Upcoming College Scholarship Deadlines: April 2017

Blog Post created by dianemelville Employee on Mar 12, 2017

We’re almost 25% of the way through 2017—time flies when you’re having fun I guess.


I’ve put together another list of awesome scholarships with deadlines coming up in April 2017. To those of you who are participating (or vowed to participate) in the 2017 Scholarship Challenge, I will check in on each of you during the month of March to see how things are going (don’t be shocked if you get a message from me!).


In two weeks, I’ll post the third scholarship challenge and that challenge heavily relies on you completing the first two challenges. If you want to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and learn from an expert (me!) who used scholarships to eliminate the burden of college financing, now’s the time!


For everyone else, feel free to raise your voice if don’t see a scholarship that you can apply for on this list. Simply give me a shout in the comments with your eligibility requirements, and I’ll try to include a scholarship for you next month.


As always, good luck!


Ray Greenly Scholarship

Amount: $25,000

Deadline: April 3, 2017


This scholarship is open to students who have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and who can articulate innovative ways to connect retailers to the digital world.


“Essay 1: Innovation (one-page maximum):

Tell us about an app or product that is cutting-edge and has changed the way you shop or has the potential to do so. Explain why it is innovative and how it makes the shopping experience better. Include any suggestions you have for making it even better. Be original and choose something unique that will make you stand out.”


“Personal Brand Video (maximum of two minutes):

Create a video that reveals who you are, what you are passionate about, what you intend to do in your career, and how you will get there. There is no specific format to follow, so be creative!

This is not a video resume. It is your chance to differentiate yourself from other applicants.”


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

  • Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student

  • Must be studying full time at an accredited U.S. college or university


Donaldson D. Frizzell Scholarship

Amount: $30,000

Deadline: April 7, 2017


This scholarship is awarded in honor of Donaldson D. Frizzell. Frizzell was a former First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) President and former First Command Financial Services Director of Investments for over three decades.


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

  • Must be a traditional or non-traditional student (see scholarship website for details)

  • Must be a member of the U.S. uniformed services (active, guard, reserve, retired, or non-retired veteran) or a dependent family member of the above mentioned services; OR a first Command Financial Services’ client or their dependent family member; OR a dependent family members of First Command Advisors or field office staff member; OR a non-contractual ROTC student

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

  • Must be able to pass a free online course on basic financial literacy


WU Scholars Program

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 12, 2017


This scholarship is offered by Washington Mutual (hence, WU) to help students who exemplify perseverance, aspiration, and community involvement.


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

  • Must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business

  • Must be between 18 and 26 years of age

  • Must be studying at an accredited post-secondary institution seeking an undergraduate degree


HENAAC Scholarship For Hispanics

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadline: April 30, 2017


It’s the HENAAC time of year again! If you qualify, but haven’t applied for the HENAAC scholarship, then I highly suggest you throw your hat in the ring this year!


The HENAAC scholarship is a very prestigious scholarship awarded to students of Hispanic descent. Over $2M in scholarships have been awarded thus far to students pursuing degrees in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).


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

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Must be majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or a math-related major

  • Must demonstrate your leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the United States or its territories

  • Must be of Hispanic origin and/or must have significantly participated in organizations and activities in the Hispanic community


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