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Any U.S. citizen who is a college student or junior or senior in high school with a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application includes basic contact information as well as an essay using the following prompt: why do you believe you should be awarded this scholarship? Your essay should be 250 words or less. One scholarship is given each month so you can re-apply.
“The Council of Higher Degrees of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose are now making available a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It is our wish that this scholarship goes to a student who is attending a Montana High School. We hope this will enable someone to be able to further his or her education that may otherwise be unable to do so. . . The students who apply need not have any affiliation to a Moose member, but must show financial need. This is probably the most important part of the scholarship application.” Eligible applicants must be planning to attend a college/university of Montana and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to 3.3. (applicants with higher GPAs will not be considered)
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“The Khan Law Firm believes firmly in the importance of education. That’s why they have decided to award a generous $1000 scholarship to a student of their choosing. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted…” Applicants must either be currently enrolled or accepted to a university in the US, must provide an official high school transcript or a copy of their acceptance letter in order to verify enrollment, and applicants must write an essay explaining their plans for their education.
“At Summit Disability Law Group we understand how valuable an education is to creating a good life for yourself.. . . . Getting an education in a college setting is difficult enough. Adding a disability on top of it can make it seem impossible. This is why Summit Disability Law Group chooses to help disabled students overcome their challenge and rise to the occasion. A generous $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student for use towards their college costs.” In order to be eligible for this scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled in or be planning to attend a college or university in the United States, have a cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher, and have a documented disability. The application is online and includes a 500-word essay explaining how your disability affects you in the education setting, a transcript, contact information for an academic reference who can speak about how your disability affects you in the education setting, a copy of your acceptance letter, and contact information for the academic institution’s financial aid office.
“Write a brief essay (500-1000 words) about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance. Then submit your essay along with a few pictures for bonus points.” This is a $500 scholarship for graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2017. Here’s how the company describes the scholarship: “We love our hometown and want to find out what you’re bringing from home to college with you. It could be a physical object, a like your favorite sweatshirt, or a lesson your soccer coach taught you; whatever you’re ‘carrying’ to college, share the significance with us and explain the sentimental value and story behind it.”
Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded (drawn) next fall at the Log Jam Banquet at Flathead County Fairgrounds. Applicants must be Montana residents and planning on enrolling in a trade school, college or university in Montana. In addition to using the scholarship within a year, applicants must write a letter describing their immediate relationship to the timber industry. (loggers, log truck drivers, chip truck drivers, mill workers, etc)
“Emotional Support Animal Co. focuses on helping individuals turn their beloved pet into an emotional support animal. It is important for us to help you feel comfortable and to us that means having an emotional support animal by your side. We are happy to announce that we are going to be awarding a $500 scholarship to young adults suffering from any form of mental illness. The scholarship will go towards any type of educational expenses incurred. Applicants must be attending school, whether it be a junior college, trade college, or university. If you are qualified, and interested in applying, simply write an essay on the topic: ‘how an emotional support animal has helped you or someone you know.’” The application for this scholarship is online and requires your contact information and the essay.