Scholarships for Motivation

Motivation is crucial to success. And it can also help fund your college education. Universities, nonprofits and other organizations provide scholarships to students who have demonstrated a high degree of motivation. If you've done something that requires a great deal of motivation – perhaps completing a marathon, organizing a large fundraiser or beating the odds to get accepted to your dream school – then you may qualify for one of these scholarships. To apply, you will probably need to submit transcripts showing academic achievement. A personal essay and letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your motivation also may be required. Get motivated to apply for financial assistance by looking through this list of scholarships for motivation.

Showing 1-20 of 31 scholarships
View Details Educational Scholarships Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||School Service
  • School (College): Accredited College||Accredited University||Vocational School (Type)
  • Career: Electric Utility (Industry)
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The Educational Scholarships is awarded to high school senior, high school graduate, or college undergraduate student. Applicants must be pursuing major in power plant technology, electric lineworker, powerline technology, electrical power technology, electrical lineworker technology, electrical distribution systems, utility line technician, environmental specialist, and traditional and alternative power generation technologies
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details A. Asbury Parks & Donna Lea Morgan Parks Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Good Character||Intelligence||Motivation||Integrity
  • School (K-12): Crisfield Academy/High School, Crisfield, MD (High School)
  • School (College): US Accredited College or University||Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)
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A. Asbury Parks & Donna Lea Morgan Parks Scholarship is given to two graduating seniors of Crisfield High School. The scholarship provides a maximum of $2,500 for the students' education in an accredited four-year College or university or accredited two-year institution.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Commitment||Motivation||Compassionate
  • School (College): Two-year (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Three-year (Type)
  • Major: Nursing (Major)
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The David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship was established in memory of David Knox. The fellowship provides a fund of up to $2,500 to support an applicant in a nursing degree-seeking program. The awardee must have a commitment to a 1-year service obligation to practice nursing in a small community in Alaska.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Commitment||Motivation||Potential to Succeed
  • Residence: Colorado (State)
  • School (College): Four-year (Type)
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Colorado Press Association Scholarship - College Students was established by the Colorado Press Association. The scholarship provides a $2,500 funds to support students in pursuing journalism/media. The program is open to students who will be a full-time junior or senior (minimum 12 credits/semester) at a four-year Colorado college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Menorial Scholarship Zonta Club of Coos Bay
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Good Character||Motivation
  • Residence: Zonta District Coos Bay Area, OR (Area)
  • School (College): Accredited Institution
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This scholarship was established to support females whose education has been interrupted and planning to attend full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must be permanently residing in the Coos Bay Area Zonta district.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Workman Family Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 2 awards
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||Confident
  • School (K-12): Dalton High School, Dalton, OH (High School)||Orrville High School, Orrville, OH (High School)
  • Residence: Ohio (State)
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details STEM Scholarships Zonta Club of Coos Bay
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Good Character||Motivation
  • Residence: Coos County, OR (County)
  • School (College): Accredited Institution
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school and college students planning to attend an accredited institution and pursuing study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Medical. Applicants must be permanently residing in Coos County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Open Scholarships Zonta Club of Coos Bay
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Good Character||Motivation
  • Residence: Coos County, OR (County)
  • School (College): Accredited Institution
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This scholarship was established to benefit high school and college students planning to attend full-time at an accredited institution in Fall 2016. Applicants must be permanently residing in Coos County.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 4 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||Career Commitment||maturity||Potential to Succeed
  • School (K-12): Fairfield-Suisun communities, Fairfield, CA (Community)
  • Residence: Fairfield-Suisun Community, Fairfield, CA (Community)
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This scholarship was established to honor Helen and L.S. Wong, residents of the Fairfield-Suisun community. This was designed to provide educational support to incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college/university or a community college in 2016-17. Applicants must have a strong commitment to transferring to a four-year institution.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Good Character||Motivation
  • Organization: State Employees Association of North Carolina
  • School (College): University (Type)||Four-year (Type)||Community College (Type)||Trade School||Technical School||Junior College (Type)
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The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarships (Need-Based) was established in 1974, the SEANC Scholarships awards to active and associate SEANC members, their spouses, and their dependents. Applicants must attend technical schools, community colleges, trade schools, junior colleges, or four-year universities full-time.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 7,000
  • 1 award
  • Jan-5-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||Interest
  • Residence: Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Ethnicity: Polish
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This scholarship was established to benefit American students of Polish descent for graduate studies at colleges and universities in the United States. This scholarship is available for full-time studies only.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||social values||maturity||goals
  • Organization: Material Advantage
  • School (College): North American university
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Established by Sue Woodside Shulec in honor of her grandfather, William Park Woodside, a man whose vision and leadership evolved into the founding of ASM International. Scholarship is intended to encourage and support capable students with interest and potential in the field of metallurgy/materials engineering and related careers.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details University of Alaska Anchorage David and Mary Carlson Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Academic Potential||Motivation
  • Residence: Bristol Bay, AK (County)
  • School (College): University of Alaska Anchorage (AK) (College)
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This scholarship was established to benefit University of Alaska Anchorage incoming or Nursing students and provide them with financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses. Applicants must demonstrate motivation, academic and leadership potential.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||Interest
  • Organization: Polish National Alliance of Brooklyn, USA, Lodge #1903
  • Residence: Permanent Legal Resident
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This scholarship was established to support qualified undergraduate students for full-time studies at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must be United States citizens of Polish descent and Polish citizens with permanent residency status in the US. Applicants must also be members in good standing of the Polish National Alliance of Brooklyn, USA, Lodge #1903. The scholarship is non-renewable.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Leadership||Motivation||Talented
  • Age / Grade Level: Grade 9-12||High School-Level
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The scholarship was established to award talented and academically-capable high school students that demonstrate leadership potential and motivation.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Mildred, Milton, & Thomas Kreif Scholarship Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Sep-12-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Motivation
  • School (College): Technical School (Type)||Private College (Type)||Public College (Type)
  • Age / Grade Level: Non-Traditional Students
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This scholarship was established acknowledge and financially assist Gardner Dam Camp staff members. Applicants must be planning to attend a private or public college, university or technical school in the fall semester immediately following their summer employment at Camp Gardner Dam. Through this scholarship, Gardner Dam Camp staff members will be inspired to exemplify motivational qualities and provide outstanding experience for camp scouts, the opportunity to work at the camp, while being able to earn and save money for their future educational endeavors.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation||Musicianship
  • Career: Orchestral Instructor (Career)
  • Major: Music Education (Major)
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The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral Scholarship is provided to students who is pursuing a music education. The applicants who intend on becoming orchestral instructors in Alaska will be given preference.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Career Technical Education Scholarship Community Foundation Sonoma County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Perseverance||Motivation
  • Residence: Sonoma, CA (County)
  • School (College): Accredited College or University
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing trade, technical or vocational certificates or degrees or pursuing certificates or degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Students who completed Career Technical Education coursework in Project Make, Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering and Design, STEM/DES Fundamentals and Plant and Soil Science are given preference. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, perseverance, and motivation to attend and complete higher education.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Motivation
  • School (College): New Jersey (State)||Accredited Osteopathic School
  • Major: Osteopathy (Major)
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The NJOEF scholarship awards deserving New Jersey residents who have been accepted into the fall first-year class of an approved osteopathic medical school.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Perseverance||Motivation
  • School (K-12): Mendocino, CA (County)
  • Residence: Sonoma, CA (County)||Humboldt, CA (County)||Del Norte, CA (County)||Lake, CA (County)||Modoc, CA (County)||Siskiyou, CA (County)||Trinity, CA (County)
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This scholarship was established students from the Redwood Empire pursuing study in the field of architecture accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Applicants must be residing in Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou, or Trinity Counties and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
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