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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 go beyond 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- 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.

This section contains some of the largest dollar amounts available. 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. Explore some of these opportunities by clicking on the links below.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest
Application Deadlines:
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

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

Last Edited: July 2015

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