Scholarships Celebrating U.S. Presidents

Today we are celebrating President’s Day. If you’re like many students, you have the day off from school. Why not spend your day off by applying for a few scholarships named after and/or honoring some of our former presidents And, if the scholarship is not open for submission yet, mark your calendar to apply later. Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, I encourage you to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: February 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Ventura County, California who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County.

James Madison Foundation Fellowships
Sponsor: James Madison Memorial Foundation
Amount: Up to $24,000 over the period of study.
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals who are teachers, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than Aug. 31 of the year the student is applying.

Dear George Washington Contest
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: March 26, 2018
Description: Contest is open to U.S. students in grades 2-5. Student must write a letter (250 – 300 words) to President George Washington telling the President what to focus on during his first term.

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award
Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Award is open to students who have achieved candidacy and completed all requirements for the Ph.D. program except the dissertation by the application deadline. Award is to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th century.

Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity
Sponsor: Touro Synagogue Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 20, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors. Applicant must submit an interpretive work focusing on the George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, RI, in context with the present time.

George Watt Prize
Sponsor: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Contestant must submit a written piece of work about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 and 1938. See website for specific requirements for age level.

Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Lincoln Forum
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were full-time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln.

President Ronald Reagan Scholarship
Sponsor: California Federation of Republican Women
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: Yearly – usually due in July
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate registered Republican women who are majoring in political science, communication or directed towards law. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has completed at least two years of college and a resident of the State of California.

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: January 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at the workplace, and in the community. Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 2019
Description: Contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an act of political courage.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

Coolidge Scholarship
Sponsor: The Coolidge
Amount: Tuition, room andboard, and expenses for four year of undergraduate study
Closing Date: January 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be high school juniors during the 2018-2019 academic year and will enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2021.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Sponsor: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: February 2019
Description: Scholars program is open to full-time junior-level students at four-year institutions pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must have an extensive record of public and community service and is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants
Sponsor: American Museum of Natural History
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: February 2019
Description: Grants are open to early career researchers (including doctoral students) proposing to conduct research in any phase of wildlife conservation or related fields of North American fauna – terrestrial and freshwater (rivers, lakes, streams), extant or fossil.

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