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
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|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Jerry and Carol Inman Scholarship Endowment Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Kingsley Area High School, Kingsley, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Drenth Family Memorial Scholarship Endowment Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
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)|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Michael A. Smiarowski Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Judgment|
  • School (K-12): |Turners Falls High School, Montague, MA|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
Connellsville Rotary Club Community Foundation of Fayette County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Connellsville Area Senior High School, Connellsville, PA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
June McNeil Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Galesburg-Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
Lioness Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jan-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Galesburg Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
W. John & Elvira Koski Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Brandi Kay Bowen Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2019
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|
  • 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|
  • 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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
key information
  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
Kilbourn Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • March 2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
National Honors Society Scholarships Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • 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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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