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Community Service Scholarships

Be rewarded for your active participation and contributions in the community with community service scholarships. Colleges and universities pride themselves on their abilities to mold students into well-rounded, compassionate, and community-minded individuals after a period of just four short years. While a liberal arts education is certainly a valuable thing and attending college can undoubtedly make a huge difference in your life and worldview, why wait till you’re on campus to get involved in the community? Colleges, scholarship providers, and the world at large can appreciate a student who takes an interest in making a difference in the world.

Benefits of Community Service

Participating in community service activities as a high school student can be laregely beneficial, and not just when it comes to acing your college interview. Students who get involved can expect all sorts of rewards to come of their extracurricular work, including:

  • Work and Life Experience

    Students who participate in community service activities related to their future career goals can jump the competition and college-planning process by gaining real-world experience. Volunteering can also improve students’ skill sets and help prepare them for work experiences totally unrelated to their community service work.
  • Connections

    The people you meet while volunteering will grow your social and professional circle. They can write letters of recommendation for your college and scholarship applications, serve as references when job-searching, and potentially help you find a job opportunity. At the very least, working with others gives you a chance to build networking skills, which will be necessary later in your professional life.
  • A Broader Worldview

    You meet a variety of people and learn a multitude of new things while doing community service. Exposure to new people and different environments can help shape the direction of your life and the way you view the world around you. Community service instills a sense of purpose and direction as well.

Opportunities for Community Service Scholarships

Volunteering in your community can lead to community service scholarships. When it comes to scholarship opportunities, community service helps to distinguish you from the competition by showing your commitment to making the world a better place. Scholarship providers, being philanthropists themselves, can appreciate students who show an early interest in helping those around them. Winning scholarships, whether or not they are specifically labeled as community service scholarships, can be much easier with a bit of community service experience listed on your application or worked into your scholarship essay.

Whatever the requirements, scholarship awards for community-minded students abound, and all you need to do to start funding your education is find and apply for scholarships like these. Luckily for you, Scholarships.com makes the process simple. Conduct a free college scholarship search, and make sure to note your penchant for volunteering in your profile. You will then be provided with a list of scholarship opportunities tailored to your unique background and experiences. All you have to do thereafter is read scholarship information, fill out an application, and wait for the scholarship money to come in! Listed below is a small sample of pertinent scholarships that you will come across in our larger database. You can find these and others by conducting a scholarship search.

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/7/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian-American community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Aija Matthews Education Scholarship Fund is in memory of Ajia Da'Shae Matthews, who passed away in 2009 at a young age due to a medical condition. AMESF scholarships for Washington State high school graduates in pursuit of a higher education. Criteria for these awards include academic performance, school involvement, character, leadership, and employment history and community service. [...] More

Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Alliant Energy Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Up to twenty-five, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Midwest students annually through the Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarship Program.

    Eligibility:
    - Be age 24 or under
    - Be a dependent child of a [...] More

Alpha Kappa Alpha Financial Need Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Financial Need Scholarship awards range from $750-$2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students with good academic standing who have endured great hardship to accomplish their educational goals.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond
    -Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution
    -Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
    -Demonstrate community service and [...] More

American Legion Auxililary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Candidates for the American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship shall be direct descendants of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Applicant must complete 50 hours of community service during his/her high school years and must be a senior in high school at the time of application. For more [...] More

Andy and Julie Plata Honorary Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In order to be eligible for the Andy and Julie Plata Honorary Scholarship, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Anna Schiller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Criteria for this scholarship

    A. Rockford Christian High School graduating senior who
    B. Demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their school, community and/or world at large through their community service
    C. Demonstrates the same strong love for others that Anna exemplified through her life
    D. Has a minimum GPA of [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

Ashtabula County Business Exchange "Jay Sartini Memorial Scholarship"

  • Application Deadline: 4/25/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Jay Sartini Memorial Scholarship is funded and administered by the Ashtabula County Business Exchange. Ashtabula County Business Exchange, chartered in July, 2004, is a group of local business owners who have joined together to exchange and promote business through information sharing. The secondary purpose of the organization is to support business education in Ashtabula County in order to [...] More

Asian Women In Business Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/25/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female undergrads who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.

    Eligibility:
    Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those [...] More

BBB Foundation Students of Integrity Scholarship - Northwest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, [...] More

Beat the Odds® Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. For consideration in the Ohio Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must be a current high school junior in Ohio attending a public, charter or alternative high school who [...] More

Bonner Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bonner Scholar Program seeks to transform the lives of students at twenty-seven specific colleges and universities as well as their campuses, local communities, and nation by providing access to education and opportunities to serve.

    To achieve this mission, the Bonner Foundation provides four-year community service scholarships to approximately 1500 students (who are referred to as Bonner [...] More

Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced that scholarships are available for area students for the school year. Scholarships will be awarded to students from southern New Jersey, who will be matriculating in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry. Applicants must live in or attend [...] More

Burger King James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship awards students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required, along with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1700 SAT score. Students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, [...] More

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. Students must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high [...] More

Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation will award six $1,000 one-time scholarships to high school seniors who exemplify Nick's dedication to community service and leadership. The scholarships will enable future generations of young, courageous men and women like Nick Rozanski to follow their dreams. Three $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded to Dublin students, one from each high school [...] More

Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Capture the Dream, Inc. offers the Single Parent Scholarship to graduating high school seniors and college
    undergraduate students who will be enrolled at accredited, not-for-profit two or four-year institutions in the fall term. Each scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be mailed to their college or university.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a Bay Area resident. Bay Area residence [...] More

Carl Gerhardt Scholarship Program by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • the Carl Gerhardt Scholarship is sponsored by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail and administered by EDSF. In order to be eligible to apply, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the fall semester. Students must also attend [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 12/20/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2019
  • Amount: $8,200
  • The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is for African-American or black students for all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. Students must also exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. For more information or to [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for African-American or black students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Students must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a [...] More

Champion Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Champion Energy is committed to the communities we serve, and to investing in tomorrow. The Champion Scholars program will recognize three qualified scholars for their achievements.

    Eligibility:
    -High school senior, planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college degree program
    -Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    -Be a resident of Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, or New [...] More

Charles H. 'Chuck' Forman - Crawford Technologies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In order to qualify for the Charles H. 'Chuck' Forman - Crawford Technologies Scholarship, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to a student attending school in the [...] More

Chely Wright "Like Me" Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $1,250
  • The Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocate for LGBT youth and/or to students who are severely affected by teen bullying or suicide of an LGBT youth. Through this scholarship, LGBT affected youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or [...] More

Chi Am Circle Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and significant extracurricular activities such as work, performing arts, and athletics. Financial need is a criterion for several scholarships, but there are also others awarded for academic merit regardless of need. Awardees must attend the annual scholarship dinner to receive the award. [...] More

Christine B. Foundation Educational Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • We would like to award one undergraduate student affected by cancer with a $2,000 scholarship for the coming academic year. The scholarship is for any undergraduate student who has been affected by cancer in any way (be it themselves, a friend, a family member, a teacher, etc.) and they must also be attending their undergraduate in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, [...] More

Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $9,000
  • To be eligible for the Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarships, applicants must be seniors at Sidney High School, Lehman Catholic High School, Sidney Christian Academy or Upper Valley Career Center (who are residents of the Sidney City Schools district). Must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and plan to pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree. For more information or to apply, [...] More

CWGGF Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2019
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year. These awards can be used at any California community college, campus in the University of California, or California State University System. [...] More

Diamonds in the Rough Ministry International Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The hope of Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. is to empower women down the road of self-discovery and self-worth in Jesus Christ. The Diamonds in the Rough Ministry Intl. scholarship is for high school senior females who excel in all things, including academics, community service, and extracurricular activities. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a resident of Texas and enroll in a [...] More

Dorothy and Robert DeBolt Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The DeBolt Scholarship will be awarded to a youth who has been adopted after being in foster care in California. The applicant must be a California resident at the time of application and must have been accepted for admission to, or be enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year university or trade/vocational school in the United States. Maximum age at application is 25 years. Selection [...] More

Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Dr. Loomins/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship is to provide educational resources to a full-time student from Hononegah High School who plans to attend a two-, four-year, or vocational college. This award is offered by the Rockton Lions Club.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a graduating Hononegah High School senior
    -Rank in the top 1/3 of their class
    -Has financial need
    -Has a [...] More

Edward J. McFadden Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Edward J. McFadden Scholarship Fund was established by the Isabella Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of Isabella Geriatric Center, to benefit community youth. The Fund provides college scholarships to outstanding students who reside in the greater Washington Heights-Inwood or Marble Hill Communities and have participated in voluntary community service.

    Students must be current high school [...] More

Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Elmhurst Garden Club Scholarship is for Illinois residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in horticulture, environmental studies, biology, botany and/or other related sciences. Our goal is to encourage the advancement and stimulate an interest in horticulture through education; to provide an outlet for creative expression; to further horticultural education, [...] More

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship is to provide educational resources for African-American males to pursue higher education. Applicants must be a graduating senior from a District #205 public high school with a minimum 2.9 GPA. Students must have been involved in community service and volunteerism and share Era's values including the importance of family, service to [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships were established to encourage minority students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The scholarship program was created in 2010 by Dr. Bernard Harris, a former astronaut, physician, and businessman, and ExxonMobil to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing careers in [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. To be eligible, students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in graphic communication. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Frank Romano Lifetime Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Frank Romano Lifetime Achievement Scholarship is sponsored by the EDSF Board of Directors and administered by EDSF. Students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester. Students must also attend Rochester [...] More

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligibile applicants must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college/university and must have a passion for business (business major not required). Applicants must be first generation Asian-Americans with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Must also be a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa [...] More

FSCNY Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2019
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) Scholarship seeks to provide development opportunities for young people who will return to their communities and contribute to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Students must demonstrate academic achievement/improvement, leadership in their school, and involvement in their community, contributing at least 50 valuable hours of [...] More

Health Careers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/6/2019
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to [...] More

IAPD Annual Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The International Association of Plastics Distributors Charitable Scholarship Foundation was established to develop and administer an award program at the undergraduate level for the children of employees of IAPD member companies and for students pursuing study in polymer sciences and/or industrial distribution. Applicants must be employed by an IAPD member company or be a child of an employee of [...] More

Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Iowa's Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program is divided into two separate categories: Silver Scholarships and Gold Scholarships. Iowa's Silver Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to $9,000 over four years. The initial scholarship of $500 per semester may be used for tuition, books or fees and any college or university in the US. Iowa's Gold Matthew Shepard Scholarship is an award of up to [...] More

JCS Scholarship for Jewish Students from Single-Parent Homes

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based on several [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that awards up to $25,000 dollars annually to deserving African-American college sophomores. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be a business or STEM (Science, technology, engineering and/or math) major that can be applied to the automotive industry, [...] More

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults with HIV/AIDS by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. We hope to allow Josh's love for learning and community service to continue through another young adult who also exhibits these qualities. Eligibile applicants [...] More

Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/16/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship is in memory of a very devoted member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Zeta Chapter. During her life, she belonged to many organizations and volunteered her services wherever needed. The Kappa Zeta chapter elected to set up a scholarship fund for collegiates to honor her memory to our chapter.

    The scholarship is to be awarded to a high [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • To qualify for the Korean American Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter, students must be of Korean heritage studying in the United States, regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Full-time enrollment at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 7/8/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and [...] More

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field.The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More

LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Since 1996, the LEAGUE at AT&T Foundation has awarded scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) graduating U.S. high school seniors based on the following achievements: a 3.0 GPA; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited U.S. college or university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Lee E. Schauer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2019
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Lee E. Schauer Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by family and friends to honor the memory of this fine young man who lost his life in a tragic accident the summer before his senior year of high school.

    It is the wish of the Schauer family that this scholarship be awarded to a college-bound high school senior for whom the award will truly make a difference. For that reason, the [...] More

Lyly Koenig Mendez Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/7/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship in honor of a special member of the ATG family Lyly Koenig Mendez. The purpose of the #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college students pursuing a major in fashion and/or graphic design. Students must be at least 50 percent Asian and/or Pacific Islander; be either a high school, senior or a [...] More

Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In order to be eligible for the Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Martin Luther King School Dream Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Martin Luther King School Dream Foundation was organized to provide scholarships for students who received high school diplomas or GED's no earlier than spring 1999; had a minimum two years' attendance at Martin Luther King Elementary School; have been accepted into a program at any accredited post-secondary school; have written an essay about their career and future dreams, and can document [...] More

MaryEllen Locher Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • MaryEllen Locher Foundation scholarships are given to the children of breast cancer patients, either survivors or deceased. Please note that scholarships are limited to students residing within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Eligibility:
    -Student must live within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee
    -Student must be a current high school senior who will graduate the year [...] More

Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Matrix Health Group companies offer nine educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/9/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Matt Fong's life embodied the mission of the Asian Americans in Public Finance [...] More

Maximum Independence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Recognizing the ever-increasing need for financial assistance to help defray the cost of higher education, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas, Inc. (GoodwillSONT) will be awarding ten scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each in the spring to high school seniors. Our mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages achieve maximum independence; it is our hope [...] More

Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, The Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship will be awarded to students in New Jersey pursuing a career in Nursing, Medical Sciences, or a Medical Technical field. Because medicine and care were so important to Melissa's everyday life, she had a deep respect for the people that helped to bring dignity, comfort and respect to her special needs. The Board Members know that Melissa loved to [...] More

NBPA Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/19/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Black Police Association is seeking to enhance higher education opportunities for high school seniors who are of good character and who are a U.S. citizen. A 500-word essay and recommendations must accompany the scholarship application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.

    To be eligible for [...] More

Park Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • At least 10 merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, at least three merit-based scholarships are awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring.

    Scholarship expectations:
    -Maintain a 3.5 GPA and full-time enrollment in the Park School
    -Engage in significant and meaningful community service
    -Participate in Park scholar activities
    -Be [...] More

Point Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2019
  • Amount: $13,600
  • A Point Scholarship is set up with the individual college to meet the needs of the Point Scholar. Applicants must have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, strong academic achievement and be working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community. Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program. Must be at least a senior in high school be [...] More

Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • At the core of our mission is the vision of our patron, Prince Kuhio, for the upward mobility of the Hawaiian people through education. With this in mind, we make a commitment to fund scholarship recipients for their two or four years of higher education, provided that transcripts are submitted on a timely basis and that the recipient re-applies for each succeeding year until graduating. [...] More

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Application Deadline: 11/17/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level, and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other [...] More

Rebecca Kirtman Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rebecca Kirtman Memorial Scholarship currently awards 3 types of non-renewable post-secondary scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage students who have demonstrated outstanding community service in high school to continue their efforts throughout their lives and to encourage others to do the same. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior that has made an [...] More

Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • A $1,000 scholarship is available for a Texas resident to attend any accredited two or four-year college/university. The scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need. Applicant must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a result of further education, and [...] More

Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Educational Leaders Scholarship seeks to identify Prince Georges County high school seniors who have been accepted into a collegiate institution and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. The applicant must attend a Prince Georges County public school, be a Prince Georges County resident, be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not [...] More

Regis College Catholic High Schools Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student maintains the minimum renewal [...] More

Rod Key Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The printing industry lost a dear friend, colleague, and leader: Rod Key from Shutterfly, formally R&R Images. Applicants must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry, a minimum 3.0 GPA; must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the fall semester. Students must attend Arizona State University.

    For more [...] More

Roma Lodge - Russell and Helen Misirelli Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Russell and Helen Missureli Scholarship was created in 2010 to recognize the service they gave over many years to Roma Lodge, the church, and the community at large. The funds were donated by the family and friends of Russell and Helen Missureli on the occasion of Russell Missureli’s 90th birthday.

    The scholarship awards $1,000 to a graduating high school senior who is the child or [...] More

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/9/2019
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year). High school senior applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership [...] More

Salute to Education

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Through a unique partnership with the community in South Florida, the Miami-Dade and Broward County Ford and Lincoln Dealers and Ford Motor Company have awarded nearly $3.7 million in scholarships to more than 4,100 deserving public and private high school seniors in both counties. Salute to Education is one of South Florida's largest private scholarship foundations.

    Requirements:
    -Applicants [...] More

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents.

    Basic eligibility requirements:
    -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with [...] More

South Coast Water District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • South Coast Water District awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who live in the District's service area in coastal south Orange County, California. College-bound high-school seniors who live in the South Coast Water District service area which includes the communities of Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, Monarch Beach, South Laguna (south of Nyes Place), areas of north San [...] More

Tex Schramm Freshman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Texas E. Schramm Freshman Scholarship seeks out the most outstanding young men entering the University of Texas. Of the applications received, the most qualified applicants move on to the round of interviews. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and prove enrollment at the University of Texas - Austin. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship immerses a select group of graduate students in an experiential learning and leadership development program designed to increase and sharpen their skills and abilities to more effectively address the health needs of underserved people.

    Fellows are awarded a stipend and expected to complete at least 200 hours of direct community service, in addition to other [...] More

The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship is a program named in memory of Barbara Penny. This program awards MnSCU students for their lifelong community service commitments, recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and promotes their growth as community leaders.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/29/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Chen Foundation is focused on helping economically-challenged youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. The scholarship is renewable, allowing scholarship recipients to receive an additional $2,000 award for the fall quarter/semester of their second year of college if they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and active service in the community. Students must be high school seniors and [...] More

The Georgia McHugh Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Established by SISF in 1991, The Georgia McHugh Scholarship program awards up to two scholarships annually to high school students living in San Francisco planning to attend a four-year university or college in California. It is funded by a bequest from a long-time member, the late Georgia McHugh.

    Eligibility:
    -Must currently be a high school senior enrolled in a San Francisco accredited high [...] More

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Goizueta Foundation Latino Leadership Pipeline Scholarships are designed to increase the number of students of Hispanic/Latino origin who enroll and complete their undergraduate degrees at Georgia State, in addition to providing mentors, internships, and community service experiences to these students so that they can become the leaders of the future. The student must be a rising senior from [...] More

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2019
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards students who are a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree. "Junior" refers to a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree the following year or is in their third year of collegiate study expects to graduate during the same year. They [...] More

The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship was created in memory of Georgetown, DE police officer Chad Spicer, killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2009. To honor Officer Spicer and his commitment to the community, the Heroes Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to other heroes in our own hometowns. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and [...] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program ensures that the children of seriously injured and killed Colorado workers have the opportunity to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Applicants must be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of [...] More

The SET Educational Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,500
  • The SET Educational Fund provides an annual scholarship to individuals with financial need who have excelled scholastically while volunteering their time to help others. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need, provide a history of community service, prove residency in Michigan and enrollment at an accredited college/university in Michigan. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

The Spirit of American Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Caruso Affiliated Spirit of American Youth Scholarship will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who attend a public or private school in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. Qualifying students will exhibit academic potential, provide examples of how they've contributed to the betterment of their communities, and complete an essay based on how they would invest in their [...] More

The Susan Fund, Inc. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Susan Fund provides financial and emotional support to those students facing staggering medical costs associated with cancer treatment in addition to the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Applicants must be a current resident of Fairfield County, Connecticut, have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in one's life and be planning/attending an accredited post-high school [...] More

The UCT Heaston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The UTC Heaston Scholarship helps students achieve their dreams of a college education. The program consists of three scholarships granted to three students annually; each covering four years of undergraduate education.

    The three scholarships are:
    -The Jack & Betty Heaston Memorial Scholarship: $6,000 per year for four years
    -The Betty Y. Heaston Memorial Scholarship: $3,000 per year for [...] More

Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation was established to award college scholarships to local high school seniors. Since 1965, the scholarship foundation has awarded $1.7 million to 465 deserving students. Students do not have to major in the building trades, and awards are distributed over a four-year period.

    Scholarship Guidelines:
    -You must be a high school senior residing [...] More

Tryumph Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • With today's technological advancements, people are more likely than ever before to work remotely and independently. While there are undoubtedly many benefits associated with this type of working environment, one of the unfortunate drawbacks is the loss of focus on the importance of community.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a Massachusetts resident
    -A high school senior pursuing higher [...] More

USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The award recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. This scholarship is based mainly on community service and very strong academic success.

    Bowling success does not factor into the selection process. The winner [...] More

Vandenberg Spouses' Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Vandenberg Spouses' Club is honored to continue the long tradition of providing financial assistance to qualifying military dependents and spouses for their college education pursuits.

    Eligibility:
    -Spouses of active duty military sponsors who are stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base
    -Spouses of retired or deceased military are eligible if applicant currently resides in Santa Barbara [...] More

White House Internship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthening their understanding of the Executive Office and preparing them for future public service possibilities.

    In addition to normal [...] More

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Leadership Legacy Scholarship provides a $3,500 award to a young woman pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field and demonstrate leadership skills and an active commitment to community service. For this year's award, the focus is on women who demonstrate leadership in bringing ideas, innovation and new [...] More

Youth in Print Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This scholarship is sponsored by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships". You will be placed in the application pool for this scholarship as well as the other industry scholarships administered by EDSF. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

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