Scholarships for Commitment

Have you stuck with something even when it got tough? Have you shown dedication to a cause or organization over a long period of time? That’s commitment, and it’s an honorable trait that can earn you some funding for college. Many organizations, such as local community foundations and national charities, offer scholarships for students who have demonstrated commitment in their lives. They may be looking for commitment to a specific cause, such as raising awareness for a disease or organizing neighborhood cleanups, or it may be for commitment to self-improvement, like in athletics or musical talent. These scholarship applications generally look at the whole student, including academic achievement, and often require a personal essay and letters of recommendation. In some cases, students must be nominated for a particular scholarship. If you think you qualify for a scholarship for your commitment, start by looking through the list below.

Showing 1-20 of 142 scholarships
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment
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Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award for the Outstanding Public Relations Student awards a $1,500 fund and a three-month paid internship to an individual who demonstrates leadership, achievements and activities related to public relations, digital presence and recommendations from faculty members or industry professionals. The award aims to encourage exceptional leadership and commitment.
  • competition 5.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Competent
  • School (College): Accredited University
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The grant is for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Benton-Meier Scholarships American Psychological Association
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • Jun-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Competent
  • Age / Grade Level: Doctoral
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The scholarship was established to support two graduate students in neuropsychology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details ONS Foundation Master's Scholarships Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Commitment
  • Major: Nursing (Major)
  • Age / Grade Level: Master's-level study
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The scholarship was established to provide registered nurses a opportunity to continue their education by pursuing a master's degree.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details John T. and Joann C. Wills Music Educator's Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment
  • School (K-12): Preston,WV (County)
  • Major: Music Education (Major)||Instrumental Music (Major)||Choral/Vocal Music (Major)
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This scholarship was established to provide assistance to Preston County high school graduates pursuing study in music education, instrumental and choral/vocal. Applicant must be regularly enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate student.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment||Personal Initiative||Driven||Mature
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship is a $10,000 fund given by From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The applicants must demonstrate exceptional musical achievement, unmet financial need, academic achievement and strength of character. The funds may be used for instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Jeremy Smith Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Good Character||Perseverance
  • School (K-12): Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MS (High School)
  • 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
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Jun-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Commitment
  • Major: Nursing (Major)
  • Age / Grade Level: Undergraduate student
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Genevieve Saran Richmond Award is a $500 fund given to a nursing student who has a disability. The program was made possible through the donation of Leslie and Virginia Flur.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Herb and Ann Fincher Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Good Character||Well Rounded||Mature
  • School (K-12): Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD (High School)||James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury MD (High School)||Wicomico High School, Salisbury, MD (High School)||Mardela Middle and High School, Mardela Springs, MD (High School)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Accredited College or University
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates of the four public high schools in Wicomico County, Maryland (James M. Bennett High, Wicomico High, Parkside High, and Mardela High). Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university pursuing a degree in either math or engineering.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 25,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Competitive
  • Major: Child Psychology (Major)
  • Age / Grade Level: Graduate Student
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This fellowship was established to support graduate student's research in the area of child psychology. Applicants must have a completed doctoral candidacy and demonstrate competence and commitment to his/her research. Funding is for one year only.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Tanner J. Perry Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment
  • School (K-12): Cashmere High School, Cashmere, WA (High School)
  • School (College): Accredited Educational Program
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating high school senior of Cashmere High School who's planning to pursue a degree in science/math related field in an accredited educational program.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment
  • Residence: United States (Country)
  • School (College): Accredited Public College||Accredited Non-Profit Institutions||Vocational/Technical (Type)||Accredited Independent Colleges
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This award was established to support Trustee Scholarship Initiative programs. The purpose of this award is to benefit college-bound students who do not qualify for the most competitive academic scholarships but are good students, active in school activities and in their communities.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment
  • Residence: United States (Country)||U.S Legal Resident||Legal Resident
  • School (College): University (Type)||Vocational-technical / Career College (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Accredited College||Accredited University||College (Type)||Accredited College or University||Current College Sophomore
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Sponsored by the National Hydropower Association, this scholarship is created to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. It is available to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or graduate students; with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship is also open to students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational-technical school or programogram. Applicants must also be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Good Character||Well Rounded||Mature
  • School (K-12): Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD (High School)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Accredited College or University
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit a graduating senior from Parkside High School planning to attend accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism or History.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Michael G. Mann Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment||Positive Attitude
  • School (K-12): Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, MD (High School)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Accredited College or University
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This scholarship was started to benefit graduating high school seniors from Stephen Decatur High who have been accepted at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability and commitment to positive decision making and leadership.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Gissal Family Memorial Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Enthusiasm||Honesty
  • School (K-12): Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI (High School)
  • School (College): US Accredited College or University||Vocational-technical / Career College (Type)
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Gissal Family Memorial Scholarship is given to graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School to assist them in pursuing their college education in the medical field. The scholarship was established in memory of Doc Gissal who served the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Deltoncommunities for 37 years.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Wauhillau Austin Gale Memorial Scholarship Oklahoma City Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment
  • School (K-12): Purcell High School, Purcell, OK (High School)
  • Extracurricular: Community Service||School Activities
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This scholarship was established in 2005 by the family of Wauhillau Austin Gale to honor Mrs. Gales 25-year teaching career at Purcell and her encouragement of young people. This is open to graduating senior from Purcell High School in Purcell, Oklahoma who demonstrated a commitment to serve both in school and in the community.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment
  • School (College): American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • Major: Library Science (Major)||Library Automation (Major)
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This scholarship was established to encourage qualified individuals to enter into the library automation field and planning a career in that field. Applicants must show potential leadership and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Hope Works Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc.
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment||Good Character
  • School (K-12): Monongalia, WV (County)
  • School (College): Accredited College||Accredited University
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This scholarship is open to high school graduates of Monongalia County, West Virginia, who are regularly enrolled as undergraduate students in an accredited college or university. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, commitment, and leadership through involvement in school and community organizations.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 7,500 - 15,000
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Desire
  • School (College): US Accredited Institution
  • Extracurricular: Organ
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Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarships is provided to undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit talent and achievements in the field of organ playing. The scholarship gives two awards yearly. The undergraduate scholar will receive a $7,500 fund and the graduate student will get a $15,000 fund to support their education with the commitment of teaching, performing or other serious endeavors with respect to the organ.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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