Online Scholarships

Isn’t the Internet great? It’s truly one of the most versatile inventions in history, capable of assisting the average person with virtually any task. In a typical evening, you can search for apartments, buy virtually anything, catch up on an entire season of your favorite TV show, play tons of addictive games, upload and caption pictures of your cats, and chat for free with friends across the globe, all without leaving your desk. In addition to communicating, shopping, and being entertained, you can also work, attend college, and even find ways to pay for school online.

Online scholarship opportunities are abundant, as are online scholarship searches. There are even scholarship programs specifically for students who also attend class online. Technological advances and marked increases in access to the Internet have revolutionized the scholarship world, allowing all kinds of college students and college-bound students more access to money for college than ever before. Of course, in addition to offering a host of scholarship information, application, and awards, the online world can also propagate scholarship myths and scams.

Avoiding Scams

So how can you tell what scholarship information is legitimate and what isn’t? Read up on the telltale signs of scholarship scams, search only through free and reputable scholarship websites, and when in doubt, research the company offering the scholarship or search service. Look for Better Business Bureau complaints and ties to known or suspected scammers. Check out their privacy policies and professional affiliations, as well. There are definitely sources of valuable scholarship information online, but if someone’s offering you something that sounds entirely too good to be true or trying to charge you a fee to access information, be wary.

Additionally, if a scholarship provider is offering you a small award for a fee, asking for credit card or banking information, guaranteeing you’ll win, or otherwise sounding less than legitimate, watch out. Do your research and make sure that the scholarships you’re spending time on are offered by real organizations with real intentions of helping real students attend college. One quick and easy way to protect yourself from scholarship scams is to use a free scholarship search, like the one provided by Scholarships.com, that reviews each award listed in its database to make sure users don’t get scammed.

Applying Online

So you’ve discovered that in addition to finding scholarships online, you can also apply for scholarships without wasting paper or stamps. Being able to type and electronically submit your application increases convenience and cuts down on the possibility of error, provided you take a few basic steps to ensure that your scholarship application process goes smoothly.

While some online scholarship applications allow you to save your work and come back to it later, this is not the case with every form. So before beginning the application, spend some time getting organized and making sure you have everything you’ll need to submit written out and saved on your computer, especially if the scholarship provider requires an essay. That way you can take your time to review your online scholarship application before you submit it, without having to worry about losing all your progress if the application page times out or your connection drops while you’re in the middle of applying. Then, when you have everything ready, you’ll just need to upload your saved work, e-mail it as an attachment, or copy and paste it into the appropriate forms as instructed by the scholarship provider.

To increase your chances of winning scholarships, it’s also good to run all application materials through a spellchecker (and by at least one other human being, as well) before you hit the submit button. That way you can avoid embarrassing typos or other mistakes likely to dissuade scholarship reviewers from awarding you any scholarship money. When you have access to numerous free spellchecking tools, dictionaries, thesauruses, and guides to modern English grammar at your fingertips, there’s no excuse for obvious errors in a scholarship application. Even when penmanship isn’t a factor, sloppy writing and poor formatting can still disqualify you from a scholarship competition.

Getting More Information

To start finding online scholarships, conduct a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Also be sure to check out the fourteen $1000 Area of Study College Scholarships offered by Scholarships.com, all of which are available online. Scholarships, grants, and other financial aid can all be found online if you know where and how to look. Check out our other college resources for more information on how to create success by finding online scholarships and other financial aid for college.

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship
Application Deadlines: October 17, Annually
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. The goal is to recognize students who are committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.

Applicants must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school, college, or adult students. [...] More

A $2,500 SILA Foundation College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
Between April 1st and May 31st, the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association Foundation (SILA Foundation) will be receiving online applications for ten $2,500 college scholarships.

To qualify for these scholarships the applicant must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
2. Be enrolled in one of the following disciplines:
a.Insurance Studies
b. Finance or Accounting
c. [...] More

Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology School Scholarship
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Alice Madden Barton was the mother of Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen and Great Clips Chairman Ray Barton. In her honor, Great Clips has established the Great Scholarship Program to give to individuals who exhibit her qualities of determination, care and integrity. Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through [...] More

AMS Student Travel Grants
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Travel grants are available for senior undergraduate and graduate students to attend AMS meetings held in the U.S. or Canada. AMS recognizes the considerable benefit that students can gain from attending conferences even if they are not presenting a paper. AMS wants to encourage interactions between students and other conference attendees. To this end, travel grants will be awarded to students [...] More

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with [...] More

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
-Tuition or room and board support
-Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment
-A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class
-Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college
-If qualified, [...] More

Augustana College Transfer Scholarships
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The scholarship program at Augustana is made possible by the generous support from alumni, special friends of the University, corporations, and foundations. Through their dedication and generosity, students are realizing their dreams of a liberal arts education.

To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for [...] More

Biotech ThirdBio's Jam Scholarship
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The purpose of the Jeff & Jack Morhet Scholarship Fund (JAM) is to provide scholarships for students majoring in Bio Sciences or related fields and attending an Arizona University.

Eligibility:
-Be attending a college or university as an undergraduate as of September 1 of the school year for which the scholarship award is to be made.
-Applicants must be attending a college or university in [...] More

California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)
Application Deadlines: January 19, Annually
The California Hispanic Education Endowment Fund awards are for Orange County, California high school seniors, transfer students or community college students of Hispanic descent only.

Eligibility:
-Be a Latino/a who has lived in Orange County (OC), CA for the past six (6) years
-Be an OC public or private high school graduate who enrolls full-time at a four-year college or an OC community [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 29, Annually
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Eligibility:
-U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
-Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming [...] More

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless College Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Eligible to apply are students who experienced homelessness at some point while attending Chicago Public high schools, or a former youth client of our Law Project who lives in the city or suburbs, or a youth leader who is active with our coalition and no older than age 22.

Homelessness includes living doubled-up in the homes of others or being an unaccompanied youth who lacks a parent or [...] More

Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Scholarship supports the development of girls in the Chattanooga, TN, community where Founder, President & CEO Cindy Monroe was born and raised, and also where the business was founded. Each year, the Cindy Monroe Values & Vision Endowed Scholarship will honor a girl in the Chattanooga area who embodies Cindy Monroe's core values of building relationships, [...] More

Firefighter/EMS Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 05, Annually
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Congratulations on your interest in applying for the Margate-Coconut Creek Firefighters Benevolent Scholarship, focused on improving the fire service through the perpetuation of study in the areas of fire science and emergency medical services.

The Margate-Coconut Creek Firefighters Benevolent Scholarship is awarded twice a year to individuals looking for a career as a Firefighter, [...] More

Force & Motion Foundation Academic Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 11, Annually
The Force and Motion Foundation is pleased to announce the scholarship and grant awards program. The Foundation will consider scholarship or grant applications for research related to multi-axis force measurement and testing in the following categories:

-Medical Robotics
-Diagnostic Equipment
-Diagnostic Applications
-Medical Training
-Rehabilitation
-Surgical Applications

All awarded [...] More

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Application Deadlines: December 06, Annually
At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we've partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 04, Annually
Awarding scholarships for tuition is only the beginning of what Greenhouse Scholars has to offer. Our seven program components work together to provide both financial and personal support - providing our Scholars every tool they will need to achieve their goals in college and beyond. Ultimately, we are ensuring that students who thrived academically in high school and in their communities will [...] More

Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation and awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive $6,000 per year for up to four years of university study.

This is a merit based scholarship. Recipients are typically in the top 3% in both class ranking [...] More

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Horatio Alger Scholarships are awarded at both the national and state level - award money varies. For full details and how to [...] More

IFR Merit-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research would like to support promising young scholars that may become future leaders – both within and outside archaeology. It is our hope that regardless of the career path such students may take, an archaeology field school will establish a lifelong relationship with the discipline and an understanding for the importance of the past to our collective human [...] More

Jack Diller Education Award
Application Deadlines: February 12, Annually
Jack Diller Education Award will be awarded to four successful students residing within Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Each recipient will receive a scholarship and be honored in an in-arena presentation at a Predators home game at the Bridgestone Arena in March or April.

Eligibility:
-College-bound senior currently attending a Nashville or Middle Tennessee area high school (must be [...] More

Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Offered exclusively to New Jersey graduating high school seniors, the Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship recognizes students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom.

Eligibility:
-Must be a graduating high school senior from New Jersey enrolling full-time in an accredited university or college within the [...] More

Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Every Kappa sister should have the opportunity to complete her education. That is the philosophy behind the scholarship efforts of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.

Most scholarships are available to all applicants. Some do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Scholarship details: [...] More

Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund Scholarship-Leadership Awards
Application Deadlines: October 01, Annually
The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund's hallmark program, the Scholarship-Leadership Awards are given annually to deserving undergraduate initiates of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Started in 1947, more than $6.5 million in scholarship have been awarded to thousands of brothers. Winners are well balanced undergraduates that excel in academics, campus involvement and fraternity leadership.

Applicants may [...] More

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 08, Annually
This scholarship, in memory of Libbie H. Hyman, one of America's foremost invertebrate zoologists, provides assistance to students to take courses or to carry on research on invertebrates at a marine, freshwater or terrestrial field station.

The Hyman Scholarship is intended to help support a first meaningful field station experience for a 1st or 2nd year graduate student or an advanced [...] More

Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The loss of a parent or guardian is one of life’s most difficult ordeals. The emotional strain can be devastating to children and young adults. And for too many families, an untimely death also brings financial stress, making recovery all the more difficult. Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual [...] More

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
Application Deadlines: October 21, Annually
The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award was designed to encourage graduate students to pursue crystallographically-oriented research. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program with major interest in crystallography.

To apply, applicants must submit (upload) the following as PDFs to our online application on our website.

Criteria:
- Curriculum vitae
[...] More

Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. Since 1976, more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to students at colleges and [...] More

MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four (4) academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility:
-Dependent children, stepchildren or legally adopted children or a [...] More

My Mentor Was Me Video Challenge
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
How does it work? Contestants are required to produce and upload an original video identifying and describing the impact a mentor has had on "your" pursuit of success and the importance of mentor-mentee relationships.

Eligibility:

1. Open to HS seniors, undergraduate, and graduate level students. Contest is open to International Student.

2. Applicant must be attending a school within the [...] More

NASA Idaho Space Grant Scholarship
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If you are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or science and math education you can apply to receive up to $7,000 through a scholarship from the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium.

The awards are renewed annually based upon the completion of program requirements for a maximum of four (4) academic years.

Eligibility: Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an [...] More

National Parks Reservations Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
National Park Reservations is offering a $1,500 scholarship to the winner of their video contest. Students eligible for this scholarship will submit a 30-60 send video on answering the prompt and submit via the online application. See official rules for more informations and eligibility [...] More

NBT Trade School, Community or Technical College Scholarships
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Since 1990, FMA’s foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, has awarded scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.

To apply for an NBT scholarship you must:
-Have a 2.5 GPA (or an 80% competency score) and be currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program at a [...] More

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Application Deadlines: November 03, Annually
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers
Application Deadlines: January 20, Annually
Local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's), offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. These scholarships are part of the charities' ongoing commitment to education.

Eligibility:
-Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities HACER Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 20, Annually
Local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's), offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. These scholarships are part of the charities' ongoing commitment to education.

Eligibility:
-Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one [...] More

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc.
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With education costs spiraling ever higher, a college education is beyond the financial reach of many outstanding students. The RMHC Scholarship Program opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) will award 60 scholarships for [...] More

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has been giving out scholarships to UC Davis students since 1934. Alumni from each of 28 regions review the scholarship essays, interview candidates and select the finalists. Each year, CAAA awards over $60,000 to students in each of these regions.

Currently scholarship awards are between $1,000 and $4,000 and are not renewable. Students selected as the top [...] More

The GSA Scholarship Program
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The GSA scholarship program for nurses is a work/study programs that combines either a Masters of Science in Nursing, Post-Masters Certificate, or Bachelors of Science in Nursing completion program scholarship to an American university with practical training and restricted on-campus employment at an approved university-affiliated US hospital.

Minimum requirements for the program [...] More

The Koch Kellan Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
We now call upon future ophthalmologists to become part of an emerging group of ophthalmic leaders and to continue the legacy of these industry giants. The Koch Kellan Scholarship, named in honor of distinguished ophthalmologists Paul S. Koch and Robert E. Kellan, is awarded annually by Paragon BioTeck, Inc. to one second- or third-year medical (MD) student committed to pursuing a career in [...] More

The Kress Foundation Conservation Fellowships
Application Deadlines: January 22, Annually
The purpose of the Kress Conservation Fellowship program is to provide a wide range of post-graduate fellowship opportunities that will help develop the skills of emerging conservators. At the crossroads of science and art, the fields of conservation and technical art history demand a complex knowledge of chemistry and materials and an extraordinary sensitivity to artistic intent, as well as [...] More

The Shire ADHD Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 18, Annually
The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals diagnosed with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in meeting the challenges of higher education. Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the scholarship as part [...] More

TKE Donald A. and John R. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
This award recognizes the contributions of TKE's first, and only, father and son Grand Prytanis duo. Donald A. Fisher was initiated a Teke at Omicron at Ohio State University in 1921 and served as Grand Prytanis from 1935-37. His son, John R. Fisher, was initiated a Teke at Gamma-Epsilon Chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1950 and served as Grand Prytanis from 1993-95. Frater John [...] More

TKE Francis J. Flynn Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Frank J. Flynn was initiated a Teke at Theta-Sigma Chapter at St. John’s University in 1968, where he was a professor of mathematics. He served as Faculty Advisor, Chapter Advisor, and as the first District President (now Grand Province Advisor) for the Liberty District. He was a Grand Prytanis Key Leader Award recipient in 1975. Frater Flynn entered the Chapter Eternal in 1987, while in his [...] More

TKE W. Allan Herzog Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
A past member of the TKE Educational Foundation Board of Directors, W. Allan Herzog was initiated a Teke at Nu Chapter at the University of California - Berkeley in 1949. Prior to becoming an investment advisor, he held positions as a company president, financial officer and Certified Public Accountant. He has served on the board of directors of numerous governmental, civic and professional [...] More

Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Our academic scholarships identify future leaders of the industry through a highly competitive application process. We provide up to 52 scholarships annually to students from the highest caliber of tourism and hospitality programs across the United States and Canada and award a total of $70,000 in scholarships.

Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships are offered in three [...] More

Trucker to Trucker Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 01, Annually
Any student who is currently enrolled in school, or will be enrolled during the year the scholarship is awarded can apply for the Trucker to Trucker scholarship. If you are a currently enrolled student driver working to obtain your CDL license and start a professional driving career, we invite you to apply for these scholarships.

Applicants will need to write and upload a short essay (maximum [...] More

U of W Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 22, Annually
The purpose of the Eleanor Davis Pinkham Scholarship is to recognize an academically talented Roosevelt High School senior and to provide financial assistance during his or her first year at the University of Washington. This scholarship is given in honor of Eleanor Davis Pinkham, a 1926 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Eleanor studied philosophy at the University of Washington and graduated in [...] More

Utah Jump$tart Coalition Financial Literacy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 18, Annually
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (UJ$C) and America First Credit Union (AFCU) are proud to sponsor scholarships for Utah high school students, graduating this academic year. The Utah Jump$tart Scholarship Competition is designed to recognize students who can demonstrate a solid understanding of financial literacy concepts and are pursuing a post-secondary education. [...] More

Young Patriots Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: January 05, Annually
The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year, and three winners are chosen to receive a scholarship out of hundreds of essay submissions. Find the topic and entry instructions below!

This year's essay question is: "Should [...] More

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