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Funding Your College Education with Scholarships, Summer Completion Academy Workshop, July 21, 2020: Upcoming Deadlines Approaching!

July 21, 2020

Funding Your College Education with Scholarships

Summer Completion Academy Workshop, July 21, 2020

Where to Find More Scholarships 

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

Search for scholarships here first

 

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/all-scholarships-2/

Scholarships by Monthly deadlines

https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/

Scholarships for America database of scholarships

https://www.nitrocollege.com/scholarships

Good database of scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

Unigo Database of Scholarships

https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

Goodcall Scholarship Database

https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Training/find-scholarships.aspx

Scholarship Finder at CareerOneStop

https://www.ucango2.org/Scholarships.html

You can search for scholarships by deadline date or by category (found on the right side).

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships#

List of over 25,000 scholarships at Chegg.com, including scholarships for college (including graduate school) and high school students

https://www.tun.com/scholarships/

Scholarships database by the University Network

 

SKIP THE ADS! (Some of the ads are legitimate, but sadly I can’t vouch for them all. Avoid the single mom or single dad scholarships–I and a few other students have received calls, and some of the operators are not scrupulous, trying to pressure students in pursuing degrees at for-profit colleges and to take on heavy student loans.

They often ask very extensive, very invasive questions if you sign up for them, in order to give that information to marketers.)

Don’t forget to check out page 2 in the PDF Handouts in an earlier blog entry for more but not very well-known sources of scholarship information.

New Scholarships Not in Handouts

https://getschooled.com/journey/webelongincollege/

$1,000 #WeBelonginCollege Scholarship, D: July 31, 2020

 

https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

$10,000 Create a Greeting Card Scholarship, D: Mar 9, 2021

 

 Scholarships in the PDF Handouts

(These scholarships were picked out and mentioned in the seminar).

Scholarships that Require a GPA

https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-mcdonalds-black-and-positively-golden-scholarships/

up to $15,000 Thurgood Marshall College Fund/McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Sch, D: Aug 3, 2020, GPA 3.0 or higher

 

https://www.mmtfscholarships.com/apply

$1,000 Moving Mountains Through Faith Scholarship, D: Aug 21, 2020, GPA 3.0 or higher

 

https://resumepundits.com/scholarships/

$1,000 ResumePundits Scholarship, D: August 25, 2020, GPA 2.0 or higher

 

https://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

$500 Courage to Grow Scholarship, D: Monthly, GPA 2.5 or higher

 

Scholarships that Don’t Require a GPA

http://www.getupgetactive.org/active-life-weakness/

$1,000 Active Life–Tackle Your Weakness Scholarship.  D: July 31, 2020

http://www.getupgetactive.org/active-life-political-awarenes/

$1,000 Active Life Scholarship—Political Expression.  D: August 31, 2020

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship

$1,500 Flavor of the Month Scholarship.  D: July 31, 2020

http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship.  D: July 31, 2020

http://collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm

$1,000 College is Power (C.I.P) Scholarship. D: August 31, 2020

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

$10,000 Unigo 10K Scholarship.  D: Dec 31, 2020

https://www.coloradolaw.net/scholarship/

$2,000 Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship. Deadline for Fall semester: July 30, 2020; Deadline for Spring semester: Nov 30, 2020.

https://www.renthop.com/college_scholarship

$1,000 RentHop Apartment Scholarship. Deadline for Fall semester: August 31, 2020; Deadline for Spring semester: April 30, 2020

https://www.rentlingo.com/scholarship

$1,000 RentLingo Dream Big Scholarship. Deadline for Fall semester: October 1, 2020; Deadline for Spring semester: March 1, 2021

https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

DoSomething.Org—No GPA required, only good works

DoSomething.Org is for people ages 13-25 and encourages young people to do something, to complete social action through campaigns.

Scholarships and opportunities are ongoing throughout the year, sometimes as much as $2,500 or $1,000.

https://hbcuconnect.com/scholarship/

$1,000 HBCU Connect Scholarship. D: August 1, 2020

Scholarships like these are mentioned in the PDF handouts or in earlier blogs in more detail, which contain even more scholarships!

BIG SCHOLARSHIP

https://www.drpeppertuition.com/

$100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Opens mid-August 2020

Ages 18-24, must have a Facebook account

If you wait until mid-Sept, you only have about a month to get everything together; by mid-Oct, it is over.  Explore this now!

Two Scholarships: $15,000 TMCF/McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship, D: Aug 3, 2020 and $500 Moving Mountains Through Faith Scholarship, D: Aug 21, 2020

July 17, 2020

If you want some assistance with the writing or putting these scholarship applications together, information about how the TSU Writing Center can help you is at the bottom of this post.

If you want help in finding scholarships that don’t require a 3.0 GPA, that information is also contained at the bottom of this post.

These two scholarships apply to those who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-mcdonalds-black-and-positively-golden-scholarships/

Up to $15,000 Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)/McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship, D: August 3, 2020

Tennessee State University is a TMCF school.

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Six scholars (6) will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2020-2021 academic school year ($7,500 for each semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at TMCF Member-Schools during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • For Incoming Freshman – Provide proof of acceptance into or enrollment at a TMCF member-schools as an incoming freshman during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

How to Apply

All Applicants Must:

  • Provide a copy of the 2020-2021 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • Provide the transcript (official or unofficial) for your most recently completed academic term-this should include your end of Fall 2019 grades and cumulative GPA.
  • For Incoming Freshman – Provide the high school transcript (official or unofficial) from your most recently completed academic term. This should include your Fall 2019 grades and a cumulative GPA.
  • Please upload a current resume.
  • Answer the following questions:
    • Essay (min.500 words)- What does attending an HBCU mean to you? Why did you choose an HBCU?
    • Please upload a video (1 -2 mins.)- What makes you Black & Positively Golden?”

If the video requirement is one reason you are not confident in applying for this scholarship, the TSU Writing Center can assist you with that also.

2. https://www.mmtfscholarships.com/apply

$1,000 Moving Mountains Through Faith Scholarship, D: Aug 21, 2020

 This scholarship is open to full time or part time students with at least a 3.0 GPA or above, open to all majors and all classifications (undergraduate and Master students) who attend Tennessee State University or Alabama A&M University.

The student must submit a resume and a transcript.

The scholarship is $1,000 ($500 per semester).

The applicant must submit an essay on of the following essay questions:

Choose one of the following essay questions. Essays should provide enough depth to sufficiently answer the chosen essay question: 

  1. What Inspires you and Why?
  2. How do you plan to impact the world with your degree? Why?
  3. When you look at the educational system at HBCU’s, what is missing? What changes do you think are necessary?
  4. How has social media changed every day personal and business interactions?
  5. Has social media hindered authentic interactions?  Defend your position.
  6. If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?
  7. How do you define purpose? What do you perceive your purpose to be in life?”

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships 

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During June and July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

Scholarship PDFs attached: Over $7,000 in possibilities

July 8, 2020

I have recently been updating handouts for a program the TSU Writing Center does in the summer, Summer Completion Academy.

There are several scholarship possibilities found within these PDFs, including how to find more of them.

Thank you to Ms. Lori Danley for putting the scholarships in a handy comprehensive format.

Also, I am including a scholarship I haven’t had a chance to put in the handouts.

https://resumepundits.com/scholarships/

$1,000 ResumePundits Scholarship, D: August 25, 2020

From webpage:

  • “Accepted by or currently attending an accredited college for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Write a short essay on “How can we prevent technology from taking away jobs?” and submit through our website form here.
  • Short essays must be the applicant’s original work in every regard.
  • The winner will be contacted via e-mail and must respond within 5 days in order to accept the reward. If no response is received within that time frame, another winner will be selected to receive the award instead.”

 

Scholarship PDF Handouts

One to Five Sentence Scholarships Opportunities SCA 2020July

Paragraph and 250 Word or Less Scholarships Opportunities SCA2020

Essay Scholarships Opportunities SCA2020

Additional Scholarships SCA2020

Where to Find More Scholarships-UpdatedSCA2020

 

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships 

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm. 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

You can email Mr. Turner directly at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

$3,000 in Scholarships—Essays requiring no GPA

July 8, 2020

Many people believe that you must have a high GPA to receive a lot of scholarships.

The truth is, you don’t. Many scholarships don’t require a GPA at all. They are more based on a skill you can show off, like drawing or writing or composing music or creating a video.

Felecia Hatcher, author of The C Students Guide to Scholarships, received over $130,000 in scholarships and grants in free money for college, mostly by pursuing these types of scholarships for creatives.

Here are three scholarships that require only writing an essay. Remember, if you are a TSU student/staff/faculty, you can receive help from the TSU Writing Center.

  1. https://www.renthop.com/college_scholarship

 $1,000 RentHop Apartment Scholarship, D: Aug. 31, 2020

 From webpage:

“You must be a current student in an eligible undergraduate program or a graduating high school senior, working towards a bachelor’s degree or associates degree.

To apply, submit an essay under 500 words that concisely answers the question:

Covid-19 has drastically impacted the world and will continue to change how society views our home as a place of living, working, and studying. What was your most memorable experience during the 2020 pandemic, and how has it changed your education, career, and life plans?

  1. https://www.jonestshirts.com/pages/scholarship

$1,000 JonesTshirts.com Love Your Career Scholarship, D: Sept. 10, 2020

 

“Essay Requirements

1) 1000 words or more (no more than 3000).

2) At the top of your essay, write your full namephone numberemail address and the name of the school you will be attending.

3) Outline at least 3 steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love. As you think of these steps, consider some of these ideas; What are your passions that could be turned into a career? What are some ideas you have for a business based on things that you love and are skilled at? We want to hear unique, well thought out ideas. Make us believers. Make us excited. Make your essay stand out!

4) Interview a professional in the field that you are looking into and that has at least 3 years of experience in that field.

Ask them at least 3 of the following questions and include the questions and answers as part of your essay.

What initially inspired you to pursue the industry that you are currently in?

What would be one important piece of advice for someone like me who is considering going into the field that you are in?

What was the biggest hurdle that you encountered when you were first getting started in this field and how did you overcome it?

What are some of the college courses that you took that had a lasting impact on your career?

What are some aspects about your career that you didn’t know about or consider when you were starting out?

What are some things I should be spending my time doing now outside of school to help prepare me for a career in this field?”

 

Submission Requirements

Please follow the submission requirements and the steps carefully found at the website above to have the best chance of creating a creative essay.

  1. https://www.rentlingo.com/scholarship

 $1,000 RentLingo Dream Big Scholarship, D: Oct. 1, 2020

“Any student 18 years or older currently attending a college or university may apply for the scholarship. International students [attending an American university may also apply].

How to Apply?

Write an essay about what’s your dream job (750 words or less).

The top overall winner will receive the $1,000 scholarship and the top three submissions will have the option to get career advice / coaching from RentLingo’s founders, Dan Laufer and Byron Singh.”

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

You can email Mr. Turner directly at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

$10,000 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship, D: June 30, 2020, No GPA required, and other scholarships for Women in STEM

June 25, 2020

https://www.tun.com/blog/hyundai-women-in-stem-scholarship/

$10,000 Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship, D: June 30, 2020

I cannot find anything in the rules or on the page that mentions GPA.

On Monday, June 29, I will list more scholarships that don’t need a GPA, but I wanted you to have a chance at this if you qualify.

Five $10,000 scholarships will be rewarded.

At the end, I provide a link for more Women in STEM scholarships, and I also tell you how you can get assistance from the TSU Writing Center.

From webpage:

“Scholarship Summary

At Hyundai, we are driven by better. Write an essay of 500 words or more on what has driven you to choose a STEM-related field for your future. Then include the link to your essay on your application form.

Sponsor

Hyundai Motor America is driven by better. From engineering a more sustainable and autonomous future in mobility for tomorrow to giving back to local communities today, everything Hyundai does is guided by one question: How can we make things better?

Eligible Recipients

High school seniors and college undergraduates who identify as female, reside in the United States and wish to pursue a STEM-related field of education.

Application Process

At Hyundai, we are driven by better. Write an essay of 500 words or more on what has driven you to choose a STEM-related field for your future.

Place your essay in a Google doc, with your name and year in a university program at the top (2020 graduating high school seniors allowed).

Submit your application through the online form and remember to include a link to your essay.

Scholarship Amount: Five scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020 (winners will be selected by July 31, 2020)”

For more Women in STEM scholarships, check out this list: https://www.tun.com/blog/women-in-stem-scholarship/

 

SKIP THE ADS! (Some of the ads are legitimate, but sadly I can’t vouch for all of them. Avoid the single mom or single dad scholarships–I and a few other students have received calls, and some of the operators are not scrupulous, trying to pressure students in pursuing degrees at for-profit colleges and to take on heavy student loans.)

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships 

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During June and July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, except for the week of June 29-July 2, Mon-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

If you want to sign up for a scholarship coaching session, sign up for Mr. Mike Turner, where we will look for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for you. You don’t have to have a 3.0 GPA because there are many scholarships that require no GPA or a lesser GPA.

You can email Mr. Turner directly at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

More than $30,000 in scholarships—Deadlines in June, July, and August

June 24, 2020

Today or tomorrow, I will post scholarships that don’t require any GPA.

 

All the following scholarships require a 3.0 GPA.

The deadlines are soon, so explore and see what opportunities you want to take advantage of.

One is for entering freshmen (Panda Cares First-Year Scholars 2020), one for college freshmen who will be sophomores in Fall 2020 (Up to $15,500 Panda Cares Scholars Program 2020), one for entering freshmen all the way to college senior ($15,000 TMCF | McDonald’s Black And Positively Golden Scholarships), and one for any current college student ($1,000 The Clubs of America Scholarship Program).

 

These are arranged in the order of deadline date, the nearest deadline first.

 

  1. https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/a3e03e40-35d7-46d5-9a0a-1dabfb1f294f?_ga=2.133149710.1854213275.1592840456-1787155974.1592251350

You must be a current college freshman who begin college in fall 2020 as a college sophomore.

Up to $15,500 Panda Cares Scholars Program 2020, D: July 1, 2020

Accepting applications from current college freshmen who will begin college in fall 2020 as a college sophomore. 

 

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States

Have a minimum of 20 hours of Community Service

Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university

Permanent address in one of states listed below:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

More information at the link above.

 

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-mcdonalds-black-and-positively-golden-scholarships/

Up to $15,000 TMCF | McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarships, D: July 6, 2020

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at TMCF Member-Schools during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • For Incoming Freshman – Provide proof of acceptance into or enrollment at a TMCF member-schools as an incoming freshman during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

More information at the link above.

 

  1. https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/8c5061df-2679-41f7-bc42-74d4b6c8b971?_ga=2.201832209.1854213275.1592840456-1787155974.1592251350

Panda Cares First-Year Scholars 2020, D: July 6, 2020

You must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in fall 2020 as a full-time, first-year student at an accredited U.S. located four-year college or university

From website: “The Panda Cares First-Year Scholars Program is a one-time postsecondary scholarship and college success program for graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college.

* Must be a resident of eligible states or territory: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico;

* Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;

* Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States;

* Must have a completed FAFSA, qualify for Federal Pell Grant and must demonstrate unmet need”

More information at the web link above.

 

  1. https://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship/

$1,000 The Clubs of America Scholarship Program, D: Aug 31, 2020

From webpage:

Who Can Apply

Any current college student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Eligible students will:

  • Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about your career aspirations and how your current studies will help you achieve success in your career. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged!
  • Email your essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com
  • YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)”

 

Another Opportunity You Might Want to Check Out!

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/gucci-changemakers-hbcu-entrepreneurs-covid-19-relief-fund/

Gucci Changemakers HBCU Entrepreneurs: Covid-19 Relief Fund, D: June 28, 2020

 

 

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships 

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During June and July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, except for the week of June 29-July 2, Mon-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

If you want to sign up for a scholarship coaching session, sign up for Mr. Mike Turner, where we will look for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for you. You don’t have to have a 3.0 GPA because there are many scholarships that require no GPA or a lesser GPA.

Two Scholarships: $15,000 TMCF/McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship, D: June 15, 2020 and $500 Moving Mountains Through Faith Scholarship, D: Aug 21, 2020

June 4, 2020

If you want some assistance with the writing or putting these scholarship applications together, information about how the TSU Writing Center can help you is at the bottom of this post.

If you want help in finding scholarships that don’t require a 3.0 GPA, that information is also contained at the bottom of this post.

These two scholarships apply to those who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-mcdonalds-black-and-positively-golden-scholarships/

Up to $15,000 Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)/McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship, D: June 15, 2020

Tennessee State University is a TMCF school.

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Six scholars (6) will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2020-2021 academic school year ($7,500 for each semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at TMCF Member-Schools during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • For Incoming Freshman – Provide proof of acceptance into or enrollment at a TMCF member-schools as an incoming freshman during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

How to Apply

All Applicants Must:

  • Provide a copy of the 2020-2021 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
  • Provide the transcript (official or unofficial) for your most recently completed academic term-this should include your end of Fall 2019 grades and cumulative GPA.
  • For Incoming Freshman – Provide the high school transcript (official or unofficial) from your most recently completed academic term. This should include your Fall 2019 grades and a cumulative GPA.
  • Please upload a current resume.
  • Answer the following questions:
    • Essay (min.500 words)- What does attending an HBCU mean to you? Why did you choose an HBCU?
    • Please upload a video (1 -2 mins.)- What makes you Black & Positively Golden?”

If the video requirement is one reason you are not confident in applying for this scholarship, the TSU Writing Center can assist you with that also.

  1. https://www.mmtfscholarships.com/apply

$1,000 Moving Mountains Through Faith Scholarship, D: Aug 21, 2020

This scholarship is open to full time or part time students with at least a 3.0 GPA or above, open to all majors and all classifications (undergraduate and Master students) who attend Tennessee State University or Alabama A&M University.

The student must submit a resume and a transcript.

This scholarship is $1,000 ($500 per semester).

The applicant must submit an essay on of the following essay questions:

Choose one of the following essay questions. Essays should provide enough depth to sufficiently answer the chosen essay question:

1. What Inspires you and Why?

2. How do you plan to impact the world with your degree? Why?

3. When you look at the educational system at HBCU’s, what is missing? What changes do you think are necessary?

4. How has social media changed every day personal and business interactions?

5. Has social media hindered authentic interactions?  Defend your position.

6. If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?

7. How do you define purpose? What do you perceive your purpose to be in life?”

 

Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships

or Any Writing Concern

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!

During June and July, hours are Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment!

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

If you want to sign up for a scholarship coaching session, sign up for Mr. Mike Turner, where we will look for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for you. You don’t have to have a 3.0 GPA because there are many scholarships that require no GPA or a lesser GPA.

Up to $6,200 TMCF/Walmart Foundation Scholarship, D: June 8, 2020

June 3, 2020

https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-walmart-foundation-first-generation-scholarship/

Up to $6,200 TMCF/Walmart Foundation Scholarship, D: June 8, 2020

Tennessee State University is a Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) school.

If you are a graduating high school senior for the 2019-2020 academic school year who will be attending a TMCF-member school during the 2020-2021 academic school year full-time, check out the scholarship above.

In addition, you must have GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a first-generation college student, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

More details above.

Up to $6,200 for the 2020-2021 academic school year ($3,100 for each semester).

Deadline is June 8, 2020.

Scholarships Galore and Writing Help from the TSU Writing Center—more than $10,000 in scholarships

March 26, 2020
  1. https://tnstate.academicworks.com/  

 TSU Foundation Scholarships–Potentially thousands for TSU students-Deadline: Mar 31, 2020! Hurry! 

 One student who got help from the TSU Writing Center received $3,000 from a TSU Foundation scholarship last year. 

You can make your application stand out by 

  • if an organization you volunteered for is unfamiliar, then give a brief description for the organization 
  • think of 2 or 3 highlights of what you did for each organization you list 
  • work on your application a little at a time in 15, 30, and hour slots—schedule your success 
  • have tutors in the TSU Writing Center review your application and short answer essays to make them stand out and improve your chances. 

 

2. https://tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/open-scholarships/ 

Check out the Open Scholarships at Thurgood Marshall College Fund! 

Some of them are  

$2,250 TMCF/American Airlines HBCU Completion Scholarship, D: Apr 5, 2020 

$5,000 TMCF/The Breakfast Club HBCU Scholarship, D: Apr 13, 2020 

$7,200 TMCF Access Scholarship Program, D: Apr 27, 2020  

 

3. https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship 

$3,000 BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship, D: April 15, 2020 

Selected criteria from webpage: 

“Who is eligible: 

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year. 

FAQ 

  • Can High School Seniors, who will be attending college next year, apply? Yes! 
  • Can Masters and Doctorate students apply? Yes! 
  • Can International students apply?   If you are attending a US-based school, yes. If your college is outside the US, you cannot apply at this time. 
  • What do we mean by “app”?   We mean any mobile or web-based application. This includes things like Instagram, Snapchat, Google Maps, etc. 
  • How is the award distributed?  Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.” 

 

4. http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 

$1,000 B. Davis Scholarship, D: May 22, 2020 

Selected criteria from webpage:  

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
 

There is no age restriction 

Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next 

This is not an academic scholarship, but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. 

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.” 

 

5. https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/ 

$1,000 Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2020 

Selected criteria:  

“Open to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program. 

No GPA Requirement, financial requirement, or any other kind of requirement – Just knowing you are making the effort to get out of bed and do something positive before noon qualifies. 

Take the pledge to not use your phone while driving, and definitely not to drive while you’re buzzed.. And definitely don’t use your phone if driving. 

All forms of ads accepted including: PSA, commercial, music, billboards, media, graphics, etc. MUST BE AN ADVERTISEMENT WITH CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION. 

No time restraints; however, keep in mind that you are making an advertisement, not a Ridley Scott movie 

No overt profanity 

Nudity will not be allowed. 

Plagiarism automatically disqualified.” 

 

 Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships  

or Any Writing Concern 

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, if you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University is here for you!  

During the Spring 2020 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102 

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate 

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment. 

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? and schedule your appointment! 

For help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor. 

 

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program: Pay for Internships Abroad Potential

March 11, 2020

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will pay for study abroad or help pay for an internship abroad.

“The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.”

Description taken from https://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

This is a multi-faceted program that would be worth exploring if you are interested in studying abroad or interning abroad.

There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply to the Gilman International Scholarship.

We will mention this in the workshop tomorrow, Resumes for Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond on Thursday, March 12, from 10 am-11 am at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center (aka LRC).


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