National Institute for Labor Relations Research Scholarship

From the NILRR website:

### Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship

* $1000 * Available to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education * Applications accepted between October 1 and December 31.

### William B. Ruggles Right to Work Journalism Scholarship

* $2000 * Available to graduate or undergraduate students majoring in journalism or related majors * Applications accepted between October 1 and December 31.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Deadline – September 30 2012

From the Xerox website:

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Vanguard Minority Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2012

From the Vanguard Minority Scholarship Website:

The Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to students entering their junior or senior year of college during the 2012 school year. The program’s goal is to remove financial barriers for minority students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential.  Students must be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, or accounting. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Since introducing this program in 2004, Vanguard has awarded approximately $350,000 to deserving college students.

Vanguard, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is one of the world’s largest investment management companies and a leading provider of employer-sponsored retirement plans. Vanguard manages nearly $1.6 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets (as of February 2011). Vanguard offers more than 170 funds to U.S. investors plus additional funds in non-U.S. markets.

For further information about career opportunities at Vanguard, students may visit

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2013

From the Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Webpage:

The trustees of The Phillips Foundation voted to establish this program to recognize outstanding young Americans who are making a difference at their college or university and in their community as leaders of their peers and, ultimately, in the nation as leaders in activities promoting the cause of freedom, American values, and constitutional principles. It seeks especially campus activists who are in the forefront of the battle against “political correctness” and ideological conformity on campus. It is intended to help alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education so that awardees will have more time and be better able to successfully pursue both their extracurricular leadership activities on behalf of these ideals and their academic goals.

Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest

From the Linoln Forum Scholarship Essay website:

1st Prize $1500 | 2nd Prize $750 | 3rd Prize $500

Our Topic for 2012 – “Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?”

2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In light of the complicated path he pursued to reach this milestone, does Lincoln really deserve his reputation as the Great Emancipator?

Contest Rules
  • Please examine the rules below closely before contacting The Lincoln Forum or the contest coordinator with eligibility questions.
  • The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2012 semester. The July 31 deadline is designed to give these students time to finish their essays, if need be, after final exams.
  • You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the eligibility period.
  • It is NOT open to high school students. Key question to consider; when we contact your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2012 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible.
  • The eligibility of entrants will be confirmed by the Lincoln Forum prior to the awarding of prizes.
  • Entries will be judged by the essay committee of The Lincoln Forum.
  • Deadline for entries is July 31, 2012
  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • Essays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31, 2012) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight PST July 31, 2012) to the address below.
  • The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required.
  • There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application.
  • Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper.
  • Judging will take place during the fall. The three winners will be announced at the Lincoln Forum annual meeting in Gettysburg on November 18th. Checks from the Lincoln forum will be sent to the winners in December 2012. The scholarship prize money is designed as a reward for academic excellence. It can be used for any purpose the winner desires.
  • The essay can be sent via email ( e-mail: ) or regular mail to the address below.

Don McCue, curator of The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California serves as coordinator of the Essay Contest.

If the above information does not answer your question please contact:

  • Don McCue, Curator — Lincoln Memorial Shrine
  • 125 W. Vine St.
  • Redlands, CA 92373
  • phone: (909) 798-7632
  • e-mail:

Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship

From the Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Website:


Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for a JRF scholarship must be:

  • A woman, age 35 or older.
  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school.
  • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Low-income

The current application cycle is closed – check back on November 1st for the next.