The following scholarships include opportunities for middle school, high school students, trade school, undergraduate, graduate school, doctorate, and adult students.
1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship. This is a monthly scholarship open to US residents age 18 and older who are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a drawing or sweepstakes scholarship. The deadline is the last day of every month. Award of $2000.
AIAA Scholarships. These scholarships from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts are open to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate as well as graduate students. Applicants must be pursuing a program in science or engineering. Awards of up to $10,000. Deadline is January 31st.
APIA Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to Asian or Pacific Islander students who are high school seniors or current undergraduate students and will be enrolled as an undergraduate in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, a minimum GPA of 2.7, and be the first person in their family to attend college. Awards of up to $20,000. Deadline is January 19th.
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning on attending college or trade school. This scholarship is not based on financial need. Multiple awards of $2,000. Deadline is January 1st.
AMS Graduate Fellowships. These scholarships are from the American Meteorological Society. They are open to US citizens with a GPA minimum of 3.0. There are no age restrictions. Open to students pursuing graduate studies in the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics. Awards of $25,000. Deadline is January 1st.
Arthur W. Pense Scholarship. This scholarship is open to New York State residents who are enrolled in a physical therapy or occupational therapy degree program. Award is $3000. Deadline is January 12th.
Boren Awards. These scholarships are designed for both undergraduate and graduate students to travel and study abroad for research and language study in world regions critical to US interests. Their program promotes linguistic and cultural immersion. Awards are up to $25,000. The deadline for graduate students for their travel fellowships is January 25th. The deadline for undergraduate students for their scholarships is January 31st.
Cancer for College Scholarships. These scholarships are open to cancer survivors who are attending trade school, 2-year, 4-year, or graduate school programs. Awards of $5000. Deadline is January 31st.
Cliff T. Wofford STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is open to Black or African American high school or undergraduate students in STEM with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Award is $1,500. Deadline is January 11th.
DAR Scholarships. These scholarships from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution are open to US citizens regardless of gender. Multiple scholarships are awarded to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Award amounts vary. Deadline is January 31st.
Discover Student Loans Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, current college students, and their parents. This scholarship is a sweepstakes. Award is $5000. Deadline is January 31st.
Elite Lawyer Scholarship. This scholarship is open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students with GPAs of at least 3.0. Answer the question, “What positive change are you working to bring to your community in the new year?” You will be requested to like Elite Lawyer on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Award is $500. Deadline is January 10th.
eQuality Scholarship. This scholarship is open to Northern or Central California high school seniors, individuals planning to attend college or trade school, community college transfer students, and medical students, who have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. This scholarship also provides the number of applicants who applied in the previous year. Award is $6000. Deadline is January 31st.
Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and 2-year and 4-year college students in the US with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. This scholarship is open to students pursuing any major. 1 scholarship will be given to a student pursuing any major and a 2nd scholarship will be given to a student pursuing business or STEM fields. Deadlines are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Awards of $1000.
EnergyRates.ca College Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to enroll or students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. This is a non-fixed scholarship. Write an essay telling where you see the future of the energy industry. Award is $500. Deadline is January 31st.
FFA Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are FFA members. Applicants may be pursuing any academic major. Award is $1000. Deadline is January 11th.
Frank M. Snowden Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African descent, Latinx, Asian or Asian American, Pacific Islander, and of indigenous descent Native American, Inuit, Canadian First Peoples, across North America. The purpose of the scholarships is to further students’ study of classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Award is up to $4,500. Deadline is January 20th.
Garden Club of America Board of Association Centennial Pollinator Fellowship. This scholarship is open to graduate-level students interested in studying or researching pollination decline. Award of $4000. Deadline is January 15th.
I Have a Dream Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students ages 14 and older who plan to enroll or are enrolled in a college or trade school. Must be a US citizen. Award is $1500. Deadline is January 31st.
Innovation in Education Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school and college students who have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others with a GPA minimum of 3.0. The award is $500 and repeats monthly. Open to students in the US and Canada. The deadline is the 20th of every month.
International Documentary Photography Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students worldwide regardless of academic major. This scholarship is intended to encourage personal involvement in social issues and promote socially conscious documentary photography. The award will be mailed to the recipient in the form of a bank check. Award is $1000. Deadline is January 1st.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are open to 8th grade - undergraduate level students with demonstrated financial need. Deadlines are May 9th, November 16th, and January 11th depending on the applicant's age. Award of up to $120,000 total with $40,000 awards given per year for up to 3 years.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. This scholarship 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. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917 when John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. Multiple Awards are offered. Awards up to $10,000. Deadline is January 12th.
Leaders Save Lives Scholarship. This scholarship is from the American Red Cross. This scholarship is open to high school and college students including trade schools or community colleges. Simply organize a blood drive within these time frames. Awards of up to $2500. Deadlines are: December 15th-January 15th, & June 1st- August 31st.
Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. This scholarship is open to current undergraduate students in a 2-year or 4-year agricultural or swine program. This is for US citizens only. The award is $2500 and several scholarships are awarded. Deadline is January 2nd.
Margaret McNamara Education Grants. These educational grants are awarded to women who intend to work in or with a developing country to improve the lives of women or children. Applicants must be at least 25 years old. With awards of up to $15,000, recipients can pursue travel to Latin America, South Africa, and Canada. Deadlines for applications are September 15th or January 15th depending on travel plans.
Marilynn Smith Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female high school seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. This scholarship is from the LPGA Foundation and the Marilyn Smith Scholarship Fund. Award is $5000. Deadline is January 31st.
Marvel Optics National Scholarship Contest. This scholarship is open to any current, full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year American university or college is welcome to apply. There are no age restrictions. Students must write a 300-word essay or 1-minute video to social media in response to the following prompt: Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” What does that mean to you? Award is $1,500. Deadlines are August 15th for the fall semester and January 5th for the spring semester.
MyMozaic Scholarship. This $1,000 monthly scholarship is open to US citizens ages 13 and older. The deadline is the last day of every month. This is a scholarship sweepstakes or drawing.
National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year. Write a one-page essay on why you're planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Multiple awards. Awards up to $5,000. Deadline is January 15th.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is open to former college athletes as well as college athletes in their final year of competition. Awards of $10,000. Deadlines are January 8th, April 1st, or June 7th depending on the sport.
NJCPA Scholarship. This scholarship is open to New Jersey undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate-level programs in Accounting. Awards of up to $6500. Deadline is January 8th.
Opportunity Scholarship. This is an opportunity for high school senior DACA-eligible students from ME, VT, NH, WV, OH, IN, NC, SC, LA, GA, AL, AR, MS, MO, MI, IA, WI, AK, ND, SD, MT, ID and WY with a minimum GPA of 2.8. The award is up to $80,000 and the deadline is January 31st. This scholarship is open to students planning on attending a college or university in the Opportunity Scholarship network.
PBWC Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female high school senior students from California. This scholarship is awarded by the Professional Business Women of California. Awards of up to $15,000. Deadline is January 26th.
Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female high school senior minority students who plan to play golf at the collegiate level. This is a needs-based scholarship. Award is $5000. Deadline is January 31st.
Race to Inspire Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university the same year the essay is submitted. Must write an essay sharing your race story. Award is $500. Deadline is January 1st.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholars Program. This scholarship is open to high school seniors from Ventura County California with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards of up to $10,000. Deadline is January 31st.
SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at a college or university, who are pursuing STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Deadline is on a rolling basis (12 awarded per year). Award is $2,500. This scholarship is open to students worldwide and there are no age restrictions.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award. This scholarship is open to graduating college seniors, who have an interest in pursuing public service anywhere in the world. Award is $15,000. Deadline is January 12th.
Smith Diversity Scholarship. The Coyner and Donna Smith Diversity Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are open to Nebraska high school seniors pursuing 4-year or trade school programs and have demonstrated financial need. These scholarships are organized by Lutheran Family Services. Awards are up to $25,000. Deadline is January 28th.
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship. This scholarship is open to 9th-12th grade high school students, undergraduate and graduate students including home-schooled students who are US citizens. There are no age limits. Award is $1000. Deadline is January 30th.
The Explorers Club Student Grants. This scholarship is for high school, undergraduate, graduate, and immediate post-doc students, who are interested in scientific exploration. Award of up to $40,000. Multiple grants. Some have rolling deadlines. All vary in amount and deadline.
The Homer Fund Orange Scholars Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college freshmen, college sophomores, or college juniors planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of 2023. In addition, must be a dependent of a full- or part-time hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries, The Home Depot Canada, or The Home Depot Mexico at the time of application. Multiple awards are given. Deadline is January 19th,
The May Firm Scholarship. This bi-annual scholarship has deadlines of September 15th and January 5th each year. This opportunity is for enrolled community college or university students. Award is $1000. Write about one traumatic experience you experienced in your life and how you overcame it.
This information has been compiled by Jean O’Toole and The Scholarship Team at Connections101.
*Please note that information can change about any given scholarship. Scholarships are not guaranteed to be offered every year. The Scholarship Team at Connections101 encourages every family to verify at the information link provided that the scholarship is being offered during the current or upcoming year.
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