Vocational Scholarships

Scholarships aren't just for lawyers, doctors and accountants anymore. In fact, they really haven't been for quite some time. You might be surprised to learn just how many scholarships are available to students who plan to pursue careers more in the "vocational" areas. While there certainly seem to be different paths available to students graduating high school and considering their educational and career options, the two don't need to diverge quite as much as one might think. Sure, there are still community colleges and tech schools that one may attend, perhaps even for a shorter period of time and without a bunch of requirements outside their career focus, there are also plenty of other ways to pursue a career as a mechanic, electrician or plant manager.

Naturally, Scholarships.com has a comprehensive list of scholarships for you to peruse, regardless of which type of institution you plan to attend. Also, there are scholarships available to children of vocational employees and much more. The important thing is that you find something you like doing and are good at and learn how to do it well so people will actually pay you to do something you enjoy! Oh, and that you are able to pay for your education, too, of course!

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality related major. First preference will be given to students attending a school in Kentucky, followed by any culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University, or the Culinary Institute of America, followed by Hotel and Restaurant Administration majors at Indiana [...] More

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship - Bellevue Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Bellevue chapter of AFWA awards scholarships annually to help students advance their accounting and finance education. Full or part-time students in the Puget Sound Region attending colleges, universities, vocational or technical schools and pursuing a degree in accounting and finance or persons actively pursuing their CPA or CMA designations may apply. Applicants must have taken basic [...] More

ACF Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2021
  • 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

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Applicants must be a US citizen, national or permanent legal resident who is of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, and be either a high school senior or a college student [...] More

AQHA Dogwood Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Ideal candidates are a current member of AQHA or AQHYA with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or [...] More

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Army Engineer Memorial Awards were established in 1973 as a living memorial to Engineer Officers killed in Vietnam and are given annually to honor all Engineer Officers who died in the line of duty. A candidate for an award may be any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired [...] More

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.
    Eligibility: Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Be currently receiving medical treatment for the [...] More

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. Students must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high school senior, Burger King employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of [...] More

California Strawberry Growers' Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farm workers. First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker); full-time enrollment in [...] More

Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by the friends, family, and colleagues of Carol Hurley, a VSAC outreach counselor who helped first-generation college-bound students prepare for college. In order to apply, you must be a graduate of one of the following high schools: Randolph Area Vocational Center, Randolph Union High School, Rochester Union High School, Whitcomb High School, Windsor High School, [...] More

CCI Hispanic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Community Council of Idaho's Hispanic Scholarship is awarded to nine deserving, low-income high school students or first time collegiate bound Idahoans. Applicants must be residents of Idaho, be of Hispanic origin, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursue an academic major and be enrolling as a college freshman in the fall of the year the award is offered. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Chevron International REACH (Recognizing Excellence and Achievement) Scholarship Program is sponsored by Chevron for the sons and daughters of its employees and retirees. The program was established to recognize and assist outstanding children who plan to pursue post-secondary education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2021
  • 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

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF) Scholarships are available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the upcoming fall. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. If you are a high school senior or have not [...] More

DCNU Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Del Norte Credit Union has established a scholarship program to assist New Mexico credit union members who are high school seniors and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Eligible applicants must: be a high school senior, equivalent home school senior, or a recipient of a GED received in same year of higher education enrollment; plan to enroll in full-time [...] More

Don Diego Vocational Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501-c3 corporation that provides scholarships for outstanding high school seniors who participate in activities and events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the San Diego County Fair. The Vocational Education Scholarship requires that the student must have participated (but not necessarily during the application year) in the San Diego [...] More

Dunkin' Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has been established to recognize the importance of education and provide support to residents of the community and our extended corporate family. This program will award up to 25 scholarships, worth up to $2,000 each, to qualified students throughout the region. Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and reside in the Philadelphia [...] More

eQuality Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. Awards are available to graduating high school seniors, community [...] More

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children with strong financial need, as well as spouses and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college, four-year college, or university located in the United States. Recipients may receive scholarship awards for up to four years, or the [...] More

First Presbyterian Church of Richardson Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Mitchell/Tufts Foundation Scholarship was established for members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)in North Central Texas, or in Los Angeles California, who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to members or persons active in the life of the First Presbyterian Church, Richardson Texas, or [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship will honor an outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year. This scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need, academic merit [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. This award recognizes financial need, academic achievement, and the candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but preference [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. This scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four [...] More

GLHF Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Education Scholarship is designed to assist students with a bleeding disorder (or parents, spouse or siblings if additional funding is available) with tuition assistance as they pursue their education at an accredited, not-for-profit college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must reside in the state of Wisconsin or receive care at one of the Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment [...] More

GRCF Dave & Laurie Russell Family Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Families

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Dave & Laurie Russell Family Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Families, students must be Habitat for Humanity of Kent County home owners or an immediate family member (spouse/partner, child, step-child) residing in the home pursuing an undergraduate degree or certification at an accredited vocational trade program, two-year or four-year college or [...] More

GRCF Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The GRCF Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship is designed to assist individuals who have had contact with the Family Division of the Circuit Court and are interested in pursuing college or vocational education. Residents of the West Michigan area who are wards of the court or previously have been a ward of the court and have been discharged successfully are eligible to apply for the Donald J. DeYoung [...] More

GRCF Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at South Christian High School located in Grand Rapids Michigan entering a full-time program in the fall at any accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school and majoring in healthcare, education, or business. Applicants must also have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For [...] 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

Hope Through Learning Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Hope Through Learning Award is a $2,500 scholarship available to youth age 24 and under residing in Allegheny County who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness during their school attendance years, and who are going on to a higher education or career training program for the first time. Applicants must write a one-to-two page essay describing their experience with homelessness and [...] More

Hubler Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the Hubler Endowed Scholarship, applicants must be heavily involved with their church, demonstrate a lifestyle of commitment to the principles of the Christian life, be enrolled enrolled as a full-time student (12+ hrs each Fall/Spring semester) with a declared major in religion, and have a 3.25 GPA. This is renewable upon a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Independent Hardee's Franchisee Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Every year, IHFA awards scholarships to employees of member restaurants. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study to an accredited institution of the student's choice. Eligible applicants must: be Hardee's employees with six months continuous service, and who are still employed at award distribution time; and, plan to enroll or are already enrolled in an accredited institution: two- [...] More

Ivyane D. F. Davis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ivyane D.F Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund) is a state-funded program established in 1989 in honor of a woman who advocated for vulnerable children in Delaware through her work as a foster parent and Court Appointed Special Advocate. The Scholarship Fund is limited to covering the direct costs associated with post-secondary education or training programs. Applicants must be [...] More

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Each fall, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities. The scholarships are open to students pursuing technical or vocational education, an associate's degree or a first bachelor's degree. Each applicant must be able to demonstrate [...] More

Jewish Family and Children's Services Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Fulfilling our educational and vocational goals is one of life's most empowering and impactful objectives. At JFCS, we annually help hundreds of Jewish students achieve these goals by providing them with loans and grants. In order to apply, you must be Jewish and have been a legal and permanent resident of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or northern Santa Clara counties for at least two [...] More

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school; are entering an accredited graduate program [...] More

Kappa Zeta's Stork's Nest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Kappa Zeta's Stork's Nest Scholarship is to be awarded to high school seniors or student with a GED who has completed the Storks Nest Education Program through Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Zeta Chapter and the Stork's Nest Charity Fund of Dallas. Eligible applicants must reside in Dallas County, and must plan on attending trade school or college/university within two years of [...] More

Kids' Chance of Michigan

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Kids’ Chance of Michigan is dedicated to helping Michigan kids who need it most – those who need assistance for college or vocational education because a parent has been killed or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. Applicant must be a Michigan resident between the ages of 17-22, and must demonstrate financial need related to the parent's injury/death. Funds may be used at any [...] More

Kids Chance of New York Work Compensation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Kids’ Chance of New York scholarship is intended to assist in obtaining a vocational, college, or post-graduate education for financially needy, qualified, and deserving students. Students must have had a parent or guardian who has suffered a serious or fatal accidental injury or occupational disease while working for a New York employer. Applicants must be 16-25. For more information or to [...] More

Kinnett Scholarships for College/Further Education

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • 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

Kosciusko County Community Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The KCF has more than 100 scholarship funds, from which we annually award over $500,000 to area students. The vast majority of our scholarship funds require residency in Kosciusko County, Indiana, or attendance at a high school serving Kosciusko County in order to be eligible. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books and academic fees, but not for room and board. For more information or to [...] More

Kreager Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field. The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More

LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • 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

Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship is awarded to any graduating high school senior in Gratiot County to pursue a degree in agriculture, engineering, computers, drafting or similar area of study at a university, college or trade school. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required and preference is given to students pursuing a career in agriculture, engineering, computer-aided drafting or similar area. Must [...] More

Maximum Independence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Recognizing the ever-increasing need for financial assistance to help defray the cost of higher education, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas, Inc. (GoodwillSONT) will be awarding five Maximum Independence Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each in the spring to high school seniors. Our mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages achieve maximum [...] More

Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The National Roofing Foundation (NRF) has established a scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NRCA contractor members who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the [...] More

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • MBUSI established the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship program to assist Alabama high school seniors and dependent children of MBUSI Team Members who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Half of the scholarships are granted to children of Team Members, the other half to students from high schools in the selected areas. High school seniors from the [...] More

Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship, students must have a 2.5 GPA and be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or higher. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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 as an undergraduate student at Hardin-Simmons [...] More

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarters of the time and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Applicants must be at [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Vocational Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • High school students interested in attending vocational, technical or trade programs may apply to the Minnesota Masonic Charities Vocational Scholarship. Students must have graduated from a Minnesota high school, and provide information on their career path or area of study. There are no GPA or ACT requirements for vocational/technical school applicants. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

NCJW NY Jackson-Stricks Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Jackson-Stricks Scholarship provides financial aid that enables students with physical challenges to pursue academic study or vocational training which leads to independent living. Scholarships are available to students with physical challenges that affect mobility, vision or hearing who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the New York Metropolitan Area. For more [...] More

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grants are open to high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, technical school or community college. These grants are for seniors who plan to attend a two-year (or less) vocational-technical program for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. One boy and one girl applicant will be submitted from each Nebraska Elks Lodge to the [...] 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

Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students pursuing post-secondary education at the associate level or beyond. A wide range of educational choices is supported, including associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs at accredited schools. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible for scholarship [...] More

PAF's Scholarships for Survivors

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2021
  • 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

Palo Alto Rotary Club Vocational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Rotary Club of Palo Alto vocational scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students who will enroll in an accredited career program or vocational program at a community college in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of [...] More

Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Pine Cone Foundation supports LD students who wish to attend a California community college. The PCF scholarship is an academic support program that can total up to $3,500 distributed over a 3 year period. Students seeking associate, bachelor, technical and vocational degrees at one of 113 California-based community colleges can apply if they have documented learning disabilities (SLD [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • 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

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • 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

RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/27/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholars Scholarship Program, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, provides scholarships in our 19 county/four state RMHC service area to promising students who desire a college education and are eligible according to criteria based on academic performance, financial need and community service. This scholarship is a [...] More

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Eligible applicants for the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship must be dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone construction or maintenance activities within the work zone, including mobile operations and the installation of roadside safety features. Spouses of fallen workers and parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children are also eligible. [...] More

Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program is available for students attending Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, and Methodist University. Students must demonstrate a strong record of school/community service and maintain a 3.0 GPA. In addition to being residents of Cumberland County, applicants must also demonstrate financial need. [...] More

San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the San Patricio Electric Cooperative Scholarship, applicants must: be high school seniors graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within one of the nine counties served by SPEC (see website for details); planning on attending a college/university or a vocational/technical institution; and, be the child of an active member of SPEC and receive electric [...] More

Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Sertoma's Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or d/Deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for Hard of Hearing or d/Deaf students since the program's inception in 1994. Students with a clinically-significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.
    Applicants must [...] More

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Basic eligibility requirements: -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a [...] More

Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for college and graduate education and post-secondary vocational training for children and grandchildren of eligible retirees and employees of businesses previously owned and operated by Sid Richardson and designated successor companies and organizations. There are no limits to the number of eligible family members who may apply [...] More

Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B, must be a U.S. resident attending a school in the U.S. and be a high school senior or graduate, have completed high [...] More

SVC Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/4/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SVC scholarship fund is intended to further the education of any individual who is entering or is currently enrolled in a course of study related to vacuum coating technology at an accredited educational institution may apply. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students whose major is engineering, physics, materials science and other fields related to vacuum coating. For [...] More

TEDS PhD G. Walter Hansen Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The G. Walter Hansen Fellowship at Trinity International University supports three Ph.D. students whose vocational interests and academic research focus on yielding more faithful and effective strategies for biblical-theological ministry, creating a global culture of collaboration among evangelical ministers of the Word. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in 9 hours of course-work, and dedicate [...] More

The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship service supports educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Applicants must be full-time undergrad students attending a 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school. Preference is given to students with a GPA between 2.0-3.5 and an ACT score of 14 or above, but all [...] More

The Andy Pearson Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Yum! Brands is committed to providing education opportunities for our employees and their dependent children. Eligible applicants must: have started working at the company on or before September 30, 2019; have worked an average of 15 hours per week during the six month period beginning September 30, 2019; are high school seniors or graduates, have earned their GED, or are currently enrolled at an [...] More

The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Chief Petty Offices scholarship supports relatives of US Navy Chief Petty Officers. Candidates must be about to graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school, or equivalent educational institution or have successfully earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and must intend to enter, or be currently enrolled in a community college, vocational college, college or university to [...] More

The Clara Abbott Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Clara Abbott Foundation offers need-based scholarships to help the dependent children of Abbott employees attend accredited colleges or universities, community colleges, vocational and trade schools. Awards are offered to students enrolled in full- or part-time studies to obtain their first undergraduate degree. Current employees must have a minimum of two years of continuous Abbott service [...] More

The George Snow High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the George Snow High School Scholarship, applicants must: attend school in Palm Beach County, or select Broward County schools (Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High School, & Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School). Home schooled students living in Palm Beach County or home schooled students that would be attending high school at Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach High [...] More

The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust program is open to all college and trade/vocational students graduating from Genesee County, Michigan public high schools and from Luke M. Powers Catholic High School. The trust seeks candidates with character and the potential for achievement in post-high-school education. Those whose cumulative grades may not reflect their potential because of [...] More

The JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/24/2021
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Scholarships are awarded annually to a high school senior who has completed significant volunteer services within the local Jewish community in addition to high school graduation service requirements. The JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund is awarded primarily based on financial need, and recipients are eligible for up to two years of funding. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship is awarded to a community college student majoring in horticulture, floral design or other gardening related fields who is a legal resident of the State of Maine. The Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be given every other year, in odd-numbered years. It is mailed to the college at the beginning of the second semester. For more information or to apply, [...] More

The Silver Shield Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Silver Shield Foundation has been helping children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty with the cost of their education. We set aside an education fund for each surviving child to assist with tuition payments for prep school, college and university undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school, and tutoring services. The tuition assistance [...] More

Tidewater AGC Educational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Tidewater AGC of Virginia is offering academic scholarships for the purpose of assisting students interested in pursuing a career in engineering, design, construction and related professions. In order to apply for a Tidewater AGC Educational Scholarship, you must be one of the following: employed by a Tidewater district AGC member firm, an immediate family member of an employee of a Tidewater [...] More

Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2021
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships is a need-based scholarship program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years). Students must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, [...] More

UCT Scholarship Program DUPLICATE

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The UCT Scholarship Program, funded by UCT Charities, provides scholarships to students and teachers seeking college degrees or certification to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Applicants must meet specific guidelines and be able to demonstrate a justifiable need for financial assistance. Applicants teaching in areas of special education other than intellectual [...] More

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • 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

Vocational (Bettinger, Holden & Perry) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Vocational (Bettinger, Holden & Perry) scholarship requires students to be in a one or two-year program with the intent to become a grower or greenhouse manager. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • 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

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Michigan Offers Free Community College Education to Essential Workers

September 24, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The state of Michigan is set to offer two years of free community college to essential workers who were required by their job to leave the house and work at least 11 weeks in the spring during the coronavirus pandemic. This unique opportunity, called Futures for Frontliners, opens doors to essential workers who are not commonly considered front-line workers and an estimated 600,000 residents could qualify. [...]

Colleges Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements for Merit Scholarships

September 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Many colleges have waived SAT and ACT score requirements for high school seniors currently applying to college due to how difficult it has been to sign up for standardized testing during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some colleges are also waiving standardized test score requirements when awarding merit scholarships to incoming students. Instead of requiring SAT and ACT scores, these schools will award scholarships based on high school GPA. [...]

Introducing Scholarships.com’s Online Education Section for Students

September 17, 2020

by Izzy Hall

It’s new. It’s different. It can be frustrating. It’s probably how you’re experiencing school these days. It’s online education. The coronavirus has rapidly expanded the adoption of online, virtual and distance learning, from college all the way down to elementary school. As a relatively new practice, schools, students and staff have all had to make adjustments to their curriculums and their expectations. Students may be wondering – how can I be successful in online school? How can I make it work for me? Our new Online Education section has the answers to all of your online learning questions. [...]

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