International Gem Society Scholarship

Who's eligible: Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calender year 2015 at any accredited American college, university or trade school.
What: A $350 scholarship will be awarded for the best submitted answer to the question below.
When: Submission deadline is December 15, 2015.
Awards: A $350 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books. The scholarship must be paid directly to your institution.
How do I apply?: Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic below. One exceptional essay on the topic will be chosen and published on the International Gem  Society website. Please email your essay to

The PayScale Scholarship: Women in STEM

Award Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Deadline: 11:59 pm on February 29, 2016
About This Scholarship: Are you a woman pursuing a degree to help you become an engineer, mathematician, software developer, researcher or another STEM job? PayScale will award a scholarship of $2,000 to help support the educational goals of one exceptional woman actively pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in a STEM field. Scholarship is to be awarded by PayScale no earlier than May 1, 2016.
Eligibility Requirements & How to Apply: Please visit the following website for eligibility requirements & for the online application.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2016

Award Amount: Varies (Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid)

Application Deadline: January 13, 2016 by 11:59 PM EST About the Program: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

Eligibility Criteria:

1) Must have a minimum 3.3 GPA;

2) Must be of one of the following ethnicities: African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American;

3) Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident; &

4) Must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA

How To Apply: For more information on requirements & for the application, please visit the following link:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (Apiasf) General Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies (Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid)

Application Deadline: January 8, 2016 by 9:00 PM EST

About the Program: The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. 

Eligibility Criteria:

1) Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity;

2) Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States;

3) Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA;

4) Must complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA;

5) Meet any of the other requirements listed on the online application.

How To Apply: For more information on requirements & for the application, please visit the following link:

Scott Wright Student Essay Contest

Award Amount: Three winning students will receive a $1,000 check. The faculty members, staff members, or administrators featured in the winning essays will also receive a $1,000 check.
Application Deadline: January 29, 2016
About the Contest: The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest hosted by Community College Week and NISOD honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week (1995–2000), recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and the reporter who brought national attention to developmental education and the unique mission community colleges possess in providing an accessible education. Student authors are asked to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach their goal. Submission deadline is January 29, 2016.

Winners are to be notified by March 14, 2016.

Criteria & Terms: Please visit the following link for the list of criteria & terms:

How to Apply: Please be sure to read over the entire list of criteria & terms at the link listed above. You may then access the application essay form at the following link:


Shorr Packaging Business Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,500 one time disbursement 
Deadline: January 31, 2016 (Winners will be announced by February 15, 2016)
To Apply: Applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States.
For eligibility criteria:

DrugNews Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2015 (For Spring 2015 eligibility)
Eligibility criteria: 

1) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

2) Have completed at least 15 hours of undergraduate course work towards their degree

3) Write an essay and publish the essay on your personal university web page.

The essay should range from 400-600 words, and explain why you wish to pursue a career in drug research; or how the injury of a family member from a drug side effect has affected your educational goals

How to apply: For further infomation including application, please visit:


Programa de Becas Por Una Vida Mejor (Scholarship Program For Better Living)

Award Amount (Monto de la beca): $1,000
Application Deadline (Plazo de solicitud): November 15, 2015 (15 de noviembre de 2015)
About the Program (Acerca del programa) Que Pasa Media and Wells Fargo are united in supporting the education of young Hispanics who reside in the area of ​​Piedmont-Triad. They will award three scholarships of $1,000 to young people who have finished high school or are studying at an institution of higher education in North Carolina for the spring semester 2016. An institution of higher education includes: Community College, University or Colleges. (Qué Pasa Media y Wells Fargo se unen en apoyo a la educación de jóvenes hispanos que residan en el área del Piedmont-Triad. Ambas empresas entregarán tres becas de 1,000 dólares a jóvenes que hayan terminado la escuela secundaria o estén cursando estudios en una institución de educación superior en Carolina del Norte para el semestre primavera 2016. Una institución de educación superior incluye: Colegio Comunitarios, Universidad o Colleges.)

Requirements (Requisitos): Please visit the following website for the list of requirements (Por favor, visite el siguiente sitio web para la lista de requisitos):

Apply here (aplicar aquí):

B Davis Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: May 23, 2016
Eligibility Criteria: Any student currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Science, Mathematics & Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST
About the Program: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Click here to Learn More 
Eligibility: Please visit the following link for eligibility requirements:
Application: Please visit the following link for more information & to access the application:


Rover College Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Program: is your one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters near you. This wouldn't be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Are you an Uber aficionado? An Airbnb connoisseur? Then chances are, you know more about the sharing economy than you realize. Don't know what the sharing economy is? Here's a crash course. Whether you're an expert or a newbie, they're looking for your perspective. You will be asked to take a survey & answer the scholarship question in a 400-500 word essay.
Eligibility: Must be a US Resident; must be a graduating high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college; & must not be related to anyone on the Rover staff.
Application: For more information & how to enter, please visit the following link:

Stewart J Guss College Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: February 1, 2016
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of approximately 500-1000 words on the chosen topic.

The topic for the 2016 Scholarship is: What law would you change or introduce to reduce car accidents?

This topic gives applicants a wide range of scope, subject, and direction and we hope to see lots of opinion, reasoning, and passion!

Application Process:
1) Essays must be received by February 1st, 2016
2) Applications should be emailed to:
3) Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, current school attended and (intended) course of study.
4) After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2016
5) We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Stewart's Facebook page and Google Places page.


Next Door Storage Scholarship

Award Amount: One-time $1000 ( for the 2016-2017 Academic School Year)
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Eligibility: To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a freshman or incoming freshman currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States
How to Apply: Write a 600-word essay sharing what you'd do with an extra 100 square feet of space in your dorm room.

Email scholarship entries as an attachment to


Healthcare Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Applicant must be 18 years old at the time of disbursement
2) US Citizen
3) Enrolled Full-time
How to Apply: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of approximately 750-1000 words on the chosen topic.

Why I want to pursue a Career in the Healthcare Field?


Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: April 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm
Eligibility Criteria: 
1) Applicant must be enrolled in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. 
How to Apply: Applicants must complete the student information form, a 500 to 900 word essay on the selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement

Essay Topic: What is the one most important life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your future career working with seniors?


Michigan Injury Lawyers Scholarship (formerly Stroble Law Firm) 

Award Amount: $500 bi-yearly
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university or be planning to enroll for the fall 2016 semester



Starver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (Winners will be notified by email on December 31, 2015) 
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
2) Be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States.
3) Have sustained injuries in an accident* OR have been personally impacted by another individual's accident.
4) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

To apply: Application Form


Levin Firm Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Write a 500 Word Essay on a selected topic

To apply:

Surety Bonds Small Business Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Applicants must have small Business experience and be enrolled full-time in a higher education program for fall 2016.
2) Submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic: How small business ownership has shaped you into the person you are today 

To apply:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies - up to $40,000 annually
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
1) Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2015, or a recent graduate (since spring 2011).
2) Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2016.
3) Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
4) Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
5) Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.

The application requirements include:
1) Online application including requested uploads
2) Two recommendations from professors or instructors at the applicant's community college
3) Student Financial Form, including a copy of 2014 Federal Tax Return
4) Parent Financial Form, including a copy of 2014 Federal Tax Return (required for applicants under 30 years of age)

How to Apply: For more information on the selection process, how to apply, & Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the following website:

If you need assistance or would like to talk with someone regarding your intent to apply for the scholarship, please contact:

Margaret H. Annunziata
Director, Student Success Initiatives & Institutional Assessment
Brooks Student Center, Room 214
(336) 249-8186, ext. 6706

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Fall 2015
FAFSA Application:
June 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: June 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: August 1, 2015
Classes will begin August 17

Spring 2016:
FAFSA Application: November 1, 2015
FAFSA File Completion: November 15, 2015
Admissions Application/Placement: Dec. 1, 2015

Spring 2016 (2nd Session):
FAFSA Submission Priority Date: Monday, February 1
FAFSA File Completion Priority Date: Monday, February 15
Admissions Priority Date: Monday, February 29

Summer 2016:
FAFSA Application: April 1, 2016
FAFSA File Completion: April 15, 2016
Admissions Application/Placement: May 10, 2016