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

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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Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 01/20
Amount: up to $30,000
Description: Women who earned a HS diploma or GED before September 2004 and are enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study. 
How to Apply: www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen
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Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association
Deadline: 01/14/2014
Amount: $1,000 to $2,500
Description: Scholarships for nursing or pre-nursing students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and can demonstrate financial need.
How to Apply: www.nsna.org
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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: www.providianmedical.com
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Premier Business Scholarships
Deadline: 01/20
Amount: $1,000
Description: full time Augustana College student majoring in Business, Finance, Marketing, Economics, or Communications/Business
How to Apply: paper application available in the financial aid office, First PREMIER job application available online at www.firstpremier.com
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February

The Lawrence & Schiller Scholarship
Deadline: 02/01
Amount: $1250
Description: Must be attending a South Dakota college, a resume of employment, activities, honors and organizational involvement along with two letters of recommendation and a 750 word essay is required.
How to Apply: http://www.sdaf.org/students/scholarships/
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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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Yankton College Scholarship
Deadline: 02/14
Amount: $1,000
Description: Must have a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty, or staff; or a family friend, teacher, pastor, or other person with a connection to Yankton College may recommend the applicant. See website for more info.
How to Apply: www.yanktoncollege.org
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NCR Past Governors Award
Deadline: 02/15
Amount: $2,000
Description: Women engaged in post-graduate study preparing for the helping professions, public service, or in a nontraditional field for women. For students from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota,
How to Apply: www.soroptimistncr.org
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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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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Deadline: 02/18
Amount: $10,000 + $1,000 for your school
Description: Submit an originally designed greeting card of your own. Further details found on the following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
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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: 02/28
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

Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship
Deadline: 03/01
Amount: $1,000 
Description: 1,500 word essay. Further details provided on website. 
How to Apply: www.smithpublicity.com/book-marketing-scholarship
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American Chemical Society
Deadline: 03/01
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: African-American, Hispanic, and Native American applicants with financial need and a 3.0 or higher GPA who are seeking degrees in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
How to Apply: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars.html
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DNA Diagnostic Center Scholarship
Deadline: 03/01
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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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. Application for 2013-14 available in January of 2013
How to Apply: www.mcsf.org
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Contact Lens & Glasses Scholarship
Deadline: 03/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: Complete a survey and respond in 500 words or less to one of three topics. See website for details.
How to Apply: www.replacemycontacts.com
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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 2013-14 available 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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Gilman International Scholarship Program (Study abroad)
Deadline: 03/04 (for summer & fall study abroad)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Description: Students participating in study abroad programs who are US citizens and Pell grant eligible.
How to Apply: www.iie.org/gilman
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Joyce Hazeltine Scholarship
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $1,000
Description: Junior, attending a South Dakota college or university with an interest in banking, finance, or business.
How to Apply: www.sdba.com
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Allan B. Graff Scholarship
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $1,000
Description: Junior, attending a South Dakota college or university with an interest in banking, finance, or business.
How to Apply: www.sdba.com
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David S. Birkeland Scholarship
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $1,000
Description: Junior, attending a South Dakota college or university with an interest in banking, finance, or business.
How to Apply: www.sdba.com
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Herman Lerdal Scholarship
Deadline: 03/04
Amount: $1,000
Description: Junior, attending a South Dakota college or university with an interest in banking, finance, or business.
How to Apply: www.sdba.com
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Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: 03/07
Amount: $1000-$2500 ($6000 over 4 years)
Description: South Dakota HS graduate who is a member of an American Indian tribe, attending a South Dakota college or university. Must be enrolled in 14 credits per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
How to Apply: www.doe.sd.gov
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FirstChoice Scholarship
Deadline: 03/10
Amount: $1000
Description: Awarded annually to high school seniors or college students. Applicants are judged on leadership, school and civic involvement, satisfactory scholastic progress and demonstrated financial responsibility. Visit following website for further details and application. 
How to Apply: https://www.firstdakota.com/
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South Dakota Corrections Association (SDCA) Scholarship
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $500
Description: Junior or senior majoring in a corrections field or a related career field. Must be a resident of South Dakota.
How to Apply: contact the Office of Financial Aid
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James B. and Vera A. Sadler Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $5,000
Description: Graduates of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in education at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible applicants must be classified as an incoming junior or senior, 3.0 GPA or better
How to Apply: www.sfacf.org
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Jim and Pat Croston Family Scholarship
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: Graduates of a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, high school majoring in education and enrolled as full-time students entering their junior or senior year at a four-year academic college or university in South Dakota. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing degrees in elementary education or who plan to work in a middle school setting.
How to Apply: www.sfacf.org
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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

Edmison Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Deadline: 03/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: Students 24 years of age or older who are residents of Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, or McCook counties, must have successfully completed a minimum of six credit hours in a course of study in a degree-granting program and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic term at an accredited educational institution.
How to Apply: www.sfacf.org
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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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Yankton Medical Clinic
Deadline: 03/28
Amount: $1,000
Description: Yankton Medical Clinic will award one scholarship to a student enrolled in a laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy or nursing program. Preference is given to those intending to return to work in one of the mentioned fields within a 50 mile radius of Yankton, SD.
How to Apply: click here for a printable pdf of the Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Scholarship Application

First Texan Realty Scholarship Award
Deadline: 3/31
Amount: $500
Description: In 500-600 words, explain how you can make your town a better place using the power of the internet. 
How to Apply: www.firsttexanrealty.com
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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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Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc.
Deadline: 03/31
Amount: $5,000
Description: Applicants must be sophomores or juniors attending full-time; major in management, sales/marketing, graphic arts, graphic design, or production; have a 3.0 GPA. 2012 Application will be available beginning in December 2011.
How to Apply: www.tlmi.com
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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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SDTA Scholarship 
Deadline: 03/31
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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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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Education Portal Undergraduate Scholarships
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Description: Scholarships for US citizens or permanent residents who have completed 30 hours or more. Financial need is not considered. Scholarships available to students in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts, General Studies, Humanities, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.
How to Apply: http://education-portal.com
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Q Link Wireless Scholarship
Deadline: 04/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: In 500-1,000 words, respond to the prompt listed on the following website.
How to Apply: http://qlinkwireless.com/scholarship/#.UwthGuNdXng
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American Indian Education Foundation
Deadline: 04/04
Amount: Various
Description: Native American or Alaska Native descent. Scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students.
How to Apply: www.aiefprograms.org
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Oz Moving and Storage Scholarship
Deadline: 04/04
Amount: $1,000
Description: Write a 500+ worded essay responding to one of the two prompts provided by Oz Moving and Storage. Visit website for further details. 
How to Apply: http://www.ozmoving.com/scholarship
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Great Lakes STEM Scholarship
Deadline: 04/05
Amount: $2500
Description: Full time student with a major in science, technology, engineering or math. Must have a 2.75 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent resident with financial need.
How to Apply: www.scholarshipamerica.org/greatlakes/
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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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Army Nurse Corps Association
Deadline: 04/15
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

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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Boomtown Internet Group Scholarship
Deadline: 04/14
Amount: $500
Description: 1,000-1,500 essay on topic(s) provided
How to Apply: www.boomtownig.com/about/2014-scholarship
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Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Deadline: 04/20
Amount: $1,000
Description: In a 500-1,000 word essay, describe a coach or mentor you have looked up to in your sporting career.
How to Apply: http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/2014-scholarship.html
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Government Finance Officers Association Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Deadline: 04/22
Amount: $5,000
Description: Upperclass undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration. Must belong to a recognized minority group.
How to Apply: www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml
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Active Data Scholarship
Deadline: 04/23
Amount: $1,000
Description:Write an essay between 500-1,000 words telling us why knowing what's happening on campus is vital to your success as a student.
How to Apply: http://www.activedata.com/scholarship/
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A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: In a minimum of 500 words, respond to the essay topic found on the following website.
How to Apply: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship
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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 Financial Aid Office
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Emergency University Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Create an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for a scenario you might encounter in your college career. Visit website for further details.
How to Apply: http://www.emergencyuniversity.com/news/scholarship.aspx
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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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RE/MAX of New Jersey 2014 Scholarship
Deadline:  04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: "I Heart My Hometown". Complete an application in regards to your hometown. 
How to Apply: http://www.remax-nj.com/scholarship.aspx
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Westway Electric Supply "Illuminating Ideas" Scholarship
Deadline:  04/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Write a 500-1,000 word persuasive letter to your school's administration encouraging them to adopt energy efficient lighting fixtures in their sports arenas or stadiums (similar to what the Montreal Canadians and Seattle Mariners did).
How to Apply: http://www.westwayelectricsupply.com/scholarship
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May

Arrow Exterminators Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: submit an essay of 200-400 words answering the question “Do you suffer from insectophobia?”
How to Apply: www.arrowexterminators.com
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The CPAP Shop Essay College Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: Scholarship for essay of the implications of lack of sleep, CPAP or similar.
How to Apply: www.thecpapshop.com/resources/college/college-scholarship-for-students
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Carpey Law Legal Scholarship 
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $500
Description: 500-1,000 word essay, topic choice of three prompts
How to Apply: www.carpeylaw.com/legal-scholarship
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Griswold Home Care 2014 Scholarship 
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $1,000 Annual 
Description: For further details, visit website.
How to Apply: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/
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Mango Salute Scholarship 
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: 500-1,000 word essay, 'The Way We Say Hello and How It Has Developed In Space and Time.'
How to Apply: www.mangosalute.com/about/scholarship 
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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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Black Hills Home Builders Association
Deadline: 05/01
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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Pearl Software College Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $500
Description: student pursuing a technology degree or related program
How to Apply: www.pearlsw.com/college-scholarship.html
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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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Sunoco Rewards Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: U.S. Citizen, HS Senior, or full time freshman, sophomore or junior in college. 500 word essay required.
How to Apply: http://www.gosunoco.com/

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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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MassMutual Scholars
Deadline: 05/02
Amount: $5000
Description: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic students interested in careers in insurance and financial services. Must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year and be interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.
How to Apply: www.act.org/massmutual
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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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Heart On Your Wrist Scholarship
Deadline: 05/15
Amount: $1,000
Description: submit an essay of 500 words answering the question "What Innovative ways do you see social media changing the way people buy jewelry?"
How to Apply: http://www.heartonyourwrist.com/scholarship/
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SES Advisors Scholarship
Deadline: 05/16
Amount: $1,000
Description: 500 word essay in response to the question provided. 
How to Apply: http://www.sesadvisors.com/esop-resources-articles-scholarship.htm 
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Go! Study Scholarship - Study Abroad
Deadline: 05/19
Amount: $500
Description: All study abroad students are eligible
How to Apply: www.gooverseas.com
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Accounting Software Scholarship
Deadline: 05/23 
Amount: $1000
Description: Write an essay (500 words max) on the topic given. See site for details.
How to Apply: http://www.corcentric.com/contact/2014-accounting-software-scholarship.aspx
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B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: 05/26
Amount: $1,000
Description: This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Pick a controversial problem on high school/college campuses and suggest a solution. Respond in 1,000 words or less. 
How to Apply: www.scholarshipawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
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GreenPal Business Scholarship
Deadline: 05/30
Amount: $2,000 Annually
Description: Applicant must be a graduating senior in High School or currently enrolled in a college of business with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
How to Apply: http://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship
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Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women's Organization
Deadline: 05/31
Amount: $500
Description: Women pursuing a post-secondary education. Selection based on a combination of academic excellence and financial need.
How to Apply: download application here
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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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BistroMD Diet Delivery Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $1,000
Description: In a 500 word essay, discuss what you think is the largest contributing cause of obesity in the United States and why you think it is such an important contributing factor. More details can be found on the following website.
How to Apply: http://www.bistromd.com/scholarship
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Free Country Principles Scholarship
Deadline: 05/31
Amount $1,000
Description: In a 400-500 word essay, respond to the prompt provided. For more details, visit website. 
How to Apply: http://www.freecountry.com/pages/principles-scholarship-essay-contest
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IssueTrak Help Desk Software Scholarship
Deadline: 05/31
Amount $1,000
Description: In 600 words or less, respond to both of the questions provided. For more details, visit website. 
How to Apply: http://www.issuetrak.com/help-desk-software-scholarship
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LM Scholarship Program
Deadline: 05/31
Amount: $1,000
Description: Currently enrolled in a degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or better. An essay on safety must be submitted as well. See application for details.
How to Apply: www.forklifttraininginsurrey.com
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NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software Scholarship
Deadline: 5/31
Amount: $1,000
Description: NAVEX Global, a leading provider in governance, risk and compliance software and solutions, has funded a scholarship to encourage the study of ethics and compliance within organizations. To apply, submit a short form resume and a short 500 word essay. 
How to Apply: http://www.navexglobal.com/policy-management-software-scholarship
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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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The Lee Steinberg, P.C. Law Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: For students planning on attending Law School and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. More details on following website. 
How to Apply: http://www.1800leefree.com/law-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: 06/14
Amount: $1,000
Description: submit an essay on topic provided 
How to Apply: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
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QuikShip Tonor
Deadline: 06/15
Amount: $1,500
Description: Open to all applicants, see website for essay requirement.
How to Apply: www.quikshiptoner.com/catalog/scholarship_program.php
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BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: 06/20
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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Providian Medical Scholarship
Deadline: 06/21
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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CenturyLink Scholarship
Deadline: 06/22
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: 06/22
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: 06/22
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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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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New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship (Spring award)
Deadline: 06/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.
How to Apply: www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html
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July

Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship Award
Deadline: 07/01
Amount: $2,500
Description: Applicant must live in or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha County pursuing a degree in business and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of business in American society. Motivation and ability to succeed, academic excellence, and community involvement are also criteria for this award.
How to Apply: www.sfacf.org
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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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Elkus, Sission & Rosenstein, P.C. Academic Scholarship
Deadline: 07/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: Write a 400-600 word essay in response to one of the two prompts listed on the following website. Applicant must have a parent that is a law enforcement official or must be going to school to become a law enforcement official. 
How to Apply: http://www.elkusandsisson.com/scholarship/
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Brian White Academic Scholarship
Deadline: 07/01
Amount: $1,000
Description: 400-600 word essay on topic provided, followed by social media competition for top 10 essays selected. 
How to Apply: http://www.attorneybrianwhite.com/scholarships.php
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Goedeker's Scholarship
Deadline: 07/31
Amount: $500
Description: minimum 300 word essay on the importance of a college degree to you. 
How to Apply: www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship 
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August

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
Deadline: 08/31
Amount: $1,000
Description: Non-traditional, fulltime students, pursuing a degree in Nursing.
How to Apply: www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship
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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

Aquatic and Marine Studies Scholarship
Deadline: 08/31
Amount: $2,500
Description: Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a Marine or Aquatic field of study and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Further details on following website. 
How to Apply:http://obryanlaw.net/scholarship/
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Public and Environmental Health Scholarship
Deadline: 08/31
Amount: $750-$1,500
Description: Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Public and/or Environmental Health and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
How to Apply:http://www.levineandsons.com/scholarship/
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October

Phi Beta Kappa Walter J. Jensen Fellowship
Deadline: 10/03
Amount: $10,000
Description: Scholarship for a 6-month study in France. Must have earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution, and a 3.0 minimum GPA in French language and literature as a major. Under age 40.
How to Apply: www.pbk.org
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AES Engineers
Deadline: 10/06
Amount: $500
Description: Submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on a topic listed on the below website.
How to Apply: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
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HotelsCheap.org Scholarship
Deadline: 10/15
Amount: $1,500
Description: Need based scholarship open to most applicants. See website for details.
How to Apply: www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship
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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

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Deadline: 11/29
Amount: $500
Description: In the last 2 years the student must have completed at least 50 hours of volunteer work and have a 3.5GPA or better. Student must be under 21 years as of the deadline and submit an essay on the given topic. See website for more details.
How to Apply: www.bbgcommunicationssolutions.com
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New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship (Spring award)
Deadline: 11/30
Amount: $1,000
Description: Merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.
How to Apply: www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html
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December

Women's Opportunity Award
Deadline: 12/15
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.soroptimistncr.org
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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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Emitations' Scholarship
Deadline: 12/14
Amount: $1000
Description: Submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on one of the designated topic. See website for more details.
How to Apply: http://www.emitations.com/scholarship.html
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Foreclosure.com Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: 12/15
Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Description: Submit an essay that describes your solution to the foreclosure crisis. See website below for details.
How to Apply: www.foreclosure.com
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Rocket 55 scholarship video contest
Deadline: 12/31
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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SMART Scholarship (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)
Deadline: 12/30
Amount: Tuition and cash award
Description: Students pursuing an degree in a science, math or technology field who have a 3.0 GPA and would be interested in summer internships and post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense. U.S. Citizens only.
How to Apply: www.asee.org/smart
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Just Home Medical Health Care Leaders Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31
Amount: $1,000
Description:
Available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in health care. To apply, students create a short video answering the question “What are your long and short term goals as a future health care professional?”
How to Apply: http://justhomemedical.com/health-care-leaders-scholarship
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Various

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.

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!

NCAA Scholarships and Internships
A variety of scholarships and internships can be found by visiting www.ncaa.org

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.

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

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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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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HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
Deadline: Various
Amount: Varies
Description: Multiple scholarships offered by HotelsCheap.org. Check the site often for new postings.
How to Apply: http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship
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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

Student Scholarships.org
Offers many scholarship opportunities to students on a continuous basis.
Apply at www.studentscholarships.org