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  • Optimal Scholarships
    Application Deadline: September 30
    To further our mission to make higher education more accessible, Optimal launched its needs-based scholarship program in 2010. Each year, we give away $250,000 of our profit to 50 recipients with high financial need and strong career aspirations. Optimal offers scholarships to undergraduates, graduate students, military members and veterans and...

  • Education Matters Scholarship
    Application Deadline: November 30
    Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?...
  • The Scholarships.com "Tell A Friend" $500 Sweepstakes
    Application Deadline: September 1
    As a Scholarships.com member, you have free access to a customized scholarship search, detailed financial aid information, an organized college search, standardized test guides and more. Like what you see? Spread the word about Scholarships.com to your friends through our Tell A Friend Scholarship and you'll have a chance to...
  • CDPAP Department of Edison HHC Educational Scholarship
    Application Deadline: August 31
    The CDPAP Department of Edison Home Health Care offers one $1,000 educational scholarship annually. To apply, please submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay outlining what you would do to improve healthcare. Topics of discussion can be broad and span areas such as systematic issues (e.g. insurance structures), treatment methodologies,...
  • Constituting America We The Future Contest
    Application Deadline: September 17
    The Constituting America "We The Future" Contest gives high school and college students the opportunity to earn scholarship awards by submitting entries in the following categories: Essay, Song, Entrepreneurial Plan, Short Film, PSA, STEM and Speech - all with the theme of the U.S. Constitution. Students also win a Mentor...
  • NeW Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: August 16
    In 1919, the United States Congress passed legislation that would redefine our country forever – an amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. On August 26, 1920, this legislation was ratified by the states and became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To honor this significant...
  • Federal Pell Grant
    Application Deadline: Varies
    A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal...
  • Horatio Alger National Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 25
    The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior and demonstrate...
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Competition
    Application Deadline: October 31
    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...
  • Dell Scholars Program
    Application Deadline: December 1
    The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Students must participate in a Michael & Susan...
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