It's never too late to apply for scholarships, and although some students may wait until their senior year in high school to begin finding scholarships, junior year is a great time to get ahead of the game, as many big decisions are made in the eleventh grade - ones that will have a large impact on the next five years and beyond. Students spend time scoping out colleges, preparing for and taking the ACT and SAT, working with college athletic recruits, and so forth.
High school juniors are eligible to receive scholarships open to all high school students, but also ones that are specifically designated for juniors, such as The Hamilton Award. Others, like the Penguin Publishing Group's Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, are open to upperclassmen. Therefore, with the plentiful scholarships, there's a large range of scholarships to be won - from $500 to $100,000, high school juniors can secure funding for their college education a year prior to graduation!
With the large availability and generosity of scholarships, there comes a certain amount of competition. High school juniors have the chance to compete for prestigious scholarships such as The Siemen's Competition scholarship or The Coolidge Scholarship. By the third year in high school, juniors will have had a chance to establish a solid academic and extracurricular profile to help boost their chances in successfully landing a scholarship. For the junior go-getters, here are some great scholarships:
The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals, and other harmful agents from entering the local water [...] More
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) offers several scholarships for full-time students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use Listening and Spoken Language, and who are pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree or a graduate degree at an accredited college or university.
To be eligible, spoken communication must be the applicant's primary mode of [...] More
There are a variety of Air Force ROTC Scholarships for high school students; Type 1 - Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 1 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend. Type 2 - Pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition and authorized fees at any [...] More
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge for high school students under age 20. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition. Legion department representatives certify one winner [...] More
The American Meteorological Society offers the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students, designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their freshman year of college in the autumn following the distribution of the award and must be planning to pursue a degree in [...] More
The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young volunteers (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. This program has received multiple awards from the City of Albuquerque, a "Best Community Impact" award from Eastern Kentucky University, and is [...] More
The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives. Applicants must be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the [...] More
BBB's Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes college-bound high-school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall integrity and academic standing. For this scholarship, students must apply while in their junior year of high school. Scholarships must be applied within four years of receiving the award. The applicant must be a resident of [...] More
The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. For consideration in the Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must be a current high school student in Ohio, New York, California, Texas, Minnesota or Washington, D.C. [...] More
The Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship recognizes outstanding athletes from Iowa. One $1,000 scholarship annually will be awarded to one male and one female Iowan. Throughout the selection process, the degree of participation in the Iowa Games will be given consideration, as well as the applicant’s display of character. Eligible recipients for the scholarship are those students who will be in [...] More
The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship (it is up to a school how to determine its nominee). The minimum requirements are a 3.75 GPA and involvement in community service. For [...] More
The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce "Celebrate the West", a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The competition is open exclusively to high school students. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter.
Students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, [...] More
The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness, etc.) [...] More
The ConnectHER Film Festival is an international youth competition that welcomes short films about issues that impact women and girls. Before making a film for submission, please read all of the following entry requirements and FAQs. We are excited to see your submissions! Good luck!
Films must focus on one of our topic areas listed on our website. Categories include global girls’ education, [...] More
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.
Applicants must be juniors in high school who intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in the following fall of the year the scholarship is [...] More
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants must [...] More
Enter the Drive2Life Contest by creating a script or storyboard for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving. Applicants must be in grades 6-12 and must create a storyboard or written script on 8.5x11-inch paper for a 30-second public service announcement. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Applicant must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as determined by the student's post-secondary institution and must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31st after high [...] More
FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home-schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch. The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for [...] More
The Furman Scholars program seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service.
High school guidance counselors nominate current juniors to participate in the program. Nominees must meet all of the following criteria: a genuine interest in an education [...] More
The College Bound Scholarship was created as an opportunity for youth ages 11-17 to attend college preparatory classes, or receive tutoring assistance. It is GLHF's hope that these enrichment courses will help to prepare students for the college experience and in turn succeed in their selected program and career path. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes welcomes applications from public-spirited young people and honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes - and inspirations to us all. Applicants must be 8 to 18 years of age and must be permanent residents of the U.S or Canada, and must be [...] More
The Undergraduate Achievement Award recognizes Golden Key members for their excellence throughout their undergraduate careers. Applicants must be Golden Key members, current undergraduate students enrolled part- or full-time in an undergraduate program, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and provide a letter of recommendation from a university faculty or staff. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More
To be eligible for the GRCF Gerald M. Crane Music Award Scholarship, applicants must be high school music student in Kent or Ottawa County requesting money for music lessons, seminars, workshops, summer enrichment programs, music concerts, instruments, books, vocal music lessons or any other kinds of musical materials. The award money may not be used for undergraduate college tuition. For more [...] More
An International GRHS Essay Contest, sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be held to encourage students from around the world to learn about the history and culture of the German-Russians, people who emigrated from Germany into Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Applicants may attend public, private, parochial, or home [...] More
The Harold Colby/Ray Barton NHASH Memorial Scholarship is open to high school students interested in pursuing a degree in any Environmental Science field. Special consideration will be given to applicants with immediate family members who are NHASH members or with immediate family members who are involved in an industry related business or organization which meets the criteria for membership as [...] More
Hearthstone Housing Foundation's Scholarship Fund was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, or come from a low-income household; be 15-25 years of age, and reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where a Hearthstone property is located. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high [...] More
The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award is for Iowa high school juniors. The program annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Grades, test scores, essays and financial need are not evaluated. To apply, students must be juniors in an Iowa high school or home schooled program in the spring of the [...] More
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finance, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice and Technology. Applicants must be high school seniors, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, be of [...] More
The ICAFS grant, which was first awarded in 2007, is intended to continue the Idaho Chapter's legacy of fostering the development of fish and aquatic professionals and is awarded annually to high school and college students enrolled at any school in Idaho. The purpose of the grant is to help students carry out activities consistent with the mission of the Idaho Chapter. This may include [...] More
IAPMO formed the foundation - the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) - to help provide safe access to clean water and sanitation systems. The IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest asks students to respond to the prompt with an essay between 800 and 1,600 words. Applicants must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in an accredited [...] More
To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student essay contest. Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter. The essay contest is open to students worldwide at the high school, college/university, and graduate school levels of study. Entrants do not need to be members of JASNA.
Jane Austen played the piano, embroidered, [...] More
The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled in grade 10, 11 or 12 or must be no older than 23 years old and enrolled in a college or graduate program and must reside or attend school in metropolitan Chicago. Students must have also applied to [...] More
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, [...] More
To express gratitude to American Veterans who served in the Korean War era, KASF-ERC offers a scholarship program that recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and the potential for success.
Applicants must be a descendant of an American Korean War Veteran who served in the Korean War during the periods of June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955. Applicants must [...] More
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals).
Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] More
To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (or a student from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Northeastern region states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) during [...] More
To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Southern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (or a foreign student from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southern region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee) during the upcoming school year. For more [...] More
The Leadership Speech Contest promotes an understanding of leadership among the nation's high school students, and encourages the development vital communication skills. Students research, write and deliver a four to six minute speech on the topic of Leadership. Participants must be enrolled in grades 9- 12 within the area of Southeastern Michigan. Public, private and home school students are [...] More
The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification. Eligible applicants must: be between 16-23; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have not been charged or convicted of any misdemeanors or felonies; be fluent and literate in English; be able to attain a FAA third-class medical certificate (this [...] More
To be eligible for the Letitia B. Carter scholarship, applicants must be a Maryland resident, high school senior or college student high school, college or corporate instructor or hospitality industry professional. Must be pursuing hospitality related coursework, and have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (high school and college students only). Must have a [...] More
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3 Challenge) is a contest for teams of high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. and sixth form students in England and Wales. Through participation in this competition, students experience what it's like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in the industry. [...] More
The annual awards recognizes eight outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Of those, seven will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Space Force — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life.
The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally innovative and creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. The scholarship award is renewable each year for a total of up to $20,000. You should apply for this scholarship if you are a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way, [...] More
The MIT THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations as part of MIT TechX. [...] More
The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to high school students. Essays must be a minimum of 250 words and must answer the prompt for that year. For more information [...] More
Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is, “American Agriculture: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow?” National Ag Day’s objective is to celebrate agriculture and to help consumers better understand how farmers and the companies serving them produce abundant, healthy, nutritious, [...] More
NFWL has a long-standing tradition of supporting young women. Over the years, the scholarship has brought together some of the nation’s leading young scholars for a week of mentorship, learning, and growth. Scholarship winners have gone on to attend top universities, found non-profit organizations, and pursue their dream careers. During NFWL’s Annual Conference, winners spend extensive time with [...] More
The annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Poster Contest is open to all Michigan residents enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Posters must be original artwork, approximately 18" x 24" in size and have an automotive, Detroit, or NAIAS related theme. Any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics. For more information or to [...] More
The Norwegian National League of Chicago scholarships encourages the study of Norwegian heritage the Norwegian National League has developed and administers a scholarship program open to children of Norwegian descent in grades 1-12. Applicants must be current students, be of Norwegian ancestry, and reside in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Kendall, Lasalle, McHenry or Will. The [...] More
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?" Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category.
First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for [...] More
The NSHSS Foundation encourages environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. The project is open to all high school students annually. Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community. Requirements [...] More
This annual scholarship was established by Alpha One to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will provide up to $2000 per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs. Applicants must have a documented disability, be [...] More
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. This competition has two levels, one for high school juniors and seniors (or the equivalent thereof) between the ages of 14 and 20 at the time of entry ("HS Contest") and one for undergraduate college [...] More
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program honors high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Applicants must be high school students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents of any state, have engaged in volunteer activity [...] More
The Mansfield Noon Lions Club Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and or educational assistance for the visually handicapped pursuing their education either part or full-time, giving priority to those students graduating from the visually impaired program at Mansfield City Schools, and whose visual handicap, which means an impairment which, even with correction, adversely affects a child's [...] More
Each year the Right Fit Foundation provides a local scholarship to a college-bound student in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas County in order to help middle income families with the growing cost of college. Applicants must be admitted to and attend an accredited four year college or university. Preference will be given to middle income families. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in [...] More
SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Basic eligibility requirements: -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a [...] More
Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why it is important to protect wildlife in New Jersey. The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, [...] More
To be eligible for the Straight "A" Scholarship, applicants must be high school students in the Tri-State (Greater Cincinnati) area, and have a 3.0 GPA. Eighteen Tri-State students, nine male and nine female, will be awarded this scholarship. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Century Scholars Program is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 110 under-represented Texas high schools to enroll and retain top students from each school. This program provides both scholarship funds and access to a four-year learning community that strives to help students develop during their time in college. Each scholarship includes a one-time $1000 scholarship to be used for [...] More
The Explorers Club is proud of its history and also looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers exploration grants in the following categories. Two types of grants are offered, one to high school students and [...] More
The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Up to thirty-five under-served (first-generation, low income, extenuating circumstances, etc.) high school juniors from across the nation are selected annually as winners of the Hamilton Award and subsequently enrolled in the five-year Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) Empowerment [...] More
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. The focus of work and entries is photojournalism. Various scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work "tells a story." This is a fairly broad topic and may include a [...] More
NHS is the oldest and best-known student recognition program. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities through their scholarship, service, leadership, and character. High school seniors who are National Honor Society (NHS) members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply for the scholarship. There are no limits to [...] More
The Weston Scholarship was established to support high school and college students studying fine art photography, specifically students practicing black and white film photography. Eligible students must be enrolled in a Monterey or Santa Cruz County high school, college, or university during the competition that ends at the award ceremony in May of any given year. Students may be full-time or [...] More
To be considered for a Timothy L Correll Foundation Scholarship, student applicants must be a Minnesota resident and enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate program in an accredited College or University for fall semester of the award year in one of these three programs: Fire Science/Firefighting, Paramedics, or Nursing. Applications are due in March or October. Applicants must be [...] More
The Tommy Tranchin Award was established at The Dallas Foundation to support students with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities who have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest. Tommy’s family wants to recognize his creativity and adventurous spirit by helping other young people with disabilities develop their own talents and explore new opportunities. Please note that [...] More
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has reached 15 years of age by August 1st of the competition [...] More
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in [...] More
The USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The USBC Gift for Life Scholarship is are available to any USBC Youth member currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. USBC awards up to 12 scholarships each year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship providers' website. [...] More
The Valparaiso University Award for Excellence is offered to students who are nominated in their junior year of high school by their Lutheran high school principal. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, students in grades 9-12 from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The Taigh Scholarship was established to inspire and encourage residents of Peacham, Vermont, to pursue a post-secondary education, especially among rural students who may be the first in their families to attend college. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); reside in Caledonia County and demonstrate financial [...] More
The PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program that is designed to make college more affordable to all qualified West Virginia students. The program will provide each eligible West Virginia high school graduate a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university in West Virginia or an equivalent [...] More
WTS awards the Transportation YOU Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering and math to foster the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. Eligible applicants must be a high school senior, be considering a career in a [...] More
The new semester is just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about how you are going to afford the new school session. Student loans can be taken out any time of the year and are useful for paying for textbooks, special classes or summer terms and additional living expenses. Choosing the right student loan can help you reach your education and career goals while still keeping your finances balanced. Here’s what to look for before you take out a student loan this summer. [...]
As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we reflect on the enormous contributions of Asian Americans and share their culturally rich history. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with more than 23 million it total. However, API individuals, communities, and businesses have been disproportionately impacted by discrimination and criminal acts that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic in recent years. Now more than ever, we need to stand united as Americans against anti-Asian racism. [...]
Now in its second year, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation awarded $1 million dollars to 100 high-achieving Black high school seniors with financial need. This scholarship, known as the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, was named after Scott’s grandfather who was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M, as well as an alumnus. Each recipient won $10,000 that will be applied to their college educational expenses. These students have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout their high school career and will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall. This year, all 38 HBCUs across the nation were represented among the recipients. [...]