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.

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000
Scholarship Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016 by 12:00 noon
About This Program: The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety, realize their educational goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000 scholarship award for the 2016-2017 school year and a Westward toolkit upon graduation in 2017.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must meet ALL of the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:
1) Will be enrolled in an eligible technical or public safety program, including:
-Electrical Engineering, Machining, Manufacturing Technology, Welding, HVAC, Industrial Systems;
-Heavy Equipment, Automotive, Motorcycle Mechanics;
-Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Science.
2) Will be enrolled FULL-TIME (12+ credit hours) BOTH Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
3) On track to complete the program and graduate May 2017.
4) Maintain a cumulative-program GPA of 3.00 or higher.
5) Complete the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Form and all required statements.
6) Obtain a letter/statement of recommendation from an instructor, supervisors, or advisors.
7) Preference will be given to honorably discharged veterans of the US Armed Forces. 
How to Apply: Students currently enrolled in the eligible programs will be emailed instructions with both the application & the instructor recommendation forms. Instructors of these programs will be emailed with the same information. Students must submit both forms by Friday, March 18, 2016 by 12:00 noon to the front reception desk of Enrollment Services on the 1st floor of the Mendenhall building. 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.
Questions: For questions please email Kristi Louya at kristi_louya@davidsonccc.edu

The Gene Haas Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 to be awarded at the end of the semester
Scholarship Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016 by 5:00 pm
About This Scholarship: This fund was established by a grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to support scholarship programs at DCCC. Awards will be up to $1,000 but may be less depending on available funds, & will be given at the end of the semester following completion of the program.
Eligibility Requirements: Funds are to be given to students:
1) Currently enrolled-in, or will be enrolling-in, a machining-based training program or engineering program at the college-level 
2) Who have a 2.0 or higher GPA
3) That are enrolled part-time or full-time, preferably in at least 6 credit hours
4) With preference given (but not limited) to those in the Computer Integrated Machining program-both curriculum & continuing education
5) With preference given (but not limited) to students who show financial need but may not be receiving other financial assistance such as Pell. Financial need will be determined by filling out the current FAFSA & is required to receive this scholarship.
How to Apply: Please visit the following link to fill out the application.
https://www.davidsonccc.edu/foundation-scholarship-application-2015-2016
It is important for you to list your correct program & to make a note in the "Details" section that you are applying for the "Gene Haas Scholarship."
Questions: For questions, please email Kristi Louya at kristi_louya@davidsonccc.edu

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.
Website: http://www.payscale.com/education/scholarship

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 awards@studentawardsearch.com

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.

Rover College Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Program: Rover.com 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: 
https://www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/

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 scholarship@nextdoorselfstorage.com.

Website: https://www.nextdoorselfstorage.com/create-your-space-scholarship

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?

Website: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

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

Website: http://www.michiganinjurylawyers.com/scholarship

 

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: http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/

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: https://www.suretybonds.com/scholarships/official-rules

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships

Award Amount: Two opportunities for $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Scholarships: There are 2 different scholarship opportunities from Sunoco. (1) Creative Design Scholarship; and (2) Digital Marketing Scholarship. Each scholarship will be issued in one installment of $1,000.00, to be applied to qualified academic expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. The funds will be sent directly to the accredited college as designated by the student.
Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the Sunoco Rewards Scholarships:
1) You must complete all of the required steps.
2) You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
3) You must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshmen, sophomore or junior.
4) You cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees.
5) Only one submission per student is permitted.
6) Sunoco reserves the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

To receive the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
1) You must provide Sunoco with written proof of enrollment from an accredited college.
2) You must provide Sunoco with the address and contact information for your school's Financial Aid Office.
3) You must provide Sunoco with your college student identification number or Social Security number. 

How to apply: 
1) Creative Design Scholarship: https://www.sunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/creative-design-scholarship/
2) Digital Marketing Scholarship: https://www.sunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/digital-marketing-scholarship/

Questions: Please email scholarships@sunocoinc.com

Big Fish Online Games Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 31, 2016 by 5:00 pm PDT
About the Scholarships: The scholarship is a way for Big Fish to help one promising student on his or her journey through higher education. The $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying student with the most thought-provoking and well-reasoned essay as judged by a panel of Big Fish staff members.
Eligibility Criteria: 

1) Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2016-2017 school year.

2) Limited to one entry per student.

3) Entries will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, clarity of objective and plot.

4) Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.

How to apply: Please visit the following website for more info & how to apply:
http://www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/

Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

Award Amount: 3 winners, amounts vary
Deadline: April 22, 2016
About the Scholarships: Bay Alarm Medical is committed to helping senior citizens stay happy and healthy longer so they can continue to live independently. They also believe seniors play a vital role in our communities — especially through sharing their stories and life lessons. Their 2016 scholarship aims to highlight these life lessons and how seniors inspire us in our everyday lives.
Eligibility Criteria: 
1) You must: (1) be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly; OR (2) participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home.
2) You must be a graduating senior in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for the 2016-2017 school year
3) We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation or college enrollment.
4) Once submitted, your entry will become property of Bay Alarm Medical and can be used by Bay Alarm Medical for any purpose. 5) Only one entry per student permitted.
6) Entries containing plagiarized material or off-topic content will result in disqualification. 

How to apply: http://www.bayalarmmedical.com/scholarship

AED Superstore College Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Scholarships: AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is located in northern Wisconsin and operates under Allied 100, LLC. AED Superstore is offering its first bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to eligible students. You will be asked to submit either a short essay or video for various prompts.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university. 

How to apply: http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html

Griswold Home Care Bi-annual Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2016
About the Scholarships: Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company headquartered just outside of Philadelphia that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold, wife of a Presbyterian Minister, in 1982 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality care in her community. Jean's mission of affordable care for all continues to spread today. In honor of Jean's vision, Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor's, associates, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this award, you must currently be enrolled in a higher education program, or you must be a senior in high school with definite plans to enroll in a program next year.

How to apply: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/

Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 30, 2016
About the Scholarships: Waterlogic's mission is to bring people the cleanest water possible and they do this through their innovative water filtration technology. Waterlogic understands the importance of clean water and wants to help students who believe in the power of water. This year, Waterlogic is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to the student in or entering college who submits the best essay.
Eligibility Criteria: Only students enrolled in college or with an expected college enrollment date up to 12 months in the future are eligible to enter.

How to apply: http://www.waterlogic.com/en-us/clean-water-scholarship/

Corporation Service Company Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Scholarships: Corporation Service Company® (CSC®) is offering students the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 500-word essay and a Twitter® video!

How to apply: https://www.cscglobal.com/service/campaigns/scholarship

eMaint Service on 11 Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 30, 2016
About the Scholarships: At eMaint, they are dedicated to customer success. They do this by offering "Service on 11" which means that when it comes to customer service, their dial doesn't stop at 10 - they push even further to provide "Service on 11." For others, it can be about how you use your strengths to do more and help those around you. As "Service on 11" is part of their DNA as a company, we believe in "extra credit" for those who offer this level of dedication in their daily lives. They want to celebrate and empower students like you, who work hard to offer services and support to help others. The eMaint "Service on 11" scholarship aims to create a partnership with open-hearted, driven students who go the extra mile for others. They want to know your story!
Eligibility Criteria: You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. You will be asked to submit a written essay, a video essay, OR a written & performed song.

How to apply: http://www.emaint.com/scholarship

PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
About the Scholarships: PicMonkey's all about making web apps do your bidding; how about letting it pay your bills? Announcing the third annual PicMonkey College Scholarship competition. Take the survey, submit your favorite photo, and write a 250-500 word story behind the photo for a chance to win $1,000! Your entry just might win you $1,000 to help out with your college costs.
Eligibility Criteria: You need to be a resident of the United States or Canada. You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman in college. They reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. You can't be related to anyone on the PicMonkey staff.

How to apply: http://www.picmonkey.com/blog/1000-picmonkey-college-scholarship/

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2016
About the Scholarships: Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. We also love to give back to the community. That's why we want to make everything a little bit easier. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. We will choose a winner based on a creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. You only need to pick one!
Eligibility Criteria: Employees of Oz Moving & Storage and their immediate families are ineligible. Only students enrolled in college or with an expected college enrollment date up to 12 months in the future are eligible to enter. Oz Moving & Storage reserves the right to verify date of High School graduation and/or college enrollment for any entrant. No more than one (1) entry per participant is allowed. Essays and pictures are subject to review for plagarism. These rules are subject to change at any time by Oz Moving & Storage.

How to apply: https://www.ozmoving.com/Scholarship

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

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship for Higher Education

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Eligibility Criteria: 
1) Must be at least 16 years of age to apply

2) Must be currently enrolled in a two year, four year, graduate or vocational program. 

How to apply: https://www.tungstenringsco.com/#scholarship

The Grimes Logistics & Supply Chain Scholarship

Award Amount: $750
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Eligibility Criteria: 
1) United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
2) Have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
3) Must be majoring in a supply chain management related degree program, including but not limited to:
• Supply Chain Management
• Logistics
• Industrial Engineering
• Manufacturing 

How to apply: To apply, send us a private Facebook message via our Facebook page including the following information:

• Your first and last name
• Your degree program and expected graduation year
• A valid phone number and email address where you can be reached
• The full name of your university or college
• Your original essay as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment
• A copy of your college transcript

See more at: http://www.grimescompanies.com/scholarships#sthash.yS4BTtTh.dpuf

Website: http://www.grimescompanies.com/scholarships

Healthcare Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $500
Deadline: June 30, 2016
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? 
Please include the website address: https://www.medicalassistantdegrees.net/scholarship/ 

The Expert Institute Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1) Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences
2) A minimum 3.0 GPA
Requirements: Applicants must attach a file containing their essay to the submission form below, with a cover sheet that includes:
-Full name
-School and program
-Expected graduation year / month
-Mailing address
-Phone and email
-Current GPA
Essay: 1,000-2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below.
Award: One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded during the spring semester of 2017.
Website: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $500 (2 recipients)
Deadline: June 30, 2016 Spring 
Eligibility:
1) Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
2) You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply.
3) Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the severity of the consequences of drunk driving.
Application Process: 
1) Create your video and make sure it is no longer than 3 minutes.
2) Upload your video to YouTube titled Drunk Driving Prevention Video.
3) In the description of the video please include a link to this page.
4) Once your video has been uploaded, fill out the Application Form at the bottom of this page.
5) All questions should be emailed to pr@andrewflusche.com.
Website: https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

Joseph J. LoRusso College Scholarship Essay Contest (For Fall 2016)

Award Amount: $1000 yearly Deadline: June 1, 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.
2) Submit a 500-word essay answering the following question: In 2013, 3,154 were killed in distracted driving crashes [1] Assuming some of these crashes were due to smartphone use, what can smartphone makers do in order to lower the number of smartphone-distracted driver crashes? [1] http://www.distraction.gov/
Applicants should also submit the following information in the body of their submission email:
1) Their name, address, phone number, and date of birth.
2) Their parents contact information, if the applicant is under 18 years old.
3) The name of the institution they plan on attending.
4) The course of study they plan to purse.
Essays must be submitted as an attachment to: lorussoscholarship@yahoo.com
Questions can be directed to: http://injuryflorida.lawyer/scholarship/

Soliant Sunrise Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Must be enrolled or accepted at a 2-year or 4-year college in the United States
2) Must a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
3) Write a. essay on the topic: "How can a business balance being philanthropic with being profitable?" in a 500–2000 word essay."
Submit your essay to scholarship@soliantconsulting.com with the subject line "Soliant Sunrise Scholarship Entry"
To Apply: http://www.soliantconsulting.com/about-soliant/soliants-sunrise-scholarship

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www.collegeboard.com www.rntobsn.org/ (nursing students)

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