Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 39
Award Deadline: Jan 15, 2023

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2023 who are planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation’s history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government’s work in future years.

Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student’s achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant’s choice as described in the Official Rules.

We award a variety of scholarships every year. Each scholarship will be paid, as long as the student meets the requirements of the college chosen. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year tuition scholarships will be eligible for an award.

In past years, winners attending will have their expenses paid for transportation, food and housing in Pennsylvania for the weekend, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All winners are required to attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday April 22, 2023, to win their scholarship; attendance by Zoom is possible if the winner is unable to attend. Due to COVID-19, Former Alumni Scholars prepared and created a Scholarship Awards Ceremony via Zoom meeting with a video introduction, photographs and a brief biography of the 40 winners for 2021. We will hold the Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Luncheon April 22, 2023, beginning at 11 am at the Washington Crossing Inn, right next to Washington Crossing Historic Park.

We invite you to explore our website, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application, including:

The program’s Official Rules, requirements, and procedures

A complete, downloadable version of the program information published on this site

Thank you for your interest in our National Scholarship Competition. To be considered for this year’s program, applications must be POSTMARKED no later than January 15, 2023. We highly recommend all applicants send their applications Priority Mail, if at all possible. Last year a number of applications took many weeks to arrive.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Eligibility

Competition is open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.

How to Apply:

"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
$2,000
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Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 01, 2023
$25,016
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 29, 2023
$1,000
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SP Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
$2,000
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Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Deadline: Jan 31, 2023
$1,000
The Cappex scholarship application is fast and easy.Scholarship Eligibility: This scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and first semester senior students for all majors and schools. We will judge this scholarship based on other criteria such as volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special circumstances, etc.About the sponsors of the scholarship (EAB and Cappex):EAB is the market leader in helping colleges...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023
$1,000
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023.B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

Army ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: Feb 04, 2023
$200,000
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McDonald's HACER National Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 06, 2023
$100,000
This year, McDonald’s is awarding up to 30 McDonald’s HACER National Scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to help students like you continue their educational growth. Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee that will take many things into consideration including but not limited to academic performance, community involvement, personal statements, and financial need.BackgroundWith education costs spiraling ever...

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
$50,000
We award $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to gifted and high-achieving students, 18 years old or under, who have completed a significant piece of work.Eligibility and DeadlineTo be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:Be 18 or younger as of the application deadline to be eligible.Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident...