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.

Showing 181-200 of 231 scholarships
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Blackford High School, Hartford City, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Zonta Club of Aurora Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Aaron Zeiher Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
Paul R. and Elizabeth C. Simon Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Dalton High School, Dalton, OH|
  • School (College): |Post-secondary School|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow Dane G. Hansen Foundation
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  • 10,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Diligence|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Cheyenne, KS|Cloud, KS|Decatur, KS|Ellis, KS|Ellsworth, KS|Gove, KS|Graham, KS|Jewell, KS|Lincoln, KS|Logan, KS|Mitchell, KS|Norton, KS|Osborne, KS|Ottawa, KS|Phillips, KS|Rawlins, KS|Republic, KS|Rooks, KS|Russell, KS|Saline, KS|Sheridan, KS|Sherman, KS|Smith, KS|Thomas, KS|Trego, KS|Wallace, KS|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|Church-Related College or University|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 4 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Generosity|Compassion|Integrity|School Service|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Glen Oaks High School, LA|Baker High School, Baker, LA|Scotlandville Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
R. B. Annis Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Arsenal Tech High School, Indianapolis, IN|
  • School (College): |University|Indiana|College|Grand Valley State University (MI)|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
Ethan C. Hertler Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Franklin Community High School, Franklin, IN|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Hamann Family Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
Dr. James Dixon Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Honesty|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
Robert B. & Sophia Whiteside Scholarship Fund Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • School (K-12): Attend an |Home School|
  • Residence: Live in |Duluth, MN|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|Central Nine Career Center, IN|Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN|Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
Lois and Charles Jeffrey Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Clay County High School, Clay, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Plummer Family Scholarship River Valley Community Foundation
key information
  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Grayson County High School, Independence, VA|Galax High School, Galax, VA|
  • Residence: Live in |Virginia|Tennessee|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship - Bartholomew County The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • September 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Accredited High School|Public|Private|Bartholomew, IN|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
Rimington Trophy Scholarship Boomer Esiason Foundation
key information
  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Disability: |Cystic Fibrosis|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
Blair Parsley Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
Tom Russell Scholarship The Rhode Island Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Hope High School: Information Technology, Providence, RI|
  • Athletics: |Athletics|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
Mary H. Craig Memorial Journalism Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Work Ethic|
  • School (College): |Indiana|Franklin College (IN)|
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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