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Academic Scholarships and Merit Scholarships

Academic scholarships, or merit scholarships, are essentially as titled. 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 Deadlines: October 17, Annually
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. The goal is to recognize students who are committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.

Applicants must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school, college, or adult students. [...] More

AACE International Competitive Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 07, Annually
AACE International offers competitive and matching funds scholarships to US, Canadian, and International students pursuing a program related to cost engineering/cost management. The competitive scholarships are awarded by the AACE International Education Board. AACE International Sections may also offer scholarships through the matching funds scholarship program. Applications received for the [...] More

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship
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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.

Selection [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship
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The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and [...] More

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The purpose of the Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship is to provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

General Eligibility Requirements:
-Must be of at least 50% [...] More

Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Aija Matthews Education Scholarship Fund is in memory of Ajia Da'Shae Matthews, who passed away in 2009 at a young age due to a medical condition. AMESF scholarships for Washington State high school graduates in pursuit of a higher education. Criteria for these awards include academic performance, school involvement, character, leadership, and employment history and community service. [...] More

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship
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Established by Alliance Pipeline, this scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a student athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.00 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by January of each year by the Director of the University Advancement based on the interest earnings in the [...] More

ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) Chicago is proud to announce its first ever ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change Scholarship. This scholarship was developed in order to provide financial assistance to outstanding Illinois Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth leaders and youth allies to attend the annual Creating Change Conference. [...] More

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 [...] More

American Bus Association Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
The ABA George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarships recognize deserving students who demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership, character, diversity and the potential to be future leaders in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

The American Bus Association Scholarship Program was established after the death in 1995 of George T. Snyder, Jr., who was the President and CEO of ABA. A large [...] More

AQHF Telephony Equine Veterinary Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Scholarship assistance will be awarded to a member of the American Quarter Horse Association in his or her last year of veterinary school. Student should pursue career in equine medicine or surgery. Applicant must be third-year veterinary student when applying. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic merit and American Quarter Horse involvement. For more information, please [...] More

Army Engineer Memorial Awards
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Foundation's Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships [...] More

ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program awards two scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics will also make grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for [...] More

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship
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Our family has established a non-profit foundation in loving memory of Ashley. The mission is to create a permanent endowment and award scholarships to qualified students for the travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities and/or financial need. For further details and to apply, please visit the provider's website.

Criteria:
-Applications for the Spring Semester are to be [...] More

Ashley Stevenson Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 13, Annually
This scholarship was established in the summer of 2014 to honor the life of Ashley Stevenson and to continue her legacy of excellence, generosity and service. The Ashley Stevenson Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit based competition, that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with a background of consistent civic involvement or community service. [...] More

Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Established in 1955 by a Trust endowed by the late Aubrey Lee Brooks, these scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from a 14-county area of North Carolina. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides central administration for the Brooks Foundation.

Eligibility:
-Complete application
-Demonstrate financial need
-Plan to enroll as a full-time [...] More

Balanced Man Scholarship - University of Washington
Application Deadlines: June 28, Annually
Each year, Sigma Phi Epsilon awards $4,000 to six young men who exemplify excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. While the primary purpose of all college students is to graduate, we believe that in order to fully become a man one cannot solely focus upon academics. This scholarship specifically awards those students whose achievements, academic performance, and [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
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.

Eligibility Criteria:
-Incoming [...] More

Cal Grant A & B Competitive Grant Program
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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.

Application [...] More

Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The purpose of the association is to develop the professionalism of the members by furthering their skills and knowledge
in the areas of technical surveillance, law enforcement, and forensic activities through the offering of special training, the inter-agency exchange of ideas and experiences, and assistance in the implementation of new techniques and equipment in the law enforcement community. [...] More

CAS Trust Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program will award up to three scholarships to deserving students.

Eligibility:
-Submit all sections of the CAS Trust Scholarship by the [...] More

Case Western Theater Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Case Western Reserve University has made merit-based scholarships available for prospective theater students. Each year, the department of theater awards four full-tuition scholarships to students who intend on majoring in theater, and two scholarships to students who intend on minoring in theater, or those interested in pursuing theater as an extracurricular activity at CWRU.

-Full Tuition [...] More

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
CWIT Scholars receive four-year scholarships ranging from $5,000-$15,000 per academic year for in-state students, and from $10,000-$22,000 per academic year for out-of-state students, to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses. Each CWIT scholar participates in special courses and activities and receive mentoring from faculty and participating members of the IT and engineering [...] More

CFBTA Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
The CFBTA Scholarship Program consists of four $2,500 scholarship grants for students interested in a career in the financial services industry. All college students and prospective college students are eligible to apply. Applicants will be selected on a yearly basis based on merit, essay and financial need.

To be considered for one of the scholarships, applicants must use this format, follow [...] More

Chi Am Circle Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and significant extracurricular activities such as work, performing arts, and athletics. Financial need is a criterion for several scholarships, but there are also others awarded for academic merit regardless of need. Awardees must attend the annual scholarship dinner to receive the award. [...] More

CIRI Foundation Achievement Annual Scholarship
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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

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The College of Saint Rose is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. To support our commitment, the College offers a generous array of academic scholarships. These scholarships are not based on financial need, but on the merits of students' academic achievement.

The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are [...] More

Colorado Christian University President's Scholarship
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CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment.

President's Scholarship [...] More

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 11, Annually
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

Corporate Relocation Council Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 01, Annually
CRC is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and global relocation service providers in Chicago for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. School can be a very important part of the relocation process for children moving into the Chicagoland area.

As part of our commitment to Global Relocation, CRC is [...] More

CRCA Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) will grant two renewable scholarships, to two students residing in the following Illinois Counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Stephenson, Will or Winnebago. The scholarships will be awarded to students attending a four-year accredited college/university.

Eligibility:
-Must be a high school [...] More

Curtis Institute of Music/Tuition Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Daughters of the Cincinnati have contributed generously to the scholarship fund for over a century. Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military. If you are eligible, you must apply during your senior year in high school. The application process includes an essay, secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s [...] More

David Geffen Medical Scholarship
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The David Geffen Medical Scholarship is a prestigious new scholarship that provide four-year financial support to outstanding students entering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Mr. Geffen, the world-renowned entertainment executive and philanthropist after whom our medical school is named, has once again made a transformative gift to medical education. This time he has established a [...] More

DECA Student Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. DECA partners [...] More

DesSales University Presidential Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
DeSales University recognizes students' academic achievement in high school by awarding two categories of academic merit scholarships. The selection process for these scholarships is competitive with awards going to top-ranking applicants based upon grade point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores. A separate application is not required. Academic scholarships are available for up to eight [...] More

Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE's Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. will award the Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship to one student for the upcoming academic year.

Eligibility Requirements
- Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program, at an college or university located within the Michigan counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, [...] More

DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship
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DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis to some students who are National Merit Finalists or Commended students. The Admissions committee makes these awards. No special application is required to be considered for this scholarship. If you have been awarded a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship, it will be renewed at the same amount each year you [...] More

Diamond State Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 05, Annually
The Diamond State Scholarship is a merit-based award for graduating high school seniors enrolling at regionally-accredited colleges in the U.S.

Applicants must be:
- Legal residents of Delaware
- U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
- High school seniors who rank in upper quarter of class
- Combined score of at least 1800 on the SAT
- Enrolled as a full-time student in a degree [...] More

Eleanor Allwork Grant
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics.

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. [...] More

FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skating participants in June of each year. All applicants must be New England residents and skate at FMC [...] More

Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Furman University Alden Pre-Engineering Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 19, Annually
Furman's merit-based scholarships are highly competitive awards which aim to recognize those students who show the potential and promise to make an impact in Furman's community.

This full tuition scholarship is available to enrolling freshmen at Furman University who plan to pursue a pre-engineering program combining three years of study at Furman with two years at Auburn, Clemson, University [...] More

Furman University National Merit Scholarships
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National Merit/National Achievement finalists who indicate Furman as their first-choice college may be eligible for a renewable university-sponsored scholarship, in accordance with National Merit Scholarship Corporation guidelines. Students who demonstrate financial need may receive $2,000 in a renewable university-sponsored scholarship, and students who do not demonstrate financial need may [...] More

Furman University Palmetto Fellows
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Academic scholarships for residents of South Carolina, based on annual guidelines, which are currently a 3.50 grade point average, 1200 SAT or 27 ACT, rank in top six percent of the class, or 1400 combined SAT score and a high school grade point average of 4.00 or greater. Eligible candidates apply through their high school guidance offices in the fall of their senior years. South Carolina [...] More

George D. Cornell Honors College Scholarships
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The George D. Cornell Honors College Scholarships are merit-based awards renewable up to four years for Florida residents who attend the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. These scholarships covers room/board and tuition up to $7,500 per semester.

For more information about these awards, please visit our [...] More

George E Gordy Family Education Trust Scholarship
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Anybody applying for the George E Gordy Family Education Trust Scholarship must be a Sussex County Delaware High School Graduate and maintain a 2.75 GPA. Award based on Merit and Need. This is a 4 year scholarship that must be renewed each year to maintain [...] More

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school students with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor's degree at the college or university of their choice.

Eligibility:
-Must be a resident of Cook County, Illinois
-Must be enrolling as a full-time student at [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, and graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study, (includes social science fields of study) at an accredited, non-profit public or [...] More

Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation and awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive $6,000 per year for up to four years of university study.

This is a merit based scholarship. Recipients are typically in the top 3% in both class ranking [...] More

Hanover College Academic Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Hanover Academic Merit Scholarships serve to recognize the overall academic achievement of students. The scholarship review committee examines GPA, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, course load and academic rigor for all applicants to Hanover College. Awarding of the four categories of academic merit scholarships is largely based on the academic composite, but co-curricular activities and campus visit [...] More

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: October 30, Annually
The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools. [...] More

Hope College Valedictorian Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Hope College Valedictorian Scholarships are awarded to high school valedictorians who are not selected to receive one of the other Hope-sponsored merit-based scholarships. Recipients will receive $5,000 per year to fund their college educations at [...] More

IFMA Foundation Scholarship Program for Students
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
With the support of our scholarship sponsors, the Foundation annually awards scholarships to deserving FM students worldwide. The individual scholarships range in value from $1,500-$5,000 and are awarded undergraduate (2-year and 4-year) and graduate students that are enrolled in facility management or FM related programs (FM related programs include, but are not limited to, construction [...] More

IFR Merit-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research would like to support promising young scholars that may become future leaders – both within and outside archaeology. It is our hope that regardless of the career path such students may take, an archaeology field school will establish a lifelong relationship with the discipline and an understanding for the importance of the past to our collective human [...] More

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The ISPE, recognizing that an engineering education is the foundation upon which the engineering profession is constructed and also recognizing the need for encouragement and financial aid, has established a scholarship program to aid resident students of Indiana who have proven a genuine interest in an engineering career. Students who are assisted by this program will be those whose scholastic [...] More

International Students Academic Merit Scholarship
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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. The award is available for:

-Eight semesters for [...] More

Jain Foundation LGMD Awareness Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 25, Annually
The LGMD Awareness Scholarship was designed to reward students who teach others about Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies, often referred to as LGMDs. There are two scholarship categories, merit-based and social media based. A total of four scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, and equipment required for education courses. Students may apply for both [...] More

Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.

Eligibility [...] More

Joe Perdue Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Club Foundation, the only 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the private club industry, was created by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) in 1988. Its mission is to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, training and research initiatives. This includes awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in club management. [...] More

JSU Alabama Bob & Lou Kennamer Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a merit-based service obligation scholarship program that provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area. Recipients sign [...] More

Kildee Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
This Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship is named for the late H.H. Kildee, Dean Emeritus at Iowa State University, whose counsel, encouragement and teaching inspired many of today's dairy leaders. Recognizing the importance of education to the future of dairying, National Dairy Shrine established the separately-financed Kildee Scholarship Fund.

The top 25 participants in a National 4-H or FFA [...] More

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Knights of Columbus Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships are awarded annually to students entering the freshman class in an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree. Twelve scholarships are available at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Fifty scholarships are available to students entering other Catholic colleges or universities in the United States.

To be [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest
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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 shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, [...] More

Levine Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: October 15, Annually
The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established in 2009 by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine. The inaugural class of Levine Scholars entered in the fall semester of 2010 and a new cohort of approximately 20 students is selected to join the program each year. Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based [...] More

Lighthouse Guild Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. [...] More

Loyola University Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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, theatre 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

Mary Switzer Research Fellowships
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Switzer Research Fellowships Program was established to build rehabilitation capacity by providing support to qualified individuals to engage in scientific research relating to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. The fellowships are available on an annual competitive basis on two levels:

1. Distinguished Fellowships ($75,000) are awarded to individuals with a doctorate, [...] More

Meena Vashee Endowed Scholarship Application for Undergraduates
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
The purpose of the Meena Vashee Endowed Scholarship Application for Undergraduates is to provide assistance to undergraduate students at the University of Washington who are survivors of domestic violence or are the children of domestic violence survivors.

The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The University's Office of Student Financial Aid will [...] More

Miami University (OH) Scholarship Programs (Merit/Need-Based)
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford campus for the fall semester. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility—no additional form is required. Miami University merit scholarships are highly competitive and, thus, not guaranteed. The academic [...] More

Miami University National Merit Scholarships
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The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Finalists (who are not receiving a National Merit $2,500 scholarship or corporate-sponsored merit scholarship) who list Miami as their first choice school, [...] More

MSLP Governor's Best and Brightest Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The purpose of the Governor’s "Best and Brightest" Scholarship is to provide Montana residents with greater access to Montana’s post-secondary institutions and Montana’s tribal colleges, through scholarship grants based on academic achievement and financial need. The goal of these scholarships is to relieve student debt burdens, allowing more Montanans to stay in the state upon graduation. [...] More

MSU Moorhead Academic Excellence Award
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Must be enrolled at Minnesota State University at Moorhead.

National Merit Finalists are awarded $5,000 per year, renewable for four years, if academic requirements are met. Finalist certificate is required.

For more information and/or application, contact:

Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
107 Owens Hall
Moorhead, MN [...] More

My Political Hero Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Virginians for Integrity in Government (VIG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, announces the My Political Hero Essay Contest for high school students. David Bailey, a veteran lobbyist and member of the Board of VIG developed the contest to challenge and encourage Virginia high school students to pay tribute to their living political heroes and heroines. The winner of the contest will receive a [...] More

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18-35 years.

The purpose of the scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey's will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, [...] More

New Hampshire Food Industries Education Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. These students must be dependent children of full-time employees of firms that are members of New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) or part-time employees at a New Hampshire location of a NHGA members. A parent/employee must have been employed for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Copper Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 Gold Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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 Silver Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships
Application Deadlines: August 15, Annually
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

NLEAFCF - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. This award recognizes financial need as well as academic achievement and candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but [...] More

Northwood University Free Enterprise Scholarships
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Northwood University's Free-Enterprise Scholarships are for both incoming freshman and transfer students who have exceptional academic merit. Free-Enterprise Scholarships are awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Awards are for freshmen who live both on and off campus, and amounts vary based on new student/transfer student status, academic merit, financial need, and residency. Awards are [...] More

NRAEF Scholarships
Application Deadlines: June 17, Annually
This year, the NRAEF created a new application process designed to be more user-friendly and to help match applicants with the scholarship they are best qualified for. Applicants will create a log in by providing a valid email address. Log in credentials will be sent to this address. All scholarship communications will be sent via e-mail. Do not use your parent’s email address or school-issued [...] More

NSCS New Member Award
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NSCS offers a million dollars in scholarships each year to help our members attain their goals and commend them for their outstanding academic excellence as well their leadership and service achievements. Each year NSCS awards $50,000 to outstanding new members across the contry to help defray the cost of tuition expenses.

There are three main eligibility requirements for scholarships.
-You [...] More

Ohio Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Ohio Academy of Science has received a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) to establish the Ohio Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering Scholarship Program. The projected three year program cost is $150,000. These merit-based, non-renewable scholarships will fulfill the OEEF objective of "Providing scholarships in environmental science and environmental [...] More

PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation’s scholarships and educational programs are available to undergraduate students of Hellenic descent from all 50 United States. The Foundation provides recognition and financial assistance while also offering life-changing cultural and leadership programs.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident living in the United States
-Must [...] More

Pauahi Foundation Public Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors and awards these scholarships supporting college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some include specific criteria such as geographic location, field of study, financial need or grade point averages.

Scholarships are available [...] More

Paul Porter Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Paul Porter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of former Northern California Golf Association and Poppy Holding CEO Paul Porter. Mr. Porter stood for the character traits of self-motivation, strong leadership, a sense of self and kindness. The Paul Porter Memorial Scholarship is designed to support university bound high school seniors who show academic excellence [...] More

Principia College Arthur F. Schulz Jr. Alumni Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
Children and grandchildren of Principia alumni are eligible for the Arthur F. Schulz, Jr. Alumni Scholarship, a four-year scholarship sponsored by the Principia Alumni Association. Valued at $4,500 each year, the Schulz Scholarship is awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students.

To be eligible for this award, first-time freshmen must have a cumulative high school grade point [...] More

PuditWire Political Communication Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
PunditWire, political commentary website for speechwriters sponsored by the School of Communication at American University, is seeking a graduate student fellow to serve as editor of the site. This unique opportunity will allow the student to get involved with a consequential political publication and connect with some of the top communicators and speechwriters in the country. The fellow will [...] More

Regis College Anniversary Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student maintains the minimum renewal [...] More

Regis College Sister Therese Higgins Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student maintains the minimum renewal [...] More

Regis College Tower Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student maintains the minimum renewal [...] More

Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 20, Annually
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. These $4,000 scholarships cover four academic years in any accredited United States college or university of the recipient's choice. Payments are made in $1,000 increments during each year the student is enrolled. The recipient may choose any [...] More

SAPA Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) in 1999. Over the past years, SAPA has become a major pharmaceutical professional organization with 4,000 members and three chapters in the Northeast and West Coast.

The Foundation is supported by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals [...] More

Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
This merit-based award involves a one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded depends upon 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

Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college and graduate education and post-secondary vocational training for children and grandchildren of eligible retirees and employees of businesses previously owned and operated by Sid Richardson and designated successor companies and organizations. There are no limits to the number of eligible family members who may apply [...] More

SIM Chicago Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
Applicants to the SIM Chicago Scholarship Program must -

Be a current post-secondary undergraduate entering their junior year.
Be enrolled in full time undergraduate Technology or Computer Science study at an accredited four year college or university in the Chicago area for the entire academic year.

Be currently residing in one of the following Illinois counties – Cook, Du Page, Kane, [...] More

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers has transitioned to a 100% paperless application process via [...] More

Spencer Educational Foundation Risk Management and Insurance Scholarships
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Through many programs, we can give you an opportunity to strengthen your skills and knowledge in risk management, and develop a competitive advantage in your career. We award scholarships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, pre-dissertation students, and professionals pursuing master's degrees part time. Undergraduate scholarships are valued at $5,000 while graduate scholarships are [...] More

SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
SVS (Balaji) Temple, under guidance of the Board of Trustees and the Auxiliary Committee, has developed a Scholarship Fund to help provide a valuable and needed program to our devotees and their families. The scholarship is awarded to first year students who are enrolled full time at accredited undergraduate programs. The scholarship will be distributed in equal installments over four years, paid [...] More

Swiss Benevolent Society of San Francisco Need & Merit Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The following scholarships are available to qualified applicants based on need and merit:
-The Swiss Benevolent Society General Scholarship, the Silvia & Jacques Iselin Scholarship and the Willy Isler Scholarship are based on need and merit and are available to deserving students entering college through postgraduate studies. Students must demonstrate financial need, be worthy, show aptitude [...] More

The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
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 [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 02, Annually
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students.

-Must be of Hispanic Heritage
-Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school [...] More

The Lt. Jon C.Ladda Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Recipients of the Lt. Jon C. Ladda Memorial Foundation Scholarship will be as follows:

Scholarships will be awarded to a child of a United States Naval Academy graduate or United Sates Navy member who served in the submarine service who has died on active duty or has been medically retired with a 100 percent disability. This is a renewable scholarship based on a repeat application [...] More

The Sanford Meisner Merit Award
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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts awarded over $2,000,000.00 in institutional scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. NYCDA Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and may reflect artistic promise and demonstrated financial need:

The Sanford Meisner Merit Award is based upon talent demonstrated at the audition. The award will be renewed if the student is invited to [...] More

The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington proudly awards numerous scholarships each year to undergraduate students in the State of Washington. The scholarship is purely merit-based to promote and foster dedicated students in their path to success.

??To apply for an undergraduate scholarship from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Washington you must be able to substantiate the [...] More

The Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell. One of Senator Mitchell’s highest priorities is to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine. The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine.

The scholarship award is in the amount of up to $8,000 for students [...] More

The Teagle Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 02, Annually
The Teagle Foundation is a private foundation established in 1944 by Walter C. Teagle, longtime president and later chairman of the board of Standard Oil Company, now Exxon Mobil Corporation. Its assets are derived from gifts and bequests from Mr. Teagle, his wife and their son.

The scholarship is based on academic merit. The programs covered are studies leading to a baccalaureate degree at an [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities are pleased to announce the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship.

This merit scholarship, in the amount of $3,500, 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 [...] More

Thomas More College Band Scholarship
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Because Thomas More College is small by choice, students receive individual attention. Your professors and fellow students will come to know you and work together with you. Thomas More offers an array of scholarships based upon academic merit and extracurricular and community involvement. The Thomas More College Band Scholarship is available to full time students who actively participate in the [...] More

Tschudy Family Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Tschudy Family Scholarship provides scholarships to outstanding students graduating from Emmett High School.

Eligibility:
-Be an Idaho resident
-Be a graduating Emmett High School senior or have graduated within the last seven years from Emmett High School
-Enroll as a full-time academic student (at least 14 credit hours) at BSU, ISU, LCSC or UI
-Have a minimum 2.6 GPA
-Comply with [...] More

Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. College Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 02, Annually
The Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) College Scholarship is a one-time freshman grant open to all high school seniors who participate in cross country or track and reside within the Twin Cities 11-county metro area.

Scholarship Requirements and Information:
-Student athletes of all abilities are encouraged to apply
-Applicants must have participated in cross country and/or track running [...] More

UM Missoula Presidential Leadership Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 04, Annually
The Presidential Leadership Scholarships are the University of Montana's premier academic scholarships, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community. These awards are renewable for four (4) years, subject to satisfactory performance by the student.

Eligible candidates for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship must be recent high school graduates who [...] More

University of Great Falls Academic Merit Scholarship
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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. [...] More

University of Tennessee Chattanooga Chancellor's Scholars
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
UTC is pleased to present the Chancellor's Scholars Program for First-Time Freshmen applicants who meet the following criteria: 3.75 GPA and 30 ACT composite (1340 SAT) will receive $4,000 per year. Students may also receive an additional $4,500 in Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship funds, if eligible.

First-Time Freshmen are encouraged to apply with UTC Admissions. The next step is to apply [...] More

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The American Helicopter Society’s philanthropic arm, the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF), was founded in 1967. The Foundation is an independent charitable trust, governed by a Board of Trustees, for the support of education in rotorcraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft engineering. The Foundation’s perations are made possible solely by tax deductible donations. Each year, the [...] More

Virginia Smith Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
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 [...] More

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
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

Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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

West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
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

William Tasse Alexander Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
The William Tasse Alexander Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by the will of Margery Alexander Thompson in memory of her parents and grandparents. The purpose of the Fund is to provide merit scholarships to undergraduate students from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; primarily in the field of education.

Eligibility:
-Be at least rising juniors or seniors in college
-Be full-time [...] More

WLCA Metro Milwaukee Professional Landscape Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
In 1986 the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA) Metropolitan Milwaukee Chapter was named as a beneficiary in the estate of the late Ronald J. Klokner, a past-president and charter member of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association. The bequest was made with the expressed intent to establish a scholarship fund for students actively pursuing a career in the landscape [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
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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, [...] More

Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Contest
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
WRITE A PLAY! NYC, the New York City School Playwriting Contest, is open to all NYC students. Plays are judged in three categories: elementary, middle, and high school. All entrants receive a Certificate of Merit, a written evaluation of the play and an invitation to the annual Awards Ceremony.

Plays must be submitted by students, not teachers. There are no restrictions on length, style, or [...] More

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: November 13, Annually
The YMA Scholarship Fund regards its grants as a very worthwhile investment in the future of the fashion industry, and since its inception in 1971, has awarded over $6MM in scholarships to thousands of students.

Scholarships are available only to students from YMA Fashion Scholarship fund member universities, which offer a range of design and business oriented programs across the U.S. [...] More

Youth Scholarship Opportunity
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Credit Union of New Jersey is awarding $3,000 in scholarship funds this year. Each award will be paid jointly to the winning student and the chosen accredited educational institution.

The applicant must be a resident of Mercer or Burlington counties OR a Credit Union of New Jersey Member and must be enrolled as a high school senior at the time of application. Scholarship funds must be used [...] More

Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 16, Annually
The Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship program was established to support women of any age pursuing a bachelor's degree in areas such as but not limited to business, engineering, healthcare, education, technology, mathematics, or the sciences (social or general). Scholarship awards are given annually.

Eligibility:
-Be female
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Financial need
-Enrolled [...] More

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