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Super Quick & Easy Scholarships 2015

No Comments 27 February 2015

The Greenlight to College Marathon is tomorrow! All day, we’ll be holding hourly raffles for Amazon gift cards and one way to enter is to send in your scholarship confirmation pages.  While you can use scholarships you’ve applied to before the Marathon, why not take a few seconds to use the Marathon time to apply to some new ones to increase your chances of winning? This is a list of scholarship that are super easy to apply to–they shouldn’t take more than thirty or so minutes. Once you’ve applied, don’t forget save your screenshot to submit to the Greenlight to College Marathon raffles!

 

University Language Services Scholarship

This scholarship is for college students who are studying abroad, have studied abroad in the past, or have chosen a study abroad program that they will soon begin. To apply, applicants must submit a photo that they have taken, along with a description of no more than 200 words on why the photo makes them glad they decided to study abroad. See website for more details.

 

Replace My Contacts Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current, full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the United States. To apply, applicants must complete a brief survey and then answer one of four given prompts in 500 words or less.

 

Marketing EDGE Scholarship Awards

These scholarship awards are for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying marketing and are committed to pursuing a career in the field. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the industry.

 

DW Simpson Actuarial Science Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are in their senior year of undergraduate study of actuarial science. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.2 GPA in their major, have passed at least one actuarial examination, and be eligible to work in the United States.

 

Potential Magazine Countdown to College Scholarship

This scholarship is for college-bound teens. Upon signing up for Potential Magazine’s free weekly eNewsletter, students will be entered to win an $1,000 scholarship.

 

National Association of Government Employees Scholarship

This scholarship is for members and spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and significant others of members of one of the following organizations: National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO), International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (IBCO), and the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP).

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered at an accredited college or university. To qualify, applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals

 

Digital Privacy Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Home schooled students are also eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents. To apply, applicants must submit an application form including an 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

 

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school. Home schooled students are also eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or legal residents. To apply, applicants must submit an application form including an 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists and asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest Post: Scholarship Essays: Yes You Can!

No Comments 23 February 2015

At College Greenlight, we love to collaborate with other great organizations to help bring a wide-array of resources to our students and counselors. This week, we’re excited to partner with Story2  to give you some tips to help you to write scholarship essays that make you stand out from the crowd.  They’ve even offered a free ebook just for Greenlight to College Month!

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Scholarship Essays: Yes You Can!

 

by Jocelyn Johnson, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Story2,story2

Scholarship essays provide the opportunity for you to distinguish yourself from the vast pool of applicants who have similar grades and test scores. Admissions officers and scholarship committees have to select the most deserving candidates to receive their awards—and sometimes there can only be one recipient. Make it easy for them! Use your essay to show that person is you.

The secret to writing great scholarship essays might surprise you—and no, it’s actually not perfect grammar (although that is certainly important). It’s storytelling. Neuroscience research shows that when you tell a story, you ignite a chemical reaction in the brain that connects with the listener or reader. So, as you write scholarship essays, keep in mind that when you reveal who you are through a story, you will be able to establish an authentic connection with the people reviewing your application.

Here’s what you need to do:

 

1. Use the prompt to your advantage

Unlike the open-ended Common App personal statement prompts, which can lend themselves to many different topics, scholarship application prompts are often very specific. Even though you may be applying for many different scholarships, you should still approach each one individually.

Before you get started, ask yourself two questions: “What is this particular scholarship for?” and “What is this prompt really asking?” The answers to those questions should guide your response.

If a scholarship has a more open-ended prompt, like How do you define a hero?”, research the company or organization that is providing the scholarship to see what qualities and values are most important to them. You can find this information very quickly on their website by searching for their mission and values. Once you know the company’s values, think about the times in your life that you have exemplified those values through your actions. This brainstorming exercise helps you find your essay topic.

 

2. Pick one moment

Your first instinct may be to use your essay to explain every activity on your resume, every grade on your transcript, and/or every time you’ve ever exhibited a quality. Don’t get caught in that trap. It will lead to your essay being just another indistinct entry among all of the many other applications in the pile. How can you avoid this? Pick one moment and tell that story.

Even as a high school student, there’s just no way explain all of your life experiences in one application essay (unless you’re planning on writing a memoir) without using interpretations or generalizations. And, using interpretations and generalizations makes it impossible to establish an authentic and meaningful connection between you and the person reading your application.

Be memorable. If you share your story, your readers won’t forget you. But, don’t just tell a random story—make sure your story relates to the question asked in the prompt!

 

3. Focus on your actions/Stay in the action

It’s hard to read a book or essay that lacks action—most people go from reading to skimming very quickly. Admissions officers and scholarship committees are no different. Do everyone a favor, and keep your essay based in your actions!

What do I mean by this? Think about the difference between these two introductions:

  • “I am a very motivated, hardworking, and driven person. When I set my mind to something, I will do whatever it takes to get it done. One example is when I served as student council president”
  • Beep Beep Beeeeeep. I lifted my head off my pillow to look at the clock, and saw that it was 5:30 am. I forced my heavy eyelids open, rolled out of bed, and began getting ready. I needed to be at school 2 hours early to lead our student council meeting.”

Which do you find more engaging? For scholarship committees, the answer is definitely version two. I am not suggesting that you add tangential scenes or plot elements to your story—they will quickly be discerned as inauthentic. Instead, incorporate the real dialogue, details, and description of the moment. That will bring your essay to life.

These 3 steps will get you a long way toward the goal of completing scholarship essays that connect with reviewers and win you money. For more information and resources on scholarships, be sure to attend the upcoming College Greenlight Online Marathon on February 28.

 

Jocelyn graduatjocelyned in 2012 from Princeton University, where she majored in Anthropology and minored in African-American Studies. As an anthropology major, she developed a love and appreciation for storytelling and finds it to be one of the most intriguing cultural forms. Jocelyn joined the Story2 team after working for two years as a counselor with Prep for Prep and enjoys helping students discover and share the stories that make them who they are.

 

 

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Local Scholarships: Illinois, Texas, New York

No Comments 20 February 2015

Did you know that applying for local scholarships increases your chances of winning by limiting the pool of candidates? This month, we’ve included location-specific scholarships for Illinois, Texas, and New York.   Did we miss your state this round? Make sure to stay connected to our Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on our scholarship lists, resources, and other great news from College Greenlight.

 

Illinois

 

 

Lake County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors who are attending a public high school in Lake County, Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in education.

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

IEA Student Program Scholarship

This scholarship is for Illinois Education Association (IEA) Student Program members. To qualify, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students majoring and/or enrolled in course work that qualifies for teacher certification

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

 

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors residing in the following counties in Illinois: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Stephenson, Will, or Winnebago. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have an ACT composite of 29 or greater and must be accepted as full-time students into an undergraduate degree program by a four-year accredited college for the following fields of study: liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture, or business.

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AVERAGE AWARD:          $3,000

 

Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for junior high and high school students in Illinois. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay (500 words or less) that describes a hardship that they have overcome and how it has affected their life.

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AVERAGE AWARD:          $7,500

 

 

La Voz Latina Scholarship

This scholarship is for Hispanic students who reside and attend high school in Winnebago or Boone County, Illinois. To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in a postsecondary education program, and demonstrate financial need.

DEADLINE:          Mar 14

 

 

Lake Villa Township Lions Club Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Lake Villa, Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, demonstrate relative need, and provide evidence of the following: volunteer work, activity in public and civic affairs, and acceptance at the college of one’s choice.

DEADLINE:          Mar 14

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of Illinois who are pursuing course work related to the lumber and building industry. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time in a certificate or degree program at an accredited trade school, two-year junior college, or four-year college or university. Financial need will be taken into consideration when awarding scholarships. Children of the Foundation selection committee are not eligible for this scholarship.

DEADLINE:          Mar 14

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $2,000

 

 

Department of Children & Family Services Youth In Scholarship

This scholarship is for DCFS youth and youth who were formerly in the care of DCFS. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be at least 16 years old but not yet 21 on the application deadline date. The Department must have court-ordered legal guardianship for the applicant or the Department must have had legal guardianship for the applicant prior to the adoption being finalized, or the applicant must be in the Subsidized Guardianship Program. The award consists of $491 each month for up to four years; a medical card; a tuition waiver to any Illinois state-funded community college or university; reimbursement of the cost of books not covered by financial aid; and education advisors and OETS staff will offer assistance as needed.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AWARDS GRANTED:       48

 

Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for high school school seniors, currently enrolled college or professional degree students, and incoming college or professional degree students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have lived for a minimum of six months prior to the application date in one of the following Illinois counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, or Will. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, be US citizens, and have an annual adjusted gross family income of $44,700 or less.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $10,000

 

 

Class of 1927 Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating seniors from these high schools in Decatur, Illinois: Eisenhower, MacArthur, and St. Teresa. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have been accepted to an institution of higher education, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have financial need, be well-rounded, and exhibit quality citizenship.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $750

 

 

Decatur Foundry Scholarship

This scholarship is for immediate family members of employees of Decatur Foundry, Inc. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate or exhibit a strong potential for mechanical aptitudes, and have held positions of leadership.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

 

James W. Thomas Education Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduates of Decatur Public Schools in Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a college degree in education, plan to pursue a teaching career, have a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

 

Robert G. Turner Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors graduating from these high schools in Decatur, Illinois: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Teresa Catholic, Lutheran Association, and Decatur Christian. To qualify, applicants must plan to major in the Liberal Arts.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,500

 

 

Robert G. Turner Scholarship

This scholarship is for seniors graduating from these high schools in Decatur, Illinois: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Teresa Catholic, Lutheran Association, and Decatur Christian. To qualify, applicants must plan to major in the Liberal Arts.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,500

 

 

Susan Swanson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for children and members of the DEA/PB&PA Unit 39 in Illinois. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time college undergraduates pursuing a four-year degree, have a 3.0 GPA, and declare a major in education, special education, computer science, or law enforcement. Applicants’ immediate families must also have been affected by multiple sclerosis.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $1,000

 

 

 

Texas

 

Tommy Tranchin Award

This scholarship is for North Texas high school students with physical, emotional, or intellectual disabilities. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must want to participate in an activity that furthers their development in an area in which they excel or have shown promise.

DEADLINE:

Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:

$1,500

 

David G. & Jacqueline M. Braithwaite Scholarship for Medicine & Biotechnology

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors from a public or private high school in one of the following East Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt, or Wood.

DEADLINE:          Mar 3

AWARDS GRANTED:       6

 

 

Texas Lyceum Leadership Award

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors planning on attending any accredited Texas college or university. To qualify, applicants must be Texas residents and US citizens or legal residents, exhibit leadership in school and community activities, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

 

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school students in El Paso, Texas. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must earn a high school diploma no earlier than May 2015, enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, have a 3.0 GPA or above, and have a total family income less than $35,000.

DEADLINE:          Mar 13

 

 

Chesapeake Energy Scholarship

This scholarship is for female and/or minority students who have applied and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be graduating seniors from one of the eligible Dallas Independent School District high schools listed on the scholarship application. Applicants must have participated in the Education is Freedom program; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; have taken either the ACT or SAT; and be a US citizen or legal resident. Applicants must be a member of a minority group as defined by the DFW Airport M/WBE Program

DEADLINE:          Apr 10

AVERAGE AWARD:          $20,000

 

 

New York

 

Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund

This scholarship is for students of Hispanic origin who are residents of the counties of Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, or Wayne in New York. To qualify, applicants must be graduating high school seniors, demonstrate high academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the core subjects, and plan to enter a college or university in the fall of 2015.

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship

This scholarship is for members in good standing with FASNY or students who have a parent/legal guardian who is a member. to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors enrolled in the fall of 2015 at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning or an accredited technical postsecondary school. Applicants must serve as a current junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS unit. They must also demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and to the community.

DEADLINE:          Mar 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,500

 

100 Club of Buffalo Scholarship of Excellence

This scholarship is for students in western New York, who are the children of, or are themselves, active law enforcement, fire, or emergency service providers who plan to continue their education.

DEADLINE:          Mar 31

 

 

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors who have been affected by breast cancer in some way. To qualify, applicants must reside within one of the eight New York State counties covered by the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, or Ulster.

DEADLINE:          Apr 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors residing in one of the following counties in New York: Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, or Niagara. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: botany, conservation, environmental science, forestry, land management, horticulture, landscape design, wildlife science, or another field related to the above.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for migrant farm workers and children of migrant farm workers from Mexico with a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester Counties in New York State. Though not required, preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture.

DEADLINE:          Apr 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

 

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March Scholarships

No Comments 13 February 2015

Spring is just around the corner–or that’s what we keep telling ourselves! Look toward the weather getting a little more warm by applying  to a few scholarships that have deadlines in March. These are arranged by deadline date so be sure to take a look at them all to see which you best qualify for. (And after you’ve applied, make sure you take a screenshot and submit to our Greenlight to College Month raffles happening all month!)

 

AACCI Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $2,000

This scholarship is for current AACC International Student Division members. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be college undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year.

 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Scholarship Program

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

These scholarships are for members or a child of a member of a SEIU local union who are enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year college, trade, or technical school.

 

Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

This scholarship is for current members of AMRA, and their spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren.

 

Casualty Actuarial Society Trust Scholarship Program

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $5,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for students interested in the property/casualty actuarial profession. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must currently be attending a US or Canadian college or university as full-time students and continuing as full-time students at a US or Canadian college or university in the upcoming academic year.

 

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

DEADLINE: Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:$10,000

This scholarship is for women who are passionate about learning and wish to attend a woman’s college in the United States or Canada

 

Landstar Scholarship Fund

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

This scholarship is for children of Landstar employees and others affiliated with Landstar. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or be currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university

 

Bernard E. Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

This scholarship is for current members of AMRA, and their spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren.

 

Engineering For You 2 Video Contest

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $5,000 – $25,000

This competition is open to individuals or teams in six competition categories. To enter, applicants must create and submit a one- to two-minute video on a given topic related to engineering. See website for complete rules and submission guidelines.

 

Landstar Scholarship Fund

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

This scholarship is for children of Landstar employees and others affiliated with Landstar. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or be currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university. High school applicants must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the academic year for which the scholarship may be granted.

 

TwoTen Footwear Higher Education Scholarships

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 3

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $3,000

These scholarships are for students who have worked in the footwear industry themselves, or whose parents have worked in the industry.

 

AIST Foundation Engineering Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $3,000

This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students with a genuine demonstrated interest in a career in the iron and steel industry.

 

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 4

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $5,000

This scholarship is for college sophomores and juniors who are working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges and/or to issues impacting Indian country

 

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarships

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 5

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $3,200

These scholarships are for undergraduate and graduate students who are initiated members of Kappa Alpha Theta. New members may apply, but must be initiated by the application deadline

 

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Financial Aid Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 6

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $3,000 – $5,000

This scholarship is for students who have at least one parent who is a member of AFSA. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend or will be attending full-time as undergraduate students at a two- or four-year accredited college, university, community college, art school, or conservatory stateside or overseas.

 

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards Program

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 13

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $2,500 – $10,000

This scholarship is for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or have applied to a mainstream and accredited college/university as a full-time student, and have a 3.25 GPA.

 

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program

DEADLINE:Mar 13

AVERAGE AWARD:$2,000

This scholarship is for dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a parent in one of the following categories of the Air Force: active duty; retired due to length of duty or disability; deceased while on active duty or in retired status; Title 10 Reserve on extended active duty; retired Guard and Reserve; and Title 32 AGR performing full time duties.

 

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 13

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $2,500 – $10,000

This scholarship is for dependent unmarried children under age 23 of 1) active duty US military personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, and 2) survivors of service members who died or became disabled while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 (see website for full details).

 

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 15

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $2,500

This contest is for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are US citizens. To apply, applicants must write an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service.

 

Native American Leadership Education Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $500 – $5,000

This scholarship is for paraprofessionals in American Indian schools who are education majors and plan to pursue degrees in education, counseling, or school administration.

 

 

MESBEC Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $500 – $5,000

This scholarship is for students who are at least one-quarter American Indian and are enrolled members of a US tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated.

 

Tribal Business Management Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $500 – $5,000

This scholarship is for students majoring in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management, and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be at least one-quarter American Indian and be enrolled members of a US tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated.

 

BEF General Academic Scholarships

DEADLINE: Mar 15

AWARD RANGE:$500 – $2,500

This scholarship is for students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

 

Aspiring Writer’s Educational Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 15

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $1,000

This scholarship is for full-time college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of African-American descent who are studying at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

 

Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) Scholarships

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 21

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $2,000 – $5,000

These scholarships are for undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduate students who are Muslim or are active members of the Muslim community.

 

AIMCO Cares Opportunity Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 25

This scholarship is for residents of privately owned federally assisted low income housing properties (Section 8, low income housing tax credits, etc.) or recipients of Section 8 voucher rent assistance who demonstrate both merit and need.

 

AABE National Scholarships

DEADLINE:          Mar 27

AWARD RANGE:               $3,000 – $5,000

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are members of one of the underrepresented minority groups in the sciences and related areas of technology (African American, Hispanic, or Native American).

 

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 27

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $500 – $5,000

This scholarship is for students who are majoring in and pursing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising (art direction only), fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, and photography

 

HPBA Horsemen Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 27

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $6,000

This scholarship is for children of horse farm and back stretch employees.

 

Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $2,000

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are dependents of current members of American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

 

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $1,000

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED recipients who are enrolled as full-time students in a two- or four-year college or an ASE/NATEF certified postsecondary automotive, collision repair, or heavy duty program.

 

Rev. Charlie E. & Cinderella S. Taylor Sr. Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $1,000

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are active in church, school, and community organizations.

 

MassMutual Scholars

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 31

AWARD RANGE:                                                   $2,500 – $5,000

This scholarship is open to entering sophomores, juniors, seniors, and 5th-year seniors in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university.

 

TheDream.US Scholarship Program

DEADLINE:                                                              Mar 31

AVERAGE AWARD:                                              $25,000

This scholarship is for DREAMers who are DACA eligible and have applied for or received DACA approval. To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates who will are first-time students applying to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US partner colleges, located in NYC, Miami, Washington, DC, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, and online

 

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FSA Tools & Resources for College Access Professionals Webinar

No Comments 26 January 2015

Did you miss our Federal Student Aid Tools webinar for college access professionals? If you didn’t get the chance to participate live, you’ll still be able to to access the important information we covered by checking out our recorded version here (Access a .pdf version of the presentation here. )This webinar, presented by College Greenlight in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, is one of our most popular!youtube

 

Participating in Greenlight to College month, our month-long series of events, raffles and resources meant to help students with their college search, scholarship applications, and financial aid process?  Those already registered will be able to track your students’ college search, FAFSA, and scholarship applications by requesting our counselor data reports.

The reports serve as a great tool to help you streamline your data tracking efforts. When students enter in our online weekly raffles or marathon you can receive weekly data reports of your students’ submissions. To receive the weekly data reports please fill out the following request form. Once completed, a College Greenlight liaison will follow-up and send you weekly reports every Monday with your students’ submissions.

Not yet registered for Greenlight to College month? Contact Tisleen Singh at tsingh@collegegreenlight.com to get your school or organization signed up.

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