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 121-140 of 231 scholarships
Frank & Dorothy Miller Scholarships American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Auxiliary, Inc.
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Integrity|
  • Residence: Live in |North America|
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000
  • 4 awards
  • June 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Disability: |Cystic Fibrosis|
  • Athletics: |Running|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,250
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • Major: Study |Law Enforcement|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Kiwanis Club Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Intelligence|
  • Organization: Key Club (Club)
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 5,000
  • 5 awards
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): |Accredited High School|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • School (College): Attend |West Virginia University (WV)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Burns Memorial Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,700
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • School (K-12): |Sissonville High School, Charleston, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
William Giacomo Firefighter Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Perseverance|Integrity|Ambition|Achievement|Loyalty|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas Panhandle, TX|Texas|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Philip A. Haddad Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, Orthodox Church of West Virginia|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Robert D. Ashworth Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 6 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston, WV|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • Organization: Sigma Chi (Fraternity)
  • Military: |Military|Army|Navy|Air Force|Coast Guard|National Guard|U.S. Marine Corps|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Charles & Lucia James Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |First Baptist Church|
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
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  • 2,500 - 3,500
  • 15 awards
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Associated with the |The American Legion|
  • Military: |Descendant of American Legion Member|Child of Veteran|Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|Descendant of Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War/War on Terrorism Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Nancy Gerald Memorial Nursing Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Integrity|Ambition|Thriftiness|Desire|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
Adam S. Burford Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 900
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|
  • Organization: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity (Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |West Virginia|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,014
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|Work Ethic|
  • School (K-12): |Public|Mount Vernon Senior High School, Mt Vernon, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Hancock, IN|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Chapter 1 Detroit Undergraduate Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|
  • Organization: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Professional Organization)|Society of Manufacturing Engineers Detroit Chapter One - The Founding Chapter (Professional Organization)|Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
Elizabeth Lowndes Scholarship Woman's Missionary Union Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Good Academic Standing|
  • competition 5.0
  • effort level 1.5
Verda McLendon Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Academic Achievement|
  • Major: Study |Science|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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