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Marketing EDGE Scholarships; Due April 15th, 2015

December 2, 2014 by · No Comments · Business, General, Graduate Students, Marketing

Marketing EDGE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to educating, developing, growing, and employing college students in the field of marketing.  At this time, we would like to share with you our 2015 Scholarship Awards.

Last year we were able to distribute up to $75,000 in scholarships to deserving college students.  Scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the marketing industry.

In order to make sure that your students are aware of this opportunity, I have included a link that you can post on your website.  All students can complete the online application on our website, www.marketingEDGE.org.

For more information on the complete application process please visit our scholarship section.

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Interior-Deluxe.com $1,500 Scholarship – Due April 15th, 2015

November 24, 2014 by · No Comments · General


Interior-Deluxe.com is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students.

Our executive management team will go through all entries, and the most impressive entrants will be considered for the scholarships. How do you impress us? We want to feel your enthusiasm. Show us how a college education will make a difference to your life, and how you intend to use your college degree. A college education can light up your life. Interior-Deluxe.com would love to help it happen.


Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

Award Amount: $1,500.00

This is how it works:

Step 1: Complete Application Form on http://www.interior-deluxe.com/content/58-scholarship-form
Step 2: Please let us know about your personal circumstances and complete the fields below
Step 3: Browse our site and write an article about your favorite lights you liked on our site and in which room lighting is most important to you.
Step 4: Go to our blog and access your article
Step 5: Share your article with your friends and family on social networks, the more shares you have the more likely you are to win 

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SoundOut Social Media $1,000 Scholarship – Due January 15th, 2015

November 24, 2014 by · No Comments · Business, General

We are looking to highlight some of the brightest minds in the next generation of social media marketers. We are giving away two (2) $1000 scholarships to the winners of our social media essay competition.

For the essay, we’d like you to formulate a social media campaign for a company. It can be your local mom-and-pop grocery store around the corner, a Fortune 500 company or an intriguing start-up you just read about. Any business is fair game as long as they are an actual company. Here are a few sample questions to help frame the essay and get you started.

  • Define the parameters of your campaign. Are you simply promoting a business in general, or are you promoting an event or product from that business?
  • What is the goal of your campaign? Are you trying to gain more followers, increase email signups or sell a product? What will define the campaign as a success or failure?
  • What social media channels will you use to promote your campaign. Will you execute the same strategy across all social media channels, or will you have a custom approach for each outlet?
  • Show us the implementation. During a two or three day period during the campaign, what is getting posted to Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social universe? Who are you reaching out to to help further your message?
  • How will you measure the results of your social media campaign?

Scholarship essays should be between 1000 and 2000 words and thoroughly cover every aspect of the proposed social media campaign.

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate-level students. The competition is open to students of all majors attending a college, university, technical or trade school located in the United States or Canada. Students must be a United States or Canadian citizen or hold a current student visa. Only one essay per applicant will be considered. The application deadline for entry is January 15, 2015.  Apply on the following website:  http://soundout.net/social-media-scholarship/

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Penn Lease $500 Scholarship – Due May 29, 2015

November 24, 2014 by · No Comments · General, Uncategorized

Penn Lease Scholarship for the 2015/2016 School Year

Penn Intermodal Leasing, LLC is thrilled to offer a scholarship for the 2015/2016 school year. The winner of the best essay written on one of the following topics will receive a scholarship of $500.

Essay Topics (Select 1):

  • In the regional freight transportation industry, truckers face many health issues. Suppose you are the CEO of a trucking company. Describe what best practices you would implement to promote better health among your drivers, and why. What incentives would you offer, and how would you measure the progress of your fleet drivers?
  • Chassis shortages and port congestion are two major challenges in freight transport. Describe why they are related, and discuss both the direct and indirect effects they have on freight transport, the supply chain and the consumer.
  • Poorly maintained chassis result in breakdowns, late deliveries and reduce equipment lifespan. Suppose you were hired by a company that ships bulk liquids. Discuss the benefits of a maintenance program and how you would promote these benefits to customers.

Essay Guidelines:

  • You may only write about one of the topics.
  • Length: Approximately 1,500 – 2,000 words
  • You must submit proof of enrollment in a college or university for the Fall of 2015.
  • Submit your essay here: pr@pennlease.com

The DEADLINE for submissions is Friday, May 29, 2015.

We will announce the winner on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Carpey Law $500 Scholarship – Due June 22, 2015

November 24, 2014 by · No Comments · General


Carpey Law 2014-15 Scholarship Opportunity


Together with the Carpey Law team, Stuart Carpey is pleased to announce that he will once again be offering a scholarship to a deserving college student. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate who is enrolled in a college or university in the United States, and who demonstrates a critical mind and attention to detail in the essay described below.

The scholarship is worth $500.


To be eligible for entry in the scholarship competition, you must be:

  • An incoming or current student attending school in the US

Essay Topic

  • Motorcycle helmet laws vary by state. Discuss the laws surrounding motorcycle helmets in your state of residence and some of the main arguments for and against motorcycle helmet use.
  • Your essay does not need to be “persuasive,” i.e. you do not need to argue for one side or the other. Instead, you should aim to demonstrate an understanding of both sides of the issue and make compelling points to support each side.
  • You are not required to be a Pennsylvania resident in order to enter the scholarship contest, but since Carpey Law is located in Pennsylvania, an ideal essay will utilize Pennsylvania’s laws in some way (as a comparison point to your own state’s laws, for example).

Essay Guidelines

  • Your essay should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words
  • Each entrant must prove enrollment in a college or university located in the United States
  • The deadline for submission is Friday, June 12, 2015.
  • Submit your essays to: scarpey@carpeylaw.com
  • Please include your full name and contact information in the email containing your essay submission.
  • The winner of the Carpey Law Scholarship will be announced on Monday, June 22, 2015. It is possible that finalist essay entries will be shown on the Carpey Law blog after a winner has been chosen.
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Boomtown Internet Group $500 Scholarship – Due June 12, 2015

November 24, 2014 by · No Comments · General

Boomtown Internet Group Scholarship

We are excited to announce that Boomtown Internet Group will award one college student with a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will go to the winner of the best essay written about one of the topics below.

Essay Topics:

  • Is social networking good or bad for society and why?
  • Mobility is becoming a critical marketing channel to reach out to customers. How do you see mobile email and apps changing customer service and sales?
  • How does Internet marketing and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) influence business to consumer companies? Present ideas on how these companies can improve reviews and their online reputation, in addition to improving their products and services.
  • As consumers of all ages become more comfortable using ecommerce, what expectations do you see consumers placing on ecommerce websites?

 Essay Guidelines:

  • Choose only one topic to write about.
  • Keep the essay length between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
  • Each essay scholarship participant must prove enrollment in a college or university.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 12, 2015.
  • Submit your essays via email to: sales@boomtownig.com

The winner of the Boomtown Internet Group Scholarship will be announced Monday, June 22, 2015. It is possible that all finalists essay entries will be shown in the Boomtown Internet Group blog after a winner has been chosen.

Good luck!

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Philiips Scholars Program; Due December 11th, 2014

November 20, 2014 by · No Comments · Community Service, General

Phillips Scholars Program Application

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who striveto make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders. Students from 16 eligible private colleges and universities are invited to apply by submitting a proposed service project to benefit Minnesota communities. Each campus selects one or two finalists to compete for one of six $16,500 Phillips Scholars awards:

$6,000 Junior-year scholarship;

$6,000 Senior-year scholarship;

$4,000 Summer 2015 stipend;

$ 500 Project Resource Funding.


2013-2015 Phillips Scholars Program Criteria

Students applying should:

Be enrolled at Augsburg College

Be a sophomore in the 2014-2015 academic year

Have an excellent academic record (GPA of 2.75 or higher)

Have demonstrated current financial need (we will verify this with the student financial

Aspire to serve disadvantaged people

Have a history of participating in campus activities

Have an interest in community service and volunteering

Be committed to designing and implementing a Minnesota-focused service project in the

NOT plan to study abroad during their Junior year.


Application Timeline for Augsburg Students

• December 11, 2014 ~ Augsburg Student Preliminary applications are due

• December 12-19 ~ Augsburg Selection committee reviews preliminary applications

and selects one or two finalists

• December 20 – Jan 31 ~ Augsburg finalist/s prepare full application to submit to

MPCF with assistance from Elaine Eschenbacher.

• Friday, January 30, 2015 ~ Full application is due to Elaine Eschenbacher

• Friday, February 6, 2015 ~ applications are due to the MN Private College Fund

• MPCF Selection Committee meets in March, 2015.


The Phillips Scholars Program is administered by the Minnesota Private College Fund in partnership with the financial aid offices of 16 private colleges and universities. The program is funded by The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.


Preliminary Application

Based on the preliminary application, one or two Augsburg students will be selected to develop full applications that will be submitted to the Phillips Scholars Program.

1. Description of past service & leadership experience (1-2 pages – standard resume layout is recommended)

Organization Name

Describe your Role/Contribution

2. 2014-2016 Phillips Scholars Program Project Proposal (2-3 pages; 12 point font, double-spaced format recommended)

• The summer project must be completed in the summer between students’ junior and senior years. It should be ambitious enough to involve 8 weeks of full-time service (40 hours/week, 320 hours over the summer). (The Phillips Scholars Program scholarship includes a $4,000 summer stipend to support recipients during their summer projects.)

Your proposal should include discussion of the following:

What unmet need in Minnesota do you plan to address? Why?

How did you identify the need?

What Minnesota communities do you intend to serve?

Which specific organization(s) or people do you plan to work with?

Have you made any preliminary contacts at the organization?

How does your previous participation and leadership in campus activities and community service demonstrate that you are qualified to design and implement your proposed project?

(You will have an opportunity to further articulate or change your project if you are chosen for the scholarship.)


Send applications to:

Elaine Eschenbacher or drop them off in 20 Memorial Hall

Augsburg College

2211 Riverside Avenue CB 10

Minneapolis,MN 55454


Or by e-mail to eschenba@augsburg.edu


Please contact Elaine Eschenbacher with questions about the Phillips Scholars Program.

eschenba@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1492

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Wifi Security $1,000 Scholarship; Due January 1st, 2015

November 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Computer Science/MIS, General

Wifi Security Scholarship:

Free public unsecured Wi-Fi is almost everywhere – in stores, commuter trains, airports, restaurants, and even on planes – but so are the dangers associated with public unsecured Wi-Fi. The best advice for users is not to be lulled in by the convenience of free Wi-Fi. Be skeptical and take your own precautions to secure your computer and information from potential issues. With today’s technology, it’s easier than you think to capture usernames and passwords over unsecured connections.

Create a video more than 30 seconds long to make people aware of the Wi-Fi Security issues out there and show them how they can keep their devices and information secure while using public Wi-Fi.  Post this video on YouTube or a similar site and then submit this video on the following site:  https://www.digicert.com/wifi-security-scholarship.htm.      Due on or before January 1st, 2015

Create your video based upon the following title:  ”Unsecure WiFi: Know The Risks”

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The DermMedica $1,500 Scholarship; Due December 15th, 2014

November 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Biology, Chemistry, General, Uncategorized

The DermMedica Scholarship

Attention Students:

We have always believed in the promise of students, and we’d like to do our part to fulfill that promise. This year, for the first time ever, we are offering a $1500 scholarship to one deserving student. We are very excited for the opportunity to contribute to someone’s future, and cannot wait to hear what you have to say.

Our growing field is on the frontier of many of the major advancements in biology, chemistry and medicine. This position comes with its share of consequences—New technology means new concerns about how to use it responsibly, and how to better balance treatment with issues of self-esteem and body image.

Our scholarship is a simple one. We’re asking you, in 500 words, to apply the insight from your unique perspective to one of the many complex issues that concern modern medicine, particularly skincare. Please choose one of the topics below.

  1. Botox, and procedures like it have often been reactions to wrinkles and the such. What is your opinion on “pre-wrinkle” treatments and other preventative surgeries used by younger people to prevent the outward appearance of age?
  2. There has been controversy in the industry about when aesthetic surgeries are acceptable for adolescents. Should teenagers have the right to pursue these treatments?
  3. Procedures and treatments are constantly evolving every day in the skin care industry. What kind of procedures/treatments do you think we will be performing 25, 50 and 100 years from now?

The topics should be pretty straight forward – we aren’t looking to stump you. Instead, we want your opinions, creative insights and generally something we could devour with our morning coffee. Make us think. Make us smile. Most importantly, be yourself, and set yourself apart from the other entries.

This scholarship is for the 2014-2015 school year, and is open to anyone from college-bound high school graduates to those seeking their masters. We see patients from all over the world, and our scholarship is open to both American and Canadian students.

The entry deadline is December 15th 2014. The winner will be announced before, or onDecember 30th 2014. And finally, the award will be in the mail by January 15th 2015.

Apply online at:  www.dermmedica.ca/scholarship/

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F.C. Tucker Spring 2015 $1,500 Scholarship; Due December 15th, 2014

November 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Community Service, General, Uncategorized

F.C. Tucker Spring 2015 Scholarship

The F.C. Tucker scholarship is a $1500.00 award to the student who best demonstrates the values and principles that we consider crucial to running a successful business. In order to win the scholarship, students will have to demonstrate their personal values through an essay and attached personal statement.

While students who have a history of active involvement in leadership positions or the community will be at an advantage, all eligible students are encouraged to apply. The winner will be chosen based on the quality of their personal essay and the character reflected in their personal statement.

The entry deadline is Dec 15th, 2014. All entries will have to be submitted that day or earlier. The winner will be announced on or near Dec 30th. 2014.

http://www.talktotucker.com/talk/spring-2015-scholarship/ (includes complete rules and eligibility)

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