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First Generation College Student Scholarships

One scholarship search tip that I repeat to students on the regular these days is how important it is to segment your scholarship search based on the building blocks that make up who you are. By “building blocks”, I mean…what are the various things that make you, YOU? 

In case you’re having trouble picturing what I mean, here are a few examples (PS – I suggest you write yours out in list format too, it helps!) … 

  • I am a soon-to-be STEM student 
  • I am a high school senior
  • I am from the state of Texas
  • I am passionate about reading 
  • I love doing crossword puzzles 
  • I enjoy helping others/my community in my free time 
  • I love competing through sports 
  • I am a first generation college student

If you’re the first in your family to attend college, that last bullet, “I am a first generation college student”, certainly applies to you, and it is most certainly part of who you are that you can leverage in your search for scholarships. 

In this post, we will highlight everything related to scholarships for first generation students, ranging from defining the term first generation to going over some awesome first generation college student scholarships.

So, keep reading for more information and scholarships for first generation students!

What does ‘first generation college student’ mean?

A ‘first generation scholar’ is any student who is the first in their family to attend a higher education institution, such as a college or university.

Despite the simplicity of this initial definition, the term ‘first generation’ can also be quite nuanced and even slightly confusing. So, let’s break it down…

A first-generation student comes from a family in which their biological parents did not attend (or complete their education at) a four-year college or university.

Who qualifies for first generation scholarships?

The answer to the question of who qualifies for first generation scholarships varies among scholarship providers and higher education institutions. Some providers may indicate that a student is only considered first-generation if their parents did not even partially complete a four-year degree. Other entities are more lenient, and say that as long as neither parent completed the four-year degree, the student is considered first-generation. 

One common agreement among the majority of entities providing scholarships is that, even if you have older siblings who have completed or are currently pursuing four-year college degrees, you are still considered first-generation if your parents have not completed degrees of their own. 

Ultimately, when it comes to applying for scholarships for first generation students, you want to make sure you definitely qualify before putting in the work. 

So, if you aren’t sure if you fall into the category of being a first-generation student based on the above points alone, my advice to you is to reach out to your school counselor (if you’re in high school), your college or university (if you’re a current student), or to the specific scholarship provider in question to get some clarity before moving forward with the application.

Who offers scholarships for first generation students?

There are thousands upon thousands of scholarship providers out there. Some of the ones that specifically offer scholarships for first generation students are Adobe, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Study.com. 

Keep reading for our list of 17 great scholarships for first generation students (all of these scholarships are either created specifically for first-generation students, give preference to first gen applicants, or encourage first gen students to apply).

The list: first generation college student scholarships!

  • Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Quarterly (December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30)
  • Eligibility: Our no-essay scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students of all years. Undocumented students and international students in the US are also eligible, and, like all of our scholarships, first generation students are encouraged to apply!
  • Krishnan Shah Family Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $40,000 over four years
  • Deadline: January 7
  • Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County, and Santa Cruz County), and current community college students who graduated from a high school within the five listed counties. Must have demonstrated financial need.
  • APIA Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $20,000
  • Deadline: January 26
  • Eligibility: Open to AAPI high school seniors and current undergraduate students with at least a 2.7 GPA. Must have demonstrated financial need and show proof of filing the FAFSA.
  • Hamilton Award for High School Juniors
  • Amount: $1,000 + a laptop for school
  • Deadline: January 27
  • Eligibility: Open to college-bound high school juniors with financial need living in the US (residency isn’t necessary). Must be heading to a US-based institution and commit to participating in Hamilton’s five year empowerment program.
  • Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 25
  • Eligibility: Open to Maryland residents (high school juniors, seniors, and current college students) who are planning to enter medical-related fields.
  • Red Thread Foundation for Women Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 26
  • Eligibility: Open to women of international backgrounds, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first-year entrants to a U.S. college or university program.
  • McConnell Foundation Scholars Program
  • Amount: up to $30,000
  • Deadline: March 5
  • Eligibility: Open to students who meet the following requirements (more details on the application page):
  • -High school senior 
  • -Reside in the foundation’s service area
  • -Planning on attending one of the foundation’s partner schools (any public university in the US. Some private schools also qualify)
  • -Have a FAFSA EFC of $5,711 or less
  • Adobe Design Circle Scholarships
  • Amount: up to $25,000 per year
  • Deadline: March 11
  • Eligibility: Open to students (high school seniors) who want to enter product design or experience design-related careers (e.g. digital, web, UX/UI, industrial design, or similar). International students may apply!
  • Fontana Transport Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 14
  • Eligibility: Open to high school seniors with financial need who are planning to obtain a four-year degree in the US. Minimum 3.5 GPA. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply. Accepted concentrations include Science, Engineering, Math, and more. See application page for the full list of accepted concentrations/areas of study.
  • CESDA Diversity Scholarships
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 5
  • Eligibility: Open to Colorado high school seniors planning on attending Colorado institutions who are either first-gen, part of a minority, or fulfill both areas. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Study.com Scholarship for First-Generation Students
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: May 1
  • Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are or will be first-generation. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Alex Austin’s Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
  • Amount: $500 – $1,000
  • Deadline: September 1
  • Details: Open to all high school and college students in the US, including DACA recipients. Students who identify as part of a minority or who are/will be first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.
  • Sportsmanship and Compassion Scholarship Award
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30
  • Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in the US. Minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Around the Corner from College Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 31, June 30
  • Eligibility: Open to high school students of all years based in the US. Undocumented students may apply. No essay or minimum GPA required!
  • Education Accessibility Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Eligibility: Open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Simon Scholars Program
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Eligibility: Open to high achieving (minimum 3.5 GPA), low-income high school sophomores with demonstrated leadership who aspire to attend a four-year college/university. Must be attending a partner high school (see application page for more info).
  • Cynthia H. Kuo Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Eligibility: Open to Chinese students (high school seniors and current college students) who are studying in the Bay Area and are actively involved in the Christian faith and/or youth group.
  • New York Times College Scholarship Program
  • Amount: $15,000 per year
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in New York City who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the face of adversity. Must have significant financial need. 

Other resources for first generation students

So, we’ve covered over a dozen great scholarship opportunities for first generation students.

In addition to financial support, there are also some great organizations and platforms that have additional support and resources for first-gen students. Click on the links to check out what each has to offer!

The Center for First-Generation Student Success

America Needs You: a mentorship program for first-generation, low income college students

I’m First: a community sharing stories of and supporting first generation college students

First-gen students – you got this!

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Disability Scholarships for Higher Education

One piece of advice that I always tell students in relation to the process of searching and applying for scholarships, is to break down and identify each and every thing that defines who you are as a student and as a person in general so you can search strategically and maximize your potential sources for financial aid.

If you’re a student with a disability, know that there are lots of great disability grants and scholarships out there that you may be eligible to apply for to help you pay for college.

Disability scholarships can stem from a wide variety of sources. First up we have the colleges and universities themselves. Whether you’re still in high school or currently enrolled in college, you can certainly reach out to your future or current institution’s financial aid office to inquire about scholarships that are specific to you.

Second, students with disabilities can also look into the US Department of Education’s TRIO Program, which aims to assist individuals with disadvantages (disabilities, low-income, first-generation) with the resources that they need to obtain a higher education degree.

In addition to leveraging those school-specific disability scholarships and the TRIO Program, you can find these types of scholarships for students being offered through large corporations, government organizations, disability groups, and non-profit organizations.

Since there are so many disability scholarship opportunities being offered in the latter category (non-college or university scholarships), in this post, I will focus more on those! Read on to learn about 25 great scholarship opportunities for disabled students.

Over 25 scholarships for disabled students

  • AbbVie Immunology Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000 – $15,000
  • Deadline: early January 
  • Eligibility: 
  • -For students with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV who are seeking an associates degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree or Doctorate from an accredited United States (US) university/college
  • -Must be a US citizen or a legal and permanent resident of the US
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  • John Barras Autism Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: January 28
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • -Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate school students
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  • Baer Reintegration Scholarship
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder
  • -Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident who is 18 or older and planning to attend a school in the United States
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  • American Council of the Blind Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,000 – $7,500
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate school students
  • -Must show involvement in your local/surrounding community
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • -Must be legally blind
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  • Finnegan Diversity Scholarship
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Deadline: February 15
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to undergraduate, graduate, and law school students
  • -Must demonstrate committed interest in pursuing a career in intellectual property law
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  • BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: February 21
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at a 4-year college or university in the US or Canada
  • -Pursuing a degree in business/commerce, computer science, engineering, math, physics, statistics, or a related discipline
  • -Students with all types of disabilities are encouraged to apply
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  • JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be an undergraduate student
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  • Microsoft Disability Scholarship
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a current high school senior living with a disability of any kind
  • -Planning to attend a 2 or 4-year undergraduate program to study in one of the following areas: engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing)
  • -Must have financial need
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA
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  • PAF Scholarships for Survivors
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: March 9
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a US resident pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for a cancer or chronic disease (see application page for more details)
  • -Must be 25 years old or younger 
  • -Must be pursuing at least an Associate’s degree
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  • Arc Trust Fund Student Stipend Program
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, as well as graduate school students studying at institutions in the state of Washington
  • -Must have a demonstrated interest and history in the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities – do not need to have a disability to be eligible
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  • Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $2,500
  • Deadline: March 17
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM majors/areas of study
  • -Can be studying at a community college, trade/technical school, or four-year university 
  • -Must have a documented learning disability
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  • Jackson-Stricks Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 25
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to students with physical challenges pursuing academic study or vocational training which leads to independent living
  • -Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the New York Metropolitan Area
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  • Sertoma Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 30
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to students who are pursuing four-year undergraduate degrees 
  • -Must be a high school senior or current college student 
  • -Minimum GPA 3.2/4.0
  • -Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
  • -Only US citizens can apply
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  • Pine Cone Foundation Scholarship (on pause until 2022)
  • Amount: up to $3,500
  • Deadline: April 1 (this year application was extended to May 1)
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school seniors planning on enrolling at a California community college
  • -Must be a US citizen and California resident
  • -Must have documentation of a specific learning disability – note: ADHD alone does not qualify
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  • NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,625
  • Deadline: May 20
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student in the US (citizenship not required!)
  • -Be interested in pursuing a career in communications, media, or entertainment (all majors are welcome to apply)
  • -Must self-identify as a person with any type of disability
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  • OAR Scholarships (multiple)
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May (date TBD)
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must have an established autism diagnosis
  • -Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 6 credits) or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field
  • -Open to high school seniors, college, and graduate school students
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  • CURE Cancer Support Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 1
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to students who were diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families
  • -Must be a US citizen
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  • Amputee Coalition Scholarships
  • Amount: $1,000 each
  • Deadline: June 12
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to full-time undergraduate students
  • -Must be living with a congenital limb difference or an acquired amputation
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  • Springboard Foundation Disability Scholarship
  • Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: June 15
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a full-time undergraduate student attending an accredited four-year institution in the US 
  • -Can have a documented disability of any type
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  • John Weir Academic Scholarship
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: July 28
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must have a significant disability of any kind – for example, physical, visual, developmental, cognitive, hearing, learning, emotional, or other;
  • -Planning to attend, or be in the first two years of, a 2- or 4-year college, university, or a trade school program, and 
  • -Must live in Washtenaw, Livingston, or Monroe County, Michigan
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  • ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate school students
  • -Must have cerebral palsy 
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA
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  • DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be a high school senior living in Canada 
  • -Should plan on pursuing a degree (at a Canadian university) in one of the following areas: healthcare, criminal justice, or community and social services
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  • Beyond Disability Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 15
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school seniors and college students
  • -Must have a documented disability of any kind 
  • -Must be planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university
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  • Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: November 28
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students
  • -Minimum 2.5 GPA
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  • Test Prep Insight Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: November 30 
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college, or graduate school program located in the United States
  • -Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • -Must have a medically recognized physical or mental disability
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  • Grants for Disabled Graduate Students in the Sciences
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students
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  • AvaCare Medical Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to students who are working to better the lives of our customers, students who are pursuing a degree in the medical field
  • -Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled undergraduate student
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  • Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards
  • Amount: up to $6,000
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Eligibility: 
  • -Open to Learning Ally high school senior members with learning disabilities, who plan to continue their education after graduation
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Scholarships for Undocumented Students

At the time of this report conducted last April, undocumented students made up approximately 2% of all students enrolled in the US higher education system. By the numbers, this comes out to over 450,000 students.

Because undocumented and DACA students are not eligible to file the FAFSA or receive any sort of federal aid. Depending on your state of residence within the US, however, you may be able to secure in-state tuition rates or state-based financial aid.

Ultimately, the amount of latitude varies from state to state in terms of how much assistance you can receive through being eligible for grants and other forms of financial aid.

One solution to attempt to make up for the lack of federal aid?

Applying for scholarships!

While applying for scholarships is a part of most students’ financial plans, this is in some ways a crucial aspect of the paying-for-college plan for undocumented students for the reasons outlined above.

So, without further ado, here is my list of nearly thirty great scholarships for undocumented students.

  • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarships
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: January 17
  • Details:  Open to high school and college students who are Colorado residents and who are of Hispanic/Latino origin or who are actively involved in the Hispanic/Latino community. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • GSBA Scholarship Fund
  • Amount: up to $13,000
  • Deadline: January 8
  • Details:  GSBA awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and allied undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to making a difference in the world. 
  • MPOWER Women in STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $3,000
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Details: Scholarships awarded annually to female international/DACA students who are currently enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at a program MPOWER supports in the United States or Canada.
  • eQuality Scholarships for High School Graduates
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Deadline: January 30
  • Details: eQuality Scholarships for high school graduates recognize graduating high school seniors and recent graduates in northern and central California students for their service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants must plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution for the first time in the award year.
  • EmPOWERED to Serve Scholarship (program paused)
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: January 31
  • Details: All currently enrolled college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are working to improve community health and wellness are eligible to apply. No minimum GPA, although 3.0 or higher is preferred. 
  • Ascend Educational Fund
  • Amount: up to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 4
  • Details:  Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. 
  • Peninsula College Fund Scholarship
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 19
  • Details:  As a PCF scholar, you will be paired with a mentor through your college career, required to attend college and career workshops, and you will receive internship support. Minimum 2.8 GPA, must be a first-generation college student. 
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: February 20
  • Details: Three scholarships (one $10,000; two $5,000) will be awarded to graduating U.S. high school students who promoted vegetarianism (includes veganism) in their schools and/or communities. 
  • The DREAM Scholarship for High School and Community College Graduates
  • Amount: up to $37,000
  • Deadline: February 25
  • Details: We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Red Thread Foundation for Women Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: February 26
  • Details: The Red Thread Scholarship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in the coming fall.
  • LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduates
  • Amount: $3,750
  • Deadline: February 26
  • Details:  Twenty awards will be given to graduate and Ph.D. students. Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, or public relations.
  • Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships (multiple)
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 28
  • Details: The Pursuit of Excellence scholarship program is a local program focused on high school seniors and community college transfers for whom additional funds can be the tipping point in allowing them to attend a four-year college. Scholarship recipients typically have challenging backgrounds and are determined to go to college. 
  • California DREAM Act Scholarship
  • Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: March 2
  • Details: The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.
  • In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California.
  • McConnell Foundation Scholars Program
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Deadline: March 5
  • Details: The purpose of The McConnell Foundation Scholars Program is to identify and support students qualified to bring about positive change in their communities. Ideal candidates are high-achieving students, are among the first generation in their family to attend college, have overcome personal challenges, have positive influence on younger siblings or community members, and demonstrate commitment to the values of giving back and caring for others. 
  • Social Justice Scholarship
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Deadline: March 6
  • Details: For graduating high school students of a school in the Sequoia Union High School District or EastSide College Preparatory in East Palo Alto, Calif. Must have demonstrated activities or community involvement in social justice efforts that address immigrant issues. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Details: For graduating high school seniors who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: March 19
  • Details: The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. Eligibility requirements include being a member of African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians or Alaska Natives, or Native Hawaiians community. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: April 1 
  • Details/Eligibility: Applicant must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S; Applicant must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the academic year the award is offered; Applicant must be either a graduating senior at a high school in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia or a recent GED grad residing in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • SCW DREAMers Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: April 15
  • Details: Must be a DREAMer with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is a video submission scholarship. Minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. 
  • Calculated Genius STEMINIST Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: April 17
  • Details: Open to college-bound women from the Chicago metropolitan area who will be majoring in engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • Best Foot Forward Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 20
  • Details: The applicant must be a high school senior on track to graduate or a college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion. Current high school students in Georgia who are planning on attending college outside of Georgia may also apply. 
  • The Earnest Scholarship Fund
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 30
  • Details: Earnest believes in helping people realize their hopes and dreams through further education. To help more students get to school, they created the Earnest Scholarship – a no-essay scholarship – as a way to award 50 students who best articulate how their education will enable their dreams.
  • There are no minimum GPA, residency, or major requirements to apply!
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  • MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: July 20
  • Details: In recognition of the extraordinary potential of these students, we’ve created the MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship. We’ve intentionally designed this scholarship program to be as broad as possible to match the broad, diverse experiences of international students. Scholarships awarded annually to international and DACA students enrolled at Universities MPOWER supports.
  • Golden Door Scholars Program
  • Amount: full-tuition! 
  • Deadline: October 23
  • Details: Scholarship recipients will receive funding for a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools. Applicants must have DACA, TPS, or be undocumented, meaning currently not have lawful status in the US. Must also have high financial need.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program
  • Amount: $40,000 per year
  • Deadline: October 30
  • Details: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program is a full-ride undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • PS – because the Cooke scholarship deadline is around the beginning of your senior year, if you are interested in applying to this competitive scholarship, you should begin to research and plan around the end of your junior year!
  • Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 30
  • Details: The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support.
  • Questbridge National College Match Program
  • Amount: over $200,000
  • Deadline: mid-late September 
  • Details: We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.
  • The National College Match is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents OR students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.
  • Act Six Scholars Program
  • Amount: Full-ride!
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Details: The Science Act Six Scholars Program is a full-ride scholarship for high school students who love their community and want to use their college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home, and who live in one of the seven Act Six program site areas.
  • Urbina Dreamers Foundation Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Details: Scholarship applicants must be DACA recipients, living within the United States, and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program within the United States. High school seniors who will be enrolled in college before the application deadline of December 1 are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate that they are actively involved as a volunteer in the Hispanic community.
  • 10x Digital Marketing Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • Details: 10x digital awards a $2,000 scholarship each year to one talented high school senior or college student (twice a year) who is majoring in a field related to digital marketing. Undocumented students are eligible to apply. 
  • Science Ambassador Scholarship
  • Amount: Full-ride!
  • Deadline: December 14
  • Details: The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship for undergraduate women in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, or math), funded by Cards Against Humanity. 
  • Renthop College Scholarship Program
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Rolling 
  • Details: Open to undergraduate students who demonstrate the ambition, diligence, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit that is central to their company culture.

There you have it – my list of awesome scholarships for undocumented students!

Happy applying, feel free to reach out by signing up for office hours (on my resources page) if you need help, and good luck!

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STEM Scholarships For Students

Introduction to STEM Scholarships

Hey, y’all! Did you know that according to this study, of the 1.8 MILLION bachelor’s degrees that were awarded back in the 2015-2016 school year, 18% were in STEM fields?

How cool is that?!

As a non-STEM person over here, I may be just geeking out a little bit, but I do think it’s cool that nearly 1/5 of students were majoring in something related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

I think the hope is that over the past 5 years or so, this percentage has grown even more and that it will only continue to grow over the many years to come so that we can continue to innovate, create, and do amazing things.

Because so much emphasis in recent years has been put on teaching students about careers in STEM, it only makes sense that a lot of large companies and organizations out there have been doing the same; teaching students about STEM through scholarships opportunities, and of course, awarding students who have shown interest and commitment to their field. If you’re a current or incoming STEM student, luckily for you, there is no shortage of scholarships out there for you to apply for.

In this post, I highlight just a few of the main ones to help you get your search started.

STEM scholarships in month-order

  • Employment Boost STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Quarterly (applications accepted all year round) 
  • High school students who have been accepted to college and students who are currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply for the Employment BOOST college scholarship program.
  • Applications are accepted year-round, with quarterly deadlines of April 1st, July 1st, October 1st, and January 1st, and must be received within the time frame to be considered eligible to be awarded that quarter.
  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program
  • Amount: $6,000
  • Deadline: January 29
  • This STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Allied Health Sciences majors are not eligible for this program.
  • NextStepU STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: January 31
  • NextStepU is looking for students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Entrant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com
  • SME Education Foundation Scholarships (Multiple)
  • Amount: N/A 
  • Deadline: February 1 
  • Eligibility: Current undergraduates pursuing a manufacturing career and matriculating in engineering-related courses at four-year colleges and universities within the United States or Canada. Some of the scholarships are also open to high school seniors.
  • Society for Women Engineers Scholarship Program
  • Amount: varies
  • Deadline: varies, but some close around February 14
  • The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology,  and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.
  • SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen.  Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
  • Jack and Jo Damann National Scholarship
  • Amount:$5,000
  • Deadline: March 1
  • This scholarship is for a full-time college student pursuing an Engineering degree, a STEM degree, or a Business degree with a marketing emphasis. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and be a citizen of the United States.
  • Proctor and Gamble STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: March 9
  • This scholarship is focused on providing financial assistance to ensure students have access to quality education that will lead them down a pathway toward a successful career in one of the many sectors within the STEM industries.
  • The candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students during the 2020-21 Academic year.
  • Community College STEM Scholarships
  • Amount:$2,000
  • Deadline: March 12
  • The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time during the award period at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA’s mission including careers in the aerospace sector.
  • Students must apply during their second semester of freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year.
  • NSHSS STEAM SCHOLARSHIP
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 15
  • The increasing role of technological innovations in our daily life cannot be understated, and by recognizing the significance of the arts, the STEAM field provides a vast amount of opportunity for those interested in it. NSHSS created this scholarship to honor those students who embrace and celebrate the STEAM field and thrive within it.
  • This scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field (science/medicine, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics)
  • Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: March 15
  • Six scholarships valued at $1,500 each will be awarded for the freshman year of college only.
  • Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading for SAT scores or for composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering program accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Latinos in Technology Scholarship
  • Amount: Up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)
  • Deadline: March 19
  • This ~mini full-ride scholarship~ scholarship is for Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related field. 
  • Samsung @ First Scholars Program
  • Amount: up to $15,000
  • Deadline: March 19
  • For undergraduate or graduate students with a declared major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Must be planning to enroll on a full-time basis (as defined by the program of study) in a California, public four-year college/university.
  • Emmy Noether Awards
  • Amount: Up to $75,000 ($25,000 for silver medalists, $75,000 for gold)
  • Deadline: March 26
  • The Emmy Noether Awards seek top aspiring female research scientists in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field to help realize their potential careers through financial and networking assistance.
  • Up to 13 awards will be given out. Must be a current senior in high school either living in or attending school in one of the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana.
  • Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program
  • Amount: approximately $52,000
  • Deadline: March 31 
  • The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States and Canada to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit US-Israeli scientific cooperation.
  • GreyCampus Women in Technology Scholarship
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 31 
  • Currently, women make up less than 30% of the workforce in new-age technologies. GreyCampus is offering 100 scholarships for women across the world to advance their careers in new-age technologies. These are 100% (full-fee waiver) scholarships for the Data Science and Full Stack Development Career Programs. Must be at least 21 years old
  • BAFTX Graduate Awards
  • Amount: N/A
  • Deadline: March 31 
  • The graduate award is designed for aspiring individuals from the UK or Texas, USA who are intent on furthering their education in their chosen STEM or business field.
  • This is an opportunity for students to study at graduate level, whether Texas residents in Texas, Texas residents in the UK or UK residents in Texas.
  • Women in Technology Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $2,500 per recipient
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or other related fields. 3.0 GPA or higher required. The WITS Program will grant multiple scholarship awards that value up to $2,500.00 per recipient.
  • Avomeen STEM Scholarships
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: April 1
  • Two scholarships are available for students pursuing STEM degrees: one for women and one for minority students. 
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: April 1
  • The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program provides opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world! Lockheed Martin will award up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each.
  • Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Applicants must also be open to outreach from Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities.
  • Intertech STEAM Scholarships
  • Amount: $2,500
  •  
  • Deadline: April 15
  •  
  • Intertech STEM scholarships are non-renewable and are awarded for one year to a scholarship recipient in the amount of $2500 to a college-bound high school graduating applicant, starting higher education in the fall of the same year.
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  • To be eligible, the student must possess:
  • – Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • -An intent to study computer science
  • BHW Women in STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 15
  • The Women In STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be eligible for this award.
  • International students can apply as long as they are attending a US-based school. If your college is not a US-based organization, you cannot apply at this time. US-based programs offering study abroad are allowed.
  • Great Minds in STEM Scholarships
  • Amount: $500 – $10,000
  • Deadline: April 30
  • -Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities
  • -Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree
  • -Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • -Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community
  • -Recipients must be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • The GMiS Scholars Program accepts applicants who are U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, F1 Visa, or DACA status.
  • CodeWizardsHQ STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 1
  • -Open to high school seniors and incoming college freshmen
  • -GPA must be 3.5 or higher 
  • -Scholarship is based on financial need
  • -Priority is given to students who are majoring in a STEM-related field
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship
  • Amount: up to $10,000
  • Deadline: May 5
  • -Open to graduate and undergraduate students
  • -Must be studying biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field
  • -Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • STEM Teachers for America’s Future Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 31
  • The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships of $2,500 each to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.
  • AFCEA STEM Majors Scholarships for Undergraduate Students (multiple)
  • Amount: $2,500 – $5,000
  • Deadline: May 31
  • The AFCEA offers four STEM scholarships for undergraduate students. Students can automatically apply for all four through one application. Must be a current sophomore or junior enrolled in a four-year college or university, pursuing a degree in one of the STEM majors linked above on the scholarship page.
  • LabRoots STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: average $2,000
  • Deadline: September 3 
  • The program welcomes applications from students seeking support to cover expenses associated with their academic pursuits in a STEM field. The scholarship will fund one undergraduate or graduate student for one year, providing $1,000-$3,000 in direct costs.
  • NSHSS INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: September 30
  • Technology is everywhere in today’s society. Whether it be behind the scenes with coding and software programming, or easily demonstrated through AI and robotics, tech can be an asset and sometimes a liability or distraction. NSHSS wishes to honor our students devoted to tech to tell us all about their passions for the field.
  • Open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, juniors with a dedicated passion for AI, technology, coding, and more.
  • Orangesoft Scholarship for Women in Technology
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 31
  • Orangesoft offers a scholarship dedicated to female college or university students pursuing STEM, or other technology-related studies and careers. This scholarship will help a high school or university female student to achieve their goal in their future career in a technical field.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be accepted to or studying at an accredited university in the US.
  • Tech for Good Scholarship
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a technology-related course at any accredited US university. 
  • Grants for Disabled Graduate Students in the Sciences
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1
  • The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for fourth-year undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities.
  • PixelPlex $2,000 Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 5
  • Eligibility: The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay. The selected student will receive 2,000 USD to help cover education-related expenses.

Other Recommended Reading and Doing!

A key component to any scholarship strategy is to diversify the types of scholarships you apply for.

So, in addition to these awesome STEM scholarships (and hundreds of others featured in our scholarship database), don’t forget to check out our list of no-essay scholarships that you can apply for in just a few minutes for when you need that application-pick-me-up!

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WHAT ARE MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS AND ARE THEY WORTH IT?

One of the biggest challenges that high schoolers and college students face is figuring out how to pay for their degrees. Fortunately, there is a wide array of scholarship opportunities, including a relatively new option called micro scholarships.

Generally, micro scholarships come with smaller awards, so some students aren’t sure whether working toward them makes sense. If you and your student are wondering, “What is a micro scholarship, and is getting one worth it?” here’s what you need to know

WHAT ARE MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS?

Generally, micro scholarships for college students are defined in one of two ways. First, it can refer to a more traditional scholarship that has a small award amount, typically below $500 or $1,000. Second, micro scholarships is a term used to describe a relatively new entry into the world of scholarships that involves getting small awards for activities students are doing anyway.

Generally, the first type of scholarship is relatively easy to understand. However, the second version doesn’t use many of the traditional processes. Instead of relying solely on scholarship applications, students use a platform to log specific activities and achievements. Then, those accomplishments can lead to various awards that help cover the cost of tuition.

The awards associated with the second type of micro scholarship are often offered directly by colleges and universities through a broader platform. Usually, what’s required to secure an award is clearly stated, giving students a specific target to work toward.

HOW DO MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS WORK?

Micro scholarships that rely on a traditional process – simply offering a smaller scholarship award – work like most other scholarships. Students complete an application, write any required essays, provide requested documentation, and wait to see if they’re selected. If chosen, students can then direct the funds toward their education, though the exact process for that may vary depending on the program.

With the newer type of micro scholarship, the process is a bit different. After creating an account on the platform, students search for the colleges they’re interested in attending and learn the requirements for various awards. Any award offers are only good at a specific school. As a result, if a student completes the requirements and is eligible for the funds, they also need to apply, secure admission, and enroll at that college. If they attend another school instead, the awards from the other school don’t transfer.

Generally, the achievements that students need to accomplish for the newer micro scholarships are straightforward. Attending AP courses, engaging in extracurricular activities, volunteering, finishing the FAFSA, and similar tasks are all potentially part of the equation. However, every college gets to determine which actions lead to a micro scholarship, so awards through one university may differ from what’s available through another.

How much each achievement is worth varies, but the values are usually relatively small. Some accomplishments may earn a student a $10, $20, or $40 scholarship, for example. However, those small awards can add up. Plus, since they’re activities students are already doing in many cases, it doesn’t require extra effort beyond completing a profile and providing any needed proof that they finished the task.

WHAT ARE MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS AND ARE THEY WORTH IT?

One of the biggest challenges that high schoolers and college students face is figuring out how to pay for their degrees. Fortunately, there is a wide array of scholarship opportunities, including a relatively new option called micro scholarships.

Generally, micro scholarships come with smaller awards, so some students aren’t sure whether working toward them makes sense. If you and your student are wondering, “What is a micro scholarship, and is getting one worth it?” here’s what you need to know.

WHAT ARE MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS?

Generally, micro scholarships for college students are defined in one of two ways. First, it can refer to a more traditional scholarship that has a small award amount, typically below $500 or $1,000. Second, micro scholarships is a term used to describe a relatively new entry into the world of scholarships that involves getting small awards for activities students are doing anyway.

Generally, the first type of scholarship is relatively easy to understand. However, the second version doesn’t use many of the traditional processes. Instead of relying solely on scholarship applications, students use a platform to log specific activities and achievements. Then, those accomplishments can lead to various awards that help cover the cost of tuition.

The awards associated with the second type of micro scholarship are often offered directly by colleges and universities through a broader platform. Usually, what’s required to secure an award is clearly stated, giving students a specific target to work toward.

HOW DO MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS WORK?

Micro scholarships that rely on a traditional process – simply offering a smaller scholarship award – work like most other scholarships. Students complete an application, write any required essays, provide requested documentation, and wait to see if they’re selected. If chosen, students can then direct the funds toward their education, though the exact process for that may vary depending on the program.

With the newer type of micro scholarship, the process is a bit different. After creating an account on the platform, students search for the colleges they’re interested in attending and learn the requirements for various awards. Any award offers are only good at a specific school. As a result, if a student completes the requirements and is eligible for the funds, they also need to apply, secure admission, and enroll at that college. If they attend another school instead, the awards from the other school don’t transfer.

Generally, the achievements that students need to accomplish for the newer micro scholarships are straightforward. Attending AP courses, engaging in extracurricular activities, volunteering, finishing the FAFSA, and similar tasks are all potentially part of the equation. However, every college gets to determine which actions lead to a micro scholarship, so awards through one university may differ from what’s available through another.

How much each achievement is worth varies, but the values are usually relatively small. Some accomplishments may earn a student a $10, $20, or $40 scholarship, for example. However, those small awards can add up. Plus, since they’re activities students are already doing in many cases, it doesn’t require extra effort beyond completing a profile and providing any needed proof that they finished the task.

WHERE TO FIND MICRO SCHOLARSHIPS

Generally, the micro scholarships that are similar to more traditional application-based options are found like any other scholarship. Students can perform searches, complete the applications, write the essays, and handle the other requirements.

For the newer achievement-based micro scholarships, most students need to create a profile on a platform that colleges use to offer these awards. Here’s an overview of one of the most popular options and an alternative that’s worth considering.

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Scholarships In India For Higher Education

With the skyrocketing cost of higher education in India, financial problems become the reason for many students to abandon their studies or opportunities in their way. Capable students are not able to fulfill their goals and desires because of their poor condition. In a certain way, it’s hampering the intelligence and potential our country has, in the form of meritorious youths. Therefore, scholarships are a great way to use your excellence and merit to fulfill your ambitions. When education cost inflation is so high, scholarships are no more than blessings for those who suffer through this. Higher education has more significance in drawing the career path of any child. Scholarships for higher education are a way to secure the future of underprivileged students by giving them financial aid. 

What does scholarship include? 

Scholarship can be in the form of a fixed amount or it will be covering your expenses to a certain limit for a fixed period. 

Here is a list of scholarships available for Indian students to pursue their higher education in India. 

  1. INSPIRE Scholarship For Higher Education (SHE)

This scholarship is available for class 12th passed students who want to pursue BSc/BS/MS/Int. MSc course from any recognized college in India. 

The applicant should have an age between 17-22 years. Around 10,000 students get this scholarship every year from the Government of India. The reward for this scholarship is up to Rs.80,000 per annum for the course tenure. 

  1. L&T Build India Scholarship 

Larsen & Toubro grants this scholarship to final year students enrolled in engineering courses to assist them financially. The meritorious students who will get selected will be rewarded with a sponsored 2-year M.Tech course at any one of the listed colleges. 

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. NIT Surathkal
  4. NIT Trichy

The scholarship will include a course fee, a stipend of Rs.13,400 per month for 2 years, placement opportunities, and a chance to work at the live sites of Larsen & Toubro.

3.  National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

This fellowship is granted by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the government of India, to the students belonging to the ST category. The minimum requirements are

  1. Students should be enrolled in any professional course at the graduate or post-graduate level. 
  2. The student should belong to the ST category.
  3. The yearly income of the family of the student should be less than INR 6 lakh. 

750 fellowships and 1000 scholarships are granted every year and the amount differs from course to course and the level of education. 

4. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

This scholarship is granted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which is now known as the Ministry of Education for the class 12th passed students studying in college or university. The main aim of this scholarship is to help economically weaker meritorious students to finance their higher education. The reward in this scholarship is INR 10,000 per annum for three years at graduation level, INR 20,000 per annum for two years at post-graduation level, and for 5-year professional courses, INR 20,000 per annum in 4th and 5th year. 

5. Swarnajayanti Fellowship 

This fellowship is granted by Indian National Science Academy to encourage budding and green scientists to innovate and invent in the domains of science and technology. The age of the applicant must be within 30-40 years and he/she must possess Ph.D. in science or engineering or post-graduation in the technology and sciences. The fellowship reward is INR 10,000 per month who is in regular employment and INR 25,000 per month who are not in regular employment for the period of 

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National Means Cum-Merit Scholarship

NMMS is a National level competitive scholarship examination scheme for 8th standard students who are studying in Government and Government-aided schools.

Objectives:

  • Promote higher education by providing financial assistance.
  • Reduce school dropout rate
  • To identify & retain talented students at school.
  • To develop competitive skills among government school children across India.

Benefits:

Grants scholarship of INR 1000 per month for 4 years from class IX to XII. Students will develop the competitive skills to face the competitive and government exams with confidence.

What is NMMS Exam?

The National Means cum Merit Scholarship scheme, also known as NMMS Exam, was started in May 2008. The NMMS Exam is sponsored by the Central Government. The examination is conducted by the local authority. To prevent the dropping out of economically backward students from school at class VIII and to encourage them to complete their education till the secondary stage, the exam seeks to identify meritorious students and fund their education expenses. There is reservation as per Government norms

What is the duration of NMMS Exam?

Scholarships are paid from Class IX to Class XII.

What is the NMMS Scholarship Amount?

A total annual amount of Rs. 12000 is paid to 100,000 students across the country

What is the eligibility for NMMS Exam?

Students enrolled in government-aided or local body-run schools belonging to families whose annual income is less than Rs.3,50,000 from all the sources combined are eligible for receiving the scholarship. Students have to take up studies in approved courses in the government/aided/local body-run schools. They have to maintain good conduct, as certified by the Head of the institution. They have to be full-time students. Leaves should be taken via a proper manner and should not absent themselves otherwise. They should not be employed. The eligibility for receiving the scholarship is that the students selected for NMMS need to get clear promotions from Class VIII to Class IX.

What are the criteria for the NMMS exam?

  • Each state and UT have a fixed quota of scholarships, which are determined on the basis of the population of children of the age group of class VII and class VIII, and children enrolled in class VII and class VIII.
  • Scholarships are valid for studying courses in India for a period of four years maximum.
  • No scholarships for pursuing studies outside India.
  • No scholarships will be paid if the student leaves the course within one month of registration/admission.
  • After the passage of 12 months of the academic year for which the claim has been made, no claims can be made for due arrears of the scholarship.
  • No scholarships for diploma courses.
  • Students from Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are not eligible for the scholarship. Students studying in non-recognized schools will not be eligible for the scholarship as well.
  • At the time of selection for the award of scholarship the student must have scored at least 55% mark or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5 % relaxation for SC/ST students.
  • Candidates should clear the Class IX examination and Class XI examination with 55% marks to be eligible to receive scholarships for Class X and Class XII. This is relaxed by 5 % for SC/ST candidates.
  • Candidates should clear Class X examinations with 60% marks to be eligible for continuing scholarship in class XI.
  • If the student falls ill and is unable to attend the final examination, they should submit a medical certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner to the Head of the Institution, certifying the duration of the illness. The student would be considered eligible for the scholarship if the attendance is over 50% for the year in aggregate.
  • • If a school does not have the examination at the end of class IX or Class XI, the scholarship will be disbursed after submission of a written declaration by the Head of the Institution certifying the same.

What is the NMMS exam pattern?

The State level Examination would consist of two tests:

  • Mental Aptitude Test. (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test. (SAT)

The mental Aptitude Test consists of 90 multiple choice questions testing verbal and nonverbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. The topics are analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception and hidden figures. Scholastic Aptitude Test consists of 90 multiple choice questions spanning subjects namely science, social studies and mathematics based on the curriculum of Class VII and VIII The test is of 90-minute duration. Children with a disability will be given extra time. Students must pass both MAT and SAT tests with at least 40% marks and 32% for reserved categories. Successful candidates on intimation of reception of scholarship have to open a bank account jointly with a parent. The candidate must open an account with a Public-Sector Bank which has an Electronic Clearing System facility in case SBI does not have a branch in the area. SBI will transfer the scholarship to this account quarterly a year.

Where to find the NMMS Exam Admission Forms?

Online Application forms are available to schools on the websites of respective governments. School authorities should fill out online forms and printouts of all the online forms along with attested copies of caste, income and disability certificates, with signatures by the parent, student and head of the institution and relevant authorities, and forms signed by the head of the institution and SBI challan paying the exam fees should be submitted to the respective Education Officer/ Educational Inspectors on or before last date.

 

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Minority Scholarships

With larger percentages of minority students enrolling each year, the landscape of higher education is beginning to change. There are a large number of college scholarships aimed at helping minority students get a post-secondary education while keeping student loans to a minimum. Read below to see how minority scholarships work, how to find the ones that fit you best and how to apply.

What are minority scholarships?

Minority scholarships are awarded to students who are underrepresented, either in college as a whole or in specific areas. For example, while women make up the majority of college students, they are still considered a minority in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Minority scholarships may be given for the following categories:

  • Racial identity
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Neurodiversity
  • Disability status

Some minority scholarships may have a financial need element, but this depends on the scholarship provider. Minority scholarships can be limited to a specific minority type or encompass many different marginalized groups. Some of them may be specifically for first-generation, or “first in family” college students who come from families which have never had a member attend or graduate from college.

For example, the Brown MAE Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is given to a healthcare student from one of the following racial groups: Black/African American, Native American/American Indian, Hispanic/Latin American or Asian or Pacific Islander.

Some minority scholarships may be vague in their requirements. For example, the GMiS California Health Sciences Scholarship is given to a student from a group that has been historically underreported in the health sciences industry. They do not mention any groups by name, unlike other types of minority scholarships.

Scholarships for minority students may only require a general level of academic success or have detailed requirements, like majoring in a certain field or being interested in a particular industry.

How to apply for minority scholarships

The application process for a minority scholarship is similar to the process for any other kind of scholarship. First, know that it’s never too early to start applying for scholarships. Scholarship deadlines vary greatly, and it’s better to start sooner rather than later in order to maximize your chances of winning a scholarship.

You can start by looking for scholarships using our Scholarship Directory or creating a profile and conducting a free college scholarship search as well as talking to your high school counselor and perhaps the financial aid office at any college you are considering attending.

Once you start finding potential scholarships, organize them by the due date and level of difficulty. For example, you will need to allocate more time to a scholarship that requires two separate essays than an application without any essays.

Also note which scholarships require a letter of recommendation from a teacher, club sponsor, coach or another adult. You should probably give at least a few weeks’ notice when asking for a letter of recommendation.

Make sure to look for both general minority scholarships and unique awards that you’re especially suited for. The general awards are more likely to have a large influx of applicants, making it harder to stand out.

If you can find scholarships that only fit a small segment of the population, you’ll be more likely to win. For example, the United Negro College Fund offers scholarships for all kinds of African-American students, while the National Association of Black Journalists only provides awards for Black students interested in media.

Frequently asked questions about minority scholarships

What are the best minority scholarships?

The Gates Scholarship is given to a student from one of the following racial backgrounds: African-American, American Indian/Native American, Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American. The award will cover the remaining cost of college attendance after all other types of financial aid have been applied.

Do I need to complete the FAFSA to qualify for a minority scholarship?

Some minority scholarships require that the student show proof of demonstrated financial need. They may do this by having students submit a copy of their parent’s most recent tax return or a copy of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Many schools even require that students complete the FAFSA to qualify for any of their own awards, including merit scholarships. Students who submit the FAFSA may be eligible for federal student loans, federal grants and state grants. Even if you’re not required to submit the FAFSA, it’s always good practice to complete it. You never know what kind of aid you might receive.

How can I maximize my minority scholarships?

There are many different types of minority scholarships available, and you’re not limited to those that only fit one part of your background. For example, if you’re part of the LGBQT+ community and are African-American, you should apply for scholarships for both LGBQT+ students and African-American students.

Explore more scholarship categories

  • African American Scholarships
  • California Scholarships
  • Scholarships for High School Juniors
  • Hispanic Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Women

Paula E. Waters-Diamond In The Rough

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Paula E. Waters – Diamond in the Rough Fund is dedicated to providing educational assistance for deserving senior high school African-American male students from selected schools who plan to continue education at a two-or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. 

Rise Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • The Rise Foundation Scholarship is for high school seniors enrolled in Chicago Public School (low income, single parent household) who have been accepted and enrolled in a 2- or 4-year degree program and who attend 3 / 5 remaining Rise Foundation workshops. All applicants must submit an essay no longer than 500 words. The essay prompt will be visible on our website. 

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in the Bay Area. Applicants must be attending eligible law schools in the Bay Area and must demonstrate financial need. Applications will be reviewed once received and the packet is deemed complete. 

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The first step in becoming a CPA is to complete your higher education. Graduating from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university is strongly recommended. The AICPA is looking for scholarship applicants who are declared accounting, finance or related majors and intend to pursue the CPA license. Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar by applying for an AICPA Legacy Scholarship. 

AAIA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Association on American Indian Affairs has been providing Native American student scholarships since 1947 and provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Native American students who are citizens/ members of their Tribal Nation – whether or not their Nation is recognized by the federal government.

Leon Bradley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program was established to encourage people of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. Candidates will be eligible for the award if they are in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable.

AISES Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation’s economy. The AISES Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who reside in one of the 23 states serviced by Burlington.

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities.

    AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. 

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at any nonprofit, accredited college, university or tribal college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty, enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor’s.

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.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • To be eligible for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards, applicants must: be enrolled in a tribe or village; demonstrate financial need; be either a high school senior, or be currently enrolled in a health professional program, having achieved good scholastic standing in pre-nursing, pre-med, or, enrolled in a health care or health education program.

Dr. Paul Ernsberger Research Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is to change perceptions of fat and end size discrimination through advocacy, education, and support. The goal of the Dr. The Paul Ernsberger Research Scholarship is to provide financial support to graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program with an accredited U.S. college or university. 

FFRF David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest For Freethinking Black Indigenous and Students Of Color

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The FFRF David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest For Freethinking Black Indigenous and Students Of Color is open only to Black, Indigenous and Students of Color ages 17-21, who are either high school seniors graduating in spring who will be attending a North American college or university in the fall, or who are currently enrolled in a North American college or university. 

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.

UAIC Native American Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The United Auburn Indian Community is invested in enriching the community through economic development, education services and a commitment to aid philanthropic programs. The United Auburn Indian Community is comprised of both Miwok and Maidu Indians. The historic Auburn Rancheria is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Auburn, California. 

The Desire To Inspire Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Desire To Inspire Scholarship is a one-time financial award (1st Place – $1500, 2nd Place – $1000, 3rd Place – $500) that is dedicated to recognizing young individuals from historically underrepresented minority groups who are interested in a career in healthcare and are making a determined effort to inspire others in some way. 

Deivery Harris Empowerment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/9/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deivery Harris was a lifelong educator and a champion for educational justice who believed in empowering, as well as inspiring and supporting African American students. Scholarships in the amount of 1000 dollars are available to empower any and all African-American students who presently reside in any of the following counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/9/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the SMA Native American STEM Scholarship, applicants must: be an enrolled member of federally recognized Pueblo, Nation or Tribe in the United States; be either a high school graduate or a full-time college undergrad student enrolled at an accredited college or university; major in a STEM field; must not have been placed on disciplinary or academic probation at any time.

SWING Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/10/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • SWING Scholarship Applicants must complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application; be female; be a woman of color and submit proof of current enrollment status as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming school year. 

Maestro Cares Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • To be eligible for the Maestro Cares Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must: be of Latino origin; be between the ages of 17-24 as of the application deadline date; show proof of acceptance or enrollment as current undergraduate student at an accredited university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Latin America, and be enrolled full-time; have a 3.0 GPA.

Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • As the Cherokee Nation continues to grow, education and opportunities for tribal citizens remain a strategic priority. Education services provide educational, history, cultural, language, scholarship and youth leadership opportunities for eligible Cherokee Nation citizens. For those citizens who wish to pursue higher education degrees.

Martha J. Branch Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/16/2023
  • Amount: $750
  • The Martha J. Branch Scholarship is for those minority students seeking to improve the health, fitness, and/or nutrition of the community. Example programs are exercise science, nutrition, or health education. Eligibility: The student has, or is planning to have, a declared fitness or nutrition related major at an accredited college/university in Kentucky. 

Joseph Zukin Jr. Scholarship For Entrepreneurship

  • Application Deadline: 6/16/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Joseph Zukin Jr. Educational Opportunity Scholarship is presented to any graduate or undergraduate student whose academic record and community activities reflect the entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by Mr. Zukin in his lifetime. Special consideration is given to applicants from marginalized communities and to students who have an understanding, connection.

Forward Freethought First in the Family Humanist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Six $5000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (ONLY) of color (African American, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist, freethinker and/or secular. Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented, disabled and/or LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply.

Jeff Sein Kwan Yang Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Jeff Sein Kwan Yang Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements: reside in or attend school in the San Gabriel Valley area; are an immigrant or child of an immigrant; and are committed to serving the immigrant community in some aspect. 

Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe when students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach a higher education.

Panacea Financial Foundation Medical Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Our foundation is focused on strengthening the pipeline of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities in medicine through scholarships to medical students. The application for this round of $5,000 scholarships to fifteen (15) medical students from underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities is open May 1st through June 30th.

Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. Since the 1980’s, tribal governments has focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. 

Chickasaw Nation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. Since the 1980’s, tribal governments have focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. 

Chickasaw Nation Textbook Grant

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. Since the 1980’s, tribal governments have focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarters of the time and graduate students enrolled at least half-time.

BLM² Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/3/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The BLM² Scholarship Foundation program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and award outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university with financial assistance. Full details and application may be found at our website and any questions regarding the scholarship or application directed.

Excelen-SIA Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Today, Latinos are the fastest growing group in the country; however, this group also has the country’s highest high school drop-out rate. Latinos not only have to face the normal hurdles of school education, but many face the challenges of being first-generation students, having to assist at home with financial burdens early on in life, learn a new language, or suffer a lack of education.

Bill H. James Foundation for Aspiring African American Engineers

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Our awards aim to impact the lives of deserving students throughout the state of California. Our undergraduate and graduate scholarships are one of a kind, and have continuously changed the lives of those who have benefited from our support. We stay in close contact with all the recipients of our scholarship.

Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarships Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • As servants of our people, we are dedicated to working in the spirit of Suminangwa-Naminangwa, providing quality service and preserving our culture, values, land and resources. We are committed to promoting opportunities for self-determination and self-sufficiency. As a result of this mission, the Hopi tribe offers numerous scholarships and grants.

MWISM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/20/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Applicants to the Minority Women in Sports Medicine Scholarship Fund must: currently be a high school senior maintaining a 3.0 GPA and be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program for the entire upcoming academic year, or currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program maintaining a 3.0 GPA; have completed 100 hours of community service (if a high school senior).

Dr. Jason and Nicole Green African American First-Generation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/29/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • With great excitement and significance, we announce the African American First-Generation College Scholarship. Greenspan Designs, LLC and The House of Hospitality, a private non-profit organization, have partnered together to launch and support the education of African American college students. 

HUSTLE Hearts Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • HUSTLE Hearts Foundation Scholarships are awarded in July for the fall semester, and checks will be distributed to the college by August 22nd. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a special social in December as part of HUSTLE Hearts Foundation. Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 & $500 will be awarded. 

Annie Ibok Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Annie Ibok Scholarship is a one-time award given primarily to underserved students to offset the rising costs of undergraduate studies at Historically Black Colleges & Universities(HBCUs). This scholarship honors the late Mrs. Annie Ibok, a loving wife, mother, and RN from the Bay Area with a deep passion for supporting her community. 

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) program was created to be Florida’s Answer to Diversity in Teaching. For over 20 years, the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. has answered the call and continues to provide the great state of Florida with high quality, highly qualified minority teachers. 

Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant

  • Application Deadline: 8/20/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant is for Sault Tribe members attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university full-time (12 credit hours or more). Grants are based on unmet financial need as determined by the individual college in which the student is enrolled. Applicants must be attending a Michigan state-supported two- or four-year college or university.

NOPHNRCSE Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 8/28/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the NOPBNRCSE Scholarship, applicants must: be a high school senior or accepted to an accredited college or university or registered students in their first through third year (graduate students are ineligible); be pursuing a degree in agriculture, natural resources, or natural resources conservation (there will be one scholarship that will be awarded to one female student.

Phoenix AISES Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Administered by Phoenix AISES, this scholarship is made available to American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian high school seniors and college students who attend an accredited two-year or four-year college/university in the state of Arizona who are majoring in STEM disciplines. Awards will be based on academic achievement, student activities, and community service. 

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship, applicants must: be a black or Hispanic/Latinx student; be an Indiana resident and a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen; be admitted or already attending an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student; pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student.

McDonald’s TMCF All Around Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of TMCF’s member-schools that include 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The award is $10,000 for two (2) students.

AEP Diversity in the Environmental Profession Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/8/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The San Diego Chapter of AEP is committed to supporting students preparing for careers in the environmental field. The Student Chapter offers student-specific programs, awards annual scholarships, encourages internship placement, and hosts networking events for local undergraduate and graduate students. The goal of the Student Chapter is to create and provide a better network between students.

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Throughout the United States, Native American communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools.
  • Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Johnson-O’Malley Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Today, the Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. Since the 1980’s, tribal governments have focused on building an economically diverse base to generate funds that will support programs and services to Indian people. 

The Gates Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2023
  • Amount: $160,000
  • The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid.

ILLCF Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 9/16/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) was established in 2002 as a strong voice and resource for the Illinois Latino population and for those that work and live within Latino communities statewide. Through its annual statewide conference and the ILLCF Public Policy Institute.

Plains Anthropology Society Native American Student Award

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Native American Student Award is a grant of up to $1000, intended to help defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board or other expenses for qualifying Native American student(s). One or more grants of up to $1000 each may be rewarded. The successful recipient(s) will also receive a one-year membership in the Plains Anthropological Society.

HACU AIFS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Awards will be given in conjunction with the HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) advisory board. Eligibility: Hispanic students who attend a HACU member institution. Deadline: Completed scholarship and program applications must be postmarked or sent via email by the following deadlines: Summer: March 1st; Fall Semester: April 15th; Spring Semester.

GMiS California Medical Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) is pleased to announce the GMiS California Medical Scholarships, which provide financial assistance and support for underrepresented students pursuing medical professions in the state of California. GMiS awards scholarships in honor of three outstanding individuals who believe(d) in enabling students to achieve their dreams of bettering the quality of human life.

The Rossiter Family Scholarship On Behalf of William J. Rizzo, Jr.

  • Application Deadline: 10/13/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Rossiter Family Scholarship, made available through the generosity of Allen and Selina Rossiter, is held on behalf of William J. Rizzo, Jr., a longtime friend of the Rossiters and a past chair of TECET. Bill served on the TECET Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2009 and on the TEC Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2008, serving as the chair for many of those years. 

Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/14/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship will contribute to the creation of a critical mass of talented students that will fully represent our industry—it will provide an environment in which all can thrive academically and professionally. Through this scholarship, Stantec will award $200,000 annually. We believe everyone has a right to education.

Ceiba Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international conservation organization committed to fostering and supporting diversity in environmental science. Our Diversity Scholarship enables minority students of limited financial means to travel to the tropics and gain international experience in biological research and conservation on Ceiba’s “Tropical Conservation.

Annual Sphinx Competition

  • Application Deadline: 10/20/2023
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Sphinx Competition is a national competition offering young Black and Latinx classical string players (violin, viola, cello, or double bass) a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges, and to perform with and receive mentorship from established professional musicians. 

Golden Door Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 10/23/2023
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Golden Door awards large scholarships to high performing students with DACA, TPS, or undocumented students who meet the newly expanded eligibility criteria. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have high financial need and are interested in pursuing one of the following career paths: software engineering, nursing, data analytics, business analytics, and digital marketing.

The Legacy Lab Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/24/2023
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Legacy Lab, Team One’s award-winning think tank and strategic consultancy has announced the call for submissions for its annual scholarship. The scholarship will go to a student who represents the next generation of legacy makers. With growing interest in the scholarship, this year’s recipient will receive $15,000 to put toward school-related expenses. 

Alma Exley Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Alma Exley, a dedicated educator, was working at the Connecticut Department of Education to bring more people of color into the teaching profession. Since her death, the Alma Exley Scholarship Program has been carrying on her work. The Alma Exley Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to increase diversity and promote excellence in the teaching profession. 

FORZA Scholarship for Maternal Mental Health Awareness

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Friends of Zayne Adams -aka- FOZA, Inc. Scholarship for Maternal Mental Health Awareness is committed to supporting women and families from communities who directly experience the loss of life due to maternal suicide. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has lost a parent due to maternal suicide. We especially seek to serve Black, Latinx, and Indigenous.

University of Miami Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
  • Amount: $221,760
  • All incoming fall first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. University of Miami scholars are students from across the world whose varied experiences, achievements, and interests help cultivate the vibrant academic community that is the University of Miami.

APSA Diversity Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/11/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions.

Colgate-Palmolive Haz La U Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • At Colgate, we believe that a higher education is a path to a brighter future and are dedicated to Hispanic students like you. That’s why, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, we have created “Haz La U” (Make the U), a college grant program for Hispanic high school seniors. Have you focused on academic excellence, dedicated service to your community.

College of Wooster Clarence Beecher Allen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $164,000
  • We understand that families are often curious, and may be overwhelmed, when it comes to projecting college costs. Affordability and Educational Excellence make a Wooster education a great value. There’s a reason The College of Wooster is singled out by college experts for our affordability and why each year we are listed as a Best Value College. 

Wild Fish For All Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Native Fish Society believes that supporting diverse voices builds a groundswell for the revival of abundant wild fish in the Pacific Northwest. To elevate these diverse voices and breakdown barriers to racial and gender diversity in Fisheries Conservation, we created the Wild Fish For All scholarship. One student will be selected each year as our Wild Fish For All Scholar. 

Aquarium of the Pacific African American Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/25/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The program supports exceptional African American students pursuing fields of study related to the Aquarium. Through the award and engagement experience, the Aquarium hopes to lower barriers by providing both financial support for academic endeavors, and community support through networking opportunities. 

Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 11/29/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is excited to announce our Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest for BIPC students in all areas of study. Students are invited to write a 750-1250 word essay on the topic of Land Stewardship or Trust in the More-Than-Human World for a chance to win a cash scholarship for your educational endeavors. 

OHM Advisors Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • At OHM Advisors, we are committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce of highly talented people, enriching both our internal culture and our collaborative professional efforts for our clients, and reflecting the diversity of the client communities we serve. We want all people to belong, thrive and innovate at OHM Advisors, so we’ve created a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

BABOR Breaking Boundaries Esthetics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Babor, a leader in high-performing skincare, is recognizing high-performing next generation estheticians with Breaking Boundaries scholarships. Embracing the spirit of BABOR, the scholarship celebrates inclusivity, diversity and the many pathways to career satisfaction available to licensed professionals. The tuition scholarships open educational doors of opportunity that prepare students to meet.

SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • At SmithGroup, we embrace opportunities to work alongside clients, partners, and colleagues who dare to push boundaries and pursue bold “what if” dreams. And we’ve discovered how to bottle passion and deliver success. The secret? People like you. Creating partnerships with others who share our goals, values, and visions for creating a better future has yielded outstanding results.

JCS Beauty Nourish and Shine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • JCS Beauty is a leading manufacturer of hair products, created for ALL hair types with a curated collection for curls, coils and kinks. We believe that beauty evolves from the inside out and we are committed to assisting our customers overcome their hair care challenges. Our passion continues to grow deeper. Today our goal remains unchanged: to empower beautiful transformations.

Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything scholarship is generously funded by Circadia, a pioneer in the science of chronobiology and skincare. The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything award celebrates diversity, inclusivity and affirmation. The scholarship is open to esthetics students enrolled in an accredited program and who identify as black, indigenous or persons of color (BIPOC). The […] Mor
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Art Scholarships

Art isn’t just a throw-away class…it’s a subject that can lead to a meaningful career for creative students. Forget finger painting and paper dolls, though: If you want to make a living as an artist, you must have true talent, a unique voice and the ability to express a passion for your medium of choice in each project you take on. Are you doing that already? Well then, you’re already on your way toward a successful future doing something you love. Might as well get a little financial aid to help you along!

Art scholarships run the gamut from drawing to painting to photography to design and even include art of the culinary, musical and literary varieties. Many art scholarships are specific to a particular state, county or even a particular college in addition to the art major or art interest/ability requirement, so we recommend you go to www.scholarships.com to conduct a free scholarship search. If you have an interest in art scholarships, be sure to include this information while conducting your search. If any of the art scholarships in our database are available to you, you will see them in your search results.

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. To be eligible, applicants must: be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.; have a 3.0 GPA.

Austin Community College Career Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Austin Community College’s new, all-inclusive scholarship program supports students focused on starting a career immediately after ACC. Career Scholars receive financial and academic support while working toward a certificate or associate degree in an approved area of study. 

DeuceMan Strong Memorial Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The goal of the DeuceMan Strong Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of the Metropolitan Detroit area for at least four years and who may be unlikely to have access to other scholarship resources because of average grades. We are looking for students who are motivated to pursue education at an accredited college or university.

Lyric Music Theater Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants of the Lyric Music Theater Scholarship must apply in writing, stating qualifications and proposed use of the scholarship award. Applicants may be of any age, but they must be Maine residents and have a connection to Lyric Music Theater. Scholarships shall be awarded no more than four times to any one individual. 

Gordon Hay Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gordon Hay Scholarship is intended for students planning a career in a non-performance area of theater including but not limited to: Play Writing; Set, Costume, Lighting or Sound Design; Arts Administration; Stage Management; Production Management; and Technical Direction. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: reside in the Charlotte metropolitan area (if a high school senior).

Singhaus Scholarship for the Performing Arts

  • Application Deadline: 6/16/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Those interested in applying for the Singhaus Scholarship for the Performing Arts must: Be between ages 16-24; Reside in Central Florida; Show active involvement in the LGBTQ+ / theater community; Demonstrate a specific need for financial support that aligns with their goal of a career in the performing arts.

Be a Rising Bud Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Applicants of the Be a Rising Bud Scholarship must currently be a female high-school senior who is interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at a college or university. Applicants must be from a low-income household earning a combined income that is less than $45,000.00 a year and must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the following fields: Applied Arts (Creative Literature/Writing.

Michael J. Lightfoot Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/14/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Michael J. Lightfoot Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lightfoot family to honor the memory of our late father. The scholarship is intended to provide a $1000 scholarship for an undergraduate student in a STEM major. The student must attend school in California or Texas. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Besides completing the application.

Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, offered by Historic Huguenot Street and administered jointly with the Hasbrouck Family Association, is a $1,000 award that may be divided if necessary. Applicants must be undergraduates (sophomores-seniors) studying historic preservation, architecture, the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts.

Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. History Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Kenneth E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, administered jointly with the Hasbrouck Family Association, is a $1,000 award that may be divided if necessary. Applicants must be undergraduate students studying historic preservation, architecture, the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts, and/or the education of the public about local history in accordance with HHS’ mission.

Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/14/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship will contribute to the creation of a critical mass of talented students that will fully represent our industry—it will provide an environment in which all can thrive academically and professionally. Through this scholarship, Stantec will award $200,000 annually. We believe everyone has a right to education.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 11/4/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all. 

Propel + HBCU Week Student Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/10/2023
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Propel Center, the global HBCU technology and learning hub is intended to level the playing field and open greater doors of opportunity for its students. In partnership with the HBCU Week Foundation and Southern Company, we are launching a new scholarship program for high-achieving High School Seniors who will be attending HBCUs and are interested in pursuing careers in arts & entertainment.

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the study, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century. We support the work of individuals and institutions engaged with appreciation, interpretation, preservation.

You Can’t Label People, But You Can Label Products

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The “You Can’t Label People, but You Can Label Things’ ‘ Scholarship by Stark awards $4,000 to a student who is pursuing a creative field of study and demonstrates ingenuity and originality through an essay and label design. Stark is excited to invest in creative young people, regardless of their cultural, economic, or educational backgrounds. 

Austro American Association of Greater Boston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Austro-American Association of Boston is offering a scholarship to graduate or undergraduate students working towards an academic degree at a New England college or university. Applicants must propose a project on a subject in Austria, including Austrian music, history, literature, art, architecture, science, etc. 

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. 

University of Illinois Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 12/16/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The College of Fine and Applied Arts is dedicated to the advancement, practice, and understanding of the arts. The central focus of the college is the synergy between research and the preparation of students for professional careers in the creation and interpretation of the environmental, visual, and performing arts. 

Mercatus Joseph Schumpeter Undergraduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/5/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • For over 40 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as supported scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia. 

BWI Active Interest Media Boating Journalist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Boating Writers International (BWI) sponsors an annual scholarship program for tomorrow’s boating communicators. BWI is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate students who are involved in and preparing to devote a substantial amount of their life’s work in the field of writing, photography, video, broadcasting, film, or art. 

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2024
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning progressive orthodoxy and the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. We introduce them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they don’t find at their universities. 

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2024
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning progressive orthodoxy and the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. We introduce them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they don’t find at their universities. 

DAR Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to two students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

JSU Julian Jenkins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards Julian Jenkins annually. Established by Mr. Julian Jenkins, a former Anniston architect, for a sophomore student or above with a designated major in art, who has demonstrated, in the opinion of the art faculty, exceptional creative ability and dedication to the arts. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with individuals.

JVS Chicago Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • JVS Chicago offers scholarships to Jewish students residing in the Chicago metropolitan area (including Lake County, Indiana). Eligible applicants must: were either born and raised in Chicago area or one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment; plan on remaining in the Chicago area after completing school.

JSU Lovett Scholarship

oApplication Deadline: 2/1/2024

  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Lovett Scholarship annually. Established by Mr. Opal R. and Ms. Opal A. Lovett for a deserving student majoring in History, English, or Art who has achieved sophomore or above status. Mr. Lovett was the University’s Photographer prior to his retirement. Ms. Lovett taught in the English Department prior to her retirement.

Hope College Distinguished Artist Awards – Visual Arts

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Each year at Hope College up to sixty Distinguished Artist Award (DAA) scholarships are given to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theater or creative writing. Renewable for four years, the DAA’s provide eligible students with $3,000 each year toward their college costs. 

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund is open to United States citizens only, between 18-35 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster high standards in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of Western culture. 

Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Ashley E. Ketcher Memorial Scholarship is to provide educational funds to support an Auburn High School CAPA student planning to attend an accredited college or university. Applicant must answer the prompt: “Considering the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate?” Discuss your interest in the performing arts and how you’ve overcome adversity.
  • Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship provides educational resources to students pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Applicants must answer the essay prompt: “Considering the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate? Discuss your involvement in organizations and activities that focus on the visual arts.

Notre Dame of Maryland University Art Scholarship Competition

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University is giving away $100,000 in awards. Multiple scholarships are available totaling up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year) in several categories of majors and minors. Applicable majors or minors include art history, pre-museum studies, art education, photography and studio art. Each entrant must submit an application for admission to Notre Dame of Maryland University. 

SJCF Arturo Vera Art Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • The Arturo Vera Art Scholarship was established by Arturo and Ana Vera to support young people who are pursuing their passions in the Art field. One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded this cycle. Open to all high school seniors in the San Joaquin County pursuing post-secondary education in an Art-related field. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA minimum. 

Marjorie Stonehill English Journalism and Creative Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/6/2024
  • Amount: $750
  • No matter your talents, abilities and passions, the Community Foundation of Boone County wants to help you use them to pursue your higher education dreams. Since 1991, CFBC has awarded over $7 million in scholarships to local students. Our donors believe in the value of higher education and how it can change a life. 

Beinecke Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/8/2024
  • Amount: $35,000
  • The Beinecke Scholarship Program awards students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Students must be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree and plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. 

Saginaw Social Service Club – Norman D. Osborne Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Saginaw Social Service Club, established in 1936, provides this scholarship in memory of Norman Osborne. The Saginaw Social Service Club’s goals are to promote social work, the exchange of ideas and information on social questions, and the development of professional relationships to enhance public service. 

Yellow Dog Studio Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships. 

The Golden Ro(a)d Designer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Hello designers! Have a sustainable/up-cycled fashion design? Apply to our fashion show and competition, “The KEY: Golden Ro(a)d Design Scholarship”, to be eligible for a scholarship of up to $1,000! Our panel of judges will take part in voting, but so will the audience! We will have both a Youtube live voting round on a Google form as well as an in-person voting for the general audience.

Augustana University Fryxell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Scholarships are powerful. They remove obstacles, reward merit and meet needs — sometimes all at once. Thanks to a variety of alumni, friends and businesses, Augustana University students benefit from several scholarships each year. Some are awarded by AU, while others come from outside our institution. The majority of scholarships begin by applying for and being admitted to Augustana.

Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/18/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Frederick R. Layton Art Scholarship is a scholarship available to current Mount Mary students who are enrolled in a major in an arts and design academic area. Multiple scholarships of up to $3,000 each are awarded every year. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate program.

Lycoming College Talent Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Auditions and portfolio reviews for Lycoming College Talent Scholarships can be scheduled throughout the academic year and during open houses. Deadlines for auditions correspond to the application deadlines respectively. Specific requirements for each talent scholarship are listed. 

GRCF Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship is offered to a Kent County resident (who’s been living there for at least five years) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Applicants must demonstrate artistic talent, demonstrate financial need and have a 2.75 GPA. 

GRCF Paul Collins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Paul Collins Scholarship is offered to an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Applicants must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent. 

University of Michigan Bell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $80,000
  • Bell Scholarships are merit-based scholarships intended to enhance recruitment efforts for academically talented students in designated geographic areas pursuing undergraduate science-related degrees in the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (at the University of Michigan). Scholarships are funded by The Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. 

Dorian De Long Arts & Music Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Dorian De Long Arts and Music Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more graduating Colorado high school students who plan on majoring or minoring in the arts (visual or performing) at a Colorado university/college/post-secondary institution. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and/or other direct costs of study beginning in the upcoming fall. 

David A. Hicks Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts is available for application from senior high school students in the Berrien County area. Each year, the scholarship awards at least $1000 to one student, with a preference toward students at David’s alma matter, River Valley High School in Three Oaks. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the arts.

GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is awarded to students of color (African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American, AAPI) attending a non-profit public or private college or university in Western Michigan, majoring in Fine Arts (including all visual and performing art forms). Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

Master of Fine Arts $4,000 Scholarship Competition and Exhibition

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Allied Arts Association is offering a $4,000 scholarship to a student who is in residence at a university in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho and is enrolled in a visual arts MFA program. Students must have completed at least one term and have at least one term remaining in their program. 

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program is a collaborative effort between the Friends of the California State Fair, the California Agricultural Advisory Council, and the State Fair Gala Committee. Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships help our state’s most promising students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting.

Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/3/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated aptitude and career potential in the arts. Applicants for the scholarship must have demonstrated talent and a declared major that indicates potential for a significant career contribution to the arts.

Papy W. Saygbay Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Papy Wellington Saygbay Scholarship is for students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Eligible applicants must be African American high school seniors, planning to major in Fine Arts and must be pursuing a career in the arts (singer, film producer, dancer, actor, writer, photographer, gaming, etc.), and have a 2.5 GPA. Application must be completed and received by the application deadline date. 

MMUF Travel & Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 3/10/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The prestigious MMUF Travel & Research Grants are available to graduate students who participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The grants provide eligible graduate students with the financial means to complete their research prior to the start of dissertation writing. Funding is $5,000 for one summer or one semester of travel and/or research support. 

Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship (MDFAS) benefits selected graduating seniors within the Charlotte region who demonstrate above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas of fine arts. To be eligible, applicants must: be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts.

Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • To apply for the Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship, applicants must be a current graduating senior or former graduate of a Lancaster County public or private high school, or a current college student residing in Lancaster County, Nebraska at the time of the application. The applicant must enroll as an art major in any accredited art program at a qualified institute.

PINC (Poverty Is Not a Choice) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The PINC Scholarship is for students who are currently graduating seniors or graduates of public or private high schools (including home schools) in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Preference will be given to home-schooled students. Applicants must intend to study music or the arts in college. 

Conservation Internship for Broadening Access

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Focused on students from communities currently underrepresented in the museum conservation field, the Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) offers opportunities for current or recent undergraduates to learn about museum conservation. During a 10-week summer program, CIBA interns are placed with mentors in a variety of conservation labs throughout the Smithsonian. 

Jane T. Anderson Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $700
  • To be eligible to apply for the Jane T. Anderson Scholarship, applicants must be a public high school senior residing in Lancaster County, Nebraska, demonstrate scholastic performance and artistic talent, and intend to continue their education. This scholarship is for students majoring in art, art history or museology. Besides completing the application.

Laurel Arts League Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/22/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Laurel Arts League offers two different scholarships to students who are interested in the arts. The High School Scholarship Program is open all high school seniors (or homeschooled students) attending school in, or residing in, Laurel/Jones County. This includes all public, private, and homeschool programs. This program is not limited to students planning to major in the visual arts.

TDC Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • In support of design education, the TDC has awarded scholarships to promising students of typography since 1994. Currently, four scholarships are available. The Ezhishin Scholarship is for Native American and First Nation individuals in the US and Canada, respectively, who exemplify a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work. 

WRNS Studio Foundation Architecture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students who identify as Black or African-American are eligible to apply for the WRNS Studio Foundation Architecture Scholarship. Eligibility must be confirmed by both self-certification and within letters of reference. Full-time students pursuing degrees in architecture or design at approved accredited 5-year or 4+1 programs in California, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey.

Early Career Fellowship in Philhellenism

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2024
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship to a postdoctoral researcher to conduct original research on topics related to Philhellenism as a movement of the 18th and 19th century as well as a phenomenon whose manifestations and repercussions persisted in the years that followed. 

Scholarships in the Arts

  • Application Deadline: 3/27/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The deadline for Shoreline Arts Alliance’s amazing opportunity for high school juniors and seniors, Scholarships in the Arts, is coming up! This is a program which provides $1,000 scholarships and mentorships to outstanding students of the arts in our 24-town region. Categories include Visual Arts, Dance, Voice, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Creative Writing.

Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Robert Sherman Fine Art Scholarship was established to foster the study of art and advance the development of artists in keeping with the mission of the Glenview Art League. It is for a high school senior planning to pursue a college degree in visual art. Students will be judged without bias or prejudice based on their application, the quality of their work, and letters of recommendation. 

COMTO North Texas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) North Texas organization is a 501 (c) 3 organization that supports the strategic goal of ensuring the continuing legacy of minorities in transportation. Our primary goal is to award scholarships to worthy students who are pursuing a career in the transportation industry. 

JCF S.F. Humanities, Inc: Leo Hills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The S.F. Humanities, Inc: Leo Hills Scholarship is for Jewish high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enroll or already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college, university, or an art/music institution. Qualifications: Students must have a proven track record of excellence in the area of fine arts. 

Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be submitted by full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be made by those who will be an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student (Fall semester only) in an accredited four year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon.

Kazickas Family Foundation Art Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Art Guild is pleased to offer the Kazickas Family Foundation Art Scholarships for graduating seniors who attend high school in Nassau County. Scholarships will be awarded to students who will pursue the visual arts following their high school graduation, and who have demonstrated their commitment to any of the visual arts. This includes, but is not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture.

Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The purpose of the Kress Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums program is to provide a new kind of mentored professional development opportunity within American art museums. The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community.

Giana Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Giana Foundation Scholarship provides one-year scholarships to graduating high school seniors of a public high school in Dallas, Collin or Denton counties who intend to pursue a degree in the Visual and/or Performing Arts. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and fees at any accredited four year college or university or community college in the United States. 

Iowa Scholarships for the Arts

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. Throughout our generosity, financial aid is offered. Iowa Scholarship for the Arts is an award to help support a student’s future arts education. 

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Hopson-Laurent Scholarship, applicants must: be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a two or four-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university; and be graduates f a public or private high school in Choctaw County (Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Fort Towson). 
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Nursing Scholarships

If you want to graduate with fewer loans, your best option is to apply for as many nursing scholarships as possible. Read below to learn more about how nursing scholarships work, where to find them and how to maximize your chances of winning. A survey conducted by the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) found that about 70% of nursing students graduated with student loans. The average total debt for a nursing student currently ranges from $19,928 for an associate degree to $47,321 for a Master’s degree.

What is a nursing scholarship?

A nursing scholarship is an award given to an incoming or current undergraduate, graduate or professional nursing student. Scholarships may be given by professional organizations, non-profit organizations or directly through the school. Additionally, some private, for-profit organizations offer nursing scholarships.

Nursing scholarships may cover tuition, room and board and other education-related expenses. Scholarships may be given for one year or may renew for several years, and the annual amount will depend on the scholarship provider.

How to apply for a nursing scholarship

The application process for a nursing scholarship is similar to many other scholarships. First, you should start the research process as soon as possible. Note any scholarships that you might be eligible for and use a spreadsheet to organize the deadlines and any pertinent requirements. Set reminders on your calendar to note when the applications are due.

If the scholarship requires a recommendation letter, decide who to ask and give them at least a few weeks’ notice to write the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) and possibly offer them a sort of “template” to limit the amount of time they will be required to invest. Most likely they will have some experience writing such letters, but if you don’t ask far enough in advance, they may not have time to accommodate you. Start working on the essay as soon as possible so you have enough time to write a draft, ask for edits from a trusted source and work on revisions.

Frequently asked questions about nursing scholarships

When can I apply for nursing scholarships?

There is no set season for nursing scholarship applications, and the exact deadline for nursing scholarships can vary. Set aside time each month to review new scholarship opportunities and figure out how to apply. You can sign up for notifications from scholarship websites to find out when new awards are posted.

How can I maximize my chances of winning a scholarship?

You can improve the odds of winning a nursing scholarship by following the scholarship guidelines carefully. Many students hurt their chances by not reviewing the requirements and submitting the application after the deadline.

Can I get a full ride to nursing school?

While a single, “full-ride” scholarship is not very common, it is certainly possible to find and apply for a number of available scholarships. Also, there are other scholarships you will qualify for that are not specifically intended for nursing school but that can be used to get your nursing degree.

For example, the March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship is available for graduate level students and they offer a Nursing Diversity Scholarship for historically underrepresented undergraduate students.

Do I need to fill out the FAFSA to qualify for a scholarship?

You should definitely complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of your major or the type of scholarships you feel you are best qualified for. For example, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship asks for proof that students have submitted the FAFSA. Also, internal awards directly given by the school may require that students complete the FAFSA. You can contact the school’s financial aid department to see what their specific rules are.

Even if the FAFSA is not required, completing it will make you eligible for federal student loans, work-study and grants, including the Pell Grant. Also, many states mandate that you complete the FAFSA to be eligible for their own grants. In general, all students should complete the FAFSA, even if they don’t think they will qualify for need-based aid.

Can I get a nursing scholarship as a graduate or doctoral student?

While there are usually more nursing scholarships for undergraduate students, graduate and doctoral students can still find plenty of scholarship opportunities.

Are nursing scholarships based on financial need?

Like other kinds of awards, some nursing scholarships may only be given to students with demonstrated financial need. However, there are also plenty of opportunities for students who do not qualify based on their family’s financial status. Read through the scholarship description to determine if need is a factor.

Explore more scholarship categories

  • African American Scholarships
  • California Scholarships
  • Scholarships for High School Juniors
  • Hispanic Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Women

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • To be eligible for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards, applicants must: be enrolled in a tribe or village; demonstrate financial need; be either a high school senior, or be currently enrolled in a health professional program, having achieved good scholastic standing in pre-nursing, pre-med, or, enrolled in a health care or health education program.

Zonta Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects.

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Students in prelicensure (LPN & RN) and BSN completion nursing programs must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of published requirements for the nursing program per academic.

Genesis Healthcare Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/9/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, the Genesis HealthCare Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth in Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey, Coshocton, Noble and Morgan counties pursuing a degree in healthcare. Applicants will automatically be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible. Only one application is needed to be considered for all eligible scholarships.

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/9/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the SMA Native American STEM Scholarship, applicants must: be an enrolled member of federally recognized Pueblo, Nation or Tribe in the United States; be either a high school graduate or a full-time college undergrad student enrolled at an accredited college or university; major in a STEM field; must not have been placed on disciplinary or academic probation at any time.

Josh Gottheil Memorial Stem Cell Transplant Career Development Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To be eligible for the Josh Gottheil Memorial Stem Cell Transplant Career Development Award, applicants must: be currently employed as a registered nurse working in stem cell transplantation; have one or more years in nursing practice prior to the application due date; and agree to complete a three-question report following the selected program. Besides completing the application.

SCAF Adult Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 7/14/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Adult scholarships are available to adults with financial need who either reside within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District, or who are former graduates of Stanwood High School or Lincoln Hill High School. Individual scholarships may have additional eligibility requirements. To be eligible, applicants must: reside within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District.

Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • As a leading custom service provider specialized in the field of antibody production and engineering, Creative Biolabs is always happy to support young and ambitious talents in our field. With an effort to further support their research and higher education in the medical and science-related fields.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2024
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $30,000 stipends to graduating college seniors to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Past award recipients have won an unsolicited.

John Randolph Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John Randolph Foundation is proud to offer a number of scholarships for a variety of academic pursuits to local students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina. For a complete list of scholarship programs please visit the scholarship provider’s website. 

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • the 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.

Assistance League of Las Vegas Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Public Education Foundation rallies our community to effectively invest in public education. Thanks to our many community partners, we provide a variety of support to public schools, focusing on students, educators, and school communities. We provide millions of dollars in college scholarships each year to help students pursue their dreams of attending college or vocational school. 

DAR Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 award which is given to three students who are able to demonstrate financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into a nursing program or a transcript stating the applicant is in a nursing program must be included with the application.

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • A one-time $2,000 scholarship for two students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. 

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $48,000
  • Congratulations on achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. You have just begun your life journey and with the skills and character you’ve developed in Scouting, you have a solid foundation to build upon. As a future leader, Eagle Scouts like you, are critical to preserving the fabric of our great nation. 

Madeline Pickett Cogswell Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. 

eQuality Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2024
  • Amount: $6,000
  • eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for most scholarships. 

Trinity University Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Trinity University is the best small college in Texas. Trinity University is a force in motion. Through hands-on education driven by perpetual discovery, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, Trinity students answer questions and question answers. With more than 110 majors and minors, you can chart an exciting academic course—or create one for yourself. 

Vincent and Catherine Sansalone Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Vincent and Catherine Sansalone Scholarship recipient is selected by the College of Science and Technology and must be majoring in a math or science discipline with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students of Italian American heritage. Students may be required to submit a paper describing the influences of their heritage and culture in their life. 

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/4/2024
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans on attending an HBCU or an undergraduate student who currently attends an HBCU).

Saginaw Black Nurses Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships.

Saginaw Area Health Care Administrators Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Saginaw Area Health Care Administrators Scholarship is offered to employees in the areas of administration, nursing, dietary, maintenance, and other health-related occupations. To be eligible, applicants must: demonstrate financial need; have at least one year of seniority and continuous employment at specific Saginaw County facilities (see website for details).

Lisa Krukowski-Whalen Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships.

Cosby H. Watson Memorial Scholarship in Nursing

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships.

Callie M. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships. 

Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. Medical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships. 

Joe H. and Rosanne S. Gardner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships. 

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. 

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Access ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Employee Resource Groups not only help bring our employees together, but provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age, gender or other defining elements. As part of the support these groups provide to the communities we serve, ERGs offer scholarship opportunities for those pursuing higher education.

Indian Health Service Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Criteria will vary slightly by scholarship. Applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or the equivalent; have a minimum 2.0 GPA; be capable of completing a health.

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The ANSWER Scholarship Endowment provides financial support and encouragement to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten -12) and are seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice (minimum award amount of $4,000), a two-year nursing degree (minimum award amount of $2,000).

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $850
  • The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grants Programs, which are available to members of the Danish Sisterhood and their children, regardless of age. Our scholarships and grants are made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the National Sisterhood.

GRCF Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship is offered to a senior at South Christian High School entering a full time program in the fall at any accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school and majoring in healthcare, education, or business. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have at least a 3.0 GPA. 

GRCF Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship is offered to a resident of Kent or Ottawa County majoring in an undergraduate level health service related field at any accredited Michigan college or university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF).

Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • The Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to residents of Alpena county who are cancer survivors or have been touched by someone in their life who has fought cancer. Special consideration will be given to those students enrolled in a health occupations or criminal justice program. 

GRCF Armando “Frank” Quaglia Veteran’s Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Armando “Frank” Quaglia Veteran’s Scholarship is for students from Kent or Ionia counties who are a veteran or family member (spouse, child, or step-child) of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces attending an accredited four-year college or university full-time majoring in engineering or a medical/healthcare field. 

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/3/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund is supported by Advocates for African-Americans, a Duke Energy employee resource group in Charlotte. It was founded by Duke Energy employees in 1996 to attract, nurture, develop and promote a diverse workforce. Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. 

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program is for first generation high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. We want to be able to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles.

A.B. and M.R. Noel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • The A.B. and M.R. Noel Scholarship was established in 2008 to benefit graduates of Wood River Rural High School in Wood River, Nebraska attending Central Community College or Concordia University in Seward, NE. It is also offered to students of nursing attending Central Community College-Grand Island and Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. 

Medical Professional Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2024
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To apply for the Medical Professional Student Scholarship, applicants must: have completed the appropriate undergraduate education and be currently pursuing an advanced degree in a medical-related field, such as physician, physician assistant, dentist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, APRN, etc.; or be an undergraduate nursing student enrolled in nursing studies. 

Timothy L. Correll Foundation Memorial Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2024
  • Amount: $750
  • Our mission is to find and grant scholarships to dedicated individuals who aspire to go to school to train to serve their communities as nurses or emergency responders. To be considered for a TLCF Scholarship, student applicants must be a Minnesota resident and enrolled in an undergraduate program in an accredited College or University in one of these three programs.

NFP Nurse Leader Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania Future Nurse Leader Scholarship exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating leadership skills in their pursuit of a nursing degree. Funds are for full-time nursing students in an accredited BSN, MSN, or doctoral program in Pennsylvania. Eligible applicants must be full-time students and have a 3.0 GPA. 

NFP Jack E. Barger, Sr., Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Established in the memory of Department Commander Jack E. Barger, Sr., this scholarship has benefited more than 110 students, including active duty service members and veterans. Applicants must be an active duty service member, U.S. Veteran or the child or spouse of a veteran or active duty service member. 

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is the support of nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia program.

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund’s mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. They are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and healthcare related fields. 

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2024
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited university.

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school seniors who plan to major in a medical or biomedical field. The NVMSF extends scholarships to students in the lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut, which is made up of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford, and Beacon Falls.

Church of the Brethren Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Church of the Brethren awards a limited number of scholarships each year to individuals enrolled in a nursing program. Candidates for the scholarships must be enrolled in a LPN, RN, or nursing graduate program and members of the Church of the Brethren. A preference is given to new applications. Also, a preference will be given to individuals who are in their second year of an associate’s.

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/6/2024
  • Amount: $800
  • The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of Albuquerque High alum and 1957 West Point grad Barnes W. Rose and his aunt, longtime New Mexico resident, Eva Rose Nickol. This award is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors – Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.

Virginia Department of Health Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing in Virginia for one month for every $100 received. Presently, the Virginia Department of Health.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King.

June Gill Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The June Gill Nursing Scholarship is offered to an adult or student Grange Member who is in good standing. Selection will be based on the following: verification of enrollment in a nursing program; verification of Grange Membership; and a review of the applicant’s career statement, academic records and financial need. Public and private institutions may be attended within or outside New York.

AAUW Returning Scholar Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2024
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch NFP is offering grants to local women who need financial assistance to continue their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. An applicant may be studying full or part time and must meet the following criteria: be a resident of Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, or Villa Park.

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.