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Our office has also compiled a list of outside scholarships below, organized by scholarship deadline.

Scholarship Name Deadline Amount Website Notes
Army Health Professions Ongoing see website Website Financial aid for members of the military
Post 9/11 GI Bill Ongoing see website Website Financial aid for veterans
STRIVE Ongoing Up to $5,000 Check with your local fire department State Tuition Reimbursement as Incentive for Volunteer Emergency Responders
Domo Scholarship TBA $2,500 Website Scholarship for students focusing on analytics in Business Management. Answer in 200 words: "What should businesses be doing with mobile that they aren’t doing today?"
HSF General Scholarship TBA $1,000 - $5,000 Website For Latino students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
JustHomeMedical Scholarship TBA $1,000 Website Make a video answering the question—What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader? Videos must be under 3 minutes.
Mark A. Forester Scholarship TBA $1,000 Website Write a 300-500-word essay explaining how you honor America's military heroes.
JANUARY        
Disability Awareness Scholarship January 10 (Annual)  $1,000 Website Submit a 500-1000 word essay about how you or someone you know overcame a disability to do something great. Must be17 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Levin Firm Scholarship January 31, 2015 $1,000 Website Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: What are some ways the law can be changed in order to make our roads and highways safer? Finalists will be awarded based on social media voting.
Mawista Scholarship January 15 (Annual) 6,000 Euros (500 Euros per month) Website Must be a parent who is raising a child while studying abroad. Describe why you should be the one who should be awarded and how you are going to manage your daily life with a child.
Mensa Scholarship September 15 - January 15 (Annual) $1,000 Website Essay-based scholarship for Mensa members. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
Nursing Education Scholarship January 10 (Annual) $1,000 Website Submit an essay 500-1000 word essay about what you hope to accomplish during your career in the medical field.
FEBRUARY        
APS Minority Scholarship November - February (Annual) Varies Website For African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American Freshmen & Sophomores who are majoring in physics.
California Strawberry Scholarship Program October - February (Annual) Varies Website Full-time enrollment with a parent who is employed as a California Strawberry Field Worker. Minimum of 2.0 GPA.
Clair A. Hill Scholarship February 1 (Annual) $5,000 Website For College Juniors and Seniors pursuing a degree related to engineering, agricultural/urban water supply, environmental studies or public administration.
Create A Greeting Card Scholarship April - February (Annual) 10000 Website Submit 16" x 23" photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card appropriate for business and consumer use. One entry per person.
MARCH        
ACS Scholars Program November 1 - March 1 (Annual) Up to $5,000 Website For African American, Hispanic, or American Indian students pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
GMR Transcription College Academic Scholarship Ongoing Quarterly: March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th $500 Website Fill out application and short essay as indicated on the website. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Ray Shour / Adrianne Insogna Memorial Scholarships March 31 (Annual) $500-$1,000 Website For Napa County Residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in an Engineering field.
SEG Foundation Scholarships September 15 - March 1 (Annual) $500-$14,000 ($2,500 average) Website For students whose grades are above average and who are pursuing a career in applied geophysics, geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
Structured Settlement Career Planning Scholarship (Paymaster.co) March 1, 2015 $1,000 Website Write 650-900 words for the prompt, "What Can College Students Do to Improve Their Job Prospects?" Minimum 3.3 GPA and taking at least 6 credits.
APRIL        
College Networking Scholarship (Paymaster.co) April 25, 2015 $500 Website Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How to Network While Maintaining a Challenging Course Load." Minimum 3.2 Gpa and taking at least 6 credits.
Senior Care Innovation Scholarship (A Place for Mom) April 15 (Annual) $1,000 Website Must be enrolled as a student for an associates degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. Student must be planning on working with senior citizens. Essay of 500-900 words required (topic choices online).
MAY        
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship January 1 - May 31 (Annual) $500-$1,000 Website For American Indian students.
B. Davis Scholarship May 25, 2015 $1,000 Website Academic performance does not apply. Describe in 1,000 words or less the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Scholarship May 1 (Annual) $1,500 Website Write an essay between 500 and 800 words a topic of cystic fibrosis as shown on the website.
Drive to Learn Scholarship (Shift Insurance) May 1 (Annual) $1,000 Website Write a 750-1,000-word response to one of the driving essay questions mentioned on the scholarship website.
JUNE        
Abbot & Fenner Business June (Annual) 1000 Website Describe in 1,000 words or less your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals. 
AWSCPA Scholarship June 1 (Annual) Varies Website For women studying to become a Certified Public Accountant who will take their CPA exam within 1 year of receiving the scholarship. Must have a 3.0 overall and accounting GPA. Applicants must submit a 1,000 word or less essay describing why they are deserving of the scholarship.
BigSun Scholarship June 19, 2015 $500 Website All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. Describe in 500-1,000 words how your participation in sports during your high school years influenced you.
GMR Transcription College Academic Scholarship Ongoing Quarterly: March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th $500 Website Fill out application and short essay as indicated on the website. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
JULY        
Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship July 31, 2015 $1,000 Website For nursing students who have postponed college for at least 3 years before entering college.
Blindsgalore National Scholarship May 15, 2015 $2,000 Website For female students. Write a 400-600 word essay on a way or ways to transform the space around you. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Bud Siegfried Scholarship July 31 (Annual) $1,000 Website Two short essay submissions required.
Calum Ross Mortgage Annual Scholarship July 31 (Annual) $1,500 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the importance of financial literacy when it comes to getting a first mortgage. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Evergreen Beauty College Annual Scholarship July 30 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about how beauty trends influence beauty schools, and vice versa. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Faded Soul Annual Scholarship July 31 (Annual) $1,500 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the fashion industry. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Fine & Associates Professional Corporation Annual Scholarship July 31 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about as to how to improve Family/Divorce law and/or legal process in dealing with Family/Divorce proceedings. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship December (Fall) / July (Spring) Annual per semester $1,000 Website For high school and college students. Choose a topic specified on the website and respond in 250 words or less.
Grapevine Evaluations Annual Scholarship July 30 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the benefits of employee evaluations. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Herb Affair Scholarship Award July 31 (Annual) $1,000 Website Write a 500 word essay about the benefits of alternative medicine compared to pharmaceutical drugs. Minimum 3.0 GPA
JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship July 15 (Fall) /November 15 (Spring) Annual per semester $500 Website For students pursuing an education degree. Applicants must submit an essay of 400-500 answering the following question: Why do you want to become a teacher?
KrisztinaNeglia.Com July 31 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the state of the Canadian economy and real estate market. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
LOGOMAKER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM July 31 (Annual) $2,500 Website Write an original essay of 500-700 words (roughly two pages) on the impact of art and design in commerce.
lowVARates.com Military Scholarship July (Fall) / December (Spring) Annual per semester $1,250 Website Military students or children of a parent in the military. Do not need to be currently enrolled in college. No age requirement.
My Visa Source Annual Scholarship July 30 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about David Suzuki’s recent comments regarding Canadian immigration
One Inch Punch Productions Annual Scholarship July 31 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 800-1000 word post that expresses your ideas about the state of video online. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Spokeo Connections Scholarship December 10, 2014 (Spring) / July 1, 2015 (Fall) $1,000 Website Essay submission required based on topic specified on the website. Minimum 3.0 GPA
SweatBlock “Social Confidence” Scholarship July 15 (Annual) $2,000 Website Essay submission based on topics specified on website: 500 and 1,000 words long
VisaPlace Annual Scholarship July 30 (Annual) $1,000 Website On a website, blog, or online forum, write a 500-800 word post that expresses your opinion about whether immigration helps or hurts the economy. Minimum 3.0 GPA
AUGUST        
California Students Scholarship (Shift Insurance) August 15, 2015 $500 Website Question: Think of an opportunity you recently took advantage of. How did you ensure that your experience would be a stepping stone for future successes? What did you learn?
Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success August 31 (Annual) $1,500 Website Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Minimum 3.0 GPA
CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program August 31, 2014 $500-$3,000 Website Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your credit score and why it is important for your future success. Minimum 2.5 GPA
ESSAY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP (ScholarshipJAM) August 15, 2014 Up to $1,000 Website Your most interesting and compelling essay, around 600 to 1000 words in length. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Internet Providers Scholarship August 15, 2014 $2,000 Website Answer the short essay questions specified on the website and post it to a blog.
Race Entry Student Scholarship August 15, 2014 $500 Website Whether you ran a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, write a short essay (1,000-2,000 words) explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience.
SEPTEMBER        
2014 TakeLessons Scholarship September 30, 2014 $1,000-$5,000 Website Write an essay in less than 250 words answering the question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Finalists will be determined by public vote.
Avrek DriveSafe Scholarship September 30, 2014 Up to $5,000 Website A video submission is required and the video will be on the topic of educating and preventing distracted driving.
Business Community Impact Scholarship (PayrollCompanies.us) 9/30/14 $1,000 Website To enter, students should write a 1,000-1,500 word essay stating how a small business in their community has influenced their life, career, or educational aspirations. 
DialMyCalls.com Tweet For Success Scholarship Contest 2014 September 18, 2014 $500 Website In 140 characters or less, explain the pros and cons of e-books versus traditional textbooks. Minimum 2.0 GPA
GMR Transcription College Academic Scholarship Ongoing Quarterly: March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th $500 Website Fill out application and short essay as indicated on the website. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Make My Business Attractive Scholarship September 1, 2014 $1,000 Website In 500 + words, answer the question: How can you make a company in a boring industry interesting and fun?
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship September 30 (Annual) $500 Website For students ages 16-25 with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Short essay questions to answer on application.
Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship September 1, 2014 $1,000 Website An original sketch created by the applicant of any inspired design (image can be computer generated, scanned or mailed in) will be included in the application process.
SEG Foundation Scholarships September 15 - March 1 (Annual) $500-$14,000 ($2,500 average) Website For students whose grades are above average and who are pursuing a career in applied geophysics, geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
Software Providers Scholarship September 30, 2014 $1,000 Website Choose one of the identified topics online and write a 600-800 word essay about how software has affected – or will affect – your life or your industry.
OCTOBER        
2014 Legal Lenders of Tomorrow Scholarship October 1 (Annual) $1,000 Website For students pursuing a career in the legal field. Submit a 200-300 word essay on the topic of how legal professionals can make a positive difference in their community.
AES Engineering Scholarship October 6, 2014 $500 Website Answer in 500-1,000 words: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? 
Financial Growth for LGBTQ Scholarship (Paymaster.co) October 15, 2015 $750 Website Write 450-650 words for the prompt, "Five Ways LGBTQ Students Can Use LinkedIn to Enhance Their Financial Position." Minimum 2.3 GPA and taking at least 6 credits.
Financial Success for Single Mothers Scholarship (Paymaster.co) October 1, 2015 $750 Website Write 450-700 words for the prompt, "How Can Single Mothers Use Roth IRAs to Enhance Their Financial Position?" Minimum 2.3 GPA and taking at least 6 credits.
Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship July 7 - October 7 (Annual) $1,000 Website Respond to the question: Why do you think your degree will be worth the investment?
NOVEMBER        
Internet Of Things Schlarship 11/1/14 $1,000 Website Write a 400-600 word essay about how the Internet of Things will affect your future.
Internet Security Scholarship 11/1/14 $1,000 Website Write a 400-600 word essay about where you see Internet security in the next five years.
JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship July 15 (Fall) /November 15 (Spring) Annual per semester $500 Website For students pursuing an educatino degree. Applicants must submit an essay of 400-500 answering the following question: Why do you want to become a teacher?
Legacy Lending Group Scholarship Award for Career Success November 30 (Annual) $1,500 Website For students majoring in business or finance with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Write a 500 word essay about what effect will educating children on personal finance principles have on their lives and society as a whole.
See Through Canoe Scholarship 11/30/14 $1,000 Website Minimum 3.5 GPA required
DECEMBER        
AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship December 15, 2014 $1,000 Website Create an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. Minimum GPA of 2.5
CenturyLinkQuote.com Scholarship December 15, 2014 $1,000 Website Question: Do we need gigabit internet speed? In less than 400 words tell us whether or not you think we need access to gigabit internet and why it's important. Minimum 2.5 GPA
Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program December 31, 2014 $1,000 or $3,000 Website Discuss in 900-1,500 words the relationship between body weight and self-esteem, and how reaching a healthy body weight might improve a person’s self-esteem.
FrontierBundles.com Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship 12/15/14 $1,000 Website Create a poster that raises awareness of student cyber bullying.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship December (Fall) / July (Spring) Annual per semester $1,000 Website For high school and college students. Choose a topic specified on the website and respond in 250 words or less.
GMR Transcription College Academic Scholarship Ongoing Quarterly: March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th $500 Website Fill out application and short essay as indicated on the website. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Honolulu HI 5: Dream Home Essay Scholarship 12/1/14 $1,000 Website Our scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) 3-4 page essay, in 1000 words or less, in which you describe your perfect dream home and its relationship with its surroundings.
In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship December 31, 2014 $1,500 Website Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay on the selected topic off the website.
I'm in College Scholarship 12/31/14 $1,000 Website Submit an essay containing a minimum of 650 words on the topic “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?”
Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship  12/1/14 $1,000 Website Create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety. Applicants must have a valid drivers license.
lowVARates.com Military Scholarship July (Fall) / December (Spring) Annual per semester $1,250 Website Military students or children of a parent in the military. Do not need to be currently enrolled in college. No age requirement.
Mhelpdesk Scholarship December 15, 2014 $1,500 Website Create a commercial the company can use to break out of the pack and sell their business.
Quickship Toner Scholarship December 15, 2014 $1,500 Website Give a response in 1,000 words or less: Considering the need for Printed Material, what are the most environmentally friendly ways to responsibly use ink & toner cartridges?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarship December 5, 2014 $1,000 Website For mothers enrolled in school. Write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Scholarship for Finance & Economics December 15 (Annual) $1,000 Website For students 17 years or older with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Submit a 500-1000 word essay which describes what you hope to accomplish during their career in the finance, economics, or investment fields.
Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award December 12, 2014 Up to $900 Website Applicants need to be working towards a degree in Social Work with an emphasis on elderly care.
Spokeo Connections Scholarship December 10, 2014 (Spring) / July 1, 2015 (Fall) $1,000 Website Essay submission required based on topic specified on the website. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Tenshon Semi-Annual Scholarship December 15 (Spring) / July 15 (Fall) Annually per semester $1,500 Website For students in the fields of architecture, design or engineering. Create a unique shade sail structure.
The Print Detective Design a T-Shirt scholarship 12/1/14 $500 Website Use your creativity to design your very own T-shirt for Print Detective. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Winners are determined by a voting system on Facebook.
Therapy Professionals Scholarship December 15 (Annual) $1,000 Website For students 17 years or older with a minimum 3.0 GPA studying physical, massage, recreational, occupational therapy or psychology. Essay required of 500-1,000 words describing how their field will impact others and what they hope to accomplish.
Usbundles.com Scholarship December 15, 2014 $1,000 Website In less than 400 words, describe what you think Google will look like in ten years. Minimum 2.5 GPA