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Top Back-to-School Scholarships 2020


September 4, 2020 1:36 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
With many uncertainties surrounding back-to-school plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, high school and college students are relying more than ever before on increased support and resources in their college and scholarship search and application process. To help, Scholarships.com has put together a list of top Back-to-School Scholarships worth applying for during this extraordinary academic year. This list features scholarship opportunities that are ongoing despite the coronavirus pandemic. Be sure to also regularly check our Coronavirus News for Students section for the latest impacts on college and scholarships, here.

With many uncertainties surrounding back-to-school plans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, high school and college students are relying more than ever before on increased support and resources in their college and scholarship search and application process. To help, Scholarships.com has put together a list of top Back-to-School Scholarships worth applying for during this extraordinary academic year. This list features scholarship opportunities that are ongoing despite the coronavirus pandemic. Be sure to also regularly check our Coronavirus News for Students section for the latest impacts on college and scholarships, here.

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    Award Amount: $20,000
    Deadline: October 31, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

    Cameron Impact Scholarship

    Award Amount: $50,000
    Deadline: September 11, 2020
    Scholarship Description: Applicants must be high school students graduating in 20201, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation, be U.S. citizens, excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities, demonstrate active participation in community service and have a minimum 3.7 GPA.

    KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity

    Award Amount: $10,000
    Deadline: September 14, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The recipient of the KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity will receive a $10,000 Scholarship to be applied to tuition, fees, books, electronics and up to $3,000 may be applied to on-campus housing. Scholarship may be paid all at once or spread out over multiple semesters including summer session.

    Future Female Leaders Scholarship

    Award Amount: $1,000
    Deadline: September 15, 2020
    Scholarship Description: Eligible applicants must be at least 16; demonstrate financial need; must attend college in the Houston and surrounding areas (within 60 miles); and, be a first-time college freshman attending first semester of college study.

    Scholarship Points $10,000 Giveaway

    Award Amount: $10,000
    Deadline: September 15, 2020
    Scholarship Description: In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be thirteen years of age or older on the date of entry; be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; and must be currently attending (or planning to attend) a college located in the United States.

    Constituting America We The Future Contest

    Award Amount: $2,000
    Deadline: September 17, 2020
    Scholarship Description: 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 Trip and national publicity for their winning work

    Scholarship Program For a Better Life

    Award Amount: Varies
    Deadline: September 25, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The Scholarship Program For a Better Life is offered to Hispanic students residing in the Piedmont-Triad area, and who are attending a North Carolina college/university. Eligible applicants must: be a high school senior or have an HSE diploma; reside in eligible counties (see website for details); be under 22 years old; and, be bilingual.

    Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

    Award Amount: $5,000
    Deadline: September 30, 2020
    Scholarship Description: 6th-12th grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to participate in the "Our First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest." Applicants must create art or write an essay that portrays how one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment affects their daily life.

    disABLEDperson Inc. Fall National Scholarship Competition

    Award Amount: Varies
    Deadline: October 14, 2020
    Scholarship Description: In order to qualify for the disABLEDperson Fall Scholarship, the student must be enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. They must be a matriculated student and attending school full-time and U.S. citizen. Part-time enrollment is acceptable if part-time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation.

    National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest

    Award Amount: $5,000
    Deadline: October 31, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest is an opportunity for graduating high school students living in one of those six rice-growing states to tell a story about U.S. rice. Create a video or animation that in three minutes or less, shines a light on this versatile, tasty, home-grown grain. Educate, entertain, and tell us why you think rice is special - to you, to your state, or to the world.

    Women Empowering Women Scholarship

    Award Amount: $500
    Deadline: October 18, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The Women Empowering Women Scholarship helps non-traditional female students who have not had the opportunity to attend college or complete their post-secondary education started previously in life. Applicants must be a female resident of Dearborn County and have received an accredited high school diploma or a GED equivalent no later than October 15 of the year the scholarship is offered.

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    Award Amount: $20,000
    Deadline: October 31, 2020
    Scholarship Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.

    Horatio Alger National Scholarship

    Award Amount: $25,000
    Deadline: October 25, 2020
    Scholarship Description: 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 a strong acquiring an undergraduate degree. Only applicants with critical financial need will be considered ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.

    Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition Project Challenge

    Award Amount: Varies
    Deadline: October 11, 2020
    Scholarship Description: Disney Imaginations invites students to create an iconic installation on their campus or city that serves as an inspiration, honors the past, and is a vision of the future. Applicants can form teams to two to four participants. To qualify, each team participant must be a student at least 18 years of age with junior, senior or equivalent standing or full-time graduate student in a college or university in the United States majoring in one of the supported disciplines or a recent college graduate with a major in one of the supported disciplines.

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