55 Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For in 2020

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A common concern for high school students is the foreboding question of which scholarships to look for when applying for college. There are many different scholarships that grant students money for college, but it can be difficult to determine whether these scholarships are legitimate. College tuition can be expensive, let alone all the other costs, such as the application fee, room and board, and other extracurricular fees. All these costs mean that you will want to take advantage of any way lower the amount you pay. That’s where scholarships come in!

Any amount of money can help you gain access to the college of your dreams, so we’ve compiled a list of 55 different scholarships that anyone can apply for. There are many scholarships that reward particular talents or extracurricular activities, so you just have to find the right one that works for you.

Going to college is an awesome experience, but it can be difficult to prepare for a new life on your own and away from your family. One way that you can prepare is to look toward a brighter future, one in which you feel financially stable thanks to the scholarships that help pay for your college tuition. As a high school student, it is your responsibility to take advantage of the companies and organizations that want to help you succeed in school. Countless awards are ready to be given to a hardworking student in the high school graduating class of 2020, so why not take some? These 55 scholarships hardly even scratch the surface of what’s offered, but it’s a great place to start looking; we weeded out the scams and can confirm that all of these are legitimate. Look through this list and see if any scholarships speak to you and may help you succeed in college. 

If none of these scholarships seem like the perfect fit for you, or if you simply want to see more, check out our Mega-List of Scholarships. We know that there is a scholarship perfectly suited to your unique characteristics!

 

January Scholarships

Course Hero $5k & AirPods Sweepstakes

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: Kickstart 2020 with $5,000 cash or new Apple AirPods. Plus, receive free access to Course Hero’s 30M+ study materials to help you get unstuck. All you have to do is create a free account to Course Hero and upload your study docs. The more of your own original study docs you upload, the more chance you have to win!

 

One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest

Deadline: January 5, 2021

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is open to students from third grade through college. Each film submission is based on one or several of the following topics: water, waste, food, transportation, energy, open space and ecosystems. All entries must be between 3 and 8 minutes in length. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Hallie Gay Bagley Giving

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Award Amount: $500

Overview: or over 15 years, Hallie Bagley has specialized in helping prospective college students in the college admissions process. Always the champion of higher education, Hallie Gay Bagley founded Hallie Gay Bagley Giving to offer a $500 academic scholarship to assist one student in their higher education journey.

 

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February Scholarships

DAR Good Citizen Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

Overview: The DAR Good Citizen Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. You must submit a personal statement and essay to be considered for this award.

 

Live Deliberately Essay Contest

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $500

Overview: The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 750 – word essay on the following prompt: “As a society, what natural legacies are we leaving for future generations?”

 

$15,000 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Deadline: February 26, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $15,000

Overview: The first year after a teen gets their license is one of the most dangerous years of their life. That’s why Discovery Education and Toyota created the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which encourages high school students across the country to send a powerful message to fellow teens about the dangers of driving distracted, by creating a 30-60 second video public service announcement. Videos will be judged and the top 10 entries will win cash prizes up to $15,000. This year, there are more chances than ever to win! In addition to the cash prizes, up to 51 state merit prize packs with items valued at up to $300 will be awarded.

 

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Deadline: February 12, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $50,000

Overview: The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is available to students who can demonstrate noteworthy achievements through the creation of a significant piece of work aimed at improving the lives of others in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, and outside the box. A “significant piece of work” is defined as an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge; a new idea with high impact; an innovative solution with broad – range implications; an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon; an interdisciplinary discovery; an exemplary performance; and / or another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment. You must also be 18 years of age or younger and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

 

PSR: Rise Above Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: We have been inspired many times over by the courage and strength of individual clients to rise above their adverse situations. We see people who are able to do this as people who have an inner strength that will help them to continue to rise above adversity in many different areas of their lives. Because of this, we have created the PSR: Rise Above Scholarship, 2018 to support the education of a student who has drawn upon their inner strength to rise above in the face of adverse situations.

 

Animal Welfare Institute Scholarship

Deadline: February 16, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Animal Welfare Institute Scholarship is open to seniors in high school who have demonstrated a commitment to animal welfare through volunteer work and/or advocacy and intend to pursue a career that will ultimately reduce animal suffering. Students who are seniors in high school during the application window for this year’s application process will be considered, and must attend a high school in the United Stated. Applicants will be required to obtain two letters of recommendation from individuals (not family members) that can speak to the applicant’s education record and commitment to animal welfare. If selected as a finalist, the applicant will be required to supply confirmation of acceptance to a college or university prior to scholarship distribution. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

HUDDLE FOR HEROES Scholarship

Deadline: February 8, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Make an appreciation card for military service members, veterans, and their families by February, 8 2020 and you could win one of two $2,500 scholarships!

 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Award Amount: $500 to $5,000

Overview: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis.

 

AFA 2020 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

 

March Scholarships

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

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Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship is available to high school juniors and seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be considered, you must design a billboard advertisement that discourages distracted driving, specifically texting while driving.

 

Future of School Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 16, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: To apply, students must be high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five blended or online courses during the last two years of high school and, demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

 

Darius Quimby Scholarship (High School)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Current high school students who are currently pursuing a degree in law enforcement or current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree.

 

2020 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The annual Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. Essays are judged on the depth of their content, mastery of the topic and the skill with which they are written. Entries are open to all high school juniors and seniors. The grand prize is a $2000 scholarship and trip to Washington, D.C. Students must write an essay between 800-1,200 words, not counting the title and bibliography. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Internet Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Award Amount: $500

Overview: Founded in 2004, Monetize.info is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who make a living online. It is one of the most popular independent small business publications on the web. Our goal is to make sure you learn something new and valuable every day. We aim to create a digital marketing community for sharing tips to monetize your skills and assets (websites, social media profiles, online businesses) better. Find out more about us. You may contact us, anytime, by e-mail, postal mail or social media. This scholarship will help offset the costs of education for high school and college students who have demonstrated an interest in Internet Marketing.


Writers of the Future Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Overview: L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights. Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.

 

Superpower Scholarship

Deadline: March 31 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Have you ever wondered where you’d go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world – to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you’ve always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. While we can’t give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, our Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

 

Doodle 4 Google Competition

Deadline: March 13, 2020 at 8:00pm PST.

Award Amount: $30,000

Overview: Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the Doodle 4 Google contest. From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

BILLBOARD: Project Yellow Light Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: We want to see your personal expression come through on your billboard design. Create a design to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving.In addition to the scholarship, the winning designs may be placed on billboards across the country, courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoor.

 

Raytheon Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: This scholarship program was established by Raytheon Company for children of Raytheon Company employees. The annual competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization. NMSC’s purposes are (1) to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students and (2) to provide a system of services for corporations, foundations, and other organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships for outstanding students who interest them. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC.

 

April Scholarships

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship was created both to honor the life and achievements of Kristina Flores, who passed on tragically at the age of 23, and to honor and encourage the education of young people who are also are faced with overwhelming obstacles that might have prevented them from completing high school but did not. The scholarship will go to the person who best represents themselves through their application with an emphasis on their essay. The continuing education requirements are intentionally loose for this scholarship. While we would like to encourage all young people to get a traditional college education, we realize that many of the young people who will apply may be leaving unfortunate circumstances and don’t have much family support. Regardless if you’re going to a vocational/trade school, or a traditional University, we encourage all to enter.

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AFSA High School Essay Contest

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: AFSA’s annual contest has challenged high school students, whose parents are not members of the Foreign Service, from around the nation to explore and research some of the most difficult questions related to the Foreign Service and American diplomacy. The winner will receive $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet a member of the State Department’s leadership and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea education voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference. The essay prompt can be found at the scholarship provider’s website.

 

College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

 

Frame My Future Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The original creation must be your own work and must convey the theme, This Is How I Frame My Future. Finalists will be selected based on the creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020 – 2021 academic year is eligible. One way to draw more attention to your entry is to share it on social media—our judges like to see social sharing of #FrameMyFuture entries! Likes and retweets don’t guarantee a spot as a Finalist, but if you’re passionate about your entry and share your #FrameMyFuture vision, that’s a plus. Don’t forget to tag us! Post your entry on our Facebook wall, tweet us, pin your entry, and tag us on Instagram! For examples of prize-winning entries, check out these Winners from previous years.

 

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher. For more information, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $1,800

Overview: The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by Dr. Donna Alexander, in memory of her mother, Annie S. Alexander, to provide scholarships to students seeking undergraduate nursing degrees. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for high school seniors or college students who are residents of Forsyth County, NC and are pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree. The scholarship will be applied to the cost of undergraduate, tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Their leadership and courage make them true heroes – and inspirations to us all. Applicants must be 8 to 18 years of age and must be permanent residents of the U.S.A. or Canada. Must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months. The Barron Prize does not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

NJCTS Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Each year since 2004, NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has offered the NJCTS Youth Scholarship Program to graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in the fall after their graduation from high school. Winners are selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder. The amount of the prize, criteria, and selection of the winners is at the sole discretion of NJCTS, which reserves the right to determine the amount of the award and whether to award it based upon the applications. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

VIDEO: Project Yellow Light Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $8,000

Overview: We want to see your personal expression come though on your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon; whatever moves you. Just make sure it’s in good taste. In addition to a scholarship, the winning video for both high school and college may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations.

 

RADIO: Project Yellow Light Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: We want to see your personal expression come through in your recording. Think of ways to capture the attention of your peers and clearly express your message in a radio ad. Be sure it’s in good taste. In addition to winning a scholarship, the winning entries may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and aired across the country courtesy of iHeartRadio.

 

Science Without Borders Challenge

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Award Amount: $500

Overview: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders Challenge is an international art competition that encourages students to pursue the preservation, protection, and restoration of the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Science without Borders Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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The Anthem Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000.

 

National Candy Technologists Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The National Candy Technologists Scholarship is $5,000, paid in two $2,500 installments. To qualify, the student must be either a college sophomore, junior or senior for the upcoming academic year, have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology, and be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science or related area. A minimum 3.0 GPA is also required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

May Scholarships

1-800-Wheelchair Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 30, 2020

Award Amount: $500

Overview: The 1-800-Wheelchair Scholarship Fund is available to high school and undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. You must be at least 16 years old and a legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and provide a “visual poem” in a style of your choosing on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge along with a personal statement in order to be considered for this award.

 

The Cure Cancer Support Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families. Scholarship recipients must furnish a letter of confirmation by a licensed physician as proof of their cancer diagnosis. Please note that this documentation will be required following the award notification and should not be submitted with the application. Applicant must be a US citizen residing in the USA. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working to one’s potential and be accepted for admission at an institution of higher education, e.g. college, community college, university or vocational school. All grades must be substantiated by official documentation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

The Fountainhead Scholarship

Deadline:  May 28, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

Overview: Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000.

 

June Scholarships

Ocean Awareness Contest

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $1,500

Overview: The Ocean Awareness Contest is open to students between the ages of 11 and 18. To be considered, students are invited to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action. Submissions are accepted in visual art, film, music, poetry, prose, and interactive and multimedia.

 

The Elk Mountain Tents’ Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th, 2020 

Award Amount: $500

Overview: We at Elk Mountain Tents have experienced great joy and pleasure just being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer. We are looking for a stellar individual with an appreciation for the great outdoors who captures the adventurous spirit that has come to embody the Elk Mountain Tents brand. If that sounds like you, please apply!

July Scholarships

Spirit of Giving Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others?

 

August Scholarships

Pottery Lab Pro Scholarship

Deadline: August 20, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Best-in-class benefits to help you succeed today and tomorrow. Vault.com career guides, test prep discounts, and Restaurant.com gift certificate valid at 18,000 restaurants nationwide. Scholarship opportunities. Members-only networking, travel and educational tools and events. Dozens of exclusive member benefits tailored to your life.

 

September Scholarships

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: September 19, 2020 

Award Amount: $25,000

Overview: Essay contest on Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. There are 59 prizes, and first prize is $25,000! To enter, submit an 800 to 1,600-word essay on one of three specific topics about the novel, which can be viewed on the scholarship provider’s website. The contest is open to grade 12 students and college undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. It is free to enter and no application is required. For more information and details, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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October Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Award Amount: $20,000

Overview:  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. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship

Deadline: October 25, 2020 (Application Opens: August 1, 2020)

Award Amount: 106 $25,000 awards

Overview: The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. As such, the Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.

 

NSCA Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: October 15, 2020 (Application Opens: August 1, 2020)

Award Amount: Multiple $2,000 awards

Overview: The purpose of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) is to support the mission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning. All general and specific guidelines for each respective scholarship are outlined below and should be closely read by the applicant to ensure all guidelines have been met prior to submission.

 

Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate health education major student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America.


Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Medical Diversity Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Award Amount: $2,000

Overview: The Medical School Diversity Scholarship, established in 2014, is part of the law firm’s initiative to recognize medical school students who do outstanding work to promote ethnic diversity in their community. The funds are to be used toward his or her continued education in medical school. The scholarship is available to all medical school students in the United States who work hard to promote ethnic diversity in their communities. 

 

November Scholarships

Students of the Year

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Award Amount: $2,500

Overview: Students of Year is a seven-week fundraising opportunity for students in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area. Students raise funds in honor of local blood cancer survivors and further the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At the end of the seven weeks, we host a Grand Finale to celebrate all that the students have accomplished and award three college scholarships! The campaign is made for those well connected students who have the drive to succeed and are community leaders. Those students who go above and beyond the call of duty and always ask, “what’s next?” It is not only a fantastic resume builder and helps students with their college applications, but they are given the opportunity to build on their leadership and communication skills. Not to mention have fun and impact their community in the process! For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

December Scholarships

Burger King James W. McLamore Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $50,000

Overview: The McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship awards students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required, along with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1220 SAT score. Students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity and substantial work experience. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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Other Scholarships

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

Deadline: See Website 

Award Amount: $3,500

Overview: This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship to assist his or her studies, and after graduation seek employment in the tri-state region in either the public or private sector furthering the cause of environmental protection and riparian habitat conservation for the benefit of all. 

 

NGA Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Reopening Soon

Award Amount: Awards Vary

Overview: The NGA Foundation seeks to position the industry as an employer of choice for college students and is committed to supporting students planning careers with independent grocers. Since 1990 NGA and its affiliates have awarded over $1 million in scholarships providing the critical resources needed to invest in our future leaders.

National Potato Council Scholarship

Deadline: Reopens in the Spring of 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

Overview: Each year, NPC awards a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the U.S. potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities, and grades.

 

Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship

Deadline: Soon to Reopen

Award Amount: Awards Vary

Overview: The 2020 Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship, in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their school and/or community. Any Texas high school senior planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university next year and currently attending public, private, or home school in Texas may apply.

 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: Soon to Reopen

Award Amount: $100,000

Overview: For years, this prestigious program has awarded millions of dollars in tuition to students across the country. Students must be a legal resident of the U.S., may not be an active NCAA collegiate athlete in any sport nor have played professional, semi-professional, or Division I collegiate football at any time. No essay required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

Exceptional Youth Scholarship

Deadline: Soon to Reopen

Award Amount: $5,000

Overview: The Foundation for Global Sports Development is committed to empowering youth through education. Our Exceptional Youth Scholarship recognizes youth who have demonstrated remarkable conduct through community service efforts, volunteerism and mentor-ship activities, in addition to achieving outstanding academic performance.

A total of ten (10) high school seniors will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $5,000 each to be applied towards cost of attendance including tuition, housing, books and other on-campus related expenses at accredited, four-year colleges and universities in the United States. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

 

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