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Buildium's Women in Technology Scholarship (Spring)
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: This bi-annual scholarship is open to female students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in the U.S. or Canada who are studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). Applicants must be at least 18 years at the date of submission and in good academic standing with their college or university. Those interested, in less than 1,000 words, will discuss a female leader at a technology company that inspires them, and why. In addition, a 1-2 minute video supplement must respond to the question: "What would the Buildium Women in Technology Scholarship mean for your education?" Essay and video must be emailed including a copy of unofficial transcript or acceptance letter as proof of enrollment. The body of the email should include contact and school information. Awards will be sent to the winners after all required proof and documentation is received.
VFW's Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship (Fall)
Sponsor: VFW and Sport Clips
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: To be eligible, students must be a U.S citizen retired or honorably discharged veteran, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve. Applicants must have completed Basic Training, follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc.) and separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Applicants must also participate in, be accepted to or be currently in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution. Those interested will complete sign in online to complete an online application which includes demonstrating financial need (FAFSA) and proof of service (DD 214 or statement from commanding officer). Scholarships of up to $5,000 ae offered twice a year and must be used for the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void. Scholarships are restricted to tuition and fees and will be paid directly to accredited schools.
Future Legal Leaders Scholarship
Sponsor: Lawsuit Legal
Closing Date: May 05, 2019
Description: This annual scholarship will be awarded to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident current 1st year or entering law school student seeking a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in an accredited ABA university or non-ABA law school. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Interested applicants are required to provide a video along with a written essay discussing the following: "Share how as a lawyer you intend to use your law degree and education in support of your community." Entrants are encouraged to provide analysis on the importance of servicing client needs, and how they can make a personal and professional impact on the lives of those they represent. Entrants are also encouraged to answer the questions: "What makes a great lawyer? ...and how can lawsuit attorneys make the world a better place?" Creative ideas for improving the legal industry are welcome. Applicants will also provide a completed application, copy of their college transcripts and indication of the university they attend or are enrolled in. The winning applicant will receive a $2,000 scholarship disbursed in a single installment to help pay for law school tuition.
Lawsuit Legal American Nursing Support Scholarship
Sponsor: Lawsuit Legal
Closing Date: May 10, 2019
Description: This annual scholarship is open to nursing students (undergraduate or graduate) and actively employed RN's seeking to advance their education in the healthcare / medical field. Eligible specialties are included (see website for full list), and applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency. Those interested are required to provide a video along with a written essay discussing the following: "Share how excellence in patient care has made an impact directly or indirectly when you were injured, or someone in your family." Entrants are asked to provide an analysis of the current state of patient care, what they feel are the biggest challenges faced and creative solutions for improving the industry and preventing wrongful death. Applicants are also asked to provide personal insight into what has drawn them to the healing profession and how compassion plays a role in their intended service. Creative ideas for improving the healthcare industry are welcome. Applicants will also provide a complete application, letter of recommendation from a clinic or hospital supervisor, and indication of the education program they are enrolled along with the advanced degree sought. The winning applicant will receive a $1,500 scholarship disbursed in a single installment to help pay for tuition and related costs.
Advocates Law Scholarship (Spring)
Sponsor: The Advocates (Washington)
Closing Date: May 15, 2019
Description: This bi-annual scholarship is open all current or prospective students enrolled in an accredited institution located within the United States. To apply, applicants must complete an online application form including an essay (300-500 words) on the following topic: "What are some of the problems we face on the roads? What laws could be changed to accomplish that goal? How can you contribute to improving road safety?" If selected as the scholarships winner, a profile photo will need to be provided for the sponsor's scholarship page. The award will be sent to the winner's accredited institution.
Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship (Fall)
Sponsor: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Closing Date: June 14, 2019
Description: This bi-annual opportunity is intended for U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident college undergraduate (at least sophomore) and first year graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field of sports and entertainment. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a 4-year accredited university and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. In addition, enrollment in one of the following majors is required: Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies or Journalism. Those interested will submit a completed application including 3 letters of recommendation, demonstration of financial need, unofficial transcript, resume, and listing extracurricular activities and career aspirations. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be granted to 4 applicants each semester to used toward tuition, fees, and/or supplies.
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
Sponsor: The Recovery Village
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: A $1,000 award will be given to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident student pursuing a health-related degree program. Eligible students must be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university with plans to continue enrollment. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants will submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience. The award will be credited to the student's school.