The Mega List of Scholarships You Should Apply For | Class of 2019-2020
You’re about to head off to college, and experience so many exciting things such as taking classes you enjoy, being in an encouraging environment and living on your own. But that also means you’ll need money to support you along the way. Luckily, a lot of companies and organizations want to help you—they offer various grant and scholarship opportunities for students like you.
Take advantage of these opportunities and apply to as many as you can to earn up some money. To get you started, we have devised a quick mega list of scholarships you may be eligible for.
Household Names’ Scholarships
Overview: Dr. Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals.
Requirements: Looking for students ages 18-24 to enter the tuition giveaway.
Deadline: Check their website for deadline.
Overview: Calling all K-12 students – bring your creativity to life in a Doodle of the Google logo, using any medium you choose for the chance to be a Doodle 4 Google winner. The National Winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and will win a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for their school. Come back on January 7th to find out the theme of this year’s contest and get doodling!
Deadline: Doodle 4 Google opens for submissions on January 7th, 2019
Overview: Create and wear your original & unique promwear using Duck® brand duct tape and/or Duck® brand crafting tape. Submit photos of your prom creation for a chance to win a number of awards worth $10,000.
Deadline: Application re-open in 2019
Overview: Since 2011, Denny’s has developed Hungry for Education, a scholarship program designed to recognize academic achievement. In 2018, the program will award more than $250,000 in scholarships to elementary, high school and college students for their ideas to help Denny’s fight childhood hunger.
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Overview: Your voice is powerful. You have the power to influence safe driving behavior among teens. Make a video that inspires your peers to drive safely and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes! Change lives with your safe driving message.
Deadline: Now Accepting 2019 Entries
Overview: The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created Dell Scholars to recognize and assist an underserved population—students in the academic middle from low-income households who are often among the first in their families to attend college. All Dell Scholars have overcome significant personal challenges in their pursuit of higher education. The financial award helps students with various education expenses; but, most importantly, the program is more than just a check: Dell Scholars is a college completion program that provides students with key supports they need to obtain a college degree.
Deadline: Now Accepting Applications
Overview: 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.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
Deadline: The 2019 program will accept applications from October 16, 2018 through January 4, 2019.
Overview: Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program to underrepresented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.
Deadline: All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by March 15th, 2019, to be considered for the scholarship award.
Overview: Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Twenty-three years and over eight million dollars later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.
Deadline: Applications re-open in 2019
Overview: Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU – not just because you scored the game-winning point – but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community. AWARDING $20,000 TO 20 STUDENT ATHLETES!
Deadline: Applications are due at 5pm EST on December 14.
Overview: Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
Deadline: The application period for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2018 and closes Dec. 15, 2018.
Overview: USHLI is a Chicago-based national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that has developed into one of the most powerful, nationally and internationally recognized Latino organizations in the country by organizing and conducting nonpartisan voter registration and leadership development programs in 40 states. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States.
Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individuals essay submission.
Scholarship Awards: 3 high school scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman – senior in high school)
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Small Business Scholarships
Overview: Each year Abby’s Closet is proud to offer a college scholarship to one lucky recipient. The applicant that best embodies the spirit and mission of Abby’s Closet will receive the scholarship award and attend a private giveaway to select their perfect gown and accessories.
Deadline: Applications will re-open in 2019
Overview: The Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC) is your opportunity to bring national attention to your work, gain valuable feedback from our National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees and compete for cash prizes. This unique invention competition drives innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. Their judges, including National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees, provide invaluable feedback and guidance as we reward the country’s most innovative university students.
Since 1990, with the help of our sponsors, they have awarded more than $1 million to students nationwide.
Deadline: Next entry period will begin in the spring of 2019
Overview: Would you like your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here’s your chance! We formally invite you to enter our 12th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest. Design a greeting card for the opportunity to win yourself a $10,000 scholarship and $1,000 for your school. Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection.
Deadline: Contest submissions accepted from May 31st, 2018 – March 1st, 2019.
Overview: Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time.
Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We’re listening!
Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up – and cash in. The “loudest” applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Overview: Winning scholarships can be sweet – especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream.
Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, we want to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why.
July is National Ice Cream Month, and we need a little help picking out a “Flavor of the Month” for our famous ice cream scholarship. Tell us all about your ice cream flavor, and you could scoop up a sweet $1,500 scholarship.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Overview: The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. Each year they will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.
One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.
Awarded to: High school student
Requirements: Must submit writings by the deadline. Early submission recommended.
Deadline: February 20, 2019
Military/Public Service Dependant Scholarships
Overview: The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund) was founded in 2001 to honor the lives of our nation’s police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The fund provides financial assistance to the surviving spouses and children of employees who have died in the line of duty and are planning to attend an accredited two-year community college, four-year accredited university, or vocational school full-time.
Each year, scholarships are awarded to selected students. Since its inception, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships to hundreds of recipients.
Deadline: Applications are accepted annually from December 15 – March 15
Overview: ThanksUSA’s scholarship program provides life-changing opportunities for the spouses and children of our troops who require financial assistance towards higher education, while increasing the chances for success in their personal and professional lives. The program is unique in that both spouses and children of active-duty men and women can apply to the same organization for support.
Deadline: ThanksUSA accepts online scholarship applications each year between April 1 and May 15.
Overview: Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the program that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.
A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2019-20.
Deadline: 2019 Applications close February 15, 2019
Scholarships For Students With Illnesses or Disabilities
Overview: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Deadline: Your application must be submitted on or before December 6, 2018 or until the first 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first.
Overview: As part of the HIE Help Center’s commitment to increasing awareness and understanding of preventable injuries like hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), they are pleased to announce the HIE Help Center Scholarship. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to an undergraduate or graduate student who is helping people impacted by injuries like HIE.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Overview: This scholarship program was created to assist cancer survivors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Up to 25 recipients will recieve an award in the amount of $10,000.
Deadline: Application re-opens again early spring 2019
Overview: The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $320 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.
Deadline: Your application must be submitted on or before 3:00 p.m. Central Time on January 30, 2019.
Overview: Since 2012, Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program has been committed to funding research and providing help for families during treatment, as well as supporting survivors and their families as they continue to live their lives beyond cancer.
Northwestern Mutual Announces College Scholarship Programs to Benefit Those Affected by Childhood Cancer
Scholarships will provide financial support to help recipients continue their education and achieve college dreams
Deadline: Applications for the 2019 cycle will be accepted until May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.
Overview: ACPA Family Services awards college scholarships annually to outstanding students born with cleft or craniofacial conditions. The online application period opens each fall.
- Peter Randall, MD & Don LaRossa, MD Scholarship Award – $4,000 award
- Earl “Gip” Seaver, PhD Scholarship Award – $1,000 award
- Vocational or Technical Scholarship Award – One $500 award for a student enrolled in a community, vocational or technical school.
- General Scholarship Awards – A minimum of five general scholarships of at least $500 each. Additional scholarships of increased amounts may be offered as funds are available.
Deadline: Applications are due February 1, 2019
Overview: In 2008, OAR introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Schwallie Family Scholarships are supported through generous gifts from the family of former Board member, Ed Schwallie. In 2013, we announced the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program, an expansion of our scholarship program that benefits students attending any of the types of institutions that fall under the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program criteria, as well as any of the growing number of certificate and life skills/transition programs in the country. Board member and Scholarship Committee chairwoman, Lisa Hussman, championed the initiative, which is supported through a generous gift from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation. As of December 1, 2017, we have awarded a total of $815,500 to 268 students from across the country.
Their scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum.
Deadline: Applications for the 2019 cycle will be accepted until May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.
Overview: USRA presents up to four scholarship awards all worth $4,000 to undergraduate students each fall.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in science or engineering. Applicants must be within two (2) years of earning a B.S. or a B.A. in a field of science and engineering, including life science and science education by the time the award is received. Scholarship awards are made in the fall, with applications accepted during the summer.
Deadline: Applications re-open Spring 2019
Overview: Lendza is a California-based online marketplace focused on helping small businesses obtain working capital via their network of lenders. If you want a little help with your college expenses, be sure to take advantage of Lendza’s scholarship opportunity. Lendza will award a $500 scholarship to the student who writes their favorite essay.
Awarded to one college student who displays a noticeable spark of entrepreneurial spirit. Last year’s winner!
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Overview: Sachs Marketing Group is a search engine optimization (SEO) and social media company based in Southern California who use innovative strategies to go beyond the scope of “regular” SEO. Sachs Marketing Group is also dedicated to helping to support general marketing education and is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in any accredited college.
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Overview: Blades of Green has created a merit-based scholarship fund for individuals seeking undergraduate or graduate level education in environmental studies or related fields. Mark and Brad Leahy have created a $1,000 scholarship for the 2019 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence, the pursuit of further study in environmental education at an accredited college or university, and passion for further study.
Deadline: March 15th, 2019
There is a wide range of scholarships that are waiting for you to scoop up! After you finish going through our list, continue searching for more scholarships. The more you apply, the more you have a chance to get money that can help you during college. Good luck!