Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships

Xerox Technical Minority ScholarshipAre You Pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in a Technical Science? Then Check Out the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship!

http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html or http://www.xerox.com/ (use the Search Box to type “scholarships” then select the Xerox Minority Scholarship from the list)

Contact Info: Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program,150 State Street; 4th Floor, Rochester, New York 14614; email: [email protected]

Deadline: September 30

Award Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Eligibility: Full-time student at a 4-year institution; B average or better; pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in a technical science or an engineering discipline; Minority (Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic); and have tuition (or tuition related) expenses not covered by scholarships/grants (excluding loans).

Requirements: Online Application, Resume (you’ll need an electronic version; see sample here), the email address of the Financial Aid Officer at your school, cumulative GPA

Application Link: http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html (click “Begin Your Application”) or https://clouda.lincware.com/clouda/doc/run/rba/xtmsp_application_2015

To apply, follow each of the steps listed below:
Step 1: Fill out the top of the attached Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship application.
(Applications may also be obtained on our web site www.xeroxstudentcareers.com)
Step 2: Have the Financial Aid Office fill out the bottom half of the form. Xerox will not
forward applications to the Financial Aid Office. If received incomplete, applicant will
be disqualified.
Step 3: Attach a copy of your resume. Feel free to use the sample format which
indicates their requirements. The sample resume should not be returned with the
application.
Step 4: Submit the complete package (ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED) to the above address postmarked before September 30
For more information check out their “Dear Applicant” letter or the scholarship FAQs.

PlasticPlace Environmental Scholarship

Plastic Place ScholarshipThe Plastic Place Green Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and Environmental Activism and Advocacy

This week’s Featured Scholarship was brought to our attention by Ben Lam of PlasticPlace. He reached out to let us know about this $1,500 scholarship his company is offering. It’s rare that a sponsoring organization contacts us to help get the word out to students about a scholarship opportunity but we love it when they do!

http://www.plasticplace.com/the-plasticplace-scholarship or http://www.plasticplace.com/ (scroll down page to “Tools & Services” heading and click The PlasticPlace Scholarship link)

Contact:  687 Prospect Street, Suite 450, Lakewood, NJ 08701; Phone: 877.343.2247; email: [email protected]

Deadline:  July 1

Award Amount: $1,500

Eligibility:  Incoming students for fall of 2015, US Citizens, average SAT score of 1070 and average GPA of 3.5 or above. This scholarship is merit-based not based on financial need.

Requirements: Application Sheet (you will write), an Essay on the stated topic below (80 to 1,500 words), and an Official Transcript

How to Apply:

Application requirements:

  • Student must complete his/her own application.
  • Before scholarship will be awarded, all information submitted will be verified.
  • If ANY false information is submitted on the application, the student will be disqualified.
  • Provide an official copy of academic transcript from current school.

 Fill out the following (This is Your Application Sheet):

  • Full Name
  • Home Street Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Home Phone (with area code)
  • Email Address
  • Parent/Guardian Name (If under 18)
  • Parent/Guardian Contact Number (If under 18)
  • Anticipated date of Graduation (Month/Year)

Essay Topic:

The Health and Safety of Landfills:   Landfills are at historic capacity levels. According to the EPA, the U.S. has more than 3,000 landfills in use, and over 10,000 old municipal landfills. Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage annually, and some reports show up to 400 million tons. Only about 10% of all solid garbage in the U.S. gets recycled.

Here’s what should be covered in the essay:

  • Two-sided argument on the topic.
  • Research on the relevant health and safety issues.
  • Your determination if the current trajectory is sustainable.

KODAK Student Scholarships

KodakKODAK Student Scholarship Program and Student Cinematography Scholarship Award

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm

Although we do not feature scholarships that require students to be nominated, we are making an exception today. These two scholarships offer substantial awards and prizes for students pursuing a film degree and several are awarded. Each school can only nominate two students. If you’re a student who meets the eligibility requirements, talk to your professors or your guidance counselor about this award and ask them if they would be willing to nominate you. The links below are to the nomination forms. Click on the link, print the Nomination Form and give it to the person who has agreed to nominate you. Since this is an electronic submission form, you will also need to provide your nominator with the link. The form is so your professor will know what information is required and can ask you for input.

According to KODAK’s website: “Once again there will be a Student Cinematography Scholarship Award, in addition to a Student Scholarship Award. Each award will include a cash tuition prize along with KODAK Film Product grants to assist recipients with future projects. Participating worldwide colleges and universities that offer a degree or diploma program in film, film production, or cinematography may nominate up to two students each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award and one cinematography student each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award.”

Contact Info: Phone: 585.724.6751 email: Michele DeLano at  [email protected]

Deadline: May 15 (for both scholarships)

Award Amounts:

KODAK Student Scholarship Awards:

  • Gold: $5,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Silver: $4,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Bronze: $3,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards:

  • First Place: $4,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Award of Merit: $1,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

Eligibility:

KODAK Student Scholarship Award: For university or college students of film or film production at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma program. Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award: For university or college students of cinematography at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma program. Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

Requirements:

KODAK Student Scholarship Award: Student Scholarship applicants will be judged on professional filmmaking potential, academic excellence and the overall quality of the work submitted, with particular attention to expression, interpretation and construction of the visual image.

A Blue Ribbon Jury will evaluate all final selections. The jury will consist of one individual from Kodak and one from the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), plus a representative from the filmmaking industry. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, creative and technical ability, communications ability, and range of filmmaking experience. Visual Imagery will count 50%, creative and other technical skills 25%, and the other criteria 25%.

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion—no clips or short vignettes.
  2. Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Benelux, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  3. Each institution may nominate up to two students each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award.
  4. College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the 2014 – 2015 academic year and planning to enroll for the 2015 – 2016 academic year in a film school’s degree or diploma program.
  5. All judges’ decisions are final.
  6. The names of the winners may be published on the website at www.kodak.com/go/motion. Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarship Program.
  7. The winner’s film entry will be screened at the annual UFVA Conference.

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award: A world-renowned cinematographer will judge the final selection of Student Cinematography nominees. Nominees will be evaluated solely on the quality of their cinematography skills. Conditions of Entry:

  1. Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion—no clips or short vignettes.
  2. Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Benelux, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  3. Each institution may nominate up to one student each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award.
  4. College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the 2014 – 2015 academic year and planning to enroll for the 2015 – 2016 academic year in a film school’s degree or diploma program.
  5. All judges’ decisions are final.
  6. The names of the winners may be published on the website at www.kodak.com/go/motion. Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarship Program.
  7. The winner’s film entry will be screened at the annual UFVA Conference.

Nomination Links: KODAK Student Scholarship Award at http://motion.kodak.com/motion/hub/Scholarships/Students/index.htm and the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award at http://motion.kodak.com/motion/hub/Scholarships/Cinematography/index.htm

Environmental Leadership Scholarship

Environmental LeadershipBrower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

http://www.broweryouthawards.org/ (Select “Apply” tab) or http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/

According to the Earth Island Institute, “The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership [was established] in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who was quoted as saying “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.

Contact Info: Brower Youth Awards, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704-1375; Phone 510.859.9144; email: [email protected]

Deadlines: May 18

Award Amounts: $3,000 (6 awarded); plus a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility: Youth environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2015) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Online Application, Photograph, Letter of Support from someone who is familiar with you and your environmental work, and cannot be from a parent or guardian.

Application Link: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/broweryouthawards2015

What They Look for:

  • Outstanding Youth Leadership: You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).
  • Issue & Approach:  Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.
  • Project Impact, Scalability, & Replicability: Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?
  • Charisma, Personal Commitment & Trajectory: What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

Tips for Winning:

  • Leadership: The Brower Youth Awards are looking to recognize the leader of a group or an effort. While we will consider applicants who are implementing individual efforts, it is our tendency to focus on leaders of groups and efforts.
  • Research and science fair projects: Many research and science fair projects are individual and/or one–time efforts. As such, they are difficult to compare to the leadership of on-going projects. We will not consider applicants who are implementing research and science fair projects, unless it is part of ongoing environmental efforts involving a larger group.
  • Earth Day and one-time conferences: We understand the impact and necessity of Earth Day, conferences and one–time gatherings. However, we typically will not consider one–time gatherings for the award, unless the event produced long–term measurable impacts in which you have continued to play a significant leadership role.

If you’d like to support the efforts of the Earth Island Institute, please consider making a donation.

Accounting Scholarships for Women

Accounting ScholarshipThe Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

http://www.efwa.org/scholarships_undergraduate.php (for Undergraduate Scholarships) or http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.php (to view all of their scholarships) or http://www.efwa.org (Select “Scholarships” link in sidebar)

The mission of the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting is to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects. The EFWA encourages and enables women to enter the accounting profession and empowers them to achieve equal opportunities and equal rewards. They award scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Although we are featuring just one of their undergraduate scholarships, be sure to check out their website for all the scholarships this great organization offers women pursuing an Accounting degree!

The Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Contact Info: Foundation Administrator, The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting National Headquarters, 136 South Keowee Street, Dayton, OH 45402; Phone: 937.424.3391; Fax: 937.222.5794; Email: [email protected]

Deadline:  April 30

Award Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  Women pursuing a degree in Accounting, with preference being given to a woman returning to college from the work force or after raising children; US citizen

Requirements:  Application, Official Transcript, Proof of Enrollment, Statement of Career Goals, Statement of Personal Goals and Objectives, Standard FAF Transcript from the Financial Aid Office (Optional), 3 years of Tax Returns, 2 Personal Reference Letters, 2 (or more) Professional Reference Letters, Statement from Academic Advisor

Special Instructions:  Do not bind the application. Delete (redact) your social security number from your tax returns. The application asks you to state where you heard about this scholarship. If you found it from Scholarship Opportunity’s blog, here’s the information you’ll need: Pinecone Educational Consulting Group, Scholarship Opportunity blog, P.O. Box 366, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 802.585.1353; email: [email protected]

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional, including evidence of continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience.
  • Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional, have been established.
  • Financial need

Application Link:  http://www.efwa.org/pdf_docs/APPLICATION%20FOR%20SCHOLARSHIPS_Undergraduate.pdf (also available as a Word doc)

If you’d like to support women pursuing an Accounting degree (yes, it’s considered a STEM major), we hope you’ll consider making a donation.