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Largest Dollar Amount Scholarships

When searching for scholarships, many students believe that they’re unlikely to find money for college in any substantial amount. While it can seem like the majority of scholarship opportunities out there are for paltry sums of $100 or $200, this is not the case with every award. Numerous scholarship awards are offered in amounts that almost anyone would consider worthwhile. But for the students who are most selective, ambitious, or pressed for time, we’ve compiled a list of some of the largest dollar amount scholarships, prizes that will likely pay tuition or more for anywhere from one to four years of school. Many of the largest dollar amount scholarships have some of the stiffest competition and the longest lists of selection criteria. However, you shouldn’t 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.

This section contains a listing of some of the largest dollar amounts available from a scholarship. While we definitely recommend you conduct a free college scholarship search to find all the scholarships for which you qualify and not just those worth $20,000 or more, this list definitely offers some potentially lucrative opportunities. Please feel free to explore some of these opportunities by clicking on the links below.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need: Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. Apply for this scholarship if you are... - a [...] More

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Application Deadlines: Varies
The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program - "A Constitutional Speech Contest" is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Who is eligible? - All contestants must be students under the age of 20 years on the date of the National Contest - All contestants must be enrolled in a [...] More

Microsoft Imagine Cup
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The world’s toughest problems will be addressed one solution at a time. But who will lead the change? Compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition and you’ll join thousands of students from around the world who are stepping up to the challenge of global change. It all starts with you. For Imagine Cup, you can choose from three team competitions — Software Design, Game [...] More

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