The Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell Scholarship – $1,500

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Don’t Miss This Great 2016 Scholarship Opportunity!Brought to you by the Law Offices Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell

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The Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell Scholarship has been created to encourage you – the hardworking and ambitious undergraduate or graduate student – to pursue academic excellence at any four year university in the US. Each of the founders of this $1,500 scholarship firmly believes that every student should strive to achieve their highest potential with a college education. Therefore, the Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell Scholarship is offered each year on April 25, 2016, and each year thereafter.

This $1,500 annual scholarship can be received by undergraduate and graduate students in any major. Transfer students can qualify and minorities are strongly encouraged to submit their applications.

In the words of scholarship co-founder Greg Vanni, “Our law firm is truly pleased to do its small part to promote academic excellence in higher education, and we look forward to reviewing your scholarship applications soon.”

No Fee to Apply!

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

You may apply for this $1,500 award if you meet these requirements:

  • Are a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Are between 14-40 years old.
  • Are enrolled as a part-time or full-time college student, or have at least your associate’s degree.
  • Did not earn more than $35,000 in fiscal 2015.
  • Have a current email address.

Thon Beck Scholarship Essay Topics

To be considered for this $2,000 scholarship, you must complete an essay on one of these topics related to education, careers and public service:

  • How To Earn a Good Living While Also Helping Disadvantaged Children
  • How Communities Can Improve the Literacy Rate Among Disadvantaged Children
  • Ways You Have Engaged in Public Service in High School or College
  • Methods That Universities Can Utilize to Encourage Public Service
  • Why Working with Senior Citizens Charities Is Good for Society

Submission Types

Written Essay Option

Your essay should be original, of high quality, and must be provided in a Microsoft Word document. It should be typed, single spaced, and use 12 point font. Essay should be from 1,000 to 3,000 words.

Video Essay Option

You also may submit a video to our email address that answers one of the above topics. When submitting to us, submit a link to your video. Your video must include the full name of the applicant in either the title or in the file name. The video must be from three to 10 minutes to be considered. Make sure the video and audio quality is high.

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How to Apply for the Scholarship

  1. Read all eligibility requirements to determine if you are eligible.
  2. Choose one of the essay topics.
  3. Write or video your essay submission.
  4. Carefully follow the above submission guidelines.
  5. Submit the entry.
  6. Watch your email closely near the end of the submission period.
  7. All essay submissions for this $1,500 scholarship should be sent to: [email protected] Please add this email address to your safe recipient list to make sure that you are informed if you win! With your essay submission, please include your name, age, telephone number, and city/state of residence. Remember: Your essay MUST be original and cannot plagiarize the material of others.

How the Winner Is Selected

The winner of the Thon Beck Scholarship 2016 Scholarship shall be chosen one week after the closing of the contest. We will contact the winner by email. Instructions will be provided for receiving the award funds.

Winner Acknowledgement

The winner of the Thon Beck Scholarship 2016 Scholarship shall be chosen one week after the closing of the contest. We will contact the winner by email. Instructions will be provided for receiving the award funds.


The honor of receiving this $1,500 scholarship is big news! We will feature your full name, 500 word bio, and picture on our website for one year. We encourage you to use this webpage as a promotional opportunity for yourself by putting the link on your resume, Facebook profile, and on your job and college applications. Nothing sells like specific examples of your success!

Application Deadline

Submissions for the Thon Beck Scholarship will be accepted between August 08, 2016, and November 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST.

Do you still have questions about our scholarship? We are here to answer any questions you still have. Please email us at: [email protected] and use this subject line: “Thon Beck Scholarship Inquiry.”

Response Information

We understand that you still have questions about our scholarship, and we are here to answer them. Please send us a communication by email to: [email protected] Use the subject line “Thon Beck Scholarship Inquiry.” Thank you very much for your interest.

Commonly Asked Questions:

If I win, how will I receive the scholarship?

Certified U.S. mail.

Can I submit more than one entry?

No. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

Will my video be judged negatively if it is not 10 minutes long?

No. Videos need only meet the minimum requirement of 3 minutes. If you are able to convey your response to the topic in 3 minutes, that is acceptable and it will be judged only according to the content.

Do I need to cite the sources I used for my essay?

No. Essays are not required to include a works cited or references page, however, a plagiarism audit will be conducted. Only original works will be accepted.

  • It is a general rule of thumb when conducting research to keep track of sources found and used. However, as part of applying for the scholarship, we do not require each submission be accompanied by a works cited page but, we do require each applicant keep and maintain an accurate record of sources used.

What if I want to revise and re-submit my entry?

If you submit your essay early and later want to revise it and re-submit, you may do so as along as it before the deadline, November 15, 2016 at 12:00AM EST. Or, if you accidentally send an older draft of your essay and realize it later, you also may re-submit before the deadline. 1 resubmission per applicant.

What if I don’t have an College scholarship students studyinge-mail address?

If you do not have an e-mail address, there are free services available to you i.e. Yahoo and Gmail.

If you have any additional questions, e-mail them to: [email protected] with the subject “Thon Beck Scholarship Inquiry.”