Scholarships for Your Personality Type

Whether you’re an activist, a poet or a social media savant – Fastweb has scholarships suited to your application needs – and many more where those came from.

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 06, 2016

Scholarships for Your Personality Type

How do you define yourself? You’re unique and, although you cannot possibly be defined by one personality trait, sometimes one trait is all it takes to qualify for an amazing award. Perhaps even several!

Whether you’re an activist, a poet or a social media savant – Fastweb has scholarships suited to your application needs – and many more where those came from.

Check out the following scholarships, outlined by different personality type recommendations:

For the Activist –

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities
Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting and donating gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). That’ll help more kids have access to sports and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities.

PIRG Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $24,500

Sponsored by National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups, PIRG Fellowship is available to recent college graduates who are interested in the public interest movement.

As a PIRG Fellow, you will build expertise on global warming, campaign reform, or another social problem.

You will conduct research, make the case for solutions, act as a spokesperson to the media, build diverse coalitions, write grants, and develop the kind of politically powerful support you need to win.

Get more information on the PIRG Fellowship.

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 1 through Year 3

The Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship is open to law students or recent graduates who have first-hand understanding of the issues that affect communities of color and have experience working with LGBT and HIV issues and with African-American communities.

Fellows will work with attorneys on initiatives related to these issues.

Offices are located in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.

Learn more information about the Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship.

For the Animal Lover –

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 Intern – Wildcare Inc..

For Artists & Creatives –

Creators’ Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Creators’ Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must submit a 500-700 word essay describing how your creativity will help change the world for the better and how your creativity has helped define who you are to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Creators’ Scholarship.

For Brilliant Business Minds –

Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: 12/02/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate students with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Keynote Scholarship.

Adelante/MillerCoors National Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

The Adelante/MillerCoors National Scholarship is available to students at partnering universities in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.

You must be a full-time student in your junior or senior year and studying business.

You must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Two letters of recommendation are required with your application.

Get more information on the Adelante/ MillerCoors National Scholarship.

Microsoft Business Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through College Senior

Sponsored by Fannie Mae, the Audit Internship is available to students with a major in accounting, finance, mathematics, economics, risk management, information systems or a related field.

Intern duties include risk identification, reviewing and documenting business procedures and communicating of audit findings.

You must have an interest in auditing as a career and have strong analytical and communication skills to be considered for this internship.

Get more information on the Microsoft Business Internship.

Business Development Internship – 3M

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Business Development Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in sales or marketing.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this role.

Get more information on the Business Development Internship – 3M.

For the Busy Bee -

Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

You’ll want to don your lederhosen and get ready for several weeks of fun if you win this $1,000 scholarship. Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Oktoberfest Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win – thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016.

Get more information on the Oktoberfest $1,000 Scholarship.

For Caregivers –

ANNA Career Mobility Scholarship

Deadline: 10/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $2,000

The ANNA Career Mobility Scholarship is available to students pursuing a BSN or advanced degree in nursing. You must be a full member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the ANNA Career Mobility Scholarship.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: 100% of tuition

The Health Professions Scholarship Program from the U.S. Army Medical Department is open to full-time students enrolled in a graduate-level health care degree program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

You must be a U.S. citizen and qualify as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

Nurse Corps Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Nurse Corps Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional registered nurse program.

Recipients of this award must agree to work for at least two years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

In addition to full-tuition, fees, and expenses; students will also receive a monthly stipend.

Get more information on the Nurse Corps Scholarship.

HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students is available to students who are from a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

You must be attending a participating school of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing or a related allied health field to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students.

For the Chef –

Cheeseburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16

Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $1,000

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day. What would be a better way to commemorate this staple of many college student diets than with this $1,000 scholarship? Spend as many points as you want on the $1,000 Cheeseburger Heaven Scholarship drawing before midnight Pacific on September 30, 2016. The more points you spend, the more chances you’ll have to win — thanks to your ScholarshipPoints.com membership. The winner will be announced on October 3, 2016.

Get more information on the Cheesburger Heaven $1,000 Scholarship.

Culinary Institute of America National Student Organization Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,000

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.

Bite of the Arts Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Incoming College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies

The Bite of the Arts Scholarship is available to students at Nicholls State University.

You must be majoring in culinary arts and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this renewable award.

Entering freshmen students must have a minimum 20 ACT score.

Get more information on the Bite of the Arts Scholarship.

For the Competitor –

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: 10/17/16
Available to: Ages 18-24 Years
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $100,000

Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $8 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, Dr Pepper takes pride in helping students achieve their goals. If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can enter for the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Tell Dr Pepper how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less, then rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games for a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet, Email & Facebook account required. Must be a U.S. legal resident. Go to sponsor’s site to enter/upload goal/rules/details. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Must be 18-24 by 12/2/16. Goals must be uploaded by and promotion ends 10/17/16. ANY FUNDS NOT USED BY DECEMBER 31, 2021 WILL BE FORFEITED AND RETURNED TO SPONSOR. DR PEPPER and DR PEPPER TEN are registered trademarks of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2016 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Get more information on the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

CKSF Scholarship Competition
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500

The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S.

You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies.

You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy.

Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

Learn more information about the CKSF Scholarship Competition.

For the Dancer –

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Minimum age 15 years
Award Amount: $10,000

Have you always dreamed of dancing with the stars? Founded by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes, the Dizzy Feet Foundation was created to celebrate the love of dance.

The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.

You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award.

You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Apply for the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

For the Environmentalist –

Patagonia Enviro Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Patagonia Employees
Award Amount: Varies

The Patagonia Enviro Internship is open to Patagonia employees who are interested in interning with environmental groups.

Patagonia provides up to two months of paid time off for employees to pursue their environmental interests.

Get more information on the Patagonia Enviro Internship.

For the Fashion Icon –

FIDM National Scholarship Competition

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarship Competition is open to all U.S high school seniors and graduates who would like to attend FIDM.

To be considered, you must submit a project in one of the following categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow, Interior, Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, and Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow.

Projects are judged on creativity, thoughtfulness and promise.

Get more information on the FIDM National Scholarship Competition.

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $5,000

Provided by the Fashion Scholarship Fund, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is open to sophomore, junior and senior students who are enrolled at a member FSF college/university.

You must be majoring in or have an interest in a fashion related field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

For the Health Nut –

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Internship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Students, Year 1

Provided by the Mayo Clinic, the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Internship is available to undergraduate students majoring in exercise science, health/wellness promotion, and related fields.

This 12-15 week internship will provide interns experience with: administering fitness assessments, physical activity counseling and prescription, research endeavors, education presentations, health promotion programming, group exercise leadership and managing facility operations.

Eligible students must have completed all course work except their internship, or have one semester left following the internship, and be experienced with fitness testing and program development.

Get more information on the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Internship.

Health, Fitness and Recreation Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Health, Fitness and Recreation Internship at is available to undergraduate students.

You must be majoring in exercise science, kinesiology, recreation sport management, public health, nutrition, or a related field to eligible for this award. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be interested in gaining practical experience in your field.

Get more information on the Health, Fitness and Recreation Internship.

For the History Buff –

Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship is open to undergraduate students at Tufts University.

You must possess the same creative qualities in the writing of prose and poetry to qualify for this award.

Preference is given to students whose writing reflects an interest in ancestry and genealogy.

Get more information on the Mary Grant Charles Prize Scholarship.

Foodbanking Historian Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Foodbanking Historian Internship is available to current undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and those who have graduated within the previous 12 months.

Intern duties may include researching and documenting the history of food.

You must be proficient in MS Office, have computer and other electronic equipment proficiency, strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently to be considered for this internship.

Get more information on the Foodbanking Historian Internship.

Museum of Broadcast Communications Archives Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 Award Amount: Varies

The Museum of Broadcast Communications Archives Internship is available to students who are interested in museum operations and a career in museum administration or nonprofit fundraising.

Interns will provide assistance with the museum’s fundraising program and operational events and duties.

You must be able to write clearly and persuasively, show an interest in museums and/or philanthropy, and demonstrate excellent organizational skills to be eligible for this position. Experience with MS Office is preferred.

Internships last for 12 weeks and are located in Chicago, Illinois. Interns must be able to work 15 to 20 hours per week; flexible weekly schedules are available. Please visit the sponsor’s Web site for additional information.

Get more information on the Museum of Broadcast Communications Archives Internship.

For Lazy Bones –

$1,000 Back to School Scholarship

Deadline: 9/20/16

Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

Award Amount: $2,000

Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we’re giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year.

Get more information on the $1,000 Back to School Scholarship.

$5,000 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Get up to $5,000 in just 3-steps! Winners will be chosen based on a 200 word, short-answer response, so be creative!

Get more information on the $5,000 Course Hero Monthly Scholarship.

Invite a Friend to Fastweb

Award: $500
Deadline: Last day of each month; Refreshes monthly
Available to: All Fastweb Members

You and a friend could win $500! Simply invite a friend to join Fastweb. Once your friend completes the registration, you’re both entered to win $500.

Learn how you can Invite a Friend to Fastweb and qualify you and a friend for $500.

For the Musician –

Jimi Hendrix Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore to College Senior

The Jimi Hendrix Scholarship is open to returning guitar students at Berklee College of Music.

Apply for the Jimi Hendrix Scholarship.

Leonard Bernstein Scholarship

Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen to College Seniors

The Leonard Bernstein Scholarship is open to students at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.

Apply for the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship.

For Nature Lovers –

Charlotte Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Charlotte E. Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship is available to students majoring in outdoor education and camping at Ohio University.

You must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Charlotte Latourette Outdoor Recreation Scholarship.

Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are attending a Wisconsin college or university.

You must be pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sciences, conservation, or forestry to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.

LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the Federdation of Fly Fishers, the LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award is available to graduate students doing a research project in aquatic entomology.

You must submit your resume, a short synopsis of your project, and a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the LaFontaine Aquatic Entomology Award.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, 1st Year through 5th Year
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate-level students, particularly females and minorities who are interested in independent research in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology.

You must be a U.S. citizen currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology and must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in studying fisheries and coastal ecosystems; coastal navigation, hazard response and management; and geological dynamics and biogeochemical cycles.

Applications are found strictly online through Grants.gov, searching for grant announcement NOAA-EPP-MIS-2007-200802.

Learn more information about the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.

For the Optimist –

Optimist International Oratorical Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Maximum Age 18
Award Amount: $2,500

The Optimist International Oratorical Contest is open to students under the age of 19. To be considered for this award, you must prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World” to be presented at your local Optimist Club’s contest.

Learn more information about the Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

For the Over-Achiever –

NSCS Merit Award
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,000

The NSCS Merit Award is available to new members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Get more information on the NSCS Merit Award.

For the Poet –

Havilah Babcock Poetry Contest
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Havilah Babcock Poetry ContestAward is available to students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

This is awarded to the student who has written the most outstanding poetry as determined by faculty judges.

Get more information on the Havilah Babcock Poetry Contest.

For the Scientist –

Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 10/31/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 11 Awards from $2,000 to $3,000

The Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Scholarship is available to full- time undergraduate students studying engineering. You must have an interest in the iron and steel industry and a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Scholarship.

Youth Activity Grant – Explorers Club
Award: $5,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Youth Activity Grant is available to full-time high school seniors and undergraduate college students to enable them to participate in field research in the natural sciences under the supervision of a qualified scientist and/or institution.

In addition to the application, you must submit a three-page explanation of your proposed project in your own words and two letters of recommendation to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Youth Activity Grant – Explorers Club.

For the Speaker –

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $18,000

Provided by The American Legion, the National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.

A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site.

Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Learn more information about the American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest.

For Seriously Smart STEM Scholars –

Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 18 Awards of $10,000

The Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology is open to students majoring in engineering, natural science, applied science, or mathematics.

You must attend one of the participating educational institutions to be considered for this award. U.S. citizenship is also a requirement.

You must be nominated by faculty or staff in your department.

Learn more information about the Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Ventures Scholars Program
Award: $10,000
Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Freshmen

The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students. You must be pursuing a math- or science-based career to be considered for this award.

Learn more information about the Ventures Scholars Program.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engineers (ASHRAE)
Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited program leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree.

Your course of study must be related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Learn more information about the ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship.

For the Technophile–

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: 1/30/17
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a short message about technology addiction to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship.

Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

The Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship is available to female students in the College of Technology at Idaho State University.

You must be enrolled in the electronic wireless telecommunications program and demonstrate a strong academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and future goals in the field of wireless communications to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship.

For the Traveler –

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing.

You must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, have been accepted to or applied to a study abroad program or internship and plan to study abroad for at least four weeks in one country in order to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

For Veterans & Military Members –

Montgomery GI Bill
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Montgomery GI Bill is available to active duty military veterans and Selected Reserve military personnel.

This program may be used toward degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, correspondence courses, entrepreneurship training and fees for licenses or certifications.

Get more information on the Montgomery GI Bill.

For the Volunteer –

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship by collecting and donating pads and tampons for people experiencing homelessness. Mail what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address!). That’ll help make sure that everyone has what they need (during that time of the month!), and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters.

City Year – Volunteer for America
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement.

In 20 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country’s most critical needs.

City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth.

Corps members also receive a weekly living stipend and basic health insurance. Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17-24 and a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

High school graduate/G.E.D. recipient OR agreement to pursue a G.E.D. If you do not have a H.S. diploma or its equivalency, you will be required to take a basic academic proficiency test; your position is contingent upon satisfactory testing results.

Learn more information about the City Year – Volunteer for America.

For the Writer –

James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 5 Awards from $100-$5,000

The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges / universities in the United States.

To be considered, you must submit an essay on the use of alternative medical approaches in the treatment of cancer. Some suggested topics for your essay are:

• Why are alternative therapies used by cancer patients when they are not FDA approved?

• Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer?

• Should medicinal medicine and folk knowledge have any relevancy in cancer?

• It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market.
  Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?

Get more information on the James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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