General Scholarship Application Packet - This does not contain ALL Scholarships, but it does give you a good start. Complete the packet and return to Mrs. Wear and she'll keep it on file for you. Make sure you save your essay on a flash drive so you can tweak it for different scholarships/applications.
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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:
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AFSA National Scholarship Essay Grant
The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Multiple awards are distributed each year.
Americanism Essay Contest
The Americanism Essay Contest is sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism. The contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Entrants must be sponsored by a FRA member or by a chartered branch or unit.
Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest
The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger.
Maryknoll Essay Contest
The Maryknoll Student Essay Contest awards a scholarship in each division (grades 6-8, grades 9-12). MaryKnoll is a US-based Catholic mission movement. The essay contests are usually on religious topics.
School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship
The School Band and Orchestra Magazine Scholarship awards scholarships to five to students in grades 4-8 and five to students in grades 9-12. The essay topics focus on music.
Vegetarian Resource Group Association
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community.
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12.
The Davidson Institute The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards scholarships of $500-$10,000 to students who write a compelling essay on how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of conscience, rather than the dictates of polls.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program awards 50 scholarships of $20,000 and 200 scholarships of $10,000 each year to students with impressive academic and extra-curricular credentials.
The College Prowler “No Essay Contest” awards $2000 to a student in a random drawing every month, if you register on the site.
Nordstrom awards 80 scholarships of $10,000 over 4 years to students in states with store locations. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA or above, participate in community service and be applying for financial aid at their college.
Antique Trader holds a “Big Dig” essay contest each year and awards a $3000 scholarship to the winner.
Ayn Rand Novels gives 600 scholarships each year to winners of their essay contest.
Zinch gives away a $1000 scholarship each week in their 3 Sentence Essay Contest.
Dunkin Donuts awards over $2 million in scholarships each year to students in areas where they have franchises.
Lowes awards scholarships of $2500 each to students anywhere in the U.S.
Remember when you are searching for private scholarships that you should NEVER pay a website or individual to “find” you private scholarships. Most are not scrupulous and deliver very little. Some of the best scholarship search engines are free at www.fastweb.com , www.collegeboard.com, and www.cappex.com.