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Not everyone can boast an amazing GPA, a scroll of extracurricular activities, and top marks on their standardized tests. That doesn't mean you're at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for – and winning – scholarships. It only means you have to be a little more creative.

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If you're a good writer who is able to come up with essays on a variety of topics, a scholarship essay contest could be a natural option for you. While some scholarship essay contests will still ask you to describe those qualities mentioned above as part of the application process, even if they're not weighted heavily among the judges of that award, many more only ask that you produce a thoughtful, well-crafted essay based on a topic of that scholarship provider’s choice. Some will ask you to get political, some will challenge you to come up with workable solutions to problems facing the country, and some will ask you to describe your passion for a particular field of study or potential career. Luckily for you, even if you're struggling to get going on a topic, we have a number of resources to help you come up with a winning, effective scholarship essay.

We've compiled a list of scholarship essay contests below. They are not necessarily targeting the average" student, and will require some work on your part as you come up with that winning essay. But they could feel all the more rewarding once you land one to help you fund that college education, because you put in that added effort. For more examples of scholarship essay contests and awards based on other criteria and interests, conduct a free scholarship search.

AAHA Lou Manzione Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association is pleased to offer a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. Scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a high school senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The American Bus Association Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and [...] More

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2022
  • Amount: $800
  • The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Program is for a Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM major. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.6 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

ACF Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ACF Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Program recognizes students with a strong history of community service. Applicants should be a graduating senior with strong community service experience and strong academics from an Albuquerque metro area high school. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, 23 composite ACT and be attending a 2-year or 4-year non-profit or public [...] More

ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Robby Baker Scholarship Fund awards one scholarship annually to a graduating senior at La Cueva High School who has a language learning, reading disability, learning barrier or related disability. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to attend a nonprofit or public education institute, or a non profit technical school, part- or full-time. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

AEL Collegiate Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is a current undergraduate college or university student in an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Incoming first-year students and college students who graduated the year of the competition are eligible to apply.

    Since this is an academic paper, cited sources are expected. You may use MLA or Chicago formatting. The essay length is a minimum [...] More

Allegheny County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is pleased to administer the Allegheny County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship for medical students who reside in Allegheny County. Eligible applicants must be attending a medical school in Pennsylvania, be enrolled in or entering his/her third or fourth year of medical school, and be a US citizen. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship is offered to AGR undergraduates who are enrolled with a declared horticulture-related major in; among others, entomology, environmental horticulture, horticulture, landscape gardening, landscape horticulture, ornamental horticulture, pest control, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant science (with horticulture emphasis), pomology, and/pr vegetable [...] More

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $750
  • Each year, the Washington, DC Alumnae Panhellenic Association presents a scholarship to young women who have demonstrated their outstanding commitment to NPC's core values of friendship, leadership, service, knowledge, integrity, and community in their daily lives. Applicant must be a member in good standing of a fully participating sorority of the National Panhellenic Conference; a rising [...] More

Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Amanda Reed Memorial Scholarship is to provide educational resources for graduating seniors within Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago County who have a commitment to ending teen dating violence and/or domestic abuse.
    Applicant must be a graduating senior from a public or private high school located in Boone, Stephenson, or Winnebago County, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and [...] More

America’s 911 Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The America’s 911 Foundation, Inc. Scholarship is offered to children of first responders, in honor of those who served on September 11. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

American Society of Human Genetics Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Amos & Edith Wallace Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/12/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Amos and Edith Wallace Scholarship was founded to reward young, bright African-American students who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and education. In order to apply, you must meet the following requirements: Female African- American High School senior graduating from Kankakee High School in Kankakee, IL. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and plan to attend a [...] More

Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative awards three scholarships (totaling $1,750) to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating leadership, initiative, and environmental stewardship in their project. Winning essays have been 750 to 1,500 words long. Scholarships are available to students [...] More

Arizona Elk Society Annual Youth Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Arizona Elk Society has chosen to provide scholarships to High School Seniors and College students. The AES desires to support students pursuing a degree in wildlife sciences or other closely related fields.These scholarships are available to students who will attend or are already attending accredited colleges and universities. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA. For more information or to [...] More

Arts for Life! Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Annually, Arts for Life! awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 Florida high school seniors who demonstrate academic and artistic excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art. To qualify, students must be graduating high school seniors in Florida during the current application period and submit a completed application. Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay [...] More

Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship is offered to students to help pay for their study abroad semesters. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university. Applicants must also have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date and intend to study abroad in a program that [...] More

ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The purpose of the ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship is to provide an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs to choose nondestructive testing and evaluation as their field of specialization. Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States with recognized engineering department [...] More

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Association of Iron and Steel offers scholarships to students majoring in the following programs: metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, environmental science/engineering, and computer science. The list of the different named scholarships and their specific eligibility requirements can be found at the [...] More

Augustana College Distinguished Scholar Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • 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

Augustana College Transfer Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Augustana College offers scholarships for transfer students, ranging from $8,000 to $20,000 per year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

AWSC Graduating High School Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is pleased to again be able to offer scholarships to high school graduating seniors planning to pursue further education at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning who are actively involved in snowmobiling. Applicant must be an individual member, or son, daughter, or legal ward of a family with a current membership in an AWSC [...] More

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • BBB's Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes college-bound high-school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall integrity and academic standing. For this scholarship, students must apply while in their junior year of high school. Scholarships must be applied within four years of receiving the award. The applicant must be a resident of [...] More

Benjamin Venezia Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Benjamin was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia two weeks after celebrating his 13th birthday. During his 9 month battle, he held on to the hope that he would defeat cancer. Benjamin planned his future, shared his dreams, hoped and prayed that his friends and family would never know cancer or experience his pain, suffering, and fears. Benjamin will always be remembered as thoughtful, loving, [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities. Applicant must be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation, a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have a career objective in the field of intellectual [...] More

Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship is available each year up to $1,500 to one pilot from the Midwest working to obtain higher ratings in aviation. Applicant must hold a current Private Pilot Certificate and plan to pursue advanced training in aviation, provide a professional resume, and include one letter of recommendation related to aviation skills and submit a one-page, typewritten [...] More

Bird Dog Foundation Annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has established a Scholarship Fund to promote interest in wildlife conservation and related subjects. An annual College Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has been in effect for several years now. This contest was created in the hopes that it would enhance scholarly training and education in wildlife and wildlife conservation as well [...] More

California Assn. of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation.
    For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CSHEMA offers a $3,000 scholarship (and a waiver to attend the CSHEMA annual conference) to encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety, and related disciplines. The program is open to all college undergraduate students preferably enrolled in majors geared toward an EHS career (such as, but not limited to, environmental science, fire protection, health physics, industrial [...] More

Cancer Survivors' Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarships from the Cancer Survivors' Fund are granted to cancer survivors for their college educations. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need. Applicants must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, and does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify. Must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited [...] More

Catawba College's McCorkle Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 11/9/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The McCorkle's Scholarships are the most prestigious scholarship awards at Catawba. Qualified students will be invited to compete for a full-tuition scholarship on the basis of their high school grade point average, the rigor of their coursework and standardized test scores. To be considered, students must have a weighted GPA of 4.0 or greater or an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater and the [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • 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: 4/30/2022
  • 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

CCME Educators Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA if an undergraduate, and 6 or more hours (units) and a [...] More

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational scholarships to African-American students pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be an African-American [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2022
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

CMAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (MAC CMAA), awards a limited number of scholarships to qualified students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a degree in construction management or a related-degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one full academic year of studies and must have a minimum of one full academic year remaining [...] More

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Beef Industry Scholarship was introduced in 1989 through Live Cattle Futures Contract of the CME Group. The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and CME Group are committed to the future of the cattle industry and continue to recognize and support outstanding youth in the beef community. The tradition remains strong today, each year a total of ten $1,500.00 scholarships are awarded to students [...] More

Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Coloradans for Nebraska is offering Scholarships to Colorado high school graduates that will be or are attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, or the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Scholarships are awarded to Colorado high school graduates based on scholastic achievement, school activities, extracurricular activities, career goals, letters of [...] More

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin offers a variety of scholarships to provide benefits to students that affect their lives and the community today and for future generations. Scholarship requirements vary. High school seniors and college students from Marathon County, Wisconsin are eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation Inc. presents the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program to Foster Journalism Careers. Awards will be given during the CTSPJ annual dinner and awards banquet on May 25th. Applicants must be starting junior or senior year in the coming fall at an accredited university in Connecticut or be a Connecticut resident enrolled in an accredited [...] More

Corporate Relocation Council Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CRC is sponsoring a scholarship program for current high school seniors who relocated into the Chicagoland area at some point between grades 9-12. CRC will select scholarship winners based on the strength of their total application package. The student will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and on their response to an essay addressing the way they handled the [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • 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 eligible, applicants apply during ytheir 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

Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: $750
  • the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship has been established in recognition of the many sacrifices that distance learners make to successfully juggle education, career, and family. In order to apply, the applicant must be a degree-seeking student enrolled in any UW-Platteville Distance Education Program, have successfully completed at least one class toward a degree and [...] More

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student - a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. To apply for the scholarship, you must write an essay based on one of two prompts. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident attending or [...] More

Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE's Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/23/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. will award the Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship to one student for the upcoming academic year. Eligibility Requirements: full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program, at an college or university located within the Michigan counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, [...] More

Dominion Credit Union Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/17/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Dominion Credit Union is offering a scholarship to its student members or their families. Eligible applicants must be graduating high school seniors, have a 2.5 GPA, and plan on attending an accredited college or university during the upcoming academic year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Need money to help with college expenses? Passionate about litter prevention in your community? Enter the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship Contest for a chance to win a $6,000 grand prize scholarship or one of two $2,000 scholarship awards!

    Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school [...] More

Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • The Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister-to-Sister" Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to mature African American women in their pursuit of post-secondary education. An applicant must be a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college, or one who is entering college for the first time because [...] More

Elevate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • Elevate is giving away scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa Community College in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing. Examples of eligible training programs include welding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die, and transportation and logistics. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Elizabeth Horvath Swimming Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to seniors graduating from Berks County high schools who intend to further their education after high school in pursuit of a bachelor's degree, who swam on a high school or club swim team in at least their senior year of high school, and are intending to swim on the college team or the college club team. Applicants must [...] More

Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • 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

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. The topic and detailed instructions for the contest are posted in the fall with a deadline for submissions early the following year. The essay word limit is 1600 words and graphics or artwork can be submitted alongside the essay. For more informationor to apply, please visit the [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, attend a high school in one of these counties, have a minimum B [...] More

Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • Faith Hope and Love Jesus, Inc. is excited to offer an annual college scholarship. This will be the easiest 500 words or more essay to write in the world. It can be on any topic or subject. Please submit a letter from your doctor documenting a history of a blood disorder or cancer diagnosed before the age of 18 along with your essay. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Firefighter/EMS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The Margate-Coconut Creek Firefighters Benevolent Scholarship is awarded twice a year to individuals looking for a career as a firefighter, EMT or paramedic. In order to apply, you must be a resident of Broward County and a high school graduate (or possess a G.E.D.) You must also have been accepted to an institution offering programs in firefighting, EMT, or paramedic. Deadlines vary depending on [...] More

FRA Americanism Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home-schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch. The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for [...] More

FSF Case Study Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fashion Scholarship Fund supports the careers of the country’s most promising fashion students from all backgrounds. It awards over $1.2 million each year to help students succeed in all sectors of the industry: design, merchandising, analytics, marketing and supply chain, among others. The annual FSF Case Study Scholarship is our signature program. No matter what sector of the industry [...] More

Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/21/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To assist worthy students in Georgia (and who plan on attending a Georgia college/university) with college tuition, the Georgia Mining Foundation was established with a $40,000 scholarship fund to be distributed as individual $500 scholarships. In addition to these individual $500 scholarships, the Foundation will also be giving away three (3) $1,000 scholarships to be paid. Must have an ACT of [...] More

GRCF Gerald M. Crane Music Award Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the GRCF Gerald M. Crane Music Award Scholarship, applicants must be high school music student in Kent or Ottawa County requesting money for music lessons, seminars, workshops, summer enrichment programs, music concerts, instruments, books, vocal music lessons or any other kinds of musical materials. The award money may not be used for undergraduate college tuition. For more [...] More

GRHS Youth Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • An International GRHS Essay Contest, sponsored by the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be held to encourage students from around the world to learn about the history and culture of the German-Russians, people who emigrated from Germany into Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. The best essay from a high school senior will win the $1,000 [...] More

GWCF National Scholarship Competition

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2022
  • 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

Harry and Mable Boland Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $1,400
  • Mrs. Boland established this fund to award an annual scholarship to graduating seniors from Centennial High School in Poudre School District, Colorado. Applicant should be a senior who has demonstrated an ability for academic success. Student/student’s family must exhibit acute financial need which would be amplified by a student in college. Selection will be based upon financial need, academics, [...] More

Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation was founded on March 7, 2011, to honor the memory of Helen Gee Chin, wife of Sifu Chin of Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy, Inc. The scholarship is open to students who plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university and meet the minimum eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship, five or more years of [...] More

Hendrick Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,500
  • The Hendrick Scholarship Foundation seeks to award scholarships to low income Plano ISD high school seniors who persevered to overcome adversity, and who are motivated and academically capable of successfully earning a college degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, recent high school graduates of Plano ISD, have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. All students who receive [...] More

HIAS College & Young Adult Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago (HIAS Chicago) began in the hearts and deeds of the Chicago Jewish community around 1900. In order to apply, you must be a Jewish immigrant to the United States who immigrated with his or her family with the assistance of HIAS Chicago; a U.S.-born child or grandchild of a Jewish immigrant to the U.S. who was assisted by HIAS Chicago and have applied for [...] More

Hildegard Durfee Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2022
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Hildegard Durfee Scholarship was established to enable residents of Windham County to further their education at the graduate level and/or to prepare themselves for career changes that require graduate-level education. In order to apply, you must reside in Windham County (preference given to residents of Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Newfane and Putney); demonstrate [...] More

Hope College Distinguised Artist Awards- Creative Writing

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2022
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Distinguished Artist Award in Creative Writing is for high school seniors who intend to register at Hope College the fall of their first year at college. It is not required to be an English major or minor, but award winners must enroll in at least one creative writing class per academic year and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

IAEE Helen Brett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The purpose of the Helen Brett Scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support. Scholarships are awarded [...] More

IIE Society for Health Systems Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Society for Health Systems Scholarship is available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada and Mexico, provided: (1) the school’s industrial engineering program or equivalent is accredited by an agency or organization recognized by IISE; and (2) the student is pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering and [...] More

Incight Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Since 2004, INCIGHT has awarded more than 850 scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. These scholars are enrolled in Community College, University, Vocational School and Graduate Programs. Students who demonstrate outstanding service to their community and overcome personal obstacles are awarded scholarships from INCIGHT. Applicants must be residents of Washington [...] More

Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Johnson-O'Malley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees. Each year the Chickasaw Nation awards the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Johnson-O'Malley Scholarship to one male and one female graduating high school senior. The students must be attending a [...] More

Iranian Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF) provides scholarships to students of Iranian descent in the United States who demonstrate exceptional academic promise, significant financial need and a dedication to community service. Eligibility: be enrolled or accepted at a four-year accredited university in the United States; demonstrate financial need; have participated in community service and [...] More

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach. The fellowship seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program, and be members of the [...] More

ISNA Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ISNA Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship supports freshmen students in their first year of higher education. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident attending a US based accredited institution. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

It's My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2022
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The purpose of the It's My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarship is to support and encourage the continuation of higher education to all those in New England affected by congenital heart defects (CHDs). Eligible applicants must: be diagnosed with a congenital heart defect or the recipient of a heart transplant or be a family member (sibling, child, parent) of a person diagnosed with a CHD; [...] More

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • IAPMO formed the foundation - the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) - to help provide safe access to clean water and sanitation systems. The IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest asks students to respond to the prompt with an essay between 800 and 1,600 words. Applicants must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in an accredited [...] More

Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Project Sleep's Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever national narcolepsy scholarship program to support students with narcolepsy while also fostering awareness in high school and college settings. Applicant must be a high school senior who will attend a four-year university starting in the fall and must have a signed letter from an accredited sleep specialist or neurologist with [...] More

JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To be eligible for the JCCIA John Fischetti Scholarship, applicants: must be male students of full Italian ancestry or who are 50% Italian ancestry; must be either an undergraduate in journalism or communication or a college student who has been accepted into college with the intent of establishing a major in journalism or media communications; and, must be a resident of the Chicago Metropolitan [...] More

Joe Cribari Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Joe Cribari Scholarship is awarded to a graduating member of one of the four Poudre School District High School football teams. The applicant must have demonstrated leadership, good sportsmanship, and excelled in the sport of football. Applicants must also have a 3.5 or greater GPA, with goals to attend any degree granting university or college. An essay on post-secondary plans, career goals, [...] More

John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Scholarship is awarded to New Jersey high school seniors who have type 1 diabetes. Eligible applicants must: be a legal US resident; have demonstrated exemplary academic performance, as well as involvement in extra curricular activities or sports; pursuing a higher education at a college, university, or trade school; and, endorsement a doctor or CDE that [...] More

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2022
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, [...] More

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Clark County school district male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Applicants must write a 400-500 essay on questions such as: "What do you find most [...] More

JSU Alabama Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The JSU Alabama Leadership Scholarship was established for entering freshman or transfer students who held offices in extracurricular activities. Students must be unconditionally admitted into JSU with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and either a 20 ACT score or an SAT of 1030. This is renewable for four years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Judith A. Sanders Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Judith A. Sanders Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from the rural community of Graves County in Western Kentucky. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending Graves County High School or Mayfield High School as a senior. The student must also be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology related [...] More

Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship is open to students from schools in Kentucky who have a passion for using technology skills to make a positive social change in the world or at home in their communities. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending a rural high school as a senior in the state of Kentucky and be an [...] More

Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Buddhist Studies Scholarships are intended to support students who are in or plan to enroll in a program in Buddhist studies. Khyentse Foundation scholarships are awarded for one-year terms. Scholarship recipients may apply each year for a continuing support to fund longer-term studies. Applications are open for teachers, students, practitioners, scholars, and translators, from all traditions, [...] More

Khyentse Foundation Individual Practice Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Khyentse Foundation Individual Practice Grants are awarded for one-year terms. They are intended to support those who wish to practice in a Buddhist tradition. KF Practice Grant recipients may apply each year for a continuing grant to fund longer-term retreats. Deadlines will vary. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Khyentse Foundation Translation Studies Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Khyentse Foundation has developed the KF Translation Studies Scholarship to support students in advanced degree programs in translation studies and Buddhist philosophy with the expressed purpose of training the translators of the future. Students must be currently enrolled in a program of translation studies or Buddhist philosophy and are on track to become translators or are currently [...] More

Kinnett Scholarships for College/Further Education

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Kinnett Scholarship for College/Further Education, aimed at graduating seniors from NSSED-affiliated high schools (see website), grants $1,000 scholarships to: students receiving special education services pursuing further education through college, vocational school, or post-secondary programs; or, students planning on getting a degree in special education. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Kreager Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Kreager Family Scholarship is offered to students who have suffered the loss of a parent or parents through death or abandonment after infancy. To be eligible, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior who is a Kalamazoo County resident or attends a high school within Kalamazoo County, or a graduating high school senior who is enrolled in South Haven High School or Gull Lake High [...] More

LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • 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

Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible students of the Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships must reside and attend high school (or home schooled) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (see website for details). Applicants must write an essay or produce a video that will convince an audience to register to be organ, eye, and tissue donors. Winners will be announced by May 20. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is pleased to administer the LeCoMASE Fund Scholarship for medical students who are residents of Lehigh County. Eligible applicants must: be a US citizen; be a resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an undergraduate or graduate [...] More

Life Lessons Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. In addition to some basic information, you'll need to submit either a 500-word essay or a 3-minute video discussing how the death of your [...] More

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • We proudly offer educational scholarships in deep appreciation to birth mothers who have chosen adoption for their children. They have enabled others to experience the joy of becoming parents and created futures, not only for those families, but also for their children, for a lifetime. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship Program is awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as future pork industry leaders themselves. Eligible applicants must be a current undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture (high school students aren't eligible), and be a US citizen. For more [...] More

Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship Fund is offered to medical students who are residents of Lycoming County. To be eligible, applicants must: be enrolled full time in a fully accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school
    within the United States; be a resident of Lycoming County in the state of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not [...] More

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. They are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and healthcare related fields. Applicants must be African American, graduating high school seniors who plan on attending [...] More

Mainely Character Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Mainely Character makes character count. To be eligible for this award, applicant must be a Maine resident. High school seniors, or anyone who has received a high school diploma and is entering the first year of post-secondary education at a Title IV eligible institution, are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on character through an assessment process including a written essay. A [...] More

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Marguerite Young Endowment Fund was established to provide assistance for students pursuing theology. Applicants must attend a Protestant seminary as a master of Divinity candidate, preparing for full-time ministry and/or be a seminary intern working at a Protestant Church as a requirement for the degree program. Must have completed the credit equivalent of at least one full year of [...] More

Martin Honors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/6/2022
  • Amount: $36,000
  • To be eligible for the Martin Honors Scholarship, applicants must: be residents of Washington state; be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington; have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington (thus have sophomore or junior status); have a high school diploma or [...] More

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. A scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female each year. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student-athlete must have been associated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer for at least the past two years. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

McConnell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The McConnell Scholars Program is a prestigious enrichment program aimed at Kentucky residents who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and are committed to the principles of scholarship, leadership, and service. There are 10 awards given each year, and the program has produced more than 200 successful alumni. The program is open to Kentucky high school graduates with a minimum 3.5 [...] More

MD & DC Credit Union College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Members of Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit unions and members of credit unions that are affiliated with the MD & DC Credit Union Association are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants can choose between the writing, video, or photo contest. Applicants must be entering their freshman through senior year of college or trade school. This scholarship does not apply to [...] More

Megan Meier Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Megan Meier Foundation is seeking high school seniors from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County that have made a positive impact regarding issues of bullying and cyber-bullying in their own school and community. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student, either within their high school or through an approved college program; reside in St. Louis City, St. [...] More

Mercatus MA Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2022
  • 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

Mhari Saito Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mhari Saito Scholarship has been established to help medical students, and other healthcare professionals in training, attend a major educational or scientific conference of a national or international medical or professional association that relates to gastric cancer. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited medical school, residency or fellowship [...] More

Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • The Michigan Pagan Scholarship purpose is to recognize and encourage young Pagans from the state of Michigan. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older, have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher, be Pagan, and currently accepted in a full time course of study in any accredited two- or four-year college or university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) Scholarship is offered to students who are residents of Montgomery County. To be eligible, applicants must: be enrolled in or entering their first year of a US medical school (full-time); be a resident of Montgomery County in the state of Pennsylvania at the time of high school graduation or for at least four years prior to registering as a medical [...] More

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2022
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to high school students. Essays must be a minimum of 250 words and must answer the prompt for that year. For more information [...] More

Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Myrtle Siegfried, MD and Michael Vigilante, MD Scholarship Fund is offered to a first-year medical student who is a resident of Berks, Lehigh, or Northampton County. Eligible applicants must: be a resident of Lehigh, Berks, or Northampton County in the state of Pennsylvania for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student; be entering his/her first year of medical school AND [...] More

National AG Day Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. Eligible applicants must be in grades 9 through 12 and be US citizens. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

NCTA/AWMF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the NCTA/AWMF Scholarship, applicants must submit a project concept based on the internet and television industry, cable operators, content providers, or affiliated vendors, and include a statement about why they believe the topic to be important. A work sample and a letter of recommendation are also required. Candidates must be a female student attending an accredited [...] More

Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Oxbow's Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship is for graduating high seniors in Nebraska with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry. To qualify, you must submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Awards

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2022
  • Amount: $400
  • Phi Alpha Theta awards prizes annually for outstanding papers written by members of the honor society. The Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Awards go to papers written by two undergraduate and two graduate student members of Phi Alpha Theta. Submitted essays should combine original historical research on significant subjects, based on source material and manuscripts if possible, with good [...] More

New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship provides scholarship awards to New Mexico graduating high school seniors residing in a manufactured home. Applicant must live in a mobile/manufactured home, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, attend a 2 or 4-year non-profit public educational institution full-time and write an essay describing their career goals. For more information or to [...] More

New York Financial Writers' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship is for students in the New York City metropolitan area who are pursuing a career in business and financial journalism. This is open to both undergraduates and graduate students. For more details or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. [...] More

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?" Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to the winners in each category.

    First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for [...] More

Ontario County Casella Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ontario County Board of Supervisors announced they will again award Casella Environmental Waste Management academic scholarships to qualified Ontario County (applicants must be a resident of Ontario County) college or college-bound students who are pursuing majors in environmental studies, agriculture or agricultural business including waste management. The scholarship is available to [...] More

Oxbow Animal Health Undergraduate Companion Animal Interest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The annual Oxbow Academic Scholarships provide financial support to aspiring veterinarians and vet techs, as well as other future animal health professionals. Oxbow's Undergraduate Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a college or university who have demonstrated a career interest in animal health and nutrition. To qualify, complete the application and submit a 300- to 500-word essay [...] More

Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Non-traditional animal species are becoming more popular as pets throughout the world. There is a greater need for veterinarians who specialize in care and nutrition of these exotic pets. Oxbow’s Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a veterinary school and demonstrate an interest in small and exotic animal medicine. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Technology Scholarship (Exotic Animal Interest)

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • Oxbow's Veterinary Technology Scholarship is intended for veterinary technology students who show a strong interest in pursuing a career in small and exotic animal medicine. To qualify, please submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to work in the exotic animal field. Must provide proof of full time enrollment in an accredited veterinary technology program. For more information or to [...] More

PAF's Scholarships for Survivors

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of PAF's Scholarships for Survivors is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life threatening debilitating disease within the past five years. Applicants must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their life and their future goals. [...] More

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pride Foundation offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to [...] More

Protect American River Canyons Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • To enter the PARC Essay Scholarship Contest, eligible students must write an original essay of 500 words or fewer responding to an essay prompt provided at the PARC website. Applicants must be high school seniors who are a resident of Placer, Nevada or El Dorado County, CA (but may attend school in another county). Must be in good academic standing, on track to graduate. For more information or [...] More

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The annual Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. Essays are judged on the depth of their content, mastery of the topic and the skill with which they are written.

    Open to high school juniors and seniors, the grand prize includes a $2,000 scholarship. The question [...] More

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation provides financial support to students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease (RD), as they advance their education. Applicants must be U.S. residents applying to a post-secondary/vocational institution or already enrolled at a college or vocational school. Applicant has a confirmed diagnosis of RA or JRA/JIA, or has a parent with such a diagnosis [...] More

Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The American Galvanizers Association's (AGA) Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship essay contest was developed to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship is open to full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university studying architecture, civil engineering, structural [...] More

Riding Forward Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the [...] More

Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year, full tuition scholarship based on the next academic year's tuition figures. This is offered to high-achieving students majoring in the fields of math or science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Robert D. Blue Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/10/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants of the Robert D. Blue Scholarship must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the coming school year. The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university. Each applicant is scored upon their high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay in response to the yearly prompt. For more [...] More

Robert Miller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2022
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Robert "Bob" Miller Scholarship was established to honor the memory of a leader in the California wine community. This scholarship is offered to students who want to make their career in the Central Coast grape and wine industry. To qualify for the scholarships, students must be a Central Coast high school senior graduating in the spring, or a student enrolled at Alan Hancock Community [...] More

Rosa L. Parks Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need, and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Samuel Robinson Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Samuel Robinson Award seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian-related college or university to memorize and recite the catechism from memory. To further demonstrate an understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a [...] More

Selby Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2022
  • Amount: $7,000
  • "Selby Scholars" are undergraduate students with exceptional potential who embrace Mr. and Mrs. Selby's values of leadership and service. Like all of our funding, this scholarship program is only available to residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties. Applicants must be either a graduating senior or a graduating Associate degree students from any state college in the four [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in accounting, engineering, race car driver/crew, administration information technology, sales/marketing, advertising, business, manufacturing, technician, design/graphics, [...] More

Senator Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Philip A. Hart Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Michigan students whose ideals and goals reflect those of the Senator. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA as of their current year of study and demonstrate an interest in public service, as reflected through leadership roles and volunteer activities in their school and community. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship is offered to racial minority students who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and public administration. Eligible applicants must be legal us residents, and have a 3.0 GPA. Deadlines are February 1 for summer and fall, and October 1 for spring. For more details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Smithsonian Native American Awards Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Native American Awards Internship falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to learn about research or other museum-related activities using its Native American-related resources.
    Internship Awards are available for students currently enrolled in an [...] More

SMU Nancy Ann & Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2022
  • Amount: $43,000
  • Hunt Scholars are awarded full tuition and fees, less the amount of resident tuition and fees at the leading public university in the student's state of residency; for up to eight semesters or until graduation, whichever comes first as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment status each semester and a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate extraordinary leadership, rank in the top 25% of [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with [...] More

SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The SOD Pearl Anna Neal Scholarship is open to minority female high school seniors who participate in the performing arts and are North Carolina residents in Mecklenburg County, with a minimum 3.2 GPA, and have been accepted into a four-year accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is offered. Applicants are required to write a two short answer essay questions and [...] More

Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/11/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing. Applicants must be a U.S. resident attending a school in the U.S. and be a high school senior or graduate, have completed high school or an equivalent (GED), or be currently accepted to (or [...] More

Sophie and Hans Scholl Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Sophie and Hans Scholl Memorial Scholarship is open to all Nevada public high school seniors. The scholarship is for Nevada high school seniors wishing to study political science, German language or a German-related field. Students who also wish to enroll in a university in Germany are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This scholarship provides assistance to students with financial need who have resided in, or have substantial ties to, Larimer County and have an interest in the study of law or our system of government, debate or other similar law-related educational activities. High school seniors attending Windsor High School are eligible to apply. Requires an essay submission. For more information or to [...] More

Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to host the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship competition. High school seniors and undergraduate students who live, work, or attend school in Seattle are invited to participate. The competition asks students to write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of [...] More

SWE Golden Gate High School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce its High School Scholarship Program. Each year our Section awards scholarships to graduating local high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering and other related degrees. Applicants must be females attending school within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, [...] More

TACTYC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) is pleased to announce several scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for students majoring in Accounting. Two types of awards are offered - for two year college students transferring to a four-year college, and for two year college students continuing at a two year college. For either award, applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, [...] More

Tarleton State University Presidential Honors Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2022
  • Amount: $28,000
  • Tarleton State University Presidential Honors are awarded to incoming freshmen based on GPA, standardized test scores and participation in honors classes in high school. Applicants must have around an average SAT score of around 1260, an average ACT of around 27, and an average high school class rank in the top ten percent. Presidential Honors Scholars must maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative [...] More

TCA Beef Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $600
  • Three scholarships of $600 will be awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the beef industry. Fields of study may include education, communications, production, research or any other area involved in the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students who will emerge as industry leaders.
    Applicants must be a graduating [...] More

Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Telegraph Herald Scholastic Journalist Awards are presented to high school seniors studying within the Telegraph Herald's circulation area (roughly a 50-mile radius of Dubuque, Iowa). Applicants must be active in the editorial aspect (news, web, sports, features, photo and art/graphics) of newspapers and submit portfolios demonstrating experience, talent, and leadership in newspaper [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The applicant must be graduating from a high school or currently attending college in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Gibson, Pike in Indianna or Edwards, White, Wabash, [...] More

The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship is available to any gay or lesbian undergraduate student who is a resident of West Virginia. The recipient is awarded in August. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2022
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Maxwell Scholarship was established to assist high school seniors from Western Washington in obtaining a higher education. Applicants must be pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited private institution in the U.S., be residents of Western Washington, have a SAT score of 1200 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher, and demonstrate financial aid. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

The Harold K. Douthit Regional Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ohio Newspapers Foundation will award the Harold K. Douthit Scholarship to a student from northern Ohio who is currently enrolled and majoring in a field relevant to the industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or a communications degree program at an Ohio college or university. Applicant must have graduated from a high school in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Wood, Geauga, [...] More

The Jewel Continuum Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/25/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • The Jewel Continuum Foundation Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded based on the completion of the current essay topic and the unanimous selection of the review committee. Verification of enrollment in a two-year or four-year institution is required to receive this scholarship. The scholarship is open to any graduating senior from an accredited high school in Oakland, Wayne and [...] More

The Loren Gruber Scholarship for Literary Studies

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Missouri Valley College offers the Loren Gruber Scholarship for Literary Studies to incoming English majors. Applicants must have an ACT of 21 or an SAT of 976, and have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must write a 500-word essay about their favorite book, blog, poem, play, essay, or film. Explain how this text has influenced your goals for life before, during, and after college. How will the Loren Gruber [...] More

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/7/2022
  • 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

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2022
  • Amount: $4,700
  • The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program ensures that the children of seriously injured and killed Colorado workers have the opportunity to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Applicants must be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of [...] More

The Purple Heart Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial support to Purple Heart recipients and their families for the direct costs of higher education. Applicants must be either: a Purple Heart recipient; the spouse or surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient; the direct descended of a Purple Heart recipient; or the spouse, surviving spouse or direct [...] More

The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award honors high school students, living in the lower Fairfield County area, who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home, and in the community. The recipient of this award must be a high school senior and have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college/university, as well as be a current resident of Stamford, [...] More

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2022
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award scholarships to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only). Winners [...] More

The Virginia Zank Scholarship for Writing Studies

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Virginia Zank Scholarship for Writing Studies is offered to students at Missouri Valley College. Applicants must have an ACt score of 21 or higher and/or an SAT score of 976 or higher, and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay answering the following prompt: "What do you write? Why do you write? What are your writing goals for college? What are your writing goals after [...] More

The Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to a student attending a college or university in Washington state, pursuing a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine emphasis) equine science, racetrack management, equine business or pasture management and equine marketing and/or communications as it pertains to racetracks, horse farms, and other related fields. To be eligible [...] More

Thomas R. Garrett Memorial Negro League Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Malloy Conference, hosted by SABR's Negro Leagues Committee, promotes activities to enhance scholarly, educational, and literary objectives. Since 1998, the event has been the only academic symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The conference, the brainchild of Ted Knorr from Harrisburg, PA, is open to sport and history fans of all ages. [...] More

Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship encourages Yale undergraduates and recent graduates to become involved in community service through summer internships. Winner(s) will earn a 10-week internship opportunity at a non-profit organization that serves the Asian American community. Applicant must be a Yale undergraduate or recent graduate; be of Asian ethnic heritage and demonstrate [...] More

TKE International Exchange Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship was established to deepen the knowledge and foster friendships between members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and members of the Weinhiem Senior Convent of the German Student Corps. A core objective would be to support exchange visits between members of both groups to the TKE Conclave in the U.S. and respectively to the Weinheimtagung in Germany to enhance inter-organizational [...] More

TMCF Lowe's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2022
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, in partnership with Lowes, is pleased to provide financial assistance scholarships to undergraduate college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at TMCF member-schools who are in good academic standing who are at risk of not returning to school or graduating due to an outstanding financial need and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial crisis. For more [...] More

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The missions of the City of Tukwila Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools, and universities. The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program principally targets two- and four-year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs are also eligible. Applicants must be residents [...] More

Tzu Chi Foundation Annual Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tzu Chi USA Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Eligible applicants [...] More

Udall Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2022
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Applicants must be Native American or Alaska Native. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Union Pacific DREAM College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The DREAM Scholarship Program is funded by the Union Pacific Railroad DREAM Organization. It was created to reward outstanding and talented graduates from Omaha North High Magnet School and Missouri Valley High School, who have been involved in the UPRR DREAM organization.

    Our scholarship is an award of up to $1,000 to be applied toward tuition fees, books, and room and board (at university [...] More

University of California-Davis CAAA Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/3/2022
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Students entering UC Davis as freshmen or transfer students may be eligible to receive the CAAA Leadership Scholarship. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000. Top choice candidates may also be considered for the $10,000 Blue and Gold Leadership Scholarship ($5,000 disbursed over two years).

    To be eligible, applicants must: have a 3.5 GPA if an incoming freshmen or a 3.25 if transferring; [...] More

USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow recognizes star qualities in a male high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished certified bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels, academic achievement and extracurricular and civic involvement. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

USBC Gift for Life Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The USBC Gift for Life Scholarship is are available to any USBC Youth member currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. USBC awards up to 12 scholarships each year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship providers' website. [...] 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

Watts Humanitarian Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Watts Humanitarian Scholarship Fund is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that offers a monetary each year
    award to recognize graduating seniors with potential for service and leadership. Scholarship criteria includes a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and active involvement in leadership roles in their school and/or community. Preference will be given to students demonstrating [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2022
  • 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

Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $500
  • To be eligible for the Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship, applicants must: be a high school senior; be a Michigan resident; be a current and active member of a church; be a US citizen; be accepted for enrollment in a licensed/accredited educational institute (college, university, bible institutes, seminaries, and vocational schools); and, have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

William B. Ruggles Journalist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2022
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship honors the esteemed Texas journalist who coined the phrase "Right to Work" and contributed greatly to the movement's advancement. A $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the late Mr. Ruggles. Eligible applicants must: be pursuing a degree in journalism [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This fund was created through an estate gift from William J. Blair. Scholarships provide assistance to graduating seniors and families from any Fort Collins high school who are unable to pay for a college or vocational school education. Applicant must be a graduating senior, attending a post-secondary college or vocational school, and rank in the upper 50% of their graduating class. An essay [...] More

William Vatavuk Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2022
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The William Vatavuk Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior who currently attends a North Carolina high school and plans on attending an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Students must be a high school senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Three written essays of 400-600 words each are also required; essay prompts can be found on the scholarship [...] More

William Woods University Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the William Woods University Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship, applicants must be an incoming freshman, have a 3.75 GPA, and an ACT of 31 or SAT 1420. This is renewable upon a 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
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