The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship - Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2017

Award Amount(s): $28,000
Web site: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/

Details: Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation - Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

Award Amount(s): $500 - $2500
Web site: http://www.nawic.org/nawic/NFSF.asp

Details: The National Association of Women in Construction awards several annual scholarships to women working in many construction-related fields. Women studying architecture are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field such as architecture.
  • Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.
LaGrant Foundation Scholarship: Application Deadline - February 28, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

Award Amount(s): $2,500
Web site: https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Undergraduate%20Scholarships

Details: The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/ Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • *Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2017
ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship: Application Deadline - March 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: http://www.aia.org/education/AIAS075223

Details: This scholarship was initiated in 1990 and renamed for David W. Lakamp - a founder of ProNet and a trusted insurance advisor to the architectural profession. In his honor two students who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management will each receive a $5,000 award.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Fourth year students in a NAAB accredited degree program, or
  • First year students in a NAAB accredited architecture degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline.
  • Eligible applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and, if applicable, a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest/or concentration in practice or risk management.
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship - Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

Details: Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarships - Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

Award Amount(s): $2,000 - $4000
Web site: http://nppf.org/nppf-scholarships-grants-and-awards/

Details: NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
  • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
  • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
  • Explain financial need.
  • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
The Gallery Collection's Greeting Card Scholarship Contest - Application Deadline: March 2, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2017

Award Amount(s): $10,000
Web site: http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Details: The Gallery Collection feels that encouraging creativity and promoting education is important. That's why we introduced our first annual national Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest in 2007.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Only 1 entry per person is allowed
  • Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card
  • Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use
  • Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work/creation
International Furnishings and Design Association Scholarships: Application Deadline - March 31, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

Award Amount(s): $1,000 - $3,000
Web site: http://www.ifdaef.org/student-scholarships

Details: The IFDA Educational Foundation's mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities to enhance the furnishings and design industries.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students attending U.S. instituions.
  • Applicants must be seeking a degree in interior design or related design/furnishings program.
  • All applications must be in English.
  • Applicants may be part-time or full-time students.
Study.com Distance Learning Degree Academic Scholarship: Application Deadline - April 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

Award Amount(s): $500
Web site: http://study.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html

Details: At Study.com, we provide online learning opportunities, tutoring, and scholarships for students to become the best, most educated versions of themselves. A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
Study.com Architecture and Drafting Degree Scholarship: Application Deadline - April 1, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

Award Amount(s): $500
Web site: http://study.com/pages/Architecture_and_Drafting_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html

Details: At Study.com, we provide online learning opportunities, tutoring, and scholarships for students to become the best, most educated versions of themselves. A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, and Architectural Engineering.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest - Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28th, 2017

Award Amount(s): From $50 to $20,000
Web site: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

Details: This contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. To enter, students must read Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged and write an essay (800 to 1600 words) on one of the topics provided on the website.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
  • No fewer than 800 to 1600 maximum words.
  • One entry per student.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest: Application Deadline - April 30, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

Award Amount(s): $500 - $1,000
Web site: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/

Details: Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. The contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All entries must be original works, in English.
  • Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  • Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
  • To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length.
  • The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.
  • Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name.
  • Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship: Application Deadline - June 12, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2017

Award Amount(s): $1,000
Web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Details: Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must submit an 500 – 1000 word essay on one of the topics listed on the website
  • All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.
  • All applicants must be high school juniors, seniors, or currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest: Application Deadline - July 31, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

Award Amount(s): $500 - $1,000
Web site: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/

Details: Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only. The contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All entries must be original works, in English.
  • Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  • Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
  • To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length.
  • The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.
  • Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name.
  • Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count.
SEIU Moe Foner Scholarship Program for Visual & Performing Arts - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: http://www.seiu.org/moe-foner-scholarship-program

Details: This award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to: drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must study full-time
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must not be attending high school currently
  • Restricted to students studying Performing Arts or Arts
  • Must be affiliated with Service Employees International Union
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)
Award Amount(s): $15,000
Web site: https://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org

Details: Available to emerging figurative artists with a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking. Offers additional renewal awards to selected applicants.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must attend a university, a four-year college or a two-year college
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Restricted to individuals with the following interests: art
Cynthia Kuo Scholarship - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/cynthia-kuo-scholarship

Details: Scholarship for overseas Chinese students who are actively involved in the Christian faith and/or Christian youth groups. This fund was established in June 2012.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Chinese students who are either first-generation in the U.S. or born overseas and planning to attend a four-year college in the US on a full-time basis
  • Actively involved in the Christian faith or Christian youth group
  • Graduating high school senior or current college student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
The Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/ehrlich-rominger-scholarship

Details: The Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund was established by Mr. Joseph Ehrlich and Mr. Jack Rominger to assist with the education of future architectural professionals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university program leading to a degree in architecture
  • Current resident of Santa Clara County and legal resident of the United States
Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): $5,000
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/roshan-rahbari-scholarship-fund

Details: The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund seeks to support outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current resident of California
  • Current community college student transferring to a four-year college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated service to community or school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Character qualities such as integrity, compassion and generosity
The Stephanie Brown Cadet Memorial Foundation - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): $12,000
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/
Details: The Stephanie Brown Cadet Memorial Foundation seeks to enhance and enrich the lives of others and to help ensure a more fair and equitable society.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating high school seniors or college students who are in good standing
  • Demonstrated community service within the last 18 months
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or vocational school on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Current resident of the greater San Francisco Bay Area
The Tang Scholarship - Application Deadline: Open (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): $15,000
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/tang-scholarship

Details: This scholarship annually awards two outstanding students combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three additional years (for a total of four years), provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander (at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry), lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and involved in the LGBT community
  • Graduate of a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano
  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated academic promise
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • United States citizen or legal resident
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 25 on or before April 30, 2016
Mohsen Arts Foundation: Application Deadline - OPEN (No Deadline)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN (No Deadline)

Award Amount(s): Varies
Web site: http://www.mohsenarts.org/

Details: The Mohsen Arts Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit arts & education organization founded in 2014. By awarding scholarships, we hope to encourage the next generation of Middle Eastern, Arab and Southeast Asian artists through education, practice, and self-expression.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an art-related degree in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be of Middle Eastern, Arab, or Southeast Asian descent.
  • Applicants do not need to be US citizens to apply.