Scholarship Newsletter - Issue 99 | Frank

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Make Me Laugh Scholarship

The Make Me Laugh Scholarship was launched to give students a break from the boring application routine. Student applicants are encouraged to show their funny bone for a chance to win money for school. 

Application Requirements:

  • In 250 words or less, describe a hilarious incident in your life, funny or embarrassing to apply for this scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Deadline: August 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,500

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Each year Wine Country Gift Baskets recognizes three well-deserving students who display the spirit of giving. The Spirit of Giving Scholarship was created to encourage acts of kindness, service, and giving among young students. 

Application requirements:

  • To apply, you must:
    • Provide proof of enrollment for the upcoming school year
    • Complete application form along with a short essay addressing the following topics:
      • How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving?
      • How has the spirit of giving affected you personally?
      • How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school seniors and current college students planning to attend college or another form of post-secondary education for the full school year 
  • Not an employee or family member of Wine Country Gift Baskets or Houdini Inc

Deadline: July 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,000

Akash and Shai Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Akash and Shai Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Akash Jacob Kuruvilla. Akash lived a life full of excellence and generosity, which is why this scholarship aims to recognize outstanding students.

Application requirements:

  • Complete two steps to apply:
    1. Submit completely filled out the application form 
    2. Write two essays:
      • A 750-word essay answering the question “What does the phrase “The American Dream” mean to you and how do you embody the American Dream?”
      • A 500-word personal statement. Include any information about yourself, your academic/professional goals, financial need, or any other information

Eligibility Requirements:

    • Student applicants must:
      • Be accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States of America in the upcoming Fall semester/quarter
      • Have full-time undergraduate status in the upcoming Fall semester/quarter
      • Have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale if you are currently a senior in high school

Deadline: June 26th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,000

Feldco Scholarship

Feldco is a family-owned business that focuses on exterior home improvements such as replacement windows, siding, and garage doors. As a family-owned business, Feldco recognizes the crucial role family plays in the development of one’s life, especially at a young age.  This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that best describes how their family has contributed to who they are today. 

Application Requirements:

  • To participate in this scholarship, you must:
    • Submit a 700-1,000 words essay that answers, “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A legal U.S. resident
  • Currently enrolled in a college/university or will be enrolled in a college/university in 2020

Deadline: June 15th, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $1,000

Niche $2,000 Scholarship

Niche connects people to their future schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces through a growing online community. Every month, Niche launches scholarship contest sweepstakes. Students are encouraged to participate in each contest as a way to help them pay for their college-related expenses. 

Application Requirements:

  • To participate in this scholarship, you simply have to log in or create a free account at Niche

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all high school and college students 

Deadline: May 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $2,000

#OneTeam Challenge

DoSomething.org and ESPN partnered together to bring 6 weeks of sports-themed challenges. This competition hopes to give students a new way to give back to the community and help combat COVID-19.

Application Requirements:

  • Participate in at least one sports-themed challenge to enter the competition

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to anyone under 26 years of age

Deadline: May 31st, 2020 | Scholarship Value: $3,000

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