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Holiday Scholarships & Internships

Holiday Scholarships & Internships

Santa can relax because this is the only list you need this holiday season!

Elizabeth Hoyt

November 18, 2014

Tis’ the season to get a scholarship! These holiday award opportunities will surely leave you feeling jolly and bright.

After all, what better way to get you in the spirit than opportunities to pay for school? Just think – you’ll have that much more to save for years of holidays to come!

All of the awards below are holiday-themed, whether in name, category or spirit.

Apply for these scholarships, celebrating all that is holiday – the only list you need this holiday season is this one!

Holiday-Themed Scholarships

Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarship

Deadline: 12/12/15

Award: $20,000

Available to: Graduate Students, Year 3 through Year 5

The Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarship is available to doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities.

You must be writing a doctoral dissertation on a topic related to peace, conflict, or international security to qualify for this award.

You must have completed all course work and examinations toward your doctoral degree by the time the fellowship begins.

You may submit a project in any discipline.

Get more information on the Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarship.

IDDBA Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: 1/1/15

Award: $1,000

Available to: College Freshman to College Senior

The IDDBA (International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association) Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship is available to students who are employed by an IDDBA-member company.

You must also have an academic major in a food-related field, business, or marketing and a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible for this award.

Students in the last semester of their degree program do not qualify for this award.

Get more information on the IDDBA Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship.

$10,000 Teach Seniors Technology Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/15

Award: $10,000

Available to: Maximum Age 25

Get this: 40% of seniors don’t use the Internet. At all. This can leave them disconnected from loved ones and lead to feelings of isolation and depression.

This October, DoSomething.org has teamed up with AARP Foundation’s Mentor Up Program to launch the second year of the Grandparents Gone Wired campaign, which asks young people to help seniors stay connected to family and friends by teaching a grandparent or other elderly adult how to use current tech trends like smartphones, social media, video chat, and email.

Participants can not only improve the life of a senior citizen, but earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school.

Get more information on the $10,000 Teach Seniors Technology Scholarship.

Roothbert Fund Scholarship

Deadline: 2/2/15

Award: $3,000

Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Roothbert Fund Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university.

Eligible candidates are “motivated by spiritual values” and work to foster fellowship among them.

Preference is given to students who are considering careers in education.

Get more information on the Roothbert Fund Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 2/18/15

Award: $10,000

Available to: High School Freshman to Graduate Year 5

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, birthday, get well or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest.

Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Scholarship

Deadline: 4/1/15

Award: $750

Available to: College Juniors to Graduate Students, Year 5

The Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Scholarship is available to juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in forestry or horticulture.

You must be a resident of Virginia to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Scholarship.

Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund

Deadline: Varies

Award: $6,000

Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors

The purpose of the Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund is to assist Jewish children and teens with a valuable educational, social, or psychological experience, or to assist them in attending undergraduate school.

The fund provides a maximum amount of $6,000 for a grant, loan or both.

You must reside in San Francisco, Marin, Peninsula or Sonoma counties if applying for a grant, and you must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area to be eligible for a loan.

Deadlines for grants vary; therefore, it is encouraged that you apply early.

Get more information on the Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Fund.

Snowball Scholarship for Service Learning

Deadline: Varies

Award: $1,500

Available to: College Sophomores

The Snowball Scholarship for Service-Learning is available to full-time second-year students at Monroe Community College.

You must be a graduate of a Rochester City School District school and be participating in the MCC service-learning program to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Snowball Scholarship for Service Learning.

Bessemer Pumpkinfest Committee Annual Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Award: $500

Available to: College Freshman through College Sophomores

The Bessemer Pumpkinfest Committee Annual Scholarship is available to full-time students at Gogebic Community College.

You must be active in service in your community and be a resident of Gogebic or Ontonagon County, Michigan, or Iron County, Wisconsin, to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Bessemer Pumpkinfest Committee Annual Scholarship.

Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Award: $3,000

Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors

The Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship is available to students who are student members of SkillsUSA.

You must demonstrate skill in baking, culinary arts or pastry arts to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship.

American Institute of Baking Scholarship

Deadline: 5/1/15

Award: $500

Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5

The American Institute of Baking Scholarship is available to students attending AIB’s 16-week baking science and technology and/or AIB’s 16-week maintenance engineering courses.

Selection will be based on educational background, three letters of recommendation, and work experience relative to the baking and food industries.

Get more information on the American Institute of Baking Scholarship.

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Deadline: Varies

Award: Varies

Available to: College Junior to College Senior

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Scholarship is available to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

You must be a junior or senior in good academic standing, studying in a field related to the cranberry growing industry to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Audrey Medford-National Wild Turkey Federation Art Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Award: Varies

Available to: College Freshman to College Sophomore

The Audrey Medford-National Wild Turkey Federation Art Scholarship is available to full-time students at Angelina College.

You must be majoring in art and display an interest in wildlife and natural resource management to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Audrey Medford-National Wild Turkey Federation Art Scholarship.

Camelback Ski Corp. Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

Award: Varies

Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors

The Camelback Ski Corp. Endowed Scholarship is open to students at East Stroudsburg University.

You must be majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism management and have a minimum 3.0 QPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Camelback Ski Corp. Endowed Scholarship.

Holiday-Themed Internships

Winter Wildlife Intern – Wildcare Inc.

Deadline: Varies

Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

The Winter Wildlife Intern position is open to students who are interested in the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife.

You must be able to work 10 hours per week during the fall and/or spring term to be eligible for this internship.

This internship is unpaid.

Get more information on the Winter Wildlife internship.

Penguin Group Internship

Deadline: Varies

Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, 5th Year

The Penguin Group Internship is available to students who are interested in the field of publishing.

Internships are available in the areas of contracts, editorial, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. A resume and cover letter are required.

Get more information on the Penguin Group Internship.

Toys”R”Us Students Internship

Deadline: Varies

Available to: College Juniors to College Seniors

The Toys"R"Us Student Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

In this paid ten-week summer program, interns will gain valuable business experience, participate in off-site activities, be empowered through learning workshops, and receive mentoring from seasoned executives.

Get more information on the Toys”R”Us Student Internship.



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