Monthly Archives: November 2008

Words to be Heard Scholarship Contest

The “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest from Edgar Snyder & Associates is open to all high school seniors studying in Pittsburgh, Central Pennsylvania and Erie. Students are asked to write a proposal for a program that would effectively teach pre-teens and teenagers the consequences of underage drinking.

The length of proposal / essay must be around 1,000 words and should be typewritten and double-spaced. The said proposal must be mailed to Edgar Snyder & Associates “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest US Steel Tower, 10th Floor 600 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on or before January 31, 2009 along with completed application form.

The prizes at stake for this scholarship contest are the following:
•    Three grand prize scholarships of $2,500. There will be one grand winner from each area (Pittsburgh, Central PA, and Erie).
•    Three second place scholarships of $1,000. There will be one grand winner from each area (Pittsburgh, Central PA, and Erie).
•    One runner-up in the Erie region will receive one $500 scholarship

The complete Rules and Regulations of the contest can be read here while the application can be downloaded through this link.

$1000 Scholarship Program For Occupational Safety Engineering Student

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation just announced a new scholarship under the name of Patrick J. Conroy, a distinct fellow who is known for his professional volunteer activities and efforts to encourage professional development in the field of safety and health.

The application for Patrick J. Conroy Scholarship Program is currently open. This scholarship program awards $1000 scholarship money for deserving student who is pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety Engineering.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply for Patrick J. Conroy Scholarship Program.

The scholarship winner will be announced on April 2009. To know more about the Patrick J. Conroy Scholarship Program, please proceed to the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation website. or download the 2009 scholarship application here.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Application Is Until January 16!

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is currently accepting scholarship application. This scholarship program is designed for students pursuing aeronautical engineering and other related fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students because it awards $15,000 -$35,000 scholarship money ($15,000 for undergraduate and $35,000 for graduate students) for each school year that can be used to pay for tuition fees and other educational related expenses.

Aside from the $15,000 – $35,000 scholarship money, undergraduate scholars are also eligible for $10,000 summer internship at a NASA Research Center while graduate scholars are privileged for $10,000 summer internship.

Applicants must be citizens of United States but race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age are not considered in selecting the scholars. The selection of scholars is basically based on merit and extra-curricular involvement.  To start the application process, please register here. For more information on the Undergraduate Application Instructions please visit this page. Graduate applicants may read the Graduate Application Instructions through this link. Just be reminded that applications will close on January 16, 2009.

Internet Scholarship Program For Incoming College Freshmen

The Internet Scholarship Program by US Bank awards around 30 scholarships to high school seniors entering college during the fall semester. Chosen scholars receive $1,000 each to help them fund their college education.

Eligible high school senior applicants are those who are planning or already enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited two- or four-year college or university by September 2009. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Applying for Internet Scholarship Program is relatively easy because it is web-based and does not have strict GPA requirement. Scholars will be chosen randomly without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin. Upon selection, the US Bank will verify winner submissions and notify each scholarship recipient through mail or phone around April 2009.

The scholarship award checks are payable jointly to the student and the school and may be received on August 2009. Interested high school seniors may apply now. Deadline of applications is on February 28, 2009.

Knowledge Matters Scholarship Opprtunity For High School Students

Junior and senior high school business, marketing or personal finance students throughout the United States are invited to join the 2009 Virtual Business Scholarship Program. This scholarship program of Knowledge Matters, the maker of Virtual Business simulations aims to assist high school students in their upcoming college expenses.

Knowledge Matters will award $1,000, $500 and $250 to the first place, second place and third place winners respectively. To join in the 2009 Virtual Business Scholarship Program, students should be nominated by their teachers. It is a must that nominated students demonstrate brilliance in their business, marketing or personal finance classes.

Applications are done online, the teacher must upload the essay describing how the nominated student excels in his/her business, marketing or personal finance class and shows interest and accomplishment in the use of technologies in the said subjects. In addition, the student must also upload his/her essay describing what she/he has gained from the technology experiences within the business, marketing or personal finance subject areas.

The deadline for application is on April 1, 2009.

The 2009 All-Ink Scholarship Contest

Once again, All-Ink, one of the largest ink and printer supplies providers opens its door to provide a scholarship opportunity for students by offering an easy to join scholarship contest that awards up to $5,000. This program is open to all high school seniors up to graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of United States with at least 2.5 Grade Point Average.

To apply for the All-Ink Scholarship Contest, simply write two 5-200 word essays about the following:
•    Who has had the greatest impact on your life
•    What you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college

Then submit your essays by completing the online application. Only one submission per student is allowed. The submission is now open and will accept entries until December 31, 2008. Winners will be announced by February 2009. The scholarship money can be used in any accredited college or university in the United States during the Spring 2009, Fall 2009 or full-year 2009-2010 academic year.

More details and rules about the All-Ink Scholarship Contest can be read here.

Marriott Scholarship Program Is Now Open

As early as this month, the application for Marriott Scholarship Program is now open. This scholarship is under the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and is intended for women and minority students (Hispanic or African American) who are taking up hospitality management program such as hotel management, culinary or food degree programs.

Marriott Scholarship Program awards $10,000 annual tuition assistance per scholar and this may be renewed if the scholars maintain their good academic standing. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any accredited four-year college or university and must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Interested applicants may apply online through the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Women who are taking up hospitality management or culinary arts in Lexington College may also apply for Marriott Scholarship Program.

The Accenture Scholarship Program

The Accenture Scholarship Program is intended for minority students such as African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American who are taking up degrees in degrees in engineering, computer science and other degree of studies that are related in information systems or management sciences.

Accenture awards $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time students in at least the third year of course work by the fall semester. Likewise, scholars are selected according to their major, GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities.  This scholarship however, is not based in financial needs.

To improve the chance of applicants to be selected as scholars, they must do well in their essays since Accenture through its scholarship administrator (Scholarship America) looks for overall content and originality of the student’s writings.

The Accenture Scholarship Program for 2009 just opened up and will only accept applications until January 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Page or read the guidelines here. Students  may also call 507-931-0472 for assistance or send your inquiry at Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities Scholarship America – Susan Busse: One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082.

The Google’s 2009 Anita Borg Scholarship Application Is Now Open

The application for academic year 2009-2010 Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program is now ongoing. This scholarship is intended for female students who are entering their senior year in college or currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in the field of computer science or computer engineering.

And since this Google scholarship is a global program, female students studying in or outside United States regardless of their nationality are all welcome to apply for Anita Borg Scholarship. Previous applicants may also re-apply for this scholarship.

Chosen scholars will receive $10,000 each for the 2009-2010 academic year and Finalists will each receive$1,000 scholarship money. Selections of scholars are based on the strength of academic background and demonstrated leadership of the applicants.

The applications and requirements for Anita Borg Scholarship Program can be submitted online. First-time applicants will be required to register and create an account.  Applicants are also required to briefly answer three essay questions and to submit two letters of recommendation.

Last day of submission of application is on February 6, 2009. Online application is located in this linkFor more details of Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program, please visit the their Frequently Asked Questions page.

New Scholarship Contest For U.S. Students

Check out the Versa Tables $500 Scholarship Contest. This scholarship program is open to all currently enrolled students within the United States regardless of their race or nationality; so it means, whether you are still in elementary, middle school, high school or currently a college student, US citizen or not, you are eligible to join in this contest as long as you are studying in the United States. However, this contest can not be joined by those who already graduated from college (those who are taking up masters or doctors degree).

The Versa Tables Scholarship Contest simply requires its participants to create an essay in approximately 500 words or less by telling about what you do or have done to make a difference in your community, your family, your school, or in the world.

There is no purchase requirement or any fee to be collected for those who want to participate. Just go to the Versa Tables Scholarship Contest Page, fill out the Online Form and attach your essay (must be saved as a Microsoft Word or PDF document). Just remember that only one entry per student is allowed and essay must not exceed 500 words.

This scholarship contest is open for entries until January 15, 2009 and winners will be announced on March 1, 2009.