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We have decided to list some of the scholarships that we took off our website because they are no longer active. We are providing this list for these reasons:

  1. You may have heard the old saying that once something is on the Internet that it is practically there forever.  It can be difficult understanding whether a scholarship listed on the Web is still active or the sponsor stopped funding it. This list may help decide which scholarships are still active.

  2. The list shows how frustrating it is trying to find scholarships. Many scholarships come and go. Some scholarships have been available every year for a number of years, but the organization decided to get out of the scholarship business. However, some businesses decided to fund a scholarship for only one year and the give it up. I suspect many organizations do this for one year in order to get the publicity. Something must not work out for them.

  3. It is possible that some of the scholarships on this list will once again become available. It IS questionable, though. If you think that some of these sponsors have decided to fund a scholarship again, then you can use the title of the scholarship or name of the sponsor to perform a Google search in order to find more information.


 WalMart Scholarships

WalMart no longer provides the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. However, they do provide a few other scholarships that some people will be eligible for applying, so we will keep this link on the website, for now. Hopefully, WalMart will decide to continue something like the Sam Walton Community Scholarship at a later date.

WalMart provides scholarships for their associates and dependents of associates, BUT the Sam Walton Community Scholarship was for ANYONE in the community. This particular scholarship is NOT for the WalMart associate. Sam Walton Community Scholarship is for high school or home school seniors graduating or earning a GED.

Money award was $3,000.

Contact Information for more information:


Claricode Medical Software Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: Claricode.

Claricode emailed that they do not offer this in 2016, BUT maybe in 2016. We will check on this.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be a full-time student at a U.S. accredited college or university and 18+ years old at time of entry. All majors/concentrations are welcome to apply. The website will provide the topic of an essay that must be submitted.

We have not seen much information on this scholarship in the past year or so. The scholarship is still "mentioned" on their main website so we will keep this on the list for now.

Money: First place is worth $1,250.

Contact Information for more information:


Done’s  Plumbing and Heating Scholarship

They do not offer a scholarship in 2015, BUT they might offer a scholarship in 2016.

Sponsor: Done Plumbing and Heating

Eligibility Requirements: The $500 scholarship is geared toward students living in the United States who are inspired by DIY, hands-on tasks.  You must be 18 years or older to participate and you are required to be accepted into a trade school or collegiate organization.  Done Plumbing and Heating is looking for an original DIY project that pertains to your job interest. The assignment is to create a DIY tutorial video that shows your process from beginning to end.

Money: $500.

There is more information so PLEASE visit their website for MORE information at:


College Insider Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)


This excerpt from the website helps explain what this scholarship is all about: “We award scholarships to a diverse range of students, from high school to graduate levels. Our award recipients represent virtually every program of study, geographic region, interest, sport, and goal. For the latest scholarships available check the drop down menu in the navigation bar above. We wish that we could award scholarships to every qualified candidate that applies, but, unfortunately, at this time we cannot. We look forward to reviewing your application, learning more about you, and helping you if we can. Good luck!”

Qualifications: “this scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors, undergraduate students of any year, and graduate school students. Minimum GPA is 2.0.
Applicants will be judged on their future goals and aspirations with the most weight given to the essay portion of the application.” International students attending school in the U.S. are eligible, also.

Money: $1,000.

Contact and MORE information can be located at:



Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Pasta Tales Scholarship Essay Contest (NO Longer Available).

Sponsor: Olive Garden Italian Restaurant.

We emailed Olive Garden to find out if this scholarship was available, still. The information was worth noting here. They wrote that they funded this scholarship for 17 years. They apologized for any inconvenience created by ending the scholarship in 2013. They did not give a reason for ending the scholarship and we did not ask. It is a very good example of how some scholarships come and go. This one lasted SEVENTEEN years. Others last only one year.

Eligibility Requirements: Grades one through 12 can enter this essay contest. Money: First prize includes $2,500 savings bond.

Contact Information for more information:



NICHE Scholarships (Available) (Took over College Prowler)

Sponsor: NICHE

College Prowler used to offer several scholarship. It appears that NICHE has taken over College Prowler, but continues to fund, at least, one of College Prowler’s scholarships.

$2,000 “NO ESSAY” Scholarship is open to all current students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.  “We know you're busy and we know that times are tough. That's why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.”

PLEASE contact the following website for MORE information about this scholarship as WELL AS OTHERS:



KFC Scholarship

KFC no longer provides a scholarship to the public, but we will keep this listing here for now, HOPING that KFC will change their minds. “Though the KFC Foundation has a history of giving back in a variety of ways—from disaster relief to child care—we’re primarily focused on administering the REACH- KFC Educational Grant Program, a program focused on assisting KFC restaurant hourly team members and shift managers pursue their education.”

The following scholarship for the public is NO longer available:

Sponsor: KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken).

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to compete for the KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:
Graduate from high school this academic year

Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75.

Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Demonstrate financial need.

Money: Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to help complete a bachelor's degree.

Contact Information for more information:



OP Loftbed Scholarship Award (No Longer Active)

Sponsor: OP Loftbed.

PLEASE NOTE as of “As of September 16th, 2012, our Scholarship program is currently ON HOLD.” The following information is on OP Loftbed’s website:

“For the past four scholarships, our judges have had a very challenging time choosing finalists, and once finalists have been chosen, the finalists haven't followed through with providing proof of school enrollment or citizenship. It's been as frustrating for us as it has for you, our applicants and customers. We've continued to get further and further behind in the process and feel more and more overwhelmed with each new program.

With this in mind, we've decided to put the next scholarship on hold so we can focus on clearing up loose ends from our previous scholarships. Hopefully this will all be done so that there will be time to run the regular Winter 2013 scholarship with a January 31st, 2013 deadline. Unfortunately, we can't promise a date for when, or if, that program will open.”

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. Citizen. Plan on being in a college next year. Answer the questions on the website.

Money: $500.

Contact Information for more information: WAS TAKEN OVER by UNIGO will offer similar scholarships.


ScholarshipExperts is a website devoted to scholarships. This organization provides a variety of services, and awarding its own scholarships to students is part of the service/marketing. The names of the scholarships may change, but usually this website will provide four or five scholarships for students ranging in financial award from $100 to $1,500.  Here are just some of the scholarships produced at
Do Over Scholarship
Shout it Out Scholarship
Education Matters Scholarship
$1,000 Top Ten List Scholarships


Contact Information for more information:


Campus Discovery Scholarships WAS TAKEN OVER by UNIGO will offer similar scholarships.

Over time, Campus Discovery has a tendency to provide a variety of scholarships with a variety of financial awards. Please keep Campus Discovery's website in mind when looking for scholarships. Here are a couple of titles of scholarships to look for with Campus Discovery.

Campus Discovery $5,000 "Value of College" Scholarship

The Campus Discovery $5,000 "Advice to Your High School Self" Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: Basically, you need to fill out a survey and answer an open-ended question. You need to be a citizen or legal resident of the United States. U.S. students enrolled at a college or university* (as well as recent college grads who finished with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015) could be eligible to compete for this $5,000 scholarship. To start the process, just complete our fun, interactive college survey, and then give your best advice about college.

Money: Varies per contest.

Contact Information: PLEASE visit the main website for MORE information. Usually, there is a "Scholarships" tab or link on the main page to click for more information about scholarships.



Zinch's $1,000 Weekly Scholarship. Zinch is NOW PART of Chegg.

Sponsor: Zinch

Eligibility Requirements: All U.S. high school and college students are eligible. 

According to the website, SUPPOSEDLY Zinch gives away $1,000 a week.
SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: "Each week, Zinch will post a question at and/or and give entrants up to 280 characters to answer the question. Zinch will pick one winner with the best answer from among all entrants. Winners of the Zinch $1000 Weekly Scholarship, or individuals who referred such winners to Zinch, are not eligible to receive any matching funds from Zinch under any Zinch matching program.

Information: Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)


Eligibility Requirements: Open to college and university students. Must be at least 18 years old. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Write a 400 or more word essay on a topic located at their website.

Money: $2,000.

Contact Information for more information:



The Kuchar Team Blogging for Dollars Scholarship (No Longer Available)

 Sponsor: The Kuchar Real Estate Team at

Eligibility Requirements: "The Blogging for Dollars Scholarship is a creative writing contest that will award 1 winner with a cash prize to be put toward higher education expenses. This scholarship is limited to either a high school senior, or students currently enrolled in a collegiate organization. The ideal competitor will be anyone who has an interest in real estate, writing, or business, but that is not a requirement. The blog post will be judged based on originality, creativity, and imagination. We are looking for a published blog about describing your dream home, along with the Blogging for Dollars Scholarship banner at the bottom of your piece. Once the blog is published, please send us your URL along with your name, your school, and your area of study."

Money: $500.

Please visit this real estate team's website for more information:


SafeMart $500 Scholarship Award (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: SafeMart

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be enrolled at a recognized two- or four-year college or university in the United States. One essay / application per person. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.  Include in email: Name, Address, Phone Number, School Name, Date of Birth, if under 18 include Parent/Guardian Name.

Money: $500.

Contact for more information:


Smith Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Smith Monitoring

Eligibility Requirements: Write ESSAY for the topic located on the website.

Money: $1,000.




Please be advised the TruFit Good Citizens Scholarship program is no longer being offered.

Please know that our commitment to our student borrowers and our community is still a top priority.
We’re especially proud of the Gear for Grades program. A part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, this program allows us to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program addressing five key areas: hunger, housing, economic development, financial education, and volunteerism. Get more information about Citizens Financial Group’s community initiatives online. With our private student loan options, and One Deposit Checking, we have smart financial solutions for good citizens like you.
This is what the scholarship was all about:
Charter One’s TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for College

Sponsor: Charter One: Good Banking is Good Citizenship

Eligibility Requirements:  The requirements are a little complicated so please visit the website for much more information.

Money: “Grand Prize (10 – 1 prize per Region for Regions 1-8; 2 prizes for Region 9): A $5,000 Scholarship, awarded in the form of a check disbursed by the Administrator, co-payable to the student and the college at which he or she is enrolled at the time of prize was Charter One’s TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship for College


Smith Monitoring Scholarship (No Longer Available)

Eligibility Requirements: Smith Monitoring is offering a prospective or current college student the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist in the costs associated with attending school. Essay Contest.

Money: $1,000.



The Shop Smart Scholarship  (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: BradsDeals.

Eligibility Requirements: high school student OR undergraduate student. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Have at least 2.0 GPA. Money: The five finalists will receive a $2,000 scholarship.




The Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship  (No Longer Available)

Eligibility Requirements:

Be under 25 years of age. High school senior or be in first year of college or university. Resident of U.S. or Canada.

Answer a couple of essay questions.

Money: $10,000.



Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Visine

Eligibility Requirements: Everyone has a vision -what's yours? Let Visine know what your vision is. The judges are looking for "visionaries" who excel academically, demonstrate leadership in community service and extracurricular activities, and are making huge strides toward their goals. High school students and students already in college can apply. You will need to create an account at the website in order to apply.

"The Visine Students with Vision Scholarship Program will grant $5,000 merit scholarships to enrolled college students and graduating high school seniors who demonstrate a clear and unique vision, strong ambition and determination to bring their dream to life. In addition to academics, leadership in community service and extracurricular activities, applicants' personal stories of how they are moving toward their goal will be considered."

Money: Ten people will receive $5,000.

More information can be located at:


Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter $3,500 Scholarship (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter

Eligibility Requirements: “Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or be a high school senior who has been accepted to one of these types of schools.” Write an 1800 to 2500 word argumentative essay that answers the questions and specific topic listed on the website at:

Money: $3,500

PLEASE visit for MORE information.



Sometimes when you see a specific scholarship that you get a feeling that the scholarship will NOT be around long. That is what we believe with the following two scholarships. As far as we know, they are NOT being offered.

The following two scholarships have very similar requirements, but yet are presented by two different companies. We are not quite sure what is up with that ? Maybe use caution when applying?

Niren and Associates Annual Scholarship for U.S. Students

Sponsor: Niren & Associates

Eligibility Requirements: Be U.S. citizen or permanent residence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You need to be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.
Application: Three components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application Form, (B) Small Writing Project, and (C) Copy of transcript.

Money: $1,000.

Read more:


Echo Limousine Annual Scholarship

Sponsor: Echo Limousine

Eligibility Requirements: Be U.S. citizen or permanent residence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You need to be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university.
Application: Three components must be submitted for your entry: (A) Application Form, (B) Small Writing Project, and (C) Copy of transcript.

Money: $1,000.

MORE Information can be found at:



StorageMart Scholarships Essay Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: StorageMart

Eligibility Requirements: "All candidates are encouraged to apply! Scholarships are open to all students including but not limited to: graduating college seniors, adults returning to school, single parents going to school, military students, undergraduate students, graduate school students and more. Students may be enrolled as half-time or full-time students."

The candidate needs to choose one of the following topics for the essay:
How has staying organized attributed to success in your academic, professional or personal life?
What link is there between a clutter-free workspace and increased productivity?                                                                                                                          
How has self storage improved your lifestyle?
What is the relationship between organizing your home and lowering stress levels?

Money: There will be five winners with each winner getting $1,000.

Contact Information is available at:


ClickInks Scholarship Contest (No Longer Available)


Eligibility Requirements: Open to enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as high school seniors in the United States who will attend college. Write a 1000-word essay on one of the topics provided at the web site.

Money: $1,000.

Contact Information for more information:  $1,000 Scholarship (No Longer Available)


Eligibility Requirements: Appears to be for any student.  wants “to see you create your own blinds. Remember, your blinds don't necessarily have to cover a window. Let your imagination run wild, and show us how creative you can be with blinds! Your blinds will be judged on creativity, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.”

Please visit the website for more information, but it appears that you make blinds with whatever material that you choose. Send some pictures of your creation along with a hundred-word or so description of your project.  We know that this may not appeal to everyone, but for many people, creating this project is a whole lot better than writing a paper about yourself.

Money: $1,000.

For more information, please contact:



LifeShield Smart Home Scholarship (Essay) (No Longer Available ?)
We suspect that this is NO longer available.

Sponsor: LifeShield Security

Eligibility Requirements: $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to applicant chosen. Scholarship shall benefit any person 17 years of age or older who is currently accepted to a college program but not yet started, or any current undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in and attending an institution of higher education. Applicant must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA based on the previous year’s academic performance.

Money: $1,000

More Information can be located at:



Principles Scholarship Essay Contest (No Longer Available)
Sponsor: Free Country

Eligibility Requirements: You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman or sophomore in college. You must not be related to any Free Country staff or extended family.

This is an ESSAY contest where you “write about something you truly believe in, why, and how you live your life by that Principle.”

Money: $1,000.

Contact: Scholarship Essay Contest (No Longer Available)


Eligibility Requirements: "Only high school seniors headed to college in 2015, or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who will be returning to college in 2015 are eligible to participate." Our judges will review every submission and pick the one we think best addresses the topic. The winning essayist will win $1000 to use towards tuition, room & board, books, food, or really, however a winning essayist thinks $1000 would be best spent.”

Money: $1,000.




Blaze WiFi Scholarship for Rural Students (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Blaze WiFi.

Blaze WiFI has announced that they will offer another scholarship in 2015.

Eligibility Requirements: “At this time our scholarship is open only to college-bound HS seniors and students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at a college or university located in the United States. You can apply for the Blaze Wifi Scholarship for Rural Students if you meet the following criteria: You are a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.; You are a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or a high school senior planning to attend college in Fall 2014. You have a current grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher; You are NOT an employee of or related to an employee of Blaze Wifi.

The topic of the BLOG/ESSAY can be found on the website.

Money: $500.




Global Trade Specialists Scholarship Contest (No Longer Available)

Sponsor: Global Trade Specialists

 “Here at Global Trade Specialists, we want to encourage students to learn the history of China’s economic and social revolution that has had such a large impact on the global economy. So, we have decided to create a scholarship contest which asks students to write a book report on the book China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power written by Rob Gifford. The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to be put towards higher education.”

Eligibility Requirements:
“In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must read the book stated above in its entirety. In addition, the student must be a United States citizen who is either a senior in high school or a student who will be or is enrolled in a university, college, or trade school.

We want to see your interpretation of this book, along with get a sense of how well you’ve comprehended the book. This book report should be no more than 500 words in length.”

Money: $1,000.



More Resources for Finding More Grants and Scholarships

IF this is the first page of our website that you have seen and are looking for ACTIVE scholarships, then please visit

The following resources will help you find more active scholarships, BUT more information is available on our other web pages.

YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements. is a website that will offer a free scholarship search service. PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

Fastweb is another very popular free scholarship search service that allows the student to pick a number of options for their "profile." PLEASE pay attention to the web pages as some of the pages/forms may be ADVERTISEMENTS for colleges that you are filling out and NOT the scholarship website's profile/registration.

College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements is a Kindle ebook that lists approximately 150 college scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, so that just about any U.S citizen or legal resident can apply for these scholarships. There are only so many scholarships for a specific group of people, whether it is Hispanic, single mothers, women, nursing students, veterans, or other groups. This ebook can provide a list of more available scholarships. Some of these scholarships require writing an essay while others require filling out just an application. There are NOT many scholarships available without specific, limiting criteria. There are many resources that will list thousands of scholarships, but a majority of them will have very specific requirements that prevents many students from applying to most of the scholarships listed in the resources. However, this Kindle ebook lists scholarships that most people within the U.S. can apply for. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle Previewer in order to view Kindle books on your PC at OR . We know how difficult it is to format documents for the Kindle so the formatting might be kind of strange for some of the text. However, we find the text tolerable and the links work.

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