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.

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View Details Preissel, Shirley A. & Dobyns, Debbie A. Memorial Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Moral Character, Compassion, Consideration
  • Major / Career: Business Administration (Major), Tourism (Major), Hotel (Industry), Motel Management (Industry), Restaurant Management (Major), Food Service (Industry)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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Preissel, Shirley A. & Dobyns, Debbie A. Memorial was established in memory of Richard, Shirley Preissel and their daughter, Debbie A. Dobyns. The whole family worked and operated the Black Hawk Motel in Wisconsin. This scholarship is given to a graduating high school senior planning to take up a degree related to Hospitality.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 745
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Good Citizenship
  • School (K-12): Mount Vernon High School, Fortville, IN (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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The scholarship was established to award exceptional graduating high school students of Mt. Vernon High School who have demonstrated good character, leadership potential, and good citizenship.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Good Character
  • Residence: Franklin, IN (City)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type), Four-year (Type), Accredited College, Accredited University
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The Stilesville High School Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to Franklin Township resident. Applicants must be attending accredited college or university
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
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: Leadership, Good Character, Dedication, Mentorship, Perseverance, Inspirational
  • School (K-12): Nordhoff High School, Ojai, CA (High School)
  • Major: 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 Rotary Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 3 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, High Morals
  • School (K-12): Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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Rotary Club Scholarship aims to give scholarships to chosen students graduating from Wisconsin Dells High School planning to take up post-secondary education. Three scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details F.W. "Beich" Beichley Scholarship American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Integrity, scholastic ability
  • Age / Grade Level: College senior
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The scholarship was established In memory of F.W. "Beich" Beichley to help students with financial needs whose pursuing mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Citizenship
  • School (K-12): Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MI, (High School)
  • Extracurricular: School Involvement
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to outstanding seniors of Vicksburg High School who are pursuing a post-high school education.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character
  • School (K-12): Holdrege High School, Holdrege, NE (High School)
  • School (College): University (Type), Two-year (Type), Four-year (Type), College (Type), Technical School (Type)
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The Dr. Marvin Monson Memorial/Holdrege Young Farmers Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Holdrege High School. Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time in a college, university or technical school and pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details The Robert P. Amrhein Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Selflessness, Acceptance of Others, Concern for Others, Spirit of Good Will
  • School (K-12): Portage Northern High School, Portage, MI (High School)
  • School (College): Two-year (Type), Four-year (Type), Accredited College, Accredited University, Accredited Technical School, Accredited Vocational School
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The Robert P. Amrhein Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior of Portage Northern High School. Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities: honesty, integrity, selflessness, acceptance of others, concern for others, character, leadership, compassion and a general spirit of good will
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Herb and Ann Fincher Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2017
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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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Apr-15-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character, Volunteerism
  • Major / Career: Dairy Science (Major), Dairy (Industry), Animal Science (Major)
  • Age / Grade Level: Current College Freshman
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The scholarship is for outstanding current college freshmen whose working toward a Bachelor of Science in Dairy/Animal Science.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Warm Personality
  • School (K-12): Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ (High School)
  • School (College): University (Type), Two-year (Type), Four-year (Type), College (Type), Vocational School (Type)
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The Louise Maas Allied Health Professions Scholarship was established in 1977 in memory of Ms. Louise Maas. Applicants must be female high school senior from Princeton High School who is pursuing an allied health career
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Winship Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,100 - 2,300
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Good Citizenship
  • School (K-12): Galesburg-Augusta High School, Galesburg, MI (High School), Climax-Scotts High School, Climax, MI (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior, High school graduate
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Established to memorialize Winship, this scholarship is open to senior or graduate from Climax-Scotts or Galesburg-Augusta High School who will attend college full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must demonstrate citizenship and good character.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details W. Lee Culp Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership, Good Character
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior
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The W. Lee Culp Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Wooster High School with minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-21-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Passionate, Dedication
  • School (K-12): Covington High School, Covington, OH (High School), Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, OH (High School)
  • School (College): Vocational-technical / Career College (Type)
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Austin Miller Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Austin Brian Miller in 2008. Austin was a national level ATV competitor and a student of Covington School. The scholarship fund, is at $500 minimum, aims to help other students succeed.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 4,000
  • 100 awards
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character
  • School (K-12): Cheyenne, KS (County), Cloud, KS (County), Decatur, KS (County), Ellis, KS (County), Ellsworth, KS (County), Gove, KS (County), Graham, KS (County), Jewell, KS (County), Lincoln, KS (County), Logan, KS (County), Norton, KS (County), Osborne, KS (County), Ottawa, KS (County), Phillips, KS (County), Rawlins, KS (County), Republic, KS (County), Rooks, KS (County), Russell, KS (County), Saline, KS (County), Sheridan, KS (County), Sherman, KS (County), Smith, KS (County), Thomas, KS (County), Trego, KS (County), Wallace, KS (County), Counties of Northwest Kansas, Mitchel, KS (Country)
  • Career: Technical
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The Dane G. Hansen scholarships acknowledges the ability of young people disregarding their financial status and seek competence through career and technical education.. Eligible students are those who graduated from high schools in these 26 counties of Northwest Kansas: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2017
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 Leatrice Koch Scholarship Coastal Bend Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Good Potential
  • School (K-12): Woodsboro High School, Woodsboro, TX (High School)
  • Age / Grade Level: High school senior, Graduating High School Senior
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Established by Leatrice J. Koch, this scholarship is available to graduating senior at Woodsboro High School who attended college with help from scholarship funding. Applicants must have good potential and good character and must maintain at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details William G. Greenly Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-21-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Strong Work Ethic
  • School (K-12): North Caroline High School, Ridgely, MD (High School)
  • School (College): US Accredited College or University, Four-year (Type)
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to outstanding seniors of North Caroline High School who have demonstrated a strong work ethic and strong desire in getting a bachelor's degree and are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 250
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character, Good Citizenship, High Morals
  • School (K-12): Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI (High School)
  • School (College): Trade School, Technical School
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The AM. Legion Auxiliary, Carl E. Grabman Memorial Scholarship was established to provide assistance to an outstanding and graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School. Applicants must be pursuing an education at a technical or trade school.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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