Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Foundation – Each year the KLL Foundation will seek out eligible candidates to offer financial and emotional support as they pursue their dreams in the aftermath of cancer. Scholarship will be a $2,000 gift, renewable for up to a total of four years ($8,000 total maximum), and awarded annually.

Due: January 10th, Award: $2,000

Young Filmmakers Contest: Entrants must choose one or several qualifying topics to focus the theme of a film on, & will then be judged on their ability to address the topic(s) of choice by being engaging, informative, inspiring, and creative through their film. All submissions must show a strong (research-supported) understanding of the topics and related issues. Entrants may submit a film of no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 8 minutes.

Due: January 14th, Award: $1,000 scholarship + $1,000 matching grant

State of the American Mind Essay and Video Contest– We at Templeton Press think it’s important to recognize these changes and engage with them critically. Thus we’re asking students—either graduating high school students or current undergraduates—to create an essay or a video responding to one of the following topics (more information here):

  • Greg Lukianoff’s “How Colleges Create the ‘Expectation of Confirmation'”
  • Jean Twenge’s “The Rise of the Self and the Decline of Intellectual and Civic Interest”
  • Ilya Somin’s “Political Ignorance in America”

Applicants: U.S. citizens age 18 or older, who will be enrolled in college for Fall 2017

Due: January 15th, Award: $2,00-$5,000

Providian Medical Scholarship– Submit an essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum

Applicants: Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Due: January 15th, Award: $500

Just Porter Backpack Scholarship– Submit a 500-750 word essay answering the following question “How does your creativity help change the world for the better? How has creativity helped define who you are?”

Applicants: Legal residents of the US over 18 years of age, enrolled at least half-time in a post-secondary institution

Due: January 15th, Award: $1,000

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Contest– High school and college students submit 3-6 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women’s issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc. Winners will receive a monetary prize and film distribution channels via Connecther. An official screening and red carpet will take place in Austin, TX in the spring of 2017.

Applicants: Currently enrolled undergraduates or full time high school students under the age of 25

Due: January 20th, Award: $1,000-$5,000