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 a $5,000 Scholarship, iPad, MacBook Air and gift cards awarded weekly! Click Here to begin Deadline: May 29

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

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

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

San Diego Watercolor Society Merit Scholarship awarding free access to SDWS member activitiesincluding: a 12 month membership, subscription to The SDWS Quarterly magazine and onlinenewsletters, waived entry feesfor 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.

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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

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

Shear Comfort $1,500 Scholarship  to a student of our enrolled in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc.) or Automotive Technology, 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.  Spring deadline: April 15, Fall deadline: 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. Spring deadline: April 15, Fall deadline: October 15

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. Spring deadline: April 15, Fall deadline: September 1

BuildASign $1,500 Scholarship for students involved in leadership in community and school activities. 500-750 words about a time you did one of the following:  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: Fall: November 18, 2016 and Spring: April 29, 2016

Mattress Clarity Scholarship. Create a 2 to 5 minute video describing how you plan to make an impact on the industry, in what ways your education will help you make this impact, and what your motivations are to succeed in life. Click here for details.  Deadline:  April 30

DrugNews $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: December 31, July 31, and April 30

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, 2016

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Karin Riley Porter Good Works $500 Scholarship. For students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Submit a 500-word essay discussing your leadership and dedication to community service, including criminal justice causes; a letter of recommendation is required.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

KaplunMarx $1,000 Scholarship. Write a 500–1,000 word essay on “What law would you change or introduce to make the USA a safer place to live?  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Legend Compression Wear $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word minimum blog article about: “What it means to Be a LEGEND in my life”.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 1, 2016

Kush Arora Federal Criminal Justice Reform $500 Scholarship 1000-word essay Click here for details.  Deadline: May 1, 2016

Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay describing an ideal woman leader in the 21st century and how she has inspired your career aspirations. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Price Benowitz Social Justice $500 Scholarship. Write a 750-word statement describing significant challenges people with disabilities face while also outlining some practicable public policies that will help address these problems. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Angie Dipietro Women in Business $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay describing the one change in gender inequality you would like to see in your lifetime and why. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The April Cockerham DREAM $500Act Scholarship. Write a 700-word essay outlining 2 concrete ways immigration conditions can be improved in the United States. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Steve Duckett Local Conservation $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word personal statement explaining the candidate’s dedication to local conservation. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word statement identifying the applicant as a person who has exhibited and will continue to exhibit dedication to the development of healthy communities. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

Michael Kiely Strong Roots $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word describing how the meaning of the word “community” is changing in today’s society. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

Tatiana Mendez Future Resources $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay describing what the candidate feels as the biggest threat to our nation’s natural resources and providing 2 ways in order to begin fixing this issue. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

Seth Okin Good Deeds $500 Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay “With so many people and organizations in today’s world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations?”  Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Ed Tayter Outstanding $500 Citizen Scholarship. Write a 500-word essay describing one of the most important ways an individual can serve the community, and how the candidate has served the community in this way. Click here for details. Deadline: May 1, 2016

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Kush Arora Federal Criminal Justice Reform $500 Scholarship http://maryland-criminallawyer.com/2016-federal-justice-reform-scholarship.html.  Write a 1,000-word essay responding to one of the prompts on the scholarship site.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership $500 Scholarship. http://trustandestateslawyers.com/scholarship/  Write a 500-word essay describing an ideal woman leader in the 21st century and how she has inspired your career aspirations.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

The Price Benowitz Social Justice $500 Scholarship. http://pricebenowitz.com/2016-student-opportunities Write a 750-word statement describing significant challenges people with disabilities face while also outlining some practicable public policies that will help address these problems. Deadline:  May 1, 2016

The Angie Dipietro Women in Business $500 Scholarship http://marylandcriminallaws.com/#women-law-scholarship  Write a 500-word essay describing the one change in gender inequality you would like to see in your lifetime and why.  Deadline:  May 1, 2016

The April Cockerham DREAM Act $500 Scholarship http://thevisafirm.com/scholarship/  Write a 700-word essay outlining 2 concrete ways immigration conditions can be improved in the United States. Deadline:  May 1, 2016

The Steve Duckett Local Conservation $500  Scholarship http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/#scholarship
Write a 500-word personal statement explaining the candidate’s dedication to local conservation. Deadline:  May 1, 2016 

The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities $500 Scholarship http://1b9x0h36ks7j40hsco34ot8t.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Thomas-Soldan-Healthy-Communities-Cover-Sheet.pdf   Write a 500-word statement identifying the applicant as a person who has exhibited and will continue to exhibit dedication to the development of healthy communities.  Deadline: May 1, 2016

Michael Kiely Strong Roots $500 Scholarship http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship.html
Description: 500-word describing how the meaning of the word “community” is changing in today’s society. Deadline: May 1, 2016

Tatiana Mendez Future Resources $500 Scholarship  http://criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html  Write a 500-word essay describing what the candidate feels as the biggest threat to our nation’s natural resources and providing 2 ways in order to begin fixing this issue.  Deadline: May 1, 2016

Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship http://criminallawyermaryland.net/good-deeds-scholarship.html
Write a 500-word essay responding to the following prompt, “With so many people and organizations in today’s world in need of volunteers and financial assistance, how should people decide where to direct their time and donations?” Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen $500Scholarship http://mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html
Write a 500-word essay describing one of the most important ways an individual can serve the community, and how the candidate has served the community in this way. Deadline: May 1, 2016

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David Resnick & Associates Scholarships:  $1,500 1st place and $500 2nd place. Eligibility: student pursuing a 2- or 4-year college degree that wants to attend law school. Write a persuasive essay 500 words or moreon:The responsibilities that business owners have to keep customers safe while they are on the business’ premises from a legal perspective.  Click here for details. http://www.injuryclaimnyclaw.com/college-scholarship/ Deadline:  May 10, 2016.

Healthy Life Style $1,000 Scholarship Write a 300-500 word essay explaining your views on one of the topics provided and submit the essay through into the blog section.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  May 15, 2016

SeniorCare.com http://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/ $1500 Aging Matters Scholarship.  Write an essay 1,000 words or less essay on why Aging Matters to you.  Click here for details.  Deadline: May 15, 2016

Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 scholarship. Video essay based on the topic listed on the website. Click here for details: Annual Deadline: May 15

Dickson Law Group Video Essay Students currently enrolled in an accredited college, in good academic standing.  Click here for details. Deadline: May 15, 2016

Nordson BUILDS $2,000 to $10,000 Scholarships. Scholarships ranging from will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution. The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry.  Click here for details. Deadline:  May 15, 2016.

Healthcare Leaders $1,000 Scholarship.  Submit a 600 to 1,000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field. Discuss one of the following topics in your essay: Why are you motivated to study nursing or medicine? Talk about an experience that drives you to pursue a health care career. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing nursing and health students today? Talk about a personal achievement that shows your commitment to nursing.  Click here for details.Deadline:  May 17, 2016

Nursing Education $1,000 Scholarship GPA: 3.0 or higher, 17 years or older, accepted to or currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program at an accredited institution. Submit an essay 500-1,000 words: What do you hope to accomplish in the medical field? Deadline May 17, 2016

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

Goodbye Loans $1,500 Scholarship for high school student or currently enrolled undergraduate student attending college Spring 2016 semester.  Write an article up to 1,500 words on how they have been able to pay for college.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  March 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:  May31, 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

HomeFirst 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

ExtremeTerrain $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

LawTrek $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 20th

EssaysCapital International EssayWriting Contest 1,000-1,700 words, for everyone who's willing to showcase superb skills in creative and critical thinking. This is your best chance to get recognition for your talent. Click here for details. Deadline: June 25

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, 2016

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, 2016

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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 excitesyou 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: July14, 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 Sr. Living Community within the past year, and enrolling in college fall 2016. Video (3 min.) or Essay (2,000-word): “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

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

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

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 ScholarshipTwo $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

Investment Banking $1,000 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

GoodCall $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. Essay: 400-500 word personal statement detailing an important decision you've made in your life. Click here for details.  Biannual Deadlines: December 31 and 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

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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

HighGround $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 http://www.highground.com/highground-scholarship  Deadline: August 1, 2016

Law Offices of 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.Annual Deadline: August 14, 2016

Race to Inspire $500 Essay Scholarship Many people have different reasons for running in a race, and we want to hear & share your inspiring story. Whether you ran a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, write a short essay (1,000 - 2,000 words) explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience.  Click here for details. Deadline: August 15

Bailey & Yarmo $1,000 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?"  Deadline: August 15

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

$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

Pelican Water's bi-annual $1,500, $1,000 and $500 Sustainability Scholarships. Students must be legal U.S. residents, currently 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?  Transcripts:High School Graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA,One letter of recommendation.  Click here for details. Bi-annually 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

Joel J. Kofsky $1,500 Scholarship for students who are currently college or graduate school. 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 ScholarshipEssay: 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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Karmanhealthcare.com 2 $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

$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

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: spring semester February 10; fall semester: September 30

bestfatburnersite.org $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.com $1,500 Scholarship essay contest. Merit-based opportunity for U.S based students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Psychology, Counseling, Therapy or Social Work, 2-year college students enrolled in an undergraduate level program next year are also eligible to receive the scholarship. Click here for details. Annual Deadline: October 1

RentLingo.com Dream Big $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of our dream job essay contest. Click here for details.   Deadline: 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

LPNBSN.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:  Spring: February 28; Fall: October 31

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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

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, 2016

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

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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

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, 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, 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, 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 Schol0arship 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

$1,000 Stewart Guss College Scholarship. Write an essay on "What Law Would You Change and Why?” Click here for details. Annual Deadline: March 1.

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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.

NAMM (National Association for Music Merchants) seeks to 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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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. 

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards

CA Rare Fruit Growers Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship for MiraCosta students who promotes fruit growing interest and education. Two strong letters of recommendation are required, and one of the letters must come from the college contact person. Download Application and submit the completed application form to Claire Ehrlinger, Horticulture Department, MiraCosta College no later than 12 noon, Friday, April 29

San Diego County Flower & Plant Assoc. Horticulture Scholarship to student who display academic achievement and/or experience in horticulture, as well as desire and promise. He or she must be, planning continued study in ornamental horticulture and/or currently attending an accredited college, and intend to contribute to the horticultural community in California after graduation. Click here for details. Deadline:  April 30, 2016

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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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

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. Apply to one of the Chapters listed.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships

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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 currently 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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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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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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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

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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 college, university, and vocational school students who are legally blind, and are either residents of California or non-residents of California attending school in this state. Scholarships are for entering freshman, undergraduates, and graduate students. Click here for details  Deadline: July

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. BiAnnual Deadlines:  November 1 and April 2

Belltown Spine & Wellness $1,000 Scholarship.  Essay: In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?  Full terms and conditions.  Click here for details.  Deadline:  August 1

CA Assoc. for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Disability Related Scholarships.  Apply online.  Click here for details. Annual Deadline:  August 31

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

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

2016 Deana’s Wish Memorial $2,000 Scholarship  for a student diagnosed with, or have an immediate family member who has been affected by esophageal or stomach cancer. Click here for details. Questions? Contact Denise Ross 760-705-3055. Deadline March 1, 2016

Soliant Consulting $1,000 Scholarship to focused on a business degree.  Essay: 500+ words: “How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?” It is free to apply and students' information will not be sold or used in any way.  Click here for details. Deadline: March 15, 2016

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$1,000 Buckfire Law Disability Scholarship.  Eligibility Criteria: U.S. citizen, enrolled at an accredited college or university, has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis, 3.0 GPA, has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.  Click here for details 

National Alliance on Mental Illness - List of scholarships currently available for young adults living with a mental health condition

Cerebral Palsy Scholarships Foundation for CA residents, age 17 or older, with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy who will be attending an accredited undergraduate U.S. college, university or vocational school in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013. Up to $2,500 for credit course work. Up to $500 for audit/non-credit coursework for one class. E-mail  for more information. Deadline: May

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, 2016.

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

$1,000 JustWalkers.com Mobility Scholarship    Deadline: June

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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.

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) 2016-17 Scholarships:  $250 Associate or Certificate Scholarship, $500 Undergraduate Scholarship, $750 Master’s Degree Scholarship.  Click here for details.  Download Application.   Annual Deadline: February

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.  Visit the website for details. California CHAFEE Grant for foster youth - California Student Aid Commission. Money for foster youth for college or career training.  Apply Online

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 Guardian Scholars information.

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Health Profession Scholarships

CampusRN Scholarship Funds - click here for a list of Scholarships for Nursing & Allied  Health Students Nursing Grants

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: December 31, September 30, June 30, and March 31

ADNursing Ten $500 Scholarshis.  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. Deadline: April 4th

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

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

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing ScholarshipTwo $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

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California Organization of Associate Degree NURSING Directors (Southern) Leadership Scholarships for nursing students in 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester in a CA program, U.S. citizen, CA resident, 3.0 GPA.  Download Application.  Annual Deadlines: November and April

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.  Deadline:  May 5, 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

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

ScrubWire $1,000 Nursing ScholarshipTwo $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

LPNBSN.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

HRSA 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle closed in May.. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance for of the program requirements.

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List of Nursing Scholarship websites:

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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 Directory - CD Directory is in the MiraCosta College Library Hub 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; $500-$2, 000 Alice Newell Joslyn Medical Fund for students entering Medical/Health Care: dental or medical assistant, nursing, physical therapist, or seeking BS., Master's, or Doctorate in the health field, living in San Diego County.

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

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: March 1 and November 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

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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 14

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) $1,000 to $5,000 Awards

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. General Emmett Paige Scholarship 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

Military SPOUSE Tuition Assistance program   Department of Defense (DoD) "MyCAA" (My 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 emails sent from a MiraCosta College student who studied abroad spring 2015 in Salamanca, Spain.

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

Benjamin A. Gilman STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for students interested in study abroad programs awards up to $5,000. Eligibility: enrolled as undergrad student at 2 or 4-yr U.S. school, U.S. citizen, receiving Pell Grant, study abroad program is 4+ weeks in one country and 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 Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarships for Fall 2016 with AIFS. Six (6) $1,000 Scholarships. Click here for details.

Going Global: A College Student’s Road Map to Studying Abroad.  Key elements include: popular destinations and subjects of study; true cost of studying abroad and how to reduce it; tips for travel, safety, and finding housing while abroad; alternatives to travel abroad programs, including internships, teaching and volunteer opportunities; Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Click here for details.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships scholarships for students who demonstrate academic achievement.

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

Barcelona Study Abroad Experience

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

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.

ItaliaRail study abroad in Italy.  Two $1,000 scholarships for education expenses while studying in Italy.  Visit the website 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

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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