$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, D: July 31, 2018; Goodcall Scholarship Search Engine; and a Treasure Trove of Scholarships for High School Students (one, $30,000 VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship)

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, D: July 31, 2018


Selected criteria from webpage:

“The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.


9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students. 
Legal resident of the U.S. 
Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Selection & Award

Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.


Short Answer

In 250 words or less, please submit an essay on one of the following:

1. Why do you deserve to win this scholarship? -OR- 

2. Describe your academic or career goals. -OR- 

3. Any topic of your choice. 

Feel free to re-use an essay that you wrote in class, for college admission or another scholarship competition.

Secret: Remember the Unigo.com scholarships I posted yesterday.

You can pick the best answer from one of those or another scholarship and re-use it for this competition.

Goodcall.com Scholarship Search Engine


This is a direct link to Goodcall.com website with a scholarship search engine, which doesn’t store your personal information as you look for scholarships, and no random, sneaky ads either.

I found out about this website just this morning.


High school students (future Tigers)



National Association of Secondary Principals creates a list of approved contests and activities for high school students.

This list is a great place for high school students to find out about scholarships and competitions they can apply for. This is a treasure trove for students who wish to go to college with little or no debt.

Some scholarships you will find in this list.

  1. https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Voice of Democracy, Grades 9-12, $30,000 Top Prize

Patriot’s Pen, Grades 6-8, $5,000 Top Prize

Selected criteria from webpage

“Youth Scholarships

Voice of Democracy

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.

Patriot’s Pen

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply?

Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before submitting your entry to your local VFW Post.”

  1. http://www.artandwriting.org/

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

from website: “Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

Beyond the Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers produces a number of programs to support creative students and their educators, including the Art.Write.Now.Tour, the National Student Poets Program, the Scholastic Awards Summer Workshops and Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarships programs, the Golden Educators Residency, and much more.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: