Scholarships for Perseverance

When it comes to getting through college, perseverance comes in handy. That personality trait can also help you pay for your education. Many local foundations and national organizations offer scholarships to students who have demonstrated perseverance. Often, applicants are asked to submit a personal essay describing how they have demonstrated perseverance in their lives, as well as letters of recommendation from adults who can vouch for you. Some of these scholarships also take into consideration financial need and academic performance. Ready to get started? Check out the list below. One of these scholarships for perseverance might be the perfect fit for you.

Showing 1-20 of 23 scholarships
View Details Dennis S. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Dedication|Mentorship|Perseverance|Ability to Inspire|
  • School (K-12): |Nordhoff High School, Ojai, CA|
  • Major: Study |Education|
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Dennis S. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 fund to a graduating high senior of Nordhoff High School. The scholarship aims to support an applicant who is a member of the school's athletic team. Special consideration is given to those who has been a leader or a mentor to the other youth.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Jeremy Smith Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|Perseverance|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MS|
  • Athletics: |Athletics|
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The scholarship was established award outstanding seniors of Vicksburg High School who are involved in athletics and band.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Diana (Diane) De Pover-Nesseler Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Community Involvement|Determination|Tenacity|
  • School (College): Attend a |Community College|
  • Major: Study |Technology|Applied Technology|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to female students who are pursuing a career in Applied Technologies or Technology Programs and are enrolled or enrolling at a community college in the Quad Cities area.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Mildred McConkey Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Positive Attitude|Enthusiasm|Perseverance|Determination|Creativity|
  • School (K-12): |Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo, MI|Kalamazoo Central High School, Kalamazoo, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established by friends and family of Mildred McConkey as a tribute to her in 1983. Mildred was an English teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School from 1926 to 1958. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist graduating seniors from Kalamazoo Central or Loy Norrix High School. Applicants must have shown noteworthy improvement during their three to four years of high school course work in English composition. Students must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Josh Putman Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Perseverance|
  • School (K-12): |Eastmont High School, East Wenatchee, WA|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Josh Putman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Eastmont High school who is pursuing an accredited post-secondary program. The $750 fund is provided to an individual who shows perseverance and commitment to success and academic improvement.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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 Jack Weber Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-24-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Honesty|Perseverance|Pride|
  • School (K-12): |Gull Lake High School, Richland, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |College|
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The scholarship was created in memory of Jack Weber and is open to provide assistance to graduating seniors of Gull Lake High School and will attend college as a full-time student. Applicants must exhibit pride, perseverance, leadership, honesty and encouragement of others and must participate in GLHS athletics.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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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 Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Perseverance|Determination|
  • School (K-12): |Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA|Cascade High School, Leavenworth, WA|Manson High School, Manson, WA|Tonasket High School, Tonasket, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Grace Motteler Ekman Whitley Scholarship was created to benefit graduating high school seniors from Cascade (Leavenworth), Manson, Tonasket and WenatcheeHigh Schools. Applicants must demonstrate perseverance, commitment and a determination to improve their future through education.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Jonathan Family Scholarship Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Selflessness|Diligence|
  • School (K-12): |Laytonville High School, Laytonville, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|Community College|Vocational School|
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William Wagner established this scholarship in honor of the Jonathan family. This scholarship was intended to benefit Laytonville High School seniors planning to enroll in vocational schools, community colleges, or four-year colleges or universities. Students must pursue study in the field of music, art, architecture, building construction and/or design. Applicants must demonstrate diligence, perseverance, and selflessness.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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100 Black Men of Sonoma County Scholarship Fund is provided to residents of Sonoma County, California. The scholarship is given to an African- American descent who plans to study and complete higher education in any discipline.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Career Technical Education Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Motivation|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing trade, technical or vocational certificates or degrees or pursuing certificates or degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Students who completed Career Technical Education coursework in Project Make, Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering and Design, STEM/DES Fundamentals and Plant and Soil Science are given preference. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete higher education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Motivation|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Humboldt, CA|Del Norte, CA|Lake, CA|Modoc, CA|Siskiyou, CA|Trinity, CA|
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This scholarship was established students from the Redwood Empire pursuing study in the field of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Applicants must be residing in Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou, or Trinity Counties and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Crain Educational Grants Program Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Academic Potential|Honesty|Perseverance|Good Judgment|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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Through Mrs. Crain's will, this scholarship was started in 1987 in memory of Dr. R. Carter Crain and Mildred E. Crain. This scholarship was intended to benefit high school graduates who wish to further their study but have limited financial means. Students must demonstrate academic promise, perseverance, honesty, good judgment and commitment to serving the community. Applicants must be planning to enroll or enrolled in a four-year college or university as a full-time student.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Academic Potential|Honesty|Perseverance|Good Judgment|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
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This scholarship was started in 2001 through the Trust of Mrs. Hazel Reed Baumeister, a longtime resident of Burlingame. Mrs. Baumeister was a confidential executive secretary to United States Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada. This scholarship in memory of Mrs. Hazel was intended to benefit high school graduates of high academic achievement who wish to further their education but have limited financial means. Students must be planning to attend or currently attending a four-year college or university as a full-time student.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Hermann and Rachel Henry Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Perseverance|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
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The scholarship was created in memory of Hermann and Rachel Henry. Belief in the power of education in an individuals life and its impact on the life of their community was the main foundation in creating this scholarship. This provides support to graduating students from Johnson County, IN public high schools.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Motivation|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Nutrition|Nursing|Allied Health|Medicine|Health Sciences|Dentistry|Counseling|Psychology|Gerontology|Health Technology|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students studying in any field, but preference will be given to students studying in fields related to health sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, allied health, gerontology, nutrition sciences, health tech, dental, and related fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete post-secondary school. Applicants must also be clients of the County of Sonoma Department of HealthServices or Human Services Department.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Andy Wallstrum Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Motivation|Improvement|
  • School (K-12): |Lawrence Cook Middle School, Santa Rosa, CA (High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
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Andy Wallstrum Memorial Scholarship Fund is provided to a student who attended Lawrence Cook Junior High School.The applicant must be Sonoma resident who has a history of low grades or behavior problems and demonstrated improvement. The scholarship aims to support a student in pursuing a degree in any discipline.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Perseverance|Courage|
  • Disability: |Epilepsy|Seizure Disorder|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
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The scholarship is designed to help student who has shown perseverance in eliminating obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy/seizures, community involvement, and commitment to their education. Applicant must be a resident of Michigan and a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-25. Recipients must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and confirmed by a letter from a physician.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Perseverance|Motivation|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Allied Health|Medicine|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing study in the field of nursing or other allied health fields. Applicants must be residents of Sonoma County. Graduates and professional degree students are eligible to apply.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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