The Amarillo College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit and tax-exempt foundation, seeks to promote excellence at Amarillo College. The scholarship application is available from November 15-October 15 annually. Although there is no deadline for applications, it is strongly recommended students apply no later than March 1st to insure consideration for all available funds. Scholarships will be awarded in May and distributed at the first of the Fall semester. Call the Foundation Office at (806) 371-5107 with inquiries.
The Adult Students Program provides assistance to students for child care, transportation, textbooks and tuition. To qualify, students must be: married/single with children, or economically disadvantaged, especially students age 24 and older, or be responsible for a disabled family member. Call the Adult Students Program Office at (806) 371-5450 with inquiries.
Students enrolled in a declared STEM Major (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and/or Physics) and pursuing an Associate Degree may apply for the STEM scholarship. Award can be up to $4000 each semester for 4 semesters. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, U. S. citizen, enroll full time, and apply for Federal Financial Aid. Fall 2019 deadline is 3pm, Monday, August 5, 2019.
Maptive is offering the $2500 Creative Minds Scholarship. Applicants must write an 800-1000-word essay, create an infographic to display their date, and provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. Deadline is January 5,2020.
The Amarillo Area Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for different colleges/universities and fields of study, and eligibility for scholarships is based on the student’s county of residence, planned college or university, and/or anticipated field of study. Annual Deadline is generally mid-February.
The Freshmen Success Fund for Foster Youth offers one-time grants of $1,000 for first time college freshmen students or first time student's enrolled in a TX State Technical College. Grants are awarded in increments of $500 per semester, with the student applying each term and are for basic non-tuition related needs. Application for each semester/school term may be submitted for consideration to DFPS at any time but students are encouraged to submit applications at least 2 months prior to the start of each semester or school term.
The C. Ed Davis PAL Scholarship is for basic non-tuition needs for former foster youth who are majoring in government, political science, history, or other pre-law field. Scholarships are awarded in increments of $500 per semester and are for basic non-tuition needs. Decisions regarding scholarship awards will be made by August 1 (for Fall) or November 1 (for Spring).
The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army and have a 2.5 GPA. Deadline is January 1.
The CC."Bus" and Freda Dugger scholarship is for sophomore college students transferring to WTAMU. Deadline is February 9th.
BulkOfficeSupply.com is offering an $1000 scholarship to students interested in teaching, Art, or owing their own business. Applicants must write a 500 word essay. Annual Deadline is February 1st.
Delta Theta Chi Sorority is accepting applications for two $2400 scholarships. Requirements include students to reside in the United States, have a high scholastic average, show evidence of financial need, and are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college. Applicants also need to submit an application form, with attachments as specified by the National Executive Council. Deadline is February 1, 2019. All applications must be submitted and accepted through a chapter of Delta Theta Chi Sorority. Contact: Penny Blackerby, Texas Nu Chapter-Taygeta Province, 5919-89th St., Lubbock, TX, 79424, 806-777-9965.
Cyrus Artisan Rugs is offering a scholarship grant to a student of interior design or related degree. Applicants must submit an original essay(minimum of 500 words, ideally in PDF format) related to the rug industry. Deadline is February 8, 2020.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Requirements include: Hispanic heritage, 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students, plan to enroll full-time, and complete FAFSA. Deadline: February 15, 2019.
The Eldon Durrett Memorial Scholarship was established to assist males with college expenses. Requirements include: Amarillo resident, complete at least 48 hours at Amarillo College by the end of the Spring 2019 semester and will be transferring to a four-year university for the 2019/2020 school year. Complete applications must include an official AC transcript, four reference letters, and two small photos. Deadline is February 28, 2019. All applications and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, Washington Street campus.
The mission of Antibodies.com is to support life science research. Twice a year a $1,000 stipend is awarded to a student in the U.S. to help cover tuition fees. Applicants must be majoring in a Life Science field and be enrolled at an accredited institution. Annual deadline: March 1st and August 1st.
GoStartABlog is awarding a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program and write a 2000-2500 word essay on the topic, 'Writing has given me the opportunity to...' Annual Deadline: March 1.
The American Welding Society awards over $1 million annually to help students achieve their dreams through education. Applicants must write a personal statement essay explaining why they want to pursue a career in the welding industry and any prior experience. Deadline is March 1.
The Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation provides funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, Texas legal residents, be of good character, demonstrate academic potential and ability, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Deadline is March 7, 2019.
Splento is please to announce the first Splento Photography Scholarship. Applicants must be current college students, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and write a short motivational letter(500 symbols) Deadline is March 15.
Smile Marketing offers a $500 scholarship to students working toward their goal of becoming a dentist. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited dental school or pre-dental program as a full-time student and write an original, 500-word essay. Submission deadlines: March 15 or September 15.
Lula Entrepreneurship Scholarship is meant to inspire the entrepreneur in everyone. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, submit an academic transcript, submit an updated resume, and write a minimum 500-word paper. Deadline is March 29, 2019.
Black Note is looking to award a $2000 scholarship to a student that shares ideas on ways to help smokers put down cigarettes and join the world's smoke-free movement. Applicants must be 18 years or older, legal residents of the 50 United States or 10 provinces of Canada, full-time student, and submit a 750 word essay. Annual Deadline: March 30.
The National Federation of the Blind offers several scholarships and awards that honor blind individuals. Applicants must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in the U.S., and pursuing a full-time post-secondary course of student. Deadline is March 31.
Vertical Measures is offering a $1000 Digital Marketing Scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and send a video submission. Deadlines: March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019.
Wheelhouse gives students a change to win a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must submit an original 700-1000 word essay. Deadline is March 31, 2019.
12M Loans is launching a scholarship for students in order to contribute to their financial education. Applicants must be at least 18 yrs old, U.S. citizen or resident, 2.8 GPA, and submit an original video or infographic accompanied by a 750 words essay. Submission deadlines: March 31, July 30, November 31.
The Opportunity Plan provides financial assistance and counseling to students pursuing post-secondary education whether at a community college, technical school or four-year institution. Requirements include full time enrollment and 2.5 GPA. Annual Priority deadline: April 1.
The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation scholarship was established to help needy Texas students attend college. The Slough Scholarship awards up to $5000 per year ($2500 per Fall/Spring) for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, whichever comes first. Requirements include: completed FAFSA, TX Resident and US Citizen, minimum 3.0 GPA, enroll as full-time college student, high school graduate, and write an essay. Deadline: April 1st for the next academic year.
National Driving and Traffic School is seeking to reward essay applicants $3000 in scholarships. Applicants must write a less than 500 words essay dealing with the serious implications of being a driver. Submission deadlines: April 1, August 1, December 1.
MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student's learning program. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student for the 2020 school year. Applicants must write a 1200-1500 word essay and brief biography. Deadline is April 1, 2020.
Key Exteriors, Inc., is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students pursuing a career in business, logistics, marketing, organizational leadership, or general studies. Applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA and submit a 1,500-2,000 word essay. Annual deadline is April 1st.
InvestmentZen is offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university in any country and submit a 500-1500 word essay. Annual Deadline: April 1.
Amarillo Women's Network is offering a $750 scholarship to returning students who have demonstrated leadership ability and initiative in their past educational and work efforts. Click here to access the application. Applicants must submit a typed narrative which gives a brief explanation of leadership potential and skills used to promote women's needs in the community. If you have questions, please contact Glena at firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual Deadline: April 1.
St. Paul United Methodist Church established a scholarship to assist students to attend college, vocational, or technical school. Applicants must have a demonstrated need for financial assistance, desire to receive a degree, be an active member of a local church and complete the application. Annual Deadline: April 10.
SuretyBonds.com is offering a $3000 scholarship. Applicants must be citizens and/or residents of the U.S. and submit and original video (3 minute minimum) about how small business ownership has shaped them. Deadline is April 12, 2019.
All Turf Lawn Care is offering an $1000 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in environmental studies, business, marketing, or general studies. Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA, write and submit an 1,500-2,000 word essay and submit an official transcript. Annual Deadline: April 13.
Access Community Credit Union is offering the A.J. Perez Internship/Scholarship. Applicants must be high school seniors, currently attending college, or planning to attend in the upcoming semester, minimum 3.0 GPA, and submit a "creative" YouTube video. Deadline is April 15.
The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship is for students who are using gaming or simulation programs to better their education. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited US college or university and write a 2000 word essay. Deadline is April 15, 2020.
PayDayAllDay launches the ongoing PDAD Scholarship as a tribute to their ambition of promoting borrowing responsibility among Americans. Applicants are expected to submit an original video or infographic, along with a 750 words essay. Deadlines are April 30, October 31st.
The $1000 Lawn Love scholarship is open to any student who is passionate about solving a problem by creating a new business. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and write a 750-1550 word essay on their idea and proposed solution. Deadline is April 30, 2019.
Mattress Advisor offers several sleep-related scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Deadlines vary.
The law firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP is offering $3000 in scholarship funds to winners of a newly created infographic scholarship contest. Applicants must submit an original infographic addressing either warning signs of dementia or warning signs of nursing home abuse. Deadline is May 1, 2019.
A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship: Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, certificate or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology, elder law or long-term care administration. Applicants must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. Scholarships are awarded quarterly and annually. Deadline: applications are accepted year round.
Bulldog Movers is offering a $1000 scholarship to aspiring entrepreneurs. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate college student, 3.0 GPA, and majoring in education, business, or logistics. Annual deadline is May 11.
Medical Student Scholarship Program by AIS Technolabs. Applicants must be planning to enroll for bachelor's or master's degree, completed at least one term in the medical and healthcare field, US citizen or permanent residents, and submit a case study. Annual deadline: May 15.
Alliance Recruitment Agency is giving away a $1000 Accounting Scholarship. Applicants must declare a major in accounting, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, undergraduate, completed a minimum of 72 credit hours by April 1, 2018 and 84 credits by the start of the fall 2018 semester and write a proposal on the topic "The capabilities of accounting and marketing in small business". Annual Deadline: May 15.
Alliance Recruitment Agency is offering a $1000 Marketing Scholarship. Applicants must declare a major in marketing, have achieved an overall cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, undergraduate, completed a minimum of 72 credit hours by April 1, 2018 and 84 credits by the start of the fall 2018 semester and write a research paper on the topic "Is direct marketing really the most effective form of marketing?" Annual Deadline: May 15.
Alliance Recruitment Agency--Gaming Scholarship. Applicants must be pursuing undergraduate degree in computer engineering, computer science or IT, be US citizens or permanent residents, 3.0 GPA, 18 years old, high school graduate, successfully completed at least one term of college after high school graduation, and submit a research paper. Annual deadline: May 15.
OurMilitary.com was founded to help active service members, veterans, and their families. They are currently offering a $1000 scholarship for one full-time undergraduate student that is either an active service member or veteran, a military spouse, or the child of an active service member or veteran. Applicants are required to have a 2.7 or better GPA and write a 500-1000 word essay, "how has your affiliation with the military community impacted your education and/or learning?". Deadline is May 15, 2019.
The Chase Rubin Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship to students. Applicants must write a 500-word essay answering, "If you could travel anywhere in the world after college graduation where would it be and why?" Deadline is May 31, 2019.
NewSouth Window is awarding one lucky student a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be full-time, U.S. undergraduate seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales or related field, must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and submit an original 1,000-1,500 word essay entitled "Green Visionary Scholarship." Annual deadline is June 1.
Scooters 'N Chairs presents a $1000 scholarship to eligible students. Applicants must be 18yrs old, enrolled at an accredited educational institution, write an essay and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Deadline is June 1, 2019.
Einstein HR announces a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited university, have a 3.0 GPA and submit a persuasive essay describing why they deserve to be awarded the scholarship. Deadline is June 15, 2019.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are offering a $1000 Veterans & Military family scholarship. Applicants must be currently serving in the military, honorable discharged, or have an active duty or retired military spouse or parent. Additional requirements include: 3.0 GPA and 500-1000 word essay. Deadline is June 15, 2019.
AmericanMuscle is offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester. Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study. Applicants must submit a 700-1500 word essay telling how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. Deadline for Fall applicants is June 15th. Deadline for Spring applicants is October 15th.
Horatio Alger Association have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. Through it's many scholarship programs, the Association supports students pursuing career and technical certificates and degrees, bachelor's degrees, and graduate studies. Eligible students have access to state, national, career & technical, and other targeted scholarships.
The Recovery Village Health Care scholarship is now available. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing why they are passionate about health care. Deadline is June 30, 2019.
Crosley Law Firm is offing a $500 scholarship twice a year to a currently enrolled college student or high school senior. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and submit a 750-2000 words essay discussing how distracted driving has impacted their lives. Annual deadline: June 30, December 31.
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. Applicant must be a legal resident of United States, 18 years or older, enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university, and write a 500-800 word essay. Deadline for Fall applicants is June 30th. Deadline for Spring applicants is December 31st. Any questions about this scholarship can be sent to Joanna, email@example.com.
David Resnick & Associates is holding an essay competition to award $4000 in cash grants to men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Applicants must write at least a 600 word essay giving the details of the veteran's service and why the nominee deserves a cash grant. Deadline is July 1, 2019..
The Adrian Rubin $1000 Scholarship helps students get closer to achieving their goals of landing their dream career. Applicants must write a 500 word essay answering the question, "How do you think real estate investment trends will change over the next five years?". Deadline is July 1, 2019.
Goedeker's Applicances Annual College $500 Book Scholarship. Applicants must write a minimum 300 words essay, have 3.0 GPA, and provide proof of enrollment at an accredited college. Deadline is July 1, 2019.
The Texas Association of Developing Colleges awards the Urban Scholarship for graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning undergrad college students. Community college students can receive $700 per school year. To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Texas resident, an undergraduate full-time student, complete 18/19 FAFSA with EFC<100, and be a graduate of a high school within 29 Texas cities listed on the web page. Applications must be postmarked annually no later than July 10.
SeniorAdvice.com is offering a $2000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. Applicants must be attending a two or four year university or college in the Fall of 2019, have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend, and submit a video. Deadline is July 15, 2019.
Wigs.com is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship exclusively to students that have any form of hair loss and are in need of financial aid for college tuition costs. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2019/2020 academic year. Applicants need a 3.0 GPA and write a 1500-2000 essay. Deadline is July 16, 2019.
CardRates.com is offering an $1000 tuition scholarship to future and current college students preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants must be a U.S. resident, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry, write a 500-900 word essay and provide an official transcript. Deadline for Spring applicants is July 31st.
American Graphics Institute offers a $1000 scholarship to encourage the use of design and creative thinking. This scholarship is awarded twice annually, in January and August of each year. Applicants must submit a 500-1500 word essay describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice. Deadlines are July 31 and December 31.
Gatekeeper is an AI-driven software platform, offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must write a 1,000-1,5000 word essay about how AI and automation software change students' expectations about their future employment. Deadline is August 1, 2019.
Teachingguide is offering a $1000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate his/her vision towards online learning in a self-reflective 1,500-2,000 word essay. Deadline is August 1, 2019.
McLean DDS supports students pursuing a medical degree. To qualify for the $1000 scholarship, applicants must be majoring in a medical field of study and attending an accredited college or university. Deadline is August 1, 2019.
Capital Auto Auction is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student majoring in a STEM field of study. Deadline is August 15, 2019.
BluePay created a $1,000 annual scholarship for students majoring in a STEM field of study. Applicants must answer 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words. Deadline is August 16, 2019.
Practicereasoningtests.com is a careers coaching and interview skills improvement website. They are offering a $1,000 financial award. Applicants must be attending a public or accredited private senior high school or college, planning to apply for an entry position at a US company with a recognized graduate development program, and currently receiving a recognized grant. Annual deadline: August 1.
ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness of internet privacy and security. Applicants must submit a 600 to 800 word essay on a top of internet privacy for users. Deadline is August 31, 2019.
F&H Law, P.A. is offering a $1000 scholarship to help a student who desires to pursue a career in personal injury law. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university and submit a 1,000 words or less essay. Annual deadline is August 31.
The SocialSteeze $1000 scholarship was created to help students who are passionate about research into tech, social media, and other similar fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled full time at a university, community college, or graduate degree program, and write a 500 word essay. Deadline is August 31, 2019.
Verma Farms raises organic, pesticide-free, GMO-free Cannabis Sativa plants and creates CBD oil. They are offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled full time at an accredited college and submit a 500 words essay. Deadline is August 31, 2019.
The CDPAP Department of Edison Home Health Care offers one $1000 educational scholarship annually. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and submit a 500-1000 word essay. Deadline is August 31, 2019.
Beldon is a specialized home improvement company offering two $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be seeking a degree in business, management, communications, marketing or related field, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit a 1,500-2,000 word essay. Annual Deadline: September 1st.
Autonerdsreview is launching a scholarship program worth $1000. Applicants must write an essay, "what to consider before buying a jeep". Deadline is October 19, 2019.
PayDayAllDay is offering a $500 scholarship aimed at helping students cover their student-related costs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 2.8 cumulative GPA, full time enrollment, and submit a 750 word essay. Deadlines: October 31st and April 30th.
12M Loans will grant a quarterly $500 scholarship to students for covering education costs. The scholarship will be recurring and awarded four times a year. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, U.S. citizen, minimum 2.8 GPA, full or part time college enrolled, and submit a 750 word essay. Quarterly deadline: October 31, January 31, April 30, and July 31.
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships is for community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degree. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and complete the Common App general requirements with two recommendations. Application is open September--November.
The Karl Jobst DDS scholarship was created to provide support to aspiring college graduates. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and submit a 500 word essay. Deadline is November 1, 2019.
Emery Reddy is offering a $2500 Legal Studies Scholarship. Candidates must submit a 500 word essay stating why they are interested in the study of law. Annual Deadline is November 30.
Adoptions from the Heart offers education scholarships for parents who have placed their child for adoption. Priority will be given to applicants who have placed a child for adoption in or after 1985, accepted to a college or trade school, show financial need, and write an essay regarding their adoption story. Additional qualifications include 2.5 or higher GPA, complete scholarship application and provide transcript.Deadline for Fall Semester is December 1st. Deadline for Spring Semester is July 1st.
CT Chimney Repair is offering a $500 book/tuition scholarship to students considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades. Applicants must write a blog post of 1000+ words. Annual deadline: December 1st.
Health Wholeness is offering a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must write a 1,000-1,500 word essay on the advantages and disadvantages of getting health advice and self-diagnosis online. Deadline is December 1, 2019.
Ma CBD has launched a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must write a 1000-1500 word essay on the following topic: Promising or Harmful? How do you think the legalization of Hemp CBD will affect society? Deadline is December 1, 2019.
The $1000 Ashoori Law Good Deeds Scholarship is intended to assist one driven, kind-hearted college student. Applicants must: have performed an act of kindness for another person, have a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled or accepted in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate program, and submit a 750-1000 words essay. Deadline is December 1, 2019.
UK Business Energy gifts a $1000 scholarship to the most deserving student who has shown exceptional energy leadership. Applicants must write a 1000+ words essay. Deadline is December 1, 2019.
The $5000 Staver Accident Inury Lawyers, P.C. Personal Injury Scholarship is available. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and submit a typed essay of 300-500 words. Deadline is December 1, 2019.
Creative Masonry CT is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades. Applicants must write a 1000+ words blog post about what inspired them to pursue a career in their target field, a story about a past project, or any other hands-on experience. Annual deadline: December 1.
Merchantcards.co.uk is offering a $1000 scholarship to one student who will submit the most riveting and comprehensive 1000 word essay on a given topic. Deadline is December 1, 2019.
Smartphone Overuse Awareness Scholarship is offered to a student who demonstrates insightfulness regarding our reliance on smartphones. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and submit a 1,000-word essay on the topic "What would life be like without your cell phone and how would you adjust?". Deadline is December 15, 2019.
Tobi aims to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education. Applicants can qualify for a $3000 scholarship + $200 Tobi.com store credit, must be a woman enrolled in a four year U.S. college. Deadline December 31, 2019.
National Debt Relief is offering a scholarship for students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors. Applicants must provide a unique solution to the student loan crisis. Deadline is December 31, 2019.
Candere.com is an online jewelry store. They are offering a $350 scholarship to a student who can draw a doodle on "what is the next big thing in fashion" or write a well-informed, inspiration piece on the same topic. Deadline is December 31, 2019.
The Dietspotlight.com Research Leadership Scholarship program was created to encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity can be controlled. Four winners will be chosen. Highest award is $3000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Applicants must write a 900-1500 word essay. Deadline is December 31.