Scholarships – National
Scholarship Name Application Deadline Dollar
Details and Eligibility Link to Apply
2019 Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence Application open between August 2019 and November 2019
  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S.
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma in spring of 2020.
  • Planning to pursue a degree in the arts at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
Unified Caring Association Scholarship November 29th, 2019 $350 to ten first place winners
$100 to ten honorable mentions
  • US High School Juniors and Seniors
  • Please submit a written essay answering the following question: If you could change one thing in the world to make it a more caring place, what would you change? Explain why you feel this change would make a caring impact.
  • The word count must be 500 words or more.
  • All submissions must include signed release form.



November 29th, 2019 $1,000
  • online application
  • 300 word essay on “How does writing impact today’s world?”
  • open to students who are attending or who will attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in 2019/2020
Courage to Grow



Next Deadline:

November 30, 2019

awarded monthly at the end of each month

You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.
Brockman Scholarship

Texas A & M University

College Station campus


December 1, 2019 merit-based full-ride scholarship that covers five years of study at the College Station campus of Texas A&M University
  • Be an American citizen resident anywhere in the world. International (non-U.S. citizen) students may apply if they can obtain a visa to study in the U.S.
  • Score at least 1400 on the SAT or the equivalent minimum composite ACT score of 32.
  • Have applied to an approved program of study at Texas A&M University and be able to provide a Universal Identification Number (UIN) on the application form.
  • Not have previously been a full-time university/college student.
  • Be under 21 at the date of application for the scholarship.
  • Not be related to a sitting member of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents. Click here to see the current make-up of the Board of Regents.
  • Demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership and constructive social engagement.
Boston University

Trustee Scholarship


December 1, 2019 Full Undergraduate Tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees
renewable for four years if certain criteria are met
  • apply/attend Boston University
  • submit the Common or Coalition Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs
  • Complete the Trustee Scholarship essay on the Common or Coalition Application as part of your application to Boston University
Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program December 6, 2019 $2,500
800 awards available
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. Please enter zip code below to confirm eligibility
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020 – 2021 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need


December 15, 2019 $2,000
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • The applicant must be attending a college or university in the Winter of 2019
  • Essay submission required
Cirkled in



December 31, 2019 $2,500
No minimum GPA and no essay.  Just sign up and apply.  Create a FREE student Cirkled In account.  Increase your chances of winning by completing your portfolio. Link
OppU Achievers


Quarterly Deadlines


December 31, 2019

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

  • Submit an essay
  • HS Senior enrolled full time
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
The Huggable Supermom Scholarship bi-annually awarded


December 31st


June 30th

$1,000 + free Huggable baby formula for 1 year

-Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

– Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

– Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

– All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

Beauty + Wellness Scholarships for Women Quarterly Deadlines


January 1st, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

  • HS Senior
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must identify as female.
  • All majors and GPAs welcome to apply.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program January 3, 2020

● Are current high school seniors entering an accredited, four-year US college or university
in the Fall of 2020

● Are currently members (in good standing) of a high school sports team or are involved in
after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)

● Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of
12th grade

● Are US citizens or US Permanent Legal Residents

● Are NOT Foot Locker employees or immediate family members of a Foot Locker

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship January 15, 2020
  • Must be a high school senior (public, private or home-schooled) or enrolled in college full time (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  • Must be planning to pursue a degree in a qualifying area of study.
  • Must be planning to attend a vocational, 2-year or 4-year qualifying ag related study program after high school.
  • Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
  • Must obtain no less than two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers who live or farm in an eligible county.
Profile in Courage Essay Contest January 17, 2020
1st $10,000
2nd $3,0005- $1,0008-$100

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.

McKnight Scholars Leadership Program at

Oklahoma State University


February 1st  2nd round


November 1st  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
BMI Student Composer Awards February 1, 2020
  1. Citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere.
  2. Engaged in the study of music with a recognized and established teacher (other than a relative).
  3. Born on or after February 2, 1992. Applicants must be age 27 or younger, as of the competition deadline on February 1, 2020.
  4. Any composer having won this award three (3) times previously is not eligible to enter the contest again (Honorable Mention excluded).
Hy-Vee Scholarships February 10, 2020
80 recipients will get $1,000 each

Applicant must be:
A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began
employment on or before September 15, 2019 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or
part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15,

Applicant must not be:
An immediate family member of a Hy-Vee Vice President or above. All other employees and their family
members who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply.

Reedsy Scholarship February 21, 2020

second application in Oct. 2020

  • 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.
The Dream.US

National Scholarship

February 27, 2020
covers tuition and fees up to $14,500 for an associate degreee and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of the Partner Colleges.
  • Came to the United States before the age of 16;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status;
  • Are currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate from a United States Program; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors in the categories which would have disqualified you for DACA, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
American Welding Society


Welder Training Scholarships applications are accepted year-round and selections are made on a rolling basis until the District awards the designated funds for the year. The current application cycle is open to students attending school or training prior to May 2020.

The deadline to apply for National, District, and Section Scholarships is March 1 annually. Check back in December 2019 for the next application cycle.

  • National, District, and Kansas Section Scholarships available
  • For students pursuing careers in welding related fields

The AWS Foundation awards over $1 million annually to help students achieve their dreams through education. If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for our scholarships. Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what you aspire to be, receiving an AWS Foundation scholarship can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals.


KFC Educational Grant

for Kentucky Fried Chicken employees

March 28, 2020Application opens February 2020additional application window opens August 2020 and closes the end of Sept 2020
$2,000 to $3,000
  • Be a KFC U.S. Restaurant employee (Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Supervisors, and Team Members may apply)
  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student (students of any age may apply)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Be employed at a KFC U.S. restaurant that is participating in the KFC Foundation’s 2020 Cole Slaw Donation Program (All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program-not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate)
  • Enroll either full-time or part-time in the 2020 fall term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours during the 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school
  • Be employed at a participating KFC restaurant at the time that REACH Grant recipients are announced in late May 2020
Hispanic Scholarship Fund March 30, 2020
Application will open December 2019
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate 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 2020
application opensJanuary 2020
varies by scholarship

Design a Better Future Scholarship


Honors Graduation


April 26, 2020
Five awards
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this website ( Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadlines in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline. There are no citizenship requirements.
Ayn Rand Institute


Essay Contest

April 30, 2020
$2,000 for first place
other placings have cash awards as well
Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.
Ayn Rand Institute


Essay Contest


May 28, 2020
$10,000 for first place
other placings have cash awards as well
Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Essays must be written in English only.
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships  

  • June 15th annually for fall semester applicants
  • October 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.
Career or Technical Education Scholarship Program

funded by the

Horatio Alger Endowment Fund

(Application opens March 15)



June 15  annually
must submit by 5pm Eastern Time on June 15




The CTE application remains open before and after the application window as long as scholarships remain available.

up to $2,500

many scholarships awarded

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • 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 Bigsun Scholarships
June 19, 2020

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.


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)
Practice Reasoning
Student Scholarship
August 31 annually
  • Must be attending a public or accredited private senior high school or college
  • Must be applying or planning to apply for an entry position at a US company with a recognised graduate development program
  • Must currently be receiving a recognised grant determined by financial need
Electric: Mobile Device IT Innovation Scholarship November 1 annually
  • for those interested in an IT career path
  • current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for innovating in the mobile IT (software or hardware) space
  • submit an essay that is 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum
  • applicants judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in mobile device technology
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