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National Charity League
See PDF attachment below. 
 
Burger King Scholars Program
Burger King is awarding scholarships of up to $50000 to seniors with a GPA>2.5.
 
Mensa Foundation
Awards of $300-$1000 are available for Orange County residents who plan to enroll in college next fall. Candidates only need to write a 550-word essay.
Apply at  www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships  by January 15th.
 
Cal State Fullerton President's Scholars Program
Cal State Fullerton is looking for students who have maintained a 3.75 GPA, earned above-average SAT/ACT scores, made significant contributions to school/community, and are California residents. Benefits of being a President's Scholar include waiver of enrollment and campus fees, an annual stipend for books and supplies, a laptop, priority registration, admission to the honors program, opportunity for campus employment, special invitations to numerous events, opportunities for study abroad and community service, entry to the peer mentor program, and leadership training.
Apply at http://apps.fullerton.edu/studentprogram by January 17th (assuming you already applied to CSUF by November 30th).
 
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
 
Scholarships of $1000-$5000 are available for Latino/a students who have lived in Orange County for the past 6 years.
Apply at www.oc-cf.org/scholarships  by January 21st.
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities funds scholarships to Orange County students with a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Apply at www.rmhc.org  by January 21st.
 
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
 
The Bank of America Student Leaders Program is for junior and seniors who have served their communities in leadership in order to help them continue to make their community better. Participants intern with a local non-profit for 8 weeks, attend the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, develop leadership and career skills, and connect with other community-minded students.
Apply at www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders  by January 31st.
 
Playing with Purpose Award
 
SportsQuest is offering scholarships to Christian sophomore, junior, and senior varsity athletes.
Apply at www.playingwithpurpose.org  by February 1st.
 
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
 
Scholarships of $2000 will be awarded to students who are active in their community, have led a project that has benefited others, or have overcome personal challenges. Apply early... only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.
Apply at www.axa-achievement.com  by February 1st.
 
Carson Scholars Fund
 
Carson Scholars Fund awards $1000 scholarships to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors who exemplify academic excellence and humanitarian qualities.
 
Young Naturalist Awards
 
The American Museum of Natural History honors independent research in the areas of astronomy, ecology, Earth science, and biology. Winners receive cash awards, publication of their essays, and an expense-paid trip to New York City.
For more information and to apply, visit http://amnh.org/yna   by March 1st.
 
American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
 
Awards of $1000-$5000 are available for Freshmen, Sophomores, Junior, and Seniors. The application requires a 500-word essay on "Why College is Important to Me." Use invitation code M6679 to apply.
Apply at www.americancollegefoundation.org  by April 1st.
 
American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship
 
Awards of $1000-$5000 are available for Freshmen, Sophomores, Junior, and Seniors. The application requires a 500-word essay on "Why College is Important to Me." Use invitation code M6679 to apply.
Apply at www.americancollegefoundation.org  by April 1st.
 
Matters of Life and Death Essay Contest
 
Compassion and Choices is looking for excellent essays from Juniors or Seniors why terminally ill family members have the right to choose aid in dying. Finalists will receive awards of $250-$1000.
For more information, visit www.compassionandchoicesnca.org/essay.php  and submit your essay by May 1st.
 
2014 MATTERS OF LIFE & DEATH SCHOLARSHIP WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES
WRITING CONTEST OBJECTIVES
 
The goals of the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest are to help California students develop awareness of the issues surrounding aid in dying and to financially assist college-bound scholars.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To participate in the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest you must meet the following requirements:
• Currently attending a California high school (or home-school),
• Currently a high school junior or senior,
• Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college in the United States, and
• United States citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
AWARDS
$1,000 for First Place,
$500 for Second Place, and
$250 for Third Place
 
INSTRUCTIONS
Each applicant must answer the question:
Why should a mentally competent, terminally ill adult family member have the right to choose aid in dying? What would you say to another family member who disagrees?
All entries must be submitted by email no later than May 1, 2014.
For more information about the Matters of Life & Death Scholarship Writing Contest, please visit www.compassionandchoicesnca.org/essay.php .
THE ART LIST
Provides a list of opportunities for visual artists and photographers, including contests with prizes up to $15,000.
 
BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
 
Awards eight scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate students, minority students, low income students, and others. Provides information on eligibility and how to apply for each program.
 
BLACK EXCEL
 
Provides links to 200 free scholarships for minority students in all disciplines.
 
BROKESCHOLAR.COM
 
Free search engine of over 850,000 local, state, and national scholarships and grant money. Identifies scholarships based on academics, community service activities, talents, and interests.
 
COLLEGESCHOLARSHIPS.ORG
 
No login or registration required. Allows for students and counselors to brows scholarships by category, such as scholarships for Native Americans, or Music Scholarships,
etc. Also provides resources regarding how to write scholarships essays and more
 
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