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

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/

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.

 

3rd Annual Scholarship for Advancement in Higher Education (Senioradvisor.com)

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 31, 2016 (winners notified by January 31, 2017)

To Apply: Email scholarship@senioradvisor.com to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself  – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
  • 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
  • Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_

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

Senior Advice Volunteer Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (winners notified by February 1, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in volunteering for a senior living community during the past year (2015-2016).
  • Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-volunteer-scholarship

Senior Advice Caregiver Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 (winners notified by February 1, 2017)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2016. They must have been involved in caregiving for a family member.
  • Video file (.mov, .mp4, .avi, or .mpeg)(3 minutes maximum) OR essay (Word or .pdf)(2000 words maximum)

**Please see website for additional terms and conditions**

Website: https://www.senioradvice.com/news-room/senioradvice-caregiver-scholarship 

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/

Scholarship Search Engines

www.fastweb.com www.uncf.org
www.cfnc.org www.finaid.org
www.collegeboard.com www.rntobsn.org/ (nursing students)

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