Both Prospective and Current Students

Make sure to look carefully at the criteria and deadline for each scholarship and, if you think you might be eligible for a scholarship click the link to be brought to their website for more information. Scholarships are listed by submission deadline.

Disclaimer: The Outside Scholarship page is provided as a service to our students and is not a comprehensive list of all outside scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid maintains the accuracy of the listed scholarship information to the best of our ability but cannot guarantee the authenticity of every scholarship or the accuracy or timeliness of information found on any of the links. A scholarship’s inclusion on our page is in no way an endorsement of the scholarship. Please use caution when applying for any outside scholarship.

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* Links in crimson are scholarships received by Coe students in past years.


JANUARY

The Loganix Scholarship
This new scholarship is awarded on the basis of an infographic that responds to a given topic-related cause, up to change each year. Along with the infographic, students must submit a brief statement, less than 400 words, about him/herself, including any volunteer or professional experience in a related field.

  • Criteria: Be living in the U.S. or Canada
  • Submission Deadline: January 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Military College Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for students who are either in the military themselves or have a parent serving in the Armed Forces. Applications are to be found on their website and emailed in for submission. Friends and family can also nominate potential recipients though the application must still be filled out by the deadline.

  • Criteria: Have a mother or father in the U.S. Armed Forces or be in the military yourself
  • Submission Deadline: January 1
  • Amount: $1,250

Discountrue Scholarship
In order to apply, students should write an essay of 700-1,000 words about how they can make the world a better place and then email it to Discountrue along with a resume, an undergraduate transcript or acceptance letter, and a proof of US residency.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0, Be accepted and plan to attend college in the upcoming fall semester
  • Submission Deadline: January 15
  • Amount: $3,000

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships
HSF Scholarships are reserved solely for Hispanic students seeking a college education though the organization offers several scholarships with varying criteria. We encourage you to watch for updated scholarship info throughout your scholarship search.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0, Be a Hispanic student
  • Submission Deadline: January 15 (may vary)
  • Amount: Varies between scholarships

Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Point is currently supporting 80 full-time undergraduate and graduate scholars; each scholar is paired with a mentor who advises the scholar on education and career decisions, and also helps guide them through the completion of an annual community service project.

  • Criteria: Identify as a LGBTQ student
  • Submission Window: November 1 - January 20
  • Amount: Up to $10,000

Des Moines Women’s Club Scholarships
The Des Moines Women’s Club offers scholarships to students primarily on the basis of his/her area of study and on being female, though some are offered to any student regardless of sex or major. There are 13 scholarships in total, each of which has its own application. Students may only apply to a single DMWC scholarship. We encourage you to glance at the easy-to-access eligibility requirements and applications for each of these scholarships and apply to the one best suited for you.

  • Criteria: Varies between scholarships
  • Submission Deadline: January 22
  • Amount: $1,000-1,500

Unity Point Health Trinity Scholarships
Unity Point Health is offering several scholarships to help further education. An overview of the different scholarships can be found on the webpage.

  • Criteria: Varies among scholarships
  • Submission Deadline: January 30
  • Amount: Varies among scholarships

ChameleonJohn Scholarship
This scholarship application process consists of filling out a simple online application form on their scholarship webpage which asks for brief responses about your goals and the effect the scholarship could have on your life.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: January 31
  • Amount: $3,000

National Debt Relief Scholarship
National Debt Relief awards 5 scholarships to student pursuing a degree in STEM fields. To apply, students must provide a unique solution to a question listed on their website. The answer can be in the form of an essay, an infographic, or a video.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, if a high school senior: have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Submission Deadline: January 31
  • Amount: $1,000

FEBRUARY

Adrian Altshuler's "Just Need a Chance" Educational Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by a practicing lawyer wishing to help a student toward a future in law. Students must fill out the application, including a short statement on why they require financial aid (including a description of how the money would be spent) as well as a creative short statement on why they should be awarded the scholarship.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $5,000

National FFA Scholarship Program
The National FFA Organization has $2 million available - more than 1500 individual awards - to assist students across the country pay for their college educations. One in every five students who apply are said to receive scholarships.

  • Criteria: Be an FFA member
  • Submission Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: Varies between scholarships (Student has received $1,000)

Hy-Vee Scholarships
Hy-Vee offers $80,000 of scholarships to students who presently work or have previously worked at a Hy-Vee location in the past. Children of Hy-Vee employees with a minimum of six months employment are also considered. To be considered, a student must submit an application as well as a short essay, a resume, and proof of academic success. A letter of recommendation, though not required, can help in the decision process.

  • Criteria: Be a present or past Hy-Vee employee or have a parent with six months’ employment at a Hy-Vee location
  • Submission Deadline: February 10
  • Amount: $1,000

Helen M. McLorain Figure Skating
The Pioneer Fund aims to assist current and former amateur and professional ice skaters who have previously dedicated their lives to skating. In 2013, forty scholarships were awarded.

  • Criteria: Have competed at least once in a U.S. Figure Skating competition
  • Submission Deadline: Mid-February
  • Amount: Varies $3,000-$7,000

Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution offer several scholarships to students who fill out the necessary application materials which are easily downloadable from their website. Scholarships each have their own criteria based on area of study or on personal heritage as an American Indian. Financial need is taken into account for each scholarship.

  • Criteria: Varies between scholarships
  • Submission Deadline: February 15
  • Amount: Varies between scholarships

Car Safety Video Scholarship
Three scholarships are awarded each semester in the amounts of $500, $1,000, $1,500 for a video submission that raises awareness about car safety. You must record a 30 second video response, as well as post the video on social media.

  • Criteria: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4 year institution
  • Submission Deadline: February 20
  • Amount: Up to $1,500

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
This very untraditional scholarship is awarded solely on the basis of a visual image to be used for a greeting card. More details can be found on their website and their easily accessed entry form.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Window: May 26 - February 25
  • Amount: $10,000

Richard P. Erickson Scholarship Program
This scholarship opportunity is available only to those who have a parent or a grandparent who is a Lifetouch employee. Twenty-five awards were given in 2013.

  • Criteria: Be a child or grandchild of a previous or current Lifetouch employee
  • Submission Deadline: February 20
  • Amount: $2,000

Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors Scholarship
The Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors offers awards scholarships to Linn county students based on financial need, community service, and future goals.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.0, Currently attend or have graduated from a high school in Linn County
  • Submission Deadline: February 20
  • Amount: $500

Avon Foundation
Avon Representatives award scholarships to students all across the world. Not much more is known about this opportunity as of right now.

  • Criteria: Unknown
  • Submission Window: February 28
  • Amount: $1,500 or $2,500 (dependent on full-time or part-time study)

ProofreadingServices.com Video Poetry Scholarship
Students can write an original poem in English and then record a video reading of it. Of those submitted, three high school student and three college students (both graduate and undergraduate) will be awarded scholarships. After posting the video on YouTube, you can complete a brief application on their website, including a link to the video.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: February 29
  • Amount: $100-500

MARCH

ACS Scholars Program
ACS awards are intended for minority students who are pursuing a college degree in chemistry. Awards are renewable annually.

  • Criteria: Be an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian student
  • Submission Window: November 1 - March 1
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

Ascentra Scholarship Competition
Ascentra credit union is offering ten $1000 scholarships available to any student who responds to the question “How do you plan on using your education to improve your community?” in an essay of about 500 words.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: March 2
  • Amount: $1,000

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation offers significant, renewable awards to children of current and past Marines. If eligible, a student can apply by filling out an application on their website and submitting specified financial documents.

  • Criteria: Be a child of a current U.S. Marine or Navy Corpsman or a veteran, Have a GPA of at least 2.0, Demonstrate financial need
  • Submission Window: January 1 - March 2
  • Amount: $1,500-$10,000 per academic year

Centennial Mental Health Center
This scholarship is being offered to students who intend to complete a bachelor degree in a behavior health related field. Students must submit an application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay. Students must show academic achievement, aptitude and community service. The award amount will be based on the student’s enrollment status.

  • Criteria: Live in Centennial’s ten-county catchment area
  • Submission Deadline: March 14
  • Amount: $500-$2,000

Account Control Technology Foundation Scholarships
ACT offers two scholarships, the ACT Cares Community Scholarship and the ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship. Potential applicants for the two scholarships are, respectively, high school seniors and first year college students. A total of twenty-five of each scholarship—for a total of fifty—are awarded each year to students nationwide.

  • Criteria: Be a high school senior or a first-year college student, Be from one of the communities listed on their webpage
  • Submission Window: January - March 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Charles M Bair Memorial Scholarship
Students must submit at least two letters of recommendation, ACT and/or SAT scores, a personal essay, and other basic application materials.

  • Criteria: Returning students must have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: Varies between recipients

Dolman Law Group Video Essay Scholarship
Students must create a 2-3 minute video, discussing the issue of automated vehicle technology. Videos will be evaluated on the basis of creativity, originality, feasibility, and potential in the legal field.

  • Criteria: Be in good academic standing at your high school/college
  • Submission Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: $1,100

Schwan Scholarship Program
Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation awards up to 40 scholarships annually to the children of its employees. Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic success, leadership, participation in extra-curricular activities and in their community, work experiences, career goals, and other notable special circumstances.

  • Criteria: Must be the child of an employee of the Schwan Food Company
  • Submission Deadline: March 15
  • Amount: $2,500

The Knudson Churchill Scholarship
The Knudson Churchill Scholarship is aimed to assist those pursuing careers in either print journalism or automotive technology. There are two scholarships available, for one student in each field. An application is available beginning at the start of their submission window.

  • Criteria: Pursuing a career in print journalism or automotive technology
  • Submission Window: November 29 - March 17
  • Amount: $1,500

Foster Care to Success
Foster Care to Success provides both Education Training Vouchers of $5,000 (in select states) and general awards which are renewable for up to five years.

  • Criteria: Have been in a foster care and fulfill more specific requirement listed on their webpage.
  • Submission Window: March 31
  • Amount: $1,500-6,000 per academic year

Sleepopolis Scholarship
The only requirement for this scholarship is to make a short video (no longer than five minutes) answering the questions listed on the Sleepopolis website. The video that is the most creative, innovative, informative, entertaining, and interesting will be awarded.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $1,000

Habitat for Humanity Youth United Scholarship
The Youth United Scholarship is intended to support both community service and higher education. Applications can be printed, filled out, and mailed in to Habitat for Humanity.

  • Criteria: Must be involved with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: Up to $2500

Folds of Honor Scholarship
The Folds of Honor Foundation offers scholarships annually to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service of the United States.

  • Criteria: Must be the spouse or child or a service member in the U.S. armed forces who was killed while in service, died as a result of injuries sustained, is a POW or MIA, or was awarded a Purple Heart
  • Submission Window: January 1 - March 31
  • Amount: Varies between scholarships

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program
To apply, write an essay between 1,000 and 1,600 words that discusses the potential use of social media to help get a job after college. Essays can be emailed to Sleeklens for submission; students also must complete a short form on their webpage.

  • Criteria: Be fully accepted to a college for the upcoming year
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $2,000

Mary Greeley Medical Center Scholarships
In the search bar in the top right corner, search “scholarship” and click on the first result, titled “Scholarship Opportunities.”  The scholarships listed are reserved for students pursuing degrees in nursing or in another health-related career.

  • Criteria: Varies between scholarships
  • Submission Deadline: March
  • Amount: Varies between scholarships

GreenPal Business Scholarship
GreenPal Business Scholarship is awarded to students who own and operate their own small business, or who have put together a business plan to start a business in college. Applicants must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.0, Be a Business major, Demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur.
  • Submission Window: August 1 - April 30
  • Amount: $1,000 per academic year ($2,000 total awarded over 2 years)

APRIL

Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarship for Higher Learning
This scholarship is awarded twice annually in the Fall and Spring of each year. To apply for the scholarship, each candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions.

  • Criteria: Be a U.S. resident, be at least 16 years old
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, October 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Barry J. Nace "Pursuit of Justice" Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who show a strong passion for civil rights justice. A 300-word statement describing why civil justice is important to you, as well as a description of what the scholarship money would be used on, is required.

  • Criteria: Be accepted into an undergraduate program at a university or college
  • Submission Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $5,000

DMMOM Scholarship
The Des Moines Mothers of Multiples Scholarship is offered only to twins, triplets, etc. who are presently residing in Iowa. Recipients are chosen on the basis of an essay.

  • Criteria: Be a multiple birth student, Reside in Iowa, GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $500

Credit Card Insider Scholarship
Credit Card Insider will be awarding five scholarships to students who complete a brief application found online. The application includes a 500-1,000 word or five minute video statement of how the scholarship will help you pursue your higher education.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $1,000

iModules Scholarship
iModules Software Incorporated offers 15 scholarships to the students of institutions they serve. Application consists of a questionnaire and two short essays.

  • Criteria: Must attend a college that is an iModule client (Coe students qualify), Have a GPA of at least "C Average"
  • Submission Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $1,500

Mercy Medical Center Scholarships
Mercy Medical Center offers two scholarships—the New Hampton Auxiliary Scholarship and the Vianna Holschlag Nursing Scholarship—which are offered, respectively, to Chickasaw County high school seniors and any prospective or current student. Applications can be easily found online and completed with one supporting letter of reference.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a career in nursing or a medical field
  • Submission Deadline: April 1
  • Amount: $500

Great Lakes STEM Scholarships
Great Lakes’ National Scholars Program offers up to 750 awards to students across the country planning on or currently pursuing STEM majors.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.75, Pursue a STEM major, Demonstrate financial need
  • Submission Window: February 15 - April 5
  • Amount: $2,500

American Legion Scholarships
The American Legion offers several distinctly unique awards with specific criteria for each one. We encourage all students to read through the list of award opportunities on their website.

  • Criteria: Varies between awards
  • Submission Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: Varies greatly between awards

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
A Place for Mom offers five annual scholarships to those who use their education to provide assistance for the senior population. Nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sociology are all potentially applicable majors. Proof of volunteer work as well as a letter of reference are also required for consideration.

  • Criteria: Be an employee or related to an employee of A Place for Mom. Use your education to assist the senior population
  • Submission Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: $1,000

RentHop Apartment Scholarship
The RentHop Apartment Scholarship awards students who complete a 1000 word essay explaining where they see themselves 5 years after finishing school. The award also includes an optional internship with RentHop, if applicable.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, August 31
  • Amount: $1,000

Mattress Clarity Scholarship Program
Mattress Clarity is awarding this scholarship to students who answer the three questions posed on their website with a two to five minute creative video. The video must be uploaded to YouTube before applying.

  • Criteria: Be a high school senior or be enrolled in college
  • Submission Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $1,000

MAY

Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Fund
Offering up to 300 scholarships to students residing in specific counties of western Illinois, the Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Fund are renewable annually as long as the student maintains proficient academic standing.

  • Criteria: Reside in one of six Illinois counties (Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, or Warren)
  • Submission Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: Varies $600-1,700

Internet Security Scholarship
This scholarship, offered by Digicert, requires you to write a short essay answering the question “Where do you see Internet security in five years?” and post it to a personal published blog or website.

  • Criteria: None (Have a personal blog or website to post your essay to.)
  • Submission Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Internet of Things Scholarship
Digicert offers an easy-to-apply scholarship for those who post a 400-600 word essay to a personal blog or website that answers the question “How does the Internet of Things affect your future?” For details on what is meant by “Internet of Things” and on how to submit, visit their website.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.5, (Have a personal blog or website to post your essay to.)
  • Submission Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $1,000

ICSAC: Robert D. Blue Scholarship
ICSAC Scholarship recipients are chosen on a basis of truth, courage, fellowship, and moral force of character. The awards are reserved solely for those attending Iowa colleges or universities. Applications for the award can easily be filled out and submitted online.

  • Criteria: Presently reside in Iowa
  • Submission Deadline: May 10
  • Amount: $500-$1,000

Dickson Law Group Scholarship
To apply for the scholarship, students must create a video essay (1 to 3 minutes in length) that discusses a topic posted on the scholarship webpage.

  • Criteria: Be in good academic standing
  • Submission Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: $1,000

SeniorCare Aging Matters Scholarship
One student is chosen each year on the basis of a response to why aging matters in under 1,000 words. A brief online application, including the essay, is available on their webpage.

  • Criteria: Be in good academic standing
  • Submission Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: $1,500

PFIA Scholarship
The Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association awards 100 scholarships annually to the descendants of its members. Recipients are selected based on leadership, participation in extra-curricular activities and in their community, work experiences, career goals, and other notable special circumstances.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.5, Must be a child or grandchild of a member of the PFIA
  • Submission Window: March 15 – May 15
  • Amount: $1,500

B. Davis Scholarship
One annual award is given to a student who describes the three characteristics of leadership they value most in fewer than 1,000 words.  Applicants must discuss why they believe that these traits are so important and how they are developed in an individual.

  • Criteria: Be a high school junior, senior, or be enrolled in any post-secondary institution
  • Submission Deadline: May 23
  • Amount: $1,000

MyBioSource Scholarship
Five scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a degree in a related science major. A 250 word response that answers why you have chosen to enter the field of science and why you should receive the scholarship is required.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.0, have an intended major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science field
  • Submission Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: $1,000

407Law.com College Scholarship
Diederich Law Firm is looking to help students planning to go to law school. All that is required are two short responses (300-500 words each) to questions posed on the scholarship website.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.0, be pursuing a law-related degree
  • Submission deadline: May 31
  • Amount: $2,000

Addiction Resource Scholarship
Addiction Resource awards scholarships of varying degrees to three students who submit a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay responding to the questions related to ending substance abuse and addiction. More information, including the specific questions can be found on their website.

  • Criteria: Be accepted or enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program
  • Submission deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Up to $2,000

PWN Scholarship
The Professional Women’s Network offers four scholarships to women who will attending one of a specific set of colleges which includes Coe. The PWN Scholarship Foundations was established initially to assist non-traditional women students restricted by financial constraints.

  • Criteria: Must be a woman who resides in Iowa or is affiliated to PWN
  • Submission Window: January 1 - May 31
  • Amount: $500

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund offers scholarships for both tribal students and non-tribal students. There are two separate applications, one for scholarships offered only to tribal students and another for those offered to all students.

  • Criteria: Either a tribal student or not (two separate scholarships)
  • Submission Window: January 1 - May 31, 2015
  • Amount: Unknown

JUNE/JULY/AUGUST

180 Medical Scholarship Program
This scholarship, offered by 180 Medical, is only available to those who have suffered from one of the physical injuries listed on their scholarship page.

  • Criteria: "Be under physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder"
  • Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Ornament Shop Scholarship
Those wishing to be considered for this political science-oriented scholarship must write an essay of at least 1,000 words addressing possible ways a United States congresswoman or congressman could eliminate a deadlock based on simply aligning oneself strictly with one party and that party’s views. Submissions can be emailed directly to the Ornament Shop’s scholarship email address.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $500

Abbott and Fenner Scholarships
The application process includes a required essay about your educational and life goals. The number of awards has varied since 2007 between 1 and 4.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: June 10
  • Amount: $1,000

William & Brenda Ehr-Jackson Scholarship
Recipients of the Ehr-Jackson Scholarship are chosen on the basis of financial need, an enjoyment of learning, community values, and a clear benefit of higher education. All students enrolled in the upcoming academic year are eligible. The number and value of scholarships vary according to the applications received.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate financial need
  • Submission Deadline: June 10
  • Amount: $200-1,000

Century Link Scholarship
Century Link offers various scholarships throughout the year based on essay responses.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: June 14
  • Amount: $1,000

ATS Infographic Scholarship
AT&T is offering a prize of $1,000 to any student who can design an infographic that is fun and engaging while fulfilling a specified prompt on the website such as “How do students utilize social media in and out of the classroom?”

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: June 14
  • Amount: $1,000

ATT Savings Internet Education Award
This fun and easy scholarship involves creating an original infographic that shows how Apps help students outside of the classroom, submitted through an easy application on the scholarship webpage.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.5
  • Submission Deadline: June 17
  • Amount: $1,000

Frontier Buddies “Stay Safe on the Internet” Scholarship
Frontier offers a scholarship to a student who submits a poster design (as a PDF or a .jpeg file) that raises awareness of cyberbullying. Any medium is acceptable.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 2.5
  • Submission Deadline: June 17, December 15
  • Amount: $1,000

USBundles the Future of Google
USBundles.com offers various scholarships throughout the year based on essay responses.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: June 14
  • Amount: $1,000

BigSun Scholarship
The BigSun Scholarship is offered to students on the basis of an essay the addresses how high school sports have influence them. There is no set number of scholarships that will be awarded, and therefore we cannot guarantee there is a feasible opportunity to receive a scholarship.

  • Criteria: Must have been a high school athlete
  • Submission Deadline: June 17
  • Amount: $500

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Inc.’s Academic Scholarship
ABC Wildlife is offering a $1,000 scholarship to female students looking to pursue a career in science. An essay response of 1,000 or fewer words is required to apply. The essay prompt can be found on the ABC Wildlife website. Up to nine additional students may receive awards for their submissions.

  • Criteria: Identify as female, be planning to study in a STEM field
  • Submission Deadline: June 26
  • Amount: $1,000

DishPromotions.com Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on the basis of an essay comparing three current and popular forms of sharing information and how these forms impact how the information is viewed. The essay should be 600 words or less.

  • Criteria: Be a U.S. citizen or Legal Resident, GPA of at least 2.5
  • Submission Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: $1,000

College Scholarship Writing Contest
Pagesz.net offers a $1000 award to those who write an essay response to a specific question posed on their website. Anyone can enter their essay into the contest by email submission. The scholarship is offered on a national scale with no criteria.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Remote DBA Scholarship
Remote DBA will award a scholarship to an outstanding college or prospective college student pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering with a demonstrated interest in the fields of database administration or data science.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a degree in computer engineering, computer science, or another technical discipline with an interest in computer science.
  • Submission Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $3,500

Solar Scholarship
Solar Action Alliance is a group of environmentalists who want to spread the word about using the sun as a source of renewable energy. To do this, they are offering a scholarship to one student who writes an essay of 500-1,000 words on the topic.

  • Criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Submission Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Safe Driver Scholarship
The Safe Driver Scholarship offers a single scholarship of $1,000 awarded annually during each Fall semester. The application process includes creation of some kind of social awareness that inspires others to focus on safe driving and filling out an application.

  • Criteria: Participate in a specified Safe Driver Program (listed on their website)
  • Submission Deadline: July 10
  • Amount: $1,000 each fall semester

Goedeker's College Scholarships
Goedeker’s offers two scholarships meant to help pay for books. One is open to all students; the other is open only to those who are employed in public service positions or are closely related to someone who is. Each scholarship includes a $500 first-place prize and two honorable mention $100 prizes.

  • Criteria: GPA of 3.0 or higher OR be employed or have a family member employed in a public service position.
  • Submission Deadline: July 31
  • Amount: $500 or $100

GoodCall Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one student who writes a 400 to 500 word essay that details one of the most important decisions they’ve made in their life.

  • Criteria: Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: July 31
  • Amount: $2,500

The Levin Firm Scholarships
Students can write and submit - via email - a 500-word essay on a law-related topic specified on the scholarship webpage in order to apply for this semi-annual scholarship. Students must know which college they are attending in the upcoming academic year. The law firm will select 5 finalists from the pool of applicants who will then have to spread awareness about their own essay through Facebook. The finalist whose post receives the highest number of “likes” wins the scholarship.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in college for the upcoming academic semester
  • Submission Deadline: August 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Tutor the People Scholarship
This scholarship is an essay contest in which you—the contestants—and anyone you know can vote on which submission you believe is the best. Essay will first be posted publicly by Tutor the People. Students can then share a link to their essay and encourage people to vote for their submission.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in college for the upcoming academic semester
  • Submission Deadline: August 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship
This essay contest requires applicants to write a 500-word essay about financial elder abuse in America. A more specific question will be posed at the start of each submission window. The essay will be judged on the quality of response and how well the student demonstrates their potential for academic success. Applications are to be submitted through email.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in college for the upcoming academic semester
  • Submission Deadline: August 24
  • Amount: $2,500

RentHop Apartment Scholarship
The RentHop Apartment Scholarship awards students who complete a 1000 word essay explaining where they see themselves 5 years after finishing school. The award also includes an optional internship with RentHop, if applicable.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, August 31
  • Amount: $1,000

SEPTEMBER

PayrollCompanies.us Scholarship
Students can submit a 1,000+ word essay that responds to a small business-themed topic specified on the scholarship webpage.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: September 30
  • Amount: $1,000

OCTOBER

Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarship for Higher Learning
This scholarship is awarded twice annually in the Fall and Spring of each year. To apply for the scholarship, each candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions.

  • Criteria: Be a U.S. resident, be at least 16 years old
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, October 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The LPGA Foundation
The LPGA Foundation offers aid to students on the basis of their participation in golf. Awards are given to more than twenty high school seniors.

  • Criteria: Involvement in golf (varies slightly between individual scholarships)
  • Submission Deadline: October 1
  • Amount: Mostly $5,000, one $1,250

AES Engineering Solutions
The AES Scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of a 500-1,000 word essay which prompts for a demonstration of character and answers a question given on the organization’s website.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: October 7
  • Amount: $500

General Scholarship for Higher Learning
HotelsCheap.org sponsors two scholarships in the amount of $1,500. The application for these awards can easily be found and filled out online.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: October 15
  • Amount: $1,500

NOVEMBER

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
The scholarship, sponsored by Digital Brands Inc., is available to any student who submits a business card, brochure, poster, and flyer that showcase the applicant’s design abilities while also displaying why (s)he deserves the award, highlighting academic achievement, experience, and future goals.

  • Criteria: Be majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field, GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: November 30
  • Amount: $1,000

DECEMBER

Insureon Scholarship Program
Insureon offers multiple scholarships throughout the year based on an essay response about how small businesses have changed your life.

  • Criteria: Have a small business story
  • Submission Window: September 1 - December 1
  • Amount: $2,500

PlayYourCourse Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the applicant who submits a video, no longer than five minutes, that answers the questions posted on their website using the most creative, innovative, informative, entertaining, and interesting presentation style.

  • Criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: December 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
Insuranceproviders.com offers a single scholarship to someone who creates some sort of social awareness that inspires students to look twice for motorcycles when driving. This can be in the form of a video, essay, piece of visual art, or anything else that sends a message of additional caution.

  • Criteria: Have a valid driver's license
  • Submission Deadline: December 1

Billings & Barret First In Family Scholarship
Billings & Barret want to help students who are the first in their families to attend college, so they are offering this scholarship to a student who wants to further their education. A 500 word statement describing the impact of being your family’s first member to attend college is required to apply.

  • Criteria: Be the first member of your family to attend college, have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $1,000

Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship
The Whitley Law firm is looking to raise awareness on the issue of distracted driving, while also helping a student offset the costs of college. To do so, they are offering a scholarship to a student who submits a 1,000 essay on the topic of distracted driving.

  • Criteria: Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $1,500