Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – $1,000-$5,000 – Deadline: Nov. 7th, 2017

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 7
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 7.

November 7, 2017: Student application deadline

November 17, 2017: Deadline for schools and officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees for state-level judging

February 6, 2018: Judging results announced by NASSP and Prudential

April 28 – May 1, 2018: National recognition events in Washington, D.C.

Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.

State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.

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2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – $4,000-$50,000 – Deadline: Nov. 27th, 2017

To Apply:

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 2017 500 national winners in late April 2017. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Elks National Foundation is proud to present its 2017 class of Most Valuable Student Scholarship Recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.

2018 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-2021, 2021-22 Academic Years
Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $50,000 2 $100,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $30,000 2 $60,000
Fourth Place $20,000 14 $280,000
Runners Up $4,000 480 $1,920,000
Total: $2,440,000
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Balanced Man Scholarship (males attending OSU) – $500-$1,000 – Deadline: June 9th, 2017

The Ancient Greeks believed in developing a Sound Mind and a Sound Body as the way to live a fulfilling life. SigEp adopted this philosophy with the Balanced Man Ideal and since 1990 has awarded the Balanced Man Scholarship to some of the best students coming to campus. You must be a male attending Oregon State University this fall in order to win this scholarship; however, membership in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is NOT a factor in determining the winners.

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US Bank “Financial Genius” 2017 Scholarship Sweepstakes – $5,000-$20,000 – Deadline: October 27th, 2017

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Baseballism Scholarship – $1,000 – Deadline: June 1st, 2017


Baseballism, the official off the field brand of baseball, started in 2006 as a youth baseball camp focusing on fundamentals and the lessons learned while playing the game. As Baseballism has transitioned from a camp to a premium apparel brand, Baseballism has made every effort to provide support to baseball teams, leagues, and baseball related charities throughout North America.

In 2014, Baseballism offered its inaugural college scholarship and has continued this tradition since. In 2017, Baseballism will offer two $1000 scholarships to college bound high school seniors whose lives has been positively influenced by the game of baseball/softball. Applicants do not need to be student athletes, but must have a passion and connection to the game.


Baseballism will give two $1000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan on attending either a two or four year college after graduation. Applications must be submitted to Baseballism via mail by June 1, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 10, 2017, and will receive payment upon providing proof of enrollment in a college or university.


Please mail an envelope with the following materials to 2215 NW Quimby Street, Portland, Oregon 97210.

1. Your high school transcript (there is no minimum GPA requirement).

2. An essay, not longer than 1,500 words, explaining what you have learned from the game of baseball/softball and how it has impacted your life.

3. A letter of recommendation from a coach and/or teacher.

4. Your own original Baseballism inspired quote.  You can review Baseballism’s quotes on Facebook at, on Twitter @baseballism, and on Instragram @baseballism, for inspiration.

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Jodi Engel Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 – Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Jodi Engel Scholarship 2017

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Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship – up to $2,000 – Deadline: April 25th, 2017

2016-17 Oregon Jaycee Scholarship

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