The following list of scholarships are offered through organizations outside of Davidson County Community College, and each one will have a different deadline and criteria to follow. Please read through each description and visit the website to determine your eligibility before you apply. If you have questions about any of the scholarships, you must contact the organization directly.

Please also be aware of any potential scholarship scams which might include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Guaranteed Scholarships: In the world of financial assistance there can never be a guarantee other than a guarantee that "Guaranteed Scholarships" never come to fruition.
2. Processing Fees: If a processing fee is required, run. Many of these scholarships have disclosure statements that "guarantee the winnings" and further state that "students will be eligible for a refund." This is just an additional scam. In reality, the money never returns to the student.
3. Rewards Without Entries: Simply put, when an award or prize is given without the student having to submit an application, not only is it surprising, but even more, unbelievable. Beware!
4. Free Seminar: This is simply a baiting process to lure parents and students to attend seminars and the organizations will offer attractive materials that will "guarantee your student to qualify for a scholarship!" However, a fee is most likely applied and then followed by a small package of scholarships. Rather then pay this fee, visit the school's financial aid office or go online to a more credible database. Both of these sources are free.

Be sure to get plenty of information about the organization. If need be, visit the web site of the Better Business Bureau (https://www.bbb.org/) to determine if the organization is legit or not. Do research and get the right information before proceeding.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Award Amount: Monthly chances to win $1,000
Deadline: Varies
About the Scholarships: The Varsity Tutors Scholarship is a skill-based promotion, the object of which is to provide your best possible answer to the question posted on http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship for the Promotion Period
Eligibility Criteria: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Eligibility is limited to individuals who are at least 16 years of age in their state of legal residence on or before their entry into the Promotion. Such individuals must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia as of January 01, 2016. Void where prohibited by law. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor (defined below) or its agents, affiliates, subsidiary and parent companies, distributors, contractors, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of immediate families or households of any of the foregoing persons are not eligible.

How to apply: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 1, 2017

About the Program: StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income. Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

Who is eligible?
1) Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria: a) Currently attending high school; b) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply: Please visit the following site for more information & to access the application: https://studysoup.com/scholarship You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

 

Facing Acne Scholarship 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2017

About the Scholarship: Facing Acne very much believes the power of paying it forward, and that includes helping others get a good education. This is Facing Acne’s first annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants who meet the guidelines below may enter for a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Guidelines: In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants should:

  • Be a high school senior (home schooling is accepted) in the U.S. OR a college student currently enrolled in accredited U.S.-based college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school diploma (or GED) or expecting to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year
  • Be working toward a degree at an accredited U.S.-based college or university, or planning to do so
  • Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.facingacne.com/scholarships

L.R.W. Scholarship for Children of Police Officers

Award Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017
About the Scholarship: The people at Larry R. Williams, PLLC value the dedication and courage our local police officers display each and every day as they help maintain order in the community and ensure a safe environment for our children. To celebrate our pride in the police force of Nashville and throughout the country, Larry R. Williams, PLLC is offering a $2,000 scholarship for children of police officers.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, participants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a college, university, or technical school in the United States
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0
  • Submit their essay no later than May 1, 2017

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit: http://www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers

LeafFilter Gutter Protection Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: June 26, 2017 (One winner will be selected and announced on June 30, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Available to students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2017.

  • All applicants must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • 350-500 word essay that answers one of the following questions:

Reflect upon a time when you failed. How has this experience changed the way you approach challenging situations today?

Why have you chosen to go into your particular field of study? What experiences have influenced your decision?

Essay must be unique and concise (Only applications written by students with essays that are 100% original will be accepted)

Website: http://www.leaffilter.com/leaffilter-gutter-protection-scholarship/

Hill & Associates, P.A. Scholarship for Children of First Responders

Award Amount: $1500

Deadline: July 31, 2017 

About the Scholarship: Hill & Associates, P.A., supports  the hard work put forth, sacrifices made, and acts of selflessness displayed by first responders on a daily basis. However, much of their dedication to keeping our communities safe happens behind the scenes and can go unnoticed. For this reason, Hill & Associates, P.A., are proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship for college-bound or current college students who are children of first responders, as a way to show their support and sincere gratitude for their parents’ services.  

Eligibility: To be eligible, a participant must:

  • Be graduating high school in 2017 or currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the United States;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Have a parent with a proper first responder certification (Police, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and other emergency personnel); and
  • Submit a 500+ word essay.

How to Apply: For any questions and more information on how to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.hilljustice.com/scholarship/

PayScale's Future of Work Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 30, 2017

About the Scholarship: PayScale's Future of Work scholarship is dedicated to those students who are interested in becoming a Human Resources professional after college. The scholarship recipient(s) will be chosen based on a combination of academic merit and essay responses.

  1. The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate, bachelor's or graduate level program in a business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
  2. Employees of PayScale and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  3. Applicants must complete the official application, which includes one 300- to 500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application.
  4. The Scholarship will be awarded to two students who meet the selection criteria, as determined by PayScale, and writes the most compelling essay on the selected topic as judged by a panel of PayScale employees and/or representatives selected by PayScale.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website:
http://www.payscale.com/education/scholarship

Global Teletherapy Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 

Deadline: May 15, 2017 

About the Scholarship: Families deserve an opportunity to provide their children with high-quality education without sinking into debt. Likewise, students deserve to spend their years in college unburdened by the worry of paying off loans after graduation. With these concerns in mind, Global Teletherapy is proud to help defray the rising costs of higher education by offering any current college or graduate school student, who understands what it means to accept responsibility to improve his or her community, the opportunity to earn a $1,000 merit-based scholarship. 

Eligibility: In order to participate in the scholarship contest, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2017-2018 academic year
  2. Must be in good academic standing with his/her current educational institution
  3. Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  4. Must have permission from his/her parent or legal guardian if under 18
  5. Must apply for the scholarship via email and provide all of the following:
  •      Full name
  •      Address
  •      Name of academic institution attending
  •      PDF copy of applicant’s unofficial transcript
  •      PDF copy of applicant’s essay

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: http://globalteletherapy.com/scholarship/

HiLine Coffee Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals currently residing in the United States or Canada.
  •  Individuals who are planning on attending college or university during the winter of 2016 or fall of 2017.

To Apply:

  • Submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question:

“How coffee makes me a better person”         

  • Essays should be submitted to scholarship@hilinecoffee.com Also in an attachment in Microsoft Word of PDF format, in the body of the email, applicants should also include the following information:
  • Your name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • The name of the school you are attending with proof of acceptance or enrollment.

**Winners will be notified by email or phone on or around June 15, 2017. If the scholarship winner is unable to be reached within one week, we will choose another winner.

Website: https://www.hilinecoffee.com/inspiration/scholarship/

BLC Bankruptcy Law Center Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 15, 2017

About the Scholarship: The scholarship is open to any current 2 or 4 year college student or law student. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college/university student in the United States. The winner will be selected based on overall writing ability, argument presentation and persuasion, as demonstrated in the required essay regarding student loans.

How to Apply: For more information, the essay topic, and how to apply, please visit the following website:
https://www.blclawcenter.com/blc-law-center-scholarship/

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2017 by 11:00 PM (PST)

About the Scholarship: Tobacco-Free Life is offering scholarship awards to the students who best demonstrate their skills in encouraging smokers to break free of their addiction by creating a well-researched and evidence-based paper offering advice to tobacco users.

Eligibility: Applicant must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Accepted to or enrolled in a college or university in the United States

How to Apply: For more information, the essay topic, and how to apply, please visit the following website: https://tobaccofreelife.org/scholarship/

DCU Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 by 3:00 PM EST

About the Scholarship: DCU (Digital Federal Credit Union) recognizes the lifetime value of a college education. The DCU Memorial Scholarship Program is designed to assist outstanding students with the cost of this education. Students in their senior year of high school who will be attending a state or nationally accredited college or university in the fall of 2017 are able to apply for the Annual DCU Memorial Scholarship Program. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit, teachers’ references, an original essay, awards and recognition, and extracurricular and community service activities.

How to Apply: For more information, the essay topic, and how to apply, please visit the following website: https://www.dcu.org/whats-new/scholarship.html

Creative Diagnostics Fall 2017 Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 16, 2017, by 11:59 PM EST

About the Scholarship: As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from their clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with
them continually, which is why they are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements. They are excited to provide financial support to help science students achieve their goals in a college education. For the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program, they will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a young ambitious student who needs the extra money most. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree related to Science.
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students at an accredited college or university.
  • All eligible candidates must reach a cumulative average grade of a B (3.0 GPA).
  • Offer is open worldwide
  • Must complete the application with required essay

How to Apply: For more information and how to apply, please visit the following website: http://www.creative-diagnostics.com/scholarship.aspx

2017 Accidentfirm.com Personal Injury Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: April 14, 2017

About the Scholarship: The law offices of Vasilaros | Wagner are very excited to be offering a $500 scholarship to an outstanding student who has been adversely impacted by an accident, and who is choosing to pursue higher education, even in the face of great adversity. Winner to be notified by May 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted to be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Have sustained injuries from an accident and/or have been personally affected by a family member/caregiver’s accident
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the online application, including the required essay

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: https://accidentfirm.com/scholarships/injury-scholarship/

Women In Technology Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 5, 2017

About the Scholarship: At StudySoup, they are constantly looking for ways to improve the educational experiences of college students, including finding ways to lighten their financial burdens. One way StudySoup is doing this is through their scholarship program. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming, a field they are highly underrepresented in. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.

Eligibility: Any individual at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:(a) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year; (b) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). Individuals must also complete the application which includes 3 essay questions.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

LogoMix Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Have completed 1 year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing.

To Apply:

  •  Submit an official copy of your most recent transcript.
  •  Submit original logo designs for each of the following 3 industries: Automotive, Construction, and Beauty & Massage.

Submit information to Stacy Cyr at scholarships@freelogoservices.com 

Website: http://www.freelogoservices.com/logodesignscholar 

2017 Preferred Injury Physicians Chiropractor Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: April 20, 2017

About the Scholarship: Pipdoc.com (Preferred Injury Physicians) will be awarding a $500 education scholarship to an outstanding student who is looking to become a chiropractor. They are proud to help those who live to help others. Winner Will Be Notified By: May 1st 2017

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled or accepted to be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the US.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must apply to the contest via e-mail and provide full name, address, phone number, degree program, and a link to a social network profile (ex. Facebook).
  • Must submit written 500 word essay as an attachment by the deadline of April 20th 2017
  • Must provide digital copy of a current high school, college, or equivalent transcript, and/or proof of school enrollment.

How to Apply: For more information & how to apply, please visit the following website: http://pipdoc.com/scholarships/chiropractor-scholarship/

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 by 12:00 noon

About the Scholarship: The GRAINGER TOOLS FOR TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP for the upcoming Fall 2017–Spring 2018 school year is a $2,000 scholarship for a DCCC student who will be in the FINAL year of a technical education, public safety, or supply chain management program. Applications, recommendations, and requirements will be reviewed to evaluate eligibility and two DCCC students will be selected and submitted to the donor for final approval. Before you apply, please read over the requirements to see if you are eligible (you must meet ALL requirements to be considered).

Scholarship Requirements:

1) Will be enrolled in an eligible technical, public safety, or supply chain management program Fall 2017/Spring 2018:

   -Electrical Engineering, Machining, Manufacturing Technology, Welding, HVAC, Industrial Systems;

   -Heavy Equipment, Automotive, Motorcycle Mechanics;

   -Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Science;

   -Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Distribution

2) Will be enrolled FULL-TIME (12+ credit hours ) BOTH Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

3) On track to complete the program and graduate May 2018.

4) Maintain a cumulative-program GPA of 3.00 or higher.

5) Complete the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Form and all required statements (click here for application form)

6) Obtain a letter/statement of recommendation from an instructor, supervisor, or advisor (click here for recommendation form)

7) Preference will be given to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How to Apply: The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Application Form and Recommendation Form are attached. Students must submit both completed forms by NOON on Friday, March 17, 2017, to the front reception desk of the President & DCCC Foundation Suite, on the 2nd floor of the Mendenhall Building.

Questions: For questions, please email Kristi Louya at Kristi_Louya@DavidsonCCC.edu

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