Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Amount Deadline

Joe Foss Institute “Adopt A Veteran” Essay Scholarship Contest

High School Students. US citizens and plan to attend an accredited US college or university. Get to know a military veteran, then write a 1500 word essay about your experience. For information and to apply, go to:
http://www.joefossinstitute.org/joe-foss-institute-programs/educational-scholarships/

$1,000, $2,500 & $5,000

November 16

First Freedom Student Competition

Grades 9-12. National essay and video contest. Examine religious freedom, its history, current importance, and relevance in their lives. For information and to apply:
http://www.firstfreedom.org/for-the-classroom/first-freedom-student-competition/

$2,500

November 17

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

Students under 21. Over the past two years, have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Essay. For information and to apply, go to:
http://www.bbgcommunicationssolutions.com/solutions/article/2.php

$500

November 29

Stephan J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

Students ages 5-25 who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their community by volunteering services that impact hunger in the US. Plan to attend an accredited college or university. For information and to apply, go to:
http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp

$5,000

December 5

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

US students, grades 9-12. No more than 1,000 word essay of original work. For information and to apply, go to: work. http://www.jfklibrary.org/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest.aspx

$10,000 $1,000 & $500

January 5

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

High school student who is involved in an activity designed to help race relations in your school/community and whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race and/or ethnic relations. For information and to apply, go to: http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/

$1,000 + trip to Princeton

January 31

Asylees as Authors

Write and submit your best fiction short story. Must be an Asylee (foreigners who cannot live in their home country and have suffered on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership is a specific social group or political opinion). For information and to apply, go to: www.asyleesasauthors.org

Up to $5,000

May 15

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Open to all high school students. Tournament style academic quiz competition that turns High School subjects into scholarship opportunities. Quizzes offered September through May. For information and to apply, go to: http://www.cksf.org/

Varies

Ongoing

United Negro College Fund

Awarding 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board. For information and to apply, go to: https://scholarships.uncf.org/

Varies

Ongoing

Handy Scholarship

Students in grades 9-12 who at any point in their lives have been removed from their families, or who are being raised by someone other than their biological parents or who have received services from the Department of Children and Families or the Guardian Ad Litem Program a/k/a Foster Care. For information and to apply, go to: http://www.handyinc.org/

Awards to purchase books

Ongoing

College Tuition Exemption

Children that are adopted through the Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997, may be eligible to receive up to four years of college tuition waiver at Florida public universities, colleges and vocational training schools. For information and to apply, go to: http://adoptflorida.com/assistance-program.htm

Full Tuition

Ongoing

Check out these FREE Internet Scholarship Databases

http://www.fastweb.com/http://kaarme.com/kscholarships/search
http://www.meritaid.com/https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-searchhttp://www.cappex.com/http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/
https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/

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