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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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Hotelscheap.org $1,500 Scholarship; Due April 15, 2015

November 14, 2014 by · No Comments · General

Hotelscheap.org’s Spring 2015 Scholarship Award opportunity is now available and accepting student applications now through April 15, 2015 with a scholarship to be awarded in the amount of $1,500.   Applications can be found on the Hotelscheap.org website or on the following link:   http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship.

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Affinity Plus Foundation $5,000 Scholarship; Due January 31st, 2015

November 6, 2014 by · No Comments · General

The Affinity Plus Foundation Academic Scholarship provides an opportunity to receive educational assistance for recent high school graduates or those returning to school after several years away. We are proud to award five $5,000 scholarships to freshmen, upperclassmen, nontraditional and graduate student members of Affinity Plus.


Scholarship evaluation is based on scholastic standing, extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, community involvement, and a two-page essay. All applicants must be Affinity Plus primary members. An application and all requested items must be postmarked by Saturday, January 31, 2015 for the 2015 Scholarship program. Winners will be notified in April.

Visit their website for more information: https://www.affinityplus.org/foundation/scholarships.

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GreenPal Business $2,000 Scholarship; Due February 28th, 2015

November 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Business

GreenPal believes small businesses are the backbone of our country’s economy.

Our CEO started his first company, a small lawn mowing business, in high school and grew the company while attending college, ultimately scaling the organization to over 100 employees. Having recently guided that company through acquisition by a respected national organization he wants to assist aspiring entrepreneurs attending college while starting or running a small business.

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today’s students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s generation.

If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

  1. We will open up the 2015 application entry period November 1st, 2014
  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements
  3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., evidence of GPA.) Incomplete applications will not be considered
  4. Submissions are to be submitted through the online application process below
  5. Scholarship winner will be announced May 30th, 2015
  6. This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed and funded each year by GreenPal Co.

Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student’s institution, upon evidence of registration in classes. This includes student identification number and correct address of school’s Bursar’s Office.

Who is eligible to receive the awards? In the spirt of our founder, who founded his own lawn care company GreenPal’s scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall of 2014.

GreenPal will publish all essays to the GreenPal blog. Social Media shares will serve as a method of voting and will be used as a component for picking the annual scholarship recipient.

Award Components:

Scholarship is $2,000 paid equally over (4) semesters, This scholarship will be renewed each year with a new winner. Each winner will receive (4) awards of $500 for each semester completed.

  1. Applicant must be graduating High School’s Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  2. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  3. Applicant must have a declared major in the college of Business
  4. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States

For more information visit Greenpal’s website at https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship.

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Digital Third Coast’s $500 Scholarship; Due March 1st, 2015

October 31, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Digital Third Coast, a digital marketing agency located in Chicago would like to extend a scholarship offer to college students. The selected winner will receive a one-time $500 dollar educational scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on campus room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year.

To be eligible:

  • The applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or a 4-year college or university, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in the United States.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.5 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for the Spring 2015 semester.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program.
  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study in the fields of marketing, advertising, and/or public relations.
  • Applicant must include a photo image of themselves when submitting the essay.
  • Applicant must include ‘DTC scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission must be sent to DTCscholarship@gmail.com)

To read all of the information regarding this scholarship please visit (http://www.digitalthirdcoast.net/blog/dtc-digital-marketing-scholarship).

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc $5,000 and $10,000 Scholarships; Due December 29th, 2014

October 29, 2014 by · No Comments · Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Life-Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science.

he Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Spring 2015 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. PT on December 29, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 12, 2015. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com.


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Excel Builders $1,000 Scholarship; Due December 30th, 2014

October 27, 2014 by · No Comments · General, Uncategorized

The Excel Builders Scholarship

We at Excel Builders are proud to announce our first-ever college scholarship for the 2015 school year. It is our hope that this $1,000.00 scholarship will make a big difference towards helping one student achieve his or her dreams. The scholarship is available to college students and high school students entering college. Entry close date is December 30th, 2014. Winner will be chosen January 15, 2015.

About Our Scholarship

Few industries are as close to the changing way that people live their lives as home construction. We’ve seen amazing changes in the way people live their lives since we started in this business, in everything from style to comfort and efficiency. We know that new life-changing innovations are always just around the corner. Who better to tell us about the homes of the future than the nation’s students? Your mission, should you choose, is to prepare an essay on one of the following topics:

  1.      Luxury Topic: With Companies Like Nest Popping Up, Home Design and Customization Has Never Been So Interesting. What Features would You Like to See on the Homes of the Future?
  2.      Sustainability Topic: Environmentally Friendly Home Building is a Hot Topic. How Can We, As Potential Home Buyers, Come to the Aid of our Planet?
  3.      Novelty Topic: Oh no! A zombie plague has swept across the land. Tell us about the defensive and comfortable features of your post-apocalyptic pad.


Check out our website at http://excelbuilders.com/scholarship for more details on how to apply!

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