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Competitive scholarships from corporations and nonprofits
Award Name Amount Deadline
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship $15,000 April 10, 2018
Fergus Area College Foundation Scholarship $5,000 April 1, 2018
Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition Project Challenge $ - November 25, 2017
CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship $500 February 1, 2018
The Virginia Budge Award for the Creative and Performing Arts $500 April 17, 2017
The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts Scholarship $1,000 April 30, 2017
JVS Chicago Scholarship Program $ - February 1, 2018
Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship $10,000 March 16, 2018
Iowa Scholarships for the Arts $1,500 February 1, 2018
Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program $5,000 March 2, 2018

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.

Fergus Area College Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Fergus Area College Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to both first- and second-year students for classes taken on the M State Fergus Falls campus.

Eligibility:-Enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits each semester for classes taken on the Fergus Falls campus (We may, at our discretion, prorate for Fergus Falls campus credits if you are taking 12 or more credits total from any M State campus or online and have a minimum of 8 on-campus in Fergus Falls. Prorating means we will only pay for the credits you take with the Fergus Falls campus.) -Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater -Current high school or college transcript -Demonstrated leadership experience -Letters of recommendation -Written responses to several questions -If you have the minimum of 8 credits ON the Fergus Falls campus, we will also pay up to 4 credits of online classes to complete your 12 credits. We do not pay for other campus credits.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition Project Challenge

Amount: $ -
Deadline: November 25, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Imaginations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering with the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of diverse Imagineers. Started in 1991 by Disney Legend and Imagineering executive Marty Sklar, the program has grown to include a separate version sponsored by Hong Kong Disneyland.

Throughout the years, hundreds of students from universities all across the United States have participated in this competition and had the opportunity to present their projects to Imagineering executives. Furthermore, many of them have become interns and fulfilled their dream of working alongside Imagineers and seeing their work installed at a Disney location.Yes, all qualified participants will be considered for paid internship opportunities at Imagineering and other Walt Disney Company business units. The final number of offered internships will be based on project needs.Teams must consist of at least two and no more than four participants.Eligibility:-Be a student at least 18 years of age with junior, senior or equivalent standing or full-time graduate student in a college or university in the United States and currently enrolled in one of the disciplines listed below as evidenced by proof of enrollmentOR -A graduate from a college in the United States who is a resident (permanent or temporary) of the United States for the duration of the competition and graduated no earlier than May in one of the disciplines listed as evidenced by proof of enrollment-For valid entry, each registration form must be signed by each participant and an authorized representative from their college or university-Previous finalists in the Imaginations Design Competition who have presented a submission at Walt Disney Imagineering are not eligible to participate-Current or former employees or contractors of Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc. and their immediate family are not eligible for this competition. Current and former participants in Disney College Program are eligible to participate provided all eligibility requirements are metFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship

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

The CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship provides financial support and hope to meritorious students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues. Preference is given to LGBT students although all students are invited to apply. Application and/or acceptance of the award will not be construed as an indication of the sexual orientation of the individual.

Eligibility:-All current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time with majors in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts who are in good academic standing may apply for a grant from the fund-Applicants should demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issuesFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

The Virginia Budge Award for the Creative and Performing Arts

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 17, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Virginia Budge Award exists to create, promote, develop, sponsor, sustain, facilitate and further the arts within Butler County, Ohio. For the mission of the committee, the term "arts" shall be defined and literally construed to include the making or doing of things that have form and beauty, and to encompass all forms of arts including the arts of music, painting, sculpture, dance, theater, film, opera, ballet and any other of the performing arts requiring and exhibiting an exceptional level of creativity, skill or talent.

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be 12 years of age or older and attending school in Butler County, Ohio. Applicants must respond to three essay questions and submit three letters of recommendation (one from a current teacher/instructor in the applicant's field of fine arts, one from a current teacher/instructor not in the fine arts field, and one from nonrelated individual). Finalists will be asked to submit examples of their work or perform for the committee.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) awards scholarships to deserving students who reside on Marco Island, FL. and who have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts, and intend to study one of the arts at the college level. Scholarships to be awarded will be up to $1,000.

Criteria:-Complete application form-Provide two letters of recommendation-Submit examples of work-Provide high school transcript-Provide narrative sketch-Participate in personal interview with scholarship committee-Attend reception to accept award if selectedFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

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

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college students. More than $500,000 each year is available for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available for those in the helping professions.

Eligibility:-Must be Jewish-Were born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area including Lake County, Indiana; or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago-metro area prior to enrollment-Intend to remain in the Chicago-metro area after school-Demonstrate financial need-Demonstrate career promise-Available for an interview between March 1st and April 20th-Provide two professional/academic reference letters For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 16, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mary Doctor, an astute Charlotte area business owner and a tremendous supporter of young people and Blumenthal Performing Arts.

At the discretion of the Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Committee, two Charlotte Region high school seniors are selected each year to receive annually renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 each. The two annual recipients are selected among applicants who demonstrate:Eligibility:-Must demonstrate financial need-Academic ability-Above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of the performing arts-Plans to pursue an undergraduate degree (to major) in a discipline related to the performing arts (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, arts administration and teaching)-Acceptance by a university or college with an established performing arts program-Enrollment or preparation to enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours)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.

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 2, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships help our state's most promising students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These awards are given in a broad range of academic studies. They are presented to college students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, civic accomplishments and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education. Scholarship categories:

Academic AchievementAgricultureBusinessThe ArtsCulinary/Hospitality/Event PlanningFair IndustryInternational Agricultural TradeState Fair past exhibitor/student assistantViticulture/EnologyTeacher PreparationTrade SchoolFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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