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Many private college scholarships are offered each year by corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social and fraternal organizations ranging from small honorariums to thousands of dollars. Students must meet eligibility criteria and complete an application, if required. Start searching as early as possible; high school students should begin as early as two years before admission to college.

A quick way to begin is to use free scholarship search websites. Other good places to search include your local library, high school guidance counselor's office and bookstores. The U-M Office of Financial Aid does not recommend companies that offer scholarship services for a fee. Below are some of the more popular free search tools:

If you register and receive emails about specific scholarships, check the listings below to see if you would be eligible.

Private Scholarship Listing & Application Deadlines:

Listed below are some of the scholarships made available each year by private organizations and companies. While every effort has been made to present correct data about each of the scholarships listed, we recommend that you contact the sponsors directly to confirm the information here. Scholarships are listed in alphabetical under application deadline month. To jump to a certain application deadline, select the month listed below.

Disclaimer: The information and external links in this scholarship listing are provided to U-M and are reprinted here as a service to our website users. We do not administer these websites or routinely screen, approve, review, or endorse the content, products, or services that may be offered. In no event shall U-M  be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource. Criteria may change (or may have changed) from the date posted, so inquire directly with individual programs. Some external links use social media and use of these websites is subject to privacy rules and policies of those applications and website operators.

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JANUARY APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship
Deadline:  1-1-16
Amount:  $500
Essay contest open to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate or law students.  For more information, see http://criminallawpennsylvania.com/#scholarship

National Debt Relief Scholarship
> PURSUING STUDIES IN STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH) FIELDS
Deadline:  1-31-16
Amount:  $1,000
Five scholarships awarded to students pursuing careers in the nation's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce. For more information, see https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship.

FEBRUARY APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

No current scholarship deadlines for this month. You may also check Various Deadlines at the end of this list.

MARCH APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship
Deadline:  3-1-16
Amount:  $500
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  For more information, see http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship.html.

APRIL APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

No current scholarship deadlines for this month. You may also check Various Deadlines at the end of this list.

MAY APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

ThePensters Scholarship
Deadline:  5-31-16
Amount:  $1,000
Essay contest open current high school/college or university students. For more information, see https://www.thepensters.com/win-a-scholarship/.

JUNE APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Drug Lawsuit Source Single Parent Scholarship
> SINGLE PARENT
Deadline:  6-1-15
Amount:  $1,000  
Two single parent scholarships will be awarded to a single mom and a single dad. For more information see www.druglawsuitsource.com/single-parent-scholarship-2015/.

Edelman, Krasin & Jaye Scholarship
> CHRONIC ILLNESS
Deadline:  6-30-15
Amount:  (1) $1,000 and (2) $500
Essay contest available to students living with chronic illness. For application and more information, see http://ekjlaw.com/.

The Phi Tau Phi Scholarship Award for Chinese-American Students
> CHINESE AMERICAN STUDENTS
Deadline:  6-30-15
Amount:  $1,000
For application and requirements, see http:///www.phitauphima.org/applicationform.html.

WebsiteToolTester Startup Scholarship
> DESIRE TO CREATE YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Deadline:  6-30-15
Amount:  $1,500 plus one year of free hosting
Submit business plan.  For more information, see http://www.websitetooltester.com/en/blog/startup-scholarship/.

JULY APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline:  7-31-15
Amount:  $1,500
One scholarship awarded to winning essay.  For more information, see http://www.theinjurylawyers.com/scholarships/.

Big John’s Business Scholarship
> BUSINESS OR BUSINESS-RELATED (ACCOUNTING, FINANCE)
Deadline annually:  July 25
Amount:  $1,000
Applicant must be taking, or plan on taking, business or business-related (accounting, finance, etc.) courses. For more information, see http://bigjohnsplumbing.com/big-johns-scholarship/.

The Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A. General Education Scholarship
Deadline:  7-15-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  Open to incoming college freshman and 1st, 2nd and 3rd year college students.  For more information, see http://www.mlhorwitzlaw.com/Intake-Form-IV.shtml.

LendingTree Scholarship
Deadline:  7-15-15
Amount:  $2,500
For more information, see https://www.lendingtree.com/about/scholarship.

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship
> PURSUING OR INTENDING TO PURSUE A LAW DEGREE
Deadline:  7-15-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  For more information, see http://www.personalinjurylawcal.com/nadrich-cohen-civil-justice-scholarship-fund/.

AUGUST APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

All American Windows and Doors "My Biggest Success" Scholarship
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
One award to essay winner.  For more information, see http://aawimpact.com/my-biggest-success-scholarship/.

Classic Marble Restoration "Path to Success" Scholarship
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
For more information, see http://www.cleaningandpolishingmarble.com/scholarship/.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
One award to essay winner. For more information, see http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.asp.

Digital Third Coast's Digital Marketing Scholarship
> MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND/OR PUBLIC RELATIONS
Deadline:  8-1-15
Amount: $500
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  For more information, see http://www.digitalthirdcoast.net/blog/dtc-digital-marketing-scholarship.

Fales & Fales, P.A. Law Enforcement Family Member Scholarship
> LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY MEMBER
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  For more information, see http://www.faleslaw.com/law-enforcement-family-member-scholarship.html

Family Rentals "Create Your Ideal Event" Scholarship
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to essay winner.  For more information, see http://www.familyrentals.com/scholarship-guidelines-and-regulations.aspx.

Federal EIN (Tax ID) Application Scholarship Contest
> BUSINESS MAJOR
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount:  $1,000
Two scholarships will be awarded to essay winners.  For more information, see https://federal-tax-id-number.com/scholarship/

Julie Johnson Law Scholarship
> FEMALE LAW STUDENT
Deadline:  8-1-15
Amount:  $500
One scholarship will be awarded to essay winner. For more information, see http://www.juliejohnsonlaw.com/scholarship/.

Law Office of Neil Burns Distracted Driver Awareness Scholarship
Deadline:  8-15-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to essay winner. For more information, see http://www.neilburnslaw.com/distracted-driver-awareness-scholarship/.

Mosaic Hair Transplant Center Educational Scholarship
> HAIR LOSS
Deadline:  8-30-15
Amount:  $250  
One scholarship will be awarded. To enter, submit essay as to how they, or a close acquaintance/family member, have been affected by hair loss. For more information, see http://www.hairphysician.com/scholarship.html.

Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship
Deadline:  8-31-15
Amount: $1,000
For more information, see http://randmarketing.com/scholarship/

Storage.com Scholarship
Deadline:  8-1-15
Amount:  $2,500
Two scholarships will be awarded to essay contest winners - one current undergraduate student and one high school senior.  For more information, see http://www.storage.com/scholarships/.

SEPTEMBER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

No current scholarship deadlines for this month. You may also check Various Deadlines at the end of this list.

OCTOBER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties American Dream Scholarship
Deadline:  10-16-15
Amount: $1,000
Two scholarships will be awarded: one to a high school senior and one to a college student. For more information, see http://www.bhhsgeorgia.com/american-dream-scholarship.aspx.

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Deadline:  10-15-15
Amount:  $1,000
Applicants must be 16-19 years of age and will enroll or be enrolled in an institution of higher learning, and enter essay contest.  For more information, see http://www.bransonshowtickets.com/scholarship/

NOVEMBER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Printaholic.com Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
> GRAPHIC ARTS & DESIGN
Deadline annually: November 30
Amount:  $1,000
Awarded to a current undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field. For more information, see http://www.printaholic.com/scholarship/.

TheRhinoPlastyCenter.com Osler Scholarship
> PRE-MEDICAL COLLEGE CURRICULUM OR A POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL PROGRAM
Deadline:  11-21-15
Amount:  $1,000
For more information, see http://therhinoplastycenter.com/scholarship-program/.

DECEMBER APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Barry's Tickets All Rounder Scholarship
Deadline:  12-31-15
Amount:  $3,000
Awarded to a well-rounded student, achieving both in extracurricular and curricular life, and strongly committed to their studies.  For more information, see http://www.barrystickets.com/scholarships/

Berbay Scholarship Program
> MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS
Deadline:  12-1-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded to a marketing, public relations or communications student who demonstrates a high level of writing skill, academic excellence and creativity. For more information, see http://www.berbay.com/resources/scholarship/.

ClickMinded Digital Marketing Scholarship
> INTERESTED IN DIGITAL MARKETING
Deadline:  12-15-15
Amount:  $1,000
It's available for high school and college undergraduate students who are passionate about digital marketing. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Communications or IT are recommended but not required. Being passionate about digital marketing is an absolute must. For more information, see http://www.clickminded.com/#/scholarship/1/.

ePestSolutions High Achievers Scholarship Program
> ENROLLED IN SCIENCE DEGREE (ENTOMOLOGY WILL BE FAVORED)
Deadline:  12-31-15
Amount:  $2.000
For more information, see http://www.epestsolutions.com/scholarship.html.

General Marketing Education Scholarship - Marketing Education
Deadline annually:  December 15
Amount:  $1,000
For more information, see https://sachsmarketinggroup.com/general-marketing-education-scholarship-marketing-education/.

Giva, Inc. Student Scholarship  
Deadline annually:  December 1
Amount:  $1,000
No specific course of study or major required. For more information, see http://www.givainc.com/scholarships/.

HeadsetPlus.com Annual College Scholarship
Deadline annually:  December 31
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship awarded annually to winning YouTube video. For more information, see http://headsetplus.com/newsdesk95/newsdesk_info.html.

Infoparrot Scholarship of Academic Excellence
Deadline annually:  December 31
Amount:  $1,250
Three scholarships awarded annually to winning essays. For more information, see http://www.infoparrot.com/the-infoparrot-scholarship/.

InsuranceProviders.com Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship  
Deadline annually:  December 1
Amount:  $1,000
Scholarship promotes motorcycle safety and is open to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college.  For more information, see http://www.insuranceproviders.com/look-twice-save-a-life-scholarship.

Mental Health Education Scholarship - Anxiety Treatment Education
Deadline annually:  December 15
Amount:  $1,000
For more information, see http://paradigmmalibu.com/annual-scholarship-anxiety-treatment-education/.

Michigan Auto Law Car Accident Scholarship
> CAR ACCIDENT INJURY SURVIVOR
Deadline:  12-31-15
Amount:  $500
Two scholarships will be awarded. For more information, see http://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/car-accident/.

The Reeves Law Group Annual Scholarship
> SENIOR YEAR UNDERGRADUATE, AND CURRENT LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
Deadline annually:  December 15
Amount:  $2,500
One scholarship awarded to a future lawyer who delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in our annual contest.  For more information, see http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/.

Rogers Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: 12-1-15
Amount:  $1,000
One scholarship will be awarded. For more information, see http://rogerslawtx.com/lawyer/2015-Scholarship-Essay-Contest_cp14383.htm.

VARIOUS APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Abry Brothers Scholarship
Deadlines annually:  August 31 and January 31
Amount:  $200
One scholarship awarded each term (Fall and Spring) to essay winner.  For more information, see http://www.abrybros.com/scholarships/.

The Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP)
> AIR FORCE
Commissioned Officer Education Opportunities
http://www.airforce.com/benefits/commissioned-officer-education
 
AFL-CIO Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid Various Scholarships
Deadline: varies
Amount:  varies
For more information, see www.aflcio.org/familyfunresources/collegecosts/scholar.cfm.

American Legion Erwin Prieskorn American Legion Post 46 Scholarship Trust Fund
> VETERANS (OR SONS/DAUGHTERS OF)
Provides scholarships for incoming undergraduates who are sons or daughters of honorably discharged veterans of our armed forces, for veteran’s themselves, and for enrolled ROTC Army, Navy or Air Force Cadets.  Priority would be given to children of service personnel who died while on active military duty.  For contact information, see www.americanlegionannarbor.org.

Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) Education Scholarship
> WOMEN PURSUING CAREERS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $2,500
Awarded quarterly to women pursuing careers in the automotive industry.  For deadline dates and application, see http://www.awafoundation.org.

BestColleges.com Scholarships
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  varies
Multiple scholarships available.  For information, see www.BestColleges.com.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) First Year Southeast Asian Language Scholarship
> STUDYING A SOUTHEAST ASIAN LANGUAGE
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  varies
Amount:  $1,000
9-12 scholarships available to students studying a Southeast Asian language (Filipino, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese).  For application and more information, see www.ii.umich.edu/cseas.

Charleston.com’s College Scholarship
Deadlines annually:  December 15 and May 15
Amount:  $1,000
Two scholarships are awarded annually.  For more information see www.charleston.com/scholarships.aspx

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest
Deadlines annually:   April 15 and October 15
Amount:  (2) $500
Awarded to current student who is a U.S. resident and will be enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester is eligible for this scholarship. This is open to all fields of study and is not exclusive to automotive or related degrees. For more information, see: http://www.cjponyparts.com/cj-pony-parts-scholarship-video-contest.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  varies
For more information, see www.jackkentcookefoundation.org.

Cosmetic and Dental Implant Center Scholarship  
> CALIFORNIA
Deadlines annually:  April 1 and October 1 
Amount:  $250
Two scholarships will be awarded each term to a student from California. For more information, see www.cdicdental.com/scholarship.php.

DishPromotions.com Scholarship
Deadlines annually:  June 30 and November 30
Amount:  $1,000
Applicants must complete a 600-word essay.  For more information, see http://www.dishpromotions.com/scholarship/.

District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) Last Dollar Award Scholarship
> GRADUATE OF A DC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Deadline – Freshmen:  August 31
Deadline – Upperclassmen:  July 31
Amount:  up to $2,070 per academic year
Number of awards vary.  You must be a graduate of a DC Public High School within the last five years.  Remember to apply every year, for up to five years after high school graduation.  For more information and authorization form, see www.dccap.org.

GraduatePrograms.com Scholarship
Drawings are held quarterly
Amount:  $1,000
You must be a current graduate student or have completed graduate school within the last 5 years.  For more information see www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship/.

Greater Flint Community Foundation Scholarships
> SPECIFIC HIGH SCHOOLS
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  varies
60 scholarships available. Applications distributed through specific high schools; inquire at your high school, call 1-800-767-8270 or send email to comfoundationgreaterflint@cfgf.org.

Hartford Technology Rental (HTR) Company Scholarship
> IT OR RELATED FIELDS
Deadlines annually:  November 30 and April 30  
Amount:  $1,000
For more information, see www.hartfordrents.com/scholarship.

Highrises.com Scholarship
Deadlines annually:  February 28 and August 31 
Amount:  (2) $1,000
For more information see www.highrises.com/scholarship.php.

HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship
> MARKETING STUDENTS
Deadlines annually:  November 1 and March 1
Amount:  $1,000
Two scholarships will be awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for Internet Marketing. For more information, see http://hubshout.com/?p=Scholarship.

Kids’ Chance of Michigan, Inc. Scholarship
> LOSS OF PARENT ( MI WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT, WORKER'S COMPENSATION)
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $2,500-$5,000
The applicant must be a Michigan resident, between the ages of 17-22, and must demonstrate financial need related to the parent’s injury/death (a catastrophic injury or fatality in a Michigan work related accident covered by workers’ compensation).  For application and more information, see http://kidschanceofmi.org/scholarship/.

Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships
> DEMONSTRATES POTENTIAL FOR LEADERSHIP AND LIMITED EXPOSURE TO ASIA
Deadlines dates vary
Amount:  varies
For more information, see www.hluce.org.

Lutheran Social Services Education and Training Voucher (ETV)
> FOSTER CARE
Amount:  up to $2,000 per semester
Apply if you were in foster care on or after your 14th birthday, or were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.  For application and more information, see http://mietv.lssm.org.

National Research Council of the National Academies Programs/Fellowships
National Research Council Associateship Programs
Deadline dates ongoing:  February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Amount:  $42,000 to $72,000 stipend depending upon the sponsoring laboratory (appropriately higher for senior award recipients)
Full-time associateships will be awarded for research in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied sciences and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics.  Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply, is available on our website at www.national-academies.org/rap.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Deadline:  November
Predoctoral – $20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
Dissertation – $21,000 for one year
Postdoctoral – $40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institutions
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.
See website for application and eligibility information:  http://national-academies.org/fellowships.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships
> HISTORY, LAW, NURSING AND EDUCATION
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $1,000 to $5,000
For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303, or see www.dar.org.

P.E.O. Foundation McNelley Music Scholarship
> MUSIC
Available to women majoring in music at a Big Ten University. For more information, email scholarships@peoiowa.org for application and deadline.

Providian Medical Equipment Scholarship
> MEDICAL OR VETERINARY
Deadlines annually:  June 21 and January 15
Amount:  $500
Must be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in “good standing” to enter essay contest. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply. For more information, see http://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/

Resume Genius Outreach Scholarship
Deadline:  December 15
Amount:  $1,000
Scholarship available each semester to one talented student who can write the best resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character.  For more information, see http://resumegenius.com/resume/scholarship.

RN to BSN Scholarships
> NURSING
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  varies
This scholarship base features nearly 10,000 scholarships for nursing students of varying education levels and can be filtered by Study area, renewability, GPA requirements, enrollment levels and more. For more information, see http://www.rntobsn.org/financial-assistance/.

Student Loan Network Scholarship
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $10,000
No essay or gpa requirements – earn scholarship points to be entered into drawing.  For more information, see http://www.scholarshippoints.com/.

United States Navy Scholarship/Degree Completion
> NAVY
Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Scholarship
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $3,462/mo + $15,000 signing bonus, full medical and dental benefits
No requirements while in school except maintaining GPA.  Incurs obligation upon graduation.  For more information, see http://www.navy.com/careers/officer/nuclear or contact LT Aaron Wolf (aaron.h.wolf@navy.mil).
Baccalaureate Degree Completion Plan
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  $2,735 - $3,111/mo, full medical and dental benefits
No requirements while in school except maintaining GPA.  Incurs obligation upon graduation.  For more information, see http://www.navy.com/careers/officer or contact LT Aaron Wolf (aaron.h.wolf@navy.mil).

U.S. Navy Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
> NAVY
Deadline dates vary
Amount:  Fully paid medical/dental/optometry education plus monthly income.  Includes payment of tuition, school required fees (except housing and meals), reimbursement for the cost of required books and equipment, and a monthly stipend of at least $1,279 (an increase is expected in July 2006). 
Students selected for the program will receive a Commission in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, or Medical Service Corps and become a part of the Navy’s Health Care Team.  For more information click here (PDF) and see www.navy.com/careers/officer/healthcare.
Also, contact: Donna N. Bradley, LCDR, NC, USN, MSN, RN, CNOR; 2500 Packard Road, Ste. 201A; Ann Arbor, MI  48104; Cell: (734) 231-8858; Work: (734) 677-4580; Email: bradleyd@cnrc.navy.mil

William Davidson Jewish College Loan Program (WDJCLP)
> MI JEWISH STUDENTS
Deadlines annually:  May 15 and August 1
Amount:  varies
Open to full-time students who are Jewish, Michigan residents and attending a Michigan college or university. For more information, see www.jewishcollegeloansmi.org.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  

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