The New Year is opening a cornucopia of funding opportunities (not the Hunger Games kind). Act fast—some of these deadlines are coming up!
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It provides up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. Deadline: February 27, 2015
Reed Tech, a Lexis Nexis company, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all STEM students enrolled in universities for the 2015/2016 school year. Applicants must write an essay about a significant innovation that has materially changed both work and leisure lives, the benefits it has provided, and how you would improve it. Deadline: May 30, 2015
The Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship in an essay contest for all students studying, or planning to study, a STEM major. The essay topic is “How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry.” Deadline: May 30, 2015
AmeriQuest Transportation Services is offering a $1,000 scholarship to technology and business innovators in their annual essay contest. The industry is suffering from a shortage of commercial drivers—especially among the younger generation. High school seniors and current college students are asked to write an essay addressing this shortage and how to attract more and younger drivers to the profession. Deadline: May 30, 2015