If your parents or even grandparents belong to a union or if you plan to enter a field that has a union, check the union for scholarships. The Teamsters, for example, offer the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for the children of its members. The union gives 75 scholarships a year of $1,000 to [...]
Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org The Salvation Army is dedicated to caring for the poor and feeding the hungry. It also sponsors and supports many youth programs. Check your local organization to see if they offer college scholarships.
Mechanical errors Spelling and grammatical errors signal carelessness. Not revealing something about you. Regardless of what the essay is about, it needs to reveal something about who you are, what motivates you or what is important to you. Being ordinary For your essay to stand out from the pile of other applicants, either the topic [...]
When it comes to winning a scholarship you often need to write a powerful essay. Your essay is critical to convincing the judges to give you their money. When you are writing your scholarship essay, don’t make any of the following mistakes: Missing the question It seems obvious, but enough students make this mistake that [...]
Society of Friends (Quakers) http://www.fum.org The United Society of Friends Women International adminis- ters the John Sarrin Scholarship. This award provides money for students preparing for ministry.
Friends of the Library http://www.folusa.org The Friends do a lot more than run the best used book fairs. They are instrumental in supporting and fundraising for your local public libraries. Both Friends of the Library as well as the your local library may offer community scholarships.
Boys and Girls Clubs http://www.bgca.org Each club provides programs that promote and enhance the development of children as well as give them a safe place to go after school. Most of their scholarships are club-based, which means you need to find and apply through your local club.