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2016 SWANA Scholarship

February 12, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Applications Due April 29, 2016

The Minnesota Land of Lakes Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Scholarship Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the Floyd Forsberg Environmental Scholarship. The Floyd Forsberg Environmental Scholarship is for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning in September 2016.

SWANA is a professional association of individuals involved in resource conservation and integrated solid waste management. SWANA is an international association and Minnesota has been a chapter of this organization since 1986.

Floyd Forsberg was the first Minnesota State Solid Waste Program Director. He began work in 1968 when there were more than 1,200 open dumps in the state. He helped develop a state plan, with a major goal to eliminate open dumps in 1970. By 1978 the majority of the dumps in Minnesota were closed and 75 new sanitary landfills had been licensed. His vision and leadership is highlighted in this award.

Scholarship Amount:
The SWANA-Land of Lakes chapter is offering the Forsberg scholarship in the amount of $3000 to the top applicant. Two additional scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to the runners up. The scholarship awards are presented each fall at the SWANA Annual Meeting & Dinner as part of our Annual Conference & Show on October 5, 2016.

Eligible Applicants:
Minnesota college students currently enrolled in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Soil Science, Solid Waste Management or other environmental related programs at post high school educational institutions located in Minnesota with sophomore standing or higher are eligible to apply.

To Be Considered:
In order to be considered for this year’s scholarship, applications must be emailed or postmarked by 4p.m., April 29, 2016. Completed applications must be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to our office.

Application Materials:
1. A letter of application that includes a brief description of the applicant’s career goals in the fields of solid waste, environmental quality, environmental health, or related areas. The letter should not exceed two pages in length and should include all relevant contact information including name, address, telephone and email address. Preference will be given to those applicants whose career goals and field of study relates to the improvement of solid waste management and environmental quality.
2. A copy of the student’s college transcript and/or their current graduate transcript and their degree plan.
3. A letter of recommendation from their college advisor, or another professor who is familiar with their studies and the student’s potential for growth, development, and service in the environmental quality field.
4. Documentation supporting the student’s declared major.

Please send all application materials to:

Maggie Mattacola Yauk
Executive Director
SWANA-Land of Lakes Chapter
2250 Wabash Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114

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STEM Scholarship

February 12, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

STEM Scholarships


2016 Scholarship applications are now open!

We announced the 2015 Scholarship winners at the Tekne Awards! You can find the full list of STEM Scholars here.

The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

These awards include $2,500 and $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MHTA member companies. MHTF supports diversity in this application and award process.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
  • Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
  • Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
  • In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2016 and presented to recipients at MHTA’s Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Most scholarships are supported by the MHTA Foundation, while some are sponsored by Minnesota technology companies and organizations. Past sponsors have included; Thomson ReutersCenturyLinkMinneAnalyticsWomen Leading in TechnologyRobotics Alley and the Cyber Security Summit. The 2016 awards will be presented during the Minnesota Tekne Awards on November 16, 2016.

Applications are reviewed by members of the MHTA Foundation Board of Directors. These individuals represent Minnesota companies and higher education institutions and are committed to developing a well-educated technology literate workforce. The Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

In 2015, 18 college students were recognized at the Tekne Awards with scholarships amounting to $67,500. Over the past nine years, we have awarded almost 100 scholarships amounting to nearly $400,000.

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RARE Educational Scholarship

February 12, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized


Must fit ONE of the following categories:

1.)An individual who will have completed at least two years of college by September 2016 with plans to become a teacher.

2.) An individual who wishes to make a career change within education.

3.) A teacher wishing to change teaching fields.

ALSO: Applicant must have/had a connection with Independent School District 281.  Preferably a 281 graduate, present 281 teacher, or a current resident.

Application Process:

1.) A short autobiographical essay including education and occupation experiences.

2.) A Transcript of Credits.

3.) Your planned proram of study.

4.) One paragraph statement describing financial need.

5.) Any additional information deemed important to your situation.


Applications must be postmarked by May 6, 2016 and mailed to:

Don Hanson
25480 Birch Bluff Road
Excelsior, MN 55331


Stu Stockhaus
3437 Adair Av. N
Crystal MN 55422

Questions may also be addressed to Don Hanson (952-474-4411) or Stu Stockhaus (763-537-3181)

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The Jim Dodson Law Scholarship

February 12, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Video Guidelines:

Most of us walk, ride a bicycle or drive a motor vehicle every day. Florida’s troubling accident statistics clearly demonstrate the need for public education on issues of safety and accident prevention. Here’s the challenge, in 90 seconds or less, we are encouraging college students to provide a solution to one of Florida’s largest problems – bicycle, pedestrian and/or motor vehicle safety on the road. 

Your video:

  • Must be 90 seconds or less.
  • Should show creativity and have a clear and effective message.
  • Must demonstrate your solution to enhanced bicycle, pedestrian and/or motor vehicle safety (any one or all three).
  • Must be uploaded to YouTube.

Email link to kati@jimdodsonlaw.com along with your name and address and the university where currently enrolled, no later than May 10, 2016. Only one video essay submission will be accepted per candidate.

Applicant must:

  • May be enrolled in any college in the country.
  • Be currently enrolled in a 4-year college as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Have successfully completed 12 credit hours of college courses.
  • Create an innovative and educational video
  • See the Scholarship Website here.
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Matsun Nutrition’s $500 Entrepreneur Scholarship For 2016

February 12, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Date Open:  Immediately

Deadline: April 1, 2016
Award Amount:  $500.00
Number of Awards:  1
Award Date:  May 1, 2016  (for Summer Semester 2016)
Requirements:  Minimum 1,000 word Marketing Concept
Topic:  Original Ideas on How to Market Liquid Vitamins and Supplements
Description:  Describe and outline specific original ideas for marketing liquid vitamins and supplements.
Eligibility:  Open to all undergraduates, graduate students and entering freshman attending a college or university that has posted a link to our Scholarship page.
Evaluation:  The winner will be chosen based on their original idea, attention to detail, creativity, concept feasibility and organization.
Disclaimer:  The rules, evaluation and winner of the scholarship will be at the sole discretion of Matsun Nutrition.
Other Information:  Please remember to include the name of the school you are attending, along with your contact information.

Could you use an extra $500 for school?

Here at Matsun Nutrition we strive to develop the healthiest liquid vitamins and supplements in the nation, while at the same time educating the public and creating an entrepreneurial spirit among today’s youth. As such, we are offering a one-time $500 scholarship award to assist students with the expenses of higher education. Although this scholarship is for one year only, we hope to offer one or more of these types of scholarships on an annual basis.

Scholarship Purpose

The purpose of this scholarship is to spark and tap into the creative minds of today’s youth.  We want to encourage you to explore the endless possibilities that are ahead of you and to dream BIG!  Part of our business is providing individuals with an opportunity to start their own small business.  We do this through our Private Label Program whereby people can choose liquid vitamins and supplements from our existing product line and label them as their own product with their own branded company name and logo.  They can then market and sell the products on their own website, eBay, Amazon and anywhere else they wish.  We also sell to very large chain stores, health supplement stores and pet stores throughout the U.S.  These are just a few examples.  You can choose any target market of customers you want and how you would market to them.

As such, we are seeking new, creative, original ideas on how you would market liquid vitamins and liquid supplements.  What we are looking for are simple, creative ways to reach new customers.  Keep in mind that whatever ideas and plan you come up with must be economically feasible and sufficiently detailed and organized.  The more specific the better.  We don’t want general ideas such as “Get a website”, “Spend $10,000 on TV ads”, “Set up some retail accounts” or “Post articles on Facebook”.  We’re looking for something that is not currently being done, a new way of marketing to reach potential customers.  Your submission can be as few as 1,000 words (about 2 pages) or a full 20-page report.  What really matters is your idea and your marketing plan.  Please see the Important Information listed below for deadlines and more details.

See the scholarships website here.

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2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship $2000

February 9, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our third annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year. In our third year, the scholarship is being expanded to students in Canada (excluding Quebec).

Selection and Eligibility Criteria

The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The following are ineligible to apply:

  • Employees of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
  • An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
  • A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.

Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by SeniorAdvisor.com staff.

Guidelines for Applicants

Please include the following three items in your submission:

  • 250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you’re seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
  • 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
  • Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016

Scholarship award recipients will be announced by January 31, 2017.

How to Apply

Email scholarship@senioradvisor.com to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signedScholarship Award Agreement.

Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by January 31, 2017.

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Dental Scholarship

February 9, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At Emergency Dentists USA we understand the value of a strong education. That is why in 2016 for the first time we’re going to be offering an Annual $1000.00 Dental Themed scholarship and 2nd place of $500.00, to students of all majors, college or high school. The deadline will be June 1st Each year.

How to Apply:

1.) Make a two minute video that focuses on entertaining us, while being creative and innovative with your ideas.  The topic to make a video on is: Tell (or enact for us) what super power you would love to have and how you would use it to help create better dental health in all people!

2.)  We want to make this as easy as possible for submissions, so you can submit your video to any video sharing site like Youtube or Vimeo and send a link to this address, along with your name, the school you attend, and your contact information.  Email us a link to the video to: scholarship@emergencydentistsusa.com.

Scholarship Rules and Eligibility Requirements

  • 1. No employees of Emergency Dentists USA or family members of employees may apply or win the scholarship.
  • 2.Students of All Majors, High School and College.
  • 3. Any United States Citizen or Foreign Citizen residing legally in the USA.
  • 4. Submission Deadline for each year is June 1, for the following school year.
  • 5. The Scholarship money shall be sent to the students college of choice, Financial Aid Office.


See the scholarship website here.

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Duffy Law, LLC $1000 Scholarship

February 9, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

At Duffy Law, LLC, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys value education and helping those in need. We also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.


In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

“Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?”


The application guidelines are as follows:

  • Essays must be received by 9am EST July 15, 2016
  • Applications should be emailed to duffylawscholarship@gmail.com
  • Applicants should include their name, address and phone number
  • The applicant should state where they are currently attending or will be attending school in the body of their submission email
  • No additional information should be included


The winner will be chosen according to the following set of criteria:

  1. Application guidelines followed
  2. Quality of writing
  3. Thoughtfulness of answer


The winner will be chosen by July 30, 2016 and notified by email. Unfortunately, we cannot write to every applicant. If you are not notified via email by July 7th, we have chosen a winner. However, we do encourage you to try again with our next scholarship.

We look forward to reading your submissions.  To contact Duffy Law, LLC, call us today at (203) 946-2000.


You can visit the scholarships website here.

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Searching for Scholarships 101 Video Course

February 3, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is a resource for helping students with topics regarding scholarships, topics including:
- What are Scholarships?
- What Are the Different Kinds of Scholarships?
- How to Find Scholarships
- How to Apply for Scholarships – Essay Tips
- How to Apply for Scholarships – Letter of Recommendation Tips
- Avoiding Scholarship Scams

The link to the website is https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-video-course

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January 28, 2016 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. From prescription drug and medical device torts to intellectual property disputes surrounding proprietary biological research, healthcare and life science professionals have become an essential part of American justice. In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA


Applicants must attach a file containing their essay to the submission form below, with a cover sheet that includes:

  • Full name
  • School and program
  • Expected graduation year / month
  • Mailing address
  • Phone and email
  • Current GPA


1,000-2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below.


One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded

Article Submission:

All submissions must be received before midnight on December 31, 2016 in order to be considered. Please include all required information in a cover sheet on the submitted document.


See the Scholarships website here:  https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

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