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Scholarships for Veterans

pThank-you-veterans-dayIt’s Veteran’s Day, and we here at Cappex are celebrating those who worked so hard and sacrificed for our country. We’ve put together a list of scholarships for veterans in hopes of helping those who have already helped us so much.

1. AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS (American Veterans)
Award: $1,000
For veterans, active duty military members, their children/grandchildren, and children/grandchildren of deceased veterans

2. “Launch Your Dreams” Scholarship Competition

GO*VETS Foundation
Award: $2,500
For veterans and their spouses and children

3. Tillman Military Scholars

Pat Tillman Foundation
Award: varies
For veteran and active duty members of the US military and their spouses

4. Lance Corporal Phillip E. Frank – Fifth Third Bank Memorial Scholarship

Heart of a Marine Foundation
Award: $2,000
For discharged military personnel who are returning to civilian life and continuing their education; veterans also encouraged to apply

5. FRA Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
Award: $1,000 – $5,000
For Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel and their families

6. JWV National Achievement Program

Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Award: $1,000 – $2,500
For current service members and veterans

7. Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation
Award: $2,000
For current active duty military service members, honorably discharged veterans, and their children and spouses

8. Military Award Program

Imagine American Foundation
Award: $1,000
For active duty, reservist, honorably discharged, and retired veterans of the US military; must enroll in a participating college for career training purposes

9. LowVARates.com Military College Scholarship

LowVARates.com
Award: $2,500
For military students and for children with parents serving in the US Armed Forces

10. Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation
Award: varies
For military members who sustained serious injuries in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001

11. Google SVA Scholarship

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Award: $10,000
For student veterans or students on Active Duty who received an honorable discharge or are currently in good standing with their branch of service; must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field

12. Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Award: $10,000
For student veterans or students on Active Duty who received an honorable discharge or are currently in good standing with their branch of service; must be pursuing a degree in engineering or a closely related field

13. Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship Award

Hardy Wolf & Downing Injury Lawyers
Award: $100 – $2,500
For active and retired military members and their immediate family members who are pursuing an education in the field of law

To find more scholarships for veterans, make sure you’ve indicated your military affiliation in your Cappex scholarship search criteria! Here’s how: log in to your Cappex account, click on Scholarships, and click the orange “Get More Matches Now” button. Check your military affiliation under “Employment” and/or check the “Veteran” option under “Qualifications.” 

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Scholarships and Programs for Halloween Lovers

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Do you really get into Halloween? I mean do you really get into it? Going all out with your makeup, costume, and theatricals? If you’ve got the creative talent to completely nail your costume and successfully scare your friends, these programs and scholarships might be of interest to you!

Costume Design

Halloween isn’t complete without a great costume. If you’re interested in the field of costume design, you can major in it! There are a few select schools across the country that offer a major in costume design. For example, Carnegie Mellon University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options in costume design, Webster University offers a BFA in Costume Design, and Stephens College offers a BFA in Theatrical Costume Design. If you decide to pursue this degree option for the long term, check out the Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship Award for students entering graduate school for costume design and/or technology.

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Make-up

While Halloween isn’t complete without a costume, costumes aren’t complete without make-up! Programs that specialize in make-up specifically, are not usually available at traditional colleges and universities. Instead, you’d have to look at private or specialty schools, like the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. They offer the Legends of Makeup Scholarship, a $10,000 award towards tuition at the school. Also, the Douglas Education Center in Pennsylvania, and the Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashville offer special effects make-up programs. Regardless of where you choose to attend school, check out the PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship, for students planning to enter the cosmetology profession.

Acting and Theater

Getting the full effect of your Halloween costume sometimes requires a bit of acting and theatrics. If you think you’ve got what it takes to pursue acting as a career, there are many colleges that offer degree programs in acting. Check out our Acting Major page to learn more about the acting major and the colleges and universities that offer programs of study in acting. Also be sure to apply for the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship, for students pursuing a career in the performing arts.

From all of us here at Cappex, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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22 Scholarships Expiring in November

thankfulNovember’s a time to be thankful. It’s easy to be thankful for our family and friends, but it’s also important to remember to be thankful for the opportunity to pursue an education. Take advantage of that opportunity by applying for a few of these scholarships with deadlines in November!

1. Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 1      Award: $1,000 – $30,000
Must submit an essay and a recording on the topic, “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future”

2. HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: November 1      Award: $1,000
Must be working toward a business or marketing career that will involve online marketing

3. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest

Deadline: November 3      Award: $50 – $300
Must write an essay on a given topic related to diversity in America

4. George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Deadline: November 3      Award: $250 – $1,000
Must submit a piece of artwork portraying a North American game bird or animal that can be legally hunted or trapped

5. AGC Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: November 3      Award: $2,500
Must be majoring in construction or construction-related engineering

6. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Deadline: November 4      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Must have made a difference through volunteering

7. Intel Science Talent Search Awards

Deadline: November 12      Award: $1,000 – $100,000
Must present a scientific report about research of their choosing in the areas of science, math, engineering, and/or medicine

8. Maryknoll Essay Contest

Deadline: November 14      Award: $150 – $1,000
Must submit an essay on the topic, “Have courage. Go forward. Make noise.”

9. PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship

Deadline: November 14      Award: $1,000
Must be pursuing a career in cosmetology

10. EESC STEM Poster Contest

Deadline: November 14      Award: $50 – $200
Must be Hispanic students currently enrolled in an eligible degree program

11. James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: November 15      Award: $2,500
Must be student photographers

12. American Indian Services Scholarship

Deadline: November 15      Award: varies
Must be Native Americans enrolled in college

13. Bill Kane Scholarship

Deadline: November 15      Award: $1,000
Must be enrolled in a health education program

14. Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Deadline: November 15      Award: $10,000
Must be women who provide the primary financial support for their family

15. AAHD Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 15      Award: $1,000
Must have a documented disability

16. Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women

Deadline: November 16      Award: $5,000
Must be women pursuing a technical degree (science, mathematics, information technology, etc.)

17. First Freedom Student Competition

Deadline: November 17      Award: $2,500
Must submit an essay or video examining the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom

18. Center for Alcohol Policy Analysis Essay Contest

Deadline: November 17      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to prohibition

19. DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship

Deadline: November 21      Award: $1,500
Must submit a video about defensive driving

20. Out to Protect Scholarship

Deadline: November 28      Award: $500 – $1,000
Must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or a straight ally, and be pursuing a career in law enforcement

21. Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest Scholarships

Deadline: November 28      Award: $500 – $2,000
Must participate in the annual duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas

22. Academic Publication Program Scholarship

Deadline: November 30      Award: $5,000
Must develop and submit an idea for high-quality, high-volume software for public use

Find these and thousands more scholarships on Cappex!

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