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Burger King Scholars Program

November 24, 2008

by Scholarships.com Staff

High school students, you know that part-time job you have?  It turns out it might be worth more than minimum wage and the very first line on your resume.  Through programs like this week's Scholarship of the Week, part-time student employees can find money for college beyond what they see in their paychecks.

Burger King's Have It Your Way Foundation offers $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who participate in co-curricular or volunteer activities (such as athletics or community service) and maintain their grades while working at least 15 hours a week.

Prize: $1000

Eligibility: Current high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) who work part-time and demonstrate community or extracurricular involvement and who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university the following fall.

Deadline: February 2, 2009

Required Materials: Completed online scholarship application, found on the Burger King website.

Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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Though a career in law may sound promising, the cost of law school will not. About 80 percent of law school students borrow money to pay for school, and, depending on the university they attend, graduate with an average student loan debt of $49,000 to $77,000. To encourage future law school students to follow their goals—regardless of tuition prices—we have created a scholarship especially for them.

Students who apply for the Scholarships.com Law Scholarship, this week's Scholarship of the Week, will have the chance to earn $1,000 towards their college education—and it couldn’t be easier. Just respond to the following question in a 250 to 350 word scholarship essay:

"What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in law?"


Prize: $1000

Eligibility:

U.S. citizen Registered Scholarships.com user. Creating an account is simple and free of charge.  After you have created an account, conduct a free scholarship search to view and apply for this award. Undergraduate student currently enrolled or a high school senior who plans to enroll in a college or university in the coming academic year Applicant must have indicated an interest in one of the following majors:

 
  • Criminal Justice
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  • Government
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  • History
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  • Justice/Legal Studies
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  • Law/Pre-Law
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  • Paralegal
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  • Political Science
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    Deadline:

    January 30, 2009

    Required Material:

    A 250-350 word response to the following question: “What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in law?”

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search. Once the search is completed, students eligible for the award will find it in their scholarship list.

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    by Scholarships.com Staff

    Are you a high school senior who already has entrepreneurial experience?  While all of your friends were being handed pricing guns or learning how to man the drive-thru window at their jobs, did you decide to take a different route and be your own boss?  While a small business definitely makes an impressive line on your college applications, it can be worth scholarship money ($40,000, in fact!) as well as experience and bragging rights.  If you started your own business at least a year ago and are planning to go to college next year, you'll want to look into this week's Scholarship of the Week.  The McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship can help you pay for school for all four years, and might even cover your full tuition at some state colleges.  Prize:  Up to $10,000 per year for four years  Eligibility:  Current high school seniors who have owned and operated a small business or non-profit organization for at least one year.  The business must generate sales revenue (except in the case of non-profits) and have at least one paid employee.  Students must be planning to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.  Deadline:  January 25, 2009  Required Materials:  Applicants must submit an online scholarship application on the McKelvey Foundation website and be able to provide additional documentation when requested.  Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.

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    HANDS Essay Contest

    December 15, 2008

    by Scholarships.com Staff

    For many college students, finals week is under way.  Even students who aren't currently worried about cranking out dozens of pages of college essays or cramming for comprehensive exams are probably facing a homework crunch during the time leading up to winter break.  So chances are a 2,500 word scholarship essay is the last thing you want to think about right now.  However, if you're a talented writer who is interested in community development and international affairs, you might want to squeeze this week's Scholarship of the Week into your schedule.

    Hands Along the Nile Development Services has announced its scholarship essay contest for 2009, with a top prize of $5,000.  Full-time undergraduate or graduate students, as well as high school seniors, are invited to participate.  Essays should address the following question: "How is community development in the Middle East important to the United States?  Why is it particularly crucial to focus on Egypt?"  If this is a topic of interest to you, the upcoming break is a perfect time to start researching and writing.  If nothing else, writing this essay might make you feel better about all the studying you have to do right now--after all, there are much bigger challenges in the world than passing that chemistry final.

    Prize: 

       
    • First prize: $5,000
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    • Second prize :$2,500
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    • Third prize: $1,500
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    • Two honorable mentions: $500
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    Eligibility:

    Applicant must be attending college full-time at an accredited United States college or university.  Graduate and undergraduate students may apply.  High school seniors who will enter college in 2009 are also eligible. 

    Deadline:

    July 4, 2009

    Required Material:

    A response of no more than 2,500 words to this year's essay prompt.  Essays must be formatted according to the HANDS essay contest rules, which can be found on the contest website.  Essays and verification of enrollment must be submitted on paper.

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    Barack Obama's victory in the November election is regarded by many as a historic event.  Whether or not they voted for him, a large number of people feel personally affected by his election as President.  If you have something to say about the importance of this event and what the next four years might bring, expressing your opinion could net you $1000 in scholarship money through this week's Scholarship of the Week, an essay contest sponsored by NLS Publishing.

    The Students for Change Essay Writing Contest is seeking scholarship essays of 1000-2000 words that describe, "what the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American President, means to you and your family."

    Prize:

    Three $1000 scholarship awards

    Eligibility:

    High school seniors, graduate students, and undergraduate students may apply.  Applicants must be attending college full-time at an accredited United States college or university, or must be planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2009. 

    Deadline:

    January 20, 2009

    Required Material:

    A typed, double-spaced essay answering the prompt, accompanied by a contest entry form.  Essays may be submitted via a variety of methods.

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    Picking up a part-time job at the shoe store in the mall might not have felt like an important career move at the time.  But on top of the extra cash and discounted footwear, you can also bring home $3,000 a year in scholarship money.  Two Ten Footwear offers a renewable college scholarship to students who excel academically, demonstrate financial need, and work in footwear, leather, or other allied industries.  If you're a high school senior or undergraduate student and you've spent at least 500 hours in 2008 helping people choose between ballet flats and stilettos and searching the back room for one last pair of size 7 sneakers, you may be eligible for this week's Scholarship of the Week.

    Prize:

    Scholarship awards of up to $3000 renewable for up to four years, plus one award of $15,000 per year, also renewable for four years

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must be U.S citizens who have worked in footwear, leather, or allied industries for at least 500 hours in 2008, or the children of employees who have worked in qualified professions for at least two years.  Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, determined by completing the FAFSA.  Students attending or planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, nursing or vocational/technical school are welcome to apply. 

    Deadline:

    February 16, 2009

    Required Material:

    Completed online scholarship application and supporting materials submitted on the Two Ten Footwear website.

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    by Scholarships.com Staff

    While white lab coats and futuristic gadgets dominate the public perception of scientists, as a current or future science major you can expect to play a different, but still essential, role in society once you complete your college education.  Scientists are forever surveying the land, sea and sky to help us understand and make the best of the resources that surround us. To encourage further research and development, Scholarships.com has created a college scholarship especially for current and future students of a wide variety of scientific disciplines. If you’re the science type, take advantage of this scholarship opportunity.

    Students who apply for the Scholarships.com College Science Scholarship, this week's Scholarship of the Week, will have the chance to earn $1,000 for college. Best of all, the scholarship application process couldn’t be easier. Just respond to the following question in a 250 to 350 word essay (entries that fall outside of this word range will be disqualified): "What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in science?"

    Prize: $1000

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen Registered Scholarships.com user. Creating an account is simple and free of charge.  After you have created an account, conduct a free scholarship search to view and apply for this award. Undergraduate student currently enrolled or a high school senior who plans to enroll in a college or university in the coming academic year Applicant must have indicated an interest in one of the following majors:

    • Aerospace Technologies
    • Agriculture/Agribusiness
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Animal Science/Dairy
    • Anthropology
    • Applied Science
    • Astronomy
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Communication Sciences
    • Crystallography
    • Earth Sciences
    • Ecology
    • Enology
    • Estuarine Science
    • Entomology
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Studies
    • Family & Consumer Sciences
    • Fishery Science/Management
    • Food Science/ Food Industry
    • Forensics(Medical)
    • Forestry/Natural Resources
    • Genealogy
    • Genetics
    • Geological Sciences
    • Geophysics
    • Horticulture/Floriculture
    • Library Sciences
    • Marine Science
    • Medical Lab Technician
    • Medical Technologist
    • Metallurgy
    • Meteorological Science
    • Microbiology
    • Mineralogy
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Natural Resources Technologies
    • Natural Sciences
    • Neural & Behavioral Science
    • Neurosciences
    • Nuclear Sciences
    • Nutrition Studies
    • Oceanography
    • Oncology
    • Ornithology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physics
    • Physiology
    • Plastics
    • Polymer Technology
    • Pulp & Paper Science
    • Radiology
    • Science (General)
    • Science (Health)
    • Science (Social)
    • Sociology
    • Veterinary
    • Water & Soil Conservation
    • Zoology

    Deadline: February 28, 2009

    Required Material: A 250-350 word response to the following question: “What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in science?”

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    The Lowe's Scholarship

    January 12, 2009

    by Scholarships.com Staff

    Many businesses give back to the communities that support them by offering scholarship opportunities for local students.  Similarly, a number of prominent companies with a national scope offer generous corporate scholarships, such as this week's Scholarship of the Week.  The Lowe's Scholarship is a national scholarship program for high school seniors with annual prizes of up to $15,000 awarded based on academics, involvement, and leadership qualities.

    Prize: A total of 375 scholarship awards:

    • 352 $1,000 scholarships given to students across the country
    • 22 $5,000 scholarships awarded to the most qualified applicant from each region
    • 1 $15,000 scholarship to the most qualified applicant nationally

    Eligibility: The Lowe’s Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to attend any accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university within the United States. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. 

    Deadline: March 15, 2009

    Required Material: Completed online scholarship application found on the Lowe's Scholarship website.

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    by Scholarships.com Staff

    For many women, the task of balancing the myriad responsibilities of life is an ongoing challenge.  Expectations and obligations come from many directions, including work, school, finances, family, friends, and the community.  The ability to successfully juggle these elements of life and at the same time strike out and seek out new challenges and opportunities is commendable, and should rightly be rewarded.  If you're a young woman between the ages of 12 and 18 who is pursuing her own business or service enterprise while attending high school, helping others, and taking the first steps towards financial independence, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America may award you up to $10,000 in scholarship money for your efforts.  This week's Scholarship of the Week provides scholarship opportunities for entrepreneurial girls who are going places.

    Prize: Fifteen scholarships are awarded as follows:

    • $10,000 for first place
    • $5,000 for second place
    • $3,000 for third place
    • $1,000 for 12 finalists

    Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to girls ages 12-18 (as of December 31, 2008) who are legal U.S. residents and are currently enrolled in high school or middle school or are being home schooled.  Current college students are not eligible.  Successful applicants will demonstrate entrepreneurship or financial acumen, be taking steps towards financial independence, and be involved in their communities.

    Deadline: February 27, 2009

    Required Material: Completed scholarship application, found on the Girls Going Places website, accompanied by a 250-word application essay and a 750-word letter of recommendation from an adult sponsor.

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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    Dell Scholars Program

    December 7, 2009

    by Scholarships.com Staff

    Are you a hardworking high school student frustrated by the emphasis on GPA and test scores in many scholarship contests?  If you've ever caught yourself thinking, "sure, anyone can get a 4.0 if they take easy enough classes," you may want to check out the Dell Scholars Program, this week's Scholarship of the Week.  The Dell Scholars Program seeks to reward students who use their high school experience to prepare for college, taking challenging classes and participating in college-readiness programs, while taking care of other responsibilities outside of school.

    High school seniors who have participated for two years in an approved college-readiness program, such as AVID or Upward Bound, while maintaining at least a 2.4 GPA are eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program, which carries a scholarship award of $20,000.  The scholarship application focuses primarily on a student's dedication to college success, asking questions about your non-scholastic activities and responsibilities, the challenges you face, the steps you've taken to prepare for college, and the amount of financial support you need for college.  Dell Scholars are students who have the drive to push themselves to earn a bachelor's degree.

    Prize: $20,000 - 250 scholarships awarded

    Eligibility: High school seniors who are U.S citizens or permanent residents and who plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution next fall.  Applicants must have participated in a college readiness program for two years with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher, and must have demonstrated financial need for college.

    Deadline: January 15, 2010

    Required Material: Completed online scholarship application (available on the Dell Scholars website). The application may require information from your high school transcripts and your and your parents' tax returns, and will also include a couple of short essay questions.  Semifinalists will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation, a copy of their high school transcript, and FAFSA Student Aid Report, as well

    Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.


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