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 121-140 of 150 scholarships
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
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Integrity|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): |Salisbury High School, Salisbury, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Rowan, NC|
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This scholarship was established to benefit female high school students graduating from Salisbury High School planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or professional college or university. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement, acting with integrity and personal character and community service. Applicants must be residing in Rowan County, North Carolina.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships American Psychological Association
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
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These merit-based scholarships was established to support students demonstrating commitment to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care. These awards benefits students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment, or Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, or Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care. Students are nominated by their college or universitys faculty representative, who is the liaison between the institution and the Foundation.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Puerto Rican|Mexican / Mexican American|African American/Black|
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities is provided to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. The candidates must be committed to teaching and research. The program is given to approximately 60 awardees in different fields.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.
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  • 20,000
  • 20 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Passion|Commitment|Enthusiasm|Honesty|Sportsmanship|Motivation|High Morals|Courage|Academic Achievement|Ability to Inspire|Confidence|Proactiveness|Charisma|Trustworthyness|Genuineness|Strength|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited U.S College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit current high school seniors who are planning to attend a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2017. Eligible applicants are students who are currently a member in good standing. Applicants must have demonstrated good sportsmanship and strong moral character, passion and commitment to empowering the community in which they live, confidence and enthusiastic and academic excellence.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Mary Lou Manzie Memorial Scholarship National Leased Housing Association
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Any Institution of Higher Education|
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This scholarship is created for a non-traditional students who are current residents of Affordable Housing who demonstrate both merit and need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
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  • 1,500
  • 35 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Santa Clara, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|Yolo, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|San Francisco, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college/university or community college in one of the Northern California counties. Students must be of Chicana/Latina heritage. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities, involvement within and on behalf of the Latina/o community, clarity of direction and goals, academic achievement and overcome personal challenges and obstacles.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,200
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: Live in |Mississippi|
  • School (College): |Public University|Southern University at New Orleans (LA)|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Anthony "Tony" Gobar of Jackson, a long-time juvenile justice specialist who died of a heart attack in 2004. Tony was a man who found his greatest joy in the simple things in life, had a selfless spirit and willingness to always help another person. He dedicated himself to making his community a better place, especially when it came to troubled youth who found themselves in the state's criminal justice system. This scholarship in his honor benefits full-time junior or senior students at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana. Students must be majoring in criminal justice, political science, or counseling. Students must also have a career interest in juvenile justice or a related field and must demonstrate a strong commitment to community and public service. Award amount may be used for tuition, books and room and board.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 5,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|
  • Disability: |Visible Disability|Invisible Disability|
  • School (College): |U.S University|Canada University|
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This scholarship was made possible by Google in partnership with Lime Connect. The purpose of this scholarship is to support undergraduate, graduate or PhD students enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field. To be eligible, students must have a visible or invisible disability.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Mitzi Harris Martin Healthcare Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • Career: |Healthcare (Industry)|
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Mitzi Harris Martin Healthcare Scholarship is provided to individuals who committed to long term or geriatric healthcare. This scholarship is established in 2004 to give residents of Johnson county assistance in pursuing advanced education or certification in the long term or geriatric healthcare field.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): Attend |Iowa State University, Ames, IA|
  • Major: Study |Chemistry|
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This scholarship was started in 2004, in honor of Helen Stewart, a 1941 chemistry graduate of Iowa State University. The scholarship aims to benefit a female chemistry graduate student at Iowa State University who demonstrated academic excellence, have involvement in the field of chemistry activities and demonstrate a commitment to research.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Developmental English Scholarship Union County College Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • School (College): Attend |Union County College, Cranford, NJ|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students who are enrolled in in a degree program at Union County College. Applicants must have successfully completed his/her developmental English requirements in reading and writing.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Academic Achievement|
  • Employer: |Public Sector|National Government|Local Government|Government Authorities|Government Companies|Defence and Security Forces|Hospitals and HMO's|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Mid-Career Professional|Ages 30-45|
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This fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for mid-career leaders in Israel's public sector that was established in 1989. The program was designed to provide Israels next generation of public leaders with superlative training in public management and leadership development that will improve the quality of democracy and the institutional vitality of Israels public sector. Eligible applicants are outstanding mid-career professionals working in national and local government, government authorities, government companies, defense and security forces, hospitals and HMO's and non-government organizations with distinctly public-sector activities. The fellowship will take place at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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
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  • 1,500 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Academic Achievement|
  • School (College): Attend |University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica|
  • Major: Study |Actuarial Science|
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This scholarship was started in 2008 in memory of Basil L. and Monica G. Virtue by their son-in-law, S. Michael McLaughlin, FSA, MAAA, an actuary who graduated from UWI. The program benefits undergraduate actuarial students attending the University of the West Indies (UWI). Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership qualities and strong academic achievement.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Interest|
  • School (K-12): |Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system (NC)|
  • School (College): Attend |University of North CarolinaCharlotte (NC)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to an outstanding graduate of a high school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system who are planning to pursue a degree in education at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details URS Corporation Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Greenwood Community High School, Greenwood, IN|
  • School (College): Attend |Ball State University (IN)|
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URS Corporation Scholarship is provided to high school seniors who wants to pursue a major in architecture. The program was established by URS Corporation. The applicant must demonstrate good character and commitment to school and community.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 5,000
  • 44 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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UNCF/Koch Scholars Program Undergraduate Scholarship provides an up to $5,000 fund to African-American high school students. The applicants must be admitted to an eligible four-year college or university to qualify. The scholarship is open to students pursuing accounting, business, economics, engineering, history, philosophy or political science.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Johnson County Fair Board Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Jun-30-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Commitment|Good Character|
  • Organization: 4-H (Club)
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Vocational-technical / Career College|
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Johnson County Fair Board Scholarship is a program open to a ten-year 4-H member who has exhibit good character and commitment to school and leadership. The scholarship was established to honor a member who exemplifies the 4-H motto.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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