Scholarships

 

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Scholarships

DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
04/15/2017 SEA-Mar Scholarship for Children of Farmworkers

For HS seniors and college students who show commitment to their education and demonstrate leadership. Open to 1079 students. 

04/30/2017 All About Education Scholarship

"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
04/30/2017 American Indian Summer Institute

Students will work with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community members during their stay in the in the campus dormitories, learning about the university environment, improving study skills, and preparing for college. All students in the program will receive follow-up mentorship by UC staff and admissions counselors throughout their remaining years of high school, which will include guidance in choosing their coursework, financial aid, and applying to a university.

04/30/2017 HENAAC Scholarship

Must be Hispanic an/or participate in organizations/activities in Hispanic community. 3.0+ GPA. Must pursue STEM major. $500-10,000. Open to 1079 students. 

04/30/2017 County Office Scholarship

How to Apply

Please write a 500-1500 word essay for the following prompt: "Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on our website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you."

Judging

Applications that are submitted on time by eligible applicants will be judged based on their ability to demonstrate a well-written and persuasive use of the essay prompt.

Eligibility

US citizens 16 years of age and older who are either in their senior year of high school or currently enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning are eligible to apply. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the institution the student is enrolled in. Recipients of previous County Office Scholarship awards are not eligible for future scholarship awards. All others are welcome to apply to prompts they have not yet applied to.

04/30/2017 Give a Spit About Cancer Guide

70% of people who need a bone marrow transplant rely on a complete stranger for a donation. Beyond that, black people and other people of color have a much harder time finding a donor match.

By simply swabbing your cheek, you and your friends can join the bone marrow registry and have the chance to be selected as a donor match for a cancer patient in need. Enter three friends’ numbers below, and we’ll send you and them a short text-message guide on how to join the registry. You’ll enter to win a $3,000 scholarship

04/30/2017 E-waste Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. Complete the application form, including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

04/30/2017 MESBEC Scholarship

For students who are at least 1/4 American Indian & are enrolled members of a US tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated. The 6 priority majors are math majors, engineering majors, science majors, business majors, education majors, & computer science majors. $5,000.

04/30/2017 Washington Women in Need Education Grant

General Education Grantees receive up to $5,000 over a one-year period to pay for tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies at the approved Washington college or university of their choice. For females 18 and older.

05/01/2017 International Teamster Women’s Caucus Scholarship Program

For daughters/sons of active or retired Teamster members who have at least 12 months of consecutive membership in good standing. Must be HS seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade, or business school. Must submit their SAT/ACT scores & an essay on how unions can motivate youth & women to become involved in the union movement. $500.

05/01/2017 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

For those intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession. Must have at least 1 birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander. For HS seniors w/ a min. 3.0 GPA & a min. ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600. $1,000.

05/01/2017 The Paradigm Challenge

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to affect positive change in the world. The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires - America’s #1 disaster threat. They invite youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015) to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams.

05/01/2017 AISES Intel Scholarship

The AISES Intel Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science.

All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application.  All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal. 

05/01/2017 A.T. & Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Students are required to submit 3 essays, up to 1,000 words each. Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaskan Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian and will be pursuing a degree in Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.

Applicants need to be current AISES members at the time of application.  All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal. 

05/01/2017 Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States.

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