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College Scholarships that are NO Longer Active

We have decided to list some of the scholarships that we took off our website because they are no longer active. We are providing this list for these reasons:

  1. You may have heard the old saying that once something is on the Web that it is there forever.  It can be difficult understanding whether a scholarship listed on the Web is still active or the sponsor stopped funding it. This list may help decide which scholarships are still active or no longer being funded.

  2. The list shows how frustrating it is trying to find scholarships. Many scholarships come and go. Some scholarships have been available every year for a number of years, but the organization decided to get out of the scholarship business. However, some businesses decided to fund a scholarship for only one year and then give it up. I suspect many organizations do this for one year in order to get the publicity for marketing their business. Something must not work out for them.

  3. It is possible that some of the scholarships on this list will once again become available. It IS questionable, though. If you think that some of these sponsors have decided to fund a scholarship again, then you can use the title of the scholarship or name of the sponsor to perform a Google search in order to find more information.

 


Talbot’s Women’s Scholarship Fund


Sponsor: Talbots, INC.

We will keep this on the list for now but after a number of years of providing generous scholarships to women, it appears that Talbot's no longer is funding scholarships. We keep this on the list so you can keep checking to see if they changer their minds. The following is the description of the scholarships that Talbot's once funded.


Eligibility Requirements: Six women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 60 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.


Money: Six women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 60 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships.


Contact Information for more information:https://www.talbots.com/online/home

https://www.talbots.com/online/landing/landingPage.jsp?landingPage=Talbots-Scholarship

 

WalMart Scholarships

WalMart no longer provides the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. However, they do provide a few other scholarships that some people will be eligible for applying, so we will keep this link on the website, for now. Hopefully, WalMart will decide to continue something like the Sam Walton Community Scholarship at a later date.

WalMart provides scholarships for their associates and dependents of associates, BUT the Sam Walton Community Scholarship was for ANYONE in the community. This particular scholarship is NOT for the WalMart associate. Sam Walton Community Scholarship is for high school or home school seniors graduating or earning a GED.

Money award was $3,000.

Contact Information for more information: http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx

 

 


U.S. Bank Scholarships

Part of this scholarship IS active. U.S. Bank lists the Financial Genius scholarship on thier website, but it is questionable if they continue to fund the other scholarships that they offered at one time. PLEASE continue to visit their website for updates.

Sponsor: U.S. Bank.

Eligibility Requirements: Apply for this scholarship online. It is hard to explain the application process here, so PLEASE visit their website using the URLs listed here. Winners will be selected at random, BUT you have to go through the application process. There is NO mention of an essay contest.

Money: Five winners with first place being worth $20,000. The next four awards vary between $10,000 and $5,000.

Contact Information and Rules: http://usbank.com/student-lending/scholarship.html

https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship-application-form.html

https://www.usbank.com/pdf/community/USBank2017FinancialGeniusScholarshipSweepstakes_Rules.pdf

 


AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

"From 2007 to 2012, AARP Foundation’s Women’s Scholarship Program helped low-income women win back opportunity. The Foundation’s scholarship program funded education, training and skills upgrades, leading to better employment opportunities and increased financial security for women and their families. 

Due to the need to fund other programs that will be able to assist greater numbers of struggling older people, AARP Foundation  has discontinued funding individual scholarships through the Women’s Scholarship Program in 2013."

However, there are some possible other opportunites listed at their website: https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/womens-scholarship-program/

This is what, at one time, was offered:

Sponsor: AARP

“The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low-income, 50-plus women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families.”

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: The number of scholarships and the financial award of those scholarships vary per year. However, for some years there are well over 300 scholarships awarded ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Contact: Please contact the following web address for much more information: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/womens-scholarship-program/


Scholarships from New Look Laser Tattoo Removal

$1,000 New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Semiannual Scholarship - merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.

Money: Scholarships are awarded TWICE a year. Each scholarship is worth $1,000.

Contact Information: http://www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html

 

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship (Essay) (International Students)

Although, the website states that this scholarship is discontinued at this time, we will keep this on the active list for now. Maybe, it will continue at a later date?

Sponsor: GIVA.

Eligibility Requirements:  Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required. All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. Topic of the ESSAY can be found at the website.

Money: $1,000.  

More Information can be found at: http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/

 

 


Best Price Nutrition Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year. If any alumni wins this scholarship, $1,000 will be given to the school the alumni graduated from.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship.html

 

 

The Drive to Learn Scholarship Program (Essay)

Sponsor: Shift Insurance

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled full time at a single educational institution (including TRADE SCHOOL) located in the continental United States. U.S. and NON-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. (So this appears to available for International Students). The topic of the ESSAY can be located at the website.

Money: $1,000.

More Information can be located at: http://www.shiftins.com/automobile/car-insurance-program.aspx

 

Park Plaza Dental Scholarship

The last date on the application is 2016.

Sponsor: Park Plaza Dental.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens. Part-time or Full-time enrollment in an accredited university or tertiary school in the U.S. GPA 2.75 or higher.

Answer essay question.

Money: $500.

Contact: https://www.dentistpetaluma.com/park-plaza-dental-scholarship.html

 

Zumper Apartments Search Scholarship (TWICE A YEAR)

Sponsor: Zumper. Zumper is "a national home and apartment rental search site. Finding a place to rent has been difficult for too long, so we're out to completely change the game. We've built the first apartment search platform that not only helps you find the perfect place, but also apply for an apartment."

Eligibility Requirements: Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college is eligible to apply.

Zumper is "looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!"

"To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

1. How you've impacted your fellow student body or community.
2. An intro to housing near your school. Where are the best areas for students to live? You can also include up to 5 original images from around campus. If we like them, we may include them on our site and mobile apps (accredited to you of course!).

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials."

Money: $1,000.

For more information, including deadlines, please visit the website at: https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

 


Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship

Sponsor: Protective Bedding Store.

Eligibility Requirements: The Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship is a $1,000 award open to any undergraduate or graduate student. To apply, students must make a creative piece (comic, short film, drawing, poem, etc.) featuring the Dry Defender mascot.

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information: http://protectivebedding.com/dry-defender-protect-your-bed-scholarship

 

 


Proofreading Services.com Annual Scholarship (Multiple Scholarships)

Sponsor: Proofreading Services.com

Proofreading Services has changed its format from it use to be.

"The ProofreadingServices.com Video Poetry Scholarships reward talented young poets around the world. We offer six awards, three for high school seniors and three for university students."

"In the 2015-2016 competition, students were each asked to write and recite an original poem in a YouTube video. We received hundreds of entries in both categories from applicants worldwide. The six awardees created poems that inspired and moved us, and we're thrilled to announce them here."

Please visit their website for MORE information.

Contact Information: https://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

 

 

National Payday Scholarship

Essay Contest

The most recent date for the scholarship is 2015. The website says check website for next year's annual scholarship, BUT nothing seems to be updated since 2015 concerning this scholarship.

Sponsor: National PayDay.

Eligibility Requirements: Essay contest. More information can be found on their website.

Money: $1,000.

Information: http://www.nationalpayday.com/scholarship

 

Carpey Law Legal Scholarship (Essay)

Most recent date on their website is 2015.

Sponsor: Carpey Law.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be from an approved college or affiliated program in the United States. Submit ESSAY based on topic that can be found at the website.

Money: $500

More Information can be located at: http://www.carpeylaw.com/legal-scholarship/

 


Software Providers Women in STEM Scholarship


Sponsor: Software Providers.

Okay, the eligibility requirements are NOT wide open, but we feel that a number of females will be able to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be female students studying computer science, computer engineering or a related field. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: https://softwareproviders.com/scholarship/

 


SoundOut Social Media Scholarship


Sponsor: SoundOut Social Media Management.

Eligibility Requirements:

The essay is very specific, so please visit the website for details.

Money: TWO winners will receive $1,000.

Contact: http://soundoutmedia.com/scholarship/

 


Give and Go Scholarship

Sponsor: LeaveTown.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be residents of either the United States or Canada, and be attending school (high school, college or university) full-time. Your project need not be about your place of study. Please visit the website for more details. Basically, you create some type of guide to promote your city. There is more to this, but the information can be found at the website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://leavetown.com/give-go-scholarship/

 

 

United States Achievement Academy Scholarships

Sponser: United States Achievement Academy.

The short story contest if of students in grades 5-12 who have been nominated for a USAA Award by an educator.

Money: Scholarships and the financial award for those scholarships will vary.

Contact Information for these scholarships: http://www.usaa-academy.com/

 


Solutionreach Scholarship
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Sponsor: Solutionreach.

Eligibility: Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited US college or university with a minimum of 9 credits and a GPA of 3.0 may apply. There are no requirements for major or graduation date.  Essay is required.

Money: Two gifts totaling $4,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall), one recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. The scholarship will be sent directly to the schools financial aid office.   Contact: http://www.solutionreach.com/solutionreach-scholarship/solutionreach-communication-technology-scholarshipsolutionreach-communication-technology-scholarship

 


Road to Success Scholarship Program

Sponsor: National Transport Car Shipping Company.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. You must be an American citizen, and either enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited University, College or Trade School.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.nationaltransportllc.com/scholarship-program

 


Discountrue Scholarship

Sponsor: Discountrue.

Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or possess an authorization to study in the U.S. Be accepted into a United States university or college and attend the school in fall 2015. Achieve an undergraduate cumulative amounting to minimum 3.0 GPA.

Money: $3,000.

Contact: https://www.discountrue.com/scholarship

 


Cloudswave Scholarship

Sponsor: Cloudswave Scholarship.

There is A LOT going on with this International scholarship. Please visit their website for MUCH more information: https://www.cloudswave.com/scholarship/terms/

Basically, the scholarship is open to legal residents of the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. They must be at least 18 years old at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program.”“Send us a photo, an essay, a video, a song, a poem or anything you can send via email to explain how a piece of software or technology has helped you to perform at a higher level academically than had that piece of software or technology not existed. Topic may change per year.

Money: First Place is $2,000. Second Place is $1,000. Third Place is $500.

Please visit: https://www.cloudswave.com/scholarship/terms/

 

 

Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship


Sponsor: Zenefits.

It looks to us in 2017 that this scholarship is no longer available. Their scholarship website states the year 2015 on their web page. There does not seem to be an easy way to contact them, either. For now, we are considering this scholarship inactive until we hear otherwise.

Eligibility: Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is committed to being part of the solution.

The topic of the 500 word essay is located at the website.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a woman who: Is currently enrolled as a full-time college student in the United States; Has completed at least one full academic year of college with a GPA of 3.0 or above; Is pursuing a degree related to science, technology, mathematics, or engineering; and has clearly expressed financial need to support educational goals.

Money: $6,000.

Contact: https://www.zenefits.com/scholarship/

 

 

Claricode Medical Software Scholarship Essay
 
Sponsor: Claricode.

Claricode emailed that they do not offer this in 2016, BUT maybe in 2016. We will check on this.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be a full-time student at a U.S. accredited college or university and 18+ years old at time of entry. All majors/concentrations are welcome to apply. The website will provide the topic of an essay that must be submitted.

We have not seen much information on this scholarship in the past year or so. The scholarship is still "mentioned" on their main website so we will keep this on the list for now.

Money: First place is worth $1,250.

Contact Information for more information: 
http://www.claricode.com/

http://www.claricode.com/scholarship/

http://www.claricode.com/scholarship/officialrules.aspx

 

 

Done’s  Plumbing and Heating Scholarship

They do not offer a scholarship in 2015, BUT they might offer a scholarship in 2016.

Sponsor: Done Plumbing and Heating

Eligibility Requirements: The $500 scholarship is geared toward students living in the United States who are inspired by DIY, hands-on tasks.  You must be 18 years or older to participate and you are required to be accepted into a trade school or collegiate organization.  Done Plumbing and Heating is looking for an original DIY project that pertains to your job interest. The assignment is to create a DIY tutorial video that shows your process from beginning to end.

Money: $500.

There is more information so PLEASE visit their website for MORE information at: http://www.itsdone.com/scholarship.html

 

College Insider Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: ezCIR.com.

This excerpt from the website helps explain what this scholarship is all about: “We award scholarships to a diverse range of students, from high school to graduate levels. Our award recipients represent virtually every program of study, geographic region, interest, sport, and goal. For the latest scholarships available check the drop down menu in the navigation bar above. We wish that we could award scholarships to every qualified candidate that applies, but, unfortunately, at this time we cannot. We look forward to reviewing your application, learning more about you, and helping you if we can. Good luck!”

Qualifications: “this scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors, undergraduate students of any year, and graduate school students. Minimum GPA is 2.0.
Applicants will be judged on their future goals and aspirations with the most weight given to the essay portion of the application.” International students attending school in the U.S. are eligible, also.

Money: $1,000.

Contact and MORE information can be located at:
http://www.ezcir.com/

 

 

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Pasta Tales Scholarship Essay Contest (NO Longer Available).

Sponsor: Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.

We emailed Olive Garden to find out if this scholarship was available, still. The information was worth noting here. They wrote that they funded this scholarship for 17 years. They apologized for any inconvenience created by ending the scholarship in 2013. They did not give a reason for ending the scholarship and we did not ask. It is a very good example of how some scholarships come and go. This one lasted SEVENTEEN years. Others last only one year.

Eligibility Requirements: Grades one through 12 can enter this essay contest. Money: First prize includes $2,500 savings bond.

Contact Information for more information: http://www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/News-and-Media/Pasta-Tales/

http://www.olivegarden.com/

 

 

NICHE Scholarships (Available) (Took over College Prowler)

Sponsor: NICHE

College Prowler used to offer several scholarship. It appears that NICHE has taken over College Prowler, but continues to fund, at least, one of College Prowler’s scholarships.

$2,000 “NO ESSAY” Scholarship is open to all current students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.  “We know you're busy and we know that times are tough. That's why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.”

PLEASE contact the following website for MORE information about this scholarship as WELL AS OTHERS:
https://colleges.niche.com/cpscholarships/

 

 

KFC Scholarship

KFC no longer provides a scholarship to the public, but we will keep this listing here for now, HOPING that KFC will change their minds. “Though the KFC Foundation has a history of giving back in a variety of ways—from disaster relief to child care—we’re primarily focused on administering the REACH- KFC Educational Grant Program, a program focused on assisting KFC restaurant hourly team members and shift managers pursue their education.”

The following scholarship for the public is NO longer available:

Sponsor: KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken).

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to compete for the KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:
Graduate from high school this academic year

Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75.

Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Demonstrate financial need.

Money: Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to help complete a bachelor's degree.

Contact Information for more information: http://www.kfc.com/foundation/http://www.kfc.com/foundation/

 

 

OP Loftbed Scholarship Award (No Longer Active)

Sponsor: OP Loftbed.

PLEASE NOTE as of “As of September 16th, 2012, our Scholarship program is currently ON HOLD.” The following information is on OP Loftbed’s website:

“For the past four scholarships, our judges have had a very challenging time choosing finalists, and once finalists have been chosen, the finalists haven't followed through with providing proof of school enrollment or citizenship. It's been as frustrating for us as it has for you, our applicants and customers. We've continued to get further and further behind in the process and feel more and more overwhelmed with each new program.

With this in mind, we've decided to put the next scholarship on hold so we can focus on clearing up loose ends from our previous scholarships. Hopefully this will all be done so that there will be time to run the regular Winter 2013 scholarship with a January 31st, 2013 deadline. Unfortunately, we can't promise a date for when, or if, that program will open.”

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. Citizen. Plan on being in a college next year. Answer the questions on the website.

Money: $500.

Contact Information for more information: http://www.oploftbed.com/scholarship/scholarshipapp1.php

 

 

ScholarshipExperts.com WAS TAKEN OVER by Unigo.com. UNIGO will offer similar scholarships.

Sponsor: ScholarshipExperts.com

ScholarshipExperts is a website devoted to scholarships. This organization provides a variety of services, and awarding its own scholarships to students is part of the service/marketing. The names of the scholarships may change, but usually this website will provide four or five scholarships for students ranging in financial award from $100 to $1,500.  Here are just some of the scholarships produced at ScholarshipExperts.com:
Do Over Scholarship
Shout it Out Scholarship
Education Matters Scholarship
$1,000 Top Ten List Scholarships

Money: VARIES

Contact Information for more information: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

 


Campus Discovery Scholarships WAS TAKEN OVER by Unigo.com. UNIGO will offer similar scholarships.

Sponsor: CampusDiscovery.com
Over time, Campus Discovery has a tendency to provide a variety of scholarships with a variety of financial awards. Please keep Campus Discovery's website in mind when looking for scholarships. Here are a couple of titles of scholarships to look for with Campus Discovery.

Campus Discovery $5,000 "Value of College" Scholarship

The Campus Discovery $5,000 "Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: Basically, you need to fill out a survey and answer an open-ended question. You need to be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. U.S. students enrolled at a college or university* (as well as recent college grads who finished with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015) could be eligible to compete for this $5,000 scholarship. To start the process, just complete our fun, interactive college survey, and then give CampusDiscovery.com your best advice about college.

Money: Varies per contest.

Contact Information: PLEASE visit the main website for MORE information. Usually, there is a "Scholarships" tab or link on the main page to click for more information about scholarships. http://www.campusdiscovery.com

 

 

Zinch's $1,000 Weekly Scholarship. Zinch is NOW PART of Chegg. Chegg.com

Sponsor: Zinch

Eligibility Requirements: All U.S. high school and college students are eligible. 

Money:
According to the website, SUPPOSEDLY Zinch gives away $1,000 a week.
SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: "Each week, Zinch will post a question at www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly and/or and give entrants up to 280 characters to answer the question. Zinch will pick one winner with the best answer from among all entrants. Winners of the Zinch $1000 Weekly Scholarship, or individuals who referred such winners to Zinch, are not eligible to receive any matching funds from Zinch under any Zinch matching program.

Information:   http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly

 

CouponCommunity.com Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: CouponCommunity.com.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to college and university students. Must be at least 18 years old. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Write a 400 or more word essay on a topic located at their website.

Money: $2,000.

Contact Information for more information: http://couponcommunity.com/scholarships

 

 

The Kuchar Team Blogging for Dollars Scholarship (No Longer Available)

 Sponsor: The Kuchar Real Estate Team at http://calldenverhome.com

Eligibility Requirements: "The Blogging for Dollars Scholarship is a creative writing contest that will award 1 winner with a cash prize to be put toward higher education expenses. This scholarship is limited to either a high school senior, or students currently enrolled in a collegiate organization. The ideal competitor will be anyone who has an interest in real estate, writing, or business, but that is not a requirement. The blog post will be judged based on originality, creativity, and imagination. We are looking for a published blog about describing your dream home, along with the Blogging for Dollars Scholarship banner at the bottom of your piece. Once the blog is published, please send us your URL along with your name, your school, and your area of study."

Money: $500.

Please visit this real estate team's website for more information: http://calldenverhome.com
http://calldenverhome.com/blogging-for-dollars-scholarship/

 

SafeMart $500 Scholarship Award (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: SafeMart

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be enrolled at a recognized two- or four-year college or university in the United States. One essay / application per person. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.  Include in email: Name, Address, Phone Number, School Name, Date of Birth, if under 18 include Parent/Guardian Name.

Money: $500.

Contact for more information: http://www.safemart.com/scholarship/default.aspx#.Uv5WhfRDspg

 

Smith Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Smith Monitoring

Eligibility Requirements: Write ESSAY for the topic located on the website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.smithmonitoring.com/scholarship/

 

 

Please be advised the TruFit Good Citizens Scholarship program is no longer being offered.

Please know that our commitment to our student borrowers and our community is still a top priority.
We’re especially proud of the Gear for Grades program. A part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, this program allows us to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program addressing five key areas: hunger, housing, economic development, financial education, and volunteerism. Get more information about Citizens Financial Group’s community initiatives online. With our private student loan options, and One Deposit Checking, we have smart financial solutions for good citizens like you.
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This is what the scholarship was all about:
Charter One’s TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for College

Sponsor: Charter One: Good Banking is Good Citizenship

Eligibility Requirements:  The requirements are a little complicated so please visit the website for much more information.

Money: “Grand Prize (10 – 1 prize per Region for Regions 1-8; 2 prizes for Region 9): A $5,000 Scholarship, awarded in the form of a check disbursed by the Administrator, co-payable to the student and the college at which he or she is enrolled at the time of prize was Charter One’s TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for College

 

Smith Monitoring Scholarship (No Longer Available)

Eligibility Requirements: Smith Monitoring is offering a prospective or current college student the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist in the costs associated with attending school. Essay Contest.

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.smithmonitoring.com/scholarship/

 

The Shop Smart Scholarship  (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: BradsDeals.

Eligibility Requirements: high school student OR undergraduate student. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Have at least 2.0 GPA. Money: The five finalists will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Information: http://www.bradsdeals.com/scholarship

 

 

The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship  (No Longer Available)


Eligibility Requirements:

Be under 25 years of age. High school senior or be in first year of college or university. Resident of U.S. or Canada.

Answer a couple of essay questions.

Money: $10,000.

Information: http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php


 

Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)


Sponsor: Visine

Eligibility Requirements: Everyone has a vision -what's yours? Let Visine know what your vision is. The judges are looking for "visionaries" who excel academically, demonstrate leadership in community service and extracurricular activities, and are making huge strides toward their goals. High school students and students already in college can apply. You will need to create an account at the website in order to apply.

"The Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program will grant $5,000 merit scholarships to enrolled college students and graduating high school seniors who demonstrate a clear and unique vision, strong ambition and determination to bring their dream to life. In addition to academics, leadership in community service and extracurricular activities, applicants' personal stories of how they are moving toward their goal will be considered."

Money: Ten people will receive $5,000.

More information can be located at: http://www.visine.com/scholarship.

 

Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter $3,500 Scholarship (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter

Eligibility Requirements: “Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or be a high school senior who has been accepted to one of these types of schools.” Write an 1800 to 2500 word argumentative essay that answers the questions and specific topic listed on the website at: http://adplegal.com/scholarship/

Money: $3,500

PLEASE visit http://adplegal.com/scholarship/ for MORE information.

 

 

Sometimes when you see a specific scholarship that you get a feeling that the scholarship will NOT be around long. That is what we believe with the following two scholarships. As far as we know, they are NOT being offered.

The following two scholarships have very similar requirements, but yet are presented by two different companies. We are not quite sure what is up with that ? Maybe use caution when applying?

Niren and Associates Annual Scholarship for U.S. Students

Sponsor: Niren & Associates

Eligibility Requirements: Be U.S. citizen or permanent residence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You need to be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.
Application: Three components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application Form, (B) Small Writing Project, and (C) Copy of transcript.

Money: $1,000.

Read more: http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law/scholarship/niren-associates-announces-winners-to-annual-scholarship/

 

Echo Limousine Annual Scholarship

Sponsor: Echo Limousine

Eligibility Requirements: Be U.S. citizen or permanent residence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You need to be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.
Application: Three components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application Form, (B) Small Writing Project, and (C) Copy of transcript.

Money: $1,000.

MORE Information can be found at: http://echolimousine.com/blog/annual-scholarship

 

 

StorageMart Scholarships Essay Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: StorageMart

Eligibility Requirements: "All candidates are encouraged to apply! Scholarships are open to all students including but not limited to: graduating college seniors, adults returning to school, single parents going to school, military students, undergraduate students, graduate school students and more. Students may be enrolled as half-time or full-time students."

The candidate needs to choose one of the following topics for the essay:
How has staying organized attributed to success in your academic, professional or personal life?
What link is there between a clutter-free workspace and increased productivity?                                                                                                                          
How has self storage improved your lifestyle?
What is the relationship between organizing your home and lowering stress levels?

Money: There will be five winners with each winner getting $1,000.

Contact Information is available at: http://www.storage-mart.com/scholarship

 

ClickInks Scholarship Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: ClickInks.com.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as high school seniors in the United States who will attend college. Write a 1000-word essay on one of the topics provided at the web site.

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information for more information: http://www.clickinks.com/clickinks-scholarship.html

 

 

Blindsaver.com  $1,000 Scholarship (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Blindsaver.com

Eligibility Requirements: Appears to be for any student. Blindsaver.com  wants “to see you create your own blinds. Remember, your blinds don't necessarily have to cover a window. Let your imagination run wild, and show us how creative you can be with blinds! Your blinds will be judged on creativity, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.”

Please visit the website for more information, but it appears that you make blinds with whatever material that you choose. Send Blindsaver.com some pictures of your creation along with a hundred-word or so description of your project.  We know that this may not appeal to everyone, but for many people, creating this project is a whole lot better than writing a paper about yourself.

Money: $1,000.

For more information, please contact: http://www.blindsaver.com/scholarship.jspx

 

 

LifeShield Smart Home Scholarship (Essay) (No Longer Available ?)
We suspect that this is NO longer available.

Sponsor: LifeShield Security

Eligibility Requirements: $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to applicant chosen. Scholarship shall benefit any person 17 years of age or older who is currently accepted to a college program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending an institution of higher education. Applicant must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA based on the previous year’s academic performance.

Money: $1,000

More Information can be located at: http://www.lifeshield.com/smarthomescholarship/

 

 

Principles Scholarship Essay Contest (No Longer Available)
Sponsor: Free Country

Eligibility Requirements: You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman or sophomore in college. You must not be related to any Free Country staff or extended family.

This is an ESSAY contest where you “write about something you truly believe in, why, and how you live your life by that Principle.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.freecountry.com/pages/principles-scholarship-essay-contest

 

 

Lamps.com Scholarship Essay Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Lamps.com

Eligibility Requirements: "Only high school seniors headed to college in 2015, or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who will be returning to college in 2015 are eligible to participate." Our judges will review every submission and pick the one we think best addresses the topic. The winning essayist will win $1000 to use towards tuition, room & board, books, food, or really, however a winning essayist thinks $1000 would be best spent.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.lamps.com/scholarship-2015
http://www.lamps.com/blog/2014-2015-lamps-com-scholarship-essay-contest/

 

 

Blaze WiFi Scholarship for Rural Students (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Blaze WiFi.

Blaze WiFI has announced that they will offer another scholarship in 2015.

Eligibility Requirements: “At this time our scholarship is open only to college-bound HS seniors and students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at a college or university located in the United States. You can apply for the Blaze Wifi Scholarship for Rural Students if you meet the following criteria: You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.; You are a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2014. You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher; You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze Wifi.

The topic of the BLOG/ESSAY can be found on the website.

Money: $500.

Contact: http://www.blazewifi.com/scholarship#.UuaQPPTn_qQ

 

 

Global Trade Specialists Scholarship Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Global Trade Specialists

 “Here at Global Trade Specialists, we want to encourage students to learn the history of China’s economic and social revolution that has had such a large impact on the global economy. So, we have decided to create a scholarship contest which asks students to write a book report on the book China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power written by Rob Gifford. The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to be put towards higher education.”

Eligibility Requirements:
“In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must read the book stated above in its entirety. In addition, the student must be a United States citizen who is either a senior in high school or a student who will be or is enrolled in a university, college, or trade school.

We want to see your interpretation of this book, along with get a sense of how well you’ve comprehended the book. This book report should be no more than 500 words in length.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: http://www.mgtrading.com/scholarship/

https://wgu.academicworks.com/opportunities/1998

 

 

Linda Lael Miller Scholarship

Sponsor: Linda Lael Miller, the author.

Linda's website states: "The 2014 competition closes out Linda’s long-running scholarship program, for which the author has awarded approximately $150,000 in grants over the years."

Although it appears that this scholarship has come to a close, we will continue to list this in case the scholarship is continued sometime in the future.


“Educate a woman, and countless generations to come will benefit from the investment.”

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: Over $10,000 in scholarships is awarded.

Contact: http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/

 

Talbot’s Scholarship Foundation

Sponsor: Talbots Inc., the retailer and direct marketer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories.

According to Talbots Inc. website, they NO LONGER fund a scholarship: https://www.talbots.com/online/landing/landingPage.jsp?landingPage=Talbots-Scholarship

We will keep this description on the list for now. For a number of years Talbots offered very generous funding for scholarships. Maybe they will change their minds and fund scholarships in the future?


Eligibility Requirements: This is one of the VERY FEW scholarships for women (specifically for women) that has a very minimum amount of requirements. Just about any woman / female in the U.S. or Canada can apply for this scholarship for women.

Money: Talbot’s is known to offer a number of scholarships to people. The amount of the award is subject to change each year, but usually the awards range between $5,000 and $30,000.

Contact: https://www.talbots.com/online/home

 

AnyCollege.com Scholarship

Sponsor: AnyCollege.com

Eligibility Requirements: This one is pretty easy. No scholarship essay is required. Basically, fill out a survey and wait to see if your name is drawn. Here is a quote from the website:  “Choosing a college is difficult enough without wondering how you're going to pay for it, and AnyCollege.com has set up a fund to award college scholarships for prospective students in order to ease the burden. Simply fill out the short survey below and you will be eligible to win a college scholarship in our next drawing. Scholarships will be awarded through random drawings.” All students are eligible, U.S. citizen or non-U.S. citizen. The student can use this money for a college, university, or technical school.

Money: Four scholarships are awarded. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.

Contact Information: http://www.anycollege.com

 

 

Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarships (TWICE A YEAR)

Source: Fantasy Sports Daily

Eligibility Requirements: "Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college education can provide. That's why our general scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree and a successful future. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all also encouraged to apply."

Okay, we know that this is NOT exactly a no essay scholarship, but the questions that you answer MAY be appealing to a lot of students. The answers are short essays, BUT the questions may be of interest to students who would not normally like to write an essay. There are NOT many "no essay" scholarships out there, so we decided to add this scholarship to this list. After all, this scholarship is offered TWICE a year AND $1,000 for a scholarship is a very good financial award.

You answer questions listed on the website.

Money: Two awards a year worth $1,000 for each scholarship.

PLEASE visit the web for more information: https://www.fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship/

 

Design-A-Sign Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Signazon.com.

Eligibility: The 5th Annual “Design-A-Sign” Scholarship Contest encourages aspiring designers to show off their creativity and enter to win a scholarship to a college, university or trade school of their choice. The Contest is open only to anyone in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, excluding U.S. territories, that has registered with Signazon.com for the Contest. Entrants must be at least 13 years of age and U.S. residents, and if under the age of 18, must have obtained their parents’ or legal guardians’ prior permission before entering.

PLEASE visit their website for design requirements.

Money: First Place is $1,000. Second place is $200. Third place is $100.

Contact: http://www.signazon.com/contest/grad2015/rules/

 

Datatech Labs "Data Recovery Scholarship YouTube Challenge"


Sponsor: Datatech Labs

There is NO essay to be written, BUT Datatech Labs “are looking for creative geniuses to come out of the works to make a clever parody about our company.”

Eligibility Requirements:
High school senior accepted to a college/university/trade school.
A student currently enrolled in a college/university/trade school.

Money: $1,000.

For more information, please contact: http://www.datatechlab.com/scholarship.html

https://datatechlab.com/programs/scholarship-contest/

 

Contact Lens and Glasses Scholarship

Sponsor: Replace My Contacts.

Eligibility Requirements: Complete a short survey AND submit your 500 or fewer word essay on one of the topics supplied at their website.

Money: $1,000.

Contact and MORE information: http://www.replacemycontacts.com/idx/help/contact-lens-glasses-scholarship.asp

 

 

The Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Contest


Sponsor: Joe Foss Institute


Each year the Institute grants 15 scholarships totaling $42,000. We have development video and essay college contests that challenge you to consider what the Founding documents mean, and express your own feelings about patriotism, citizenship, and what it means to be an American. In each contest, we invite high school students to submit an entry based upon a selected theme.


We will not go into much detail about these scholarships because the most up-to-date information will be at their website. The scholarship and money has varied over the years. Like the quote above states, this organization has offered, at least, a video contest AND an essay contest over the past number of years.


PLEASE visit their website for MORE information:


http://www.joefossinstitute.org/jfi-scholarship-program/


http://www.joefossinstitute.org/



 

More Resources for Finding More Grants and Scholarships

IF this is the first page of our website that you have seen and are looking for ACTIVE scholarships, then please visit http://www.grantsscholarshipsandmore.org.

The following resources will help you find more active scholarships, BUT more information is available on our other web pages.

YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.

Scholarships.com is a website that will offer a free scholarship search service. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Fastweb is another very popular free scholarship search service that allows the student to pick a number of options for their "profile." PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Scholarships4Students.com

College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements is a Kindle ebook that lists approximately 150 college scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, so that just about any U.S citizen or legal resident can apply for these scholarships. There are only so many scholarships for a specific group of people, whether it is Hispanic, single mothers, women, nursing students, veterans, or other groups. This ebook can provide a list of more available scholarships. Some of these scholarships require writing an essay while others require filling out just an application. There are NOT many scholarships available without specific, limiting criteria. There are many resources that will list thousands of scholarships, but a majority of them will have very specific requirements that prevents many students from applying to most of the scholarships listed in the resources. However, this Kindle ebook lists scholarships that most people within the U.S. can apply for. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle Previewer in order to view Kindle books on your PC at http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000765261 OR https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A3IWA2TQYMZ5J6 . We know how difficult it is to format documents for the Kindle so the formatting might be kind of strange for some of the text. However, we find the text tolerable and the links work.


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