Private Scholarship Opportunities

 

The following scholarship opportunities are from agencies outside Augustana College. These scholarships vary in their qualifications, requirements, and deadlines. All students are encouraged to pursue the opportunities listed here.

If you do receive a scholarship from any outside agency, you should report these scholarships.

Application Deadline Date

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities are available online (unless otherwise noted).

 

January

Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship
Deadline: 01/01
Amount: $500
Description: Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Complete scholarship application and write a 500 word essay describing personal leadership, drive, and dedication to community service projects. 
How to Apply: http://www.virginia-criminallawyer.com/student-scholarship.html

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DNA Diagnostic Center Scholarship
Deadline: 01/01
Amount: up to $5,000
Description:In a 500-800 word essay, answer the two question prompt in regards to the field of DNA found on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.dnacenter.com/scholarship/
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Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship from Google
Deadline: 01/06
Amount: $10,000
Description: Female student majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related technical field who will be entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.
How to Apply: www.google.com/anitaborg
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Mensa Education & Research Foundation
Deadline: 01/15
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Description: 550-word essay contest. Applicants do not need to be members of MENSA. Must be enrolled in a degree program but is not restricted in any other way.
How to Apply: www.mensafoundation.org
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Providian Medical Scholarship
Deadline: 01/15
Amount: $500
Description: submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum.
How to Apply: http://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/
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February

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 2/10
Amount: $1,000
Description: High school senior or current college student who is employed by Hy-Vee or a child of a Hy-Vee employee.
How to Apply: http://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx
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Smile for the Future Scholarship
Deadline: 02/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: Submit a 1,000 word response to an essay prompt. Additional information and prompt listed on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.smileinla.com/smile-for-the-future-scholarship.html
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Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Deadline: 02/28
Amount: awarded at up to $25,000 per year
Description: undergraduate students attending a 4 year college or university who are majoring in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs. 
How to Apply: www.buickachievers.com
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Lagrant Foundation
Deadline: 02/27
Amount: $2,500 Undergrad, $5,000 Graduate student
Description: Minority undergraduate and graduate students in public relations, marketing, or advertising. 2.75 GPA for undergrads and 3.2 GPA for graduate students.
How to Apply: http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Scholarship%20Program
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March

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 03/01
Amount: $1,000 to $12,500
Description: Children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps. Must have a GPA of at least 2.0. 
How to Apply: www.mcsf.org
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) & the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP)
Deadline: 03/03
Amount: up to $20,000
Description: Undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. Application for 2015-2016available soon.
How to Apply: ugsp.nih.gov
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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: up to $24,000
Description: Students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a graduate degree to teach American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level.
How to Apply: www.jamesmadison.com
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Kordillia Johnson Scholarship Award
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: Women who have completed 30 credits and a 3.0 GPA and a permanent resident of eastern SD. Must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and are active in college life or community service.
How to Apply: contact the Augustana Financial Aid Office for an application
 

Florence Krieger Endowment Scholarship
Deadline 03/17
Amount: $1,000
Description: Junior status student intending to teach math or computer science in secondary schools.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid
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Bennie And Ernestine Shine Scholarship
Deadline 03/31
Amount: up to $1,000-$2,000
Description: current college student seeking a degree in nursing or athletic training.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid
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Conservation Scholarship
Deadline 03/31
Amount: up to $500
Description: Applicants must be enrolled in a South Dakota educational institution, have a GPA of at least 2.8, be an undergraduate enrolled in an agricultural or natural science conservation related major/curriculum and show reasonable need for financial assistance. 
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid
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National Federation of the Blind
Deadline: 03/31
Amount: $3,000-$12,000
Description: Recipient must be legally blind in both eyes.
How to Apply: www.nfb.org/scholarships
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Ruth Cornwall Memorial Student LOAN Fund
Deadline: 03/31
Amount: an applicant may BORROW up to $2,000 a year, to a maximum of $5,000 for all years
Description: the Ruth Cornwall Memorial Student Loan was established to assist persons interested in entering the nursing or an allied health profession, or to complete an advanced degree in one of these areas.
How to Apply: request an application in the Office of Financial Aid.
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Army Nurse Corps Association
Deadline: 03/31
Amount: $3,000
Description: Nursing or anesthesia students who plan to enter a component of the US Army, or whose parent(s), spouse and/or children have served in a component of the US Army, and are enrolled in a program not funded by a component of the US Army. There is not a military service obligation for the student receiving this scholarship.
How to Apply: http://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm
 

April

David L. Profilet Scholarship
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: $500
Description: SD high school graduate who plans to attend Augustana. 3.0 GPA or higher, financial need and character traits
How to Apply: www.sfacf.org
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Black Hills Home Builders Association
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: two at $1,000
Description: Preference is given to the child or grandchild of an owner or employee of an association member or BHHBA staff member. Preference is also given to applicants with goals of employment in the homebuilding industry.
How to Apply: http://www.blackhillshomebuilders.com/education/scholarship-information
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SDRA Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program 
Deadline: 04/11
Amount: Up to $1,000 in past years
Description: Students who intend to enroll in a retail or business-related course of study at a 2 or 4 year college. 
How to Apply: click here for a printable pdf of the SDRA Jerry Wheeler Scholarship application
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The Lutheran Foundation Health Professions Scholarship
Deadline: 04/15
Amount: up to $1,000
Description: Available to those in the health care profession who are attending a ELCA school. Scholarships are awarded on need and academic performance.
How to Apply: http://www.thelutheranfoundation.org/scholarships/
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Deadline: 04/16
Amount: Various
Description: Full-time Latino undergraduate or graduate student with financial need, community service, strong writing skills. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
How to Apply: www.chci.org
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Ruth Lambrick Vantiehgem Scholarship
Deadline: 04/13
Amount: $1000
Description: Junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA. 500-1000 word essay on your heritage is required.
How to Apply: contact the Office of Financial Aid
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Elmer C. Anderson Memorial - Minnehaha Lodge #5 - Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Complete scholarship application and provide a short statement of your future goals. Scholarship is based on financial need.
How to Apply: Applications available in the Office of Financial Aid.
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Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30
Amount: $2,000
Description: Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military.
How to Apply: www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html
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May

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: Up to $3,000
Description: scholarships will be awarded to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How to Apply: http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/scholarships
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Russ Keen Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: varies
Description: Graduates of Aberdeen High School, preference given to journalism or communication majors, but other majors are considered.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid or katie.zeeb@k12.sd.us
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WynAnt College Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: up to $10,000/$3,000/$2000
Description: In 300 words or less, write an essay about how you will use your education to make an impact on others..
How to Apply: www.wyzant.com/Scholarships/
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Change or Improvement of Career Grant
Deadline: 05/02
Amount: up to $750
Description: non-traditional junior status students who have taken time off from school and are now resuming their studies due to changing demands in their lives.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid
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Doolittle Business Scholarship
Deadline: 05/03
Amount: varies
Description: Current sophomore, junior or senior who graduated from Aberdeen High School, preference given to business majors, but other majors are considered.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid or gretchen.sharp@k12.sd.us
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Rocket 55 scholarship video contest
Deadline: 05/31
Amount: $1,000
Description:There are many different stories around here about how the “Rocket 55” name came to be. Most are boring- a few are funny. We want to see creative, marketing-minded, videos that tell a story. Videos must be under 3 minutes long and describe how “Rocket 55” got its name.
How to Apply: www.rocket55.com/scholarship.php
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SDTA Scholarship 
Deadline: 05/31
Amount: $1,000 + E-Tablet
Description: Applicants or Applicant's family must be a subscriber of a South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) member company and be pursuing a major listed on the website. Application found on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://sdtaonline.com/resources/sdta-scholarship/
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Augustana Lutheran Camp Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $500
Description: Continuing students who work at a Lutheran camp over the summer for at least six weeks.
How to Apply: www.augie.edu/finaid
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June

 

Giva, Inc Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: $1000
Description: Available to all college or university degree seeking students. See website for essay topic.
How to Apply: www.givainc.com/scholarships/
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Lincoln County Community and Family Extension Leaders Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: $150
Description: College senior who is a resident of Lincoln County, South Dakota, with a GPA of 2.8 or greater.
How to Apply: Application is a brief essay on how the scholarship will be used and highlights leadership experiences. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
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2014 Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: $500-$1,000
Description: For students planning on attending Law School and have a GPA of 2.8 or greater. More details on following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.1888goodwin.com/innovation-scholarship/
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Walter N. Graham and Dorothy D. Graham Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: Varies
Description: Nursing student attending a 4 year, South Dakota, public or private university. Must have at least 24 completed credits and a 2.5 GPA. Financial need may be considered.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid for an application
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Quota Foundation Grant
Deadline: 06/7
Amount $500 to $1,000
Description: A deaf or hearing impaired student or a student going into a field of study that will benefit and assist those who are deaf or hearing impaired. Must demonstrate financial need and live with in 100 mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa, and attend college in South Dakota or Nebraska.
How to Apply: Contact the Office of Financial Aid for an application
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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Deadline: 06/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: submit an essay on topic provided 
How to Apply: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
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BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: 06/19
Amount: $500
Description: Student athlete, regardless of which sport participated in. Current college student and high school seniors are eligible to apply, must be currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Includes a short essay.
How to Apply: www.bigsunathletics.com
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Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, a legal resident of the US or Canada and complete an essay. See website for details.
How to Apply: www.forkliftpartsmichigan.com
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July

Walter Panzirier Family Public Safety Scholarship
Deadline: 07/01
Amount; unknown
Description: son or daughter, step-son or step-daughter, or adopted child of an active or former member of law enforcement, current or former South Dakota resident.
How to Apply: contact the Office of Financial Aid
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Doctor on Demand Scholarship

Deadline: 07/31
Amount: $5000
Description: 500-600 word essay in response to question found on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.doctorondemand.com/scholarships
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Goedeker's Scholarship

Deadline: 07/31
Amount: $500
Description: minimum 300 word essay on the importance of a college degree with emphasis on your field of study. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
How to Apply: www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship 
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August

 

awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. - See more at: http://www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship#sthash.WG8y6DEy.dpuf
September
 

October

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: 10/31
Amount: $2,000
Description: Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of veterans or active-duty military.
How to Apply: www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html
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November

Griswold Home Care 2014 Scholarship 
Deadline: 11/01
Amount: $1,000 Annual 
Description: For further details, visit website.
How to Apply: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/
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Live Your Dream Award
Deadline: 11/15
Amount: $5,000
Description: Assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. Must be female head of household, have financial need, and not already earned an undergraduate degree.
How to Apply: www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html
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CleanItSupply.com Scholarship
Deadline: 11/21
Amount: $1,000
Description: Available to graduating high school seniors, or a freshman or sophomore in college. See website for essay topic.
How to Apply: www.cleanitsupply.com/t/scholarship_program.aspx
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December

TicketCity Scholarship
Deadline: 12/01
Amount: $2,500
Description: Write a 500-800 word essay in response to one of the three topics provided. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
How to Apply: http://www.ticketcity.com/ticketcity-scholarship-program-rules-and-guidelines.html

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Giva, Inc Scholarship
Deadline: 12/01
Amount: $1000
Description: Available to all college or university degree seeking students. See website for essay topic.
How to Apply: www.givainc.com/scholarships/
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CenturyLink Scholarship
Deadline: 12/15
Amount: $1000
Description: In 500 words or less, tell how you can use social media to improve education and learning. See website for application form and further details.
How to Apply: http://www.centurylinkquote.com/scholarship
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AT&T Technology for Tuition Scholarship
Deadline: 12/15
Amount: $1000
Description: Answer the question “What are 5 ways you utilize technology to be a better student?” in 500 words or less. 
How to Apply: www.attsavings.com/scholarship
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US Bundles Scholarship
Deadline: 12/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: List the top 5 ideas on how teachers can use social media to enhance the learning process. See website for details. 
How to Apply: http://www.usbundles.com/college-scholarship
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Verizonspecials.com Scholarship
Deadline: 12/15
Amount: $1000
Description: Create an infographic. See website for more details.
How to Apply: http://verizonspecials.com/scholarship
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I'm In Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31
Amount: $1,000
Description: Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Write an essay (650 word minimum) in response to the question: "Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions... why, or why not?"
How to Apply: http://www.imin.com/college-scholarship/
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Various

South Dakota Bankers Association
Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies
Description: Application and 2 letters of recommendation to apply. 
How to Apply: 
http://www.sdba.com/college-scholarships
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P.E.O Educational Loan Fund
Deadline: Varies
Amount: up to $12,000
Description: A low interest rate loan at 2.5% available to women who are recommened by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, who are enrolled at a accredited school within two years, but not less than 4 months, of completing her course of study. Contact Jeanne Green jeannegreen50@gmail.com for information.
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P.E.O Program for Continuing Education
Deadline: Varies
Amount: up to $3000
Description: Available to Women who are sponsored by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, who are US or Canada citizens, have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student in her adult life, with in 24 months fo completeing her educational goal and enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement. Contact Jeanne Green at  jeannegreen50@gmail.com for information.
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Essay Contests
Deadline: Varies
Amount: $50 to $10,000
Description: Write an essay responding to various topics listed on the following website.
How to Apply: www.aynrandnovels.com/contests
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Farm Workers Assistance. Have you received pay for working on a farm or ranch for at least 25 days in the last 24 months? Was your farm/ranch work income more than your other earned income? If your answers are “yes,” you may qualify for $200/ month to assist you with rent, food, or gas while you are attending college! Contact Shelly Disbrow at the Department of Labor 605.367.5300 extension 212 or 800.726.9026 to see if you qualify for assistance!
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NCAA Scholarships and Internships
A variety of scholarships and internships can be found by visiting www.ncaa.org
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Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
A variety of scholarships for students from South Dakota or attending a South Dakota college. Visit www.sfacf.org for more information.
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CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes
Sign up to receive college tips and tools from Wells Fargo at www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps and be entered for a chance to win $1000
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Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Amount: Undesignated
Description: Over 150 scholarships all with different requirements. Visit the website and search by state to find out more.
How to Apply: www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org
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Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
Deadline: Various
Amount: Varies
Description: Recipient must be of Hispanic background, a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, have financial need and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
How to Apply: www.hsf.net
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Movers Corp. Scholarship
Deadline: Various
Amount: $1,000 ($500 for two semesters)
Description: In 500-800 words, respond to the prompts listed on website.
How to Apply: http://www.moverscorp.com/scholarships/
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United Negro College Fund
Deadline: Various
Amount: Various
Description: Scholarships and Grants administered by the UNCF.
How to Apply: https://scholarships.uncf.org/
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US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Deadline: Various
Amount: Various
Description: Variety of Scholarships for Asian American Students.
How to Apply: www.uspaacc.com
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Scholarship Guidance
Deadline: Various
Amount: Various
Description: Website designed to help students find scholarships for College.
How to Apply: http://scholarshipguidance.com/
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Student Scholarships.org
Deadline: Various
Amount: Varies
Description: A compiled list of many scholarship opportunities
How to Apply: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
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Varsity Tutors College Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Amount: $1,000
Description: Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt.
How to Apply: www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
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Panrimo Grants and Scholarship
Offers various scholarship and grant opportunities on a continuous basis. 
Apply at http://www.panrimo.com/topics/85/grants-and-scholarships
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