Scholarships for Good Character

Good grades and athletic talent aren’t the only things that can help pay your way through college – simply being a good person can also earn you a scholarship. Scholarships for good character are awarded to students who have, in some way, demonstrated their good personal character or strong moral fiber, through a specific act or through long-term commitment to a community or cause. Many local community foundations offer these awards to celebrate upstanding members of the community. The applications for theses scholarships often include an essay explaining why you have good character, and letters of reference from other members of the community who can speak about your good qualities. In some cases, no application is required and applicants are nominated or chosen by a committee. To find out about some scholarships that celebrate good character, check out the list below.

Showing 1-20 of 231 scholarships
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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • December-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Preissel, Shirley A. & Dobyns, Debbie A. Memorial Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Consideration|Compassion|
  • Career: |Hotel (Industry)|Motel Management (Industry)|Food Service (Industry)|
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|Tourism|Restaurant Management|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 745
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Mount Vernon High School, Fortville, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Franklin, IN|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
Dennis S. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Dedication|Mentorship|Perseverance|Ability to Inspire|
  • School (K-12): |Nordhoff High School, Ojai, CA|
  • Major: Study |Education|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
Brewster High School Rawson Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): |Brewster High School, Brewster, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Helen C. Wootton, Salisbury Rotary Club Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-31-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Intelligence|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Wicomico, MD|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
Rotary Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 3 awards
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|High Morals|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
F.W. "Beich" Beichley Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Holdrege High School, Holdrege, NE|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|Technical School|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MI,|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
Jeremy Smith Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Perseverance|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MS|
  • Athletics: |Athletics|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
Carline Day Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 688
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |New Palestine High School, New Palestine, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
The Robert P. Amrhein Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Honesty|Compassion|Integrity|Selflessness|Concern|Acceptance of Others|Spirit of Good Will|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Northern High School, Portage, MI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Herb and Ann Fincher Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Well Rounded|Maturity|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury MD|Wicomico High School, Salisbury, MD|Mardela Middle and High School, Mardela Springs, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Lewis F. Strahl Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,623
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |New Palestine High School, New Palestine, IN|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Apr-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • Career: |Dairy (Industry)|
  • Major: Study |Dairy Science|Animal Science|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Orrville High School, Orrville, OH|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Warm Personality|
  • School (K-12): |Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|Vocational School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
Winship Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,100 - 2,300
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Galesburg-Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI|Climax-Scotts High School, Climax, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 4,000
  • 100 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Cheyenne, KS|Cloud, KS|Decatur, KS|Ellis, KS|Ellsworth, KS|Gove, KS|Graham, KS|Jewell, KS|Lincoln, KS|Logan, KS|Norton, KS|Osborne, KS|Ottawa, KS|Phillips, KS|Rawlins, KS|Republic, KS|Rooks, KS|Russell, KS|Saline, KS|Sheridan, KS|Sherman, KS|Smith, KS|Thomas, KS|Trego, KS|Wallace, KS|Counties of Northwest Kansas|Mitchel, KS|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Technical|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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