Overcoming Adversity Horatio Alger Association Scholarships The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarships for students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Mc Namara Memorial Scholarship awards a scholarship to current college students who have had to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.
Other selection criteria include strength of character, financial need, a good academic record (a GPA of 2.0 or higher), and a desire to contribute to society. Community Service Do Something Campaigns Do Something provides community grants and scholarships to students who are age 25 and younger that are committed to taking action on social issues and to improve their communities.
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW).
The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12.
Creativity David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship The David Letterman Scholarship was established by David Letterman in 1985 to provide scholarships for telecommunications students at Ball State University.
The awards are intended for average students who nevertheless have a creative mind.
Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust.
The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad.
Recipients are chosen on the basis of their humanitarian efforts, community involvement, and volunteerism. Instead, the selection committee relies on an army of stealthy observers, the Secret Society of Serendipitous Service to Hal (SSSSH!
), to identify students of strong moral character with a spirit of giving and dedication to others. Essay Contests AFSA National Scholarship Essay Grant The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Americanism Essay Contest The Americanism Essay Contest is sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism.