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.

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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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Francis W. Reidy established the Francis W. and Lucille M. Reidy Memorial Scholarship Fundin memory of his wife, Lucille M. Reidy. Francis and Lucille were graduates of Blackford County schools. The scholarship aims to give financial support to a male and female student from Blackford High School planning to take up non-traditional studies or in technical training.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Zonta Club of Aurora Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The Zonta Club of Aurora Scholarship is awarded to female students attending a four-year college or university. Applicants must be graduates of a high school located within the City of Aurora.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Aaron Zeiher Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
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Established in memory of Aaron Zeiher, an Explorer with the Johnson County Sheriff s office, this scholarship is students who are residents of Johnson County, IN and planning to pursue a degree in law enforcement or the criminal justice field at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a history of leadership in school, church, and/or community.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Paul R. and Elizabeth C. Simon Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Dalton High School, Dalton, OH|
  • School (College): |Post-secondary School|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow Dane G. Hansen Foundation
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  • 10,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Diligence|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Cheyenne, KS|Cloud, KS|Decatur, KS|Ellis, KS|Ellsworth, KS|Gove, KS|Graham, KS|Jewell, KS|Lincoln, KS|Logan, KS|Mitchell, 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|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Church-Related College or University|
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This scholarship was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to benefit graduating high school seniors pursuing the Board of Regents recommended curriculum. Applicants must have a record of services and extra-curricular activities. Recipients of this award must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church-related Kansas college or university and enrolled as full-time students. This scholarship is renewable for three additional years.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Generosity|Compassion|Integrity|School Service|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
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The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund is awarded to current college student resident of California. Applicant must demonstrate service to community or school and a financial need
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
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  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Glen Oaks High School, LA|Baker High School, Baker, LA|Scotlandville Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship was established by Solvay/Eco Services and Domingue family to honor Karen E. Domingue-Maillets life and work. It is available to outstanding high school senior from Baker High School, Glen Oaks High School or Scotlandville Magnet High School who has demonstrated good character and financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details R. B. Annis Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Arsenal Tech High School, Indianapolis, IN|
  • School (College): |University|Indiana|College|Grand Valley State University (MI)|
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The R. B. Annis Scholarship is awarded to high school student of Arsenal Tech High School with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be pursuing major in math or science
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ethan C. Hertler Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Franklin Community High School, Franklin, IN|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|
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The scholarship was started in memory of Ethan C. Hertler to support a Franklin Community High School graduate's post-secondary education in the field of secondary math education.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Hamann Family Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Hamann Family Memorial Scholarship was created to honor H. Paul Hamann. The program aims to recognize the qualities of Paul in his lifetime. The student applicant must show the same qualities that Paul possess.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Dr. James Dixon Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Honesty|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
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Dr. James Dixon Memorial Scholarship is offered to Johnson County resident student who deserves as he or she can how a turnaround in effort and performance by the junior year. The fund is given to awardee who is pursuing a full-time four years of undergraduate study.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Robert B. & Sophia Whiteside Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend an |Home School|
  • Residence: Live in |Duluth, MN|
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This scholarship was started 1976 in memory of Robert B. and Sophia Whiteside. The creation of this scholarship was made possible through the will of their daughter Marion Whiteside Meining. Robert Whiteside was a pioneer Duluth lumberman and mining executive active in the formation of the city of Duluth. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors of Duluth high schools who are planning to attend any accredited, degree-granting, four-year college or university. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence, high character, leadership and promise of contributing to the betterment of society.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Central Nine Career Center, IN|Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN|Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
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Established in memory of Clarence Buck Boyce, Jr., the Clarence "Buck" Boyce Jr. Memorial Scholarship aims to help a graduating high school senior pursue a career in materials engineering or mechanical engineering. This scholarship was created to honor Clarence Buck Boyce, Jr.'s generosity and forgiveness of others.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Lois and Charles Jeffrey Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Clay County High School, Clay, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Plummer Family Scholarship River Valley Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Grayson County High School, Independence, VA|Galax High School, Galax, VA|
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|Tennessee|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students from Grayson County High School or Galax High School. Applicants must be planning to attend a college, technical school, art school, community college, or any university located in Virginia, North Carolina, or Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate good moral character and have participation in extracurricular activities. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship - Bartholomew County The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • September 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Accredited High School|Public|Private|Bartholomew, IN|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating high school senior of an accredited Indiana high school who plan to pursue a baccalaureate course in an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Rimington Trophy Scholarship Boomer Esiason Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Disability: |Cystic Fibrosis|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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The Rimington Trophy Scholarship is awarded to a student with cystic fibrosis. Applicants must demonstrate character, leadership, service to the community and a financial need
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Blair Parsley Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
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The scholarship was founded in honor of Blair Parsley and his love of flight. It is designed to support graduating senior from a Johnson County high school who is planning to study aviation at an accredited Indiana college/university. The applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have demonstrated good character and a history of volunteerism and leadership in school, church and/or community.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Tom Russell Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Hope High School: Information Technology, Providence, RI|
  • Athletics: |Athletics|
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The Tom Russell Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Hope High School
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Mary H. Craig Memorial Journalism Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Work Ethic|
  • School (College): |Indiana|Franklin College (IN)|
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
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Mary H. Craig Memorial Journalism Scholarship recognizes the students of Franklin College who is majoring in journalism. The program was established to honor Marys spirit excellence and education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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