Scholarships of the Month: October 2015

Scholarships of the Month: October 2015

by Erin Kelly
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Loran Scholars

Scholarship Value: $100,000

Awards Available: 30

Award Deadline: October 22, 2015

The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports exceptional young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership. Since 1988, we have granted more than $26 million to over 2,300 students.

Each year, we select the top 30 of approximately 3,500 applicants as Loran Scholars. Each scholar receives a renewable undergraduate award valued at up to $100,000, including mentorship and a summer program. Our 25 partner universities offer a matching tuition waiver and join us in stewarding Loran Scholars throughout their studies.

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Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Scholarship Value: $20,000

Awards Available: 83

Award Deadline: October 23, 2015

Scholarship is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.

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Scholarship Value: $500

Awards Available: 2

Award Deadline: October 31, 2015

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance” Farmers Almanac 2001

Nominations are accepted each year for the AGGA Scholarship Draw for secondary school students. Typically this award is in the amount of $500.00, and is awarded at the Annual Meeting in November. All nominations are checked for eligibility and once confirmed, are placed in a hat, and a name is drawn. Recently we have been able to award 2 scholarships each year, as our Foundation, which funds the scholarship, has earned enough interest in 1 year to do so.

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Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $120,000

Awards Available: 1

Award Deadline: October 31, 2015

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA.

Follow link for details: https://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml



The Dalton Camp Award

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Awards Available: 2

Award Deadline: November 15, 2015

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting announced The Dalton Camp Award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2015, there will be one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt. In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Follow link: http://www.friends.ca/DCA/



Angus Reid Forum Panel Contest

Join your fellow Canadians on Angus Reid Forum, Canada’s leading online research community. Sign up now & you’ll have the chance to win $1000! As a member, you will earn between $1 and $5 Survey Dollars for every poll completed. Shape the decisions being made by organizations, government and companies throughout Canada! Show us some attitude and get rewarded for it!

Award: $1000.00

Follow link for details: https://www.angusreidforum.com/S.aspx?s=7209&r=3J0KU5DR7og6Jp7RL61P3P&so=true&a=9111&fromdetect=1



The Morehead-Cain Scholarship

The Morehead-Cain is a full merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises support for your four years of study at the University of North Carolina, including:

  • full tuition
  • student fees
  • housing
  • meals
  • books and a laptop
  • supplies and miscellaneous
  • a four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before freshman year

Discovery Funds to be used for educational pursuits outside of the classroom.

Amount: $115,000

Deadline: October 15, 2015

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#60SecondScholarship Contest Presented by yconic and Royal Bank of Canada®

Via yconic

The #60SecondScholarship Contest Presented by yconic and Royal Bank of Canada® (the “Scholarship Contest”) runs between September 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and November 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). yconic Inc. is the sponsor of this Contest (the “Sponsor”). Royal Bank of Canada (“Royal Bank”) has funded the prize but is not otherwise associated with the administration or fulfillment of the Scholarship Contest. Each participant hereby agrees to release Royal Bank from any and all liability in connection with this Scholarship Contest.

Amount: 1,500.00

Follow link for application and awards info: https://yconic.com/program/60secondscholarship/rules



Scotia Bank National Scholarship

Via yconic

Name of Scholarship: Scotiabank National Scholarship (the “Scholarship Program”)

Number and Value of Scholarships Available:

Five (5) Early Bird Prizes, valued at $1,000 CAD each (the “Prize”).

One (1) Prize will be awarded for each of the following geographic areas:

The Rockies and the North (BC, YT, NT & NU)

The Prairies (AB, MB, SK)

Ontario (ON)

Quebec (QC)

Atlantic (NS, NL, PE & NB)

Eighteen (18) Scholarships, valued at $2,500 CAD each (the “Scholarship”). Four (4) of these Scholarships will be reserved for international students.

There is $50,000 in cash available to be awarded.

Each Prize and/or Scholarship will be awarded to the drawn/selected recipient upon the Program Sponsors’ receipt of valid proof of eligibility.

Follow link for details: https://yconic.com/program/scotiabank-national-scholarship/terms



$500 “To My Past Self” Community Contest

Via yconic

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.

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