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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View Details Frank & Dorothy Miller Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|
  • Residence: Live in |North America|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|
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The scholarship was established in 1993 through the generosity of Frank William Miller and Dorothy Given Miller.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 4 awards
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Disability: |Cystic Fibrosis|
  • Athletics: |Running|
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This scholarship was started to benefit high school seniors and undergraduate students who have cystic fibrosis. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, scholastic ability, athletic ability in the area of running and comply daily to cystic fibrosis therapy. Students must also exhibit good character, leadership, and service to the community. Lastly, applicants should be training on a regular basis for the 1.5-mile qualifying run.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,250
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • Major: Study |Law Enforcement|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Kiwanis Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Intelligence|
  • Organization: Key Club (Club)
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
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Kiwanis Club Scholarship is offered to graduating students of Wisconsin Dells High School to support them in pursuing a post-secondary education. The $1,500 scholarship is given to an eligible student who demonstrates academic abilities and leadership qualities.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 5,000
  • 5 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): |Accredited High School|
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A $5,000 scholarship will be given to 5 junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Each Division will be receiving one gift scholarship.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): Attend |West Virginia University (WV)|
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Bowles, McDavid, Graff and Love Scholarship is one of the various offerings of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The program is offered to students who is pursuing a program at West Virginia University College of Law. The fund awards and average grant amount $2,000 to 2 individuals.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Burns Memorial Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,700
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Sissonville High School, Charleston, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details William Giacomo Firefighter 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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Perseverance|Integrity|Ambition|Achievement|Loyalty|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas Panhandle, TX|Texas|
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Jake Jones family and the Claude Community started this scholarship to benefit learning disabled graduating seniors in the Texas Panhandle.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Philip A. Haddad Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, Orthodox Church of West Virginia|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Robert D. Ashworth Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 6 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
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The scholarship was established for members of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, WV or their immediate family memberto support their education.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • Organization: Sigma Chi (Fraternity)
  • Military: |Military|Army|Navy|Air Force|Coast Guard|National Guard|U.S. Marine Corps|
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This scholarship was made possible through the generous support of Timothy A. Michael, Ohio State 1970, John G. Berylson, Brown 1975, and Dr. Daniel P. Walsh, Southeast Missouri State 1971 and other Brothers. It aims to benefit undergraduate and graduate Sigma Chi Brothers currently serving or have served on active duty in their country's militaryArmy, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Charles & Lucia James Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |First Baptist Church|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 2,500 - 3,500
  • 15 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |The American Legion|
  • Military: |Descendant of American Legion Member|Child of Veteran|Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|Descendant of Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War/War on Terrorism Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
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A total of 15 scholarships dedicated to daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and great-grandsons of The American Legion members who are former Armed Forces personnel.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Nancy Gerald Memorial Nursing Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Integrity|Ambition|Thriftiness|Desire|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX|
background
The Nancy Gerald Memorial Nursing Scholarship is provided to junior or senior level college student from 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle who majors in the field of nursing. The program was established in memory of Nancy Gerald. The scholarship is a one-time award of $500 funds.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Adam S. Burford Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 900
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity (Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,014
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|Work Ethic|
  • School (K-12): |Public|Mount Vernon Senior High School, Mt Vernon, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Hancock, IN|
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Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship was established by the Kirkwoods to provide support to students and graduates of Mt. Vernon High School in pursuing a bachelors degree. The scholarship gives a $1,014 to one individual who shows evidence of strong leadership and caring for others.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Chapter 1 Detroit Undergraduate Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Professional Organization)|Society of Manufacturing Engineers Detroit Chapter One - The Founding Chapter (Professional Organization)|Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
background
Chapter 1 Detroit Undergraduate Scholarship is an annual offer of SME Education Foundation for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing. This scholarship prefers SME Student Chapter or SME-Detroit Chapter One - The Founding Chapter member of good standing and those candidates involved in SME Student Chapter activities at their respective institution.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Elizabeth Lowndes Scholarship Woman's Missionary Union Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Good Academic Standing|
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The scholarship was established to award outstanding students of North American or international Baptist missionaries who have excelled in academic standing, leadership, and character.
  • competition 5.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Verda McLendon Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Science|
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This scholarship is designated for post-secondary education including two-year, four-year programs and post-graduate degrees in any field of study, with a preference given to those pursuing degrees in the sciences.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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