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  • Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship
    Application Deadline: February 21
    The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We're looking for the next generation of innovators, creators, and dreamers. Submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the...

  • The Tuition Contest
    Application Deadline: March 17
    The Tuition Contest is a crowd-sourced funding opportunity for high school seniors, college students (community college, undergraduate, post-graduate), and those accepted to or enrolled in technical schools to receive up to $25,000 for their educational pursuits. We encourage veterans to apply, too! For more information or to apply, please visit...
  • Federal Pell Grant
    Application Deadline: Varies
    A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal...
  • The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
    Application Deadline: January 15
    Each year the Mensa Foundation gives away an average of $90,000 through a scholarship program run by 400 volunteers from coast to coast; presents national and international awards in recognition of research, education and practical achievement regarding giftedness, intelligence and creativity. The Mensa Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards...
  • Driver Education Initiative Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: Varies
    The National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce “In the Driver’s Seat” with the goal of bringing awareness to the topic of being a safer driver. The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships for students enrolled as a high school sophomore, junior, or senior...
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
    Application Deadline: Varies
    The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school and is therefore called "campus-based" aid. Not all schools participate. Check with your school's financial aid office to find out if the school offers the FSEOG. To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the...
  • Distinguished Young Women Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Varies
    We are a non-profit organization that offers Life Skills Workshops to prepare young women for life after high school and over $1 billion in college scholarships opportunities and it is free to participate. Awards are given to participants in the local, state, and national levels of competition. Must be female,...
  • Digital Privacy Scholarship
    Application Deadline: January 30
    The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is...
  • Science Ambassador Scholarship
    Application Deadline: December 9
    The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. Applicants must film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply....
  • $1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes
    Application Deadline: Varies
    Review your school by completing our $1,000 School Survey Sweepstakes and be entered for a chance to win $1,000. Your responses are anonymous and will be displayed on Niche to help others find a school that's right for them. The sweepstakes winner will be determined by random drawing and then...
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Amazon Offers $40K Future Engineer Scholarships

November 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

E-tail giant Amazon is now accepting applications to its Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program for students entering college in the fall of 2020. The scholarship program offers 100 current high school seniors from underserved and underrepresented communities across the country the opportunity to receive $40,000 scholarships to study computer science at a four-year college or university and a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon after the completion of their first year. [...]

NC Senator Proposes Taxing of Athletic Scholarships

October 31, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In response to the NCAA's vote to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likeness, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina has proposed taxing those scholarships. Senator Burr tweeted: "If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I'll be introducing legislation that subjects scholarships given to athletes who choose to 'cash in' to income taxes." [...]

Gucci Gaffe Results in Green for Grads

October 8, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Gucci is releasing a new line of... diversity undergraduate scholarships for students who are "traditionally underrepresented in the fashion industry." The 1.5 million U.S. university college scholarship program is set to run for four years, targeting students who attend four-year universities. Special consideration will be given to those residing in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C and/or for those who plan to attend or are currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). [...]