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Nearly every college or university offers at least one scholarship award, especially for their students. These scholarships tend to be fairly generous- occasionally covering as much as a student’s full cost of attendance. While some of these awards are well-publicized, others are harder to find. The largest school-specific awards tend to come from major universities with large endowments, though this is not always the case, as some small liberal arts colleges are also committed to offering generous financial aid.

It is a good idea to take a minute researching and reviewing scholarship opportunities at each school as a major part of your college search. Find out if local universities have scholarships for students from your hometown. These are becoming an increasingly popular form of local scholarships. Additionally, many major universities are offering full-tuition scholarships or other substantial awards to the high-qualifying students, either in the form of need-based or academic scholarships for college.

Finding a good university scholarship can be an instrumental part of choosing a college, especially if you find one you can win. Competition tends to be fierce, and applications are often due early in the academic calendar. The sooner you are aware of deadlines and expectations, the better off you will be. Below is a list of a few of the university scholarships that are available. For more information on these awards and these schools, check out our scholarship search and college search tools.

Alfred & Esther Eggerling - Midland University Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Alfred & Esther Eggerling - Midland University Scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend Midland University or current Midland students who have financial need and academic achievement. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Augustana University Diversity Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Augustana University Diversity Scholarships are for full-time students who are members of a minority ethnic group and bring diversity to campus. Ethnicity and financial need are two of the factors considered. Verify your eligibility with the Office of Admission or Financial Aid. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Augustana University Hatterscheidt Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Hatterscheidt Scholarship is for high school seniors who are South Dakota residents, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester once classes begin. Must also show financial need and apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, or to apply, please visit [...] More

Baylor University Baptist Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • There are many scholarships available for undergraduate students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary. For more information about these scholarships and award amounts, visit the Baylor Undergraduate Admissions website. [...] More

Boston University’s Noyce Scholarship Program In Math

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Boston University offers scholarships (through the Robert Noyce Program) for talented STEM majors and STEM professionals to become mathematics teachers. Noyce Scholars at Boston University receive 100% tuition support, a master’s degree and initial teacher licensure, and job-placement assistance. Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or related field, be legal US [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further information. Must be a [...] More

Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship - UChicago

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • In honor of their service to the University community and the city, the University of Chicago offers full-tuition scholarships to select children of active firefighters and police officers. To be considered for a full-tuition scholarship, candidates must complete applications to the University of Chicago and be children (including legally adopted children) of sworn City of Chicago firefighters, [...] More

Clark University Presidential LEEP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Awarded to approximately five students each year, the Presidential LEEP Scholarship is a prestigious award for students whose academic record and leadership potential places them at the very top of Clark’s applicant pool. This award covers full-tuition, on-campus room and board for all four years, regardless of a family’s financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Colorado Christian University Commendation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Colorado Christian University Commendation Scholarship is for transfer students who have a 3.25 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Renewable upon a 3.2 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Colorado Christian University Dean's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $52,000
  • CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment. Applicants must have a inimum 3.4 [...] More

Colorado Christian University Distinction Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Colorado Christian University Distinction Scholarship is for transfer students who have a 3.5 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Renewable upon a 3.3 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Christian University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CCU Grant is given to students with financial need. Eligibility and amount vary annually based on need as determined by federal methodology. A student must apply for federal aid to be considered for this award. The CCU Grant is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colorado Christian University Honors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $7,000
  • CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment.
    Honors Scholarship [...] More

Colorado Christian University Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Legacy Scholarship is designed to assist children and/or siblings of CCU alumni and current students to continue the CCU tradition. Applicants must be the child of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the child of a currently enrolled CCU student; or the sibling of a graduate of CCU or a CCU heritage institution; or the sibling of a currently enrolled CCU student. The Legacy [...] More

Colorado Christian University Partners in Christian Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,250
  • Partners in Christian Education (PICE) is a partnership between Colorado Christian University and select Christian high schools nationwide. The PICE scholarship is available for new freshman and transfer students who currently attend one of the partnering Christian high schools. The annual award is renewable up to eight semesters. Students must apply and be accepted to CCU's Undergraduate School [...] More

Colorado Christian University Partners in Spiritual Formation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Partners in Spiritual Formation (PISF) is an initiative between Colorado Christian University and select organizations, churches, and parachurch ministries nationwide. The PISF scholarship is available for new freshman and transfer students who are current members of these organizations or youth groups. Scholarship eligibility is determined based on students’ attendance at a partner school at the [...] More

Colorado Christian University President's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $60,000
  • CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment.
    Applicant must have a 3.6 GPA, [...] More

Colorado Christian University Recognition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Colorado Christian University Recognition Scholarship is for transfer students who have a 2.8 GPA. Renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. Must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's office [...] More

Colorado Christian University School of Music Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarships are available to those who wish to major or minor in music or theatre, and to those highly qualified non-majors who participate in select ensembles or theatre. To be considered for a School of Music Scholarship award, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student and demonstrate a high level of musical ability/talent and have developing musical theatre skills. A [...] More

Colorado Christian University Trustees' Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $68,000
  • CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen who meet specific academic requirements and are guaranteed for up to eight semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment. In order to qualify for the [...] More

Colorado Mesa University Academic Achievement Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,250
  • CMU's Academic Achievement Award is valued at $1,250 per academic year ($625 per semester). Applicants must be incoming freshmen with a 3.20 GPA, be in the top 20% of their class, and have a minimum 22 ACT or 1040 combined SAT. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 120 credit hours as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status (12 Credit Hours/Semester) at [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's Distinguished Scholar Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $24,000
  • Colorado Mesa University's Distinguished Scholar Award is the most prestigious academic award for incoming freshmen and is valued at full tuition and fees for Colorado Residents and $6,000 per academic year for out-of-state students. To qualify, applicants must satisfy two of the three following criteria: 3.75 GPA, top 5% of graduating class, or a 29 ACT/1340 combined SAT. The scholarship can be [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's First Generation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CMU's First Generation Scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year. This award is available to all incoming freshmen students whose parents have not graduated with a four-year degree. Applicant must complete a FAFSA and have earned a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of 120 credit hours as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status (12 Credit [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CMU's Legacy Scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year ($500 per semester). This award is available to all incoming, undergraduate students who are the son or daughter of a parent or court-ordered legal guardian who earned an associate, bachelor or graduate degree from CMU (formerly Mesa State College). Additionally, the applicant must be a full-time student and have earned a minimum 3.0 [...] More

Colorado Mesa University's Scholarships for Freshmen

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Colorado Mesa University offers small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and expert faculty who take an interest in your success. A CMU education is a great value, and we stand by our commitment to keep higher education affordable. Last year, we awarded more than $73 million in financial aid and scholarships to 75 percent of the student body. Students applying for admission to Colorado [...] More

DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants are offered to graduates of Catholic high schools who are entering DeSales University in the Fall. Graduates of Catholic Home Schooling agencies do not qualify for the Catholic Schools Grant. Minimum GPA of a 2.5 is preferred, but students with over a 2.0 GPA may be considered for admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Eastern Michigan University Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2020
  • Amount: $90,000
  • Eastern Michigan University awards the Presidential Scholarship to incoming freshmen as a four-year, full-ride award. Eligible applicants must have an SAT of 1200 or an ACT of 25, a 3.5 GPA, be officially admitted to EMU, and visit the campus on or after January 1. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Frederick Douglass Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $43,000
  • The University of Rochester's Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies. Applicants for the academic year must have their PhD in hand before the fellowship begins in September. The Fellowship awards will be announced in early March.. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship is a scholarship available to current Mount Mary students who are enrolled in a major in an arts and design academic area. Multiple scholarships of up to $3,000 each are awarded every year. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate program, have completed at least one college art course at Mount Mary University or [...] More

FSU Freshmen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $9,600
  • The Office of Admissions automatically considers accepted freshmen for academic merit-based scholarships. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (combination of grades and test scores). The Freshmen Scholarship is awarded based on high school grades and test scores. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • 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

Furman University Wylie Math Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Wylie Scholarships in Mathematics are awarded to incoming freshmen that have demonstrated outstanding mathematical ability and an interest in pursuing the study of mathematics in college. These scholarships are renewable based on completion of specific academic requirements and on participation in Furman's mathematics program. To be eligible for a Wylie Scholarship, a student must have a [...] More

Grand Valley State University LGBT Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The purpose of the Grand Valley State University LGBT Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues, to promote visibility of LGBT life and to foster service and activism in the larger community. Preference is given to LGBT students. Applicants must be degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more [...] More

GRCF U-M Alumnae Club (University of Michigan) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the U-M Alumnae Club (University of Michigan) Scholarship must be a female undergraduate or graduate level student entering the 2nd year or above at the University of Michigan, with a permanent residency (3 year minimum) in Kent or adjoining counties of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Ottawa. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more [...] More

Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students is for undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships. Endowed scholarships for ministerial students vary in the amounts that are awarded. Freshman and sophomores typically receive a base-level award amount for the fall and spring [...] More

Heidelberg University Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To receive the Heidelberg University Grant, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have exceptional need and attend Heidelberg University. Heidelberg scholarships and grants are awarded to first-year students and based on their seventh semester high school GPA and standardized tests taken in or before February.
    Heidelberg gift aid cannot exceed current [...] More

Heidelberg University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for the Heidelberg University scholarship. Applicants must have attempted at least 15 semester hours or 23 quarter hours, be enrolled full-time, and be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Heidelberg University UCC Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • To qualify a student must attend Heidelberg University and be a member of the United Church of Christ. A letter of recommendation is required from the church minister. The award is renewable for four years. This award is open to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Heidelberg University UCC Ministerial Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To qualify for the Heidelberg UCC Ministerial Grant, students must attend Heidelberg College. Children of ordained UCC ministers and full-time missionaries are eligible. The award is based upon financial need and is renewable for four years. This award is open to both first-time freshmen and transfer students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Lipscomb University Scout Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Scout Award is for incoming freshmen who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Silver Award, Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, Trail Life Freedom Award, GSUSA Gold Award, Ambassador Award, or American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award. Proof of scouting award is required. Recipients must live on-campus at Lipscomb University and maintain a 3.0 GPA. The Scout Award is renewable [...] More

Loyola University Catholic Heritage Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Catholic Heritage Award, (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. This award is restricted to tuition. Students graduating from a Jesuit high school in Chicago will be awarded the Jesuit Heritage Award instead. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Loyola University Cristo Rey Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students attending Cristo Rey Network schools around the country are invited to apply to join the next class of Cristo Rey Scholars at Loyola University Chicago. Starting the summer before entering Loyola, Cristo Rey Scholars engage in a dynamic program to enrich their academic, social, spiritual, community, and professional experiences in college. In order to be eligible for the scholarship [...] More

Loyola University Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Scholarships for first-year and transfer students are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theater arts, and visual arts. Students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships when they apply for admission. These awards are based solely on academic [...] More

Loyola University New Orleans Ignatian Scholarships for Academic Excellence

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ignatian Scholarship is the most prestigious award given to an exclusive group of incoming freshman. Scholarship are identified by the admissions staff via the application process. We encourage applicants to submit supplemental resumes, personal statements, and/or activity listings to highlight their community involvement, demonstrated leadership and history of service throughout high school. [...] More

Loyola University Zolp Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wm. Zolp Scholarship is an endowed scholarship available to pay toward tuition to any Catholic student by the last name of Zolp who attends Loyola University Chicago. A copy of a birth certificate and a baptismal or confirmation certificate confirming the last name of Zolp and that the applicant is Catholic must be filed with the Financial Aid Office. Prospective candidates must be admitted [...] More

McNeese State University Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,200
  • Academic Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified full-time students who remain in good standing. When making scholarship awards to incoming freshmen, university selection committees use standardized test scores, high school grade point average and class standing, and courses completed as the basis for initial consideration. For transfer and continuing students, cumulative [...] More

Miami University (OH) Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $36,000
  • Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford campus for the fall semester. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility - no additional form is required. Miami University merit scholarships are highly competitive and, thus, not guaranteed. The academic [...] More

Miami University National Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Finalists (who are not receiving a National Merit $2,500 scholarship or corporate-sponsored merit scholarship) who list Miami as their first choice school, [...] More

Morehead State University Graduate Assistantship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Applicants for the Morehead State University Graduate Assistant-ship Program must be admitted to a graduate degree program. Conditionally admitted students are eligible for a graduate assistantship (GA) for one semester only and must satisfy those conditions before the next semester in order to continue the GA position. Applicants must be enrolled in and maintain 9 graduate hours per semester and [...] More

MSU Moorhead University Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Moorhead University awards usually more than $3.36 million in scholarships each year based on academic standing, talent, and financial need. The scholarship application period begins October 1. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year, unless otherwise noted. Students applying for a scholarship at MSUM must meet specific eligibility criteria. Scholarship applications are available annually [...] More

Niagara University Achievement Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $13,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Athletic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Niagara University Athletic Scholarships are available in the following sports: basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, cross country, ice hockey, golf — men and women; baseball — men; volleyball, lacrosse, softball — women. Students must demonstrate strong athletic ability and meet qualifications of the athletic department and the NCAA. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Niagara University Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Presidential Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen, maintain full-time status and possess the [...] More

Niagara University Trustees Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $18,000
  • All of Niagara University's merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on your cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of your four years at NU, providing that you are either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen (federal definition), maintain full-time [...] More

Northwestern University Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The NU Scholarship (composing of two awards) is generally the final component of an aid package, meeting any remaining need after other forms of aid have been applied. The NU Appropriated Scholarship is based on demonstrated institutional financial need and availability of funding at the time the student applies. The NU Endowed Scholarship is funded by friends and alumni of Northwestern [...] More

Northwood University Free Enterprise Transfer Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $27,000
  • Northwood University's Free-Enterprise Transfer Scholarships are offered to transfer students who have exceptional academic merit. To be eligible, applicants must have an incoming GPA of 3.0. This is renewable upon a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Northwood University Freedom Transfer Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Northwood University's Freedom Transfer Scholarships are for transfer students who have exceptional academic merit. To be eligible, applicants must have a 3.4 GPA. This is renewable upon a 2.7 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Odyssey Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • he Odyssey Scholarship program provides enhanced academic, social, and career support to students from lower-income families or who are the first in their families to attend college. Odyssey Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need and family circumstances, and are eligible for additional funding for study abroad and other costs (such as health insurance). Students must apply for [...] More

Oklahoma Christian University Current Student Biblical Studies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Oklahoma Christian awards more than $19 million in institutional scholarships and grants every year. Generous donors make it possible for Oklahoma Christian to offer a variety of scholarships for new and returning students majoring in preaching, Bible, ministry, vocational ministry and more. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Oklahoma Christian University New Student Biblical Studies Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Oklahoma Christian University applicants interested in becoming Bible majors are encouraged to apply for College of Biblical Studies endowed scholarship awards. Award amounts vary based on academic profile and demonstrated financial need. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] More

Post-Graduate Fellowships for 3Ls

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Many graduates embark on their careers by obtaining a post-graduate fellowship. Organizations offer fellowships in a national competitive process, and our students and alumni have always done terrifically. Additionally, NYU Law offers some fellowships that are designated only for its graduates. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

San Jose State University Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office administers SJSU campus based and department based scholarships. Most scholarships require students complete at least one semester of full time units (12 undergraduate or 8 graduate units) at SJSU in order to be eligible for campus scholarships. Please review scholarship criteria to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements. Various academic departments [...] More

Tarleton State University General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Tarleton State Univeresity has one scholarship application for most awards available through AcademicWorks. Scholarships are awarded for academic ability and achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and maintain full-time student status. Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or [...] More

Tarleton State University Presidential Honors Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $28,000
  • Presidential Honors Scholars must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA. Presidential Honors Scholars must maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative Tarleton GPA. They must complete a minimum of 15 hours of solid academic courses every semester. Presidential honors scholars enroll in honors sections of core courses, a one-hour freshman honors seminar, two special three-hour honors seminars in the spring semester [...] More

Taylor University President's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Students must have the required ACT or SAT score and GPA to receive the President's Award. SAT score is calculated by combining the Math and Reading portions of the test. The scholarship received is determined by adding GPA points and ACT/SAT points to find your total Scholarship Points as described on the scholarship provider's website. This award is renewable with a 3.2 college GPA and is [...] More

Texas A&M University - Century Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 108 high schools throughout the state of Texas. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are developed holistically and prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas. Students selected as Century Scholars are awarded $20,000 over four years, as well as a $1,000 [...] More

Texas A&M University - Lechner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Texas A&M University’s competitive four-year Academic Scholarships are offered by Scholarships & Financial Aid. These awards are available to incoming freshmen admitted for the fall only. Our office will notify selected students of their scholarship offers in February of their high school senior year. Each scholarship includes a one-time $1000 scholarship to be used for a Texas A&M approved [...] More

Texas A&M University - McFadden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Texas A&M University's McFadden Scholarship is worth $2,500 and renewable for four years if eligibility requirements are met. Students must achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading score of at least 1360 with a test score of at least 620 in each of these components; achieve a minimum composite 30 ACT score with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Math and ACT English. Students must [...] More

The Pride Scholarship at Michigan State University

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The award is given to an MSU undergraduate student selected through a competitive application process. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement and involvement with, or contributions to, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Preference is given to incoming, first year (or transfer) students, although all undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Your personal [...] More

University of Colorado Boulder First Generation Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The First Generation Grant is awarded to undergraduate Colorado residents who have financial need and whose parent(s) do not have any education or technical training beyond high school (certificate programs, real estate certification, technical training, vocational training, and corporate training programs are considered education beyond high school). This grant may be renewed up to 10 semesters [...] More

University of Great Falls Academic Merit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,500
  • at the University of Great Falls, a variety of scholarships recognizing academic achievement and talent are available. Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships as part of the admission process and are notified of their award level as part of acceptance to the university. Amounts are based on each student's academic performance in high school. Transfer students may [...] More

University of Rochester FIRST Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/4/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The University of Rochester awards an unlimited number of scholarships to students who have participated on a FIRST team and are enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, and be admitted as full-time students. This scholarship is renewable for four years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

University of Rochester Youth Orchestra Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The University of Rochester Youth Orchestra Scholarship is given to outstanding students who have demonstrated musical excellence and commitment through participation in a regional youth orchestra and who intend to pursue a significant academic challenge in a discipline other than, or in addition to, music. The award is for incoming freshmen only. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

University of South Alabama/Drama Assistantships/Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The USA Dept. of Theatre & Dance offers a limited number of scholarships and assistantships, each with their own criteria and requirements. The Laidlaw Trust provides funds for both acting scholarships and tech/design shop assistantships. To qualify, students must be a drama major, be a full-time student and maintain a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply/audition, please visit the [...] More

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Provost's Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • UTC is pleased to present the Provost's Scholars Program for first-time freshmen applicants. Eligible students must have a 3.4 GPA, as well as either a 25 ACT or a 1200 SAT. This award is renewable and can be applied to eight semesters, provided that: the student is enrolled full-time (12 credits); the student's academic performance is reviewed at the end of each spring semester (30 overall [...] More

University of Tennessee Chattanooga Chancellor's Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • UTC is pleased to present the Chancellor's Scholars Program for first-time freshmen applicants. Eligible students must have a 3.75 GPA, as well as a 29 ACT or a 1330 SAT. This award is renewable and can be applied to eight semesters, provided that: the student is enrolled full-time (12 credits); the student's academic performance is reviewed at the end of each spring semester (30 overall passed [...] More

Valparaiso University Allen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Valparaiso University offers the Allen Scholarship to students who are thinking about or planning to serve in a church vocation in one of the following areas: Theological studies, pre-seminary preparation for pastors; church musicians, youth, family and educational ministries, missions, Director of Christian Education, deaconess or deacon, elementary or secondary education at a Lutheran or [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More

Valparaiso University Award for Excellence

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Award candidates are nominated in their junior year of high school by their Lutheran high school principal. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills. Recipients are notified with the offer of admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship is offered to graduates of St. Peter's Lutheran School in Columbus, IN. Students must complete undergraduate admission application to be considered for this award. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Lutheran Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Leadership awards are for Lutheran students who are actively engaged in leadership roles in their districts, synods, or Lutheran high schools. Candidates must be high school seniors nominated by leaders within a Lutheran denomination. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Valparaiso University Martin Luther Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Valparaiso University Martin Luther Award is available to dependent daughters and sons of full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran Church workers. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible. The scholarship is $10,000 per year. (Note: If a student qualifies for a higher academic scholarship, it will replace the Martin Luther Award.) For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

William Woods University Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • 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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College Work-Study Jobs Face Changes During Pandemic

August 4, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The federal work-study program is a way in which college students can work part- or full-time while simultaneously attending school in order to help pay for college-related expenses. The program, available at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level, may face some changes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Senator Outlines Student Loan Relief in New Proposal

July 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the current chairman of the Senate education committee, has recently proposed the Student Loan Repayment and FAFSA Simplification Act, a piece of legislation that would allow students with no income to forgo federal student loan repayments. His recommendations, which he developed with bipartisan support, would also simplify the FAFSA and reduce the number of federal loan repayment options from nine to two. [...]

It’s Not Too Late: Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

July 28, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Have your financial circumstances changed due to COVID-19? You’re not alone. Many students and their families have faced unemployment, reduced job hours and general loss of economic stability in the wake of the pandemic. And as the FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on income from the previous year, students may have greater financial need now than they did when they initially filed for federal aid. Unfortunately, the deadline to submit the FAFSA passed at the end of June. However, it is not too late to appeal your student financial aid from your chosen institution. [...]

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