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 221-231 of 231 scholarships
Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award Society of Professional Journalists - Los Angeles Professional Chapter
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Apr-17-2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Proficiency|
  • Organization: Society of Professional Journalists (Professional Organization)
  • Major: Study |Journalism|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |New Mexico|Utah|Colorado|Wyoming| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship Daviess County Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Positive Attitude|
  • Organization: 4-H (Club)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Daviess, IN|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
Greg Lee Jr. Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Passion|Good Character|Motivation|
  • Organization: 4-H (Club)|Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Organization)
  • School (K-12): |Whiteland Community High School, Whiteland, IN|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
Junior Golf Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Good Citizenship|Sportsmanship|
  • Organization: Junior Golf Association (Sport Club)
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship Vanderburgh Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Evansville Youth Hockey Association (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |New York|
  • School (College): Attend |Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
National Spirit of Youth Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
key information
  • 5,000
  • 5 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary Junior - Michigan (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution of Higher Education|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
John S.W. Fargher Jr Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
key information
  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|Potential Service|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers student chapter|
  • School (College): |IISE Recognized Agency-Accredited School|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Chapter 1 Detroit Graduate Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |SME Student Chapter|SME-Detroit Chapter One-The Founding Chapter|
  • School (College): Attend |Lawrence Technological University (MI)|Wayne State University (MI)|University of Detroit Mercy (MI)|Focus: Hope Center for Advanced Technologies (MI)|Henry Ford Community College (MI)|Macomb Community College (MI)|University of MichiganDearborn (MI)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
EAA Chapter 1354 Aviation Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2021
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Good Character|
  • Organization: Experimental Aircraft Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Showing 221-231 of 231 scholarships