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Scholarships by Category

Scholarships for Adult Learners

The Advocates Scholarship

The Advocates Law Firm is committed to continued learning. They want to help carry the financial responsibility of higher education by offering a bi-annual scholarship. The scholarship is open to all prospective or current students enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States. Students must submit a 300-500 word essay answering the following topic:  What are some of the daily problems bicyclists face on the roads? How aware are we of bicyclists and the laws associated with them? How can you contribute to improving awareness and road safety for bicyclists?


Award Amount: $1,000

Due: January 31, 2021

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Edmond Women's Club Adult Collegiate Scholarship

The Adult Collegiate Scholarship is an achievement-based award. Applicants are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve as well as their commitment to make a significant impact on their schools and communities. To be eligible, applicants must be current residents of Edmond, Oklahoma. Awarded scholarships may be used at any two or four-year college or university for payment of tuition, books, fees and education supplies. Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Award Amount: Varies

Due: February 1, 2021

Learn more about the EWC Adult Collegiate Scholarship.

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Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed simple yet made a strong impact on your life. Was it a present you could open or a gesture from a stranger? Here is an easy scholarship to keep things simple. Students must be 14 years of age or older and must be a legal resident of the United States. Applicants must submit 250 words or less answering the following prompt:

“Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Award Amount: $1,500

Due: February 28, 2021

Learn more about the Sweet and Simple Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Women

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total enrollment for women in higher education institutions increased by 21 percent during the last decade. We want to continue to see equal opportunities for women in education and in the work force. On this database of scholarships for women, applications are available for women of all ages in varying degree programs. From business and finance to law and medicine, there are multiple opportunities throughout the year.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $1,500-$8,000

Due: Varies

Learn more about the Scholarships for Women Database.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

John Lennon Scholarship

Calling all songwriters! To honor the memory of John Lennon, the BMI Foundation and Yoko Ono collaborated to create a scholarship opportunity for the next generation of song writers. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24 by the deadline of the competition. Additionally, students must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a U.S. college or university. To apply, students must submit an original song. Lyrics and instrumentation must be original and not based on any prior work.

Award Amount: 3 awards; up to $20,000

Due: January 22, 2021

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Porgorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship

The Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Scholarships are intended to support the education of talented young organists. Students must have existing talent and achievements in the field of organ playing and share an expressed commitment to post-graduation teaching, performing, or other related endeavors. The scholarship is awarded to an entering college freshman and are renewable if the student meets the listed requirements. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must have already completed the FAFSA. Students must showcase their talent through four unedited contiguous performances.

Award Amount: $15,000; renewable

Due: February 15, 2021

Learn more about the Porgorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship.

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Doodle 4 Google Contest

Google’s Annual Doodle contest opens January 11, 2021. Students are encouraged to create a Good Doodle based on a particular theme that will be released when the contest opens. Students can use any materials they want – from crayons to clay to found objects. Applicants will also need to complete an Artist’s Statement explaining their drawing and how it demonstrates the theme. Doodles are divided and judged in the following 5 grade groups: K-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12. 10 finalists will be judged from each state and there will be one national winner in each category.

Award Amount: 5 awards; $5,000-$30,000

Due: March 13, 2021

Learn more about the Doodle 4 Google Contest.

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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation funds young artists who are pursuing their studies or are beginning their career in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. There are no citizenship or residency requirements to apply for the grant. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and no older than 41 years of age. The application requires a portfolio of images of six works produced in the last two years. Applicants must also provide an artistic proposal, detailing their proposed artistic project or course of study to be supported by the grant. A budget detailing the intended use of the $15,000 award for the proposed project/course of study is also required.

Award Amount: $15,000

Due: Ongoing

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

AIPA Scholarship Program

The APIA Scholars Program awards scholarships to students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. The goal of these scholarships is to encourage and support underserved APIA students who live at or below poverty level, are the first in their families to attend college, and those who have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership. Applicants must answer an online survey of questions. To be considered for these scholarships, students must also have submitted the FAFSA to demonstrate their financial need.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,500-$20,000

Deadline: January 14, 2021

Learn more about the AIPA Scholarship Program.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually. The HSF is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and community college students transferring to four-year universities and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident or DACA student. They must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should submit a FAFSA if applicable.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2500-$5,000

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Learn more about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

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American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The ACS supports underserved and minority students in their academic goals. Applicants must be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native. Students should also intend to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology or other related courses. Applicants should be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior. To apply, students must submit an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and their SAR.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,500-$5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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American Indian Services Scholarship

The AIS Scholarship is intended to open the door of opportunity for Native Americans. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll in a university, college, junior college or technical school. They must also be at least a one-quarter enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe or descendant of an enrolled member. Graduate studies are not eligible for this scholarship. To apply, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and have completed the FAFSA.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Ongoing

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LGBTQ Scholarships

The Point Foundation Scholarship

The Point Foundation Scholarship seeks to support the academic future of students with a proven track record of leadership and community involvement. Applicants must identify as a member of the LGBTQ community and must be enrolled or intending to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States. Community college, online programs, or trades schools are not eligible, however students are encouraged to check out the Point Community College Scholarship.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; Varies

Due: January 25, 2021

Learn more about the The Point Foundation Scholarship.

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Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award

The Bisexual Foundation Scholarship awards graduates students who want to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a psychology or therapy/counseling graduate program. Applicants from students in allied disciplines, such as gender studies, social work and sociology, cannot be considered at this time. Applicants must provide a cover sheet, a CV, one copy of their project description and one letter from a faculty supervisor. 

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $1,000

Due: March 30, 2021

Learn more about the Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award.

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Gamma Mu Scholarships Program

The Gamma Mu Scholarships program provides support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, vocational school or a professional training program. These scholarships cover a wide range of educational options from technical training to associate, bachelors and graduate degrees. Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution or program. Applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, community involvement, work and academic achievement, and involvement in the LGBTQ community.

Award Amount: 2 awards; $1,000-$2,500

Due: March 31, 2021

Learn more about the Gamma Mu Scholarships Program.

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LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database

Fellowships and grants are available for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are opportunities available year-round to encourage access to education for members of the LGBTQ community. On this database, scholarships are available to students in varying circumstances and to applicants with different education goals.

Award Amount: up to $10,000

Due: Varies

Learn more about the LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

EngineerGirl is offering a scholarship to young girls who want to pursue engineering. The 2021 contest invites students to submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19. There are three categories based on grade level, each with its own eligibility requirements. Each category will celebrate their own winners. Students can participate if they are within grades 3-12.

Amount: 9 awards; $100-$500

Deadline: February 1, 2021

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"World of 7 Billion" Student Video Contest

Students are asked to create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health, or Re-Imagining Industrial Systems. All videos must include how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution. Any middle or high school student is free to enter the contest. Applicants can be located anywhere in the world.

Amount: 70+ awards; $300-$1,200

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Learn more about the "World of 7 Billion" Student Video Contest.

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Kaplun Essay Contest

The goal of the annual Kaplun Essay Contest is to encourage students to reflect on their values and better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. Students are assigned an essay topic by grade level. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12. Essays must be a minimum of 250 words. Level 1 entries may not exceed 1,000 words. Level 2 entries may not exceed 1,500 words.
Level 1: Grades 7-9: “How can Jewish customs, rituals, and practices help you deal with the challenging environment posed by the Coronavirus?”
Level 2: Grades 10-12: “With the world ravaged by the Coronavirus and the turmoil that accompanies social unrest, discuss how Jewish ideals/values help us think about these current events and how they can help us hold onto our democratic ideals.”

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $1,800

Deadline: March 7, 2021

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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Applicants must be an Oklahoma resident, must enroll in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and the parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55K per year.

Award Amount: Varies

Postmark Deadline: June 30

Learn more about and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.

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Military Scholarships

AWF Legacy Scholarship Program

The Army Women’s Foundation provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The program offers financial support for certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $2,500

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Learn more about the AWF Legacy Scholarship Program.

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Oklahoma National Guard State Tuition Waiver

The National Guard State Tuition Waiver Program (STW) entitles eligible members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard who are attending two or four year accredited institutions of higher learning within the State of Oklahoma to the following benefit. This benefit will waive the resident tuition of satisfactory participating Oklahoma National Guard members who are Oklahoma residents. The resident tuition waiver can waive up to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester per institution. The recipient must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours to receive the waiver.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more about the ONG STW Program.

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship serves to honor the sons and daughters of military heroes. Applicants must be a dependent child of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who was killed or permanently disabled in a combat mission or training accident. Additionally, students must be under the age of 26 at the time of application. Recipients can apply to renew the scholarship for up to three years, provided that the student is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Multiple

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Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities

The United States Air Force provides educational opportunities to develop even stronger Airmen. They invest time and resources to help student achieve their goals and reach their potential. There are multiple scholarship opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers, medical professionals, law professionals and ministry professionals who intend to advance their career in the Air Force. Awards and requirements vary by scholarship, so be sure to explore the different opportunities on the Air Force Ongoing Education page.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Varies

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Scholarships for Students with Special Circumstances


AFB Scholarships

The American Foundation for the Blind is offering educational scholarships for those attending a technical college or university as an entering freshman, undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants must be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,000-$7,5000

Deadline: February 15, 2021

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UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement and leadership skills will receive scholarships Students must submit a one-page essay, official recommendation letters and medical history form as well as a recent academic transcript. Applicants pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation as an optional item.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $10,000

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Learn more about the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program.

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Microsoft Disability Scholarship

Microsoft seeks to empower and enable people with disabilities. The scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award for up to four consecutive years. Applicants must be a current high school senior living with a disability, whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or another disability. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and should demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. To apply, students must submit a resume, transcript, three essays, two letters of recommendation and a completed application form.

Amount: Multiple awards; $5,000-$20,000

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM)

CaptionCall Scholarship Program

CaptionCall seeks to assist students or are currently, or intend to be, enrolled in graduate-level studies in audiology. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and will be required to upload current and complete transcripts. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their personal statement and essay as well as their academic record, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. 

Amount: 8 awards; $3,000

Deadline: January 15, 2021

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AACN Scholarship

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing continues to support students in their pursuit of professional nursing degrees. Twice yearly, the AACN offers two scholarships to students who are enrolled at an AACN school. The application is only a simple form identifying the applicant’s course of study and the school the student attends.

Amount: 2 awards; $2,500

Deadline: January 15, 2021

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NOAA Undergraduate Scholarships

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students major in STEM fields that directly support NOAA’s mission. Recipients will also conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Applicants must be attending an accredited minority serving institution and must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $45,000

Deadline: February 1, 2021

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GCA Scholarship in Field Botany

The Garden Club of America seeks to offer one student financial support to participate in an outdoor summer study in field botany. The scholarship is open to undergraduate and master’s degree students. Students must conduct their summer research in the Western Hemisphere. The application includes short-answer questions and a short essay.

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Learn more about the GCA Scholarship in Field Botany.

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AMS Scholarships

The American Meteorological Society administers graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships. These scholarships help further the education of outstanding students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic hydrologic sciences. They have a variety of opportunities for specific student groups including women (due Feb. 5), undergraduate seniors (due March 12), history of science students (due April 9), undergraduate freshman (due Feb. 5), and minority students (due Feb. 12). Each scholarship has individualized applications and eligibility requirements.

Amount: Multiple awards; $1,000-$25,000

Deadline: Various

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ASDSO Scholarship Program

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials wants to award current undergraduate seniors who are in an accredited civil engineering program or related field. Students must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines including the designing, construction and operation of dams. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and should submit an essay on the following topic: “What is ASDSO and why is dam safety important?”

Amount: Multiple awards; $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: March 31, 2021

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Study Abroad Scholarships

ACIS 2021 Travel Scholarships

Finding your place in the world is about human connection as well as introspection. The 2021 Travel Scholarship theme is “Global Citizenship.” Applicants are asked to think critically about what global citizenship means to them and demonstrate their responses creatively. Entries can be in the form of artwork, photography or writing. Recipients will be able to use their prize toward an ACIS study abroad experience.

Amount: 4 awards; $500-$1,000

Deadline: January 30, 2021

Learn more about the ACIS 2021 Travel Scholarships.

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The Boren Awards

The Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Awards are available with emphasis in language studies, cultural studies, and public service. Scholarships are available to U.S. undergraduate students and Fellowships are available the U.S. graduate students.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $25,000

Deadline: February 3, 2021

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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. To apply, students must submit essays and transcripts and contact their Study Abroad Advisor and Financial Aid Advisor. Applicants will be selected based on their community impact, academic preparedness and diversity of background and experience.

Amount: Multiple awards; $100-$8,000

Deadline: March 2, 2021

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IEFA Scholarship Database

The website for International Education Financial Aid is the premier resource for international scholarship and grant information for students. They have a comprehensive listing of scholarships for international students. Scholarships are listed by field, with some scholarships open to specific career interests and others unrestricted by field of study. Additionally, scholarships are listed by required nationality and host countries. Many scholarships are available for students from all nations studying in any host country, while some scholarships are offered for specific host countries and nationalities. Deadlines and award amounts vary by scholarship. Applicants must create an account on the IEFA website to apply.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Varies

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Ongoing Scholarships

SuperCollege.com Scholarship

Every month, SuperCollege.com offers a scholarship opportunity to all students from high school to adult. Awards can be used to cover tuition, books, room and board or any other expenses. Applicants can only submit an entry once every scholarship period; however, the scholarship is awarded once a month! Students only have to complete a brief form to apply.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Ongoing

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Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

Students have the opportunity to submit a brief essay every month for their shot at a $200 scholarship. There is a new prompt provided every scholarship period. Applicants need only to submit an essay and promote their entry on social media to receive winning votes and make it to the Essay Leaderboard. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age or older. Submissions must be made by the first of each month. Voting will take place until the end of the month at midnight. Essays must be between 200 and 900 words.

Amount: $200

Deadline: Ongoing

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