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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 will be updated frequently, so check back often.

For questions, please contact your school’s College/Career Specialist.

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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: 02/04/2021
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: $100 - $2,000
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: 04/29/2021
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 scholarship prize money.

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:

How have you personally been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what have you learned? What have you done to help others in your community during this time? If you were in charge, how would you have addressed the concerns we’ve seen?

Deadline: 11/06/2020
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: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/
Additional Information:

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

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 2020-2021 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
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
Deadline: 10/31/2020
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 2021
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 10/30/2020
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: 12/15/2020
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: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Deadline: 06/30/2021
Website: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship
Additional Information:

El Dabe Law, passionately believes in and supports the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

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: 11/15/2020
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: $2,500 - $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship?utm_source=usaxacom&utm_campaign=brandredirect&utm_medium=referral
Additional Information:

Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2021.

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

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

Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: $10,000 - $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Deadline: 01/05/2021
Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Additional Information:

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Amount: 4-Year Tuition
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, graduating from an accredited high school within their home state. 
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum are required.
  • Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered.
Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/george-w-jenkins/index.html
Additional Information:

Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. 

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Additional Information:

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:  Share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth, and/or affected your plans for the future.

Amount: $100 - $10,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.
Deadline: 01/15/2021
Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
Additional Information:

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

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 12/01/2020
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: 01/15/2021
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: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must have earned your high school diploma or GED in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 to apply.
  • Must reside in, or have graduated from, a high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee in FL, or Middlesex, Worcester, Essex, or Bristol County in MA.
  • Must have an overall 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or GED test score of 660 or greater.
  • Early graduates may submit their scholarship applications by January 1, 2021 if intending to apply for a spring class start.
Deadline: 06/01/2021
Website: https://www.naa.edu/scholarship/
Additional Information:

National Aviation Academy’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic, has been established to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics.

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: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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

Deadline: 02/01/2021
Website: https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.  This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

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: 12/11/2020
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
Additional Information:

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: 01/06/2021
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: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 10, 2020
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 10, 2020
Deadline: 11/10/2020
Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021
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: 01/09/2021
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: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

A few main eligibility points:

  • Only candidates who identify as a female/woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
Deadline: 05/01/2021
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
Additional Information:

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.

Amount: Provides Housing
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be accepted to one of the seven university partners. Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, or Flagler College – Tallahassee.

For more requirement information visit www.southernscholarship.org.

Deadline: 11/1/2020
Website: https://www.southernscholarship.org/
Additional Information:

Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, Southern Scholarship Foundation supports students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character attend institutions of higher education.

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: 03/01/2021
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: $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: 01/31/2021
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: $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: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Additional Information:

Established in 1947, our 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 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

Amount: Varies up to $94,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To attend the Royal Cup you must have Applied to Warner University, also you must meet ONE of the following:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or 
  • ACT score of 23+ or  
  • SAT score of 1130+ or higher or 
  • Be in the Top 15% of your Graduating Class 
Deadline: 01/21/2021
Website: https://www.warner.edu/royal-cup/
Additional Information:

Students will submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and write an essay on what makes them unique. During the event, students will have formal interviews with faculty and staff along with writing a 500-word essay (Prompt provided when students arrive).  After all of the planned events during the weekend, the top 10 finalists along with the top scholar will be picked. 

Amount: $500
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Female high school students planning on pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.
Deadline: 12/31/2020
Website: https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm
Additional Information:

The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.

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: 02/04/2021
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: $100 - $2,000
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: 04/29/2021
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 scholarship prize money.

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:

How have you personally been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what have you learned? What have you done to help others in your community during this time? If you were in charge, how would you have addressed the concerns we’ve seen?

Deadline: 11/06/2020
Website: https://www.brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
Category:
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Two (1st and 2nd place) scholarships will be awarded

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

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/
Category:
Additional Information:

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

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 2020-2021 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
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
Deadline: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Category:
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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 2021
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 10/30/2020
Website: https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
Category:
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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: 12/15/2020
Website: https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm
Category:
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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: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Deadline: 06/30/2021
Website: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship
Category:
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El Dabe Law, passionately believes in and supports the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

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: 11/15/2020
Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Category:
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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: $2,500 - $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship?utm_source=usaxacom&utm_campaign=brandredirect&utm_medium=referral
Category:
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Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2021.

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

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

Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: $10,000 - $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Deadline: 01/05/2021
Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Category:
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Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Amount: 4-Year Tuition
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, graduating from an accredited high school within their home state. 
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum are required.
  • Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered.
Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/george-w-jenkins/index.html
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Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. 

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Category:
Additional Information:

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:  Share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth, and/or affected your plans for the future.

Amount: $100 - $10,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.
Deadline: 01/15/2021
Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
Category:
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In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
Category:
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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: 01/15/2021
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: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must have earned your high school diploma or GED in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 to apply.
  • Must reside in, or have graduated from, a high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee in FL, or Middlesex, Worcester, Essex, or Bristol County in MA.
  • Must have an overall 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or GED test score of 660 or greater.
  • Early graduates may submit their scholarship applications by January 1, 2021 if intending to apply for a spring class start.
Deadline: 06/01/2021
Website: https://www.naa.edu/scholarship/
Category:
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National Aviation Academy’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic, has been established to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics.

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

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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

Deadline: 02/01/2021
Website: https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/
Category:
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.  This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

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: 12/11/2020
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
Category:
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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: 01/06/2021
Website: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/community/project-weather
Category:
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: $1,000 - $5,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 10, 2020
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 10, 2020
Deadline: 11/10/2020
Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021
Category:
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/
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: $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: 01/09/2021
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description
Category:
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
Category:
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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: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

A few main eligibility points:

  • Only candidates who identify as a female/woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
Deadline: 05/01/2021
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
Category:
Additional Information:

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.

Amount: Provides Housing
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be accepted to one of the seven university partners. Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, or Flagler College – Tallahassee.

For more requirement information visit www.southernscholarship.org.

Deadline: 11/1/2020
Website: https://www.southernscholarship.org/
Category:
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Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, Southern Scholarship Foundation supports students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character attend institutions of higher education.

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: 03/01/2021
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: $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: 01/31/2021
Website: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships
Category:
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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: 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: $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: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Category:
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Established in 1947, our 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 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

Amount: Varies up to $94,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To attend the Royal Cup you must have Applied to Warner University, also you must meet ONE of the following:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or 
  • ACT score of 23+ or  
  • SAT score of 1130+ or higher or 
  • Be in the Top 15% of your Graduating Class 
Deadline: 01/21/2021
Website: https://www.warner.edu/royal-cup/
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Students will submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and write an essay on what makes them unique. During the event, students will have formal interviews with faculty and staff along with writing a 500-word essay (Prompt provided when students arrive).  After all of the planned events during the weekend, the top 10 finalists along with the top scholar will be picked. 

Amount: $500
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Female high school students planning on pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.
Deadline: 12/31/2020
Website: https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm
Category:
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The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.

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

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2021
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 10/30/2020
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: $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 2020-2021 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
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
Additional Information:

Established in 1947, our 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 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

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

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

Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: Provides Housing
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be accepted to one of the seven university partners. Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, or Flagler College – Tallahassee.

For more requirement information visit www.southernscholarship.org.

Deadline: 11/1/2020
Website: https://www.southernscholarship.org/
Additional Information:

Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, Southern Scholarship Foundation supports students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character attend institutions of higher education.

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:

How have you personally been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what have you learned? What have you done to help others in your community during this time? If you were in charge, how would you have addressed the concerns we’ve seen?

Deadline: 11/06/2020
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 - $5,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 10, 2020
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 10, 2020
Deadline: 11/10/2020
Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021
Additional Information:

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

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: 11/15/2020
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: 4-Year Tuition
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, graduating from an accredited high school within their home state. 
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum are required.
  • Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered.
Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/george-w-jenkins/index.html
Additional Information:

Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. 

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
Additional Information:

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:  Share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth, and/or affected your plans for the future.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
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: 12/11/2020
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
Additional Information:

Amount: $2,500 - $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship?utm_source=usaxacom&utm_campaign=brandredirect&utm_medium=referral
Additional Information:

Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2021.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/
Additional Information:

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

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: $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: 12/15/2020
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: $500
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Female high school students planning on pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.
Deadline: 12/31/2020
Website: https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm
Additional Information:

The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.

Amount: $10,000 - $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Deadline: 01/05/2021
Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Additional Information:

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

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: 01/06/2021
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: 01/09/2021
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: 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: 01/15/2021
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: $100 - $10,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.
Deadline: 01/15/2021
Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
Additional Information:

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

Amount: Varies up to $94,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To attend the Royal Cup you must have Applied to Warner University, also you must meet ONE of the following:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or 
  • ACT score of 23+ or  
  • SAT score of 1130+ or higher or 
  • Be in the Top 15% of your Graduating Class 
Deadline: 01/21/2021
Website: https://www.warner.edu/royal-cup/
Additional Information:

Students will submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and write an essay on what makes them unique. During the event, students will have formal interviews with faculty and staff along with writing a 500-word essay (Prompt provided when students arrive).  After all of the planned events during the weekend, the top 10 finalists along with the top scholar will be picked. 

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: 01/31/2021
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: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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

Deadline: 02/01/2021
Website: https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/
Additional Information:

This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.  This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

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: 02/04/2021
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: 03/01/2021
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: $100 - $2,000
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: 04/29/2021
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 scholarship prize money.

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

A few main eligibility points:

  • Only candidates who identify as a female/woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
Deadline: 05/01/2021
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
Additional Information:

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must have earned your high school diploma or GED in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 to apply.
  • Must reside in, or have graduated from, a high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee in FL, or Middlesex, Worcester, Essex, or Bristol County in MA.
  • Must have an overall 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or GED test score of 660 or greater.
  • Early graduates may submit their scholarship applications by January 1, 2021 if intending to apply for a spring class start.
Deadline: 06/01/2021
Website: https://www.naa.edu/scholarship/
Additional Information:

National Aviation Academy’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic, has been established to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics.

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Deadline: 06/30/2021
Website: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship
Additional Information:

El Dabe Law, passionately believes in and supports the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

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

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2021
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. 
Deadline: 10/30/2020
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: $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 2020-2021 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
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: $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: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.vfw.org/VOD
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Established in 1947, our 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 2020-21 theme is: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

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

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

Deadline: 10/31/2020
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: Provides Housing
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be accepted to one of the seven university partners. Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, or Flagler College – Tallahassee.

For more requirement information visit www.southernscholarship.org.

Deadline: 11/1/2020
Website: https://www.southernscholarship.org/
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Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, Southern Scholarship Foundation supports students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character attend institutions of higher education.

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:

How have you personally been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what have you learned? What have you done to help others in your community during this time? If you were in charge, how would you have addressed the concerns we’ve seen?

Deadline: 11/06/2020
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 - $5,000
Grades: 6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 10, 2020
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 10, 2020
Deadline: 11/10/2020
Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021
Category:
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For more information, visit Prudential's FAQ's at https://spirit.prudential.com/faq.

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: 11/15/2020
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: 4-Year Tuition
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, graduating from an accredited high school within their home state. 
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum are required.
  • Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered.
Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/george-w-jenkins/index.html
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Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
Grades: 11, 12
Requirements:

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. 

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/?_ga=2.192572201.2047221868.1601314107-1971811658.1601314107
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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:  Share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth, and/or affected your plans for the future.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

Visit the website for more information and FAQ's:

Deadline: 12/01/2020
Website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/prospective/lombardi-scholarships--stamps-scholarships/
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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: 12/11/2020
Website: https://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/scholarships-pyd-hs
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Amount: $2,500 - $25,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://equitable.com/foundation/equitable-excellence-scholarship?utm_source=usaxacom&utm_campaign=brandredirect&utm_medium=referral
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Equitable Foundation has established the Equitable Excellence℠ Scholarship Program to assist high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a two- or four-year college in the United States by Fall 2021.

Amount: Varies
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Website: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/
Category:
Additional Information:

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students.

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:
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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: $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: 12/15/2020
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: $500
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • Female high school students planning on pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident.
Deadline: 12/31/2020
Website: https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm
Category:
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The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.

Amount: $10,000 - $40,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Deadline: 01/05/2021
Website: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
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Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

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: 01/06/2021
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: 01/09/2021
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: 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: 01/15/2021
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: $100 - $10,000
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Requirements:

  • The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words.
  • Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.
Deadline: 01/15/2021
Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
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In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

Amount: Varies up to $94,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

To attend the Royal Cup you must have Applied to Warner University, also you must meet ONE of the following:

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or 
  • ACT score of 23+ or  
  • SAT score of 1130+ or higher or 
  • Be in the Top 15% of your Graduating Class 
Deadline: 01/21/2021
Website: https://www.warner.edu/royal-cup/
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Students will submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and write an essay on what makes them unique. During the event, students will have formal interviews with faculty and staff along with writing a 500-word essay (Prompt provided when students arrive).  After all of the planned events during the weekend, the top 10 finalists along with the top scholar will be picked. 

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: 01/31/2021
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: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

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

Deadline: 02/01/2021
Website: https://bold.org/scholarships/nikhil-desai-perspective-scholarship/
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This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.  This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

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: 02/04/2021
Website: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
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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: 03/01/2021
Website: https://sunshineopportunityscholarships.com/
Category:
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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: $100 - $2,000
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: 04/29/2021
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 scholarship prize money.

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

A few main eligibility points:

  • Only candidates who identify as a female/woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
Deadline: 05/01/2021
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
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The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000.

Amount: $1,000
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Must have earned your high school diploma or GED in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 to apply.
  • Must reside in, or have graduated from, a high school in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee in FL, or Middlesex, Worcester, Essex, or Bristol County in MA.
  • Must have an overall 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or GED test score of 660 or greater.
  • Early graduates may submit their scholarship applications by January 1, 2021 if intending to apply for a spring class start.
Deadline: 06/01/2021
Website: https://www.naa.edu/scholarship/
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National Aviation Academy’s Charles E. Taylor Scholarship, named for the first aviation mechanic, has been established to recognize and encourage students who wish to pursue careers in aviation maintenance, as well as promote the future of aviation and, more specifically, highly-trained airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics.

Amount: $1,500
Grades: 12
Requirements:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Deadline: 06/30/2021
Website: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship
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El Dabe Law, passionately believes in and supports the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

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