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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Navy Wives Clubs of America Scholarship (Deadline: May 30, 2015) Amount: $1,500. To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior and a child of an enlisted member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard on active duty, retired, or deceased. This is scholarship is a grant that my be used for tuition, room and board, fees and books. For more information, visit http://scholarshipmentor.com/navy-wives-clubs-america-scholarship

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation (Deadline: June 1, 2015) Amount: $1,000. Provides annual scholarships nationwide for cosmetology students.  See http://www.joefrancis.com

Apartment List Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2015) Amount: $2,500. Apartment List is one of the nation’s largest online rental marketplaces. As is a way of giving back to the future leaders of America, they are offering one $2,500 scholarship for a high school student (enrolled in college in Fall 2015) who exemplifies one or more of our company’s core values:  Bold While Pragmatic, Endlessly Helpful, Making an Impact, Driven by Data, Succeeding Together, and Forever Learning. For more information, visit https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship.

The Athnet Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2015) Amount: $1,000. Athnet Sports Recruiting believes in the ability of sports to teach young people important life lessons. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student who plays, or has played high school or college sports. Applicants must write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. The scholarship committee will award the scholarship to the student whose essay best demonstrates how the lessons they learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education. For other information, see scholarships@athleticscholarships.net

Gene Juarez Academy Scholarship (June 13, 2015) Amount: $1,000. The beauty industry is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. The demand for artistic talent is growing everyday. If you have a passion for beauty and enjoy helping people feel good about themselves, this profession is for you! Gene Juarez Academy awards up to $1,000 per applicant through our merit scholarships. Scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors. For more information, see www.genejuarezacademy.com.

2014-2015 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest (Deadline: June 5, 2015) Amount: $1,000 & a trip to Washington D.C. The United States Capitol Historical Society asks you to write an essay of the topic, “Why is voting rights an important issue in American History?”You must cite sources in your essay such as the U.S. Constitution, newspaper and magazine articles, and books. For more information, see http://www.uschs.org/classroom/2014-making-democracy-work-contest-rules/

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2015) Amount: $1,000. The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship is available for students who submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic: “Describe your educational, career, and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.” The A&F Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors. Your submissions must be sent by email to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com by above deadline. Information can be found at: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

Master Builders Association Scholarship (Deadline: June 20, 2015) Amount: $500. This scholarship is for students interested in such fields as association management, government affairs, architecture, engineering, business or interior design, plumbing, painting, remodeling, building or other house-related studies. The application focuses on school and community participation and is not directed soley toward academic performance. For more information, see  www.mba-ks.com/index.cfm?/Community/Master-Builders-Career-Connection/page/Scholarships--Grants.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship (Deadline: June 30, 2015) Amount: $500. To be eligible for the LPE Scholarship you must: be either a current senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in a college/university, be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2015, and submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline. Going to college is a big financial commitment. Applicants are required to write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling. There is no word limit for the essay. For an application, visit http://www.forkliftpartswashington.com

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Western Region (Deadline: July 8, 2015 at 11:59 EST) Amount: Varies. This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a school in one of the designated Western region states (includes Washington). Eligible students musthave a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with a Korean heritage studying in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status, and able to demonstrate need for financial assistance. For more information, please visit http://www.kasf.org/western.