Outside Scholarship Opportunities - March 2014 Deadlines
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Deadline: 3/1/2014. African American, Native American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in a chemically-related field with outstanding academic records and a desire to pursue a career in the chemical sciences can apply for an ACS Scholars Award. $2,500 - $5,000
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Every year Illinois AMVETS awards non-renewable scholarships to current Illinois High School Seniors. The AMVETS and the AMVETS Subsidiary Organizations value the importance of education and support the educational pursuits of all students. Award amounts vary based on the program. Award amounts vary.
The Drive to Learn Scholarship
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time. Essay required. $1,000 award.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. This $2,500 college scholarship is awarded annually to a Pittsfield High School graduating senior in memory of Charles and Frances Barber. Charles was a lifetime resident of Pike County and a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Frances was a long-time resident and taught in the Pittsfield school system. $2,500
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Clarinda’s Glenn Miller Birthplace Society offers scholarships to both vocalists and instrumentalists for education-related expenses. Students must be high school seniors or first year college students who intend to make music a central part of their future. An audition CD is required. $1,000 - $4,000
Deadline: 3/1/2014. This opportunity is open to undocumented/ DACAmented high school seniors & current undergraduates attending or planning to attend an accredited non-profit public/private institution in Illinois or outside of Illinois. Students must possess a 2.5GPA+ and meet the requirements of the Illinois Dream Act. Award amounts vary.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Student must plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. Also must plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying and complete graduate study within 2 academic years of full-time study. Award up to $24,000.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Eligible students must be the child of an active duty or reserve US marine; a veteran US Marine who received an honorable discharge or who was killed while serving in the USMC; active duty or reserve US Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served with a US Marine unit; or a veteran US Navy Corpsman who has served with a US Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge or who was killed while serving in the US Navy. The student must have at least a 2.0 GPA from a family whose adjusted gross income for 2013 does not exceed $93,000. Award amounts vary.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Minority, Illinois residents enrolled at least half time in a teacher certification program with a minimum 2.5 GPA may apply for up to $5,000.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Eligible students include rising sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2015 or later. Up to $15,000
Deadline: 3/1/2014. The NASA MUST Project is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Eligible students include rising sophomores and juniors at the undergraduate level. MUST is designed to provide crucial assistance to students who otherwise might not have the economic, social, and academic support essential for college completion and workforce readiness. Award amounts vary.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for outstanding high school seniors from across the United States who intend to pursue communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry. $10,000
Deadline: 3/1/2014. The NSA Scholarship Foundation works to build career paths into and within the accounting profession. With its scholarship awards, the Foundation assists dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting by providing financial assistance to support their education. Applicants for awards are judged on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need. Award amounts vary.
Deadline: 3/1/2014. The National Presbyterian College Scholarship program seeks to assist Presbyterian students attending Presbyterian related schools (including Illinois College). Eligible applicants will be Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members, who demonstrate financial need. $250 - $1,500
Deadline: 3/1/2014. Online Performance Marketing is inviting students to submit a written essay of 400-800 words on any topic that relates to how the internet/social media has changed their life. This can relate to how social media has helped them with projects in the past, saved them from going to the library or anything they can think of. Creativity is encouraged, there is no wrong topic. $500
Deadline: 3/3/2014. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Up to $20,000 per year
Walmart Associate Scholarship
Deadline: 3/3/2014. Walmart employees with financial need. Must have already graduated from high school or be a high school senior before applying. Up to $3,000.
Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
Deadline: 3/5/2014. Students attending college full-time for the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible. $1,000 award.
Deadline: 3/7/2014. Students must be accepted into a Teacher Certification Program and must apply prior to the junior or senior year of their studies. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. One award is made for each ITRA area. $1,500
Deadline: 3/7/2014. Two awards are made each year to graduates of a Kendall County High School accepted into a Teacher Certification Program. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. $4,500
Deadline: 3/14/2014. Each year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. Students must be currently enrolled in high school. $1,000 - $10,000
Deadline: 3/15/2014. The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have worked for any division of Walmart for at least 6 consecutive months prior to applying. Award amounts vary.
Deadline: 3/17/2014. The AAUW Rockford area chapter offers to two deserving high school women who are going to study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. $650
Deadline: 3/31/2014. The Association for Women in Communications (AWC), Springfield (IL) Chapter, seeks promising communications students for its annual scholarship award. The award symbolizes the commitment of the chapter to education and continuing high professional standards for the communications industry. Students must have junior or senior post-secondary status. $1,000
Deadline: 3/31/2014. Eligible students must be legally blind in both eyes and demonstrate excellence in scholarship, community service, and leadership. High school and college students are welcome to apply. $3,000 - $12,000
Additional scholarship opportunities will be added as the information becomes available to us.