Category Archives: General Scholarships

Write Your Top 10 Craziest Scholarships For A Chance To Win $1000

Check out the “Top Ten List” Scholarship Program from because this is another fun way to win easy $1000 scholarship money for your college education. Personally, I found this stress-free scholarship contest because all you need to do is gather 10 craziest and most unique scholarship you have heard of and organize them into a 250-word essay and submit it online!

It is easy right? And the sponsors will select five winners of $1000 scholarship money so it means that you have bigger chance to be one of the scholarship recipients.  This scholarship contest can be joined by any students who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.

The panel of judges will select five winning essay based on the criteria of writing ability (25%), creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%). Online submission of entry will be accepted until to December 31, 2009 and the five scholarship winners will be published by February 15, 2010.

You may also read the complete scholarship program rules for the Top Ten List Scholarship for more information.

Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2009

There is another scholarship contest in a form of essay writing that will give away $5000 scholarship money for the lucky winner. This contest is known as Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2009 wherein students will submit a maximum of 250 word essay about “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

The essay will be submitted online along with the student’s name and contact information, background details and academic details. Students can join as long as they are at least 13 years of age at the time of application, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and of course, currently enrolled or are planning to enroll no later than the fall of 2014 in any accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

The Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2009 will accept entry until October 31, 2009. Winner will be published by December 15, 2009. The scholarship winner should then submit his or her proof of enrollment to any accredited post-secondary institution of higher education so that the $5000 check payable to the university or college will be released.

For the complete rules and regulations of the Education Matters $5K Scholarship 2009, please read here.

California State Scholarships For California Women

Women who are residing in California may apply for scholarships being offered by The California State Chapter of P.E.O such as the Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship, Ethel O. Gardner P.E.O. Scholarship, and Dorothy L. Weller P.E.O. Scholarship.

The Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship is applicable for female students who are taking graduate degree of study in the field of medicine.  It awards approximately 25 scholarships every year amounting to $3000 each.

The Ethel O. Gardner P.E.O. Scholarship is open to all female students in California who are currently taking up any undergraduate or graduate degree in an accredited college. This scholarship offers 69 awards each year amounting to $500 – $1,500 scholarship money.

On the other hand, the Dorothy L. Weller P.E.O. Scholarship is for female Californian students who studying in the field of law. Eligible applicants are those who are enrolled in an accredited college or university or licensed paralegal school. They are awarding 18 scholarships every year with the amount of $1000 to $1500 each.

All of these scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
Integrity of character
Scholastic ability
School or community activities
Financial need

Interested applicants may ask for the application packets starting September 1. The application period will then commence until January 10 of the following year.  For more information, please visit this page.

Coca−Cola Scholars Program Application This Coming August

For those students seeking for another possible source of college scholarship, you should try applying to the Coca−Cola Scholars Program. This year’s application for scholarship will open this August 2009 and they will only accept applicants until October 31, 2009; hence, preparing as early as now is recommended.

The Coca−Cola Scholars Program caters for seniors in high schools throughout the United States who need financial assistance for their college education.  Eligible seniors are those carrying at least 3.0 GPA and anticipating a high school diploma at the time of application. Even home schooled students are welcome to apply.

Unlike other scholarship programs, the Coca−Cola Scholars Program only requires essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation when applicants qualify as semi-finalists. Likewise ,this scholarship is not limited for  citizens, nationals of permanent residents of  United States because even students  bearing  status as Temporary Residents, Refugees,  Asylees,  Cuban-Haitian Entrants and Humanitarian Parolees are not discriminated to apply for this scholarship.

Coca-Cola awards a total pf 250 four-year achievement-based scholarships! So, imagine how big your chance is in winning one of the 250 scholarships that you can use for 4 years. The amount of Coca−Cola scholarships is $20,000 each for the 50 students who will be awarded as National Scholars and $10,000 each for the 200 students who will be designated as Regional Scholars.

For more information about the Coca−Cola Scholars Program, please visit their scholarship website.

Mensa International Scholarship Program

The Mensa International Scholarship Program aims to provide financial assistance to eligible Mensa member to complete their college degree. This scholarship is awarded regardless of the applicant’s gender, race, religious affiliations, grade point average or financial needs.

Qualified applicants for Mensa International Scholarship Program are National Mensa members with good standing in their respective Mensa organizations. Children of Mensa members may apply as long as they are 25 years old and below. And since this is an International program, only those national Mensa members with foreign student status in any accredited educational institution in the United States may apply.

To begin the application process, applicants may download the application form here. The application form must be post-marked on or before January 15, 2009 together with the essay stating the applicant’s career, vocational or academic goals.

Click here for more information about Mensa scholarships.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Scholarship Is Now Available

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science and related technical disciplines may now apply for the 2009-2010 Technical Scholarships that are being funded by Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships namely General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Qualified applicants are those who are currently attending a full time Bachelor’s degree program at any college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Students with different nationality can apply as long as they are studying in the aforementioned locations. Aside from this, other factors that may affect application include the students’ interest in the software industry, leadership commitment and financial needs.

To apply, applicants need to answer briefly the following essay in just one page of paper:
•    Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom.
•    Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome.
•    Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond.
•    Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Submit the said one-page essay along with the Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program, resume, transcript and letter of referral at Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Deadline for the 2009-2010 Microsoft Scholarship application is on February 1, 2009.  To know more about the application process, please visit the Microsoft Scholarship FAQ Page.

The OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award

The OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship application for academic year 2008-2009 is now ongoing. This scholarship contest is open to all students regardless of their weighted GPA and community involvement as long as he or she is a citizen of the United States of America.

To join, simply visit the application page, read the contest rules and regulations and fill-out the necessary information and briefly answer (80 to 120 words only) the following questions:

1) What personal characteristics are most important to you in a Presidential candidate and why?
2) Some psychologists say all families are dysfunctional to a degree. What makes your family dysfunctional?
3) If you could be a living advertisement for any product or company, what product or company would you choose?
4) Nike has, “Just Do It.” Larry the Cable Guy has, “Git-R-Done!” What is your life motto?

Easy isn’t it? Just show your creativity and enthusiasm and you are already given a chance to win $500 scholarship money that you can use for the school year 2008-2009. There is no purchase necessary to join in this contest; just make sure that you will enter and submit your entry before July 31, 2008, Eastern Daylight Time.