May 19, 2008
As a means of promoting diversity and developing talent, Scholarships.com has created a new set of scholarships for high school students and undergraduate students. The “Fund Your Future” area of study scholarship consists of thirteen $1,000 awards to be granted to students who pursue a postsecondary education in one of thirteen designated fields and 185 related majors.
Included is the Scholarships.com Design Scholarship, an award for students who plan to or are already majoring in the design and related majors. Whether it’s interior design, clothing design or web design that inspires you, this award can help you pay for the classes. If you’re interested in applying for this essay scholarship, respond to the following question in 250 to 350 words (entries that fall outside of this word range will be disqualified): “What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in design?”
Eligibility: 1. Applicant must be a registered Scholarships.com user. Creating an account is simple and free of charge. 2. Applicant must be a US citizen. 3. Applicant must be an undergraduate student or a high school senior who plans to enroll in a college or university in the coming fall. 4. Applicant must have indicated an interest in one of the following majors: Advertising, Architecture, Art,Commercial Arts, Design, Drafting/Computer Aided Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, New Media, Surveying, Web Design
Deadline: July 31, 2008
Required Material: A 250 to 350 word response to the following question: “What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in the design?”
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search. Once the search is completed, students eligible for the award will find it in their scholarship list.
January 26, 2009
This week's Scholarship of the Week is one of many scholarship opportunities available to students engaged in community service activities that help make the world a better place. Hunger remains a serious issue in America, especially in times of economic trouble, and the Sodexo Foundation is interested in rewarding students who are engaged in continuing efforts to make difference in this area. Through the Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarship, students have the opportunity to not only win $5,000 in scholarship money, but to also earn a $5,000 grant for the anti-hunger charity to which they've dedicated their time.
Prize: Up to five national scholarship winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a $5,000 grant given in their name to a local charity of their choice. Regional winners will receive a $1,000 grant for a local charity of their choice.
Eligibility: Students of any level, kindergarteners through graduate students, currently enrolled in accredited educational institution in the United States are encouraged to apply. To qualify, applicants must have engaged in a volunteer program combating hunger in the United States in the last 12 months.
Deadline: February 27, 2009
Required Material: Complete an online scholarship application, found on the STOP Hunger scholarship website, by February 27 and obtain a Community Service Recommendation, which must be submitted online by March 6.
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.
February 2, 2009
This week's Scholarship of the Week is one of those rare scholarship opportunities that reward students for doing something they quite possibly already wanted to do. The Zinch Ammunition for Tuition $25,000 Scholarship is a scholarship award for high school students who complete a profile on Zinch.com. Applicants are judged based on both merit and need, as determined by the information they include in their Zinch student profiles.
So why is this something you might already want to do? A profile on Zinch not only allows you to compete for a sizable amount of scholarship money, but also allows you to find colleges that cater to your interests and get in touch with recruiters from colleges you want to attend. It's not often you find a scholarship competition that not only helps you pay for college, but helps you find a college, as well.
High school students graduating between 2009 and 2012 with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Both US citizens and international students are eligible to enter.
April 10, 2009
A student profile completed to the best of your ability on Zinch.com
February 9, 2009
A career in technology can be exciting and rewarding, not to mention financially lucrative. However, the path to this career typically includes a college education, which isn't exactly cheap. Technical fields have demanding coursework and in some cases, astronomical course fees. These and other factors can make paying for school even more challenging for technology students. To ensure that these challenges do not become roadblocks, Scholarships.com offers a $1,000 college scholarship for students who plan to pursue a career in technology. And since all you need to apply is a short essay explaining your interest in this area of study, this week's Scholarship of the Week could be one of the easiest steps in your education.
Applicants for the Scholarships.com College Technology Scholarship must be U.S. citizens and either undergraduate students or high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the coming fall.
Applicants must have indicated an interest in one of the following majors:
March 31, 2009
A completed Scholarships.com profile and a 250 to 350-word scholarship essay written in response to the question, "What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in technology?"
November 24, 2008
High school students, you know that part-time job you have? It turns out it might be worth more than minimum wage and the very first line on your resume. Through programs like this week's Scholarship of the Week, part-time student employees can find money for college beyond what they see in their paychecks.
Burger King's Have It Your Way Foundation offers $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who participate in co-curricular or volunteer activities (such as athletics or community service) and maintain their grades while working at least 15 hours a week.
Eligibility: Current high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) who work part-time and demonstrate community or extracurricular involvement and who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university the following fall.
Deadline: February 2, 2009
Required Materials: Completed online scholarship application, found on the Burger King website.
December 1, 2008
December 8, 2008
December 15, 2008
For many college students, finals week is under way. Even students who aren't currently worried about cranking out dozens of pages of college essays or cramming for comprehensive exams are probably facing a homework crunch during the time leading up to winter break. So chances are a 2,500 word scholarship essay is the last thing you want to think about right now. However, if you're a talented writer who is interested in community development and international affairs, you might want to squeeze this week's Scholarship of the Week into your schedule.
Hands Along the Nile Development Services has announced its scholarship essay contest for 2009, with a top prize of $5,000. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students, as well as high school seniors, are invited to participate. Essays should address the following question: "How is community development in the Middle East important to the United States? Why is it particularly crucial to focus on Egypt?" If this is a topic of interest to you, the upcoming break is a perfect time to start researching and writing. If nothing else, writing this essay might make you feel better about all the studying you have to do right now--after all, there are much bigger challenges in the world than passing that chemistry final.
July 4, 2009
A response of no more than 2,500 words to this year's essay prompt. Essays must be formatted according to the HANDS essay contest rules, which can be found on the contest website. Essays and verification of enrollment must be submitted on paper.
December 22, 2008
Barack Obama's victory in the November election is regarded by many as a historic event. Whether or not they voted for him, a large number of people feel personally affected by his election as President. If you have something to say about the importance of this event and what the next four years might bring, expressing your opinion could net you $1000 in scholarship money through this week's Scholarship of the Week, an essay contest sponsored by NLS Publishing.
The Students for Change Essay Writing Contest is seeking scholarship essays of 1000-2000 words that describe, "what the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American President, means to you and your family."
Three $1000 scholarship awards
High school seniors, graduate students, and undergraduate students may apply. Applicants must be attending college full-time at an accredited United States college or university, or must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2009.
January 20, 2009
A typed, double-spaced essay answering the prompt, accompanied by a contest entry form. Essays may be submitted via a variety of methods.
December 29, 2008
Picking up a part-time job at the shoe store in the mall might not have felt like an important career move at the time. But on top of the extra cash and discounted footwear, you can also bring home $3,000 a year in scholarship money. Two Ten Footwear offers a renewable college scholarship to students who excel academically, demonstrate financial need, and work in footwear, leather, or other allied industries. If you're a high school senior or undergraduate student and you've spent at least 500 hours in 2008 helping people choose between ballet flats and stilettos and searching the back room for one last pair of size 7 sneakers, you may be eligible for this week's Scholarship of the Week.
Scholarship awards of up to $3000 renewable for up to four years, plus one award of $15,000 per year, also renewable for four years
Applicants must be U.S citizens who have worked in footwear, leather, or allied industries for at least 500 hours in 2008, or the children of employees who have worked in qualified professions for at least two years. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, determined by completing the FAFSA. Students attending or planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, nursing or vocational/technical school are welcome to apply.
February 16, 2009
Completed online scholarship application and supporting materials submitted on the Two Ten Footwear website.
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