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 21-40 of 231 scholarships
View Details W. Lee Culp Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The W. Lee Culp Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Wooster High School with minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details LeeAnn Dolick-Cox Memorial Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 914
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |New Palestine High School, New Palestine, IN|
  • Extracurricular: |Band/Marching Band Member|
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LeeAnn Dolick-Cox Memorial Scholarship is established by her sister, Lisa Spicer, in memory of LeeAnn, a kind and committed individual. Thisscholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from New Palestine High School.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-21-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Passion|Good Character|Dedication|
  • School (K-12): |Covington High School, Covington, OH|Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, OH|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|
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Austin Miller Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Austin Brian Miller in 2008. Austin was a national level ATV competitor and a student of Covington School. The scholarship fund, is at $500 minimum, aims to help other students succeed.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Zach Lett Running for Excellence Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,132
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
  • School (College): |Post-secondary School|
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Zach Lett was athletic and was passionate about life and so his family started this scholarship to benefit graduating Greenfield-Central students with strong leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details England Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Evans Memorial Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 22 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Debbie Holwager Memorial Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Interest|
  • School (K-12): |Southport High School, Indianapolis, IN|
  • School (College): |Vocational School|Technical School|Trade School|College or University|
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This scholarship was started in memory of Debbie Holwager who was a teacher at Clinton Young Elementary School in Perry Township. This scholarship benefits current or former Southport High School students planning to attend a college, university, vocational, technical or trade school. Applicants must demonstrate good moral character, leadership and diversity of interests.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details John and Hannah Handy Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Intelligence|Integrity|Self-Motivation|
  • School (K-12): |Crisfield Academy/High School, Crisfield, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was started to benefit graduating high school senior from Crisfield High School who have been accepted as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Applicants must demonstrate high character, integrity, intelligence and potential leadership.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Well Rounded|Maturity|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit a graduating senior from Parkside High School planning to attend accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism or History.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details William G. Greenly Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-21-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Work Ethic|
  • School (K-12): |North Caroline High School, Ridgely, MD|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to outstanding seniors of North Caroline High School who have demonstrated a strong work ethic and strong desire in getting a bachelor's degree and are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Leatrice Koch Scholarship Coastal Bend Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Potential|
  • School (K-12): |Woodsboro High School, Woodsboro, TX|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduating High School Senior|
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Established by Leatrice J. Koch, this scholarship is available to graduating senior at Woodsboro High School who attended college with help from scholarship funding. Applicants must have good potential and good character and must maintain at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 250
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|High Morals|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • School (College): |Trade School|Technical School|
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The AM. Legion Auxiliary, Carl E. Grabman Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to an outstanding and graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School. Applicants must be pursuing an education at a technical or trade school.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Ruth Ann Johnson Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 39 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Norman S. & Betty M. Fitzhugh Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details C. Raymond & Delsia R. Collins Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 11 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Kindness|Helpfulness|
  • School (K-12): |New Palestine High School, New Palestine, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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2016 Captain Glenn Blaisdell, USMC-Naval Aviator Memorial Scholarship is founded for the memory of Marine Corps Captain Michael Glenn Blaisdell lost his life while serving his country.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Pamela Fuller Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Capital High School, Charleston, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Wicomico, MD|Somerset, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates of the public or private high schools in Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset County. Applicants must be accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year institution pursuing a degree in agriculture or a closely-related field. Financial need is taken into consideration.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 4,000
  • 20 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • 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|
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Community or Technical College Transfer Students Scholarship is a $4,000 fund given to high school graduates of the 26 counties of Northwest Kansas. The scholarship is renewable for another year upon completion of satisfactory work as evaluated by the Scholarship Committee.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Hope Works Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Monongalia, WV|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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This scholarship is open to high school graduates of Monongalia County, West Virginia, who are regularly enrolled as undergraduate students in an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, commitment, and leadership through involvement in school and community organizations.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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