Women Techmakers Scholarship– Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

Applicants: Females currently enrolled at an accredited school, studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related tech field. Must demonstrate a strong academic record and exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science; Will need to respond to 4 essay questions.

Due: December 1st, Award: $10,000

Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest– The topic for this year’s contest is: The 21stAmendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states. Though each state’s alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol. Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways? Should they be?

Applicants: Anyone over the age of 18

Due: December 2nd, Award: $500-$2,500


Quitday.org Scholarship Essay Contest– The QuitDay Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:

  • Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?
  • What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current smokers?

Due: December 9th, Award: $300-$2,000


The Science Ambassador Scholarship– A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

Applicants: Women seeking a degree in science, engineering, or math. The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.

Due: December 11th, Award: Full Tuition

Scholarship American Dream Award– DACA or Permanant Resident Card Required. This is a renewable scholarship fund for students entering their second year of college & beyond.

Due: December 15th, Award: $5,000-$15,000

Coca Cola Community College Academic Team– The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Applicants: High achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Community College Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college.

Due: December 16th, Award: $1,000-$1,500

Elie Weisel Foundation Prize in Ethics– Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself

Applicants: Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2016 Semester

Readers look for: Clear articulation and genuine grappling with an ethical dilemma, adherence to guidelines and carefully proofread essays, observation of rules for Standard English usage (grammar, punctuation, mechanics) in writing, thoroughly thought-out, tightly focused essays, originality and imagination, eloquence of writing style, and intensity and unity in the essay.

Due: December 19th, Award: $500-$5,000

Smart.Study Essay Writing Scholarship– Smart.Study provides $1500 in scholarships for talented students who demonstrate mastery of essay writing.

Applicants: All students, regardless of status or location

Due: December 29th, Award: $300-$700

The Fountain Essay Contest– Write an essay discussing the challenges of immigration.

Applicants: Anyone

Due: December 31st, Award: $300-$1,000

Urban Art Scholarship– The Urban Art Scholarship is to provide youth with hope for financial and educational support. The foundation was created to support the art in the community for future generations; and to provide inspiration for artists who wish to pursue a career in the arts. Applications must include a 300-500 word essay discussing several topics. Applications must Include 3-5 images of your work

Due: December 31st, Award: $350


William B Ruggles Journalist Scholarship– After an initial review of the applicants by Institute staff, a Selection Review Committee of three or more independent reviewers and representatives of the Institute will review the essays and recommend the first, second and third-best essays to the Institute’s Board of Directors. At its annual meeting in April, the Board will consider the recommendations of the Selection committee and Institute staff and then make its final decision. If, in the opinion of the Board, no applicant meets all the criteria, a recipient will not be selected.

Applicants: Demonstrate potential for the successful completion of the educational requirements in an accredited journalism program by submitting a transcript or copy of acceptance letter from the school you are or will attend. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of voluntary unionism and the economic and social problems of compulsory unionism by submitting an essay of approximately 500 words clearly demonstrating an interest in, and knowledge of, the Right to Work principle.

Due: December 31st, Award: $2,000