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 141-160 of 231 scholarships
View Details James F. Byrnes Foundation American Psychological Association
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  • 3,250
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Academic Achievement|
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The scholarship was established to help students who have lost one or both parents by death.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Jerry and Carol Inman Scholarship Endowment Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Kingsley Area High School, Kingsley, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors from Kingsley High School. Applicants must demonstrate good academic performance, character, leadership, and participation beyond the classroom.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Drenth Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Ellsworth Community School, Ellsworth, MI|
  • Career: |Trade (Industry)|Education (Industry)|Nursing (Industry)|Vocational (Industry)|
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The Drenth Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment is awarded to graduating high school senior of Ellsworth Community School. Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in nursing, education or a vocational
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Michael A. Smiarowski Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Judgment|
  • School (K-12): |Turners Falls High School, Montague, MA|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors from Turners Falls High School. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit the class Salutatorian and one to a student with average grades who contributes to the community and has good character and judgment.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship Fund
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Kindness|Honesty|Compassion|Integrity|
  • School (K-12): |Salem High School, Salem, OH|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Salem High School. Applicants must demonstrate character, honesty, integrity, kindness and compassion like Dustin Marshall Huffman
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Connellsville Rotary Club Community Foundation of Fayette County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Connellsville Area Senior High School, Connellsville, PA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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ConnellsvilleRotaryScholarship is given to a graduating senior who demonstrated academic excellence and good character traits. The applicant must be attending Connellsville Area School District.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details June McNeil Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Galesburg-Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established from a fund endowed from the estate of June McNeil. June McNeil was a lifelong resident of Augusta and employed as an occupational therapist at the Battle Creek Veteran's Administration Hospital. This scholarship was intended to benefit Galesburg-Augusta High School graduating seniors who demonstrated good character and has career plans. Financial need is required.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Lioness Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Galesburg Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Lioness Scholarship is given to a student of Galesburg-Augusta High School. The applicant must be a female student of good character.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ronald?Todd?Beasley?Memorial?Scholarship Daviess County Community Foundation
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  • 1,400
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|Honesty|Cooperation|Responsibility|Dependability|Friendliness|
  • School (K-12): |North?Daviess?High?School, Elnora, (IN)|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Educational Institution|
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The Ronald?Todd?Beasley?Memorial?Scholarship is awarded to graduating?seniors?of?North?Daviess?High?School. Applicants must demonstrate good?character?and?citizenship?qualities?
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details W. John & Elvira Koski 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|
  • School (K-12): |Easton Valley High School, Preston, IA|Mason City High School, Mason City, IA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship is available to a senior student from Mason City High School and Easton Valley High School.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Work Ethic|
  • School (K-12): |Doddridge County High School, West Union, WV|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College freshman|High school graduate|
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Recipients will be Doddridge County High School graduates with an emphasis on, but not limited to, first-year enrollment in a college or university. Preference may be given to female students who are well-rounded individuals and have demonstrated strong work ethic, character, and commitment.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |David W. Butler High School (NC)|Independence High School, Charlotte, NC|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
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The scholarship was established to award graduating seniors of Independence High School or David W. Butler High School who have contributed a minimum of 100 hours of community service and have demonstrated high character and academic achievement.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited U.S College or University|Accredited Hawai'i College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrated scholastic excellence and service to the community. Applicants must have demonstrated good character and who has, through endeavors, showed an intent to utilize special skills in order to benefit the Hawaiian community.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Community Involvement|
  • School (K-12): |Pike?Central?High?School, Petersburg, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College| in |Indiana|
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The Petersburg?High?School?Class?of?1959?Scholarship is awarded to graduating?high school seniors?of?Pike?Central?High?School. Applicants mus be top?third?of?their?graduating?class
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Intelligence|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • School (College): |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|Nursing School|
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Kilbourn Fire Department VOC-TECH & 4-Year College Scholarship is given to eligible graduating students of Wisconsin Dells High School. The scholarship aims to support students in pursuing their post-high school education. The program awards two scholarship, one for who wants to attend a four-year college, and one to a student attending a vocational-technical school.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Kilbourn Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|High Morals|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • School (College): |Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|Nursing School|
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Kilbourn Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship is given to students of Wisconsin Dells High School who want to pursue their post-high school education. The scholarship will award two students who have high morals and character.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details National Honors Society Scholarships Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Scholarships are awarded to worthy high school seniors who has a GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate leadership, character, and service.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Skills and Strengths|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Mathematics|Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled students pursuing major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Albert W. Wuyts And Louise M. Wuyts Scholarship Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
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  • 1,000 - 1,500
  • 3 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Kaukauna Senior High School, Kaukauna, WI|
  • Extracurricular: |Social Activism/Community Engagement|
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Albert W. Wuyts and Louise M. Wuyts Scholarship is a $1,000 to $1,500 fund provided to graduating high school seniors of Kaukauna High School. The program was established from Albert and Louise's estate. The benefactors had always been generous contributors to their churches and their community.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Pike, IN|Pike?Central?High?School, Petersburg, IN|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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The Schafer?Pike?County?Community?Foundation?Scholarship is awarded to graduating?high School seniors?of?Pike?Central?High?School. Applicants must be residents?of?Pike?county Indiana
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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