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Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
"Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship
This $2,500 scholarship offered by Campus Discovery asks students to write a 200 word essay responding to the following question: "Assume you would go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself?" The deadline for applications is March 31. For more information, click here.
AES Engineering Scholarships
AES Engineering is offering a $500 scholarship to motivated high-school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Applicants are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of 500-1000 words to the question posted on the website. To Apply, click here.
AICCW Scholarship Program
AICCW scholarships are distributed to American Indian students who reside in Wisconsin, both on and off the reservation. Students must demonstrate a high aptitude for academic achievement and financial need. Students that are awarded the AICCW scholarship receive up to $2,000 each academic year to offset student expenses including tuition, books, and living expenses. For more information click here, and for the application click here
American Indian Education Foundation
AIEF provides educational leadership and networking services for Native American students enrolled in post-secondary schools. For more information, click here. For the application, click here. Applications due May 15.
American Chemical Society Scholars Award
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. To learn how to apply, click here. Applications are due March 1st annually.
Army Emergency Relief's MG James Ursano Scholarship Program
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a non-profit organization that offers financial assistance to dependent children of active, retired, or deceased soldiers. Scholarships are based on financial need, academics, and leadership/achievement for each academic year. For more information and to apply, click here.
ASCO Numatics will award two merit-based scholarships of $5,000 each to exceptional undergraduate and graduate engineering students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing or other industrial automation related disciplines. Applications must be submitted online, click here.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute will award 49 college students and high-school seniors with scholarships ranging from $50-$10,000 for winning essays demonstrating an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged. For more information and to apply, click here.
The Arthington Fund Scholarship
The Avery Arthington Fund is intended to help undergraduate college students from the African continent study in the United States. Awards average $1,000-$4,000. Awards can cover educational expenses such as tuition and fees. Awards are granted one year at a time , students my apply for renewal. Renewals are not automatic. Click here for Guidelines and Application.
B Davis Scholarship
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic listed on the website. For more information click here. Deadline is May 26.
Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 awards for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. For more information, click here.
Brule River Sportsman Club Scholarship
The Brule River Sportsman Club is seeking applicants for their annual award of a scholarship to students preparing for a career in Natural Resources. For more information click here. The deadline is April 30.
Buick Achievers Scholarship
The Buick Achievers Scholarship has expanded eligibility to include current college undergraduates as well as high school seniors. This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award up to $25,000 per year or 100 students AND $2,000 one-time awards for 1,000 students. Students who are encouraged to apply are those who:
- Are high school seniors or current college undergraduates enrolling for full-time study at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 20-1 academic year.
- Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs.
- Have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.
More details about the scholarship program, eligibility rules, and selection criteria can be found here. The program closes February 28.
Campus Discovery Scholarship
CampusDiscovery.com is offering the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship to U.S. students enrolled at a college or university (as well as recent college grads). To start the process, students just have to complete a fun, interactive college survey, and then give campusdiscovery.com his/her thoughts about the value of college. For more information and to apply, click here. The application deadline is March 31.
Caretenders Scholarship Program
This $500 scholarship is available to any student who is attending college full time in the fall of 2013. The application deadline is May 31st. To apply, click here.
Developmental Disabilities Scholastic Excellence Award
The Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc. is offering two $3,000 scholarships to be awarded to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities. For application materials and information, click here. The deadline is May 1.
2012 Dr. Emil Nigro P.E. Scholarships
The Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is proud to announce two scholarship programs. One is for Public Works employees who are pursuing continuing education in non-degree programs and the other is for part time or full time students or Public Works employees who are seeking degrees. Personnel at all levels of your organization are eligible. Click here for the application. The deadline is March 28.
Entirely Pets Scholarships
Entirely Pets is one of the leading online retailers of pet supplies and pet medications, and our core value is to improve the lives of pets and pet owners. As part of our mission to give back to the pet community, we are offering a scholarship for students who own or who have owned a pet before, who want to share their story of how owning a pet has positively impacted their lives. The scholarship is open to all graduating high school students and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. For more information click here. Deadline is March 15.
Fine Art Finals
The Fine Art Finals Scholarship Competitions are dedicated to the promotion of talented and gifted emerging artists at the High School and Collegiate levels, and awards their mastery of technique and excellence of artistic achievement. For availability and more information, click here.
The Future of Technology Scholarship by Vandelay Web
For those high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college in the United States and Canada, we are offering two (2) $1000 scholarships for a pair of winners for our Future of Technology essay competition. So what exactly is the Future of Technology? That’s what we want you to tell us. For more information click here. Deadline is May 1.
Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required. For more information click here.
Great Lakes Scholarship America
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. For more information and to apply click here
GreenPal Business Scholarship
GreenPal believes small businesses are the backbone of our country's economy. If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college then click here for more information on this great scholarship opportunity. Deadline is May 30.
Hispanic College Fund
There are multiple scholarships available, each with its own set of criteria. For more information on all scholarship programs, click here.
This $1,500 scholarship is offered by HotelsCheap to help undergraduate students afford their education. Applications are due by April 15. More information can be found here.
I Know I Can Grant
The I Know I Can Grant is available for qualified Columbus City School Graduates. It is intended to assist students in covering the gap that exists between your resources and the cost of your college education. Awards range from $100-$1,200 per year. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due April 25.
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control The scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives. To learn more and apply, click here. Applications are due February 14..
LCO Youth and Education Scholarship
Awarding $1,000 per recipient. Must be an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; and must be enrolled or accepted into a college or university, or a technical or vocational school or program working towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certification or license. For application materials email here.
LM Scholarship Program
This $1,000 award is available to students who will be attending college in September 2014 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application deadline is May 31, 2014. For more information, click here.
Lift Parts Express Scholarship
To be eligible for this $1,000 award, students must be a current high school senior or a college freshman or sophomore and be enrolled in college for the Fall of 2014. Applications are due by June 30, 2014 and can be found here.
Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships
Be committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care. Only Native Americans and Alaska Natives are eligible to apply in tribal public policy or Native American health care. To view all requirements: click here.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program
NFB gives a broad array of thirty scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In addition to a scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the 2011 National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention. Applications are due March 31. For more information, click here.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
GEICO is presenting two $1,000 awards to NSCS members. Eligible recipients are undergraduates attending an accredited four-year college or university, possess sophomore or junior status, have achieved at least a 3.0 overall GPA, are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program , have demonstrated leadership within their campus or community and are an NSCS member in good standing. For more information and to apply, click here.
Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for LGBT students, is seeking scholars who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Point's online scholarship application is open now until January 28, 2014. Find out more by clicking here.
Q Link Wireless Scholarship
Q Link Wireless, a leading provider of the Federal Lifeline Program, is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship available to current college students and graduating high school students. For more information click here. Deadline is April 1.
Robert Rue Parsonage Fund
Offers assistance for students to support a variety of projects outside the scope of regular coursework. Priority is given to proposals that support student-initiated research and the completion of capstone projects. Funding is capped at $1,500 per student per academic year. Only currently enrolled, full-time Northland students is good academic standing are eligible. To learn more about the Parsonage Fun and to apply online, click here.
Roy Kalmerton Scholarship - Sponsored by the Sheboygan County Conservation Assoc.
Awards one $1,000 scholarship. Must be a Sheboygan county resident obtaining at least 60 credits while attending college any where in Wisconsin. Click here for more information and to download an application. Applications are due April 1
The ScholarshipExperts website is a search engine that provides information for hundreds of scholarships. For more information, click here.
The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to benefit students whose parents were fatally or seriously injured while working on the job. Applications are due by March 31. For more information, click here.
Student Satellite Balloon Launch Internship
The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is offering a paid internship opportunity for 3 full time students who are majoring in a science or engineering discipline. The internship lasts thirteen months and students will receive a $4,000 award paid in increments. Most work takes place off site and students from any location are encouraged to apply. For more information and application materials, click here.
Talbots Scholarship Foundation
Awards up to ten scholarships of $15,000 and one $30,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicants to the Talbots Scholarship Foundation must: be women currently residing in the United States or Canada women who earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2004, enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States or Canada, be attending the full 2013-14 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2015, and have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2014 fall academic term. Only the first 5,000 eligible applications submitted will be processed. For more information, click here.
Thomas B. and Grace Stevenson Jones Scholarship Foundation
Students Residing in the Wisconsin counties of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette are eligible to apply for scholarships through this organization. Scholarships range from $1,500-$3,000 for students enrolled or accepted in a duly accredited four-year college or university in Wisconsin. For further information or to apply click here.
USA Funds will award 1,500 scholarships to students with economic need through the USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship Applications. Check out all of their scholarship opportunities, eligibility and important dates, click here.
Wisconsin Aviation Art Contest
Wisconsin aviation is holding a contest for artists ages 14-17. Winners will receive their choice of an airplane flight for themselves and two guests, or $100 of art supplies from the Dick Blick TM catalog. Second place winners will receive $75 of art supplies and third place winners $40 of art supplies. For more information on rules and deadlines, click here.
Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges
WFIC awards nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin private college students annually. Students should make sure they meet the criteria for each scholarship, including: minimum grade point average, area of study, the college they attend, permanent residence and a completed application. For more info, click here.
Wisconsin Mathematics Council Scholarship Award
Arne Engebretsen Award For legal Wisconsin residents enrolled in teaching mathematics offers two $2,000 scholarships to qualified individuals. To learn more, click here.
Wisconsin Mathematics Council Scholarships
Sister Mary Petronia Van Straten and Ethel A. Neijahr Awards – Currently offers two $2,000 scholarships to qualified individuals. For information about this award, click here.
Wisconsin Medical Society
Must be entering a Health-related field. To view other Wisconsin Medical Society Scholarships and Awards, click here. The deadline for applications is February 1st.
Worldstudio AIGA Design Scholarships
Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000–$3,000. One or two top awards may be given in an amount up to $5,000 at the jury’s discretion. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition. In addition, honorable mention prizes in the amount of $500 cash are also awarded. For eligibility and more information, click here. The application deadline is March 28.
This is our second annual college scholarship contest featuring $10,000 in total awards. This year, we're asking students to write a short essay about the most important lesson they have learn. Just like last year, students will be able to solicit votes from friends and family to reach the finals and then our nationwide network of $40,000 tutors will vote for the winners. For more information click here.
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
This $500 scholarship is available to students who have completed over 50 hours of volunteer work in the past two years, have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater over the past two years, and who will be under the age of 21 on the day of the deadline. Applications are due by November 29 and can be found here.
For Wisconsin Students
Chicago FM Club, Edmond A. Metzger, and Francis Walton Memorial Scholarships
These $500 scholarships, provided by the American Radio Relay League Foundation, support the post-secondary education of students folding a valid FCC-granted Amateur Radio license. Students must hold an FCC amateur radio license and must be residents of of FCC Ninth Call district (IN, IL, WI). The application deadline is February 14. Click here for more information.
Dan Busch Memorial Wildlife Scholarship
This $500 scholarship, awarded by the Wisconsin Trappers Association, is granted to a student pursuing an education in a wildlife related science. Applications are due by March 1. For an application and more information, contact Mike Widner, Scholarship Committee Chairperson at P.O. Box 26 Boscobel, WI 53805.
E.H. Marth Food and Environmental Scholarships
This scholarship is provided by the Wisconsin Association for Food Protection. Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited Wisconsin college and pursuing a a degree in dairy science, food science, environmental sanitation, or a closely related major. Applicants must also be residents of Wisconsin. The deadline is July 1. For more information, click here.
Fort Atkinson Community Foundation Scholarships
The following scholarships are only available to students who are residents of the Fort Atkinson area, graduates of Fort Atkinson High School, or employees of Fort Atkinson School District. More information can be found at http://www.fortfoundation.org/
- Eileen Harrison Education Scholarships: Eligible students will be pursuing a degree in Education. Applications are due April 1.
- Gene Halker Memorial Scholarships: Eligible students will be pursuing a degree in economics, business, literature, or any related fields. Applications are due May 15.
- Robert C. and Judith L. Knapp Scholarships: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in mathematics, mathematics education, physics, physics education, engineering, engineering education, music performance, or music performance education. Applications are due May 15.
- Jason Dahnert Memorial Scholarships: Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary education in an engineering related field. Applications are due January 20 for high school students and February 15 for undergraduate students.
- Jerome Hake Engineering Scholarships: Eligible students will have graduated in the top one-third of their graduating class, and must be pursuing a degree in engineering. Applications are due January 20 for high school students and February 15 for undergraduate students.
Jacqui Koltiz Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, provided by the Wisconsin Trappers Association District 7, awards $500 to a student who is a residents of Waupaca, Outagamie, Waushara, Winnebago, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Columbia, or Dodge counties. The student must be pursuing a career in a wildlife-related science have a 3.0 GPA average or better. Applicant must be truthful, honest, friendly, have a love for nature, and a desire to learn more about our living natural resources. For an application and more information, contact Mark Hogen at W2118 Pond Rd. Neosho, WI 53059-9744.
Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Awards
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation is offering this $1,000 award to a student pursuing a career in manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering. Preference is given to Wisconsin students, especially those living in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties. The application deadline is February 14 and more information can be found here.
Michael Abrahamson Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship, provided by the Wisconsin Trappers Association, is awarded to a student pursuing a career in a wildlife-related science. The WTA is looking for a student who is successful in life, who has developed a strong sense of discipline, an ability to lead and motivate others, and possess a well rounded character. They must be selfless of their time and talent to others. For more information, contact Scholarship Committee Chairperson Junior Prudlick at P.O. Box 505 Strum, WI 54770-0505.
Roy Kalmerton Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is offered by the Sheboygan County Conservation Assocation. The scholarship is open to students who are residents of Sheboygan County, attend college in Wisconsin, and who are majoring in the fields of environmental management (i.e. Resource Science, Law Enforcement, Forestry, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Zoology, and Environmental Education).The deadline to apply is April 1. For more information, visit the Northland College Office of Financial Aid.
Horatio Alger Minnesota Scholarships
The Horatio Alger Association provides dozens of $4,000 scholarships to students in the state of Minnesota who are pursuing higher education. Students can be pursuing any field but must demonstrate financial need, must be involved in co-curricular and community activities, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and must reside in either Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington counties. To apply, click here.
The Duluth Superior Community Foundation
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers over 50 scholarships to students from across the region. More information can be found by clicking here.
For Illinois Students
Community Foundation Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to graduating senior students who are residents of Winnebago County and have a 2.75 or higher GPA. The deadline is March 1. To apply, click here.
Ernest and Charlene Stachowiak Memorial Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago counties with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The deadline is March 1. To apply, click here.
Horatio Alger Illinois Scholarships
The Horatio Alger Association provides $5,000 scholarships to Illinois high school seniors who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree and have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need. To apply, click here.
Illinois Lake Management Association Scholarships
The ILMA provides these $1,000 scholarships to Illinois students who are enrolled in colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. The applicants must be full time undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must be studying a natural resource discipline related to lake and/or lake watershed management. Applications are due December 31. To apply, click here.
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Scholarships
The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association offers scholarships to Illinois students who are enrolled full-time in a college in Illinois or bordering state. The student must be working towards a degree in horticulture or a related field. Applications are due March 7. To apply, click here.
International Management Council IMC Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Winnebago County. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be pursuing a degree in business, and be active in community service. Applications are due March 1. To apply, click here.
Jewish Federation Academic Scholarships
The Jewish Vocational Service offers scholarships to Jewish students born and raised in either: Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana, or have one continuous year of full-time employment in any of the previously listed areas. The student must be entering as a full-time junior or senior undergraduate student and must be pursuing a career in a helping profession (medicine, social work, arts, public health, urban affairs/planning, law). Applications are due February 15 and can be found by clicking here.
La Voz Latina Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to high school graduates of Winnebago County who are of Hispanic origin. The student must be studying education. Applications are due March 14. To apply, click here.
Margaret T. Craig Community Service Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to high school graduates or graduating seniors under the age of 23. Student must have a permanent address in Winnebago County, have at least a 2.75 GPA, and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree. Applications are due March 1 and can be found here.
Margaret Wyeth Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois provides these scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County who plan to attend a college or university. Applications are due March 1 and can be found here.
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