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March 1, 2024
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The Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree..

Eligibility

  • This contest is open to all high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
  • This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. International students who have a student visa to attend school in the United States are considered legal residents and eligible.
  • Applicants must be 14 years of age or older at the time of entry, unless prohibited by law.
  • Employees of Sponsor, their family members, and persons living in the same household as employees, or their family members are not eligible.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship: gallerycollection.com’s annual $10,000 contest to create a Christmas card, holiday card, birthday card or all-occasion greeting card.
  • Void where prohibited by law. The Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
  • No prize will be awarded to applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements. All information on the application must be accurate and complete.

 

Awards

 

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY

Contest participants should register on the https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm. The online application must include an original work of art or photograph, the applicant’s first and last name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, grade level, student ID #, name of school currently attending and school’s website address. The contest is limited to one entry per person. If a person enters multiple times, all of their entries will be disqualified.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA OVERALL AWARDS

There will be one (1) Scholarship Prize of $10,000 awarded (referred to as “the Scholarship”) and one $1,000 prize awarded to the winner’s school. The Sponsor employs several experts in the area of Greeting Card Designs. A panel of objective judges selected by the Sponsor will go through the entries on a monthly basis and select approximately 100 designs per month that will be posted to The Gallery Collection’s Facebook page for voting. (Not every design is chosen to be posted for voting.) 

 

Voters will be able to vote once per day. The top ten (10) designs with the most votes will automatically move onto the finalist round. In addition to the top 10 entries from each month with the most votes from our voting page, the panel of Judges will also have the opportunity to “save” at least one (1) additional design per month to move onto the finalist round. After the Submission Period Ends the top 5 entries with the most votes received from the monthly voting sessions along with five (5) entries that the panel of judges have selected will be the official Top ten (10) finalists. The panel of judges will then select a winner from the top 10 finalists. The panel of judges will score all eligible Contest Entries based on the Judging Criteria below and will select the Scholarship recipient on or about May 1, 2024, at Prudent Publishing Company, Inc., 65 Challenger Road, PO Box 150, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. The decision of the judges is final. The following Judging Criteria will be used to determine the Scholarship recipient: 1. Overall aesthetic appeal 2. Quality of execution 3. Creativity and Originality 4. Successful incorporation of design elements 5. Appropriateness for use as a greeting card 6. Attractiveness to The Gallery Collection’s corporate and consumer customers 7. Suitability as a design in Prudent’s Gallery Collection greeting card line.

 

The use of automated, programmed, robotic, third-party software or website to enter or vote is prohibited and individuals engaging in such practices will be disqualified.

 

TIMING

The Contest begins at 12:01:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") June 7, 2023, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET, March 1, 2024. Applications submitted after March 1, 2024, are not eligible. Incomplete submissions or submissions sent outside the Contest Entry Period will not be considered.

up to 10,000

March 28, 2024
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Scholarship America has established a scholarship program to help students planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in higher education programs (two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school).

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria as of the application deadline date:

    • Be at least 17 years of age.
    • Current college undergraduates from any U.S. state

or high school seniors from Bayfield WI or Cleveland MN

  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain their first Associate’s or first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Please check the Awards section to review additional eligibility requirements.

Applicants are also encouraged to use a permanent email (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.) when registering their profile, rather than a school email that they may lose access to in the future.

 

Awards

Awards

If selected as a recipient, award amounts will be up to $10,000 each, and will be granted in the following categories:

 
Available to current college undergraduates:
  • General scholarships
  • Scholarship America Honor Roll Trustee Award
  • STEM scholarships (for study in science, technology, engineering and math-related majors)
  • World Journal Award for Chinese-American Students
  • Midwest Scholars (students from the following Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin)
 
Available to current high school seniors:
  • The Jon G. Carlstrom award: Assuming there are qualified applicants, two (2) recipients must be either from Bayfield High School in Bayfield, WI, or Cleveland High School in Cleveland, MN per restricted gift from the donor. If there are no qualified applicants from either high school the two (2) awards will be granted to two students from somewhere else in the state of Wisconsin and/or Minnesota

 

Awards are renewable up to three additional years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of full-time enrollment, satisfactory academic performance, and availability of funding.

 

A deferral of up to one year may be granted for any reason. Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.

 

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

 

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship semifinalists are selected on the basis of:

  • Financial Need
  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience

A personal statement of goals and unusual personal or family circumstances that demonstrates the student has overcome barriers to school success will also be considered. The emphasis will be on financial need and the ability to overcome challenges and barriers.

Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Recipients will reflect the diversity of the applicant pool.

SAI will select finalists and potential recipients. SAI Dream Award Leadership Team will confirm recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students who are not previous recipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

 

Notification

Applicants will be notified of their status in late April. Recipients will be notified in June. Not all semifinalists will be selected as recipients.

 

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America will process payments in one installment in August.

 

Applications are dueMarch 28, 2024 at 3pm CT.

 

Required Documents

If selected as a semifinalist, the following documents will need to be uploaded:

  • A current, complete official transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken. NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Proof of Citizenship.
  • 1040 Tax Forms.

Additionally, if selected as a semifinalist, an online recommendation will need to be completed by a teacher, counselor, or work supervisor.

 

Select the button above to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

 

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.

 

1,000

June 30, 2024
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Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

 

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program must:

  • Have served in the United States military, this includes the Reserves and National Guard.
  • Be honorably-discharged (no longer drilling or serving) veterans who have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or DD214 or another document of service stating “Honorable Discharged” by the program application deadline date. Spouses or widowed person of disabled veterans meeting the above criteria may also apply.
  • Be high school or GED graduates, current undergraduate or graduate level one students enrolled in full-time undergraduate (first Associates or Bachelor’s) or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year. Doctorate study is not eligible.
    *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state.
  • Have completed the FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible in the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

 

Previous recipients are not eligible.

 

Awards

Emergency Grants

Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled full-time in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution based on the cost of the emergency need and not exceeding the amount of the eligible expense or a maximum of up to $1,000.

Identify one emergency need for consideration. Grants can be used for expenses such as:

  • Housing/Rent
  • Utilities
  • Medical/Dental expenses
  • Personal automobile repair expenses
  • Public transportation/Bus pass
  • Childcare

Preference will be given to housing (rent or mortgage) requests. There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.

 

Applications are due June 30, 2024 at 3pm CT.

 

Payment of Funds

If approved, recipient will receive a check made out to the company to which payment is due approximately two weeks after submission of a complete application.  Applications are given consideration on first complete basis until funds available have been exhausted. In the event payment is needed sooner than two weeks, please contact Scholarship America directly to coordinate a solution.

 

Additional Resources

Beyond College: Wells Fargo Webinars: Covering a wide range of topics, from personal finances to professional development, the Beyond College Webinar series will help better prepare you for what’s next after college. To listen, replay or register for the event, please visit: https://collegesteps.wf.com/beyond-college-webinar-series/. If prompted, registrants should enter password wellsfargo2022 (all lowercase) to register for or listen to the playback of each webinar.

 

Required Documents

As part of your application, you must upload the following supporting documents prior to application submission:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Documentation of expense requesting payment (i.e. bill, invoice.) Document must display applicant’s name, company name, and date of expense.
  • Copy of DD214 (preferred) OR Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs OR other document of service. Be sure your DD214 includes “Special Additional Information” section, Box #24.
  • 2023-24 college financial aid award letter (preferred) OR 2023-24 FAFSA Submission Summary.
  • If applicant is the spouse or widowed person of a disabled veteran, provide VA disability letter and copy of marriage license.

 

 

Wells Fargo has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

 

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.

 

$500 and $40,000

February 29, 2024
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BigFuture offers tools to help you choose a college and career right for you. When you take steps on BigFuture to get ready for college, you’ll be entered in drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships.

 

No essay, no minimum GPA or test score, or citizenship requirements. Just follow the steps for chances to win. The more steps you complete and the earlier you start, the more chances you have to win!

Dates and Deadlines​

Scholarships for $500 and $40,000 are awarded monthly until February of your senior year. Completing any step enters you in the drawings on the first day of every month. Drawings occur on the first day of every month. ​

  • Class of 2024 Deadline to Complete this Step: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Class of 2025 Deadline to Complete this Step: Friday, February 28, 2025
  • Class of 2026 Deadline Complete this Step: Saturday, February 28, 2026

 

Increase Your Chances

Whenever students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year apply to colleges, they’ll earn an extra entry in monthly drawings and have double the chances at a scholarship. Half of all awards are reserved for students who meet the income criteria.

 

Tips for Using Scholarship Search

  • How does Scholarship Search work?​
    Scholarship Search matches you with scholarships based on the information in your profile. Your list will only include scholarships with requirements that match your profile.​

  • How can I receive more information about the scholarships?​
    Click on Go Apply button next to each scholarship of interest. This takes you directly to the scholarship site.​

  • How can I get more scholarship matches?​
    The Scholarship Search tool matches you with potential scholarships if your profile matches their requirements. The more information you provide, the higher the likelihood you’ll see additional matches in your results list. Get started by completing the fields in the Matching Criteria summary on the My Information tab.​

 

Visit the FAQ page for more information.

full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, and books for up to 4 years

March 1, 2024
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The USDA/1890 National Scholar Program is aimed at bolstering educational and career opportunities for students from rural or underserved communities around the country. It was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between USDA and the 1890 land-grant universities.

Webinar Series 

The USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement will host webinars to present information and answer questions about the 1890 National Scholars Program.

 

USDA Liaisons will present information on program eligibility, overview, award, fields of study and the selection process. The second portion of the webinar will be Q&A.

 

Webinar dates and times:

  • February 15, 2024 @ 7:00 PM EST (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

  • February 15, 2024 @ 7:00 PM EST (REGISTRATION CLOSED)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the webinar.

 

About

USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) manages the 1890 National Scholars Program, which is aimed at increasing the number of students from rural and underserved communities who study food, agriculture, natural resource and other related sciences. The scholarship provides recipients with full tuition, fees, books, room and board. Scholarship recipients attend one of the 1890 land-grant universities, and pursue degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. The scholarship may also include work experience at USDA. The program is a crucial part of USDA’s Next Generation efforts.

 

USDA awarded 100 1890 scholarships in Fiscal Year 2023.

 

Study Disciplines

USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to study one of the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business/Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics
  • Agricultural Production and Technology
  • Agronomy or Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Botany
  • Food Sciences/Technology
  • Forestry and Related Sciences
  • Home Economics/Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Soil Conservation/Soil Science
  • Farm and Range Management
  • Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

 

The Award
The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward a bachelor's degree.

 

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have a minimum of 21 ACT, 1080 SAT scores
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit at least 2 letters of reference
  • Submit completed application

 

Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is open to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors.

 

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program 2023 application period is open from December 15 through March 1, 2024!

Please consult the applicant guidebook for detailed instructions on how to create an account and apply.

 

For Application Guidance: 

 

To view the 2024 E-application, please open the following link: 2024 E-application for the 1890 National Scholars Program

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