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THIEL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation's network of founders, investors, and scientists.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be under the age of 22
  • Be interested in designing and building things

RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

Deadline: January 9, 2023

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown's mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American
  • Must excel academically
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential
  • Must participate in community service activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application

US JCI SENATE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Deadline: January 13, 2023

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

 


PROFILE IN COURAGE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

Deadline: January 13, 2023

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

Contest Topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

Since originality is one of the criteria for judging, we strongly encourage students to profile an official in their town, state or region, or a leader who has addressed an issue of great concern to them. We advise students to avoid selecting a common essay subject.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Requirements:

  • The contest deadline is January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST).
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

DECA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: January 13, 2023

DECA’s scholarship program provides over $200,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit-based.

 

To help you better understand DECA's scholarship process, check out these frequently asked questions and get the answers you need to win a scholarship this year!

Q: What are the requirements to become a DECA Member?

A: You will need to see if your school has a DECA chapter (find out through your counselor) and register through your school's chapter. For Collegiate DECA members that do not have a chapter, you may apply as an individual member.


Q: How do I apply for DECA Scholarships?
A: Go to http://www.deca.org/scholarships to apply.

Q: Do I have to be a current DECA/Collegiate DECA member to apply for DECA Scholarships?
A: Yes, you must be a current DECA member to be eligible for DECA scholarships.


DR. MEME HEINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: January 14, 2023

Positive behavior support is an approach to supporting people’s behavior in typical home, school, work, and community environments that combines the principles of applied behavior analysis, implementation science, and best practices from other human service fields. It is characterized by a commitment to collaboration; basing interventions on a thorough understanding of the person and environmental influences affecting behavior; proactive, educative, and functional strategies; making decisions on the basis of objective information; and focusing not just on behavior change, but also improvements in quality of life.

In memory of Dr. Meme Heineman, a driving force in the positive behavior support movement and leader in the field, this scholarship seeks to support students pursuing a degree in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis.

Any high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student who is majoring in or planning to major in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

To apply, please tell us the reasons you believe you should be awarded this scholarship and the ways in which this scholarship will assist you to propel the field of applied behavior analysis using the principles of positive behavior support to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.


MENSA US SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: January 15, 2023

There are two requirements for applicants:

1) Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

2) Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

 

Applicants have until Jan. 15 to write an essay of not more than 550 words explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals.


WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Eligibility:
Competition open to all high school senior who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.

To Apply -
A complete scholarship application must include THREE (3) copies of a double-spaced COVER PAGE containing the following information, double-spaced, in the following order:
- Applicant’s full name (nickname in parentheses)
- Applicant’s home address (street, city, state, zip code)
- Applicant’s home telephone number with area code
- Name of Applicant’s school
- Applicant’s school address (street, city, state, zip code)
- Applicant’s school telephone number with area code
- Number of students in senior class / number of students in school
- Name and title of Principal / Guidance Counselor recommending Applicant
- Name(s) of college(s) preferred: first three choices in order of preference
- How did the Applicant learn of the Scholarship Program? What search engine did you use, if any, to find the Scholarship?
- Is Applicant a high school senior? (Y / N)
- Applicant’s date of birth
- If applicable, PA county of residence (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery)
- Applicant’s home e-mail address
- Applicant’s cell phone number
- Do you have a relative who is/or has served in our Armed Forces? If so, state their relationship to you and when they served

Note: You are welcome to send a photograph with your application. We highly recommend all applicants send their applications Priority Mail, if at all possible. Last year a number of applications took many weeks to arrive.


NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Scholarship Applications Opens Online: January 17, 2023

NHCF is the largest source of private scholarships in New Hampshire.

Deadlines:

  • The deadline for seniors who are enrolling in 4 year degree program is April 14, 2023.
  • Seniors who are enrolling in 2 year program is December 15, 2023.

2022/2023 ACTIVIST ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Deadline: January 18, 2023

The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice is launching the 2022/2023 Activist Artist Scholarship Competition. Submissions will be accepted beginning on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, and ending at 11:59 pm Wednesday January 18, 2023. This opportunity is open to all graduating New Hampshire high school seniors interested in exploring the intersection between activism, art, and human rights. In the last two years we have awarded six scholarships totaling $20,000. Students form more than 30 New Hampshire high schools have participated in this competition.

The Activist Artist Scholarship program falls within the Lantos Foundation’s “Global Citizenship” area of work. We recognize the powerful, yet often overlooked role that artists play in the human rights movement. They use their talents to challenge, educate, and move communities toward understanding, acceptance, and change. Through the Activist Artist Scholarship, and other programs, the Foundation seeks to encourage, support, and elevate the work of Activist Artists.

This year we expect to award $15,000 in scholarships – A $5,000 winner and a $2,500 runner up in each of the following categories:

Category #1 encourages applicants to examine the influence of a particular Activist Artist and write a 600-1,000 word essay that shows how that artist used his/her medium to influence, inform, and inspire action on human rights during their lifetime or beyond.

Category #2 provides students the opportunity to show the same influence and inspiration by submitting an original piece of art, music, dance, or written form of original work focused on a human rights issue. Rather than an essay, they be required to submit a 250-500 word “museum plaque” explanation of their work.

The scholarship competition is open to all New Hampshire residents who will graduate high school in the Spring of 2023 and intend to enroll in a 2-4-year college program in the Fall of 2023.

All the information needed for the students can be found here, including examples of human rights issues we would like students to consider. Please disseminate this information on your school website and through other methods of communication. If you, or your students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Lantos Foundation at [email protected]

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the incredible submissions.

 


JET FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Jet Insurance Company invests in the future business leaders of America. This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are interested in pursuing a career in business.
Prompt: How has the development of technology affected your decision (if at all) in your chosen study and education? How is the future landscape of technological advancement shaping your future career?
Rules and Regulations
A) The Jet Future Business Leaders Scholarship Contest is open to all United States citizens/residents.
B) Applicants must complete all sections of the application to be considered. This includes first and last name, email address, current/planned college, major or planned major, college website URL, and expected college graduation date.
C) Finalists must provide a photo of themselves and proof of enrollment in order to be considered. A photo of the winner along with their essay will be posted to the Jet blog and shared to social media.
D) Late applications will not be considered. Please submit applications prior to the respective deadline.
E) One entry is allowed per applicant per contest.
F) The essay should address the prompt and be between 250 and 500 words in length.
G) Essays submitted must be the applicant's original work. Any plagiarism will results in automatic disqualification. The essays must also not infringe upon intellectual property or third-party rights of any company, organization, or person.
H) People who have applied in the past but not chosen as a winner may apply for the scholarship next semester, but past winners will not be eligible to win a second time.
I) There is only one scholarship available per semester and all decisions are final.
J) Jet chooses finalists which will have the chance to be voted on via a public poll. Finalists will be notified with a link to the voting page for their chance to share that link and win. The finalist with the most votes will be awarded the scholarship.
K) Jet is not held responsible for any local, state, or federal taxes. By submitting the essay for Jet's contest, the student acknowledges their acceptance and understanding of these terms.


THE STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Application types and deadlines:
- Renewal Application for current recipients, due 12 noon, February 1, 2023
- New Application for High School Students for an Early Response, due 12 noon, April 3, 2023
- New Application for College Students, due 12 noon, May 1, 2023
- New Application for High School Students, due 12 noon, May 1, 2023

Applicants can find more information on the Help for New Applicants page, Criteria to Apply, and the Applications and Forms.


SPORT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Recovering from an injury after an accident can be long and difficult. At Bence Law, we fight to compensate those wrongly injured in an accident. That’s why we understand and emphasize the struggles of injury recovery. Overcoming these challenges takes the victim’s high level of determination and courage. That is why we are proud to announce our 2023 Sport Injury Scholarship.

We are looking for incoming college students or graduates who have overcome a physical injury for this scholarship. In 750-1000 words, tell us about a time you were injured during a physical or other recreational activity and how you overcame that injury. The deadline is February 28, 2023. One student will receive an award of $1,000.

 

Eligibility:

A) The scholarship is open to any current high school senior, vocational student, college student, or graduate student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a vocational program or two to a five-year post-secondary institution for the Fall 2023 semester.
B) Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
C) Employees of Bence Law, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition.


COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Recognizing the value of education and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard Family, the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) Scholarship Program was established to provide additional financial resources to dependent children of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college/university studies. Annually a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the outstanding applicants on a one-time basis. The number of scholarships granted each year depends on available funding. Coast Guard Exchange System (CGX) Scholarship Program, CSCINST 1780 provides amplifying information on the program and application process.

Eligibility:
The Program provides scholarship to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists that meet the following eligibility requirements:
The applicant must be in the last year of high school or home schooling and scheduled to graduate and attend college full-time during the subsequent year. Those who have already graduated are not eligible to apply.
Students must plan to attend an accredited college or university for undergraduate studies. Scholarships will not be awarded for participation in nonacademic and/or certified programs. Students accepting appointments to USAFA, USNA, USMA, USCGA, or USMMA are not eligible.
Award Criteria:
CGX scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement, accomplishments, interests, participation, and demonstrated leadership in both school-oriented and community/volunteer activities.


TECHWASTE RECYCLING

Deadline: April 15, 2023

TechWaste Recycling Scholarship 2022 is a program run by TechWaste Recycling Inc. for college and high school students which aims to increase awareness about electronics recycling. The theme of the TechWaste Recycling Scholarship for 2023 is “How do you make an impact in your community with E-Waste Recycling?”. Applicants must submit a video OR an Essay related to the TechWaste Recycling Scholarship theme. A total of 3 winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2023.