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DCF Youth in Out-of-Home Care Scholarship

The Department of Children and Families Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $5,000 for youth who have been in out-of-home care for and are entering a degree, license or certificate program.

Instructions:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have been in out-of-home care (OHC) court ordered (Ch. 48 or 938) placement (kinship, foster home, group home or residential care center) and left OHC at age 18 or older;
    or
  • Have been in OHC placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and went to Ch. 48 or 938 Guardianship or adoption after the age of 16.
  • Aged out of OHC placement in another state but has become a permanent resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution.
  • Be accepted into a postsecondary institution (i.e., college, vocational or technical program) at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a postsecondary program and receiving the DCF Scholarship on his / her 21st birthday, thus extending eligibility to the student’s 23rd birthday.

For more DCF Scholarship options, visit the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

 

Minority Preferences: 

Foster Child/Ward of the State

Residency Requirement: 

Wisconsin

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is designed to provide education assistance for post-secondary education to dependents of those people killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and during the rescue activities relating to those attacks.

The Fund will primarily benefit children and spouses of the following groups: airplane crew and passengers, World Trade Center workers and visitors, Pentagon workers and visitors, and rescue workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel.

Scholarship America®, has pledged that all contributions - 100% of the principal - will support undergraduate education of eligible students at accredited two-and- four-year colleges, universities or technical-vocational schools based in the United States. The program will extend to currently enrolled undergraduate students, as well as future students, through the year 2030.

Application Due By: 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

P.E.O. is an international philanthropic educational organization. One of its purposes is to support women who need financial help and are in undergraduate or graduate school. One of its seven loans and scholarship funds is the Educational Loan Fund (ELF). The Racine Chapter CF is currently seeking qualified women who may need financial aid who live in the Racine area.

Download the P.E.O. ELF Application 

Find more information and other P.E.O. Scholarship opportunities.

Minority Preferences: 

Female

Residency Requirement: 

Racine County

Application Due By: 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship

The Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship fund was developed to recognize and encourage individuals who have returned to school after a break in their formal education.  These individuals should exhibit a desire for self improvement and leadership abilities while at the same time being able to maintain an above average grade point.  It was named the Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship to recognize the contributions this young woman made to her family, community and to the Wisconsin Jaycees.  These are scholarships sponsored by the Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc., and given out annually.

Application Process

  • Download the Application
  • Read the application requirements closely
  • Fill out  the application entirely
  • Provide the three letters of recommendation
  • Provide official transcripts
  • Attach your resume
  • Submit your application packet by regular mail or email*

*Email submissions are preferred
*Any part of the application missing or left unattached, will disqualify the applicant

Application submissions and questions can be emailed to:  jcwfscholarship@netscape.net

GPA Requirement: 

3.0 or higher

Full/Part Time: 

Full Time

Application Due By: 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mosaic Hair Transplant Educational Scholarship

The Mosaic Clinic is offering a $250 scholarship for those who need tuition assistance. This will be paid directly to the school of the winning applicants. 

Application Process: 
Students will need to mail in a resume as well as a 500 word essay as to how they, or a family member, have been affected by hair loss. The thinning hair story can include details about the restoration journey, if applicable.    

Mail your entry to:
 The Mosaic Clinic Hair Transplant Center attention of Scholarship Program
 Address: 2401 Yale Street #2a, Houston Tx 77008.

Applications should list school information and details as to how the payment can be made directly the school in your name and towards your tuition. All rights of the produced work will be transferred and owned by the Mosaic Clinic.
Applicant can not be an employee, or related to an employee, of the Mosaic Clinic. Applicant can only apply once per 4 year cycle. 
Award Date: September 30, 2015

Further scholarship/ contact information can be found at the Mosaic scholarship page.

Residency Requirement: 

USA

Application Due By: 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ShipDig.com Scholarship Award

After merging with USPostmail.org, ShipDig.com will be awarding an annual scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming semester. With rising costs for tuition, room and board, books and other education related expenses, ShipDig.com feels it is their public duty to help others receive a quality education. It is their mission to help others on and off the internet and they are pleased to have eligible students apply to this scholarship!

Application Process

Eligibility requirements are specified on the Shipdig.com scholarship website.

Essays will be judged by our executive scholarship committee on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are.

Scholarship finalist selected: September 30, 2015

Residency Requirement: 

USA

Application Due By: 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CustomMade Scholarships

CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting people who want and make custom goods. Buyers come to CustomMade looking for  custom items such as furniture, clothing, jewelry and accessories - among many other custom creations. We exist to empower individuals who believe in buying custom and disrupt the system of buying mass-produced, impersonal and low quality goods. 

CustomMade is offering two $1,000 scholarships:

Custom Furniture Scholarship - Submit an exceptional essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic: "Why buy custom furniture?"

Custom Jewelry Scholarship -  Submit an exceptional essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic: "Why buy custom jewelry?"

Both scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process:

Further details are provided on the CustomMade scholarship page.

Residency Requirement: 

USA

Application Due By: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Best Hospitality Degrees Scholarship

Best Hospitality Degrees is dedicated to helping students receive a quality education in hospitality management to build a successful career in today’s growing tourism industry. They are proud to announce that  they have created a $1,500 Best Hospitality Degrees Scholarship that will be awarded twice each year to deserving individuals pursuing a two-year associate’s or four-year bachelor’s degree in hospitality at accredited colleges. Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 30 and November 30.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the scholarship form
  • Provide proof of citizenship
  • Request official transcript from school
  • Provide a cover letter and two letters of recommendation
  • Provide a 500-1,000 word essay highlighting your leadership qualities, academic achievements and future plans

Email your completed application and material to scholarships@besthospitalitydegrees.com.

Winners will be notified one month from the due date, and may be asked for a personal interview.

GPA Requirement: 

3.0 or better

Residency Requirement: 

USA

Application Due By: 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ortho Scholar

Ortho Scholar understands that college tuition places a significant financial burden on students, but also acknowledges that schooling is well worth the time and effort that students put into it. With this understanding, we strive to help students reach their academic goals by alleviating some of the financial burden through our scholarships.

Ortho Scholar gives out two $1,000 college scholarships annually to students of any degree program. 
Students can apply to any of the four  four scholarships offered, which are pooled into two annual awards.

Application Process

Students must submit the application form along with an essay of 500 to 1,000 words, based on the topic described in each submittal page.
Additional information may be requested in the confirmation email following the application submission.

 

GPA Requirement: 

3.5 or better

Application Due By: 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lexington Law Scholarship Program

Lexingtonlaw.com is offering a $10,000 annual scholarship ($5,000 per spring and fall semesters) to help college students maintain great credit scores. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to write an essay of 800 words about what a credit score means to them, impacts their financial future, and how they plan to develop a great credit score during their college years.

Application Process

  • Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about how you repaired or established your good credit. Competitive candidates will describe and demonstrate knowledge of credit scores and clearly state examples of how they effectively fixed or established their good credit.
  • Research and cite two pieces of content that supports your essay. 
  • Publish your essay either in Word format as an attachment to an email to scholarship@lexingtonlaw.com, or anywhere on the Internet, i.e. your personal blog, YouTube, or any other online publishing platform.
  • YouTube submissions are encouraged, although not required.  Video should be no longer than 4 minutes.  (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)
  • Email a content contribution agreement,along with your full contact information and the link to access your essay to scholarship@lexingtonlaw.com.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Lexington Law scholarship page.

GPA Requirement: 

2.5

Full/Part Time: 

Full Time

Application Due By: 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship

PCB Solutions, a provider of high-quality printed circuit board manufacturing, is pleased to announce we will be holding an “Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship Contest”. The winner selected will receive a $1000 scholarship to the college of their attendance.

Application Process

  1.  Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words on the topic: How you envision the global economy in the future.
  2. Include a short bio video describing yourself, your history, why education is important to you and how you will use your scholarship money.
  3. Publish your essay anywhere on the Internet, i.e. your personal blog, YouTube or any other online publishing platform, or email as a Word document or PDF to: jamesb@pcb-solutions.com
  4. YouTube submissions are encouraged, but not required. Video should be no longer than 4 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)
  5. Email a Content Contribution Agreement, along with your full contact information, major, graduation date and the link to access your essay to: jamesb@pcb-solutions.com

Further scholarship information can be found at the PCB Solutions scholarship page.

GPA Requirement: 

2.5

Full/Part Time: 

Full Time

Application Due By: 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rocky Mountain Mattress Mark A. Forester Scholarship

Rocky Mountain Mattress Company proudly contributes to The Mark Forester Foundation scholarship fund and is now holding an essay contest; the contest winner will receive a $1000 scholarship in the name of The Mark Forester Foundation.

Application Process

  • To enter, the student must write a 300-500-word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes.
  • You can simply send the essay, with your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Rocky Mountain Mattress scholarship page.

Application Due By: 

Monday, December 21, 2015

CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program

CreditRepair.com has assisted thousands of consumers in finding effective solutions to reclaim their credit scores and reports. CreditRepair.com also understands that building a solid understanding of credit reports and scores during ones college years is important. For these reasons, the company is pleased to offer the "CreditRepair.com Scholarship Fund."

Application Process

  1. Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your credit score and why it is important for your future success. Students must also explore how their credit reports will positively or negatively affect their lives during the next 10 years, and what they can do now to improve their credit scores. Competitive candidates will describe and demonstrate knowledge of credit scores, connect the significance of college years to the credit report, and discuss why improving the candidate's credit score can improve his or her future. YouTube submissions are strongly encouraged, although not required. Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)
  2. Submit a content contribution agreement along with the essay.
  3. Submit completed materials here: scholarship@creditrepair.com
  • Scanned application of student ID verifying student status
  • Current official or unofficial transcript
  • Essay
  • Content Contribution Agreement

Award amount
Three gifts will be awarded each semester (spring and fall) totaling $5,000.

  • Credit Vision Award - $3,000
  • Credit Education Award - $1,500
  • Credit Awareness Award - $500

Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship one time during their lifetime.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Creditrepair.com scholarship page.

Application Due By: 

Monday, August 31, 2015