Federal Scholarships

Universities, corporations, and philanthropic organizations are not the only sources of college scholarships. The federal government provides a number of scholarship opportunities, in addition to the federal grant programs you may already know about, such as Federal Pell Grants.

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Types of Federal Scholarships

Like other scholarships, federal scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, which can range from financial need (usually determined by completing the FAFSA on the Web), to a student’s chosen major. Federal scholarship awards vary in amount, and can range up to the full amount of a student’s tuition and fees. Federal scholarships may or may not be renewable, depending on the award. Some federal scholarships are awarded by the student’s academic institution, while others are awarded by a federal agency or an organization working in partnership with some branch of the federal government.

Federal scholarships are typically offered by federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Transportation, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Many federal scholarships are designated specifically for students in high-need fields or for students doing coursework relevant to a particular federal agency’s mission. Several major-specific federal scholarships feature either a fellowship/internship or an employment agreement with the awarding agency.

Finding Federal Scholarships

You can find federal scholarships by conducting a scholarship search. Below are a few examples of scholarships sponsored by federal agencies that you can find in our scholarship database. To learn more, click the links below. These are just a few of the awards you might see in your scholarship search results. You can find out about a wide array of scholarship opportunities, including federal scholarships, just by searching for available scholarships on Scholarships.com.

AAIA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Association on American Indian Affairs has been providing Native American student scholarships since 1947 and provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Native American students who are citizens/ members of their Tribal Nation – whether or not their Nation is recognized by the federal government.

    The Association’s scholarships are funded by an endowment from the Elizabeth and [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Seniors can [...] More

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state. OSFA has a [...] More

AlaskAdvantage Education Grant

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Alaska Education Grant (AEG) program provides need-based financial assistance to eligible Alaska students attending qualifying post secondary educational institutions in Alaska.

    Grant awards typically range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year. A student may not receive more that a total of $16,000 in AEG award money over the course of their undergraduate education. Students who complete [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to [...] More

APIASF General Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/19/2024
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) with financial need. Applicants must register for a free account on the scholarship provider's website to complete the application. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined [...] More

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents living in Arkansas who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. Guidelines for the manner in which the scholarship may be used are at the discretion of each scholarship provider. Applicants must live in the state [...] More

Beinecke Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2023
  • Amount: $35,000
  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program awards students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Students must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree and plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be [...] More

Bernice Murray Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Bernice Murray Scholarship Foundation was established to make a difference in the lives of Vermont families. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans), be a single parent with primary custody of at least one child 12 years of age or younger, and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Boren Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Boren Scholarships, a prestigious initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for [...] More

Cal Grant Competitive Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back. Cal Grant applicants must apply using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the deadline and meet all eligibility, financial, and minimum GPA requirements of either program. Grants are for students attending Universities of California, California State Universities or California Community [...] More

Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-generation college-bound students prepare for college. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Randolph Area Vocational Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester Union High School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, or Woodstock Union High [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. African [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for full time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is [...] More

Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship - UChicago

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • UChicago Promise is the University of Chicago’s multi-pronged initiative to help increase college access and readiness for Chicago high school students. UChicago Promise offers special scholarships for students from the Chicago area and also includes resources to help guide Chicago high schoolers to selective four-year institutions, including an Admissions Academy, mentorship, and extensive [...] More

Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. Since the 1980’s, tribal government has focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. Business has flourished, programs and services have grown, and the [...] More

Colorado Christian University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Colorado Christian University funds a variety of scholarships and grants for qualifying students in the College of Undergraduate Studies. Prospective students should complete their application for admission and submit their FAFSA by the priority date of April 1. Applicants to CCU will automatically be considered for academic scholarships. Scholarships are awarded evenly by semester, and students [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's First Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Colorado Mesa University First Generation Scholarship is an annual scholarship for those students that meet the following criteria: be an incoming freshmen student whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree, or a first-year student may have up to 24 accepted credit hours from another institution not including credits earned during high school. Completing an additional [...] More

Community Foundation of the Ozarks Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership. We help donors achieve their philanthropic goals through professional management and investment of charitable funds. We work with nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their missions through fund administration, grantmaking and learning [...] More

David A. Hicks Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The David A. Hicks Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship to be used at a U.S. college/university (2-4 years) or a vocational/technical institute school. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the Arts – this includes performing, visual, and graphic arts. All applicants must also demonstrate evidence of financial need. Please include a [...] More

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

  • Application Deadline: 8/19/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • DCTAG was created by Congress in 1999 by the District of Columbia College Access Act; PL 106-98 and amended by DC College Access Improvement Act 2002 and DC College Access Improvement Act 2007 to expand higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia. Currently, DCTAG recipients attend more than 300 colleges and universities.

    DCTAG provides up to $10,000 toward [...] More

Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship is a private scholarship program established by the DLH Foundation in memory of Deana LaRae Hamilton Hughes. The program annually grants scholarships of up to $2,000 to college students affected by gastro-esophageal cancers in their families. The DLH Foundation's mission is to Create A Community for families affected by Gastro-esophageal Cancers. We provide [...] More

Dell Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Students must participate in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 [...] More

Edward C. Bryant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program, you must be a Maryland resident at the time of application and enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college/university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school.

    Applicants must be related to U.S. Service members, veterans, POW/MIA from the Vietnam [...] More

Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Welcome to Financial Aid services for Howard Community College. We pride ourselves in providing tremendous value for your education investment, and we do everything we can to help you find ways to ensure that a college education is within reach. Helping you achieve your goals starts with helping you identify ways to pay for college. Financial Aid Services here at Howard Community College is [...] More

Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship is administered with the proceeds from a trust fund established through an annual appropriation from the State of Vermont's general fund. In order to apply, you must attend an accredited school located in the state of Vermont and approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); be currently under the custody of the [...] More

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Student Financial Services area within the Foundation administers yearly scholarship programs to deserving medical students from Pennsylvania. It is important to note, our scholarship opportunities are made possible by generous contributions from the Pennsylvania Medical Society and its Alliance, county medical societies and alliances, physician members, and other partnerships within the [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $19,000
  • The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic [...] More

ESA Youth Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The electronic security industry works intimately with the public safety sector. We appreciate the contribution that police, firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs offer to our communities. To show our appreciation, the program was developed to provide college scholarships to their deserving children. Since its launch in 1996, ESA’s Youth Scholarship Program has contributed more than $750,000 to [...] More

Federal Pell Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,895
  • Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a [...] More

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,000
  • To get an FSEOG, the applicant must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so the college can determine how much financial need the applicant has. Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid. Applicants can receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on their financial [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.

    Awards are based on financial need, academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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, academic achievement, and the candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • 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 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

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Five hundred (500) scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the academic school year. There is at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Additional recipients are chosen on a prorated basis. Therefore, more applicants may be selected from those commissaries with more significant numbers of applicants.

    Only students [...] More

Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (GMSGP) provides funds for participating Massachusetts' institutions of higher education and schools of nursing. At least 100 percent of the funds must be used for direct financial assistance to undergraduate students from Massachusetts so they may attend or continue to attend such institutions.
    To be eligible for a Massachusetts Gilbert [...] More

GWCF National Scholarship Competition

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since our founding, we have remained steadfast in our purpose and have seen a resurgence of interest in acquiring accurate and inspiring information about historical figures. The principal beneficiaries of the Foundation’s programs are the nation’s schoolchildren. In our important scholarship program, the Foundation has awarded grants from $500 to $5,000 to several hundred high school seniors [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • The Harold Colby/Ray Barton NHASH Memorial Scholarship is open to high school students interested in pursuing a degree in any Environmental Science field. Special consideration will be given to applicants with immediate family members who are NHASH members or with immediate family members who are involved in an industry related business or organization which
    meets the criteria for membership as [...] More

Heidelberg University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Heidelberg work. When you decide Heidelberg is the right college for you, we want to help make it possible for you to attend. The Office of Financial Aid administers a comprehensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study aimed at helping students bridge the gap between their family's resources and the cost of [...] More

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grants are open to current high school seniors and full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. Applicants must complete the FAFSA online (or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application if needed). Applicants must be Maryland residents, enrolled or enrolling at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per [...] More

Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • ?The Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant is a need- based grant that provides financial assistance to eligible applicants enrolled at postsecondary institutions. The amount of the GA Grant equals 100 percent of the student’s financial need and a student may receive an award for up to $20,000?. An eligible individual who meets the income requirement levels, is eligible for in-state tuition, and plans to [...] More

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $14,000
  • The demand for a well-educated workforce was just one of the driving forces behind the creation of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's Opportunity Scholarship. Students who received the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship prior to the upcoming school year must complete a renewal application every year. For further details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Jewish Family and Children's Services Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • At JFCS, we annually help hundreds of Jewish students achieve these goals by providing them with loans and grants. In order to apply, you must be Jewish and have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two years prior to submitting your application. Must be able to demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA [...] More

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,610
  • The Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship provides financial aid to Kentucky residents. Eligible applicants must: be studying an early childhood-related discipline; be enrolled in a maximum of 9 credit hours at participating schools (see website); be employed at least 20 hours weekly in a participating early childhood facility or be employed as a preschool associate teacher in a [...] More

LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or trade school in the US or Canada; be a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and, identify as LGBTQ. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Lebanon Valley College Departmental Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • We craft each one of our financial aid offers to meet your family's specific needs and circumstances. Scholarships are a big part of the equation, along with manageable loans and work-study options. Generous merit scholarships and financial aid are available to students who qualify. Lebanon Valley College requires all first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live on campus unless [...] More

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Applicants for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation must be the child of an active duty or reserve U.S. Marine, a veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Children of U.S. Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, or Religious Programs Specialists attached to a Marine unit may also qualify. Additionally, applicants must have at [...] More

Maryland Part-Time Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and students who are simultaneously enrolled in a secondary school and an institution of higher education (dually enrolled students) may apply for a Maryland Part-Time Grant by completing and filing the FAFSA or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application. Dually enrolled students must contact your college financial aid office to determine the application [...] More

Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients is available to foster care youth who are enrolled as a candidate for an associate, bachelor’s degree or vocational certificate at a Maryland Public institution of higher education. Applicants must be students under the age of 25 who have resided in an out-of-home placement in Maryland and who are attending a Maryland public two-year or [...] More

Massachusetts Cash Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state. OSFA has a [...] More

Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Foster Child Grant Program was funded by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2001. It provides grants of up to $6000 annually for foster children to help pay for an education beyond high school at any college or university throughout the continental United States. The grant recipient must have signed an agreement with the Department of Children and Families for care and services beyond age [...] More

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,100
  • In Massachusetts, as in some other states, the number of part-time students has grown due to changes in demographic and economic conditions. More adults now find themselves needing to return to the classroom on a less than full-time basis. The continuous increase in college costs is also requiring more students to reconsider their enrollment plans and to look at part-time programs as viable [...] More

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Massachusetts Public Service Grant was established for students who have experienced the loss of a parent and/or spouse who is killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applicants must be permanent legal residents of Massachusetts for one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted, be United States [...] More

National Capital Texas A&M Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Capital Texas A&M Club's Scholarship Fund exists to support the education goals of current and prospective Texas A&M University students.

    The amount of the scholarship award and number of scholarships will be determined based on the quality of applicants. Applicants must be a resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area / National Capital Region, be a current student or [...] More

New Mexico Student Incentive Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Several state Grants and Scholarships are available to New Mexico residents to help pay for college. Unlike loans, grants and scholarships do not need to be repaid. However there are conditions for eligibility such as established need, a minimum GPA or required number of completed credit hours per semester. Grant is for a period of one year and may be renewed on an annual basis or until the [...] More

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,665
  • The New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State.

    Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to the start of the term. Must have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma [...] More

New York State Higher Education Services Corp./Aid-Part-Time Study (APTS)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study at participating institutions in New York State. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges. The student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of [...] More

NHSC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

    You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited [...] More

Niagara University Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Niagara University provides students with a world-class, prestigious educational experience that delivers a very strong return on investment. Affordability is central to the institution's mission, which is why NU regularly appears in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of best regional universities and best value schools. 98% of Niagara's students receive financial assistance, which [...] More

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $700
  • The Student Incentive Grant program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation Inc., to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina. Grants and Scholarships are awarded based on information you provide on the Free Application for [...] More

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the FAFSA) who are enrolled at Ohio public colleges or universities, Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions. [...] More

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG) is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend eligible colleges, universities, and career technology centers in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. Application is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available through high school counselors, the financial aid [...] More

Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant Program (OTEG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant program is a need-based grant program that awards grants to Oklahoma residents enrolled as full-time undergraduates at qualified Oklahoma not-for-profit, private/independent institutions of higher education.
    Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and report Oklahoma as their state of legal residence. Applicants must have a [...] More

Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Oregon Barber and Hairdressers (B&H) Grant Program provides one-time grants to low-income students who are attending a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV student aid programs and in the B&H Grant Program. There is not a separate application for the B&H grant. You only need to file the FAFSA or ORSAA and contact [...] More

Oregon Opportunity Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,692
  • The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. OOG is a need-based grant awarded to Oregon residents of all ages who are pursuing their first associates degree or bachelor's degree at an eligible public or private institution. Award amounts vary based on student's financial need and type of institution the student attends. There [...] More

Pauahi Foundation Public Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions. Scholarships are available to the general public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools.

    However, [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and personal financial planning. Eligible applicants must: be US citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; and, be a full or part-time student [...] More

Paul Tsongas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state. OSFA has a [...] More

Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This federally funded program offers grants to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution. PHEAA administers the Chafee ETG Program on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as authorized under the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and amended by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 [...] More

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education. This program provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room and board costs charged by public post-secondary institutions. This waiver is only applied to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state and outside [...] More

Pepperdine University Helen Young Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Helen Young Scholarships are provided to Pepperdine students in the amount of $5,000 each year. Initial scholarship awards are only given to incoming freshmen and transfer students. A renewal application must be submitted annually by students receiving the scholarship to be considered for funding each year. Only a handful are awarded each year to the most committed and active Church of Christ [...] More

Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship was established to assist worthy and able students in pursuing a bachelor of science degree in engineering or technology. In order to apply, you must have been born in Vermont, have parent(s) who are legal residents of Vermont and currently attend a Windham County high school or Springfield High School. Must seek a [...] More

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for undergraduate or graduate study. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national or eligible non-citizen and be registered with Selective Service if required and must be a Louisiana resident for at least one year prior to July 1st of the scholarship award year. You must complete and submit such documentary evidence as [...] More

Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/27/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program is for Sault Tribe members attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university full-time (12 credit hours or more).

    Grants are based on unmet financial need as determined by the individual college in which the student is enrolled. Applicants must be attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or [...] More

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Starbucks is committed to the success of their partners (employees). Every eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have their support every step of the way. Throughout their generosity, Starbucks is offering [...] More

State of Maine Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State of Maine Grant program is a need-based grant program for Maine residents. Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution. Because this is a need-based grant, the applicant's expected family contribution (EFC) must not exceed the maximum EFC set in any given year. Applicants must attend an eligible college/university in Maine; [...] More

Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/12/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • When you think about Albuquerque Community Foundation, we hope you will think of three words: Leadership, Trust and Legacy. They describe who we are, what we do, and will continue to be, forever. Throughout her life, Shirley Sussman Spiewak was involved with numerous educational and charitable organizations. She and her husband were passionate advocates of education, believing it to be “the one [...] More

TEACH Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more [...] More

Texas Public Educational Grant Program (TPEG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the Texas Public Education Grant Program must be Texas residents, non-residents, or foreign students who are able to show financial need and must register for the Selective Service unless exempt from this requirement. Each institution may set its own priorities in making awards to undergraduate or graduate students; to full- or part-time students. Each institution may set its own [...] More

The Gates Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2023
  • Amount: $160,000
  • The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid [...] More

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program encourages deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects to apply for the award. The program provides financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore, an important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s [...] More

Timothy J. Penny State & Federal Public Service Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The purpose of the Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship is to provide Minnesota State students with the financial opportunity to grow as public servants through participation in state or local government internships. Two state fellowships and two federal fellowships will be given out to students for legislative internships or an internship in Minnesota at a state agency. Applicants [...] More

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment [...] More

United States Senate Youth Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The mission of the United States Senate Youth Program is to provide a yearly opportunity for selected students to gain an in-depth view of the Senate and the federal government overall as well as a deeper understanding of the interrelationship of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. The program provides a foundation of knowledge and encouragement for those considering a future of [...] More

University of Colorado-Boulder First Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2023
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The University of Colorado-Boulder First Generation Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate residents and nonresidents who have financial need and whose parents or legal guardians do not have a bachelor's degree.

    This award may be renewed up to 10 semesters or 150 credit hours. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Vermont Federal Credit Union Educational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union is offering scholarships. These are open to high school seniors, as well as those already enrolled in a college, trade school, or university or having been out of high school for more than one year. Applicants must be members of Vermont Federal Credit Union.

    Immediate family members of Vermont Federal employees and Board members are not eligible. For more [...] More

Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Vermont Chafee Education and Training Scholarship was established for youths aging out of foster care who are likely to experience difficulty transitioning from foster care to adulthood. The mission of this program is to help young adults prepare for and enter training/educational institutions after high school. In order to apply, you attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV [...] More

Vermont State Grange Educational Aid Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Vermont State Grange created this scholarship to assist students with obtaining an associate's or bachelor's degree. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding, be seeking an undergraduate degree as a full-time student, demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.5 GPA), and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

VSAC Taigh Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Taigh Scholarship was established to inspire and encourage residents of Peacham, Vermont, to pursue a post-secondary education, especially among rural students who may be the first in their families to attend college. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); reside in Caledonia County and demonstrate financial [...] More

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,700
  • The West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program distributes monetary awards to qualified undergraduate students who require financial assistance to attend an approved educational institution located in West Virginia or Pennsylvania. Grants may be renewed until the course of study is completed, but may not exceed an additional three years beyond the initial award.

    Applicants must be a United [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of those engaged in Law Enforcement. The dollar amount of each scholarship will vary based on numerous factors. Scholarship Awards may be renewable on subsequent applications. WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic potential, [...] More

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship for minority students (defined as Black and Hispanic/Latinx individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Students must agree in writing to apply for a teaching position in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the scholarship for subsequent academic [...] More

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The WWGF charitable trust was formed to receive and distribute funds to advance women in scholastic achievement and intercollegiate golf program. Applicant must be a female high school senior who actively participate in golf, earn a 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale), demonstrate outstanding character and require financial assistance to attend a four year college in the U.S. For more information or to apply, [...] More
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