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First 10 scholarships:
Barnes Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000 per year x 4 years
Awards:
4
Deadline:
October 20th
The Barnes Scholarships target college-bound high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives while remaining committed to academic achievement and community service. Open to high school seniors from these Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must aspire to attend college outside of Florida.
Contact:
Contact Person: Nancy Waclawek, Fund Director at Phone: (727) 893-8780 or E-mail: waclawek@sptimes.com Website: www.sptimesfund.org
The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
October 20
Must be an African American single mother, age 17-35 years old, residing in the city of Chicago or its surrounding suburbs. Have custodial care of one or more children under the age of 18. Be accepted or enrolled in a skills training, GED program, community college, college, university, graduate school, vocational or technical school for the current academic year. Complete application, including a verification of enrollment letter from a school counselor, administrator, or instructor. Write an essay (minimum of 250 words) about why she should be the recipient of the Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs Scholarship. Meet the appropriate deadline.
Contact:
Submit the application electronically to sinus@dusablemuseum.org or fax to Attn: Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Fund at 773-947-0600 or mail to Attn: Sydney Kai Inis/Dr. Burroughs Scholarship Applicant at: The Dusable Museum 740 E. 56th Place 60637 Website: www.dusablemuseum.org
Ford Heart Behind the Oval Scholarship Contest
 
Amount:
Up to $2500
Awards:
10
Deadline:
October 21
Contest is open to students that have received a scholarship from Ford Motor Company and to students who participate in a Ford Motor Company-sponsored education program. Students must be enrolled in a US high school or college. Students must also have a completed registration form on file to verify receipt of the aforementioned scholarship award or program participation.
HIMSS Healthcare Information Management Systems Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
October 22
The applicant must be a member in good standing of HIMSS. The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of student in an accredited undergraduate, Masters or PhD program related to the healthcare information or management systems field. The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, healthcare informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs in business administration and hospital administration will predominate. Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the scholarship is awarded. Previous Foundation Scholarship winners are ineligible.
Contact:
HIMSS, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611-3270 Phone: (312) 664-4467 Fax: (312) 664-6143 Website: www.himss.org
John M. Langston Bar Association Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 23
Scholarships and bar grants are available to qualified African-American law students and law school graduates.
Contact:
Langston Scholarship Committee c/o Ibiere N. Seck, Esq The Cochran Firm - California 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1010 Los Angeles, CA 90010 E-mail: info@langstonbar.org Website: www.langstonbar.org Optional: You may scan and email your Application and attachments to iseck@cochranfirm.com.
Flinn Scholarship
 
Amount:
The value of the scholarship, including the tuition provided by the universities, exceeds $115,000.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 23
The Flinn Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship that is open to Arizona high school seniors. To be awarded the Flinn Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a U.S. citizen by the time of entry to the university; Be an Arizona resident for two full years immediately preceding entry to the university.
Contact:
Flinn Foundation 1802 N. Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85004 (602) 744-6800 info@flinn.org Send questions to application@flinn.org Url: www.flinn.org/flinn-scholars/
The Hispanocare Student Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 23
Students of Latino descent (having at least 1 parent of Hispanic origin) who have graduated from an accredited high school with a composite ACT score of 21. Must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 point scale or 4.0 or more on a 5.0 point scale, or have a minimum score of 250 for a GED. Students must be citizens, nationals, or have lawful permanent residence in the United States and must reside in Illinois. Students studies must be in the healthcare arena, i.e., medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, allied health, or schools offering graduate programs in public health or clinical psychology or any other healthcare field.
Contact:
Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA 1-800-3-ADVOCATE Website: www.advocatehealth.com
SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship for Teachers
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
October 23
Teachers are both underpaid and overworked in the United States. In recognition of the contributions they make and the financial challenges they face, SR Education Group is awarding $20,000 in annual scholarships for teachers pursuing graduate degrees. Scholarships will be awarded 4 times a year in the amount of $5,000. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands). Submissions must be at least 16 years old, and enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited post-secondary academic institution. Submissions can refer to the contest rules for more information. Applications must be submitted by midnight (12am Eastern Time) on the scholarship deadline.
Arab-American Womens Business Council Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
4-5
Deadline:
October 23
Must have at least one parent of Middle Eastern descent. Must be graduate, undergraduate or high school senior who plans to attend an accredited Michigan college or university in the 2015/2016 academic school year. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and reside in the State of Michigan. Minimum 3.0 GPA for high school seniors and undergraduate students, minimum 3.5 GPA for graduate students. Must commit to 6 hours of community service for AAWBC annual events. Must provide 1 page essay describing career goals and interest in Arab American Culture.
Contact:
Contact Person: Najwa Abouhassan AAWBC Head Office 22952 Outer Drive Dearborn, MI 48124 Website: www.aawbc.org
Horatio Alger Scholarship
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 25
Must be enrolled as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer of application year, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution. Idaho, Louisiana, and Montana state scholarship recipients must pursue and complete a degree at specific colleges and universities. Please see the individual program description for those requirements); * critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, if higher explanation must be provided); * involvement in co-curricular and community activities; * demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity * a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and * United States Citizenship.
Contact:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs PO Box 4030 Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 Phone (866) 763-9228 www.horatioalger.org