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National Founder’s Undergraduate Business Student $500 Scholarship; Due December 11th

July 31, 2015 by · No Comments · Business

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a U.S. undergraduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience in entrepreneurship to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com. Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID
  • GPA (minimum 3.0)
  • Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in entrepreneurship.

The deadline for submissions is December 11th, 2015 and the award will be announced on December 18th, 2015.

Please feel free to direct questions to Kristen.Brown@brownpc.com.

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1Dental $1,000 Scholarship; Due December 21st

July 31, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At 1Dental.com, they understand the value of investing in education. That’s why they’ve created the 1Dental Scholarship. They will award one student $1,000 to apply toward their Spring or Fall semester.

Complete a survey to be entered into a random drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. They have opened this scholarship to all students— not just dental students.

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James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial $1,000 Scholarship; Awarded Monthly

July 28, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000

Essay: 700 to 1500 words

Open to current students

Deadline: Awarded Monthly ten times per year


Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. This path to health included creating his own treatment protocol which consisted of vitamins, minerals, vegetables and fruits components, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, herbs, a healthy (primarily vegetarian) diet and mind-body medicine. This protocol along with Rhio’s optimistic spirit, belief in something greater than himself, and the ability to make tough choices helped him beat his prognosis and live with a cancer considered “incurable” for many years.

Alternative therapies like the ones used by Rhio are considered highly controversial. Orthodox medicine reminds us that alternative therapies are untested and unproven. There is little regulation controlling their quality, potency or safety and just because it is natural doesn’t mean it is safe. In respect to cancer, they may provide false hope and cost the patient valuable time and money.

Alternative practitioners have a completely different perspective. They believe that alternative therapies are not tested and approved because they are naturally occurring and as such are difficult to patent. A pharmaceutical company will not invest the many millions of dollars in clinical testing to get FDA approval and bring an herb, vitamin or mineral to market because it cannot exercise a monopoly on its production, sale and pricing. Alternative practitioners point to the thousands of published animal and cell studies that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of various alternative approaches in cancer. Finally, alternative practitioners can describe many anecdotal reports of cancer patients gaining a benefit from alternative approaches (like Rhio) and also a long history of alternative cancer practitioners who were subject to government censorship.

Both sides would agree that cancer has become a national disgrace. On January 22, 1971 President Nixon declared a “war on cancer” during his state of the Union Address. Since then the National Cancer Institute has expended an estimated 100 billion dollars in its search for a cure. Over the same period, cancer has become the leading cause of death in this country for Americans under the age of 85.

Writing Prompt:

Please address some or all of the following questions:

  • Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
  • What are some examples of “alternative therapies” and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
  • Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevancy in cancer?
  • It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
  • What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?

To Enter:

To receive a scholarship application which will include the rules and deadlines please send an email to: aelliott@cancermonthly.com. Please put the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.

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De Castroverde Law Group $1500 Veteran’s Scholarship Program; Due August 24th 2015

July 21, 2015 by · No Comments · Veteran

The De Castroverde Law Group is pleased to present a $1500 scholarship to provide a selected veteran with assistance in funding his or her higher education. If you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces attending a college or university in the United States, you may be eligible for our scholarship. See eligibility information on the application instructions.


  • Applicant must be attending a college or university in the U.S. in the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at college or university.
  • Applicant must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge. Applicants must submit copy of DD 214.
  • Applicant must scan and email the completed application and a brief essay (350-500 words). Include why you joined the military, how it affected your life, and what your plans are after college graduation.

Scholarship Information:

  • http://dlgteam.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship is for $1,500.00.
  • Scholarship will only be awarded one time to each winner.
  • This scholarship will be decided by a selection committee at De Castroverde Law Group.
  • Deadline is August 24, 2015.
  • Scholarship will be awarded on August 31, 2015.

Scan and email scholarship application and all required documents to alex@decastroverdelaw.com. There are no other methods for submitting the application. Only applications with information that is legible and understood will be considered. For questions, email tracy@goblackfin.com.


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Shutterfly is funding $5,500 scholarships; Due August 31st 2015

July 21, 2015 by · No Comments · Business, Computer Science/MIS, Marketing

Shutterfly recently launched three scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Each winner will receive $5,500. Additionally, each winning student’s high school, middle school, and elementary school will receive $1,500 donations. So, if you win, it’s a win-win for you and your community.
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Thrivent Financial $1,000 scholarships, no essay required! July 19th through August 31st.

July 21, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Visit their website, https://service.thrivent.com/forms/creditunion/scholarship/50.php, to enter into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship!

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Community Liaison at Protect America $1,000 Scholarship; Due July 31st 2015

June 30, 2015 by · No Comments · Law, Uncategorized

Become a Protect America Security Scholar

Protect America, a nation home security company, is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a current college student planning to pursue a career in law enforcement. Submit a short video to apply.

How to Enter

Step 1: Make a short video

Tell us a little about yourself: your name, your career plans and why you think you deserve to be a Security Scholar. Don’t be afraid to be crazy! We just want to know the real you. Please limit the length of your video to one to three minutes.

Once you’re done with your video, please upload it to a video site like YouTube or Vimeo.

Step 2: Submit your video

That’s it!

We’ll announce a winner on August 30, 2015. Good luck!

The fine print: We’ll define “law enforcement” broadly. If you’re interested in working as a law enforcement officer, prosecutor or prison administrator, for example, please apply.

You must be currently enrolled full-time at a college or university to apply. Payments will be issued by Protect America and made payable directly to the student’s approved college or university. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident to apply. You must not be a family member of a Protect America employee to apply.

For more information: http://www.protectamerica.com/security-scholarship?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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College Moving Scholarship $800 Scholarship; Due December 5th, 2015

June 30, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Who Qualifies for the imove Scholarship?

The imove College Moving Scholarship is a cash scholarship for students who are moving to out-of-state schools. Applicants must be incoming freshmen, returning students, or transfer students who are currently enrolled at the school they are describing in the scholarship form. The school must be in a separate state from the student’s primary residence.

Moving Graphic

The Spring imove Scholarship Topic

For this scholarship round, we want to know two things:

  1. What makes your school worth moving out-of-state for?
  2. What is your biggest challenge relocating?

Answers will be judged on creatvity and clarity – you only have 250 words to answer each question, so make them count!

Fill out the form below completely, hit “Enter My Submission” and hold tight – winners will be chosen and contacted in early December, and announced here on December 5, 2015.

For more information: http://www.imove.com/scholarship

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Minnetonka Based Company DigitalParc $1,000 Scholarship; Due November 1st, 2015

June 30, 2015 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Complete the infographic challenge for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship!


Your challenge is to create an infographic with extreme viral power. The subject matter of your infographic can be about anything you wish…

“Oprah’s Rise to Media Domination”
“How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse”
“How Steve Jobs Changed the World”

Again, it can be about anything, just keep in mind, you will be judged on the graphic’s ability to get shared on social media, so it’s to your advantage to choose a topic that will resonate with a large audience and get people talking.

All entrants will have their artwork posted on DigitalParc’s blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social media outlets.


All entrants must submit original artwork, meaning the artwork must be completely yours and free of any copyrights. Although we want people to have some fun with this, we will not accept any artwork that’s inappropriate to share. We will use our discretion for this.


Participants will be judged by the following:
-Online Shareability (cumulative shares, likes, comments, page views, etc.)
-Originality and Creativity
-Design Quality


All artwork should be completed by 11/1/2015


A panel of internet marketing professionals at DigitalParc will announce the winner.


The artist of the winning graphic will receive $1000 (and awesome bragging rights).


For questions, please email us here: hello@DigitalParc.com


For information, visit http://www.digitalparc.com/scholarship-opportunities/

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“Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking” $2,500 Scholarship; Due December 20th, 2015

June 30, 2015 by · No Comments · Marketing

Auto-Pets™ “Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking” Scholarship

Auto-Pets, a manufacturer and retailer of innovative pet products, most famously known for the Litter-Robot™ (the automatic self-cleaning litter box that really works), is proud to announce and sponsor its “Out-of-the-Box Thinking”scholarship.  With one of its own flagship products originally conceptualized by an 8 year old, they certainly know the value of thinking differently, and that’s the essence of the 2015 scholarship opportunity.

With a grand prize of $1,500 and two runner-ups receiving $500 each, the innovation scholarship is running from May 15 – December 20, 2015.  Winners will be announced December 31st, 2015, and be awarded scholarships in the following week for the Winter 2016 semester.

Unlike many scholarship opportunities, this will be open to any current student that will apply the scholarship to college credits.  Whether in high school working toward paying first year’s tuition, or looking to attain a bachelor’s, a masters, a Ph.D., nursing degree or any other type of college program, applications from all students in the United States are welcome.

Scholarship Purpose

It’s pretty simple: An 8 year old girl conceptualized the product line, ‘Kitty Play Zone™’, while at daddy-daughter work day.  She had an idea, and that idea turned into a reality, but only with a thorough implementation process.

The purpose of our scholarship is to get the younger demographic thinking differently about innovation, marketing and retail, specifically with regard to pet products. Whether an idea for a cat/dog feeder, or perhaps a unique point of sale retail concept, the scholarship is designed to push applicants to think differently.  Coming up with an idea is one thing, but thinking through how it would work, what it would cost, who and how large the market is, how it would be marketed, and the way in which it would be retailed is a whole other story.

The Application  (How To Apply)

Essay / Pitch Sheet – 350+ Words  (recommended 500+)

Please write the essay, pitch or summary not only about a pet innovation idea, but also about how the idea was conceptualized. The idea itself is not enough to “win” the scholarship.  Outline the thinking process, explain why it’s needed, how it’s marketed, the market it serves and more. It should include the following:

  1. The Idea
  2. Why The Product Is Needed
  3. The Target Market
  4. The Marketing Strategy
  5. The Retail Strategy
  6. Anything Else that will Help Sell the Idea

The Prizes

First Place:  $1,500
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $500

Picking The Winner

The winners will not only be judged by their pet-related idea, but also on the thought process that led them to the idea in the first place.  It is understood that not every idea is a “winning” or “novel” concept, so how the idea is explained, why the product is needed, what are the marketing strategies, who is the target market, and everything else included to demonstrate the thought process are important factors in the selection process.


  1.  Applicants must be a current student at any high school, accredited university, graduate school or equivalent (community college, 1 year program, other) within the U.S.
  2.  Applicants must submit a copy of their school verification (courses with your name, acceptance, transcript, or equivalent)


For more information visit their website: http://www.litter-robot.com/blog/out-of-the-box-thinking-scholarship/

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