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The 2011 "Back to School" Nursing Scholarship Program

Contact: Ann Marie Durlacher,

Award:  $2500 (3 awards - RN to BSN Program, Masters in Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Program, and Accelerated Second Degree BSH or Direct Entry MSN Program.

Deadline:  Applications will be available beginning March 1st.  Check back at

Requirements:  See website as requirements vary depending on program.

Application Process:  Further information will be posted at by March 1, 2011.



Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Contact: Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

Award: $1000

Deadline: June 19, 2010


  • The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
  • Between the ages of 16 and 30

Application Process:

  • To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:
  • What do you see as the long term impact of our current recession on the average family? How might it affect their future decisions?
  • All applicants must include their full name and mailing addres s in their essay.



AES Engineering Solutions

Contact: AES Engineering Solutions

Award: $500

Deadline: October 8, 2010


  • High school senior or any student attending a post secondary educational facility
  • Submit an essay on one of two topics provided
  • No resume or transcript required

Application Process:

Website available at:


Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Contact: Army Emergency Relief
             Education Department
             200 Stovall St. Rm 5N13
             Alexandria, VA 22332-0600

Phone:  Stateside Spouse Program: 703-325-2091
           Overseas Spouse Program: 703-325-0313
           Children’s Program: 703-428-0035


Award: varies by financial need

Deadline: Unknown


          • Must be the spouse, child, or widow of a retired, deceased, or active duty Army soldier. You can also be the child of 
            Grey Area Reservists/National Guard retired members.
Website/Application available at


BigSun Scholarship

Click link

Award: $500

Deadline: June 24, 2010


  • Submit an essay answering the following question:
    How has your participation in sports affected the person you are becoming?

The successful applicant will be:

  • a high school senior or attending a post secondary institute
  • and currently involved in some sport at that institution


CHICK-FIL-A Leadership Scholarship Program

Award:  $1000


  • employed by Chick-fil-a
  • active in school and community
  • demonstrate strong leadership abilities and solid work ethic


Community Bankers Association of Georgia
Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Contact:  Community Bankers Association of Georgia
1900 The Exchange, Suite 600
Atlanta, Ga 30339
(770) 541-4490

Award: Minimum of four $1,000 scholarships

Deadline: April 2, 2010


  • Be a Georgia high school senior entering college in Fall 2010
  • Complete the 2010 application
  • Submit an essay on community banking
  • Submit one reference/qualification sheet from Mathematics, Science or Humanities Teacher
  • Submit a high school Transcript and SAT scores, if available

Check website for details:


Fannie Wilder Educational Fund Scholarship

Contact: Wachovia
Phone:  (866) 608-0001

Award: Determined by market value of scholarship fund assets

Deadline: April 15, 2010


  • High school senior or any student currently enrolled in college
  • Female
  • Resident of Georgia
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Demonstrates worthy and talented characteristics


  • Apply online at or request an application by mail
  • Scholarship amounts will be determined by the market value of the scholarship fund assets each year as determined by the Trustee, Wachovia Bank
  • Scholarships may be renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of each semester



IRS Hope Tax Credit

Internal Revenue Service
Regional offices listed at
Phone: (800)829-1040

Award: Up to $1,500

Deadline: file with annual taxes


  • Award in the form of tax credit determined by IRS criteria such as amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses and income.
  • Must be student in the first two years of college or other eligible post-secondary training.
  • May not take the credit if claimed as a dependant on another person’s tax return, if filing status is married filing separately, or if adjusted gross income is $110,000 or more if married filing jointly or $55,000 or more if single, head of household, or qualifying widower.
  • Must file form 8863 with US income taxes.
  • Refer to FAQ at for details.


Ongoing Poetry Contest

Contact: The International Library of Poetry
One Poetry Plaza
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: (410) 356-2000

Award: $100-$10,000

Deadline: ongoing


  • Submit poem online.
  • Open to everyone.

Check website for details

Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition

Veterans of Foreign Wars
406 West 34 th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone: (816)756-3390

Award: Up to $30,000

Deadline: November 1, 2009


  • Scholarship requires applicant to voice their opinion in a three to five minute essay based on an annual theme in the scope of patriotism.
  • May not be a foreign exchange student.
  • Must be younger than 20 years of age.
  • Must provide a 3-5 minute essay recorded on a standard cassette tape or CD on the given theme for the year.
  • Must make submissions to local VFW post.
  • Check with for application.


Wal-Mart Associate and Community Scholarships

*Refer to the following link for information on how to apply for the various scholarships offered by the Wal-Mart Foundation. Online Applications become available in October of each year.


Walter Harrison Scholarship offered by Georgia EMCs

Award: $1,000


  • Open to high school seniors and undergraduate students attending any vocational school or two- or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia.
  • Applications must be submitted to your local electric co-op for consideration. For more information, or to apply for a scholarship, please contact your local EMC.