Other Scholarships Available

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I Can Afford College watch "A Little Bit of Magic" video, answer 3 easy questions, and share on social media to compete for $5,000 or iPad or MacBook Air and gift cards awarded weekly! Click here for details Deadline: May 29

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Compare Cards monthly $2,500 Scholarship to a college student who can answer a tricky trivia question. Click here for details. Open deadline

HIV Positive Scholarship. Eligibility: currently be HIV positive, enrolled at a college as a full-time student, include official transcripts from previous academic years, 400-word essay “How you contracted HIV, how it has affected your life, and what you wish those living without HIV knew.” Applicants must be willing to submit to a no-charge STDcheck.com HIV test for verification of current HIV status.  Eligible, but not selected, candidate applications will be held into the next month for consideration.  All applicants will be kept anonymous to the public, and we wipe out all HIV test results once the essay is reviewed and an award amount is decided upon. Click here for details. Deadline: Awarded monthly  

LA Tutors monthly $500 Scholarship. Submit an essay describing the goal of a particular project and provide supporting documentation. Click here for details. Deadline: the 20th each month

SeoOptimizers $500 Scholarship Design an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project, provide supporting documentation.  Click here for details.  Deadline: the 20th each month

Surviving Mesothelioma $1,000 James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarships. Essay 700-1,500 words exploring alternative therapies and potential changes and improvements in our HC system in the way we treat cancer. Click for details.  Deadline: last day of each month.

William Male Foundation $1,000-$5,000 Scholarships for students pursuing fine arts, performing arts, film, video, or photography. Applications accepted throughout the year, grants awarded quarterly. Click here for details. Open deadline

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Cottage Inn $500-$2,500 Scholarships for 3 high school seniors.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Entrepreneur Endorsement $1,000 Scholarship. Create a video or short essay: “If you could start a company or business with a celebrity (dead or alive), whom would it be and why? Also what type of company or business would you start with that celebrity and why?”  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 31, 2016

Lighthouse Treatment Center $4,000 Scholarships students studying in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and/or any major relating/pertaining to Health and in the Medical Field based components on why addiction currently exists in the minds of the substance and alcohol user. Those interested will provide a 300-word summary about yourself and a 400- to 600- word essay. Click here for details. Deadline May 31, 2016

MyBioSource $1,000 Scholarship for Undergraduates, high school seniors and international students, with a 3.0 or greater GPA, majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science fields.  Download Application.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Westway Electric Supply $1,000  Illuminating Ideas Scholarship.  Essay 500-1,000 words discussing three ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy, provide realistic opportunities that your school can use to be more energy-efficient. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship. The scholarship requires that students act as caregivers for an aging or elderly loved-one while attending an accredited two or four year university. To apply, students will submit a 1,500-word essay detailing their caregiving journey. Three (3) winners will receive $,500, which can be spent on tuition and/or books. Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31 and May 31

Rosenstein Law Group $500 Scholarship 400-600 word essay about your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals. Click here for details. Deadline: May 31, 2016

AddictionResource.com Scholarships. Essay: 1,000–1,500 words on “Why do you see drug abuse and addiction as a problem for individuals and society? What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of drug abuse, and why? What would an addiction-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today? What message do you have for current addicts?”  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: May 31

Future Leaders Scholarship for U.S. residents, 18 years or older, currently enrolled in college. Essay: Tell us how a work injury, car accident, personal injury or other disability or disabling event has impacted your life, and discuss the challenges you have faced in dealing with the injury or event. Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 31, 2016

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SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship Essay Contest. Eligible: U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident, full-time undergrad or graduate level, 2.5 GPA.  Blog on the topic: “Have you ever been influenced to start watching a new TV show because of social media? Which show? Did it live up to the hype?  Click here for details. Deadline:  June 1, 2016

Home First Scholarships $750, $500 and $300 awards. Essay: How has the housing market been affected by the economy throughout the past 5 years? How do you think the market will look 5 years from now? Click here for details. Deadline: June 1, 2016

Personality Type Scholarships $2,000 and $500 awards for students interested in the study of Personality Type Theory.  Essay: 1,000 -1,500 words on "How you became interested in personality type, how you have found it to be of use in your every day life, what practical uses do the systems have that you think are most important, what authors or experts in the field most influenced you and why, how do you think these systems can be used to support personal growth, what misuses do you think there are of these systems, your personal vision as to how type can lead towards a better society, and how have you contributed to the study or use of personality type?” Click here for details. Deadline:  June 3, 2016

Consolidated Food Service $500 Hospitality Scholarship to students enrolling or enrolled in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management program. Essay 500 words or less, describing how you became interested in seeking a career in Culinary Arts or Hospitality and what you hope to bring to the industry. Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  June 15

Extreme Terrain $3,000 Scholarships to students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.   Essay 700–1500 words describing who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. Click here for details.  Fall deadline: October 15; Spring deadline: June 15

Safe Driving Video Scholarship. Create a 30 second to 2 minute video that addresses one of the following questions:  “How will the advent of self-driving vehicles help and/or harm the human race? Take a stance on the issue and present an argument, or studies have shown distracted driving to be linked to higher likelihood of car accidents. Explain why you think distracted driving is or is not an epidemic and how it can be combatted.”  Click here for details. Deadline:  June 15

Law Trek $2,500 Annual-Renewable Scholarships. To apply, email Scholarship@LawTrek.com with the following: unofficial transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and an essay about how you’ll use the proceeds from this scholarship.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  June 20

Capital International Scholarship Essay contest for those willing to showcase superb skills in creative writing and critical thinking. Get recognition for your talent. Click here for details. Deadline: June 25

Dave’s Ride A Bike $1,000 Scholarship Video contest: ride a bicycle and tell us your favorite memories on a bicycle. Bonus points if we get to see you ride! Upload the Video to Youtube.  Click here for details. Deadline: June 30, 2016

Medical Assistant Degrees $500 Scholarship. Submit a 750-1,00 word essay on why you wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: December 31 and June 30

Snoring HQ $1,000 Scholarship for students currently enrolled in high school (seniors only), college, university, or trade school.  Create a video that answers the following questions: “How will you make an impact on the sciences, media, or marketing industries? In what ways will your education help you make this impact (be specific)? What motivates you to reach these goals?  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

Lynne Goldberg Balance for Success Scholarship for a first-year student currently enrolled full-time in college. Submit a 250-word essay explaining how you are managing stress and competing priorities, like classes, studying, friends, sports, work, etc. to maintain a healthy balance, and how the $500 award would help you maintain balance to continue your success in college and beyond. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

Topskinlighteningcreams.org $500 Scholarship  Essay: Why Skin Lightening is a common practice these days? Click here for details.  Deadline: June 30

Philadelphia Protestant Home $1,000 Scholarship. Essay: 1,000 words “How can society help to remove the stigma that is associated with moving into a senior living community, particularly a Continuing Care Retirement Community? Click here for details. Annual Deadline: June 30

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Persons in or Affected by Recovery $1,000 Scholarship for students enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, graduate level or certification program.  In 500-1,000 words: “Explain your road to recovery (or a loved one's road to recovery), and how it has impacted your desire to pursue your future goals.” Diagrams, schematics, illustrations and photographs may be included as supporting documents. Click here for details. Deadline:  July 1, 2016

$1,000 Solar Scholarship. Submit a 500-1000 word essay to answer the following question: “What excites you most about the future of solar?” You must be a full-time student with a 3.2 or greater GPA. Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 1

Gotch SEO $500 Internet Marketing Scholarship.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  July 1, 2016

Lumity 2016 Health Care and Science $1,000 & $500 Scholarships for currently enrolled college students participating in educational programs involving Health Care, Dermatology, Nutrition or Science.  Essay: "Besides helping others, what intrigued you to take college courses related to the health care field."  Click here for details.  Deadline:  July 1, 2016

BrainBuxa $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 1000-word essay about “Building A Bright Career in Management Administration” and create a visual infographic to accompany your essay. Click here for details. Deadline: July 2, 2016

Bespaardeals $1,000 Scholarship. Write a one page essay on “What innovations are you foreseeing in the online coupon/voucher code market in the coming 5 years.”  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: deadline July 14

Duffy Law Scholarship Essay contest.  Write a 500+ word essay on: “Why is it important to society that males and females be given equal opportunity to participate in youth and college sports?”  Click here for details.  Deadline: July 14, 2016

SeniorAdvice.com $1,000 Caregiver Scholarship to a student who has been a caregiver for an adult relative. Student must be enrolled in college for fall 2016.  Video (3 min.) or essay (2,000-word) “Who are you/have you been caring for and how do you help/have you helped care for this person? What have you learned from your experience as a caregiver? How has this experience affected you? What is a valuable piece of advice you’ve received from your aging family member? What is a valuable piece of advice that you’ve given to them? What will you be studying in school in the Fall of 2016 and how has your role as a caregiver influenced your chosen career path? Why should you receive this scholarship and how will it help you?  Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2016

SeniorAdvice.com $1,000 Volunteer Scholarship for a student who served as a volunteer in a Senior Living Community within the past year, and enrolling in college fall 2016. Video or Essay: “Where have you volunteered and what were your duties? What have you learned from your experience as a volunteer? How has this experience affected you? What is a valuable piece of advice you’ve received from the aging community you’ve been in contact with? What is a valuable piece of advice that you’ve given to them? What will you be studying in school in the Fall of 2016 and how has your role as a volunteer influenced your chosen career path? Why should you receive this scholarship and how will it help you?”  Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Whiting Law Group $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 500+ word essay onWhat sort of moving violations should keep a truck driver off the road permanently after only one violation?” Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  July 15

Christensen Law $2,500 Scholarship to students pursing an education at an college or university. Submit a 1,600 to 1,800-word essay on how distracted driving has impacted their life. Click here for details. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC., $1,200 Scholarship Essay contest:Members of the United States military are subject to a special set of laws known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). There are many offenses contained the UCMJ that criminalize conduct, that, while perhaps frowned upon by some, is completely legal for civilians. It is generally argued that these laws are necessary to preserve order and discipline among military members. Do you agree? Why or why not?”  Click here for details.  Deadline: July 17, 2016

Ark Law Group $1,000 Scholarship to the student who writes the best response to the following questions: “Home ownership is often considered a cornerstone of the American Dream, where do you see potential areas of economic exploitation of those pursuing that dream? What ideas do you have that could help solve this uniquely American problem?  Click here for details.  Deadline: July 31, 2016

DogVacay $3,500 Entrepreneurial Scholarship for the student with the best start-up idea Click here for details. Students must submit a business plan and a video of their one minute elevator pitch for their idea. Click here for details. Deadline:  July 31

Custody X Change Single Parents $1,000 Scholarship for a U.S. resident, 18 or older, with legal and physical custody of one or more minor children, enrolled full-time, with a 3.0 or greater GPA.  Essay 450-550 words “explain why you should be selected as one of the recipients of the Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship Awards. Draw upon your professional, academic, creative and volunteer experiences; demonstrate how you've overcome previous challenges regarding single parenting; and describe your future career goals and how you intend on using your education.”  Click here for details. Deadline: July 31, 2016

BlogSetup $500 Entrepreneurial  Scholarship. Essay 1,000 words “What was your business plan and what inspired its creation? Were you faced with a problem and saw an opportunity to provide a better solution? How did you advertise your business? Did you do it alone or with a partner(s)? If the latter, what was each persons role and why were they assigned it? What problems did you face along the way? How did you solve the problems? In hindsight, what would you have done differently? What did you learn?  Click here for details. Deadline:  July 31, 2016

Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC $2,500  Scholarship to current and future college students.  Essay (500+ words) on either Discrimination or Distracted Driving.  Click here for details. Deadline: July 31, 2016

GoodCall's $2,500 Best Decision Scholarship. Write an essay between 400 and 500 words detailing one of the most important decisions you've made in your life. What information did you rely on? What decision did you make? How did you know it was the right choice?  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines : December 31 and July 31

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing Scholarship Two $500 awards to students who have been accepted into a nursing program, have a 3.4 or higher GPA. Write a 600–850 word nursing related article.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 31

Investmentbank.com Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in finance, investment banking and/or corporate securities law. Choose one of three essay topics. Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: December 31 and July 31

Drug News $1,000 Scholarship essay 400-600 words, “Explain why you wish to pursue a career in drug research; or how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals.  Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: and April 30, December 31, July 31

Levin Firm $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. The new deadline for entries is February 15, 2016. Click here for details. Biyearly Deadlines: February and July

Zeiger Firm $1,000 Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest. Submit a 500-word essay: “The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.”  Click here for details.  Biannual Deadlines: February and July

Dolman Law Group $1,100 Scholarship Video Essay Contest 2-3 minute video: “In Florida and many other states, an adult motorcyclist is not required to wear a helmet. A handful of companies are looking to extend the purpose of a motorcycle helmet beyond mere protection, however, in order to include new technologies, including feed from a 180-degree rearview camera that provides a full rear-facing panorama and side-to-side visibility, GPS navigation as well as connection via Bluetooth allowing riders to play music, take calls, send texts and more via voice commands. With these recent advancements in helmet technology, should the laws be changed to require adult motorcyclists to wear helmets? Why or why not? Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: January 31 and July 31

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School Quran $350 Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students. Create a video of 3-5 minutes explaining the benefits of online learning. We want to hear what motivates you, and what you have done to help society in a positive direction. Click here for details. Deadline: August 1, 2016

High Ground $2,000 Scholarship for students majoring in Business, Marketing, or Human Resources. Write an 800-word essay on: How do you define “employee engagement”? How would you help a business with an already high employee retention rate maintain and build a highly engaged company culture? What types of programs would you put in place? What motivational tactics would you implement? Click here for details Deadline: August 1, 2016

Slant Ultimate Promotion $1,500 Scholarship for undergraduates studying marketing, advertising, public relations or business administration. Essay: outline an idea for a promotional experience to be created by one of your favorite brands. Click here for details. Deadline: August 1, 2016

Tent.net $500 Scholarship Essay (500 words) on one of the three topics: 1. If someone offered to give you a free vacation trip anywhere in world, where would you go? Why do you want to go to this place? What would you do when you got there? 2. You are stranded on an island and can pick three things to have with you. What do you pick and why? 3. What is your favorite thing to do outdoors? How has this outdoor activity shaped you as a person and improved your life? Click here for details. Deadline: August 1, 2016

L. Clayton Burgess $2,500 Scholarship Write a 500+ word essay on “Should drivers distracted by smartphones have the same penalties as a drunk driver?”  Click here for details. Deadline: August 15

Race Entry $500 Student Scholarship Essay: Whether you ran a 5K, 10K, or marathon, write an essay explaining what inspired you to run, challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience. Click here for details. Deadline August 15

Flip Key Study Abroad Scholarship for full-time students, 18 years or older, enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program. Submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to you. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15, 2016

$1,000 Legal Scholarship Write a 750 word essay based on the following question: "What motivates you to study and ultimately practice law? What impact do you hope to have on the community around you?" Click here for details. Deadline: August 15, 2016

Joel J. Kofsky $1,500 Scholarship Essay 500-1,000 words: “Describe what safety precautions and traffic laws should be emphasized in order to prevent some of the millions of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents every year, and how you would plan to educate the public on the importance of these precautions and laws.”  Click here for details. Deadline: August 16, 2016

Arbor Builders $750 Home Design Scholarship Essay: 750-word piece that highlights an original idea that makes a home more energy efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable. Click here for details. Deadline:  August 16, 2016

Albertson & Davidson $2,500 Scholarship.  Essay Contest: “Courts in the United States have little power to change the terms of a valid will, even if some of its terms seem unfair to people who would normally expect to inherit assets. Do you think that it should be legal to disinherit your spouse or children, and should courts be able to change the terms of a will that they decide is unfair? Why or why not?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 24, 2016

Engage the Crowd $1,000 Scholarship.  Create a 2-5 minute video of yourself talking about: “How ideas help shape the world around us, why education is a critical element to future success, and touching on why you strive for greatness and what motivates you”?  Click here for details. Deadline: August 28, 2016

Baumgartner Law Firm Auto Accident $1,000 Scholarship awarded to a needy student who has been affected by a car accident and is committed to helping others. Click here for details.  Email your questions.  Deadline:  August 31, 2016

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Karman Health Care $500 Scholarships per year for college students with a mobility disability who use a Wheelchair or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Click here for details Annual deadline: September 1

White Collar Defense Diversity $500 Scholarship for African-American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds.  Essay: 1,000-word essay describing the applicant’s personal situation as a minority with a single mother, the impact that it has had on their life, and how they have overcome those challenges. Click here for details. Deadline: September 1, 2016

North American Van Lines - five $1,000 Scholarships to qualified entrants towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice. Click here for details. Deadlines: April 15 and September 1

$10,000 NEWH Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship for Hospitality Management or Interior Design students currently enrolled in college, have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program.  Students must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt through college for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in November 2016, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing a career in Hospitality Interior Design or Hospitality Management. Download Application. Deadline: September 2, 2016

Kettle & Fire $1,000 Scholarship to full-time students with the Entrepreneurial bug. Essay: 500-800 words “If you had One million dollars in funding, what type of business would you start today and why?” Click here for details. Deadline:  September 15, 2016

Bella Bathrooms for Outstanding Business Innovation $1000 Scholarships: Create a 3-5 minute video about a time you showed fantastic business ingenuity. The video must demonstrate your potential and offer clear insight into how you went about achieving your goal.  Click here for details. Deadline: September 20, 2016

David Elden College $500 Scholarship for students currently enrolled with at least a 2.7 grade point average.  Essay: 1,000 or more words explaining your financial challenges and how $500 can help you? Click here for details. Deadlines: February 10 and September 30

Best Fat Burner $500 Scholarship  Write an essay: How do you choose a safe and successful weight loss program. Click here for details Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Fantasy Sports Daily $1,000 Scholarship for students enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or a graduate program.  Candidate must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. Responses should be persuasive, compelling, and well-written to be considered finalists. Click here for details. Apply online.  Deadline October 1

HCP National Insurance Merit-Based $2,000 Scholarship open to all undergraduate students at MiraCosta College. Address a yearly essay topic 1,000 to 2,000 words.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: October 1

Paralegal Career $500 Scholarship.  Students 18 years or older, current college student pursuing a paralegal related undergraduate degree or certificate program or a high school student accepted to a paralegal related program.  Click here for details.  Deadline: October 1, 2016

Psychology Guide $1,500 Scholarship essay contest. Merit-based opportunity for students pursuing Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: October 1

Rent Lingo Dream Big $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of our dream job essay contest. Click here for details.   Deadlines: March 1 and October 1

Reservation Counter $1,500 Annual Scholarship.  Four essays questions and three references required. Click here for details.   Deadline: October 15

HotelsCheap.com $1,500 Scholarship Award based upon overall application response, career objectives and financial need. Click here for details. Deadline: April 15 and October 15

Shear Comfort $1,500 Scholarship  to a student in Automotive Technology or mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc. or a similar program related to the automotive industry. Write a 300-600 word essay: “In your opinion, what will be the largest technological development in the automotive industry within the next 5-10 years and how do you plan to be a part of it?”  Click here for details. Deadline: April 15 and October 15

Reservation Counter $1,500 Biannual Scholarship for students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general.   Click here for details. Deadline: April 15 and October 15

Michigan Injury Lawyers Scholarship for incoming college students. The winner will be determined through an essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. Click here for details.  Deadline: October 20

LPN BSN.net $250 Education Scholarship Research and write a 1,000+ word essay on “The Nursing Shortage in the U.S. “Describe the state of the current nursing shortage in the U.S., explore how the nursing shortage affects healthcare in the U.S., propose solutions to address the nursing shortage, describe how the nursing shortage will affect or currently affects your ability to give patient care.  Click here for details  Annual Deadline:  October, 31

Digital Marketing $1,500 Scholarship. Write an essay 700-800 words  “How Will The Internet And Digital Media Influence The Way We Shop In 2025?”  the most thought-provoking entry will win.  Click here for details. Deadline:  October 31

My Online Marketer International Social Media $650 to $1,000 Scholarships. Create a 3-5 minute video of a time that you showed fantastic online marketing ingenuity. The video must demonstrate your potential and offer clear insight into how you went about achieving your goal, give real life examples. will obviously give you a higher score. If you emerge a winner, you will receive £650 or $1000 to use in funding your higher education.  Click here for details. Questions: email: Cormac@myonlinemarketer.co.uk Deadline: October 31, 2016

ABODO Scholarship $500 Essay contest. 1,000 words or less “Describe 5 great things you love about your school, but most people don’t know about.  Click here for details.  Bi-Annual Deadlines: February 28 and October 31

Wealth for Financial Excellence $500 Scholarship. Essay: 500+ words: “The average US household has over $15,000 in credit card debt, and in many cases this debt begins during or immediately after college. How can we, as a country, work to combat the consumer debt epidemic?”  Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, 18 years or older, 3.0 GPA, enrolled in college.  Click here for details. Deadline October 31, 2016 

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2016 Drug Lawsuit Source $1,000.00 Scholarship for students currently enrolled in a university, community college, or trade school, and high school seniors planning to start college in Fall 2016 are encouraged to apply.  Write a 500-750 word essay describing your educational and career goals, how you plan to achieve those goals, and any adversity you may face on your journey to success. Click here for details. Deadline: November 1, 2016

BuildASign $1,500 Scholarship for students involved in leadership with community and school activities. Essay (500-750 words) about a time you challenged a commonly held belief or idea, created something new to solve a problem, or persevered through rejection.  Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: April and November

Bella Ballroom $1,000 Scholarship. Must be currently enrolled majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field, GPA of 3.0 or greater. Submit a 2-minute (or less) video showcasing your talent in performing arts, and write a 200-500 word essay on one of the topics provided. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 15

Liase Divorce Solutions $500 Video Scholarship Topic: “If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education and excellent communication is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.”  Click here for details. Deadline: November 15, 2016

Garage Door Nation $1,500 Scholarship Create a 1-3 minute video explaining why you are a good fit for this scholarship. Must be A U.S. Citizen, plan to enroll full-time, academic achievement, have financial need, and actively participate in your community.  Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: November 15

Open Internet $1,000 Scholarship video contest for students attending a 2 or 4-year college with a 3.0 or greater GPA. Choose a topic from a list and create a video that answers the question or addresses in a creative and thoughtful way that demonstrates the importance of the Open Internet concept. Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length and are required to be posted to YouTube.  Click here for details  Deadline:  November 18, 2016

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“Go Marketing” $500 Scholarship create a 2+ minute video presenting your marketing plan to market “small business growth” to college students.  Video must be 2+ minutes in length. Click here for details. Deadline: December 1, 2016

Garden Writers Scholarship for students majoring in Horticulture or Plant Science or Journalism for the spring 2016 semester with an interest in garden communications.  Click here for details (a MiraCosta student won last year) Annual Deadline:  December 1

Griswold Home Care’s $1,000 biannual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: December 1

Staver Law Group $5,000 Scholarship Click here for online application. Deadline: December 1, 2016

2016 Monder Law Group $1,000 Scholarship open to students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school.  Create a 500 to 800-word essay on any topic of your choice within the criminal justice system.  Click here for details. Deadline: December 1, 2016

Lead Roster $1,000 Sales & Marketing Scholarship for Emerging Business Geniuses. Students submit the URL of a video they've uploaded to YouTube where you explain, present, convince, inspire, entertain, market and/or sell us your reason why you deserve to win this scholarship. The video can be anything that you feel will compel us to choose your entry as a "Lead Roster Scholarship" and is publicly viewable. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: December 15

Colonial Ghosts $1,000 Marketing Scholarship for students majoring in marketing. Essay: explain your education goals and plans after graduating college, and why you deserve to win and what the scholarship means to you. Click here for details. Deadline: December 15, 2016.

NOLA Ghosts $250 Scholarship for students enrolled in college. Essay: explain your education goals and plans after graduating college, and why you deserve to win and what the scholarship means to you. Click here for details.
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Self-Storage Finders (SSF) $1,250 Scholarships.  Write an essay on one of the prompts. Students must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, 18 years or older, enrolled in college or university. Click here for details. Deadline: December 16

Foreclosure.com Scholarships 1st place $5,000, 2nd-5th place $1,000.  Essay 800-2,000 words. Click here for details.  Deadline: 8:30 p.m. (pacific time) December 16, 2016

SEO Company $350 Scholarship. Create an informative video about digital marketing showcasing your best skills, educate your target audience about some of the things that they might not know about this topic. Indicate what you need the scholarship for.  Click here for details. Deadline:  December 19

Animal Compassion $500 Veterinary Scholarship for students with academic distinction, a history in animal advocacy and a successful track record in raising public awareness about animal cruelty practices. Click here for details. Deadline: December 30, 2016

Acuity Training $1,000 Scholarship scholarships for students demonstrating outstanding leadership ability. Must be currently enrolled at a college, university, high school or trade school. Create a video discussing the merits of leadership and showcasing a situation or situations where you demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and explain the benefits. Click here for details. Annual deadline: December 31

Zebra California $1,000 Tour Guide Scholarship. Students create an original 2- to 5-minute video to be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.  The winning submission will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation. Click here for details.  Deadline:  December 31

Diet Spot Light $3,000 - $1,000 Scholarships. Click here for details. December 31

Perlman Clinic Medical $500 Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in healthcare. Must be 18 years or older, full-time, pursuing degrees in nursing, medicine, or public health, 3.2+ GPA. Write a 600 – 850 word article on a medical or health-related subject.  Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2016

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California Strawberry $400 Renewable Scholarships for children of California strawberry field workers. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 15

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Life Happens Scholarship for students (17-24 years) who suffered the Loss of a Parent. Complete an online application and a 500-word essay or 3-minute video describing how losing a parent(s) or guardian affected them financially and emotionally.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 1

Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship. Create a video: “How has the internet changed the way you research and buy products? How has the internet changed old-school industries?  If you could change an established industry for the better using the internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it?” Click here for details.  Deadline: March 31

Stewart J. Guss $1,000 Scholarships. Submit a 1-2 minute Video Essay “How can we reduce traffic fatalities in the USA?” Click here for details.  Deadline: March 15, 2017 at 9am.

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Pelican Water $1,500-$500 Sustainability Scholarships Students must be U.S. residents, enrolled full-time. Essay:What are some ways to increase awareness about the negative environmental and social impacts of single use bottled water and how would you convince people to filter their own water at home?  Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: October 15 and April 15

CJ Pony Parts $500 scholarships to students enrolling in post-secondary education next semester. Create a short video, under 3 minutes long, on one of these topics: “What it means to live in America, My first memory of a Mustang. How the auto industry changed America. What a Mustang teaches me about life. How a Mustang relates to your field of study.” You can be inspirational, funny, serious, educational, or even musical! Click here for details. Deadlines: October 15 and April 15

A Place for Mom’s Senior Care $1,000 Scholarship. Essay contest.   Five $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline: April 15

Annual Driver Safety Scholarship. Create an original essay 1,000 word minimum, explaining the dangers of texting and driving.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 30

Graduate Student $500 Scholarship. Student must be enrolled in a graduate program and be a U.S. resident. Essay: How would this scholarship provide financial assistance? Deadline: April 30, 2017

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San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarship awarding free access to SDWS member activities including: a 12 month membership, subscription to The SDWS Quarterly magazine and online newsletters, waived entry fees for water media paintings submitted to monthly member shows, 2 standard SDWS approved frame sets (including frame, Plexiglas, mats, foam and wiring), lending privileges from the SDWS art library, attendance at monthly artist demonstrations, discounts at local art supply stores, volunteer opportunities at SDWS events.  Download Application   Click here for details. Annual Deadline: May 15

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Scholarships (listed by due date)

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships For information on Phi Theta Kappa at MiraCosta College, contact Julie Bollerud, Admin. Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, Bldg. 3400, Oceanside campus.

Music: NAMM Scholarships support individuals who express commitment and aptitude for business leadership and innovation in the music products industry. Click here for details. 

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GFWC Contemporary Women of North County $1,500 Community College Scholarship for a Female student enrolled at MiraCosta or Palomar, 3.0 or higher GPA, financial need, volunteers in the community.  Click here for the application.  Deadline:  May 15, 2016

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P.E.O. Women Scholarships (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Grants up to $3,000 to females enrolled at MiraCosta College who have had a lapse of at least 24 consecutive months as a student at some time, are within 24 consecutive months of completing educational goal (A.A or certificate), are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, enrolled in a program leading to employment or job advancement.

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American Association of University Women: AAUW Poway-Penasquito Scholarships Female high school graduate or GED without a bachelor’s or advanced degree, enrolled or accepted in a degree program at a college, taking courses towards a goal; 23 years or older, has experienced challenges in life and education that differ from the traditional 4-year path; completed 20+ units, resides in North San Diego County. Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement (one-page, double spaced) are required. Click here for the details Annual Deadline:  April 15

American Association of University Women: AAUW Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista (COV). $1,500 Jeanne Gruenwald Scholarship for MiraCosta College students currently enrolled or a transferring student; must be U.S. citizen and resident of San Diego County, completed 12 units, 3.0 GPA. Two letters of recommendation, unofficial transcript, and a personal statement required. Click here for details. Download Application. Annual Deadline: April 30

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I Can Afford College watch "A Little Bit of Magic" video, answer 3 easy questions, and share on social media to compete for a $5,000 Scholarship, iPad, MacBook Air and gift cards awarded weekly! Click Here to begin Deadline: May 29

Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines:  November 1 and May 1

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County $1,500.00 Scholarship for students enrolled at MiraCosta College, 3.0 or greater GPA, demonstrates financial need, volunteers in the community.  Click here for information and download application.  Annual Deadline: May 15

ARTISTS: San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarships. Awards provide free access to SDWS member activities: 12-month membership, subscription to SDWS Quarterly magazine/online newsletters, waived entry fees for watermedia paintings submitted to monthly member shows, two standard SDWS approved frame sets (including frame, Plexiglas, mats, foam and wiring), lending privileges from the SDWS art library, attendance at monthly artist demonstrations, discounts at local art supply stores, volunteer opportunities at SDWS events.  Click here for details.  Questions, email scholarship@sdws.org.  Annual Deadline:  May 15

Nordson Builds Scholarships for students majoring in Engineering, Information Technology, Machining Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, or engineering-related STEM discipline leading to a career in industry. Deadlines: apply by April 1 for a chance to win iPAD Air2; May 15, 2016

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Griswold Home Care $1,000 biannual scholarship: Award offered to a qualified student pursuing a associates, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: November 1

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Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Scholarships for Women/head of household (MiraCosta College students win each year). Eligibility criteria: Women, head of household with the primary financial responsibility of herself and her dependents, Must be attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational/skills training program, and have a financial need. Submit a Live Your Dream application with two reference forms. Click here for Reference forms. Click here for Letter of Recommendation tips. Apply to only ONE of the local Chapters listed below by their deadline date:

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Hospitality Degrees $1,500 Scholarships for students pursuing a degree in hospitality.   Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: April 30 and November 30

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The San Diego Foundation Scholarships Eligibility: students who you have a commitment to education, potential for success in college, 2.5 or greater GPA, participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities and/or work experience, and financial need. Apply if you are a current college students (undergraduate or graduate) attending community college, 4-year institutions or a career/technical school, Adult re-entry student (25+ years old), Graduating high school senior, Student with financial need (includes middle income families). Complete the Common Common Scholarship Application Questions, call 619.814.1343 or Email scholarships@sdfoundation.org. Annual Scholarship: Opens in January with a February deadline

California Strawberry $400 Renewable Scholarships for children of California strawberry field workers. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February 15

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CCC Real Estate Scholarship $400 per semester for students pursuing a major in Real Estate, completed at least one real estate course with “C” or better (2.0 GPA), must complete 6 units of Real Estate coursework each semester funded, and demonstrate financial need.  Click here for eligibility guidelines and requirements. Click here for Checklist  and Download Application   Annual Deadline while funds last: March

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship for low-income Women, 35 years or older, working to complete her college degree. Eligibility: A woman, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Age 35 or older as of March 18, 2016, Low-income (financial guidelines are available on the website), pursuing a vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline is March 18

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Soaring Eagles Chapter $2,000 Scholarship for women who are U.S. Citizens, San Diego County residents, attending community college (freshman or sophomore), 2.5 or better GPA. Interested students must email: Suzanne Southwell.  Annual Deadline March 31

North County African-American Women's Association (NCAAWA) Scholarships Female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, college, ROP, trade/adult school student. Residing or attend school in: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos or Vista with a "C" average or above with good citizenship. Enrolled full-time (12 units) in college, ROP, trade or technical school for entering semester. MiraCosta College students win this scholarship each year. Application opens January 1 and must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 31.

The Latina Leadership Network (LLN) Student Scholarship provides four $500 community college scholarships. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March

Students who suffered the Loss of a Parent or Guardian College-bound students, ages 17-24.  Click here for details Annual Deadline: March

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NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network Scholarships. Review the website for scholarship opportunities offered throughout the year. Click here for details and download application. Annual Deadline: September 30

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The San Diego Foundation Annual Scholarships Eligibility: students who you have a commitment to education, potential for success in college, 2.5 or greater GPA, participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities and/or work experience, and financial need. Apply if you are a current college students (undergraduate or graduate) attending community college, 4-year institutions or a career/technical school, Adult re-entry student (25+ years old), Graduating high school senior, Student with financial need (includes middle income families). Complete the Common Common Scholarship Application Questions, call 619.814.1343 or Email scholarships@sdfoundation.org. Annual Scholarship: Opens in January with an early February deadline Click here for more The San Diego Foundation Scholarships - eligibility and due dates vary.

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SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) Automotive $2,000 - $3,000 Scholarships for careers in: Accounting, Administration, Advertising, Design/Graphics, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Photo/Journalism, Race Car Driver/Crew, Sales/Marketing, Technicians, and Transportation. Click here for details Questions, contact Juliet Marshall 909.978.6655. Annual Deadline: April 1

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards Eligibility: must be of Hispanic Heritage, college students must have a 2.5 or greater GPA (high school students 3.0+ GPA), plan to enroll full-time (12+ units) in college for fall semester, U.S. Citizen - Permanent Legal Resident - DACA - or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), must complete FAFSA or California Dream Act application. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 15

Hospitality Degrees $1,500 Scholarships for students pursuing a degree in hospitality.   Click here for details. Biannual Deadlines: November 30 and April 30

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Disability-Related Scholarships

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180 Medical $1,000 Scholarships for college students with spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, transverse myelitis, and ostomy or neurogenic bladder. View the Brochure. Deadline:  June 1, 2016

Heart Disease Awareness $1,000 Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate college student who has been affected by heart disease.  Click here for details.  Deadline: June 15, 2016

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California Council of the Blind Scholarships for students who are legally blind and are residents of California attending in-state or out-of-state institutions, and non-residents of California attending school in California. Students must be full-time (12 units), but if you have extenuating circumstances that do not enable you to meet the enrollment requirement, provide an explanation of your circumstances. Application must be typed. Click here to download application. Deadline: July 1, 2016

Business Plan $1,000 Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan.” Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students with a documented disability. Click here for details. Bi-Annual Deadlines: April 2 and November 1

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Mesothelioma $2,500, $1,250, $750 and $500 Scholarships awards.  Essay 750 to 1,500 words.  Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Click here for details. Deadline: October 9

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American Association of Health & Disability (AAHD) Scholarship for a student with a disability enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursuing studies related to the health and disability:  public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. Click here for details.   Annual deadline: November

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ADHD Scholarship by Shire awarding 50 $2,000 scholarships plus one year of ADHD coaching to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education.  Students required to be legal U.S. residents diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are accepted to or enrolled in undergraduate programs, and are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) Scholarships for students planning a career or presently working in the field of developmental disabilities, child development, or related field, residents of and attending college in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: April 22

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180 Medical $1,000 Scholarships for students attending a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school program full-time in the fall. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy), and legal U.S. resident. Click here for details. Questions, email 180 medical. Annual Deadline: June 1

180 Medical Scholarships program for college students and high school seniors with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis.  Download Application.  Annual Deadline:  June

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Foster Youth Scholarships

Click here for: FOSTER Youth Scholarships - United Friends of the Children Foster Youth

Change A Life Foundation scholarship program for Emancipated Youth and graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange Counties. Emancipated Youth criteria: 12th grade student enrolling at 4-year institution OR currently attending a Community College and ready to transfer,  2.75 GPA, financial need, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident, community service. Apply Online  Contact: Mikelle Meyer (949) 788- 9999.  Annual Deadline: March

Fostering Change Visit the website for a list of former Foster Youth scholarships and information.  Link to Independent Living skills program resources and information

Fostering Opportunities Dollars for Scholars (FoDFS) Visit the website for deadlines on applying for scholarships as new or continuing students. Students require proof of prior dependency in San Diego County, enrollment in school and official transcripts, recommendation letter from supportive adult. Questions call (619) 226-4133.Casey Family Programs provides, improves, and ultimately prevents the need for FOSTER care. 

Just in Time for Foster youth. Review the website for details

America's College Fund for Foster Youth - Casey Family Scholarships serves FOSTER Youth providing college scholarships, connecting with mentors and internships, sending care packages, or testifying before Congress. Click here for scholarships and grants. Annual Deadline: March

Promises2kids (formerly the CAPF Guardian Scholarship) assists youth exiting the San Diego foster care system in their efforts to gain an education. Click here for details.

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Health Profession Scholarships

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Travel Nursing Education $1,000 Scholarship for students currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 17, 2016

AAUW COV (Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista) $1,500 Jeanne Gruenwald Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: A community college student enrolled in a Registered Nursing program or Transferring or returning Junior or Senior student in a four-year Program for Fall 2013, U.S. citizen, resident of San Diego County, planning to attend a college in San Diego County or So. Cal., 3.0 GPA. Download Application    Annual Deadline: May

HRSA NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation. Click here for details.  Annual Deadline:  May 5

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Medical Assistant Degrees $500 Scholarship. Submit a 750-1,00 word essay on why you wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Click here for details. Deadlines: December 31 and June 30

After College AACN $2,500 Scholarship for student seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in Nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Click here for details. Deadlines: March 31, December 31, September 30, June 30

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ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing $500 Scholarships $500 awards to students who have been accepted into a nursing program, have a 3.4 or higher GPA. Write a 600–850 word nursing related article.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  July 31

F.A. Davis Undergraduate $1,500 Nursing Scholarship   Eligibility: must be currently pursuing one of the following undergraduate nursing degrees leading to NCLEX eligibility: LPN/LVN, RN, or RN-BSN.  Must be enrolled in a nursing program for the 2015 school year. Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. and Canadian students (must be a citizen, legal resident, or holder of a valid student Visa). Click here for details. Deadline: July

NurseJournal.org  $3,000  Global Health Scholarship Essay 500-800 words: “There is an urgent need for global health professionals to address delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services both domestic and abroad. What kind of skills do you think are necessary to be an effective global health professional in the face of a pandemic?”  Click here for details. Deadline: July

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Kaiser Permanente Deloras Jones RN Academic Excellence Scholarship is a need-based scholarship and academic excellence for those who are attending a nursing program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Applicants must have completed at least one quarter or one semester of nursing program coursework and have an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000 per family member. Click here for details. Deadline September 1, 2016

LPN BSN.net $250 Education Scholarship Research and write a 1,000+ word essay on “The Nursing Shortage in the U.S. “Describe the state of the current nursing shortage in the U.S., explore how the nursing shortage affects healthcare in the U.S., propose solutions to address the nursing shortage, describe how the nursing shortage will affect or currently affects your ability to give patient care. Click here for details  Annual Deadline:  October, 31

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California Organization of Associate Degree NURSING Directors (Southern) Leadership Scholarships for nursing students in a CA program, U.S. citizen, CA resident, 3.0 GPA.  Download Application.  Annual Deadlines: April and November

Perlman Clinic Medical $500 Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in healthcare. Must be 18 years or older, full-time, pursuing degrees in nursing, medicine, or public health, 3.2+ GPA. Write a 600 – 850 word article on a medical or health-related subject.  Click here for details. Deadline: December 31, 2016

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ADNursing Ten $500 Scholarships.  The California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Directors (COADN) Southern Leadership is offering scholarships to ADN students in Southern California. Eligibility: Nursing student in 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA Associate Degree Nursing Program; US citizen with California residency, GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click here to download application. Annual Deadline: April 4

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Hispanic Latino Scholarships

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MANA de San Diego Scholarship Programs for LATINAS pursuing a degree. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship.  Review the list of information available for immigrant students that do not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.  Click here for details.

National Latino & American Indian Scholarship CD Directory is available in the MiraCosta College Library Hub, Oceanside campus, in the Reference Section.

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BECA Foundation, Inc. $500- $1,000 scholarships for San Diego County high school graduates entering college in the fall; Click here for details.

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) Scholarship . Eligibility: undocumented Chicano/Latino high school student/GED graduate enrolling for the first time in an accredited college with financial need and academic potential. Deadline: February

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San Diego National Assoc. of Hispanic NURSES (SDNAHN) . Eligibility: must be in an accredited nursing program with at least one semester of  studies completed. Download Application   Deadlines: November 1 and March 1

The Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2014 LLN Student Scholarship Awards. The LLN Student Scholarship is designed to provide 4 $500 community college scholarships. Annual Deadline: March

Assoc. of Raza Educators (A.R.E.), scholarships for undocumented college students and graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are based on need and active participation in community. Students complete an application and, interview process. Click here for details. Annual Scholarship. Deadline: March

Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) Scholarship. Download Guidelines and Application    Deadline: March

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards Eligibility: must be of Hispanic Heritage, college students must have a 2.5 or greater GPA (high school students 3.0+ GPA), plan to enroll full-time (12+ units) in college for fall semester, U.S. Citizen - Permanent Legal Resident - DACA - or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), must complete FAFSA or California Dream Act application. Click here for details Application opens in January - Deadline: April

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships. Eligibility: full-time in college, participation in public/community service activities. Click here for details Deadline:  April

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program offers several scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $3,500. Scholarships for undergraduate students at 2-year or 4-year institutions in various fields of study. Review the website for scholarship opportunities.

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Military Scholarships

Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship offering four $1,000 merit based scholarships awarded two in the fall and two in spring  to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Click here for details.  Deadlines:  May 1 and November 1

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of service members who died on active duty.  Click here for details and Click here for the Fact Sheet.

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VETERANS United Scholarship Program funded by employee donations. Award five $2,000 biannual scholarships.  Eligibility: have a connection to the military by being one of the following: Veteran, Active-duty, military spouse, child of a military member or veteran; pursuing a post-secondary degree, submit a transcript 2.5 GPA,  and submit a 750-word essay based on three prompts, Apply online. Deadlines: Fall: October 1 – 31 and Spring: April 1 – 30

AFCEA Educational Foundation  Scholarships & Grants for students who are active-duty, veteran, spouse or dependent. Click here for details. One application covers several scholarships. Annual deadline: November

Hope For The Warriors® Scholarships for legal spouses or caregivers of U.S. military service members who were wounded, injured or killed while in the line of duty between 2001 and the present. Deadline October

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors bravery and dedication to those who sacrificed life/limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children. Click here for details.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc. applicants must be the son or daughter of military personnel, View the eligibility in mid-February, apply online. Click here for details

My CAA* Grant Program for Military Spouses (*Career Advancement Account)

Camp Pendleton Officers' Spouses' Club (OSC) offers annual scholarships to individuals whose sponsors are active duty members of the Navy, Marine Corps or sister services stationed at Camp Pendleton. The sponsor may be enlisted, an officer, or honorably retired from the Navy or Marine Corps by the time the application is submitted. Individuals whose Navy or Marine Corps sponsor is deceased may also apply. All applicants, must live within a 50-mile radius of Camp Pendleton. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: February

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Click here to read the adventures of MiraCosta College student studying abroad spring 2015 in Salamanca, Spain.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships for students planning to study abroad; awards up to $5,000. Eligibility: student at 2 or 4-yr. college, U.S. citizen, receiving FAFSA Pell Grant, study abroad program must be four or more weeks in one country for no more than an academic year, and receiving academic college credit. Learn how to create a compelling application by visiting the online presentation and get started on your international experience today! Apply Online

London - AIFS Study Abroad Ambassador $1,000 Scholarships for fall semester. Click here for details.

MoneyGeek.com Paying for Study Abroad. Click here for details.

FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship for full-time students, 18 years or older, enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program. Submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to you. Click here for details.  Deadline: August 15, 2016

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Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad.  Click here for details.

Asia Learn, Scholarship China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. 

David L. Boren Scholarships Nat’l Security Edu Program for undergraduates, U.S. citizen, GED or high school graduate, study abroad in a country outside Western Europe/Canada/Australia/New Zealand. Apply online

CEA Global Education  scholarships  Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Spain

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CIS Abroad: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand.

ELAP (Experiential Learning Abroad Program) Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santiago, Dominican Republic; London; Guanajuato, Mexico: Cusco and Lima, Peru. 

KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) Study and Intern abroad in your major.

Italia Rail - Italy Scholarships for education expenses while studying in Italy. Click here for details.

International Scholarships.com grants, scholarships, loans and information to study abroad.

ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities around the world.

ISAC (India Study Abroad Center) Scholarships

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NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

Study Abroad Funding IIE (Institute of International Education) directory lists detailed descriptions of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships.

Via Lingua Int’l teach English as a Foreign Language

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4-Year Colleges & Universities

University of California (UC) BLUE & GOLD Opportunity Plan is a financial aid program intended to expand access to UC for lower-income students. UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC’s system wide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid. Click here for details.

Pomona College - Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA The HATOFF-SWAN Scholarship was created at Pomona College with the hope of supporting a MiraCosta College transfer student. Students who have applied to Pomona College should inquire about the "full-ride" HATOFF-SWAN Transfer scholarship.

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Arizona State University  scholarships

Azusa Pacific Univ San Diego Scholarships

Cal State University, FULLERTON scholarships.  CSU Scholarship Program for Future Scholars applications available in the MiraCosta scholarship office

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Scholarships.

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Colorado State University- Western Undergraduate exchange (WUE) Transfer Scholar Award.  Transfer Student Center Information: (970) 491-1858, or email TransferStudentCenter@colostate.edu.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio 2015-16 national scholarship competition. The Harding Scholarships awarding full tuition plus $1,000 annual stipend and the Alford scholarships awarding full tuition plus $2,000 annual stipend. Complete details and application online. Questions? Email admissions@mtso.edu or call 800.333.6816. Deadline: February 1, 2015.

Mount St.. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA.  offers merit scholarships up to $16,000 per school year to l students interested in applying for Fall 2014. Questions: Call (310) 954-4250.

National University Scholarships and National University Transfer to Success Scholarship

San Diego CHRISTIAN College   Call 1-(800)-672-2242

Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA Honors Entrance $14,000 Scholarship to all transfer students with 30 or more transferable units, 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, plus a competitive $5,000 scholarships for students who are members of either Phi Theta Kappa or Alpha Gamma Sigma honor societies. Click here to schedule a visit, and click on visiting campus or call 925.631.4983.

SDSU - San Diego State University scholarships

TEXAS A&M University -Bush School of Government & Public Service

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University of California, BERKELEY (CAL): The Leadership Award Alumni Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes Cal students who demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Alumni Assoc. merit-based scholarships.

University of California, Riverside (UCR) - scholarship information.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)- - scholarship information.

USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) Scholarship program for entering students.  Deadline May 8, 2013.  Contact: Felipe Martinez (213) 740-7575 felipema@usc.edu

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