Title: Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship
Date Due: June 1, 2011
The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female in the amount of $1,000, with $500 given at the beginning of the academic year and $500 given at the midpoint of the academic year upon maintaining GPA requirements and enrollment as a full time student. Eligible applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited university in the United States in the fall. It is open to any field of study. Candidates for this scholarship must meet all of the requirements listed below and submit all requested materials to the AKMSF Selection Committee by the appointed deadline.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. The selection committee will also base its decisions on financial need, content of character and the candidates’ potential to make an impact on his/her peers and community.
The application packet for this scholarship will be released in January. Please download the application form fromhttp://www.akmsf.com. Applicants will be asked to submit a 750-word essay, 500-word personal statement, two letters of recommendation, an official copy of your academic transcript, resume, and copy of their FAFSA.
Title: Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship
Date Due: Varies
Our family has established a non-profit foundation in loving memory of Ashley. The mission is to create a permanent endowment and award scholarships to qualified students for the travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities and/or financial need.
Our personal purpose for establishing the Foundation is to tell the story of a beautiful young lady, her rearing, accomplishments and eventual tragic loss. By showing others Ashley’s dreams and courageous pursuits, they may be encouraged to explore the unknown, and go on an adventure for their own betterment and understanding of other cultures.
• Applicant must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student in good academic standing at a college or university in the United States.
• Applicant must have completed at least one year of college-level coursework at the time of application.
• Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Official transcript verifying GPA must also be submitted.
• Applicant must prove financial need from their home campus financial aid office or by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
• Applicant must complete a 500-800 word essay on one of the following topics:
(1) Please choose any place in the world that you have dreamed of visiting and explain why.
(Not necessarily a place in which you are applying to study abroad).
(2) Please tell us about an experience that has changed or shaped your life.
• Applicant must submit a resume, including any work experience and personal interests.
The Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
Website: To download the application, please visit:
Title: Mary Moy Quon Ing Scholarship
Date Due: May 2, 2011
Will award one incoming sophomore college student pursuing journalism $2,000. application requires a short essay, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a work sample. Must be enrolled full time with at least 12 credit units each semester. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, commitment to field of journalism, etc.
Title: Point Foundation the National LGBT Scholarship Fund
Date Due: 11:59pm Pacific on Friday, February 11, 2011
For students who are underprivileged, especially those who have been abandoned by family and other support systems because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the cost of an education can seem an insurmountable obstacle to success. Point Foundation believes these students should not be further disadvantaged as they prepare for the future.
Just need to fill out the application + short essay. selection based on need and academic achievement.
Title: The Beinecke Scholarship
Date Due: UCSD deadline: February 18, 2011; Agency deadline: February 25, 2011
For students graduating, and interesting in entering graduate school
Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.
Title: Udall Scholarship
Date Due: UCSD deadline: February 22, 2011; Agency deadline: March 2, 2011
The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.