Upcoming College Scholarship Deadlines: December 2014

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To make your scholarship search a little easier, we’ve put together a list of scholarships with deadlines in December 2014. Be sure to read through the eligibility requirements carefully and visit the scholarship provider’s website directly before applying.


The Sodexo Foundation Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: December 5. 2014

This is a unique scholarship. The winner of this award will receive a $5,000 scholarship as well as a $5,000 donation in the winner’s name to a hunger-related charity of their choice. The organization is looking for students who are driving awareness and advocating innovative solutions for eliminating hunger in America.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a student ages 5-25 (kindergarten through graduate school)
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to your community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

The Blue Sky Dental Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: December 10, 2014

This $1,000 scholarship will go to a dental student who has the best response to the following essay topic:

“Provide a personal statement on why you believe dentistry or your current field of study is the best choice for your career. Include a personal introduction, inspirations for pursuing this profession, the challenges you must meet, and what goals you are looking to achieve at the start of your career.”

The essay must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited dental school, DDS, or a nursing, health science, or DMD program

The Science, Mathematics, And Research For Transformation (SMART) Scholarship For Service Program

Scholarship Deadline: December 15, 2014

SMART is awarding full college scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The benefits of this scholarship are quite generous. In addition to offering a full-tuition scholarship, students will also receive a paid internship ($25,000-$38,000 stipends), health insurance, a $1,000 book allowance, and potential employment with the Department of Defense after graduation.

To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Must be 18 years or older as of August 1, 2014
  • Must be eligible to participate in a summer internship with the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the STEM fields
  • Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Undergraduate students must also have a high school diploma or GED

Girls Impact The World Film Festival Scholarship

Scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Girls Impact the World scholarship is a film festival seeking submissions of 3- to 5-minute short films that raise awareness about proposed solutions to the most pressing issues facing women today. The film must address one of the following issues:

  • Political participation
  • Economic independence
  • Domestic and gendered violence
  • Maternal mortality
  • Health care
  • Poverty
  • Teen and child marriage
  • Sex trafficking and slavery
  • Women and girls in media
  • Women in leadership
  • Education for girls and women
  • Women in STEM
  • Water
  • Ending child marriage
  • Ending FGM

For more information on the film submission and production requirements, please review the scholarship provider’s website thoroughly. In addition to the advocacy requirements above, students must meet the following eligibility requirements to enter this contest:

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate
  • Must NOT be a resident of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria
  • Must be under 25 years of age as of December 31, 2014

Happy hunting!

For more information on college scholarship deadlines in 2014, including our scholarship of the month feature, check out our post on Upcoming 2014 College Scholarship Deadlines

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  1. Nancy E Curry November 5, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Hello, I have a son who is a 3rd year full time student at SEMO.
    His major is business, are their Any Scholarships available for him? I’m on full disability, and it’s a struggle, he works on campus at the library.
    Brett has over 3,000 Volunteer hours during his 4 years of High School
    I heard their where Scholarships for left handed people, but, in my research you had to be taking a special course.
    Can someone please help me?
    Thanking You in Advance

    Nancy E Curry

    • Diane Melville November 24, 2014 / 8:50 am


      I suggest that you have your son create an account on a scholarship search engine like http://www.scholarships.com and/or the SALT scholarship search tool https://www.saltmoney.org/content/media/Tool/Scholarship-Search/_/R-101-7416?Endeca_user_segments=SaltSuggests-default

      These tools will help you to see a list of scholarships that your son may be eligible for. Also, trying to find scholarships that are specific to your son will be challenging (i.e. left handed scholarships), because there is a low chance that there will be lots of scholarships created specifically for someone who has the attributes of your son. Instead, try looking for general scholarships for college students studying business or scholarships for students with community service.

      Use as many scholarship search engines as possible to broaden your search and check your account on these websites often (once a month). New scholarships are added constantly to these search engines, so if you don’t see something he can apply for today, perhaps there will be a new scholarship for him tomorrow.

      Good luck!

  2. Amanda Murray November 20, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Hi, I’m a sophomore at school of Visual Arts. I was wondering if there is any scholarships for the arts especially the visual arts? Or website filled with visual art scholarships?
    Thanks for help Amanda.

    • Diane Melville November 24, 2014 / 8:53 am


      Thanks for reaching out. Yes, there are scholarships for students in the visual arts. Here are some techniques you can use to find them:

      1. Google: Try searching “visual arts scholarships” or “drawing scholarship” or search for whatever specific talent you have (say “painting scholarship” etc.). You can also try searching for “list of visual arts scholarships” to see where that takes you.

      2. Scholarship search engines: create an account on a scholarship search engine and be sure to list all of your visual arts experience/skills on your profile. Try the SALT scholarship search engine here: https://www.saltmoney.org/content/media/Tool/Scholarship-Search/_/R-101-7416?Endeca_user_segments=SaltSuggests-default
      You can also use http://www.scholarships.com or http://www.fastweb.com or all three!

      Good luck!

  3. Candace November 21, 2014 / 2:01 am

    Hi, My name is Candace I am a single mom of two small Children. I have 3 types of Dyslexia, I am going to Yavapai College half time. I was a foster child until I was eighteen years old. I herd there was scholarships if you turned eighteen award of the courts. I have no Idea were to even look. Can any one please help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

    • Diane Melville November 24, 2014 / 8:56 am


      Thank you for reaching out! I’m happy to help.

      While there are scholarships for foster children, I do not know of any specific ones that I can point you to off hand.

      I suggest that you try creating an account on a scholarship search engine like http://www.scholarships.com and/or the SALT scholarship search tool https://www.saltmoney.org/content/media/Tool/Scholarship-Search/_/R-101-7416.

      These scholarship search engines allow you to enter all of your personal details (such as being a foster child) and then match you with scholarship opportunities that may be a good fit for you. Once you receive your list of scholarships from the search engine, look through each scholarship listed to see if you qualify. There may be hundreds of scholarships listed, so be patient and read through as many as you can until you find the right ones!

      Good luck!

  4. Rachael December 9, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    I know i’m a little late but i’m wondering if there are any scholarships out there for people studying Early childhood education, i’d really like to work with low income children and families. I do some volunteering for the Head start program and they cater to lower income preschoolers.

    • Ryan Lane December 10, 2014 / 8:23 am

      It’s never too late to apply for scholarships, Rachael!

      I’d actually recommend checking out our education degree-focused e-Book, The Education Degree Answer Key. In it, we highlight a number of scholarships for students pursuing degrees in education fields, as well as additional options you may have to help fund your degree. Here’s the link: https://www.saltmoney.org/landing/EducationDegreeAnswerKey.

      Good luck!

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