Eligibility: High School senior graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 planning to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. Must be a U.S citizen, demonstrate leadership aspects, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must demonstrate financial need.
Award: Up to $40,000 Deadline: January 8
Eligibility: Various scholarships for African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American students. Applicants must be high school seniors, graduates, or GED recipients with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 un-weighted scale. Must be a U.S citizen, U.S national, or permanent resident.
Award: Varies based on financial need (average $11,000+) Deadline: January 15
Eilgibility: For graduating high school seniors in an approved college readiness program. Must have a minimum 2.4 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll in an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after graduation.
Award: $20,000 Deadline: January 15
Eilgibility: Multiple scholarships awarded with varying requirements (GPA, SAT scores, class rank) for high school students pursuing a career in engineering or technology.
Award: $1,000 - $6,000; Deadline: January 15
Eilgibility: Born in Cuba or are of direct Cuban descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and are considered financially needy. Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s academic performance, leadership qualities, potential to contribute to the advancement of a free society, and their likelihood of success in their chosen career.
Award: Up to $32,000 Deadline: January 16
Eilgibility: Various scholarships for high school seniors under 21 years old planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or university. Must be a legal U.S resident. Additional requirements must be met for certain scholarships.
Award: Varies Deadline: January 20
Eilgibility: Participants must write an original poem describing why they are “flawless”. Must be 25 years old or younger and be a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S or its territories.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 30
Contact: PO Box 130744 Birmingham, AL 35213 (205) 591-8910 Fax: (205) 592-2307; e-mail: email@example.com;
Eligibility: High school seniors and undergraduates in their final year. Applicants must be pursuing a career in higher education, special education, vocational education, health care services, and the teaching of social studies. Must be a Civitan member for at least two years.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 31
Eligibility: Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
Award: $500 - $4,000 Deadline: January 31 12 PM EST
Eligibility: Open to current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire 2015-16 academic year. Must be a U.S citizen or legal resident and demonstrate outstanding achievement in school, community, or work-related activities. Apply early; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.
Award: $2,500 Deadline: February 1
Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to children, grandchildren, or legal guardians, of persons who currently hold full time employment with, or who are proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor, beer or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail wholesale grocery establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, distributors, etc.
Award: $2,500 - $5,000 Deadline: February 1
Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors who are children of an active duty/retired/or deceased Navy member who has served with the Naval Air Forces (either in the Atlantic or in the Pacific) for at least eight years.
Award: $3,000 Deadline: Must pre-qualify by Feb 1; Application due March 1
Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors interested in studying atmospheric and related sciences. The evaluation of applicants will be based on applicant's performance in high school, including academic records, recommendation, scores from a national college exam, and a written essay.
Award: $5,000 Deadline: February 6
Eligibility: Open to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Award: $6,000 Deadline: February 6
Eligibility: Any U.S. citizen 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2014 who have completed a significant piece of work in one of the following categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.
Award: $10,000 - $50,000 Deadline: February 11
Eligibility: High School Seniors who will continue their education at a college or university. There are several scholarships for those planning to major in political science, history, government, or economics, or who are of American Indian heritage. Each scholarship has different requirements and deadlines. Check the website for scholarships for which you might apply.
Award: Varies Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Applicant must be a minority high school senior showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need. Must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21.
Award: Up to $6,000, renewable for four years ($24,000 total); Deadline: February 15 5PM EST
Eligibility: For high school seniors. Must submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:
Award: $500 - $5,000; Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: A multi-media scholarship fostering creativity and innovation. Must be done in one of the five available mediums: art, photography, video, music, and creative writing. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a college or university, or currently enrolled full or part-time at an accredited college or university in the U.S with a year or more remaining in their education.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: For graduating high school seniors that will be enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in 2013-14 as an engineering or science major (excluding health). Must be of at least 50% Filipino heritage and a resident of either Los Angeles or Orange County.
Award: $5,000 (renewable for 4 years) Deadline: February 20
Eligibility: Applicant must be an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate in 2013-14 at a University of California (any campus, preference given to Davis and Santa Cruz). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be a farm worker or child of a farm or migrant worker and demonstrate financial need.
Award: Up to $2,000 Deadline: February 20
Eligibility: High School Seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applicant must have shown compassion, courage and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.
Award: $5,000-$10,000 Deadline: February 20
Eligibility: Open to high school students (grades 9-12). Applicants are to create a poster that represents the statement “One person can make a difference ” and illustrates the idea that one person can change the world for the better.
Award: $100 - $1,000 Deadline: February 18
Eligibility: High School Seniors that are children of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Award: $2,000 Deadline: February 13
Eligibility: For high school seniors or graduates or current undergraduate college students. Must major or plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs . The applicant must also be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Award: Up to $25,000 for 4 years Deadline: February 28
Contact: 5400 E. Olympic, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90022, (323) 721-1655 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: Applicants must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time for the entire 2013-2014 academic year and be a permanent resident of an underserved community within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, or San Bernardino, such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, City of Los Angeles, Montebello, Ontario, Pico Rivera, Pomona, South Gate, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino
Award: $500-$5,000; Deadline: February 28
Contact: James E. West Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397, (310) 825-0947, e-mail: email@example.com
Eligibility: Any minority Californian resident that is an undergraduate or high school senior that will be attending UCLA. Must be a U.S. citizen or have official refugee status.
Award: $4000-$20,000 over 4 years Deadline: February 27 11:59 PM PST
Contact: : American Chemistry Society, Robert J. Hughes, Manager, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (800) 227-5558, Ext. 6250, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: For high school seniors or undergraduates that are African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian that plan to pursue a career in the chemical sciences. Must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science as well as financial aid.
Award: Up to $5,000 (renewable) Deadline: March 1
Contact: National Press Club, Attn: General Manager Office, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20045 (202) 662-7500
Eligibility: This scholarship is open to minority high school seniors who have been accepted to college and plan to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing interest in journalism through work in high school and/or other media, submit a one-page essay on why they want to pursue a career in journalism and have at least a 2.75 GPA in high school.
Award: $2,000-$2,500 renewable up to 3 years Deadline: March 1
Eligibility:Open to high school seniors or college students planning to attend or already attending an accredited undergraduate institution. Applicants must submit an essay and demonstrate their achievements and outstanding community responsibility and leadership potential. Must be a U.S resident.
Award: Varies Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to children of Marines, former Marines, and Navy Corpsmen who served with or are currently serving with Marines. The average scholarship amounts to $3,000 per year, with $30,000 in scholarship assistance to every child of a Marine, or of a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, whose parent is killed in the Global War on Terror.
Award: Varies Deadline: March 3
Contact: : National Society of Professional Engineers, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 684-2800, email@example.com
Eligibility: For high school seniors of ethnic background and with U.S. citizenship who have been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four year college or university.
Award: Up to $5,000 Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: For high school seniors planning on studying science or medicine. Must write a 500-800 word essay about the future of DNA research. Award: $5,000; Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: For high school seniors and college freshmen with demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving: Peace and Social Justice, Nuclear Disarmament, and/or Conflict Resolution. Award: $250-$500 Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Applicants must be Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members, entering college in fall 2015, who demonstrate financial need. To maintain eligibility the student must remain enrolled at a Presbyterian related college or university and achieve a 2.5 grade point average.
Award: Up to $1,500 Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism, regardless of gender or race. Applicants must plan to attend college this year, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and provide work samples.
Award: $5,000; Deadline: March 1
Contact: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Bernadette Ward, Program Manager, P.O. Box 702740, Tulsa, OK 74170-2740, (918) 497-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Eligibility: Must be a high school student planning on entering college next fall or an undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average and intends to pursue a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field.
Award: $500 - $14,000 Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from public or private high schools in California, Nevada, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry. Selection will be based on scholastic record, activities evidencing leadership, financial need, written personal goals statement, Essay of Italian Origin, and letters of recommendation.
Award: $500 - $5,000; Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who are passionate about the business of entertainment. Program includes scholarship award for four-year college or university in the coming fall, as well as paid summer internships, executive mentorship, and professional development assistance.
Award: $1,250 for 4 years ($5,000) Deadline: March 2
Eligibility: Participants must write an original poem describing who they are without a filter. Must be 25 years old or younger and be a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S or its territories.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: March 6
Contact: Dory Larkin, Educational Department, 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy., #202, Arlington, VA 22202, (800) 429-9475 Fax: (703) 607-3072; e-mail: dvosburg@afas
Eligibility: Dependent children of either an active duty, deceased, disabled or retired officer from the Air Force. Grant is based on financial aid and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicants must be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2015-16 academic year.
Award: $ 2,000; renewable up to 5 years Deadline: March 7
Contact: Elizabeth Powell , 1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC. 20005, (202) 842-4200, (202) 842-8500
Eligibility: Open to seniors attending high school or other corresponding secondary school who is related to a member of the American Postal Workers Union. Awards will be given to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards a four-year college tuition.
Award: $2,000; renewable for 4 years Deadline: March 16
Contact: The Ayn Rand Institute P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044 (949) 222-6550 Fax: (949) 222-6558, www.aynrand.org
Eligibility: Applicant must in be grades 8-10 and submit a 600 to 1200 word essay. Please see their website for the essay questions.
Award: $30 - $2,000 Deadline: March 20
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, 164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010, email@example.com
Eligibility: This program is for students whose major or principal area of study is advertising, architecture, environmental graphics, fashion design, filmmaking, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, interior design, or landscape architecture. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, recommendations, and references. Students must show exceptional promise in their chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors to graduate students are accepted.
Award: $500 - $2,000 Deadline: March 27
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or freshmen in college or university. Applicants should hold a record of academic achievement, exhibit the qualities of leadership, show a demonstrable commitment to public service (e.g. through volunteer or other activities) and demonstrate financial need. They must be of excellent character and have a clear understanding of their educational goals and academic abilities.
Award: $2,000 (renewable anually) Deadline: March 31
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in any sport who are or have been AAU Participants. Qualities of individuals should emphasize leadership, character, sportsmanship, academics and their accomplishments in sport.
Award: $2,500-$10,000 Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is not considered; all income levels may apply.
Award: $1,000-$5000 Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: Must be a high school graduate or graduating senior in financial need. The applicant's course of study must lead to a career in one of the disciplines certified by the American Medical Technologists (Medical Technologist, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Specialist, Dental Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Laboratory Assistant).
Award: $500 Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: For 2015, Denny's will be offering 3 different scholarships to high school students through the Magic Johnson Foundation, US Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC). Scholarship requirements vary, but each require that the applicant write a 300-word essay about "how you would end world hunger." Must be a US citizen.
Award: Varies Deadline: April 5-30 (see site for specific program dates)
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Study Habits Scholarship you must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014. Students must be Canadian or U.S. residents. Applicants must write an essay (< 1000 words) outlining 10 of the best study habit tips he or she would provide to an incoming freshman (grade 9).
Award: $500 Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors. Applicants must take a ten-question, multiple-choice, open-book test on an essay about automatic fire sprinklers.
Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: Minority high school juniors or seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic ability in addition to financial need.
Award: Partial scholarships to Cornell University Summer College Program Deadline: April 3
Contact: Penguin Putnam Inc. Academic Marketing Department, Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay contest, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Eligibility: Each English teacher may only submit 1 junior and 1 senior essay Entrants must be a full time 11th, or 12th grade students between the ages of 16-18. Essay should be at least 2 but not more than 3 double spaced pages. All sole work of the entrant. All entries will become the property of Signet Classic (Penguin Putman Inc.) and will not be returned.
Award: $1,000 Deadline: April 14
Eligibility: The scholarship is an annual, merit-based essay competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that the applicant is committed to going to school and can express his or her goals for getting a higher education.
Award: $250-$1,500 Deadline: April 15
Eligibility: Open to US and Canadian residents age 8 - 18 who have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share. Must be nominated by an adult (not a family member).
Award: $5,000 Deadline: April 15
Eligibility: Need-based scholarship awarded to US students age 16 or older who wish to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree.
Award: $1,500 Deadline: April 15
Eligibility: PUSH Excel makes a number of awards each year through five named scholarships: Jesse Jackson Fellows, Ora Lee Sanders, Cirilo McSween, Presidential Choice and GM Scholars. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the pool of applicants who apply for a particular scholarship and meet the minimum criteria provided in the guidelines. Please visit the website for specific requirements.
Award: $4,000 - $10,000 Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: this scholarship is open to hispanic seniors who have a history of public service-oriented activities, leadership, and financial need.
Award: $2,500 Deadline: April 16
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years who are enrolled as full-time students. Applicants must create an original work (video, music, creative writing or artwork) showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.
Award: $500-$5,000 Deadline: April 10
Eligibility: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA above 3.0, and must either be graduating high school or completing his or her first year of college in the spring. All interested students must submit a 500-1,000 word essay with the following prompt: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice.
Award: $1,500; renewable up to 4 years Deadline:April 18
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors. Selection based on academic ability, financial need, volunteer/community service, special achievements/honors, extracurricular activites, and individual future goals and objectives.
Award: $500 Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: For high school seniors only. Participants complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges and are then automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
Award: $500 - $4,000 Deadline: TBA
Contact: The Ayn Rand Institute P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044 (949) 222-6550 Fax: (949) 222-6558
Eligibility: Applicant must be a junior or senior in high school. Please see their website for essay questions.
Award: $50 - $10,000 Deadline: April 26
Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior entering at the college freshmen level in the upcoming fall semester, have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. (Or documented evidence of extenuating circumstances that caused a lower GPA.) Must be the child or grandchild of a United States veteran, demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
Award: $1,000 - $4,000 Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Requirements include financial need and a family or personal involvement in California or Arizona agriculture. It is open to students entering any phase of their undergraduate college career, at any school, and in any field of study. The student and/or a member of the immediate family (parents/siblings/grandparents) must be, have been or currently be involved in California or Arizona agriculture.
Award: $2,000 average per year Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors who are involved in their community. Must provide two essays and demonstrate community involvement. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Award: $1,500 - $2,500 Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: Open to Hispanic seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale who plan to be a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) major.
Award: $500-$10,000 Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: The scholarships are available in the United States to high school seniors and college freshmen who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale.
Award: $50 - $1,500 Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: ASF awards one-year financial scholarships on an annual basis to high school seniors and college students who are dependents or spouses of members of the US Army enlisted in regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or National Guard. Also open to former US Army members who received an honorable discharge or medical discharge, or who were killed while serving. Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Award: $500 - $2,000 Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: Available to high school seniors and undergraduate college students. You must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an accredited institution for the entire 2014-2015 academic year, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this award. Selection is also based on academic achievement, financial need and completion of an essay on the topic: "How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer and serve your community?" Award: $500; Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: Available to high schools seniors and current college students. To be considered, you must submit of picture of something cool that you made out of used printer ink cartridges, laser toner, or your old printer. You may also apply by submitting a message via social media about recycling and / or how you reduce, reuse, and recycle. Award: $1,000; Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: Must write an essay between 800 - 1600 words long. This competition is open to those who are current high school seniors; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program. Award: $500-$1,000; Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: Open to California high school juniors and seniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants are required to write an essay no longer than 1,000 words answering the prompt " Why should a mentally competent, terminally ill adult family member have the right to choose aid in dying? What would you say to another family member who disagrees? " Award: $250 - $1,000 ; Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: This scholarship is only open to high school juniors. Awarded based on academic performance, community involvement and financial need. Award: $2,500 (renewable for four years) Min. GPA: 2.7 Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: For students who have been affected by cancer. Eligibility includes leadership qualities, community involvement and exemplary character. Must aspire to high academic standards, be a U.S. citizen and a high school senior or college student. Award: Varies; Deadline: May 1
Eligibility:· Applicants must be high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in a field that will lead to a career in the visual or performing arts, that have a minimum 2.5 GPA and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities. Note: The performing arts and visual arts scholarships are separate awards. Award: $3,000; Deadline: May 1
Contact: Grant Program, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554, (800) 227-3988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: Female high school seniors who demonstrate leadership and athletic ability, and who will be pursuing a full-time course of study at an accredited two or four-year college. To obtain an application, contact the above address. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Not offered for 2013-2014 school year
Eligibility: Must be an advocate of LGBT rights. Applicants are limited to graduating senior high school students residing in these Southern California counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura. Award: $1,000 - $3,000; Deadline: May 10
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled at least part-time during the 2014-15 academic year in a course of study leading to a certificate or degree at a licensed or accredited culinary school (unless otherwise specified for a particular award). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. Multiple scholarships available Award: Varies; Deadline: May 15
Eligibility: Multiple scholarships available for female minority students studying computer science or engineering who are attending or planning to attend an institution that is SWE approved or has an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) program. Awards are based on academic achievement and leadership experience or potential. Award: Varies; Deadline: May 15
Eligibility: Awarded to Hispanic high school seniors who have exemplified excellence through their school work and work in the community. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.. Award: $100 - $5,000; Deadline: May 18
Eligibility: Applicants are required to create an "inspired banner design that expresses your future dreams and goals you hope to achieve through higher education." Entrants must be high school or college students at least 13 years of age and U.S. residents, and if under the age of 18, must have obtained their parents’ or legal guardians’ prior permission before entering. Award: $100 - $1,000; Deadline: May 24
Eligibility: For high school seniors who are the first in a family to attend college. Must be attending an I’m First partner college or university (click for list). Award: $1,000 (renewable for four years); Deadline: May 24
Eligibility: This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Essay Prompt: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Award: Varies; Deadline: May 26
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors. Applicants are given a chance to win one of 35 $1,000 scholarships and also have the opportunity to win a $5,000 scholarship by completing the eight education modules in the U.S. Bank Financial Genius online financial education program. Winners are selected randomly. Award: $1,000 - $5,000 ; Deadline: May 29
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors. Entrants must create a video (no longer than 3 minutes) explaining what the United States flag means to the applicant. Award: $2,000 ; Deadline: May 30
Eligibility: Awarded to a youth who has been adopted after being in foster care (a dependent of the juvenile court) in California. The applicant must be a resident of California at the time of application and must have been accepted for admission to or be enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year university or trade/vocational school in the United States. Award: $2,000-$3,000; Deadline: May 31
Eligibility: The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing pharmacy technician training and/or certification at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Applicants must submit an original 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic: Why is pharmacology important? Award: $1,000; Deadline: June 1
Eligibility: The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Applicants must submit an original 500-1000 word original essay on the following topic: What specific skill do you most want to develop? Award: $1,000; Deadline: June 1
Eligibility: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Award: $500; Deadline: June 20
Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above that express a sincere interest in an automotive career. Must provide two letters of recommendation and a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program. Award: Varies; Deadline: June 30
Eligibility: Open to individuals ages 16-20 who who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2014. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and answer two essay questions. Award: $1,000 Deadline: June 30
Contact: Carmen Paniagua, 1501 16th St, N.W., Washington, DC. 20036, (202) 387-2477, Fax: (202) 483-7183
Eligibility: Academic excellence and financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, an interest in nursing, and an essay. Contact for more details. Award: $500-$2,500; Deadline: June TBA
Contact: Robert Lynch, P.O. Box 549, Geneseo, NY 14454, (800) 245-5681
Eligibility: Applicant must show a recent history of movement for agricultural employment, as well as demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need. Award: $100 - $2,000; Deadline: July 1
Eligibility: Open to all high school graduates or GED recipients. Applicants must take a ten-question, multiple-choice, open-book test on an essay about automatic fire sprinklers. Award: $1,000; Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Open to high school students in good standing who wish to create an individual (grade 12 only) or team (grades 9-12) research project and participate in a national competition. A complete list of requirements can be find on the website. Award: $1,000 - $100,000; Deadline: September 30
Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors who e xhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), are involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Award: Varies; Deadline: October TBA
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for incoming freshmen, transfer students and current Northridge undergraduates. Applicants must also submit a personal essay, letter of recommendation and a transcript. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: October TBA
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors.
Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What people, things and accomplishments do you need? Award: $500; Deadline: October 6
Contact: School Guidance Counselor, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897, (847) 866-5100, www.nationalmerit.org
Eligibility: Students sign up for scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be a U.S. citizen. Award: $2,500; Deadline: TBA
Contact: Dena Willman, 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131, (800) 970-ARTS, Fax: (305) 377-1149; e-mail: email@example.com
Eligibility: Senior high school students who are pursuing a career in the area of dance, music, visual arts, theater, writing, and film, etc. Must be between 17 and 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Award: Up to $1,000-10,000; Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores. Minimum 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher (high school students), and a 3.0/4.0 scale high school or college GPA. Award: CIA summer employment & annual salary, benefits package, and up to $18,000 tuition assistance per academic year ; Deadline: Mid-October TBA
Contact: The Ayn Rand Institute P.O. Box 57044 Irvine, CA 92619-7044 (949) 222-6550 Fax: (949) 222-6558
Eligibility: Applicant must high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors and sumbit a 800 to 1600 word essay. Please see their website for the essay questions. Award: $50 - $10,000; Deadline: October 24
For graduating high school seniors pursuing a two or four-year degree. Award: $1,000-2,000; Deadline: October 31
Contact: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082
Eligibility: Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Application must be submitted to a school principal, Girl Scout council executive director, or county 4-H agent by the last week in October. Award: $1,000-$6,000; Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: U.S. high school students in grades 9-12. Students must submit a 3-5 minute essay for local competition. Selected candidates compete on state and national levels. Contact your high school counselor or local VFW Post. Award: Contact for details, up to $25,000; Deadline: November 1
Eligibility: The Science Talent Search (STS) is America's oldest and most highly regarded science contest for high school seniors. In order to compete in the talent search, students must conduct their own scientific research study. Award: $7,500 - $100,000 ; Deadline: TBA
Contact: 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, Tel: (708) 633-6328 Fax: (708) 633-6329, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ahbai.org/scholar/scholar_new.html
Eligibility: High school seniors planning to major in cosmetology, must be enrolled in a four-year college as freshmen, must have minimum 3.0 GPA, based on financial need Award: $250-$500;
Eligibility: Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Award: $4,000 - $60,000; Deadline: December (varies)
Eligibility: Open to National Merit, National Achievement, National Hispanic Scholarship Finalist. Must name USC as first choice college with National Scholarship Corporation. Award: Half Tuition (approximately $13,000); Deadline: TBA
Contact: University of Southern California, Academic Services, University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213)-740-5930, http://rfa.usc.edu/caldwell-scholarship-program/
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors focusing on Liberal Arts. Award: $3,000; Deadline: TBA
Contact: Scholarship Department, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 9007, (213)-740-2311, www.usc.edu
Eligibility: Open to National Merit, National Achievement, National Hispanic Scholarship Finalists. Must name USC as first choice with National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Award: Half Tuition (approximately $13,000); Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Must create a cappex.com account and currently be enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: College Prowler gives out more than $50,000 in scholarships every year to current and prospective students. Multiple scholarships are available and usually require that the applicant is a member of the College Prowler website. Award: Varies Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: The CollegeWeekLive Monthly $1,000 Scholarship is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. students. Applicants must enroll no later than the fall of 2018 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Applicants are eligible to win only if they register online at www.CollegeWeekLive.com, login to CollegeWeekLive between the 1st and last day of the month, and visit 3 colleges (go to their page) to be considered in the month’s scholarship drawing. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: Must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only. Short essay required. Award: $500 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: This scholarship giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States or to foreign students with a valid student visa who, at the time of entry, are enrolled at an eligible degree-granting college or university or will be enrolled by September 30, 2014. "Eligible degree-granting college or university" refers to those that are eligible under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: The GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship Drawing is open to United States and international students, 18 years or older. There is no cost to enter, and eligibility is not based on financial need or academic performance. You must apply each month to be eligible for the current month’s drawing. New visitors to GotChosen must complete an on-line registration and then click the “Apply” button under the Scholarship Panel for the GotChosen $1000 Every Month Scholarship. Award: $500 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: Ongoing, monthly scholarship open to all high school students and college freshmen, sophomores & juniors. Once you make an Ennounce account, you're considered every month just by sharing what's happening in school. Award: $1,000 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: You may enter the monthly drawing for the Milton G. Wright Scholarship if you:
Award: $500 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: Essay contests are frequently held throughout the year for all students at least 13 years of age. Most essays have a 250 word requirement. All participants must also have a scholarship search profile with ww.scholarshipexperts.com. Award: Up to $5,000 Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen age 16 or older. Must write an essay 200 to 900 words long in response to a monthly prompt. Award: $200-$5,000; Deadline: Monthly
Eligibility: Students at least 17 years old, interested in the fields of aeronautics, aerospace, astronautical science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics or physics. Award can be used at any campus that offers Air Force ROTC. Award: Varies; Deadline: Various
Eligibility: Student must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 17 and 26. Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT( excluding the required writing test
scores) and meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). Award: Varies; Deadline: Various
Contact: Professional Careers in the Public Sector for Minority Students, 630 Fifth Ave., Suite 2550, New York, NY 10111, (212) 649-1649, Fax: (212) 757-5117
Eligibility: Students desiring internships with the federal government. Offers positions as staff members on legislative committees, the U.S. Foreign Service and other international affairs agencies of the U.S. government. Amount: Varies, contact for details; Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: PO Box 9828, Albuquerque, MN 87119, (505) 765-1052, Fax: (505) 765-5608 www.aises.org/ e-mail: email@example.com
Eligibility: Must be ¼ Native or Alaska Native, must be member of high school senior or college undergraduate with interest in science, math or engineering, minimum 2.0 GPA, must be a member of AISES. Award: Various scholarships; Deadline: July 15, June 15, April 15 (depending on specific one)
Contact: 1325 W Walnut Hill LN, Irving, TX 75038-3096, (972) 580-2000
Eligibility: Members present or past, of the Boy Scouts, explorer scouts, or interested in a career in law enforcement. Award: Various scholarships; Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: Jack Shakely, Pres., 445 S. Figueroa St. Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1638, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 413-4130, Fax: (213) 622-2979, www.calfund.org
Eligibility: Residents of the LA County area. Packet of info must be received. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Quarterly basis
Contact: 1006 12th St., Suite J, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 442-9777, www.cspe.com
Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating high school student from California who wishes to pursue a degree in Engineering. There may be restrictions on which college you may attend with this award. For further information, please contact using the above contact information. Award: $1,000; Deadline: Contact for details
Eligibility: Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. Award: Varies Deadline: Various (March 15, April 30, September 15)
Contact: 911 2nd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (202) 543-1771, (800) 367-5273, Fax: (202) 546-2143
Eligibility: Internship. College bound Hispanic high school students as well as undergraduates. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The CHCI also offers a fellowship program for Hispanic graduate students receiving advanced degrees in public policy or policy-related areas. It ranges from aides in congressional offices to assistants in the White House and government agencies and private sector corporations. The CHCI also offers financial assistance by dialing (800) EXCELDC. The Institute provides Hispanic students with access to more than fourteen hundred sources of scholarships, fellowship & internships in a broad range of academic fields. Amount: Fellows: $1550/month + paid room and board. Interns: $2000 for 8-week term; Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: 5151 State University Drive, SA 213, Los Angeles, CA 90032, (323) 343-6260; www.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid/scholar.htm
Eligibility: Entering freshman and transfer students of all focuses. Award: $100-$3,000; Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: Jezebel Sierra, East Los Angeles College (ELAC), 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754, (323) 265-8892, www.elac.cc.ca.us
Eligibility: High school graduates within the ELAC area. Contact for details. Applicants must identify themselves as of Chicano/Hispanic/ Latino Background. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Contact for details
Various scholarships with awards up to $10,000; Deadline: Various
Contact: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 210 Route 4 East, Suite 310, P.O. Box 68, Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 587-8800, Fax: (201) 587-9105
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school senior of Hispanic descent, with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking Latin American country or Spain. They must be legal residents of the United States, have earned at least a 3.5 GPA, and be entering as a full time student at 2-year or 4-year accredited college recommended in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine’s “Publisher’s Picks List.” Award: $1,000; Deadline: Contact for more information
Eligibility: Each scholarship program has its own set of criteria. Go to the scholarship application site to read the full list of requirements of each program. At minimum applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico or have graduated from a high school in the U.S. after having attended at least 3 years and must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Award: Varies Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: 400 South El Camino, Suite 300, San Mateo, Calif. 94402, (800) 334-5353, Fax: (650) 347-7200, e-mail: Jsa@jsa.org, www.jsa.org
Eligibility: High school student who will not be graduating before summer school. Decision is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, and interest in politics or government. Students meet and question headline figures from government and politics such as the President, his cabinet, House and Senate leaders, Justices of the Supreme Court, journalists, and members of the diplomatic corps. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Rolling
Contact: Kathryn M. Whitten Trust, c/o Farmer and Merchant Co. of Long Beach, PO Box 891, Long Beach, CA 90802
Eligibility: Students must be a high school senior that demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. Applicant must reside in Long Beach, CA. Award: $500; Deadline: Contact for more information
Contact: P.O Box 419029, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741, (888) 224-7268
Eligibility: Undergraduate CA resident, natural or adopted child of a parent who became deceased or totally disabled while on duty as a law enforcement officer. Must be a U.S. citizen. Award: $1,500; Deadline: Contact for details.
Contact:P.O. Box 2148, Gardena, CA 90247-3201 www.laspositascollege.edu
Eligibility: CA undergraduate residents attending CA colleges and universities. Award: Various scholarships; Deadline: Write for details
Contact: California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Eligibility: This award is for graduating high school seniors living in California with a Native American background. Award: $1,250; Deadline: Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a request for more information.
Contact: Society of Mexican-American Engineers & Scientists (MAES), 13337 South St., #349, Cerritos, CA 90703, www.maes-natl.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: MAES student members or MAES promotion and awareness of careers in PACES engineering and sciences high school students. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: TBA
Contact: 1725 K St., NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC. 20006, (202) 833-0060, Fax: (202) 496-0588, e-mail: MANAevents@aol.com, www.hermana.org
Eligibility: Hispanic women admitted to or attending, a junior college, college, or university, or vocational institution. Award: Scholarship Varies
Contact: School counselors or administrators make nominations and disperse applications, NACME, Inc. 440 Hamilton Ave, Suite 302, White Plains NY 10601-1813, (800) 888-9929, www.nacme.org
Eligibility: American Indian, Black, or Hispanic students who will be entering college as a freshman, transfer students or full-time undergraduates in the field of engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain 2.5 GPA. Award: $500-3,000; Deadline: Year round acceptance
Contact: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 1678, New York, NY 10112
Eligibility: Incoming college students or current college students. Programs are designed to give students practical, on the job training and experience in the broadcast industry. Send a resume, cover letter and letter from your university stating you will get college credit for the internship. Award: none; Deadline: Contact for details
Eligibility: Open to students age 16 - 25 with a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Must submit two short essays about business and marketing. Award: Varies Deadline: March 30, September 30
Eligibility:Applicants must be a current Asian Pacific American high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Award: Varies Deadline: Varies (see website for details)
For low-income high school seniors entering four-year colleges. Based on academic achievement. Award: Up to $200,000; Deadline: Various
Contact: Michael A. Mallory 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434) 964-1588, Fax: (804) 964-1589 e-mail: email@example.com; www.ronbrown.org
Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a strong sense of social responsibility and a willingness to extend themselves to others who are in need. Award: $40,000 ($10,000/4 years) Deadline: November 1 OR January 9
Contact: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, c/o Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Eligibility: Open to students in grades 7-12 enrolled in a public school in the United States. Awards are available in 10 writing categories and 16 art categories. Award: More than 1 million in prize money and scholarships. Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: Sylvia Bailey, Educational Services Department, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031 (800) 331-2244, www.uncf.org
Eligibility: Complete an FAF FFS form, and request that the report be sent to the financial aid office at the UNCF. Scholarships are awarded to students attending member institutions that receive a minimum 2.5 GPA and are nominated by the financial director. Unmet financial need will be verified by the Financial Aid Director. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Contact for details
Contact: Mary Anne Steinhauer, Executive Director, c/o Marine Bank Trust Department, P.O. Box 8480, Erie, PA 16553, (814) 871-9597
Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens. Award: $200-$5,000; Deadline: Varies
Contact: Santistevan Art, P.O. Box 9302, Glendale, California 91226, (800) 666-4763, e-mail: email@example.com
Eligibility: Minority high school students accepted in a four-year college, majoring in visual arts. Award: Contact for details; Deadline: Contact for details
Last updated April 10, 2014