Outside Scholarship Announcements

Golden Leaf Scholarship

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

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Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Internships

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

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James Madison Graduate Fellowships

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.

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The Winston Salem Foundation

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.

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Triangle Community Foundation (NC)

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.

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Teacher.org Scholarship

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

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I’min.com Scholarship

A $1,000 Imin.com scholarship will be awarded, based on an essay written from the topic “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?”  Applicants must e-mail a written essay of a minimum of 650 words.
Deadline: December 31

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Binpress Scholarship for Open Source

Binpress awards five $500 scholarships for students majoring in computer science, who have shown a commitment to the open source community.
Deadline: May 1

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TEFL Academy Scholarships

The TEFL Academy awards scholarships to seniors graduating in 2014-15 who are interested in teaching English abroad.
Deadline: August 1 

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Belluck & Fox Scholarship Essay Contest

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)

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Caring.com Student Care-Giver Annual Scholarship

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

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Dyslexia Scholarship

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

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Scholarship for Students with an Autistic Sibling

Knapp & Roberts will award a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay about a sibling with autism.
Deadline: April 30

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Ray Snader Scholarship

The Law Office of Howard A. Snader is offering a $2,000 scholarship for college-bound students who live in a single-parent home as a result of one parent currently being held in custody; or because one of a parent’s former incarceration, the family is unable to assist in providing financial support for their college education. To apply, write a 500+ word essay sharing your story, with information about where you wish to attend college, the career path you wish to pursue, and how you would benefit from the scholarship.
Deadline: July 31

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Firefighting Scholarship

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

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Scholarship for Military Families

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

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FormSwift Scholarship Program

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

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Scholarship for Children of Police Officers

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

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Just Jobs Diversity Scholarship Program

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

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TiMOTION Scholarship Program

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

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Best Decision Scholarship

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

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Rybak Firm Scholarship

The Rybak Firm Scholarship is open to individuals who are planning to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university. In order to participate, applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following question: What safety measures would you advise truck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers to take in order to avoid truck accidents?
Deadline:  March 15

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

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

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Emroch and Kilduff Scholarship

Students who will be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States may apply for the Emroch and Kilduff Scholarship of $1,000.  To apply, submit a 600-word essay addressing the following question:  Texting and driving/distracted driving are among some of the top causes of accidents on our roads. Review your state’s laws on texting and driving. Do you think laws need to be revamped? What invention or device would you invent in order to help lower the temptation to drive while distracted?
Deadline:  December 31

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Vimbly Scholarship

Students enrolled at a college or university in the United States may apply for the Vimbly Scholarship, by writing a 500-1,000 word essay that answers the following two questions:  Which Vimbly activity do you most want to try and why?   What does the phrase “Make Everyday an Adventure” mean to you?
Deadline:  May 31

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Stewart J. Guss Scholarship

Aspiring or current United States college students may apply for the annual Stewart J. Guss Scholarship of $1,000 by submitting a 1-2 minute video on this topic:  What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents and what safety measurements can be implemented to decrease these type of accidents?
Deadline:  March 15

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Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Students who will be enrolled in college in 2017-18 may apply for the Dolman Law Group Scholarship by submitting a 2-3 minute video essay which answers this question:  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a total of 5,376 pedestrian fatalities in the year of 2015. We often emphasize safety measurements that drivers can take to avoid these accidents, but pedestrians too have the responsibility to keep safety in mind. Based on your research, what are the main causes of pedestrian accidents and what safety measurements can a pedestrian take to help the decline of pedestrian fatalities? 
Deadline:  September 29

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Levinson and Stefani Perseverance Award

Graduating High School seniors from the United States who will be enrolled in college this fall may apply for this $1,000 education grant, if they have sustained an injury from a motor vehicle accident.
Deadline:  July 1

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Puffy Dream Big Scholarship

Currently enrolled fulltime college and graduate students from the United States may apply for a $700 scholarship, by submitting a 1000-2000 word essay on how they will use their higher education to make the world a better place.
Deadline:  November 20

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BigSun Scholarship

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

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Skinner Law Firm Scholarship

Students enrolled in a United States college or university may apply by submitting a 600-word essay on this topic:  Underage drinking in college is a serious issue that continues to endanger lives each year. With driving companies, such as Lyft and Uber, college students have safer alternatives to consider before drinking and driving.  In addition to driving companies, what alternatives can a student consider before drinking and driving?
Deadline:  October 15

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Levin Firm Scholarship

Enrolled college students may apply by submitting a 500+ word essay on this topic:  Juvenile detention centers and boot camps are meant to help those that reside there; however, sometimes these camps go beyond acceptable treatment.  What laws, reporting requirements, or safety checks should be updated or revamped to make sure these facilities remain humane and helpful?
Deadline:  August 15 

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Scholarship for Pre-Law Family Advocates

Undergraduate colleges students who are preparing for a career in family law may apply for this scholarship, sponsored by the firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant, and Goldfarb, by submitting a 400-600 word essay on why you are motivated to and how you envision helping families as a legal advocate.
Deadline:  January 15

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ZipRecruiter Scholarship

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

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International Student Travel Video Contest

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

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Carl Jobst DDS Scholarship

The Karl Jobst Scholarship was created to provide support for aspiring dentists, dental hygienists and those who wish to work in academia. Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.  To be eligible, applicants must submit a short essay discussing their strengths and unique traits, and how they will help in the future. The amount of this scholarship is $1,000.  All applicants must be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
Deadline:  May 31

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B. Davis Scholarship

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 22

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Polito and Associates Law Firm Scholarship

Apply for a $2,500 scholarship by writing an essay on how technology can be used to help reduce and prevent automobile accidents caused by distracted driving.
Deadline:  February 28

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Beco Life Insurance Scholarship

Apply for a $1,500 scholarship by writing an essay on new ways to encourage those with life insurance to avoid selling or letting their policies lapse.  Applicants must be enrolled in the United States during the Spring 2018 semester as seniors in high school, college undergraduates, or law students.
Deadline:  March 31

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William McDonough Scholarship Program

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

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Thumbtack Scholarship Program

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 

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Hackard Law Scholarship Program

Apply for a $2,500 scholarship by submitting a video essay on how an elder has exercised a positive influence on your life and your journey into adulthood.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.
Deadline:  August 15

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StockMetrix Full Tuition Scholarship Contest

Enter a contest to win a full tuition scholarship by developing the stock investment strategy that posts the highest gain and outperforms the Vanguard Total Stock Index.
Deadline:  July 31

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Winer, McKenna & Burritt Scholarship

To apply for this $1,000 scholarship, submit an essay of 600 words or less, which proposes procedures businesses and other institutions should develop to prevent and swiftly react to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Deadline:  July 31

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Meldon Law College Scholarship

To apply for this $1,000 scholarship, submit one 5-6 minute video which includes a 1-2 minute video bio, and 2-3 minute video essay on one of the following topics:  1) “Research your state’s gun purchasing process, and the requirements a resident must meet in order to purchase a firearm. Do you believe this process should be changed or updated? What changes or updates would you suggest?”  2) “Schools across the country have different protocols in place to protect students and employees from gun-related violence. Investigate your school’s safety protocols. Are there ways your school, or schools in general, can change protocols to make them more effective? What changes would you make to schools or school policies to help protect everyone from gun-related violence?”
Deadline:  January 20

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Abelson Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest

To participate in this contest to win $1,000, applicants should create a 2-3 minute video essay answering the following question:

With most teenagers and young adults active and engaged on social media, cyber bullying is an issue that most will face. What do you believe are some key actions teens and young adults can do to stop cyber bullying? Review any cyber bullying laws in your state. Are there changes that can be made, or laws that can be put in place to stop cyber bullying?
Deadline:  September 15

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Friendly Dental Scholarship

To apply for this $1,000 scholarship, submit a 500+ word essay explaining why you have chosen a career in the dental profession.
Deadline:  July 31

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Proof Factor Scholarship

61% of small business owners believe that a college education is important to success in the working world. Proof Factor, as a company that supports small e-commerce businesses, wants to help those striving for a college education achieve their dreams via a $2,500 scholarship.
Applicants must answer two short open-ended, personal, and thought-provoking questions.
Deadline:  September 3

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Senior Living Scholarship

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 750-4,000 word essay on any topic related to senior living.
Deadline:  November 15

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Brauns Law Scholarship

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 600-word essay on this topic:  What qualities and values do you possess, and how have they helped you overcome obstacles in your life?  What was a short-term failure that became an asset or empowering experience?
Deadline:  February 28

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Beverly Hills Immigration Lawyers Scholarship

Foreign born students living in the United States or students whose parents were born in another country may apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 450-word essay on how your immigration to America or the immigration experience in general has changed your life or your family’s life for the better.
Deadline:  September 30

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Burns & Jain Concussion Awareness Scholarship

Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 450-500 word essay on whether to go with the paramedics after an automobile accident that causes what seem like minor injuries.
Deadline:  September 1

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Law Offices of Randolph Rice Scholarship

Apply for a $1,500 scholarship by submitting an infographic, using data from government, private agencies or non-profits.  The infographic should address this topic:  with regard to injuries in America, examine a dangerous aspect of life and how things have improved since a law change or regulation.
Deadline:  May 1

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