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The Pasco County Schools Scholarship database provides information and resources on various scholarship opportunities for students. Carefully review each scholarship before beginning your application. Although most of the scholarships listed target students in the 12th grade, there are some opportunities for students in additional grades. This database is updated frequently, so check back often.

Visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid page for more information on financial aid options or contact your school’s College/Career Specialist.

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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/
Additional Information:

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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?

Deadline: 09/30/2021
Website: https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Additional Information:

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.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
Additional Information:

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 04/28/2022
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/
Additional Information:

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2022
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Additional Information:

Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student, be enrolled in or planning to attend a U.S. college or university and submit their application, with all components, by the deadline.

Applicants must submit an essay (700 - 1,400 words) answering:

Why do you think the student debt crisis has gotten so extreme? How has the debt problem affected your education plans? If you were in charge, what would you do to fix the student debt crisis?

Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
Additional Information:

Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

  • First Place Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place Winner: $250

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school students.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
Additional Information:

Cappex is a free online service that connects students with colleges and universities. The site also offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship. To apply, simply create a user profile. Once a student completes a profile, they may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on their qualifications and interests.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The scholarship is open to all student-athletes who plan to attend a four-year college or university.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.captainu.com/get-started
Additional Information:

To apply, students must complete a free profile. Applicants will be judged based on profile completeness, activity on the website, and promotion of CaptainU. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
Additional Information:

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

Amount: $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility.
  • Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Additional Information:

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2022 will be eligible next year.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies up to $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 11/18/2021
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Additional Information:

The Cooke 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.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Additional Information:

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. 

Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Note: You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.

Deadline: 11/15/2021
Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Additional Information:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • First, the applicant be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Furthermore, the applicant must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. for the flight training scholarships.
  • For the aircraft mechanic scholarship, applicants must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2020 (flight training); or, you must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
  • All applicants must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
  • Also, you must be able to use the scholarship within 24 months.
  • Additionally, you must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Most importantly, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training.
  • Finally, you must be able to present a Third Class Medical for the flight training scholarship.
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Website: https://epicflightacademy.com/aviation-scholarship/?utm_source=2019+High+School+Educators&utm_campaign=9ad80a9f56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_15_03_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e17a7bc57c-9ad80a9f56-90834815
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Amount: $500 - $10,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.thefire.org for more information and requirements.

Deadline: 12/31/2021
Website: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/#details
Additional Information:

The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. 
  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.
Deadline: 10/19/2021
Website: https://heismanscholarship.com/
Additional Information:

The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

Amount: 4-Year Florida College Plan
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12 (public, charter, private, home or virtual). 

Visit http://floridahispanicheritage.com/ for the official rules and contest guidelines.

Deadline: 10/11/2021
Website: http://floridahispanicheritage.com/student-contests/
Additional Information:

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions".

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.imagine-america.org/10172-2/?
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:  COVID has brought some difficult times. It is through these difficulties that learning may occur. Please share at least one thing that you have learned during these difficult times that will help you as a student and/or in your future career.

Deadline: 12/01/2021
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Additional Information:

Amount: $30,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Deadline: 01/12/2022
Website: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?utm_campaign=counselors&utm_source=programs&utm_term=FY21&utm_medium=email
Additional Information:

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit www.jimmyranefoundation.org for requirements and more information.

Deadline: 02/07/2022
Website: https://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarship-about
Additional Information:

The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. Since then, the Foundation has awarded 462 scholarships to well-deserving students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 11/14/2021
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
Deadline: 01/15/2022
Website: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Additional Information:

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $140,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit www.legion.org/oratorical/request.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/requirements.aspx.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/scholarships.aspx
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school seniors.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/
Additional Information:

Niche is a college resource that enables students to learn about different colleges and find the right fit. The Niche “No Essay” Scholarship offers students the chance to win $2,000 each month. To apply, create a free Niche account — it takes less than a minute. Applicants must be a college student within the next 12 months. 

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Click here for individual scholarship requirements and to complete your application.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/
Additional Information:

Generous donors to the Pasco Education Foundation help make these scholarships possible for students. A committee of application reviewers award scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County Public Schools who have applied and met certain criteria through a competitive process. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to complete a few steps in order to receive your scholarship funds. Scholarships are typically awarded for one academic year or term, unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients have up to one year to claim their funds.

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Pasco County schools who is applying to, at least part-time, in a technical, two- or four-year post-secondary program/institution.

  • All applications must be completed online.
  • Students must complete all parts of the scholarship to be eligible. Students will be asked to include: Two letters of reference (one from a volunteer experience); a one-page essay explaining how your involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy has impacted you and your community; and an official school transcript. 
  • Students should be able to explain why LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy are important to our democracy and describe their involvement in advocacy and leadership opportunities.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://pascopridefestival.org/pasco-pride-scholarship-info/
Additional Information:

The goal of Pasco PRIDE is to connect, build, and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ Community.  We will foster communication, tolerance, education and mutual support among LGBTQIA+ persons and the allied communities of Pasco County.  Our aim is to provide positive role models in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through mutual support and respect. Pasco Pride aspires to be the premier platform for education, acceptance, and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their friends, families, and allies. We seek to unite the people of Pasco County to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high schools students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/registration/
Additional Information:

The Plan for College Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a $1,000 monthly drawing for high school and college students. Simply create an account to use one of Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools to enter.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be a United States resident attending a public, private, home or parochial school in one of the following Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Polk
  • Must be in grade 12 (or equivalent in their final year of high school) as of the date of entry
  • Have an overall GPA, as of the date of entry, of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.
Deadline: 01/07/2021
Website: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/community/project-weather
Additional Information:

Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to seven high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 1, 2021.  
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event on April 23-26, 2022.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 11/04/2021
Website: https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at https://spirit.prudential.com/faq.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.raise.me for specific requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.raise.me/
Additional Information:

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or joining an extracurricular.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
Deadline: 01/09/2022
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
Additional Information:

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Click here for specific scholarship requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

www.stampsscholars.org

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.stampsscholars.org/
Additional Information:

Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click here to view the partner schools.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors in public and private high schools in Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco counties may apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life.
Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://sunshineopportunityscholarships.com/
Additional Information:

Each winner is eligible to receive $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000). Winners are selected in March and announced in April. In order to continue to receive the scholarship during undergraduate years, the student must be enrolled full-time in college and remain in good academic standing (transcript and personal essay required annually for renewal).

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $500 - $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

Open to all high school seniors who plan to enter an accredited college/university in 2021.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/
Additional Information:

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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.

Deadline: 06/19/2022
Website: https://bigsunathletics.com/
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $500 - $4,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2021.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2021 - 2022 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 01/31/2022
Website: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
Additional Information:

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of union families. Over 3,200 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.
This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click here.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://foundation.usf.edu/here/scholarship-office/available-scholarships
Additional Information:

The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2021-22 theme is: How Can I Be a Good American?

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/
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Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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?

Deadline: 09/30/2021
Website: https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
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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.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
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Additional Information:

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 04/28/2022
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/
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Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2022
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
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Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student, be enrolled in or planning to attend a U.S. college or university and submit their application, with all components, by the deadline.

Applicants must submit an essay (700 - 1,400 words) answering:

Why do you think the student debt crisis has gotten so extreme? How has the debt problem affected your education plans? If you were in charge, what would you do to fix the student debt crisis?

Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
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Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

  • First Place Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place Winner: $250

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school students.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
Category:
Additional Information:

Cappex is a free online service that connects students with colleges and universities. The site also offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship. To apply, simply create a user profile. Once a student completes a profile, they may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on their qualifications and interests.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The scholarship is open to all student-athletes who plan to attend a four-year college or university.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.captainu.com/get-started
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Additional Information:

To apply, students must complete a free profile. Applicants will be judged based on profile completeness, activity on the website, and promotion of CaptainU. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

Amount: $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility.
  • Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2022 will be eligible next year.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Category: General
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies up to $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 11/18/2021
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
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The Cooke 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.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
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The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. 

Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Note: You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.

Deadline: 11/15/2021
Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
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The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • First, the applicant be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Furthermore, the applicant must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. for the flight training scholarships.
  • For the aircraft mechanic scholarship, applicants must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2020 (flight training); or, you must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
  • All applicants must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
  • Also, you must be able to use the scholarship within 24 months.
  • Additionally, you must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Most importantly, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training.
  • Finally, you must be able to present a Third Class Medical for the flight training scholarship.
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Website: https://epicflightacademy.com/aviation-scholarship/?utm_source=2019+High+School+Educators&utm_campaign=9ad80a9f56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_15_03_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e17a7bc57c-9ad80a9f56-90834815
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Amount: $500 - $10,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.thefire.org for more information and requirements.

Deadline: 12/31/2021
Website: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/#details
Category:
Additional Information:

The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. 
  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.
Deadline: 10/19/2021
Website: https://heismanscholarship.com/
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Additional Information:

The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

Amount: 4-Year Florida College Plan
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12 (public, charter, private, home or virtual). 

Visit http://floridahispanicheritage.com/ for the official rules and contest guidelines.

Deadline: 10/11/2021
Website: http://floridahispanicheritage.com/student-contests/
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This year’s theme is “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions".

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.imagine-america.org/10172-2/?
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:  COVID has brought some difficult times. It is through these difficulties that learning may occur. Please share at least one thing that you have learned during these difficult times that will help you as a student and/or in your future career.

Deadline: 12/01/2021
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
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Amount: $30,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Deadline: 01/12/2022
Website: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?utm_campaign=counselors&utm_source=programs&utm_term=FY21&utm_medium=email
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit www.jimmyranefoundation.org for requirements and more information.

Deadline: 02/07/2022
Website: https://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarship-about
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The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. Since then, the Foundation has awarded 462 scholarships to well-deserving students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 11/14/2021
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
Deadline: 01/15/2022
Website: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Category: General
Additional Information:

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $140,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit www.legion.org/oratorical/request.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/requirements.aspx.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/scholarships.aspx
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Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school seniors.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/
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Niche is a college resource that enables students to learn about different colleges and find the right fit. The Niche “No Essay” Scholarship offers students the chance to win $2,000 each month. To apply, create a free Niche account — it takes less than a minute. Applicants must be a college student within the next 12 months. 

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
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Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Click here for individual scholarship requirements and to complete your application.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/
Category: General
Additional Information:

Generous donors to the Pasco Education Foundation help make these scholarships possible for students. A committee of application reviewers award scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County Public Schools who have applied and met certain criteria through a competitive process. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to complete a few steps in order to receive your scholarship funds. Scholarships are typically awarded for one academic year or term, unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients have up to one year to claim their funds.

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Pasco County schools who is applying to, at least part-time, in a technical, two- or four-year post-secondary program/institution.

  • All applications must be completed online.
  • Students must complete all parts of the scholarship to be eligible. Students will be asked to include: Two letters of reference (one from a volunteer experience); a one-page essay explaining how your involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy has impacted you and your community; and an official school transcript. 
  • Students should be able to explain why LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy are important to our democracy and describe their involvement in advocacy and leadership opportunities.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://pascopridefestival.org/pasco-pride-scholarship-info/
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The goal of Pasco PRIDE is to connect, build, and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ Community.  We will foster communication, tolerance, education and mutual support among LGBTQIA+ persons and the allied communities of Pasco County.  Our aim is to provide positive role models in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through mutual support and respect. Pasco Pride aspires to be the premier platform for education, acceptance, and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their friends, families, and allies. We seek to unite the people of Pasco County to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high schools students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/registration/
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Additional Information:

The Plan for College Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a $1,000 monthly drawing for high school and college students. Simply create an account to use one of Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools to enter.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be a United States resident attending a public, private, home or parochial school in one of the following Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Polk
  • Must be in grade 12 (or equivalent in their final year of high school) as of the date of entry
  • Have an overall GPA, as of the date of entry, of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.
Deadline: 01/07/2021
Website: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/community/project-weather
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Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to seven high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 1, 2021.  
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event on April 23-26, 2022.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 11/04/2021
Website: https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries
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Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at https://spirit.prudential.com/faq.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.raise.me for specific requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.raise.me/
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RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or joining an extracurricular.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
Deadline: 01/09/2022
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
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The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung
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Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Click here for specific scholarship requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/
Category: General
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

www.stampsscholars.org

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.stampsscholars.org/
Category:
Additional Information:

Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click here to view the partner schools.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors in public and private high schools in Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco counties may apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life.
Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://sunshineopportunityscholarships.com/
Category:
Additional Information:

Each winner is eligible to receive $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000). Winners are selected in March and announced in April. In order to continue to receive the scholarship during undergraduate years, the student must be enrolled full-time in college and remain in good academic standing (transcript and personal essay required annually for renewal).

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/
Category:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $500 - $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

Open to all high school seniors who plan to enter an accredited college/university in 2021.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/
Category: General
Additional Information:

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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.

Deadline: 06/19/2022
Website: https://bigsunathletics.com/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $500 - $4,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2021.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2021 - 2022 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 01/31/2022
Website: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
Category:
Additional Information:

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of union families. Over 3,200 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.
This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click here.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://foundation.usf.edu/here/scholarship-office/available-scholarships
Category:
Additional Information:

The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Category:
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Category:
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2021-22 theme is: How Can I Be a Good American?

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2022 will be eligible next year.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Click here for individual scholarship requirements and to complete your application.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/
Additional Information:

Generous donors to the Pasco Education Foundation help make these scholarships possible for students. A committee of application reviewers award scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County Public Schools who have applied and met certain criteria through a competitive process. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to complete a few steps in order to receive your scholarship funds. Scholarships are typically awarded for one academic year or term, unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients have up to one year to claim their funds.

Amount: $500 - $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

Open to all high school seniors who plan to enter an accredited college/university in 2021.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/
Additional Information:

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Click here for specific scholarship requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.raise.me for specific requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.raise.me/
Additional Information:

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or joining an extracurricular.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung
Additional Information:

Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit www.legion.org/oratorical/request.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
Additional Information:

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors in public and private high schools in Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco counties may apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life.
Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://sunshineopportunityscholarships.com/
Additional Information:

Each winner is eligible to receive $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000). Winners are selected in March and announced in April. In order to continue to receive the scholarship during undergraduate years, the student must be enrolled full-time in college and remain in good academic standing (transcript and personal essay required annually for renewal).

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Pasco County schools who is applying to, at least part-time, in a technical, two- or four-year post-secondary program/institution.

  • All applications must be completed online.
  • Students must complete all parts of the scholarship to be eligible. Students will be asked to include: Two letters of reference (one from a volunteer experience); a one-page essay explaining how your involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy has impacted you and your community; and an official school transcript. 
  • Students should be able to explain why LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy are important to our democracy and describe their involvement in advocacy and leadership opportunities.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://pascopridefestival.org/pasco-pride-scholarship-info/
Additional Information:

The goal of Pasco PRIDE is to connect, build, and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ Community.  We will foster communication, tolerance, education and mutual support among LGBTQIA+ persons and the allied communities of Pasco County.  Our aim is to provide positive role models in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through mutual support and respect. Pasco Pride aspires to be the premier platform for education, acceptance, and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their friends, families, and allies. We seek to unite the people of Pasco County to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click here.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://foundation.usf.edu/here/scholarship-office/available-scholarships
Additional Information:

The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/requirements.aspx.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/scholarships.aspx
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

www.stampsscholars.org

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.stampsscholars.org/
Additional Information:

Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click here to view the partner schools.

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school students.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
Additional Information:

Cappex is a free online service that connects students with colleges and universities. The site also offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship. To apply, simply create a user profile. Once a student completes a profile, they may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on their qualifications and interests.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The scholarship is open to all student-athletes who plan to attend a four-year college or university.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.captainu.com/get-started
Additional Information:

To apply, students must complete a free profile. Applicants will be judged based on profile completeness, activity on the website, and promotion of CaptainU. 

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school seniors.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/
Additional Information:

Niche is a college resource that enables students to learn about different colleges and find the right fit. The Niche “No Essay” Scholarship offers students the chance to win $2,000 each month. To apply, create a free Niche account — it takes less than a minute. Applicants must be a college student within the next 12 months. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high schools students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/registration/
Additional Information:

The Plan for College Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a $1,000 monthly drawing for high school and college students. Simply create an account to use one of Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools to enter.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.imagine-america.org/10172-2/?
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/
Additional Information:

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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?

Deadline: 09/30/2021
Website: https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Additional Information:

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.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • First, the applicant be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Furthermore, the applicant must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. for the flight training scholarships.
  • For the aircraft mechanic scholarship, applicants must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2020 (flight training); or, you must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
  • All applicants must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
  • Also, you must be able to use the scholarship within 24 months.
  • Additionally, you must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Most importantly, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training.
  • Finally, you must be able to present a Third Class Medical for the flight training scholarship.
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Website: https://epicflightacademy.com/aviation-scholarship/?utm_source=2019+High+School+Educators&utm_campaign=9ad80a9f56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_15_03_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e17a7bc57c-9ad80a9f56-90834815
Additional Information:

Amount: 4-Year Florida College Plan
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12 (public, charter, private, home or virtual). 

Visit http://floridahispanicheritage.com/ for the official rules and contest guidelines.

Deadline: 10/11/2021
Website: http://floridahispanicheritage.com/student-contests/
Additional Information:

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions".

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. 
  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.
Deadline: 10/19/2021
Website: https://heismanscholarship.com/
Additional Information:

The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

Amount: $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility.
  • Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Additional Information:

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Additional Information:

Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2021-22 theme is: How Can I Be a Good American?

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 1, 2021.  
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event on April 23-26, 2022.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 11/04/2021
Website: https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at https://spirit.prudential.com/faq.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 11/14/2021
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Note: You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.

Deadline: 11/15/2021
Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Additional Information:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: Varies up to $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 11/18/2021
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Additional Information:

The Cooke 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.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:  COVID has brought some difficult times. It is through these difficulties that learning may occur. Please share at least one thing that you have learned during these difficult times that will help you as a student and/or in your future career.

Deadline: 12/01/2021
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Additional Information:

Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student, be enrolled in or planning to attend a U.S. college or university and submit their application, with all components, by the deadline.

Applicants must submit an essay (700 - 1,400 words) answering:

Why do you think the student debt crisis has gotten so extreme? How has the debt problem affected your education plans? If you were in charge, what would you do to fix the student debt crisis?

Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
Additional Information:

Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

  • First Place Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place Winner: $250

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
Additional Information:

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Additional Information:

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
Additional Information:

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

Amount: $500 - $10,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.thefire.org for more information and requirements.

Deadline: 12/31/2021
Website: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/#details
Additional Information:

The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be a United States resident attending a public, private, home or parochial school in one of the following Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Polk
  • Must be in grade 12 (or equivalent in their final year of high school) as of the date of entry
  • Have an overall GPA, as of the date of entry, of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.
Deadline: 01/07/2021
Website: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/community/project-weather
Additional Information:

Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to seven high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
Deadline: 01/09/2022
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
Additional Information:

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

Amount: $30,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Deadline: 01/12/2022
Website: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?utm_campaign=counselors&utm_source=programs&utm_term=FY21&utm_medium=email
Additional Information:

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
Deadline: 01/15/2022
Website: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Additional Information:

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $140,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Amount: $500 - $4,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2021.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2021 - 2022 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 01/31/2022
Website: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
Additional Information:

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of union families. Over 3,200 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.
This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit www.jimmyranefoundation.org for requirements and more information.

Deadline: 02/07/2022
Website: https://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarship-about
Additional Information:

The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. Since then, the Foundation has awarded 462 scholarships to well-deserving students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 04/28/2022
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/
Additional Information:

Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2022
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Additional Information:

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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.

Deadline: 06/19/2022
Website: https://bigsunathletics.com/
Additional Information:

The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.

Amount: $500 - $40,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is open to all class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US territories. Students in the class of 2022 will be eligible next year.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Category: General
Additional Information:

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six steps, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

Applying to college is a complicated process, so we've created a program that guides you through it. It doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Click here for individual scholarship requirements and to complete your application.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/
Category: General
Additional Information:

Generous donors to the Pasco Education Foundation help make these scholarships possible for students. A committee of application reviewers award scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County Public Schools who have applied and met certain criteria through a competitive process. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will need to complete a few steps in order to receive your scholarship funds. Scholarships are typically awarded for one academic year or term, unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients have up to one year to claim their funds.

Amount: $500 - $5,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

Open to all high school seniors who plan to enter an accredited college/university in 2021.

Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/
Category: General
Additional Information:

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12, Other
Requirements:

Click here for specific scholarship requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/
Category: General
Additional Information:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with dedicated individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer creative challenges and scholarship opportunities to students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.raise.me for specific requirements.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.raise.me/
Category:
Additional Information:

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or joining an extracurricular.

Amount: $1,250 - $10,000
Grades: 11
Requirements:

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime U.S. military veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung
Category:
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Amount: $2,000 - $25,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Eligible participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students herein described as any student under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest who is presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or home school). The curriculum of the school must be considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade 9 and terminating with grade 12. Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the department that they enter competition. 

To request more information, visit www.legion.org/oratorical/request.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/oratorical
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
Category:
Additional Information:

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors in public and private high schools in Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco counties may apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community service and evidence of having overcome significant obstacles in life.
Deadline: Coming Soon
Website: https://sunshineopportunityscholarships.com/
Category:
Additional Information:

Each winner is eligible to receive $5,000 per year for four years ($20,000). Winners are selected in March and announced in April. In order to continue to receive the scholarship during undergraduate years, the student must be enrolled full-time in college and remain in good academic standing (transcript and personal essay required annually for renewal).

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This scholarship is available to any graduating senior from Pasco County schools who is applying to, at least part-time, in a technical, two- or four-year post-secondary program/institution.

  • All applications must be completed online.
  • Students must complete all parts of the scholarship to be eligible. Students will be asked to include: Two letters of reference (one from a volunteer experience); a one-page essay explaining how your involvement in LGBTQ+ advocacy has impacted you and your community; and an official school transcript. 
  • Students should be able to explain why LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy are important to our democracy and describe their involvement in advocacy and leadership opportunities.
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://pascopridefestival.org/pasco-pride-scholarship-info/
Category:
Additional Information:

The goal of Pasco PRIDE is to connect, build, and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ Community.  We will foster communication, tolerance, education and mutual support among LGBTQIA+ persons and the allied communities of Pasco County.  Our aim is to provide positive role models in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through mutual support and respect. Pasco Pride aspires to be the premier platform for education, acceptance, and entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their friends, families, and allies. We seek to unite the people of Pasco County to promote the history, diversity, and future prosperity of the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Whatever your passion, there are a number of scholarships for you to consider. To view all available scholarships, please click here.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://foundation.usf.edu/here/scholarship-office/available-scholarships
Category:
Additional Information:

The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is here to offer support to the USF student community through scholarship aid from USF Foundation donors. We are committed to being the best resource of customer service to past, present and future USF students and educating and encouraging the development of these students into future philanthropists.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Must be US citizen and at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum scores on at least one test: 1000 SAT/22 ACT/74 ASVAB

For additional requirements visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/requirements.aspx.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/scholarships.aspx
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, contact Sergeant Dowling at 407-398-9434 or Durrell.Dowling@marines.usmc.mil.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

See website for criteria and eligibility.

www.stampsscholars.org

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.stampsscholars.org/
Category:
Additional Information:

Applying for a Stamps Scholarship is easy: just apply to one or more of our partner schools. If you qualify, you’ll automatically be considered for a Stamps award.

Click here to view the partner schools.

Amount: $2,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • High school seniors
  • cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.opploans.com/oppu/scholarship/
Category:
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school students.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
Category:
Additional Information:

Cappex is a free online service that connects students with colleges and universities. The site also offers a monthly $1,000 scholarship. To apply, simply create a user profile. Once a student completes a profile, they may be invited to apply to certain colleges based on their qualifications and interests.

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The scholarship is open to all student-athletes who plan to attend a four-year college or university.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.captainu.com/get-started
Category:
Additional Information:

To apply, students must complete a free profile. Applicants will be judged based on profile completeness, activity on the website, and promotion of CaptainU. 

Amount: $2,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Open to all high school seniors.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/
Category:
Additional Information:

Niche is a college resource that enables students to learn about different colleges and find the right fit. The Niche “No Essay” Scholarship offers students the chance to win $2,000 each month. To apply, create a free Niche account — it takes less than a minute. Applicants must be a college student within the next 12 months. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high schools students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/registration/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Plan for College Sweepstakes, sponsored by Sallie Mae, offers a $1,000 monthly drawing for high school and college students. Simply create an account to use one of Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools to enter.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: http://www.supercollege.com/scholarship/
Category:
Additional Information:

The SuperCollege Scholarship is available to all students — high school, undergraduate, graduate, and returning adults. Win up to $1,000 in funds applicable for tuition, room and board, books, or other education-related expenses. Applicants must complete an online form. The recipient will be chosen based on completeness of the application.

Amount: $200
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

All high school students are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Category:
Additional Information:

Apply for the monthly Varsity Tutors Scholarship for a chance to win a $200 grand prize. Students must submit an essay, promote their essay on social media, and score the most votes. 

Amount: Up to $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2022 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.imagine-america.org/10172-2/?
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Deadline: Ongoing
Website: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/
Category:
Additional Information:

Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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?

Deadline: 09/30/2021
Website: https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Category:
Additional Information:

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.

Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • First, the applicant be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Furthermore, the applicant must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. for the flight training scholarships.
  • For the aircraft mechanic scholarship, applicants must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2020 (flight training); or, you must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
  • All applicants must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
  • Also, you must be able to use the scholarship within 24 months.
  • Additionally, you must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Most importantly, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training.
  • Finally, you must be able to present a Third Class Medical for the flight training scholarship.
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Website: https://epicflightacademy.com/aviation-scholarship/?utm_source=2019+High+School+Educators&utm_campaign=9ad80a9f56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_15_03_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e17a7bc57c-9ad80a9f56-90834815
Category:
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Amount: 4-Year Florida College Plan
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12 (public, charter, private, home or virtual). 

Visit http://floridahispanicheritage.com/ for the official rules and contest guidelines.

Deadline: 10/11/2021
Website: http://floridahispanicheritage.com/student-contests/
Category:
Additional Information:

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions".

Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. 
  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.
Deadline: 10/19/2021
Website: https://heismanscholarship.com/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Heisman High School Scholarship program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

Amount: $20,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility.
  • Expecting to receive high school diploma during current academic year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities

Amount: $5,000 - $30,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled by the Oct. 31 deadline in public, private, parochial school, or home study program in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.
Deadline: 10/31/2021
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Category:
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Veterans of Foreign Wars offers two scholarship opportunities:

  • Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme.  The 2021-22 theme is: How Can I Be a Good American?

Amount: up to $15,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • Participants must be individuals between the ages of 14 – 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period (November 4, 2021). 
  • Participants must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Participants must have started their project on or before June 1, 2021.  
  • Winners must bring one chaperone to the in-person event on April 23-26, 2022.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline: 11/04/2021
Website: https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries
Category:
Additional Information:

For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at https://spirit.prudential.com/faq.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 11/14/2021
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
Category:
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Amount: $1,000 - $12,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Note: You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.

Deadline: 11/15/2021
Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Category:
Additional Information:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: Varies up to $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2022
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2022
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 11/18/2021
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Category:
Additional Information:

The Cooke 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.

Click here for FAQ's.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:  COVID has brought some difficult times. It is through these difficulties that learning may occur. Please share at least one thing that you have learned during these difficult times that will help you as a student and/or in your future career.

Deadline: 12/01/2021
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Category:
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Amount: $250 - $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Applicants must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student, be enrolled in or planning to attend a U.S. college or university and submit their application, with all components, by the deadline.

Applicants must submit an essay (700 - 1,400 words) answering:

Why do you think the student debt crisis has gotten so extreme? How has the debt problem affected your education plans? If you were in charge, what would you do to fix the student debt crisis?

Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
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Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

  • First Place Winner: $1,000
  • Second Place Winner: $250

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college).
Deadline: 12/10/2021
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
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Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges. Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
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The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. 

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.

Deadline: 12/15/2021
Website: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
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The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.

Amount: $500 - $10,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

Visit www.thefire.org for more information and requirements.

Deadline: 12/31/2021
Website: https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/#details
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The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. In addition to defending the rights of students and faculty, FIRE works to educate students and the general public on the necessity of free speech and its importance to a thriving democratic society.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be a United States resident attending a public, private, home or parochial school in one of the following Florida counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas or Polk
  • Must be in grade 12 (or equivalent in their final year of high school) as of the date of entry
  • Have an overall GPA, as of the date of entry, of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.
Deadline: 01/07/2021
Website: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/community/project-weather
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Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to seven high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.

Amount: $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically.
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.
Deadline: 01/09/2022
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
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The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

Amount: $30,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
Deadline: 01/12/2022
Website: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?utm_campaign=counselors&utm_source=programs&utm_term=FY21&utm_medium=email
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
Deadline: 01/15/2022
Website: https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Category: General
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The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $140,000 in assistance every year to college-bound students around the globe. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Amount: $500 - $4,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2021.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are eligible.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2021 - 2022 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 01/31/2022
Website: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
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Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of union families. Over 3,200 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.
This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit www.jimmyranefoundation.org for requirements and more information.

Deadline: 02/07/2022
Website: https://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/scholarship-about
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The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. Since then, the Foundation has awarded 462 scholarships to well-deserving students.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.
  • Essays must be written in English only.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically through the online portal.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, double-spaced. 
Deadline: 04/28/2022
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/
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Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest and you’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. ARI has held student essay contests on Ayn Rand’s fiction since 1986, awarding over $2.2 million in prize money to contest winners! This year we will award more than $40,000 to hundreds of students worldwide.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Deadline: 05/21/2022
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
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Amount: $500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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.

Deadline: 06/19/2022
Website: https://bigsunathletics.com/
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The Big Sun Athletic Organization is dedicated to providing an opportunity for young athletes to learn and to excel. We are developing programs in all sports in our community in an effort to keep our children motivated, healthy and to teach them the value of teamwork.