10 More Scholarships to Apply for This Fall

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This blog post is a follow up to last week’s “10 Scholarships to Apply for This Fall” post, so if you missed that one, make sure to take a look at it for another helpful list of scholarships to apply for this fall season. Also, don’t forget to check out PUC’s scholarships, many of which are due March 2! Our Maxwell Scholar Program now offers full tuition to five students!

Without further ado, here are 10 more unique scholarships available to high school seniors with upcoming application deadlines.

1. The MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

Presented by MoolahSPOT.com, this essay contest asks you to respond to one of the following questions, in 400 words or less:

  • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
  • What is your academic or career goal?
  • Describe what is most important to you and why
  • Or, you can write an essay on any topic of your choice

2. Unigo’s $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $10,000

For such a big scholarship, the requirements for this one are pretty simple: In 250 words or less, write a response to the question “What’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how can it be addressed?”

3. Unigo’s 10 Things You Love About You Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Award amount: $1,500

Another relatively simple scholarship, this one asks you to write 10 reasons why you should be awarded the scholarship, in 250 words or less.

4. Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Deadline: January 13, 2016
Award amount: Varies

Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program annually awards scholarships to 1,000 minority students who have demonstrated leadership skills by participating in extracurricular activities and community service. Students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American and have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.3.

5. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships
Deadline: January 20, 2016
Award amount: Varies

The Ronald McDonald House Charities has four different scholarship opportunities for students:

  • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin
  • RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
  • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
  • RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage

Typically winners are awarded a minimum of $1,000.

6. Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Award amount: $2,500 (renewable up to $7,500)

Sadly, it’s estimated over three million students are victims of bullying every year. This scholarship hopes to help put an end to that. Students who have experienced bullying or have participated in anti-bullying efforts at their school or within their community are encouraged to apply.

7. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Award amount: $28,000

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides college scholarships of up to $28,000 over four years to minority students who show “leadership potential and dedication to community service” and also demonstrate financial need. Typically 60 students are awarded each year.

8. Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
Deadline: February 20, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

To apply for this scholarship, you need to have shown “shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.” Two runners-up will receive $5,000 each.

9. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
Deadline: February 25, 2016
Award amount: $10,000

Calling all artists! It’s worth taking the time to apply for this scholarship. The contest is to design the front of a greeting card and the winning entry will actually be made and sold as a real greeting card, which would be a pretty cool thing to add to your portfolio.

10. Niche.com “No Essay” Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Award amount: $2,000

This scholarship is essentially a random drawing every month. Scholarships don’t get any easier!

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.

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