Scholarships – National


Scholarship Name Application Deadline Dollar
Details and Eligibility Link to Apply
Cooke College Scholarship Program November 20, 2018
up to $40,000 per year
  • attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • high-achieving high school seniors
  • financial need




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
2019 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar
November 30, 2018
Central College

Pella, Iowa

December 1, 2018
 $24,000 to qualified students
  • must apply to Central College in Pella, Iowa by December 1st
  • Scholarship Weekends in January and February to compete for additional scholarships
  • approximately 1,000 other scholarships offered

College Application Link

Military Child of the Year Innovation Award December 5, 2018
  • Child must be a legal military dependent. Status confirmed by Military ID or DEERS enrollment form.
  • Child must be between the ages of 13 and 18, at the time of application submission.
  • Child should identify any organizational sponsor or mentor who can help them communicate with the Booz Allen Hamilton team and implement the plan.
  • Child and one adult guardian must be available to travel to the Washington, DC area for the April 15-19, 2019 Gala award presentation.
LEDA Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America December 10, 2018
  • Junior in High School
  • US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA
  • Total family income less than $90,000 per year
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.6
  • Top 10% of the class
  • Taking advanced courses (Honors, AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, etc.)
  • Involved in the community and/or school
  • Desire to be a leader


AXA Achievement Scholarship December 14, 2018
Early application encouraged as the application will close after 10,000 applications are received.



  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
  • Be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-20 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship
December 15, 2018
5 awards
  • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
  • Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
  • The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, including following.
    • see website for additional clarification
  • You must be a Candidate for a Degree. You are a Candidate for a Degree if you:
    • see website for additional clarification
  • Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities.
  • Qualified education expenses. For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowship grants, these are expenses for:
    • see website for additional clarification
  • Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of:
    • see website for additional clarification
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.

Dolman Law Group Scholarship
December 29, 2018
  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
  • Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of 12/29/2018.
  • Submit videos to:
UNIGO Scholarship
December 31, 2018
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
“Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?” (250 words or less)

OppU Achievers


Quarterly Deadlines

December 31, 2018

March 31, 2019

June 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

  • Submit an essay
  • HS Senior enrolled full time
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Wealth Wise Scholarship

December 31, 2018
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors)
  • Must be a US 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 below)
School Band & Orchestra Scholarship
December 31, 2018
5 awards

Answer this essay question (in 250 words or less):

What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?

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
Beauty + Wellness Scholarships for Women Quarterly Deadlines

January 1st, 2019

March 31, 2019

June 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

  • HS Senior
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must identify as female.
  • All majors and GPAs welcome to apply.
Nacel Open Door

Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program

January 15, 2019
  • graduating high school seniors spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program, and getting hands-on work experience through internships with German companies
  • must request your high school to nominate you
  • At least 18 and no more than 19 years of age by July 1 of the departure year
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. Citizenship


University of Michigan

The Geisinger Scholarship Program

January 18, 2019
$20,000 in annual support to students from selected geographic areas
  • First-year students admitted to the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for 2019-2020 academic year
  • Must be enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan and pursuing an undergraduate degree program in engineering
Application Link

Information Flyer

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
John F. Kennedy LibraryScholarship
January 18, 2019
  • $10,000 1st
  • $3,000 2nd
  • $1,000 to five finalist
  • $100 to eight semi-finalist
  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.
  • Essay: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by any US elected official who served during or after 1917.
DECA/National Technical Honor Society January 19, 2019
  • Member of DECA the organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
  • Member of the National Technical Honor Society
10 Words or Less Scholarship
January 31, 2019
  • Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019.
  • This scholarship is provided by  In order to apply for the scholarship follow these instructions:
    • Go to and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:  In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.
    • Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to “Like” our Facebook page.  Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have “Liked” our page.
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.
LatamReady Business Technology Scholarship
February 1, 2019
  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Students must be Latin-American.
  • Technology and computing interest desirable but not necessary to apply.
McKnight Scholars Leadership Program at

Oklahoma State University

February 1st 2019 2nd round

November 1st 2018 was the 1st round

  • out of state applicants will be considered for a scholarship that waives the out-of-state portion of tuition for four years
  • Selected scholars will take part in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program
  • demonstrate a commitment to service and have a proven record of leadership
  • must be admitted to OSU
  • 27 ACT or 1220 SAT
  • 3.75 GPA
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


Missouri Bear Battalion Flyer


Daughters of the American Revolution



February 15, 2019
Varies depending on scholarship applying for.  Multiple scholarships available for multiple disciplines.
Flavorful Futures Scholarship February 15, 2019
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale (high school/home schooled seniors).
  • Must enroll for Fall 2019 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.
Reedsy Scholarship February 21, 2019
September 21, 2019
  • submit the first chapter of an original novel written by the applicant but have not yet published
  • United States, Canada, or Australia Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States, Canada or Australia.
NCCER & Build Your Future/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship March 1, 2019
  • Current National Technical Honor Society members who are studying a construction related discipline
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship March 1, 2019
  • Current member of both FCCLA and National Technical Honor Society
HOSA future health professionals/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship March 15, 2019
  • Current member of both HOSA future health professionals and National Technical Honor Society
Business Professionals of America (BPA)/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship March 15, 2019
  • Current member of both BPA and National Technical Honor Society
Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships Apply between
March 15, 2019 and June 15, 2019.  The 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
SkillsUSA/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship April 1, 2019
  • Current member of both SkillsUSA and National Technical Honor Society
Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL)/National Technical Honor Society Scholarship April 1, 2019
  • Current member of both FBLA-PBL and National Technical Honor Society
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”
2019 HonorsGradU Scholarship

Design a Better Future

April 28, 2019
$10,000 (5)
  • Graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.
  • Design & work on a community improvement project, using the checklist as a guide.
  • Submit your design thinking project work by April 28, 2019 11:59 MST (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements).
  • OPTIONAL: Share your work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline to increase your chance at winning. Submit your working strategy plan early (from the Navigate Ideas phase of design thinking), with any other work for which you would like feedback. Work must be submitted by March 23, 2019 for feedback. Depending on volume, we will get back to you within 2 weeks.
  • Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline.
  • Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate.


Jon H. Poteat Scholarship
May 1, 2019
  • Current National Technical Honor Society member
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

Application Entrepreneurial Scholarship
June 1, 2019
  • Business Major
  • Desire to be an entrepreneur and start your own business
  • Essay Submission
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
June 15th annually for fall semester applicantsOctober 15th annually for spring semester applicants
4 awards
  • be currently enrolled full-time in an American college, technical institute, or high school senior planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution in 2019
  • Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
  • Submit essay about who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry.

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