Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

Scholarship announcements. These posts will appear on the FinAid homepage.

Future Innovator Scholarship Program – StudySoup

As a company driven to help students succeed, StudySoup knows that college is an important step along many career paths, but it can be expensive. Therefore, they are offering a $2,000 scholarship each semester to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values:

  • Be a Knight
  • Make an Impact
  • Succeed Together

Deadlines: Fall Semester 2016: October 1st, 2016
Spring Semester 2017: March 1st, 2017

Application: Fill out Application online at https://studysoup.com/blog/scholarship/

Amount: $2,000 each semester

 


Biannual Discountrue Scholarship

Discountrue knows that the world can be tough, especially for university or college students, who have to face a lot of new expenses. This is why they decided to fund a special scholarship and choose one person who presents their writing abilities to receive $3,000 in order to alleviate the costs of studying at a U.S university or college.

Deadline: see scholarship Web site.

Application: Required materials should be e-mailed in PDF format to: scholarship@discountrue.com

  • your resume
  • an essay on the topic: “Why is it important to take care of our planet and how to get almost everyone involved?”, 900-1000 words long
  • proof of legal residency in the United States

Amount: $3,000 Biannually (January & June)

Scholarship Link


Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Scholarship

Scholarship information available here.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 – $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. SEMA Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the 2016 SEMA Show. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Advertising
  • Design/Graphics
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Photo/Journalism
  • Race Car Driver/Crew
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technicians
  • Transportation

Application period is November 1 to March 1 annually.  2016-17 is closed, but 2017-18 will open November 2016.

The current minimum eligibility requirements are as follows. A student
must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen enrolled full-time in a program of study at an
    accredited university, college or post-secondary vocational/technical program
    located within the United States, at the time of application.

(Permanent/Legal residents and High School students are not eligible to apply.)

  • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college
    you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours
    OR
  • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical
    program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours
    OR
  • If currently attending an accredited automotive training certification
    program, you must have half of total curriculum requirements/classroom hours
    completed.
  • If pursuing a Master’s, Post-baccalaureate or Doctorate degree, provide
    proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment in a graduate program.
  1. Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  2. Be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry
    or related field.
  3. Remain enrolled as a full-time student in the first academic term
    following receipt of the award.

Application process:

1. Provide unofficial school transcripts

2. Provide one (1) letter of recommendation:

  • From a post-secondary teacher, administrator or guidance counselor; someone
    who is familiar with your academic performance. (Letter from a relative or friend
    will not be accepted.)
  • The recommendation must be submitted online; a document may not be uploaded
    or mailed.

3. Provide two (2) 250-word essays in response to
the following questions:

a) Why do you want to pursue a career in
the automotive aftermarket? What do you feel you can contribute to this industry?

b) The automotive aftermarket is driven by
the passion of the people in it. What drives you? What inspires you? Why should
you be awarded a SEMA Memorial Scholarship?

4. Optional:
You have the option to upload a drawing, sketch or other material that supports
your application or helps to express your individuality.

5. Provide
personal background information:

  • Academic Activities
  • Community Service
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Automotive-Related Activities
  • Honors and Awards
  • Applicant Work Experience
  • Military Experience

Best Colleges.com: Scholarships for Single Mothers & Fathers

Best Colleges.com provides resources for students and lists several scholarship and grant opportunities that Tech students may be eligible for.

Scholarships are financial aid that are awarded based on the merit and academic achievement of the student applicant. Anyone can apply for scholarships, as they are offered according to individual merit and not necessarily financial need.

Deadline: varies

Criteria: varies

Amount: varies

Scholarship Link

 


Solar Action Alliance Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline:  July 1 (annually)

Solar Action Alliance, is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun.

Requirements and Eligibility:

  • Students must be (or planning on being) a full-time student at an accredited institute of higher education. In order to verify this, students must provide Solar Action an official statement verifying their enrollment.
  • Students must have at least a 3.2 (out of a 4.0 scale) GPA.
  • Open to all majors

Please see their Web site for more information.

 



Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Michigan 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.

 


GoGrad.org scholarship resources

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.


Kalamazoo Community Foundation BENJAMIN AND CHERIE GUBIN SCHOLARSHIP

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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 Chiropractic Center Scholarship

Awards: $500

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.

Rolling deadline.