Monthly Archives: September 2007

Da Vinci Scholarship Contest

The Da Vinci Scholarship awards $1500 scholarship money that can be used by the winner to pay for his or her tuition fee or any other expenses that are education-related. Eligible applicants are students who are between 16 to 25 years of age and currently attending high school or post secondary school.

This scholarship is actually an essay writing contest where applicants must submit at least 5000-word essay about the topic or question that is specified in the scholarship page. Submission of the essay is done online. All essay must be submitted before July 15.

This scholarship contest can be participated by students in and out the United States. So if you are looking for ways to raise funds for your college education, check out the Da Vinci essay scholarship contest and your essay could give you extra $1500 scholarship money.

Scholarship For Children Of Small Business Owners

There is one scholarship program that supports the dependents of small business owners (employing less than 20 employees) by providing numerous $500 scholarship annually. This scholarship is sponsored by the Padgett Business Services Foundation Scholarship.

The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who are children or dependents of small business owners. Aside from the $500 scholarship, students who will be chosen as regional winners are eligible to become a recipient of one U.S. National Scholarship worth $1,000 and one international scholarship amounting to $2000.

The scholarship money that is awarded by Padgett Business Services Foundation Scholarship can be used by the scholars toward all areas of studies in any accredited college institution. You can download the US application form here. All applications and the necessary requirements must be submitted on or before March 1.

College Scholarship From Oklahoma Foundation

The Oklahama Foundation is currently seeking nominations for its annual 100 scholarships that worth $2000 each. Students who can be nominated toward this scholarships are those who are High School seniors studying at any Oklahoma’s public schools.

The high school seniors must be nominated by their high school principals or superintendents. Students who are eligible for nomination are those with a composite ACT score of at least 30 or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1350.  Students who are selected as semi-finalists for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship were also eligible for scholarship nomination.

So if you think you are qualified for this scholarship, you may ask your school administrator for the scholarship nomination.  The forms can be downloaded here. The scholarship application must be completed and submitted by December 1, 2007.

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship

The Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship provides around 200 scholarship awards every year to deserving full time college and graduate students. A maximum of $8500 scholarship award is given to each qualified scholar.

Eligible applicants for Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship are those students with 3.0 GPA and above who are 30 years old and below for undergraduate applicants and 40 years old and under for graduate applicants. Applicants must also be willing to travel in New York City at their own expense for a personal interview.

The scholarship has no specific deadline for this scholarship because it automatically closes when sufficient number of applicants has submitted their completed forms. So, if you are interested to apply for the academic year 2008-2009, this is the best time to start your application.

Scholarship applications can be obtained through a written request that must be mailed to the Foundation Office at The Leopold Schepp Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000, New York, NY 10176-3201. For more guidelines on how to apply for this scholarship, please read here.

Scholarship For Women Aged 40 And Above

Scholarship is not only for young generation because even adults ages 40 and above can still find some scholarship programs that are specifically created to help adults who want to engage in life long learning or continuous education. One good example is the scholarship program by AARP Foundation.

They have this Scholarship Program that is intended for women aged 40 and above who are seeking for new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families as well as to improve their communities.

The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is open for application until October 31, 2007. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and should submit a proposal for enrollment in a not-for-profit, post-secondary school or training program within 6 months of the scholarship award date.

Likewise, all applicants must have valid email address to complete the application and be able to use the access code of AFWSP. Women who are in jobs with insufficient pay, grandmothers or other female relatives with significant financial responsibility for one or more children of another family member and females who are returning to the workforce after an extended absence are the priorities of this scholarship program.

California League of Food Processors Scholarship

The California League of Food Processors has an annual scholarship program that awards $1,000 scholarships to those who are enrolled in a 4-year accredited California college and $500 scholarships to those who are enrolled in a 2-year accredited California community college.

This scholarship is open to all CLFP food processor members’ full-time or full-time seasonal employees and their dependents, and all Supplier Host Council affiliate members’ full-time employees and their dependents.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must undergraduate students entering or attending a 4-year accredited California college or university or 2-year accredited California community college having at least 2.5 GPA. They must also submit two letters of recommendations and their sealed Official Transcript of Records.

The selection of scholars is based on Financial Needs (25%), Professional/Career Goals (25%), Academics (20%), Extra Curricular Activities (15%), and Work Experience (15%). Deadline of application and submission of requirements is on October 1, 2007.

Sallie Mae’s Parent Answer $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes

Sallie Mae has a $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes for Parents who have undergraduate college students attending a Title IV school for the academic year 2008-2009 and born on January 1, 1983 or later. This is Sallie Mae’s way of helping parents in raising fund for their children wherein the sweepstakes prize can use by the parent to pay for his or her child’s college tuition and/or other college related expenses

To easiest way to join the $10000 Sweepstakes to complete the online registration form with the parent’s name, address, home telephone number, and valid email address and in agreement to receive Sallie Mae’s Parent Answer e-Newsletter without opting out at any time before the sweepstakes drawing.

Parents should register only once no later than May 31, 2008 to be included with Sweepstakes drawing. There is also one entry limit per household. For the complete rules of the  $10,000 Scholarship Sweepstakes for parents and other ways to send your entry, please go here.

VideoBloom Scholarship Contest For Denver Students

VideoBloom  is currently running “Reel Promos”, a video contest for students that comes with scholarship prizes. The contest can be joined by any film/video student in the greater Denver Metro Area. Participation is free and there is no need to purchase anything when you and your classmates join the contest.

Students just need to complete and submit the entry form together with 1 to 2 minute original promotional video on DVD The prizes at stake in this video contest is $800.00 Scholarship Award for the first place, $400.00 Scholarship Award for the second place and $250.00 Scholarship Award for the third place winner.

You can submit your entry now until November 16, 2007 and winners will be announced on November 26, 2007. The Top 5 promotional videos will be featured at VideoBloom website. To read the complete rules of the VideoBloom Reel Promos contest, please visit this page.

College Answer’s Monthly $1000 Scholarship Giveaway

College Answer is giving away a$1000 Scholarship by joining their sweepstakes. This is open to all students who are at least 13 years of age. All you need to do is to complete the online registration form.

You may also join the $1000 monthly scholarship sweepstakes by mailing a postcard with your name, address, e-mail address, grade level, and telephone number and indicate the phrase “College Answer Sweepstakes”. Mail the postcard at College Answer Sweepstakes Registration, 12061 Bluemont Way, V5442 Reston, VA 20190.

Just remember that only one entry per student is allowed for this sweepstakes and participants can only win once. Winners will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries received which will be held every month.

To know the complete sweepstakes rule, please click here.

The Horatio Alger Scholarships

I have stumbled upon the Horatio Alger Scholarships that awards multiple numbers of $2500 scholarships for students around the United States who has critical financial needs. This scholarship only require a 2.0 GPA and so, can be applied by most high school seniors who has strong desire to pursue any 2-year course or bachelor degree program.

This scholarship is preferably for students who came from families with $50,000 or less adjusted gross annual income. However, students with higher income than this may apply as long that they have written explanation for this.

The application for Horatio Alger Scholarships is easy because it can be done online. Each state have certain number of $2500 scholarships to be given which range from 10 to 200 scholarship awards , so check out this page to know the specific number of Horatio Alger Scholarships in your state.

The deadline for application and submission of documents for this year is on October 30. For more information about the Horatio Alger Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship FAQ page.