The Best College Scholarships for 2020

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The following resources can help you find other sources of financial aid. It’s an exhaustive list of scholarships for college students in 2020.

Our office has prepared a list of outside scholarships offered through a variety of foundations/agencies that we hope will also be of assistance.  Some of our current readers have received funding through the scholarships listed.

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Top-Rated Scholarships

These scholarships all offer $10,000 or more.

Rose Scholars Program

Scholarship program open to high school sophomore, junior + senior students who are civically minded and have an instinct to lead.

  • Amount: $200,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2018

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Scholarships for students with high academic achievement who have a stated goal of public service and/or demonstrated active participation in community service.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000 per year (intended to cover tuition, fees, course related expenses, books, supplies and equipment)
  • Deadline: September 15

James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, etc.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: December 15

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Scholarships based on students’ capacity to lead, succeed in school, and make an impact on their schools and communities.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: October 31

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

Scholarships focused on academic strength, demonstrated community leadership, and financial need.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: November 15

The Gates Scholarship

Scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Awarded to 300 top student leaders with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

  • Amount: Funding for the student’s full cost of attendance (including fees, books, housing and meals) for all 4 years of college.
  • Deadline: September 18

The Scholarship Program

For highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education. Must have significant financial need, academic promise, as well as determination and perseverance. Must attend a partner college.

  • Amount: Can cover up to 100% of tuition fees and books at partner colleges
  • Deadline: March 8, 2020

Davidson Fellowship

Scholarships for students with a project in the STEM or humanities fields that have the potential to make a positive contribution to society.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: February 8, 2020

Live Mas Scholarship

Scholarships open to all students, ages 16-24, currently enrolled or enrolling in an accredited post-high school program. To apply, create and submit a video (two minutes or less in length) that tells the story of your life’s passion.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: May 2020

Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: January 9, 2020

Dell Scholars

Scholarships for students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education. The Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to our Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. Dell offers students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success.

  • Amount: $20,000, a laptop and textbook credits
  • Deadline: December 1

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

A free quarterly drawing for college scholarship money. To become eligible, become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: September 18

Voice of America Scholarship

Applicants must write or record an essay on an annual patriotic theme.

  • Amount: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: October 31

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Demonstrate long-term achievement outside the classroom like a project at school, in their community, etc.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: December 15

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

A national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course of study.

  • Amount: $100,000
  • Deadline: June 14, 2020

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Full-time students can spend their summer breaks working with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., doing meaningful work related to their major. Requires 3.0 GPA, 1000 SAT/21 ACT, and sufficient financial need.

  • Amount: Salary up to $38,701 and tuition assistance up to $18,000
  • Deadline: Early 2020

Last-Minute Scholarships

Students can apply to these even in August (or later!) for the coming academic year.

Candere Scholarship

Scholarships available to full-time traditional undergraduate students who are active members in their college community.

  • Amount: $350
  • Deadline: December 30th, 2018

Scholarships That Don’t Require You to Demonstrate Financial Need

Carson Scholars Fund

College scholarships for students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Interested students must be nominated by their school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 20

“Inspire Our Future” scholarship

Scholarships for students studying to become a teacher, or pursuing a career in direct student education.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: April 1, 2020

KSF Scholarship Competition

Participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of various academic subjects. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: Varies

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Scholarships based on academic merit, with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0 and renewal conditional upon maintenance of a 3.25 GPA.

  • Amount: $5,000 renewable each year for a total of $20,000
  • Deadline: February 10, 2020

DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics

Scholarships for students interested in studying political science, history or economics.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: February 15

Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship

Write an essay describing contributions you have made to your community and how their goals are inspired by Anne Frank with a focus on commitment to social justice.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 17

American Bullion Scholarship

Submit a 500 – to 1000 – word essay that answers the following question: “What are the benefits of diversifying a retirement account with gold and bitcoin?”

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 31

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Submit a 500 – to 1000 – word essay describing the impact you have made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. You must also submit two to three photos of your volunteer efforts

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: February 28, 2020

Blades of Green Scholarship Fund

For students pursuing education in environmental studies or related fields. Submit a 350 to 500 word letter of intent describing your career path, passion for your intended field and what inspired your pursuit of your field in order to be considered for this award.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 15, 2020

College Scholarship

Have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500-700 word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1

ScooterInside Scholarship

Submit an essay of between 700 and 1500 words that discusses the importance of social media marketing and how search engine optimization can help local business get more clients in order to be considered for this award.

  • Amount: $1,200
  • Deadline: October 30

Scholarships for STEM Students

(ISC)² Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

Scholarships pursuing or planning to pursue a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 1

George and Vicki Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering

Scholarships for college students who are AIAA members and studying to enter the aeronautics industry.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: January 31

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Scholarships for women currently enrolled in or accepted to a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD program in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: Spring 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Scholarship available to undergraduate and graduate students with a 3.0 or better GPA majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2020

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Scholarship for students in a STEM major from an ethnic group underrepresented in their field of study.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 30

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

Program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it’s like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 1, 2020

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

Scholarships for students studying nursing (RN or LPN), physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or medical social work

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 15, 2020

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students. Write a brief essay on a provided topic to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 31, 2020

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences.

  • Amount: $45,000
  • Deadline: January 31

HENAAC Scholars Program

Scholarships for Hispanic/Latinx students who demonstrate leadership within their community and who are pursuing or intend to pursue a degree in STEM.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2020

Scholarships for Women

(ISC)² Women in Information Security Scholarship

Scholarships for women pursuing or planning to pursue a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student to apply.

  • Amount: $40,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

Beyoncé Formation Scholarship

Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year to encourage and support young women who are bold, creative, confident, and unafraid to think outside the box. For students attending Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.

  • Amount: Up to cost of tuition
  • Deadline: May 12

Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

The Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate and masters female students anywhere in the world who are studying computer science.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: September 28

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

Scholarships for women who have an interest in public finance.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: August 15

Women in Aviation Scholarships

Scholarships for members of the Women in Aviation association who have a passion for aviation.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: November 16

All Women In Media Scholarships

Scholarships for current women college students who write or make a short video profiling an influential or inspirational woman in their community.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 1

Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship

Scholarships for women pursuing a degree in Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies or Journalism.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 14

BHW Scholarship

Scholarships for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 15

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Scholarship for female students who have participated in a Distinguished Young Women program.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Continuous

1000 Dreams Scholarship Fund

Educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the United States. Can be used for a variety of expenses other than college tuition, such as books, programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, bills, etc.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: November 2018

Scholarships for Members of Ethnic Groups

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

Financial assistance for Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: May 7, 2020

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Scholarships for students of African descent who have a passion for technology and plan to pursue a degree in engineering, computer science, or select business programs.

  • Amount: $5,000 (renewable)
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

HSF Scholarship

Scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: April 6

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Scholarship for African-American students with leadership ability and a desire to participate in community service.

  • Amount: Up to $8,200
  • Deadline: May 1

Adelante! Fund Scholarships

Multiple scholarships to inspire Latino students to graduate and lead, along with internships and leadership training.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000
  • Deadline: June 5

UNFC Scholars Program

Scholarships and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000 (spread over up to 5 years of college)
  • Deadline: January 1, 2020

AMS Minority Scholarships

Scholarship funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Two-year scholarship ($3,000 freshmen + sophomore year).

  • Amount: $6,000
  • Deadline: February 2, 2020

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program

Scholarships for minority students with a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. biology, geology, hydro-geology, ecology).

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

Carrington-Philbert Scholarship

A one-time scholarship for entering African American U.S. college freshmen. Applicants may be attending a community college or 4-year college.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: September 30

Chips Quinn Scholars Program

Program offers training and financial support intended to open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the U.S.

College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with majors in journalism or career goals in journalism are eligible to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018

Scholarships for LGBT Students

Out to Innovate Scholarships

Scholarships for LGBTQ students interested in pursuing a STEM career.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 2

League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships

Scholarships for graduating seniors with special consideration given to those with activities and leadership roles relating to LGBTQ communities.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

Out to Protect Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBT students who are currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program.

  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: December 2018

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Scholarship for students and young professionals seeking experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

  • Amount: $4,000 ($1,000/month stipend paid over the four-month fellowship)
  • Deadline: June 29, 2020

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Financial assistance to students who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: June 30, 2020

American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBT students who combine activism for gay rights with activism for the rights of atheists

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: February 1

The Make It Safe Project Writing Scholarship

Funds scholarships for writers of stories/poems containing queer and trans characters (under 2,000 words). Winners receives $500 and publication. All queer and trans youth ages 13-18 residing in the United States are eligible to submit.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: Spring 2020

Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBTQ students interested in careers in new media, digital advertising, or data science. Also open to African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native American students.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: July 14

Victor Agnoni Visual Arts Foundation – VAVAF

This scholarship is open for LGBTQ high school seniors entering college with a qualifying visual arts portfolio. Recipient will receive a $1,500 award. Applicant need not major in arts in college.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: Fall 2020

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

A college scholarship of $1,500 awarded to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: July 15, 2020

My First Blush LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship

The LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship by My First Blush is a $1,000 to $1,500 grant available to LGBTQIA honors students who have taken action to support or advance the rights of the LGBTQ community.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: June 30, 2020

Scholarships That Don’t Require an Essay

US Bank Scholarship

Students enter for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: October 27

“No Essay” Scholarship

Create an account with Niche for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 31

CARiD Scholarship

Submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen, etc.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 31

Liaison’s Data-Inspired Future Scholarship

Submit a 30 to 60 second video that discusses, explains or demonstrates an important aspect of data in today’s or tomorrow’s society and also includes one interesting fact about yourself in order to be considered for this award.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: October 31

eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship

Applicants must submit a short video of less than three minutes that covers why you are passionate about being an entrepreneur, why you are drawn specifically to internet business. In addition to the scholarship award amount, winners will receive training in running an internet business.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1

$5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship

Complete surveys for an opportunity to win a monthly $5,000 scholarship. The more surveys you complete, the better your odds of winning.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Continuous

National AG Day Essay OR video Contest

Create a video addressing this year’s topic “Agriculture: Food for Life” to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020

Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Video Scholarship

Create a short video motivating and discouraging students from distracted/texting and driving.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2020

Social Entrepreneur Award

Create a proposal that addresses one of the listed “critical issues” to receive $10,000 in seed grant funding!

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2020

Youth Free Expression Film Contest

NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Film Contest invites filmmakers under 19 years old to submit a four-minute film on a specific topic.

Each film must be accompanied by an artist’s statement discussing the elements that speak to these or other reflective questions about the limits of protest.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 15, 2020

Scholarships for Students Who Have Overcome Adversity

Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: March 1, 2020

Scholarship America Dream Award

the Dream Award is Scholarship America’s unique renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and successfully started their college education.

  • Amount: $15,000
  • Deadline: December 15

Lighthouse Guild

For college-bound students and graduate students who are legally blind.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 31

American Foundation for the Blind

Recipients must be legally blind and may have an interest in engineering, computer science, rehabilitation, music, and literature.

  • Amount: Up to $3,500
  • Deadline: April 1

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

Financial assistance to students who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without aid; often for those who do not qualify for other scholarships.

  • Amount: $2,500 renewable for one year for a total of $5,000
  • Deadline: January 1

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships

Scholarship recognizing outstanding high school students with learning and attention issues.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500 a year over four years
  • Deadline: Continuous

Cogburn Adversity Scholarship

Scholarship for student who submits the winning essay or video demonstrating how he or she has overcome great personal adversity.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 1

Jackie Spellman Scholarship

Scholarships for people who have been affected by leukemia or lymphoma.

  • Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: April 15

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters General Scholarship

Scholarship for dependent children of a law enforcement or firefighter killed or disabled in the line of duty.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: July 1

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

For students who exhibit a strong commitment to complete a career or technical program, critical financial need, and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: Rolling

The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship

Essay contest for students with disabilities or who have a family member with a disability.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Scholarships for Students with Community Service Experience

Emmy Scholarship Programs

Scholarships awarded to students pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry, who have made a positive impact through community service.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: February 28

National Honor Society Scholarship

Scholarships for NHS members making a difference in their schools and communities through leadership, service, and character.

  • Amount: $25,000
  • Deadline: December 14

Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship

Scholarship recognizing students doing meaningful community service.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 30

American Red Cross Jane Delano Scholarship

Scholarships for students interested in a career in nursing who have contributed volunteer service to the Red Cross.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 10

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Scholarships for public-spirited young people doing humanitarian work.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: April 15

Youth Forward Scholarship

Scholarships for students who write an essay describing their commitment to volunteering.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: August 1

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

Scholarship for young volunteers who have dedicated 100+ hours to serving veterans.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 29

Insureon Small Business Scholarship

Scholarship available to entering freshmen impacted by their experience working for a small business, or running their own business. To apply, submit a 500 – to 750 – word essay describing your favorite small business and why it is important to you. Preference given to students with community leadership experience.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: October 19

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Scholarships for students pursuing finance/accounting degrees who have demonstrated community service/leadership experience.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: April 9, 2020

Scholarships for Artsy Kids


YoungArts Scholarship

Scholarships for student artists in film, design, music, dance, photography, visual arts, theater, and writing.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000 and a master class in your artistic discipline
  • Deadline: October 13

Gabriel Prize Competition

Students pursuing a career in architecture submit illustrations of personal work to the competition. Winners receive a three-month trip to France to study classical architecture and the landscape.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020

Houzz Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30, 2020

Randy Pausch Scholarship

Applicants to the Randy Pausch Scholarship must intend to pursue a career in any aspect of game development including: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30, 2020

Kodak Student Scholarship Program

Submit a completed film that communicates a story or theme in some fashion. Submissions can be no longer than 30 minutes.

  • Amount: $5,000 scholarship tuition award + $5,000 KODAK motion picture grant
  • Deadline: May 18, 2020

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students who practice classical/traditional art in the mediums of painting, drawing from figure, landscape, and composition.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2020

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships to graduating seniors (must be continuing directly to graduate school) and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D) to support and encourage them to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020

MIT Inspire Contest

Annual humanities/arts contest in which participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as history, economics, or philosophy.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: November 30

Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund

For students pursuing a degree in a discipline related to the performing arts (e.g., music, dance, theater, etc.)

  • Amount: $10,000 (renewable)
  • Deadline: April 5, 2020

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Scholarship for students planning to major in visual arts. To apply, submit a portfolio of three to six works of art/images on CD.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Military Family Scholarships

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

Scholarships for dependents and spouses of military personnel.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 15

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

Open to any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased), National Guard U.S. Army Engineer, Reserve U. S. Army Engineer, or current Department of the Army employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as a current member of the Army Engineer Spouses Club.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: March 15, 2020

Scholarships for Military Children Program

Scholarships for children of an active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: Early 2020

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Scholarship support for high school juniors who are members of the American Legion and are direct descendants of wartime U.S military veterans who served on active duty.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: April 20

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Must be a dependent of a military service member who has been disabled, killed in action, or is a prisoner of war.

  • Amount: Varies based on need; average award will be a “significant portion of the student’s tuition”
  • Deadline: July 31

The Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund

Must be a dependent of activity duty, reserve/guard, or retired service members.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: November 2018

70th Infantry Division Association Scholarship

Scholarship for the relatives and spouses of those who have served, or are currently serving, under the colors of the 70th Infantry Division.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 30

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

For students with leadership potential within the Army ROTC program. Awards may be for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year

  • Amount: Tuition support + stipend (varies)
  • Deadline: Rolling

Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship

Awards for Spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship to assist them with their higher education tuition.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: April 21, 2020

Military Child of the Year Award

The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership, and achievement in their communities.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: December 5

Study Abroad Scholarships

Christianson Grant

Grants awarded to young Americans who have arranged their own service projects abroad. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 15, July 15, October 15

NESP David Boren Scholarships

Scholarships for students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the U.S., including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 9

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarship for low-income students who are interested in studying or interning abroad.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

IES Abroad Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships support and encourage students from a wide range of institutions and under-represented populations on an IES Abroad study abroad program.

Under-represented students include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Year-round

Diversity Abroad Study Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship

Available to minority undergraduate students who have been accepted to study abroad.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: June 1

John S. Linakis Scholarship

Scholarships for students with financial need who are interested in social justice. Must complete an essay that details how studying abroad will influence your commitment to social change.

  • Amount: Full scholarship to an AIFS program
  • Deadline: Spring 2020

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Includes a wide range of study/research programs available for graduating college seniors.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: October 11

IES Abroad Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarships

Study abroad program scholarships open to students who are currently attending an HBCU, a historically black college or university.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: Beginning of each semester/year depending on SA program

AIFS HACU Scholarship

Scholarships for outstanding Latino students attending HACU schools to study abroad.

  • Amount: 50% of AIFS program fee
  • Deadline: April 15, October 1, March 1

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Summer internships in Germany for Canadian and US undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE fellows work directly with doctoral students in research groups at top German universities and institutions and can expect to gain serious hands-on research experience.

  • Amount: Program and housing fees + Stipend (varies)
    January 15, 2020

Scholarships with Religious Affiliations

Stanford and D’Orlando Legal and Art Scholarships

Scholarships for Unitarian Universalists interested in studying art or law.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 15

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship

Scholarships for Muslim students pursuing degrees in journalism or political science.

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: March 15

Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

Scholarships for Muslim freshman college students pursuing a degree in any field of study.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 15

American Jewish Historical Society Scholarships

Scholarships and grants for undergraduate and graduate students interested writing about or researching topics related to Jewish history, the Jewish experience, etc.

  • Amount: Up to $6,000
  • Deadline: April 20

National Catholic Colleges Scholarship

Scholarship for students attending a National Catholic College Association member institution.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 1

“Your RoadMap” $2,000 Christian College Scholarship

Fill out a registration form that sends your personal information to a list of Christian colleges; scholarship winner will be selected from a drawing of registrants.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: June 30

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

For students possessing a profound measure of character, commitment to service, and financial need.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: The 15th of every month

Young Life Scholarship

Scholarships available to full-time traditional undergraduate students who are active members in Young Life are eligible for a scholarship for their first year (transfer students not eligible).

  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: Fall 2018
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