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Competitive scholarships from corporations and nonprofits
Award Name Amount Deadline
Friends of MCC Foundation Scholarships $ - May 31, 2017
SUEZ Corporate Scholars Program $5,000 December 31, 2017
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship $15,000 April 10, 2018
Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund $2,000 March 1, 2018
Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship $10,000 March 15, 2018
Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship $ - March 6, 2018
Iowa Scholarships for the Arts $1,500 February 1, 2018
JAINA Academic Scholarship $1,500 May 31, 2017
ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest $250 July 15, 2017
Calliope Workshop and MFA Scholarship $4,000 May 31, 2017

Friends of MCC Foundation Scholarships

Amount: $ -
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

In addition to several general scholarships available, several other specialized scholarships are available in: accounting, anthropology, art, athletics, business, construction management, culinary, cultural diversity, diversity, education/early childhood education, first generation, FIT fitness instructor training, GED, health care, horticulture/plant science, humanities, journalism/writing, manufacturing/manufacturing engineering, music, nursing, special needs, STEM, veterans and women in college scholarships.

Only high school seniors and first semester MCC students can submit their high school GPA where applicable. Returning MCC students must submit their cumulative MCC GPA. Transfer students must submit their college transcripts. Any district, community, high school or college sport, including teams and leagues, will qualify you for an athletic scholarship.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

SUEZ Corporate Scholars Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The UNCF Corporate Scholars program will provide selected candidates a paid internship at a SUEZ for-profit facility. UNCF will provide a $5,000 scholarship for the academic year, paid for by the SUEZ Foundation. The internships will be offered at various locations including but not limited to: Paramus, New Jersey; West Nyack, New York; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Richmond, VA; Nassau, NY; West Basin, CA and Pasadena, TX. Each candidate must go through the company's for-profit hiring process and will be expected to present to key Project/Department staff

a final report and/or PowerPoint presentation of their internship experience.Eligibility:-Must attend a four-year accredited university/college-Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA -College sophomore or college junior at the time of application-Major in: Accounting, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Communications, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science(s), Health & Safety (Select Environmental Science), Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Pre-law or SociologyFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: April 10, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need.

Eligibility:- Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application- Qualify for financial need in the form of government grants. Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,815 or less as it appears on their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)- Be enrolled in a school in the state in which the student resides *possible exceptions apply- Standardized test scores must be in the top 15% of nation-wide- Must not be seeking a law degree For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) years of college in the state of Washington. Approximately 35-40 awards are made each year depending on funds available for new awards and renewal awards.

Eligibility:-Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment-Be a United States citizen-Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basisMusic, sculpture, drawing, interior decorating or domestic science are not accepted as major subject courses.For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 15, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The aim of the fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

The $10,000 award includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $ -
Deadline: March 6, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the former Speaker of the State House of Representatives. The scholarship is renewable so long as recipients maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Eligibility:-Must be a legal resident of Delaware-Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen-High school senior who ranks in upper half of class and has a combined score of 1000 on the SAT-Enrolled full-time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University-Majoring in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors-Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the application deadlineEssay (1,000 to 1,200 words on one of the following topics):1. With the continuing economic challenges facing the U.S. and the international community, what strategies would you implement to ensure that the next generation will be able to afford college, find rewarding employment, and save for the future? 2. Every generation is different from the previous generation in important ways. How is your generation different from that of your parents? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer. 3. If you could invent something new, what product would you develop? Use specific details to explain why this invention is needed. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Iowa Scholarships for the Arts

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

At the time of application, student applicants must be enrolled at the senior class level in an Iowa high school and display proven artistic ability in the areas of music, dance, visual arts, theater or literature.

Scholarship funds are awarded contingent upon recipients being accepted as full-time undergraduate students at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

JAINA Academic Scholarship

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Academic Scholarship Committee provides support for any bright, hard-working, goal-oriented, practicing Jain youth in North America to be able to afford to attend an institution of higher learning where they can develop their skills and talents, and eventually make the community, country and world a better place. This committee has created the JAINA Academic Scholarship Program (JASP) which has provided numerous need-based scholarships for high school seniors in North America.

For any bright, hard-working, goal-oriented, practicing Jain youth in North America to be able to afford to attend an institution of higher learning where s/he can develop her/his skills and talents, and eventually make the community, country and world a better place.The JAINA Academic Scholarship program (JASP) will provide educational scholarships to high school seniors going into college who wish to pursue higher learning in the fields of arts, science, engineering and literature . At this time JAINA will not provide fellowships or loans. The scholarship award will be known as the need-based JAINA Academic Scholarship Award(JASP).Eligibility:-Be a practicing Jain, which includes vegetarianism-Demonstrate financial need -Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher-Be accepted to an accredited college/university in a degree program in North America for the fall term-Provide one academic reference letter-Provide one personal reference letter-Write a statement of purpose: an essay of 500 words explaining how the intended field of education will relate to personal, professional, academic, and/or spiritual goals. Applicant must also separately explain why they should be the one selected for this award-Must obtain a letter of recommendation from JAINA directors from your local Jain centerInitially, JAINA intends to provide ten (10) academic scholarships every year toward higher learning in the fields of science, engineering, arts or literature. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

Amount: $250
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938. Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation. The prize is awarded in three categories: pre-collegiate, undergraduate and graduate studies. Undergraduate award:-Essays must be between 2,000 and 10,500 words-Submissions may be in Spanish or English-Submissions must have been produced to fulfill an undergraduate course or degree requirement Graduate award:-Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words-Submissions may be in Spanish or English-Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Calliope Workshop and MFA Scholarship

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The MFA Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $4,000 for storytellers (writers and filmmakers) pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts. The award recognizes applicants of demonstrated talent in their craft and a commitment to exploring themes of liberty, broadly imagined, in their works. We also provide travel stipends of up to around $300 for those coming out of state.

Eligibility:-A background in writing or filmmaking, such as an appropriate degree (e.g., English, creative writing, film) or writing or filmmaking work experience, such as in journalism, copywriting, or video production-Written works of fiction (e.g., novel, short story, screenplay) or non-fiction (book or feature article)-Must be admitted to an accredited MFA program in good standingFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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