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D eCA with the Fisher House Foundation:Go to: http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html Scholarships for military children funded by the generosity of manufacturer donations. Deadline is February 24, 2012.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship—Go to: www.JackieRobinson.org The award: $6,000 per year. Number of winners about 100. It's renewable. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields. Deadline March 30, 2012.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships—Go to: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/uncfscholarship.asp The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways. The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different names and requirements ( Grandmet,Duracell, for example). Details at site.
Kodak Scholarships—Go to: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm The award: varying amounts to $5,000. Number of awards: Varies. For those studying in film/cinematography at U.S. Colleges. Details at site
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation—Go to: http://www.printing.org/pgsfapplication The average scholarship amount is $2,000 per student. Gutenberg level scholarships are $5,000. All scholarships are renewable up to four years if you continue to meet the requirements. Details at site.
NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarships—(National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering). Go to: http://www.nacmebacksme.org/NBM_C.aspx?pageid=153 The award is $1,500 per student. Deadline is April 23, 2012. Go to the website for details, or contact from aid officials at your college.
NSBE Scholarship Vault—(National Society of Black Engineers). Go to: http://www.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships/Scholarship-Vault.aspx Award amount: Varies. Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines. Deadlines vary. Details at website.
ARMY ROTC Scholarships—Go to: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html Award amount to full-tuition and living expenses. Details at website.
Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships —Go to: http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com/dfb_sch.html. Award amount: $2,000 and renewable. Scholarships granted through participating schools. This is for science or engineering students. Go to website for details. Deadline is June 15 2012.
Ambassadorial Scholarships—Go to: http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx This is the prestigious "Rotary" organization scholarship for students who can speak another language and want to study abroad in the "host" country of that language. Award amounts are from $10,000 to $23,000 for a 3 month to full year of study abroad. You should have completed at least 2 years of college work.
Ronald McDonald House Charities National Scholarship Program http://www.raconline.org/funding/details.php?funding_id=1551 Students must live in a RMHC geographic area. The award is a minimum of $1,000 per student. Deadline is January 27, 2012. Go to website for details.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation–Go to: http://www.akaeaf.org/undergraduate_scholarships.htm Note that there are over 700 AKA Chapters, and you would be wise to contact the sorority in your local vicinity. Scholarship opportunities abound. The deadline at AKA headquarters is April 15 2012.
NCAA Scholarships–(National Collegiate Athletic Association) Go to: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/NCAA/Academics+and+Athletes/Scholarships+and+Internships/Undergraduate+Athletic+Scholarships This is the major NCAA sports association with which student-athletes are associated. Awards are given in all sports categories, amounts from $3,000 to $12,500. Awards are also available for sports-related study (such as sports journalism). Deadlines vary, as do the number of awards each year.
National Association of Black Journalists–Go to http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDscholarships It's a $2,500 award. Students should be attending a four-year University. They must present three letters of recommendation from a school adviser, dean or a faculty member. Also, a 500-800 word article on a Black journalist must be presented. A grade point average of 3.0 is desirable. Eligible students must be majoring in journalism-print, photography, radio or television. One of those should be a career goal. Deadline is March 2, 2012. Go to website for details.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships–Go to: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/ Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Go to website for details.
Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program —Go to : http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.123/default.asp The Google Scholarship Program offers funds to students studying computer science or computer engineering who are juniors or seniors in college, or pursuing a Master's or PhD. Award amount $10,000 per student. Deadline March 1, 2012. Go to website for details.
Arts Recognition And Talent Search Awards Go to: www.artsawards.org These awards are granted to high school or college students (17, 18 years of age) who show talent in dance, voice, music, art, photography, jazz, visual arts, writing, or other creative areas. You must audition or submit a portfolio or tape. The award is to be used for freshman year in college. Award amounts from $100 to $3,000. Deadline is June 1 or April 1, 2012 (for registration in specific regions).
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships. Go to: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=229 These scholarships are targeted for women who are majoring in engineering or computer science. Award amount are from $200 to $5,000, and at least 90 are granted. The deadline for students already in college is February 15th but is May 15, 2012 for high school seniors entering an "accredited"program.
American Institute of Architects Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship. Go to: http://www.aia.org/education/AIAB081881 This is a scholarship for minority students enrolling in architecture programs. Awards are from $500 to $3,000. Generally 20 students of the Non Commissioned Officers Association. Awards not limited by race, color, creed, national origin or sex. For undergraduate study at accredited colleges and universities. Children of members must be under age 25 to receive initial grant.
MOAA. Go to: http://www.moaa.org/Education/ Applicants for our programs must be planning to attend an accredited college or university during the 2012-2013 school year as a full-time student. All loans, grants and scholarships are for students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Deadline is March 1, 2012
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"NEED A LIFT" http://www.needalift.org/ For a complete listing of other possible sources of financial aid.
ALASKAN SEA SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61655 Applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Alaska. Deadline is March 1, 2012
AMERICAN LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CHAPTER: http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/guidelines.pdf One dependent from each of the five uniformed services. Commanding Officer (Code N005), Naval Station New York, 355 Front Street, Staten Island, NY 10304. Deadline February 15, 2012.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NAVAL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: https://www.navalengineers.org/AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS/Pages/ASNELandingPage.aspx Candidates must be in final one/two years of full time or coop undergraduate or one year graduate program in engineering or physical science, and U.S.Citizen. Deadline is February 17, 2012
BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION, KATHERN F. GRUBER SCHOLARSHIP: http://www.bva.org/services.html Children/spouses of legally blinded veterans. Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program, Blinded Veterans Association, 477 H. Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Deadline is 15 April, 2012.
CAPTAIN CALIENDO COLLEGE ASSISTANCE FUND: http://www.uscgcpoa.org/downloads/2012_cccaf_applic.pdf Children of regular, reserve, retired, or deceased enlisted personnel in pay grade E-6 or below. U. S. Coast Guard Petty Officers Association, 5520 G. Hempstead Way,Springfield, VA 22151, phone: 703-941-0395. Deadline in March 1, 2012.
COMMANDER WILLIAM STUHR SCHOLARSHIP: http://www.mcsfex.net/ScholarshipView.aspx?ScholarshipId=713&mode=1 Senior High School Military Dependents of all services. Must be a high school senior with Junior or Senior year (1st half year) average grades in top 10% of his/her class; having financial need. Must be planning to attend accredited college (nogeographic limitations). Deadline February 1, 2012
DAUGHTERS OF THE CINCINNATI SCHOLARSHIPS: http://www.daughters1894.org/ Must be a daughter of Commissioned Officer in theregular Army, Navy, air Force, Coast Guard or Marines, (active, retired or deceased) and a high school senior at the time of application. Daughters of the Cincinnati, Scholarship Program, 122 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022. Deadline March 15, 2012.
EXCEPTIONAL FINANCIAL NEED (EFN) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (not all resources below could be verified for accuracy):
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (SDS) Full-time students with exceptional financial need pursuing degree in medicine, dentistry, or osteopathic medicine. Division of Student Assistance, BHPr/HRSA, Student and Institutional Support Branch, Parklawn Bldg, Rm 8-34, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Phone: 301-443-4776.
FISHER, ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH M. ARMED SERVICES FOUNDATION: http://www.militaryscholar.org/ Children of active or reserve service members. Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, Armed Services Foundation, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, 12th Ave. and West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.
FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS I, II, III, AND IV: http://www.fra.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=10057 Dependent children/spouses of members in good standing. FRA Scholarship Administrator c/o 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50398. 1-800-424-1120. Deadline April 15, 2012
FORT MEADE ARMY OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB: Children of member's of the Ft. Meade Officers Spouses Club in good standing. Applications accepted between the beginning of January and the end of March of each year. Scholarships awarded each April. For additional information, write Ft. Meade OWC, P. O. Box 280, Fort Meade, MD 20755
FRATERNAL ORDER UDT/SEAL EDUCATION GRANT: Sons/daughters of regular members in good standing. Chairman, Scholarship committee, Fraternal Order of UDT/SEAL, Inc., P.O. Box 5365, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Due 15 April.
GAMEWARDENS OF VIETNAM ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Sons/daughters of members who served with Navy River Patrol Force "Operation Gamewardens", Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, Inc., P.O. Box 5523, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-0523. Due 15 April.
LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION: Children of members in good standing. LAFRA Scholarship Administrator, c/o 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50398. 800-424-1120. Due 15 April.
MARIANAS NAVAL OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Children/spouses of regular/reserve Navy, Marine or Coast Guard members on active duty, retired or deceased. Scholarship Chairman, Marianas Naval Officers' Wives' Club, COMNAVMAR, Box 49, FPO AP 96630. DUE 1 April.
MARINE OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D.C. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AND SPOUSAL SCHOLARSHIP: Dependent children and spouses of officer/enlisted Marines residing or stationed within a 50-mile radius of Washington, D.C. Scholarship Chairman, Marine Officers' Wives' Club, 9418 Mt. Vernon Circle, Alexandria, VA 22309. Due 1 March.
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART (MOPH): Sons, daughters, grandchild or a member. Scholar Program, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Headquarters, 5413-B Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. No due date.
NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (NSDAR): Must be a US citizen. Attend an accredited college in the U.S. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to National Society, DART, Office of Committees-Scholarships, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-5392. Due 1 February.
NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION (NFCU) STUDENT LOANS: Available to NFCU members worldwide. Navy Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 3350, Merrifield, VA 22119-2250. No due date.
OCEANA OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Children of service members residing in Tidewater area. Scholarship Chairman, Oceana Officers' Wives' Club, P.O. Box 8492, Virginia Beach, VA 23450. Due 15 April.
OPPENHEIMER SCHOLARSHIP TO CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY: Children of members who served a minimum of five years. The Oppenheimer Scholarship, Office of Admission, Culver Academies, Winter School, Culver, IN 46511. No due date.
PATUXENT RIVER CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Children of members in good standing. Chief Petty Officers' Wives' Club, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 264, Patuxent River, MD 20670. Due 1 April.
SAN DIEGO NAVAL OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Children, spouses: member must have served tour in San Diego since 1985. Naval Officers' Wives' Club, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 18-2104, Coronado, CA 92118. Due 15 April.
USO/ANHEUSER-BUSCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Family members (including spouses) of active duty personnel who graduated from high school within last four years. USO World Headquarters Scholarship Program, 601 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, or visit local USO. Due 1 March.
USO-METRO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Sponsored by USO-METRO, valued at $1000. Applicant must be an immediate family member (son, daughter, spouse only) of an active duty enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces. Active duty spouse must be based in Greater Washingon/Batlimore area on 1 April 1995. Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 1995. Selections are based on established criteria and the scholarships are limited to undergraduate studies at an accredited educational institution. Deadline: 1 April.
USO-METRO SATO TRAVEL ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP: Sponsored by SATO Travel, valued at $2000. Applicant must be the spouse of an active duty enlisted service member E-5 or below as of 1 JAN 95, based (applicant and spouse) in greater Washington area (Baltimore to Quantico), a high school grad or GED equivalent, at least 17 years old, must type 30 words per minute. Upon successful completion of 9 week course or 14 week course (evenings), the awardee will receive a diploma certifying graduation from a professional travel academy. The academy will provide job placement and career counseling. Contact USO-Metro for more information at 703-696-2628.
VADM E.P. TRAVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Sponsored by Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. (1) $2,000 awarded to qualifying children of active duty members; (2) up to a $3,000 interest free loan awarded to active duty parents to be repaid by a 24 month allotment. Applications are available by contacting NMCRS, Education Program, 801 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1228, Arlington, VA 22203-1989; (703) 696-4904. Due 15 March.
WOMEN IN DEFENSE HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: Citizen enrolled in junior year or higher, including graduate level, in a curriculum leading related to the advancement of women in the National Security career field. P.O. Box 16221 Arlington VA 22215. 202-225-4775. Due 12/1 and 8/1 each year.
• http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
• http://www.accessgroup.org/ – Information on financial services for college students
• http://www.iln.net/main/college – Get help with your college search & financial aid. Take a look at American colleges listed by state
• http://www.srnexpress.com/ – Financial Aid
• http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu/hbcu/financial_aid/merit.html – Financial Need, Academic Achievement, and Merit Based
• http://www.cgspouses.net/clubs/scholarship.shtml – National Council of Coast Guard Spouses’ Club Scholarship information
• http://scholaraid.studentadvantage.com/ – A Scholarship search engine
• http://www.ed.gov/thinkcollege/ – US Department of Education
• http://www.college-scholarships.com/100college.htm – 2001 Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Pages.
• http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/voled/grants.htm – This page is a listing of scholarships on the Institute's Web site
• http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-w/g-wt/g-wtl/career/ – click on "Financial Aid." Career Central site.
• http://www.hhs.gov/progorg/grantsnet/ – US Department of Health and Human Services
• http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FYE/FYE01/ –Department Of Eduaction
• http://www.epa.gov/students/careers.htm – US Environmental Protection Agency
• www.scholarships.com – Scholarship Search and Financial Aid Resource
• http://www.ed.gov – US Department Of Education
• www.wilsonfund.org/mission.htm – Wilson Scholarship Fund
• www.apa.org/mfp – The American Psychological Association
• High school seniors go to www.fastweb.com and complete the student profile for scholarships
• Scholarship Scams – http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/scholarship/index.html, Information on how not to get scammed from the Federal Trade Commission.
• Siemens Foundation – http://www.siemens-foundation.org/, Science and Technology Competition and Advanced Placement Awards for outstanding high school students and educators.
• Scholarships.com – http://scholarships.com, Free scholarship search service.
• CASHE – College Aid Sources for Higher Education- http://www.cashe.com/ Sallie Mae provides the exact same services used by commercial scholarship search companies free to the public. Results are delivered via email within two business days.
• FreSch – http://www.freschinfo.com, Online database of thousands of sources of scholarships, searchable for free. Tips on applying for and winning scholarships, volunteers to answer financial aid and scholarship questions.
• National Merit – http://www.nationalmerit.org/, An independent not-for-profit organization offering scholarship assistance.
• AbsolutelyScholarships – http://www.absolutelyscholarships.com/, Free service that searches multiple scholarship databases at the same time.
• National Academy of American Scholars – http://www.naas.org/, A private organization that awards financial aid and academic scholarships to high school seniors and college freshman.
• The Scholarship Page – http://www.scholarship-page.com/, Browse and search for scholarships.
• Arkansas Scholarship Information Service (ASIS) – http://scholarships-ar-us.org, Free database of Arkansas scholarships. Also includes over 250 financial aid links for anyone in the United States.
• U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – http://www.marine-scholars.org/, One year, renewable, scholarships for the children of active duty and retired marines.
• College Connection Scholarships – http://collegescholarships.com,, Free scholarships added to this site every month, since 1995, for undergraduate, graduate and international students.
• Morris K. Udall Foundation – http://udallfoundation.org, US Federally supported program awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for students interested in the environment and Native American tribal policies.
• Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America - http://www.csfa.org/ Features information and resources for community, partnership, and corporations based scholarships.
• The Scholastic, Inc. Art and Writing Awards – http://www.scholastic.com/artandwriting, Information on one a prestigious arts recognition program in the country. Over 1,000 awards given annually.
• College Scholarships and Fellowships for Minorities and Women – http://scholarships.kachinatech.com/, College, graduate school and postgraduate financial aid for African Americans, Aleuts, Eskimos, Hispanics, Micronesians, Native Americans, Polynesians, and women.
• Collegexit.com- http://www.collegexit.com, Full-time college juniors and seniors can register to win a weekly $5,000.00 scholarship.
• Indian-American Scholarship Fund – http://www.iasf.org/ Offers assistance to students of Indian heritage.
• Wal-Mart Competitive Edge – http://www.walmartfoundation.org/compedge.html, Scholarships for high school students interested in manufacturing, industry and technology-related fields.
• HispanicScholarship.com – http://www.hispanicscholarship.com/scholarship.asp,, Free scholarship search for Hispanics needing financial assistance for college.
• CollegeFunds.Net – http://www.collegefunds.net/free-scholarships.htm, Search for scholarships, find books and sign up for a financial aid newsletter.
• Scholarships-Ar-Us.com – http://www.scholarships-ar-us.com, Offers free scholarship search and information about financial aid and general college entrance advice.
• Actuarial Scholarships – http://www.actuaryjobs.com/sform.html, Actuary financial aid for aspiring actuaries with math, statistics or other technical majors.
• WinScholarships.com – http://www.winscholarships.com Free scholarship resources to learn insider secrets about finding and winning scholarships, boosting financial aid, and minimizing tuition bills.
• Children's Scholarship Fund – http://www.scholarshipfund.org/index.asp, Offers scholarships for private education for low income families.
• Walter Beale Scholarship Foundation – http://www.fraprpscholarships.org, A renewable college scholarship for qualifying students.
• GeoScholarships.com – http://www.geoscholarships.com, Free scholarship search engine and financial aid information for students
• Florida College Student of the Year Award – http://www.floridaleader.com/soty, Statewide scholarship program for Florida college students
• Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis – http://www.sfstl.org, A nonprofit organization providings interest and fee free loans to St. Louis area students.
• The Scholarship Workshop – http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com, Offers a workshop and sells books on how to get scholarships from private and public universities.
• Taiwanese American Foundation of Boston – http://www.taf-boston.org, Provides scholarship funds to individuals or organizations in any field of research related to Taiwan.