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
W. Lee Culp Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
LeeAnn Dolick-Cox Memorial Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 914
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |New Palestine High School, New Palestine, IN|
  • Extracurricular: |Band/Marching Band Member|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-21-2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Zach Lett Running for Excellence Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,132
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
  • School (College): |Post-secondary School|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
England Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Evans Memorial Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 22 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Debbie Holwager Memorial Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
John and Hannah Handy Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 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|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
William G. Greenly Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-21-2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Leatrice Koch Scholarship Coastal Bend Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 250
  • 2 awards
  • March 2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
Ruth Ann Johnson Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 39 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Norman S. & Betty M. Fitzhugh Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
C. Raymond & Delsia R. Collins Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 11 awards
  • January 2020
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 2019
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Pamela Fuller Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
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
Purnell D. White Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 4,000
  • 20 awards
  • February 2020
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Hope Works Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-31-2019
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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