Paying for College - Scholarships
The best source for merit-based scholarship money will be through the college or university where you plan to attend. However, there are also private scholarships awarded by community groups, individuals, and foundations. Information and applications for these scholarships arrive on a rolling basis and are posted here. Seniors interested in scholarship opportunities should check this website frequently.
Students who match the criteria outlined by the organization are encouraged to apply. Applications for many scholarships are available online. Click on the links below. If there is not a web link, a paper application may be available in the College & Career Center. Students are reminded to observe deadlines. If a counselor recommendation is required, the completed application must be submitted to your counselor at least one week prior to the deadline.
Scholarship Websites to check out
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Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Clearing House - Links to Specialized Scholarships can be found here
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants, Deadline: June 14, 2019. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
American Chemical Society Scholars Program for under-represented students in Chemical studies, ACSSP Application
The American Prospect High School Essay Contest to Engage High School Students on How to Create a More Inclusive Economy Many Americans are considering how to create a more inclusive economy. This competition will give high school students the opportunity to read and reflect on one of four renowned books exploring how the economy works in terms of poverty, race, markets, and democracy. The students’ essays will explore where the economy falls short and what we might do about it. Prizes total $30,000: First place for juniors and seniors is $10,000; second place $5,000; third place $2,500. First place for freshmen and sophomores is $5,000; second place $2,500; third place $1,000. Forty honorable mentions will be awarded at $100 each. The Prospect will publish the winning essays at Prospect.org and feature a selection in the print edition. For further information, go to Prospect.org/EssayContest.
ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and another for the spring semester each year. Scholarship page: https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html
AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major(mechanical engineering, robotics etc.) One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Scholarship page: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html
AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship: 2 x $2500 scholarships to students(including high school seniors) pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Scholarship Portal: www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html
Automotive, Aftermarket University Scholarships. Priority is given to these categories of applicants: Students planning to become technicians in automotive, collision, heavy duty or agricultural fields. Students planning to work for any automotive aftermarket company.
Black Nurses Association Deadline March 31, 2021
Dairy Farmers of America Foundation (deadline Jan. 15, 201)
Dell Scholarships (Opens 10/1/2021) Closes Dec. 1, 2021.
Discover Business for students pursuing degrees in Business
Equitable Excellence Scholarship (deadline Jan. 28, 2021)
Final Fantasy gaming Scholarship Application
FootLocker Scholar Athletes Scholarship (deadline Jan. 8, 2021)
Fostering Futures (for students who have been or are in Foster Care) Fostering Futures MiStudent Aid overviewGE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship (deadline Jan. 5, 2021)
Google Scholarships (multiple) differing deadlines and criteria
Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarship details (opens August/closes October)
John Lennon Scholarships - for best original composition or song
John Wright Memorial Scholarship ($5000) - for students studying arboriculture.
U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation (deadline Jan. 22, 2021)
Liv Mas (Taco Bell Scholarship) Video contest (deadline Jan. 20, 2021)
KFC - Colonel's Scholars Program - due in April of your senior year
Mensa Foundation Scholarship (deadline Jan. 15, 2021)
National Honor Society Scholarship Opens October 1, 2021
National Science Foundation Awards for undergraduates multiple deadlines
Overacheivers Student Grant, Grant application
Perlego for Diversity in Coding Perlego Scholarship site
QuestBridge- College Prep Scholarship for juniors (high-achieving, low-income)
Rosa Parks Scholarship - due March 1
Ringling School of Art and Design Scholarships Deadline: April 15, 2021
Society of Women Engineers, National SWE website: www.swe.org.
Therm Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship competition Webpage for application details deadline: May 5, 2021
Thiel Fellowship (for entreprenurial students) Grant application
Union Plus Scholarship (deadline Jan. 31, 2021)
Young Women in Public Affair Award - Zonta - women who are active in their community, student government or workplace (paid or unpaid) should apply.