Category Archives: Need-Based Scholarship

Mildred Colodny Scholarship for Graduate Study in Historic Preservation

The Mildred Colodny Scholarship Program is intended for individuals preparing who want to pursue careers in historic preservation in the United States. This scholarship is open to students in their final year of undergraduate study intending to enroll in a graduate program in historic preservation such as History, Architecture, American Studies, Urban Planning, Museum Studies, and other related studies with primary emphasis on Historic Preservation.

The amount of funding for this scholarship is up to $15,000 towards graduate school tuition; a $5,000 stipend for a summer internship with the National Trust following the student’s first year of study; and up to $1,500 towards the student’s attendance at a National Preservation Conference.

The selection of scholar will be based both on the student’s financial need and academic performance. Other significant factors for this scholarship include promise shown for future achievement, commitment to working in preservation in the United States following graduation and potential to help increase diversity within the preservation movement.

Only new applicants are encouraged to apply because previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply anymore.  Scholarship application is due every 28th of February and winner will be announced by April of the same year.  For any other inquiry, applicant may contact the Colodny Scholarship Coordinator at 800-944-NTHP x 6124.

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.

Engineering Scholarship For Tennessee Technological University & University of Pittsburgh

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers or ASHRAE  is offering scholarships for engineering students of Tennessee Technological University and University of Pittsburgh.

ASHRAE will award one scholarship for engineering student of Tennessee Technological University under the Donald E. Nichols Scholarship Program and another one scholarship for University of Pittsburgh under the J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship. Both scholarships are valued at $3,000 which can be renewed by the scholars for the following year.

Qualified engineering students are those with cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and belong to the top 30% of their class. It is also a must that the applicant is currently enrolled in an ABET-accredited bachelor degree program.

Applicants are also required to submit their official transcript of college grades, a letter of recommendation and an evaluation form from three references that should include their professor or faculty advisor. To download the application form, please proceed to this link. Just remember that the application form together with all the requirements must be submitted on or before December 1.

Children of Persia Scholarship Program

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program is created to provide financial assistance to college level students in the United States with Iranian descent. The COP aims to help these financially restricted students develop their ability to help themselves and subsequently help others through their success.

In order to qualify for this scholarship program, the Iranian descent students who are studying in the United States must be U.S. citizens or be lawfully residing in the United States. They must be currently enrolled in any accredited American college or university as full-time undergraduates. Students should also demonstrate excellence in their academic performance and has an active participation in community service.

The Children of Persia Scholarship Program usually awards $2,000  scholarship money that be used by the scholars towards any accredited college or university of their choice within the United States to pursue any academic discipline. The scholarship fund can be also used to other school related expenses such as other fees, room, and board.

To apply, simply complete the application form, attach two letters of recommendation (one should be from a school professional), Official Transcript of Records with school seal, and one page essay about the applicant’s dreams and aspirations. Send the said documents by mail at COP Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 2602, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 on or before April 20, 2009.

Scholarship Opportunity From Arkansas Alumni

If you are a R.E.A.L. Razorback member of University of Arkansas, you may be qualified to apply for the R.E.A.L. Scholarship Program created by the Student Alumni Association of the University of Arkansas. This alumni association offer seven $500 scholarships every year from the two dollars they get from each of their members.

Aside from the current membership status, applicant for this scholarship must have be a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Likewise, the applicant must indicate a financial need and should write a two page, double-spaced essay reflecting his or her thought on the following:

* Why you think you need and deserve this scholarship.
* Your involvement on campus and/or the community.
* How you can ‘give back’ to the UA community upon graduation.

Essay should be saved in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or Rich Text (WordPad). Then, log-in to begin the application process. Deadline for application is this coming Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Scholarship recipients will immediately announce in spring 2009. The scholarship fund will be awarded in the students in the amount of $250 each for two semesters.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity For Foot Ball Athletes

If you are a member of a football team who needs financial assistance for your college education, there is a certain scholarship program in Austin Peay State University that is designed to assist football student-athlete who possesses those personal qualities exhibited by Rodney Long.

This is scholarship program is known as the Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship which is established in 1982.  The scholarship fundings of this program came from private contributions and also from proceeds of the annual Red vs. White Spring Football Scrimmage.

But since the Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship is basically a need-based scholarship program, student-athlete must present all the necessary documentations such as FAFSA assessment to prove his financial needs.

To inquire about the Austin Peay State University’s Rodney Long Memorial Scholarship, students may contact the APSU Athletic Director at (931) 221-7903 or send an email to Sherri Devers, the APSU Scholarship Coordinator.

Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program For Minorities

The Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program is open to sophomore students who are taking up engineering degree or Geology, Geophysics, Accounting, Marketing, Energy Management or Petroleum Land Management or Transportation & Logistics. Applicants must be US Citizens who come from Hispanic American, African American , Asian Pacific Islander American, or American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage.

This scholarship offered up to $10,000 per year or a maximum of $20,000 scholarship money for scholars who will be selected for two academic years. Aside from the scholarship money, the Marathon Oil Corporation Scholarship Program also provides its scholars an opportunity to be included in a paid 8-10 week summer internship at various Marathon Oil Corporation locations. Scholars will also be paired with a Marathon Oil Corporation employee who will serve as their professional mentor.

The student applicant must have at least 3.00 cumulative grade point average and he or she must apply for federal financial aid. For this year, the deadline of application is on November 1, 2008. For more details on how to apply, you can download the scholarship catalog.

Unmet Need Scholarship

The Unmet Need Scholarship is open to students whose combined income of their families is at $30,000 or less. This scholarship is open to all U.S. citizen students who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at accredited university or college within the United States.

Likewise, applicants must have at least 2.5 grade point average and should have the necessary documents to prove their unmet financial need. The usual scholarship amount that they award per student is from $1,000 up to $3,800 and although this scholarship is not renewable, students may reapply each year as long as they can meet the eligibility requirements.

For the 2008-2009 academic year, the application is still on-going but all forms must be postmarked by May 31, 2008. To secure an application form, please proceed to this link.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

I stumbled upon the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and I learned that the foundation offer around 50 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships to students who are attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer or further continue their studies in four-year institutions to complete a formal degree.

Although the award of scholarship varies based on the students’ cost of schooling, a student can avail as much as $30,000 scholarship money per year! This amount is actually very significant and a great help for any student who wants to earn a bachelor degree. But since this is not just an ordinary scholarship, interested students need to be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institutions in order to apply for the scholarship.

To know more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, you may read the eligibility requirements and the application materials for this program. You may also inquire at 1-800-498-6478. The deadline for nomination each year is every 1st of February.