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: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • This scholarship 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 University-Purdue and [...] More

ACF Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2020
  • Amount: $2,200
  • The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. The fund provides assistance to students in the field of automotive technology and related applied technologies. One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or [...] More

Advantage Medical Staffing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship was established by Advantage Medical Staffing for the benefit of students who are pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree with a major in nursing. Past recipients will be eligible to reapply. The funds can be used for tuition, books, and fees only, and are paid directly to the college/university.
    For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/7/2020
  • 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. Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion, held in the fall in Dallas, Texas. Applicants must be a US citizen, national or permanent [...] More

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, 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 [...] More

California Strawberry Growers' Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farm workers. Countless students and graduates are pursuing their passions and working in careers that span a wide range of professions.Eligibility: First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior [...] More

Carol A. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • 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

CMP Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers a one-year scholarship assistance to qualified juniors in order to encourage and reward their outstanding efforts. Based on merit, selected individuals are high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions. The CMP seeks applications from high school seniors who [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust

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

Cystic Fibrosis Standard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • CFSF Scholarships are available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2020. 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. Approximately 60% of the students who have applied in the past have been awarded [...] More

DEED Student Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They are: educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects. Student grants provide funding to support research in an energy-related project [...] More

DEED Technical Design Projects

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They include educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects. The applicant must be a full-time student at an accredited college or [...] More

Dominion Careers in Energy at Three Rivers Community Technical College

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship is for Three Rivers' Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program which has been cited as "the best nuclear technology program in the country" by former Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William D. Magwood, IV. It leads to a career as a technician for the commercial nuclear power industry and the health physics field, or to continued bachelor degree studies. The scholarship awards [...] More

eQuality Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • 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: 5/31/2020
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship scholarship will honor one exceptional freshman each year with a four-year award. The applicant must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate at any accredited [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. General scholarships provide a maximum award of $6,250 for a single academic year. 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 [...] More

GRCF Donald J. DeYoung Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • This scholarship fund was established by the family of Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr., one of the founders of the Kentucky Hemophilia Foundation, in honor of his memory. The Herb Schlaughenhoupt, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded twice each year to individuals with hemophilia or a similar bleeding disorder or individuals with an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder. Deadlines in mid [...] More

Hope Through Learning Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • 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. Homelessness is defined as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and [...] More

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/29/2020
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • 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

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. Our mission is to raise funds to provide need-based scholarships to qualifying kids ages 17-22 to pursue their educational dreams at a college, community college, [...] More

Kosciusko County Community Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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. An eligible applicant can be a [...] More

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • 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

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

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

Loren and Becky Roslund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2020
  • 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

Martin Luther King School Dream Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Martin Luther King School Dream Foundation was organized to provide scholarships for students who received high school diplomas or GED's no earlier than spring 1999; had a minimum two years' attendance at Martin Luther King Elementary School; have been accepted into a program at any accredited post-secondary school; have written an essay about their career and future dreams, and can document [...] More

Mary Rowena Cooper Scholarship

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

Maximum Independence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2020
  • 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 ten 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 independence; it is our hope [...] More

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • 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

Ministerial Financial Assistance from the Baptist General Convention of Texas

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

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • 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 [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Vocational Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • 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. Thirty (30) awards will be offered each year at $1,500 per year up to two years or $3,000. There are no GPA or ACT [...] More

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Oklahoma Christian University applicants interested in becoming Bible majors are encouraged to apply for College of Biblical Studies endowed scholarship awards. 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. Award amounts vary based on academic profile [...] More

Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2020
  • 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 grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 and be in good standing to remain eligible [...] More

OSWILG/Harry S. Chandler Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/22/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Harry S. Chandler Memorial Scholarship is to be used by a high school graduate from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clark, Marion, Columbia, Umatilla, or Coos counties in Oregon. Applicants are asked to submit a 2-page essay addressing the meaning of diversity, how diversity has influenced your life so far, the role that diversity will play in achieving your educational goals and/or the [...] More

Palo Alto Rotary Club Vocational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Rotary Club of Palo Alto Vocational Scholarships for the upcoming school year are intended to provide financial assistance to students who wish to enroll in an accredited vocational program at regional schools, such as the community colleges in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree in a vocational field. Examples of [...] More

Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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, are a [...] More

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • 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: 1/10/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Pride Foundation offers more than 50 different scholarships though there is only one application to complete. Scholarships are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight-ally (straight and supportive of LGBT issues) students as well as students from LGBT families. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington (but may study [...] More

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligible 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 and will be required to submit an application form and a written paper in response to an essay prompt. Previous RPF Scholarship winners are not eligible. For [...] More

RMHC SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Application Deadline: 1/27/2020
  • 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: 2/15/2020
  • 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

Sertoma Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Sertoma's Scholarship for the hard of hearing or deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for hard of hearing or 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 have a [...] More

Sid Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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: 5/3/2020
  • 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 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • 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. Past scholarship winners are welcome to re-apply, provided that they still meet the required criteria. Preference will be given to practioners, undergraduate and [...] More

The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • For the American Indian Undergraduate Scholarship, applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university. Grantees must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 and submit grades to us each semester. [...] More

The Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • You are eligible to apply for the CPO Scholarship only if your sponsor achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Furthermore, your sponsor must be currently serving on Active duty or Reserve duty, or must have been honorably discharged, transferred to Fleet Reserve status, or Retired from the Naval Service as a Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officer. [...] 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 John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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: 4/24/2020
  • 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: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 11/17/2020
  • 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: 4/19/2020
  • 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

  • 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. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • 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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January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020

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