Scholarship News

Fidelity Investments Will Commit $250 Million to Education


January 18, 2023
by Kevin Ladd
The new Invest in My Education program has been created to help provide access to education as well as ongoing support to the underserved Black and Latino community.

The new Invest in My Education program has been created to help provide access to education as well as ongoing support to the underserved Black and Latino community.

ADVERTISEMENT

Per Fidelity’s website: “Invest in My Education (ME) is designed to uphold and prioritize Fidelity Investments' most fundamental value — to empower individuals to strengthen their financial futures and improve their lives. The aim of this social impact initiative is to enrich the lives of students and result in better postsecondary outcomes, increased graduation rates, greater financial literacy and access to stronger professional networks.”

The program will go beyond just the basic funding of postsecondary education by assisting with or paying of the student’s tuition and/or related college costs. The scholars will also receive mentorship from Fidelity associates as well as internship and apprenticeship guidance.

Below are some other scholarships from our database that are intended to assist minority and first-in-family students as well as other historically underserved students. Be sure to take a look at all of them and share them with anyone you know who might benefit from them.

Dorrance Scholarship
Amount: $48,000
Deadline: February 1st

The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities. The award is renewable for a total of eight semesters (four years) of funding. Applicants must be high school seniors who are Arizona residents, first-generation college students, admitted to once of Arizona's three residential public universities, demonstrate financial need, agree to participate in all scholarship program events (including international travel), have a minimum GPA of 3.0, a minimum SAT of 1110 or ACT of 22, and agree to reside on campus freshman and sophomore year.

ELC Scholarship Program
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: February 15th

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. The ELC opens channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities. The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Programs is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black undergraduate and graduate students.

Smith Diversity Scholarship
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: February 28th

Lutheran Family Services established the Coyner and Donna Smith Diversity Scholarship Fund to provide a college education for graduating high school seniors from low-income, minority families who are residents of Nebraska. Annual scholarships of $25,000 are awarded to support each recipients’ college education, regardless of where they want to attend. Annual scholarships of $12,500 are also available for recipients wishing to attend trade school.

McDonald's TMCF All Around Scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: August 31st

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The award is $10,000 for two (2) students. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a TMCF member-school during the current academic school year. All applicants must create and provide the link to a two-minute video responding to this prompt: "How will your education benefit you, your family, and the community?"

College is expensive. Scholarships.com has done the work for you. Pay for your college education with free college scholarship money. Get matched to college scholarships instantly and start applying today by conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

ADVERTISEMENT

Discuss

Share your thoughts and perhaps thousands of students will benefit from your unique insight on the subject!



If you can read this, don't touch the following fields


 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
It’s nearly mid-January already and by now you all should have completed the FAFSA and, if you are on top of things, be applying to scholarships on a daily or at least semi-weekly basis. Even if you haven’t started the scholarship application process yet, you still have a ton of opportunities ahead of you. We are in the heart of scholarship season, with the most scholarships coming online in January of any month in 2023. Below, we put together a list of five great examples of very significant scholarships ranging from ten grand all the way up to $40,000.

Top 5 Scholarships Worth $10K to $40K in January

January 12, 2023
by Kevin Ladd
It’s nearly mid-January already and by now you all should have completed the FAFSA and, if you are on top of things, be applying to scholarships on a daily or at least semi-weekly basis. Even if you
In just a few days, 2022 will be behind us and a new year begins. Will this be your year? One very productive way to spend the next several days of winter break would be to get a jump on upcoming scholarships and January 2023 has a LOT from which you may choose.

New Year, New Scholarships; January 2023 Edition

December 28, 2022
by Kevin Ladd
In just a few days, 2022 will be behind us and a new year begins. Will this be your year? One very productive way to spend the next several days of winter break would be to get a jump on upcoming
It is officially late-December; the end of the year, the conclusion of semester one and quarter two. Hanukkah is halfway over already with Christmas and New Year’s merely days away. Students and teachers are either on break or about to be and before you know it, we’ll be kicking off 2023!

Last Chance for These 2022 Scholarship Deadlines

December 21, 2022
by Kevin Ladd
It is officially late-December; the end of the year, the conclusion of semester one and quarter two. Hanukkah is halfway over already with Christmas and New Year’s merely days away. Students and
As the cost of college continues to rise every year, more and more students are looking for scholarships to bridge the gap. And as many of you may already be aware, applying for a scholarship can take a fair amount of time and effort on your part.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

December 14, 2022
by Zina Kumok
As the cost of college continues to rise every year, more and more students are looking for scholarships to bridge the gap. And as many of you may already be aware, applying for a scholarship can
So many scholarships become available in December as the college application season winds down and students look for additional ways to finance their education. As the semester comes to an end and we look forward to winter break, there are going to be so many opportunities to help you take out the absolute minimum in student loans and find scholarships that not only help you pay for school, but also stand out as major accomplishments and indicators to colleges, grad schools and future employers. Applying for and winning scholarships tells all of the aforementioned that you are someone who is ambitious and proactive and always striving to better your situation.

Top 5 December Scholarships & More

December 7, 2022
by Kevin Ladd
So many scholarships become available in December as the college application season winds down and students look for additional ways to finance their education. As the semester comes to an end and we
Metallica, an extremely popular heavy metal band from the 80’s is recently enjoying new-found popularity and relevance with a new generation, thanks to the popular television show “Stranger Things”. Not only did they create the incredibly popular song “Enter Sandman” and “One”, they have also founded the Metallica Scholars Initiative. $100,000 in scholarships will be available for students studying in career programs through Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH).

Metallica Foundation Offers Trades-Based Scholarships

November 30, 2022
by Kevin Ladd
Metallica, an extremely popular heavy metal band from the 80’s is recently enjoying new-found popularity and relevance with a new generation, thanks to the popular television show “Stranger Things”.
When it comes to financial aid, there are two types that tend to be seen as the most desirable: scholarships and grants. But while most people are familiar with scholarships, grants are less well understood.

Grants: the Other Way to Get Free College Money

November 22, 2022
by Zina Kumok
When it comes to financial aid, there are two types that tend to be seen as the most desirable: scholarships and grants. But while most people are familiar with scholarships, grants are less well