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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Below are outside organizations which each respectively have their own applications, criteria, deadlines, etc. Please note that each of these organizations has their own staff/personnel available for questions and information regarding their scholarship offerings. Please follow the links below for any scholarship and contact information.

ORGANIZATION/SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION
DETAILS



RECONNECT HUNGARY

Reconnect Hungary, the Hungarian Birthright Program, is offering a scholarship worth $2,500 for qualified young adults to participate in its unique cultural, educational and social immersion program.  All those aged 18-28, of any Hungarian ancestry, born in the US or Canada, are urged to apply.​​

DEADLINE: January 15, 2017​




THE MORTGAGE REPORTS​​


All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a business or finance field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

DEADLINE​: January 29th, 2017​
 




SLEEPY DEEP​


We are proud to offer an annual $500 scholarship to provide financial assistance. The scholarship is available to students who are currently attending or plan to attend college, university or graduate school in the coming year.​

DEADLINE: January 31st, 2017





DAVIDSON FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP


The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.​

DEADLINE: February 8, 2017






THE LEVIN FIRM SCHOLARSHIP​ 
Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Millions of people each year are injured in accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles. What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer? Out of the pool of applicants, we will choose five finalists. We will then post the five finalists’ essays on our blog and our social media pages.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017




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​​ CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES
First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker).​​

DEADLINE: February 15, 2017





ROTC SCHOLARSHIP
​All applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in ROTC, be of good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence, have the potential to serve as an officer in the United States Armed Forces, and have a financial need.​

DEADLINE: February 17, 2017​





WELLCENTIVE MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS​


Wellcentive is proud to support future healthcare providers with our Medical Scholarship for Veterans. This annual scholarship will be awarded to one achievement-focused student intending to pursue a career in Medicine.​​

DEADLINE: March 1, 2017​​​






CGTRADER SCHOLARSHIP 2017​
Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $1,000 for your education bills. All you have to do is write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of virtual reality: on the footsteps of changing the world or on the brink of failure?”​​

DEADLINE​: March 1, 2017​






FLORAL PARK  
The Floral Park Neighborhood Association plans to award four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating seniors from a Santa Ana high school (including SAUSD, OCHSA and other charter schools) to further their education at a college or university. In addition, FPNA plans to award one $1,000 scholarship to a Santa Ana College student.

DEADLINE: March 10, 2017





​​SANTA ANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Scholarships Vary 

See Website

DEADLINE: ​​March 15, 2017​

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THE CANNERS FOUNDATION​


​2017 Scholarship Application for Students Majoring in Horticulture or Agribusiness related to Horticulture.

DEADLINE​: March 15, 2017

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RICK HOPCRAFT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


The Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship seeks to carry on Rick’s memory and legacy of community service by supporting returning veterans in their preparation for commercial real estate careers in Orange County. In partnership with the Orange County Community
Foundation, the Rick Hopcraft Memorial Scholarship committee will award one or more scholarships annually to returning veterans pursuing education at area institutions of higher learning in Orange County.

 DEADLINE: March 15, 2017











SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student and attending school full time and U.S. citizen. We will accept students who are not attending school full time as long as the part time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students.​

DEADLINE​: March 31, 2017









D.C. LEADERSHIP 1000 SCHOLARSHIP


The College Success Foundation - DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses and provides four-year scholarships to deserving students from Washington DC who need assistance attending college.

***Students attending a community or technical college will be considered if they are transferring to an eligible four-year college/university for the fall of 2017

DEADLINE: April 14, 2017






STANLEY BEHRENS FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATE


​This scholarship is awarded to an Orange County community college transfer student who has demonstrated recognizable talents and will be attending UCI in fall 2017. The award is a conditionally renewable $2,500 scholarship and is contingent upon the applicant being admitted to UCI.

DEADLINE: April 14, 2017







WAR VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP
Merit-based scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) who are currently enrolled and attending classes part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S (see eligibility section paragraph 4 for list of acceptable STEM majors).​

DEADLINE: April 15, 2017






​​THE BHW GROUP
Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or Master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2017 school year.​​


DEADLINE: April 15, 2017





A PLACE FOR MOM​
A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.  As North America's largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2017







GARDEN GROVE WOMEN’S DIVISION 
OF THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


  • Be a current 12th grade student
  • Be enrolled in a public high school in Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Have a 2.85 GPA or above
  • Provide sealed high school transcripts, along with application and essay
  • Complete the WD of GGCOC scholarship application
  • Submit an essay 
  • Two letters of Recommendation
DEADLINE: April 18, 2017​








ROSEN & OHR LAW
Pursuing a college education is a costly endeavor for most students, especially those who are coping with the financial fallout from a serious accident. At Rosen & Ohr, we believe that an accident should never get in the way of one’s education, and because of this, we are launching the Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program this year featuring a total of 3 scholarship opportunities​

DEADLINE: April 21, 2017







APWA SCHOLARSHIP
​The APWA Southern California Chapter will be awarding scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to a limited number of qualifying high school and undergraduate students who have completed, prior to the 2017 Fall Semester, at least one year in a Southern California college or trade/technical school major that qualifies for a career in the Public Works field.

DEADLINE: April 28, 2017







EWASTE DIGITAL RESPONSIBILITY ​
Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.​
 
DEADLINE: April 30, 2017​





NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA NETWORK
(LISA DAVIDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP)

The purpose of this scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career.​
 
DEADLINE: April 30, 2017





CALOPTIMA EMPLOYEE ACTIVITES COMMITTEE
​We welcome entries from students pursuing careers in health care or social services. High school seniors and future or current college students may apply. Scholarships will be awarded to three students.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2017







BOLD WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK
​The BOLD scholars are selected based on a nomination/recommendation application in addition to a student application. The program aims at selecting women of diverse backgrounds who are interested in becoming agents of change in, both, their University Campuses and communities. The BOLD Scholarship will provide BOLD Scholars with a scholarship of up to $25,000 per year for two years. You cannot miss this great opportunity.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2017





MOMETRIX COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS​

See Website

DEADLINE: May 19, 2017

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THE ADVOCATES SCHOLARSHIP
The applicant should submit an 300-500 word essay on the following topic:

Millions of people each year are killed or injured in accidents involving cars or other motor vehicles.  What are some ways YOU can contribute to making our roads and highways safer?  What are some of the ways the laws can be changed to accomplish that goal?

DEADLINE: May 30, 2017 (Fall)




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ANNUAL CGTRADER
SCHOLARSHIP 2017

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others - while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.​

DEADLINE: June 1, 2017








CUSTOM AWARD AND RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP
​The FineAwards.com Custom Award and Recognition Scholarship is a competitive award for college students interested in sharing their story about someone in their life that deserves to be recognized.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2017






JOSEPH J. LORUSSON BIANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP​
The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso P.A. understands that obtaining a college degree is often the foundation of a successful career in the modern economy. We also are well-aware that the rising costs of higher education can but a significant financial strain on both students and their families. In some cases, the costs associated with attending college may keep achieving the dream of earning a degree out of reach for some students. As a result, we are extremely proud to be offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of the Biannual Joseph J. LoRusso College Scholarship Essay Contest.​

DEADLINE: June 16, 2017​









TYPOLOGY CENTRAL




​​
Major/Area of Study: All
Award: $2,000 for first place and $500 for second place
GPA: 2.8
Selection Criteria: Applicants will be judged on the content of the essay they provide, contributions to the study or application of personality type as well as, their academic and non-academic achievements
Grade Level: Students with 15 credit hours or more

DEADLINE: June 23, 2017​​​








MAZIE SLATER KATZ & FREEMAN
2016 LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
To further its community outreach and support throughout the state of New Jersey, the personal injury law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has created the Legal Studies Educational Scholarship. We are offering this scholarship for those pursuing a career in legal studies, or who have been affected in some way by personal injury and are committed to demonstrating determination to rebuild their lives and the lives around them.​​

DEADLINE: June 30, 2017​







THE 2017 NURTURE FOR NATURE SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a student who REALLY cares about animals and would like to contribute in making the planet a better place for them, then here is the perfect opportunity.​

DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

​THE DRIVE TO LEARN
SCHOLARSHIP​​

See Website

DEADLINE: July 1, 2017​
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ANLC SCHOLARSHIP
The Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Birth Parents and/or adopted children who are interested in pursuing higher education​

DEADLINE: July 1, 2017


​​GOEDEKER'S APPLIANCES
ANNUAL COLLEGE BOOK
 SCHOLARSHIP 

Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

DEADLINE: July 9, 2017





RESUME COMPANION​
​Our scholarship program is designed to get the student population of the US thinking about resumes at an early stage, ensuring they have practice in this essential area of career progression, before they head into the vocational world.​

DEADLINE: July 14, 2017​








​​WEISBLATT LAW FIRM​
Everyone at The Weisblatt Law Firm appreciates both the value of an education as well as the need to help others.  The escalating costs of education, including tuition, books, and housing, make it difficult for some students and their families to make ends meet. In order to try and make financial issues a little easier, the Weisblatt Law Firm is pleased to offer a $1000.00 scholarship.  The ability to apply for this scholarship is open to any individual currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2016​.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2017​​






THE CONSOLE & HOLLAWELL PARALEGAL SCHOLARSHIP​​
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DEADLINE: July 15, 2017​
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TRVNK SCHOLARSHIP FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS
​TRVNK is running a reoccurring scholarship essay contest for students who are passionate about starting their own business and being an entrepreneur.
We want you to include the following ideas:
  • What are the most important traits of a successful entrepreneur?
  • How can you acquire these traits and apply them to your personal growth?
DEADLINE: July 15, 2017










TOPPRODUCTS SINGLE MOTHER SCHOLARSHIP
We understand the financial strain going to college can place on any family, let alone mothers who not only want to go further their education, but also must raise their children and run the household every day on their own. As strong advocates of both higher education and family values, we are pleased to help single moms who have shown strong scholastic ability throughout their high school or college years get the financial help they need to create a secure future for their children.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017







THE DOMCOP
SCHOLARSHIP

We are excited to offer this scholarship to the next generation of business and technology trailblazers. We want to help support the education of a deserving student who also shares our passion and drive for making the world a better place.​

DEADLINE: August 1, 2017









​BOLING RICE, LLC
 SCHOLARSHIP​


Writing and submitting a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
 
Distracted driving has become an increasing problem in the United States, and the growing popularity and availability of smartphones is often cited as a significant factor in this increase. While many states have imposed limitations on the way that drivers may use personal electronic devices, the effectiveness of these laws is not yet clear. What changes or new measures could be adopted in order to reduce the risk that cellphone use poses to other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists?

DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
 


 


 



PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL SCHOLARSHIP​
​The Paul Martin’s American Grill Scholarship was founded to support students who are pursuing a higher education and wish to alleviate the financial burden that comes with the cost of schooling. The $1,000 scholarship is offered yearly to go towards a student’s tuition.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017



GOMK COMPUTER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
​Write a 500 – 1000 word essay on the role of a computer science graduate in society. In particular, describe how your post-graduation work will affect others. Tell us what motivates you to succeed in the industry on a personal level. Use specific examples whenever possible.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017





ACTION BEHAVIOR CENTERS 
ABA THERAPY 
SCHOLARSHIP


​The Action Behavior Center ABA Therapy Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for US-based students pursuing higher education studies in a field that will benefit the research or clinical therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017





PRACTICEMATCH EMPOWERED PHYSICAN SCHOLARSHIP


​Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to express and validate his or her view-not on whether PracticeMatch agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp on the value of caring for others through a medical career.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017





CAPITAL ALLIANCE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

​Capital Alliance wants to hear your answer to this question; "From a financial standpoint, what impact would this scholarship have on your education?" This should be a short essay (under 500 words).

DEADLINE: December 1, 2017


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THE HOWDAILY
SCHOLARSHIP

​We are looking for 700+ words essay/blog post about one of the food topics below. The winner of this contest will receive a one-time $500 prize to use for their higher education expense.

DEADLINE: December 4, 2017




ROSENFELD INJURY LAWYERS SINGLE MOTHERS' SCHOLARSHIP​
Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student?

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017






FOOD GEAR'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMENDABLE STUDENTS
We are overjoyed to bring you this opportunity, in fact, giving us the chance to help you during your college days, by offering a $1000 scholarship. You will have to provide us with an essay of approx 500 words describing why you should be selected for the scholarship.​ It is applicable for students who are enrolled in Medical, Science, Law, Arts, Nursing and Natural Science

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017






CRAZYGAMES ANNUAL
SCHOLARSHIP

The student will be chosen based on their creativity in and commitment to digital media and game development. The choice will be made by a scholarship committee of 2 game publishing experts, and 2 game developers. 

DEADLINE: December 30, 2017​







ESCAPE TACTIC PUZZLE
 SCHOLARSHIP

The Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship is open to anyone.  The scholarship was designed for those students studying theater, set design, art, or STEM programs, but we made it an open scholarship for anyone who can demonstrate a passion for building or solving puzzles!  Your or old, it doesn’t matter.  If you’re looking to advance your education in any way or at any level, this scholarship is for you.​

DEADLINE: December 31, 2017






 

ORANGE COUNTY MENSA
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

All it takes is for interested students to submit on line an entry form with an essay of 550 words or fewer stating their scholastic and vocational goals. The only other requirement is that each applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date, that is, in the fall semester, 2015.  

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018








TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION​
SCHOLARSHIP

Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.​



 DEADLINE: January 30, 2018​











ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS​
This essay contest is open to students in the following categories:
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Undergraduate
At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category.
Your essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career. The submission must be in essay form, not just a transcript of your interview.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2018​










THE ROCCO BASILE GIVING SCHOLARSHIP FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
​Rocco Basile is pleased to announce the first Rocco Basile Giving Documentary Photography Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to encourage personal involvement in social issues and promote socially conscious documentary photography. One student will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to their higher learning education.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018







COLLEGE SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP


​Study.com wants to help cut your college costs by offering you the chance to win our $1,000 College Success Scholarship. Fill out a short, easy application and receive a free scholarship to put towards achieving your college degree!

DEADLINE: April 1, 2018






THE REEVES LAW GROUP


We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then, please provide your entry in a 750-1000 words essay, or a Prezi presentation. Graphic or creative presentations are welcome.​

DEADLINE: Dates Vary





​BUSINESS DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

​Many students believe that scholarships, awards, and grants are only available to those in severe financial need or those with very high academic records. The truth is, however, there are many scholarships and awards available to business degree students

DEADLINE: Dates Vary





UNCF
 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.

DEADLINE: Dates Vary





GATES MILLENNIUM
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential​

DEADLINE: Dates Vary






ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S
SCHOLARSHIPS​

Various Scholarships
  • Academic/leadership/community scholarships
  • Athletic scholarships
  • Corporate/country club scholarships
  • Major-/career-specific scholarships
  • Renewal scholarships
  • Scholarships for non-Orange County residents
  • Special circumstances scholarships

 DEADLINE: Dates Vary





 Cal​​​CPA​
                           See Website

DEADLINE: Dates Vary 
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OEDb
​See Website

DEADLINE: Date Vary
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BEST COLLEGES
See Website​

DEADLINE: Dates Vary
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 F​ASTWEB
See Website

DEADLINE: Dates Vary
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CHEGG
See Website

DEADLINE: Dates Vary​
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 UNIGO
See Website

DEADLINE: Dates Vary
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GENPROGRESS
Scholarships for Undocumented Students

See Website

DEADLINE: Dates Vary

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JACK KENT COOK FOUNDATION
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.​

DEADLINE: Dates Vary



 




​REDKITE
 Red Kite Matching Engine instantly searches through $20 billion in scholarships to find the opportunities that fit your profile. That saves you hours of time and potentially thousands of dollars in tuition. ​​

DEADLINE: Dates Vary







LATUTORS
At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram that helps us understand the world better; and still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.​

 DEADLINE: Dates Vary (Monthly)