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 [...]
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.
NeighborWorks http://www.nw.org This group is dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods through innovative local partnerships of residents, businesses and government. Contact your local NeighborWorks program to see if they offer a scholarship in your area.
The National Grange http://www.nationalgrange.org Members of this organization share a common interest in com- munity involvement and agricultural and rural issues. Check with your state Grange association for specific scholarships.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints http://www.byu.edu If you plan to attend Brigham Young University, check out the website and visit the department in which you plan to major. Most have a list of scholarships available to students within the major and some are designated for Mormons.
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.