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Scholarships for Young Students

Scholarships.com offers students the ability to quickly and efficiently search for scholarships based on their individual characteristics; talents they may have, desired major(s), sports, etc. However, these tend to be limited to students with some high school experience – those who have a substantial history academically and otherwise for easier selection and matching. What about those ambitious middle school students and elementary school children who have already begun to seriously think about their post-secondary education and beyond? Don’t worry, we’ve got some free information and links for those students, too!

Scholarships for Children Under 13

Action for Nature Eco-Hero Awards
Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. We believe that young people can have a positive impact on the environment and are vital in changing the way we live on our planet.

The Angela Award
This award honors one female student in grades 5–8, who is involved in or has a strong connection to science. The award has been established in honor of Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director Emeritus, and his outstanding dedication to NSTA and lifelong commitment to science education. Eligibility: Any female student in grades 5–8 who is a resident of the United States, US Territories, or Canada, and is enrolled in full time public, private, or home school. NSTA employees, NSTA Board and Council members, award judges, and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply.
Award: $1,000 US EE Savings Bond or Canadian Savings Bond purchased for the equivalent issue price. The awardee will be honored at the Teacher Awards Banquet at NSTA’s National Conference.

Christopher Columbus Awards
The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.
Eight finalist teams and their coaches will participate in the National Championship Event and compete for valuable scholarships and the Columbus Foundation Community Grant, plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates outstanding young leaders. Each year the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring young people who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. These young people reflect great diversity: They are female and male, urban and rural, and from many races and backgrounds. The Prize was founded by author T. A. Barron in 2000 in honor of his mother.

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Graduate Scholarships

While there certainly are more scholarships available to undergraduate students, graduate students still have plenty of scholarship opportunities – if they know where to look. Keep reading to learn where to find graduate student scholarships, how they work and how to apply.

What is a graduate student scholarship?

Graduate student scholarships are given to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are looking for funding for graduate or professional school. Tuition for graduate school can be much more expensive than tuition for undergraduate school. The average cost of a graduate degree is $62,650, and some programs can cost more than $100,000 in total.

If you want to avoid graduating with tens of thousands in student loans, then applying for graduate school scholarships should be a primary strategy. You can start by contacting your prospective school’s financial aid department and asking them how to apply for grants, scholarships and fellowships.

Many graduate students can work as teaching assistants or research assistants to help cover their tuition. However, this work can be time-consuming and make it harder for students to focus on their studies.

That’s why applying for graduate student scholarships is a better idea. You can use the funds for almost any education-related expense, and you don’t have to trade your valuable time for money.

How to apply for a graduate student scholarship

Graduate student scholarships are less common than awards for undergraduate students, so you need to be more aggressive when looking for scholarship opportunities. Start the application process as soon as you decide you’re going to graduate school.

Our Scholarship Directory lets you search for graduate student scholarships, even breaking it down by year. For example, you can search for scholarships for first-year graduate students to fourth-year graduate students.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world. 32 young students from the United States are selected annually as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Applicants from more than 320 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars.

Some graduate scholarships are exclusively for US Citizens who want to study overseas. The Marshall Scholarship, for example, is only offered to US citizens who will be studying at any school in the UK that is accredited to award degrees. This includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It can be used for any course of study, provided the scholar meets the eligibility requirements.

Some scholarships are open to all graduate students, while others are only designed for those in a specific major or career path. Some scholarships may be available for both undergraduate and graduate students, while others may only be given to a graduate student.

The Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Frequently asked questions about graduate student scholarships

Can professional students also apply for graduate student scholarships?

Professional school is typically defined as post-graduate studies for professional training, including medical school and law school. This is slightly different from graduate school, which is available for other types of studies.

There are many types of scholarships for professional school students. For example, the Earl Warren Scholarship is given to a current law school student interested in civil rights. Also, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a career in the healthcare industry, including those in medical school.

Can Ph.D. students also apply for graduate student scholarships?

Some graduate student scholarships are available to anyone pursuing a degree other than a Bachelor’s or associate’s degree. This includes a graduate, professional or even a Ph.D. If you’re currently getting your Ph.D., there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available.

There are a substantial number of Ph.D. scholarships, grants and fellowships offered by universities. For example, the Mercatus Center PhD Fellowship is offered to students pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University.

Is a fellowship the same thing as a graduate student scholarship?

A fellowship is a special kind of merit scholarship that often covers all tuition expenses. Fellowships are usually granted by the school itself, not a third-party provider. They often have competitive applications and a limited number of spots. There is usually no work component to a fellowship, unlike a teaching or research assistantship.

Fellowships are similar to graduate student scholarships in that students can use the funds for the same kinds of expenses.

Can I get a graduate student scholarship if I attend part-time?

Many graduate students attend school part-time so they can keep working and take out fewer loans for living expenses. There may be some graduate student scholarships that require full-time attendance in order to qualify, but many will still allow part-time students.

If you can’t find enough scholarship funding as a part-time student, you can still qualify for federal student loans. Just make sure you don’t drop below part-time status or you will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid.

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  • African American Scholarships
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  • Scholarships for Women

AAUW Reading Branch Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/26/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • AAUW-Reading Branch has established a Graduate Scholarship Fund to annually award scholarships to Berks County women who are pursuing full or part-time graduate study at an accredited educational institution. The money will be awarded for the following academic year. Academic excellence is expected and financial need must be demonstrated.

JCC Graduate Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/26/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • JCC Association’s Professional Development Scholarship Program is designed to help current, full-time JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge to advance their career at a Jewish Community Center or Jewish Community Camp (JCC). Scholarships are available for the following: postgraduate degrees; certification in a specific area; or continuing education.

Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $350,000
  • The Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Scholarship is offered to restaurant employees of Chick-Fil-A. Applicant must be an employee at a franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurant (including Dwarf House Group, LLC (Dwarf House, Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Truett’s Luau, Edgewater, Truett’s Grill)) at the time of application, be a Team Member at the time award is presented by the Operator, Interim.

Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students), enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States and living in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational.

Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The UAMS Department of Emergency Medicine values diversity, equity, and inclusion both at UAMS and in our community. To seek out students who will help contribute to our mission of DEI, we are excited to announce our Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship for visiting students taking our Intensive Emergency Medicine Elective.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applying to the UAMS Fourth Year.

Los Angeles Hispanic PR Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/19/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Los Angeles chapter of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA-LA) is proud to present our annual Scholarship Program to help deserving Hispanic/Latinx students in the greater Los Angeles area achieve their educational goals. The HPRA-LA Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and community service among Hispanic/Latinx undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship Foundation
  • Application Deadline: 6/20/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship Foundation is an organization to encourage individuals with disabilities to further their education. The Howard Aslinger Foundation will award scholarships to candidates each year based on applications received. Funds may be used for any type of education from university to vocational training or for special needs education and equipment.

I/ITSEC Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2023
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to announce the Annual I/ITSEC Postgraduate Scholarships. The scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training, and Education communities. 

CMA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • For 50 years, the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what.” And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table. With the CMA Scholarship, you can complete the CMA.

PACIM Polanie Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Polanie Legacy Scholarship, established in 2014 through a generous bequest from the Polanie Organization, supports studies at a secondary or post-secondary institution, including colleges, universities, technical schools, and vocational schools. All application materials must be submitted by July 31. Applicants must be of Polish descent. 

AKA-EAF Financial Need Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the AKA-EAF Financial Need Graduate Scholarship, applicants must: be currently enrolled full-time (depends on your school’s qualifications) at an accredited degree-granting institution (online and accelerated classes are accepted); plan to continue their academic pursuits in the fall of the grant year; demonstrate exceptional academic achievement/or financial need.

The MSG Arthur Enriquez Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/13/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants of the MSG Arthur Enriquez Scholarship must be a veteran of U.S. Armed Forces and a “Cancer Warrior”; have successfully completed one semester at an accredited university, college, or vocational institution and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with proof of Honorable military service. Applicants will be evaluated based on the submission of an essay, documenting your cancer.

AIA Site Preservation Grant

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The AIA Site Preservation Grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA’s mission to preserve and protect the world’s archaeological heritage for future generations. Eligible applicants must either: be planning for conservation (involves documentation including photography and digital applications, assessment of significance and condition.

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. 

University of Texas Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute is the oldest and most significant marine research facility on the Texas coast. We are changing our understanding of the world’s oceans and coasts and educating a global population dependent on the ocean ecosystem. 

CHS Fellowships in Hellenic Studies

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2023
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The CHS Fellowships in Hellenic Studies encourages and supports postdoctoral research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greek civilization. The program offers options for individual and collaborative proposals, and provides for flexibility in terms of residency at the CHS (Washington, DC) and levels of financial support. 

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/22/2023
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with chronic inflammatory diseases. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and diagnosed by a healthcare professional with one of the following: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Crohn’s disease (CD), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriasis (PS).

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • he Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25.

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year. 

HIV League Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $7,000
  • The HIV League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the HIV community through scholarship, wellness, and education. We do this by implementing the HIV League Scholarship, the only national scholarship for students living with HIV. Students living with HIV continue to seek out ways to invest in their long-term futures, hence their drive and passion for higher education. 

CLOC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $6,000
  • If you are enrolled in a graduate degree (J.D., MBA, and other) program and have a business/metrics-driven focus as it relates to the practice of law or have demonstrated an interest in Legal Operations, please apply. CLOC awards up to 10 scholarships per calendar year. You must be a current student in the same applying academic calendar year. All scholarship winners will receive an academic.

Joan Johnson Graduate Fellowship Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Los Angeles is offering its annual fellowship to an outstanding woman graduate student. This student must be attending graduate school in Los Angeles County, California. 

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $6,000
  • If you are enrolled in a graduate degree (J.D., MBA, and other) program and have a business/metrics-driven focus as it relates to the practice of law or have demonstrated an interest in Legal Operations, please apply. CLOC awards up to 10 scholarships per calendar year. You must be a current student in the same applying academic calendar year. All scholarship winners will receive an academic.

WMU Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/22/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Student Financial Aid supports the recruitment, retention and degree completion of a dynamic and culturally diverse student body, in preparation for a lifetime of personal and professional success. Bronco Express assists students with transactions and questions related to financial aid, making payments, student accounts and general registration information. 

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: $3,250
  • Each year, The LAGRANT Foundation provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to either New York City, Portland, OR, or Minneapolis, MN where they will participate in career building.

Targeting Excellence Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Targeting Excellence scholarships are awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural (ag) curriculum. Preference will always be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal production (poultry, swine, beef, dairy, or other species) and to students enrolled in regions where fund-raising events are held (awards areas include Alabama.

(ISC)² Graduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship program offers from $1,000 to $5,000 per graduate student who is pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Applicants must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a master’s degree program or pursue doctoral studies and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Citizenship isn’t required. 

GRCF Guy D. & Mary Edith Halladay Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Guy D. & Mary Edith Halladay Graduate Scholarship is offered to a student who is a Kent County resident (two year minimum) and a graduate level student. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) and applicants follow the GRCF process.

GFWC Massachusetts Memorial Education Scholarship for Graduate Studies

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Since it was founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs has been a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs from around the country and throughout the world. Although there is considerable diversity in the ages, interests, and experiences of GFWC clubwomen, all are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service. 

Carolina Panthers Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/3/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Provides graduate level scholarships to athletes in North and South Carolina on the basis of leadership, citizenship and academic merit. Eligibility Requirements: Have earned an intercollegiate varsity letter in college. Female athletes may letter in any sport; male athletes must letter in football; Be a graduating senior athlete at an accredited North or South Carolina college or university.

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship will assist one United Methodist student in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism. Applicants must be a United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism and is enrolled in post-graduate study at a school in the United States.

Freedom From Religion Foundation Law Student Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Prompt: Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stakeholders have been urgently working to bring what litigation challenges remain to protect and secure reproductive freedom. While FFRF has argued that abortion bans impermissibly codify a particular religious belief—that life begins at conception—in violation of the Establishment Clause.

Diversity in Structural Engineering Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Any currently enrolled junior college student, undergraduate or graduate-level student who will be registered in the fall term of the year of award and has a focused career interest in structural engineering (to be defined in the personal statement) and/or is actively pursuing a structural engineering degree. 

Texas Medical Association Diversity in Medicine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Texas Medical Association Diversity in Medicine Scholarship (Formerly TMA Minority Scholarship Program) is for minorities historically underrepresented in Texas medical schools and the state’s physician workforce. One scholarship is available at each Texas medical school. Eligible applicants must be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American (includes American Indian/Alaska.

ACHE Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • You may apply for a Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria: you are a student enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program – MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar; you are entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study; you expect to graduate between the upcoming September and August of next year.
  • 1,000 Dreams Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • All women enrolled in a U.S. based institution – high school, college, university, graduate school, etc. – are able to apply for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation 1,000 Dreams Scholarship , regardless of citizenship. You must show proof of current enrollment in a United States based school. The students eligible for assistance shall: demonstrate financial need.

Weld Legacy Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, Weld Legacy Foundation awards approximately $90,000 annually in scholarships to individuals in the community and employees of North Colorado Medical Center. Weld Legacy Foundation has granted scholarships to nearly 185 students seeking a career in healthcare. 

AATCC Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Foundation operates from The AATCC Technical Center located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Because the influence and activities of the Association extend far beyond the borders of North America, the Foundation solicits funds worldwide. Individual scholarship criteria varies.

    AATCC Foundation Inc. was founded in May 1997. With its own board of directors.

Montana Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $11,000
  • Each year, Montana Space Grant Consortium offers graduate fellowships up to six credits for one semester. (Montana State University students will receive a one-semester full tuition waiver for in-state or out-of-state tuition, thanks to the support of the Graduate School). 

Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Melissa Institute offers the Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research to graduate students who address issues of violence prevention and/or treatment. The award must be used to support expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research. Applicants must be students in an accredited doctoral dissertation program. 

Memo I’m Still Here Epilepsy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Students who show courage when dealing with epilepsy and seizures, a strong commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles epilepsy and seizures may present are welcome to apply for the “Memo, I’m Still Here” Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship. 

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/17/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Our mission is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap. March of Dimes believes in a world where every mom and baby is healthy regardless of wealth, race, gender or geography. Through research, programs and advocacy, our supporters.

The HCBF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the coming academic year that the scholarship is awarded. The Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund is one of the oldest providers of financial assistance to Hudson County law students. Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal.

ASID Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at an accredited university. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, creative achievement, and personal statement. Applicants must write an essay on the following subject.

EWNJ Graduate Merit Award Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must identify as female and be a non-traditional student who has either returned to her studies several years after obtaining an undergraduate degree, have changed careers and is returning to school for job education, or someone who comes from a non-traditional educational or socioeconomic background. We’ve awarded nearly 350 women attending New Jersey colleges and universities.

Google Lime Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Google and Lime Connect are committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents. We are proud to partner to offer the Google Lime Scholarship for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the current academic year. 

EFWA Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • EFWA is funding one or more one-year graduate scholarships for women who are working towards graduate studies at an accredited school within a graduate program. Eligible applicants must: be a female, US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting degree; demonstrate financial need; and have commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in accounting in preparation for a career.

Denes I. Bardos Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Denes I. Bardos Award is given to students in recognition for achievement in their community and science or engineering. To be eligible for the Denes I. Bardos Award, applicants must: be first or second generation immigrants currently residing in the United States.

Jamie Bax Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • One $5,000 and two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded annually. (The number and amount of the scholarships available will be dependent on annual funding.) The scholarships awarded are to be used to assist in covering tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. when going to a college, university, or trade school while having Cystic Fibrosis. No award will be paid to the recipient.

Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The mission of the Paul Bernot Memorial Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student with a passion for fitness/athletics who is a legal resident of the United States of America, is pursuing post-high school education, and who is currently or has previously been diagnosed/treated for cancer. To be eligible, applicants must: have a 3.0 GPA.

BVIN Agent of Change Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • BVIN Agent of Change Scholarship is open to Indiana residents at least 17yrs old who will be attending an Indiana college, university or trade/technical school in the fall. Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the community we share. The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner. 

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • MHEC is the State of Maryland’s higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis. The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants.

Savannah College of Art & Design Graduate Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers. SCAD prepares talented students for creative professions through engaged teaching and learning in a positively oriented university environment. 

Spertus Institute Midcareer Graduate Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is committed to serving our students and ensuring equal access to our high-quality learning and leadership programs. A Spertus education builds and strengthens community leaders, and the Spertus Scholarship program makes our programs accessible to students with varied interests, backgrounds, and professional experiences.

National Black MBA Association Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the National Black MBA Association is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals. The National Black MBA Association was conceived in 1970 to help Blacks coming into the corporate sector, largely for the first time, share experiences.

SPSFNWA Named Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas offers awards to single parents residing in Benton, Carroll, Madison or Washington counties. Eligible applicants must: be a legal United States resident or a resident with DACA status; have a high school diploma or GED; have low to moderate income, typically not more than 250% of federal poverty guidelines.

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Annual Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The MMS provides a wide array of services and resources to students who attend medical school in Massachusetts every year, ranging from financial support during medical school, to counseling for career options after graduation. Each nominee must be a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. 

Allgire Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Transforming Lives by Creating Opportunities starts with education. The Allgire Foundation strives to ensure that people impacted by affordable housing have the resources available to better themselves through education. Application and supporting documentation must be submitted via the Allgire Foundation website only with deadlines announced per Scholarship. 

Mi Future Educator Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Mi Future Educator Fellowship offers aspiring teachers a scholarship while they train to be educators. Awards cover the cost of tuition and fees up to $10,000 and are renewable for up to three years. Students that receive the award commit to teaching in a Michigan classroom for at least three years after graduation. In addition to the $10,000 scholarships for prospective teachers.
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Top 10 Life Changing Scholarships for Needy Students


The best scholarships for needy students
1. The Gates Scholarship
2. HSF Scholarship
3. The College Success Program
4. Jeannette Rankin National Scholar Grant
5. Fund || UNCF STEM Scholar Program
6. Thanks USA Scholarship Program
7. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
8. Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program
9. Ron Brown Scholarship
10. DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship

Scholarships are critical for kids from low-income homes. Their benefits extend well beyond monetary aid. In fact, these scholarship for needy students are a great way to encourage deserving individuals to enroll in and complete college.
The criteria for eligibility vary from one scholarship to another. However, in most cases, you will need to be classified as having low or very low income to be eligible for these opportunities. Without further ado. Let’s take a look at the following scholarships for low-income college students.

The Best Scholarships For Needy Students

  1. The Gates Scholarships
    Closing Date: September 15th, 2023
    Amount of Award: Varies

    Outstanding minority high school graduates from low-income families may apply for the Gates Prize (TGS), a highly competitive, last-dollar scholarship.

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards it as part of their dedication to ensuring that bright, hardworking students, low-income families have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In order to apply, you must:
    * Be a senior in high school
    * Identify with one or more of the following groups: African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, and/or Hispanic Americans.
    * Be Pell-eligible
    * Plan to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a public or private U.S. institution that is not for profit
    * Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the Unites States
    * Have a cumulative weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or above