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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

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

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

Bio-Techne Scholarships

Bio-Techne is happy to offer two new Spring 2016 scholarships to your students! Both are $1500 and are awarded to one student per semester.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Application Process

  1. Download and fill out the scholarship application form.
  2. Submit a transcript of all college/post-secondary coursework (if high school student submit
    high school transcript). This may be an official or unofficial copy.
  3. Submit a written statement addressing the following topics:
    • Make a top ten list of your favorite emerging technologies.
    • Write a personal statement of 500 words or less on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest.
  4. Submit all application materials to scholarship@novusbio.com by deadline.
    • The finalist will be declared by December 23, 2015.

For more information visit the Novus Biologicals Scholarship page.
For questions regarding the Novus Biologicals scholarship, please contact Lisa Ikariyama, lisa@novusbio.com.

 

R&D Systems Scholarship

The R&D Systems Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Application Process

  1. Download and fill out the scholarship application form.
  2. Submit a transcript of all college/post-secondary coursework (if high school student submit
    high school transcript). This may be an official or unofficial copy.
  3. Submit a written statement addressing the following topics:
    • Make a top ten list of why you love science.
    • Write a personal statement of 500 words or less on how you plan to use your degree to further advance science in your field of interest.
  4. Submit all application materials to nb-scholarship@bio-techne.com by deadline.
    • The finalist will be declared by December 23, 2015.

For more information visit the R&D Systems Scholarship page.
For questions regarding R&D Systems scholarship, please contact Lisa Ikariyama, Lisa.Ikariyama@bio-techne.com.

Application Due By: 

Friday, December 11, 2015