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Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships

Scholarships.com can help you find all types of scholarships. Some of the more competitive of these are academic scholarships, or merit scholarships. Conduct a free college scholarship search in order to find all types of scholarships, academic included, for a better chance at discovering more opportunities. In order to receive an academic scholarship to pay for school,strong grades are encouraged, as well as ranking in the top five to ten percent of your graduating class. Merit scholarships are often related to academic performance, but can also be given to a candidate displaying artistic or athletic excellence, or even a combination of both. It is safe to say that, while all academic scholarships are merit scholarships, not all merit scholarships are academic scholarships. You have a chance at winning scholarships in this category if you are a generally strong student or in your area of study, and there are greater opportunities that come from extracurricular involvement.

Finding Academic Scholarships

Many merit scholarships offered by colleges and universities may require more than just academic excellence. Some may require an honorary title or being an scholarship awardee from esteemed or highly-recognized organizations and societies,such as National Merit Scholarships or the National Council of Teachers of English awards. Others simply require you to get a certain score on the ACT or SAT and/or to graduate in the top percentile. While these are common varieties of academic scholarships, few students qualify for large awards through their schools. Rather, students have more luck finding money for college through private providers of academic scholarship awards.

Academic Scholarship Opportunities

Academic scholarships all come with their own requirements regarding academic performance and extracurricular involvement. Merit scholarships can sometimes require community service involvement, or demonstrated leadership/leadership potential. School sports or politics are exemplary of this. Students in athletic leadership positions, such as team captains, or serving as class president, are highly appealing to organizations looking to bankroll the formal education of future leaders. In order to find the academic scholarship opportunities that are right for you, conduct a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. By completing a free profile, you will have access to scholarship information for a myriad of awards that correlate to your education, experience, and background. Below is a list of some academic and other merit scholarships available in our database.

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher. For more [...] More

Aerosmith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Berklee has more than $40 million in merit-based scholarship funds available to prospective and continuing students. As an applicant to the college's full-time degree or diploma programs, you will automatically be considered for scholarships through the audition and interview process. The Aerosmith Scholarship is open to music business/management majors at Berklee College of Music. For more [...] More

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program with award selection being [...] More

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Alpha Chi Omega values and encourages our members’ academic pursuits. Scholarship opportunities further that mission, awarding members a chance to ease the financial burden of their educations by covering some of the associated costs. Our scholarships provide merit-based aid for collegiate and alumna members’ educational pursuits and cannot be used for chapter fees. Scholarship amounts vary each [...] More

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • In order to be eligible for the Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing of a fully participating sorority of the National Panhellenic Conference; a rising sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in the fall; and from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or attending school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For [...] More

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship provides non-renewable awards for students who will pursue or are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. A [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • In order to qualify to apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship, applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university. Applicants must also have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date and intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S. and be [...] More

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Augustana to maintain these scholarships in subsequent years.

    Augustana Athletic Grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate [...] More

Augustana College Family Tuition Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The scholarship program at Augustana is made possible by the generous support from alumni, special friends of the University, corporations, and foundations. Through their dedication and generosity, students are realizing their dreams of a liberal arts education. Augustana provides numerous academic and merit-based awards to qualified students. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be incoming freshman [...] More

Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity awarded annually to one outstanding musician from the U.S. with demonstrated financial need. The award covers the cost of tuition and is renewable over four years of study. All candidates for the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship must first apply to the college and participate in a live audition and [...] More

Cameron Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/13/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually to approximately 10-15 high-school students. This four-year, merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full "educational expenses" at the recipient's chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). The Foundation will allocate scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, [...] More

Catharine Lealtad Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $72,000
  • Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester's first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad, who graduated in 1915. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete. Lealtad Scholarships will be renewed at the [...] More

CIRI Foundation Achievement Annual Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The CIRI Foundation is a private foundation established by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. in 1982 to encourage the education and career development of Alaska Native original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and their direct lineal descendants through post-secondary scholarships and grants, internships, and other education projects. The CIRI Foundation
    Achievement scholarships are competitive merit [...] More

CITe Incoming Student Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/14/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The CITe Incoming Student Tuition Scholarship was established to recruit outstanding students to the college’s Information Systems program.

    Applicant must be an incoming freshman with a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT score of at least 22 or SAT score of at least 1010. Must be an Information Systems major. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by the CITe Scholarship [...] More

CMAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (MAC CMAA), awards a limited number of scholarships to qualified students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a degree in construction management or a related-degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one full academic year of studies and must have a minimum of one full academic year remaining [...] More

CMP Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers a one-year scholarship assistance to qualified juniors in order to encourage and reward their outstanding efforts. Based on merit, selected individuals are high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions. The CMP seeks applications from high school seniors who [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are renewable each year for four years or eight semesters, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The rigor of a student's high school/college program is considered in determining scholarship eligibility. Award amounts vary on academic and test scores. Available scholarships include Trustees [...] More

Colorado Mesa University Academic Achievement Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,250
  • CMU's Academic Achievement Award is valued at $1,250 per academic year ($625 per semester). Initial eligibility requirements: Applicants must be incoming freshmen with a 3.20 GPA, be in the top 20% of their class, and have a minimum 22 ACT or 1040 combined SAT.

    The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 120 credit hours as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's Scholarships for Freshmen

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Colorado Mesa University offers small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and expert faculty who take an interest in your success. A CMU education is a great value, and we stand by our commitment to keep higher education affordable. Last year, we awarded more than $73 million in financial aid and scholarships to 75 percent of the student body.

    Students applying for admission to Colorado [...] More

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering (e.g. civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical or structural), construction management, landscape architecture, surveying, planning or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, [...] More

Curtis Institute of Music/Tuition Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Prospective students must submit admissions applications by the deadline in order to be scheduled for an audition. Admissions decisions are based solely on merit. Students are accepted for study at Curtis exclusively on the basis of their artistic talent and promise.

    All students admitted to Curtis are provided merit-based full-tuition scholarships regardless of their financial [...] More

Edward C. Bryant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Each year, an outstanding graduate student in survey statistics is awarded the Edward C. Bryant Scholarship to help support the student's graduate education. Westat established the Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund in 1995 to honor its cofounder and chair emeritus. Under Bryant's leadership, Westat, an employee-owned statistical firm established in 1961, has grown into what is now one of [...] More

Eleanor Allwork Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Students must be nominated by the Dean or Chair of the school of architecture in which they are currently studying in order to apply for this award.

    Students seeking their first degree in architecture from an NAAB accredited school within the State of New York are eligible. The Dean or Chair of the architectural school shall nominate up to three students from their respective college or [...] More

Emerson ASCO Engineering Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/23/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Emerson ASCO Engineering Scholarship program awards two scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the [...] More

ETSU International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The scholarship award can only be used for study at ETSU. Applicants Must:
    be admitted to ETSU as full-time, [...] More

Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Tuition Support Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $40,800
  • George Washington's Program in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA), the only master's program of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. These scholarships recognize financial need, academic merit and outstanding achievement in sports or the arts, and help students by providing financial support for their education at qualified institutions.

    General scholarships provide a maximum award of $5,000 for a single academic year. [...] More

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. (Hereinafter Foundation) is a Masonic Program and is an appendant body to the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies, a Masonic fraternity. The Trustees for the Foundation manage a Charitable Trust, the corpus of which generates funds that are used by the Trustees to fund charitable endeavors such as, a Literacy Program, contributions to the Texas Scottish [...] More

FSU Freshmen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $9,600
  • The Office of Admissions automatically considers accepted freshmen for academic merit-based scholarships. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (combination of grades and test scores). The Freshmen Scholarship is awarded based on high school grades and test scores. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship is a merit-based, need-based scholarship of up to $40,000 over four years, depending on the student's financial need. Scholars who remain in good standing are invited to renew their scholarship during their four years of full-time undergraduate study. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and Cook County, Illinois resident who [...] More

Heidelberg University Faculty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $14,500
  • The Heidelberg University Faculty Scholarship is for incoming freshmen with outstanding academic merit who have one of the following GPA/Test Score combinations: 2.7-2.99 GPA with a minimum ACT Composite score between 25-26 or SAT reading/math score between 1200-11250. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Humana Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2020
  • Amount: $9,000
  • The Humana Foundation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to the children of Humana associates who plan to pursue a college degree. Humana Scholars receive annual awards of up to $3,000 that are renewable for three years or until they earn their undergraduate degree. Selection is highly competitive and based on academics, financial need, community service, and school leadership. [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Jonathan Skinner in 2010 in memory of Jonathan LaRon Skinner to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors. To receive consideration, applicants must attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation's service area with preference given to students attending [...] More

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults with HIV/AIDS by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. We hope to allow Josh's love for learning and community service to continue through another young adult who also exhibits these qualities. Eligibile applicants [...] More

JSU Alabama Bob & Lou Kennamer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • Established by Bob and Lou Kennamer of Anniston, Alabama for deserving students from Cleburne County High School, Ranburne High School, Scottsboro High School or Kate Duncan Smith DAR (Daughters of the American Revoltion) School (Grant, AL). Students must be in the top 50% of their high school class to be considered; minimum GPA of 3.0. Need considered, FAFSA must be on file at JSU. Mr. Kennamer [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Lebanon Valley College offers full-time students Fellowship scholarships which recognize and reward commitment to work, service, and scholarly achievement. For students receiving a merit scholarship this Fellowship will be in addition to that scholarship. The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors and transfer students identifying as African-American, [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The mission of the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association is to promote and educate the public on good lake and watershed management, encourage sustainable stormwater management practices and protect the welfare of lakes and other water resources within the Commonwealth. To help further our mission, we would like to award scholarships to support and acknowledge deserving students who are [...] More

Levine Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/19/2019
  • Amount: $155,000
  • The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine. Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement. Students must be nominated online by their school counselor or college advisor at their current high school. There [...] More

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $12,000
  • To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.

    All applicants for these scholarships:
    -Must be legally blind in [...] More

NDS Merton Sowerby Junior Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The National Dairy Shrine Junior Merit Scholarship is to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. Major areas include Dairy Production, Dairy or Agricultural Economics, Communication or Accounting, Dairy Research Scientist, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy [...] More

NDS Mike Lancaster Sophomore Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their sophomore year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Students can only receive this scholarship once. The applicant must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship will be paid when the winners are recognized at the National Dairy Shrine Awards [...] More

New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has been a shining light for 68 years in providing financial assistance to deserving member club caddies pursuing higher education. Since 1947, it has provided over $14,000,000 in college scholarship awards to nearly 3,000 caddies. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Gold Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $24,000
  • New Mexico Tech gives academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. More than 40 percent of New Mexico Tech undergraduates receive merit-based aid. Although family financial evaluations have no effect on academic scholarship decisions at Tech, many scholarship students also qualify for need-based financial aid. All first-time scholarships require the [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $16,000
  • New Mexico Tech gives academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. All first-time scholarships require the student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester. The Presidential Scholarship is a $4,000/year renewable scholarship for up to four years for a total of $16,000. Students must have a [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Silver Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • New Mexico Tech gives academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. All first-time scholarships require the student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester. The Silver Scholarship is $5,000/year and renewable for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Students must be a National Merit [...] More

Paul Tsongas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Paul Tsongas Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards Massachusetts students with a minimum 3.75 GPA and highly competitive scores of at least 1200 (or the ACT equivalent). Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts state university. Permanent legal residents of Massachusetts - for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year - [...] More

Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Each year, Roma Lodge makes available two college scholarships for children of Roma Lodge members in good standing as of January 31st of that calendar year. The selection is administered through independent evaluators in the Racine - Kenosha area. All biological or adoptive children of members are eligible to compete for the scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, [...] More

Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Salem Lodge #139/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship was established by Salem Lodge #139 in 2011 in memory of Robert A. Miller to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in the Foundation's service area. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and be of African-American descent in order to apply. They must also demonstrate [...] More

San Jose State University Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office administers SJSU campus based and department based scholarships. Students should apply for as many scholarships as possible to lessen the need for loans or part-time work to attend school. Most scholarships require students complete at least one semester of full time units (12 undergraduate or 8 graduate units) at SJSU in order to be eligible for campus [...] More

Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

  • Application Deadline: 4/10/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Songwriters' Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) is accepting applications for the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the Mike Lane Horizon Award. The scholarship and awards are for songwriters age 14 to 19, who live in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren or White County, Indiana [...] More

Southern Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • SSF is a rent-free housing scholarship foundation that helps deserving young people who lack financial resources but demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character attend institutions of higher education.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, display good character and motivation to succeed and must be accepted to one of the participating [...] More

Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program was established to provide grant aid to financially needy students to enable them to attend private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas.

    Applicants must be Texas residents and must be able to show financial need. Must be enrolled in an eligible institution in Texas in a degree plan leading to a first associate's, baccalaureate, master's [...] More

The Edwards Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in 1939 by Grace M. Edwards, a lifelong resident of Boston. The Fund seeks to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering college scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. Her Scholarship has helped thousands of students over the years. Recipients are asked to [...] More

The Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, is the only New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. The Governor's Urban Scholarship is a merit-based award for students ranked within the top 5% of their high school class and who have a minimum [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The James K. Adams and Arlene L. Adams Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Foundation accepts applications for financial aid for graduates of the high schools listed below in eastern and central Cumberland County and the high schools in Perry County, Pennsylvania. Tuition assistance will be awarded based on merit, community involvement, good moral character, the prospect of success or achievement, and financial need for the coming academic year. For more information [...] More

The JCB Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and [...] More

The Teagle Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The ExxonMobil scholarship program provides support for the children of ExxonMobil employees as they go to college. Applications may be obtained from the ExxonMobil Human Resource offices, while retired employees may obtain applications from ExxonMobil's Human Resources center in Houston. The program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., (ISTS) rather than by [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More

Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships is a need-based scholarship program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years). Students must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, [...] More

University of Great Falls Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,500
  • The University of Great Falls is committed to providing an affordable, private college experience of exceptional value. A variety of scholarships recognizing academic achievement and talent are available. Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships as part of the admission process and are notified of their award level as part of acceptance to the university. Amounts are [...] More

Virginia Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/12/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Virginia Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior who demonstrates academic potential and merits the respect and support of fellow students and teachers, has earned recognition through good citizenship during school and/or personal service to the community in which they live, and clearly needs financial support in order to attain objectives through higher education. To be [...] More

Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • A highly-educated American Indian population is vital for improving the economic sufficiency and prosperity of American Indian communities located within the state of Washington. To this end, Washington State, in collaboration with the American Indian Community and other private sector partners, established the American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES). This program provides educational [...] More

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,750
  • 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, funded for the first time in 2001, will provide each eligible West Virginia high school graduate a full tuition scholarship to a state college or university [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. We offer academic scholarships worth $1,500 each to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry. Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms.

    The Teaching Fellowship includes admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or [...] More

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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). [...]

Texas A&M Working to Re-enroll College Stopouts

September 26, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Not every student who goes to college completes their degree, much less finishes it within the "normal" four-year time frame. The Texas of A&M University has spent years working to re-enroll students who stopped out of college for a year or more, and may have found a solution in partnering with ReUp Education. [...]

PBS Airs Documentary About Higher Ed in Prison

September 18, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Photo credit: Jared Ames

A new PBS documentary exhibiting prison education, titled "College Behind Bars" is set to air on November 25 and 26. The four-part series documents the journeys of dozens of incarcerated men and women as they pursue college degrees in the Bard Prison Initiative - deemed one of the most rigorous prison education programs in the United States, according to Inside Higher Ed. [...]

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