Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, assists students who need financial assistance to attend college and are also leaders at school and in their communities.


Winners must have a passion to succeed—especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries.


Annually the prgram awards approximately 1,100 scholarships, including 100 renewable scholarships of up to$25,000 per year.


The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to first-time college freshmen who plan who plan to pursue one of the targeted majors such as:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Business Administration, Design.


Late March deadline.


More information is available at: http://www.buickachievers.com/

Stuck at Prom (Duct Tape Awards)

Stuck at Prom is an online contest that challenges students to create and accessorize their prom outfits with duct tape for the chance to win scholarship money.

The contest timeline is as follows:

Entry Period Begins – March
Entry Period Ends – June
Top 10 Announced – Mid June

Voting Begins – Mid June
Voting Ends – Early – Mid July
Winners Announced – Mid July

First Place: $5,000 each. Second Place: $3,000 each. Third Place: $2,000 each. The seven remaining “runners up” couples will each receive $500.

More information is available to: http://duckbrand.com/Home/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx

Thanks USA Scholarship

ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to “thank” the men and women of the United States armed forces.

The organization awards college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.

Awards are granted to dependent children are for first-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school and are NOT for non-degree licensure/certificate programs or graduate study.

More information is available at: http://www.thanksusa.org

Super College Scholarship

The Super College Scholarship is open to all students — high school, college, grad or adult — who are currently in college or plan to start within the next 12 months.

Winners can use the scholarship proceeds to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense.

How to Apply:

Complete the online application form.
All winners will be selected randomly within two weeks of the deadline.


Any student planning to start college within the next 12 months.
Any student currently in college or graduate school.
One application per student per contest period.
Incomplete entries are automatically disqualified.

Additional information is available at: http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) is the leading scholarship provider for the restaurant and food service industry.

The association awards scholarships to motivated individuals who are committed to furthering their education and succeeding in the restaurant and food service industry.

Funded through generous donations from the restaurant and food service industry, the NRAEF has awarded more than $11 million dollars in merit-based scholarships to students and educators since 1987.

Student scholarships start at $2,500.

Additional information is available at: http://www.nraef.org/scholarships/

Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards run annually from April through June and honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort.

The online application is available April through June and is open to current high school juniors only who maintain an un-weighted 3.0 GPA.

Award categories include, but are not limited to: Business, Community Service, Education, Engineering and Mathematics, Healthcare and Science.

Awards are divided into twelve different regions across the country: Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Miami, Northern California, Denver and Phoenix.

Application and more details are available at: http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2011/forms/login.php

Air Force Association – Romeo/Ferretti Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a bequest from the estate of Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti and was established for minor dependents of active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen.

It is intended for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has graduated from high school in 2011 and who is entering the first year of college.

Recipients will be selected by committee based upon high academic achievement, good character and financial need.

Additional infromation is available at:  http://www.afa.org/aef/aid/scholars.asp

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

SunTrust awards $1,000 college scholarships based on random drawings.


There is no entry fee, no GPA requirements, and no need to demonstrate financial need.


High school senior, legal resident. Planning to enroll in a U.S. Department    Recipients are selected by a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Students apply online.


For more details and to enter, visit http://www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps or www.suntrusteducation.com

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

The business consulting firm of Abbott & Fenner provides an annual scholarship.


According to the A&F web site, high school juniors and seniors, as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution, are eligible to apply.

Deadline:  June

For 2012, applicants for this scholarship need to write an essay (between 500 and 1000 words) on the topic below:

  •  What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?

Additional information is available at:   www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Klingon Scholarship — KLI Academic Award

Star Trek fans know that the Klingon language was created for alien beings.   Familiarity with Klingon, or other constructed languages is not required for this scholarship, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.

The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study.

Award: A $500 award will be bestowed upon an undergraduate or graduate student each year. Final determination is reached by a committee made up of the KLI Director and a changing selection of qualified language specialists. Formal announcement of each year’s recipient is made at the annual conference of the KLI, the qep’a’.

Nominations: Nominations are invited from academic department chairs/heads and/or deans. Each may submit only one undergraduate and one graduate nomination for consideration per award year.

Criteria and Considerations: All nominees must be full-time students at the time of the award and in a program leading to a degree in a field of language study.

Materials: Each nominee must submit an application which includes all of the following:

  • A nominating letter from the chair, head, or dean profiling the indvidual’s relevant accomplishments to date as well as potential or expected achievements.
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from departmental faculty. A brief statement from the nominee regarding his/her goals and purpose with respect to the selected course of study.
  • A résumé or C.V. highlighting the nominee’s education, experience, awards, community service, and references.

Incomplete applications will be discarded without consideration.

All materials must be received by June 1st of the award year.

Additional details are available at: http://www.kli.org/scholarship

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