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Scholarships by Category

Scholarships for Adult Learners

Superpower Scholarship

Unigo.com is offering a Superpower Scholarship available to U.S. residents. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age at the time of application. To apply, students must answer an essay prompt in 250 words or less:

“Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”

Award Amount: $2,500

Due: March 31, 2021

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All About Education Scholarship

Education is important and Unigo.com wants to offer financial assistance to make your academic dreams come true. To apply, students must be at least 13 years of age be a legal U.S. resident. The application requires a 250-word essay answering the question, “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education change your life?”

Award Amount: $3,000

Due: April 30, 2021

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Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship

The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards three scholarships to single parents each year. Applicants must answer the following question in a 400-500-word essay: “How will you use your education to improve your family?” The application also requires an unofficial college transcript or an admissions letter. To qualify, applicants must have primary custody of one or more minor children and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship is open to single parents around the world.

Award Amount: $500

Due: April 30, 2021

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Because College is Expensive Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. The awardee will be determined by random drawing. High school juniors and seniors, current college students, graduate students and adults can apply. The application is easy; complete the registration form to be entered to win!

Award Amount: $500

Due: Multiple (March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31)

Learn more about the Because College is Expensive 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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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation Scholarship

The AICPA offers a National Scholarship Search to help future CPAs reach their academic and professional goals. There are a number of scholarships available year-round. Many opportunities are available to adult and graduate learners. Each scholarship has varying applicant and eligibility requirements.

Award Amount: Varies

Due: Varies

Learn more about the AICPA Foundation Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

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

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Oklahoma State Fair Visual Arts Scholarship

The Visual Arts Scholarship is designed to promote visual art education for Oklahoma’s youth. The opportunity is provided to seniors graduating from high school and attending an accredited college or university in the fall. Applicants must pursue a college education (major or minor) in a visual art related field of study. In addition to an artwork portfolio, students must submit essays and two letters of recommendation.

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

Due: March 26, 2021

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Illustrators of the Future Contest

This contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide to have their work viewed by masters in the field. Applicants must be amateurs as defined in the contest rules. Entries must consist of three illustrations in a color or black-and-white medium. Use of gray scale in illustrations and mixed media, computer generated art and the use of photography in the illustrations are accepted. Each illustration must represent a different subject.

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

Due: March 31, 2021

Learn more about the Illustrators of the Future Contest.

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Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary offers an annual art contest to students in grades 9-12. Applicants don’t need to be related to a VFW or VFW Auxiliary member, but they should be in the same state as the sponsoring VFW. Submissions can be in the form of two-dimensional or three-dimensional art. Different submission mediums have varying requirements. Digital art, photography and jewelry are not accepted.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $500-$10,000

Due: March 31, 2021

Learn more about the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

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King Family Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to juniors and seniors majoring in television and film at an accredited 4-year U.S. college or university. Along with the application, students must provide official copies of most recent transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a typed personal statement.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; up to $3,500

Due: April 15, 2021

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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

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

The Intertribal Timber Council offers a scholarship opportunity for Native American and/or Alaskan students. Applicants must be in a major related to natural resources including forestry, hydrology, wildlife and fisheries, natural resource management or environmental studies. Students must be an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe. Required materials include a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference, proof of tribal enrollment, transcripts and a FAFSA report.

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

Deadline: March 12, 2021

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The Shell Oil Company Scholarships

The Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship and Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship provide financial and career assistance to graduating high school students who have expressed an interest in the energy industry and demonstrate an aptitude in mathematics and science. Applicants must provide a copy of their high school transcript, standardized test scores and contact information for two references. Students must plan to enroll in one of the following majors: geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering. For the Incentive Fund Scholarship only, students must be a member of an underrepresented minority group: Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Amount: 20 awards; $2,500

Deadline: March 15, 2021

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The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarships

The mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need. The scholarship committee considers each candidate’s GPA, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, financial need, volunteer activities and essays. The program awards $2,000 per year, for up to four years.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,000-$8,000

Deadline: April 1, 2021

Learn more about the Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarships.

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Upakar Scholarships

The Indo-American Community foundations provides Indian American students scholarships based on academic excellence and financial need. Applicants must have been born or have one parent born in the Republic of India and be either a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident. Students must be a graduating high school senior living in the USA with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Students must also demonstrate financial need with their Family Adjusted Gross Income of less than $90,000.

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

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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Diversity in Data Science Scholarship

Diversity in tech and data science is lacking and QuantHub wants to offer an opportunity to encourage minority students to pursue their goals in the data science field. Applicants must be in the ethnic minority residing in the United States. Students must be enrolled full or part-time in a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program and provide 1 letter of recommendation.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 8, 2021

Learn more about the Diversity in Data Science Scholarship.

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Against the Grain Scholarships

Against the Grain Productions offers four different scholarships to support the future of Asian American artists and leaders. The awards are given to select high school, undergraduate and graduate students who have show excellence in the arts, leadership, design and/or entrepreneurship. Winners are selected based on GPA, community involvement, personal essay, video submission and an interview.

Amount: Multiple awards; $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: June 30, 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

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

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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

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League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

This program is open to self-identified LGBTQ+ graduating high school seniors. Applicants must provide an official copy of their high school transcript, demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must submit two personal essays and provide two letters of recommendation. Additionally, applicants should prepare a detailed list of community involvement.

Award Amount: 5 awards; Varies

Due: April 15, 2021

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The Point Foundation Program

The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their academic goals. Recipients are evaluated based on financial need, personal history, academic achievement and community involvement. Students must be enrolled or intending to enroll in an accredited community college in the US.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $2,000-$4,000

Due: May 3, 2021

Learn more about the Point Foundation Program.

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Out to Protect Scholarship

Students who identify as LGBTQ+ and are currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program are encouraged to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Applicants will provide their education information, academy information and answer short questions. Letters of recommendation must also be provided.

Award Amount: $500-$1,000

Due: May 28, 2021

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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

We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute is offering a contest to students in grades 8-12 and ages 14-19. Applicants must submit an essay of 500-800 words answering the question, “What is the relationship between equality and justice?”


Award Amount: $500-$7,500

Due: May 31, 2021

Learn more about the We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest.

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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Students between the ages of 8 and 18 are encouraged to submit an application demonstrating the public service work. Applicants must be residing in the USA or Canada and be currently working on an inspiring service project. Students must answer a series of questions outlining their project and provide letters of recommendation.

Award Amount: $10,000

Due: April 15, 2021

Learn more about the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

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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

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship provides opportunities for families of service members and veterans to reach their academic goals. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased service member from a service-related death OR a veteran with a 100% service-related disability. Applicants can be pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, post-graduate or doctoral degree. Awards will be decided based on submitted essays and financial need.

Award Amount: Varies

Due: April 1, 2021

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AMVETS Scholarships

AMVETS is proud to offer scholarships and grants to United States Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserves as well as to their spouses, children and grandchildren. These scholarships are designed to fulfill a financial gap after all other forms of financial aid have been utilized. Applicants must submit a variety of documents including record of service, official high school or college transcripts, the applicant’s Student Air Report (SAR) and an essay. High school students must provide SAT or ACT scores. All applicants must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing.

Award Amount: Varies

Due: April 30, 2021

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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

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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

Learn more about the Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities.

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Scholarships for Students with Special Circumstances

Diabetes Scholars

Diabetes Scholars offers multiple scholarships to high school seniors who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. Recipients are selected based on activities, grades, volunteering, advocacy, leadership essays and recommendations.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; Varies

Due: April 6, 2021

Learn more about the Diabetes Scholars Program.

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Candice's Sickle Cell Fund Scholarships

This organization is raising awareness and assistance for sickle cell disease. They are offering scholarships to students with sickle cell disease who are pursuing higher education. Applicants must provide confirmation of their disease and their high school or college transcript. Students must also submit two reference letters and a 250-word essay.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; Varies

Due: April 14, 2021

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Snowdrop Scholarship Program

Each year, the Snowdrop Foundation awards scholarships to qualified college bound pediatric cancer patients. Applicants must provide their college information, volunteer experience, GPA and financial information. Students must also provide two letters of recommendation, a letter from an attending physician and a 500-1,000 word essay.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; Varies

Due: April 30, 2021

Learn more about the Snowdrop Scholarship Program.

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

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

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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