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Scholarships by Category

Scholarships for Adult Learners

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

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

Learn more about the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

 

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BeArt Presets Academic Scholarship Program

BeArt-Presets is a group of photographers and designers that create Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions. Their goal is to make photography simple and accessible to all photographers, from beginners to professionals. One of the ways they do this is by helping students attain their educational goals. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as high school seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants will need to submit an essay of 1,000 words or less answering the following prompt:

How will a BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship help achieve your education and career goals?


Award Amount: $2,000

Due: April 1, 2020

Learn more about the BeArt Presents Academic Scholarship Program.

 

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MusicAuthority's Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

Music has the power to enhance learning, relieve anxiety and improve memory.
MusicAuthority recognizes the impact music can have on a student’s college experience, and is offering financial assistance to promote a passion for music and higher education.
Applicants must be enrolled or due to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. International students and students attending online universities may apply.
Students are asked to write a 1200-1500 word essay answering the following questions:

  1. How has music influenced your life, passions, ambitions?
  2. How is music a part of your education?
  3. What is your favorite type of music or musician to listen to while studying?

Award Amount: $1,000

Due: April 1, 2020

Learn more about the MusicAuthority Annual Music Lovers Scholarship.

 

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Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Do you believe in the power of words? The Poetry Foundation is calling all young poets to participate in a national poetry competition. This opportunity is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must be between the ages of 21-31 as of April 30, 2020. Poets should submit ten pages of poems in addition to a 250-word introduction. Applicants may include multiple poems on one page. The competition has specific requirements for creating and submitting the application document, so be sure to read their application directions carefully.

Award Amount: 5 awards; $28,500

Due: April 30, 2020

Learn more about the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.

 

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Nextiva STEAM Scholarship

Nextiva is dedicated to helping organizations manage their communications, productivity and customer relationships. They are offering a scholarship to a high school junior or senior who plans to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify. Additionally, they must submit a 700-word essay answering one of the following prompts:

  1. What are ways that a business can give back to the STEAM community?
  2. Is the fragmentation of communication apps a good thing?
  3. What are the biggest opportunities in today’s state of business communications?

Award Amount: $1,000

Due: May 1, 2020

Learn more about the Nextiva STEAM Scholarship.

 

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship

The Design Automation Conference committee is excited to announce their scholarship program to help the next generation of system developers. Hoping to increase the pool of professionals from under-represented groups, this scholarship provides students with $4,000 per year, renewable for up to 5 years, for their college education. Students applying must pursue a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science. To apply, students should submit the following documents:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal letter describing future goals

Award Amount: Multiple Awards; $4,000 per year

Deadline: March 16, 2020

Learn more and apply for the P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship.

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American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarships

The American Indian Education Fund supports educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. By awarding many scholarships annually, the organization hopes to encourage students to be successful in meeting their long-term goals. Students can apply by completing an application form and an essay that discusses their academic achievement, leadership and community service involvement, career plans and service to the tribal community.

Award Amount: Multiple Awards; up to $2,000 per year

Deadline: April 4, 2020

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarships.

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Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships

This year, BAM will award two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors of African descent. The scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years. Applicants must plan to major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems or various business programs. To apply, students should submit two letters of recommendation, a copy of their transcripts, essays describing their career goals and updated resumes.

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

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships.

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Kia Motors America, Inc. STEAM Scholarship

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is proud to announce scholarship opportunities for students who attend an HACU member college. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, art or math are eligible to apply. Applicants must complete an online form and submit all supporting documents. First generation students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award Amount: 10 awards; $3,400 each

Deadline: May 29, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Kia Motors America, Inc. STEAM Scholarship.

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LGBTQ Scholarships

Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award

The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity offers an award to graduate students to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. The award recognizes the growing importance of research on bisexuality and encouragement to emerging scholars in the field. To qualify, applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a psychology or therapy/counseling graduate program. The application requires documentation on the student’s proposed academic project including a letter from the applicant’s faculty supervisor addressing the feasibility of the project and the qualification of the applicant.

Award Amount: up to $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Bisexual Foundation Scholarship.

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Maylon-Smith Scholarship Research Award

The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is a fund sponsored by Division 44 that annually awards selected graduate students in psychology to advance research on sexual orientation and gender identity. The award represents one of the division’s major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a cover sheet and a description of their project. Further details of the requirements for the project description can be found on the website.

Award Amount: varies; up to $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2020

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Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship Program

The Gamma Mu Foundation provides financial support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, vocational or professional training program. The Foundation also offers The Folisi and Goodwin Scholarship to a student from the broader LGBT community. Applicants must be under the age of 35 and have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year. Preference is given to students who are living in, have come from or plan to attend a school in a rural or underserved area, students who have overcome issues of discrimination and students who demonstrate leadership qualities in the LGBT community.

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

Deadline: March 31, 2020

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

Kaplun Essay Contest

Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Whether it was a present you could open or a simple gesture, Unigo.com wants to hear about this sweet and simple gift. In a 250-word essay give a creative and captivating answer to 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: Multiple Awards; $500 - $1,800

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Kaplun Essay Contest.

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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made an impact on their communities and the environment. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 18 as of the application deadline. To qualify, students must be permanent residents of the U.S.A or Canada. Judges will choose a winner based on their experience organizing and leading an extraordinary service activity that demonstrates their selflessness, tenacity and intelligence. It is important that applicants have not received recognition for their heroic work.

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

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We the Students Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute encourages students and teachers to engage in current events and understand history. One way they do this is by giving students an opportunity to share what civil discourse means to them. Through a 500-800-word essay, students are encouraged to include emotion, creativity, current events and research to answer the prompt. Students should include personal experiences of when discourse works, when it doesn’t and why. Applicants must be ages 14-19 to qualify.

Award Amount: 14 Awards; $500 - $7,500

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more and apply for the We the Students Essay Contest.

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All About Education Scholarship

Education can change a person’s life and lead to future success. UNIGO.com would like to assist students who are pursuing higher education by supporting them financially.  Students ages 13 and older can apply by submitting an essay (250 words or less) answering the question, “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Learn more and apply for the All About Education Scholarship.

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Do-Over Scholarship

We can learn valuable lessons from our mistakes and sometimes we can turn a profit from it. The Do-Over Scholarship is offered to one applicant age 13 or older who can answer the following prompt in 250 words or less:

If you could get one ‘do-over’ in life, what would it be and why?

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Do-Over Scholarship.

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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 and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.

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Military Scholarships

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Scholarships

The AFSA scholarship program was created to provide educational assistance to undergraduate students who are dependent children of enlisted and retired military members. The program offers three scholarships that are awarded based on the applicant’s academic record, character, leadership skills, writing ability and versatility. Students can apply to all three scholarships by physically mailing one application package to the organization. 

Amount: Multiple awards; $500-$3,000

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Learn more about the Air Force Sergeants Association Scholarships.

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Optimal Military Scholarship

Optimal is awarding $5,000 need-based scholarships to active military and veteran students. The organization understands the importance of education and would like to provide college funding for current and former service members. Applicants must submit an essay that answers three open-ended questions as well as meet the following criteria:

  • Must be veteran/active military, spouse or dependent
  • Must be spouse or dependent of deceased veteran or deceased active duty member
  • Must be under the age of 21, if a dependent

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 31, 2020

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Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Education Scholarship

FRA believes that educating service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. The organization established a scholarship foundation to support the educational pursuits of these individuals. Their scholarships are open to all active duty military, retired service members and their families. Students can apply by completing a scholarship package and submitting additional documents.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more about the Fleet Reserve Association Education Scholarship.

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VFW Student Veteran Scholarship

VFW has partnered with Student Veterans of America and Sport Clips Haircuts to provide educational assistance to service members. The organizations believe that veterans and active military members should be able to take advantage of all their benefits, including educational funding. To say “thank you,” the organizations are offering multiple scholarships for service members. Applicants can apply by completing an online application and meeting the following criteria:

  • Must have completed Basic Training
  • Must be separated with or currently hold a rank of E-5 or below
  • Must be retired, honorably discharged, active duty or a member of the National Guard or Reserve

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more about the VFW Student Veteran Scholarship.

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AMVETS Scholarship

AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country. They’d like to continue to serve the country by offering scholarships to hardworking veterans, activity duty service members and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on academic promise, financial need and merit. To apply, students must complete an online application and upload all supporting documents.

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

Deadline: April 30, 2020

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports high school and college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia who wish to pursue a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field. No essay is required to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a recommendation letter, documentation of their learning challenge and their most recent transcript.

Amount: Varies; $500-$2,500

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Learn more about the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship.

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ABA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

The American Bus Association is offering a scholarship to broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada, and must be a current college or graduate student at a college, university or professional training school. Students must have declared a major relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry. This includes professions from accounting to hospitality management. The application requires a short essay explaining how the applicant’s major is relevant to the industry. Additionally, applicants must either have a physical or sensory disability, as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, or be a child of a wounded military veteran or be a veteran themselves.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 2, 2020

Learn more about the ABA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

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Dollars 4 Tic Scholarship

The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation is proud to offer multiple undergraduate student scholarships, one graduate student scholarship and a vocational/technical opportunity for computer training. These scholarships are offered to students who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or Chronic Tic Disorder. Applicants must submit a 3-minute video explaining their passion, goals for the future and what they want to do after graduating from college. They must also submit an essay answering the various scholarship prompts. The vocational scholarship must be used to take onsite classes at PC Professor in either Boca Raton or West Palm Beach, Florida.  

Amount: Varies; $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

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

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

Fontana Transport Inc. is looking for first generation high school seniors who are passionate about furthering their education as a means to reach their career goals. The corporation would like to support students by offering their scholarship program to those interested in working in one of the following fields: STEM, medical, architecture or psychology. Those interested in majoring in Spanish Language/Literature are welcomed to apply as well. To apply, students must submit an online application along with supporting documents.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Learn more about the Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program.

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Tech Mastery Scholarship

Rentec Direct supports the goals and dreams of future technology influencers. They have developed a scholarship to assist students pursuing a career in computer science, software development or a related field. Applicants must submit a 1000-word essay discussing the following topic:

What are some of the greatest obstacles the tech industry has overcome in the past five years and what, if any, major obstacles do you foresee for the industry in the future?

Amount: 4 awards; $500

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more about the Tech Mastery Scholarship.

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Aerospace States Association Scholarship

ASA seeks to increase the number of students in the aerospace workforce by encouraging education in space and aeronautics. Courtesy of CollinsAerospace, ASA awards two scholarships to college sophomores or juniors pursuing a physical science, engineering, aviation or aerospace degree. The applicants will be judged on community involvement, school activities, GPA and official transcript. Students will need to provide an academic letter of recommendation.

Amount: 2 awards; $2,000

Deadline: April 30, 2020

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American Floral Endowment Scholarships

The AFE awards 24 scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. Are you planning a career in floriculture or horticulture? Check out the different scholarships available through the AFE and select up to 6 awards to be considered for. The application will include an essay section where students will submit a statement of intent as well as a brief answer to the following prompt if they’re an undergraduate student: What do you envision for the future of the green industry? Graduate students are required to write an essay about their research and how it fits in with the “real world” needs of the industry.

Amount: 24 awards; $300-$4,000

Deadline: May 1, 2020

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Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship

The Foundation for IT Education seeks to honor Betty Stevens-Frecknall, a successful computer analyst, by providing scholarships to future tech students. In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one full semester of postsecondary education pursuing a degree in computer science, information technology CIS or MIS. The application is simple; students will need to provide their contact information, school information and a few brief personal statements. There are more scholarships on the Foundation for IT Education website, so be sure to check out all of the available opportunities.

Amount: Multiple Awards; $2,000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

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Study Abroad Scholarships

William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Foundation to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The program will provide American students based in the U.S. with the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Applications for the scholarship are combined with the admission application for the American University in Dubai.

Amount: 5 awards; Tuition waiver for one term

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Learn more about the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship.

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IES Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

IES Abroad is a non-profit organization that provides over 140 study abroad and internship programs for students. Their summer scholarship is open to students who currently attend a college or university that’s a member or an associate member of the IES Abroad Consortium (consult your school to find out). Students can apply to multiple scholarships with one application. Applications require a personal statement and financial aid information along with a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report, or SAR.

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2020

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Study Abroad in Japan Scholarship

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The scholarships assist students with travel and living expenses while in the country. Applications require students to submit a short essay, a recent transcript and a letter of recommendation. All students majoring in any field are welcome to apply, there’s no prerequisite to major in the Japanese language.

Amount: $2,500-$4,000

Deadline: April 10, 2020

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International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarships

ISA offers high-quality education abroad programming in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. Providing a range of study, internships and service-learning opportunities, ISA hopes to facilitate cultural discovery for all students. Students can apply for various study abroad scholarships by submitting an online application and an essay that discusses the following topic:

  • Describe an experience from your past that greatly impacted your life. How did this occurrence help shape the person you are today? What expectations do you have for your study abroad experience and in what way do you think this experience will affect your life?

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

Deadline: April 30, 2020

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