Active Scholarships

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Scholarships are listed by DUE DATE, 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.

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Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Moving to College Housing Scholarship

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: June 9, 2020

Due Date: No Deadline But Students Should Submit ASAP

This scholarship is intended for graduating seniors who are experiencing housing instability and homelessness and despite all that are determined to continue their education.

The Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses are working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Higher Education, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Commission for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth to conduct a pilot program to address student housing insecurity and homelessness. Students accepted into the program from high school will be eligible for on-campus housing and meal plans, as well as academic and social services during the academic year. Applicants may be asked to complete a new application each year. Twenty (20) students from Fitchburg, Framingham, Lynn and North Adams will be accepted into the program, and each student will receive scholarship money worth $10,000.

Applicants may enroll at either a community college or a state university participating in the program; those attending a community college would live at the nearest participating state university campus and commute to classes at the community college, and/or take classes online.  Campuses participating in the Moving to College program include: Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Salem State University.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) income eligible. Guidelines can be found at: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html (HCV uses 50% AMI)
  • Applicants must meet HUD’s definition of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth or have recently aged out of foster care and meet HUD’s criteria of an independent student
  • Applicant must maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credits) in a degree-seeking program and maintain passing grades in order to be eligible for a renewed scholarship.
  • Applicants must agree to work with a case manager to 1) develop a summer plan including a paid job, internship and/or academic coursework, and 2) to create a transition plan to secure permanent housing post-graduation.
  • There is no GPA requirement. However, students must maintain  good academic and behavioral standing as defined by the campuses where they are registered and (if different) reside.

There is currently no deadline to submit the application, but interested students should submit the application ASAP.

For an application, click MA Moving to College Housing Scholarship – Student Application

Completed applications and supporting documents must be sent in ONE email to [email protected]

If you need assistance, please contact your guidance counselor by email.

Scholarship Name: Italian Community Center of Greater Lynn, Inc.

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: May 3, 2019

Due Date: June 15, 2019

Several of the scholarships are membership scholarships, and they will be awarded to the sons, daughters, or grandchildren of members of the Italian Community Center of Italo-American parentage who were members in the year 1993. Other scholarships will be given to a boy or girl of Italo-American parentage who lives in the following communities: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Peabody, Saugus and Swampscott. The scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors of proven merit and scholastic achievement and who have been or will be accepted to a four year accredited college or university or to a three year accredited school of nursing.

For an application, click Italian Community Center

Scholarship Name: Zip Recruiter

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 14, 2020

Due Date: October 30, 2020

How it Works

Write about your favorite ZipRecruiter feature from the list below:

  • Job Alert Emails
  • One-Click Apply
  • SMS Job Alerts
  • Job Search Functionality
  • Profiles

Write a brief summary of why you chose the feature you wrote about.

  • What do you like about it?
  • How is it helpful?

Applicant Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college, or university in the United States
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States

Entry Rules

  • Microsoft Word or Text document, no PDF
  • Arial 12pt font, single spaced
  • Include name and email address in the header
  • Absolutely no plagiarism, use proper sourcing if quoting
  • 350 words max (for total assignment)

To apply, click Zip Recruiter.

Scholarship Name: Gerondelis Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: June 8, 2020

Due Date: October 1, 2020

For the 30th consecutive year the members and directors of the Gerondelis Foundation, Inc. will grant college scholarships to first-year college students in the amount of up to $5,000.00 each, depending on the number of qualified applicants.
  • The applicant must:
  1. Reside or attend school in Essex County and be a member of the 2020 graduating class of any public or private high school;
  2. Rank in the upper fifteen percent of his or her class or have achieved a combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score and Math score of at least 1200 on the SAT I test; or a composite score of 27 on the ACT;
  3. Officially be admitted to a four year college or university; and
  4. Be of at least one-half Greek lineage.

For an application, click Gerondelis Foundation

High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots

Are you a high school student interested in drones? Or are you a high school educator who’s passionate about STEM education and inspiring your students to get more involved in sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems)?

These days there are literally hundreds of different jobs you can do as a drone pilot—from working as an aerial cinematographer who uses high quality camera drones, to doing aerial inspections for mining or construction companies, to doing forestry surveys for conservation efforts, to helping farmers grow crops more efficiently, all the way to racing FPV drones.

It really is incredible all of the different ways people are using drones in professional settings. As drones become cheaper and technology continues to improve, the possibilities for different kinds of work in the drone industry have grown like crazy, and there is now a strong job market for certified drone pilots. And aside from work, flying a drone is just plain fun!

To support high school students interested in furthering their STEM studies and preparing for their future by becoming a certified drone pilot, Drone Pilot Ground School is offering a scholarship just for high school students, to help them study for the test required to get a Remote Pilot Certificate—called the Part 107 test—which is a requirement for working as a drone pilot in the United States.

The scholarship provides free, unlimited access to Drone Pilot Ground School’s remote test prep course to help drone pilots pass the FAA’s Part 107 exam (the course usually costs $299).

In addition, the first 100 students to be selected will have their testing fee paid for by Drone Pilot Ground School (the test usually costs $150).

Start your scholarship application right now, or read on to learn more.

About the Scholarship

The goal of the scholarship is to support high school students who are serious about becoming a certified drone pilot by helping them prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 test. The Part 107 test covers everything you need to know to fly a drone commercially in the U.S. In case you’re wondering, the minimum age required to be a commercial drone pilot is 16.

An additional goal is to help further the use of drones in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Drones have been used in the classroom in a variety of STEM settings over the last several years, and we’re excited for the possibilities drones present when it comes to helping students become passionate about STEM subjects.

Who’s Eligible?

Eligible students must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be currently enrolled in high school
  • Live in the U.S.

How Many Students Can Apply?

There are an unlimited number of scholarships available, but only the first 100 students accepted will also have their Part 107 testing fee covered.

What Is the Deadline?

There is no deadline—applicants will be accepted on a rolling, case-by-case basis.

About Drone Pilot Ground School

Drone Pilot Ground School is UAV Coach’s flagship remote course. The course was designed to help drone pilots prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test (also known as the Part 107 test) to gain an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Over 7,000 commercial drone pilots from companies like Intel, NBC, and GoPro have been trained by Drone Pilot Ground School, and over 99% of Drone Pilot Ground School students pass the Part 107 test on their first try.

Successful scholarship applicants will demonstrate serious intent to study for and pass the FAA Part 107 exam by providing thorough, thoughtful answers to the three questions asked, as well as securing a strong letter of recommendation. Answers that only contain a few sentences and appear hastily written / have spelling and grammar errors will likely not result in a successful outcome.

Get started on your scholarship application now.

Questions? Email us at support[at]dronepilotgroundschool[dot]com.

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.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Various Due Dates

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

We also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship and the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program.

Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines.

Learn more.

Keep in mind that many UNCF scholarships require that you apply for financial aid. The best way to do so is by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, click here.

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