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NOTE: Scholarship opportunities shared through this page are administered by entities external to UNC Charlotte. When researching the entities that sponsor these scholarship opportunities or applying using the stated application process, students should be mindful to only provide information that is required as part of a standard scholarship application. If you have concerns about any of the scholarship opportunities posted here, please contact the University Scholarship Office at scholarships@uncc.edu or (704) 687-5871
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Scholarship Name / LinkAmountNext DeadlineRecurringCurrent Class LevelGPAMajorEssayVideoCitizenshipEnrollmentRecommendationsEssay / Video TopicSpecific RequirementsOther Notes
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American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships and FellowshipsVariesVariesAnnual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
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All Majors (Varies by opportunity)Yes - VariesNoEnrollment in a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native groupFull-TimeVariesN/AMust demonstrate financial need. Must submit Tribal Eligibility Certificate by the due date for each application. Must submit a Financial Need Form by the deadline.NOTE: This link takes you to the main hub for AIGC scholarships and fellowships. There are several different opportunities, so please select one based on your eligibility criteria.
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Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship Program$1,00007/01/2018AnnualFreshman3.0+Computer Science or Computer Engineering Related FieldsYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWhy did you decide to pursue this degree? Which field of computer engineering do you find most interesting?
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Axon Optics 'Migraine Story' Scholarship$1,00011/30/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsOptional - 300 WordsOptional - 1 MinuteNot SpecifiedFull-TimeNone"What is your migrane story?" OR "What is your light sensitivity story?"Applicants MUST post their content to at least one of their personal social media accounts.Students may select either an essay, a video, or an image.
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BigRentz Engineering Scholarship$5,0008/3/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
3.0+Engineering Related FieldYes - 750-1500 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneHow do you see technology changing or impacting your specific discipline of engineering over the next 5+ years? What excites you most about these changes? What challenges (if any) will this create?
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Bishop Law Firm 2018 Educational Scholarship$1,0007/15/2018AnnualFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, DoctoralNoneAll MajorsYes - 700+ WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWhat do you believe is the biggest issue/challenge society is faced with today? What would you do to atttempt a solution?
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Building Security Services Annual Student Scholarship$3,000VariesAnnual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneThere are three prompts related to your life goals and personal experiences.Deadlines are before each semester, but applications are accepted year-round.
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BusRental.com Travel Essay Scholarship Contest$1,00008/01/2018Bi-Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 700-1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneAny travel related experience or topic.
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Butler Tobin’s 2019 Scholarship$1,0002/19/2019Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
2.0+All MajorsNoYes - 2-10 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneCreate a video that explains what you want to do to make the world a better place, how you plan to do it, and one or more great aspects of your plan.Send an email that includes resume, unofficial transcript, and a link to your video on YouTube.
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Charlotte Area Liaison Group Scholarship$1,00010/23/2018Not SpecifiedFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior3.0+Business Major With HR CourseworkYes - 500-600 WordsNoNot SpecifiedFull TimeYes - Two LettersWhy you want to be a Human Resources Professional and what this scholarship means to you.All materials must be sent to secretary@calginc.org.See advertisement for other information.
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COIT 2018 Clean GIF Scholarship Contest$2,00008/31/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsNoNoAll StudentsNot SpecifiedNone(Photo) Create a GIF that showcases how to clean your space fast and effectively. Show us how you can turn a messy room into something presentable as quickly as possible.There is no traditional essay for this scholarship, just a GIF.
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Coupon Cause Smart Saver Scholarship$1,00007/15/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - Not SpecifiedYes - 1-5 MinutesU.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent ResidentNot SpecifiedNoneAnswer three questions about saving money for your education and giving back to the world.Must be 16+ years old to apply.
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Creative Scholarship Competition$1,0008/1/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - Up to 600 Words*Yes - Up to 2 minutes*US Citizen or legal permanent residentNot SpecifiedNoneShould student loan debt be discharged during bankrutcy?Must submit copy of high school or college transcript. *Also must submit either the essay or video, not both.
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Criminal Justice Reform Essay Contest by Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C.$2,50011/30/18Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneIdentify an injustice plaguing criminal law or procedure and proposing a workable solution
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The Law Office of Daniel Wright Leadership Scholarship$1,00010/01/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
2.0+All MajorsYes - 1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe the situation that catalyzed your role as a community leader. Since that time, what have you done to lead that community towards a stronger and better future? In what ways will your education help you continue to serve as a strong community leader?
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DataSauce Scholarship United States$5,00006/30/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1200-1500 WordsNoU.S. CitizenNot SpecifiedNone"The Influence of College and High School on Millennials"Must be between 18 and 25 years old to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a financial hardship.
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Daymond John's Success Formula Entrepreneurial Scholarship$1,50008/18/2018Bi-Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsNoYes - 3 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNone(Video) Why is education essential to your success as an entrepreneur?
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Dealhack Community Volunteer Scholarship$1,50006/30/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedFull-TimeYes - One LetterAnswer five prompts that fully describe your community volutneer involvement, and explain what it means to be a volunteer.Must be in good standing with the university. Must exemplify outstanding community volunteer involvement.
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Feetstrap Scholarship$1,00007/31/2018Not SpecifiedFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral2.9All MajorsYes - 2,000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedFull-TimeNoneEssay topic can be a relevant topic of your choice.Applicants must also submit a scholarship application letter indicating in detail why you deserve the scholarship opportunity.
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Fleming College Scholarship$1,00007/01/2018Not SpecifiedIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 250 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneIdeas and solutions to reduce drunk driving car accidents.Essay must be in Word format. Include name, address, phone number, and name of your school.
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Florida Rentals Dream Vacation Scholarship$1,0008/31/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1000 WordsNoU.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal ResidentFull-TimeNoneDescribe your dream vacation. Where would you go? What would you do when you were there? Who would you want with you? What would your accommodations look like? Use your imagination!
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GPS TrackIt Technology Scholarship$1,000VariesAnnual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneTechnical FieldYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedYes - Two LettersNot specified.Must submit a resume. Must submit unofficial transcripts.No due date specified. No essay topic specified.
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Green Light Booking Share Your Talent Scholarship$1,00008/01/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsNoYes - 3 MinutesAll Students in the U.S.Not SpecifiedNoneRecord a short video showing your talent and explaining your journey honing your talent, and how others have encouraged you.Must be 18+ years old to apply.
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GreenWay Scholarship$1,00011/01/2018Bi-Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 800-1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNone"Clean home - Clean life." Explain how you feel having a clean home helps with your daily life, or how it makes you feel better and more relaxed.Must provide proof of enrollment if selected.
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Hoenig Theater Artist's Scholarship$3,00007/20/2018AnnualSecond Semester JuniorNoneTheater ArtsYesOptionalNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedYes - Three, from faculty or professionals with whom you have workedCover letter and personal statementCopy of current transcript, resume including performance history, academic traning and work experience, be able to demonstrate financial need.
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Johnston and Martineau PLLP, Scholarship for Safer Streets$1,00006/15/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 750-1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneOutline a program aimed at reducing any type of distracted driving. In the vein of MADD, SADD, and other formal groups, your essay should explain the idea, how it will be implemented, and why you believe it will be effectiv
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Katy Property Management Scholarship$1,00007/10/2018Not SpecifiedFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral3.0+All MajorsYes - 1,000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedFull-Time or Part-TimeNoneEssay on any topic related to the website.There is no age requirement
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Klenk Law Community Leadership Scholarship$1,0008/1/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
2.0+All MajorsYes - 1,000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe the situation that influenced or served as a pivot point for your dedication to your community. Since this time, what have you done to help pave the way towards a stronger and better community? In what ways will your education help you continue to be a strong community leader?Submit updated resume and current unofficial transcript.
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Leesa Social Impact Scholarship$10,00011/15/2018Bi-Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
3.0+All MajorsNoYes - 2-3 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe the roll social action has had on your life so far, and the role you see it having on the future.
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Mark T. Hurt: Helping People in Need Scholarship$1,00008/31/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
3.5+All MajorsYes - 1,000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe a pivot point in your life that inspired you to want to help people in need. In what ways did you begin helping people? What are your goals for helping people after you graduate? (SEE AD FOR MORE INFO)Must submit a resume and an official transcript.
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Masergy STEM Scholarship Program$5,00008/17/18Not SpecifiedIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneSTEM majors onlyYes - 500 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe an innovation that you have produced (either on your own or in a group) and give detailed examples of your specific contribution and how this innovation benefits others.
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My Vision Essay Scholarship Contest$2,500VariesNot SpecifiedFreshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral2.5+All MajorsYes - 500-700 WordsNoUS Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, or Student Visa Holder with Visa valid through duration of essay contest entered.Full-TimeNoneEssay must show entrant's desire and ability to bring their vision of life through continuing education and community involvement.Essay must be in PDF format. Bibliography required if applicable. See website for other requirements.Must be enrolled at accredited university in the U. S. or its territories.
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National Merit Scholarship$2,500VariesAnnual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsNoNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneNot specified.Must take the PSAT no later than junior year of high school.
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Paradise Ridge Dentistry Scholarship$1,00006/30/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
2.0+All MajorsYes - 500-750 WordsNoU.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent ResidentNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe the organization you volunteer for, your roles and responsibilities, the experience and skills you have gained, and how your work make change the lives of others.Must volunteer at least 20 hours with a 501c3 non-profit organization prior to the scholarship deadline.
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RawSpiceBar Community Volunteer Scholarship$1,50006/30/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedFull-TimeNoneHow do you help in your community? How long have you been volunteering? Why do you volunteer? What does volunteering mean to you and what has it taught you? What plans do you have to volunteer in the future?Must be enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Robot Vacuum Area Scholarship$3,00012/20/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1,000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDiscuss your knowledge related to listed topics about vacuums, or other topics.
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Scholarships for Immigrants and Refugees - CharterUP$1,0007/1/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior3.4+All MajorsYes NoNot SpecifiedFull-TimeYes - One LetterSubmit a written essay that declares a personal vision and demonstrates the potential to achieve that vision.To be eligible, applicants must be born outside of the U.S. Weighted GPA must be 3.4+. Official transcripts from your current school must be mailed to address listed on the CharterUP website and postmarked by July 5th, 2018. Must not have been a previous recipient.
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SDBotox Scholarship Essay Contest$2,00008/15/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
3.1+All MajorsYes - 500 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWhat does it mean to give back to society, and how do you intend on accomplishing this?
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SmartMail Scholarship Fund$2,00006/30/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1200-1500 WordsNoU.S. CitizenNot SpecifiedNoneThe influence of social media on how millennials communicate.Must be between 18 and 25 years old to apply. Financial need is considered in the selection process.Company is interested in students who are demonstrate community involvement in areas such as leadership or volunteering.
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Social Justice Scholarship$1,00012/15/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
2All MajorsYes - Up to 1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneDescribe a situation that you witnessed or heard about that was a pivot point for you to feel the need to help others who are suffering because of social inequality. Since that time, what have you done to fight inequality? In what ways will your education help you to fight for social justice in the future?Updated resume and current unofficial transcript required.
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Straight North STEM Scholarship$1,00008/01/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneSTEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)Yes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNone"Tell us about yourself."
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The Corban OneSource Scholarship$1,00007/15/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 1500-2000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWrite an essay about your own personal values. How were these values instilled in you? How do you live out these values daily? Why do you think that these values are important?
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The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship (Video Game)$1,00012/15/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 1500 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneShare whatever you think will help us understand your appreciation for Final Fantasy games and how it has made you a better student or person overall
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The Fusion Electronix Scholarship$1,00007/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 800-1500 WordsYes - 5-10 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWrite an essay about gadgets that you use for your education. How do you use technology to make your education simpler? How do you think that technology can be improved to help students?Must record a video in addition to the written essay that demonstrates how you use technology for your education.
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The Home Team Hawaii Scholarship$1,00008/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 1500-2000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWrite about a life changing experience. How did this experience chang eyou as an individual? What lessons did you learn?Must provide proof of enrollment if selected.
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The Life Coach Spotter Scholarship$1,00008/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 800-1500 WordsYes - 5-15 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWrite a personal story about the biggest challenge you've overcome in your life. What was the hardest part? How did you overcome it? What life lessons have you learned?
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The Naegali Deposition and Trail Scholarship$1,00007/01/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsNoYes - 2-5 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNone"How ideas help shape the world around us. Why education is extremely important for success in the real world. Real world examples of actions you have taken to succeed in the legal or professional service industry."
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The Recovery Village Scholarship$1,00006/30/2018Not Specified
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 500 WordsNoU.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent ResidentNot SpecifiedNonePlease include a personal essay describing why you are passionate about health care, particularly substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Submissions may draw from personal, educational, or professional experience
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The Right Hairstyle Fashion/Beauty Scholarship for Students$1,00012/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior3.0+All MajorsYes - 2000-2500 WordsNoU.S. CitizenNot SpecifiedNoneEssay topic is about your personal goals and interests, focusing on your interests in fashion, beauty, or hairstyling. Please see the ad for full essay details. Student should be passionate about hairstyling, and should be interested in a career in fashion or beauty.
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The Simpalm Scholarship$1,00008/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 1000-1500 WordsYes - 5-15 MinutesNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneHow has your education benefited from mobile technology? How will you continue to use mobile application technology to move forward with your education?(Video) Elaborate on the key points addressed in your essay.
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The Wall Street Oasis Scholarship$1,00007/01/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneAll MajorsYes - 800-1200 WordsNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneWrite about the role that your community (example: family, town, school, church) plays in your education. What kind of support have you received from your community? How will you use your education to help others in your community?
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TopSecurityReview Scholarship Program$1,00006/30/2018Annual
Incoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral
NoneAll MajorsYes - 500-1000 WordsNoNot SpecifiedFull-TimeNoneWrite a short essay about home security and safety.
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2018 UncommonGoods Art & Design Scholarship$1,00007/15/2018Bi-AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, SeniorNoneArt or Design MajorsNoNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNoneN/AMust complete application and electronically submit photos of artwork.
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United Energy Workers (UEW) Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship$1,00007/31/2018AnnualIncoming, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior3.0+All MajorsYes - Not SpecifiedNoNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedEncouraged, but not requiredAnswer a few questions regarding your activities of leadership, special honors and awards, and how this scholarship would help you.Financial need is considered. Must submit an un-opened official transcript. Submitting a resume is encouraged, but not required. Preference given to students who are interested in pursuing a career in home healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry, and was subsequently approved for benefits under the EEOICPA.
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