Outside Scholarship Information

Outside Scholarship Information

 

Scholarships listed are not part of STARS Scholarship Applications or associated with the Carl Sandburg College Foundation.  All scholarship applications and selections are handled through the donating organization.  Please note that all outside scholarships will be assessed the nominal administrative fee upon receipt.  For questions or more information, please contact the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office at 309.341.5349 or mbankes@sandburg.edu

 

NATIONAL DEBT RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Details: http://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

Submit Your Scholarship Application to: Scholarships@nationaldebtrelief.com

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016

Submit Your Scholarship Application to: Scholarships@nationaldebtrelief.com
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016
Number of Positions: 5
Reward per winner student: USD1000/-
Total Reward Amount: 5 Students * USD1000/- per students = USD5000/-
Winner Announcement Date: Monday February 01, 2016
 
The NEA says "If the United States is to hold a competitive edge in a rapidly changing global workforce, bolstering the nation's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is essential." National Debt Relief supports this effort and wants to encourage students to pursue careers in these fields to bolster our future economic prosperity.
 

PICU Community College Scholarship

 
In support of the organization’s mission, PICU will grant a minimum of two scholarships per term - one $1000 and one $500 award - to community college transfer students looking to achieve their educational goals at one of our member institutions.
 
Eligibility
 
All candidates must:
  • Be currently enrolled in an Illinois community college seeking to earn their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at a community college.
  • Submit an application for admission to one of the PICU member colleges or universities listed.
  • Have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or greater.
 

Entry Requirements

 
The following data are required from each candidate:
 
  • A completed application form with signed Scholarship Agreement and Information Release.
  • A personal statement of 500 – 700 words telling the committee about your background, your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals.
  • An official community college transcript.*
 
*Official means directly from the community college either by mail or electronic delivery service; no scans, faxes or photocopies will be accepted.
 
The submission DEADLINE for the Spring Semester/Winter Quarter 2015 term is December 5, 2014.

The submission DEADLINE for the Fall Semester/Quarter 2015 is June 5, 2015

First Choice Agriculture Scholarship will assist deserving high school seniors to further their education in an agriculture or rural life-related field of study.

PROGRAM: Provides 24, individual $1,500 scholarships to students within the 42-county services territory of 1st Farm Credit Services. The scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an agriculture or agriculture-related curriculum at a university, college or community college and either reside or attend high school within 1st Farm Credit Services’ service territory.* Agriculture-related fields include those that would contribute to the quality of rural life for people living in rural areas, or for those who want to return to a rural area to work in any field.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, community and agricultural youth organization involvement and essays. Applicants will be judged by a panel of independent agribusiness, education, youth and farm organization leaders.

Visit https://www.1stfarmcredit.com/about-us/scholarships/profile/first-choice... for more information.

Community Foundation of River Bend administers multiple scholarship funds for residents of Mercer and Rock Island County, all started by caring donors who are passionate about helping others attain higher education credentials. Over 35 scholarship applications are available through our website. Including renewable scholarships, these applications result in nearly $400,000 in scholarships being distributed by the Community Foundation every year to help students meet their higher education goals.

Visit http://www.cfgrb.org/student-scholarships.html for more information.

 

CBAI Foundation for Community Banking offers 16 scholarships to top Illinois high-school seniors statewide each year. The scholarship awards available this year by the Foundation total $22,500. These scholarship awards help deserving students highlight the importance of community banking to the local economy. You could win up to $4,000 for higher education, and your school is eligible to win $500! 

Applicants must be sponsored by a participating CBAI member bank. To locate a local CBAI member bank, emailbobbiw@cbai.com.

 

Max and Frances Sanford Memorial Scholarship, a $500 scholarship to a Knox County resident who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in Agriculture or an Environmental related program. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2015. Scholarship applications can be found at the District office 233 S. Soangetaha Rd. Galesburg, or online at http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com. For questions contact the district office at (309) 342-5714 ext. 3

 

The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) has established a scholarship fund to assist mature women (age 25 and older) who wish to continue their undergraduate education.  The goal of the scholarship is to focus on deserving, qualified women whose educations were interrupted due to family concerns and economic problems.  Particular consideration will emphasize women who have shown leadership promise through community service. 

The one year undergraduate scholarship will cover tuition, books and fees up to $2500 per year, including summer school.  Applicants for the scholarship must meet certain requirements to be eligible.  In addition to being a woman 25 years of age or older, she must be an Illinois resident and plan to attend an accredited on-campus school in Illinois for at least six semester hours (online college are not eligible). 

Copies of the forms are attached but all scholarship application instructions and forms may be downloaded from the COWL website http://cowlil.com/

 Application materials must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2015 to be considered and all applicants will be notified by May 30, 2015. COWL Scholarship Program is for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Posted December 2014

 

Veterans United Foundation Scholarships

Award Amount:  (20) Twenty bi-annual $2,000 scholarships (for tuition and books)

Deadline:  Spring Applications due March 15 - April 30

Eligible Applicants:

  • A current active-duty service member
  • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • Spouse of a service member of veteran
  • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member
  • Child of a service member of veteran

GPA Requirements: 2.5

For more information please visit:  http://enhancelives.com/scholarships/

 

Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Deadline:  Essays should be received by March 1st, 2015

Application Process:  Essays must address the essay topic "What Law Would You Change and Why?"

For more information please visit:  http://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/

Applications should be emailed to: scholarship@attorneyguss.com

Applicants must include: Full name, date of birth, home address, email address, contact phone numbers, school attending and (intended) course of study.

After the application period has closed, we will review all submissions and decide on a winner by April 1st, 2015. We will notify the winner by telephone or email and make a public announcement on Attorney Guss’s Facebook and Google Plus pages.

 

American Legion Auxiliary National & Department Scholarships

Amount:  Various

Deadline:  Various

For more information please visit Foundation Office for paper applications.

 

Dolman Law Group

Amount:  $1,100

Deadline:  1/15/2015 (Video Essay Contest)

For more information visit: http://www.dolmanlaw.com/scholarship/

 

Big Fish Games Scholarship

Amount:  $5,000 (essay contest)

Deadline:  3/31/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/

 

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships

Amount:  (2) $1,000 scholarships

Deadline:  5/31/2015

For more information visit:  https://www.gosunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/

 

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

Deadline:  6/1/2015

For more information visit:  https://www.ozmoving.com/scholarship

 

Griswold Home Care Scholarship

Deadline:  5/1/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/

 

AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship

Deadline:  5/31/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm

 

PicMonkey Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000

Deadline:  5/31/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.picmonkey.com/blog/1000-picmonkey-college-scholarship/

 

RE/MAX of New Jersey 2014 Scholarship

Amount:  $2,000 & $1,000 scholarships

Deadline:  4/30/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.remax-nj.com/scholarship.aspx

 

The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest

Deadline:  Ongoing/Quarterly

For more information visit:  https://www.incorporate.com/business_plan_contest.html

 

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship

Deadline:  5/31/2015

For more information visit:  http://www.crownandcaliber.com/crown-caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship/

 

Posted November 2014

 

Boling Rice, LLC  -  Yearly Scholarship

Amount of Award:  $1,000 scholarship

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2015

For more information, please go to:  http://www.bolingriceatlanta.com/scholarship/

 

 

Posted October 2014

 

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship -  Scholarship Spring 2015

Amount of Award: (2) $10,000 scholarships & (4) $5,000 scholarships

To be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the Spring 2015 semester. In addition to these qualifications, 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.

Application Deadline: . Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. PT on December 29, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 12, 2015.  All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com

For more information, please go to:  http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm

 

Pointe Pest Control in Illinois  -  Scholarship

Amount of Award: (1) $750 scholarship

Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

For more information, please go to:  http://www.pointepestcontrol.net/illinois-scholarship/

 

FindCNAClasses.com  -  99+ Scholarships

Amount of Award: Varies

Application Deadline: Varies

For more information, please go to: www.findcnaclasses.com/scholarship/

 

AVVO  - Undergraduate/Pre-Law Student Scholarship

Amount of Award: $5,000 for two semesters

Deadline: January 1, 2015

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

For more information, please go to:  http://scholarships.avvo.com/undergraduate-pre-law-student-scholarship/

 

eCollege Fitness - Scholarships

Amount of Award: (7) up to $700 scholarships

Application Deadline: October 8, 2014

For more information, please go to:  http://www.ecollegefitness.com/scholarshipawards2.html

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Posted September 2014

 Avvo - Avvo Scholarship Program

Amount of Award: (1) $5,000 scholarship

Application Deadline: All applications are due by January 1, 2015 and a winner will be announced on or before January 15, 2015.

For more information, please go to:  http://scholarships.avvo.com/undergraduate-pre-law-student-scholarship/

 

Lexington Law - Lexington Law Scholarship Program

Amount of Award: $5,000 for two semesters

Deadline: February 28, 2015

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html

 

FlightNetwork - Fly High Scholarship

Amount of Award: (1) $1,000 scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

For more information, please go to:  http://www.flightnetwork.com/pages/scholarship

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Posted August 4, 2014

eJobApplications - Annual College Student of America Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: Dec 20th, 2014 – Annually

Open to any student. For more information and an application: 

http://www.ejobapplications.com/

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Posted July 30, 2014

B4 BRANDS - Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

Amount of Award: (3) $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2014

For more information and an application: http://www.b4brands.com/nursing-scholarship/

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Posted November 7, 2013

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District

Max and Frances Sanford Memorial Scholarship

Amount of Award: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2014

For more information and an application click here.

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Posted November 5, 2013

Sunoco Rewards Scholarships

Amount of Award: TWO $1,000 opportunities available

Deadline: June 1, 2014

For more information please visit:

http://www.gosunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-rewards-scholarship/

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Posted November 5, 2013

Sports Unlimited 2014 Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 20, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/2014-scholarship.html

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Posted November 5, 2013

Big Fish Online Games Scholarship

Amount of Award: $2,500

Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/

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Posted November 5, 2013

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 4, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.ozmoving.com/scholarship

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Posted November 5, 2013

AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.htm

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Posted November 5, 2013

Griswold Home Care 2014 Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.griswoldhomecare.com/scholarship/

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Posted November 5, 2013

Revzilla "The Future of Motorcycle Technology"  Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 20, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.revzilla.com/revzilla-college-scholarship-2014

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Posted November 5, 2013

Nuvation Engineering Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.nuvation.com/nuvation-scholarship

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Posted November 5, 2013

Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions

Amount of Award: Visit website for details

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information please visit:

usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=17359857

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Posted November 5, 2013

Lamps.com 2013 Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.lamps.com/scholarship-2013

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Posted November 5, 2013

PicMonkey $1,000 Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

blog.picmonkey.com/2013/11/01/1000-picmonkey-college-scholarship/

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Posted November 5, 2013

RE/MAX of New Jersey 2014 Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2014

For more information please visit:

http://www.remax-nj.com/scholarship.aspx

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Posted November 5, 2013

IssueTrak Help Desk Software Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.issuetrak.com/help-desk-software-scholarship

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Posted November 5, 2013

Westway Electric Supply "Illuminating Ideas" Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.westwayelectricsupply.com/scholarship

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Posted November 5, 2013

Semester Online "Free to be Me" Scholarship

Amount of Award: $500

Deadline: March 30, 2014

For more information please visit:

semesteronline.org/news/free-to-be-me-scholarship-opportunity-with-semester-online/

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Posted November 5, 2013

Free Country Principles Scholarship Essay Contest

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2014

For more information please visit:

www.freecountry.com/pages/principles-scholarship-essay-contest

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Posted November 1, 2013

Children and Youth Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Rules governing this scholarship:

1. Applicant must be working towards a degree in Education with emphasis on the subjects required for teaching mentally or physically challenged children.

2. Applicant must be in sophomore or junior class in college when application is made.

3. Applicant must be in the upper half of the class.

4. Applicant must be in need of financial assistance.

5. Applicant must be a resident of Illinois.

For more information and an application visit:

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office; located in Building E

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Posted November 1, 2013

Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 10, 2014

Basis for judging (please see the full application for clarification):

1. Commitment to a nursing career -25%- based on the applicant's essay as required detailing their determination, desire, adaptability, stamina, and attitude.

2. Character rating -25%- based on the applicant's four letters of recommendation detailing their morality, legal and mental accountability, and trustworthiness.

3. Financial need -30%- based on the applicant's required financial information.

4. Scholastic rating -20%- based on the applicant's grade transcripts.

For more information and an application visit:

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office; located in Building E

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Posted November 1, 2013

Mildred R. Knoles Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000 (as funds permit)

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Rules:

  • must be presently attending college
  • must live in Illinois
  • must be a veteran, child or grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates (additional rules apply)

For more information and an application visit:

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office; located in Building E

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Posted November 1, 2013

8 & 40 Nurses Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: March 17, 2014

Basis for judging (please see the full application for clarification):

1. Commitment to a nursing career -25%- based on the applicant's essay as required detailing his/her determination, desire, adaptability, stamina, and attitude.

2. Character rating -25%- based on the applicant's three letters of recommendation detailing his/her morality, legal and mental accountability, and trustworthiness.

3. Financial need -30%- based on the applicant's required financial information.

4. Scholarship rating -20%- based on the applicant's grade transcripts.

For more information and an application visit:

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office; located in Building E

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Posted November 1, 2013

Edna Mae Unfer Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,000

Deadline: April 10, 2014

Basis for judging (please see the full application for clarification):

1.  The applicant must be 30 years of age or older seeking a degree in nursing.

2. Commitment to a nursing career -25%- based on an essay written by the applicant detailing their determination, desire, adaptability, stamina, and attitude.

3. Character rating -25%- based on the applicant's four letters of recommendation detailing their morality, volunteerism, legal and mental accountability, and trustworthiness.

4. Financial need -30%- based on the applicant's required financial information.

5. Scholastic rating -20%- based on the applicant's grade transcripts.

For more information and an application visit:

Carl Sandburg College Foundation Office; located in Building E

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Posted October 28, 2013

SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,500

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship program is open to students in every state. All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2014, to be eligible for the contest. Applications may only be submitted online. Three deserving individuals will win a $1,500 scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice. Each student must submit a 500 to 1,000- word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today."

For more information and application visit:

http://www.suretybonds.com/scholarships

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Posted October 16, 2013

Scholarship Search Page

Amount of Award: Varies     

Deadline: Varies   

For more information please visit:

http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm

The above page lists and links to more than 60 no-cost scholarship search sites.

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Posted September 16, 2013
Bulwark - Aaron Seever Sales Scholarship

Amount of Award: $500 Scholarship & an iPad mini
Deadline: September 30, 2013 & January 31, 2014

For more information and application visit:

http://www.bulwarkpestcontrol.com/

http://www.bulwarkpestcontrol.com/scholarship.php

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 Posted September 16, 2013

Scholarships for current and prospective nursing students

Amount of Award: Varies     

Deadline: Varies   

For more information and application forms visit:

http://www.nursingdegree.com/Scholarships/

Over 350 scholarships listed at the above website.                                                                                                                           

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Posted July 9, 2013
NursesLink.org Scholarship
Amount of Award: $1,000 Scholarship & $500 Scholarship
Deadline: October 31st and April 30th of every year

For more information and application form visit: 

For nursing students: http://nurseslink.org/nursing-program-scholarship/
For non-nursing students: http://nurseslink.org/college-student-scholarship/

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Posted July 9, 2013
LifeShield - Smart Home Scholarship Program
Amount of Award: $1,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2013

For more information and application form visit: 

http://www.lifeshield.com/smarthomescholarship/

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Posted April 8, 2013
Art Metal Workshop, Inc. - Wrought Iron Art Scholarship
Amount of Award: (2) $1,000
Deadline: December 01, 2013
For more information please go to:
http://www.art-metal.ca
http://art-metal.ca/scholarship.html

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Posted March 25, 2013
TravelNursing.org - Nursing Education Scholarship
Amount of Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 10, 2014
Nursing, Medical, Health related fields
http://www.travelnursing.org/
http://www.travelnursing.org/nursing-scholarship.php

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