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ROCK HOUND SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY MORIARTY'S GEM ART
A $500 scholarship is available to a student studying a Science Degree Program. The $500 scholarship will be used towards the student's academic costs for the 2015 school year. For additional information and the application, please visit their website at http://www.tanzanitejewelrydesigns.com/scholarship. Deadline is December 25, 2014.
 
MothersFamilyRings.com (http://www.MothersFamilyRings.com)
MothersFamilyRings.com is offering one student a $500 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year. To be eligible, fill out this survey which has questions related to Science in School. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 500 words or less. The survey is found at: http://www.mothersfamilyrings.com/scholarship. Deadline is December 25th 2014.
 

THERMO SCIENTIFIC PIERCE SCHOLARSHIP

Two (2) $10,000 and four (4) $5,000 scholarships are to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life-science field. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, enrolled in an accredited college for the Spring 2015 semester and students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible. The application along with additional information is available on line at: http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm. Deadline is December 29, 2014.

 
FOSTERING FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP
The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. Fostering Futures Scholarship is available to students on a first-come, first served basis. For eligibility requirements and the application, please go to: http://www.michigan.gov/setwithmet/0,4666,7-237-61346-331411--,00.html. Deadline for Winter/Spring 2015 is December 31, 2014.
 
GOODMAN ACKER DRIVER SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP
Texting and driving poses a serious safety hazard on our roads across the United States. To spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving, the personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker is sponsoring the first annual $1,000 Driver Safety Scholarship contest. Applicants can be a graduating 2015 high school senior or a current student attending a college or university who creates an original and informative essay explaining the dangers of texting and driving. To apply and learn more information about this scholarship, please go to http://www.goodmanacker.com/our-firm/community-involvement/scholarship-fund/. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
SENIORADVISOR.COM IN-HOME CARE INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP
Three (3) scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on one of our three essay topics. Essay topics and scholarship details can be found at https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/in-home-care. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
LAAG ACCESS-FOR-ALL SCHOLARSHIP
Los Angeles Accident Group (LAAG) has created a $1,000 scholarship intended for any student wishing to pursue a career in the legal field. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have strong academic achievements, and have demonstrated commitment to the community. To apply on line, go to http://www.losangelescaraccidentattorney.co/. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
DIETSPOTLIGHT.COM SCHOLARSHIP
For 2014, we are offering an essay contest where students can share their ideas on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem. Four winners will be chosen, based on the quality of the submitted essays. Highest award is $3000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. For eligibility requirements and essay topic please visit: http://www.dietspotlight.com/scholarship/. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
MICHIGAN AUTO LAW CAR ACCIDENT INJURY SCHOLARSHIP

Michigan Auto Law offers two $500 scholarships to college students who have overcome injuries from an auto accident to pursue an education. Applicants must be currently attending a U.S. college or university and are a U.S. citizen. Deadline is December 31, 2014.

 
HomeownersInsurance.com Scholarship
HomeownersInsurance.com is offering a new scholarship opportunity, open to current high school seniors and college freshmen/sophomore students. The $1,000 essay-based scholarship contest information and secure online application can be found at https://homeownersinsurance.com/scholarship.html. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
EXPRESS MEDICAL SUPPLY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A $500 scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited two or four year college within the United States. Students must answer the following question. "If you could make one book required reading for everyone in the world, which book would you choose and why? Answer the question above in 108 characters or less, then tweet your answer for your chance to get a $500 scholarship. Additional information can be found at: http://www.exmed.net/t-scholarships.aspx. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
AVVO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Avvo is offering a $5,000 scholarship to students with intent to pursue a law degree. Additional instructions and how to apply can be found at http://scholarships.avvo.com/. Deadline is January 1, 2015.
 
2015-2016 HELLOWORD (formerly ePrize) TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Two (2) - $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, junior or senior status for 2015-16 academic year, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. Click here for an application and click here for additional information on the scholarship. Please email completed application to David Steffee, Director of Financial Aid, Aquinas College at steffdav@aquinas.edu. Deadline is January 7, 2015.
 
BOLING RICE, LLC SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a current or incoming college student. Applicants must participate in our essay competition on the following legal topic. Distracted driving has become an increasing problem in the U.S., and the growing popularity and availability of smart phones is often cited as a significant factor in this increase. While many states have imposed limitations on the way drivers may use personal electronic devices, the effectiveness of these laws is not yet clear. What changes or new measures could be adopted in order to reduce the risk that cellphone use poses to other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists? For additional details please visit our website at http://www.bolingriceatlanta.com/scholarship/. Deadline is January 15, 2015.
 
SOUNDOUT'S SOCIAL MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP
We are awarding (2) two $1,000 scholarships for the students who design the most compelling social media campaign. This opportunity is geared towards students studying business and marketing, but students of all majors are welcome to apply. Essay and scholarship details are outlined on our website: http://soundout.net/social-media-scholarship/. Deadline is January 15, 2015.
 
DRK SCHOLARSHIP
DRK Attorneys, a criminal defense firm in Pittsburgh, PA is offering a brand new (and very rare) $1,000 scholarship to someone who has suffered from mental illness. The attorneys at DRK have seen too many people that, when faced with the struggle and stigma of mental illness, feel that they have no option but to turn to crime to survive. They want to show as many people as possible that there is another way. Interested parties can read full eligibility requirements and download the application here: http://www.drkattorneys.com/scholarship/. Deadline is January 16, 2015.
 
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SCHOLARSHIP
Bressman Law is offering their first Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship. We have created a $1,000 scholarship to acknowledge the difficulties faced by those with severe head trauma and to reward those that have persevered and are seeking a college education. The scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate and law school students who fit the scholarship's requirements. All of the scholarship information can be found at: http://www.bressmanlaw.com/scholarship/. Deadline is January 31, 2015.
 
THE GALLERY COLLECTION SCHOLARSHIP (The 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest)
One $10,000 scholarship is available to all high school, college and university students enrolled at any time during the latter half of 2014 in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma, or a degree. Applicants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The student with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have their design made into an actual card to be sold in our line. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, please go to http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm. Deadline is February 18, 2015.
 
POLISH HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
The Polish Heritage Society will award a $300 scholarship to a deserving Aquinas student for the Fall semester 2015. Applicants must be a full-time student, with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. Character, academic excellence, financial need, community involvement, dedication, commitment to their goals, proof of Polish heritage, and the recommendation letter will be considered. Applicants must write an essay of 100 words or less stating your goals in life, how higher education enters into these goals, and why you feel that you are deserving of the Polish Heritage Scholarship. For additional information and to pick up an application, please come to the Financial Aid Office, 34 Hruby Hall (lower level). Deadline is March 15, 2015.
 
BUCKFIRE & BUCKFIRE, P.C. 2014 STUDENT DISABILITY SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. All students are encouraged to apply even if they are re not sure if they meet the disability criteria. Please apply at: http://buckfirelaw.com/library/disability-scholarship.cfm. Deadline is April 1, 2015.
 
SENIOR CARE INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP
A Place for Mom's Senior Care Innovation Scholarship is offering five (5) $1000 scholarships to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
 
VETERAN'S MESOTHELIOMA CANCER AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP
Mesothelioma.net is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are either seniors in high school or freshmen or sophomores in college. Mesothelioma.net is dedicated to increasing awareness of mesothelioma cancer, a rare and aggressive disease, by providing support, education, and resources to the public. Veterans who worked on Navy ships filled with asbestos were particularly susceptible to being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The guidelines for the scholarship can be found at: http://mesothelioma.net/scholarship-guidelines/. Deadline is May 31, 2015.
 
ATHNET SPORTS RECRUITING SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to current or former athletes at the high school or college level. (Applicant must be a current college student or high school senior entering college). Applicants must write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. For additional information, please visit: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/sports-scholarships.htm. Deadline is June 1, 2014 (12:00pm PST).
 
THE TONY MUNTER WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY TRANSPARENCY SCHOLARSHIP
Tony Munter supports those laws enacted to encourage and reward the brave individuals who step forward to expose fraudulent activity. This general scholarship is available to undergraduate students, graduate and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. School. The award is $500 for this year, and further information about eligibility requirements and the application process is available by going to our website at http://whistleblower-quitam-attorney.net/qui-tam-attorney/, and scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the Scholarship button. Deadline is June 15, 2015.
 
2015 REIFF AND BILY LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies, or working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, and must demonstrate plans to enroll for admission, or have proof of current full-time enrollment at an accredited institution. If you have not yet received your acceptance into college or law school, you may still apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Application and additional information is available at http://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/. Deadline is July 1, 2015.
 
GOEDEKER'S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Two (2) - $500 scholarships (for books) are available, one is open to all. The other is for students employed in public service positions (This includes: Federal, state, and local governmental employees, Public school teachers, Police officers and firefighters, and Active military, reserves and veterans).. Each scholarship will also award two (2) $100 prizes recognizing honorable mention entries. The scholarships applies to the fall 2015 semester. Both scholarship involve writing an essay. To learn of the essay requirements, please go to http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship. Deadline is July 31, 2015.