Who's Eligible: New England high school seniors
Award Amount: $2,500
Due Date: March
A big heart is the number one requirement for winning this scholarship. Operated by The Humane Society, this award honors students who have spent considerable time fighting for animal protections. According to the web site, "Actions meriting the award may include long-term, direct work on behalf of animals; inspiring leadership in animal protection organizations; papers, speeches, or presentations on humane topics; and heroic rescues of animals in danger." Grades and financial need won't be considered for this one, but being able to clearly articulate how you have served our four-legged friends will be.