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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.

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: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • AAIA provides merit-based undergraduate and graduate scholarships to Native American/Alaska Native students enrolled in federally recognized tribes, state recognized tribes, and tribes not recognized by the federal government that are located in the continental U.S. and Alaska. Applicant mus be enrolled as a full-time student, have a minimum 2.5 GPA out of 4.0, and attend an accredited [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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. Eligibility: [...] More

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship provides scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need who are from rural areas of Massachusetts and attend public institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applicants must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year, must be a US Citizen or non-citizen [...] More

AlaskAdvantage® Education Grant

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • 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 the [...] More

Allen Meyer Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Allen Meyer Family Scholarship provides full tuition assistance to high school students who can demonstrate moderate to significant financial need and who wish to pursue an outstanding, intellectually rigorous, secondary education at Parish Episcopal School. Applicants must be a new or current Parish student entering the 9th grade at Parish Episcopal School and demonstrate moderate to [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • 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: 1/22/2021
  • 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: Varies
  • 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. Eligible applicants must [...] More

Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) is the largest, most active women's group supporting colleges and universities in Southern California. For over 50 years members have been primary contributors to scholarships for Christian students and have forged a strong link between the University and the Churches of Christ across the country. The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) awards a number [...] More

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or [...] More

Bernice Murray Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Bernice Murray Scholarship Foundation was established to honor Bernice Murray's unselfish contributions to improving the lives of Vermonters. The aim of the foundation is to make a difference in the lives of Vermont families, as Bernice Murray helped make a positive difference in the lives of so many human beings during her short life. In order to apply, you must attend an accredited school [...] More

Boren Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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

Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • 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. In order to apply, you must be a graduate of one of the following high schools: Randolph Area Vocational Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester Union High School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s [...] More

Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship - UChicago

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • In honor of their service to the University community and the city, the University of Chicago offers full-tuition scholarships to select children of active firefighters and police officers. To be considered for a full-tuition scholarship, candidates must complete applications to the University of Chicago and be children (including legally adopted children) of sworn City of Chicago firefighters, [...] More

Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grant may be awarded to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students who maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Christian University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CCU Grant is given to students with financial need. Eligibility and amount vary annually based on need as determined by federal methodology. A student must apply for federal aid to be considered for this award. The CCU Grant is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's First Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CMU's First Generation Scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year. This award is available to all incoming freshmen students whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree. Applicant must complete a FAFSA and have earned a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 120 credit hours as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status (12 Credit [...] More

Community Foundation of the Ozarks Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is proud to administer scholarships as a service to the greater community. Most of our scholarship programs are for graduating high school seniors. However, a substantial number are available to students currently enrolled in college/university or considering post-graduate study. Eligibility for Community Foundation of the Ozarks' scholarships is most often [...] More

CSAC Cal Grants

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $14,242
  • Cal Grants Cal Grants are for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational or career training, and do not have to be repaid. In addition to meeting the financial criteria and Cal Grant requirements, applicants must submit the FAFSA or CADAA application by the deadline, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who is a California resident for at least 1 year, attend a [...] More

CSUB Betty B. Albright Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Betty B. Albright Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 by her family to commemorate her contributions to the Bakersfield community as a social worker and to acknowledge those traits and qualities that made her special to her friends and family. Through this scholarship, the Albright family seeks to honor the memory of their wife and mother in assisting students who may exhibit [...] More

David A. Hicks Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/16/2021
  • Amount: $1,800
  • This 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 through a FAFSA Determination Letter. Please include [...] More

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

  • Application Deadline: 7/23/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • DCTAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.
    Effective Friday, May 29th, [...] More

Dell Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 7/15/2021
  • 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: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained a minimum 2.0 GPA and is pursuing a program of study in a business-related field. Preference will be given to female students with dependent children. Students must show financial need. Along with the application, students must write a 500-word essay defining career and educational goals, and the [...] More

Emily Lester Vermont Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • 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: 9/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship is awarded to a South Asian student enrolled full-time in his/her second, third, or fourth year at a Pennsylvania medical school. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Applicant must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $9,500
  • 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 a NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program [...] More

Federal Pell Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,195
  • A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are [...] More

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 you have. 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 need, when [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship will honor an outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year. This 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 [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship scholarship will honor one exceptional freshman each year with a four-year award. The applicant must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate at any accredited [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. This scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four [...] More

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Scholarships for Military Children Program is open to students who hold a US Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 173), and whose parent or parents serve or served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. Recipient must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate college or university, accredited in the U. S or a two-year [...] More

Florida Student Assistance Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program consisting of three separately funded student financial aid programs available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions. FSAG receives funding from Florida general revenue and from the Federal [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] 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: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The GWCF National Scholarship Competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Entrants receiving full four-year tuition scholarships shall only be eligible for one-year special awards. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2021
  • 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: $10,000
  • To receive the Heidelberg University Grant, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have exceptional need and attend Heidelberg University. Heidelberg scholarships and grants are awarded to first-year students and based on their seventh semester high school GPA and standardized tests taken in or before February.
    Heidelberg gift aid cannot exceed current [...] More

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $19,100
  • The Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant is a grant that provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible in-state students currently enrolled as high school seniors (with a 2.5 GPA) who will complete a college preparatory program or a student who has obtained a General Educational Development Diploma (GED), and is under the age of 26. The amount of the GA Grant equals 100 [...] More

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $12,000
  • 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: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Fulfilling our educational and vocational goals is one of life's most empowering and impactful objectives. 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 [...] More

Kentucky Early Childhood Development Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,800
  • 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: 4/30/2021
  • 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 Multicultural Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Multicultural Fellowship (MCF) is limited to those high school seniors identifying most closely with one of the following racial and ethnic groups: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, or multiracial. Transfer students from one of these groups previously listed may also be considered for the fellowship. Awards will range from $1,000-$5,000 per year for up to [...] More

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship (MMB) provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet scholastic requirements, demonstrate financial need, and attend Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University, or Florida Memorial University. Applicants must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, enroll at Bethune-Cookman University, [...] More

Maryland Part-Time Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 four-year institution. Applicants must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year. Contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend to have the waiver [...] More

Massachusetts Cash Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Cash Grant Program is a complementary program to the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Program. It helps needy students by awarding grant money to cover additional charges such as mandatory fees and non-state-supported tuition. Applicants must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the grant is awarded; be a U.S. Citizen or a [...] More

Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,000
  • To be eligible for the Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program, applicants must: reside in Massachusetts; be a US citizen or permanent resident; under the age of 25; was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families through a Care and Protection Petition; has completed FAFSA; not in default of any loans; in compliance with Selective Service; has signed a voluntary agreement [...] More

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $900
  • To be eligible for the Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, applicants must: be a resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the grant is awarded; be a US citizen or permanent resident; have completed FAFSA; be compliant with Selective Service; not be in default of any loans; be enrolled for at least six (or the equivalent) but fewer than 12 [...] More

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program was established in recognition of the hardship that a family experiences upon 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. This grant program was established to provide educational opportunity to the remaining family members. The Public Service Grant Program is [...] More

National Capital Texas A&M Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/2021
  • 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 have [...] More

NBC Universal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/22/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The NBC Universal/ LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry. The Program awards ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors and is sponsored by NBC Universal and administered by the LULAC National [...] More

New Mexico State Student Incentive Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NM Student Incentive Grant is for resident undergraduate students with substantial financial need who are attending public and private non-profit institutions in New Mexico. Awards vary from $200-$2,500. Grant is for a period of one year and may be renewed on an annual basis or until the student graduates with a bachelor’s degree from an eligible institution.
    Applicants much be a U.S. citizen [...] More

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,165
  • 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 by [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New [...] More

NHSC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • 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 U.S. [...] More

Niagara University Grants

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

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • 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: 10/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses (not regional campuses or [...] More

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,300
  • 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. Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Oklahoma. The application is made through the Free Application for [...] 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. Must have a family [...] More

Oregon Barbers and Hairdressers Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To qualify for the Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program, you must be a resident of Oregon who is attending or will attend a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. You must enroll full-time in a program which is at least nine months long or 900 clock hours. You must fill out the Free [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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.

    Who is eligible to apply?
    Applicants for Paul S. Mills Scholarships must:

    Be a United States citizen or legal resident living [...] More

Paul Tsongas Scholarship

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

Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program is offered to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending an eligible post-secondary institution. Eligible applicants must: be eligible for services under Pennsylvania's John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood; be identified as a youth in foster care or a youth [...] More

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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

Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • 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: 7/1/2021
  • 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: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 university, [...] More

Starbucks College Achievement Plan

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Starbucks believes in the promise and pursuit of the American Dream. While more than 70 percent of our U.S. partners (employees) are students or aspiring students, we know that only half of Americans who begin college today will actually finish, largely due to financial and work/life barriers. Starbucks is proud to join with an academic institution that recognizes the need for innovation to offer [...] More

State of Maine Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • 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: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award is a financial aid program for New Mexico residents, to fill the gap in student financial aid packages while pursuing an undergraduate degree. This is a program for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their college undergraduate education. Awards vary in amount and there are two different deadlines. Applicants must be [...] More

Taigh Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Taigh (a Gaelic term for "home or dwelling") Scholarship was established to inspire and encourage residents of Peacham, Vermont, to pursue a post-secondary education. In order to apply, you must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans); reside in Caledonia County (preference given to applicants who are residents of Peacham [...] 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. Check with your institution to [...] More

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/29/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anhelo Project is a Chicago based non-profit organization that works to support undocumented students pursuing a post-secondary education within the State of Illinois. Students do not need to have DACA status, and we strongly encourage undocumented students from all racial/ethnic backgrounds to apply. The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship will be awarded to eligible high school seniors, [...] More

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

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

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/7/2021
  • 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: 4/1/2021
  • 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: 3/12/2021
  • 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

U.S. Navy Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $65,000
  • The Loan Repayment Program is one of several Navy enlistment education incentive programs designed to pay federally guaranteed student loans (up to $65,000) through three annual payments during a Sailor's first three years of service.
    The loan must be entered into before going joining the military. This program is currently only available to eligible personnel in the delayed entry program who [...] More

United States Senate Youth Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two (2) student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in [...] More

University of Colorado Boulder First Generation Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The First Generation Grant is awarded to undergraduate Colorado residents who have financial need and whose parent(s) do not have any education or technical training beyond high school (certificate programs, real estate certification, technical training, vocational training, and corporate training programs are considered education beyond high school). This grant may be renewed up to 10 semesters [...] More

Vermont Federal Credit Union Educational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2021
  • 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 the complete [...] More

Vermont John H. Chafee Education and Training Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • 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: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Vermont State Grange created this scholarship because it recognizes the importance of education to rural America. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist grange members with obtaining an associate's or bachelor's degree. In order to apply, please attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding; demonstrate academic achievement (minimum 3.5 GPA); and demonstrate [...] More

West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • 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: 5/3/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the WIFLE Scholarship Program, applicants must: be a female full-time student and physically attend an accredited four-year college or university; or be currently enrolled in a full-time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree; have completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college or [...] More

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is a scholarship for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic
    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 years, [...] More

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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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College Work-Study Jobs Face Changes During Pandemic

August 4, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The federal work-study program is a way in which college students can work part- or full-time while simultaneously attending school in order to help pay for college-related expenses. The program, available at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level, may face some changes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Senator Outlines Student Loan Relief in New Proposal

July 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the current chairman of the Senate education committee, has recently proposed the Student Loan Repayment and FAFSA Simplification Act, a piece of legislation that would allow students with no income to forgo federal student loan repayments. His recommendations, which he developed with bipartisan support, would also simplify the FAFSA and reduce the number of federal loan repayment options from nine to two. [...]

It’s Not Too Late: Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

July 28, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Have your financial circumstances changed due to COVID-19? You’re not alone. Many students and their families have faced unemployment, reduced job hours and general loss of economic stability in the wake of the pandemic. And as the FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on income from the previous year, students may have greater financial need now than they did when they initially filed for federal aid. Unfortunately, the deadline to submit the FAFSA passed at the end of June. However, it is not too late to appeal your student financial aid from your chosen institution. [...]

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