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 81-100 of 231 scholarships
View Details Dr. O.M. and Ruth A. Harper 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 |Clendenin, WV|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Geraldine Gee Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 900
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): |Accredited Nursing Program|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Todd Lewis Gift of Life Memorial Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Disability: |Cancer|Life Threatening Disease|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
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The Todd Lewis Gift of Life Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Greenfield-Central High School. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholar American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 13,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • Residence: |North American country|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|
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The scholarship was established in memory of the late former President Kenneth Andrew Roe to assist the students in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details WIS. Dells Wrestling Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Athletics: |Wrestling|
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This scholarship was started to benefit a Wisconsin Dells High School senior wrestler and/or wrestling manager planning to pursue a post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Open Scholarships Zonta Club of Coos Bay
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Motivation|
  • Residence: Live in |Coos County, OR|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school and college students planning to attend full-time at an accredited institution in Fall 2016. Applicants must be permanently residing in Coos County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details STEM Scholarships Zonta Club of Coos Bay
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Motivation|
  • Residence: Live in |Coos County, OR|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school and college students planning to attend an accredited institution and pursuing study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Medical. Applicants must be permanently residing in Coos County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details W. P. Black Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 88 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
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The Scholarship was established to support West Virginia residents in obtaining a college education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jones, David T. Memorial Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin Dells, WI|
background
Jones, David T. Memorial Scholarship aims to provide encouragement and assistance to an eligible Wisconsin Dells High School student to pursue their technical education. The awardee must be a Wisconsin Dells resident all his/her life.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • 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 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Boggs Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,200
  • 2 awards
  • 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|
background
Boggs Scholarship is one of the various offerings of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The program is offered to graduates of Clay County High School. The fund awards an average grant amount $2,200 to 2 individuals.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Bernardine Bess Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Saint Albans High School, Saint Albans, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
background
The scholarship aims to support graduating senior of St. Albans High School.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Dale C. Bailey Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): |Four-year|West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV)|
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The scholarship aims to assist selected WVU Institute of Technology students with at least 2.5 GPA in obtaining a college education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Duluth Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Perseverance|Consideration|
  • School (K-12): |Central High School|Duluth East High School, Duluth, MN|Denfeld High School, Duluth, MN|
  • School (College): Attend |Lake Superior College (MN)|Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WI)|University of Minnesota (MN)|University of WisconsinSuperior (WI)|College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN|
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The Duluth Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from Duluth Denfeld High School or Duluth East High Schools. Applicants must be attending The College of St. Scholastica, University of Minnesota , University of WisconsinSuperior, Lake Superior College or Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Grand Army of the Republic Living Memorial Scholarship Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865
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  • 200 - 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Firmness|
  • Military: |Descendant of Union Veteran of the Civil War|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship is for the lineal descendants of Union Veteran of the Civil War.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Walter and Anna Soneson Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 3,000 - 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Illinois|
  • Residence: Live in |Iowa|Minnesota|Wisconsin|Michigan|Duluth, MN|
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The Walter and Anna Soneson Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduating high school senior from Duluth public high school. Applicants must be resident of the City of Duluth for at least three years
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Hendricks, IN|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Indiana|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students from any Indiana high school who have participated in varsity baseball for a minimum of one year. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited public or private college/university in any field of study. Applicants must also exemplify excellence in character, academic achievement, athletic achievement, and leadership.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Kanawha, WV|Putnam, WV|
  • Major: Study |Accounting|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Nurses Training Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Determination|Ability|Aptitude|Seriousness|
  • Military: |Child of Disabled U.S. Armed Forces Veteran|Wife of Disabled Armed Forces Veteran|Widows of Armed Forces Veterans|
  • Residence: Live in |Oregon|
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This scholarship was established by The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Oregon to benefit daughters, sons, wives of disabled veterans and widows of veterans who honorably served or are currently serving their country in the Armed Forces. Students must be pursuing study in the field of Nursing. Applicants must be a resident of Oregon and must demonstrate ability, aptitude, character, determination, seriousness of purpose and financial need. Applicants must have an American Legion Auxiliary Unit sponsor.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details James V. Day Scholarship American Legion - Maine
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Maine|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit children or grandchildren of current or deceased members of an American Legion Post in the State of Maine. Applicants must demonstrate good character shown through past behaviour that he/she believes in the American way of life.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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