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  • Dell Scholars Program
    Application Deadline: December 1
    The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Students must participate in a Michael & Susan...
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  • Burger King Scholars Program
    Application Deadline: December 15
    The Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. Applicants must be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Be graduating high school seniors. Have...
  • Funny Money $500 Comedy Scholarship
    Application Deadline: December 31
    Why a Comedy Scholarship? Comedy requires critical thinking, writing ability, interpersonal communication, adaptation, and a bunch of other good stuff we generally categorize as academic and professional 21st-century skills. The Funny Money Comedy Scholarship will award up to $500 towards a program focused on learning or developing comedy skills in...
  • Federal Pell Grant
    Application Deadline: Varies
    The amount of aid you can receive depends on your financial need, the cost of attendance at your school, and more. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. (In some cases, however, a...
  • Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway
    Application Deadline: October 13
    Dr Pepper is awarding over $650,000 in tuition to students to make their sweet college dreams come true. We’re looking for students ages 18-24* to enter this year’s Tuition Giveaway. In a TikTok, tell us why you deserve tuition, how it will impact your life and help you reach your goals....
  • Distinguished Young Women Scholarship
    Application Deadline: Varies
    Distinguished Young Women is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. Scholarships are available in two ways: cash tuition scholarships (which can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning) and college-granted scholarships (over 100 colleges and universities offer scholarships to program participants ) Applicants must...
  • Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
    Application Deadline: December 17
    The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in...
  • Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation
    Application Deadline: December 10
    This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $500 to high school students in the U.S. and abroad judged to have written the best answers to the following question: "Does the distribution of income and wealth in your country and/or between countries...
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
    Application Deadline: Varies
    To get an FSEOG, the applicant must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so the college can determine how much financial need the applicant has. Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. The FSEOG does not...
  • $25K Be Bold Scholarship
    Application Deadline: November 30
    At Bold.org, we believe that the world will be shaped by the bold—the fighters, the risk-takers, the earnest overachievers who won’t take no for an answer—the ones who know that a mountain is climbed a step at a time. Bold.org is built for students, like you, who are determined to make...
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