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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Albert H. Hix. W8AH Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a General Class or higher Amateur Radio License and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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ARRL Scholarship Honoring Senator Barry Goldwater, K7UGA $5,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a novice ham radio license, be studying for a bachelor's or graduate degree and attend a regionally-accredited institute.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Carole J. Streeter, KB9JBR Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Technician Class or higher. Preference will be given to applicants with Morse Code proficiency and those studying health and healing arts.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Central Arizona DX Association Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be Arizona residents with a Technician Class or higher Amateur Radio License. They must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Graduating high school seniors receive preference over current college students.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Challenge Met Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be licensed amateur radio operators who are accepted to or enrolled in a two- or four-year college, technical school or university. Preference is given to students with documented learning disabilities who are putting forth effort.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be residents of and attend school in Georgia or Alabama.

How to apply: Applications are available online but may not be completed electronically. All completed applications must be mailed.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Charles N. Fisher Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Southwestern Division (Arizona, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego or Santa Barbara), attend a regionally-accredited college or university and study electronics, communications or a related field.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail, not electronically.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Chicago FM Club Scholarships $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a technician ham radio license, be residents of the FCC Ninth Call District (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin) and be students at an accredited post-secondary two- or four-year college or trade school.

How to apply: Applications are available online but must be sent in by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Chuck Reville, K3FT Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps licensed amateur radio enthusiasts who are pursuing bachelor's degrees in engineering or physical science. Criteria: * Licensed amateur radio enthusiast * Full-time undergraduate student * Enrolled in an engineering or physical sciences bachelor's degree program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. FAR Scholarships P.O. Box 911 Columbia, MD 21044

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Dayton Amateur Radio Association Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. They must possess an Amateur Radio License of any class.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Donald Riebhoff Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a technician ham radio license, be undergraduate or graduate students in international studies at an accredited post-secondary institution and be members of ARRL.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attend post-secondary institutions in the New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) or New York state and be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in electronics, communications or a related field.

How to apply: Applications are available online but cannot be completed electronically. All applications must be mailed.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have some form of ham radio operating license, be residents of Florida, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan, major in electronic engineering or a related technical field and be ARRL members.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Edmond A. Metzger Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a novice ham radio license, be undergraduate or graduate students in electrical engineering, be residents of and attend schools in the ARRL Central Division (Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin) and be members of ARRL.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attend a post-secondary institution in the FCC Fifth Call District (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi or New Mexico) and be studying for a bachelor's or graduate degree in electronics, communications or a related field. Preference is given to applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

How to apply: Applications are available online but must be sent in by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Gary Wagner, K3OMI Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Novice Class or higher. Students may be pursuing a bachelor's degree in any field of engineering. They must be residents of one of the following states: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland or Tennessee. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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General Fund Scholarships $2,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have any level of ham radio license.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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IRARC Memorial Joseph P. Rubino WA4MMD Scholarship $750 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an active Amateur Radio License in any class and be studying at an accredited institution. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference is given to Florida residents, particularly those from Brevard County and those with need and lower GPAs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Irvine W. Cook WA0CGS Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Kansas and holders of an active amateur radio license of any class. Preference is given to students who are studying electronics, communications or a related subject at the baccalaureate level or higher.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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K2TEO Martin J. Green, Sr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a general class or higher amateur radio license. Preference is given to students from ham families.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Louisiana Memorial Scholarship $750 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Technician Class or higher Amateur Radio License and either be Louisiana residents or attend school in Louisiana. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Only students who are accepted to or enrolled in a four-year college or university are eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Mary Lou Brown Scholarship $2,500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Northwest Division (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington), be working for a bachelor's or graduate degree, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated interest in promoting the Amateur Radio Service.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Mississippi Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be licensed amateur radio operators and residents of Mississippi who attend an institution of higher learning in Mississippi. They must be seeking a bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communication or a related field, and they must be under 30 years old.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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NCDXF Scholarship Full tuition Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Technician Class or higher Amateur Radio License and demonstrate activity and interest in DXing. They must attend a junior college, trade school or four-year college or university in the United States.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Northern California DX Foundation P.O. Box 2012 Cupertino, CA 95015

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New England FEMARA Scholarships $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a technician ham radio license and be residents of the New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont).

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Norman E. Strohmeier, W2VRS Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Technician Class or higher. Students must have at least a 3.2 GPA, and preference will be given to graduating high school seniors.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a novice ham radio license, be residents and attend school in the ARRL Midwest Division (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska) and be undergraduate or graduate students in electronics, communications or another related field.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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PHD ARA Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of the ARRL Midwest Division (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) and be studying journalism, computer science or electronic engineering. Applicants may also be the children of deceased amateur radio operators.

How to apply: Applications are available online but may not be completed electronically. All completed applications must be mailed.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Ray, NRP and Katie, WKTE Pautz Scholarship $500-$1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be ARRL members with a General Class or higher Amateur Radio License. They must be residents of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska and should major in electronics, computer science or a related field at a four-year institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Richard W. Bendicksen Memorial Scholarship $2,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an active amateur radio license of any class, and they must be attending a four-year institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Six Meter Club of Chicago Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an active amateur radio license in any class. Students must be enrolled in an Illinois university or technical school for undergraduate study.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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The Bill, W2ONV, and Ann Salerno Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an active Amateur Radio License of any class and attend an accredited four-year college or university. They must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, and their household income may not exceed $100,000 per year. They must not have previously received the Salerno Scholarship.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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The L. B. Cebik, W4RNL, and Jean Cebik, N4TZP, Memorial Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Technician Class Amateur Radio License or higher, and they must be attending a four-year college or university.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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The L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attending school in the ARRL Roanoke Division (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) and be undergraduate or graduate students in electronics, communications or another related field.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by mail.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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The YASME Foundation Scholarship $1,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an active amateur radio license. Students must be enrolled in a four-year college or university. Preference will be given to students in the top 10 percent of their class and those who have participated in community service and local amateur radio clubs.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Tom and Judith Comstock Scholarship $2,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have any class of ham radio license, be residents of Texas or Oklahoma and be high school seniors accepted at a two- or four-year college or university.

How to apply: Applications are available online but may not be completed electronically. All completed applications must be mailed.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship $10,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and be planning to attend a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Zachary Taylor Stevens Memorial Scholarship $750 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Technician Class or higher. Preference will be given to students residing in call areas in Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. Students may be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or technical school.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Radio Relay League Foundation 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship $40,000 total for all awards March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently taking at least 12 hours and have completed at least 12 semester hours at a college or university and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Arizona National Livestock Show 1826 W. McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85007

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ASHA Youth Scholarships $2,500-$5,000 April 30

Eligibility: This award is based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, community service, involvement with American Saddlebred horses and personal references. An interview may be part of the selection process. Applicants should write an essay about school experiences, special interests, hobbies and American Saddlebred Horse Association activities. Scholarships are given only to high school seniors or recent graduates.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation 4083 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition $200-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $1,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives $200. A $200 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Junior Duck Stamp Program MS:MB 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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Junior Scholarship Program Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be under age 18 with an AKC registered purebred dog. Selection is based on involvement with AKC registered dogs, academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship program awards a total of $150,000 annually.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Kennel Club 260 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016

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Marshall E. McCullough Scholarship $1,500-$2,500 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to enter a four-year university with intent to major in the dairy or animal sciences with a communications emphasis or agricultural journalism with a dairy or animal science emphasis, and they must intend to work in the dairy industry following graduation.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Dairy Shrine P.O. Box 725 Denmark, WI 54208

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Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship $2,500 March 25

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in a New England public, private, parochial or vocational school. Awards are based on the work the applicants have done on behalf of animals, such as inspiring leadership in animal protection organizations or presentations on humane topics. Neither scholastic standing nor financial need is considered. No application is required, only a narrative about the applicants' achievements in animal protection.

How to apply: Submit materials to the address listed.

Humane Society of the United States New England Regional Office P.O. Box 619 Jacksonville, VT 05342

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Young Naturalist Awards Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in science. Criteria: * Grade 7 through 12 * Currently enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories or in a U.S.-sponsored school abroad * Essays must be based on studies in school or an educational program * May choose a topic in biology, earth science or astronomy and take an expedition to an area to explore the topic * Essays must include a list of references * Essays are judged on topic, procedure, analysis, documentation, personal voice, clarity and use of visuals. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay and entry form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Antonio Cirino Memorial Award $2,000-$10,000 May 2

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Rhode Island Foundation One Union Station Providence, RI 02903

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Art Awards Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in American or Canadian schools and must submit artwork in one of the following categories: art portfolio, animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, photography portfolio, printmaking, sculpture or video and film. There are regional and national levels.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The deadlines vary by state but start in December. There is an online form to find out the deadline for your state.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Art Scholarship $1,000 April 27

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at a Maine high school and be legal residents of Maine. Students must submit artwork, usually with a theme of Maine and the outdoors.

How to apply: Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor or on the Liberty Graphics website beginning in late February or early March of each year.

Liberty Graphics P.O. Box 5 44 Main Street Liberty, ME 04949

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Art Scholarships $500-$3,500 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who participate in art courses and service projects. Criteria: * Must attend Hanover College * May or may not major in studio art * Scholarships are awarded for participation in one studio art course and one community art service project each year * Applicants must submit a portfolio and be prepared to discuss their work. Applications available: From Hanover College. Requires: Application form, letter of recommendation and portfolio.

How to apply: Applications are available from Hanover College. An application form, letter of recommendation and portfolio are required.

Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance P.O. Box 108 Hanover, IN 47243

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Doodle 4 Google Up to $30,000 December 7

Eligibility: Participants must be elementary or secondary school students in the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia who have registered for the contest. They must be U.S. residents who have obtained parental consent to enter. Employees, interns, contractors and office-holders of Google Inc. and their immediate families are not eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available from participating schools.

Google 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition $200-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $1,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives $200. A $200 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Junior Duck Stamp Program MS:MB 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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Fellowships for Regular Program $11,500 plus housing, board and fees January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one to two years of graduate study and must take exams in ancient Greek language, history and either literature or art and archaeology. Students must be able to read French, German, ancient Greek and Latin with an ability to also read modern Greek and Italian considered helpful. Applicants must be graduate students who are preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or a related field. The fellowships provide study in Athens or Greece for nine months and may not be used for costs at the student's home institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens 6-8 Charlton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

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Illustrators of the Future $1,500-$5,000 December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30

Eligibility: Applicants must not have published more than three black-and-white story illustrations or more than one color painting in national media. Applicants must also submit three original illustrations done in either color or black-and-white medium in three different themes.

How to apply: There is no application form.

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest 7051 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Love Your Body Poster Contest Up to $350 December 19

Eligibility: This contest rewards outstanding poster artists. Criteria: * Non-student or student at any level of education * From any country * Must submit original poster that challenges stereotypical depictions of female beauty. Entry instructions available: Online. Requires: Poster.

How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. A poster is required.

National Organization for Women Foundation LYB Poster Contest 1100 H Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20005

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O'Neil Arts Award $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding female artists. Criteria: * Illinois resident * Sophomore at an accredited community college or current or upcoming junior at an accredited four-year college or university * Demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or literary arts. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization c/o Linda McDonnell 3201 Newell Drive Granite City, IL 62040-5160

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Poster Contest for High School Students $100-$1,000 February 17

Eligibility: Entrants must be high school students. Students must work individually to create posters of original content. Posters are judged by a panel based on overall impact, expression of the year's theme, artistic merit and originality.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Christophers 5 Hanover Square 22nd Floor New York, NY 10004

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Rutledge Scholarship $2,000 February 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who exhibit academic and artistic excellence. Criteria: * High school senior in South Carolina public school * Attended a South Carolina public school for the past two consecutive years * U.S. citizen* A sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted for the creative writing category * An original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted for the drama category * An original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted for the music category * An original visual composition must be submitted for the visual arts category * Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, composition and process folio.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

South Carolina State Department of Education 1429 Senate Street Room 701-A Columbia, SC 29201

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Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Program $500-$10,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school students in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. They must submit one piece of patriotic art on paper or canvas. Art must have been completed during the current school year and must be accompanied by a teacher's signature. Applicants must participate in a local Auxiliary competition before advancing to the national level.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Ladies Auxiliary VFW 406 West 34th Street 10th Floor Kansas City, MO 64111

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Jack Horkheimer Service Award/D'Auria Award $1,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be under 19 years of age. Selection is based on service to the League.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, photo, details of public service, documentation of Astronomy Club duties or officer positions held, documentation of League Observing Awards earned, documentation of general observing achievements and documentation of other Astronomical Service are required.

Astronomical League 9201 Ward Parkway Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64114

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Jack Horkheimer Service Award/Parker Award $1,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be a League member under 19 years of age. Selection is based upon service to the League.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, photo, details of public service, documentation of Astronomy Club duties or officer positions held, documentation of League Observing Awards earned, documentation of general observing achievements and documentation of other Astronomical Service are required.

Astronomical League 9201 Ward Parkway Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64114

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National Young Astronomer Award Varies January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be 14 to 19 years old, not yet enrolled in college at the award deadline and do not have to be members of an astronomy club or of the Astronomical League. International students of the same age are eligible if they are enrolled in a U.S. secondary school on the application deadline. The application consists of the application form, summary of astronomy-related activities and optional exhibits.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Astronomical League 9201 Ward Parkway Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64114

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet $2,500 October 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 19. There is no entry fee, but applicants must be members of the NFMC.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Award is only open in even-numbered years.

National Federation of Music Clubs (Coral Gables, FL) Gay Dill, National Chairman 814 South Second Street Atwood, KS 67730

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Scholarship details
Scholarship Name Amount Deadline
Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition $1,000-$4,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society 107 East Main Street P.O. Box 61 Clarinda, IA 51632

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Music Student Essay Contest $1,000 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps music students. Criteria: * Public, private or home school student in grades 4 through 12 * Music student * Write an essay on given topic * Five scholarships are awarded to students in grades 4 through 8, and five are awarded to students in grades 9 through 12 * Schools of winners receive merchandise prizes. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played are required.

School Band and Orchestra Magazine 21 Highland Circle Suite One Needham, MA 02494

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

ASCAP Foundation One Lincoln Plaza New York, NY 10023

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Women Band Directors International College Scholarships Varies December 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be studying instrumental music with the intention of becoming a band director. One scholarship will be available to all-level college and graduate students, while the other three are designated for undergraduate upperclassmen.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Women Band Directors International Karen Williams WBDI Scholarship Chair 3994 White Oak Road Waynesville, NC 28785

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Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation $4,000 VAries

Eligibility: Applicants must be Hawaii residents and major in business administration or another business-related field at a four-year accredited institution. The scholarships are up to four years and are based on merit, need, leadership, and commitment to earn a college degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Servco Pacific Inc. Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 2788 Honolulu, HI 96803

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Fund for American Studies Internships Varies Varies

Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students take classes at Georgetown University and live in downtown Washington, DC. Summer and school-year programs are available.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fund for American Studies 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009

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Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship $5,000 June 15

Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited American college, university or trade school. An essay of 500-700 words on the entrepreneurial-related topic provided is required.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Grasshopper 197 First Avenue Suite 200 Needham, MA 02494

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Harry A. Applegate Scholarship Varies January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to be full-time students at a two-year or four-year program in marketing, entrepreneurship or management. This award is based on merit, not financial need, but applicants may include financial need statements for review. Applicants should submit transcripts, test scores, a statement of club participation, proof of leadership outside DECA, three recommendation letters and proof of membership.

How to apply: Applications are available online and should be submitted to state/provincial DECA advisors.

DECA Inc. 1908 Association Drive Reston, VA 20191

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James A. Turner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship $3,500 February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students pursuing a four-year bachelor's of business degree, plan to enter management careers in welding store operations or distributorship, be high school graduates at least 18 years of age and be employed a minimum of 10 hours per week at a welding distributorship. Preference is given to members of the American Welding Society.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Welding Society Foundation 550 NW LeJeune Road Miami, FL 33126

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National Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be African American graduating high school seniors and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must submit a transcript, an application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay that is at least 300 words on "Why is education important to me?"

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships Varies June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be interested in automotive careers. Other requirements vary depending on the specific scholarship.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Automotive Hall of Fame Award and Scholarship Programs 21400 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, MI 48124

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Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition $1,000-$4,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society 107 East Main Street P.O. Box 61 Clarinda, IA 51632

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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AU Student Essay Contest $100-$500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S. Applicants must submit and essay outlining the importance of the separation of church and state and how it is important to the preservation of religious freedom in the U.S. Essays must be fully researched and include in-text citations and a bibliography. Selection will be based on the essay that most completely covers the topic and demonstrates a genuine knowledge of the subject.

How to apply: Apply by submitting essay along with cover page to campus@au.org. Cover page must include full name, email address, postal address, grade level, school name and address, and name of faculty adviser that can verify authenticity of essay.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Attn.: Essay Contest Submission 1901 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

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Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship $2,500 February 22

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, 18-25 years old and a U.S. citizen eligible for foreign travel. Selection is based on the originality and feasibility of the proposed work to be performed in a foreign country to promote UNESCO mandates. Selection is also based on the quality of the personal essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The application package should include the official cover form, a one-page summary of the proposed project, a personal essay, a resume and one letter of recommendation.

U.S. National Commission to UNESCO 2121 Virginia Avenue Suite 6200 Washington, DC 20037

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Medger Evers Award Varies March 15

Eligibility: This award honors the slain civil rights leader. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.

How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice North Carolina Central University P.O. Box 19788 Durham, NC 27707

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H.P. "Bud" Milligan Aviation Scholarship $500 February 28

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, aviation academy or technical school pursuing a course of study focusing on aviation. Applicants must also be involved in school and community activities as well as aviation and be an EAA member or be recommended by an EAA member.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

EAA Aviation Center P.O. Box 2683 Oshkosh, WI 54903

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Americorps National Civilian Community Corps $5,775 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are between 18 and 24 years of age. Recipients must live on one of four AmeriCorps campuses in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland or Vicksburg, Mississippi. Applicants must commit to 10 months of service on projects in areas such as education, public safety, the environment and other unmet needs. The projects are located within the region of one of the four campuses.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AmeriCorps 1201 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20525

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Americorps Vista Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens who are at least 17 years of age. They must be available to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency with an objective that may include to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses or strengthen community groups.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

AmeriCorps 1201 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20525

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Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund Scholarship $3,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must attend or be accepted to attend a public college in Maryland full-time. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and have participated in at least 200 hours of community service. They cannot be related to a member of the scholarship fund's board of directors.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund 1450 Mercantile Lane Suite 207C Largo, MD 20774

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Boettcher Foundation Scholarship Full tuition plus $2,800 stipend November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and current, legal residents of the state of Colorado who will graduate in the top 5 percent of their class. Applicants must have a composite score of 27 on the ACT or 1200 on the SAT. They should submit applications, essays, transcripts and standardized test scores. Selection is based on academic merit, demonstration of leadership skills, community service and character.

How to apply: Contact high school counselors for more information.

Boettcher Foundation 600 Seventeenth Street Suite 2210 South Denver, CO 80202-5422

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Bonner Scholars Program Varies Varies

Eligibility: Students must complete annual service requirements as stipulated by the organization. Awards are geared toward students demonstrating significant financial need. Scholarship recipients are named Bonner Scholars.

How to apply: Contact the admission office at each participating school to request an application.

Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

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Chairscholars Foundation National Scholarships $1,000-$5,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have major disabilities and serious financial difficulties that would prevent them from going to college without financial aid. They must have a B+ or higher average. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen age 21 or younger, and they must have participated in some form of major community service or other social contribution.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Chair Scholars Foundation Inc. 16101 Carencia Lane Odessa, FL 33556-3278

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Foundation for Surgical Technology Advanced Education/Medical Mission Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be active AST members, document the educational program or mission program and provide two recommendation letters.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Association of Surgical Technologists 6 W. Dry Creek Circle Littleton, CO 80120

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Frank Newman Leadership Award Varies March 4

Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president.

How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

Campus Compact 45 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111

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Imagine America High School Scholarship Program $1,000 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA, demonstrate financial need and have demonstrated community service during their senior year.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Imagine America Foundation 12001 Sunset Valley Suite 203 Reston, VA 20191

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James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship $2,000 March 15

Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and they must have community service experience. Applicants must plan to obtain a degree in the arts and sciences, music, ministry or human services. Preference will be given to students from the following states: Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Adult students may also apply.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc. 50 Hurt Plaza Suite 449 Atlanta, GA 30303

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Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship $2,500 February 22

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, 18-25 years old and a U.S. citizen eligible for foreign travel. Selection is based on the originality and feasibility of the proposed work to be performed in a foreign country to promote UNESCO mandates. Selection is also based on the quality of the personal essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The application package should include the official cover form, a one-page summary of the proposed project, a personal essay, a resume and one letter of recommendation.

U.S. National Commission to UNESCO 2121 Virginia Avenue Suite 6200 Washington, DC 20037

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who display leadership and community service. Criteria: * High school senior * Minimum 2.8 GPA * Nominated by high school principal or counselor * Attend school in a Comcast community * List of eligible communities available on website * Employees of Comcast and its affiliates and their families are not eligible to apply. Applications available: From nominating principal or counselor.

How to apply: Applications are available from the nominating principal or counselor.

Comcast 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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LGMD Awareness Scholarship $3,000 May 25

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or enrolled in an accredited college or university. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership, response to two essays and proof of educating at least 25 people on LGMD. Applicants must use the information provided on the website to educate at least 25 people on LGMD and provide the names, email address and phone numbers of those who have heard your information. A second scholarship is available and applicants are required to submit a picture and message on the Jain Foundation Scholarship Facebook page to help spread awareness. Posts are scored weekly to determine finalists.

How to apply: Applications are available online and may be submitted online or via regular mail.

Jain Foundation Scholarship Committee 9725 Third Avenue NE, Suite 204 Seattle , WA 98115

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Margaret Mcnamara Memorial Fund Fellowships $4,000-$12,000 January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be from an eligible nation, have a record of community service in their country and be U.S. or Canadian residents at the time of application, while intending to return to their country of origin within two years. Individuals under the age of 25 and relatives of World Bank employees are not eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Margaret Mcnamara Memorial Fund 1818 H Street NW, MSN H2-204 Washington, DC 20433

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Navin Narayan Scholarship $1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university and have volunteered a minimum of two years with the Red Cross.

How to apply: Application forms are available online.

American Red Cross Youth 2025 E Street NW Washington, DC 20006

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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award $15,000 January 19

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating college seniors, and must intend to perform one year of public service in the U.S. or abroad. The service may be individual work or through charitable, religious, educational, governmental or other public service organizations.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

The Samuel Huntington Fund Attn: Amy Stacy National Grid 40 Sylvan Road Waltham, MA 02451

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Stamps Scholars Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled high school seniors, undergraduates or graduate students attending an accredited college or university. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application as well as the following: academic achievement, leadership ability, integrity, perseverance, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores are required.

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 98374 Atlanta, GA 30359-2074

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Stanley O. McNaughton Community Service Award $2,000 March 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be juniors or seniors who have participated in community service in high school and college. Students attending Gonzaga University, Heritage University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin's University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Walla Walla University, Whitman College or Whitworth University are eligible.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from your school's financial aid office.

Independent Colleges of Washington 600 Stewart Street Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98101

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STOP Hunger Scholarship $1,000-$5,000 December 5

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are fighting to end hunger. Criteria: * U.S. citizen or permanent resident * Student enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution * Have completed at least one unpaid volunteer experience related to fighting hunger during the past 12 months * Previous recipients of this award and Sodexo employees are ineligible. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and supporting materials.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

Sodexo Foundation 9801 Washingtonian Boulevard Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Tyler/Grandmaison Principals Scholarship $1,500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be Maine high school students nominated by their school's principal. They must be accepted to a college or university and demonstrate exceptional financial need. They must face challenges or obstacles in their pursuit of an education and be committed to public service.

How to apply: Applications are made on the student's behalf by his or her high school principal.

MELMAC Education Foundation 188 Whitten Road Augusta, ME 04330

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Violet Richardson Award Up to $2,500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make outstanding contributions to volunteer efforts. Efforts that benefit women or girls are of particular interest. This award is administered by local, participating Soroptimist clubs and is not available in all communities.

How to apply: Contact your local Soroptimist club.

Soroptimist International of the Americas 1709 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Young People For Fellowship Varies Varies

Eligibility: This fellowship helps young progressive leaders. Criteria: * Current undergraduate student * Want to bring social change to your campus and the community. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Young People For 2000 M Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

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Young Women in Public Affairs Fund $1,000-$4,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be pre-college women between the ages of 16 and 20. District award winners receive at least $1000, and international award winners receive $4,000. Selection is based on volunteerism, volunteer leadership and dedication to "advancing the status of women worldwide."

How to apply: Applications are available online or from your local Zonta Club.

Zonta International 1211 West 22nd Street Suite 900 Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award Program $1,000 November 3

Eligibility: This award helps undergraduate computing researchers. Criteria: * Attending a college or university located in North America * College undergraduate * Has conducted computing research. Requires: Recommendation from chair of home department and nominations from two faculty members.

How to apply: The nomination form is available online. A recommendation from the chair of the applicant's home department and nominations from two faculty members are required.

Computing Research Association 1100 17th Street NW Suite 507 Washington, DC 20036

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Directron College Scholarship $200-$800 May 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps U.S. college students. Criteria: * High school senior or current college student * Must submit an essay on the provided topic related to computers * Essays are judged on academic merit (50 percent) and originality and creativity (50 percent) * Photos are not required but recommended. Applications available: No application form required. Requires: Essay and contact information.

How to apply: No application is required. Applicants should send their contact information and essays to information@directron.com.

Directron 10402 Harwin Drive Houston, TX 77036

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General Mills Technology Scholars Award $5,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be African American undergraduate students majoring in engineering, information systems, computer science/MIS, computer science, food service, information technology or management information systems. They must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Academics, career aspirations, leadership and achievement will be considered in awarding the scholarship.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) 1805 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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Intel Science Talent Search $7,500-$150,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake or Midway Islands or the Marianas. U.S. citizens attending foreign schools are also eligible. Applicants must complete college entrance exams and complete individual research projects and provide a report on the research.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

Intel Corporation and Science Service Society for Science and the Public 1719 North Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing $500 November 2

Eligibility: This scholarship helps tech-savvy young women. Criteria: * U.S. resident * High school student * Interested in technology. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and supporting materials.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) University of Colorado Campus Box 322 UCB Boulder, CO 80309

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Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology $1,000-$100,000 September 30

Eligibility: Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Siemens Foundation 170 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08330

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Young Naturalist Awards Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in science. Criteria: * Grade 7 through 12 * Currently enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories or in a U.S.-sponsored school abroad * Essays must be based on studies in school or an educational program * May choose a topic in biology, earth science or astronomy and take an expedition to an area to explore the topic * Essays must include a list of references * Essays are judged on topic, procedure, analysis, documentation, personal voice, clarity and use of visuals. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay and entry form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024

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AIB Scholarships Up to full tuition May 1 and November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be self-sponsored or not employed by a baking industry employer who will pay for the course.

How to apply: Applications are available by mail or email.

American Institute of Baking (AIB) 1213 Bakers Way Manhattan, KS 66502-4576

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Chain des Rotisseurs Scholarship Varies May 1 or September 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school of culinary arts or AAC-approved post-secondary culinary training program, be excellent students and have completed at least one grading period. Applicants should submit applications, two recommendation letters, financial aid release forms, transcripts and signed photo releases. Selection is based on application, financial need, references and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Culinary Federation 180 Center Place Way St. Augustine, FL 32095

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Art Awards Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in American or Canadian schools and must submit artwork in one of the following categories: art portfolio, animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, photography portfolio, printmaking, sculpture or video and film. There are regional and national levels.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The deadlines vary by state but start in December. There is an online form to find out the deadline for your state.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Harlequin Dance Scholarship Program $250 Monthly

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students of dance. Criteria: * U.S. or Canadian citizen * Age 15 to 21 * Enrolled in a public or private dance school program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Half of the winners are selected based on online voting, and the other half are selected by the judging committee.

American Harlequin Corporation Dance Scholarship Program 1531 Glen Avenue Moorestown, NJ 08057

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O'Neil Arts Award $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding female artists. Criteria: * Illinois resident * Sophomore at an accredited community college or current or upcoming junior at an accredited four-year college or university * Demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or literary arts. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization c/o Linda McDonnell 3201 Newell Drive Granite City, IL 62040-5160

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Princess Grace Awards Up to $30,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Princess Grace Awards 150 E. 58th Street 25th Floor New York, NY 10155

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Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet $2,500 October 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 19. There is no entry fee, but applicants must be members of the NFMC.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Award is only open in even-numbered years.

National Federation of Music Clubs (Coral Gables, FL) Gay Dill, National Chairman 814 South Second Street Atwood, KS 67730

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Eagle Scout of the Year $2,500-$10,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding service in community, church and school and must be at least 15 years of age, in high school and either members of a troop chartered by the American Legion/Auxiliary or sons or grandsons of members of the American Legion/Auxiliary. Students must have received the Eagle Scout Award as well as the Boy Scout religious emblem. Scholarships may be used to attend a state-accredited college, university or other school above the high school level.

How to apply: Applications are available from the local Legion Post or from the Wisconsin American Legion Headquarters.

American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Drive P.O. Box 388 Portage, WI 53901

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Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship $2,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be a practicing Catholic and a full-time high school Senior. Applicants must be holding a leadership role in their scouting unit and be actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship. Applicants must have provided service to their home parish and earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award. Applicants must have earned the Eagle Scout, Silver Award or Quartermaster Award. Applicants must currently hold a leadership role in a community or school organization other than scouting.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official high school transcript, four letters of recommendation and a photo are required.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship $500-$1,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior at an accredited high school or college freshman if their Eagle Scout board of review was held the same year of their high school graduation. Applicants must be a current registered and active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew. Applicants must be an active member of a synagogue. Applicants must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem. Applicants must show practical citizenship in their school, Scouting unit, synagogue and community.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, one Scouting recommendation letter and one religious leader recommendation letter are required.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane Suite 211 P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarships $1,000 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Eagle Scouts who have received credentials from the national office. Criteria: * Graduating high school and entering college in the year of application * SAT score of 1200 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher * Demonstrated leadership ability in scouting * Strong record of participation in activities outside of scouting. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript and letter of recommendation from scout leader.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and letter of recommendation from a scout leader are required.

National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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National Eagle Scout Scholarship $3,000 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors in high school and active members of the Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts who have received the Eagle Scout award. In addition, applicants must be an active member of a synagogue or have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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NESA Academic Scholarship Up to $50,000 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Eagle Scouts who have received credentials from the national office. Criteria: * Graduating high school and entering college in the year of application * Minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 28 * Demonstrated leadership ability in scouting and participation in activities outside of scouting. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript and letter of recommendation from a scout leader.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and letter of recommendation from a scout leader are required.

National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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NESA Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarship $2,500-$12,000 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must enroll as full-time college students at a four-year, non-military college or university and have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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NESA United Health Foundation $25,000 December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of the National Eagle Scout Association. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be entering college in the year which they apply for the scholarship. Applicants may apply during their freshman year of college if their Eagle Scout board of review was held after December 31 of their senior year of high school. Applicants must have a minimum 1800 SAT score or 28 ACT score. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university. Applicants must pursue a healthcare career and agree to use their skill and knowledge to serve in an underserved community. Applicants must apply by December 31, 2014.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior at an accredited high school or college freshman if their Eagle Scout board of review was held the same year of their high school graduation. Applicants must be a current registered and active member of a Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team or Venturing crew. Applicants must be an active member of a synagogue. Applicants must have received the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblem. Applicants must show practical citizenship in their school, Scouting unit, synagogue and community.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, one Scouting recommendation letter, one religious leader recommendation letter and a copy of the FAFSA are required.

National Jewish Committee on Scouting 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane Suite 211 P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program $5,000 May 4

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students majoring or concentrating in entrepreneurship. Criteria: * Current sophomore or junior in a qualifying Historically Black College or University * U.S. citizen of African-American or Hispanic descent * GPA of 3.0 or higher * Enroll full-time for the upcoming academic year. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, appraisal and transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, appraisal and transcript are required.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship 120 Wall Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10005

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Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation $4,000 VAries

Eligibility: Applicants must be Hawaii residents and major in business administration or another business-related field at a four-year accredited institution. The scholarships are up to four years and are based on merit, need, leadership, and commitment to earn a college degree.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Servco Pacific Inc. Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 2788 Honolulu, HI 96803

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Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship $5,000 June 15

Eligibility: Applicants must attend an accredited American college, university or trade school. An essay of 500-700 words on the entrepreneurial-related topic provided is required.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Grasshopper 197 First Avenue Suite 200 Needham, MA 02494

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Harry A. Applegate Scholarship Varies January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to be full-time students at a two-year or four-year program in marketing, entrepreneurship or management. This award is based on merit, not financial need, but applicants may include financial need statements for review. Applicants should submit transcripts, test scores, a statement of club participation, proof of leadership outside DECA, three recommendation letters and proof of membership.

How to apply: Applications are available online and should be submitted to state/provincial DECA advisors.

DECA Inc. 1908 Association Drive Reston, VA 20191

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National Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be African American graduating high school seniors and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must submit a transcript, an application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay that is at least 300 words on "Why is education important to me?"

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program Up to $40,000 over two years March 28

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have been 29 years old or younger when their business began generating revenue. The applicant's business must be one to five years old, have generated revenue for at least one year and help create opportunities for low-income Americans. Selection is based on the applicant's motivation and vision and knowledge of low-wealth individuals and the potential of the business.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Hitachi Foundation 1215 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship $850 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in conservation. Criteria: * Student * Age 13 to 21 * Must design, implement and write about an environmental conservation project. Application instructions available: Online. Requires: Essay and project photo.

How to apply: Application instructions are available online. An essay and a project photo are required.

Nicodemus Wilderness Project P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque, NM 87196

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Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution and must have career goals that are related to communicating and interpreting nature's wonder. Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art and California history are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on dedication to the ideals of the scholarship and financial need.

How to apply: Student must submit a statement of personal and career goals, a resume (and portfolio if applicable) and transcripts of all college work completed to date. On the cover page, include your name, address, phone number and college major.

Calaveras Big Trees Association P.O. Box 1196 Arnold, CA 95223

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Environmental Consortium Merit Scholarship $3,000-$10,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in environmental issues that impact the Hudson Valley. Criteria: * Incoming first-year student at Pace Law School * Currently enrolled in or have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from an Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley member institution * Selection is based on application and academic record * Recipients are expected to complete at least one research project pertaining to environmental issues involving the Hudson Valley while attending Pace. Applications available: From Pace Law School. Requires: Application form, transcript and personal statement.

How to apply: Applications are available from Pace Law School. An application form, transcript and personal statement are required.

Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities c/o Pace Academy for the Environment 78 N. Broadway White Plains, NY 10603

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition $200-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $1,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives $200. A $200 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Junior Duck Stamp Program MS:MB 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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National Wildlife Federation Ecology Fellowship Varies March 8

Eligibility: Applicants must create a plan for a campus ecology program, working with a project advisor and verifier. All Campus Ecology fellows are required to attend a training program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Wildlife Federation P.O. Box 1583 Merrifield, VA 22116-1583

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Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship $3,500 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time and at least in the second year of college or in graduate school. Students must major in an area of environmental studies such as, but not limited to, ecology, hydrology, conservation biology, natural resource management, zoology or environmental law and policy. A list of member institutions is online.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities Gordon Flyfishers c/o Pace Academy for the Environment Pace University Environmental House Pleasantville, NY 10570

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Tourism Cares Sustainable Tourism Scholarship Varies April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a tourism program at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in any country and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students in developing countries are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Tourism Cares 275 Turnpike Street Suite 307 Canton, MA 02021

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Young Naturalist Awards Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in science. Criteria: * Grade 7 through 12 * Currently enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories or in a U.S.-sponsored school abroad * Essays must be based on studies in school or an educational program * May choose a topic in biology, earth science or astronomy and take an expedition to an area to explore the topic * Essays must include a list of references * Essays are judged on topic, procedure, analysis, documentation, personal voice, clarity and use of visuals. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay and entry form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024

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Love Your Body Poster Contest Up to $350 December 19

Eligibility: This contest rewards outstanding poster artists. Criteria: * Non-student or student at any level of education * From any country * Must submit original poster that challenges stereotypical depictions of female beauty. Entry instructions available: Online. Requires: Poster.

How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. A poster is required.

National Organization for Women Foundation LYB Poster Contest 1100 H Street, NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20005

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Art Awards Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in American or Canadian schools and must submit artwork in one of the following categories: art portfolio, animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, photography portfolio, printmaking, sculpture or video and film. There are regional and national levels.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The deadlines vary by state but start in December. There is an online form to find out the deadline for your state.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Charles and Lucille Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Up to $3,500 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate juniors or seniors and demonstrate academic ability, financial need and professional potential. Applicants must also major in film and television. Applicants must submit applications, personal statements, three recommendation letters and transcripts.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request between September 1 and April 1.

Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation 366 Madison Avenue 10th Floor New York, NY 10017

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College Television Awards Varies January 14

Eligibility: Applicants must produce an original film or video in one of the following categories: drama, comedy, music, documentary, news, magazine show, traditional or computer-generated animation, children's programming or commercials. Professionals may not be involved in the production of the piece, including producers, directors, camera operators, lighting or sound technicians and production managers. Applicants must also be full-time students who have produced their video for course credit at an American college or university from January 1 to December 31 of the current year.

How to apply: Applications are available online from September 1 to January 15 and are also sent to college film and television departments.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation 5220 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Freedom of Speech PSA Contest $1,000-$3,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be part-time or full-time graduate or undergraduate students currently attending a college, university or technical/community college. They must create a 30-second public service announcement while enrolled answering the question, "What does freedom of speech mean to me?" Announcements may be created for television or radio. Selection is based upon quality of submission.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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Indiana Broadcasters Association Scholarships Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps student broadcasters. Criteria: * Indiana resident and current college student * 3.0 or higher GPA * Actively participating in a college broadcast facility or working for a commercial broadcast facility * Attending an IBA member institution that has a radio/TV facility on campus and/or offers majors in telecommunications or broadcast journalism. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, essay and transcript request form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay and transcript request form are required.

Indiana Broadcasters Association 3003 E 98th Street Suite 161 Indianapolis, IN 46280

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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship $500-$1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Julianne Malveaux Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Princess Grace Awards Up to $30,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Princess Grace Awards 150 E. 58th Street 25th Floor New York, NY 10155

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Up to $10,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Student Academy Awards Varies June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. college, university, film school or art school. Films must be made as a part of a school curriculum in the categories of alternative, animation, documentary or narrative. Selection is based on originality, entertainment, production quality and resourcefulness.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 8949 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest Up to $500 April 1

Eligibility: Students must be in any high school in the world and submit a video on the provided topic. Selection is based on analysis of the subject matter, originality, development of point of view, insight, clarity of expression, organization and grammar.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 1187 Coast Village Road PMB 121, Suite 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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National Marbles Tournament Scholarship Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must win first place in a local marble tournament and then compete in the National Marbles Tournament held each summer in New Jersey. Students must be between 7 and 15 years old.

How to apply: Information on the tournament is available online.

National Marbles Tournament

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Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design $4,000 February 1

Eligibility: This fellowship helps graduate students doing research projects on garden design. Criteria: * Grad student at a U.S. college or university * Conducting research that is related to garden design. Application instructions available: Online. Requires: Cover letter, research proposal, budget proposal, resume and three recommendation letters.

How to apply: Application instructions are available online. A cover letter, research proposal, budget proposal, resume and three recommendation letters are required.

Landscape Architecture Foundation 1129 20th Street NW Suite 202 Washington, DC 20036

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HSA Research Grants Up to $5,000 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must have a proposed program of scientific, academic or artistic investigation of herbal plants. Applicants must describe their research needs in 500 words or less and include a proposed budget with specific budget items listed. This grant may not be used in combination with funding from another source and may not be used to pay for salaries, tuition or private garden development.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

Herb Society of America Attn.: Research Grant 9019 Kirtland Chardon Road Kirtland, OH 44094

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Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship $3,000 May 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate landscape horticultural or related program at a two- or four-year accredited institution. Preference is given to those who plan to pursue a career in horticulture.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Horticultural Research Institute 525 9th Street NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004

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Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship $3,000 May 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors in a two-year course and have finished the first year, juniors in a four-year course and have finished the first two years or be graduate students. Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and graduate students a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Preference will be given to applicants who have financial need and who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation, including starting a business.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

Horticultural Research Institute 525 9th Street NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004

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Usrey Family Scholarship $750 May 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be in an undergraduate or graduate landscape horticulture program or related field at a two or four-year California state university or college. Applicants must also be current, full-time students, academically competitive and have a minimum 2.25 GPA and a minimum 2.7 GPA in the major. Preference is given to applicants who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation. Applicants must submit applications, cover letters, resumes, transcripts and two recommendation letters.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Horticultural Research Institute 525 9th Street NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004

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AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science $15,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who plan to write dissertations on the history of atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Students must submit a cover letter with vitae, official transcripts, a typed description of the dissertation topic and three letters of recommendation.

How to apply: Submit materials to address listed.

American Meteorological Society Fellowship and Scholarship Department 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693

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Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest $200-$4,000 Four weeks before the start of NSSAR Congress

Eligibility: Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school students at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.

How to apply: Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 809 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-2619

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National History Day Contest Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 6-12 and prepare throughout the school year history presentations based on an annual theme. Around February or March students compete in district History Day contests. District winners then prepare for the state contests, held usually in April or May. Those winners advance to the national contest held in June at the University of Maryland.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National History Day 4511 Knox Road College Park, MD 20740

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Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Varies February

Eligibility: This scholarship helps aspiring foreign exchange students who wish to study in Germany. Criteria: * U.S. citizen or permanent resident * Current high school student * Age 15 to 18 at start of exchange program * Minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and supporting materials.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

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Fellowships for Regular Program $11,500 plus housing, board and fees January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one to two years of graduate study and must take exams in ancient Greek language, history and either literature or art and archaeology. Students must be able to read French, German, ancient Greek and Latin with an ability to also read modern Greek and Italian considered helpful. Applicants must be graduate students who are preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or a related field. The fellowships provide study in Athens or Greece for nine months and may not be used for costs at the student's home institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens 6-8 Charlton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

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Fellowships/Grants to Study in Scandinavia $5,000-$23,000 November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their undergraduate educations and have a research or study project requiring a stay in Scandinavia. Some language proficiency is required.

How to apply: Applications are available online and by written request.

American-Scandinavian Foundation 58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016

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Leif and Inger Sjoberg Award $2,000 June 15

Eligibility: The award is given to the best English translation of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish after 1800. Translations may not previously have been published in the English language.

How to apply: There is no application form. Please see website for submission details.

American-Scandinavian Foundation 58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016

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National Latin Exam Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be gold medal winners in Latin III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry or Latin V-VI on the National Latin Exam. Applicants must be high school seniors who agree to take at least one Latin or classical Greek each semester during their first year of college. A classics in translation course does not count.

How to apply: Applications are mailed to eligible students. Renewal applications are available online.

National Latin Exam University of Mary Washington 1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Student Translation Award $500 June 29

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students or a group of students attending an accredited U.S. college or university. The project should have post-grant results such as a publication, conference presentation or teaching material. Computer-assisted translations, dissertations and theses are not eligible, and students who are already published translators are not eligible. Translations must be from a foreign language into English. Preference is given to students who have been or are currently enrolled in translator training programs. There is a limit of one entry per student. Applicants should submit entry forms, statements of purpose, letter of recommendation, translation sample with corresponding source-language text, proof of permission to publish from copyright holder and sample outline or other material demonstrating the nature of the work (if the project is not a translation).

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Translators Association 225 Reinekers Lane Suite 590 Alexandria, VA 22314

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Fellowships for Regular Program $11,500 plus housing, board and fees January 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one to two years of graduate study and must take exams in ancient Greek language, history and either literature or art and archaeology. Students must be able to read French, German, ancient Greek and Latin with an ability to also read modern Greek and Italian considered helpful. Applicants must be graduate students who are preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or a related field. The fellowships provide study in Athens or Greece for nine months and may not be used for costs at the student's home institution.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens 6-8 Charlton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Up to $10,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors or equivalent home schooled students and write an essay on one of four selected topics based on a piece of literature. Each English teacher may only submit one junior and one senior essay. Selection is based on style, content, grammar and originality.

How to apply: English teachers submit entries. Essays from home-schooled students may be submitted by a parent or guardian.

Penguin Group (USA) Academic Marketing Department Signet Classic Student Scholarship 375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014

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AMS Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Program Up to $15,000 December 15

Eligibility: The Epsilon Fund seeks to fund programs that have the following general characteristics (not requirements): run over a period of multiple weeks during the summer, bring in at least 20 high school students with mathematical talent and generally directed by mathematicians. Within these broad guidelines, many different models of programs are considered eligible and are welcome to apply.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund Membership and Programs Department 201 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904-2294

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Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student $1,200 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students at colleges or universities in the United States or its possessions, Canada and Mexico. Students must be nominated.

How to apply: Nomination information is available by email. Questions should be directed to Dr. Martha J. Siegel at the address above. Nominations and submissions should be sent to: Morgan Prize Committee, c/o Robert J. Daverman, American Mathematical Society, 312D Ayres Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.

American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America Professor Carla Savage, MAA Secretary Computer Science Department, North Carolina State University Box 8206 Raleigh, NC 27695

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Intel Science Talent Search $7,500-$150,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake or Midway Islands or the Marianas. U.S. citizens attending foreign schools are also eligible. Applicants must complete college entrance exams and complete individual research projects and provide a report on the research.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

Intel Corporation and Science Service Society for Science and the Public 1719 North Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology $1,000-$100,000 September 30

Eligibility: Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Siemens Foundation 170 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08330

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Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program Up to full tuition January 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and high school seniors, graduates or college freshmen with at least four years of college remaining who wish to attend one of 600 colleges and earn a commission. Recipients must serve in the Army for four to eight years after graduation.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Headquarters U.S. Army Cadet Command 55 Patch Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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NROTC Scholarship Program Full tuition and fees, books, uniforms and monthly stipend January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 17 years old as of September 1 of their first year of college, no older than 23 on June 30 of that first year and must be younger than 27 at the time of anticipated graduation. Students must attend an NROTC college and have no moral or personal convictions against military service. Those interested in the Navy program, including Nurse-option, must have an SAT critical reading score of 530 and a math score of 520 or an ACT score of 22 in English and 22 in math. For the Marine Corps option, students must have an SAT composite score of 1000 or an ACT composite score of 22. Applicants must also meet all Navy or Marine Corps physical standards.

How to apply: Applications are available online. Contact information for regional offices is available online.

Chief of Naval Education and Training/NROTC

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Youth Education Summit Varies February 1

Eligibility: Students must be a high school sophomore or junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection to participate in the summit is based on academic achievement, the three page essay, the personal statement and letters of recommendation. Students from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia must attend the state Y.E.S. program before being considered for the national summit.

How to apply: Applications are available online and include a three page essay, a short personal statement, a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation.

Friends of NRA Field Operations Division Event Support Coordinator 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030

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John Lennon Scholarship Competition Up to $20,000 April 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be age 17 to 24 and write an original song to be reviewed by a prestigious panel of judges. Entries are to be submitted by music schools, universities, youth orchestras and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

How to apply: Please see the website for a full list of eligible organizations that may submit entries.

BMI Foundation Inc. 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007

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Junior Composers Award $50-$200 February 1

Eligibility: There are four age classes: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Selection is based on content and musicianship. There is a $1.25 entry fee plus state entry fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Award Karen Greenhalgh 8261 San Juan Range Road Littleton, CO 80127

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NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards $500-$1,500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least in grade 7 and no older than age 25. Three awards are given, one for each category: intermediate (grades 7 to 9), high school (grades 10 to 12) and advanced (high school graduates through age 25). Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit an original piano composition to be judged. This biennial award is given in odd-numbered years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Olson Awards James Schnars 6550 Shoreline Drive Suite 7505 St. Petersburg, FL 33708

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Rutledge Scholarship $2,000 February 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who exhibit academic and artistic excellence. Criteria: * High school senior in South Carolina public school * Attended a South Carolina public school for the past two consecutive years * U.S. citizen* A sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted for the creative writing category * An original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted for the drama category * An original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted for the music category * An original visual composition must be submitted for the visual arts category * Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, composition and process folio.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

South Carolina State Department of Education 1429 Senate Street Room 701-A Columbia, SC 29201

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

ASCAP Foundation One Lincoln Plaza New York, NY 10023

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Young Jazz Composer Award Varies December 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be under the age of 30 and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must submit one original composition, including a score and performance, if possible.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

ASCAP Foundation One Lincoln Plaza New York, NY 10023

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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AMCA Music Scholarship $1,000-$1,200 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students obtaining their bachelor's degree in a music-related field (with preference given to voice or choral concentrations) and be sponsored by a chorus of the Associated Male Choruses of America. Applicants must submit references and a personal letter.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by contacting your local AMCA chorus.

Associated Male Choruses of America Weldon Wilson, Scholarship Chair 5143 S. 40th Street St. Cloud, MN 56301

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American Theatre Organ Society Scholarships Up to $1,500 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of July 1 and either working toward college organ performance degrees or be studying with professional organ instructors. Students' names must be submitted by their present organ instructor or the school's music department head. An essay is also required.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Theatre Organ Society Carlton B. Smith, Director 2175 N. Irwin Street Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Chopin Piano Competition $1,500-$5,000 October 3

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or international full-time students with valid student visas and must be between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants are required to prepare a repertoire of works by designated composers. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Thomas Pniewski, Director of Cultural Affairs Kosciuszko Foundation 15 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065

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Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Scholarship $1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time music students pursuing a career in sacred music who are either entering freshmen or already enrolled in an accredited college, university or school of theology or pursuing an academic education in worship; be members of the United Methodist Church or be employed in the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and show Christian character and participation in Christian activities. Students must also demonstrate musical or other artistic talent and leadership potential. Applicants must submit applications, transcripts, personal statements and three reference letters.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts Robert A. Schilling 4702 Graceland Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208-3504

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Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition $1,000-$4,000 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants may apply as instrumentalists or vocalists. They must be high school seniors or college freshmen who plan to focus on music in their future lives. Applicants must submit an audition CD or tape in addition to an application form. High school seniors may reapply as college freshmen as long as they weren't first-place winners the previous year.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society 107 East Main Street P.O. Box 61 Clarinda, IA 51632

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International Competition for Young String Players $5,000-$10,000 December 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps young instrumentalists. Criteria: * Student of violin, viola or cello * Between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of competition * Must not be under professional management * Must perform five pieces for the competition. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, repertoire list, audition CD, release forms, education and experience page and $75 application fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, repertoire list, audition CD, release forms, education and experience page and $75 application fee are required.

Friday Morning Music Club Inc. 801 K Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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International Junior Competition Up to $7,000 The competition is June 18-23

Eligibility: Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 20-minute program of solo music and a 30-minute program of solo music.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation 138 W. 300 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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International Trumpet Guild Conference Scholarship Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be students and record audition songs onto a tape or CD. There are different age group categories, and each category has its own performance requirements. Applicants must be ITG members.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

International Trumpet Guild John Irish, Department of Music Angelo State University ASU Station #10906 San Angelo, TX 76909

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Ione M. Allen Music Scholarship Varies January 21

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain or Transylvania County, North Carolina. They must possess musical talent and attend an accredited conservatory or other institution with a recognized music department. All applicants must be interviewed and present a performance.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Center for Scholarship Administration Wachovia Accounts 4320-G Wade Hampton Boulevard Taylors, SC 29687

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Lasley Scholarship Competition Varies Unknown

Eligibility: This scholarship helps performing artists. Criteria: * Full-time undergraduate or graduate music students * Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC resident or student at a college, university or conservatory in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC * 25 years of age or younger * Prior first place winners may not reenter. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, resume and $25 application fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.

Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria 2121 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 608 Alexandria, VA 22314

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Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers $10,000-$15,000 plus travel stipend January 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be between 19 and 32 years old and attend a regional competition, performing four selections. If contestants are unable to participate in any of the scheduled regional auditions, they may instead submit a DVD, which must contain all four of the required repertoire selections. Finalists will be chosen, based on vocal beauty and technique, interpretation, acting, repertoire variety and presence.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music 7 East 20th Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003

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Music Scholarships $500-$3,500 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding musicians. Criteria: * Must attend Hanover College * May or may not major in music * Each applicant must audition. Applications available: From Hanover College. Requires: Application form, letter of recommendation and audition.

How to apply: Applications are available from Hanover College. An application form, letter of recommendation and audition are required.

Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance P.O. Box 108 Hanover, IN 47243

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Music Student Essay Contest $1,000 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps music students. Criteria: * Public, private or home school student in grades 4 through 12 * Music student * Write an essay on given topic * Five scholarships are awarded to students in grades 4 through 8, and five are awarded to students in grades 9 through 12 * Schools of winners receive merchandise prizes. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An essay, contact information, school contact information and instrument played are required.

School Band and Orchestra Magazine 21 Highland Circle Suite One Needham, MA 02494

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NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award $250-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs (AR) Dr. George Keck 2112 Hinson Road Suite 23 Little Rock, AR 72212

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Rutledge Scholarship $2,000 February 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who exhibit academic and artistic excellence. Criteria: * High school senior in South Carolina public school * Attended a South Carolina public school for the past two consecutive years * U.S. citizen* A sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted for the creative writing category * An original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted for the drama category * An original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted for the music category * An original visual composition must be submitted for the visual arts category * Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, composition and process folio.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

South Carolina State Department of Education 1429 Senate Street Room 701-A Columbia, SC 29201

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Scholarship Program for Young Pianists $1,000 May 15

Eligibility: The program is available to any qualified American pianists age 14 to 17 who are enrolled in secondary or undergraduate institutions as full-time students. Applicants also must study music and major in piano. They must submit applications, statements of career goals, two references, audio tapes and $25 fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Chopin Foundation of the United States, Inc. 1440 79th Street Causeway Suite 117 Miami, FL 33141

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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Stulberg International String Competition Up to $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps young instrumentalists. Criteria: * Student of violin, viola, cello or double bass * 19 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year of competition * Must perform a Bach piece and a solo for competition. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, proof of age and audition CD.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of age and audition CD are required.

Julius and Esther Stulberg Competition Inc. 359 S Kalamazoo Mall #14 Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Varies February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

ASCAP Foundation One Lincoln Plaza New York, NY 10023

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Women Band Directors International College Scholarships Varies December 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be studying instrumental music with the intention of becoming a band director. One scholarship will be available to all-level college and graduate students, while the other three are designated for undergraduate upperclassmen.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Women Band Directors International Karen Williams WBDI Scholarship Chair 3994 White Oak Road Waynesville, NC 28785

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Young Artists Competition Up to $40,000 October 1

Eligibility: Applicants must perform at this competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students are provided with housing but must provide own transportation to and from Salt Lake City. Applicants must perform a 25-minute program of solo music and a 35-minute program of solo music.

How to apply:

Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation 138 W. 300 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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Barr Awards $1,000-$1,500 February 12

Eligibility: This scholarship helps student journalists. Criteria: * High school or post-secondary student at any type of institution * Must have published or broadcast a work in the previous year that helped to correct an injustice or promote justice and fairness * No more than one entry per applicant may be submitted. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, five copies of submitted work and summary of work are required.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, five copies of submitted work and brief summary of work are required.

Newspaper Guild - CWA 501 3rd Street NW 6th Floor Washington, DC 20001-2797

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CCNMA Scholarships $500-$1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either California residents or be attending California schools. While the student's degree does not have to be in journalism, they must demonstrate plans to pursue a career in journalism. An interview and autobiographical essay are required. Awards are based also on financial need, academic achievement and a civic responsibility.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Dorothy Greer Scholarship Up to $2,000 February 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding young journalists. Criteria: * Colorado high school senior * School is a member of the Colorado High School Press Association * Must have worked on yearbook or newspaper for at least two years * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Selection criteria include neatness (10 percent), quality of work (40 percent), personal statement (20 percent), letters of recommendation (20 percent) and grades (10 percent). Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, transcript, three to four letters of recommendation, samples of published work and action photo.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, transcript, three to four letters of recommendation, samples of published work and action photo are required.

Colorado High School Press Association CSU Student Media Lory Student Center Box 13 Fort Collins, CO 80523

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Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship $500-$1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino, be either California residents or attending California schools and have an interest in pursuing a journalism career. An interview is required. Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are also considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Fund for American Studies Internships Varies Varies

Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students take classes at Georgetown University and live in downtown Washington, DC. Summer and school-year programs are available.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fund for American Studies 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009

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GPEF Scholarship $1,500-$2,000 March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students interested in newspaper journalism. Criteria: * High school senior or undergraduate student * Student must have been a Georgia resident for three years, or parents must have been Georgia residents for two years * Attend a Georgia college or university * Demonstrate financial need * Recommended by a counselor, principal, professor or Georgia Press Association member. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, copy of SAT scores, copy of tax return, anticipated budget, school photograph and letter of recommendation.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, copy of SAT scores, copy of tax return, anticipated budget, school photograph and letter of recommendation are required.

Georgia Press Educational Foundation, Inc. Georgia Press Building 30266 Mercer University Drive Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30343-4137

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Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Varies May 1

Eligibility: Students must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in Maine. Applicants are considered for the award based on their interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement. They must also continue to demonstrate an interest in journalism in college.

How to apply: Applications are available online in January or by contacting the Maine Community Foundation.

Maine Community Foundation 245 Main Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

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Herff Jones Scholarship Varies April 4

Eligibility: This scholarship helps high school yearbook staff. Criteria: * Graduating high school senior in Texas * 3.0 or higher GPA * Plan to major or minor in a communications-related field * Involved in journalism during high school. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, letter of recommendation and three to five samples of student journalism work.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, letter of recommendation and three to five samples of student journalism work are required.

University Interscholastic League 1701 Manor Road Austin, TX 78722

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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship $500-$1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Julianne Malveaux Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Nation Institute/I.F. Stone Award $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps student journalists. Criteria: * Enrolled in a U.S. college or university * Must submit articles written outside of regular coursework within the year prior to the application deadline * Selection is based on article's exhibition of commitment to human rights, concern for truth-telling, interest in topics ignored by mainstream media, investigative zeal and progressive politics. Applications available: No application form is required.

How to apply: No application form is necessary.

Nation Institute 116 E 16th Street 8th Floor New York, NY 10003

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Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships/Internships $2,000 December 1

Eligibility: Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in a career as a foreign correspondent. Eligible students must be attending American colleges or universities.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Overseas Press Club Foundation 40 W. 45 Street New York, NY 10036

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Up to $10,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Stevens Memorial Scholarship $1,500 February 13

Eligibility: This scholarship helps high school journalism students. Criteria: * Graduating New Jersey high school senior * Nominated by GSSPA member * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Participated in high school journalism for at least two years. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, three or four letters of recommendation and portfolio with work samples.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, three or four letters of recommendation and portfolio with work samples are required.

Garden State Scholastic Press Foundation 840 Bear Tavern Road Suite 305 West Trenton, NJ 08628-1019

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Virginia High School League Charles E. Savedge Journalism Scholarship $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be active members of a high school newspaper, yearbook or other publication. Students must be in their senior year and have plans to study journalism in college.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Virginia High School League Foundation 1642 State Farm Boulevard Charlottesville, VA 22911

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Yuchengco: Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship $1,000-$3,000 February 20

Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time undergraduate students that are at least 50% Filipino and majoring in journalism at any Bay Area university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The award is based on merit and financial need. Applicants should submit applications, transcripts, essays, writing samples, resumes, recommendation letters and Student Aid Report forms.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Asian Pacific Fund 465 California Street Suite 809 San Francisco, CA 94104

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Bodie McDowell Scholarship $1,000-$5,000 March 2

Eligibility: Applicants must be students of outdoor communications fields including print, film, art or broadcasting and must be either undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year or graduate students.

How to apply: Applicants are available online.

Outdoor Writers Association of America 121 Hickory Street Suite 1 Missoula, MT 59801

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Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest $500-$2,000 November 28

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and participate in the annual competition that occurs in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

How to apply: Details on the competition are available online.

Stuttgart Arkansas Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1500 507 S. Main Stuttgart, AR 72160

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition $200-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $1,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives $200. A $200 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Junior Duck Stamp Program MS:MB 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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Scholarship for Outdoor Communicators $500-$1,000 May 16

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who plan to enter the field of outdoor communications. Criteria: * Student at a Florida college or university or student from any school whose application is endorsed by a FOWA member or faculty advisor * Career goal that entails communicating love and appreciation of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities * Selection based on essay, faculty advisor or FOWA member endorsement, scholastic merit and extracurricular activities * Preference is given to journalism and communications majors. Applications available: Online. Requires: Cover page, essay, resume and letter of endorsement. Other supporting materials will be considered.

How to apply: Applications are available online. A cover page, essay, resume and letter of endorsement are required. Other supporting materials will be considered.

Florida Outdoor Writers Association 24 NW 33rd Court Suite A Gainesville, FL 32706

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Kerope Zildjian Concert Percussion Scholarship $5,000 plus free cymbals June 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate music students who are also outstanding percussionists. A CD submission of a percussion solo not to exceed 15 minutes in length is also required. Selection is based on the overall quality of the application and submission.

How to apply: Entry forms are available online. Entry form, CD contents form, one-page resume and two copies of CD recording are required and should be mailed to the attention of Kerope Zildjian.

Avedis Zildjian Company 22 Longwater Drive Norwell, MA 02061

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Colorado State Thespians Scholarships $1,000 November 10

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who participate in theatre. Criteria: * High school senior * Minimum 2.75 GPA * Plan to attend one of 30 participating universities, colleges or conservatories from across the nation * Major in theatre * Must perform an audition in acting, musical theatre or dance or prepare a portfolio of expertise in technical theatre to present on the designated audition day in Denver, Colorado * Admission and additional scholarships may be offered by the colleges based on the audition. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, photo and $35 application fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, photo and $35 application fee are required.

Colorado State Thespians 2001 Lincoln Street Suite 1611 Denver, CO 80202

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NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award $250-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be Individual Junior Special members or Active Junior Club members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Applicants must enter in their state of residence by submitting a taped performance.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs (AR) Dr. George Keck 2112 Hinson Road Suite 23 Little Rock, AR 72212

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O'Neil Arts Award $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding female artists. Criteria: * Illinois resident * Sophomore at an accredited community college or current or upcoming junior at an accredited four-year college or university * Demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or literary arts. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization c/o Linda McDonnell 3201 Newell Drive Granite City, IL 62040-5160

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Optimist International Oratorical Contest $1,000-$2,500 Late March

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.

Optimist International 4494 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108

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Playwright Discovery Award Up to $750 June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school, and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Office of VSA and Accessibility John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F. Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

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Princess Grace Awards Up to $30,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must submit an example of their work in the category in which they apply: theatre, dance, choreography, film or playwriting. Theatre and dance applicants require the sponsorship of a professional company or school, one nominee per institution. Awards are based on the artistic quality of the artist's work, potential for future excellence and activities.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Princess Grace Awards 150 E. 58th Street 25th Floor New York, NY 10155

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Rutledge Scholarship $2,000 February 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who exhibit academic and artistic excellence. Criteria: * High school senior in South Carolina public school * Attended a South Carolina public school for the past two consecutive years * U.S. citizen* A sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted for the creative writing category * An original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted for the drama category * An original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted for the music category * An original visual composition must be submitted for the visual arts category * Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, composition and process folio.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

South Carolina State Department of Education 1429 Senate Street Room 701-A Columbia, SC 29201

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Theatre Scholarships $500-$3,500 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who participate in theatre. Criteria: * Must attend Hanover College * Must schedule an interview with theatre faculty * Must present an audition, portfolio, script or other material as appropriate to their area of interest.

How to apply: No application form is necessary. A resume, letter of recommendation and material pertinent to area of interest are required.

Hanover College Office of Admission and Financial Assistance P.O. Box 108 Hanover, IN 47243

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Thespian Scholarships Varies April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors in high school, active members of the International Thespian Society and planning to major or minor in communicative arts. Most of the scholarships require an audition or tech portfolio.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Educational Theatre Association 2343 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Thespians Achievement Scholarships $2,000 January 9

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding thespians. Criteria: * High school student * Perform an audition in one of the following categories: acting, technical theatre, singing or theatre education. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application and resume of thespian troupe experience.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and resume of thespian troupe experience are required.

Georgia Thespians 2280 Remington Court Marietta, GA 30066

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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Alexia Foundation Student Grants Up to full tuition March 3

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university in the United States or abroad. Professional photographers are not eligible. Selection is based on photographic skill as well as the strength of the proposal.

How to apply: Application submission must be completed online. A synopsis, proposal, resume and digital portfolio are required.

Alexia Foundation 178 Sleepy Hollow Road P.O. Box 87 Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

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Art Awards Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in American or Canadian schools and must submit artwork in one of the following categories: art portfolio, animation, ceramics and glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, photography portfolio, printmaking, sculpture or video and film. There are regional and national levels.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The deadlines vary by state but start in December. There is an online form to find out the deadline for your state.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Scholarship Competition $200-$1,000 March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be in kindergarten to 12th grade and submit their artwork to their state or local department. Students must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or nationals. The first place national winner has their art made into the next Federal Junior Duck Stamp, wins $1,000 and travels with a parent to the next First Day of Sale event for their stamp. The second place winner receives $500, and the third place winner receives $200. A $200 prize is also awarded to the best conservation message.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Junior Duck Stamp Program MS:MB 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst Piano Award $500 January 15 in even numbered years

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors under age 18 and members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit taped piano solo performances. There is a $10 entry fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Claire Ulrich Whitehurst Piano Award Claire-Frances Whitehurst 3360 SW 18th Street Miami, FL 33145-1853

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award $500-$1,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must live in New England and/or be members of NETC and submit a full-length play written for a young audience. The play must not have been previously published, previously produced by a professional company or submitted to the Harris competition. Students may only submit one play. There is a $20 processing fee.

How to apply: There is no application.

New England Theatre Conference PMB 502 198 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116-4750

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Clauder Competition Up to $2,500 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps playwrights. Criteria: * Live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont * Residency/school attendance requirement may be waived for playwrights who have previously lived in New England and produce material relevant to the area * Must submit a full-length play that is an original work and has not been produced or published. Applications available: No application form is required. Requires: Script.

How to apply: No application form is required.

Portland Stage Company P.O. Box 1458 Portland, ME 04104

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National Ten Minute Play Contest $1,000 November 1

Eligibility: Each playwright may only submit one script no more than 10 pages in length that has not been previously submitted.

How to apply: No application is necessary.

Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten Minute Play Contest 316 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218

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AU Student Essay Contest $100-$500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S. Applicants must submit and essay outlining the importance of the separation of church and state and how it is important to the preservation of religious freedom in the U.S. Essays must be fully researched and include in-text citations and a bibliography. Selection will be based on the essay that most completely covers the topic and demonstrates a genuine knowledge of the subject.

How to apply: Apply by submitting essay along with cover page to campus@au.org. Cover page must include full name, email address, postal address, grade level, school name and address, and name of faculty adviser that can verify authenticity of essay.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Attn.: Essay Contest Submission 1901 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

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Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships Up to $5,000 April 1 and November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Council on International Educational Exchange 7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor Portland, ME 04101

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Frank Newman Leadership Award Varies March 4

Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president.

How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

Campus Compact 45 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111

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Fund for American Studies Internships Varies Varies

Eligibility: There are programs in comparative political and economic systems, political journalism, business and government, philanthropy and international institutes. Each program includes classes, an internship and special events. Students take classes at Georgetown University and live in downtown Washington, DC. Summer and school-year programs are available.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Fund for American Studies 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009

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Humane Studies Fellowships Up to $15,000 February 8

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who are in any field and at any stage before completion of the Ph.D., law students, MBA students or other professional students. The fellowships can be used for study in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants must also be enrolled as full-time students at an accredited degree-granting institution. Students must be alumni of IHS programs and events.

How to apply: Applications are available online. There is a $25 application fee that is waived by applying by January 5.

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University 3434 Washington Boulevard MS 1C5 Arlington, VA 22201

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Julianne Malveaux Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship $2,500 February 22

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, 18-25 years old and a U.S. citizen eligible for foreign travel. Selection is based on the originality and feasibility of the proposed work to be performed in a foreign country to promote UNESCO mandates. Selection is also based on the quality of the personal essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. The application package should include the official cover form, a one-page summary of the proposed project, a personal essay, a resume and one letter of recommendation.

U.S. National Commission to UNESCO 2121 Virginia Avenue Suite 6200 Washington, DC 20037

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Nancy McManus Washington Internship Scholarships $2,000 May 1

Eligibility: Applicants must belong to Pi Sigma Alpha and be nominated by their local chapter. The award is for a political science internship is based on academic achievement and service to the organization.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Pi Sigma Alpha The Washington Center 2301 M Street NW, Fifth Floor Washington, DC 20037-1427

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Project Vote Smart National Internship Program All living costs (including room and board) Rolling

Eligibility: This internship helps college students and recent graduates to gain experience in voter education. Criteria: * Current college student or recent graduate * Able to be politically neutral * Can commit to a ten-week internship. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, resume, cover letter and three references.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, cover letter and three references are required.

Project Vote Smart Internship Coordinator 1 Common Ground Philipsburg, MT 59858

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Transatlantic Fellows Program Varies Varies

Eligibility: Fellowships are by invitation from GMF and are issued to senior policy-practitioners, journalists, academics and businesspeople. Fellows work in residence in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium.

How to apply: Contact John K. Glenn at the organization for more information.

German Marshall Fund of the United States 1744 R Street NW Washington, DC 20009

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Young People For Fellowship Varies Varies

Eligibility: This fellowship helps young progressive leaders. Criteria: * Current undergraduate student * Want to bring social change to your campus and the community. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form is required.

Young People For 2000 M Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

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Young Women in Public Affairs Fund $1,000-$4,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be pre-college women between the ages of 16 and 20. District award winners receive at least $1000, and international award winners receive $4,000. Selection is based on volunteerism, volunteer leadership and dedication to "advancing the status of women worldwide."

How to apply: Applications are available online or from your local Zonta Club.

Zonta International 1211 West 22nd Street Suite 900 Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Youth Education Summit Varies February 1

Eligibility: Students must be a high school sophomore or junior and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection to participate in the summit is based on academic achievement, the three page essay, the personal statement and letters of recommendation. Students from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia must attend the state Y.E.S. program before being considered for the national summit.

How to apply: Applications are available online and include a three page essay, a short personal statement, a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation.

Friends of NRA Field Operations Division Event Support Coordinator 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030

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AOS Master's Scholarship Program $5,000 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a master's program at an accredited institution. The thesis project must focus on orchid education, applied science or orchid biology. The scholarship is limited to two consecutive years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Orchid Society 16700 AOS Lane Delray Beach, FL 33446-4351

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DuPont Challenge Science Essay Award $200-$5,000 February 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students between grades 6 and 12 in a U.S. or Canadian school and write a 700- to 1,000-word essay about a scientific or technological development that interests them.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

DuPont The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Awards Program, c/o General Learning Communications 900 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062

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Intel Science Talent Search $7,500-$150,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake or Midway Islands or the Marianas. U.S. citizens attending foreign schools are also eligible. Applicants must complete college entrance exams and complete individual research projects and provide a report on the research.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

Intel Corporation and Science Service Society for Science and the Public 1719 North Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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Jack Horkheimer Award $1,000 plus travel expenses March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be Astronomical League members under the age of 19 on the date of the application. The award is based on involvement in the organization.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Astronomical League 9201 Ward Parkway Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64114

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Neuroscience Research Prize $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This award helps high school students who are interested in neuroscience. Criteria: * U.S. high school student * Have completed an independent research project on a subject related to neuroscience. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and research report.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and research report are required.

American Academy of Neurology 201 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Science-Related Studies $4,000-$7,500 January 20

Eligibility: Applicants must be permanent residents of Northern New Mexico with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 19 or minimum combined math and critical reading SAT score of 930. Applicants must be enrolled in or currently attending a post-secondary institution of higher learning. Selection is based upon academic success, ability to utilize critical thinking skills and leadership skills. Those pursuing a degree in a science-related field will be given priority. Financial need is also considered but not a requirement for eligibility.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcripts, SAT and ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a 250-word essay and wallet-size photograph are required.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation 1112 Plaza del Norte Espanola, NM 87532

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Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology $1,000-$100,000 September 30

Eligibility: Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Siemens Foundation 170 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08330

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SPS Future Teacher Scholarship $2,000 February 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of SPS and intend to pursue a career in teaching physics. Students must be undergraduate physics majors at least in their junior year of study at the time of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from chapter advisors.

Society of Physics Students One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740

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Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships $5,000 March 20

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in U.S. graduate-level science writing programs.

How to apply: Contact the organization for more information.

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) P.O. Box 910 Hedgesville, WV 25427

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Young Naturalist Awards Varies March 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who are interested in science. Criteria: * Grade 7 through 12 * Currently enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home school in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories or in a U.S.-sponsored school abroad * Essays must be based on studies in school or an educational program * May choose a topic in biology, earth science or astronomy and take an expedition to an area to explore the topic * Essays must include a list of references * Essays are judged on topic, procedure, analysis, documentation, personal voice, clarity and use of visuals. Applications available: Online. Requires: Essay and entry form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who display leadership and community service. Criteria: * High school senior * Minimum 2.8 GPA * Nominated by high school principal or counselor * Attend school in a Comcast community * List of eligible communities available on website * Employees of Comcast and its affiliates and their families are not eligible to apply. Applications available: From nominating principal or counselor.

How to apply: Applications are available from the nominating principal or counselor.

Comcast 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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National Sculpture Society Scholarship $2,000 May 30

Eligibility: Applicants must provide brief biographies and an explanation of their background in sculpture, two recommendation letters and photographs of their sculpture work. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

How to apply: Follow the application guidelines listed on the website.

National Sculpture Society 75 Varick Street 11th Floor New York, NY 10013

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Constance Eberhardt Memorial Award, AIMS Graz Experience Scholarship and Banff Center School of Fine Arts Scholarship $500-$2,000 October 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs or the equivalent and be between the ages of 18 and 24. The applicants' teachers must be members of the National Opera Association. Selection is based on a recording of two arias for preliminary hearings and a live audition of four arias for the final judging. There is a $25 entry fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Opera Association Vocal Competition P.O. Box 60869 Canyon, TX 79016-0001

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National Council Auditions $1,500-$15,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps young opera performers. Criteria: * U.S. or Canadian citizen, resident of at least one year or student in a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher learning * 20 to 30 years of age * Must have musical training and background and demonstrate operatic potential * Able to sing in more than one language * Must audition with five arias. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, proof of age, proof of residency/college enrollment (foreign applicants only) and $30 application fee

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of age, proof of residency/college enrollment (foreign applicants only) and $30 application fee are required.

Metropolitan Opera Lincoln Center New York, NY 10023

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Bill Gove Scholarship $1,000 June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

National Speakers Association 1500 S. Priest Drive Attn: Scholarship Committee Tempe, AZ 85281

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Cavett Robert Scholarship $5,000 May 20

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students majoring or minoring in speech. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online or by written request.

National Speakers Association 1500 S. Priest Drive Attn: Scholarship Committee Tempe, AZ 85281

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Earl Nightengale Scholarship $5,000 May 22

Eligibility: Applicants must be entering full-time undergraduate juniors, seniors or graduate students who wish to become professional speakers. Selection is based on application, essay, recommendation and college transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Speakers Association 1500 S. Priest Drive Attn: Scholarship Committee Tempe, AZ 85281

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Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest $200-$4,000 Four weeks before the start of NSSAR Congress

Eligibility: Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school students at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.

How to apply: Applications are available from local chapters of Sons of the American Revolution.

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 809 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-2619

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Optimist International Oratorical Contest $1,000-$2,500 Late March

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean under the age of 16 as of December 31st of the entry year. Selection is based on an oratorical contest.

How to apply: Contact your local Optimist Club.

Optimist International 4494 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108

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California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Scholar-Athlete of the Year $2,000-$5,000 February 10

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate outstanding athletic performance in a minimum of two years of varsity play in California and exhibit character, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) CIF State Office Attn.: CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year 1320 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 140 Alameda, CA 94502

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Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship $1,000 May 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining. Applicants may be enrolled in any major but must have a career goal of becoming a sports reporter for television or radio. Applicants may only apply for one RTNDA scholarship.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Radio Television Digital News Association 529 14th Street NW Suite 1240 Washington, DC 20045

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NABF Scholarship Program Varies Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, must have participated in a federation event and must be sponsored by a member association. Selection is based on grades, financial need and previous awards.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Amateur Baseball Federation Awards Committee Chairman P.O. Box 705 Bowie, MD 20718

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NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship $7,500 January 22 (fall), March 30 (winter), June 1 (spring)

Eligibility: Student athletes must show achievement in their last year of varsity-level intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA school. Applicants must be nominated by the faculty athletic representative or athletic director and be enrolling as a full- or part-time graduate student.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Collegiate Athletic Association 700 W. Washington Street P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, IN 46206

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Notah Begay III Scholarship Program Up to $1,400 March 18

Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors at New Mexico high schools with a 3.0 minimum GPA and must be planning to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. full time. Students must be Native American athlete-scholars with varsity level sports backgrounds.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) P.O. Box 25266 Albuquerque, NM 87125-5266

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Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship $250 July 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores and have participated in high school athletics. Students must be average or better students and submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a coach, a high school transcript, a 1040 income statement and an essay on the topic, "Why I Want to Go to College."

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Legion, Department of Kansas 1314 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66612

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SportQuest Playing with Purpose Scholarship $2,000 and $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Christian athletes. Criteria: * High school sophomore, junior or senior * Nominated by school * One of top three female Christian athletes in class * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Exert a positive influence upon school and community * Applications available: Online.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

SportQuest All-American Program P.O. Box 53433 Indianapolis, IN 46253-0433

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Starfleet Scholarships $1,000 June 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have been members of Starfleet for at least one year prior to applying and must be attending or planning to attend a community college, four-year college, technical school, junior college or graduate school. Awards are given in the categories of medicine, engineering, performing arts, international studies, business, science, education, writing, law enforcement and general studies.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, a personal essay, three letters of recommendation and a transcript are required.

Starfleet: The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc. c/o Reed Bates, Director 524 Centerbrook Place Round Rock, TX 78665

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DTE Energy Foundation Sphinx Competition Up to $50,000 November 10

Eligibility: This competition recognizes outstanding young African-American and Latino classical string players. Criteria: * U.S. legal resident * Classical string player * Of junior high, high school or college age * Must submit a videotaped performance to be considered for semifinal round. Application instructions available: Online. Requires: Videotaped solo performance, autobiography, repertoire list, applicant photo and registration fee.

How to apply: Application instructions are available online. A videotaped solo performance, autobiography, repertoire list, applicant photo and registration fee are required.

Sphinx Organization 400 Renaissance Center Suite 2550 Detroit, MI 48243

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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Frank Newman Leadership Award Varies March 4

Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president.

How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

Campus Compact 45 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who display leadership and community service. Criteria: * High school senior * Minimum 2.8 GPA * Nominated by high school principal or counselor * Attend school in a Comcast community * List of eligible communities available on website * Employees of Comcast and its affiliates and their families are not eligible to apply. Applications available: From nominating principal or counselor.

How to apply: Applications are available from the nominating principal or counselor.

Comcast 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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United States Senate Youth Program $5,000 Varies by state

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors in an elected position at school or in civic or educational offices. USSYP brings the highest level officials from each branch of government together with a group of 104 high school student delegates for an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, DC.

How to apply: To apply, contact your high school principal, counselor or state selection contact. State selection contact information is located on the home page of the website.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1212 San Francisco, CA 94105

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AIFS Diversity Scholarship $1,000 April 15 and September 15

Eligibility: Students must demonstrate maturity, good character and high academic achievement. Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander college students. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required. While there is no fee to apply for this scholarship, there is a $95 fee to apply for the AIFS study abroad program.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

American Institute for Foreign Study 1 High Ridge Park Stamford, CT 06905

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Christianson Grant $2,500-$10,000 March 15, July 15, and October 15

Eligibility: Applicants must have arranged their own work abroad programs and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents aged 18 to 28.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

InterExchange Inc. 161 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10013

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Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Varies February

Eligibility: This scholarship helps aspiring foreign exchange students who wish to study in Germany. Criteria: * U.S. citizen or permanent resident * Current high school student * Age 15 to 18 at start of exchange program * Minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and supporting materials.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

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Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Scholarships Up to $5,000 April 1 and November 1

Eligibility: Applicants must plan to participate in a CIEE study abroad program. Financial need is strongly considered along with other materials from the study abroad application. Other eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship. If awarded a scholarship, applicants are required to submit a one-page essay on their experiences after returning.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Council on International Educational Exchange 7 Custom House Street, 3rd Floor Portland, ME 04101

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Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship Varies Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps underserved students who wish to study abroad. Criteria: * U.S. or Canadian citizen * Attend a North American college or university * Can apply transfer credits from studying abroad to current degree * Must be an ethnic minority, from a low-income family, a first-generation college student or disabled. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, video.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and video are required.

Foundation for Global Scholars 12050 North Pecos Street Suite 320 Westminster, CO 80234

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Foundation for Global Scholars General Scholarship $2,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students in North America who wish to study abroad. Criteria: * U.S. or Canadian citizen * Attend a North American college or university * Minimum 2.5 GPA * Enrolled in a degree program that allows study abroad transfer credits to be applied towards the degree itself. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, official transcript and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and essay are required.

Foundation for Global Scholars 12050 North Pecos Street Suite 320 Westminster, CO 80234

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Gilman International Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 3 and October 7

Eligibility: Students must be recipients of a Pell Grant. They must be currently attending a two-year or four-year college in the United States. Recipients must study abroad for at least four weeks in any country excluding Cuba and the countries on the Travel Warning list.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Institute of International Education Gilman Scholarship Program 1800 West Loop South, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77027

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Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship $5,000 June 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Golden Key members who wish to study abroad. Criteria: * Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student * Enrolled or accepted in a study abroad program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, study abroad program description and official transcript.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, study abroad program description and official transcript are required.

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship Program Administrators Golden Key Scholarships/Awards 1040 Crown Pointe Pkwy Suite 900 Atlanta, GA 30338

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Joan Nelson Scholarship $7,500 December 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps Golden Key members who wish to study abroad. Criteria: * Currently studying abroad or planning to study abroad within one year of award disbursement. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, resume, one recommendation letter and description of study abroad program.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume, one recommendation letter and a description of the applicant's study abroad program are required.

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship Program Administrators Golden Key Scholarships/Awards 1040 Crown Pointe Pkwy Suite 900 Atlanta, GA 30338

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Kymanox's James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad $1,000 May 22

Eligibility: This scholarship assists students who wish to study abroad. Criteria: * U.S. citizen or permanent resident * Planning to attend an accredited program abroad for at least eight weeks * Strong preference is given to students with financial need * Preference is given to applicants studying in a non-English speaking country and to applicants who are majoring in engineering, math or science. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, acceptance letter to a study abroad program, financial needs verification form and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, an acceptance letter to a study abroad program, a financial needs verification form and an essay are required.

Kymanox Attn.: Scholarship Administrator 2220 Sedwick Road, Suite 201 Durham, NC 27713

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Mildred Towle Scholarship - Study Abroad Varies February 20

Eligibility: Applicants must study abroad as a junior, senior or graduate student. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing studies in the social sciences regarding international understanding and interracial fellowship.

How to apply: To apply, register online, complete the online application and select the scholarships to which you wish to apply. In addition, mail the supporting materials: printed confirmation page from the online application, personal statement, copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and official transcript.

Hawaii Community Foundation - Scholarships 827 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96813

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Ritzmann Scholarship $2,500 April 1, November 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps tropical biology students studying abroad in Costa Rica. Criteria: * Seeking a bachelor's degree * Studying tropical biology * Accepted into the CIEE's study abroad program for Costa Rica or Bonaire. Application instructions available: Online. Requires: Essay.

How to apply: Application instructions are available online. An essay is required.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Ritzmann Scholarship Attn.: Scholarship Committee 300 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101

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Robert B. Bailey Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps underrepresented students to study abroad. Criteria: * CIEE Study Center participant * From an underrepresented group in study abroad programs. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, financial aid information and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, financial aid information and an essay are required.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 300 Fore Street Portland, ME 04101

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STA Travel Inc. Scholarship Varies Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who want to study abroad. Criteria: * U.S. or Canadian citizen * Attend a North American college or university * Can apply transfer credit from studying abroad to current degree program * Majoring in film, photography, art, foreign language, international business, international studies, tourism or travel. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript and essay are required.

Foundation for Global Scholars 12050 North Pecos Street Suite 320 Westminster, CO 80234

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Study Abroad Europe Scholarship $250-$1,000 April 1, June 10, November 5

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, a one-page essay and a letter of recommendation from a professor or an assistant professor are required.

Study Aboard Europe 111 East Mosholu Parkway Suite 3F New York, NY 10467

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Study Abroad Scholarship $500 May 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who plan to study abroad. Criteria: * Current college or graduate student * Accepted into a study abroad program for the coming academic year. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and essay are required.

Go! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship 2040 Bancroft Way Suite 200 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad $1,000 December 20

Eligibility: Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or studying in the U.S. on a student visa. Students must also be in a full-time undergraduate program at a four year college or university and have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program.

How to apply: Applications available online.

Tortuga Backpacks LLC

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University Language Services College Scholarship $100-$500 April 8

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who have studied outside the United States. Criteria: * Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited United States institution of higher learning * Studied outside the United States for at least one semester * Legal U.S. resident * Must submit a photo taken while studying abroad. Applications available: Online. Requires: Online application, photo and 200-word essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An online application, photo and 200-word essay are required.

University Language Services 15 Maiden Lane Suite 300 New York, NY 10038

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Volunteer Abroad Scholarship $500 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps people who are volunteering abroad. Criteria: * Accepted into a volunteer abroad program. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and essay.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and essay are required.

Go! Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship 2040 Bancroft Way Suite 200 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Working Abroad Grant $1,500 8 weeks prior to program start date

Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted to any InterExchange Working Abroad program except for language schools. They must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 18 to 28.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

InterExchange Inc. 161 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10013

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Bonner Scholars Program Varies Varies

Eligibility: Students must complete annual service requirements as stipulated by the organization. Awards are geared toward students demonstrating significant financial need. Scholarship recipients are named Bonner Scholars.

How to apply: Contact the admission office at each participating school to request an application.

Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

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Distinguished Student Scholar Award $500 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be education majors of at least sophomore level who demonstrate leadership skills and a strong dedication to education. They must be nominated for the scholarship by an instructor or supervisor. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.5 and demonstrate significant contributions to local or national education efforts. This scholarship is only available in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Pi Lambda Theta Scholarships P.O. Box 7888 Bloomington, IN 47407

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Frank Newman Leadership Award Varies March 4

Eligibility: Emphasis is on students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and significant interest in civic responsibility. Students must attend one of the 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions and be nominated by the Campus Compact member president.

How to apply: Nominations must be made by the Campus Compact member president.

Campus Compact 45 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111

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SPS Future Teacher Scholarship $2,000 February 17

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of SPS and intend to pursue a career in teaching physics. Students must be undergraduate physics majors at least in their junior year of study at the time of application.

How to apply: Applications are available online or from chapter advisors.

Society of Physics Students One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740

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Bluetooth Breakthrough Award $5,000 November 4

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in high school through post graduate level. Selection is based on the Bluetooth project, application or prototype submitted. Judges will consider whether the project utilizes Bluetooth technology, the application meets an end user need, the application and demo script are well written and organized and the user interface is intuitive.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Bluetooth SIG Inc. 5209 Lake Washington Boulevard NE Suite 350 Kirkland, WA 98033

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Intel Science Talent Search $7,500-$150,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake or Midway Islands or the Marianas. U.S. citizens attending foreign schools are also eligible. Applicants must complete college entrance exams and complete individual research projects and provide a report on the research.

How to apply: Applications are available by request.

Intel Corporation and Science Service Society for Science and the Public 1719 North Street NW Washington, DC 20036

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National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing $500 November 2

Eligibility: This scholarship helps tech-savvy young women. Criteria: * U.S. resident * High school student * Interested in technology. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form and supporting materials.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) University of Colorado Campus Box 322 UCB Boulder, CO 80309

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Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology $1,000-$100,000 September 30

Eligibility: Students must submit research reports either individually or in teams of two or three members. Individual applicants must be high school seniors. Team project applicants must be high school students but do not need to be seniors. Projects may be scientific research, technological inventions or mathematical theories.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Siemens Foundation 170 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08330

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Stillman-Kelley Awards $200-$1,000 February 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1, and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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Ukulele Festival Hawaii Scholarship $1,000 March 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who play the ukulele. Criteria: * Hawaii high school senior in good standing * Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall following graduation. Applications available: From Roy Sakuma Productions. Requires: Application form.

How to apply: Applications are available from Roy Sakuma Productions. An application form is required.

Ukulele Festival Hawaii c/o Roy Sakuma Productions, Inc. 3555 Harding Avenue, Suite 1 Honolulu, HI 96816

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IAFC Foundation Scholarship Varies June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be active members with a minimum of three years volunteer work, two years paid work or a combination of paid and volunteer work of three years with a state, county, provincial, municipal, community, industrial or federal fire department who will use the scholarship at an accredited institution of higher education. Students must submit application forms, statements, a list of credits and a transcript. Preference is given to those demonstrating need, desire and initiative.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation 4025 Fair Ridge Drive Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22033-2868

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship $1,000 Varies

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who display leadership and community service. Criteria: * High school senior * Minimum 2.8 GPA * Nominated by high school principal or counselor * Attend school in a Comcast community * List of eligible communities available on website * Employees of Comcast and its affiliates and their families are not eligible to apply. Applications available: From nominating principal or counselor.

How to apply: Applications are available from the nominating principal or counselor.

Comcast 1500 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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All about Education Scholarship $3,000 April 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2020) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship $54,000 October 15

Eligibility: Applicants should submit applications, curriculum vitae and poetry samples. Recipients should not accept another scholarship during the scholarship year, must travel outside North America and should have three poems by the end of scholarship year.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Choate, Hall and Stewart Two International Place Boston, MA 02110

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Anthem Essay Contest Up to $2,000 March 25

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school freshmen or sophomores who submit a 600-1200 word essay that will be judged on both style and content, with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.

How to apply: Application request information is available online.

Ayn Rand Institute Anthem Essay Contest Department W P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044

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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Up to $10,000 October 24

Eligibility: Applicants must be college students and high school students entering college in the fall who submit an 800-1,600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.

How to apply: Application request information is available online.

Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Department W P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044

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AU Student Essay Contest $100-$500 March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and undergraduate students in the U.S. Applicants must submit and essay outlining the importance of the separation of church and state and how it is important to the preservation of religious freedom in the U.S. Essays must be fully researched and include in-text citations and a bibliography. Selection will be based on the essay that most completely covers the topic and demonstrates a genuine knowledge of the subject.

How to apply: Apply by submitting essay along with cover page to campus@au.org. Cover page must include full name, email address, postal address, grade level, school name and address, and name of faculty adviser that can verify authenticity of essay.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Attn.: Essay Contest Submission 1901 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

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Do-Over Scholarship $1,500 June 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Edna Meudt Memorial Award and the Florence Kahn Memorial Award $500 January 31

Eligibility: Applicants can be college students at any level.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies NFSPS College/University-Level Competition Shirley Blackwell P.O. Box 1352 Los Lumas, NM 87031

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Education Matters Scholarship $5,000 November 30

Eligibility: This scholarship provides assistance for higher education. Criteria: * 13 years of age or older at the time of application * Legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia * Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 201i) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. Applications available: Online. Requires: Students must complete a scholarship search profile and write an essay of up to 250 words.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Fountainhead Essay Contest $50-$10,000 April 29

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors who submit a 800-1,600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead.

How to apply: Application request information is available online.

Ayn Rand Institute Fountainhead Essay Contest Department W P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044

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Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship $500-$1,000 April 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be Latino and either attending California schools or be California residents attending out-of-state schools. Students must show an interest in journalism (broadcast, print, photo or online) and demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

How to apply: Applications are available online, by email, by mail or by phone.

CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication 725 Arizona Avenue, Suite 206 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Julianne Malveaux Scholarship Varies March 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students may major in related fields such as public policy or creative writing.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc. 1806 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009-3298

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Mae Maxey Memorial Scholarship $1,000-$5,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need that is verified by the college or university financial aid office. Students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application to be matched with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) 1805 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

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National High School Poetry Contest/Easterday Poetry Award Up to $2,500 March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. high school students. Submitted poems must be 20 lines or less, in English, unpublished and not simultaneously submitted to any other competition. Applicants may only submit one poem during any 90-day span and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each mailed entry, or applicants may submit their poems online. Submissions are accepted year-round.

How to apply: There is no application form.

Live Poets Society P.O. Box 8841 Turnersville, NJ 08012

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National Ten Minute Play Contest $1,000 November 1

Eligibility: Each playwright may only submit one script no more than 10 pages in length that has not been previously submitted.

How to apply: No application is necessary.

Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten Minute Play Contest 316 W. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218

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O'Neil Arts Award $6,000 February 1

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding female artists. Criteria: * Illinois resident * Sophomore at an accredited community college or current or upcoming junior at an accredited four-year college or university * Demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in music, visual arts, dance, theater or literary arts. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, evidence of accomplishment in the arts (such as reviews, awards, etc.) and an artwork sample are required.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lambda State Organization c/o Linda McDonnell 3201 Newell Drive Granite City, IL 62040-5160

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Oregon Quarterly's Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest Up to $750 January 20

Eligibility: This contest rewards essayists of the Northwest. Criteria: * Current undergraduate or graduate student * Must write an essay on a topic related to the Northwest. Entry instructions available: Online. Requires: Cover letter and essay.

How to apply: Entry instructions are available online. A cover letter and essay are required.

Oregon Quarterly Magazine 204 Alder Building 5528 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403

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Playwright Discovery Award Up to $750 June 1

Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants themselves need not be disabled, but the script must address the issue. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school, and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Office of VSA and Accessibility John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F. Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

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Prize in Ethics Essay Contest $2,500-$5,000 December 8

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered full-time juniors and seniors at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. Students must write an essay dealing with ethics and have a faculty sponsor review their essay and sign the entry form.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity 555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor New York, NY 10022

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Rutledge Scholarship $2,000 February 6

Eligibility: This scholarship helps students who exhibit academic and artistic excellence. Criteria: * High school senior in South Carolina public school * Attended a South Carolina public school for the past two consecutive years * U.S. citizen* A sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted for the creative writing category * An original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted for the drama category * An original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted for the music category * An original visual composition must be submitted for the visual arts category * Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, composition and process folio.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, composition and process folio are required.

South Carolina State Department of Education 1429 Senate Street Room 701-A Columbia, SC 29201

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Up to $10,000 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be in grades 7 through 12 in U.S. or Canadian schools and must submit writing pieces or portfolios in one of the following categories: dramatic script, general writing portfolio, humor, journalism, nonfiction portfolio, novel, personal essay/memoir, poetry, science fiction/fantasy, short story and short short story.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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Shout It Out Scholarship $1,500 September 30

Eligibility: Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest $1,000 April 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors or equivalent home schooled students and write an essay on one of four selected topics based on a piece of literature. Each English teacher may only submit one junior and one senior essay. Selection is based on style, content, grammar and originality.

How to apply: English teachers submit entries. Essays from home-schooled students may be submitted by a parent or guardian.

Penguin Group (USA) Academic Marketing Department Signet Classic Student Scholarship 375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014

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Superpower Scholarship $2,500 March 31

Eligibility: Applicants must be students 13 years or older, including high school undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Students must also be U.S. citizens, be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall 2018) in a post-secondary institution. An essay is required on the topic provided.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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Top Ten List Scholarship $1,500 December 31

Eligibility: This scholarship helps high school and college students with higher education. Criteria: * 13 years of age or older at the time of application * Legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia * Currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. Requires: A top ten list of real or fictional unique scholarships. Applications available: Online.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Scholarship Experts 3020 Hartley Road, Suite 220 Jacksonville, FL 32257

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YoungArts Program Up to $10,000 October 16

Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2100 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest Up to $1,000 December 15

Eligibility: Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) 275 Seventh Avenue 15th Floor New York, NY 10001

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Dorothy Greer Scholarship Up to $2,000 February 15

Eligibility: This scholarship helps outstanding young journalists. Criteria: * Colorado high school senior * School is a member of the Colorado High School Press Association * Must have worked on yearbook or newspaper for at least two years * Minimum 3.0 GPA * Selection criteria include neatness (10 percent), quality of work (40 percent), personal statement (20 percent), letters of recommendation (20 percent) and grades (10 percent). Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, personal statement, transcript, three to four letters of recommendation, samples of published work and action photo.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, transcript, three to four letters of recommendation, samples of published work and action photo are required.

Colorado High School Press Association CSU Student Media Lory Student Center Box 13 Fort Collins, CO 80523

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Herff Jones Scholarship Varies April 4

Eligibility: This scholarship helps high school yearbook staff. Criteria: * Graduating high school senior in Texas * 3.0 or higher GPA * Plan to major or minor in a communications-related field * Involved in journalism during high school. Applications available: Online. Requires: Application form, letter of recommendation and three to five samples of student journalism work.

How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, letter of recommendation and three to five samples of student journalism work are required.

University Interscholastic League 1701 Manor Road Austin, TX 78722

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Virginia High School League Charles E. Savedge Journalism Scholarship $500 Varies

Eligibility: Applicants must be active members of a high school newspaper, yearbook or other publication. Students must be in their senior year and have plans to study journalism in college.

How to apply: Applications are available online.

Virginia High School League Foundation 1642 State Farm Boulevard Charlottesville, VA 22911

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