Scholarships

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Scholarships are listed by DUE DATE (after the below websites), from earliest to latest. Each scholarship listing also includes a POSTED DATE, which indicates when the scholarship was added to the website. Please check this section frequently because scholarships are constantly added to this website. To further your scholarship search, please use the following websites. You may need to hold the “Control” button on your keyboard while clicking on these websites.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

www.fastweb.com

www.campuspride.org/national-scholarship-database

www.finaid.org/otheraid/lgbt.phtml#campus

www.hrc.org/resources/scholarship-database

www.mycollegedollars.com

www.home.myscholly.com

www.scholarsnapp.org (there is a fee for this website)

www.scholarshipguidance.com

www.highfivescholarships.com

www.tuitionfundingsources.com

www.scholarshipprograms.org

www.collegenet.com/mach25/

www.salliemae.com/scholarship

www.schoolsoup.com

www.hsf.net

www.studentscholarships.org

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.cappex.com

www.legion.org/needalift

http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html (for undocumented students)

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Scholarship Name: Questbridge National College Match

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 1, 2017

Due Date: September 27, 2017

Scholarship Name: Wendy’s High School Heisman

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 2, 2017

Scholarship Name: Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 2, 2017

The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

Three awards for each student category are given in each of the different regions across the country. In addition, one Regional Award winning student from each category will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient in his or her respective category.

Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall.

Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship.

To apply, click Heritage.

Scholarship Name: AES Engineering

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 5, 2017

Due Date: October 6, 2017

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

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?

Amount of award: $500.00

Submit essay to [email protected]

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Scholarship Name: Levine Scholars Program at University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 8, 2017

If interested, see your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Name: Haz La U (“Make the U”) Colgate Palmolive

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 15, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, encourages you to get on the path to higher education. The Haz La U program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.

YOU COULD WIN ONE OF 31 SCHOLARSHIPS 
– 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000
– 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000
– 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500
– 1 National Grant, at $15,000

SELECTION CRITERIA
– Academic excellence
– Dedication to community service
– Demonstration of leadership in one’s community

To apply, click Make the U.

Scholarship Name: Lexus Eco Challenge

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 16, 2017

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6–12 that empowers teens to take action to help the environment. Challenge your students to tackle eco issues related to land, water, air, and climate. In the contest, teams of 5–10 students create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes–up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year to eligible teachers, students, and schools.

Scholarship Name: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program 

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: October 25, 2017

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses. To apply, click AANAPISI.

Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger Association

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 25, 2017

To Apply, click Horatio

Scholarship Name: Toyota Making Life Easier

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 31, 2017

Toyota Financial Services proudly announces its Making Life Easier (MLE) Scholarship Program, which will award up to $1 million to college-bound students associated with select community partners. Eligible students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000. Each year, Toyota Financial Services proudly awards college scholarships totaling $1 million to 100 students across the nation through Making Life Easier (MLE), its signature corporate social responsibility initiative. Since its inception of MLE in 2007, TFS has provided $6.4 million in scholarships to 1,000 students who have shown academic achievement and volunteered in their communities. To apply, click Toyota.

Scholarship Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 31, 2017

Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. The Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college. To complete an application, click Coca-Cola.

Scholarship Name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Status: CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Posted Date:

Due Date:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Selection Criteria

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.

Selection Process

A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

Scholarship Name: EF Global Citizenship

Status: CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Posted Date:

Due Date:

In July 2017, recipients of our annual Global Citizen Scholarship will travel for free to our Global Leadership Summit addressing the Future of Food. Selected students will experience Europe through the lens of food and collaborate with other globally-minded students at the two-day leadership conference in Milan, Italy, to design solutions to help feed our growing world. To apply, click EF.

Scholarship Name: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 7, 2017

In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.

During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofilt charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 1995, the program has honored more than 120,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level.

To apply, click Prudential.

Scholarship Name: Merrimack College – James W. O’Brien Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 15, 2017

One or more Lynn English seniors will receive this scholarship.

There is no application for this scholarship. To be considered for the O’Brien Scholars Program, students must complete the Common Application by the early action admissions deadline of November 15, 2017.

Since 1980, the O’Brien Foundation has awarded more than $3,000,000 to Lynn English students.

Process

  • Eligible candidates will be identified by the Admissions Office and the selection process will be coordinated by the Office of Enrollment Management in conjunction with the O’Brien Foundation
  • Oversight and program management by Merrimack’s Division of Mission and Student Affairs
  • Each O’Brien Scholar receives a $20,000 scholarship from the O’Brien Foundation and this is matched 1:1 by Merrimack
  • Recruiting for O’Brien Scholars will focus on regional high schools:
  • New programming requirements and benchmarks for O’Brien Scholars
  • O’Brien Trustees will have more opportunities to engage with the O’Brien Scholars
  • All O’Brien scholars that meet requirements will graduate with distinction

Student Experience and Requirements

The O’Brien Scholars Program will embed social justice and civic engagement into the educational experience of our O’Brien Scholars while allowing them to serve underprivileged communities on a local and global scale. Students will satisfy their scholarship requirements by following the annual schedule:

Freshman Year:

O’Brien Scholars will be expected to engage in direct service to the community of Lawrence, MA through working at Hands to Help for a total of 130 hours per semester with a minimum of 8 hours per week.

Sophomore Year:

O’Brien Scholars will be expected to work at Hands to Help for a total of 100 hours per semester with a minimum of 6 hours per week. In addition to serving at Hands to Help, O’Brien Scholars will engage in an Alternative Spring, Winter, or Summer Break Service program in order to broaden the scope of their awareness of social justice issues in the world.

Junior Year:

O’Brien Scholars will take on a leadership role at Hands to Help and act as a mentor for the Year One and Two cohorts of students. Year Three Scholars will be expected to work at Hands to Help for a total of 100 hours per semester with a minimum of 6 hours per week. (Exceptions will be made for students participating in study abroad and co-op programs.)

During Junior year, O’Brien Scholars will also do one of the following:

– Lead a Service Immersion Experience

– Participate in an International Service Experience

– Participate in the work of an agency dedicated to social change locally

Senior Year:

O’Brien Scholars will fulfill a supervisory role at Hands to Help and be expected to work for a total of 75 hours per semester with a minimum of 4 hours per week. O’Brien Scholars will either develop a capstone project directed at real life advocacy for social change or participate in a yearlong advocacy project with a local non-profit. This project would invite them to integrate their knowledge gained through their Academic Major with their understanding of social justice.

Annually, all Scholars will:

Write a report to the O’Brien Foundation describing:

– Their appreciation to the O’Brien Foundation

– A summary of their contribution to the community

– What they have learned as a result of this experience

– How this program will impact their future

Selection Criteria and Application Process

Applicants will be required to:

  • Submit the Common Application and all required credentials
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Recipients will be selected by a committee including representatives from Merrimack College and the O’Brien Foundation
  • Recipients will be notified as part of the Regular Decision release process

Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic performance and intellectual ability
  • Distinction in leadership activities in high school and community engagement
  • Strength of vision for how personal goals can be fulfilled at Merrimack with the support of the O’Brien Scholarship Program

Hands to Help

Hands to Help, a community resource center based out of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish’s frairy, joins in an effort to assist and empower the underserved members of the Merrimack Valley community. Hands to Help will include a drop-in center that will provide financial coaching, job search assistance, advising on the college application process, and resources for adjusting to life in Massachusetts. In addition, it will act as an information referral site to other local non-profits and function as a place where people can make use of resources, such as public computers. Hands to Help’s hope is to adequately support the people of Lawrence, as well as Merrimack students, to truly become an agent for change within the city. Merrimack College deeply values service and this resource center is a firmer commitment to its Augustinian neighbor in need.

Scholarship Name: Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: November 15, 2017

Scholarship Name: Elks National Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 27, 2017

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in this year’s competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

To apply, click Elks.

Scholarship Name: Boston University Trustee

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: December 1, 2017

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

To apply, click Trustee.

Scholarship Name: Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve

Status: CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Posted Date:

Due Date:

Cumberland Farms is dedicated to nurturing the future of young people in the communities we serve.

Since we began the program in 2007, we’ve awarded over $1.1 million in scholarships to hundreds of college-bound students. Each year we award $130,000 in scholarships to 130 deserving high school seniors from the eight states we serve.

If you are graduating high school in Spring 2018 and live within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farms, click the Cumberland for more information and to apply.

Scholarship Name: Burger King Scholars

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

To apply, click BK.

Scholarship Name: AXA Achievement

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 8, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications submitted

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. For an application, click AXA.

Scholarship Name: Northeastern University’s Torch Scholars Program

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date for Student Applications: January 1, 2018

Due Date for Guidance Counselor Nominations: January 15, 2018

Northeastern University is currently accepting nominations for the Torch Scholars Program for first-generation college students. The Torch Scholars Committee looks for bright, talented students who:

  • Have succeeded against the odds, but have not reached their full academic potential due to difficult family situations, cultural barriers, financial challenges, or educational environments.
  • Have shown leadership through community, school, work, or service.
  • Have enrolled in college prep classes and would be successful with the additional academic and personal support of the Torch Scholars Program.
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from low-income households.
  • Have parents/guardians without a US undergraduate degree or equivalent.

In addition to academic and personalized support, the Torch Scholars Program covers all costs for a six-week Summer Immersion Program and includes tuition, room and board, books, and fees for eight semesters of undergraduate study. Students are considered based on their college application, and must apply by the January 1, 2017 admissions deadline. Torch alumni have entered masters and doctorate programs, created new ventures with start-up companies, and worked at established corporations across the country. For more information and to apply, click Torch.

Scholarship Name: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: January 4, 2018

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Contest Topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

For more information and to apply, click JFK.

Scholarship Name: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: January 11, 2018

The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2018.

To apply, click APIASF.

Scholarship Name: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Endeavor Scholarship Program

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: February 1, 2018

The Endeavor Scholarship is designed to attract talented new students who might not otherwise be able to attend UMass Dartmouth. Established in 2010 through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the scholarship is the university’s most prestigious endowed scholarship.

Students are selected based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and dedication to community service.

Endeavor Scholars are a diverse group of outstanding students who:‌

  • Understand that leadership is developed, not innate
  • Believe that women and minorities have a role in bringing about change
  • Appreciate that hard work and scholarship are required for success
  • Embrace the idea that students can change the world through service
  • Share their skills and knowledge with the wider community and world

How to apply

Endeavor Scholarship

As an Endeavor Scholar, you’ll be part of a cohort experience that nurtures civic-minded responsibility. Endeavor Scholars spend significant time together in leadership and development, innovative community-related coursework, and service and outreach activities.

The Endeavor Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that provides tuition, mandatory fees, as well as a standard room and a Platinum Dining Membership after you’ve been awarded your financial aid award.

Because it is a last-dollar scholarship, the scholarship amount is subject to change if your financial aid award is changed and/or if you receive any outside sources of funding.

Endeavor Scholars profile

  • There are currently 23 students in the Endeavor Scholars program.
  • Average SAT score: 1150 (math and reading)
  • Average high school grade point average: 4.0
  • Our first group of Endeavor Scholars graduated in May 2014. A 76.6% retention rate, since fall 2010, compares favorably with a 72.2% national average retention rate among public universities.
  • Endeavor Scholars currently carry an average cumulative grade point average of 3.44 in 20 fields of study distributed across all five UMass Dartmouth colleges.
  • The Endeavor Scholars group is made up of 21 females and 2 males (91% female/9% male), and 13 (61%) have self-identified as students of color.
  • 100% were actively involved in community service activities prior to attending UMass Dartmouth.

Scholarship Name: National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: September 8, 2017

Due Date: February 15, 2018

Participating Colleges:

  • Clarkson University
  • Drexel University
  • Merrimack College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • State university of New York Oswego
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

To apply, click WACE.

Scholarship Name: Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Posted Date:

Due Date: April 3, 2018

The Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need. Successful candidates are those who display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. We also value demonstrated grit and resiliency in students who have faced significant challenges.

This year, new and renewal awards total over $3.2 million, with $1,388,150 to 187 renewing students and $491,000 awarded to 72 new recipients from Massachusetts for the 2017-2018 academic year!

2018-2019 Application Process:

·         New applications will be posted at http://phillips-scholarship.org/ in December 2017.      

·         The New High School Application and New College Application are due at Noon on May 1, 2018.

·         Early Response Option for High School Students only – Applications are due at Noon on April 3rd. The goal of this option is to enable recipients to make their college decisions with the benefit of more complete financial information. The first 300 applications received by April 3rd will be considered. We do ask that Guidance Counselors and Recommenders submit their materials by April 5th for students who choose this option. Students will be notified before the May 1st common reply date if they have been awarded a scholarship, deferred to the regular application pool, or not awarded a scholarship.

·         Recommenders will receive an email from us with the link to the recommendation forms. If school policy prohibits you from uploading recommendations and transcripts, please contact our office and we will work with you to receive students’ information via email, fax or regular mail.

·         Our  How To Apply instructions may be printed for students.

·         We welcome questions! Please call 978-744-2111.

Tips for Applicants

·         Applicants should check the financial eligibility calculator, on the website, before applying for the scholarship.

·         Students should highlight their service to others. This can be through community service or responsibilities at home, at their workplace or within their school community.

·         We highly value part-time employment, but understand that there may be reasons students are unable to work. If the applicant does not work part-time, there is space to explain why.

·         A resume highlighting activities, community service, jobs, and honors is required in addition to filling out our activity grid.

·         Two recommendation forms are required, but additional forms are welcome.

·         The formal essay and shorter written responses should help us learn more about the applicant beyond their transcript and activities. These writing pieces should exhibit excellent writing and revision skills.

North Shore Community College Scholarships

North Shore Community College offers numerous scholarships to students. For a list of those scholarships and their requirements, visit http://www.northshore.edu/scholarships/

James J. McCarriston Swampscott Rotary Trade – DUE DATE – None; Available Year-Round

The Swampscott Rotary Club, in conjunction with Peter and Joyce McCarriston, is offering financial aid (a scholarship) to North Shore residents from ages 17 to 28 for training in a trade, such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning, carpentry, electrical, masonry, architectural and/or general contracting. This scholarship is available to residents of Swampscott, Salem, Marblehead, Lynn, and surrounding towns. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the courses being taken and will be available to cover courses, books, certification and licensing classes. Funds may be available to help fund a work-study program if a suitable one can be arranged. For an application, click McCarriston

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contests

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can click Varsity.

Massachusetts State Financial Aid Programs

Grants

Foster Child Grant
MASSGrant
Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant
Massachusetts Cash Grant
Massachusetts Part-Time Grant
Massachusetts Public Service Grant
Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant

Scholarships

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship
Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship
Early Childhood Educators Scholarship
Highy Demand Scholarship Program
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
One Family Inc. Scholarship Program
Paul Tsongas Scholarship
Shorelight Global Scholarship Program

Tuition Waivers

Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver
Categorical Tuition Waiver
Collaborative Teachers Tuition Waiver
Commonwealth Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tuition Waiver
DCF Foster Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program
DCF Adopted Children Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program
Graduate Tuition Waiver
High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver
Incentive Program For Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver
MASSTransfer Tuition Waiver Program
MEFA Prepaid Tuition Program Tuition Waiver
Need Based Tuition Waiver
September 11, 2001 Tragedy Tuition Waiver
Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Waiver
UMASS Exchange Program Tuition Waiver
Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver
Washington Center Program Tuition Waiver

Loans

Massachusetts No Interest Loan

Tuition Reimbursement (Post-Graduation)

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/10/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating LAUSD seniors who will be the first in their immediate families to go to college. Preference will be given to students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented students and/or LGBTQ. A two to three paragraph essay must accompany the application (between 400-700 words) on the following topic: Humanism is based on the […] More

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Predoctoral, Dissertation, and […] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are (or have been) in […] More

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $23,000
  • Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a rich ethnic diversity of bright and talented high school graduates for successful teaching careers in schools of need throughout Illinois.Golden Apple Scholars are selected from these distinct paths:
    – Graduating high school students
    – Pathway […] More

Golden Door Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 10/27/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Golden Door Scholars and organizations like us provide hope for the 1.2 million undocumented youth in the U.S. Since 2013, we have awarded college scholarships to 45 exceptional students from an applicant pool of over 2200 students.Golden Door Scholars will award up to 50 scholarships. Recipients who attend Golden Door Scholars’ partner colleges and universities will receive a full, four-year […] More

Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund was launched in 2014 as a responsive Latino student success initiative. Through the Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund monetary awards are made to exceptional Latino college students in order to support increased Latino college completion rates. Latino students who are pursuing college education goals at a two-year community college, vocational […] More

OCIYU Scholarship for Undocumented Students

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • OCIYU fundraises year-round to provide one of the few nationwide scholarship awards programs managed by undocumented youth for undocumented students. The scholarship is only open to undocumented students living in the United States. Whether you live in Orange County, Texas, Rhode Island, or anywhere else in the U.S., are undocumented, and are attending college next fall, this scholarship is for […] More

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund is awarding scholarships to students of Latino descent who are
    beginning or continuing their studies at a higher education institution. The fund provides financial assistance to
    qualified Latino/a students in an effort to promote academic success. PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
    Fund Recipients will be honored at the annual Si Se Puede […] More

Single Parent Professional Certification Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The Professional Certification Scholarships are for students pursuing certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or in Phlebotomy from UAMS/Schmieding Center, Petra Allied Health, PRN, NTI, or NWACC.This scholarship is $500 and is a one-time scholarship. It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship. […] More

Single Parent Traditional Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,750
  • The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. (SPSF NWA) works to help single parent families become financially stable and independent. We do this by providing direct financial assistance to low-income single parents who are pursuing a career-related course of study in order to gain sufficient employment to meet the basic needs of their families.Eligibility:
    -A single […] More

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.Fellows attend one of ten Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state. These schools include Anderson […] More

Student Excellent Equals Degree (SEED) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • If you attend a Delaware high school, keep your grades up and stay out of trouble, you can go to Delaware Tech tuition-free with aid from the Student Excellent Equals Degree (SEED) Scholarship.Eligibility:
    -Must be a new, full-time first-year student (12 credits or more) at Delaware Technical Community College no later than the fall semester immediately after the student’s graduation from a […] More

Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/5/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.) Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and […] More

Support Creativity Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.). Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and […] More

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anhelo Project is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a group of student leaders and professionals from various educational institutions and community-based organizations in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, who despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary […] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 […] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program helps the children of Colorado workers injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident – regardless of insurance carrier – pay for a post-secondary education.Eligibility:
    -Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment […] More

TheDream.US Community College Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate’s degrees and seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of […] More

TheDream.US First Time College Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2018
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The TheDream.US First Time College Student Scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first-time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our partner colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate significant […] More

United Methodist GBHEM Doctorate Level Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.The minimum requirements for Doctoral scholarships are:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year (International applicants must be active full […] More

United Methodist GBHEM General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.Eligibility:
    -Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Must be an active full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year (international applicants must be active full members for at least three years. Other Methodist […] More

United Methodist GBHEM Ministry as a Career Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.The minimum requirements for Ministry scholarships are:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year (International applicants must be active full […] More

 

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