$6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 Promises College Tuition Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2017


$6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 Promises College Tuition Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2017

Selected criteria from website:

Write a 500-word essay responding to the following prompt:

The new edition of the Associated Press’s Stylebook states the word “addict” should no longer be used as a noun. “Instead,” it says, “choose phrasing like he was addicted, people with heroin addiction or he used drugs.” In short, a person should be identified separate from their disease.

Essay Option: Explain why describing someone as “addicted” rather than “an addict” is important to society in combating addiction.

Design Option: If you prefer, feel free to interpret this topic via an infographic or illustration.

Focus:       Open to all majors and areas of study

Deadline:   December 31, 2017

Winners announced in February 2018

1st place $6000

2nd place $3000

3rd place $1000

Level Undergraduate


Must be legal U.S. residents

Must be at least 18 years old

Must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a college or university in the U.S.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed by a committee selected solely by Elements Behavioral Health and or Promises. The committee will select potential winners for each prize level based on the criteria of relevance to the topic, originality, creativity and/or emotional impact.

Applications with persistent spelling or grammatical errors will not be considered.”

Where to Find More Scholarships Like These



Here is a list of scholarships with monthly deadlines. Explore November to see scholarships with November 2017 deadlines, including those with deadlines for today.

Click NEXT to see the next page of scholarships.

I would then explore December and January for scholarships with December 2017 and January 2018 deadlines.

Some of these are easy, requiring very little work; some have much work.

Some are based on financial need; some are based only on merit.


To find more scholarships, search out Jessica Velasco of JLV College Counseling’s list of scholarships and contests. These are scholarships that can be searched by major, age/grade level, minority, gender, military, etc.


Browse millions of scholarships at Unigo’s Scholarship Directory at the above link.

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