•  "AES Engineering Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/08/21
    ($500.00 award)
    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
     
    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.
     
    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
    You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. 

    How To Apply: 

    Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"

    Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

    There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

    Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.


     "Golden Door Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/04/21
    Apply Now 
    Please note: All scholarship awards will begin as of Fall 2022.
    Strong preference will be given to applicants who are not eligible for in-state tuition and are interested in pursuing one of the following career paths: software engineering, nursing, data analytics, business analytics, and digital marketing. Popular majors that align with these career paths include math, statistics, economics, computer science, data science, etc. 
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    Scholarship recipients will receive funding for a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools beginning Fall semester, 2022. Students who have applied to or are interested in other colleges should also apply. We will support students at non-partner schools on a case-by-case basis. 
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    Note that Golden Door will match scholarship recipients to partner and other colleges based on student preference and school admission slot availability.
    Eligibility:
    Applicants must have DACA, TPS or be undocumented, meaning currently not have lawful status in the US
    Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding.
    Note: if you are a current US citizen or permanent resident, you are not eligible to apply. If you are a visa holder, please elaborate on your visa type and whether you are eligible to receive federal funding and/or in-state tuition in your application below. If you aren’t sure whether you’re eligible, email info@goldendoorscholars.org.
     
    (1) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applying early is helpful.
    (2) Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    (3) Applicants should have strong academic records
    (4) High school and college transcripts DO NOT need to be official versions; you may scan and upload the transcript
    (5) SAT and ACT scores are not required. However, if you do have standardized test scores, you can include them in your application.
    (6) Golden Door Scholars will also have access to mentors, fellowship and job search support, along with other professional growth opportunities
     
    NOTES: Partially completed applications cannot be saved and completed later.  Please review the essay questions/requirements below before beginning the application. 

     " American Muscle's Student Scholarship" 
    ($2,500 per Scholarship)
    1 scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded twice a year to students pursuing an automotive themed major. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year.
    We are offering 2 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,500 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year. 
    Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay here telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.
    Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
     
    AmericanMuscle Student Scholarships are non-renewable, however, winning applicants may re-enter in future contests by writing and resubmitting a new essay. Only one essay per student, per semester is allowed.
     
    Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
     
    All applicants must include some form of proof of enrollment when submitting applications here

     American Trucks Student Scholarship" 
    Founded as an online retailer of light-duty pickup truck parts in April 2017, AmericanTrucks is a subsidiary of Turn5, Inc. It has since become the premier parts distributor and online retailer of parts and accessories for domestic trucks like the Ford F-150Dodge RamChevrolete Silverado GMC Sierra. The brand has also established a track record of philanthropy, having contributed more than $15,000 to local non-profit organizations helping to bridge the skills gap in the traditional building trades with the Positive Payload
     
    1 scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded twice a year to students who are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and one scholarship will be awarded for the spring semester each year.
    At AmericanTrucks we are passionate about our mission to Serve the Community that supports us. We've recognized a growing trend in the building trades industry. Educational programs are receiving a lot of attention from national leaders and it’s our goal to be involved in a meaningful way.
    With that in mind, we are pleased to offer 2 x $2500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trade
    One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester, and one scholarship will be awarded for the spring semester each year.
    How to Apply:
    To apply, please write a 750-1500 word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development.

     Scholarships should be emailed in PDF format or as a Microsoft Word document here along with proof of current enrollment as outlined above.

     AmericanTrucks Scholarships are non-renewable; however, previous scholarship winners are eligible to reapply for future scholarship awards by writing and submitting a new essay. Entries are limited to one essay per student per semester.

     
     

     " NSCA Foundation Scholarship" 
    ($2000.00 Scholarship Awards)
    The purpose of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) is to support the mission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning. All general and specific guidelines for each respective scholarship are outlined below and should be closely read by the applicant to ensure all guidelines have been met prior to submission. 
    Who can Apply?
    Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.
     NSCA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students for their benefit at an educational institution, to aid in the pursuit of studies.  The student must be a candidate for a degree at the educational institution.  Under the terms of the NSCA Foundation program, the Scholarship funds must be used for: Tuition and fees to enroll in or to attend an educational institution, or Fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the educational courses.

    "Extremeterrain's Student Scholarship"   Biology/Environment Studies Major Apply
     
    The goal of the ExtremeTerrain Scholarship program is to raise more awareness for the recreational use of public lands as it is an important issue to us at ExtremeTerrain and our customers. At the same time we support youth who are working towards a career in the environmental/recreational land use planning/land management industry, which in larger supports the movement to maintain recreational access to public lands.. ExtremeTerrain places an emphasis on community awareness and environmental awareness and supports those who hold the same value system.
     
     
    1 scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded twice a year to students who are pursuing a Biology or a related degree in Environmental Studies. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. 
     
    ExtremeTerrain is offering two $2,500 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.
     
    Students should submit a 700 – 1500 word essay here that describes who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. 
    Essays should be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied with proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.

     Please submit your essay by 12:00PM EST on October 15th in order to be eligible for the spring semester scholarship and by June 15th to be eligible for the fall semester scholarship. The winner of the spring semester will be selected by November 15th and the fall semester winner will be selected by July 15th.

    This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for the spring and fall semesters.

    Scholarship payment will be sent directly to the winner’s school as a tuition payment.

    Who can apply:
    Undergraduate college/university students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Proof of enrollment is required along with submission. Any questions or clarification of what constitutes proof of enrollment can be emailed here.

     

     ExtremeTerrain Scholarships are non-renewable, however previous winners who are still eligible may submit a new essay that follows the same criteria. Entries are limited to one essay per student each semester. 


    "Dr.Pepper Tuition Giveaway" 
    Giveaway is open to U.S. legal residents who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years of age. Applicant must submit how they will change the world in 350 characters or less. Applicant will also submit a video that elaborates on their academic and professional goals. Individuals can also nominate a student. 
    Dr Pepper is giving $2,000,000 in tuition to help promising students
    reach their most ambitious goals. So how many students get how
    many dollars? Time for PEPPERMATH 101.
    (3) $125,00.00 Tutition prizes
    (3) $75,00.00 Runners-up prizes
    $1,000,000.00 Consolation prizes

    MAKE A TIKTOK!

    In a TikTok, tell us why you deserve tuition, how it will impact your life and help you reach your goals. Be creative. Be passionate. Be your authentic self. Oh, and don’t forget to use our song with #IDeserveTuitionContest

    (For more video guidelines, see FAQ.) If you’re a finalist, we’ll slide into your DMs with next steps in your chance at winning up to $100,000 in tuition.


     "Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/15/21
    Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment.   That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 annual scholarship.  This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals
    Scholaship Entry Requirement:
    Carefully research and compose an essay style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of 800 to 1,000 words, with screenshots and photos included to illustrate your points on one of the following topics.  Use proper grammar and punctuation.
    Choose a topic below for your tutorial essay:
    1. How Photoshop has changed photography
    2. How to re-touch skin in Photoshop for photographers
    3. Favorite tips for enhancing color in Photoshop
    4. Photoshop overlay ideas for adding WOW to your portraits
    5. A How To Photoshop Tutorial

    "Fujiflim & Urban Outfitters College Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/16/21
    Apply Today All Majors 

    ($20,000 Away Scholarship-(1) Grand Prize $10,000 (2) Secound Place $5,000 each

    Fujifilm + Urban Outfitters are giving away $20,000 in college scholarships to students who want to give back and make an impact in their communities.

    We’re looking for 3 winners! One grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and two second prize winners will receive $5,000 each for a total of $20,000 in scholarships!  

    This contest is open only to legal residents of United States and the District of Columbia. Entrant must be sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. Applicants must attend or plan to attend a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. 

    How It Works & Key Dates:  

    1. You will be notified by November 8th if you are one of the one hundred (100) semi-finalists. 
    2. Semi-finalists will be asked to create a 1 (one) minute video on a specific topic chosen by Urban Outfitters + Fujifilm.
    3. Videos must be submitted by November 24th.  
    4. One grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and two second prize winners will receive $5,000 each. Winners will be notified on or around December 28th.

     "College JumpStart Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/17/21

    Hard work. Perseverance. Love of learning. These are the traits that the College JumpStart Scholarship rewards. If you are a high school, college or adult learner and are looking for ways to pay for college, then the College JumpStart Scholarship may be for you.

    Our eligibility requirements are straightforward:

    you must be a current student (high school 10th-12th or college) or be planning to enter college within the next 12 months.

    You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

    You must complete the online application including the personal statement. Financial need is not considered nor are grades or test scores.

    The College JumpStart Scholarship Fund is supported through private and corporate donations. All funds are used to support students. It takes many volunteers to make the College JumpStart Scholarship work -- from technical and customer support to judging all of our fabulous applications.

    If you have questions you may contact us or if you are ready to apply go ahead and visit our online application form.

    General Information: The selection process typically takes 1-2 months following the close of the scholarship competition. It takes a lot of time to read all of your fantastic essays! All completed applications will be reviewed by our judging committee who will select the finalists and winners. The decision of the judging committee is final. All winners will be contacted directly by both e-mail and regular postal mail.

    Posting of Winners: We respect the privacy of our applicants. However, we do request that all winners permit us to post their last names and winning essays. After all winners have been contacted we will post the results on this page.


     "Heisman High School Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/19/21
    The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities. 
     
    TO ACHIEVE AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2021 HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED BY ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE, STUDENTS MUST BE SENIORS DURING THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR, GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 2022. APPLICANTS MUST:
    Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
    Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:
     
    Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, BMX Racing (or Freestyle), Bobsleigh, Boccia, Bowling, Boxing, Breaking, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Futsal, Goalball, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Nordic Combined, Powerlifting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skeleton, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
     
    Applying for the Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is your chance to earn a scholarship toward college, as well as local, state, and national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one eligible sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then 
    you’ve got what it takes. 

      "Music for All Foundation Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/24/21
    Apply Today Music Majors
    Two $1,000 scholarships made possible by generous gifts from Yamaha Corporation of America and
    the Fred J. Miller Family 
    The Music for All Foundation is dedicated to creating, providing, and expanding positively life-changing experiences through music for all. The Foundation, formerly known as The Revelli Foundation and established in honor of Dr. William D. Revelli, has had a longstanding history of awarding scholarships. Dr. Revelli’s legacy continues to live through the many students who benefit from the scholarships. These one-time awards honor students nominated by the directors of bands performing at Grand National Championship.
     
    The awards are made possible through generous gifts from Yamaha Corporation of America ($1,000 Yamaha Scholarship) and the Fred J. Miller Family ($1,000 Fred J. Miller Family Scholarship). The scholarships will be announced and presented Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Grand National Finals Awards Ceremony 
     
    Nominee Criteria: 
    Nominees must be graduating seniors who: • Plan to pursue a degree in music education. • Demonstrate outstanding musicianship, leadership skills, and work ethic. • Plan to enroll in college within one year of graduating high school. • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other scales). • Will perform with a band at the 2021 Bands of America Grand National Championships.
     
    Nomination Submission Requirements 
    Each STUDENT must submit the following: 1. A résumé of musical and leadership achievements focusing on all aspects of the student’s academic, musical, extracurricular, and community service accomplishments and demonstrating the overall quality of the candidate. 2. An essay of at least 500 but no more than 750 words that addresses each of the following prompts: • Please describe the experiences and/or people that have inspried you to become a music educator. • Why do you believe in music education, in music in your school, and in Music for All? • What traits do you feel are essential in a successful music educator, and how do you exemplify those traits? 

       "Fred J. Miller Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/24/21
    Band Majors Apply today
    One $2,000 Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Fund and the Miller family. 
    Fred J. Miller, Inc. is a leader in pageantry uniform design and manufacturing, outfitting many of the world’s best marching bands. As the Official Uniform Sponsor of Music for All, their support helps make Music for All’s educational programs possible. The Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Fund was set up to support future music educators in honor of Fred’s life’s work, talent, and passion for the marching arts. Mr. Miller’s legacy will continue to live on through the many students who will benefit from this scholarship 
     
    This annual scholarship will be awared to a student nominated by his or her director of bands. The student must have also performed at one of the Bands of America Marching Championships. This year’s award of $2,000 is made possible through the generosity of the Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Fund and the Miller family. The scholarship will be announced and presented Saturday, November 13, 2021 during the Grand National Finals Awards Ceremony 
     
    Nominee Criteria:
    Nominees must be graduating seniors who: • Plan to pursue a degree in music education. • Demonstrate outstanding musicianship, leadership skills, and work ethic. • Plan to enroll in college within one year of graduating high school. • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other scales). • Will perform with a band at the 2021 Bands of America Marching Championship 
     
    Nomination Submission Requirements 
    Each STUDENT must submit the following: 1. A résumé of musical and leadership achievements focusing on all aspects of the student’s academic, musical, extracurricular, and community service accomplishments and demonstrating the overall quality of the candidate. 2. An essay of at least 500 but no more than 750 words that addresses each of the following prompts: • Please describe the experiences and/or people that inspired you to become a music educator. • Why do you believe in music education, in music in your school and in Music for All? • What traits do you feel are essential in a successful music educator, and how do you exemplify those traits? 

     "Coca-Cola Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/31/21
    Senior Apply Today 
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
    With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over (6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support).
    150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. 
     
    To be eligible to apply, applicants Must be :
     
    Current high school/home-schooled students attending school in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2021-2022 academic school year (students graduating from an American or expat school abroad are not eligible for this award)
    U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
    Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    Selected Scholars must present a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework
     
    Applicants may not be 
     
    Children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries
     
    Children or grandchildren of former employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries who are currently receiving retirement benefits from those entities
     
    International students (with the exception of students attending select DoD schools - students graduating from an American or expat school abroad are not eligible for this award)
     
    High school graduates (in other words, received a high school diploma prior to the 2021-2022 school year)
     
    Temporary Residents (in other words, your permanent legal residence is outside the U.S.
      

     "Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/31/21
    Scholarship Open Now 
    Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!  Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?
    Applicants: 
    Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.| Must be a legal U.S. resident.| Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.| This award is for U.S. students. 
     
    Submit an Online response to question: 
    "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)  
     "Stokes Educational Scholarship Program"
    Deadline:10/31/21
    Majors in computer science, computer/electrical engineering, or Chinese or Russian languages. 
    The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and earning a degree. The Stokes Program is open to high school seniors, particularly minority students, planning to major in computer science, computer/electrical engineering, or Chinese or Russian languages. 
     (10 Awards Available $30,000 per scholarship)
     
    *By participating in the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, you are agreeing to work for NSA for at least 1.5 times the length of study upon graduation. 
    Benefits:
    (1) Tuition and mandatory fees up to $30,000 per year
    (2) Year-round salary while attending college 
    (3) Housing and travel entitlements during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
     (4) Paid time off / health & life insurance / federal retirement plan

     "$1,000 October Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/20/21
    Apply Today 
    The $1,000 October Scholarship is part of our monthly scholarship series. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month. 
     
    (Summary of Key Rules:)
    • Open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.
    • You must be either: (1) at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states or commonwealths where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, then such legal age of majority) at the time of entry; or (2) at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry and have a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent and supervision to use Niche.com and enter this Sweepstakes.
    • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
    • Attempts to submit incomplete or inaccurate survey responses will result in permanent disqualification from the scholarship contest and all future contests.
    • One (1) entry allowed per person/email address/household. A new winner will be chosen every sweepstakes period. Entries are only valid for the sweepstakes period that they are submitted.
    • Prizes will be awarded directly to the winners. Winners will be notified by e-mail and posted on https://www.niche.com/about/scholarship-winners/.

    "Voice of Democracy Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/31/21
     Apply Today
     Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

    The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000.

    Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary and receive their portion of $154,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.
     
    Who can enter?
     
    The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct. 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or over, previous Voice of Democracy first place state winners, GED or Adult Education Students are ineligible 
     
    Where Do I Submit My Entry? 
    All entries begin at the local VFW Post level. The only exception is where schools/classes/youth groups have large numbers of students and wish to conduct their own competition, submitting one winner for each 15 students to the local VFW Post. Individual students may submit their entry directly to the Post. This VFW Post should be within your local area and within your U.S. state of residence. Entries sent to VFW National will be returned. One winner for every 15 entries from each Post advances to District and one District winner advances to the state (Department) competition. If you need help findng a participating VFW Post in your area, follow these instructions: First, visit this website vfw.org/FindaPost to “Find A VFW Post.” Be sure this Post is within the state you reside in. If you do not have success in findng a Post, or if you have trouble getting in touch with them, you can contact your VFW Department (state) office to see if they can offer any information or assistance. You can visit this link https://www.vfw.org/ContactUs/ and look for “Find a State Contact” to get your VFW state office’s phone number and email. If you still need assistance, please email us at VFW National Headquarters at youthscholarships@vfw.org 
     "Wild Bug Student Scholarship"
    Deadline:10/31/21
    Apply Today
    The Wild Bug Scholarship was designed to help students further their education and work towards graduation. We believe in hard work and dedication over perfection and we want to help students who are working towards a better tomorrow. Our scholarship is designed for graduating high school students but also any student that is currently enrolled in a 4 year college program in the United States of America. 
     
    How to apply: 
     Any student who meets the eligibility requirements is invited to apply for the Thrive Wild Bug Scholarship. To apply, students must submit a 500+ word essay on one of the topics below. Essays should prioritize the use of statistics and research. We will only accept four submissions for each topic. Once the maximum submissions have been entered, the topic will disappear from the list, so do not delay in submitting your essay after you have written it! 
     
    Distribution of Scholarship:
    The funds from the scholarship must be used for tuition, books, university fees, housing, or other course-related expenses. Additionally when you submit an essay, you give full rights for Thrive Pest Control to publish the essay on their website. Thrive reserves the rights to edit or modify the essay before and after it is posted.
     
    Essay Topics,
     Note: We only accept 4 essays per topic. Once the limit has been reached, our system automatically replaces that essay topic with a new one. Please don't hesitate to submit your essay once it is written as the topic might disappear.