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February 2017

Alexa Sophia Kaufman Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 17, 2017
  • Information: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000  
UNCF STEM Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: February 17, 2017
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  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000 renewable
Miami Bayside Foundation Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 17, 2017
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  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000
The Andrea Castillo Foundation Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017
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  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000  

March 2017

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  
TheDream.US Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: March 8, 2017
  • Document: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Scholarship Amount: Up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree
Galleria Farms Scholarship
Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship
  • Deadline: March 17, 2017
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  • Scholarship Amount: $2000
  • Special Note: Completed applications must be turned in to your campus financial aid office.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships  
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: $500 - $5,000

April 2017

Florida Medical School Scholarship
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,750  
Florida Nursing School Scholarship  
2017 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships  
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $8,200

May 2017

Miami Animation and Gaming Scholarships
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Website: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000; varies

Ongoing

Miami Bayside Foundation/Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Document: View Information
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The scholarship is independently managed by the Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) who receives processes, and evaluates applications. All information and academic records submitted in the application process are kept in strict confidence and retained by the Miami Bayside Foundation.

FEBRUARY 2017

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: February 17, 2017
  • Website: http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/   
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
BestCatInfo Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Website: http://bestcatinfo.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: A larger percentage of the human population loves pet, and cat is a very popular pet. My love for this beautiful creature is the reason behind this blog. I have recently decided to give out scholarship on annual basis to students (high school, undergraduate and postgraduate), with the aim of helping students who are equally passionate about animal health. The scholarship would be merit based, and the decision would be made based on the quality of entry essay submitted by applicants.

MARCH 2017

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Website: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/  
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
  • Deadline: March 2, 2017
  • Website: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm 
  • Scholarship Amount: $10,000
  • Description: The Gallery Collection/Prudent Publishing Company sponsors a wonderful scholarship opportunity for students. Applicants must create and submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Wording is not necessary but it can be incorporated into the design. The contest is open to high school and college students. Applications are due in February of each year but can be submitted as early as April of the year before the deadline.

WeAreTop10 Social Media Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Website: https://wearetop10.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: WeAreTop10 is a product review company, where we handpick and curate best products for our “Top 10 Lists” that help customers with their purchase decisions every month. As a digital first brand, everyday we serve thousands of visitors and see firsthand the power of social and digital media.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017
  • Website: https://www.hsf.net/scholarships  
  • Scholarship Amount: $500 - $5,000
  • Description: HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: Graduating High School Seniors, Community College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Website: http://www.drkezian.com/science-scholarship/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,200
  • Description: The Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship will be awarding $1,200 to help deserving science students. Applicants are required to be high school seniors to graduate students in university, majoring in a science field and pursuing advanced education.

APRIL 2017

InvestmentZen $1k Financial Future Scholarship
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Website: http://www.investmentzen.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: InvestmentZen aims to promote a lifetime of financial responsibility which starts as soon as we start managing our own money. The good financial habits we develop as collegiates can serve us for the rest of our lives. To help promote financial responsibility among post-secondary students, we’re thrilled to award (1) $1,000 USD scholarship to help alleviate educational costs.
2017 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017
  • Website: https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $8,200
  • Description: The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.
GreenPal Business Scholarship
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Website: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship  
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.

MAY 2017

ACTUARIAL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Website: http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/actuarial/scholarships.shtml 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $4,000
  • Description: The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships and reimbursement programs. These scholarship opportunities not only offset the cost of education for individuals, but are prestigious honors. Award recipients are selected by representatives of the actuarial profession, who may one day be their peers.
$2,000 HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
  • Deadline: May 1 and November 1
  • Website: http://www.healthgrad.com/scholarships/healthcare-leadership-scholarship/  
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000 Bi-Annual Award
  • Description: As our way of giving back to future leaders in healthcare, Healthgrad.com is pleased to announce our bi annual Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. This is awarded the most deserving students who are pursuing their degree in healthcare. Our merit-based scholarship is awarded every spring and fall to help students pay for the expenses of their online or campus based education. These scholarships will be awarded to any student that is currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or Doctorate level programs. Students who are currently enrolled in qualified healthcare related programs are encouraged to apply. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.
THE ILLUMINATING IDEAS SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: May 12, 2017
  • Website: http://www.westwayelectricsupply.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: At Westway Electric Supply, we believe in higher education and giving back to the community. To show our support to those pursuing an undergraduate degree, we are pleased to announce our fourth annual Illuminating Ideas Scholarship Award. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college undergrad students. To apply, an essay submission is required. This year's essay topic is: How is your school currently wasting energy and what can you do to fix it? Describe at least three ways your school is currently wasting or misusing energy and provide realistic solutions for each. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship during the Spring semester of 2017.
Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: May 15, 2017
  • Website: https://sbmef.org/Site/Scholarships.cfm
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000 - $10,000
  • Description: National scholarships are awarded each year in the amounts of $5,000 to $10,000. All national scholarships have their requirements designated by the SBMEF Board of Trustees. The national scholarships are open to women meeting the requirements of each national scholarship listed below. A minimum of three qualified applicants must complete the application process for each scholarship to be awarded.
THE AZAZIE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Website: https://www.azazie.com/scholarship 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Located in Silicon Valley, AZAZIE is on a mission to leverage technology and reinvent the way you shop for special occasion dresses. We believe that everyone should own custom-made pieces that are of the highest quality and tailored for a perfect fit – all the while being affordable. Our unique platform matches your needs to the skilled craftsmanship of a small group of artisan tailors and ships that one-of-a-kind dress right to your door.
AMPRONIX COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Website: http://www.ampronix.com/ampronix-college-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: At Ampronix, we strive to give back to the community and that is why we are promoting our College Scholarship Program. We will be giving away a total of $2,250 to 3 chosen applicants who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community.

JUNE 2017

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Website: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships 
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Description: CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.
Laser Spine Institute Scholarship
  • Deadline: June 15, 2017
  • Website: https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/scholarships/ 
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500
  • Description: Laser Spine Institute will award a $1,500 scholarship to one full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited college or university. To apply, review the details below and submit your signed application, transcripts and essay by the given deadline. And show us why you have what it takes to be the next rising leader in the health and sciences field.
Inverters R Us Power Scholarship
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Website: http://invertersrus.com/power-scholarships/
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,000
  • Description: Each year, Inverters R Us awards two $1,000 merit-based scholarships (gift aid or free money) for students in pursuit of higher education. Inverters R Us is a leading retailer of DC to AC power inverters and annually seeks to make educational opportunities available to those who are committed to their studies and have a passion for alternative power.

JULY 2017

Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship
  • Deadline: July 15, 2017
  • Website: http://www.boxercraft.com/pancreatic-cancer-scholarship/
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: Boxercraft is proud to announce a $2,000 Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship. About 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year, and the disease takes nearly 42,000 lives annually. It is the third deadliest form of cancer in the country, right above breast cancer. Unfortunately, it is one of the few cancers for which survival rates have not improved in the last 40 years, and it is expected to be the second leading cause of cancer related death by 2030.
Veterinarian Science Scholarship
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Website: http://petsinthecitystpete.com/#scholarship-application
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: Northeast Animal Hospital and Pets In The City, our two veterinary practices in St. Petersburg, Florida, are pleased to offer the Veterinary Science Scholarship. This Scholarship is available in the United States to college students attending the fall semester of 2017. Any student who meets the requirements outlined below and who can demonstrate his or her interest in pursuing a career in veterinary science will be considered. This Scholarship will be presented to a college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2017, but will not have graduated by the fall semester of 2017, and is still attending courses at that time. Although the Scholarship will be presented to an enrolled college student, high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall semester of 2017 are also welcome to apply. This Scholarship will be judged and awarded primarily on both merit and need. Academic achievements, as well as any leadership experiences, will be taken into account. This will be a one-time award.

YEAR-ROUND/VARIES

UNCF Scholarships
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies
  • Description: Welcome to the UNCF scholarships, programs, internships and fellowships website. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Army ROTC Scholarships
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students.html
  • Scholarship Amount: Varies 
  • Description:  If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.
Women's Independence Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.
  • Website: http://www.wispinc.org
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Description: WISP, Inc. has the mission to enhance efforts to end domestic violence by offering access to higher education. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be a woman who is a direct survivor of intimate partner abuse, be currently attending (or thinking about attending school ) at a 2 or 4-year college, a technical institute, or a training school,  be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, demonstrates a critical need for financial assistance, has a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market, and has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and this agency is willing act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience. Scholarship recipients must achieve and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA to remain in the program. Special consideration will be given to those interested in using their education to further the rights of, and options for, women and girls. Funds to assist with expenses for graduate school are limited. Support is available for full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions. Preference will be given to state supported community colleges, colleges or universities. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but should be submitted no later than 2 months before the start date of the program to be attended. Scholarship is renewable. A typed statement responding to some questions, sponsorship agreement form, and letters of recommendation are required.
BrickHouse Security’s Scholarship Program
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis
  • Website: http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Description: In order to qualify for this scholarship you need to confirm that you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. You maintain a mailing address in the United States and are willing to provide it to BrickHouse Security. You acknowledge that BrickHouse Security has made no representation as to the tax consequences or legal ramifications of your acceptance of any scholarship and you have not relied on the same. You understand that accepting financial aid in the form of a scholarship may potentially affect my child’s ability to receive state or federal financial aid. Also, applicant need to provide High School Graduate or Current College Student and a minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA.
SFEFCU’s Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: https://www.sfefcu.org/services/scholarship_mdc.html      
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: All MDC students who are South Florida Educational FCU members are eligible to win our MDC Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
TEACH Grant
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach
  • Scholarship Amount: $4,000
  • Description: The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field; at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. For any 2015–16 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1, 2016, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 6.8 percent ($272), resulting in a maximum award of $3,728. Contact your Financial Aid Office for more information.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,419.58
  • Description: The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is awarded to a student whose parent or guardian died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and the student is not receiving a Federal Pell Grant only because of that program's need requirement, but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements. The grant is not based on financial need nor is it considered estimated financial assistance that reduces the amount of any other Federal student aid that the student may also qualify for. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year, not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year. Applicants should be under 24 years old or should be studying in college at least part-time at the time of the parent's or guardian's death. For any 2016–17 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1, 2016, the maximum award of $5,815 is reduced by 6.8 percent ($395.42), resulting in a maximum award of $5,419.58. Contact your Financial Aid Office for more information.
LA Tutors Scholarship
  • Deadline: The 20th of each month
  • Website: http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • Description: We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 PM PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 AM.
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Description: For college students, an unexpected financial setback can be a major disruption on the path to a degree. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants are designed to help U.S. military veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses, ensuring that they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program makes immediate grants available to eligible veterans who are pursuing a postsecondary degree, and who experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. One-time grants up to $1,000 will be awarded on an ongoing basis while funds are available; grant amounts will be determined based on the cost of the emergency need.
Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
  • Deadline: Spring: March 1 / Summer: June 1 / Fall: September 1 / Winter: December 1
  • Website: https://www.autolist.com/used-car-to-dream-car-scholarship
  • Scholarship Amount: Quarterly $1,500 scholarship
  • Description: Autolist's team hails from locations across the globe and from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, but we are united by a common thread: a college education. A college degree has never been more critical but college costs continue to increase, and Autolist feels supporting students in this endeavor has never been more important. Towards that goal we are offering a quarterly $1,500 scholarship for outstanding students based either on a merit or need basis.

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Important reminders

  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you have not done so already. www.fafsa.ed.gov
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