SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES
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Please search these sites for scholarships that can be applied for and won before your senior year!
Fast Web – Create a profile and let FastWeb do the research on scholarships, internships, colleges and much more for you – www.fastweb.com
Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college – www.myscholly.com
Cash Course – Information that helps college students stay financially informed – www.cashcourse.org
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels – www.cksf.org
Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit scholarships – www.cappex.com
Scholarships.com – A free college scholarship search and financial aid information – www.scholarships.com
Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search – www.scholarshipamerica.org
KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep – www.knowhow2go.org
HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) Scholarship information for Latino students – www.lati nocollegedollars.org
Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities – www.thurgoodmarshall fund.net
Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose – www.gmsp.org
Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non - profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – www.apiasf.org
American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities – www.collegefund.org
Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance – www.dellscholars.org
United Negro College Fund – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low and moderate income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board – www.dellscholars.org
FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – www.finaid.org
The College Board – www.collegeboard.com/paying
SallieMae: Plan for College – www.salliemae.com/plan
Also, you can visit all college websites to learn of scholarships they offer.
$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship – Deadline LAST DAY OF EVERY MONTH!
Open to all high school and college students. Simply log in and create a free account. No essay required. No recommendations required. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Niche
$1,000 ScholarshipPoints Scholarship – Deadline LAST DAY OF EVERY MONTH! ScholarshipPoints.com will give away over $100,000 in free college scholarships this year including a $1,000 scholarship every month. Apply Now! No essay required. No recommendations required. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Scholarship Points
$500 SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes – Offered Every Two Weeks!
No GPA or Financial Need Requirement. Starting September 12, 2017, students can enter online once during each entry period. Two scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.
Apply at www.suntrust.com/offtocollege
$500 The Debt.com Scholarship – Offered Every Two Months!
Debt.com’s mission is to encourage Americans for fight their way to financial independence from college freshmen to senior citizens and everyone in between. Sadly, many college students don’t apply for all the scholarships available to them. Why? “One of the most common and distressing excuses I hear is, “Why bother? I don’t have a 4.0.” a college financial aid director told Debt.com recently. Another surmises that today’s college students fear rejection so much, they simply don’t ask for free money. “You’ll be rejected many times in life, but we’re often rewarded for being persistent and showing courage,” she says “Apply and apply again!” Winners are picked every two (2) months.
$2,500 CKSF Scholarship Competition – Deadline Varies
The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general “common knowledge” to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win. More information at www.fastweb.com/college - scholarships/scholarships
$1,500 Shout it Out Scholarship – Deadline September 30, 2017.
Create a free profile or log in to apply for the Shout it Out Scholarship. No recommendations required. No minimum GPA. Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Unigo
$10,000 Giveaway from Harris Poll Online – Deadline September 30, 2017
Become a member of the Harris Poll Online and you could receive money for college just by taking simple surveys. Each survey you take gets you an entry to the scholarship drawing. No essay required. No recommendations. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Harris Poll Online
$1,000 Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship – Deadline September 30, 2017
How to apply: Complete this sentence in 140 characters: “I pledge not to text and drive because…” Applications are available on the Digital Responsibility website. Students must complete the online application form and compose a 140 character message about texting while driving.
Apply at www.unigo.com/scholarships/all/don’t-text-and-drive-scholarship Offered by: Digital Responsibility
Rhodes Scholarship – Deadline October 1, 2017.
Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England and may allow funding in some instances for four years. Essay is Required. Recommendations are Required. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: The Rhodes Trust
$1,000 Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship – Deadline October 15, 2017
Whether you have the opportunity to enjoy the Dixie Stampede, be amazed by the Sight and Sound Theater, sing along with the Presley’s, or dine on the Showboat Branson Belle, when you are here in Branson, we want to hear how one of the wonderful shows you experienced inspires you or changes your life in a positive way. Many have enjoyed the many shows and performances at Silver Dollar City, Branson’s award winning theme park. Whether you find a career path, are influenced to follow your dreams, or are motivated and encouraged to overcome life - challenges to pursue higher education, we at BransonShowTickets.com welcome your essay submission. The essay topic for our annual scholarship is, “How (“enter your show”) Inspired Me to Realize My Dreams.”
For more information go to www.bransonshowtickets.com
$2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2017 – Deadline October 31, 2017
“Imagine that your high school has been overrun with zombies. Your math teacher, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined that walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top - five things you’d bring to stay alive. Must be 250 words or less. Applications are available online. A complete application must include name and contact information, background details, academic details.
Apply at www.unigo.com.scholarships/weird Offered by: Unigo
$1,000 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Deadline November 7, 2017
In each state and Washington, D.C., the top high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all - expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners - up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state - level honorees will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state - level honorees will be announced in February. During the trip 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools, or organizations, and $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service A ward. How to Apply: Access the application at www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit Complete the application and the student/parent agreement; then, on the “certification” page, email or print and deliver instructions to your certifier. SSBB CERTIFIER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award - Deadline: November 6, 2017
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recognizes women in high school for their achievements and aspirations in the field of technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. They are now accepting applications for the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. This is an amazing opportunity for any female student interested and involved in technology. Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward
$2,500 Clinton Presidential Center “Ideas Matter” Essay Contest – Deadline November 12, 2017
In today’s interdependent world, we all face many challenges, including increasing opportunity for girls and women, improving childhood health, creating economic opportunity and growth, and helping communities address race relations. Arkansas students are invited to write a 500 word essay (minimum) exploring one of these four themes. Students are asked to define a challenge, propose an idea to alleviate that challenge, and develop a strategy for putting that idea into action. The student with the winning essay will be awarded $2,500 college scholarship. The essay must be submitted by November 12, 2017. Send entries to Joyce Willis, Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 or at www.clintonfoundation.org/ideasmatteressay
Jeanne E Bray Memorial Scholarship – Deadline November 15, 2017
Named for the late Columbus, Ohio, police officer, shooting campaign, and NRA Director, this program offers college scholarships of up to $2,500 per semester (up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of four years) to dependent children of any public law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty who was an NRA member at the time of death, and to dependent children of any current or retired law enforcement officers who are living and have current NRA membership. The deadline for applications for the scholarship is November 15 th annually. Click here to complete and submit the application. To request your personal reference letter questionnaires please send an email request to: email@example.com . Please include your name and postal address; we will forward the sealed reference letter envelopes to you for distribution .
$2,000 Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest – Deadline November 24, 2017
Information about this award can be found on the Stuttgart, Arkansas website. There is no entry fee for this contest, but contestants must register through the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce. GO TO: www.stuttgartarkansas.org/duck-festival/scholarship for lots of information.
$5,000 Education Matters Scholarship – Deadline November 30, 2017
Have you come across someone who’s tried to talk you out of college, saying that it’s not worth it? Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Write a 250 words or less essay “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”
Apply at www.unigo.com/scholarships/educationmatters Offered by: Unigo
American Quarter Horse Association Scholarships- Deadline December 1, 2017
Members interested in applying for 2018 scholarship funding will need to download the updated scholarship application and guidelines for a complete list of requirements.
Download information at www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship
$5,000 VIP Voice Scholarship – Deadline December 14, 2017
Join VIP Voice now for your chance to win cash, vacations, electronics, and other great prizes for sharing your opinions. You’ll be automatically entered to win $5,000 just for signing up. No essay required. No recommendations required. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: VIP Voice
$1,000 Burger King Scholars – Deadline December 15, 2017
The BURGER KING Scholars program assists employees, employees’ spouses, employee’s children, and high school seniors in the United States in continuing their education. No essay required. No recommendations required. No minimum GPA.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Burger King McLamore Foundations
$50,000 James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship Award – Deadline December 15, 2017
The McLamore Family Foundation created the J ames W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year since 2011. The four - year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional goals, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself. Essay Required. Recommendations Required. Minimum GPA Required.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Burger King McLamore Foundation
$1,500 Top Ten Scholarship – Deadline December 31, 2017
Inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heartstrings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Submit an online written response to the question: “ Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship (250 words or less)
Apply at www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship
$10,000 Unigo Scholarship – Deadline December 31, 2017. College in one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. Unigo wants to kn ow yours. Created your free profile now to apply. No Recommendation Required.
Apply at www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships Offered by: Unigo
$10,000 Unigo Scholarship – Deadline December 31, 2017
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Apply at www.unigo.com/scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship Offered by: Unigo
American Legion Scholarships – Deadline to apply December 31, 2017 The American Legion has sponsored the High School Oratorical Contest for 79 years. The purpose of the National High School Contest is to develop knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. The Department contest will take place on Saturday morning, March 3, 2018. The following cash scholarships will be awarded: $2,000 for First Place, $1,500 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. The Department winner will represent The Department of Arkansas at the National level, which includes an all expense paid trip with a chaperone to Indianapolis, Indiana. The student will receive an additional cash scholarship award of $1,500 for attending the Indianapolis Contest. Scholarship s are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the national contests as follows: 1 st place - $18,000; 2nd place - $16,000; 3rd place - $14,000. For more information you may contact your local American Legion Post or The American Legion Department of Arkansas Headquarters at 1 - 877 - 243 - 9799 (toll free), 1 - 501 - 375 - 1104 and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at our website: www.arlegion.org/programs/americanism/oratorical You may pick up copies of this information in the counseling office.
$1,000 Pink Tractor Scholarship – Deadline February 1, 2018
The Pink Tractor Scholarship is bringing PINK to the farm with all things for women in agriculture. Applicant must be female, live on a family farm in the Continental United States and demonstrate an interest in managing a farm and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. She must be pursuing a four - year degree in agricultural business management, farm & ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing.
$10,000 NSHSS Hollister Co. Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program – February 1, 2018
Hollister Co has launched an ongoing college scholarship program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winners freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full time student status of anti - bullying. For more information and to apply go to: www.nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/hollister-co-anti-bullying-scholarship
$10,000 Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Deadline to Submit March 1, 2018
Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here’s your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 11th Annual Create - A Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10 ,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection. For contest rules and more information go to www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests
$2,500 The Superpower Scholarship – Deadline March 31, 2018
Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you’ve always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your superpowers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. You will need to submit an online written response to this question: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why? (250 words or less) You must submit a complete scholarship application online at the Sponsor’s Website. Apply at www.unigo.com/our-scholarships
$2,000 American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship – Deadline April 1, 2018
Winner selection is not based on financial need, GPA or demographic data. Scholarship entries are ONLY accepted online through the AFSA scholarship website. Entrants must submit a completed entry form with all required information. Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) Entry submittal. A total of $20,000 is awarded. Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each. Scholarship winners are randomly selected by computer generated drawing. High school seniors will read an educational essay with information about fire sprinklers. After reading, the student will then be asked to take a ten question, multiple choice reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one entry into a drawing for one of the ten $2,000 scholarships. A total of ten entries into the drawing are possible.
Apply at www.afsascholarship.org
National Costumers Association Memorial Fund Scholarship – Deadline April 1, 2018
The National Costumers Association promotes the costume industry through education. The NCA awards scholarships to qualified applicants. A “qualified” individual must be 17 years of age or older, mainta n a GPA or 2.75 or higher, and be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited university of school. All applications must be submitted electronically by April 1 each year. Applications are accepted any time before the deadline. Criteria: A completed and signed application form submitted electronically; Proof of 2.75 GPA or higher with copy of transcript sent online; Photo of applicant (headshot preferred); A 100 word biography; A 500 word essay (minimum) of field of student and how it applies to the costume industry. Business courses may also qualify. For more information contact Janie Westendorf at email@example.com
$10,000 The Fountainhead Essay Contest – Deadline May 15, 2018
1st place - $10,000; 2nd place - $2,000; 3rd place - $1,000 No application is required. Essays must be written in English only. Essay must be no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1600 words in length, double spaced. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by May 15, 2018. For rules regarding this contest go to www.aynrand.org
$10,000 The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest – Deadline May 15, 2018
1 st place - $10,000; 2nd place - $2,000; 3rd place - $1,000 No application is required. Essays must be written in English only. Essay must b e no fewer than 800 words and no more than 1600 words in length, double spaced. Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by May 15, 2018. For rules regarding this contest go to www.aynrand.org
Stuck at Prom Scholarship – Deadline May 31, 2018
1st Prize $10,000 will be awarded to each individual Entrant of the First Place Prize winning Entrant Couple. 2nd Prize $5,000 will be awarded to each individual Entrant of the Second Place Prize winning Entrant Couple. 3rd Prize $3,000 will be awarded to each individual Entrant of the Third Place Prize winning Entrant Couple. 1st Place $1,000 will be awarded to the Entrant of the First Place Prize Winning Singles Entrant. Runners Up $1,000 will be awarded to each individual Entrant of the Runners Up Prize winning Entrant Couple. 1. Decide to Get Stuck at Prom – Take a look at the rule and regs and get ready to get creative and make your prom attire out of Duck brand duct tape. 2. Get a Date or go Solo – We give prizes to both the best couple and best single entry, so team up or take on the challenge of Stuck at Prom yourself! 3. Make Said Outfit – Here, it’s all on you! Stock up on your favorite colors and patterns of Duck brand duck tape and create something that will wow our judges. 4. Get Some Photos – You can’t enter if we can’t see your look. Snap a photo of yourself or have someone else help you out. If your photos are professionally taken, make sure to get the consent form signed by the photographer. 5. Submit Up to 5 Photos and a Description – between April 4 th through May 31 st – We’ll let you know when your entry is approved on the site. 6. Get Your Friends to Vote – between June 15 th through July 6 th – Share your personal link between June 15 and July 6 to get your friends to help you win the prize. You can vote once per day.
GO TO WWW.STUCKATPROM.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
$1,500 Flavor of the Month Scholarship – Deadline: July 31, 2018 “Summer and ice cream go hand - in hand. In fact, July in National Ice Cream Month, and that’s the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some very comforting. “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” (250 words or less) The scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around October 31, 2018.
For more information www.unigo.com/scholarships/flavor-of-the-month- scholarship