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YOTTABYE LLC SCHOLARSHIP

Undergraduate and graduate IT students who will be attending an accredited university in the United States in the Spring of 2015 are eligible to apply for our scholarship. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the submission they provide. One grand prize scholarship of $1000 is available, as well as a runner up scholarship of $500. Applicants must be studying software programming, engineering or technology, must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and you must submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript and an essay. To learn more information and to apply on line, please go to: http://www.yottabyte.com/scholarship/innovations-software-scholarship/. Deadline is November 15, 2014.

 
CENTURYLINKDEALS.com SCHOLARSHIP
Your thoughts on what technology is doing in the classroom could win you $1,500 from the Internet Experts to go toward your college education.
Students are asked to create an original blog post answering the following questions: How is technology changing schools and higher education? What have you personally experienced that supports your opinion? All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States, and be enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year on a full time basis and in good academic standing. More details can be found here: http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html. Deadline is November 21, 2014.
 
WEST MICHIGAN CHAPTER OF THE AIR & WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (WMAWMA)
Three (3) - $2,500 scholarships will be awarded for 2015, along with a one-year student membership in WMAWMA. Preferred courses of study include environmental engineering, physical or natural sciences, and natural resources. Applicants must be currently in or entering a Junior or Senior undergraduate class standing, or must be currently in or entering into graduate school pursuing a qualifying graduate degree. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 grade point. For additional information, click here and for an application, please click here. Deadline is November 21, 2014.
 
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE IN PRINT DESIGN & MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP
Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate student meeting the following criteria: A current undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field; Currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. university, college or institution of higher learning; and lastly, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For additional information, please go to http://www.printaholic.com/scholarship/. Deadline is November 30, 2014.
 
FREDERICK S. UPTON FOUNDATION (SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP) 2014-15
A $1,140 scholarship is available for the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants must be a resident from Berrien County, demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing (minimum 2.75 GPA), and be a full-time undergraduate student. Please click here for an application and email completed application to David Steffee, Director of Financial Aid, Aquinas College at steffdav@aquinas.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2014.
 
AMWAY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
A $1,950 scholarship is available for the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants must be a Michigan resident, full-time sophomore, junior or senior status, and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicants must major in or be interested in pursuing a career in: Business, Finance or Supply chain, Communications/Public Relations, Engineering, Research & Development, or Information Technology. Please click here for an application and email completed application to David Steffee, Director of Financial Aid, Aquinas College at steffdav@aquinas.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2014.
 
LOOK TWICE, SAVE A LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to a current college student or anyone planning on attending college (or another form of higher education) in the upcoming school year. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. Applicants must have a valid driver's license. To apply, visit http://www.insuranceproviders.com/look-twice-save-a-life-scholarship. Deadline is December 1, 2014.
 
NORBERT J. HRUBY
Scholarships are available for first time students in the Continuing Education or Graduate programs (or students in these programs who have not attended Aquinas in the past 2 years). Scholarships are awarded based on leadership and/or community service and are renewable for 7 consecutive years or until graduation, whichever comes first. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or click here to download a copy. Deadline is December 4, 2014.
 
ROSENFELD INJURY LAWYERS' SINGLE MOTHER SCHOLARSHIP
Two (2) - $1,000 scholarships are available (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school). Applicants must be a mother who is enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States and must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. To learn more about this opportunity, please go to: http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/single-mother-scholarship/. Deadline is December 5, 2014.
 
ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS ESSAY CONTEST
Full time juniors and seniors are invited to submit essays about ethics to compete for scholarships of up to $5,000. Application information is available online at http://eliewieselfoundation.org/entercontest.aspx or at the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is December 8, 2014, 5pm PST.
 
AT&T INTERNET AND EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available to incoming freshman, current undergraduate and graduate students with a cumulative GPA average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States. Applicants are to create an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. Infographics are visual representations of data. For examples of infographics and to apply online, go to: http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship. Deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
USBUNDLES.COM THE FUTURE OF GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, must have a cumulative grade point of 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled by the Spring semester 2015 may also apply. More specific information, along with the application can be found at http://www.usbundles.com/college-scholarship. Deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
CENTURYLINKQUOTE.COM GOOGLE FIBER SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 scholarship is available. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, must have a cumulative grade point of 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled by the Spring semester 2015 may also apply. More specific information, along with the application can be found at http://www.centurylinkquote.com/scholarship. Deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
THE INTERNATIONAL GEM SOCIETY (IGS) SCHOLARSHIP
A $750 scholarship will be awarded for the best submitted essay answer to the question..."Why are colored gemstones better than diamonds for an engagement ring or other high end jewelry?" Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during calendar year 2014 at any accredited American college, university or trade school may apply. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.gemsociety.org/scholarships/. Deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
FORECLOSURE.COM
Scholarships are available to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in college. Applicants must submit an essay of 800-2000 words based on the topic at http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship. Top prize is a $5000 scholarship, and second through fifth place will receive $1000 scholarship each. Deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
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.
 
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. For more information and a link to the application please visit our website at http://www.michiganautolaw.com/car-accidents/injury-scholarship/. 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.