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Scholarships are an excellent opportunity for everyone. In America, it takes an average of $21,950  to graduate in a four-year public institution. Imagine that burden to both parents and students. But thanks to scholarships, you can possibly be awarded money to pay for your kid’s education!

Helping reduce the impact of rising tuition costs, scholarships also enable students to focus more on their studies and worry less on the money side of things! Scholarships are usually granted based on merit and financial needs, and eligible students can apply in different public and private institutions and organizations. 

Are you looking for scholarship programs to help fund your child’s education? Below are 50 great scholarship options that may ultimately get them to their dream career!

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EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Awarded Amount: $45,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Sophomore students that attend minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and wanting a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines can be eligible in this Scholarship Program.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1315 East-West Highway
Room 10703
Silver Spring, MD 20910
[email protected]
301-713-9437 x150

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

Awarded Amount: $36,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 15
Deadline: January 8, 2021

Designed to honor remarkable leadership and community engagement of Jewish teens, this award is open to any grade in school that embodies the values of Tikkun Olam, which means “repairing the world.”

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
[email protected]
Tel: 415-512-6432
Fax: 415-495-4897

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Awarded Amount: $30,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: March 13, 2021

With the $30,000 scholarship for National Winner and $5,000 scholarship for remaining finalists, interested parents and teachers of these kids can submit the completed Google Doodle entry online to be qualified!

Contact:
Check website for details

Marie Curie Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $80,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 5
Deadline: December 14, 2020

These academically talented students in math and science can receive up to $20,000 a year (or $80,000 for four years) towards the College of Saint Mary with the support of the National Science Foundation. 

Contact:

Scholarship Committee
Omaha, NE 68106-2377
[email protected]
402-399-2355

The Thiel Fellowship

Awarded Amount: $100,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 30
Deadline: Varies 

The 20-30 eligible fellows are selected annually will be in a two-year program that allows them to build new things as initiated by founder Peter Thiel who is a technology entrepreneur. 

Contact:
Check the website for details

UCLA Math Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Awarded Amount: Varies
Scholarship(s) Available: 1
Deadline: November 30, 2020

Offered to an incoming freshman candidate who has strong math credentials, the scholarship is renewable for four years and also covers tuition, fees, room, and board.

Contact:
[email protected]
520 Portola Plaza
Math Sciences Building 6363
Los Angeles, CA 90095
[email protected]
Tel: 310-206-1286
Fax: 310-206-6673

AQHF Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $8,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Open for Nebraskan residents with at least one-year membership in AQHA or AQHYA; qualified recipients will be offered one out of their various scholarship fundings.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
2601 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX 79104
[email protected]
806-378-5040

DeSales University Presidential Scholarships

Awarded Amount: $22,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: December 1, 2020

With competitive scholarships for up to eight semesters, this is open for highest ranking applicants based upon grade point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores. 

Contact:
Financial Aid Office
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
[email protected]
Tel: 610-282-1100
Fax: 610-282-0131

Hanover College Crowe Scholars Award

Awarded Amount: $5,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 
Deadline: December 1, 2020

This renewable scholarship is offered to top students in Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Arts, and Letters, among others. 

Contact:
Office of Admissions
Hanover College
P.O. Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243
[email protected]
Tel: 800-213-2178
Fax: 812-866-7098

Strong Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $40,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 40
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Open for applicants residing in Metro Atlanta, graduating high school seniors must be a promising student leader and have a minimum 2.8 GPA and a minimum ACT: 19/ SAT: 980 (verbal and math only).

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1777 Harvard Ave
1337
College Park, GA 30337
[email protected]
770-873-6621

ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

Awarded Amount: $40,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 3
Deadline: April 2, 2021

Offered for Albuquerque metro-area students who excel in math and science, scholarships of $10,000 for two to three eligible recipients will be awarded in over four years. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
624 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
[email protected]
Tel: 505-883-6240
Fax: 505-883-3629

ACS Scholars Program

Awarded Amount:  $5,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: March 1, 2021

The renewable award is given to minority students (African American, Hispanic, non-Asian Pacific Islander, or American Indian) that have an interest in chemistry-related subject areas. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]
Tel: 800-227-5558 x6250
Fax: 202-872-4361

Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $12,000
Scholarship(s) Available:  1
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Children with parents -medically retired, long-term disabled, or deceased- as members of the Air Line Pilots Association can be awarded a disbursement of $3,000 annually for four consecutive years.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]
703-689-2270

Alabama Golf Association Women’s Scholarship Fund

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 1
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Alabaman young females with academic excellence, good citizenship, sportsmanship and community involvement, need-based financial assistance, and with great interest in golf can apply for this renewable four-year scholarship. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Alabama Golf Association
3041 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216
[email protected]
Tel: 205-979-1234
Fax: 205-979-1602

American Council of the Blind Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $7,500
Deadline: February 14, 2021

For post-secondary education financial assistance, the scholarship program grants them for legally blind students and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 195
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2136
[email protected]
612-332-3242

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Awarded Amount: $20,000- $25,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 3
Deadline: Varies

Established in 1938, the top 3 winners in different states will have to battle in an oratorical contest that aims to develop high school students’ appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
700 N. Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
[email protected]
Tel: 317-630-1204
Fax: 317-630-1369

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $5,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 7, 2021

Given by The American Meteorological Society, eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens with interest in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693
[email protected]

AQHA Amy D. Bell “Pay It Forward” Memorial Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $50,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Students may apply that have a cumulative three-year membership in AQHA or AQHYA, and more than three years membership in NYCHA or NRCHYA. Eligible candidates must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be senior high school students. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
2601 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX 75219
[email protected]

Associated Grocers – Sam S. Politz Scholarship Fund

Awarded Amount: $8,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: March 1, 2021

With $1000 per semester for eight consecutive awards, this is offered to Louisiana students with advanced placement courses and honors, a minimum of 3.5 in GPA and a minimum ACT/SAT score of 24.

Contact:
Scholarship Manager
100 North Street
Suite 900
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

s[email protected]
Tel: 225-387-6126
Fax: 225-387-6153

Augustana College Distinguished Scholar Competition

Awarded Amount: $60,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Eligible students should submit an essay at the time of application, a faculty committee interview, and an on-site written essay during the competition in the college’s most prestigious scholarship event. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
2001 South Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
[email protected]
Tel: 800-727-2844
Fax: 605-274-5518

Berea College Tuition Promise Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $100,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Tuition Promise Scholarship applies to all enrolled students and can be combined with other financial assistance from outside organizations.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Berea College Office of Admissions
CPO 2220
Berea, KY 40404
[email protected]
Tel: 859-985-3500
Fax: 859-985-3512

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 2
Deadline: March 8, 2021

High school seniors must be of African descent to apply and plans to pursue a degree in engineering, computer science information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1200 5th Avenue
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
[email protected]

Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program

Awarded Amount: $10,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Sponsored by Chevron, this scholarship is for the sons and daughters of its employees and retirees. It aims to provide post-secondary education assistance to outstanding students. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
530 Bush Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108
[email protected]
415-362-6250 x201

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $50,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 15
Deadline: September 11, 2020

Graduating high school students that excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities and demonstrate active participation in community service are eligible to apply. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 110, #772
Los Angeles, CA 90045
[email protected]
917-756-7798

Levine Scholars Program

Awarded Amount: $155,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 20
Deadline: October 19, 2020

The most prestigious merit scholarship program, these are awarded to extraordinary high school students who were nominated online by the current school faculties. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
[email protected]
Tel: 704-687-7288
Fax: 704-687-1454

EMU Presidential Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $73,600
Scholarship(s) Available: 16
Deadline: November 01, 2020

After Incoming first-year students join the Presidential Scholarship Competition exam, a four-year award covers their in-state tuition, housing, food allowance, and mandatory fees. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Eastern Michigan University
403 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 734-487-3442

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

Awarded Amount: $60,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 01, 2020

With a total value of anywhere between $10,000 to $40,000, this unique award is based on financial need and a specific competitive evaluation process. It is renewable for four years.

Contact:
Michelle Edwards
Director of Scholarship & Donor Systems
77.430.9093
[email protected]

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $50,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 12, 2021

With recipients being honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings, they can apply in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, and Philosophy, among other fields. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
9665 Gateway Drive
Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
[email protected]
775-852-3483 x423

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Awarded Amount: $30,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 01, 2021

Providing scholarships of up to $30, 000 for four years, it covers minority high school students that need financial aid and with promising leadership potential. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
One Hudson Square
75 Varick Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013-1917
[email protected]
Tel: 212-290-8600
Fax: 212-290-8081

Rutgers First-Year Student Awards

Awarded Amount: $29,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2020

The renewable scholarship is merit-based and offers an amount of $3,500–$29,000 annually.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee

Catholic College Essay Contest

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 1
Deadline: February 17, 2021

Organized by The Cardinal Newman Society, the winner will be awarded $5,000 per year of school scholarship based on their recommended Catholic institution. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
10432 Balls Ford Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA 20109
[email protected]
Tel: 703-367-0333 x114
Fax: 703-396-8668

Texas A&M University – Century Scholars Program

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 01, 2020

With 108 high school partners in Texas, The Century Scholars Program (CSP) awards $20,000 over four years for students that excel academically and a $1,000 study abroad stipend. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
Pavilion, 2nd floor
College Station, TX 77843-1252
[email protected]
979-845-3236

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: April 01, 2021

Immigrant students from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status, can be selected with awards of $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 27507
Washington, DC 20038
[email protected]

The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2021

A scholarship that is available to students graduating from Genesee County, Michigan public high schools, and Luke M. Powers Catholic High School, recipients can receive $5,000 per year for four years. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
[email protected]
810-487-8383

AQHA Adrianna Andreini Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $17,500
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: December 01, 2020

Open to current AQHA or AQHYA members, the award can be applied to a four-year undergraduate and or two-year graduate-level degree program as per the preference of the student.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
2601 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX 79104
[email protected]
806-378-5040

John Gatling Grant Program

Awarded Amount: $15,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: February 15, 2021

Available for N.C. State University students, $10,000 and $15,000 per year can be given to N.C. residents and non-residents, respectively.

Contact:
Financial Aid Office
[email protected]

Catherine and David Thompson Space Technology Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $10,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Students who are interested in science and engineering programs related to engineering can be eligible and must be an AIAA member with 3.3 GPA. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Suite 500
Reston, VA 20191

Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award

Awarded Amount: $10,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: December 17, 2020

A premier scholarship by Golden key, it supports accredited universities anywhere around the world!

Contact:
Check the website for details.

Colorado Christian University Dean’s Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $52,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: Varies

Awarded to incoming college students, this scholarship has specific academic requirements that must be met by eligible candidates. The award is guaranteed for up to eight semesters. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
CO Christian Univ-Admissions
180 South Garrison Street
Lakewood, CO 80226
[email protected]
Tel: 303-963-3230
Fax: 303-963-3231

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $8,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 15, 2021

For graduating high school students wanting an undergraduate degree in American History and American Government, this scholarship is conditional upon maintaining a 3.25 GPA, and American citizens residing abroad can also apply by a Units Overseas Chapter. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
[email protected]
202-628-1776

Edison Scholars Program

Awarded Amount: $40,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 30
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Sponsored by Edison International, this scholarship is for graduating high school seniors of Southern California who wish to pursue engineering and science-related courses in a four-year university.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
507-931-1682

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 20
Deadline: January 03, 2021

Given to incoming first-year students, applicants must be a member of a high school sports team and maintains an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to the first semester of 12th grade. 

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
[email protected]

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: June 1, 2021

This four-year renewable scholarship is open to all residents attending college in Connecticut or the New York City Metropolitan Area or vice versa. Eligible students are selected based on their distinctive contributions to their school, community, or family. Qualified applicants must have solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in new or unusual ways.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
70 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT 06510
[email protected]
Tel: 203-777-2386
Fax: 203-787-6584

University of North Georgia Military Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $85,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 42
Deadline: February 15, 2021

High School seniors of the University of North Georgia who apply as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after earning a bachelor’s degree are eligible for this scholarship. This program covers the National Guard weekend drill pay, Army basic and advanced training, GI Bill, and Army ROTC contract pay. 

Contact:
Keith Antonia
P.O. Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503
[email protected]
706-867-2918

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Awarded Amount: $40,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: January 09, 2021

This scholarship, in honor of the founder, grants a four-year scholarship of $40,000 to gifted African Americans that excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
485 Hillsdale Dr.
Suite 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901
[email protected]
Tel: 434-964-1588
Fax: 434-964-1589

Selby Scholarship Program

Awarded Amount: $7,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: March 25, 2021

Available to residents of Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, or Charlotte counties, this scholarship is for students who demonstrate a valid financial need. Also required are a GPA of 3.0,  a high school (or state college) transcript, and ACT or SAT scores. The scholarship also requires evidence of personal growth potential through letters of recommendation from teachers and community members.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
1800 2nd Street
Suite 954
Sarasota, FL 34236
[email protected]
941-957-0442

TMCF Lowe’s Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $7,500
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies
Deadline: February 03, 2021

TMCF member-schools are eligible to apply that has good academic standing and unmet financial need ranging from $500 to $7,500.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
901 F Street N.W.
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
[email protected]
202-652-2934

AEF Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $20,000
Scholarship(s) Available: Varies 
Deadline: February 2, 2021

Acend Education Fund is giving scholarships to graduating New York City immigrant students regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 538
New York, NY 10008
[email protected]

Coca-Cola Scholarship Program

Awarded Amount: $5,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 150
Deadline:  October 31, 2020

An achievement-based scholarship, this program is for graduating senior high school students who demonstrated leadership qualities with a significant impact in their school and community.

Contact:
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 442
Atlanta, GA 30301
[email protected]
Tel: 800-306-2653
Fax: 404-733-5439

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

Awarded Amount: $12,000
Scholarship(s) Available: 12
Deadline: May 1, 2021

With interest in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, computer science, and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of studies, eligible students must be from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Contact:

Scholarship Committee
1220 L St. N.W.
Suite 100-407
Washington, DC 20005-4018
[email protected]
Tel: 202-509-9577
Fax: 703-552-2875

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