Scholarships – National


Scholarship Name Application Deadline Dollar
Details and Eligibility Link to Apply
Bridging the Dream Scholarship by SallieMae
September 27, 2018
  • must be nominated by a counselor or community leader
  • only one nomination per counselor or community leader
Nomination Link
Bonsai Finance Veteran’s Scholarship
Sept. 28, 2018
  • Be a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. Military service, or a direct dependent (i.e., son, daughter, spouse).  Proof of status is required.
  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as undergraduate students at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
  • Requires an essay submission responding to the questions found on the scholarship webpage.
Beauty + Wellness Scholarships for Women Quarterly Deadlines
Sept. 30, 2018
  • HS Senior
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must identify as female.
  • All majors and GPAs welcome to apply.
OppU Achievers


Quarterly Deadlines

September 30, 2018

December 31, 2018

March 31, 2019

  • Submit an essay
  • HS Senior enrolled full time
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
AES Engineering October 6, 2018 $500 essay: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Link
United States Senate Youth Program
October 10, 2018
  • Junior or Senior high school students who demonstrate leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history and/or community service.
  • Attendance during the Washington Week program (March 2-9, 2019) in Washington D.C., is required to receive the financial scholarship.
  • Each student must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States at the time of application.
  • Upon receiving the completed application, the Kansas State Department of Education will send a Qualifying Examination to the designated school official listed on the application. The school official is responsible for administering the test to the student.
  • Exam preparation
  • See brochure link to left for more details



Horatio Alger



October 25th, 2018
  • Full time high school student graduating spring/summer 2019
  • Entering college Fall of 2019
  • committed to pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
  • United States Citizenship

Information Letter


VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship
October 31st, 2018
grand prize
  • students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
  • All entries begin at the local VFW post level


October 31st (annual) $500-$1000
  • 9-12th grade students
  • Essay or video over one of the listed prompts
  • Online Application




November 29, 2018 $1,000
  • attending or will attend accredited college, university, or trade school in 2018
  • submit application and 300 word essay on “How does writing impact today’s world?”
Guardian Protection Services Annual Scholarship November 30, 2018 $1,001
  • Instagram entry using the “Stories” feature
  • Only first 100 Instagram stories will be accepted
  • high school seniors, current college undergrads, or graduate students
  • majoring in any field that promotes safety, protection, security, technology, home and building automation, loT, or cybersecurity
  • US Residents
  • plan to attend or attend accredited, non-profit college, university or vocational/technical school in the US in 2018-2019
  • No minimum SAT/ACT or GPA
Dirk Derrick Car and Truck Accident Injury Scholarship December 15th annually $1,000

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.  Applicants submit an essay conveying  the lasting effect an auto accident has had on the applicant’s life as well as the applicant’s journey to overcome those challenges.

Volt Lighting

STEM Scholarship

bi-annually awarded

December 31, 2018


  • currently be applying to or enrolled in a STEM program OR be the child of a parent who currently works in the STEM industry
  • earned less than $35,000 in the previous calendar year
  • active email address
  • part-time or full-time student in high school or college
  • Age 16-25
  • 800 word essay
  • GPA of 2.75 recommended, but not required
Chase Rubin Scholarship
January 31, 2019
  • Current high school students graduating in 2019 that have already been accepted into an accredited college or university.
  • Current college students who haven’t reached their final year of school.
  • Enter by submitting a 500 word essay on “What is one place that you have traveled to that helped shape your life?” OR  “What is one place that you would like to travel that you think would help shape your life?”
  • Essay submitted on online form found at link to the right.
Army ROTC 4-Year Scholarship

for High School Students planning to attend a four-year college and are willing to enroll in Army ROTC

February 4, 2019
100% of tuition and mandatory fees
$600 book allowance per semesterstipend of $420 per academic month designed to contribute towards living expenses
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career



Daughters of the American Revolution



February 15, 2019
Varies depending on scholarship applying for.  Multiple scholarships available for multiple disciplines.
Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships Apply between
March 15, 2019 and June 15, 2019The CTE application remains open before and after the application window as long as scholarships remain available.
up to $2,500
  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarhip April 2019
  • Application opens early 2019
  • Must be a current member of the NAACP.
  • Be a US citizen.
  • Must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline.
  • Must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Must possess a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund April 2019
  • Application Opens December 2018
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
Prospective Educator Scholarships
April 2019
  • Application opens late 2018
  • high school senior
  • member of “Educators Rising”
Pureland Supply Scholarship
June 1, 2019
  • accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade school
  • in an essay describe how your chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how do you expect to play a part in the future of your trade or field


Financial Futures Scholarship

July 31st annually $1,000
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines on website)
Northwest Missouri State University varies varies Out of State Students can get in-state rates based on GPA and ACT score Link
Verto International Leadership Award ongoing $5,000 (1-2)

$1,000 (5)

  • Graduating Senior
  • expressed or demonstrated service in their community, and appreciation for intercultural diversity
  • interested in global economic, heath, education or humanitarian issues
  • must have applied to Verto Education Program
  • award goes toward tuition for Verto Education Program participation
  • nomination of high school guidance counselor or teacher
H & R Block Budget Challenge ongoing $20,000 The H&R Block Budget Challenge helps teens get real-world ready from the safety of the classroom. Students pay bills, manage expenses, save money, invest in retirement and pay taxes. Information

Challenge Home Page

International Bullying Prevention Association ongoing $500
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Essays are the criteria for selection


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Written By: teddyirc Date posted: September 8, 2016