Scholarships for Summer

Although the majority of scholarship deadlines are in autumn and spring (November is National Scholarship Month), do not overlook potential summer scholarships for the upcoming school year. Many awards ask for material submission during the slow, lazy months of summer. A slower application season may even work to your advantage. With fewer applicants going for summer scholarships, you may be up against a much smaller pool of qualifiers than you would once college classes are back in session. So take advantage of your time off, bring in those application materials, and apply for a few scholarships this summer. You may find yourself in more comfortable financial shape come fall.

Finding Summer Scholarships

The easiest way to find scholarships offered in the summer, or any season, is to conduct a free scholarship search. Once that is done, you will get a list of awards filtered by the student-specific criteria. With constant scholarship updates, we provide you with the most accurate, recent scholarships. Summer awards may also have quick turnaround offered to their winners, so if you land a summer scholarship early on in the season, you could be looking at your award check by August. The only way you’ll find summer scholarships is if you put in the time to research and look for them, so make sure you take advantage this summer season money for college.

Paying for Summer Programs

If you are taking summer classes, you may prioritize financial aid over basking in the sun. You will also have an additional semester of college costs , so you will need to budget to cover those expenses. Many students take summer courses, whether they are on track to graduate early or their courses fall outside of the traditional fall and spring semesters. Make sure the financial aid you are already receiving will cover the costs of a summer semester; you may already have enough allocated, especially if your college costs are based on how many credit hours you’re taking, or if your summer classes are replacing courses you would normally take in the fall or spring. If you find that you are still coming up short, it may be that you need to find other ways to cover those summer expenses. In that case, we encourage you to begin searching for scholarships well before the summer semester, as it often takes scholarship administrators several months to announce their award winners and distribute scholarship funds.

If you are pursuing a summer abroad program, there are awards out there specifically for students wishing to study abroad. Typically, you will be able to use scholarship-based money to cover study abroad expenses, especially if the program is run by your school or another accredited college. Similarly, if you are pursuing a non-paid summer internship, you may need to cover your own expenses. If the internship collaborates with your college or university, contact them about potential financial aid options. You will probably need to cover your own expenses if the internship is run through external organizations, so save up and apply for as many scholarships as you can, prior to that summer experience.

The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships for High School Seniors

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Two scholarships named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan are awarded annually by the TSJCL and TCA to qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college. Students who receive this scholarship must take Latin or Greek their freshman year at college. Enrollment in Latin cannot be at a beginning level. Courses in classical [...] More

AAUW Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Freehold Branch of AAUW will award two $2,000 scholarships - the Lew Williams Scholarship and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship - for the upcoming academic year. In order to apply, you must be a female at least 25 years of age; reside in one of the following communities: Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville; and have a [...] More

ACF American Advertising Federation-NM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/7/2020
  • Amount: $1,400
  • The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising profession. In order to apply, you must be a New Mexico resident enrolled full-time at a four-year New Mexico public or non-profit college/university as a junior or senior in one of the following majors: Business (with [...] More

ACF Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/7/2020
  • Amount: $2,200
  • The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. The fund provides assistance to students in the field of automotive technology and related applied technologies. One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or [...] More

ACF David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/7/2020
  • Amount: $4,600
  • The David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by The Stocker Foundation, in memory of David R. Woodling, to support students attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding. Applicants must be a legal resident of New Mexico for [...] More

ACF Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

  • Application Deadline: 6/7/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Applicants must have completed their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years of college and will attend a New Mexico college/university for a minimum of one semester during [...] More

ACF Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program (Public Colleges/Current Undergraduates)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The ACF Sussman-Miller Educational Assistance Award Program provides financial assistance to address the "gap" in financial aid packages for both students graduating from high school and those continuing their education. Applicants must be a high school graduate planning to attend a New Mexico public college/university or a current undergraduate student who is still a permanent resident of New [...] More

ACF Trythall Family Scholarship for Excellence in Continuing Education

  • Application Deadline: 6/7/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Barbara and Duane Trythall recognize the difficulties faced by individuals who are working while furthering their education by attending a nonprofit or public educational institution of higher learning. The Trythall's established this fund to assist those individuals who demonstrate a commitment towards reaching a career goal. Must have completed a minimum 20 college credit hours per week in [...] More

ACMPE National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. (SFI) is comprised of 10 scholarships with each having its own, unique, eligibility criteria. It supports and promotes healthcare leaders' personal and professional growth toward the advancement of the profession. The program supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and plans demonstrate potential for contributing to the medical practice [...] More

Actuary of Tomorrow - Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $9,000
  • The Actuary of Tomorrow - Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship of up to $9,000 recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science. Applicants must be full-time students at a U.S accredited educational institution, entering as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) and must have [...] More

Americanism Education Leaders Collegiate Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest. The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world. All of our programs are meant to encourage students to learn about, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American [...] More

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship provides non-renewable awards for students who will pursue or are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. A [...] More

ARNF Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the research grant, the applicant must hold an Arkansas Nursing license in good standing with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (LPN, RN, APN) and have graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (applies only to applicants who have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing or Masters in Nursing). Funds from the scholarship will be applied toward a research project approved [...] More

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Application Deadline: 8/2/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • BBB Student Ethics Scholarships recognize CT high school students that personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, and overall personal integrity and academic history and can demonstrate these traits in a written essay. The students enter during spring of their Junior year, and are awarded in their senior year. The winner will receive a scholarship of $2,500 to an [...] More

BLM Squared Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The BLM Squared Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance.

    Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents. Scholarships are to be utilized at an institution of higher [...] More

Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a registered nursing (RN) degree. Eligible persons may apply during any year of their education, however, licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education. Selection based on financial need, academic ability and demonstrated "empathy which is necessary, the compassion [...] More

CIRI Foundation General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers general scholarships to full-time and part-time degree-seeking students. Scholarships are offered for the full academic year or per term. There are two scholarship deadlines a year. Please review the scholarship information to decide which is the appropriate deadline to apply for, review requirements, award details, and terms. There are two general scholarships - [...] More

Community Foundation of Shelby County Law Student Assistance Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Law Student Assistance Fund may assist one or more students from Shelby County, Ohio and the surrounding counties abutting on Shelby County, Ohio in their final (third) year of law school (current second-year students approaching third year) by providing assistance to defray the cost of tuition, books and such other expenses incident to attending law school. Students must have a permanent [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust targets disadvantaged high school and post high school graduates across the State of Arkansas, under age 25 and eligible applicants with funding resulting from the Mauldin vs. Arkansas State Hospital Consent Decree, United States District Court No. LR-C-8777. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be economically disadvantaged, have completed their high [...] More

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (duvs) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $250
  • The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (duvs) Scholarship is awarded to a deserving member to assist with her education at the post-secondary level. Members may apply for funding during their senior year in high school. The applicant must have been active as a duv for a minimum of two consecutive years. The applicant must have and maintain a satisfactory scholastic standing. For more [...] More

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Our project aims to educate parents and teens about the dangers of living in a connected world. Explore our site and then join us in the fight to stop online harassment. 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 [...] More

Dr. Edward and Anne Link Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To be eligible for the Dr. Edward and Anne Link Fund Scholarship, applicants must be a Shelby County resident maintaining a college GPA of not less than 3.0 and are pursuing a major in visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing toward a Bachelor's or a Master's degree. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Federal Pell Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,195
  • A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are [...] More

FFRF Student Scholarship Essay Contests

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The FFRF Student Scholarship Essay Contests are open to all high school seniors who graduate in spring and will be attending a North American college or university in the fall. Fill out the application and submit your essay no later than midnight, June 1st. Winners will be announced in July. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Firefighter/EMS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • 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. For more information or to [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Victoria Ovis, who passed away suddenly on May 25, 2005, had over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the United States Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. The scholarship will honor one outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year.
    The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Vincent Bennett, who passed away suddenly on September 19, 2013, was a Manager for Cisco Systems in Iselin, N.J. for 15 years, and an integral member of the First Responders Children’s Foundation’s inaugural Hero Awards Gala committee. The gala was near and dear to Vince’s heart as he came from a family of first responders. He was a member of the National Sheriffs Association and an associate [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. These scholarships recognize financial need, academic merit and outstanding achievement in sports or the arts, and help students by providing financial support for their education at qualified institutions.

    General scholarships provide a maximum award of $5,000 for a single academic year. [...] More

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bright Futures Scholarship will renew automatically each year (up to the scholarship limit) if the student maintains the required GPA and earns the required credit hours.

    Applicant must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, as determined by the student's post-secondary institution and must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than [...] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/21/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are (or have been) in [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Furman Scholars program seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. High school guidance counselors nominate current juniors to participate in the program. Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible to receive at least $7,500 in [...] More

GCSAA Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The GCSAA Scholars Program offers awards to outstanding undergraduate students who are planning careers as golf course superintendents. Selection criteria for this program include: academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program [...] More

Helen Brett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • 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

Helen Gee Chin Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • 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. Simo was the administrator at CCMAA for 15 years and was involved with preserving the history and promoting the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. She was beloved by her husband, the students of the Academy that she [...] More

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/13/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship was established in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University. Applicants must be a graduate student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the coming fall who is pursuing a graduate degree in economics. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research) and also to [...] More

Hungry To Lead Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Hungry To Lead scholarship was initiated in 2014 in an effort to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Since 2014, 10 scholarships have been awarded topping $17,000 in awards! There are two scholarships available for the coming academic school year. Two finalists will be awarded scholarships: First place is the Hungry To Lead Scholarship, [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college.

    Applicants must be Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent who live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established (applicants of [...] More

Jack's Ride Cancer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Jack's Ride is a 501c(3) charitable organization created in honor of our son, Jack, who successfully battled Leukemia.
    This gives us the opportunity to give back to organizations that supported us during and after Jack's treatment, and continue to support patients today.

    Jack's Ride offers five, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that have had cancer or are currently [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarships offers to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. The application requires a 600-800 [...] More

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship awards are for students enrolling in cosmetology school. Applications accepted January through June 1st each year. If you graduate from cosmetology or barber school between the dates of January 1st through August 31st of the current award year, you are not eligible. Esthetician or nail training students are not eligible. Applicant must be planning to enroll by [...] More

Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The purpose of this scholarship is to support registered nurses working in bone marrow transplantation by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses' professional goals as they related to transplant nursing. This award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.

    Applicants must currently be employed as a registered nurse [...] More

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults with HIV/AIDS by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. We hope to allow Josh's love for learning and community service to continue through another young adult who also exhibits these qualities. Eligibile applicants [...] More

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Students in prelicensure (LPN & RN) and BSN completion nursing programs must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of published requirements for the nursing program per academic [...] More

KHEAA Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship helps Kentucky students attend Pikeville College's School of Osteopathic Medicine. The award is equal to the difference between the average amount charged for in-state tuition at the state medical schools and the tuition at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident. Must practice one [...] More

L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Student Aid Fund

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The scholarship may provide non-renewable awards to students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from an accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university in pursuit of a certificate, diploma or
    degree. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.
    To receive consideration, [...] More

Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship is for students seeking degrees, certificates, or diplomas at vocational/technical schools, colleges, or universities. Award amounts vary and are based on financial need. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a child of a living or deceased veteran who served in Vietnam who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours/semester during the academic year. [...] More

Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Matrix Health Group companies offer nine educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand [...] More

Medical & Health Professions Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must be graduates of high schools within Shelby County (Ohio) or residents of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree in medical and associated health professions. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Provides support for a student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college to cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. Applications must be [...] More

Ministerial Financial Assistance from the Baptist General Convention of Texas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,125
  • The Baptist General Convention of Texas (also known as BGCT or Texas Baptists) provides generous support for theological education through funds given cooperatively by churches and individuals across the state. BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance is for students who demonstrate a call to ministry and are preparing for ministry through enrollment in a degree program at one of the nine [...] More

National Potato Council Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Each year, NPC awards a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the U.S. potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities, and grades.

    Applicants [...] More

Natural Resources-Excellence in Education

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, [...] More

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/6/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate Latino student accepted into or pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or [...] More

NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Pathfinder Scholarship was established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan. The three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master's degree program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. For more information [...] More

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Community Forests Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Northern Tier Hardwood Association provides support to its mission and the future of the region's wood industry by offering two (2) $500 scholarships annually to students residing in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pike counties of Pennsylvania. The scholarships are available to students pursuing post-secondary education in forest resources or [...] More

PBA Billy Welu Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Professional Bowlers Association Billy Welu Scholarship is awarded annually, recognizing exemplary qualities in male or female college students who compete in the sport of bowling. The scholarship winner receives $1,000. To be eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application date) and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent. The scholarship [...] More

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Dedicated to the continuing legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program (Scholarship) seeks to support the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) realizes the substantial rewards of giving a way into educational opportunities to eager Hispanic students. PMAHCC supports scholarship funds of the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh and continues to give time and effort in the accumulation and security of their resources to benefit the continuous rise of the number of [...] More

R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/28/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship is a tribute to the continuing leadership in the hotel industry and dedication to education of those entering the industry as expressed by Bob Holden.

    Applying students must be U.S. citizen and a Hawaii resident, be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior at a U.S. accredited university/college majoring in hotel management and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. [...] More

Robert and Thelma Sargeant Past Graduate/Adult School District Resident Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To be eligible for the Robert and Thelma Sargeant Past Graduate/Adult School District Resident Scholarship, applicants must be past graduate or current adult resident of the Fairlawn School District (Shelby Co., Ohio); and must be attending adult education, an accredited trade school or pursuing a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for undergraduate or graduate study. Applicant must major in forestry, wildlife or marine science. Recipients must attain a degree in one of these fields at a Louisiana public college or university, or repay the funds, plus interest. If an undergraduate student, have earned 60 or more graded college credit hours and have at [...] More

Roy E. Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Roy E. Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Roy E. Jorgensen Foundation, Inc. to an undergraduate college senior or graduate student enrolled at a school of engineering. The award is made annually for $15,000 to a qualified college senior or graduate student. Preference is given to qualifying residents of Maryland. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant Program is for Sault Tribe members attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university full-time (12 credit hours or more). Grants are based on unmet financial need as determined by the individual college in which the student is enrolled. Applicants must be attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university, [...] More

Serena D. Dalton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation offers educational aid for college to qualified traditional and non-traditional applicants from charitable funds established by generous supporters of the community. Funds carry both general and specific restrictions.

    Applicants must be residents of Forsyth County, NC, have achieved a current cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and [...] More

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb, and wool through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States. For more information or [...] More

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. In order to be eligible for consideration under this award program, the scholarship applicant must be an enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe, a high school graduate by June who has been accepted by an [...] More

Stultz Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation offers educational aid for college to qualified traditional and non-traditional applicants from charitable funds established by generous supporters of the community. Funds carry both general and specific restrictions.

    Applicants must be residents of Forsyth County, NC and have achieved a current cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. Must [...] More

TCA Beef Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • 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 [...] More

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2020
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now, is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. The competition encourages students who actively pursue invention. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and [...] More

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled/matriculated as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in Landscape Architecture, Journalism and PR, Sport Management or Park & Recreation Management.

    Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of [...] More

The Woman's Century Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Woman's Century Club connects Seattle-area women interested in learning about women's history, and provides a place of connection and inspiration for women of all generations and walks of life. We seek to honor the graces of the past while investing in the young women of the future. Each year we award a scholarship, as well as a one-year membership in the club, to an outstanding student who [...] More

University of Cincinnati Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The University of Cincinnati Balanced Man Scholarship is based upon the Balanced Man ideals upon which Sigma Phi was founded. At the University of Cincinnati, our chapter awards 15 scholarships at the beginning of each year to incoming freshman that have proven to be scholars, athletes, leaders, and balanced men throughout high school. The scholarship process consists of three simple steps: [...] More

Virginia Department of Health Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing in Virginia for one month for every $100 received. Applicants must reside in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or enrolled [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. We offer academic scholarships worth $1,500 each to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry. Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, [...] More

WIIT Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Our merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying International Trade and Global Development. Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. Applicants must be Juniors or Seniors in undergraduate or enrolled in graduate studies.
    Awards ($1,500) will be based [...] More

Zonta Club of Madison Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Young Women in Public Affairs Program is a monetary award program that encourages young college bound women to participate in public and political life. Award levels are $500 local, $1,000 district and $4,000 international.

    Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. The awards [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

$43M in Loans Forgiven for Students of Closed Colleges

September 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The federal government discharged more than $43 million in student loan debt for former students of recently closed for-profit colleges. Students who attended programs operated by Education Corporation of America, Dream Center Education Holdings, Vatterott College and Charlotte School of Law will be able to qualify for a full discharge of their federal loans if they were enrolled when their college closed or withdrew within 120 days of the official closure date and didn’t transfer to another institution, according to Inside Higher Education. [...]

College Board Backpedals - No Adversity Score to be Added

August 30, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

College Board is ditching its previous plan to capture socioeconomic information from students with a single score - also known as an "adversity score" - when scoring their SAT college admissions test. The score would have taken into account a student's socioeconomic background and the neighborhood in which they grew up. [...]

Female-Only Scholarships Under Fire In Higher Ed

August 20, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Female-only college and university STEM programs are coming under fire for male discrimination as they attempt to "redress gender imbalance" in fields such as computer science and engineering. The U.S. Department of Education launched more than two dozen investigations into higher education institutions nationwide - including UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC as well as Yale, Princeton and Rice - which offer female-only scholarships, awards and professional development workshops. [...]

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