Scholarship Spotlight – January 2016

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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EditRevise $10,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: You must be applying for an undergraduate degree for enrollment at an accredited institution within the United States or Canada in 2016 (or 2017 if taking a gap year). Your application must be received by 11:59PM ET on January 15th, 2016 to be eligible. Recommendations can be from anyone. They will read the 500 essays with the most recommendations.

Requirements: Submit ANY essay you used for a college application.

Due Date: January 15, 2016 at 11:59PM ET

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Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

Amount: $750 stipend

Eligibility: Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest welcomes nonfiction, personal essays of up to 1,500 words on any topic related to the Pacific Northwest. The contest is open to all nonfiction writers, except: (1) first-place winners from previous years’ contests; (2) authors who have written a feature forOregon Quarterly in the past calendar year; and (3) staff of Oregon Quarterly, the UO’s University Communications division, and their family members.

Requirements: They strongly prefer that essays be submitted via our online form. Hardcopy entries can be mailed to: Oregon Quarterly, 5228 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon  97403-5228. Author’s name and contact information (email address, phone number, and mailing address) should be listed on the first page, but not on other pages of the document. Judges are not given the authors’ names when reading the essays. One entry per person. Maximum length is 1,500 words. Entries will not be returned. Those that do not meet these submission guidelines are automatically disqualified.

Due Date: January 20, 2016 (online submission and postmark date).

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Microsoft Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to full tuition. Recipient will be required to apply for a summer internship and if offered, must complete the internship at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.

Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Applicant must be working towards an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.

Requirements: Submit your application here!

Due Date: January 31, 2016

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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Requirements: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Due Date: January 30, 2016

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