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  • Horatio Alger National Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 25
    The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior and demonstrate...

  • 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...
  • Create Real Impact Contest
    Application Deadline: November 12
    Time to get creative and speak out about the #1 killer of young people! Create Real Impact Contest calls on students, ages 14 - 22, enrolled in accredited high schools, trade schools, colleges, or universities, to showcase their solutions and strategies to stop the #1 killer of young people–reckless and...
  • Teen Changemakers Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: December 1
    Connect with your peers virtually to understand what is needed to support their mental health during this time. Create a virtual mental health campaign or program, including how you would implement it, by working with your school staff such as, principal, counseling office, and teacher(s). Essays should be between 500-1000 words...
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Competition
    Application Deadline: October 31
    The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Applicants must write an essay answering the prompt and then record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash...
  • 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...
  • Medicalfieldcareers.com Healthcare Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 1
    Medicalfieldcareers.com is offering a scholarship to a lucky student that is enrolled in a healthcare program. All applicants must fill out form and submit a 1,000 minimum word essay on why they want to work in the healthcare system. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and currently attend, or have...
  • Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Student Grant
    Application Deadline: December 31
    Pilot Pen is introducing the the G2 Overachievers Student Grant designed to reward and celebrate one exceptional young scholar (aged 13 to 19, in middle school or high school) who is making a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom. Send a handwritten story describing what you did to...
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 31
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in...
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    Application Deadline: September 1
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Silver Linings - Transfer Students May Have Higher Acceptance Rates

September 29, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Because of lower enrollment rates, transfer students can stand to benefit from colleges who are eager to hit their yearly enrollment goals. Schools with a smaller-than-average student body this year may be more receptive to accepting a greater number of transfer students than in previous years. [...]

Michigan Offers Free Community College Education to Essential Workers

September 24, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The state of Michigan is set to offer two years of free community college to essential workers who were required by their job to leave the house and work at least 11 weeks in the spring during the coronavirus pandemic. This unique opportunity, called Futures for Frontliners, opens doors to essential workers who are not commonly considered front-line workers and an estimated 600,000 residents could qualify. [...]

Colleges Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements for Merit Scholarships

September 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Many colleges have waived SAT and ACT score requirements for high school seniors currently applying to college due to how difficult it has been to sign up for standardized testing during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some colleges are also waiving standardized test score requirements when awarding merit scholarships to incoming students. Instead of requiring SAT and ACT scores, these schools will award scholarships based on high school GPA. [...]