Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship each month. Interested students can enter the contest here:http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) offers academic scholarships to deserving students. The Scholarship Program supports the mission of COMTO by promoting, strengthening and expanding the roles of minorities in all aspects of transportation. For more details and to apply, please see: http://www.comtomichigan.org/scholarships.html.
See scholarship Web site for annual deadlines.
Over here at GoGrad.org, our passion is providing students with tools that can help them be successful in reaching their goals. As you know, no two students are alike, but when it comes time to apply for scholarships it can sometimes seem like it. We’ve put together some guides that are just as unique as the students you serve—we’d love if you checked out a couple below:
MBA Scholarships: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/mba/
Scholarships for Women: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/women/
Scholarships for Military Veterans: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/
LBGTQ Scholarships: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq/
We know the scholarship process can be confusing, that’s why we put together these guides to help students find, apply for, and receive scholarships that will help keep them on track to graduation.
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation offers several scholarships to Kalamazoo County (Michigan) and Van Buren County (Michigan) students. I am forwarding this information to you in hopes that you will include this information in newsletters, post the information on bulletin boards and forward it to students who may be eligible for them (please note that the criteria is different for each scholarship). Your students may be particularly interested in the Benjamin and Cherie Gubin Scholarship. Students can apply using the eGrant scholarship application available here.
Eligibility Criteria: Kalamazoo County resident during senior year in high school or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school; enrolling or enrolled full time in an accredited master’s, Ph.D. or professional degree program such as law or medicine; must demonstrate academic achievement and potential for success at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA; must demonstrate financial need.
See their Web site for the annual deadline.
The Accident Recovery Center (a chiropractic clinic located in Charlotte, NC) frequently helps immigrants of all nationalities recover from automobile accidents. In fact, immigrants make up almost fifty percent of the Accident Recovery Centers patients. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that immigrants face on a day to day basis. Please visit http://www.charlotte-chiropractic.com/immigrant-scholar-award/ for more details.
Deadline: December 1 and June 1
Awards: 2 @$1,000
Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.
Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:
How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?
The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be received by Giva no later than June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.
Please visit their site for more information and to complete the application.
Deadline: January 15 for Freshman year of college and February 15 for Sophomore through graduate years.
SAE International awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence.
- SAE offers two groups of scholarships, both endowed through the SAE Foundation:
- Freshman year of college
- Sophomore through graduate years
- Each scholarship is endowed (created and funded) by an individual, company, or organization. As such, they determine the eligibility requirements (not SAE).
Students must prepare an application packet through SAE International. Please visit SAE’s scholarship page for more information.
Deadline: November 15
Eligibility: Graduates of an Appleton, WI High School (Appleton West, Appleton North, Appleton East, Fox Valley Lutheran or St. Francis Xavier) who are current freshman at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.
Award amount: $1,000
Selection: Recipient is selected by the Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and will be based on the student’s financial need and academic achievement.
Background: The William R. Nagel Scholarship is in memory of Bill Nagel who graduated from East High School in Appleton in 1979 and from Michigan Technological University in 1984 with a B.S.E.E. degree in Computer Design. Bill had worked for Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle for a short time and then spent the rest of his years as a Product Engineering Supervisor with the Buick Division of General Motors. He suffered an untimely death in 1997. He was an outstanding son and enjoyed a number of non-work activities including snorkeling, golf, handball, and dancing. It is the desire of the family to remember the best times in Bill’s life by helping others in a small way to attend Michigan Technological University.
To apply visit the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Deadline: November 16, 2015
Eligibility: Any full-time student who has attained a four- or five year senior-level standing in a four-year ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) university construction or construction-related engineering program is eligible to compete for the Allhands Award. Class status and full-time registration of the student must be verified in a letter from the faculty sponsor of the student’s major department. Each essay may have only one author, and each author may submit only one essay.
Application and further details available here.
Award Amount: Variable
The P.E.O. International Houghton Chapter has several grants and loans available for women students at Michigan Tech. Please visit their web site here and contact Susan Beck at PEOPCEELF@charter.net for more details and application instructions.
P.E.O. was founded in 1869 by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to nearly a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Their focus is to help women to achieve education.