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Leavitt Machinery Scholarship  

LM Scholarship Program a student must:

  1. Be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September.
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.
  3. Be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US.

Essay Topic: Write an Essay about a situation you have been involved in or someone you know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented an injury. Explain in detail what safety procedures you believe should have been in place to prevent the injury and how they would have prevented the injury.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship

Cyberbullying is much more comprehensive than what we consider “traditional” bullying. With the copious amount of technology at our fingertips, children are gaining access to devices and social forums at a much younger age. This enables cyberbullying to affect children and teenagers 24/7 on a variety of media platforms, not just in your immediate community but in online communities where participants are from all over the world.

Everyone can help prevent cyberbullying by raising awareness about how to prevent it. The personal injury attorneys at McCready Garcia & Leet have established a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a student who is passionate about this issue. Cyberbullying is prevalent and at times can seem unstoppable, so how can we effectively raise awareness to promote prevention? In order to be considered, an application for this scholarship must include:

  • Your most recent transcript
  • A current resumé
  • A 750 word response to the prompt: Discuss the role of parents, school administration, and the role YOU could play in cyberbullying awareness and prevention. How can these parties react to cyberbullying and what steps can they take to effectively prevent it?

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship

This Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline: Jun 15, 2019

The National Potato Council Scholarship

This year, the National Potato Council will award one $10,000 scholarship to honor a graduate student (Master’s degree or higher) working to conduct research and provide information that will improve the future of the U.S. potato industry. Research focus may include basic research or applied research that improves potato production efficiency, addresses pest management and disease issues, increases consumer benefits from potato consumption and or produces knowledge related to advancing the competitiveness of the U. S. potato industry. The scholarship will be awarded in August 2019 for application towards the 2019-2020 academic year. Final scholarship selection is based on the following criteria: past academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, goals, benefit to the potato industry, extracurricular activities, grades, and potential commercial value. The successful scholarship recipient will be required to provide the National Potato Council with a one-page report on their research project or projects in April 2020. Please submit completed forms to:

National Potato Council Scholarship Program

1300 L Street, NW, Suite 910

Washington, DC 20005

Deadline: Jun 21, 2019 *application here!

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship

At Huggable, we know that being a new mother isn’t a walk in the park. With a million things on your to-do list, it’s hard to find time for yourself. For the single mothers amongst us, it’s that much harder to make everything work as you get your little one off to the best start possible. For the Huggable Supermom Scholarship, we focus on supporting single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms. Put simply, the Huggable Supermom Scholarship is a student scholarship designed to support single mothers and those who support them and benefit from their love. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.
  • Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.
  • All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

Deadline: Jun 30, 2019


Disneyland Engineering Tour

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a global non-profit organization founded in 1950. SWE will be hosting the world’s largest conference for women engineers this November in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Girls honored with a SWENext Award will be invited to a behind the scenes engineering tour of Disneyland among other great prizes

In addition to the awards, we offer a variety of programs for students and their adult advocates (teachers and families).

SWENext Global Innovator Award (Grade 12)

Who should apply: Girls in grades 12 (2019/20 school year) who do STEM, plan on becoming an engineer and are doing something to promote STEM to girls.

Deadline: Sept 23, 201

SWENext Community Award (Grades 9-11)

Who should apply: Girls in grades 9-11 (2019/20 school year) who do STEM, plan on becoming an engineer and are doing something to promote STEM to girls.

Deadline: Sept 23, 2019

SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA)

Who Should apply: Girls in grades 9-12 (2019/20 school year) who do STEM and are considering a career in engineering.

Deadline: Oct 14, 2019

Invent it. Build it. High School Girls Program (IIBI)

Who Should apply: Girls in grades 9-12 (2019/20 school year) who want to learn more about engineering.

Deadline: Nov 2, 2019

Parent/Educator Program (PEP)

Who Should apply: All adult advocates interested in encouraging a girl to go into engineering.

Deadline: Nov 2, 2019

The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

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.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online written response to the 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)

Deadline: Jan 31, 2020

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2020. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners of the scholarships give permission to release their names to the media. Applications and essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We may ask finalists for more information. Scholarship winners are contacted by e-mail or telephone. Please click here  to download a PDF of the application.

Send application and attachments to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. For more information call (410) 366-8343 or email

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

All About Education Scholarship  

It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again.

School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals?

Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:

"How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?" (250 words or less)

The All About Education Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around July 30, 2020

Deadline: Apr 30, 2020