Sample – 2019 AbbreviationFinder Scholarships

The Abbreviation Finder Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship of $7,500 awarded to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the public affairs related fields. The student may apply and use the money for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The scholarship is sponsored by Abbreviation Finder.

The 2019 program will be accepting scholarship applications from July 1st, 2018 until 500 scholarship applications are submitted or July 1st, 2019, whichever comes first. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 500 submitted by the deadline date. The scholarship is still available…We have not received 500 applications yet!

Who is eligible for a Student Scholarship?

Applicants to the Abbreviation Finder Scholarship must:

  • Be current high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, and participation and leadership in school activities and work experience.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career and enrolled in the following majors: Environmental Policy, Health Policy, Homeland/National Security and Emergency Management, International Global Policy and Administration, Local Government Management, Nonprofit Management, Public Finance and Budgeting, Public Management and Leadership, Public Policy Analysis, Social Policy, Urban Policy, or other related major.

What will be awarded?

The Abbreviation Finder Scholarship must be used for education-related expenses for undergraduate or graduate study only. The recipient receiving the $7,500 scholarship award must use it during the 2019 fall semester.

How do I apply?

To begin, click on the Apply for a Scholarship.

Students should gather the following information needed for the application process:

  • Details of outstanding achievement in school
  • List of involvement in school and community activities
  • List of work experience
  • Current high school or university cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale

Only electronic scholarship applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.

Privacy policy

Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Abbreviation Finder Scholarship Committee. No additional contact will be made unless additional documents are needed and/or the applicant is a finalist. No information is collected from the site visitor.

Are any documents required?

No documents are to be sent to Abbreviation Finder at this time. Scholarship applicants selected for further consideration will be notified by email to submit high school or university transcripts and an applicant appraisal confirming the academic achievement. Do not send any materials until invited to do so.

When is the program open period?

Only the first 500 scholarship applications will be considered. If the program reaches 500 scholarship applications before the deadline date of July 1st, 2019, then the program will automatically close. Your scholarship application MUST be one of the first 500 submitted electronically.

How are recipients selected each year?
Selection of recipients is a two-stage process. The first stage will be the selection of semifinalists. A winner will be chosen from the selected finalists during the second stage.

Primary consideration will be given to the applicant’s non-academic and academic outstanding achievements as well as the answers to the essay questions on the online scholarship application.

Semifinalists and the finalists will be notified by email and may be asked to submit further information including a current transcript of grades and an appraisal from an unrelated adult who is closely involved with their achievements and knowledgeable about their accomplishments.

All finalists and recipients are selected by Abbreviation Finder. All decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as semifinalists or finalists; not all finalists will be selected as recipients.

How and when will I be notified?

All applicants will be notified of their status via email in early July 2019. The email address on file  must be active and you must check your email regularly. Finalists will receive instructions regarding further documentation required for recipient selection.

How and when are scholarships paid?

Payment is made in one installment on September 1st, 2019.
Checks are made payable to the school for the recipient’s account.

Abbreviation Finder reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Questions about the scholarship application process?

Email: [email protected]


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2016 Abbreviation Finder Scholarship Winner

“I am a graduate student majoring in Business Administration at the University of California Irvine. During my short professional career, I realized that I was more suited for the business side as compared to the technical side. Now, through my work-experience I have understood the technical side of the business in depth and I would like to complement my technical knowledge with business knowledge so that I can succeed in a product management role in a technology firm like Google.”

– Tong Zhu, MBA, Class of 2017, UC Irvine