http://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/college-admission-10-scholarships-anyone-can-apply-for/ GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | College Admissions: 10 Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For Many families wonder about private scholarships--sources of funding for college that are not offered by the federal government or colleges. Advertisements on the Internet make it seem as if there are abundant untapped private scholarships to fund... golocalprov.com College Admissions: 10 Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For Email to a friend Permalink Monday, November 12, 2012 Cristiana Quinn, GoLocalProv College Admissions Expert ..... Ten private scholarships open to anyone The Davidson Institute The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest awards scholarships of $500-$10,000 to students who write a compelling essay on how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of conscience, rather than the dictates of polls. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program awards 50 scholarships of $20,000 and 200 scholarships of $10,000 each year to students with impressive academic and extra-curricular credentials. The College Prowler “No Essay Contest” awards $2000 to a student in a random drawing every month, if you register on the site. Nordstrom awards 80 scholarships of $10,000 over 4 years to students in states with store locations. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA or above, participate in community service and be applying for financial aid at their college. Antique Trader holds a “Big Dig” essay contest each year and awards a $3000 scholarship to the winner. Ayn Rand Novels gives 600 scholarships each year to winners of their essay contest. Zinch gives away a $1000 scholarship each week in their 3 Sentence Essay Contest. Dunkin Donuts awards over $2 million in scholarships each year to students in areas where they have franchises. Lowes awards scholarships of $2500 each to students anywhere in the U.S. Avoiding scams Remember when you are searching for private scholarships that you should NEVER pay a website or individual to “find” you private scholarships. Most are not scrupulous and deliver very little. Some of the best scholarship search engines are free at www.fastweb.com , www.collegeboard.com, and www.cappex.com. Cristiana Quinn, M.Ed. is the founder of College Admission Advisors, LLC which provides strategic, college counseling and athletic recruiting services for students. www.collegeadvisorsonline.com. If you valued this article, please LIKE GoLocalProv.com on Facebook by clicking HERE. For more College coverage, don't miss GoLocalTV, fresh 24/7, here.