The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2018-19 academic year. These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled during the 2017-18 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college, be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, reside in one of 79 qualifying counties, demonstrate financial need, and present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. Extracurricular activities and information provided in a brief essay submitted with the application may also be considered.
Deadline: March 1
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research:Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 1
Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program makes available at least one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state ($12,000 maximum per academic year). The program emphasizes the framing, principles and history of the Constitution. Current and prospective secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies are eligible to apply.
The Foundation offers scholarships with more general eligibility criteria, as well as scholarships with more specific criteria, such as those for students attending specific high schools or colleges or those pursuing certain fields of study. Some scholarships entail a one-time award, while many are renewable for three additional years. Additionally, many scholarships are strictly merit-based, while others will also consider family income as a factor. Most scholarships are designated for students attending Forsyth County high schools, but there are also scholarships designated for students who attend high schools in other locations in our service area. Some scholarships allow non-Forsyth County residents who attend a Forsyth County high school to qualify as long as they reside in a county in the Foundation’s service area. The Foundation’s service area includes Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties. There are two different scholarship application processes: many scholarship applications are made through the Foundation’s Common Application process, while other scholarships utilize their own application process.
Triangle Community Foundation administers a number of endowed and non-endowed scholarship funds established by individual donors and organizations to assist students in continuing their education.
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process – we want to support you. With that said, Teacher.org is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses.
Deadline: April 1
Binpress awards five $500 scholarships for students majoring in computer science, who have shown a commitment to the open source community.
Deadline: May 1
The TEFL Academy awards scholarships to seniors graduating in 2014-15 who are interested in teaching English abroad.
Deadline: August 1
Belluck & Fox, LLP is hosting its third annual $10,000 scholarship essay contest. Ten different award amounts are granted to deserving students throughout the United States. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with educational efforts, as well as raise awareness for Mesothelioma and its effects.
Deadline: March 25 (first contest), October 10 (second contest)
Caring.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
Deadline: December 31
Hanlon Law will award a $2,000 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay on how he or she has been challenged by dyslexia. Write a 500+ word essay sharing your story and how you would benefit from this scholarship. Include your academic goals, your college, and your career path.
Deadline: June 30
Knapp & Roberts will award a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay about a sibling with autism.
Deadline: April 30
Rosenbaum and Associates Law Firm is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the child of a firefighter enrolling in college or graduate school in 2016-17. The successful applicant will embody what it is like to grow up with a parent in this occupation. To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent being a firefighter has influenced your life. Provide information verifying where you will attend college, as well as your parent’s name, badge number, and associated fire department.
Deadline: July 1
Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student whose parent has served in the military. To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent’s service has shaped your life, goals, and dreams.
Deadline: November 30
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning business plan infographic for one of the following: start-up, restaurant, non-profit, transportation company, clothing company.
Deadline: August 15, October 15, December 15
Larry R. Williams, PLLC will be awarding one $2,000 scholarship for tuition, books, or any school related expenses. To apply, write a 500+ word essay detailing how being the son or daughter of a police officer has influenced you as a college-bound student.
Deadline: May 1
Open to all diversity and minority students, including military veterans, one $3,000 scholarship is awarded each year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a registered school in the United States.
Deadline: April 30
TiMOTION established this annual scholarship opportunity for aspiring engineers, ergonomists, or technology students to continue their education in hopes of powering the world towards a better future.
Deadline: December 1
High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students are eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship, by submitting a 400-500 word essay on one of their most important life decisions.
Deadline: June 30
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently registered in an accredited postsecondary institution. To apply for this scholarship, write an essay describing your educational career and life goals, which explains your plan for achieving these goals. Include your major, why you selected it, and how it will help you achieve your goals.
Deadline: June 12
Student athletes may apply by submitting a 500-1,000 word essay on this topic: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
Deadline: June 19
ZipRecruiter is offering $3,000 to the college or university student with the most creative entry about their home or college town. To enter please write a 250-500 word essay on one of the following three topics: (1) what makes your city unique, (2) the job market that is unique to your city, (3) how ZipRecruiter can help you find a job in your city.
Deadline: September 30
Students planning to study abroad, as well as international students, may submit an original travel video to be considered for a $4,000 prize.
Deadline: October 13
Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting an essay describing three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual.
Deadline: May 24
Students of architecture, design, sustainability, and other related fields, with a 3.0 GPA, outstanding leadership experience, and U.S. citizenship, may apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: March 30
Apply for a $2,500 scholarship, by submitting a video that describes a business or service you want to offer in the future.
Deadline: June 1
Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 750-4,000 word essay on any topic related to senior living.
Deadline: November 15
International and DACA students studying in the United States may apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships from MPOWER.
Deadline: September 20
Students with at least a 2.5 GPA may apply for this $1,500 scholarship by submitting a 500+ word essay on how playing sports has provided lessons for life.
Deadline: November 16
The 2018 Travel Video Contest is open for entries between August 31st and October 9th. If you want to be an international student or are currently one and want to take a special trip, then you may enter by creating and submitting an original video of four minutes or less in length to be considered for the $4,000 grand prize.
Deadline: October 9