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Write a Winning Essay

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High school seniors, juniors and students currently registered at post-secondary institutions can write an essay to qualify for the B. Davis Scholarship. The deadline to apply for the $1,000 award is May 25, 2015.

There is no age requirement for this non-academic scholarship. Be sure, however, to include your name, where you are currently attending school, and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

An essay of less than 1,000 words is required on a topic designated on the website. The current essay topic is “Describe 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”. Your submissions must be sent via email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Cognizant Making The Future Scholarship Program

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Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. Making The Future is a design-based scholarship, and candidates will be required to submit video documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation.

Students may submit a project for consideration before March 31, 2015 if they are: citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States; pursuing a career in a STEM field; eligible to enroll or currently enrolled at a a vocational-technical school or a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with a full course of undergraduate study; and in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.

Scholarship recipients will earn $5,000 awards. To learn more and get started, visit the Cognizant Educational Opportunity website and click on “Making the Future U.S. College Scholarship Program.”

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The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program, Sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute

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Deadline: March 27, 2015

The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program is open to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in the field of Public Policy or Public Health and demonstrate a commitment to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive rights. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) to apply.

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Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award

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Deadline: March 31, 2015 

Please note: Students applying for this award need to receive a recommendation from their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate.

The Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) is Scholarship America’s way of honoring students who embody the volunteer spirit of Dollars for Scholars.

Recipients of this national award funded by Scholarship America will receive $1,000 scholarships, with one national winner earning a $1,000 renewable award for up to four years. To apply, students must live in a community with a Dollars for Scholars affiliate and receive a recommendation from an affiliate representative. In addition, students must be enrolled in or planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. (Adult students entering or resuming a postsecondary program of study are eligible, and past recipients of the award are eligible to apply again.)

All students who complete a profile on their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate website, meet the eligibility requirements and receive a recommendation from their local affiliate will match and be able to and have the opportunity to apply for the Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award. Applications will be evaluated on volunteer service (with Dollars for Scholars volunteer hours earning the highest points) as well as academics, activities and other criteria.

To apply, students will need to fill out a profile on the Scholarship America Student Center; in addition to the SVA, this profile will also match you to other local and national scholarships.

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The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program

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Deadline: April 11, 2015 

The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program provides renewable $2,500 awards for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM majors).  Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents who are high school seniors and residents of Orange County, CA, or Salt Lake County, UT.  Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Only the first 150 applications will be processed. More information is available at www.scholarsapply.org/edwards/.