Current Scholarships

NPG 2016 Written Advertisement Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 
April 22, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$2500
Eligibility: 
High school and college students (see comments)
Comments: 
You must be a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior

Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a national membership organization whose goal is to educate the American public and political leaders about the detrimental effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and quality of life.  One of the ways they do this is with their Annual Scholarship Contest.

Sunwise with Shade Poster Contest

Deadline: 
April 11, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$500 for the winning teacher and school and a digital camera for the student
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
K through 8 students

The SHADE Foundation and the U.S. SunWise Program sponsor the annual Sunwise with Shade Poster Contest.

The SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program to teach K–8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone. Educators who join the SunWise program receive a FREE tool kit of over 50 cross-curricular, standards-based activities and a UV-sensitive Frisbee for hands-on learning and physical fitness.

NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program

Deadline: 
April 29, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$1,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
You must be a child or descendant (see below) of a Federal employee

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) established a scholarship program for children and grandchildren of federal employees. There are 60 $1,000 awards given each year — six in each NARFE region.

Ayn Rand Institute "Fountainhead" Essay Contest

Deadline: 
April 26, 2017
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
11th and 12th Graders

The Fountainhead is a novel written in 1943 by Ayn Rand. It was an early literary success for her.  Over 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Deadline: 
April 30, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
See comments
Comments: 
You must be a high school junior or senior or someone either entering or in the first year of an undergraduate degree program

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is awarded to students who have solved problems in their schools, communities or families with originality and compassion.

Expat Youth Scholarship

Maximum Award: 
$3,000
Eligibility: 
Other, see comments
Comments: 
Students between the ages of 13 to 21 of any nationality who have resided in a foreign country for at least two consecutive years are eligible to apply.

We have not heard from the sponsor and believe this scholarship is no longer being funded.

 

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2016 PFLAG National Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
April 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors

The PFLAG National Scholarship Program is sponsored by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) a national non-profit organization. In addition to the National Scholarship Program, there are many local programs, see below for more information.

"The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge”

Deadline: 
March 11 through March 25, 2016 (depending on where you live)
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
All high school students
Comments: 
For student in grades 9-12

"The Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge” competition requires you to write and illustrate a children's book that deals with the topics of tolerance and diversity. Students in both public and private high schools are eligible.  The Challenge wants you to create ways to teach tolerance to younger children. See the table below for the list of eligible location and deadlines: