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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.

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors or adult students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

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: 6/30/2020
  • 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, who have a GPA [...] 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: 2/29/2020
  • Amount: $750
  • 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 was established in 2009 by Dr. Donna Alexander, in memory of her mother, Annie S. Alexander, to provide scholarships to students seeking undergraduate nursing degrees. 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. [...] More

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Army Engineer Memorial Awards were established in 1973 as a living memorial to Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and are given annually to honor all Engineer Officers who died in the line of duty. A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2021
  • 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

Ashbrook Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to assist students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship. We do this through sustained reflection on the writings of those who have thought most deeply and comprehensively about human nature and political organization, and the opinions, character, and actions of those who have most remarkably practiced [...] 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
  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship. Academic and talent scholarships are awarded only after an offer of admission has been made. To be eligible for the Family Tuition Grant, you must be a full-time student with an immediate family member enrolled at Augustana full-time. For more [...] More

Azalee Clements Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Azalee Clements Memorial Scholarship was established by her son, Michael Clements, and with memorials from family and friends of Azalee Clements in 2011 to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend Christ Church in Bronx, NY. This scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2020
  • 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

Baylor University Baptist Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • There are many scholarships available for undergraduate students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary. For more information about these scholarships and award amounts, visit the Baylor Undergraduate Admissions website. [...] 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

Buffalo Wild Wings Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Interested in a rewarding career in the restaurant and food-service industry? We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships to students who want an education and a career in the food-service industry. This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality related major. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Cal Grant A & B Competitive Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • There is no application fee for the Cal Grant A & B Competitive Award Program. Award may be used for undergraduate study at Cal Grant qualifying California post-secondary schools. Applicant must demonstrate academic performance and financial need; applicants must also submit FAFSA to federal processor and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission. For more information, [...] More

Cameron Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/11/2020
  • 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: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • 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: 1/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship was established by Clyde Aldridge in 2012 to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors at Reagan High School. The scholarship provides a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; have participated in [...] 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: 2/15/2021
  • 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: 3/6/2020
  • 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 situation. For [...] More

David Geffen Medical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The David Geffen Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility. The merit-based scholarships provide full financial support for approximately 25% of current UCLA medical students and there is no need to submit an application. All applicants to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be considered for the scholarships, eliminating the [...] 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. One scholarship recipient is selected annually. Honorees receive a certificate and cash prize of $2,500. The committee chooses the recipient based on their potential to contribute to survey statistics, applied experience in survey statistics [...] 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

Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship was established in September 2006 by Elmer H. Collins to provide a college scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior from a Forsyth County high school who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship may provide a renewable award for four consecutive years. To receive consideration, applicants must: reside in 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: 2/1/2021
  • 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: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. This scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four [...] More

Flinn Scholars

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Flinn Scholarship Program provides an unparalleled package for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university for 20 of Arizona's highest-achieving high school seniors each year. Flinn Scholars, who can attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or University of Arizona, also benefit from working with top faculty and researchers, meeting business and civic leaders in [...] 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

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. A minimum cumulative [...] More

Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students is for undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships. Endowed scholarships for ministerial students vary in the amounts that are awarded. Freshman and sophomores typically receive a base-level award amount for the fall and spring [...] More

Harold Colby/Ray Barton NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • NHASH is a professional association that represents committed industry leaders in septic system pumping and maintenance, installation, and repair. Our members are environmentally responsible, engaging in disposal practices that are federal and state approved. Our site is dedicated to helping people in the Granite State find the answers they need for their septic systems. For more information, or [...] More

Heidelberg University Faculty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $15,000
  • 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

Hungry To Lead Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,500
  • The Hungry To Lead Scholarship is open to high school seniors, or college students' registered/pre-registered to attend an accredited school in the United States. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a food service/hospitality program, or directly related. The scholarship is merit based on high school records, ACT and/or SAT scores, college transcripts if applicable, and extracurricular [...] 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

Joe Perdue Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Club Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards are made at the recommendation of The Club Foundation Allocation Committee (CFAC) and approved by the Board of Governors. The scholarship award is made directly to the registrar at the college or university the recipient attends. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] 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

Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/10/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Joshua L Anderson Memorial Foundation was founded September 1, 1992. Its purpose is to help provide scholarships to Northern Nevada high school baseball and softball players who desire a college education.
    Scholarships will be based on applicant's financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities, participation in a high school baseball or softball program and desire to earn a [...] 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

Juniata College Calvert Ellis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Juniata College offers an array of competitive scholarships that recognize the outstanding achievements of incoming students without regard to financial need. Academic Scholarships at Juanita reward students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and community by getting involved. The Calvert Ellis Scholarships honors the president who led Juniata in the post-World War II [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest is an ongoing merit competition for new and amateur aspiring writers. Run on a quarterly basis, an eligible entry is any previously unpublished short story or novelette (under 17,000 words) of science fiction or fantasy. There will be three cash prizes in each quarter: a first place prize of $1,000, a second place prize of $750, and a third place [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors identifying most closely with one of the following racial and ethnic groups: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, or multiracial. Transfer students from one of these groups previously listed may also be considered for the fellowship. Awards depend on financial need. For more information, or [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants for the Leo Bourassa Scholarship must be a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of undergraduate study and must be a full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate student, or a [...] More

Levine Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/19/2020
  • 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

Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lloyd E. and Rachel S. Collins Scholarship may provide a renewable award for worthy graduating high school seniors from North, South, and West Stokes High Schools who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate good character, school service, and community service; and, demonstrate financial need, but [...] More

Loyola University Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $14,000
  • Scholarships for first-year and transfer students are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theater arts, and visual arts. Students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships when they apply for admission. These awards are based solely on academic [...] More

Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship was established by Virginia Whichard Caudill in 2010 to honor her husband on his birthday and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from R.J. Reynolds High School. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for a minority male student-athlete who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree. To [...] 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. The scholarship is available to any undergraduate student currently enrolled in their junior year in a four-year college with an explicit interest in the dairy industry. Students can only receive this scholarship only once. The [...] 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. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie. Scholarships are renewable for up to four (4) years of undergraduate study. Applicants must show [...] 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. 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 student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 [...] 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

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships are designed for students intending a career in management in a business focused on plumbing, HVAC or electrical. This includes people intending to own and operate their own business as well as people planning to work in marketing, accounting, mechanical engineering, operations or other related position within [...] More

Niagara University Achievement Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $13,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Trustees Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $18,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen (federal definition), maintain full-time [...] More

Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Every year, the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation awards scholarships to more than 30 collegiate members to continue their educations through graduate and professional study. These recipients demonstrate exceptional academic performance and leadership abilities. General scholarships are awarded each year for graduate or professional school expenses. Collegiate members and alumni up to five years [...] More

Park Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • At least 10 merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, at least three merit-based scholarships are awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring. Park Scholar Awards cover the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board) at Ithaca College and include stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500. [...] 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

Regis College Phi-Theta Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Phi-Theta Scholarship at Regis College is for transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society. Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a Phi Theta Kappa advisor. The scholarship can be renewed up to three years, contingent upon the student maintaining a full time status and a 3.0 or above grade point average. For more information, or to apply, please visit [...] More

Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Each year, Roma Lodge makes available college scholarships for children of Roma Lodge members in good standing as of January 31st of the calendar year the application for the scholarship is made. 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 [...] 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

SAPA Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (the "SAPA Scholarship") was established by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) in 1999. SAPA is a nonprofit tax-exempt professional organization headquartered in the tri-state (NJ-NY-CT) area and has become a major pharmaceutical professional organization with more than 4000 members and five Chapters in the [...] More

Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This merit-based award involves a one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent on the yield of the endowment. The award also includes a plaque and pin. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement explorer conference or a local ceremony. Any law enforcement explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to [...] More

Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • 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: Varies
  • 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 schools. For [...] More

State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • One hundred scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year up to four years of college undergraduate study, are awarded to academically talented legal dependents of eligible State Farm associates, agents, and retirees every year. The amount of the award takes into account the college educational costs, family circumstances, and other scholarship aid the winner receives. For more [...] More

Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program (TEG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,520
  • 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 or [...] More

The Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Edward G. and Helen A. Borgen Elementary Teacher Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount of up to $1,500 awarded to one student who is twenty-five (25) years of age or older. Applicants must be studying to teach at the elementary school level. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The [...] More

The Edwards Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Edwards Scholarship 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. Recipients are asked to contribute to the fund when their incomes allow in order to extend the legacy of Grace Edwards. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Boston from at [...] More

The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,600
  • The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program established to recognize academic achievement among graduating seniors from Newaygo and Muskegon counties in Michigan. Students must have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.7 to apply. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

The Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year. The award is renewable up to four years and provides students with a persistency bonus in their last semester before degree completion. To be eligible for this award, students must reside in (but not necessarily [...] More

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2021
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards students who are a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree. "Junior" refers to a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree the following year or is in their third year of collegiate study expects to graduate during the same year. They [...] 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 Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Pace Law School offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. The Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship is awarded to a second-year day or third-year evening student of Italian heritage. The award is based on first-year scholastic performance and financial need. It is maintained [...] 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: 1/15/2021
  • 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 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The prestigious Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros. In order to apply, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline; must be a [...] More

The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington proudly awards numerous scholarships each year to undergraduate students in the State of Washington. To apply for an undergraduate scholarship, you must be able to substantiate the following qualifications: be a U.S. citizen; be a Washington State resident; entering junior, senior, or 5th year (if required) of an undergraduate program; [...] 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: 4/8/2020
  • 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

Thomas More College Band Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Thomas More College Band Scholarship is available to full time students who actively participate in the Saints Marching Band, university choir, or theater program. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] More

Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Tien Bui and may provide a non-renewable scholarship to graduating high school seniors who attend a North Carolina high school, reside in the Foundation's service area and will attend North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 with a [...] More

Trina M. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Trina M. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship was established by Stephen P. Batchelor in 2013 in memory of Trina M. Batchelor to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County high school and reside in the Foundation's service area. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time
    undergraduate degrees from accredited [...] 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
  • at the University of Great Falls, 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 based on each student's academic performance in high school. Transfer students may [...] More

Virginia Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • 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

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • 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

Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is to provide college scholarships to area students based on merit and need. This internal scholarship program is entirely managed by the staff of the Foundation. Scholarship awards are decided by the Board of Trustees during its regular second quarter meeting. The Foundation awards individual annual scholarships that are renewable for the student's [...] More

Wes Burton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wes Burton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to worthy graduating high school seniors from Mt. Tabor High School. Scholarships are to be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university. To receive consideration, applicants must: have a 3.5 GPA; demonstrate examples of community and school service; major in mathematics, computer science, [...] 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 in [...] 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 seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, [...] More

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