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Mrs. Pond
Northridge High School
College Access Advisor/ Scholarship Coordinator
rpond@dsdmail.net
801-402-8516

 

December Scholarships

Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) Scholarship  December 14

Scholarship Value: $1,000 ($500 for student, $500 for nominated counselor) 4 awards

Seniors

Write an essay about a school counselor who has had a positive effect and influence on you and your school success. Will need two letters of recommendation (not from a school counselor or famil member).

https://www.utschoolcounselor.org/scholarships.html

Burger King Scholars Program        December 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000-$50,000 (10)

Selection criteria will focus on academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Additional opportunity available for employees of Burger King.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10533/burger_king_scholars_program_schoalrship.php

Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship         December 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Be a high school or college student who enjoys the Final Fantasy game franchise.

Submit a brief essay explaining their relationship with Final Fantasy games.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14921/final_fantasy_fan_scholarship_scholarship.php

Aceable Agent Higher Education Scholarship   December 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Seniors+

Send us a video (2 min max length) -OR- a 500 word writing prompt with a photo telling us what home is to you. It could be a city, a house, a person, whatever speaks to you! Applicants must be planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college, or trade school.

https://www.aceableagent.com/scholarships/

Huddle for Heroes Scholarship       December 15

Scholarship Value: $2,500(2)

Grades 10-12

Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, military service members make the additional sacrifice of spending long periods of time away from family and friends. Use your creativity (and our easy guide) to make a card of appreciation for military service members, veterans, and their families. You could win a scholarship and NFL Huddle for 100 sweepstakes prizes!!

https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/huddle-for-heroes

Soroptimist Youth Volunteer Award      December 15

Monetary award and a donation to student's volunteer organizations

Young woman 14-18

If you volunteer and strive to make your community and the world a better place, then you should definitely apply!

Email Mrs. Pond at rpond@dsdmail.net to receive an application.

Email your completed application to lindstrj@hotmail.com

 

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship        December 15

Scholarship Value: $2,500-$25,000                                       Only 1st 10,000 applications considered-Don't wait!

Seniors

For the ethically and economically diverse student with ambition and determination to set and reach goals. Respect for self, family and community, and the ability to succeed in college.

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Rubincam Youth Award                     December 15

Scholarship Value: $500

Grades 9-12

These awards encourage and recognize our outh as the next generation of family historians. Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.

https://wwwngsgenealogy.org/competitions/rubincam-youth-award/

Varsity Tutor Monthly Essay Contest   

December 15

Scholarship Value: $200

Ages 16+

Write a 200-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month. December theme "Discuss an organization that you are a part of- academic or community based- and how it has impacted you".

https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Recessed Lights Pro Green Interior Design Scholarship  December 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000(5)

Grades 10-12+

Scholarships offered to students who can come up with innovative ideas or viable projects to raise awareness of people on ecofriendly interior designs. Choose one of the provided five topics and write a 1,000-word essay around the theme. Must have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA

https://recessedlightspro.com/interior-design-scholarship/

Avacare Medical Scholarship          December 18

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Seniors

This scholarship recognizes students who are pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health, law, etc. It is awarded annually to one student that tells about an inspiring act of kindness. Although all students that meet the criteria are welcome to apply, preference will be given to students with a physical disability.

https://www.mapleholistics.com/scholarship/

YDI Scholarship                                December 29

Scholarship Value: $1,000

16+

Resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15589/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php

Maple Holistics Natural Scholarship   

December 29

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Grades 10-12+

Applicant must submit a 1500+ word blog post covering a subject of their choice in the field of natural health and personal care. Creativity, value, information, persuasiveness, friendliness and more will be taken into account when judging.

https://www.mapleholistics.com/scholarship/

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award   December 30

Scholarship Value: $500

Ages 16-22

This student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this number of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. Student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher. an essay will be required "If you could choose any organization in the world to volunteer with, who would it be? and why? (Please ensure you do not choose an organization that you have already volunteered with. Also, please ensure your essay does not exceed 1,000 words).

https://www.odenzamarketinggroupvolunteeraward.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_volunteer_award.php

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest   December 30

Scholarship Value: $500

Seniors

This Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Create a 3 minute public service advertisement video (PSA) which addresses the severity of the problem (cell phones, passengers, radio, etc.). We want to see how creative and convincing you can be with your video. make sure it is geared towards your peers. Videos can be technical, narrative, documentary, fiction or any other video style you can think of. Video selfies will not be considered. Be creative! We've seen tons of stats and percentages and they get boring. Your PSA will be judged on the level of creativity and persuasiveness, as well as how informative it is.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

The Hit We'll Take Scholarship        December 30

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Grades 10-12

Share an anti-vaping guide to keep friend safe. E-cigs, vapes, and JUUL are just a bad remake of regular cigarettes. More often than not, they all have super addictive nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals, not to mention flavored products designed to get young people hooked. Yep, e-cig companies are trying to bring back all the stuff we hate about regular cigarettes. How about bringing back stuff we do want. Share our #TBT guide online with friends to show them the tobacco industry's tactics we don't want to bring back-and the throwbacks we do.

https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/the-hit-well-take?source=ds_scholarship

Top Ten List                                        December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,500

13+

Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. (250 words or less). With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

CuraDebt Scholarship                       December 31

Scholarship Value: $500

Seniors

This is a scholarship for students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors. Come up with a unique way to solve the budge deficit through education and empowering our youth. You can be creative and create a YouTube video, write an essay or create an info-graphic for your solution. In your cover letter, explain ow you plan to use the scholarship and why we should select our application. For video submissions, include a link to your video.

https://www.curadebt.com/curadebt-scholarship/

FIRE Free Speech Essay Contest    December 31

Scholarship Value: $500-$10,000

Juniors and Seniors

Students must submit a 700-900 word essay on the topic "How might the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech help an unsure student to develop more informed opinions".

https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund       December 31

Scholarship Value: $100-$1,000

Grades: 9-12

A  yearly youth essay contest celebrating the Second amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the 1,000 word essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?"

http://www.nradefensefund.org/contest-scholarships.aspx

UNIGO $10,000 Scholarship 

December 31, 2019

Scholarship Value:  $10,000

13+ legal resident 

Be enrolled (or will be enrolled by 2025)

"Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less)

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

 

SP Scholarship                                  December 31

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Student planning to attend college in Fall 2020

Answer Essay question on the website.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14870/sp_high_school_scholarship_scholarship.php

Overachievers Student Grant           December 31

Scholarship Value: $15,000

Junior High or High School Student

Be a person who is making a difference in others' lives outside of the classroom

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship14651/overachievers_student_grant_scholarship.php

Thiel Fellowship                                 December 31

Scholarship Value: $100,000 (30)

Be under the age of 22

Be interested in designing and building things.

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14065/thiel_fellowship_scholarship.php

GenM Scholarship                             December 31

Scholarship Value: $5,000

16+

https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/16080/genm_5_000_scholarship_scholarship.php

OppU Achievers Scholarship           December 31

Scholarship Value: $2,500

Seniors+

The OppU Achievers Scholarship is a short essay that celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. In 500 words or fewer tell us why you're an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams-or the dreams of others-come true? Please include links to any relevant material that demonstrates your accomplishments.

https://www.opploans.com/scholarship

 

Sales Training and Development's Scholarship   December 31

Scholarship value: $1,000

Seniors+

If you are looking to pursue a degree in business or teaching, or have plans to own your own business, we invite you to apply for our scholarship program. Our scholarship process is easy. Let us know Where you are planning to go to school, What is your desired major, Share a bit about your business or teaching goals, Why the scholarship will help you reach your goals, and Why you feel you have earned it. Essay should not exceed 500 words.

https://www.salestraininganddevelopment.com/usascholarship.html

 

University Tutor Monthly Essay Contest  December 31

Scholarship Value: $100

Ages 16+

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

https://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

SOMOS Foundation Scholarship     December 31

Scholarship Value: Varies

Seniors+

The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is established to develop business leaders and improve business education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities. Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.

http://www.somosfoundationutah.org/scholarships.html

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship  December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,750(3)

Ages 13-21

For students involved in environmental cleanup and conservation projects. after you have completed your project, register and upload your best photo and accompanying essay.

http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist#scholarship

Gene and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship 

December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Grades 9-12

Merit based program that can be used for tuition, room and board, fees or any educational expense. Submit an essay of 250 words or less on one of the following three topics: Why do you deserve to win this scholarship? Or Describe your academic or career goals. Or Any topic of your choice.

http://www.gkscholarship.com

The "No Sweat" Scholarship            December 31

Scholarship Value: $2,500

Seniors

This scholarship is "No Sweat" to apply for! There is no minimum GPA or essay to write and the money can be used for any educational need from books to housing. Just sign up for a Cirkled In account and apply.

https://www.cirkledin.com/scholarships/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=79586220&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8C4RlpUeLUZhrZ_q9MeFH-bURwog-qwYmwE1CrHqDMNOkK3cOQccyrH4GDCm1FnYuGNA415xHR8iph-XQP17K3LAPXWQ&_hsmi=79586220

School Band and Orchestra (SBO) Essay Contest  December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000(5)

Grades 9-12

To enter answer this essay question (in 250 words or less): "How does your instrument match your personality"?

http://timeless-com.com/tally/sbo/20th-annual-sbo-music-students-scholarship-essay-contest/

Frederick P. Champ Scholarship      December 31

Scholarship Value: $500

Seniors+

Eligible applicants are Boy Scouts of America, registered with the Trapper Trails Council, who have graduated from high school or who are in the graduating year, AND plan to attend Utah State or Brigham Young University. Online application will include: Scouting History, Community Service, Goals, Letters of Recommendation

https://trappertrails.org/champ

Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout contest  December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000-$10,000

Registered Eagle Scouts

All Eagle Scouts registered in an active unit (under 19 years of age) interested in the American Revolution may apply. There are three parts-the Eagle Scout Contest Application Form, the four-generation ancestor chart, and a 500 word Patriotic Themed Essay. This scholarship application is reviewed by the SAR committee and a winner is chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship for Weber State University. This is a winner for the State of Utah and is sent to the National level. If the application wins on the National level there are three scholarships available- $4,000 for third place, $6,000 for second place and $10,000 for first place.

https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/arthur-m-berdena-king-eagle-scout-award

Scholarship Trust for the Hearing-Impaired   December 31

Scholarship Value: $100-$1,000

Seniors+

A selection criterion gives special consideration to individuals demonstrating the greatest financial need.

https://www.tpahq.org/scholarshiptrust/apply/

Getting real About Distracted Driving Scholarship                                         December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Seniors+

Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on. You will be judged based on the quality of the content, it's usability as an ad (billboard, commercial, PSA, poster, radio ad, etc.) and how it effectively convinces drivers to stay focused on the road. We are looking for creative, and helpful ads with maybe a bit of humor or irony.

https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/

Veteran Hero Scholarship                 December 31

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Ages 16+

If you have a family member who has been an active duty service member of the United States Military you are invited to submit an essay of 500 words or less addressing the following question: What do you wish the American people better understood about military service or military families?

https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000101/veteran-hero-2019-scholarship/

Rise Up First Generation Scholarship   December 31

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Ages 16+

If you are the first in your family to attend college you are invited to submit an essay of 500 words or less addressing the following question: Pick a movie or book where the lead character has to make a difficult decision. What about their decision was difficult? Why do you agree or disagree with the decision they made?

https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000102/rise-up-first-generation-student-scholarship/

Not Safe for Wheels Scholarship     December 31

Scholarship Value: $2,500

Grades 10-12

Traffic deaths among young people are down almost 70% since the 770's. And getting reminders and tips from friends is one of the most effective ways to stay safe on the road. Take the quiz to identify how your friends can be safe on the road and share a customized guide with a friend by the deadline to enter to win a scholarship.

https://www.dosomehting.org/us/campaigns/not-safe-for-wheels?source=ds_scholarship

Footlocker's Scholar Athletes

January 3

Scholarship Value: $20,000

 Seniors preparing to enter a four-year college in the upcoming fall semester.

Students must be involved in high school, intramural, or community-based sports.

 3.0 GPA.

Students are required to submit two essays and one recommendation as part of the application.

https://footlocker.smapply.io/prog/athletes/

CTE Scholarships              

applications open now Deadline: January 31

Scholarship Value: Varies

Seniors

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition awards are for outstanding CTE students in Utah. The scholarships/awards are sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) with funds provided by participating institutions, the number of scholarships/awards offered, and the amount of the scholarship/award.

https://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/resources/scholarshipsawards?mid=3119&tid=0

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. 

https://www.zionsbank.com/personal-banking/savings-accounts/young-savers/pay-for-as/