Private Donor Scholarships
The following is a list of scholarships available through outside organizations.
Be advised that the scholarships listed on this page are not offered, administered or awarded by Western Nevada College. Although the college attempts to assure that the links listed are legitimate and reputable sources, and the college lists them as a means of making scholarship information available to students, the college cannot guarantee the validity of any claims made by these organizations on their websites. Accordingly, students should be cautious in providing personally identifiable information on internet sites and should report suspicious sites to the college. Western Nevada College is not responsible for how personally identifiable information you provide in pursuing scholarships may be used.
To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please complete the following form using the link above which includes a 500-2,000 word essay answering the question: Why is gold a good investment for future generations?
Auto accident law firm is offering two $500 scholarships for college students who have overcome car accident injuries and are rebuilding their lives.
Eligibility and selection criteria
Applicants must submit the following items:
OMAP (OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net) is now offering our 100 word essay scholarship for all current and prospective students pursuing a career in the health care field. New for 2014: we’ve made it easier than ever by changing our 1500 word essay requirements to only 100 words!
Please explain why you should be considered for our scholarship, using the following criteria:
We are currently offering $2000 in scholarship funds per year. The money will be divided between four lucky students, and dispersed four separate times per year on select dates (see deadline instructions below). Each winner will receive $500 in scholarship money.What are the Deadlines?
If you missed the last deadline, don’t worry! We offer 4 scholarships per year to different individuals. Be sure to get your applications in before the next deadline! Deadlines for 2014:
We love rocks! Everyone in our family studied geology, biology and other sciences in college.
Would you like to take part in the 2014 Rock Hound Scholarship? Just complete the following step:
Fill out this survey which has questions related to Science in School. Also answer the last essay question in the survey with 500 words or less. Punctuation, grammar, clarity and organization will be considered during the evaluation process, as well as content.
To enter, fill out the survey and submit by 11:59pm on Dec 25th, 2014. Carefully review your application before you submit it. We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application to retain for your records.
Eligibility for Payout
What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise?
MySolo401k.net is a leading facilitator of 401k small business financing. Our 401k SelfStarter Plan, also known as a rollover as business startup (ROBS), allows you to fund a business with your retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or loan. By minimizing debt, your business will increase its chance to succeed.
Ultimately, we empower individuals to turn their idea or concept…from a dream… into a reality.
We know the benefits of funding your business with your 401k, IRA or other retirement funds, but we want to hear it from your perspective: What are the benefits of using retirement funds to purchase or fund an existing business or franchise? Why should an individual use retirement funds over traditional forms of small business financing (equity and debt financing)? What is the long term value of the ROBS transaction to a business owner?
Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited United States university, college or trade school.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition or books.
Submission deadline is December 15, 2014
Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic" What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise”.
Please email your essay to: email@example.com
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014
Award Date: January 15, 2015
(1) $1000 award, and (1) $500 award
Enter for your opportunity to be awarded $1,500 for college tuition.
The career you’re preparing for in college may take you places you’ve never imagined. But have you imagined the kind of place you’d like to call home in the future?
Tell us about your vision of the “Home of the Future” in an essay and you may be eligible to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.
Essay topics may include but are not limited to green/sustainable building methods and technology, accessibility, community amenities, common spaces and other features that you believe will appeal to homeowners and renters in the future.
Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Criteria for eligibility:
How to enter:
Scholarship Entry Form
Please fill out each field and submit your entry.
Education is important, and having a college degree can make a huge difference to your future. Financing a college education, however, can be difficult. Interior-Deluxe believe in giving our youth a chance, that's why we're offering need-based college scholarship of $1,500. Applying for the scholarship is easy. All you have to do is answer four questions that are open-ended yet thought-provoking.
Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.
General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Fall 2014
Students enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. The General Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester.
Award Amount: $1500
Type of Scholarship
Each winner of this essay contest will be awarded a check from the law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP. These funds must be used to pay for college tuition and / or education-related expenses.
One (1) essay per student is allowed.
This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18-years-old or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded.
Previous first place winners are not eligible for participation.
Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. The only established cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Most victims were unwittingly exposed to asbestos at work or while serving in the military. Still others developed mesothelioma through exposure from family members coming home from work with their clothes covered in asbestos fibers.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths is increasing. According to experts, over 20 million people in the United States are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.
We believe it is important to get the facts out about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, and especially, to help educate young Americans by researching and writing about one of the below topics:
The essay must be no fewer than 750 and no more than 1,500 words long.
To Apply to the Essay Contest
Conversion is a performance-driven digital marketing firm and trusted partner to some of North America’s largest brands. Conversion is awarding two scholarships each valued at $1,000 to post-secondary students passionate about marketing. Students applying must submit a 500-750 word essay outlining their current marketing-related involvement as well as their marketing career aspirations. Students who are able to demonstrate their passion for marketing, as well as a clear understanding of their career goals will be favored.
Number of Scholarships: Two
Length of Scholarship: One semester
Deadline: September 19, 2014
Conversion (Attn: Scholarship)
174 Spadina Avenue, Suite 200
Canada M5T 2C2
firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn: Scholarship)
Enviro Safety Products is proud to support motivated students and professionals pursuing a career in Occupational Safety & Health or a related field. The purpose of this scholarship is to help recognize the contributions and importance of proper safety and health practices in the workplace.
Enviro Safety Products awards one scholarship annually to a full time student enrolled in an occupational health and safety related program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. The scholarship is awarded based on the applicants knowledge and understanding of the importance of workplace safety. This award is open to eligible students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, personal beliefs, age, sexual orientation or physical challenges.
Suggested subjects include:
Your brief should include links to appropriate sections on the envirosafetyproducts.com website, OSHA or the CDC where appropriate.
Email application to: email@example.com
Ready to Apply?
Email us your scanned documents, and your Essay in Microsoft Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of "2014 Scholarship Application."
One Winner will be chosen from all submissions based upon the following criteria:
Judging will be performed by the VP of Marketing & Technology of Enviro Safety. Under no circumstances shall more than $1500 be awarded. Relatives, employees (prior or current) or Families of Enviro Safety or directly affiliated companies are not eligable.
All essay's submitted become the property of Enviro Safety Products and may be used in entirety or part for any reason. If 12 submissions from individual students are not received, the scholarship will be prorated based upon the number of submissions. For example, if only 6 students submit, 50% of the scholarship would be paid out. Scholarship can be used to pay for books & tuition and receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.
You must submit
High school graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University or business school: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
Submit applications to email@example.com
There are hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities that an ambitious student can discover. While your local library will contain many scholarship directories in the reference section, the best way to match your particular characteristics to scholarship opportunities is to search through the Internet. Students may use computers in WNC's library for this purpose. Several free online scholarship searches are available. WNC recommends:
The HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship is designed to help students who are on the path to any type of business or marketing career that will involve online marketing. Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, have at least a 3.0 GPA and are working toward a career in business or marketing are encouraged to apply.
The Textbooks for a Year scholarship is a 750-1,250 word essay contest. One grand prize of $1,250 and one runner-up prize of $250, to the winning students will be awarded in the Fall and again in the Spring.
For those who are Native American, your tribe or nation may offer college scholarships. To learn more, contact your tribe or call the regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Sacramento at (916) 978-6058 or visit the BIA website.
Many tribes and the BIA require a "needs analysis" from your college's financial aid office to document eligibility, so be sure to file your FAFSA early.
The Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was created in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to the education necessary for their becoming employable and financially stable. The primary intent is to help single mothers with young children who have the greatest financial challenges (childcare costs, etc.) to gain work skills so they can support their families. Our funds target women who are in desperate financial situations and absolutely must have both an education and our funds to assist them.
A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply: