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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away over $100,000 in free college scholarships this year including a $1,000 scholarship every month! Apply now!
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$10,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Unigo
Description
Apply to win one of four $10,000 college scholarship with just 5 Simple Words that illustrate what life will be like 10 years after college graduation. Just answer a few short and simple questions to complete the application for a chance to win $10,000 toward your college education.
How to apply
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AGA Scholarships$1,000-$3,000
Deadline
March 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
2208 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301-1314
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants for full-time or part-time scholarships must be an AGA member or family member (spouse, child or grandchild), and scholarships must be used for full-time or part-time undergraduate study in a financial management academic area such as accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management or public administration. Essays and transcripts are required. There are two categories for high school students/graduates and undergraduates/graduates.The Academic Scholarships are based on academic achievement and the student's potential for making a contribution to public financial management. A reference letter from an AGA member and from another professional such as a professor, guidance counselor or employer is required. Applicants to the Community Service Scholarships do not have to be AGA members, must be pursuing a degree in a financial management academic discipline and must be actively involved in community service projects. The awards are based on community service and accomplishments. A letter of recommendation from a community service organization and from another professional are required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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American Architectural Foundation and Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship$5,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Architectural Foundation
1799 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs focusing on the history of art, architecture, decorative arts or interior design.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Niche Parent Survey
Description
Love it or hate it, tell us about your child's school! A few survey responses will earn you an entry into our monthly $1,000 Parent Survey Scholarship that can be used to finance your child's education.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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ARIT Fellowships for Research in TurkeyVaries
Deadline
November 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be scholars or advanced graduate students involved in research on ancient, medieval or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Student applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants must be connected to an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants should submit applications, three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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College/University Excellence of Scholarship AwardsVaries
Deadline
April 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Council for Geographic Education
Jacksonville State University
206-A Martin Hall
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Every college or university geography department in North America may submit the name of its outstanding graduating senior geography majors. The students receive certificates.
How to apply
Nomination materials are described online.
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Community Scholarship FundVaries
Deadline
February 20
Renewable
No
Offered by
Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, HI 96813
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must demonstrate accomplishment, motivation, initiative, vision and intention to work in Hawaii and major in the arts, architecture, education, humanities or social science.
How to apply
To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.
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Davidson Fellows Scholarships$10,000-$50,000
Deadline
February 12
Renewable
No
Offered by
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive
Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under the age of 18 and be able to attend the awards reception in Washington, DC. In addition to the monetary award, the institute will pay for travel and lodging expenses. Three nominator forms, three copies of a 15-minute DVD or VHS videotape and additional materials are required.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
How to apply
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Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship ProgramVaries
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
2121 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and be a citizen, national or permanent resident of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. Students must also be able to obtain and retain a U.S. J-1 visa. Applicants must be in one of the following fields of study: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism/mass communication, law, library/information science, public administration, public health or public policy.
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Excellence of Scholarship AwardsVaries
Deadline
April 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Council for Geographic Education
Jacksonville State University
206-A Martin Hall
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to major in geography. Nominators must be NCGE members who nominate students in their classes.
How to apply
Nominating materials are described online.
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Gamma Theta Upsilon-Geographical Honor Society$1,000
Deadline
June 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Dr. Donald Zeigler
Old Dominion University
1181 University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be initiated through a Gamma Theta Upsilon chapter.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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George and Viola Hoffman Award$350-$500
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Hoffman Award
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
c/o George White
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must research toward a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geographical subject in Eastern Europe which includes the countries of East Central and Southeast Europe from Poland south to Romania, Bulgaria and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. The research topics may be historical or contemporary, systematic or regional, limited to a small area or comparative. Applicants must submit applications including a statement of the research topic, research methods, field of study, schedule and bibliography. Applicants should also submit a letter describing professional achievements and the goals and a letter of support from a sponsoring faculty member.
How to apply
Application materials are described online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2016.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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German Studies Research Grant$1,500-$2,500
Deadline
May 1 and November 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD
871 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be junior or senior undergraduates pursuing a German studies major or minor, or master's degree students or Ph.D. candidates in the humanities or social sciences who are working on a certificate in German studies at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education or a dissertation on a modern German topic, respectively. Applicants must be nominated by their department and must have completed two years of college German and a minimum of three courses in German studies (literature, history, politics or other fields). Applicants should submit applications, resumes, project descriptions, budget reports, lists of German courses taken, two recommendation letters, language evaluation forms and transcripts.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramUp to $44,000
Deadline
November 18
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Operations Center
Suite T-50
1818 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study and be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. The fields of study are interdisciplinary, computer and information science and engineering, mathematical sciences, geosciences, psychology, social sciences, life sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy and engineering.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An online application form, official transcript and three letters of reference submitted electronically are required.
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Harry S. Truman Research GrantUp to $2,500
Deadline
April 1 and October 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Grants Administrator
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are most encouraged to apply, but others completing advanced research will be considered. Preference is given to research dealing with enduring public policy and foreign policy issues that have a high chance of being published or otherwise shared publicly. Applicants can receive up to two research grants in a five-year period. Grant winners must submit a report at the end of their studies.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Travel Grant Program$500-$1,500
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
P.O. Box 696
West Branch, IA 52358
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current graduate students, post-doctoral scholars or independent researchers. Applicants must also ensure that the library's contents will meet their research needs before applying.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2015.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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IACI/NUI Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies$4,000
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Irish-American Cultural Institute (IACI)
An Foras Cultuir Gael-Mheircheanach
1 Lackawanna Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must provide a description of how the fellowship will be used and a curriculum vitae with a list of publications.
How to apply
Application is available online.
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ISF National Scholarship Program$1,000-$10,000
Deadline
March 21
Renewable
No
Offered by
Islamic Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 802
Alamo, CA 94507
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be accepted by or attend a top-ranked four-year college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies. They must be practicing Muslims and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have college junior standing or higher and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4. Applicants should be active members of their communities. Selection is based on academic record, school and extracurricular activities, extenuating circumstances and a personal interview.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form is required.
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Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship$5,000
Deadline
April 30
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO
Attn: Education Department
1625 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-5687
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. One of applicant's parents, legal guardians or financially responsible grandparents must be an AFSCME member. Applicant must be sophomore in college, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be social science major. Applicant must submit applications, transcripts, and proof of family membership. The chosen students may intern at the International Union headquarters in the Political Action department during the summer between his/her junior and senior year or for one semester during his/her junior or senior year. Recipients may qualify for employment with AFSCME after graduation.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Joey Parisi Memorial Scholarship The right to to participate in the college degree program at the National Labor College of the Georg
Deadline
October 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time international, council or local staff members or local union officers with substantial organizing responsibilities. The award provides the right to to participate in the college degree program at the National Labor College of the George Meany Center.
How to apply
Applications are available by written request.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSophomore
Description
Open to all high school students in the class of 2017.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship Fund$3,250
Deadline
March 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Office and Professional Employees International Union
1660 L Street NW
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of OPEIU in good standing or associate members for at least two years, and applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate students in one of the following areas of study: labor studies, industrial relations, union leadership and administration or non-degree programs sponsored by the National Labor College at the George Meany Center or similar institution. The selections shall be based on recommendations of an academic scholarship committee.
How to apply
Applications are available by phone or written request from the local union office, at the secretary-treasurer's office of the International Union or online.
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Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest$200-$4,000
Deadline
Four weeks before the start of NSSAR Congress
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
1000 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.
How to apply
Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.
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Julianne Malveaux ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009-3298
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Junior FellowshipsVaries
Deadline
July 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Institute of Indian Studies
1130 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be doctoral candidates at a U.S. university. Junior fellows are affiliated with Indian universities and research mentors. Awards may last up to 11 months.
How to apply
Applications are available by mail or email.
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
CollegeWeek Live
Description
CollegeWeekLive makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online college fair events happening nearly every day. Register for FREE, visit 3 college booths and get automatically entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Lou Hochberg Awards$500-$1,500
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 1148
Ashland, OR 97520
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. The Lou Hochberg Awards are given to winning theses and dissertations, university and college essays, high school essays and published articles that focus on Reich's sociological work. There are categories for students, scholars or journalists beginning at high school age through adulthood. A suggested list of topics and a bibliography is available online.
How to apply
Each award has a specific set of instructions for submitting a package for consideration. Guidelines are listed online.
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Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Grants-in-Aid Research$600-$3,000
Deadline
March 15 and September 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation
2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78705
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must first contact the library to determine if their topic is appropriate for study at the facility. Applicants must also calculate the estimated amount of the grant before making a request.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Minnesota Academic Excellence ScholarshipUp to full tuition
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
Minnesota Office of Higher Education Services
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a full-time program in an approved Minnesota college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in one of the following subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science or social science.
How to apply
For information about the status of this program, applicants should contact the schools they wish to attend.
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Pi Sigma Alpha Washington Internship Scholarships$2,000
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Pi Sigma Alpha
The Washington Center
2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20037-1427
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSFreshmen
Description
Open to all high school freshmen in the class of 2018.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Presbyterian Church USA Student Opportunity ScholarshipsUp to $2,000
Deadline
May 15 and June 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Presbyterian Church (USA)
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have completed their second year of college. They must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in education, health service/science, religious studies, sacred music or social service/sciences. Financial need is required. Preference is given to members of racial and ethnic minorities.
How to apply
Applications are available by mail or email.
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Racial/Ethnic History Research Grantat least $1,000
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 127
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an application in English which includes biographical information, a detailed description of the project, the expected date of completion, a budget and letters of recommendation.
How to apply
Submit materials to the General Secretary at the address listed.
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UBS/PaineWebber Scholarship$8,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants should demonstrate leadership skills and may major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance or any business-related major. Students should submit two recommendation letters, an essay, a resume, two small photos and a transcript. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Women in Geographic Education Scholarship$500
Deadline
April 10
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Council for Geographic Education
Jacksonville State University
206-A Martin Hall
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education, submit an essay on the provided topic and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5. The winner receives an additional $300 travel stipend if she attends the NCGE Annual Meeting.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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$1,000
Deadline
Aug 31
Offered by
Niche Local
Description
Take a survey on your neighborhood and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Women in United Methodist History Research GrantAt least $1,000
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 127
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit an application that includes a resume, a description of the project, a timetable for the project, a budget and letters of recommendation.
How to apply
Submit materials to the General Secretary at the address listed.
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Women in United Methodist History Writing Award$500
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 127
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must submit completed, original manuscripts no longer than 20 double-spaced, typewritten pages with footnotes and bibliography about the history of women in the United Methodist Church or its antecedents.
How to apply
Send manuscript to the General Secretary at the address listed.
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