External Scholarship News

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  




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.

Award Amount

  • $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

Essay Topic



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

National 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.


Available Scholarships


Scholarship Name: The Bufton Family Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 13 

Scholarship Name: President's Scholarship, ABWA Women in Technology
Amount: $10,000
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 96 

Scholarship Name: Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Freda Zimmerman
Amount: $5,000
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
Amount: $5,000
Institution : Open
Maximum Number of Applicants: 125
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 67 
Scholarship Name: Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Susan Zweimiller
Amount: $5000
Institution : The University of Kansas
Maximum Number of Applicants: 100
Number of Applicant Spots Remaining: 98


For more scholarship information, please visit:




HRPayrollSystems, 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, 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.



Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 will pay awarded funds directly to the educational institution. The scholarship award may cover tuition, fees and books.


For the application, please visit




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 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.

ABWA's Mission


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.



Woman Typing American Business Women's Association
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.


Appli­ca­tion Instructions:

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:


  • Name
  • School
  • 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).


Essay Top­ics

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 Entrepreneurs Scholarship


Scholarship Award

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.


Eligibility Requirements

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                         


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

Grasshopper Group, LLC ("Grasshopper") is committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience. By using the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in the Grasshopper Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these practices listed in the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

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, 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.




_____________________________________________________________________________________ Scholarship

The New York City law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, and 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 for rules and regulations for submitting an essay.


___________________________________________________________ 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.


Essay Topic:

               " 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.


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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




The Scholarship Update from 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


Scholarship Criteria:

  • 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




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


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.


Scholarship Criteria:

  • 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




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.


About Goedeker’s


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.


Awards Available


The grand prize is a $500 scholarship. Two $100 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.


Submission Requirements

  • 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:




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