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Unclaimed Scholarships coming Up!

unclaimed scholarships
Unclaimed Scholarships

Here’s some promising unclaimed scholarships, which their deadlines are coming up soon that you may want to take a long hard look at. If they sound intriguing to you and they seem like a good fit – then apply to them. This is the only way to know if you have a chance to win one.

Nothing ventured is nothing gained!

The Rotary Club has some probable unclaimed scholarships you should apply to before April 1st. These are community service type scholarships and well worth the time to look into and apply for because the Rotary Club has a history of fairness and being unbiased in all of their dealings. Their Rotary scholarships would be no different.

Students of fashion familiar with the upscale retail clothing store Nordstrom may be able to get a Nordstrom scholarship. While being well dressed is not required to get access to the Nordstrom scholarships, but being a sharp student with an outstanding personal application is.

In 2011 the Nordstrom scholarship was increased to cover up to (80) high school juniors and the good news is that the average applicant’s chances of getting an award have officially increased because of this expansion of awards. The not so good news is with unclaimed scholarships like these, is that competition may be a little higher because of the expansion  All applications are due no later than May 16, 2011 and you can start applying officially on March 15.

If your looking for an unclaimed scholarship take a closer look at the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Scholarship Program. The AFSA organization isn’t just about sprinklers which may surprise most. The organization and the AFSA scholarship program are much more influential than that. The AFSA is a non-profit organization that operates on the international level promoting education, research, and much more to members concerning the importance of fitting buildings with fire sprinklers properly installed. It’s a simple scholarship to apply for so take the time today to start.

With 125 different awards every year, the Siemens scholarship program is provided through a partnership between Siemens and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Through this working relationship, there are at least three different Siemens scholarships for healthcare diagnostics available to students who meet the eligibility requirements and have the staying power to make it through. With 125 plus potential unclaimed scholarships it will be well worth the effort in fighting to latch onto one of them. See what Siemans is all about today.

Green scholarships for environmental studies are growing in popularity and numbers as more students are pursuing diverse fields of study which fall into this ‘Green’ group. This is surely to be a growing field because this green movement has caught everyone’s soul as people are aware more then ever that the earth’s natural resources and land can be easily destroyed if we don’t start doing something about it now. There are many various types of green scholarships directed for preserving the environment if you look.

Have you heard of In-Course Scholarships? I thought not, and many students haven’t. Excelling in your given course of study is something all students should strive for. Not only does it help you to do well in the program, but it also helps you in your chosen career when you graduate. Many colleges offer in-course scholarships as a way of offering something to support those that are excelling in their field of study. These hidden away type scholarships are merit based, and they can make the difference between students being able to continue their education.

The requirements of in-course scholarships can vary based on the school offering them and/or the provider of the funds. They generally will require the applicants to have a GPA of 3.0 and above. Inquire in the FinAids about these obscure scholarships because many go unclaimed every year.

Obscure Wood Scholarships for Leadership Program

Wood Scholarships for Leadership
Wood Scholarships for Leadership


The obscure WOOD SCHOLARSHIPS, awarded by the Wood Scholarship Board, is awarded to the students of the Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato, who are actively involved in community service & have contributed to the society. The obscure Wood Scholarships are also called as the Truman & Reta Wood Community Leadership Scholarships & has two awards totaling $10,000 annually.


The WOOD Scholarship board was set-up in Jan 1994 by its various founders namely Dr Truman Wood & Reta Wood. Truman Wood is the former professor of Political Science/Law Enforcement at MSU & Reta Wood taught elementary school 25 years for Mankato Area Public Schools. Both of them have been participating regularly in community services in the Mankato area. Truman Wood providing service to the church, Mankato Planning Commission and local politics & Reta Wood involved with church and civic organizations. Currently the board consists of various members including the friends and students of the Woods. The board has awarded Wood scholarships to the tune of $260,000 in Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato scholarships till date. The major contributor towards the scholarship fund has been the Annual fundraising dinner – part guest lecture & part social event.


The Wood scholarships are given to the students based on the below criteria.

• Creativity & commitment to community activities

• Problem solving skills

• Dedication towards community & contributions

• Political Science or International Relations as the first major

• 90 semester hours completed by the end of Spring semester

• Excellent GPA

The selection is done based on the applicants’ dedication towards the community. As the founders are very active in community services, the main factor for selection of the winner is the area of social service as well. The application needs to be accompanied by the details of the community service with the references from the Political Science faculty members from MSU. The application forms are available at the website & have to be mailed with the required attachments by the application deadline which is normally by Feb or March of every year. Two winners are selected by the board with each receiving a Wood scholarship for $5,000 annually. The winners are announced in April and the felicitation is done during the Homecoming week & annual dinner. For further questions on the obscure Wood Scholarships you may use the contacts below.

PSLE Department

109 Morris Hall

Phone: 507) 389-2721

Fax: (507) 389-6377

E-mail: [email protected]

You can contact the founders of these scholarships for leadership at the below address.

Truman and Reta Wood,

100 Dublin Road, #2227,

Mankato, MN 56001

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (507) 388-2239 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (507) 388-2239      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Leaders are known for their active pursuit for excellence and drive the whole team to success along with them. The little known Wood Scholarships, also called “Truman & Reta Wood Community Leadership Scholarship” – clearly suggests that the aim is to identify the “leaders for tomorrow”. The Wood Scholarship works to – identify community leaders, motivate and pursue them to achieve success, hence, the community will automatically succeed with them.

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