.com or picked up from local Chevy Dealers. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extrcurricular activities and volunteer work.
Nomination Form: https://a.pgtb.me/7sdbfM
Deadline: March 09, 2017
Awards: (5) $500 (1) Grand Prize $5,000


 

Dacotah Bank Scholarship

In a continuing effort to help students pursue their goals of a higher education, Dacotah Bank reminds parents and school counselors of their continuing scholarship opportunity for high school seniors in all Dacotah Bank communities.

All scholarships may be applied for by any graduating high school senior whose immediate family has account relationships with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance or Dacotah Trust. Applications are available at any local Dacotah Bank and online at dacotahbank.com. The applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to be considered. An independent panel of judges will review all applications and select recipients. For more information, contact your local Dacotah Bank or the Dacotah Bank Marketing Department at (605) 622-3100. 

For the seventeenth consecutive year, participating South Dakota banks have also agreed to match South Dakota Bankers Foundation funds to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors in local communities.

Dacotah Bank will be awarding several $1,000 scholarships to successful applicants who plan to attend a South Dakota post-secondary institution of higher learning, as well as $500 Dacotah Bank scholarships awarded by local Dacotah Banks. The recipients of the $500 Dacotah Bank scholarships will attend a post-secondary institution of higher learning, not limited to the state of South Dakota. Company-wide, Dacotah Bank will be granting over $20,000 in total scholarships. Recipients of the 2017 scholarships will be announced in the spring.

Eligibility: Seniors who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college next fall and your family must currently have an account with Dacotah Bank, Dacotah Insurance, or the Investment Centers of America located at Dacotah Bank.
Application: http://www.dacotahbank.com/download/DB_Scholarship_Application_500_2017.pdf
Website: http://www.dacotahbank.com/
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: (2) $500



Ernest Swinney Master Mechanic Scholarship - Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Master Mechanic Association

Eligibility: This scholarship is for diesel mechanics, electricians, welders - trades employed in the mining industry. There is a short essay about career goals. Students need to be planning on working in mining. If they are from a community without a member of the Rocky Mountain Master Mechanics Association, they could have someone in their profession write a letter of recommendation. The scholarship committee does not expect the recommendation letters to be "professional", but need to talk about work ethic, interest, etc.

Application: http://www.rmmma.org/RMMMA_Ernest_Swinney_Scholarship.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Awards: $500



Farm Credit Services of North Dakota Scholarship

The independent Farm Credit Services associations in Mandan and Minot, with branch offices in various locations throughout western ND, will award 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college this fall.  Four will be awarded in Mandan’s association territory and six awarded in Minot’s association territory.

Eligibility: Recipients must be from an actively farming and/or ranching family, or be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture. Eligible applicants must be residents of the following North Dakota counties: Adams, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Ward, Wells or Williams.

Information: www.farmcreditnd.com or www.farmcreditmandan.com
Application: https://www.farmcreditnd.com/documents/Scholarship-Application-2017-fillable.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: (10) $1,000



Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship (FRS)

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

Eligibility: Applicants must . . .

• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Be a United States citizen.
• Be sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member.1
• Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
• Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).
• Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.

Aplication Instructions:

  • Type (preferred) or print all requested information. Complete the scholarship application in full. If any information is incomplete, the application will be rejected.
  • Prepare a 300-word essay on one of the following topics:
    1. Describe your most significant accomplishment,
    and explain why you believe it to be your most
    outstanding.
    2. Describe the community in which you live, and
    indicate how it has influenced the person you are.
    3. What industry or opportunity would entice you to
    return to a rural community after completing your
    education, and why?
  • The essay portion of the application is worth 35% of your total score. Make sure to use spell-check and grammarcheck before submitting your essay.
  • Have a high school teacher or guidance counselor complete the Educator’s Statement. Please ask the author to provide two copies of his/her statement.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a local community leader other than an educator (examples include telephone company personnel, elected official, local business leader, etc.). Please ask the author to enclose two copies of his/her letter.
  • Include two copies of your transcripts, including the most recent semester. Transcript does not have to be an official copy.
  • Have the manager, or designated employee of your sponsoring company endorse your application, and thus commit to the NTCA member match requirement. Unsigned applications will not be accepted for consideration. Please check with your local NTCA member to see what its requirements are for sponsorships.
  • Do not include any photographs with your application.
  • All signatures must be provided where indicated on the application.
  • All materials, including recommendation letters, must be submitted together.
Application: https://www.frs.org/images/FRS_Schship_App_2017_Fillable.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: the dollar amount of each award is listed below
  • In 2017, FRS will award scholarships per geographic region of the NTCA membership and one sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications received per region. FRS will fund $2,000 of each scholarship, with the sponsoring organization of each winning student providing a $500 match.
  • Four $5,000 Staurulakis Family Scholarships will be awarded, with a preference to students who are majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine.
  • Two $1,500 TMS scholarships will be awarded to students.
  • One $7,000 Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship will be awarded.


Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Kiwanis Children's Fund proudly assists in the disbursement of select scholarships available through our donor advised fund program to members of Circle K International and graduating seniors who are members of Key Club International. The Children's Fund appreciates the generous donors whose dedication to the Kiwanis family, education and community service makes these scholarships possible. Click here to learn more.


Website: http://www.kiwanis.org/childrensfund/news/foundation/2016/12/01/2017-scholarships-opportunities-are-now-available#.WHeT1MuV4dU
Application: http://www.kiwanis.org/childrensfund/impact-and-programs/scholarship-opportunities#.WHeU28uV4dX
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500.



Mike Rowe Works Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2013, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program awards a select number of graduating high school seniors with a 100 percent tuition-free scholarship for one of MTI’s workforce training programs in a number of mechanical trade, allied health and transportation career fields. Created as a partnership between the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program works to empower young people by providing them the necessary hands-on training to succeed in a number of in-demand, vocational careers. Seven students at each of MTI’s campus locations will be awarded scholarships.

Eligibility: Students must submit a 250 word essay and a video up to five minutes in length explaining their desire to win the scholarship and the reasons why they should be selected. Videos will then be posted to MTI’s Facebook pages and voted on by the public to determine each year’s winners.

Information: https://www.deltatechnicalcollege.com/mrwf-home/
Deadline: March 17, 2017.
Awards: The Scholarship Award will be given in the form of a credit to the Recipient’s student account with DeltaTech to cover all tuition, books, tools, and fees in the preselected course.



Minot Association of Builders Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Student must be pursuing a career in the building industry field (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, drafting, engineering, architecture, HVAC etc.)
  • Student must enroll in a post secondary school.
  • Student must include 2 recommendation letters from teacher or mentor.
  • Personal Essay — What inspired you to enter the building trades? (Limit 500 words)
  • A copy of student’s high school transcript must be attached.

Application: https://www.minotab.com/scholarship-application/. You can also pick up your application in the Magic City Campus Guidance Office or visit: http://www.minotab.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-Scholarship-Application.pdf
Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Awards: $500



Minot Officers' Spouses' Club 2017 Dependent High School Senior Scholarship

Eligibility: graduating seniors from Minot area schools who are dependents of active duty, retired,
or deceased military members of any rank or service branch.
Information: http://www.minotosc.com/scholarships/
Application: http://www.minotosc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MOSC-2016-2017-Scholarship-Application.doc
Deadline:
March 15, 2017
Awards: multiple recipients (award amount to be determined)



Minot Rotary Scholarship

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to any senior planning to pursue additional education at either a vocational school or college. Selection is based on: scholastic ability, leadership qualities, school and community activities, and financial need. Transcripts, ACT scores, and photo must accompany the application. Applicants must be a graduating senior of the current year, be involved in school and community activities, and enroll in a postsecondary school or vocational school following high school graduation. Children of Minot Rotarians are not allowed to participate.

The application form is to be completed by the student applying for the scholarship, and it must be submitted to the counselor and principal. The counselor and principal must certify the student application and submit to:

Rotary Scholarship Fund
c/o Minot Area Community Foundation
606 Burdick Expressway West-Suite A
Minot, ND 58701-4218

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.

Application: http://www.centerforcommunitygiving.com/uploads/3/2017RotaryApplication.pdf

Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: $1000



North Dakota Farm Bureau Becki Palmer Scholarship

The Scholarship will recognize academic achievements as well as leadership skills of high school seniors. Becki Palmer was an employee of NDFB who played an integral role in teaching North Dakota youth, and helped bring agriculture education and safety to children across the state. Becki understood the importance of scholarship opportunities because of her involvement in the scholarship programs of NDFB and Dollars for Scholars. Becki died of cancer in 2006.

Eligibility:

  • parent is a member of NDFB.
  • Applicant is a high school senior, graduating in 2017.
  • Applicant will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant is a well-rounded individual who has achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. The applicant should demonstrate quality involvement in a balance of extracurricular and service activities as well as leadership ability and potential.
  • Applicant must submit application, high school transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation to the address listed in the application no later than March 15. Application forms are enclosed.
  • Letters of recommendation must come from at least 2 different sources (i.e. educator, work/volunteer supervisor, community member, clergy member).
  • Application must be completed in its entirety.

Information: http://www.ndfb.org/edusafe/scholarships
Application: https://www.ndfb.org/image/cache/2017_Becki_Palmer_Scholarship.pdf
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: $1,000


 

North Dakota Farm Bureau Future of Ag Scholarship

This new $500 scholarship will recognize academic achievements as well as leaderhsip skills of high school seniors enrolled in any ag college.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant’s parent is a member of NDFB.
  • Applicant is a high school senior, graduating in 2017.
  • Applicant will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant is a well-rounded individual who has achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. The applicant should demonstrate quality involvement in a balance of extracurricular and service activities as well as leadership ability and potential.
  • Applicant must submit application, high school transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation to the address listed in the application no later than March 15.
  • Letters of recommendation must come from at least 2 different sources (i.e. educator, work/volunteer supervisor, community member, clergy member).
  • Application must be completed in its entirety.
  • Applicant must not include any additional documents/photos.

Information: http://www.ndfb.org/edusafe/scholarships
Application: https://www.ndfb.org/image/cache/2017_Future_of_Ag_Scholarship.pdf
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: $1,000


 

ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota Farmers Union Co-op House Scholarship

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to students planning to enroll as freshmen at North Dakota State University. Field of study is not a factor in eligibility.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must plan to enroll as a freshman at North Dakota State University
  • Must be either a Farmers Union member, relative of past co-op house member or member of a cooperative
  • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average during the last three years of high school
  • Completed Co-op House scholarship application, financial information, letters of recommendation and grade transcript must be returned to North Dakota Farmers Union by March 15.

Application: http://ndfu.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SCHOLARSHIP_Co-opHouse_2016.pdf
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards:
$500 - $2000

Please visit the Farmers Union Website for other scholarship opportunities: http://www.ndfu.org/



ND Stockmen's Foundation Scholarship

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) is offering seven $500 scholarships and one $750 scholarship in 2017.

 Seven $500 scholarships, described below, will be awarded.

  • NDSF Legacy Scholarships are available to high-school seniors, college freshmen, college sophomores, or college juniors who have an interest in the beef cattle industry and are or will be studying any major at any college or university.

  • NDSF Junior Scholarships are available to college sophomores who, among other criteria, are enrolled in a beef-related major at an accredited North Dakota college or university.

  • The NDSF Endowment Scholarship is available to high-school seniors, college freshmen, college sophomores, or college juniors who are or will be studying a beef-related major at any accredited North Dakota college or university.

  • The Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are or who will be studying an agriculturally related career at any accredited college or university. Preference will be given to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and who are pursuing a graduate education or professional school (i.e. veterinary or law school).

The NDSF will award one $750 scholarship.

  • The Jack and Vander Reich Memorial Endowment Scholarship is available to a high-school senior who is planning to major in an agriculturally related field at any accredited college or university.

Eligibility: Review the application for each scholarship to find eligibility requirements.
Application: http://www.ndstockmen.org/foundation/foundation-scholarships/
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: (7) $500 scholarships and (1) $750 scholarship



ND United Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available to North Dakota United members, including student, retired, and dependents of members

  • NDU Member Dependent Scholarship
  • NDU Education Scholarships
  • Bill Oban Special Education Scholarship
  • Mary Cripps Special Education

Information & Applications: http://ndunited.org/benefits/scholarships-and-grants/nd-united-foundation-scholarships/
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: $500 - $750


 

Propane Gas Association Scholarship

Eligibility: To qualify your immediate family must purchase bulk propane from a North Dakota Propane Gas Association Marketer Member; students must attend an accredited ND college, university, or trade school the same year the scholarship is received; and applicants must be a high school senior.
Application: There is no formal application, but instructions about how to apply can be found at http://www.ndpropane.org/about-ndpga/scholarship/ - Flyer
Deadline: March 23, 2016
Awards: (2) $1000



RTC Scholarship

RTC will award up to four (4) $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduating high school seniors for their first year as a (freshman) college student. See the scholarship application for the requirements and procedures to be considered. Complete and print the 2017 RTC Scholarship Application. Application forms and attachments must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.

Eligibility: You Must . . .

  • Complete and sign the application
  • Be a graduating high school senior entering your freshman year of college in the fall of 2017.
  • Be a current member of RTC. To be a member, you or your parents/guardians must have local phone service from RTC.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Have a “C” (2.0) average or better grade 9 thru December of grade 12.
  • Be accepted by an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Have been involved in 4 different extra-curricular activities (school, employment, community) during high school. List each activity only once, regardless of the number of years involved.

    We will also need . . .

  • A transcript from your high school signed by a school official.
  • One letter of recommendation from a local community leader other than an educator (examples include telephone company personnel, elected official, local business leader, etc.).

Information: http://rtc.coop/resources/scholarships/
Application: http://rtc.coop/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/RTC_College_Scholarship-_17.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: (4) $2,500



Souris River Telephone Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Customers receiving any service from SRT and their dependents may apply for the scholarship.
  • Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term of the 2017-2018 school year
    at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (C average).

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form in full. To download a printable application form visit www.srt.com
  2. Prepare a 300 word essay on the following topic: As a cooperative, SRT relies on local customers to keep our business viable. Many small businesses also rely on local shoppers to keep their doors open. However, in today’s world, it is easy to simply push a button and order something online. If you were a local, small business owner, what would you do to attract customers and how would you stay competitive with the online shopping world? And, how would you use Internet and technology to achieve your business goals and set yourself apart from the competition of online sites or big retail stores?
  3. Include your official high school transcript.
  4. No references accepted.
  5. Incomplete applications will not
    be considered.

Application: http://www.srt.com/news/images/2017scholarshipapp.pdf
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Awards: (4) $1000



SRT Technical Scholarship

Qualifying Fields of Study:

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Support
  • Computer Technology
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering with Computer Science Focus
  • Electronics or Telecommunications Technology
  • Graphic Communications Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design & New Art Media
  • Graphic Design & Communications
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Information Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Applications
  • Management Information Systems
  • Scientific Computing
  • Technology Education
  • Web Page Development & Design

Eligibility:

  • Customers receiving any service from SRT and their dependents may apply for the scholarship.
  • Graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term of the 2017-2018 school year at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Applicants can apply multiple years, but scholarship will only be awarded once to an individual.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To download a printable application form visit SRT.COM
  2. Prepare a 300 word essay on the following topic: Describe your future plans in the telecommunications or computer
    technology industry.
  3. Attach a copy of your high school or college transcript (provide at least 7 semesters).
  4. Letter of recommendation. With your application, submit one letter of recommendation from an individual who is notrelated to . The letter of recommendation may be from one of your current educators, a local community leader, local business representative, etc.

Application: http://www.srt.com/news/images/2017Techscholarship.pdf
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Awards: $1,500



The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition - Sponsored by the Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary

Eligibility: open to students in grades 9-12. This competition was established to recognize and reward high school students for expressing patriotism though their art. The contest does not have a theme; creativity is one of the elements the students are judged on.
Application: More information can be found on the Ladies’ Auxiliary Website at: https://vfwauxiliary.org/wp-content/uploads/Creative-Patriotic-Art-Form-Fillable-For-Website.pdf.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Awards: 1st Place $10,000; 2nd Place $5,000; 3rd Place $2,500; 4th Place $1,500; 5th Place $500.


 

Twyman Art Scholarships

Eligibility: Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Art) This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen majoring in art, transfer students, and currently enrolled majors. The scholarship awards are determined by the quality of the application and the portfolio. Awards are granted by the scholarship committee which is made up of art department faculty. Requirements for transfer and current students include: eight credits of art coursework completed, 3.25 GPA (minimum). The Art Department Scholarship Application form is for all art scholarships. All applicants must also fill out a general scholarship form through MSU. This is available online in December 2016 or through the financial aid department.

Application: http://www.minotstateu.edu/art/_documents/scholarship.pdf

Scholarship Application for New Incoming Freshmen: https://form.jotform.com/62665991658171

Deadline: Please submit application packets in a sealed envelope to Administrative Assistant, Art Scholarships, Division of Humanities, Hartnett Hall 148 before 4:00 pm on Friday, March 10, 2017 For any questions, please contact Andrea Donovan at andrea.donovan@minotstateu.edu

Awards: The scholarship awards are determined by the quality of the application and the portfolio. Could be up to $2000.





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April Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Associated General Contractors of North Dakota Scholarships

Eligibility: Scholarships available for high school seniors pursuing a career in the field of construction in the following majors at postsecondary institutions in North Dakota:

  • NDSU $1,500 Scholarships available for majors in Construction Management or Construction Engineering
  • Bismarck State College $750 Scholarships available for majors in Construction Tech, Welding Tech, or other Construction Related Degrees.
  • NDSCS in Wahpeton $750 Scholarships available for majors in Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology, Building Construction Technology, Architectural Drafting & Estimating Technology, Diesel Technology, or Welding Technology.

Scholarship Information: http://www.agcnd.org/image/cache/Scholarship_Application_2017.pdf Flyer.pdf
Application: Scholarship Application or for more information call 1-800-472-2120 or email agc@agcnd.org
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Awards: $750 - $1,500


 

Bremer Bank Community Scholarships

Eligibility: Seniors may apply. Criteria for selecting winners is evidence of outstanding community service, short essay of how Bremer makes a difference in your community, GPA, and financial need. There will be 4 winners from Magic City Campus.
Application: Applications are available in the Magic City Campus Guidance Office
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (4) $500



Casey Duchsherer Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is for students planning to major in history, psychology, or sociology. Minimum GPA required is 2.8. A one-page essay is required.
Application: Application information is available in the Magic City Campus Guidance Office.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $2,500



CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program

Graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field at any college or university throughout the United States and Canada are invited to apply for one of 100 $1,000 scholarships.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school senior, graduating in the spring and attending college in fall 2016.
  • Must plan to pursue an agricultural degree at a college or university within the United States or Canada. Students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field of study with an interest in agriculture or energy related careers will be considered.
  • Must be a legal citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

Information: http://www.chsinc.com/stewardship/scholarships
Online Application:
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (100) $1,000



Dakota Cruisers Car Club Scholarship

Eligibility: High School Seniors must complete the following to apply:

  • Student must be interested in an automotive career
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Student must attend a vocational school in North Dakota
  • A short essay (500 words or less) on why you want to enter the automotive career field
  • Must be a local area high school student
  • A high school transcript is required


Application: http://www.dakotacruiser.com/docs/Dak%20Cruiser%20scholarship%20app-verification%20form.pdf
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $500



Dollars for Scholars Scholarships

Eligibility: To apply for the local Scholarship, Seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, an ACT score of 24 or higher and must plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college next fall.

Application: The local Chapter of Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Applications are available in the Magic City Campus Guidance Office. The State Chapter of Dollars for Scholars has additional scholarships available to seniors. To apply for additional scholarships, visit http://www.nddfs.org/SCholarships/Scholarships.asp

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Awards: (9) $500

Other Dollars for Scholars Scholarships are available as listed below:

  • JoAnn Link Hetzel Vocational/Technical/Trade School Scholarship - Students pursuing Mechanics, Electrical, Welding, or Surveying will receive preference. Students must have a 2.5 GPA. (sixteen $1,000 scholarships)

  • Brad & Julie Burgum EMST Scholarship - Students must be attending school to become an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic or an advanced EMT. ($500)

  • Dr. Fradkin Regional Community Service Scholarship - (one $500 scholarship per ND region for those excelling in community service).

  • Edson & Margaret Larson Foundation Leadership Scholarship - $12,000 for college expenses. This includes a qualifying study abroad program. This scholarship can provide up to $3,000 for tuition and fees foar those who participate in a ND Leadership Program.
    • Must have a 3.7 GPA and a composite score of 27 or higher on the ACT.
    • Must plan to attend a ND or Red River Valley College (Concordia, Crookston, or Moorhead).
    • Must have intentions to return to a North Dakota Community upon graduation.
    • Must demonstrate excellence in community service, school activities, communication, problem solving, and cultural competency.

  • Military Scholarships - Fourteen ($1,000) scholarships to dependents of a member of a ND Military Unit. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

  • ND CAN - one ($500) scholarship per North Dakota Region. Must demonstrate financial need.



Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:The BCC Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to the field of oncology and pursuing a degree through a Bismarck College. Scholarships are also available to registered nurses pursuing a master's degree or oncology certification.

The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 established in July 2007 that offers much needed support to Bismarck Cancer Center patients for areas that are not covered by insurance.  The Foundation’s mission is to help the patient throughout his or her cancer journey with needed services and financial care.  This scholarship will provide financial assistance towards educating students who will be providing the care and needed services for our cancer patients in the future.

Priority deadline is April 15, 2016. All application including a transcript and one recommendation must be submitted to the BCC Foundation by the priority deadline for top consideration. If submitting an application
by mail, it must be addressed to:

Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation
Attn: Tara Schilke
500 N 8th St
Bismarck, ND 58501

Information: https://www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com/about-us/scholarship-program

Application: http://www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com/Documents.aspx?Id=11

Deadline: April 28, 2017

Awards: (2) $1,000



Dushinski & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship

Information: http://www.ndwater.com/programs/north-dakota-water-education-foundation
Application: http://ndwater.com/files/2017%20Scholarship%20Application_fillable.pdf
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Awards: (2) $1,500


 

Future Educator Scholarship

Eligibility: The scholarship is for students interested in teaching or a professional education career.
Application: Stop by the guidance office at Magic City Campus for a copy of the application.
Deadline: TBD
Award: $1,000



Gate City Bank Community Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors from high schools in ND and MN. Criteria: GPA/rank, school activities, civic/church activities, and leadership roles.
Information: http://www.gatecitybank.com/home/about/our_communities/scholarship
Application: Pick up your application in the Magic City Campus Guidance Office. Once completed, return the application to the Guidance Office. DO NOT MAIL it yourself. Application can be found at: http://www.gatecitybank.com/home/fiFiles/static/documents/Scholarship_Communities_15.pdf
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (47) $1,200



Hattie K. Tedrow Memorial Fund Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicant must be a legal resident of North Dakota, a high school senior and a direct descendant of a veteran with honorable service in the U.S. military, and intends to further their education at an accredited school of higher education.
Application: http://www.ndlegion.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2017.HKT-School-Inst.App_.pdf
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Awards: Maximum amount $2,000



Lisa Gail (Babb) Gross Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship will be awarded to a female student from Magic City Campus who is pursing a bachelor's degree. The Female applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, four years of Math, four years of Science and three years of a Foreign Language. This scholarship was set up to honor the daughter of James & Valorie Babb who lost their daughter, Lisa, in 2003 after battling a rare lung disease (LAM). Val Babb is a retired MHS Spanish teacher and her husband, James is a retired Minot State Math professor.
Application: Stop by the Magic City Campus Guidance Office to pick up an application.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $1,500



Michael Odermann Memorial Scholarship

High school seniors graduating in 2016 are eligible to receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the Michael Odermann Memorial Scholarship Pheasant Hunt. There will two scholarships available to seniors who submit an essay that meets the criteria.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in a western North Dakota high school and be an active participant in one Fine Art and one Athletic co-curricular activity as a senior.
  • Student must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 (on a 4 point scale) or better throughout high school
  • To qualify for this competitive scholarship, a student must submit a 1-3 page essay (minimum 500 words).
  • Essays much be submitted by April 15, 2016.
  • Winners will be notified by letter.
  • ESSAY TOPICS (Chose one)

    1. What is the difference between ethics and morals? How do these fit into the development and implementation of wildlife laws?

    2. Why is wildlife management vital to our environment and how does hunting help with this management?

Information/ Submit your Application to:

Michael Odermann Memorial Scholarship
Attn Jacob Odermann
2790 129th Ave SW
Belfield, ND 58622
701-388-7284
jaodermann@gmail.com

Deadline: TBD

Awards: $1,000 - The Michael Odermann Memorial Scholarship Fund will write two checks to college of choice in which the winner is enrolled.

  • Checks will be disbursed and applied as follows:
  • 􀀃 $500 check for 2016 fall semester
    􀀃 $500 check for 2017 spring semester
    􀀁 A committee will review all essays and select the scholarship winner



Minot High School Family and Consumer Science Scholarship

Eligibility: Students who have been involved in FACS related activities and classes are eligible.
Application: Stop in the Guidance Office for an Application or visit a FACS teacher.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $500


 

Minot Kiwanis Club Music Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship fund was established by the Minot Kiwanis Club in 1985 and is named in honor of Mr. Arturro Petrucci-a long time music educator in Minot. Emphasis is placed on students who achieve not just in academics but in other leadership activities as well.
Information: http://www.ndcf.net/receive/scholarships/minotkiwanis.html
Application: Stop by the Magic City Campus Guidance Office to pick up an application or visit: https://ndcfnet.presencehost.net/file_download/a58f9e98-952b-4080-889c-0b85b8bc5566
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Awards: to be determined depending on the total amount of donations



Minot Music Boosters Scholarship

Eligibility: To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a graduating high school senior, enrolled in a college or university, and must continue to be involved in music while pursuing post-secondary education.
Application: Stop by the Magic City Campus Guidance Office to pick up an application. Essay required.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: to be determined


 

North Dakota Farmers Union Industries Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements:

  • Open to Farmers Union members and their children
  • Open to any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student seeking funding to attend either a two-year or four-year accreditied college, university or technical school for any area of study

Award Criteria:

  • Academic record of student
  • Social and community activities
  • Essay or oral speech (video)
  • Priority given to ag study
  • Phone interview-finalists

Several $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to be used for tuition and books. Application deadline is April 21 (postmark date). Scholarship recipient will be selected by August 2.

Application: http://1yd7z7koz052nb8r33cfxyw5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2017_FUI_Scholarship_Application.1-1.pdf
Mail to Farmers Union Industries Foundation, Attn: Dave Velde, 1118 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308.

Deadline: April 22, 2017
Awards: $1,500

Please visit the Farmers Union Website for other scholarship opportunities: http://nfu.org/education/scholarships



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota Military Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be a full time student.
  • Applicant must be the dependent of a member of a North Dakota military unit/installation.
  • Applicant must be a graduate of or currently live in a Dollars for Scholars community.

Application: to apply, login at https://public.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?action=userLogin. Dollars for Scholars website: http://www.nddfs.org/
Deadline: April 1, 2017 .
Awards: (minimum of 10) $1000



Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship - North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association

Who should apply?

Child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official (water system must be a current member of ND Rural Water Systems Association).

OR

Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in Bismarck State College’s Water and Wastewater Technology program. Student must have (a) successfully completed one complete semester of the program and earned a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) over the term; and (b) carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester they are seeking a scholarship.

Entry Requirements

The applicant must submit the following:

  • Official application form
  • Paragraph summarizing career goals
  • List of extracurricular/leadership activities
  • A brief essay (400-500 words) on the importance of the water industry

Support Provided

Up to $8,000 will be awarded to be used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board.

Application Deadline/Award Requirements

Completed applications for the Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship must be postmarked no later than April 28, 2017.  The full amount of the scholarship will be paid upon verification of admittance to an accredited institution of higher learning or transcript indicating Water & Wastewater Technology program requirements.

Selection Criteria

A selection committee will evaluate the applicants and select the scholarship recipients based on career goals, leadership activities, financial need, and an essay. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, color, gender, race, creed or country of origin.  Preference will be given to North Dakota residents.

For more information on the scholarship or to contribute to the scholarship, contact NDRWSA.   The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017.

Information: http://www.ndrw.org/?id=100
Application: http://www.ndrw.org/image/cache/Denne_Scholarship_Application_2017.pdf
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Awards: Up to $8,000 will be awarded to be used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board.


 

Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. Scholarship Program

Eligibility & Application: Graduating high school seniors in Minot and surrounding communities interested in applying for the scholarship, should send a copy of their high school transcript with their current GPA; information as to their SAT or ACT scores; a recent writing sample; and a personal resume listing school and extracurricular activities, as well as employment responsibilities and volunteerism, to:

Pringle & Herigstad Law Firm
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1000
Minot, ND 58702-1000

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Awards: (6) $500 scholarships awarded to students in NW North Dakota



Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship

The Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship is given in memory of Reuben T. Guenthner, a leader in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in both the state and nation. Mr. Guenthner was first a CTE student, then a secondary CTE instructor, a local administrator supportive of CTE programs, and finally a member of the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education from 1968 to 1995. Mr. Guenthner was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Career Education by President Reagan in 1982. At the time of his retirement in 1995, Mr. Guenthner was the North Dakota State Director of Career and Technical Education.

Two scholarships in the amount of $350 each will be awarded in May, 2017, to be used for the 2017-2018 school year. The scholarship is not renewable.

Eligibility:

The applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a graduating senior from a North Dakota high school in 2017.
  • Have completed one or more career and technical education courses between grades 9 and 12; (Career and Technical Education courses may be in any of the following programs: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Health Sciences Education, Information Technology Education, Marketing Education, Technology and Engineering Education, or Trade, Industry and Technical Education).
  • Enroll in a two-year North Dakota public postsecondary institution.
  • Enroll as a full-time student in a career and technical education program of two years or less.
Procedure for Applying:
  1. Complete online application form.  (ONLINE PORTAL TO OPEN JAN/FEB 2017)
  2. Email three letters of recommendation to ndctescholar@gmail.com. These documents are supporting the character and achievements of the applicant, with at least one recommendation from an instructor. The other letters may be from employers, advisors, or anyone other than family who has significant information about the applicant.
  3. Email high school transcript to ndctescholar@gmail.com.

If you have questions about completing the application, contact:

Michael Netzloff
mnetzloff@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 328-3187

Application: https://www.nd.gov/cte/students/RTGScholarship.html
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Awards: (2) $350





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The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



AMVETS National Service Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

Information: http://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/

Application: Apply for the service member scholarships HERE; Apply for the children and grandchildren scholarships HERE.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Awards: Children, grandchildren of veteran or active duty service member/Guard or Reserve.* Graduating High School Seniors Only

  • $4,000 – ($1,000 awarded annually over four years) 6 awarded each year
  • $1,000 – 1 awarded each year

Coteau Properties Company Scholarship

Eligibility: APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a high school senior planning to pursue an A.A.S. degree in the following majors:
     Diesel Technology
     Electrical Technology
     Welding Technology

Application: http://www.southheart.k12.nd.us/counselors/files/2016/04/2016-Coteau-Scholarship.pdf
Submit application and transcript to Coteau.Scholarships@nacoal.com or call 701-873-2281 with any questions.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $1,000


 

Minot Education Association Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors who are you planning to major in an education field, and have someone in your family who is a member of the Minot Education Association
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $250-$500



Margreatt Johnstone Davis Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship was established to financially help one female and one male Magic City Campus senior with their college expences. These students must have adopted the philosopy of wanting to "pass it on”. Margreatt's desire is that the recipients of this scholarship will be successful and, in turn, willing to help others financially. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and not have already received substantial financial aid. A short 500 word essay is required on how you intend to "Pass It On" to others.
Application: Stop by the guidance office to apply
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $1,000 scholarships to a male and a female senior



Michelle Larson Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship was established to honor a former teacher at Magic City Campus
Application: Stop by the guidance office for details or to apply
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (2) $500



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



Sertoma Club Scholarship

Eligibility: senior entering a two or four year college in the fall. Must submit a summary of your involvement in the community - this includes school community as well as in the city of Minot.
Application: Look for this to be posted in the daily announcements
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $500



Toyama Scholarship

Eligibility: There will be one scholarship awarded to a male and one to a female from MCC in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Tamaji Toyama. Selection criteria are minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, school/community activities, employment, and academic achievement.
Application: Stop by the guidance office at Magic City Campus for an application.
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (2) $1,500



Ward County Farm Bureau Lynn Martin Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: One boy and one girl will receive this scholarship.

Application: available in the Guidance Office at Magic City Campus
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (2) $100





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June Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com



North Dakota Association of Counties Scholarship Program

Eligibility: This scholarship is for children or grandchildren of county employees and appointed or elected county officials. To qualify, students must have a parent or grandparent currently employed by a county or serving as an elected or appointed official of a county. The student must be age 17-22 at the time of the deadline, and enrolled to attend an accredited college or technical school in North Dakota.

A volunteer committee of academic leaders judges the applications based on a scoring system that emphasizes leadership potential and public service. Students are asked to write a brief essay on their personal academic and career goals and a second essay on the topic, "How young people can get involved in County Government."

Required Materials Checklist: (Clearly labeling each item will be appreciated)

  • This form, fully completed, signed and dated by student applicant.
  • A resume or listing of work experience, volunteerism, awards/recognition, etc.
  • TWO (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement about your academic goals and expectations. (limit 300 words)
  • Essay that answers the question, “How has your parent’s/grandparent’s experience in county government affected you or helped shape your future plans?” (limit 300 words)
  • A transcript (sealed) from the high school or college most recently attended.


Application: The scholarship application is available from NDACo on the Web at http://www.ndaco.org/?id=113&page=Scholarships (Click here for the Application) or by contacting the NDACo office in Bismarck at 1-800-932-8730 or by e-mail at ndaco@ndaco.org.

Deadline: June 2, 2017
Awards: (6) $2,000



Prairie Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Eligibility: high school seniors: For each “A” on your report card you may earn a “chance” to win the Prairie Federal Credit Union Scholarship. The more “A’s” you earn, the better your chance of winning.
Application: To enter take your nine-week report card and a form of identification to the office location (1430 South Broadway, Minot, ND).
Deadline: end of the school year
Awards: $1,000

R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program - Moose Club Fraternity

Enter your Class of 2016 high school students NOW for a chance to win a $1,000 R. Robert Dale Scholarship!

Eligibility: The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for the R. Robert Dale Scholarship. The applicant must:

  • Be a student in the high school graduating Class of 2016
  • Have a father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian whose Moose membership dues are current (Applicant is NOT
  • required to reside in the same household)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+) or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Send the completed application by the deadline (application must be completed in its entirety to be valid)

Information: http://www.mooseintl.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/R.-Robert-Dale-Info.pdf

Application: The application can be found in the MEMBERS AREA of www.mooseintl.org. Click on Activities & Sports located on the far left of the page, then scroll down to the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program link or click the following link: http://www.mooseintl.org/members/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/R.-Robert-Dale-App.pdf

Deadline: TBD

Awards: $1,000 - Winners are randomly drawn and will be notified by November 18, 2016. Each $1,000 check will be mailed directly to the college of their choice.






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July Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500




North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program

The intent of the ND Indian Scholarship Program is to assist Native American students in obtaining a college education. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Priority funding will be provided to undergraduate, full-time students. Scholarships will not exceed $2,000 per academic year per eligible student. Two types of awards are available. Recipients of the merit-based scholarship must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. All valedictorians meeting the application criteria will also receive an award if the application deadline has been met and if they attend a college in North Dakota. Recipients of the need-based scholarship must show financial need.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be North Dakota residents and enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribe. They must be accepted for admission by a North Dakota institution of higher learning or state vocational education program and be enrolled as full-time students. Scholarships are based on unmet need as well as merit. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 3.499 must show unmet need to qualify. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or high can qualify based on merit.

Procedure:

The North Dakota University System is currently accepting applications for 2016-17. The 2016-17 application priority deadline is July 15, 2016. Please mail or fax in the application below for consideration.

Application: visit www.ndus.edu/students, select "Paying for College" then "North Dakota Grants & Scholarships" or click Here.
2016-17 North Dakota Indian Scholarship Application
Deadline: TBD
Awards:
not to exceed $2,000


 

ND Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign Scholarship

Eligibility: Student must:

  • Reside in a North Dakota fire district
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

Preference will be given to those students enrolled or planning on attending an accredited college or university in North Dakota, as well as those who are members of a fire or EMS department or who have an immediate family member that is a member of a fire or EMS department.

Application: The scholarship application must be completed online at www.ndhottestjobs.com. All information must be completed, or application will not be considered. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.

Application form includes resume information and statement of 400 words or less including:

  • Affiliation to a Fire Department or EMS Team
  • Volunteer, extracurricular and/or community activities
  • Personal, educational and career goals
  • Two references (no immediate family)
  • Other information student wishes to be considered

For more Information Contact:
Craig Gartner, Asst. Project Coordinator
Phone: 701.751.4142
Toll Free: 877.810.3248
E‐mail: cgartner@wenck.com

Deadline: No Deadline
Awards: $750

Firefighter Student Scholarship - $2,000. A student who is working toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science through Northland Community College in East Grand Forks or Minnesota State Community College in Moohead may qualify for this scholarship. Contact information for this Scholarship is:

Kenneth Jarolimek, Project Manager
Phone: 701-751-4142
Toll Free: 877-810-3248
email: kjarolimek@wenck.com


 

North Dakota Juvenile Court Association Scholarship

Eligibility: In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have been supervised by a Juvenile Court Officer within the North Dakota Juvenile Court at some point in your childhood and successfully completed probation.
  2. You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, or have successfully completed a G.E.D. program.
  3. You must successfully complete this application and all of the requirements for scholarship consideration.

Requirements: Attached with this application, please include the following items:

  1. High School transcript with cumulative grade point average indicated or a copy of G.E.D. certificate.
  2. A one page essay on the impact that Juvenile Court had on your life.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a non-related adult (I.E., teacher, high school counselor, coach, principal, or church leader).
  4. Return this application and all of the additional documents by July 31, 2016:

    SWD Juvenile Court
    ATTN: Chase Breitbach
    51 3rd Street East, Suite 201
    Dickinson, ND 58601

Application: http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/votech/File/resources/SWDJuvenileCourtScholarsip.pdf
Deadline: TBD
Awards:
$500

 



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National Scholarship Opportunities


These are National Scholarship Opportunities - Check the daily announcements for scholarship opportunities or visit the websites listed below under application. Application Deadlines for: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, or Miscellaneous Deadlines.





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September Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Eligibility: Quest Bridge College Match pairs high-achieving low-income students with admission and FULL scholarships to partner schools: Amherst, Columbia U., Princeton U., Rice U., Stanford U., Swarthmore, and Williams College.
Application:
http://www.questbridge.org/
Deadline: September 27, 2016
Awards: Scholarships cover full tuition and room/board expenses for 4 years.




U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Scholarship Program, a student must be:

  • A high school senior planning to enroll or a current college freshmen, sophomore or junior at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank Student Loan Program.
  • Enrolled by September 2015.
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

Application: http://usbank.com/scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016.
Awards: (35) $1,000





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October Deadlines:


AES Engineering Scholarship

How to Apply: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? 

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

Application Information: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm - There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Deadline: October 6, 2016
Awards: $500



The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

Eligibility:Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition through only one department.

High school students that graduate early during the school year are eligible to compete if they are not enrolled in a college, university, trade school or other institution of higher learning at the time of the department finals contest.

The three finalists of the national contest are ineligible for further participation at any level.

Information: http://legion.org/oratorical
Request Information: http://www.legion.org/oratorical/request
Deadline: District 6 contest is yet to be determined. Please request information right away if you want to participate.
Awards: District Contest: First Place - $300, Second Place - $200, Third Place - $100. National Contest: Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000.



Coca Cola Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Applicant must be a current high school senior attending school (or homeschooled) in the United States;
U.S. Citizen; U.S. National; U.S. Permanent Resident;Temporary Resident (legalization program);Refugee; Asylee;Cuban-Haitian Entrant;or Humanitarian Parolee; Applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree during the academic year in which application is made; carry a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of his/her junior year of high school, and must be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.

Applicants may NOT be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company or any bottler or Company divisions or subsidiaries.

Application: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#.UncXhcvnZdg
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Awards: 250 Scholarships ranging from $10,000- $20,000 for four years



Horatio Alger Scholarship

Through the generosity of its Members, the Association has awarded more than $125 million in privately funded need-based scholarships to more than 22,000 young people over the past 31 years in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It has also become a leading resource for information about teenagers, resiliency, and nonprofit best practices. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and award totals, please click here.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Information: http://application.horatioalger.org/
Application: https://application2.horatioalger.org/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
Deadline: October 25, 2016
Awards: (12) $10,000.00 scholarships to North Dakota Students. North Dakota scholarships are funded by BNSF Railway Foundation.



Wendy's High School Heisman Award

Eligibility: The Wendy's High School Heisman award program is a way to recognize student athletes who excel in academics, athletics and leadership. Students who display academic excellence (3.0 GPA or better) and Participate in at least one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Lacrosse, Luge, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Application: http://www.wendysheisman.com/
Deadline: Phase 1 - October 4, 2016. Phase 2 - October 24, 2016.
Awards: State Winner - $1,000.00; National Finalist - $5,000.00; National Winner - $10,000.00.






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November Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Davidson College John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

Eligibility: If you are interested, you must speak with your counselor about being nominated by November 7, 2016
Application: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship
Deadline: Completed nomination materials must be received by November 7 of the student's senior year - Online Nomination Form PDF. Application Deadline: December 1, 2016.
Awards: The Belk Scholarship can provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding.



Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Eligibility: Must meet the following:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 8
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 8.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Students must have taken the ACT or SAT prior to applying, because results are part of the application.

Information: https://spirit.prudential.com/

Application: https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply

Deadline: November 8, 2016

Awards: State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events. National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.






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December Deadlines:


Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Preparing for a college education while you are in high school is hard enough — even without thinking about paying for it all. Take a load off and check out the many scholarship opportunities available with the AFROTC. We can help overcome the financial burden associated with college so you can focus on your high school experience to get into the best school you can.

Application: For more information or to start the application process, visit: http://www.afrotc.com/
Deadline: Before Midnight on December 1, 2015
Awards: Pays full tuition and usually allows $900.00 per year for books. Students also receive a stipend to help pay for their living expenses.



The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Applicants to the AXA Achievement Community Scholarship must be:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
  • Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency-preparedness.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for both the Achievement and Community scholarships, but a student may receive only one of these AXA-sponsored scholarships.

How do I apply?

The first step is to register, create an application account and complete your student profile. To begin, click on the Create an Account link at the bottom of this page. The link to your application is displayed on the Student Overview page of this site after you create your profile. Your Student Profile is NOT your application.

Students should gather the following information needed for the application process:

  • List of involvement in school and community activities
  • List of work experience
  • Current high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • The details of your outstanding achievement. Read through the online application's essay questions and carefully consider your responses. Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding. You may wish to use word processing software to write and edit your responses. If you copy and paste your responses into the appropriate application fields, review the pasted text carefully for any character shifting or replacements that may have occurred. Also, place the cursor into the pasted text to activate the application's character counter function. Essays cannot exceed character limits.

Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.

During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking on the Log Out button located on each application page.

To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the Continue Application button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it.

While not all fields are marked as required, we encourage applicants to answer all questions. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the Lock and Submit button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time if needed.

Only electronic applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.

Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America. If selected to receive an award, the student must authorize release of scholarship application materials and photographs for use by the sponsor for program promotion and publicity

Information: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html
Application: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-community/
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Awards: (12) - $2,500 scholarships


BURGER KING® Scholars Program

Eligibility: Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.

The requirements to become a BURGER KING℠ Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

  • Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • Be passionate about serving the community, and
  • Be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee.

High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.

If you want to go a step further, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Here are the details:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.

Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
Deadline: December 15, 2016 (opened October 15, 2016)
Awards: Several $1,000 Scholarships



Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship Competition

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

Eligibility: Must meet the following criteria:

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. In late April, the 20 top finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Application: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Deadline: December 4, 2016.
Awards: 500 four-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year



NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Awards Program

Eligibility: NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2017. Children of NFIB members are eligible to win awards.
Application: http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards
Deadline: December 18, 2016. Was Extended until January 2, 2017
Awards: 95 awards will be $2,000 each, 3 awards will be $10,000 each, 1 award will be $15,000, and 1 will be $25,000.


 

Scholarship America Dream Award

Scholarship America’s Dream Award has been established to assist students from across the nation entering their second year of higher education beyond high school.  Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.  The awards will grow in amount each year, allowing students to receive aid throughout their college careers.

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2017.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2017.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2017-18 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an associate's or first bachelor's degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Application: https://dreamaward.scholarshipamerica.org/
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Awards: award ranging from $5,000 to $15,000





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January Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Scholarship Program

The APIASF General Scholarship online application opens on September 15, 2016 and closes on January 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

Eligibility: Minimum Eligibility Requirements . . .

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2017. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

Application: https://portal.apiasf.org/
Information: http://apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Awards: Ranges from $2,500 to $15,000



Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

Eligibility: To be considered eligible for a CBYX scholarship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Between the ages of 15 and 18 at the start of the program
  • A current high school student at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Evidence of the personal qualities essential for adjustment to another culture, such as flexibility, curiosity, open-mindedness, sense of humor and tolerance for failure
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Motivation for a cross-cultural experience
  • Academic merit

The CBYX Program is administered regionally by five well-renowned international exchange organizations. Residents of the following states will apply to CBYX through ASSE International Student Exchange Programs: AK, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, WA, WY, and Northern CA.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs

10725 Boston Street
Henderson, CO 80640
(800) 333-3802 ext. 280
www.asse.com

Application: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/apply-asse/
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Awards: As a CBYX participant, you will gain new perspectives on global current affairs and German social, economic and political life. You will learn the German language through immersion in the culture at school and at home. When you return after 10 months abroad, you will have a greater sense of independence, empowerment, and global citizenry. You will make friendships through a shared experience that will last a lifetime, and you will become a true member of another culture.



Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

Eligibility: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American** or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited*** college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2016 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.

Application: https://nominations.gmsp.org/GMSP_App/

Deadline: According to reports, the “Gates Millennium Scholars Program” will be replaced by the “Gates Scholarship.” The new Gates Scholarship will start accepting applications in 2018.  Sorry, high school graduating class of 2017!

Awards:
Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need. The award will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the submitted financial aid award letter. The scholarship, for the undergraduate award, may be renewed annually based on satisfactory academic progress, full-time status, and the timely submission of required documents. Support for graduate degrees may be pursued for the following fields: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science.



GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Eligibility: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2016 or spring 2017.  Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible.  Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2016 or spring 2017 are also eligible.
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

In addition to those not meeting these criteria, the following individuals and members of their immediate families are ineligible for this award: employees and members of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; employees and docents of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) who administer the Ronald Reagan Library; members of the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program advisory committee; employees, commercial customers of and suppliers to the General Electric Company; employees of Scholarship America; and employees of any affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and General Electric.

Information: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/

Deadline: January 9, 2017

Awards: Approximately 20 awards of $10,000 each will be granted. Awards will not exceed $10,000. This is a renewable scholarship award (renewable yearly for 4 years) - up to $40,000 total per recipient.



Hamilton Award Scholarship Program (for Juniors)

The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, we select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter our leadership program. Through the Hamilton Leaders Academy, we help our Scholars get into college, transition to university life, and then the workforce. 

Eligibility:

  • Is a Junior in high school.
  • Is college bound.
  • Has a strong record of community service.
  • Shows a strong commitment to their academic studies.
  • Is a self-starter and has proven this through activities such as: organizing a fundraiser, starting a business, creating a club or organization or working to help support their family.
  • Shows passion and commitment to their interests. This is often manifested in athletic, artistic or academic achievements.
  • Has financial and/or personal need. Hamilton Scholars serves students from low-income households. When choosing our winners we take the applicant's financial, family and community situation into consideration.
  • Is committed to enrolling in the Hamilton Leaders Academy.

To further determine your eligibility, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Application: http://www.hamiltonscholars.org/

Deadline: January 14, 2017

Awards: Winners are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy and receive the following: a $500 cash scholarship; an autographed copy of Richard Brookhiser's Alexander Hamilton, American; an autographed copy of William Chrystal's Hamilton by the Slice; proclamation signed by Doug Hamilton the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton; a Hamilton pin courtesy of the Hamilton family and letters of congratulations. Bio-sketches of winners appear on this website and news releases are sent to city, state, and federal elected officials as well as local newspapers. The Hamilton Leaders Academy is a no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, and succeed while in college. Some of the services provided by the Hamilton Leaders Academy include: individual college admissions assistance, peer and adult mentoring, training in vision and goal development, and internship programs. Read more about the Hamilton Leaders Academy .



John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Eligibility: The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Requirements:
  • The 2017 contest deadline is January 4, 2017.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
  • JFK Centennial Year Contest Topic: Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
  • Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award  will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.  
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.
Source Material:
  • Essays with fewer than five listed sources will be disqualified.
  • All participants must cite sources they used to research their topic throughout their essay. Please use parenthetical citations within the text. We can not accept citations in footnote form.
  • Essays must include a bibliography. Accepted formats include APA, MLA, or Turabian. You must use a minimum of five selected sources. Please refer to Guidelines for Citations and Bibliographies.
Essay Submission:
  • Students have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information. For instructions on how to submit your essay, see Registration and Submission.
  • Mailed in essays must be postmarked by January 4, 2017.
Nominating Teachers:
  • All students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay. Nominating teachers are also asked to read students' essays to make suggestions for improvement before they are submitted to the essay contest. As part of this review process, the nominating teacher reviews the essay for syntax, grammatical, typographical and spelling errors and ensures the essay meets the contest requirements listed above. The first place winner and his/her nominating teacher, as representatives of their school, will be invited to receive awards at the annual Profile in Courage Award ceremony held each May at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
  • Nominating teachers can be former or current teachers, but must still be teaching at the same high school as the essay participant. Usually students ask their English or History/Social Studies teachers. In very few cases, we will make an exception if a student is unable to ask a teacher from their high school to be their nominating teacher. The parent or legal guardian responsible for the instruction of home schooled students can also serve as a nominating teacher.


Detailed Information & Guidelines: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx

Deadline:
January 4, 2017

Awards:
First Place Prize is $20,000



National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must

  1. Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average. (If transcript indicates a scale other
    than 4.0, student should have a minimum of 3.75 on a 5.0 scale, 4.5/6.0 scale, 5.25/7.0 scale, 6.0/8.0 scale, 6.75/9.0 scale or a
    7.5/10.0 scale).
  2. Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. Junior College, Community College,
    Technical College, College or University).
  3. Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of current
    hunting license is required.
  4. Students must hold a current NWTF membership.
  5. Students must be involved in school activities (i.e. FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Beta Club, Student Council, etc.).
  6. Students must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers.
  7. Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (i.e. Scouting, 4-H, civic group or club, volunteer work).
  8. Students must submit an essay exhibiting dedication to conservation (see application).
  9. Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (i.e. teacher, counselor, community leader).
  10. High schools/students must submit complete applications to the local chapter by January 1. The local chapter president’s name and
    address should appear on the application in the box provided.
  11. Employees and board members of the NWTF and their family members are not eligible to participate in the program.

Application: Click here for the application.
Deadline: January 1, 2017 - Application must be submitted to the local chapter president.
Awards:All students receiving local scholarships for $250 will have the opportunity to compete for a state/provincial chapter funded $1,000 state/provincial scholarship. State/provincial chapter winners will compete for a $10,000 national scholarship



Navy ROTC Scholarships

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
  • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities. Questions regarding payment of tuition, fees, books, and stipends should be directed toward the specific NROTC Unit.
  • All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students.
  • Stipend for text books
    • Currently $750 per academic year ($375 per semester or $250 per quarter)
  • Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Three summer cruises
  • Subsistence allowance each academic month:
    • Freshmen - $250/month
    • Sophomore - $300/month
    • Junior - $350/month
    • Senior - $400/month

Application: For more information or to start the application process, visit: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Awards: worth up to $180,000.00



PHADA’s Scholarship Program

  • Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship - $7,000
  • Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship - $5,000
  • HD Supply Scholarship - $5,000

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior living in public or assisted housing their entire senior year. Applicants must have at least a "B" average (3.0).
Website: Look for the application at: http://www.phada.org/scholarship_program.php
Application: http://www.phada.org/pdf/2017_PHADA_Scholarship_Brochure&Application.pdf
Deadline: January 27, 2017
Awards: $5,000 - $7,000



Ronald McDonald House Charities National Scholarship

Eligibility: There are several Ronald McDonald House Scholarships available. Please check out the web site listed below to view individual scholarships. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

 Must be a current high school senior who is eligible to attend a two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.
 Must be a legal U.S. resident.
 Must be less than 21 years of age.
 Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
 Must reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter.

Application: For more information and a scholarship application visit: http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Awards: $1,000




SAE Freshman Scholarship Program

Eligibility: High school senior looking to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Website: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
Application: Click the link for each scholarship to access the application form
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: Award varies by scholarship





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February Deadlines:


AFA Teens Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

Eligibility:This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

  • How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
  • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Plan to enter an accredited college/university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline 
  • Be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or other high school in the United States (if not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances) 
  • Submit all required materials by the application deadline- February 15, 2017
  • In order to be named winner, runner-up or Honorable Mention and to process the scholarship award, the scholarship recipient will be required to supply proof of high school enrollment (i.e., official transcript); and he or she subsequently must provide official documentation of registration from the college/university that he or she is attending in the following fall or spring in order to receive the scholarship monies.

Application: http://afaapplications.org/
Information: http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Awards: (1) $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runner-up.


 

The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Program

Eligibility:

To qualify as an applicant for this program:

  • You must be a high school junior who will graduate in the Class of 2018.
  • You must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism.
  • You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”
  • You must be available to attend the conference June 17-22, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
  • You must fill out the application completely. Unfinished applications will not be considered.

Please follow the instructions carefully. We recommend you download the application instructions (PDF) to refer to as you complete the application.

Letters of recommendation may be uploaded, mailed separately, or emailed to info@freespirit.org. All letters of recommendation should be submitted on official letterhead and should include the contact information of the person providing it.

- See more at: http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/how-to-apply/#sthash.IhsCyA6p.dpuf

Information: http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/
Application: http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/how-to-apply/free-spirit-application/

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Awards: The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference program awards $1,000 college scholarships to rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”

Coolidge Scholars Program

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any American university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Eligibility: Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award in late May of their junior year, before college application.

Information/Application: https://coolidgescholars.org/

Deadline: February 22, 2017

Awards: Full Ride Scholarship: A Coolidge Scholarship is among the most generous college scholarships available in the world. It covers a student’s full tuition, room and board, and required fees for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship also provides an annual stipend for books and supplies and funding to participate in Coolidge Scholars Leadership Training Program.



Elks Legacy Award

Eligibility:

  • For the 2017 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior.
  • The applicant must apply online only. The 2017 Legacy Awards application deadline is 11:59 a.m. Central Time on Friday, February 3, 2017.
  • If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
  • Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2016.
  • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  • If you are selected as a 2017 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.

Application: http://www.elks.org/legacyscholarship/
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Awards: (250) $4,000 - $1,000 per year for up to 4 years.



EngineerGirl! 2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest - Engineering & Animals

Eligibility: Engineers affect everything about the way people live, so it is not surprising that they also have a big impact on the animal world.  Environmental engineers, for example, are often tasked with evaluating projects in order to minimize negative effects on valuable animal species. In some cases, engineers have developed ingenious solutions to help animals and people share the planet.

All essays must be original work, and resources must be clearly cited. Guidelines for length are indicated below:   

High School Students (grades 9-12); Essays must be 1000 to 1500 words.

Imagine that you are an engineer in an engineering firm poised to implement your proposed solution in a specific location and/or situation.  Write a proposal to the organization that would fund this project.   Describe the solution in detail and explain how and why it should be implemented.  Describe the expertise available at your imaginary firm and explain how any other groups might need to be involved in the design, manufacturing, and distribution processes.  Explain what has already been tried or is already known about this type of solution and what would be new or innovative.  Describe how you will test or anticipate failure for any new innovations to minimize risk. Describe exactly what this project would aim to achieve, and make a case for why the cost would be justified.

Submission Form: http://www.engineergirl.org/GetThere/Contest/2017Contest/EssaySubmission.aspx
Information: http://www.engineergirl.org/GetThere/Contest/2017Contest.aspx
Deadline: February 1, 2017 (Must be received by 6:00 PM)
Awards:

  • First-place winners will be awarded $500.
  • Second-place entries will be awarded $250.
  • Third-place entries will be awarded $100.
  • Honorable Mention entries will not receive a cash award but will be published on the EngineerGirl website.


GAR College Scholarships - Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation

Eligibility: To be eligible to compete for the Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
  • Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.

 Continuing Eligibility/Renewal Requirements:

The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation requires an annual review of each scholarship award to determine renewal eligibility. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment status and be in good standing with their college to have the award renewed for the next academic year. GAR Scholars are expected to exhibit satisfactory citizenship in both the academic community and in the community at large. Therefore, recipients may not be on any form of academic probation or suspension. In December of each year, a renewal form is sent to each recipient. In April of each year, a letter is sent to each recipient requesting confirmation of full-time enrollment status and intent to maintain that status, a current academic transcript, and a detailed update on the courses, projects, and activities with which the recipient has been involved during the current award year.

Application: http://www.gordonrich.org/html/index.html (read the instructions thoroughly to make sure you complete all the requirement by the deadline.
Deadline: February 20, 2017 (Postmarked)
Awards: (5) $12,500.00 per year renewable for 4 years.



National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Eligibility: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and its chapters will award nearly $275,000 in scholarships this year to college-bound students aspiring to careers in television.

  • Open to high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or
    university.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Must have college board scores (ACT or SAT) to report as part of the application process.

The application will require:

  • Your contact information
  • Your current GPA and College Board scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Examples of recent creative works, including links to videos (if available) hosted on a third-party service such as YouTube or Vimeo
  • Examples of recent field or work experience and school activities participated in
  • Two written essays:
    1. Career Aspirations Essay — A single-page essay that describes what you would like to do upon graduation from high school. Indicate which colleges or universities you would like to attend and your reason for their selection. Also indicate the kinds of employment you hope to obtain once you complete your college education.
    2. Creative Essay — An additional essay of no more than two pages that deals with the following topic: Which continuing television program, past or present, has most influenced your life and why? (Be sure to select a multiple-episode program, not a single program or mini-series. Also, do not select a newscast or news-oriented program such as 60 Minutes or Frontline.)

Information: http://www.emmyonline.org/scholarship/
Application:http://scholarapp.emmyonline.org/
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Awards: $10,000 - Mike Wallace Scholarship, $10,000 - Jim McKay Scholarship, Many smaller scholarships available.


 

Scholarships for Military Children

Eligibility: This program was created to recognize the contributions by military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrate the role of the commissary in the military community. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be unmarried children of active duty, reserve/guard and retired military personnel, including survivors of deceased members. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2016 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university. For more information, visit their website at http://www.militaryscholar.org/.

Essay Question:

If you had the chance to have a 30-minute conversation with any person in human history (either living or deceased), who would be the person you choose? Why? What topic would you discuss with this person? Essay must be 500 words or less, typewritten or computer-generated, double spaced, and no longer than 2 pages. Place your name in the upper right hand corner of each page of the essay.

Application: http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/ScholarshipsForMilitaryChildren2017-Official-v1.pdf
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Awards: (700) $2,000



WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Must have a 3.5 GPA or better, complete the application including a one-page (500 word) essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.

Please complete the National Co-op Scholarship Program Application including a typed one-page essay (200-words) describing why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program.

Application: http://www.co-op.edu or http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/scholonlineapp.html
Deadline: February 15, 2017 (Postmarked)
Awards: (155) $6,000 renewable scholarships






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The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



American Chemical Society Scholars Program

African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars Award.

Students at the following academic levels are eligible to apply:

  • high school seniors entering college and planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field
  • college freshmen, sophomores or juniors currently pursuing or planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically related field
  • community college students majoring in a two-year chemical technology program or planning to transfer to a four-year school

*Please note that students intending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy are not eligible for this scholarship

Application: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/apply.html
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: $2,500 for freshmen, $3,000 for sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors.



American Federation of Teachers - Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

Eligibility: To qualify, candidates must:

  • The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program for high school students is open to graduating high school seniors.
  • Applicants must have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an AFT member.
  • The AFT member whose child or legal dependent applies for a scholarship must be a member in good standing for at least one year.
  • Children or legal dependents of AFT national, state or local union staff are not eligible for this scholarship opportunity. - See more at: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships/eligibility#sthash.nlA831GP.dpuf

Application: http://www.aft.org/about/member-benefits/scholarships
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Awards: (4) 4 year $8,000 scholarship



American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship

Eligibility: You must have been a Junior member for three years and currently a member in American Legion Auxiliary.
Information: http://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Spirit-of-Youth-Scholarship-Fund/
Application: https://www.alaforveterans.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=1285
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: One Junior member in each Division will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 per year for four years (total $4,000).



American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship

Rules:

  1. Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.
    1. April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918  (WWI)
    2. December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946  (WWII)
    3. June 25, 1950 through January 31, 1955  (Korea)
    4. February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975  (Vietnam)
    5. August 24, 1982 through July 31, 1984  (Grenada and Lebanon)
    6. December 20, 1989 through January 31, 1990  (Panama)
    7. August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities  (Persian Gulf to present)
  2. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
  3. This is a scholarship to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
  4. Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years.  Hours must be verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
  5. Applicants must present the completed application to their local American Legion Auxiliary Unit President ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2017.
  6. Judging, at all levels, shall be on the following basis:
  7. Character/Leadership         25%
    Essay/Application                25%
    Financial Need                    25%
    Scholarship                          25%
    THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES SHALL BE FINAL.

  8. The award will be paid directly to the school for the first semester upon notification from the school that the student has registered. American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters must receive certification of enrollment within 12 months of a winner’s notification or the scholarship will be forfeited. The scholarship must be used within 24 months of the date the winner receives notification by National Headquarters, or the scholarship will be forfeited. Thus, if winning student does not wish to use monies for FIRST YEAR expenses, it must then be used for SECOND YEAR expenses or forfeited.

Application Packet Requirements:

  1. Completed application packet for the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship.
  2. The following four letters of recommendation are required:

    One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average.

    One letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice.

    Two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.

  3. An original essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words (typed, double-spaced). The title of the essay will be "How Pride in Country, Community, School and Family directs your daily life?"
  4. A letter from recipient organization(s) verifying 50 hours of voluntary service during high school years.
  5. A certified transcript or photocopy of the certified transcript of the applicant's high school grades.
  6. A copy of ACT or SAT test scores.
  7. A copy of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, or a copy of the FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page, or the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
  8. A brief statement of the military service of parent or grandparents, including the branch of service and dates of service, or a photocopy of parent’s or grandparent’s discharge papers.
  9. Please be sure to attach other required materials to this application and submit to the President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit in the community in which you reside NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2017.


Information: http://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Children-of-Warriors-National-Presidents--Scholarship/

Application: https://www.alaforveterans.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=1282

Deadline:
March 1, 2017

Awards: Fifteen scholarships will be awarded for 2017. Three scholarships will be awarded in each Division of the American Legion Auxiliary: one in the amount of $3,500, one in the amount of $3,000 and one in the amount of $2,500. All are gift scholarships and not loans.



American Legion Auxiliary Samsung Scholarship

To show its appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces during the Korean War, worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million in 1966. The American Legion administers the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program, which is funded by the interest and other income from the endowment.

Eligibility: Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Samsung scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.

  • Applicants must be high school juniors who attend either American Legion Auxiliary Girls State or American Legion Boys State.
  • Applicants must be direct descendants (i.e., child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.
  • Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.
  • Scholarship winners are selected based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need.
Application: http://www.legion.org/samsung-scholarship-application
Information:
https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Samsung-American-Legion-Scholarship/

Deadline: Typically, applications are submitted to the program staff upon the participants’ arrival at American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. | Online Application

Awards: Every year, $300,000 in Samsung American Legion Scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.



American Welding Society - District Scholarship

Eligibility: This Scholarship is for high school graduates who are enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program. (can be used for Lynnes Welding Training in Fargo)

  • Most importantly, you must be enrolled in a welding-related educational or training program.
  • You must also be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent.
  • The school you attend must be in the United States or its territories, except for international scholarships.
  • You must also fill out the scholarship application and provide any documentation requested in the application instructions.
  • You are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. As a matter of fact, if you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a yearlong, full membership to the Society. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended for a year.

    In addition to the application form, you must enclose the following:

    • Statement of Unmet Financial Need - You must attach the Statement of Unmet Need Form, which must be completed by the financial aid office at your school indicating your current student budget, needs analysis, and financial aid awards, including scholarships.
    • Transcript(s) - You must submit official scholastic records or grade transcripts showing you attended a high school, trade school, college or university.
    • Personal Statement - Write down your ambitions, goals, background and other factors that will help the selection committee understand your commitment to pursuing welding education. If you have had prior welding experience, you must indicate how your proposed welding curriculum and chosen school will help you fulfill your educational goals.
    • Biography and Photo - One of the criteria for receiving financial aid is that you must share your successes with others. Be prepared to submit a photograph of yourself and a brief biography to help in preparing a student success story to promote future scholarship programs.

Information: http://www.aws.org/w/a/foundation/district_scholarships.html
Application: https://scholarship.aws.org/applications/
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: Paid directly to the school and will cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies and related institutional costs.



Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship (FRS)

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

Eligibility: Applicants must . . .

• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Be a United States citizen.
• Be sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member.1
• Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
• Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).
• Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.

Aplication Instructions:

  • Type (preferred) or print all requested information. Complete the scholarship application in full. If any information is incomplete, the application will be rejected.
  • Prepare a 300-word essay on one of the following topics:
    1. Describe your most significant accomplishment,
    and explain why you believe it to be your most
    outstanding.
    2. Describe the community in which you live, and
    indicate how it has influenced the person you are.
    3. What industry or opportunity would entice you to
    return to a rural community after completing your
    education, and why?
  • The essay portion of the application is worth 35% of your total score. Make sure to use spell-check and grammarcheck before submitting your essay.
  • Have a high school teacher or guidance counselor complete the Educator’s Statement. Please ask the author to provide two copies of his/her statement.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a local community leader other than an educator (examples include telephone company personnel, elected official, local business leader, etc.). Please ask the author to enclose two copies of his/her letter.
  • Include two copies of your transcripts, including the most recent semester. Transcript does not have to be an official copy.
  • Have the manager, or designated employee of your sponsoring company endorse your application, and thus commit to the NTCA member match requirement. Unsigned applications will not be accepted for consideration. Please check with your local NTCA member to see what its requirements are for sponsorships.
  • Do not include any photographs with your application.
  • All signatures must be provided where indicated on the application.
  • All materials, including recommendation letters, must be submitted together.
Application: https://www.frs.org/images/FRS_Schship_App_2017_Fillable.pdf
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards: the dollar amount of each award is listed below
  • In 2017, FRS will award scholarships per geographic region of the NTCA membership and one sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications received per region. FRS will fund $2,000 of each scholarship, with the sponsoring organization of each winning student providing a $500 match.
  • Four $5,000 Staurulakis Family Scholarships will be awarded, with a preference to students who are majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine.
  • Two $1,500 TMS scholarships will be awarded to students.
  • One $7,000 Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship will be awarded.

 

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program (Air Force Aid Society)

Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 107,207 grants disbursed, totaling nearly $161 million since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year.

This grant program is competitive in its need-based selection criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education cost factors.  The amount awarded is dependent on each student’s particular level of need, with the highest levels of assistance going to the students who show the greatest need. Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.

Each award carries the name of an individual or organization exemplifying service to the Air Force, and biographical information is sent to each grant recipient. For example, General of the Air Force Henry (Hap) Arnold, Generals George S. Brown, Curtis E. LeMay, Carl A. Spaatz, Ira C. Eaker, Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., and CMSgts of the Air Force Richard D. Kisling, Arthur L. "Bud" Andrews, and Donald L. Harlow are just a few of the established awards.  Click here to view the full list of existing Named Awards.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in one of the following categories (items 1-3) and meet all other eligibility criteria listed below (items 4-6):

  1. Student registers as a user on the Air Force Aid Society’s Education Grant Portal.
    2.  Student and sponsoring member/other parent complete Part I of the online application for the Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program.
    3.  ALL applicants must submit front and back copies of the student’s military ID card [AFI 36-3026(I), Chapter 1, Table 1.8.1.1. permits cardholder to photocopy IDs to “administer military-related benefits to eligible beneficiaries”], and sponsoring member's qualifying documentation as follows:

    • Active Duty - attach copy of assignment orders to present duty station. Title 10 AGR/Reserve attach copy of extended active duty orders showing active status through December 1, 2017. (All Active Duty members sponsoring spouses for grants must be on active duty status through December 1, 2017).
    • Title 32 AGR - attach orders/contracts showing performance of full-time active duty through December 1, 2017. (AF Form 526 AGR/USAFR Point Credit Summary accepted with active duty status through December 2017.)
    • Retired - attach copy of military retirement orders. (DD Form 214 Statement of Service accepted with reason for separation listed as retirement.) Retired AGR/Reserve attach retirement orders (DD Form 214); notice of eligibility for retired pay at age 60 showing assignment to Retired Reserve Section and placement on USAF Reserve Retired list; or retired pay order showing retired with pay on 60th birthday or later.
    • Deceased - attach a copy of AF Form 1613 Statement of Service form; or State Death Certificate with copy of most current military orders.

    4.  Submit the application and attached documentation to Air Force Aid Society's Education Assistance Department.

    ONLY CORRECTLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS THAT ARE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON MARCH 10, 2017 WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR A GRANT AWARD.

Information and Application: http://www.afas.org/education-grants

Grant Application Procedures: http://www.afas.org/ed-grants-application-procedures

Deadline: March 10, 2017

Awards: Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to selected sons and daughters of Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, Retired, Retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their full-time undergraduate studies.
(Tuition, books, fees, supplies and curriculum-required materials are covered under this grant program. Room and board are not covered as they are subject to taxation.


 

Keppra Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Eligibility: In 2017, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

Application: http://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Awards: $5,000 to $10,000



Lighthouse Guild Scholarships

Our scholarships help legally blind young adults make a successful transition to college, support their post-graduate education, and facilitate career development.

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

An additional scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded to one student applying to, or currently attending, graduate school. 

Eligibility: College-bound high school students who are legally blind.

To apply:

  1. Provide proof of legal blindness. Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.
  2. Provide proof of U.S. citizenship. A passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers or proof of legal residency.
  3. Send documentation of academic achievement. Copies of school transcripts and copies of SAT and/or ACT results.
  4. Include three letters of recommendation. Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person writing the reference.
  5. Write two personal statements of 500 words or less. One describing your educational and personal goals, and *another on the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education (*only for the College Bound Scholarship)

Note: Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All college admissions policies must be non-denominational and open to applicants of all religions, faiths and beliefs.

Application: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/college-bound-scholarship-application

Website: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Awards: up to $10,000 each.



Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Scholarshp Foundation supports three different scholarships:

  1. Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen
  2. Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Wounded
  3. Limited Grandchildren Eligibility

Eligibility: Applicants must be the child of one of the following

  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
  • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
  • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit

Information: https://www.mcsf.org/
Undergraduate Application: https://www.mcsf.org/scholarship/
CTE Application: https://www.mcsf.org/cte/
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Awards Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per academic year.


 

National Farmers Union Foundation Hubert Seymour Scholarship

Eligibility: National Farmers Union annually awards this $1,000 - $2,000 scholarship for tuition and books to a graduating high school senior who is continuing his/ her education at either a two or four year accredited college or university for any area of study. The scholarship is awarded based on the recipient’s academic achievement, social and community involvement, an essay and phone interview.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a Farmers Union member
  • One page essay on “Identify and discuss the significance of rural values in America and on your life”
  • Completed application, essay, grade transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be received by March 4, 2016.

Application: http://1yd7z7koz052nb8r33cfxyw5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2017-Seymour-Scholarship-Application-1.pdf
Deadline: March 13, 2017 (Postmarked)
Awards: $1,000 - $2,000



QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship (Juniors)

Eligibility: Must be a High School Junior. The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship is designed to level the playing field of college admissions by equipping high-achieving low-income Juniors to apply successfully to leading schools. If you are a high school junior who has achieved excellent academic results in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply for the College Prep Scholarship.

Application:
http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/cps-college-prep-scholars-program

How to apply: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars/how-to-apply

Deadline: March 22, 2017

Awards: The College Prep Scholarship is designed to provide high school juniors with resources and information that will prepare them for the college application process. When students who are currently juniors become seniors, they will then be eligible to apply for the National College Match Program, which connects students with full four-year scholarships to QuestBridge partner colleges.



SAE Freshman Scholarship Program

Eligibility: High school senior looking to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Website: http://students.sae.org/scholarships/freshman/
Application: Click the link for each scholarship to access the application form
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Awards: Award varies by scholarship






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April Deadlines:

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The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Eligibility: To qualify and apply for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, you must be able to answer YES to the following 3 questions.

  1. Are you currently a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education?
  2. Is your institution of higher education a nonprofit and regionally-accredited institution? (If you are unsure, contact your institution's admission office. Regional accreditation applies to the whole school not a program.)
  3. Does at least one of the following statements apply to you?
    1. A legal parent of mine died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001. (Does not have to be a death out-of-country or in combat.)
    2. A legal parent of mine is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. military, who has been given a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veterans Administration.

Application: https://www.legion.org/legacy-scholarship-application
Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
Deadline: April 20, 2017
Awards: The amount of aid and number of awards depend upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may re-apply for the award.



Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest - The Fountainhead

Eligibility: This is for 11th and 12th graders. Submit an Essay on one of the following topics:

Select ONE of the following three topics:

    1. Howard Roark was Ayn Rand’s first complete presentation of a moral ideal. Judging from The Fountainhead,
      what is it about Roark’s character and his approach to life that Rand regards as ideal for a human being? Why
      does she think this? Which, if any, aspects of Roark’s character or approach to life do you think are worthy of
      emulating morally? Which, if any, should not be emulated? Explain.
    2. Ayn Rand is often criticized for creating “unrealistic” heroes. Why might someone regard Howard Roark
      as “unrealistic”? What do you think of this criticism? Is Roark an “unrealistic” character, a “realistic” one, or
      neither? In explaining your answer, consider what Rand has to say in her essay “The Goal of My Writing.” *
    3. In his courtroom speech, Howard Roark explains the nature, motivation and importance of those who create values
      (such as new artworks, technological inventions and innovations, and advances in theoretical knowledge). Why does
      he think that value-creation and what it requires of the creators is crucially important from a moral perspective? In
      your answer, consider what a character from another Ayn Rand novel, Atlas Shrugged, has to say about the process
      of value-creation in the speech “The Nature of an Artist.” *

      * Speeches and essays published at AynRand.org/contests

Submit Your Essay Online: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.org/TheFountainhead.aspx
Deadline: April 26, 2017
Awards:

  • First Prize - $10,000
  • 5 Second Prizes - $2,000 each
  • 10 Third Prizes - $1,000 each
  • 45 Finalist - $100 each
  • 175 Semifinalist - $50 each


CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program

Graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field at any college or university throughout the United States and Canada are invited to apply for one of 100 $1,000 scholarships.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school senior, graduating in the spring and attending college in fall 2016.
  • Must plan to pursue an agricultural degree at a college or university within the United States or Canada. Students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field of study with an interest in agriculture or energy related careers will be considered.
  • Must be a legal citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

Information: http://www.chsinc.com/stewardship/scholarships
Online Application:
Deadline: TBD
Awards: (100) $1,000


 

GM Women's Retail Network scholarship

Traditional high school students, non-traditional students, and GM dealership employees, in the US or Canada, pursing academic degrees in automotive management, business, and technical certification in automotive education are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2016 academic year in amounts up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Traditional high school students, non-traditional students, and GM dealership employees, in the US or Canada, pursing academic degrees in automotive management, business, and technical certification in automotive education are encouraged to apply. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 academic year in amounts up to $5,000.

To be considered for a GM Women's Retail Network Drive to Succeed Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be female
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to verify enrollment at the beginning of the 2017 fall term
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or have the ability to accept permanent employment in the US without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications in automotive retail and/or automotive service; or, currently employed at an automotive dealership and enrolled in an educational institution that offers formal programs or certifications that advance your career within automotive retail.

Application: http://www.gmsac.com/
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Awards: up to $5,000



LendEDU scholarships

College is expensive. The rising costs of higher education has made it difficult for college students and families to afford an education. At LendEDU, we help students find financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. While our primary business is student loans, we try to help all of our students find other sources of funding before using student loan debt. Unlike student loans, scholarship awards do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are free money and can go a long way when used correctly.

We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this fall. The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this spring.

Eligibility: The LendEDU Scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students.

Please see the eligibility criteria below:

  • Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college


How to Apply: At LendEDU, we stress the importance of using financial aid and scholarships before student loans. To apply for the LendEDU Scholarship, you must answer this simple question in 750 words or less:"With college becoming more expensive, securing a good job after graduation is crucial. How will you consider your future earning potential in choosing a major, while still pursuing something that interests you?"

Application: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Awards: (2) $1,000


 

National Farmers Union Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship

Eligibility: National Farmers Union annually awards several $500 - $1,000 scholarships for tuition and books to any high school senior, college student or nontraditional student seeking funding to attend a two or four year accredited college, university or technical school for any area of study. The scholarship is awarded based on the recipient’s academic achievement, social and community involvement, an essay and phone interview. The recipient is selected by July 31.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Completed application form.
  • A copy of your most recent complete academic school year’s transcript. These can be included in your application and does not need to be mailed separately by your school or university. If you are a college student you can send an unofficial copy of your transcript that includes the current school year in addition to the previous
  • Letters of recommendation from a Farmers Union leader of your choice AND from a teacher or professor.
  • Written essay describing your personal and professional goals, and your involvement with Farmers Union.   Essay should be typed – three pages, 12-­‐ point Times New Roman Font with one inch margins. Please do not staple your application or essay.

Application: http://1yd7z7koz052nb8r33cfxyw5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2017-Moore-Scholarship-Application-Editable-signed-1-1.pdf
Deadline: April 3, 2017 (Postmarked)
Awards: $500 - $1,000



Sports Unlimited Scholarship

Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Two times every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay. If you intend to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions below.

Identify a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Write an essay on the above topic in 500-1000 words.
  • Email a word doc attachment of your essay to scholarship@sportsunlimited.com
  • Use subject: Sports Unlimited Scholarship - 16/17
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. Example: Chase-Utley-PA-12-17-1978.docx
  • Include your high school in the essay (either in mention or stated in the header)
  • Submit by April 25th, 2017

Here’s how you win:

  • Write a great essay.
  • We will pick a winner around May 15th, 2017 and notify the winner.
  • It’s subjective, we’re going to pick our favorite essay.
  • We will send you a check to spend on tuition, books, room, board, etc

Eligibility:

  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
  • You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Application Information: http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html
Deadline: April 25, 2017 (Postmarked)
Awards: $1,000



Student-View Scholarship Contest

Eligibility: It is exceptionally easy to apply. Simply complete a 15-20 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

  • NO minimum SAT or ACT score
  • NO minimum grade point average
  • NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
  • NO essays
  • NO application fees

Application: to enter the contest visit http://www.student-view.com/. Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Click here for the North Dakota Student Survey.

Deadline: April 22, 2017

Awards:

  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each



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The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



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AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship

The AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship, which grants a $2,500 scholarship to one college student each year, is awarded to undergraduate students studying in the Business/Marketing/Communications fields, as they pursue their educational and professional goals.

It is AWeber’s mission to help entrepreneurs and small business owners be successful as they connect with and grow their communities. As part of that mission, we know that drive is something that is nurtured over time — and it all begins with investing in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners and hard-working professionals of the future.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Applicants must be majoring in a Business/Marketing/Communications field

To Apply: To apply for the AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship, you must submit either a written OR video essay that answers the following two questions:

  1. How do you think digital communications (social media, email marketing, etc.) has impacted the way businesses interact with their customers?
  2. How can businesses improve upon the way they use digital communications in the future.
Submission Guidelines:
  • Written essays should be 500-700 words and provided in PDF/Microsoft Word format
  • Video essays should be no longer than 3 minutes long and provided as a YouTube video link

Information & Application: http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Awards: $2,500


 

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B.Davis Scholarship

The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

Eligibility:

  • There is no age restriction
    Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

Application Procedure: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.

Information/Application:
http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline: May 22, 2017
Awards: $1,000



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Big Fish Online Games Scholarships

If you dream of a career in the video game industry, you need to be creative, articulate, and focused – not to mention skilled. Whether your hope to create the art and animation of a video game or provide the programming know-how that makes a game compatible with any given platform, you need to have a well-thought plan designed to make others believe in your dream, too. Big Fish wants to help the next generation of video game creators get the education they need to make their dream a reality. We are offering a $5,000 scholarship to high school seniors and college students planning to attend an accredited university for the 2016-2017.

Eligibility: Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2016-2017 school year.

How to Win: Create Your Own Video Game Concept and Tell Us About It! In the world of video game development, you need to be able to clearly flesh out a concept for a video game. Beyond story and character, you need to consider genre and what makes a game so playable and memorable. Not only do you need to be creative, you have to be strategic, too. The Big Fish 2016 Scholarship Contest aims to give future game developers an opportunity to showcase their creativity and ability to pitch an exciting new game while vying for a chance to win $2,500 to put towards their college education.

How to Submit Your Entry: Submit your game design through video, storyboard, screenshots, drawings, concept art, or other media of your choice. Email your essay to scholarship@bigfishgames.com attached as a Microsoft Word document (for PC users) or as a .doc file on TextEdit (for Mac users). All images and art assets should be submitted as JPEGs or PNGs. Any videos should be uploaded to YouTube or another video hosting service and sent over as links.

Please name your document file with your first and last name. For example: firstname_lastname.doc.

In the email, include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • High School Name, City and State
  • College You’re Attending, plan to attend or have applied for admission

Information/Application: http://www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $2,500


 

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Crown & Caliber Entrpreneur's Scholarship

Eligibility & Instructions: As a young start up organization, Crown and Caliber is an advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit and because of this passion we’re offering one student a $1,000 scholarship based on their entrepreneurial abilities!

Many major web & tech organizations that once started as small entrepreneurial start-ups have rapidly expanded to major companies that impact our everyday lives, such as Google and Facebook and even Twitter and Instagram. If you were given a budget of $1,000 to initiate a startup that could rapidly threaten these major organizations – what startup would you propose?

We’d like to see your best business proposal plan for an online business startup that would challenge the likes of Google and Facebook. For this plan, please include a paragraph or two for each of the following bullet points:

  • Business concept & mission statement
  • Differentiation: Explain what differentiates your service or product from what already exists
  • Market Analysis: Identify your competitors, where you fit amongst them and where you’re trying to enter
  • Audience: Identify your target market
  • Marketing: Explain how you would market your service/product to audience you identified
  • Budget: Explain how you would apply your budget of $1,000 to each of the areas above.

Feel free to be as creative as possible and include any additional media to supplement your business plan.

Once received, Crown and Caliber will present the top submissions to a team of venture capitalists who will provide their opinions on the pros and cons of each business plan. We will then select a winner and award them the $1,000 scholarship!

Submission Instructions:

  • Please submit your business plan in PDF format to scholarships@crownandcaliber.com with the subject line "Scholarship Application - Your Name"
  • Make sure to include an email where we can contact you
  • Please use the following document name template: LastName_FirstName_Date.pdf
  • Submission deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Winner will be notified on or before August 1, 2017
- See more at: http://www.crownandcaliber.com/crown-caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship/#sthash.qMqqmNDH.dpuf

Website: https://www.crownandcaliber.com/crown-caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Awards: $1,000


 

Griswold Home Care Scholarship

Eligibility: To be eligible for this award, you must be enrolled in a higher education program.
Application: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Awards: $1,000



PicMonkey Scholarship

At PicMonkey, we usually like to let the pictures do the talking. But enough about them; we want to know about YOU. Let us know what moves you most to take pictures and what those pictures mean to you. So, howsabout warming up those keyboard fingers and giving us the skinny? It just might win you $1,000 to help out with your college costs.

Eligibility:

  • You need to be a resident of the United States or Canada.
  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman in college. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • You can’t be related to anyone on the PicMonkey staff.

Application: http://blog.picmonkey.com/2013/11/01/1000-picmonkey-college-scholarship/

How to enter:

    • Take our survey at Survey Monkey.
    • Submit your favorite photo.
    • In 250-500 words, tell us the story behind your favorite photo. Why is it memorable? What did it capture?
    • Email your response to media@picmonkey.com. The title of your email should be “PicMonkey Scholarship.”
    • Attach both your essay and photo, make the file name your full name-PicMonkey-Scholarship. (Example: George-Washington-PicMonkey-Scholarship)

Deadline: TBD
Awards: $1,000




Sunoco Rewards Scholarships

Sunoco Rewards is offering two scholarships:

1. Creative Design Scholarship

2. Digital Marketing Scholarship

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
1. You must complete all of the required steps.
2. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
3. You must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshmen, sophomore or junior.
4. You cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees.
5. Only one submission per student is permitted.
6. We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

To receive the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
1. You must provide Sunoco with written proof of enrollment from an accredited college.
2. You must provide Sunoco with the address and contact information for your school’s Financial Aid Office.
3. You must provide Sunoco with your college student identification number or Social Security number.

Application Information: Sunoco Rewards Scholarships
Deadline: TBD
Awards: $1.000 for each scholarship


 

Westway Electric Supply "Illuminating Ideas" Scholarship

At Westway Electric Supply, we believe in higher education and giving back to the community. To show our support to those pursuing an undergraduate degree, we are pleased to announce our fourth annual Illuminating Ideas Scholarship Award. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college undergrad students. To apply, an essay submission is required.

This year's essay topic is: How is your school currently wasting energy and what can you do to fix it? Describe at least three ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy and provide realistic solutions for each.

The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship during the Spring semester of 2017.

Rules & Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with an expected graduation no earlier than December 2017.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation or college enrollment.
  • Once submitted, your entry will become property of Westway Electric Supply and can be used by Westway Electric Supply for any purpose.
  • Only one entry per student permitted. Only the latest entry will be considered.
  • Entries containing plagiarized material or off-topic content will result in disqualification.

How to Apply:

  • How To Apply

    1. Write a 500-1,000 word essay that discusses three of the ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy, and provide realistic opportunities that your school can use to be more energy-efficient.

    2. Send your essay to scholarship@westwayelectricsupply.com and include the following information in the body of your email:

                    First Name & Last Name

                    Current School

                    Academic Standing as of Spring ‘16 (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), and major (if applicable).

    3. Format: Send only Microsoft Word document entries, with the file name “FirstName_LastName_MMDDYY”. Only entries submitted in this format will be considered.

Application: http://www.westwayelectricsupply.com/scholarship
Deadline: May 12, 2017
Awards: $1,000




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June Deadlines:


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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship

Eligibility: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

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/major will help you achieve your goals.

Send the essay to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com

Information/Application: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline: June 12, 2017
Awards: $1,000



The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Eligibility: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Send the essay to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

Application: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
Deadline: June 19, 2017
Awards: $500



Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (510 awards up to $2,500 each)

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
The application will open in March 2017 for anyone planning to enroll in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017.

Information: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
Application: http://application.horatioalger.org/
Deadline: TBD
Awards: 510 awards up to $2,500 each (there will be 10 awards up to $2,500 in each state)



Oz Moving and Storage Scholarship

The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the contiguous United States and is void where prohibited by law. By submitting your essay, you agree that Oz Moving & Storage may use your essay or picture in whole or in part for promotional purposes. No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one essay or picture entry per student permitted. Personal information provided by all entrants, such as name, address, phone and email address will not be sold or shared with any third party. This information will remain confidential and used to verify and contact the winner. Entrants will not receive solicitation from Oz Moving & Storage. Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, and cannot be exchanged for other prizes. Only students enrolled in college or with an expected college enrollment date up to 12 months in the future or eligible to enter. Oz Moving & Storage reserves the right to verify date of High School graduation and/or college enrollment for any entrant. No more than one (1) entry per participant is allowed. Essays and pictures are subject to review for plagarism. These rules are subject to change at any time by Oz Moving & Storage.

Application Information: https://www.ozmoving.com/Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Awards: $1,000




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July Deadlines:


The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • You must currently be a senior in high school.
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).

    Requirements:

  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650–800 words in length.
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts.
  • Essays must also include a recent photo. Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).
  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.
  • Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address, and e-mail) to:
  • Alert Magazine
    Attn: Scholarship
    P.O. Box 4833
    Boise, Idaho 83711

Application: No Application is needed - Web Site: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
Deadline: No Deadline - A scholarship is awarded within each state with each edition of Alert Magazine.
Awards: $500



American Legion Baseball Scholarship Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions: Any Team Manager or Head Coach of an American Legion (Post – affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of his award. The scholarship application, letters of recommendation and certification form must be completed, postmarked and mailed to the Department Headquarters no later than July 15, 2017.

Eligibility: THE PLAYER MUST:

  • Attach a copy of his official high school transcript.
  • Have graduated from high school.
  • Be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National Headquarters.
  • Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post.
  • Have three letters of testimony attached to application.

Nomination Form: https://www.legion.org/documents/baseball/baseball_scholarship.pdf
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Awards: $500


 

Colleges Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Sports is a more than wins and losses and while we are committed to helping athletes find opportunities to play sports at the college level, we believe the most important thing is getting a college education. As an organization we are proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a college student who best represents a true leader in sports and life. We encourage all current or future college students who competed in a sport at the high school level to apply for the College Sports Recruiting Scholarship. The winner will be selected by the CSS Recruiting Scholarship Committee.

Who is Eligible:

  • Any current of former student athlete. You do not need to be a college athlete to apply.
  • Current or future college students *High School seniors who will be attending college are eligible.

Information: http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm

How to Apply: Email your essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information (so we can notify the winner) to leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com. What to write for your essay: Write about a time you were the leader in an important moment on the field or in your community. Describe what you did and what you learned from that experience. The essay needs to be written in 1,000 words or less.

Deadline: TBD

Awards:
$1,000


 

My Alarm Center Criminal Justice Scholarship

At My Alarm Center, we are proud to support those who are studying to make our neighborhoods a safer place. If you are currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field, then you are eligible to submit a security-focused essay for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship to put toward your college tuition.

Eligibility: You must be studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field and also:

  • Be a graduating high school senior (May 2017) or freshman/sophomore in college
  • NOT be related to any My Alarm Center staff or extended family
  • Provide your essay in the format stated above with all the required information
  • Submit your application by the deadline: July 1, 2017

How to Apply:

In 500-1000 words, please answer the following essay topic:

What is it that initially attracted you to a law enforcement related career, and what do you hope to achieve from this career?

Send your double-spaced, 12-point font essay in a Word document with the file name format as "Lastname_Scholarship_2017" to scholarship@myalarmcenter.com and include a cover page with:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Year in school
  • School
  • School address
  • School phone number

Application: https://www.myalarmcenter.com/about-us/scholarships
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Awards: $1,000





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Miscellaneous Deadlines:

African American Scholarships & Internship Opportunities

Information : http://www.littleafrica.com/resources/scholarships.htm



American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Eligible participants in contest shall be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of twenty (20) years on the date of the National Contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home school) in which the curriculum of said high school is considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade nine (9) and terminating with grade twelve (12). Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the Department (State) that they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition through only one Department. The three finalists of the National Contest will be ineligible for further participation at any level.

Application/Information: http://www.legion.org/oratorical

Deadline: Please visit the following website for information about the contest dates in ND. http://www.ndlegion.org/oratory.htm

Awards: Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the Final Round of the National Contest as follows:

  • 1st place -- $18,000
  • 2nd place --$16,000
  • 3rd place -- $14,000

    Each Department (State) winner who is certified into and participates in the first round of the National Contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

    Each first round winner who advances to and participates in the second round, but does not advance to the Final Round, will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship to pursue education beyond high school.

    The scholarships awarded by the National Organization of The American Legion to the three finalists, to the Department winners, and to the first round winners who are eliminated during the second round of competition may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Funds for the scholarships awarded by the National Organization are provided by The American Legion Life Insurance Fund.

    In addition to the scholarships award by the National Organization, there are several hundred scholarships awarded at the discretion of the intermediate organizations, to participants at Post, District or County, and Department levels of competition.

 




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University Scholarship & Award Programs


Click on the links below for information about scholarships and awards you may apply for from each institution in North Dakota.

Rasmussen College

Bismarck State College

Dakota College at Bottineau

Dickinson State University

Lake Region State College

Mayville State University
Minot State University
Montana State University, Bozeman

North Dakota State College of Science

North Dakota State University

University of Jamestown
University of Mary - ECOWEB Scholarship

University of North Dakota

Valley City State University

Williston State College



Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must print the nomination form and be nominated by their high school principal or their counselor. Students must also submit a common application, an essay, and the results of their ACT/SAT. All of the criteria is listed on their web site.
Application: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/apply/ or www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Deadline: Submit all materials by December 1
Awards: full tuition for 4 years,.



Concordia College Music Performance Scholarship, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Music Performance Scholarship, you must be an incoming first-year student who has been accepted for admission to Concordia, have at least a 3.0 non-weighted grade point average and exhibit proficiency in vocal, instrumental or piano performance. Your initial screening will be based on the Music Scholarship application, two recommendations and an audition recording.
Application: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/admission-aid/tuition-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/concordia/music/
Deadline: December 15
Awards: (4) $10,000 scholarships



McNally Smith College of Music Scholarships

Eligibility: McNally Smith College of Music offers special scholarships for undergraduates in music performance, music production, and music business. Additional scholarships are open to all music college majors. To learn about the scholarships available and eligibility requirements, visit their website at: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/institutional-scholarships
Application: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/premier-scholarship-application
Deadline: to be determined
Awards: Varies by scholarship



Montana State University, (Bozeman, MT) Presidential Scholarships

Eligibility: Available to non-resident freshman who will be attending Montana State University in the fall 2016 with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT.
Application: http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships.shtml Click the link for Presidential Scholarships
Deadline: February 1
Awards: In addition to the Presidential Scholarships, MSU is offering millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshman for fall 2014 admission.



Universal Technical Institute Scholarships

Eligibility: Our schools award and sponsor over $11 million a year in scholarships for students. Qualifying for these scholarships ranges from having a 2.5 GPA while in high school and having financial need to competing and winning national "hands on" technician competitions.
Application: To learn more about other scholarship opportunities at Universal Technical Institute, Visit their website at: http://www.uti.edu/student-services/scholarships
Deadline: Varies by scholarship
Awards: varies by scholarship



Washington & Lee University - Johnson Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Approximately 200 applicants will be named as scholarship finalists and be brought to campus at no expense. Of the 200 applicants, 44 Johnson Scholars will be named. If you are interested in attending this liberal arts university or would just like more information, or for elegibility requirements go to: http://www.wlu.edu/johnson-program/the-johnson-scholarship
Application: http://www.wlu.edu/johnson-program/the-johnson-scholarship
Deadline:
December 1
Awards: Tuition, Room & Board paid in full so the student will graduate debt free.







Reciprocity Programs


Midwest Student Exchange Program: Sponsored by MHEC - Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

The MSEP serves as the Midwest's largest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through this program, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. Over 125 colleges and universities in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others' citizens at more affordable rates. For more information, visit their web site at http://msep.mhec.org/.



North Dakota/Minnesota Reciprocity Program

The North Dakota/Minnesota reciprocity program is a program of student exchange that has existed since 1975. The purposes of the Program are to continue to improve post-secondary education opportunities for North Dakota and Minnesota residents and to achieve improved effectiveness and economy in meeting the post-secondary education needs of those residents through cooperative efforts by the two neighboring states.

Students generally pay the higher of the two states tuition rates. Thus, North Dakota students attending Minnesota campuses pay the Minnesota rate. While Minnesota students attending North Dakota campuses pay the Minnesota rate, which is generally higher that the North Dakota rate.

If a student wishes to complete a paper application, they can print out the application form from the (Adobe Acrobat) file shown below or contact the State Board for Career and Technical Education office to obtain an application. The reciprocity administrator is also available to assist with any questions through e-mail at cte@nd.gov or by telephone (701) 328-2288.

For more information visit: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/hesod/NDReciprocity/apply1.cfm. Click here for the online Reciprocity Application Form.



WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange 

What is WUE? Wue is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, Students in Western states may enroll i participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. For a list of participating states and institutions please visit their web site at: http://wue.wiche.edu/.



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Loan Forgiveness/ Repayment Programs



Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota - CARS Loan Repayment Program

CARS (College Annual Repayment Stipend) is a student loan repayment program in which Automotive Technology students could have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here's how it works . . . First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office. Upon graduation, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the CARS student load repayment program. At the end of the student's first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding eh student's loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 through 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments.

For more information contactthe Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota. Phone: 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.



Bismarck State College Student Loan Forgiveness Program

This program will give students an opportunity to forgive part of their student loans, if they stay and work in North Dakota after graduation. The Bismarck State College majors that qualify for this program are as follows:

  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Electric Power Technology
  • Electrical Transmission Systems Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • EMT Paramedic Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Power Plant Technology
  • Process Plant Technology
  • Surgical Technician

Funding recipients are eligible to receive $1,000 per year in continued student loan forgiveness, for each consecutive year they are employed in an approved technology occupation in North Dakota, up to a maximum of five years or $5,000.

To qualify for this program students must successfully complete a board-approved technology-related program; must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average; and must have participated in a technology internship with a business located in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Program

The Loan Forgiveness Demonstration Program for Child Care Providers is intended to bring more highly trained individuals into the early child care profession and to retain those providers for longer periods of time. Loan forgiveness under this demonstration program is contingent upon the availability of annual appropriations. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education repays up to 100% of a borrower's eligible Stafford loan obligations. For the purpose of this program, the term "child care services" is defined as activities and services provided for the education and care of children from birth through age 5. Click here for more information.



Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

The Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your clinical research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The Clinical Research Loan Repayment program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in clinical research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Faculty Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Educators

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue academic careers. Individuals selected agree to serve on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university for a minimum of two years. In return, the Federal government agrees to pay, for each year of faculty service, up to $20,000 of the outstanding principal and interest on the participant's educational loans. Dentistry is among the health professions eligible for this program. Click here for more information.



GI Bill Website

You can receive tuition assistance through the GI Bill if you are a veteran or active duty military. Please check out the GI Bill Website for more information or contact a local recruiter. Click here for more information.



Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program

The Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in health disparities research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program

Applicants sign contractual agreements with the Secretary for 2 years and fulfill their agreements through full-time clinical practice at an Indian Health Service facility or approved Indian health program. In return, the Loan Repayment Program will repay all or a portion of the applicant's eligible health professionals educational loans (undergraduate and graduate) for tuition expenses. Applicants are eligible to have their educational loans repaid in amounts up to $20,000 per year for each year of service. In addition, the Loan Repayment Program will pay up to 20% of Federal taxes directly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)--incurred as a result of payments made on behalf of recipients. Note: Loan repayments are deemed taxable income. Click here for more information.



Loan Forgiveness for Social Workers

Child Protective Services Student Loan Forgiveness Act (H.R. 734/S. 409) — introduced by Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

The bill authorizes loan forgiveness for individuals who earn bachelor's (BSW) or masters' (MSW) degrees in social work and work in the child welfare system for at least three to five years to help states recruit and retain qualified child welfare staff. Child welfare staff vacancies, turnover, and lack of training are well documented. Click here for more information.



Loan Forgiveness for Public Service Employees

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Loan Forgiveness for Public
Service Employees Program. The new program provides for the cancellation of the remaining balance due on eligible federal
student loans after the borrower has made 120 monthly payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while
employed in certain public service fields. This fact sheet explains the provisions of the new program. Click here for more information or to view the fact sheet.

Public Service Jobs: Eligible public service jobs are full-time jobs in the following fields:

  • Emergency management
  • Government
  • Military service
  • Public safety
  • Law enforcement
  • Public health
  • Public education (including early childhood education)
  • Social work in a public child or family service agency
  • Public child care
  • Public service for individuals with disabilities
  • Public interest law services (including prosecution or public defense or legal advocacy in low income communities
    at a nonprofit organization)
  • Public service for the elderly
  • Public library sciences
  • School-based library sciences and other school-based services
  • Certain tax-exempt organizations
  • Faculty teaching in high-needs areas, as determined by the Secretary
  • Full-time faculty member at a Tribal College or University


Loan Repayment for Contraception and Infertility Researchers

The Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Protgram is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in contraception and infertility research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Midlevel Practitioner Loan Repayment Program

This program targets nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. To be eligible, you must be a graduate of an accredited program in the US or Canada; must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited training program; must be registered or licensed to practice in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program

This program repays up to $25,000 a year of health professionals’ student loans if they work in under-served areas. Recipients also earn a competitive salary and some tax benefits. Applicants must be fully trained allopathic or osteopathic physicians specializing in:

  • Family medicine
  • General pediatrics
  • General internal medicine
  • General psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/gynecology

Other professionals who qualify:

  • Primary care nurse practitioners
  • Primary care physician assistants
  • Certified nurse-midwifes
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists

Mental or behavioral health professionals (clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists and psychiatric nurse specialists). Recipients must serve full time, commit to working in an underserved area for at least two years and be US citizens. Click here for more information.



North Dakota Implement Dealers Association- "PLOW" (Post-secondary Loan Obligation Write-down)

(Post-secondary Loan Obligation Write-down) With the PLOW student loan repayment program, students will have the opportunity to have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here’s how it works. First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office.

Upon graduating, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the PLOW student loan repayment program. At the end of the student’s first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding the student’s loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 though 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments!

For more information contact: 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.



Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program

The Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in pediatric research. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your research career, the National Institute of Health will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified repayable educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that may result from these payments. Click here for more information.



Physician Loan Repayment Program

This program targets physicians (allopathic or osteopathic), and general psychiatrists. To be eligible, you must be a graduate of an accredited 4-yr allopathic or osteopathic medical school in the US or Canada; must be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited graduate training program in medicine prior to or within 1 yr of applying; must be licensed to practice in North Dakota. Click here for more information.



Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

The intent of the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program is to reduce a student's loan indebtedness for individuals teaching in North Dakota at grade levels and/or in content areas identified by the Department of Public Instruction as having a teacher shortage. Click here for more information.



Teach for America Loan Repayment Program

Each year, Teach for America selects 2,000 recent college graduates for training to become full-time teachers in urban and rural public schools. These teachers receive a salary, health benefits and insurance similar to that of other beginning teachers. They also qualify to receive forbearance on student loans and an education award of $4,725 for each year of service, which can be used for student loans or toward future education. Click here for more information.



Technology Occupations Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The intent of the Technology Occupation Student Loan Program is to reduce student loan indebtedness for individuals who have graduated in a technology related field and been employed in a technology occupation in North Dakota for one year Click here for more information.



United States Army College Loan Repayment Program

The Army College Loan Repayment Program makes paying off your student loans easier. The army will pay up to $65,000 for Soldiers who enlist full time in the Army for three or more years and up to $20,000 for Soldiers who enlist in the Army Reserve for six years. Click here for more information.



Volunteer Work: Americorps Loan Repayment Program

Managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Volunteers serve through more than 2, 100 nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based organizations, performing a range of services that include tutoring, building affordable housing, cleaning parks and streams and helping communities respond to disasters. Volunteers serve either full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period.

Full-time volunteers receive $4,725 to pay for college or graduate school or to repay student loans. They receive health insurance, training and student loan deferment and, depending on the service, even a living allowance. Part-time volunteers receive a partial education award. Volunteers can earn up to two awards; by serving for two years, a student can earn nearly $10,000 for college or graduate school. Click here for more information.



Volunteer Work: Peace Corps Loan Repayment Program

"The toughest job you'll ever love" will allow you to defer repayment on student loans under several federal programs, i.e., Federal Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, or Direct Loans. Volunteers with Perkins loans are eligible for a 15% cancellation of their outstanding balance for each year of Peace Corps service. Click here for more information.




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Tuition Reimbursement/ Work study Programs



Employers are finding it more and more difficult each year to recruit qualified employees into the workplace. As a result, many employers are starting to sponsor a person's education through tuition reinbursement and work study programs. Some employers are paying 100% of college expenses for employees who sign a contract to work for the employer a set number of years. Below you will find information about some of the programs available in our region.


Butler Machinery Think Big Program - Work Study

The Caterpillar Service Technology Program takes 5 semesters to complete. The 5 semesters are divided into 9 terms, each approximately 9 weeks in length. Students complete the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th terms on campus at NDSCS. They complete the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th terms at their participating Caterpillar Dealer. Work experience at the dealership is structured to relate to the most recent classroom/lab subjects covered at NDSCS. Upon completion of the program, graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS). Money earned during your work experience is enough to pay for your college expenses. Click here for more information.



Firestone Tire and Service Centers - Please contact Brian Nelson for information about Firestone's Tuition Assistance Program. Phone number: 701-852-3385.



Gooseneck Impliment Ag Tech Program - Work Study

The Gooseneck Impliment Ag Tech Program offers many benefits to you. Not only are you able to received the education needed for a life-time career, but you will be entitled to recieve a uniform allowance. You will also be eligible for the "Dealer Structured Compensation Program". This program is designed to reimburse your tuition expenses for the NDSCS John Deere Ag Technician Program over a five year period.

You will receive the following:

  • Year #1 with Gooseneck = 25% of your tuition
  • Year #2 with Gooseneck = additional 25%of your tuition
  • Year #2 with Gooseneck = additional 25%of your tuition
  • Year #5 with Gooseneck = Final 25%of your tuition

Click here for more information.



Magic City Implement - Scholarship

Magic City Implement Dealership has a scholarship program in which they assist students with their tuition for the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Minnesota State Community & Technical College. Please contact Magic City Implement for more information.

You could be eligible to receive the following:

  • Year #1 up to $2000 scholarship
  • Year #2 up to $3000 scholarship


RDO Equipment Company - Access Your Future Program - Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

ACCESS YOUR FUTURE is a sponsorship program with educational reimbursement benefits for individuals interested in a career in the equipment distribution industry as a service technician. An education in diesel and heavy equipment technology is a solid foundation for a career in this industry and many of our managers and salespeople started as service technicians. Sponsorship is based on your admission to an accredited technical college and then qualification through an application and interview process for ACCESS YOUR FUTURE.

Upon qualification, you will become part of the RDO service team with access to part-time work opportunities during the school year and full-time in the summer. You will also be provided with uniforms for both school and work.

After graduating, you are guaranteed an employment opportunity to become a full-time member of our service team. Once you begin your full-time employment, RDO will reimburse your educational expenses up to $8000! Click here for more information.




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Quentin N. Burdick

Job Corps Center
 

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For more information about Job Corps programs at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

To schedule a tour of Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center call (701)-857-9600.

If you would like more information about Job Corps, visit the Job Corps Recruiting Web site and request an information packet by calling (800) 733-5627 to talk to an admissions counselor. If you would like to talk to someone at Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center about enrollment, call (701) 857-9671 or (701) 857-9611. Click here to download an application (179 kb PDF file).


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Federal Service Academy & ROTC

Scholarship Opportunities



An appointment to the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, or to the United States Military Academy at West Point is equal to a scholarship worth over $400,000.00. Students who receive an appointment to one of the three main academies will earn a Bachelor's Degree and a Commission upon graduation. There is a 5 year service obligation to the military serving as a commissioned officer with the 5 year commitment beginning upon graduation, or upon completion of advanced training. Appointees must sign for an ACE Loan to pay for uniforms, a desktop computer, laptop computer, and an engineering calculator, with payments being deducted from their monthly check. Students graduate with no out of pocket expense. The application process is considered to be highly selective with a congressional nomination being required to compete for an appointment.

The application process for the Merchant Marine Academy is also considered to be highly selective with a congressional nomination being required to compete for an appointment. Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy receive from the Federal Government their education, room and board, uniforms, and books at no cost. However, midshipmen are responsible for the payment of fees for mandatory educational supplies not provided by the government and they do not receive a monthly stipend or pay check like students attending one of the three main military academies. After graduation, midshipman can choose to be a ship's officer at sea, ashore in the maritime and inter modal transportation field, or choose to serve as an active duty officer in one of the Armed Forces. Since the Federal Government provides their education at King Point at no cost, midshipman have an obligation to serve in the maritime and/or transportation industry, and to Armed Forces Reserve duty.

Unlike the other federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. The rest of the application process is about the same. Tuition, room, and board at the Coast Guard Academy are paid for by the government. All cadets receive pay totaling $11,150 per year. Cadet pay is furnished by the government to pay for uniforms, equipment, textbooks, and other expenses incidental to training. Upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, there is a five-year commitment to serve as a commissioned Coast Guard officer. Approximately 80% of Academy graduates go to sea after graduation, although some go to marine safety offices, ashore operations, or flight training.

For more information on any of the Academies, please click the link above.



ROTC Scholarship Opportunities

ROTC scholarships usually cover full tuition, an annual textbook allowance, most lab fees and up to $500 monthly living allowances. Upon graduation, there is a military service requirement. For more information on ROTC Scholarship opportunities, click one of the links on the right or visit a local military recruiter.



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Grant Opportunities


GRANTS,GOV

Grants.gov is a Federal Grant search engine to see who is eligible for what.



National SMART Grant

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. The student must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

 

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