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Mrs. Pond
Northridge High School
College Access Advisor/ Scholarship Coordinator


October Scholarships

Horatio Alger Scholarships     October 25

Scholarship Value: $6,000-$25,000


This program assists high school seniors who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives, and are planning to register for school the Fall after graduation. Applicants should also: Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and be a US citizen. (Multiple scholarship opportunities available).


University Tutor Monthly Essay Contest                                                                                October 31

Scholarship Value: $100

Ages 16+

Write an essay of at least 300 words about a given topic. New topic and winners chosen every month.


George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest                                                October 31

Scholarship Value: $250-$750

Grades 10-12

This contest encourages youth to nurture their interest for the visual arts, hunting, and wildlife conservation. It also reinforces the positive effects of hunting and wildlife conservation. Entries must portray any North american game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects.



Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship        October 31

Scholarship Value: $2,000 

Ages 13 and up

Submit a short (250 words or less) online 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.


Tobacco-Free Life Scholarship           October 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000 (2)

Ages 14+

Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? tobacco-Free Life awards scholarships to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. If you share our vision submit an essay of between 1,000 and 1,500 words answering the provided questions on our website.


Academic Hero 2019 Scholarship      October 31

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Ages 16+

Sign up for a free Course Hero account and then submit a 500-word essay on the topic "Nowadays people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing".-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey. Do you think this is true of today? Has this changed since Oscar Wilde wrote it in 1890? If so, what changed? Please provide examples to support your position.


Zip Recruiter Scholarship           October 31

Scholarship Value: $3,000


Write about your favorite ZipRecruiter feature from the list: *Job Alert Emails * One-Clip Apply * SMS Job Alerts *Job Search * Functionality * Profiles-then write 350 words max about why you chose that feature.



CARiD Scholarship                             October 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000


Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen-we're looking forward to your creativity!


Coca-Cola Scholars Program              October 31

Scholarship Value: $4,000-$20,000


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their leadership, service, and academics, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Apply online.


National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship     October 31

Multiple opportunities. Please refer to the website for all the information and eligibility guidelines.


VFW Voice of Democracy                    October 31

Scholarship Value: Varies $1,000-$16,000

Grades: 9-12

Voice of Democracy provides high school students the unique opportunity to express themselves in a 3-5 minute recorded essay on audio CD. The democratic and patriotic-theme is "What Makes America Great".




Get Up! Get Active! Scholarship      October 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Ages 15+

This scholarship encourages students to identify and take action to improve a weakness and begin to transform it into a strength.


National Eagle Scout Association STEM Scholarship                                           October 31

Scholarship Value: $50,000

Senior Eagle Scouts

This scholarship is for Eagle Scouts in their Senior year who intend to pursue an education and career in a STEM-related field.


KidGuard for Education Scholarship Program                                                                 October 31

Scholarship Value: $500-$800

Grades: 9-12+

The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, impact of online gaming, teen suicide, phone dependency, and childhood depression in the age of technology. This scholarship is an essay with no word count that will be submitted online.


November Scholarships

Ivey Engineering Scholarship           November 1

Scholarship Value: $1,000


Research and compose an essay of 800-1,000 words on one of these topics: 1-Six Tips for Hiring a Building Contractor for a Commercial Project. 2-The Pros and Cons of Buying a Tank less Water Heater. 3- Five Most Common Fire Sprinkler Systems and their Benefits. The essay will be judged on content and creativity with correct grammar and punctuation.


Ron Brown Scholar             November 1

Scholarship Value: $40,000


For African American Students who excel academically. The Ron Brown scholarship awards the most talented and economically challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, leadership potential, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.


Alpine Recovery Lodge Scholarship Essay Contest      November 1

Scholarship Value: $1,000


To apply, please submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected you. A winner will be chosen based on strength of essay and financial need.


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship     November 5

Scholarship Value: $1,000 to $12,500 per year


Applicants will be judged on Scholarship, leadership, service and financial need. Male and Female students are judged separately You do not need to be related to a member of an Elks Lodge.


2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program    November 5

Scholarship Value: Multiple levels of competition-Certificate, $1,000, $5,000

Grades: 5-12

This award honors students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. It also gives students the chance to win state and national awards. Students must submit their completed applications, and signed student/parent agreements to their school principal for consideration.


***UTAH Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition  November 5

Scholarship Value: $500-$5,000

Grades 9-12

You are encouraged to share a visual idea of an aspect of Utah that is meaningful and inspirational to you-the land, the people, a specific moment of history such as the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Utah, the environment, flora, fauna, social justice, building community, innovation, exploration, new Utahns/Americans, etc. The selection committee is seeking two-dimensional, original visual art images. The following media will be eligible for competition: *oil * printmaking * colored pencils * digital drawing * pen and ink * graphic design * crayon * watercolor * watercolor pencils * photography (new) * encaustic * any other medium appropriate for 2D


NCWIT Aspirations in Computing     November 5

Scholarship Value: Varies

Women, Grades 9-12

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.


SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship   November 10

Scholarship Value: $2,000 (10)


Provides scholarships and support to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship    November 13

Scholarship Value: Varies up to $40,000


This Scholarship Program is available to high-achieving (3.5 GPA and above, ACT 26) high school seniors with financial need (family income up to $95,000 considered) who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best universities.


Maryknoll Scholarship                    November 15

Scholarship Value: $150-$1,000

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Write a 500-750 word essay on a topic inspired by a challenge from Pope Francis "Explain how and with whom you share the good news of God's love". Entries can be submitted online or can be mailed.


Varsity Tuto Monthly Essay Contest        November 15

Scholarship Value: $200

Ages 16+

Write a 200-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month. November topic: "Describe one way you believe you have positively impacted your high school and its student body".


Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship      November 15

Scholarship Value: $500


For students who are living with ASD as well as students who are siblings or children of somebody on the autism spectrum to earn an award toward continuing their education. In at least 500 words, please describe how Autism Spectrum Disorder has impacted your life and your education. Your essay should describe what you are planning to study during your post-secondary education and your plans after graduation.


***Daniels Scholarship Program      November 15

Scholarship Value: Varies

Seniors (from Wyo, Colo, N. Mex or UT)

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Students do not have to be Pell eligible, but they must demonstrate financial need (annual family income of *85,000 or less). Daniels Scholars can attend any nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and ACT score of 18.


Danley's Garage Builders Scholarship   November 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000


Tell us about a teacher that has inspired you in your life and how that has affected you. Give us an introduction to who you are and how this teacher inspired you to be who you are today and who you will be moving forward. Acceptable essays will be between 700 and 1,000 words long that answer the question, "What Teacher Has Inspired You?"


280 Group Project Management Scholarship        November 15

Scholarship Value: $500


Open to students who are either pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in business, economics or a related field and have a GPA of at least 2.5. The student awarded the scholarship will receive a one-time payment $500 and full access to the 280 Group certified Product Manager Online Course and Exam to receive the Certified Product Manager credential.


James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarship    November 15

Scholarship Value: Digital Camera Awards (5)

Grades 10-12+

Student must submit 5 digital images that "tell a story". Should also have completed one year at a high school and should have taken at least one photography or related art class, and will be asked to include a brief essay.


Pest Control Hacks Essay Scholarship Contest    November 16

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Ages 17+

Write a 500 word or less essay about one of these two topics: 1-"The day from the life of an insect". Or 2- "Urban pests: today and hundreds of years ago". Specific details available on their website. Please take note, that the Pests Control Hacks won't consider essays that do not correspond to their terms and have the signs of plagiarism.


University Tutor Monthly Essay Contest            November 30

Scholarship Value: $100

Ages 16+

Write a 300-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month.


***Utah Jumpstart/AFCU Scholarship     November 30

Scholarship Value: $1,250 (3)


We are looking for creative, engaging video entries that capture the important principles of preparing financially for college while keeping debt to a minimum. Upload a 90 second YouTube video about how you are responsibly planing to pay for college.


Avive Solutions Scholarship     November 30

Scholarship Value: $750


How would you drive awareness about the importance of CPR and using an AED? Why do you think more people don't know about this public health epidemic and what creative ways would you introduce more AEDs to the public? Once you've figured out how you'd drive awareness (and save more lives!), share your proposal with us by submitting either a video (less than 5 minutes) or short essay (less than 1,000 words). The more innovative and creative your scholarship submission is, the better.


USHLI: Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders  November 30

Scholarship Value: $500-$1,000


Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S., and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Application will include essay questions, a photo, resume, transcript and letters of recommendation. (Give those writing your letters enough time before the deadline!)


Best Hospitality Degrees Scholarship      November 30

Scholarship Value: $1,500


For students enrolled as a hospitality major at a community college or university in the U.S. Career interests can include but are not limited to tourism, hotel managements, culinary arts, restaurant management, or culinary management.


Sixt Scholars Program                    November 30

Scholarship Value: $5,000 (5)                *Don't wait to apply, applications considered as they receive them!


This program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Must have at least a 3.7GPA, and extracurricular activities and financial need will be considered.



Bachus & Shanker LLC Scholarship        November 30

Scholarship Value: $2,000


Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life.


Griswold Home Care Annual Scholarship    November 30

Scholarship Value: $1,000


Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 annual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor's , associate's, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.


MeetIDEA Product Design Scholarship        November 30

Scholarship Value: $500

Grades 10-12+

This scholarship is for those who have a passion for design. You will need to submit a 600-800 word piece of content (with images) to describe your product design concept. This topic can be a topic or your choosing, from fashion bags to men's gear.


Education Matters Scholarship    November 30

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Ages 13+

Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it? This scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters to you. Write an essay of 250 words or less about: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money"?


Zions Bank

Grades: 7-12

Hardworking students in Utah (and Idaho) can earn $1 per "A" on their report cards. (Sorry, "A-" grades aren't eligible). Eligible students are also entered for a chance to win scholarship savings accounts worth up to $1,000.

Community drawings: 150 students from different geographic regions in Utah and Idaho will win scholarship savings accounts worth $100 throughout the school year.

Year-end grand prize drawing: Eligible entries from all community drawings will be pooled into the grand prize drawing. One Utah student and one Idaho student will each win a grand prize $1,000 scholarship savings account.