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Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general.

THE CONTEST

Beginning 08/01/2019, P.L.A.Y. will promote, by means of internet and print, the opportunity to submit entries to win the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship.

P.L.A.Y. was honored to receive a record amount of essay submissions last year! Due to this increase in scholarships; P.L.A.Y. is thrilled to once again offer three prizes.

Prizes:

1st Prize – One Scholarship valued at $1,000

2nd Prize – One set of Warm Bellies Special Edition Chill Pads (10 beds) to be donated to an animal shelter of your choice*

3rd Prize – One Garden Fresh plush toy set (5 toys) to be donated to the animal shelter of your choice*

TO QUALIFY

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

HOW TO ENTER

To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare by February 1, 2020.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Send a Word doc attachment to SCHOLARSHIP@PETPLAY.COM with your essay submission.
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example,
    Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1992
  • 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need
  • In the body of your email, include student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.

Failure to provide any of these terms listed above will result in automatic disqualification.

John B. Jackson Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply

This award seeks college students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Law Office of John B. Jackson.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Many times in life, we are faced with hardships and challenges. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to overcome this time.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://johnbjacksonlaw.com/scholarship/

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one payment.

Schneider Hammers Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This award seeks to assist college students with backgrounds of any race, faith or ethnicity, to obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Schneider Hammers.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Personal injuries greatly affect victims and their loved ones, not only physically, but emotionally and financially as well. For many, the road to recovery is not an easy one. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to persevere and move forward.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://schneiderhammers.com/scholarship

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

McDonald Worley Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This award seeks female students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants are encouraged to apply in fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented: science, math, engineering, technology, business, and law. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the McDonald Worley law office.

Scholarship Description​

We are a diverse law firm primarily operating out of Texas with offices in California and Washington D.C. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://mcdonaldworley.com/scholarships

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM CST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

Dr. Ted Greve Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply

This award is open to students of any race, ethnicity or faith, who are pursuing the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Ted A. Greve & Associates, PA.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: How have your career goals evolved over the years and brought you to where you are now?

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://mydrted.com/scholarship

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

New Jersey Hall of Fame Arete Scholarship

The New Jersey Hall of Fame is proud to announce the renewal of the Arete Scholarship Fund. The Arête Scholarships will be awarded to a deserving male and female student graduating in 2020 from a New Jersey high school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF).

Arête is a concept that Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle referred to more than 3,000 years ago that refers to the act of actualizing one’s highest sense of self with a moral excellence of character. The term Arête essentially means that the individual should strive to pursue their passions in life, and realize their dreams regardless of their circumstances or the adversities that they are likely to face on the path to greatness.

The successful applicants will embody the meaning of Arête and will distinguish themselves as New Jerseyans who are on their way to realizing their dreams. The NJHOF Arête Scholarship Award will be one of the highest honors that the NJHOF & the State of N.J. can bestow upon a student, and each student will be recognized at the NJHOF’s annual induction ceremony!

The recipients of the Arête scholarship are young people who demonstrate that sense of Jersey pride and that willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. The successful applicants must demonstrate qualities such as academic engagement, moral character, and a commitment to their community. These recipients do not necessarily have to be at the very top of their school class from an academic standpoint, but should demonstrate a focus in school and life, and have a well thought out plan on how they intend to realize their highest sense of self: their Arête.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Garden State citizens. The inductees have overcome challenges and obstacles to rise to the top of their chosen field. They offer hope to those facing their own struggles and to young people who dare to dream, despite adversity. They instill a sense of pride in New Jerseyans who identify with their “can-do” attitudes and tenacity.

Aging Matters Scholarship

SeniorCare.com is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life. Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 years, SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face. We will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why “Aging Matters” to them.

We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that “Aging Matters” to them.

The SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship awards $1500 to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.

Scholarship Details:

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Duration: One-Time Payment
  • Number of Recipients: 1 per year
  • Applications accepted beginning June 15th for awards the following year
  • Deadline Date: May 15th, 2020
  • Selection Date: June 15th, 2020
  • Announcement Date: As soon as the recipient is contacted and eligibility confirmed

Application Requirements:

  • An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2020 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Student must be enrolled at the time of application, and through the period of research, in an accredited master’s, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their studies relate to community associations/ common interest communities generally and to the topic of the candidate’s proposed community associations research project. Please see website for applications and submission instructions.

Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

Up to 25, $2000 scholarships will be awarded, non-renewable

Eligibility requirements:

  • High school senior who plans to enroll in full time undergraduate study in the upcoming academic year
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a resident of
    • Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, or Salem counties in NJ
    • Kent or New Castle counties in Delaware
    • Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, or Philadelphia counties in PA

Selection is based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances.  Financial need is not considered.  Dunkin’ Donuts employees are encouraged to apply, however, dependents of franchise owners are not eligible.  Apply online.

Rotary Club of Asbury Park Scholarship Program

$2,000 scholarship awarded in $1,000 installments ($1,000 after the first semester and $1,000 after the third semester)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduate or anticipate graduating from Asbury Park, Neptune, Ocean Township or Academy Charter High Schools
  • Rank in the top half of the graduating class
  • Matriculate by 10/1 of the application year at a college accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education
  • College transcript with official school seal must be sent after 1st and 3rd semesters reflecting at least a 2.5 gpa as a full time student

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Involvement in community service and commitment to making a difference
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and community activities
  • Character, integrity, initiative and other personal qualities
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher