Scholarship Spotlight – December 2015

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on How to Write a Scholarship Essay.

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Lance Surety Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Available to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited university, college or trade school in the U.S. We accept only one submission per person.

Requirements: An essay of minimum 500 words on one of the following topics:

  1. Topic: What would be your motivation to start a small business, if you could launch it right now?
  2. Topic: How does the U.S. economy benefit from surety bonds?
  3. Write an essay on a topic of your choice about one of the following businesses (Please, make sure the topic you select covers a major aspect of the industry such as starting a business, the current state of the field, the perks of the job,etc.):
    • Auto Dealership
    • Freight Brokerage
    • Construction
    • Mortgage Brokerage

Due Date: December 15, 2015

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#FortOnFleek Challenge

Amount: $1,000


  • To be eligible, the entrant must post a photo on Instagram, tag @DormBedding, and include the hashtag #fortonfleek or post a photo on Facebook, tag DormBedding (, and include the hashtag #fortonfleek. The entrant must also be a current follower of @DormBedding on Instagram at the end of the entry period.

  • Entrant agrees that the photo can be posted on the DormBedding Instagram account, website, blog, social media and other promotional purposes.

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. International students with valid visas are also eligible.

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 supported by school transcripts.

Requirements: The winner will be chosen based on the quality of the photo/fort as judged by the DormBedding team. The winner will be contacted directly via Instagram and announced on our Instagram account and Facebook page in December 2015. Any photo submitted before 11:59 on December 1, 2015 will be eligible for the contest.

Due Date: December 1, 2015

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Savvy Saver Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, at least 18 years old attending college at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university in the United States. One entry per applicant.

Requirements: Savvy Saver Scholarship 2015 Topic:

Tweet @Offers the best way to save money as a college student, followed by a short essay (400-600 words) explaining your tweet. Be sure to include your tweet (or a link to it) along with your essay. Essays will be judged by our staff based on overall quality, originality, creativity, and grammar.

Due Date: December 13, 2015 11:59 p.m. CST

To read more information directly, click here! Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 at any accredited American college, university or trade school. Must be a U.S. Resident.

Requirements: Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum. Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic below:

Considering the Need for Printed Material, What are the most environmentally friendly ways to responsibly use ink & toner cartridges?

Email Essays to
Please include your contact phone number.

Due Date: December 15, 2015

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