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 101-120 of 231 scholarships
View Details VFW POST 9387 Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Intelligence|High Morals|
  • Military: |War Veteran|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
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VFW POST 9387 Scholarship aims to give financial assistance to worthy Wisconsin Dells High School graduating seniors planning to take up post-secondary education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Louise Smith Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Good Character|Cooperation|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Wicomico, MD|
  • Religion: |Methodist|
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This scholarship fund was created to benefit students who are graduates of a public high school in Wicomico County and accepted at an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Applicants must be a member of a Methodist Church in Wicomico County and must be non-recipients of the Ellegood Award and PaulHyde Scholarship at Asbury Methodist Church.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Stuart & Lucille Armstrong 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|
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Stuart & Lucille Armstrong Scholarship is one of the various offerings of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The program is offered to individuals who continues to be an Episcopalian in the Diocese of WV. Preference are given to applicants from St. Christopher, Charleston.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details St. Vincent de Paul Society Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|High Morals|Consideration|Compassion|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisc Dells, WI|
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
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St. Vincent de Paul Society Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to selected students from Wisconsin Dells Area. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. Consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in Social Work.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Kevin Storm Memorial Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,950
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
  • School (College): Attend |Purdue University (IN)|
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Kevin Storm Memorial Scholarship is founded in memorialized by his motherThelma Storm Spencer, and brother David Spencer. Kevin is a pharmacist and Purdue graduate. It provides educational support to graduating seniors of Greenfield-Central High School who wish to further their education at Purdue University.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Bob Tracy Business Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
  • School (College): Attend |Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN|
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This scholarship was started in memory of Bob Tracy by his mom Jeanne Tracy Meddock. Bob was able to build a successful career by using his passion for business development,education, and savviness in realigning for-profit and non-profit organizations. The scholarship aims to benefit a Greenfield-Central High School graduating student pursuing post-secondary education at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details David Andrew Hood Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Nitro High School, Nitro, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |Nitro, WV|Cross Lanes, WV|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Motivation|
  • Organization: State Employees Association of North Carolina (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|Community College|Trade School|Technical School|Junior College|
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The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarships (Need-Based) was established in 1974, the SEANC Scholarships awards to active and associate SEANC members, their spouses, and their dependents. Applicants must attend technical schools, community colleges, trade schools, junior colleges, or four-year universities full-time.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Hancock Family Snow Hill High School Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-21-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Snow Hill High School, Snow Hill, MD|
  • Residence: Live in |Snow Hill, MD|
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Hancock Family Snow Hill High School Scholarship provides funds of a minimum of $2,000 that can be renewed for four years. The scholarship is provided to seniors of Snow Hill High School to help them pursue their college education.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • Military: |Wortman-Lowe Marine Corps League Detachment|Blue River Young Marines|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
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This fund was started by those who have served their country, to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and past graduates of public high schools pursuing a post-secondary education. Applicants must be sponsored by a Wortman-Lowe Detachment member.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Manufacturing|Industrial Engineering|
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The E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship is provided for full-time students and accepted in a graduate program with a manufacturing or industrial engineering emphasis by SME Education Foundation. The scholarship funds students needs as a credit toward books, fees, tuition or supplemental expenses as approved by the SME Education Foundation.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details William B. Blank DACA Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Well Rounded|Maturity|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private| in |Worcester, MD|Wicomico, MD|Somerset, MD|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Maryland (MD)|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to students who graduated from a public or private high schools in Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester Counties and who is pursuing a career in production agriculture or turf management at a University of Maryland system college or university.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Dr. Linda Gellert Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield, IN|
  • School (College): Attend |Purdue University (IN)|
background
Dr. Linda Gellert Scholarship was established by the Gellert family to provide support to graduating students of Greenfield-Central High School who plans to pursue their college education at Purdue University. The $1,000 fund is given based upon evidence of academic achievement, community involvement, and good moral character.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
  • School (College): |North Carolina|University of North Carolina, NC|
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In 2004, the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation started this scholarship to benefit four-year public university students who exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, an excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Crichton High School 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): |Greenbrier West High School, Charmco, WV|Crichton, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |Crichton Public School attendance area, Crichton, WV|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Elizabeth S. Johnston Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
key information
  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Charleston (WV)|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Richard (Dick) Green Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
key information
  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Hurricane High School, Hurricane, WV|Poca High School, Poca, WV|Nitro High School, Nitro, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details National Honor Society Scholarship National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
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  • 2,500
  • 400 awards
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: National Honor Society (Club)
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship is for the members of National Honor Society who are high school seniors in good standing that demonstrate good character and leadership.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Non-Traditional Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Personal Initiative|Goals|
  • Organization: Sons of the American Legion (Professional Organization)|American Legion Auxiliary (Professional Organization)|The American Legion
  • Age / Grade Level: |Non-Traditional Students|
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A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional student who is a member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion. It aims to provide assistance to non-traditional students resuming their interrupted formal education after some period of time or those who had just begun their education at a later time in life.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Cavalier-Nichols Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
key information
  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): Attend |West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV)|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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