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Disclaimer: Many of the following scholarships will collect personal information that is used to identify your eligibility. Salisbury University is not responsible for how these organizations will use that data. We are providing this information as a courtesy.


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Mary Beth Carozza Delegate Scholarship, District 38C

If you are a resident of Maryland district 38C, you may apply for a Maryland Delegate Scholarship offered by Maryland Delegate Mary Beth Carozza. In addition to being a resident of Maryland district 38C, you must attend a Maryland college, university, or trade school (or have a Maryland Higher Education Commission approved unique major), and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, please fill out the application below and return it along with the items listed in the application postmarked by April 15, 2016 to:

Delegate Mary Beth Carozza
6 Bladen Street, Room 203
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Justin McJilton Memorial Scholarship

The Justin McJilton Memorial Scholarship was established to provide a fitting and meaningful memorial to Justin McJilton. Justin was an active student at Salisbury University in the Perdue School of Business. He was an avid supporter and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and twice co-chaired the SU Relay for Life. Justin passed away in 2009 at the age of 23 from complications associated with leukemia. To honor his memory, the scholarship was established to provide support for students whose lives have been touched by cancer. The scholarship is for $500 and is non-renewable. Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2015.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a degree seeking undergraduate student at Salisbury University
  • 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA (preference given to students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • See application below

Click here to download the application.

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Maryland Mensa 2015-2016 Scholarship

The Maryland Mensa 2015-2016 Scholarship Essay Contest has begun. Cash awards of up to $1,000 will be granted to the winners.

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

There are two requirements for applicants:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

Applications are available for downloading from http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships. Applications accepted ONLINE ONLY no later than January 15, 2016. Winners will be announced after May 2016.

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The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (FGCMD) is pleased to participate in scholarship programs that provide grants to college or university students whose major course of study is intended to lead to a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture, and must be majoring in one of the following fields: Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Biology, Botany, City (Rural & Urban) Planning, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior) Environmental Conservation/ Engineering, Floriculture, Forestry, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Land Management, Plant Pathology/Science, Wildlife Science and/or related or allied subjects.

Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (FGCMD) scholarships are awarded annually, depending upon availability of funds. Information and eligibility for these scholarships can be found at www.fgcofmd.org. The application deadline is February 1, 2016.

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The Tri-State Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarship

The DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has established a scholarship fund that will award a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships to students who attend an eligible institution within each geographic area.

Student Eligibility and Application Process - Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Attend an eligible DE-DC-MD institution during the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 academic year. An eligible institution is defined as an institution with at least one member with an active membership with the DE-DC-MD ASFAA.
  2. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA and the institution.
  3. Possess the following GPA and standing –

    Undergraduates:
    • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or the equivalent.
    • At least a second year standing (as defined by your institution) prior to the start of the 2016-2017 academic year or,
    • Completion of one-half of a one year course of study in a private career school.
    Graduates/Professionals:
    • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or the equivalent.
    • Completion of at least one year of your program of study.
  4. Enroll as a full time student as defined by your institution.
  5. Submit the completed application and all required documents (essay and letter of recommendation) to your Financial Aid Office. Your Financial Aid Director MUST certify your application eligibility to complete the application process.

The scholarship application is available in the Salisbury University Financial Aid Office and can also be viewed at: http://www.dedcmdasfaa.org/docs/forms/pdf/scholarshipapp.pdf

Applications must be received in the Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213, by Monday, March 21, 2016 in order for the Director to review and submit the SU eligible candidate by the April 1, 2016 deadline.

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Army Officers’ Wives Club Scholarship

Each year the Army Officers’ Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area, in partnership with the Fort Myer Thrift Shop, awards scholarships to eligible college students. These students are the children of active duty, retired or deceased Army personnel who reside in certain jurisdictions in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. This is a merit scholarship with awards based on students’ academic achievements, community involvement and leadership potential.

The application for the scholarship can be found at www.aowcgwa.org. College students must have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average to be eligible for a scholarship.

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted beginning on December 1, 2015.

All required materials must be submitted in one envelope, which must be mailed to the Thrift Shop and postmarked NO LATER THAN MARCH 25, 2016. Incomplete applications and applications postmarked later than March 25, 2016 will not be considered.

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Central Scholarship Bureau

Founded in Baltimore in 1924, Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) helps students in Maryland realize their academic and professional goals through grants and interest-free loans to attend accredited institutions within the United States.

The Bureau offers grants and scholarships to various majors such as Healthcare, Education, Social Work along with those tagged for women, Jewish students and African-American students.

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

  • Maryland Resident (or reside within 200 miles of Baltimore City)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Family income below $90,000
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher to be competitive
  • Enrolled in, or applying to, an accredited US college/university

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

This year, in addition to the General Application 2015-2016 which qualifies you for over 40 scholarship programs, Central Scholarship has a new matching feature to pair you with very specific scholarships that may fit you! Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

To apply, students must complete the online scholarship application at www.central-scholarship.org  The application deadline is April 1, 2016.

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Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship

Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) is pleased to announce its 2016 College Scholarship program. The program is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any degree-granting institution in the United States who are planning a career in Delmarva’s poultry industry.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of representatives from Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Preference will be given to applicants planning a career in any segment (live production, processing, sales, transportation, business and administration, office management, research, technical support, accounting, etc.) of Delmarva’s poultry industry and whom are residents of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Application forms and additional information are available from Delmarva Poultry Industry. Contact the DPI office at 302-856-9037, by e-mail at dpi@dpichicken.com or go to www.dpichicken.org and click on college scholarships. Applications must be received at the address below by April 1, 2016. Recipient(s) will be notified in the spring.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Delaware 19947-4881

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Sussex County Federal Credit Union Scholarship

The Sussex County Federal Credit Union Foundation is pleased to offer this scholarship program to high school students who plan to attend college or to existing college students who are continuing their education at the college level.

The Foundation will award: two $1,500 scholarships. Selection will be based on the applicant’s record of scholastic achievement and extracurricular activities without regard to race, sex, religion, or financial needs.

Applicants must plan to attend or continue attending a two to four year accredited college on a full-time basis. Graduate students, fellowships and post-secondary programs are not eligible for the scholarship program. Applicants and/or their parent(s) must be a current member of the Sussex County Federal Credit Union.

All scholarship applications and supporting materials must be received by the Credit Union Foundation on or before April 15, 2016. To view the application and other required documentation, go to http://www.sussexcfcu.com/pdfs/ScholarshipApp_2016.pdf

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The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use.  The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

The application is now available at www.LegacyForHealth.org/Adamsscholarship. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2016. Awardees will be notified by June 30, 2016. For more information, email: Adamsscholarship@truthinitiative.org.

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Chesapeake Women’s Network Scholarships

The Chesapeake Women’s Network Talbot has announced that competitive scholarships are being offered for the 2016-17 academic year.  The mission of Chesapeake Women’s Network Talbot is to foster personal enrichment and professional growth among women who reside on the Eastern Shore of Maryland through an active network of collaboration, communication and support.

Each year, the Chesapeake Women’s Network Talbot provides financial assistance to qualified female applicants 22 years and older in pursuit of postsecondary education and training.

Women from Talbot and surrounding counties are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The deadline for applying for one of the scholarships is May 2, 2016. You may email the organization at cwntalbot@gmail.com or message them on Facebook. The scholarship application and requirements are available at http://cwntalbot.squarespace.com/

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Suntrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

$500 Scholarship For Students

Free to enter and eligibility not based on GPA or financial need
Thirty chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May
Enter online at www.offtocollege.info beginning September 14, 2015.

High school seniors and current undergraduate college students can win a $500.00 scholarship for their education expenses at a college or private career school. One winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2015 through May 13, 2016.

Scholarship checks will be payable to the winner’s school of attendance. Only one entry per person for each drawing; however, students can register after each completed drawing for the next scheduled drawing.  No purchase or transaction necessary to enter or win.

For complete details, entry requirements, rules and conditions, visit www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes

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The Hartford Technology Rental Information Writing Scholarship

The Hartford Technology Rentals, a technology rental company headquartered in Chicago is offering  $1,000 scholarships to full-time, undergraduate students (Junior or Senior) with an IT Major and in need of financial aid.

Applicants must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 scale for all academic years preceding the year of the award.

The application is available at: http://hartfordrents.com/scholarship There will be a Fall 2016 award given on May 15, 2016 and a Spring 2017 award given on December 15, 2016.

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Institute for Retired Persons Scholarship

The Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) has announced a scholarship opportunity for three (3) Salisbury University students for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current degree-seeking Salisbury University student in good academic standing
  • Full or part time enrollment (at least 6 credits per semester)
  • Financial need as verified by FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

The Institute for Retired Persons is designed for adults aged 50 and above and offers programs to enlighten, educate and promote a better understanding of our world. The members meet every Tuesday at 2 pm during the University’s fall and spring semesters at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Recipients of the scholarship will be invited to attend the first IRP meeting of the fall semester in September 2016 to be formally recognized by the organization.

SU students are encouraged to complete the attached application and submit to the Financial Aid Office in Holloway Hall Rm 213.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 20th 2016.

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B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline and Eligibility

DEADLINE: May 23, 2016
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction.
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next.
  • This is not an academic scholarship but the scholarship provider would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

To apply for the B. Davis Scholarship, please visit their website at: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

You will need to write an essay on the following topic: 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.

Your submissions must be sent by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact awards@studentawardsearch.com

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Pauline and Shirley T. Smith Scholarship

The Pauline and Shirley T. Smith Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and have secured gainful employment to defray a portion of the cost of their education. This scholarship program is administered through a collaborative effort between the Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) and Salisbury University, Chesapeake College and the University of Maryland, College Park.

The scholarship is granted with preference to graduates of the following named public school systems in descending order of preference: Talbot County, Caroline County and Dorchester County. Continuation of the scholarship is dependent upon the recipient maintaining full-time enrollment and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The scholarship may be awarded for up to eight semesters depending on student classification at the time of first award. The scholarship is designed to fund a student’s cost of attendance including:  tuition, fees, room, board and books less any other free sources of financial aid for up to eight semesters.

To be considered for the scholarship a student must meet the following requirements

  • Must be a graduate of a public high school in one of the following Maryland counties: Caroline, Dorchester or Talbot
  • Must have completed at least one semester of college coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-17 academic year
  • Must, to the extent possible, have secured gainful employment to defray a portion of the cost of the education

In addition to the above criteria, a completed application and essay must be submitted to the Mid Shore Community Foundation by May 31, 2016 for consideration. A link to the application has been included below for your reference.

http://www.mscf.org/scholarships/

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Association On American Indian Affairs Scholarship

Native American and Alaska native students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes are eligible to apply for the AAIA scholarship. All students must be full time, seeking a minimum of an Associate’s degree at an accredited institution, and be enrolled in their tribe. Students can visit the website at www.indian-affairs.org for additional criteria, details and acceptance period.

Scholarships are available for undergraduates and graduate students. Applications will be accepted in the Rockville, MD office and must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern time June 1, 2016. Applications received outside of the acceptance period will not be reviewed. The application mailing address is stated on the AAIA website.

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Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Karman Healthcare is the nation’s leading manufacturer of wheelchair innovation based out of Southern California with a strong customer base supporting the mobility impaired.

The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund is offering two (2) $500 scholarships for students who suffer a mobility disability. This scholarship will apply to students who have excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. This year the theme is to create a presentation of how disability laws can be improved in the US. The entries can include essays or poems.

All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to the 2016-2017 Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund. To view the criteria and application process, please go to www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships. The deadline for 2016-2017 Karman Scholarships is September 1, 2016. Please be sure to submit your essay before the official deadline.

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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

The P.E.O Sisterhood is an international organization with broad philanthropic and cultural aims and an interest in furthering educational opportunities for women.  It is entirely independent and has no affiliation with any fraternal or benevolent organization.

Applicants:

  • Must be women from countries other than the United States and Canada
  • Will be working toward a full-time graduate degree at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada
  • Will be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year of the scholarship
  • Promise to return to their countries within 60 days of completion of their degree to pursue their professional career
  • Do not need to be enrolled at the time of application
  • New applicants must have a full year of course work remaining

Scholarship details:

  • Maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need
  • May be renewed once

Eligibility must be established before application material is sent to applicants.  The eligibility information is available from www.peointernational.org at any time but the completed form will be accepted electronically in the IPS office only between September 15 and December 15, 2016.

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HomeInsurance.com Scholarship

HomeInsurance.com, an independent insurance agency that operates the Quotes.Safeco.com site, will award a college scholarship worth $1,500 to an eligible college student.  Independent insurance agents give back to their communities in many different ways, one of which is to encourage college students to explore topics of highway safety, new technology and personal responsibility.

To enter this Contest, choose from one of two essay topics about driving safety, write your response in 600 to 800 words and post your essay onto your blog site.  Judges from HomeInsurance.com will choose the winning essay based on creativity, insight and the quality of writing. Essays must be between 600 and 800 words in length and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on October 30th, 2016.

If you write the winning essay, you’ll receive a $1,500 scholarship, and you agree that your writing may be featured on the Quotes.Safeco.com blog.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States and must be enrolled on a full-time basis (per school requirements) and be in good academic standing at a school accredited by one or more of the nationally recognized accrediting agencies listed by the U. S. Department of Education, including a two or four year college or university, or a graduate school program.

Additional information and the application may be found on the Home Insurance website: http://quotes.safeco.com/scholarships

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James N. Mathias, Jr. Senatorial Scholarship, District 38

If you are a resident of Maryland district 38 and are currently attending or plan to attend an in-state Maryland institution, you may be eligible to apply for a Maryland Senatorial Scholarship offered by Maryland Senator James N. Mathias, Jr. Students who plan to attend an out-of-state institution may also be eligible for the Senatorial Scholarship if their major qualifies as a "unique" major under the Maryland Higher Education Commission guidelines.

Priority will be given to applications received by April 1, 2015, but later applications will also be considered. To apply, please fill out the application below and return it to:

Senator James N. Mathias, Jr.
11941 Industrial Park Road, Unit #8
Bishopville, MD 21813
Phone: 410-352-3096
Fax: 410-352-3087

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Addie C. Eckardt Senatorial Scholarship, District 37

If you are a resident of Maryland district 37, you may apply for a Maryland Senatorial Scholarship offered by Maryland Senator Addie C. Eckardt. In addition to being a resident of Maryland district 37, you must enroll at a two or four year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credit hours) or part-time (6+ credit hours) degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend certain private career schools. If you are selected to receive a scholarship award, your award will be renewed automatically for four (4) years as long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress at the college you attend. You may use the scholarship at an out-of-state school if your major is not available at a Maryland school. In order to verify your major as unique, you must complete the Unique Major Application which can be obtained by accessing the Maryland Higher Education Commission website (www.mhec.state.md.us).

To apply, please fill out the application below and return the application postmarked by March 1st, 2015 to:

Senator Addie C. Eckardt
322 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students.
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited non-profit public or private two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Enrolled in an eligible major: Math, Natural science, Physical science, Biological/agriculture sciences, Engineering/engineering technology, Computer/information science.

Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 6, 2015 or until 20,000 applications have been received. For additional information and the application, go to https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/greatlakes/

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FOTA Art Scholarship Requirements & Application Form 2015

Attention all Anne Arundel County College Level Art Students

Friends of the Arts (FOTA), Annapolis, Maryland is offering two art scholarships of $3,000 each for the academic year 2015-2016, to Anne Arundel County resident college-level art students attending accredited Maryland institutions. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the last year. These awards will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio, an artist’s statement and two letters of recommendation. All applicants will be e-mailed notification of competition results by May 30, 2015. Payment will be made directly to the recipient's college. Scholarship recipients will be required to give a short presentation to FOTA's General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Portfolio
The portfolio should include a maximum of 7 images on a CD. Work must have been completed within the past two years. Images should be formatted in jpg at 300 dpi. No file should exceed 8"x10." Each jpg file should contain the artist's name and title of the work. An image list must accompany the images itemized in viewing order, the title of each piece (if any), media, dimensions and year completed. Portfolio artwork may include drawings, paintings, photography, ceramics, digital works, printmaking, sculptures, or mixed media.

Artist's Statement
The Artist’s Statement must include: Your academic and artistic goals and describe how your submitted work represents your vision and perspective. Your statement may not exceed one page, double-spaced. Be sure to include your name at the top of your statement.

Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two letters of recommendation with your application.

Deadline: Return the completed application form along with your CD of images, artist’s statement and letters of recommendation by April 30, 2015. Download the application here.

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Anita R. Turner Memorial Academic Scholarship

The Anita R. Turner Memorial Academic Scholarship was established by the family, friends and co-workers of Anita as a tribute to an amazing woman and life-long educator. Anita Turner educated with a passion and expected nothing short of excellence from her students. Indicative of the excellence expected from her students, the Anita R. Turner Memorial Academic Scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit excellence through their academia and ability to express themselves intelligently through their own words with a submission of an essay on a selected topic. The Anita R. Turner Memorial Academic Scholarship preserves Anita’s legacy of educating youth and the importance she placed on higher education. Since the Foundation’s inception in 2010, $6,000 has been distributed in scholarship awards. For the 2015-2016 school year, the Foundation will distribute individual scholarship amounts up to $1,500.

The scholarship criteria are as follows:

  • Applicant must be a current full-time undergraduate minority student enrolled in at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 weighted scale. A college transcript must be provided.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment for 2015-2016 school year (tuition bill, schedule, housing deposit, etc.) with application.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Maryland.

The application is available in the Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213. The application deadline is May 1, 2015.

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DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. For the 2015-2016 academic year, five students will be recognized with an award of $500 each.

Eligibility - Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2015–16 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
  • Be U.S. citizens or maintain legal residency within the United States

Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of JMX International, the company that owns DutchCrafters.

Award Criteria - Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

  • Academic achievement and financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The essay component of the application
  • Students from all disciplines and fields of study are invited to apply

Application deadline is May 1 for the 2015-16 academic year.

Award Amounts
For the 2015-16 academic year, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship will award five scholarships of $500 each. Disbursements of the award will be made in two increments of $250 each – one for the first semester and one for the second semester of the academic year. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

How to Apply
The application consists of an information summary, a statement of financial need and a 750 word essay. The application can be downloaded at www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship and emailed to scholarship@dutchcrafters.com or mailed to:

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship
1877 Porter Lake Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
1-941-377-5112

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American Association of University Women-Easton Branch 2015 Mature Woman's Grant Application

The Easton Branch of the AAUW has announced the 2015 Mature Woman's Grant for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 academic year. Women, ages 25 and over, and residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's or Talbot County are eligible to apply.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 1, 2015. Applications are available at The Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213 or by viewing the following attachment.

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Karman Healthcare Scholarship

The Karman Healthcare is the nation’s leading manufacturer of wheelchair innovation based out of Southern California with a strong customer base supporting the mobility impaired.

The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund is offering two (2) $500 scholarships for students who suffer a mobility disability. This scholarship will apply to students who have excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. This year the theme is to create a presentation of why disability awareness is important. The entries can include essays or poems.

All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to the 2015-2016 Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund. To view the criteria and application process, please go to www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships

Deadline - The deadline for 2015 Karman Scholarships is September 1, 2015. Please be sure to submit your essay before the official deadline.

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The American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

The American Red Cross is giving away $14,000 in scholarships!

Would you like to develop and demonstrate your leadership ability? Want to develop planning skills while working with the largest humanitarian network in the world? And could you use college scholarship money? If you answered yes to any of these, then the American Red Cross has a great opportunity for you.

By hosting a blood drive during the 100 days of summer, you are helping ensure a stable blood supply exists. Leaders Save Lives is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. Students will gain a meaningful leadership and community service experience. In addition, students may become eligible to win a college scholarship and earn a gift card from giftcertificates.com

Registration information can be located at: http://www.redcrossblood.org/forms/leaderssavelives

Blood drive(s) must be held between June 1 and August 31, 2015.

The American Red Cross also offers a meaningful reward and recognition program designed specifically for high school students who support the Red Cross. Go to http://leader.redcrossblood.org/ to see how you could win a scholarship just by giving blood donations and 8 hours of Red Cross Service.

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2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Who may apply: Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland.

How to apply: Applicants for the scholarship must submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application available for download at the link below, complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov, submit an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate’s degree from a Community College in the State, and documentation the student if applicable, has registered with the selective service system.

Click here for more information.

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Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship

The Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students at Salisbury University who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is intended for students who have encountered a recent and unexpected financial hardship that could jeopardize their ability to continue with their education. The scholarship is non-renewable and recipients are chosen through an application process overseen by the Director of Financial Aid.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • See application below

Click here to download the application.

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Kids' Chance of Maryland

Kids' Chance of Maryland is a nonprofit corporation developed by the concerned volunteers in Maryland's legal community, in association with insurers, employers, and the labor, medical and workers' compensation community. The purpose of Kids' Chance is to provide financial scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their higher education.

Children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The parent's death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.

Generally, the scholarship is good for one semester, and the applicant must maintain acceptable grades. The applicant must reapply at the end of each semester for the scholarship to continue. Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships cover tuition and books, but may also include housing and meals.

Scholarship applications are available by visiting www.kidschance-md.org.

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P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

The P.E.O. ELF loan is intended to help a woman attain a degree or certification from an accredited postsecondary educational institution.

The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for all programs of study and $20,000 for doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., medical, law, veterinary) and may not exceed the amount recommended by her sponsoring chapter. Loans are subject to the availability of funds.

A woman may draw up to the maximum loan in one installment if she is in the final year of obtaining her associate’s or bachelor’s degree, is a graduate or doctoral student, or is enrolled in a post-degree certificate/license/endorsement program.

A student must have and maintain the scholastic average required for graduation by the school she attends. A current transcript is required as evidence of satisfactory academic standing before an installment of a loan may be drawn. Reports of academic progress may be required for each note.

Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study. The current rate of interest is 2%.

All applicants for the ELF program must be sponsored by a P.E.O. local chapter.

For complete information and to find out if you qualify, visit www.peointernational.org  and click on ELF Eligibility Requirements.

You may also contact the local ELF Chairman Debbie Vorhis at dvorhis@comcast.net or 410-742-1349

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P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women of the United States and Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.

  • The maximum grant is $3,000.
  • Lesser amounts may be awarded based on funds available in the current year’s grant budget and applicants’ individual needs.
  • Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.
  • A PCE grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.
  • A PCE grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as: - tuition - books, supplies - testing and graduation fees - transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare, not for auto loan payments or maintenance) - childcare (only while in class or studying) - uniforms required by the educational program - equipment/tools necessary for the course of study.
  • Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.

More information can be found at: http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-program-continuing-education-pce

Please email shelly_madsen@yahoo.com if you meet the requirements for this grant and would like to pursue this opportunity further.

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Universities at Shady Grove Scholarships

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). These scholarships are created with contributions from private donors including the USG Board of Advisors, local businesses, foundation, community organizations and individual donors. To view a list of USG Scholarships and to apply, please visit: www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships

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Guide to Scholarships for Minorities, New Americans and Major Specific Students

This is a comprehensive document that includes several scholarship directories and a downloadable database that provides great information for all students.

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