A List of Scholarships by ACT & SAT Scores

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Depending on the school, student, and scholarship, the scores one gets on the SAT or ACT can make or break their chances of getting into or being able to afford college. This scholarship list is one, unlike others. Instead of listing hundreds of scholarships fit only for students at the top of their class, Colleges of Distinction has curated a list of scholarships for students of every caliber.

ACT Scores From 10 To 15

American Indian Education Fund

Minimum ACT Score: 14

Deadline: April 4, 2020

Award: Up to $2,000

Overview: The American Indian Education Fund was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.

ACT Scores From 16 To 20

The Anthony Muñoz Scholarship Fund

Minimum ACT Score: 18

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Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award: $20,000

Overview: Developed through Anthony and his family’s passion to help deserving students reach their dreams of attending a local college or university, the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund awards multiple $20,000 scholarships to select Tri-State high school seniors.


Minimum ACT Score: 19

Minimum SAT Score: 1000

Deadline: October 19-23, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: 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.

The Anthony Muñoz Scholarship Fund

Minimum ACT Score: 18

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Award: Varies

Overview: The Anthony Muñoz Scholarship Fund was created by Anthony Muñoz and his family to support the youth in achieving their dreams of attending a local college or university. 

ACT Scores From 21 To 25

Bruce Fishskin Scholarship Fund

Minimum ACT Score: 22

Minimum SAT score: 1100

Deadline: October 31, 2020 (Applications open September 1, 2020)

Award: See Website

Overview: Formed in 2010, the Fund will award up to the entire cost of a college education for those outstanding students we believe most deserve an investment of our time and money. We are in search of high school students in their senior year who seek to challenge themselves to succeed and accomplish what most people never imagine. Selection is based upon application essays, followed by personal interviews.

Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score: 21

Minimum SAT score: 1200

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $2,000

Overview: The Joshua David Gardner Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Inc., was established in June 2006 to provide scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate degrees at historically black colleges and universities.

Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship Program

Minimum ACT Score: 22

Minimum SAT Score: 1050 

Deadline: July 7, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: The Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s Scholarship program encourages deserving college undergraduates to apply for the 2020-2021 college award of $2,500. The program provides financial assistance to help foster the NEXT GENERATION of RV INDUSTRY LEADERS. Therefore, an important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after completing college. RVDA members are able to offer this opportunity to dealership personnel and dependents of their employees because of their employment in the RV industry.

ACT Scores From 26 To 29

The Edmund F. Maxwell Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score: 26 

Minimum SAT Score: 1200

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: The Maxwell Scholarship was established to assist high school seniors from Western Washington in obtaining a higher education. For freshmen starting college during the 2020-21 academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less based on financial need. This award has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education based on financial need and reasonable progress toward graduation. A simple renewal application is required each year.

ACT Scores 30 and Up

Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

Minimum ACT Score: 30

Minimum Math SAT Score: 680

Deadline: April 2, 2020

Award: $10,000

Overview: This fund was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. The Woodcocks strongly believed the future of this state and the country is dependent on the quality of education.

Scholarships Based on SAT Scores

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score: 28

Minimum SAT Math Score: 620

Deadline: Opens November 1, 2020

Award: Up to $4,000

Overview: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. 

Don & Sybil Harrington Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score: 28

Minimum SAT Score (Math + Reading/Writing): 1300

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award: $5,000

Overview: The Trustees of the Sybil B. Harrington Trust, continuing the Harrington’s philanthropic vision, have established the Don and Sybil Harrington Scholarship Fund in association with the Arizona Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to academically outstanding high school seniors with high financial need in Maricopa County to attend college. Mr. and Mrs. Harrington had a lifetime commitment to improve life nationwide. Because they believed education was essential to this effort, they established scholarship programs at the University of Texas, West Texas A&M, The Julliard School, Amarillo College and fellowships through Research to Prevent Blindness. The Harrington’s began their connection with Maricopa County through visits here in the 1950’s. In the 1960’s they adopted Phoenix as their second home and donated their art collection to the Phoenix Art Museum. In Phoenix, as in Amarillo, they contributed to the charitable needs of the community. Examples include the Harrington Arthritis Center, the Phoenix Zoo, KAET, and the Barrow Neurological Institute, among many other worthwhile causes.

Point the Way Foundation Scholarship

Minimum ACT Score: 21

Minimum SAT score: 1500 

Deadline: See Website

Award: Up to $5,000

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Overview: Point the Way Foundation is a California non-profit organization dedicated to supporting charitable endeavors for the families and children of civilian and military communities both locally and nationwide. At its heart, Point the Way Foundation serves as a supporting charity that helps bolster the fundraising efforts of established 501(c)(3) organizations. Through its chosen platforms, Point the Way Foundation is able to gift donated funds directly to Military, Children and Community organizations that are in need of financial support or other means of assistance. A Board of Directors has the fiduciary responsibility of choosing which nonprofits are eligible and worthy of receiving donations from Point the Way Foundation and diligently allocates funds in accordance with the charity’s mission.

More Scholarships for High School Students

Scholarships can be hard to find for high school students, but luckily for you, we’ve made other scholarship lists to help you out! Take a look!

IFSEA Worthy Goal Scholarship

Deadline: June 20, 2020

Award: Up to $2,500

Overview: IFSEA is dedicated to helping students pursuing a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Through our partnership, with the Worthy Goal Scholarship and Kae DeBrent Hodges Fund, IFSEA offers scholarships to high school graduates, undergraduate students, and vocational school students.  Whether you’re just starting the field or enhancing your career, there are financial aid opportunities available.

Driver Education Initiative Award

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Award: $3,000

Overview: The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat,  and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.

$1,000 Halloween Costume Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Award Amount: $1,000

Overview: Who said Halloween costumes were just for kids? The average American will spend 36% of their Halloween budget on costumes for both themselves and their pets this year. Who doesn’t love a 🐕 in a 🌭 costume or a 🐈 dressed as a 🦖? Tell us about your favorite Halloween costume that either you or your pet has worn for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for school or student loan payments. And don’t leave out any awesome or adorable details!

UNIMA-USA Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: The UNIMA-USA scholarship program is intended to help cover tuition fees for American puppeteers who wish to study puppetry outside the U.S. Applicants should be puppeteers who have some professional experience, who have a university degree in puppetry, or who can otherwise demonstrate a serious commitment to the art form.

Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 15, 2020

Award: $2,500

Overview: Foreclosure.com continues to break new ground by offering a nationwide scholarship program. Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay.

Pokémon Club Championship

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Overview: Compete against other Pokémon TCG and video game players in the Pokémon Championship Series! All you need to do is show up with a valid Pokémon TCG deck or video game and system. Tournaments at the Regionals level and above may require advance registration; be sure to check the tournament listing for details. Previous winners have received up to $25,000 in scholarship money, which might just cover a year or two of your college tuition.

We the Students Essay Contest

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Award: Up to $7,500

Overview: The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students who are no older than 19 and no younger than 14 as of the end of the Contest Period who (1) attend school in the United States, one of its territories or districts, or an American Armed Forces School Abroad, and (2) who are in grades 8 -12 attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, or (3) are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program, or (4) are attending a home school program.


Deadline: April 15, 2020

Award: $500

Overview: Pretty Lightroom Presets recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment.   That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Presets for Lightroom $500 annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!

League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2020

Award: See Website

Overview: Applications are usually accepted from January through April.  Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Family members and mentors are encouraged to work with applicants to help ensure their submissions are complete.

‘You Deserve it’ Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: Our mission at ScholarshipOwl is to help students afford college by making scholarships easier to obtain and more accessible. That’s why we created our own scholarship, The You Deserve It Scholarship. This scholarship is one of hundreds in our database that students may be eligible for. 

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund 

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: See Website

Overview: The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Award: $1,000

Overview: IWSH serves as the conduit for the International Water Sanitation and Hygiene community, with specific focus of the role of the Plumbing Industry in community collaborations and educational exchange.

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