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Largest Dollar Amount Scholarships

When searching for scholarships, many students believe that they are unlikely to find money for college. While it seems that most scholarships reward only $100 to $200, there are scholarships that far surpass that value. Numerous scholarship awards are higher in value, and for students who are selective, ambitious, or pressed for time, we have compiled a list of some of the largest dollar amount scholarships. These prizes will likely pay tuition and then some and are available from one to four years of enrollment. The largest dollar amount scholarships have some of the stiffest competition and the longest lists of selection criteria. However, you should not automatically discount these competitions. Take a few minutes and read the scholarship information provided below. You may have a shot at winning scholarships that will go a long way towards funding your education.

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This section contains some of the largest dollar amounts available. We recommend you conduct a free college scholarship search to find all the scholarships for which you qualify, in addition to those worth $20,000 or more. Explore some of these opportunities by clicking on the links below.

AQHA Excellence in Equine & Agricultural Involvement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Ideal candidates are a current AQHA or AQHYA member who exemplifies the characteristics of leadership and excellence acquired through participation in equine and or agriculture activities; has a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average demonstrating academic proficiency, and does not compete in AQHA-approved shows. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at [...] More

AQHA Journalism or Communications Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $32,000
  • Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year and are pursuing a college degree in journalism or communications. Recipient must pursue a career in news, editorial or print journalism, photojournalism or a related field. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled as a freshman at an accredited college or university. Recipient must [...] More

AQHF Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $32,000
  • To be considered for a Foundation scholarship, please complete and return the current scholarship application and include the requested support materials required for submission. Applicants will submit a nonspecific application which will be evaluated against the scholarship criteria. Application materials must be postmarked. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted. For more [...] More

ASNT Fellowship Award

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ASNT Fellowship Award is a cash award, currently up to $20,000 per award, granted to an ABET-accredited educational institution to fund specific research in NDT at the postgraduate level (MS or Ph.D). The application should be in the form of a proposal for a graduate level research project from the university outlining what the program or graduate study activity will consist of and how long [...] More

Augustana College Distinguished Scholar Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Augustana College invites graduating high school seniors who possess strong records of academic achievement and have demonstrated exceptional leadership to their school and community to participate in the Distinguished Scholars Competition, the college's most prestigious scholarship event. Eligible applicants must have an ACT of 27 or SAT of 1260, and a 3.5 GPA. The competition requires an essay [...] 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

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is a merit-based scholarship program for talented female undergraduates majoring in computer science, information systems, business technology administration (with a technical focus), computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical/biochemical/environmental engineering, or a related program at [...] More

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Daughters of the Cincinnati have contributed generously to the scholarship fund for over a century. Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military. If you are eligible, you must apply during your senior year in high school. The application process includes an essay, secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2021
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants [...] More

Dell Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • 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

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions. Open only to full-time students and legal US residents. For more [...] More

Doodle 4 Google Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what kindness means to you. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The National Winner's artwork will be displayed on Google.com for one day. He or she will also receive a $30,000 [...] More

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

  • Application Deadline: 10/18/2021
  • Amount: $125,000
  • College ain't cheap. So if you're a student 18-24 years old who needs a hand with tuition, you're exactly the type of person we want to help out with some extra cash. Want it? Need it? Here’s how you get it in three easy steps: Create a profile, share your goals, and upload your video. Your goal is what you want to dedicate yourself to achieving. It could be anything from going to veterinary [...] More

Eastern Michigan University Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2021
  • Amount: $90,000
  • Eastern Michigan University awards the Presidential Scholarship to incoming freshmen as a four-year, full-ride award. Eligible applicants must have an SAT of 1200 or an ACT of 25, a 3.5 GPA, be officially admitted to EMU, and visit the campus on or after January 1. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

  • Application Deadline: 11/5/2021
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen; member of the Elks Lodge is not required to apply. Applicants must advance through local, district and state levels to reach the national competition. The top national finalists will be selected to attend a Leadership Weekend, hosted in Chicago, IL. The Elks National [...] More

EMU Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/18/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Eastern Michigan’s Presidential Scholarships are awarded competitively to qualified students. Applicants must be officially admitted to EMU as a traditional incoming Freshman for the fall of the year the award is granted, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 25 composite ACT or 1200 SAT, and attend an on-campus or virtual visit on or before January 1st of the year the award is granted. For more [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time, second-year student in a four-year [...] More

Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Tuition Support Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $40,800
  • George Washington's Program in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA), the only master's program of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, [...] More

Frederick Douglass Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $43,000
  • The University of Rochester's Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies. Applicants for the academic year must have their PhD in hand before the fellowship begins in September. The Fellowship awards will be announced in early March. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Greenhouse Scholars provides a four-year renewable, need-based college scholarship of up to $5,000 per year. Qualified applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as well as a high school senior in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina planning to attend a four-year accredited institution. Household income [...] More

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. Must be fully admitted and enrolled at a Maryland college or university as a full-time or part-time graduate student in a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN, MS) program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD) program or [...] More

Hanover College Crowe Scholars Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Crowe Scholars Award is given to top applicants in Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts and Letters and Undecided majors are invited to compete for a renewable, stackable scholarship ranging from $2,500 - $5,000. To qualify for consideration, applicants must have been admitted to Hanover College, with a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA. Candidates also must be able to attend the [...] More

Hope College Distinguished Scholar Awards

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $44,000
  • The Hope College Distinguished Scholar Awards are awarded to students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA and a 26 ACT or 1230 SAT. Renewable upon a 2.75 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Hope College Presidential Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $52,000
  • To be eligible for the Hope College Presidential Scholarships, applicants must have a 3.8 GPA, and have an ACT of 28 or an SAT of 1300. Renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. For information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship is awarded annually for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the US. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of the United States of America, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor's degree from an engineering college [...] More

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.8 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college. Applicant must be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30), be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college, or university, be enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time [...] More

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a prestigious undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Students must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring, intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college [...] More

James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship awards students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required, along with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1220 SAT score. Students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, [...] More

Leonard Bernstein Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $82,000
  • The Leonard Bernstein Fellowship is a distinctive and highly selective instrumental chamber music program. The fellowship provides a small number of accomplished instrumentalists the benefits of private lessons, additional performance opportunities, and a $20,500 renewable scholarship. Leonard Bernstein Fellows receive a renewable scholarship for up to a maximum of eight semesters; private [...] More

Levine Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/19/2021
  • Amount: $155,000
  • The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's most prestigious merit scholarship program. Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement. Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Students [...] More

Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Levin-Goffe Scholarship Fund was established to cover up to two years of schooling for immigrants here in New York City who identify as LGBTQI. Scholarships from this fund are intended to provide a measure of economic stability for those who stand at the intersection of marginalization that can be created by being both LGBTQI and an immigrant. Eligibility: -Self-identifies as an immigrant [...] More

Loyola University New Orleans Ignatian Scholarships for Academic Excellence

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ignatian Scholarship is the most prestigious award given to an exclusive group of incoming freshman. Scholarship are identified by the admissions staff via the application process. We encourage applicants to submit supplemental resumes, personal statements, and/or activity listings to highlight their community involvement, demonstrated leadership and history of service throughout high school. [...] More

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is offered to female students who are pursuing careers in physics. To be eligible, applicants must: have completed work toward a Ph.D.; provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant; and, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or legal resident, or resident alien eligible to [...] More

Mercatus MA Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The Mercatus MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master's degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. The total award of up to $80,000 (over two years) includes a monthly stipend, full tuition support (nine credits per [...] More

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. Students must have developed a distinctive solution to a problem faced by their school, community, or family; or has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in new or unusual ways to apply for this [...] More

Minority Serving Institute Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible), and must successfully receive nomination from MSI [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Gold Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • New Mexico Tech gives academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. Although family financial evaluations have no effect on academic scholarship decisions at Tech, many scholarship students also qualify for need-based financial aid. All first-time scholarships require the student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 [...] More

New Mexico Tech Freshmen Silver Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • New Mexico Tech gives academic scholarships, or merit-based aid, solely on the basis of academic achievement. All first-time scholarships require the student to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled full time (12 hours or more per semester). The Silver Scholarship is $5,000/year and renewable for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Students must be a National Merit [...] More

New York Senate Graduate Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 6/24/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Since 1965, the New York State Senate Legislative Fellowship has given graduate and post-graduate students direct access to state government and the legislative process. All Senate fellowships are on-site in Albany, New York. Applicants must have completed graduate studies at an accredited university prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Fellows work full-time as a regular staff member. [...] 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

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/17/2021
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive, prestigious scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH [...] More

NJCU Honors Program in Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The New Jersey City University Business Honors Program in Finance is a challenging program for highly-prepared incoming freshman who seek to pursue finance related careers. Selected recipients will receive four-year full-tuition scholarships, a free laptop computer, study abroad experiences, workplace internships, personalized advisement from expert faculty and priority registration. For more [...] More

Northwestern University Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The NU Scholarship (composing of two awards) is generally the final component of an aid package, meeting any remaining need after other forms of aid have been applied. The NU Appropriated Scholarship is based on demonstrated institutional financial need and availability of funding at the time the student applies. The NU Endowed Scholarship is funded by friends and alumni of Northwestern [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Principia College Dean's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Dean's Scholarship is a four-year scholarship valued at 1/4 of tuition each year, awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. To apply, you must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.6 in solid academic courses, and, for transfer students, a cumulative college GPA from all colleges attended of 3.3. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative SAT [...] More

Principia College President's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $36,500
  • The President's Scholarship is an academic four-year scholarship awarded to first-time freshmen in the fall or winter quarter. To apply, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7 in solid academic courses. Applicants must also have earned a cumulative SAT I score of at least 1340 or a composite ACT score of 28. This scholarship is renewable each year for students who maintain [...] More

Principia College Trustee Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Principia College Trustee Scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen. Eligible applicants must have a 3.9 GPA, and have an ACT of 30 or an SAT of 1420. Renewable upon a 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/9/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year). High school senior applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership [...] More

Society of Actuaries Hickman Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar program was established to increase the number of academic actuaries who hold a PhD and an actuarial designation, and who intend to pursue academic careers in the United States or Canada. The program is designed to provide stipends to doctoral students who will, through their studies, address research and education needs of the profession, [...] More

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship. Applicants must be residents of South Carolina who are high school seniors. For information, or to apply, [...] More

Texas A&M University - Century Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 108 high schools throughout the state of Texas. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are developed holistically and prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas. Students selected as Century Scholars are awarded $20,000 over four years, as well as a $1,000 [...] More

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2021
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now, is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course [...] More

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The Ouimet Scholarship is unique in that it is renewable for up to four years. Ouimet awards range from $1,500 to $15,000 per year, depending on financial need and ranking in our competitive evaluation process. The value of the award over four years can be $10,000 to $40,000, or more. Nearly 5,600 young people have received Ouimet Scholarships, and many have gone on to prestigious positions of [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues abroad, and sustained immersion in European cultures. Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each [...] More

The Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Kress Interpretive Fellowships provide competitive grants to American art museums which sponsor supervised internships in art museum education. Preference is given to institutional applications that will provide fellows with an opportunity to collaborate closely with both art museum educators and curators, and will advance the appreciation of European art history of the pre-modern era. For [...] More

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship For New Americans

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are for up to two years graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the United States. The prestigious Fellowships are funded by a trust established by Paul and Daisy Soros. In order to apply, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline; must be a [...] More

The Robert A and Sandra S Borns Jewish Studies Program Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/19/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • First-year students pursuing a Jewish Studies or Jewish Sacred Music major at Indiana University are eligible for four-year scholarship opportunities. Candidates are considered primarily on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and promise. Extracurricular achievements will also be considered. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a record of academic and [...] More

The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies supports Ph.D. and Post-doctoral candidates pursuing advanced study in the Holocaust. Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics. Candidates can be studying [...] More

The Thiel Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation's network of founders, investors, and scientists. Between 20-30 Fellows are selected annually. You do not need a pitch deck to [...] More

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors nominated by eligible colleges (see website). The Watson is a rare window of time after college and pre-career to engage your deepest interest on a world scale. Fellows conceive original projects, execute them outside of the United States for one year and [...] More

U of A Tuscaloosa Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The University of Alabama offers the Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship to first-generation, incoming freshmen. Eligible applicants must be residents of Alabama, and have a 3.0 GPA. First consideration will be given to those with demonstrated financial need (for priority consideration, a student must submit the FAFSA by March 1 of the year in which they are planning to enroll). This is [...] 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

University of Rochester FIRST Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/4/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The University of Rochester awards an unlimited number of scholarships to students who have participated on a FIRST team and are enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, and be admitted as full-time students. This scholarship is renewable for four years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

University of Tennessee Chattanooga Chancellor's Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • UTC is pleased to present the Chancellor's Scholars Program for first-time freshmen applicants. Eligible students must have a 3.75 GPA, as well as a 29 ACT or a 1330 SAT. This award is renewable and can be applied to eight semesters, provided that: the student is enrolled full-time (12 credits); the student's academic performance is reviewed at the end of each spring semester (30 overall passed [...] More

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Applicants must write an essay answering the prompt and then record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or [...] More

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2021
  • Amount: $24,000
  • In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, [...] More

Zonta Club of Madison Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
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