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James & Patrica Sood Scholarship

June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Scholarship Committee
Email Address
Application Deadline
March 11, 2017
Number Of Awards
Maximum Amount
Scholarship DescriptionThe James and Patricia Sood Scholarship was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers. It is awarded to a young adult student who is pursuing a degree and career in education. After serving as an engineer in the US Navy and then having a successful career in business, James went back to school to follow his passion–teaching. He spent many happy years as a Professor of International Business at American University, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in the 1990s. Both James and Patricia had cancer, but that fact did not define them in the least. They were positive people who always lived life to the fullest, and they were grateful for all of their blessings. They were married for over 50 years. As their daughter, I am proud to offer this scholarship in their honor.

Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship

June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies at colleges and universities in the United States.  Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year. Funding is for full-time studies during academic year September 2017 – May 2018.  A scholarship application form will post to the bottom of this page in Fall 2016.

All fields and majors are eligible for scholarship funding.  In addition, dedicated funding is available for:

  • law and engineering studies at DePaul University and non-public colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;
  • residents of New Jersey, first preference for studies in nursing, teaching and business;
  • residents of NY state for studies in medicine;
  • residents of Amsterdam, NY;
  • residents of Chicopee, MA;
  • residents of New Hampshire;
  • residents of Connecticut, first preference for residents of Fairfield and New Haven counties;
  • students who evidence leadership, excellent written and verbal communication skills and participation in school and/or community activities;
  • journalism;
  • sciences: physical-chemical, biological, technical and natural sciences;
  • dentistry;
  • applied sciences; medicine; music; humanities; social sciences; architecture; engineering; medical research; education; piano performance;  violin performance; orchestral studies; law; art; fine arts;  pharmacy; chemistry; accounting; business administration; banking; finance; Polish studies.


United States citizens and permanent residents of Polish descent who are beginning or continuing their graduate studies and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies only. Only one member per immediate family may receive a tuition scholarship during any given academic year. Applicants may re-apply.  Awards are limited to only two tuition scholarships per individual during the period of his/her studies.


Selection is based on academic excellence, the applicant’s academic achievements, interests and motivation, the applicant’s interest in Polish subjects or involvement in the Polish American community. Financial need is taken into consideration.


A complete application includes the following materials:

  • A – Completed Scholarship Application and Financial Forms;
  • B – Statement of Purpose;
  • C – Official Transcripts;
  • D – Two Letters of Reference;
  • E – Letter of Acceptance ;
  • F – Proof of Polish Ancestry;
  • G – Passport-size photo;
  • H – $35 non-refundable application fee.

The scholarship deadline dates for academic year September 2016-May 2017 are :

January 5  application, supporting materials and application fee
April 10 copy of your Letter of Admission to Graduate School

Notification of results will be made on or about May 25, 2017. 

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

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The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship

June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

In 1991, single mother of one Mary Blake, R.N., moved from Southwest Florida to Atlanta for better opportunities. Her son was just nine years old and the move to Metro Atlanta was very difficult for both mother and child. Even though Mary was a skilled and compassionate caregiver with more than a dozen years of experience, moving to a big city held many challenges for this independent nurse and mother.

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship recognizes and rewards the efforts of individuals who meet the joint challenges of single parenthood and nursing.

Contest Specifics

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship is a scholarship contest with a one-time disbursement of $500.00 to the winner of an essay contest. In addition to having a completed application form approved by the posted terms of the contest and any additional stipulations offered by the review committee or the owners of this website, the winning entrant will supply an essay of at least 500 words describing why they are uniquely deserving of this award.

Deadline for entries: Midnight, June 15, 2017 EST.

In addition to writing the winning essay, the entrant receiving this award:

  • Will be able to prove US citizenship
  • Will be a single parent
  • Will be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited school of nursing
  • Will provide transcripts showing a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or greater, or show an ACT score of at least 28 or an SAT score of at least 1250

Additional specifics:

  • There is no requirement for the applicant to reside in the same state as the school
  • There are no race, gender, marital status, religious, or heritage restrictions
  • Enrollment in self-paced study programs (online) is acceptable
  • There are no spending restrictions, or designated use of funds

Successful applicants will adhere to the General Scholarship Terms and Privacy Statement on this site.

For additional support, send your questions and an SASE for response to:

Contest Inquiry
384 Mosby Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30102
ATTN: Single Parent Scholarship information request

To apply, please click here. 

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Veterans Make Great STEM Teachers Scholarship

June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Veterans who are currently enrolled as students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree as a Technology and Engineering teacher are encouraged to apply. This program serves to honor those who have served our country and are now committed to serving/teaching our students

Summary: Veterans who are currently enrolled as students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree as a Technology and Engineering teacher are encouraged to apply. This program serves to honor those who have served our country and are now committed to serving/teaching our students. CNC Mastercam is sponsoring (2) scholarships for this new program.

How to apply:

Complete the online ITEEA Application – Veterans Make Great STEM Teachers

    1. After completing the application send the following materials to  iteea@iteea.org:
    2. Transcript
    3. Two letters of recommendation (military, professional, and or community) that demonstrate your motivation, character, and integrity.
    4. Evidence of enrollment (such as the institution’s letter of acceptance/registration)

2016 Scholarship Opportunities:

      1. (1) $1,000 Freshman/Sophomore scholarship
      2. (1) $3,000 Junior/Senior or Graduate student scholarship

Definitions and Criteria for Selection:

      1. All applicants must be enrolled in a nationally accredited institution of higher education and pursuing a technology and engineering teacher education degree.
      2. Currently or previously enrolled in the Armed Forces (must provide proof of military status).
      3. GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
      4. Completed Application Package.

For more information on ITEEA’s Scholarship and Awards Program, contact ITEEA by phone: (703) 860-2100, email: iteea@iteea.org, or visit the website at www.iteea.org.

To apply, please click here.

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NASW Foundation National Programs: Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship

June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Students must be an NASW member and have applied to or have been accepted into an accredited MSW Program (payment of the award will be contingent on the full admission of the candidate into the program). In addition, students must have potential for completing a MSW Program and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Students enrolled in a master of social work (MSW) program for more than one year may reapply to the Foundation for part or all of a second year.

Application Requirements

  1. NASW member in good standing.  NASW membership is a mandatory requirement to receive an NASW Foundation Scholarship Award.Applicants either must be or plan to be enrolled in a social work degree program to maintain eligibility. Awardees must maintain active membership throughout the award period. Applicants who are current members in good standing can apply for a scholarship using their current membership ID number. Non-members interested in applying can join NASW if they 1) have a social work degree (BSW/MSW) or are matriculating in a CSWE-accredited social work program, or 2) are enrolled in or awaiting acceptance into a CSWE-accredited program. Applicants awaiting acceptance into a CSWE-accredited program must include, with the membership form, their application to the MSW program with a letter from the college/university verifying the application has been received. To apply for NASW membership visit www.socialworkers.org and select “join online“, or download and complete NASW‘s “Membership Application“. New members will receive email confirmation of membership, which will include a member ID and password.
  2. Application form.
  3. Biographical essay (two typed, double-spaced pages). The essay must address career goals, interests, and work, volunteer, and school/field experience related to work in health/mental health practice with African Americans and a statement of merit and need for the award. Applicants will be rated on each of these elements.
  4. Two letters of support from professional references (you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two professional references).  Letters can be written by a candidate’s professors; individuals or leaders of groups with whom the candidate has worked in a helping capacity; an employer/supervisor; and so on.  Character references or references from clients or family members will not be accepted. If the applicant is applying for renewed funding from the NASW Foundation, one of the two references must be obtained from the applicant’s academic advisor.
  5. Official copy of a transcript from the most recent academic work (undergraduate or graduate). Transcript may be opened to make photocopies.
  6. Signed release of information .

    Questions should be directed to: 

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June 24, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Philadelphia law firm of Reiff and Bily, personal injury lawyers since 1979, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering young law students the 2016 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. All applicants must be:

  1. Pursuing an undergrad degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies, or;
  2. Working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law.


All applicants for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission‚ or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution. If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school‚ you may still apply‚ but the scholarship will not be released without proof of acceptance and enrollment.
  • Your GPA must meet a minimum score of 3.0.

The recipient must provide the following documents in order to be considered eligible:

  • A transcript reflecting the student’s current academic standing, including a minimum GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Proof of admission and enrollment at an accredited institution of higher education.


All applicants need to submit the following application materials by July 1, 2016:

  • A completed Legal Scholarship Application (provided on our website).
  • A 650 word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field.
  • A valid transcript (high school or college) reflecting current academic standing, including at least a 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance and/or enrollment.

Failure to include all required application materials will result in a rejection of the application.


The student who is selected will be notified of their selection for the $1,000 award in early August, 2016.


Eligible applications must be completed and received or postmarked no later than July 1‚ 2016. Applicants may submit their materials electronically or via mail.

Applications submitted by email should be sent to Jeff Reiff at scholarships@reiffandbily.com. Emailed applications should contain the subject, “Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship 2016”

Paper applications should be mailed to:

Reiff and Bily
Attn: Jeffrey Reiff
1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Before contacting us‚ please read through the questions below. If you have a question not covered, feel free to email your question to scholarships@reiffandbily.com‚ and someone will respond promptly.


The Reiff and Bily $1,000 Legal Scholarship is to be used exclusively for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1‚000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s university or college to cover educational expenses.

For more information, please click here.

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2016 Out-of-the-Box-Thinking Scholarship

June 23, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

AutoPets™ is accepting applications from February 15, 2016 until August 1, 2016 for the 2016 Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship. The program will offer three higher education awards to eligible applicants.


  • – Grand Prize $1,500 Scholarship
  • – Second Place $1,000 Scholarship
  • – Third Place $500 Scholarship

Applicants must be current students at any accredited university, community college, certificate program, graduate school, or equivalent institute within the United States. High school students enrolling 2016 are also eligible. Winners will be asked to submit verification of their student status (transcript, letter of acceptance, course list with your name, or equivalent).

About Our Company

AutoPets is dedicated to the design and manufacture of highly functional, easy-to-use products with a modern aesthetic, that make caring for your pet more enjoyable. We understand that pets are more than just animals; they are parts of our lives and members of the family. Our company takes a fresh-eyes, open-minded approach to everything we do. AutoPets is pet care, reimagined.

Essay Requirements

Imagine you work on developing new products for AutoPets. What product could you bring to market to fulfill a need in an innovative way? Why is it needed? Who is the target market? What would be the marketing strategy? retail strategy? What else would help sell your idea? We encourage you to include drawings or graphics to illustrate your idea.

Also include what inspired you. Outline the thinking process and how the product was conceptualized.

In a minimum of 350 words, submit an essay including the following:

  • –  The Inspiration & Idea
  • –  Why the Product is Needed
  • –  The Target Market
  • –  The Marketing Strategy
  • –  The Retail Strategy
  • –  Anything else that will help sell your product
Submit Your Essay Online
Upload your entry as a .pdf file using the link on the scholarship website.
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Dogs By Nina $1,000 “Show And Tell” Scholarship

June 23, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Awarded to any college student (graduate OR undergraduate) who has a pet they love.

How To Apply:

  1. Borrow a Friend and a Video Camera (a phone camera qualifies, too!!!)
  2. Borrow a pet (if you don’t have one).
  3. You and your pet  get on the camera and tell us about your favorite memories. Bonus points if your pet actually talks ! (Ok, so we’re kidding on this point. A talking pet might be creepy)
  4. Upload the Video to Youtube
    • Title the Video “Dog’s By Nina $1,000 “Show And Tell” Scholarship
    • Put a  link to http://www.dogsbynina.com in the description area.
    • Send us the link where we can watch your video to nina@dogsbynina.com
      • Include: Your Name, College Name, College Year, Major, Email and Phone Numbers we can reach you at.

Ways To Get Bonus Points!

  • Be Proud! Prominently displaying your College’s emblem
  • Does your pet do tricks? We Love tricks!!!
  • Share Your Story! (likes, comments, shares, virality, etc)

By entering this competition, the Author, subjects and photo/video-grapher gives Nina and Company permission to use their essay, photo, screencaptures, video,  First name and last initial, course of study, and college where studying on dogsbynina.com and affiliated sites. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the video to make sure that all necessary permissions and waivers are secured, as applicable. Stealing copyrighted works will disqualify the applicant.

Application Deadline for Fall School Semester is 11/30/2016

$1,000 Check will be sent to the financial aid department of the student under that student’s account.

One (1) Scholarship is being offered for Fall School Semester. Students are welcome to re-apply each year.

International students are welcome to apply, however, we can ONLY mail the Award to a school address inside the UNITED STATES, on a military base, or on US territories.

This scholarship is sponsored by dogsbynina.com
101 W 29th St, STE G142, Pittsburg, Ks 66762

If you win, we will notify you by email. You have 10 days to respond to that email or the check can be awarded to someone else.

We will not sell your contact information email or use it for marketing purposes.

For more information, please click here. 

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GoodCall $2500 Scholarship

June 23, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At GoodCall, we try to help people make smarter decisions by giving them access to important data. We want to know about a great decision you’ve made in your life. Write an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you’ve made in your life. What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice?

Use the form on the scholarship website to enter this contest by July 31, 2016. We will award $2,500 to the writer of the best essay, as decided upon by our panel of judges.

Who’s Eligible?

School Year: High School Senior
Current Undergrad
Current Graduate Students
Major: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Ethnicity: All
Gender: All

Official Rules

Submission Criteria
The subject matter for essay entries must pertain to the following topic:
Please write a 400-500 word essay about a great decision you’ve made in your life: What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice?
Essays must be properly submitted no later than July 31, 2016. All essays must be submitted online using the submission form on this page.

Applicant Eligibility All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Academic Requirements All applicants must be either: (1) a high school or home school student who graduated or earned a GED (or will graduate/earn a GED) between August 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, who will enroll or has enrolled as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university in 2016, or (2) a student enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program, who will continue such full-time enrollment throughout the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

Description of Funds One (1) applicant (the “recipient”) will receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship to be applied to qualified college or graduate school expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Funds are provided by GoodCall, LLC (the “Company”), and will be made payable within 30 days of notification, directly via mail to the accredited or university last designated by the recipient in connection with his/her submission form.

Recipient Selection and Announcements
After the July 31 deadline, the recipient will be selected by a team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the deadline. Entries are judged on creativity and insight, writing quality, and research quality and veracity. The recipient will be announced on or about 30 days after the scholarship deadline. The winning student will be listed on http://www.goodcall.com/scholarship/ and notified directly by the Company by email at the email address provided by the recipient upon submission of his/her entry. Judges will include the Company’s public relations manager and managing editor. If the recipient is disqualified or fails to contact Company within 24 hours of being notified of the results, Company reserves the right to determine an alternate recipient or not to award the scholarship, in its sole discretion.

College/University Approval
Each applicant’s designated institution must be accredited and listed on the official website of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Applicants attending military academies are ineligible for this scholarship. All school transfers are subject to accreditation approval.

To apply, please click here. 

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June 22, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At the Dickson Law Group, we understand the value of a college education as well as the financial difficulties many students and families may face in financing one. We understand from experience, attorneys have all attended nationally recognized educations, including Brigham Young University, Gonzaga, and George Washington University. Additionally, we appreciate the fact that we would not be where we are today without education and, importantly, not without the help and support of others. In an effort to help other aspiring young students realize their dream of obtaining a college degree, the Dickson Law Group is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 scholarship available to current college students or those planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2016.

Eligibility Requirements

The winner of the Thomas L. Dickson scholarship contest will be chosen by our attorneys based on participation in a video essay contest. In addition to writing an essay, participants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements a well:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college in the US or are planning to matriculate in the fall of 2016.
  • Must be in good academic standing if currently enrolled in college or high school
  • If an applicant is under 18, the permission of a parent or guardian
  • Submission of the video essay by 5/15/17 at 9am PST.
  • Winner chosen on 6/30/17.

If you win, we would prefer to pay your school directly. If that is not possible, we’re happy to pay the winner directly.

After we receive the submissions, we will review them and choose a winner based on the quality of their essay. Among the factors we will consider in choosing a winner are the applicant’s creativity, originality, and potential for success in the legal field. Submissions should be between 1 and 3 minutes in length.

Please submit video essays (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) to cdreyer@dicksonlegal.com.

The Essay Topic

The video essay should respond to the following question:

Is getting a law degree still a good investment?

Applicants are expected to conduct research on the benefits and disadvantages of getting a law degree.

The Dickson Law Group is a real estate, business and probate law firm with offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. To contact us, call our office today at (206) 621-1110 or (253) 572-1000.

For more information, please click here. 

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