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Scholarship

Requirements

Amount

Deadline

MILLSAPS COLLEGE Major Minds of Mississippi Scholarship Program
3.8 non-weighted GPA at end of Jr. year.
Composite ACT score of 28 or higher.
Any admitted student to Millsaps is eligible for the scholarship program if he/she meets the above criteria.
Any questions?  dave.wottle@millsaps.edu or 1-601-974-1062
$22,000/yr=
over 2/3 of the cost of tuition & fees.
$88,000
upon admission
(Early Decision Dec. 1)
William Carey 
University Scholarships
William Carey University
Academic Scholarships
Talent Scholarships
Information available in Career Center
  www.wmcarey.edu
Varies-  contact William Carey University Varies-  contact  William Carey University
Naval ROTC
Scholarship Opportunity 
Top 10% of class or ACT Math 21, English 22. 
May apply for Navy or Nurse Corps. 
For more information,  www.nrotc.navy.mil
Up to $180,000 Varies
ARMY ROTC Scholarship Scholarship opportunity.  Based on merit and grades. For Army or Army Nurse.  www.goarmy.com/rotc FULL Tuition Varies
Air Force ROTC Scholarship Scholarship opportunity.  US Air Force-  check out eligibility requirements online at:  www.afrotc.com FULL Tuition Varies
Scholarships.com Area of Study Scholarships. 
complete online profile.  
www.scholarships.com
$1,000 varies
Discus Essay Contest Write a short essay about three personal attributes. 
www.discusawards.com
Up to $2,500 monthly
Next Step U Writing Contest Teen Writing Contest
Your writing could be published in Next Step Magazine. 
Register at www.nextstepu.com
$100 monthly
4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest.  4-H'ers participation only.  www.honeybeepreservation.org $250-$750 Contact local  4-H office
Jones County Junior College Jones County Junior College
Academic Scholarships
Pageant Scholarships
Service Scholarships
www.jcjc.edu/studentsuccesscenter 


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JCJC Fine Arts Scholarships Jones County Junior College
Audition for a Fine Arts Scholarship
See the fine arts webpage for audition dates and information
www.jcjc.edu/programs/finearts


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JCJC Foundation Scholarships FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS.
CALL 601-477-4050 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VISIT THE WEBSITE AT: www.jcjc.edu/foundation 

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zinch Zinch.com "3 Sentence Essay"
Complete online profile
Write 3 sentences on essay topic
www.zinch.com

$1000

Weekly
FastWeb Refer a Friend Scholarship
Refer a friend to FastWeb
www.fastweb.com
 

$500

Monthly
drawing
College Prowler "No Essay" contest  
Monthly drawing 
www.collegeprowler.com/scholarship
$2000 Monthly drawing
Harlequin
the world dances on Harlequin floors
Harlequin Floors Scholarship
Dance Video Contest
www.harlequinfloors.com/us/en/dance-area/dance-scholarship
$250 Monthly
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation CKSF
Quiz Competitions
Highest score wins.
for more information:  www.cksf.org
$250- $2500 varies
Monthly
Cappex.com * Cappex.com
$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Promotional drawing.
www.cappex.com/scholarships/
$1,000 Sept. 30, 2014
Scholarship Experts.com ScholarshipExperts.com
"Shout it Out" Contest
Short Essay
www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships  
$1500 Sept. 30, 2013
ScholarshipPoints.com ScholarshipPoints.com
Register to win a $10,000 scholarship.
www.scholarshippoints.com
$10,000 Sept. 30,
2013
Scholarships.com
Find money for college
Scholarships.com
"Tell a Friend" Contest
Blog, tweet, email, im, facebook
www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college
$1000 Sept., 30, 2013
Wendy's  High School Heisman Wendy's High School Heisman
Based on Leadership, academics, and sports
for more information:
www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com
Varies Oct. 2, 2013
AES  *
Engineering Solutions Scholarship
AES Scholarship
Essay of 500-1000 words on the following topic:
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@aesenginners.com
for more information:  www.aesengineers.com  
$500 Oct. 6,
2014
USA Rice
   Federation
National Rice Month Scholarship Program
September is National Rice Month.
Make US-grown rice the center of a promotion activity  you conduct in September.  Write about it and submit your entry.
www.usarice.com
$1,500- $4,000 Oct. 11. 2013
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway  * 2014 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest
Pass Competition
See website for official rules. 
http://www.drpeppertuition.com/
up to $100,000
awarding over $1,000,000
Oct. 20,
2014
Energize Students.org Say NO to Bullying
Video Contest
www.energizestudents.org
$300-
$800
Oct. 21,
2013
Horatio Alger *
Mississippi Scholarship
Horatio Alger Mississippi Scholarship
senior; stong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree; minimum GPA of 2.0; critical financial need
($50,000 or less adjusted gross income is required)
https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/sp.cfm
Click on Mississippi for the MS scholarship application
five
$7,000
Scholarships awarded
Oct. 25,
2014
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Anti-bullying Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Anti-bullying Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$3,000 Oct. 25,
2013
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US by Sept., 2014.  Requires a 2.5 GPA or greater and a short story.
Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. 
http://www.usedforkliftsontario.ca
$500 Oct. 25, 2013
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation   * Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Achievement-based scholarships.
Leadership and Service.
www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
$1,000 &
UP  (big money)
Oct. 31,
2014
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
25,000 Women Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
25,000 Women Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$3,000 Oct. 31,
2013
Future Leaders of Jones County If you participated in Future Leaders last year, see your Career Center Manager or Counselor for an application.  Essay required.    Nov. 1,
2013
VFW Voice of Democracy VFW Voice of Democracy
Audio-Essay Competition
Write and record a broadcast script on the theme "Why I'm Optimistic about our Nation's Future"
www.vfw.org
Up to $30,000 Nov. 1,
2013
NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted.  See list of eligible animals and birds on website.  www.artcontest.nra.org $250-$1,000 Nov. 4,
2013
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program Based exclusively on volunteer community service rewarding young people who already are making a positive difference in their community.  www.spirit.prudential.com up to $5000 Nov. 5,
2013
D. L Fail Memorial Scholarship Must be a TEC customer (Bay Springs Telephone Company).  Requires 500 word essay. Information and applications available in Career Center.  (mostly the West Jones area) $2,000- $3,000 Nov. 7,
2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
2nd-hand Smoke is a Killer Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Secondhand Smoke is a Killer Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$2,000 Nov. 14,
2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
School Lunch Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
School Lunch Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$4,000 Nov. 15,
2013
Professional Beauty Association Scholarship 2014 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship
Awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession. 
www.probeauty.org/scholarships
$1,000 Nov. 15,
2013
First Freedom Center First Freedom Student Competition
National essay and video contest.  For more information, visit
www.firstfreedom.org
$2,500 Nov. 18, 2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Cell Phone Donation Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Cell Phone Donation Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$4,000 Nov. 21,
2013
World's Championship Duck Calling Contest Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
Contest held during the Stuttgart, Arkansas Duck Festival.
Open to any high school senior to compete for scholarship. 

$500-
$2,000
Nov. 29, 2013
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work over the past 2 years.  GPA of 3.5 or greater over the last 2 years required.  Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php
$500 Nov. 29, 2013
Scholarships Experts.com
Fast. Easy. Free.
ScholarshipExperts.com
"Education Matters" Scholarship
Short response essay
www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships
$5,000 Nov. 30, 2013
NRA Civil Right Defense Fund YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST Civil Rights Defense Fund YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST
Second Amendment to Constitution Essay
www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships
$100-
$1,000
Dec. 1,
2013
Get 2 College Essay Competition Get2College
Pay it Forward Scholarship Competition
Essay contest.  Applications available in the Career Center.
www.get2college.org
$1,000 Dec. 1,
2013
Love Your Body: 
2013 Poster Contest
Love Your Body Poster Contest
The National Organization for Women Foundation hosts an annual poster contest to selebrate the Love Your Body Campaign.  The winning posters are featured on the website.  For more info:
http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/posters/contest.html 
$150 Dec. 3,
2013
the P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
(Scholars Helping Collars)
the P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
Essay required with 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.
Essay must be 500-1000 words.
Students applying must be high school junior or seniors.
for more information:  http://www.petplay.com/scholarship
$1,000 Dec. 4,
2013
STOP HUNGER Scholarship Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship
Community Service impacting hinger in the United States
www.sodexofoundation.org
$5,000 Dec. 5,
2013
ELKS National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Competition ELKS National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" Competition
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2014 competition.  Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. 
http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
4 year scholarship Dec. 6,
2013
Dr. Pepper
Video Contest
Dr. Pepper $10,000 Tuition Video Contest
Internet, Email, and Facebook account required. 
Video
"What is your one of a kind story and how do you plan to make an impact on the world?"
$10,000 Dec. 13, 2013
NCAC- National Coalition Against Censorship National Coalition Against Censorship Film Contest
Submit your short film about video games
and the issue of free speech.
www.ncac.org/film-contest
$250-
$1,000
Dec. 13, 2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Recycling Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Recycling Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$4,000 Dec. 13,
2013
Debate Central Young Patriots Essay contest
Designed to challenge high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of public policy through the art of writing. 
www.debate-central.ncpa.org/yp14
$5,000 Dec. 15, 2013
AXA Achievement Scholarship AXA Achievement Scholarship
One winner is chosen from each state to receive a one-time scholarship award of $10,000.  ONLY the first 10,000 applicants are considered.  Ambition and Drive; Determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; ability to succeed in college.
website:  http://www.axa-achievement.com
$10,000 Dec. 15, 2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Save a Life Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Save a Life Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$4,000 Dec. 19,
2013
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
$20,000 Dec. 19,
2013
Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship
To be eligible student must:  Be between ages 16 and 22 on Dec. 30.  Possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Have at least 50 confirmed hours of volunteer service within their community over the last 12 months. 
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.studentscholarships.org/college/php
$500 Dec. 30, 2013
Gene and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Gene and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Short Essay
www.gkscholarship.com
$1,000 Dec. 31, 2013
ScholarshipDetective ScholarshipDetective
Enter to win. 140 word explanation required of how you plan to use the money.
http://www.scholarshipdetective.com/scholarship/
$1,500 Dec. 31, 2013
AnyCollege.com AnyCollege.com
Complete an online survey and be automatically registered for a drawing to win a free scholarship.
for more information:  www.anycollege.com
TBA Dec. 31, 2013 
NextStepU NextStepU
"Win Free College Tuition" Sweepstakes
Random drawing
www.nextstepu.com
Up to $10,000 Dec. 31, 2013
Cappex.com  * Cappex.com
"My College Review" Scholarship
Promotional drawing.
www.cappex.com
$1,000 Dec. 31, 2014
Cappex.com  * Cappex.com
#1 Cappex Fan Scholarship
Promotional drawing.
www.cappex.com
$1,000 Dec. 31, 2014
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Senior & Technology Scholarship
Do Something.org Scholarships: 
Seniors and Technology Scholarship
See website for requirements and rules/regulations.  http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships/
$2,000 Jan. 3,
2014
$1,000 Book Marketing Scholarship $1,000 Book Marketing Scholarship
Smith Publicity is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college student who submits the best essayon persuasive writing.  For details on essay and other information:
http://www.smithpublicity.com/book-marketing-scholarship/
$1,000 Jan. 13, 2014
The GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM *
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
For African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic students.
Minimum GPA 3.3.
Must be US citizen, National or Legal permanent resident.
Rules and regulations are available on the website.
Provides greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students.
www.gmsp.org
Tuition, Books, & Travel Jan. 14, 2015
11:59 PM EST
The Gallery Collection-
premimum quality cards for a lasting impression
Create-A-Greeting-Card
Scholarship Contest
Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for
the front of a greeting card.  For more information:
http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
$10,000 Jan. 15, 2014
DAR
Daughters of the
American Revolution
National Society DAR Scholarships
are based on academic merit, commitment to the field of study, and financial need
Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Dr. Aura-Lee and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Lucinda Benventi Findly History Scholarship

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship
(Child of NSDAR member)

www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

up to $20,000 over 4 years

$2000-$8000

$2,000

$1,000

$2,000




Feb. 15, 2014
Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarships Tupelo Elvis Fan Club Scholarships
For three talented 2014 graduating seniors.  The only requirement is that they be musically talented.  It can be vocal, instrumental or dance.  They play or sing one Elvis song and one of their choice.  The DVD must not exceed 10 minutes. They will need to give a brief  introduction of  themselves. They can attend the college of their choice and their major is their choice.  The students can visit our website at : tupeloelvisfanclub.com (or call me, Diane Whitt at: 662-542-0138).
$5000-1st Place, $2000-1st Alternate, $1000-2nd Alternate Feb. 15, 2014
Peter Pasula Student Habits Scholarship Peter Pasula Student Habits Scholarship
Must be attending a post-secondary school program that is two or more years in length by the fall of 2014.  Must answer answer the essay question on the application.
Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.mortgagebrokersburnaby.com
$500 April 1,
2014
AFSA Scholarship Program American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
Read essay and take online quiz to enter drawing.
www.afsascholarship.org
$2,000 April 2,
2014
Student Loan Bankruptcy Scholarship Student Loan Bankruptcy Scholarship
Essay required addressing whether student loan debtors should be albe to file bankruptcy on both private and federal student loans.  Your essay must address specific questions. 
For more information: 
http://spauldinglawgroup.com/spaulding-law-group-scholarship/ 
or visit your Career Center.
$1,000 April 15, 2014
Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship
Student must have done 100 hours of verified volunteer work over the last 2 years.  GPA of 3.0 or higher in last academic year is required.  Applications can be found by going to:  http://www.peterboroughdentists.com
$500 May 30,
2014
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Students may submit an 500-1000 word essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page: 
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
up to $1000 each year June 14, 2014
University of Southern Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi
Incoming freshmen scholarships...
General and competitive
www.usm.edu/admissions/freshman-scholarships


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Feb. 1,
2013
University of Southern Mississippi  USM Departmental Scholarships
Air Force ROTC: www.usm.edu/afrotc ; Army ROTC: www.usm.edu/armyrotc
Athletics: www.southernmiss.com
Cheerleading, Mascots & So. Misses: www.southernmiss.com
Band, Dixie Darlings:  www.usm.edu/band ; Theatre: www.usm.edu/theatre
Dance: www.usm.edu/dance ; Orchestra, Choir: www.usm.edu/music
 

 

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University of Southern Mississippi USM General Admissions-Based Scholarships
National Merit Semifinalist, Presidential National Merit,
Academic Golden Opportunity & Regional
www.usm.edu


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Before
February 1, 2013
University of Southern Mississippi  USM Competitive Admissions-Based Scholarships
Presidential, Luckyday, Leadership
www.usm.edu


Varies

Before
February 1, 2013
the Blanco Foundation The Blanco Foundation Scholarship
Candidate must plan to pursue a career in the Nursing or http://theblancofoundation.org/scholarship  

tuition and books

Feb. 1, 2013
CLEANITSUPPLY.COM
Business & Economics
Scholarship
500-1000 word response to one of the questions provided. 
For more information:
http://www.cleanitsupply.com/t-scholarship_program.aspx   

$1,000

Feb. 20,
2013
University of Mississippi  University Foundation Scholarships
W.R. Newman, Robert M. Carrier, Sally Vick Hill, Lott Leadership and Business
www.olemiss.edu/depts/financial_aid

$40,000

Before
March 1
NutraPlanet 2012
Nutrition Health & Fitness Scholarship
Take a survey and respond to an essay prompt in 500 words or less. 
For more information:
http://www.nutraplanet.com/scholarship
 

$1,000

March 1,
2013
Contact Lens & Glasses Scholarship
by
Replace My Contacts
Essay of 500 words or fewer required. 
Topics and additional information on website.
http://www.replacemycontacts.com/idx/help/contact-lens-glasses-scholarship.asp

$1,000

March 1,
2013
Gilbraitti Scholarship Must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and attending a college or university in the Fall of 2013.  Complete application form, including essay, prior to the deadline.  Applications available at http://www.chilliwackmortgagebrokers.com $500 March 30, 2013
The James Doyle Case Memorial Scholarship Award Offered by the MS Council of the Blind.  Scholarship recipient must be legally blind or the child of a legally blind individual or the child of a legal guardian who is legally blind.  Applications are available in the Career Center.  For more information, call Ann Maddox at 601-982-1112 or email her at madhouse3@comcast.net $6,000 over a 4 yr period April 1, 2013
Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Based on need and activities, community service, etc.  Must include official transcript. Application available in the Career Center. TBA April 10, 2013
AEE/Mississippi Scholar Scholarship Must be a Mississippi Scholar.  Application is available in the Career Center. TBA April 15, 2013
Pinebelt Counselor's Association Scholarship Based on financial need, academics, activities, leadership, essay.  Applications available in the Career Center.  MUST be postmarked by April 15, 2013. TBA April 15, 2013
Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award To be eligible, over the past 2 years the student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work and maintained a 3.5 or greater GPA. Must be under 21 on the day of the deadline.  Essay on this years topic required.  Applications available at- http://www.bbgcommunicationscustomerservice.com $500 April 15, 2013
Healthy Choices Scholarship Information and applications available at http://chiropractorkelowna.ca/chiropractors.php $500 April 30, 2013
Scholarship by Design Award Information and applications available at http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipsforcollege.php

 

$500 May 1, 2013
Aweber Email Marketing Scholarship Applicants must complete a brief survey and submit a short essay (500 word max) on the designated topic.  To learn more about the scholarship and enter:  http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm $1,000 May 1, 2013
Connect Your Home Scholarship Connect Your Home Scholarship
Write an essay for your chance to win. Click here for topics and entry information: http://www.connectyourhome.com/scholarship/

$1,000

 


May 3, 2013
Black and Lee Scholarship For information, application, and essay topic, go to  http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipsandgrants.php

 

$500 May 15, 2013
ARROW
Exterminators Scholarship
Submit a 200-400 word essay in English on the topic –
“If You Were an Insect, What Insect Would You Be and Why?” 
For more information, visit the following website: http://www.arrowexterminators.com/company/scholarship%20contest

$1,000

May 15,
2013
AmeriQuest Traffic Safety Scholarship Survey regarding using your phone while driving. 
For more information: 
http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/contact/traffic-safety-scholarship.aspx

$1,000

May 15,
2013
BrokerFish
Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarship for students enrolled in a study abroad course. 
Submit application here: 
https://www.brokerfish.com/scholarships

$1,000
May 20,
2013

 

Corcentric Scholarship To enter, students must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the designated topic.  For more information and to enter:  http://www.corcentric.com/contact/accounting-software-scholarship.aspx $1,000 May 24, 2013
Big Fish
 Online Games Scholarship
For information, visit the website at:
http://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/

$1,000

May 31,
2013
Clinkinks
Scholarship
Write a 1000 word essay on one of the topics listed. 
For more information:
http://www.clickinks.com/clickinks-scholarship.html

$1,000

June 3,
2013
SUNOCO Rewards Scholarship 500-1000 word essay on a specific topic. 
Visit website for requirements.
http://www.gosunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/

$1,000

 


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