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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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Communication Skills|
  • Residence: Live in |Eastside Wilmington, DE|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Bethel AME Church Community Scholarship is available for graduating seniors, enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited institution. Applicant must demonstrate scholastic achievement and be an eastside Wilmington resident.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Waterville Shocker Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 700
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Waterville High School, Waterville, WA|
  • School (College): |Post-secondary School|
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The Waterville Shocker Scholarship is awarded to graduating or graduate student of Waterville High School. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary school with minimum 2.5 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Terry L. Hunsucker Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Academic Potential|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Winchester Community High School, Winchester, IN|Randolph, IN|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Indiana|
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Terry L. Hunsucker, a Winchester native, started this scholarship to benefit students or graduates of Winchester Community High School or other publichigh schools in Randolph County. Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree at a college or university in Indiana. Applicants must demonstrate academic promise, good character and community service.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ferenz Scholarship Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 30 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details A. Asbury Parks & Donna Lea Morgan Parks Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Intelligence|Motivation|Integrity|
  • School (K-12): |Crisfield Academy/High School, Crisfield, MD|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|
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A. Asbury Parks & Donna Lea Morgan Parks Scholarship is given to two graduating seniors of Crisfield High School. The scholarship provides a maximum of $2,500 for the students' education in an accredited four-year College or university or accredited two-year institution.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Mary E. (Nalbach) Huseby Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|Cedar Grove, WV|
  • Major: Study |Education|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Rebecca Goldman Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Viren and Rekha Sharma Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury MD|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Viren and Rekha Sharma Scholarship is awarded to graduates of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Maryland. Applicants must be involved in their Community, have been accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Debra L. Plank Memorial 4-H Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 527 - 1,054
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Debra L. Plank Memorial 4-H Scholarship is established in memory of Debbie. She dedicated her hours to the Hancock County 4-H programs. A member of Mohawk United Methodist Church where she was an organist and helped with various church activities.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Donald S. Groves Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Drs. Charlene & Charles Byrd Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 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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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Personal Initiative|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Community College|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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In honor of Richie Herskowitz, the scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who demonstrates leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merits academic achievement.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Lake Mason Lions Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Intelligence|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Trade School|
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Lake Mason Lions Club Scholarship is open to graduating high school student who wants to pursue his/her education at a Technical/Vocational or Trade School in the State of Wisconsin. The awardee must demonstrate good morals, character, and mental ability.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to assist furthering the education of New Hanover High School students who demonstrate scientific aptitude and moral character.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private| in |Wicomico, MD|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|
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Dr. Alfred & Ruth Beattie Healthcare Careers Scholarship is an annual fund of $2,000 given to graduates of a public or private high school in Wicomico County. The scholarship provides support to students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study. The award may be renewed depending on the academic progress of the student.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000 - 8,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Good Character|Communication Skills|Academic Achievement|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established in honor of President Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. The scholarship benefits Ventura County, California, high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study toward a bachelors degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. The award is for undergraduate study only and may be used for education-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies room and board.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Dr. Joseph C. Basile, II Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • Major: Study |Education|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Pauline Haddad Bsharah Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Sherman High School, Seth, WV|Marsh Fork High School, Montcoal, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
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Pauline Haddad Bsharah Scholarship is one of the various offerings of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The program is offered to students who have attended Sherman HS or Marsh Fork HS. Awardees are chosen on academic performance, leadership abilities and contributions to school or community. The fund awards and average grant amount $1,500 to an individual.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details J.D. Cutlip Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,400
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Webster County High School, Upperglade, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Paris Hudnall Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,300
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Riverside High School, Belle, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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