On this page the KWC Financial Aid Office shares information it has received about external scholarship or grant opportunities that may be of interest to the KWC community. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if we can be of any assistance.
The Ornament Shop
The Ornament Shop of Findlay, Ohio, a leading secondary dealer in Hallmark ornaments for the last 20 years is offering a $500 annual scholarship to university students. The scholarship will be decided based on an essay and is available to any student who is a United States citizen with any major area of study carrying a GPA of 3.0 or above. Payment will be made directly to the college/university where the winning student is enrolled.
The details about the scholarship and entry requirements can be found on our website at http://www.ornament-shop.com/scholarship.html
A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living industry that provides senior care referrals to families across the United States, is proud to announce the commencement of their annual $1,000 scholarship for advancement in the field of gerontology. This is a general scholarship which will award the selected applicants with a financial donation. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
- The annual scholarship award is for five (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
- Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and a 500-word minimum essay on selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.
- $1,000 awarded to five individuals.
Guidelines for Applicants
- Letter of introduction with your work history, why you're seeking a degree in your field and why you feel you would be a good candidate for this scholarship award. Applicants must also sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Deadline: April 30, 2014
The Administration on Aging estimates that by 2050, nearly a quarter of Americans will be age 65 or older. By 2025, the number of people 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease is expected to reach 7.1 million - a 40 percent increase in the number of those currently affected. How we prepare for America's "Silver Tsunami" of aging Baby Boomers is of critical importance. What innovations in the senior care industry need to happen in order to care for our aging population? What contributions will you make to solving this problem?
How to Apply
A Place for Mom may choose to not award or to withdraw the Scholarship Award for any reason. Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by May 31, 2014.
American Business Women's Association Scholarships
Applications Due by May 15, 2014
Scholarships Awarded in July 2014
National scholarships are awarded each year in the amounts of $5,000 to $10,000. All national scholarships have their requirements designated by the SBMEF Board of Trustees. The national scholarships are open to women meeting the requirements of each national scholarship listed below. A minimum of three qualified applicants must complete the application process for each scholarship to be awarded.
Scholarship Name: The Bufton Family Memorial Scholarship
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 13
Scholarship Name: President's Scholarship, ABWA Women in Technology
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 96
Scholarship Name: Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Freda Zimmerman
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 260
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 0
We currently aren't accepting new applicants
Scholarship Name: Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Nina Bell Redditt
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 125
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 67
Scholarship Name: Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Susan Zweimiller
Institution : The University of Kansas
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 98
For more scholarship information, please visit:
HRPayrollSystems.net, a website managed by Lucerna, LLC is happy to award one $1,000 scholarship to a college student who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and a commitment to a career in human resources.
Through this scholarship award, HRPayrollSystems.net seeks to identify and reward a student who characterizes a passion for learning, a commitment to enhancing the HR profession and a desire to become a force of change within HR.
- Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States of America (U.S.) or living in the U.S. and attending an accredited online college or university.
- Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Human Resources or an HR-related program (such as Business, Organizational Development or Leadership, Labor Relations, etc.).
- Undergraduate students must have completed at least one HR management course and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
- Graduate students must be enrolled in or have completed at least one HR class with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Current Lucerna, LLC employees , customers of the company, Scholarship Selection Committee members and immediate family members/domestic partners of the aforementioned parties are ineligible to apply.
Selection of Winner
The recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated satisfactory scholastic achievement, and a commitment to a career in Human Resources. A Selection Committee made up of HR professionals will be part of the selection process.
How to Apply
The form found at the bottom of this page must be filled out completely and accurately. To complete your application, you must attach a current college transcript of all course work and at least one letter of recommendation.
All applications must be received on or before April 30, 2014.
Announcement of Winner
A winning applicant will be chosen no later than May 31, 2014 with notification by telephone and/or email.
Distribution of Scholarship
HRPayrollSystems.net will pay awarded funds directly to the educational institution. The scholarship award may cover tuition, fees and books.
For the application, please visit http://www.hrpayrollsystems.net/hr-scholarship/
American Advertising Federation - Louisville
Each year the AAF-Louisville awards two scholarships to students in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. The awards are for $2,500 each and will be given to students who are pursuing a college major, degree, or certificate relating to advertising or marketing communications. Those include communications, mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing, business communications, graphic arts, computer design, multi-media, and English. One of the two awards is designated for students who are US citizens of African, Hispanic, Native-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Pacific-Island decent.
For the complete application, please visit:
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 11, 2014. Any questions can be answered by calling the AAF-Louisville office at 502-895-2500.
BLINDSGALORE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Blindsgalore National Scholarship
Blindsgalore proudly contributes to the ABWA Scholarship Fund and is now holding an essay contest. The contest winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship in the name of ABWA Scholarship Fund.
A Cause Close To Us
Since its inception in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) has been assisting women in achieving success through higher education. Today the educational fund of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is considered one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women in the country. Over the past 60 years, the fund's Board of Trustees has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women thanks to the generous contributions of ABWA members.
SBMEF assists women who are pursuing advanced educational goals to achieve both business and professional success; to become role models, mentors, and leaders for the future. Selection of scholarship winners in communities across the United States has grown into one of ABWA's favorite and most long-standing traditions.
The American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) mission is to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.
Who Is Eligible
- • Must be a Woman
- • Must be in College
- • Must have a Minimum GPA of 3.0
- • Must be a US Citizen
You Must Include
- • your full name
- • email address
- • post address
- • university
- • major
- • year to graduate
- • phone number
- • brief personal bio
- • your essay
How To Enter
To enter, you must write a 400-600 word essay on a way or ways to transform the space around you. Students may focus on any area of study such as architecture, engineering, psychology, interior design or other. Any way you would like to discuss constructively transforming your space in a productive way can be used as your essay topic. You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, post address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less. The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to [email protected] no later than May 15, 2014 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).
The deadline to submit an essay is May 15, 2014 . Essays will be read and evaluated and the winner will be selected by July 15, 2014 and contacted via email and phone (provided on the sign up page). Scholarship must be used for tuition or books. Scholarship is not renewable (means that it is good for only this cycle and a second scholarship will not be awarded to the same recipient in the subsequent year). Selection will be made by the Board of Trustees of ABWA’s educational scholarship fund. For the scholarship to be awarded, we must have a minimum of 3 qualified applicants that have completed the entire process. Checks not cashed will not be reissued and scholarship will be returned to the general SBMEF fund. (This is a rare occurrence but has happened).
* The $2,000 award will only be usable for tuition and book costs. The check will be written to the winner’s school of choice and credited to your academic costs.* Essays must be received no later than May 15, 2014 at midnight PST.* Submit your essay to [email protected]
The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship
The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship Scholarship Details:
For over 20 years, The Kaplan Group has had extensive experience solving problems and negotiating B2B transactions for clients large and small. Now, we want to give back. We see value in continuous education and helping students grow.
Because of this, The Kaplan Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program.
- Deadline for Entry:Sunday, July 27, 2014
- Scholarship Award Date:Monday, August 11, 2014
- Number of Winners Selected:1
- Minimum GPA Requirement:2.50
- Eligible Fields of Study:MBA, Finance, Accounting, Law, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business Administration.
- Eligible Schools:Any accredited university in the U.S.
Please choose one of the two essays below to complete for the application.
Submit your essay as a PDF with a title page including the following information:
- Field of Study
- Year of School
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Name your essay file as follows:
- lastname-firstname-essay-1.pdf (for essay #1)
- lastname-firstname-essay-2.pdf (for essay #2)
Email your application to [email protected]
Complete the short survey linked here (survey is required but not used in the scholarship decision process).
Topic 1 — Financial Statements & Business Models
Understanding how to view and analyze a financial statement is one of the most fundamental skills necessary to succeed in business.
In 600 words, please tell us about a past business you have worked for and which financial statement you think is the most important to their business and why.
Feel free to refer to our Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis modules if you need to learn more or brush up on your financial statement basics.
Topic 2 — Should You Sue Your Customer?
Customers are the lifeblood of every business. We work day after day to find, attract, and retain our customers.
But what happens when the customer does not pay and you get stiffed with the bill?
As a B2B collection agency, The Kaplan Group sees these situations daily. Unfortunately, the alternative of going to court needs to be considered in many of the claims placed with our collection agency. Often times these neglected invoices can be collected without relying on the legal process, but unfortunately some of our clients eventually face the decision of whether or not to sue a customer that is long past due on payments.
To address this type of situation, we created a flowchart that answers the question:
“Should you sue your customer?”
Please review the flowchart and write 600 words telling us each of the following:
- One situation where you SHOULD sue your customer.
- One situation where you SHOULD NOT sue your customer.
In each scenario, explain what major factors you considered when determining whether or not to pursue a lawsuit.
The Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship
2014 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship
You could win a $5,000 scholarship towards your education
Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 100,000 entrepreneurs (and we're still growing).
Today our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end we are proud to introduce the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship.
Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2014.
Deadline &Award Date
All submissions must be submitted by April 30th, 2014. A winner will be selected and announced on or before May 31st, 2014 after enrollment is verified.
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2014 semester. Student must be enrolled at an accredited American college, university or trade school.
How to Apply
Write a 1,000-2,000 word essay on our topic below and submit your information in the form no later than April 30th, 2014
What is your vision for the future of entrepreneurship and how will you contribute to making that happen?
To submit your application/essay, please visit grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship
Winner Selection & Announcement
A winner will be announced on the Grasshopper webpage and blog on or before May 31st, 2014. The winner will be notified via the email address used in the form submission and their enrollment status will then be confirmed with the university they are attending. If the selected winner cannot be reached by email or enrollment cannot be verified, another winner will be selected and announced in their place.
Terms & Conditions
By submitting an entry to the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, you transfer all rights and ownership of submitted content to Grasshopper, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner. Grasshopper reserves the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period in any manner Grasshopper deems appropriate.
Selection of winning submission is entirely at the discretion of Grasshopper. The winner will be contacted by Grasshopper via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed ONLY after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill OR letter of proof from the accredited United States college, university, or trade school at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on Grasshopper.com, and Grasshopper will mail the winner their check. In the event a winner cannot prove enrollment at a college, university, or trade school, a secondary winner will be chosen.
The New York City law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, and Mesotheliomahelp.org are once again offeringthe chance for U.S. college students to win up to $5,000 in an essay contest about mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
With a goal to help the educational efforts of students while also raising awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos, Belluck & Fox will award 10 prizes a total of $10,000 in scholarship money for students 18 years old or older enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related claims.
First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,250
Fourth Prize: $500
Fifth Prize: $250
Honorable Mentions: $100 ( 5 of these will be rewarded)
Students are asked to write an original 750 to 1000 word essay that addresses a mesothelioma sufferer's personal story, the history of asbestos use in American industry/manufacturing or the latest developments in medical treatments for mesothelioma.
See MesotheliomaHelp.org for rules and regulations for submitting an essay.
Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program
All currently enrolled college students and incoming freshmen that have received a student identification number are eligible for this scholarship.
The requirements for the essay are a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 2000 words.
" The foreclosure crisis that swept the nation several years ago claimed countless well-to-do homeowners, who were forced out of their houses when the economy hit rock-bottom. Those victims, along with the economy, are now beginning to slowly recover. And with collective home prices-and interest rates- still at very attractive levels, these 'foreclosure victims' have transtitioned into potential 'boomerang buyers.' How can these buyers with checkered pasts best take advantage of the current desirable real estate market conditions? There are several actions these 'boomerang buyers' can take to get back into home ownership. Please describe in your own words how the 'rent-to-own' option, among others, might best benefit these folks until they are ready to go 'all in' on another mortgage."
The Deadline for this scholarship is Dec 15, 2014.
Five winners will be selected:
-top prize $5000
-second through fifth place will recieve 1000 each.
Go to wwww.foreclosure.com/scholarship/
The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
We have designed a need-based schoalrship for everybody who's committed to acheiving a college degree. This way, we want to reward students for having goals and dreams and therefore looking to better themselves.
Every US student (high school student, undergraduate students, master degree students or adult learners) and 16 years of age or older is encouraged to apply for or scholarships.
To access our scholarships, please visit http://orlando.hotelscheap.org/orl-scholarship.
The Scholarship Update from ScholarshipExperts.com
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free schoalrship matching service with a database of ocer 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion. Our full-time staff of researchers updates and adds scholarships awards daily.
A few (out of many) scholarships available:
$10,000 +U Scholarship
Superpower $2,500 Scholarship
Campus Discovery $5,000 "Advice to your Highschool Self" Scholarship
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship
#CappexCash $1,000 Scholarship
All About Education $3,000 Scholarship
- U.S. student currently enrolled in high school
- Response to an essay in less than 250 words
To apply for this scholarship and many others, please visit www.ScholarshipExperts.com.
2014 Scholarships Available from Blue Grass Community Foundation - Graduate and Undergraduate
Blue Grass Communtiy Foudation is happy to announce a VARIEY of scholarships being offered to undergraduate and graduate students for 2014. A complete list of all scholarships (with applications, criteria, and deadlines) offered at BGCF can be found on our website at www.bgcf.org/learn/how-to-receive/for-scholarship-seekers.
While you're at it, we invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter!
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations
Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations. Priority populations are those populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. They include residents of low-income communities, U.S. racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), the Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender community and other populations that have significantly higher than average smoking prevalence rates.
The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.
Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014. Awardees will be notified by June 27, 2014.
- Student must provide evidence of communtiy service
- Sudent must provide documentation of financial need (SAR report)
- Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
- Student must pursue a course of study in communications, liberal arts, public health, socal work, education, or a related field
To apply please visit www.legacyforhealth.org
Goedeker's College Scholarship
Win up to $500 for Books
Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree? We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief.
Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.
Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at our showroom location in St. Louis.
Applying for a Scholarship
Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.
- Essay length should be 300 words minimum
- Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher
- Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
- A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on Goedeker’s Home Life blog
- Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2014 semester
Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to David at david [dot] chow [at] goedekers [dot] com with the subject line “Scholarship Essay Entry.”
Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable. High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for an upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.
Deadline to Enter
We will consider submissions of essays until the entry deadline, which is July 31, 2014, at 12am CDT.
For more informations please visit: www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship#sthash.uzyK5rRD.dpuf