Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

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.


SAE International Scholarships

Deadline: January 15 for Freshman year of college and February 15 for Sophomore through graduate years.

Awards: vary

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.


William R. Nagel Scholarship for first-year students from Wisconsin

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 


Scholarship from Associated General Contractors (ASG)

Deadline: November 16, 2015

Award: Variable

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.


P.E.O International Grants and Loans for Women Students

Deadline: rolling

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.


Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

Award: Varies

Deadlines: Varies

The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.

For more information visit: mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest 


BankMobile Financial Literacy Scholarship

Award: $1500

Rolling deadline

BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering undergraduate or graduate students the annual BankMobile Financial Literacy Scholarship. This $1500 scholarship is open to college and graduate students of all majors at accredited institutions


WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

Rolling deadline

Award Amount: $500

The WTS Michigan Chapter will be awarding four (4) $500 – Transportation YOU High School Scholarships. The minimum criteria for selection are:

a. Applicant must be a female high school senior.

b. GPA of 3.0 or higher.

c. Currently studying math, science, and technology

d. Considering a career in a transportation-related field.

The application is available for download at: http://www.wtsinternational.org/michigan//documents/


AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

Rolling deadline

Award Amount(s): 1st place – $5,000; 2nd place – $2,500; 3rd place – $2,500

High school graduate by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be US Citizen.

American Addiction Centers, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others.

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship