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Name of Scholarship/OrganizationDue DateDays until deadlineAmountWho qualifies?Difficultyother requirements?Essay/video required?DescriptionlinkDon't forget the other tabs at the bottom! Summer opportunities and Major-specific scholarships!
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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Link to this page: goo.gl/cy5Ue9Organized by due date. New Scholarships highlighted in purplelast updated 3/26/2018
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*Updated as I get more scholarships!
Local/Local-ish scholarships highlighted in yellow.Today is: 1/8/2019
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**Difficulty rated by me. 1=easy 4=time consuming. 1=enter your info, 2=write a paragraph or two, 3=short essay, letters of rec, 4=extensive essay/letters of rec
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Name of Scholarship/OrganizationDue DateDays until deadlineAmountWho qualifies?Difficultyother requirements?Essay required?Descriptionlink
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Scholarships by due date
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Ayn Rand "The Fountainhead" Essay ContestMay 15#NUM!$10,000juniors and seniors3This essay contest is for 11th and 12th graders worldwide. Applicants must submit an essay for the book "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand on one of the topics listed on the website. Essays will be judged on whether they are clearly written, articulate, and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of "The Fountainhead." This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.
https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1
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Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay ContestMay 15#NUM!$10,000seniors, college3This essay contest is for high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. To participate in this contest, applicants must read the book, "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand and write a essay between 800 and 1,600 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the contest website. See website for complete details. This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.
https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests?atlasshrugged-1#atlasshrugged-1
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Optimist International Oratorical ContestMay 15#NUM!$2,500students under age 193The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19. To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, "Where are My Roots of Optimism?" to be presented at your local Optimist Club's contest.
https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships4.cfm
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FMAA Educational Scholarship ProgramMay 30#NUM!$3,000seniors2This scholarship is for high school seniors who are continuing their education in a degree program. To apply, applicants must submit a short video explaining what the United States flag means to them as a young American today. Scholarships totaling up to $3,000 will be awarded.
http://www.fmaa-usa.com/about/scholarship.php
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Zehl & Associates, PC Texas New & Improved Law ScholarshipMay 30#NUM!$2,000seniors, college3This scholarship is for students who are currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the fall of 2018 academic year. Applicants must be in good academic standing with their current educational institution. Students under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. To apply, students must create a short video explaining how they would create or change a law and what impact it would have on society.
https://www.zehllaw.com/scholarship/apply/
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Kelley & Canterbury, LLC Alaska Curiosity ScholarshipMay 30#NUM!$1,000
seniors, college, law school
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2-4 minute video AND 500 word essay
To apply for this scholarship, create a short (2-4 minute) video and answer one of the following prompts:1. What is one issue that you are dedicated to solving? Did you have an opportunity that surfaced from adversity that you had courage and curiosity to address? And what steps have you taken so far to do so?2. Tell us about a time that you created a “yes” situation. In other words, tell us about a time where you created an opportunity out of adversity. How did you overcome adversity to achieve your goal? Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the application with a 500-word supporting essay, and include a link to your video on YouTube.
http://kelleyandcanterbury.com/scholarship/
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My-CACHE scholarships--Kawerak and BSFJune 30#NUM!variesNBHS seniors4Kawerak and BSF scholarships due. my-cache.org
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Alaska State GrantsJune 30#NUM!variesAK residents2Make sure to have your FAFSA submitted by this date to be considered for grants from the state of Alaska. fafsa.ed.gov
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Digital Privacy ScholarshipJune 30#NUM!$1,000all2Write 140 characters completing the following statement: "I'm taking responsibility for my digital profile by..."
http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/digital-privacy-scholarship
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Andrew Flusche Scholarship ContestJune 30#NUM!$5003videoCreate a video PSA (no more than 3 minutes) about severity and consequences of drunk driving
https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/
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Because College is expensiveJune 30#NUM!$500seniors1noenter info for a chance to win
http://cedaredlending.com/scholarship/
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Delete Cyber BullyingJune 30#NUM!$1,000grades 10-122500 wordsAnswer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less. Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"
http://www.deletecyberbullying.org/scholarship/
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Immigration Scholarship Essay ContestJuly 1#NUM!$1,500
seniors, college
3800-1000 wordsThe Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the five topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor's website in order to qualify for this award.
https://immigration.usattorneys.com/usattorneyscom-immigration-scholarship-essay-contest/
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Savor Summer ScholarshpJuly 1#NUM!$500grades 10-122You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of 500 words or less that answers the question, "How are you planning on using your summer vacation?" in order to be considered for this award.
https://how2winscholarships.com/
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Stuck at PromJuly 9#NUM!$10,000seniors4Make your prom dress/tuxedo out of Duct Tape and submit a picture
http://stuckatprom.com/
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Community Contribution ScholarshipJuly 25#NUM!$5,000high school4The Community Contribution Scholarship is available to high school students. To be considered, you must have recognized a need or problem in your community and have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem.
http://www.studentresearch.org/our-scholarship-program/
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Don't Text and Drive ScholarshipSeptember 30#NUM!$1,000all2The Don't Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.
http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/
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Women in science environmental scholarshipDecember 1#NUM!$500
women in high school, college
2The Women in Science Environmental Scholarship is available to female high school or college students, with preference given to those who are choosing to pursue a science degree. You must demonstrate financial need, and submit a one-page essay that demonstrates an idea you have for helping improve the environment, either global or locally using Drone Technology to be eligible for this award.
https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-scholarship/
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Semester in Washington Scholarship
up to 9 credits, housing, living stipend, airfare
college, grad school
3The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program.
https://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/about-naplp
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