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​​Here you will find a list of scholarships to get you started on your search. We have tried to specifically focus on local and regional scholarships, but we have included some popular national opportunities, as well.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When choosing and applying for scholarships, remember a few key points:


  • Local is always best



  • Read qualifying instructions carefully — you don’t want to spend lots of time on an award that you are not right for


  • Respond carefully to all essay prompts — the key is always to be creative and specific, but to also be sure to respond to the questions you are asked


  • Give your recommender's brief information about the scholarships so that they can focus on the appropriate attributes in your letters.​​


  • Also, your high school counselors work hard to provide scholarship information to students, so check out your school websites for more on scholarships and other opportunities!





SCHOLARSHIPS WITH JANUARY DEADLINES

APIASF Scholarship Program
Type: Scholarships for Asian/Pacific Islander students, merit-based
Eligibility:

Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college/university in the Fall of 2015.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED

Notes: Applicants must also apply for federal financial aid using FAFSA by February 15, and must submit one letter of recommendation online.
Award: $2,500-$15,000
Deadline: January 11, 2017

Burger King Scholars Program
Type: Merit-based
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. They must also work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (unless individual circumstances prevents the student’s involvement).
Notes: Awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin; Non-renewable but may reapply each year you are eligible.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 2017

Dell Scholars Program
Type: Need-based
Eligibility: For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals and:

Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
Demonstrated need for financial assistance
Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant in first year of college
Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school

Notes: Your application will be evaluated based on: Individual determination to succeed; Future goals and plans to achieve them; Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face; Self-motivation in completing challenging coursework; and Demonstrated need for financial assistance.
Award: Varies
Deadline: January 2017

The Gates Scholarship
Type: Need and merit-based
Eligibility: Low-income, minority students
Notes: Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
Award: Varies
Deadline: January 14, 2017

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Type: Renewable scholarships for black students
Eligibility: Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.
Notes: Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: January 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH FEBRUARY DEADLINES

California Strawberry Scholarships 
Type: Need based
Eligibility: Awarded to students who have at least one parent currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, submit a Verification of Employment with a California strawberry grower, submit high school transcripts, and submit two letters of recommendation to be eligible. Students must also be enrolled full-time at a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period that the scholarship is requested.
Award: $4,000-$5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Type: Interest-based
Notes: The Davidson Institute does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity or physical disability. Application categories include Science, Technology, Math, Music, Literature, and Philosophy.
Award: $10,000-$50,000
Deadline: February 14, 2018

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Type: Leadership and merit-based scholarship
Eligibility:

Be a graduating, minority high school senior
Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States
Show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service
Present evidence of financial need
Be a United States citizen
A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Award: $7,200 annually
Deadline: February 1, 2018

National Peace Essay Contest
Type: Essay contest
Eligibility: In grades 9-12 in any of the fifty states (or the District of Colombia, the U.S territories, or if they are U.S citizens attending high school overseas)
Notes: Students must have a contest coordinator who can review the essays and act as the key contact between participants and the Institute; Open to AB540 students.
Award: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: February 2018

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Type: Interest-based scholarships for black students
Eligibility: For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.
Notes: Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
Award: Amount varies
Deadline: January 31, 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH MARCH DEADLINES

Donna Reed Performing Arts Scholarships and Internships
Type: Performing Arts Scholarship
Eligibility: High school students who qualify for post-secondary education and desire to pursue an education or a career in the performing arts.
Notes: Available to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. *Email the contact given on their website for additional information.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May, 2017

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Type: Competitive awards
Eligibility: Authors of the Black African Diaspora
Notes: They also sponsor two additional awards, both monetary, to support up and coming authors – The Unpublished Writer’s Award and The Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship. Check their website for more information on each.
Award: $500
Deadline: March 2017

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
Type: Biennial scholarship
Eligibility: For African American women; Applicants must be a high school graduate with a minimum “C” average, and must be in need of financial assistance and submit with application family income, sources of income and number in household. Students must be recommended by an active member of NACWC.
Award: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2018

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship
Type: Competitive scholarship
Eligibility: For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research and are:

U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office

Notes: For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations – a 10 week summer laboratory experience and employment at NIH after graduation.
Award: Up to $20,000
Deadline: March 14, 2018

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Scholarship 
Type: Community service based
Eligibility: Must be a young adult cancer survivor or a young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer. Applicants must have been 15 years or older during treatment or 15 years or older during the treatment of their parent or sibling.
Notes: Award applicant must complete 40 hours of community service, supply at least one letter of recommendation, and write an essay.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: March, 15 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH APRIL DEADLINES

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Type: Need-based scholarship
Eligibility: Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.
Notes: AB540 students can apply. Students will need to write a personal statement, send transcripts, two letters of support, and an official financial statement.
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship
Type: Interest-based scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating Latino high school seniors or college students attending a college or university in California (California residents may attend a college/university outside of California and still qualify), and students may major in any field, but must be able to prove sincere interest in pursuing a career in journalism.
Notes: Must email CCNMA to be put on mailing list for more info about scholarship. Finalists must be able to participate in an oral interview; To receive the award, winners must provide proof that they are officially enrolled full-time in school for the entire academic year and be in good standing. The amount of the award may be reduced if the student enrolls in a school other than the one indicated on his/her application or if awarded a CCNMA Chapter Scholarship.
Award: $500-$2,000
Deadline: April (first Friday of the month)


Red Thread Foundation for Women Fellowship

Type: One-year scholarship including mentorship opportunities
Eligibility: Women of an international background, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first year entrants to a U.S. college or university program in Fall 2013. There are no GPA or U.S. residency requirements.
Notes: The application consists of several short-answer questions, two essays, and two letters of recommendation.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: April  15, 2018



SCHOLARSHIPS WITH MAY DEADLINES

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
Type: Annual scholarship program
Eligibility: For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.
Notes: Multiple scholarships available. See website for eligibility requirements for each one.
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: May 2018

B. Davis Scholarship
Type: Non-renewable essay scholarship
Eligibility: High school junior or senior
Notes: Write an essay based on the prompt on the sponsors website and submit via
email to awards@studentawardsearch.com
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2018


College Scholarships for All-Around Students (Awarded through the Discus Awards program)
Type: Nomination-based scholarships for well-rounded and active students
Eligibility: Scholarships for high school seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. See the website for further details.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: May 2015

Design Your Future Scholarship Program
Type: Interest-based
Eligibility: High school seniors and college students studying interior design, art and design, architecture, or another related major/industry.
Notes: Students must write and submit a 500-1000 word essay.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 15, 2018

EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Type: Major and interest-based
Eligibility:

Applicants must be an ethnically diverse student accepted at or enrolled in a higher learning institution
Demonstrate a career interest in the medical/ rehabilitation field by completing at least 200 hours of career-related volunteer service
Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Notes: Selection is based on the applicants’ intentions, achievements, and need, rather than solely on graduation ranking.
Award: $1,500
Deadline: April, 30, 2017

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program 
Type: Scholarships for female minority students
Eligibility: For minority and female students graduating high school and/or majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens and maintaining a 2.75 or above GPA.
Notes: The scholarship is available to minority and female students enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university AND graduating high school seniors.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: May 4, 2018


Nordstrom Scholarship Program
Type: Merit-based
Eligibility: Open to high school juniors and:

Your school must has a location in one of Nordstrom participating states
You must have a minimum 2.7 GPA (4.0 scale) in your high school
You must become an active member in a community at your high school
You must make a plan of how to distribute the $2,500 of scholarship within four years
You must make a plan on financial assistance

Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 2015

Reed Tech Scholarship
Type: Interest-based
Eligibility: Participants must be pursuing or planning to pursue a major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) studies.
Notes: Students must submit an essay to Reed Tech’s essay contest to qualify for the award.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2018

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program
Type: Interest-based
Eligibility: Students studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade can participate.
Notes: Students must submit an essay and application form online.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May 30, 2018

Spirit of American Youth Scholarship
Type: Merit based
Eligibility: Awarded to two graduating seniors who display academic potential and demonstrate how they have contributed to the betterment of their communities. Must be a U.S. citizen, have at least a 3.0 GPA, write an essay, and submit all forms by the deadline.
Notes: Applicants will be evaluated based on their determination to succeed, future goals, and plans to achieve them AND how students intend to invest back into their communities to help create a better existence for future generations.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: May, 31, 2018

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
Type: Merit-based scholarships for black students
Eligibility: For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience. Scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria.
Notes: Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.
Award: $3,100 (on average)
Deadline: May 2017

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Program
Type: Merit-based
Eligibility: For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Get a $1,000 Rover College Scholarship


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Are you an Uber aficionado? An Airbnb connoisseur? Then chances are, you know more about the sharing economy than you realize.

Don’t know what the sharing economy is? Here’s a crash course. Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, we’re looking for your perspective.
How to enter:

Answer our scholarship question in 400-500 words
Put your answer in a Google Doc, with your name and year in college (high school seniors allowed!) at the top
Share your Google Doc with scholarship@rover.com
Fill out our form
Submit by May 31, 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH JUNE DEADLINES

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Annual Scholarship Awards
Type: Renewable essay scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a high school junior or senior
Notes: Must answer questions on sponsor’s website and submit essay via e-mail
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 14 2018

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship
Type: Annual scholarship
Eligibility: Full-time students who can demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. The selection committee will also base its decisions on financial need, content of character and the candidates’ potential to make an impact on his/her peers and community.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 2018

Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation (HHAF) 
Type: Merit-based scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior and excelling in the following categories: academic excellence, leadership and community service, literature/journalism, science and technology, mathematics, and sports.
Notes: Must be nominated; average GPA for awardees is 3.75 and above.
Award: $3,000
Deadline: June 2018

National Black Police Association Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
Type: Interest-based for black students
Eligibility:

A senior in high school
A U.S. citizen
Have a teacher/principal recommendation
Submit transcripts
Be accepted into a college or University.

Notes: For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
Award: Amount varies
Deadline: June 2017


Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund: SALEF Education for
Excellence Program Health Career Scholarship

Type: Annual scholarship, interest/major based
Eligibility:

Open to high school, undergraduate, & graduate students
Overall GPA should be at least 2.5
History of community service and involvement
Applicants must be Salvadoran, Central American, or other Latino background

Notes: Scholarships are offered to students pursuing health related fields.
Award: $500-$2,500
Deadline: June 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH JULY DEADLINES

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Ellen and Federico Jimenez Scholarship
Type: Community-service based scholarship, also open to undocumented students
Eligibility:

Be a student leader who has been an outstanding advocates for the DREAM Act and all immigrant rights
Latino college students who are ineligible to receive federal and/or state financial aid and who have a demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community in the United States
Students who have been accepted to a community college or state university in California or Texas (except the University of California and the University of Texas) and will be enrolled full-time are eligible to apply.

Award: $2,000
Deadline: July 2018

SCHOLARSHIPS WITH AUGUST DEADLINES

Minority Affairs Committee’s Scholarship Awards for Incoming College Freshmen
Type: Non-renewable merit-based scholarship
Eligibility:

Must be graduating during the 2014-2015 school year
3.0 GPA
Must demonstrate financial need
Must have an interest in chemical engineering
Must be a member of the following minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native.

Awards: $1,000 per student (10 scholarships will be given)
Deadline: August 15, 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

QuestBridge College Prep Awards 
Type: Merit and Need-based scholarship
Eligibility: Must be high school junior at time of application and must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need
Notes: U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students attending high school in the United States are eligible to apply for the College Prep Scholarship; Application opens in February.
Award: $30,000-$45,000
Deadline: September 2017

SCHOLARSHIPS WITH OCTOBER DEADLINES

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship
Type: Essay scholarship
Eligibility: Available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary
educational facility; it is awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the evaluated essays that are submitted.
Notes: You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Award: $500
Deadline: October 6, 2017

BG Scholarship
Type: Essay
Eligibility: Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and be a U.S. citizen or an international student that is enrolled in school in the US.
Notes: Membership is not required to be eligible for this award. You must submit an essay about your academic goals and your contributions to your school and/or community.
Award: $300
Deadline: October 31, 2017

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Type: Interest-based
Eligibility: Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.
Notes: Scholarship with internships
Award: Up to $18,000
Deadline: October 2017

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Type: Renewable annual scholarship
Eligibility: Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year
Notes: Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists in mid-November and notified by mail and email. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.
Award: $10,000-$20,000
Deadline: October 31, 2017

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Type: Essay
Eligibility: Student must be a junior or senior in high school and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. It is open to US citizens only.
Notes: Must write a 250 word essay explaining why you deserve the scholarship; Past winners have discussed overcoming such obstacles as foster care, living in a poor neighborhood, attending low-income schools, and working hard toward a career goal.
Award: $500
Deadline: October 2017


​Apple HBCU Scholars Program
October 1, 2017 11:59 PM EST
This comprehensive program offers a summer internship at Apple, an ambassador role on campus, mentorship, and a scholarship for your senior year of study.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students with a minimum 3.3 GPA who will be graduating between December 2018 and May 2019. Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study. Each scholar will have an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes, and help launch their careers through hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world. Read More



SCHOLARSHIPS WITH NOVEMBER DEADLINES

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Type: Experience-based
Eligibility: Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships. You must be pursuing a career as a copy editor and demonstrate relevant coursework and copy editing experience to be eligible for this award.
Award: $1,000-$2,500
Deadline: November 16, 2017


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars Program
Type: Merit- based
Eligibility:

Must be graduating from a US high school in spring 2015
Plan to enroll in an accredited 4-year college/university beginning fall 2015
Have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%
Demonstrate significant unmet financial need

Notes: Must submit grades, standardized test scores, participation in advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances.
Award: Up to $40,000 a year
Deadline: November 14,2017


Sixt.com
Type:Merit
Eligibility: Scholarship Information
Five $5,000 Scholarships
First 500 valid applicants will be considered
Available Nationwide
Requirements:
Have a Minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 Scale
Graduating High School Senior in the USA, academic year 2015/2016
Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university

Mandatory Application Materials
A completed Application Appraisal Form
Copy of your high school transcript
Deadline: November 30, 2017

Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2016 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt Scholar. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The DomCop Scholarship

Scholarship Amount
$1,000
Eligibility
This program is open to all University, College, and High school students who are currently enrolled in an educational program.
Application Requirements
Please write a 800-1,500 word essay about a new business idea that you think would help to make the world a better place.  Why do you believe that it would be successful?  What would drive its growth?  What challenges and barriers to entry would you face if you started it?  How would you obtain market share from any current competition?
In addition to your essay, please send a video of yourself talking through your business idea and the inspiration behind it. The video should be 5-15 minutes in length and should act as a supplement to your submitted essay. Discuss the key points in your essay and show your enthusiasm for your idea!

Submit proof of enrollment in, or an acceptance letter to, an accredited university or school that is list on the U.S. Department of Education’s official websitePlease be advised in the privacy policy below that your submission can be shared publicly.

Submitting Your Application
Please email your submission to:  
You must include:
Full name
Mailing Address
Email Address
Phone Number
A statement/copy of your current academic status, as well as evidence that you are currently enrolled, or have been accepted, at a college as outlined above. By applying for this scholarship, you give us express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the relevant academic institution
Your essay must be submitted as a Word document, submissions in other forms will not be accepted.
Please upload your video to our drop box account .  Please title the file with your full name, to ensure it is matched with the correct essay.
Deadline
The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2017, with the winner being announced on November 15th 2017.
More Details
The winning applicant will be selected based on the student’s video and essay submissions by a member of our team at DomCop.The scholarship funds can be awarded via PayPal, or other means if required.
This scholarship will be awarded annually.​



SCHOLARSHIPS WITH DECEMBER DEADLINES

AXA Achievements Scholarship
Type: One-time scholarship
Eligibility: Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state to applicants who are:

U.S. citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico
Current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2015-2016 academic year
Able to demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Notes: APPLY EARLY. From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000.
Award: $10,000-$25,000
Deadline: December 16, 2017

Hispanic College Fund
Type: Latino student scholarship
Eligibility:

Be a graduating high school senior
Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen
Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a 2 or 4 year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam in the upcoming academic year.
Notes:
Award: Amount Varies
Deadline: December 2015


LEDA- Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

Type:  Merit 
Eligibility:
A junior (11th grader) in a public or a charter high school during the 2015-2016 academic year
A United States citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card)
The Application Process:
 The admissions process consists of three rounds. After each round, an applicant's submitted material will be evaluated and a decision will be made as to whether or not the applicant will advance to the next round. Applicants must successfully complete each portion (Part I, Part II, and an interview) to be admitted to the LEDA Scholars Program. LEDA participates in a holistic review process, which means that we will consider all parts of your application before making a decision.

Notes:
Award:  Full Ride- Amount Varies
Deadline: December 11,2017


Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships 
Type: Community service based/Interest based
Eligibility: Student must demonstrate an on-going commitment to the fight against hunger through volunteer service. Added consideration is given to students working to combat child hunger in the US. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a Community Service Recommender to apply.
Award: $5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2017

Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Type: Competitive award
Eligibility: Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less. All entries must be in English, original, unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere until the winners are announced. See website for more details.
Award: $100-$3,000
Early Bird Deadline: November 17, 2017
Regular Deadline: December 15, 2017


SCHOLARSHIPS WITH VARIOUS DEADLINES

This section has a list of scholarships with various deadlines. This can be because there are multiple scholarships offered from one organization, or that information is still being updated. Check each scholarship website to see more details (click the title of the scholarship).

Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program

Type: Interest-based scholarship and internship
Eligibility:
Open to high school and college students of Hispanic heritage
Must be planning to pursue a career/majoring in Science, Technology,
Engineering, or Math (STEM)
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75
Committed to work as an intern in a STEM discipline

Award: $42,500 (High School), $2,000 (College Students)
Deadline: Varies

Common Knowledge Foundation Scholarship
Type:
Eligibility: Must be at least 14 years old or older and planning on attending an accredited college or university; International students are also eligible as long as they live and attend a school in the U.S.
Notes: All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
Award: $250-$2,500
Deadline: Varies

National Achievement Scholarship
Type: Academic based for black high school students
Eligibility: Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in 2013 or no later than their third year in high school, and meeting other published requirements for participation.
Notes: Information supplied by the student on the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet determines whether the individual met requirements for participation in the 2015 National Achievement Program.
Award: $2,500
Deadline: Varies

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)/ HACER Scholarship
Type: Need based
Eligibility:

Be a high school senior
Be younger than 21 years old
Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
Be a legal U.S. resident
Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application
Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution

Notes: Four different scholarships are offered. See website for eligibility requirements and applications for each one. *Pay close attention to deadline details!
Award: $1,000
Deadline: Varies

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Type: Scholarships and internship programs for black students
Eligibility: Students from black, low-income families.
Award: $500-$10,000
Deadline: Varies


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP 

ZINCH THREE SENTENCE ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP
Website: http://www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly-three-sentence-essay-scholarship
Who's Eligible: US high school and college students
Award Amount: $1,000
Due Date: Applications accepted year round
Requirements:
Zinch gives you a prompt, you compose up to 3 sentences as a response, and you walk away with cash. Three sentence essay competitions are offered each week, but students only have a maximum of 280 characters to showcase their best answers. Open to younger students as well as older ones, this scholarship competition is a fun and easy one to enter if you are just getting started with financial aid.


2015 Green Home Improvement Scholarship
We are accepting admissions for our green home improvement scholarship.
Email us now!Deadline: December 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Requirements:
Minimum: 1,000 words
Maximum: 2,000 words
Award: One winner will be selected by January 31, 2016 to receive the $1,000 scholarship.
2015 green home improvement topic:

Green home improvement is rapidly becoming a trend in modern home design and construction throughout the United States. Homeowners are taking steps to improve their homes for various reasons, all of which impact the environment and society in the long term. Why is green home improvement important in the world today? Why is green home improvement important to you? Some questions to consider when answering this overarching theme might be:
Why is going green in the home important?
What are some of the best ways to make a home more green?
What are some of the best green alternatives to use in the home?
What are some unique green alternatives to use in the home?


Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship
Provided by: InsuranceProviders.com
AWARD
$1,000
DEADLINE
December 01, 201  The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Student must have a valid driver’s license.


Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program

The Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program awards one $1,500 scholarship each year. This year's winner will be announced on February 23, 2016. To be eligible to enter the Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria:

attend classes at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
take a minimum of 12 semester units (you must be a full-time student)
be a legal resident of the U.S. or provide a valid green card
maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5

The deadline for Proof Reading, LLC Scholarship Contest entries is 12 p.m. (noon) PST on January 23, 2016.
No late entries will be accepted!
Please direct all questions concerning scholarships to scholarships@proof-reading.com.
Regrettably, no scholarship or essay contest questions can be answered by phone.


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

The following is a list of college search engines you can use to explore more scholarship options. Refer to the information and tips at the top of this page regarding searching for scholarships.

Alliance Scholars
Type: Science and technology scholarships and internships

Black Student Opportunities
Type: Scholarship search for black students and other minority students.

College Track
Type: Open to undocumented students
Notes: Run by a non-profit organization, pays tuition and meal plans for some undocumented students

CollegeNET Scholarship Search Engine 
Type: Broad scholarship search engine


College Affordability for Minority Students 


Ed Fed
Type: Broad scholarship search engine

Latino College Dollars
Type: Scholarships for California’s Latino Students
Notes: Includes information on how to plan for college and how to pay for it



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Scholarship America

Type: Broad scholarship search engine

Scholarships for Hispanics
Type: Scholarships targeted at Latino/Hispanic students
Notes: Includes a directory that allows students to indicate citizenship status and provides information only on scholarships that the student would qualify for

United Friends
Type: Targeted for students who currently are or have previously been foster youth

ALSO! Click here for PDF available for “2013–2014 List of Scholarships That Don’t Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency” [from EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC)]

Visit our Financial Aid page for general information on FAFSA, CSS Profile, and more!



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