ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship ProgramOpening Early 2017
The Account Control Technology Foundation's Second-Year Scholarship Program is for current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of the following academic year.
A total of 25 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to college students nationwide. For more information, visit the ACT Foundation website.
Air Force Aid Society Grants, Scholarships and LoansOpening Early 2017
The Air Force Aid Society offers need-based grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 through the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program. The program, which is the gateway to all of the Society’s educational assistance programs, is open to dependent children of active duty, retired and deceased U.S. Air Force members; and spouses of active duty and deceased members. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
General Arnold Education Grant Program applicants are also reviewed for eligibility under the Society’s Merit Scholarship Program. This program awards at least ten $5,000 scholarships to incoming college freshmen with top grade point averages.
Applicants from the Arnold Grant Program may also apply for an interest-free Supplemental Education Loan up to $1,000. Repayment is by allotment directly from sponsoring member’s military/retired pay or bank account over a 10-month period.
Detailed information on all the Society’s programs can be found at http://www.afas.org/education-grants.
Alfa Foundation Scholarship ProgramOpening Early 2017
Alfa Foundation is providing a scholarship opportunity available to high school graduates in the state of Alabama. 100 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded across the state. This scholarship program will help cover the cost of college or technical school. To apply, students must: have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); enroll in a two- or four-year college, university or technical school in the State of Alabama; and have a current Alabama Farmers Federation Membership issued in his/her name. Annual membership can be obtained online, by calling 1-800-964-2532 or by visiting a local Alfa Insurance office.
AXA Achievement ScholarshipOpening Fall 2016
The AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation, provides scholarship awards of $25,000 and $10,000, with winners in every state nationwide. The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. More information is available at the AXA Foundation website.
AXA Achievement Community Award ProgramOpening Fall 2016
The AXA Achievementsm Community Award Program offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, LLC. Every recipient's high school will also receive a matching grant of $2,500 for educators' professional development.
The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) Scholarship ProgramOpening January 2017
The Binc Scholarship Program is open to bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees and dependents* of bookstore employees, owners and former Borders employees who plan to enroll in full or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for at least half of the 2017-2018 academic year.
*Dependents include children under the age of 25, spouses and qualified same-sex partners.
Find out more at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/binc.
Buick Achievers Scholarship ProgramOpening January 2017
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduates who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology or Design.
Scholarships will be awarded based on participation and leadership in community and school activities, interest in the automotive industry, academic achievement, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
If you have the passion to succeed — especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries — the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. Visit buickachievers.com for more information.
BURGER KING Scholars ProgramOpening Fall 2016
Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.
Administered by the Foundation, 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.
High school seniors are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if they live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico; have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; and plan to enroll full-time in 2016-17 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. For more information, visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars.
Catch a Break! ScholarshipOpening Early 2017
The Catch a Break! Scholarship Program is offering scholarships up to $10,000/year. The program is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study. Open to Minnesota residents who demonstrate academic potential and financial need who plan on attending a four-year public college or university in Minnesota.
For more information, please visit sms.scholarsapply.org/catchabreak.
CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship ProgramOpening Early 2017
The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program, sponsored by General Mills, is open to African-American students living in a Congressional Black Caucus district who plan to continue their education in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field and have financial need. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and live in a Congressional Black Caucus district. Review the guidelines and eligibility information at sms.scholarsapply.org/cbcfgeneralmillshealth/.
Cognizant Making The Future Scholarship ProgramOpening Early 2017
The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. Making The Future is a design-based scholarship, and candidates will be required to submit video documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation.
Students may submit a project for consideration if they are: citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States; pursuing a career in a STEM field; eligible to enroll or currently enrolled at a vocational-technical school or a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with a full course of undergraduate study; and in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
Scholarship recipients will earn $5,000 awards. To learn more and get started, visit the Cognizant Educational Opportunity website and click on "Making the Future U.S. College Scholarship Program."
The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program, Sponsored by the Guttmacher InstituteOpening February 2017
The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship Program is open to graduate students who are pursuing a Masters Degree in the field of Public Policy or Public Health and demonstrate a commitment to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive rights. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) to apply.
One individual will be designated each year as a Cory Richards Scholar and awarded a one-time scholarship of $15,000 to support full-time graduate study at an accredited institution in the United States.
The individual will be selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, an essay, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal completed by a professor, advisor or mentor. Financial need will also be considered.
More information and the application can be found on the Cory Richards Scholarship website.
Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer AwardOpening Early 2017
Please note: Students applying for this award need to receive a recommendation from their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate.
The Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) is Scholarship America's way of honoring students who embody the volunteer spirit of Dollars for Scholars.
Recipients of this national award funded by Scholarship America will receive $1,000 scholarships, with one national winner earning a $1,000 renewable award for up to four years. To apply, students must live in a community with a Dollars for Scholars affiliate and receive a recommendation from an affiliate representative. In addition, students must be enrolled in or planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. (Adult students entering or resuming a postsecondary program of study are eligible, and past recipients of the award are eligible to apply again.)
All students who complete a profile on their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate website, meet the eligibility requirements and receive a recommendation from their local affiliate will match and be able to and have the opportunity to apply for the Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award. Applications will be evaluated on volunteer service (with Dollars for Scholars volunteer hours earning the highest points) as well as academics, activities and other criteria.
To apply, students will need to fill out a profile on the Scholarship America Student Center; in addition to the SVA, this profile will also match you to other local and national scholarships.
Dr Pepper Tuition GiveawayPromotion and Contest
Opening August 2016
Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper gave away over $1,000,000 in tuition last year to help students across the country pursue their dreams.
Since 2008, the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by giving away millions of dollars in tuition. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals.
Starting this fall, if you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can submit your One Of A Kind story to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes.
Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. Find more information at www.drpeppertuition.com.
Edison Scholars ProgramOpening Fall 2016
The Edison Scholars Program, sponsored by Edison International, is offering aspiring engineers and scientists scholarships to pursue their education at four-year colleges or universities. Graduating high school seniors in Southern California are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program in one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Sciences/Information Systems, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Sciences.
Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
Thirty $40,000 scholarships at $10,000/year or the attainment of a bachelor’s degree will be awarded.
Detailed information, a list of eligible high schools, eligible majors, and an online application can be found at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/edisonscholars/
The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship ProgramOpening Early 2017
The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program provides renewable $2,500 awards for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM majors). Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents who are high school seniors and residents of Orange County, CA, or Salt Lake County, UT. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Only the first 150 applications will be processed. More information is available at www.scholarsapply.org/edwards/.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship ProgramOpening Fall 2016
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Foundation and General Electric Company (GE), is offering $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the United States. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship similar to those exhibited by President Ronald Reagan. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. For more information, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.
GEICO IT ScholarshipOpening Fall 2016
The GEICO IT Scholarship program awards up to six $5,000 scholarships to current college sophomores or juniors.
Eligible applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, HCI (human computer interaction) or related technical degree program; plan to remain enrolled in full time undergraduate study for the entire 2017-2018 academic year; and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Children of GEICO associates are ineligible to apply.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
For more information, visit scholarsapply.org/geico_tech.
Great Lakes National ScholarshipOpening Early 2017
The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program, funded by the Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from across the country.
The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must plan to enroll in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study at an accredited non-profit public or private two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire academic year. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) is required along with demonstrated financial need.
Learn more at www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes.
ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship FundOpening Early 2017
The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of U.S. city, county and state public employees* who have died in service to their communities. Applicants must enroll in and attend an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school on a full-time basis. High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply. Find out more at vantagescholar.org.
*Students must provide a letter from the deceased employee’s place of work verifying his or her employment at time of death, and supporting financial information.
Awards are determined based on merit and financial need and are for tuition and fees only.