STARTER SCHOLARSHIP


Sheet #
Sheet Name
Description
1Meet 100% NeedThese colleges and universities are committed to meeting 100% of full demonstrated financial need. This resource includes links to each school's financial aid website to read more.
2School Specific ScholarshipsThis is not a fully comprehensive list, but these are some examples of "school specific" scholarships often based on merit, major, auditions, community service, leadership, and more. Spend some time exploring some college's specific programs, but feel free to spend time researching and adding to your own list as you find others you may be interested in applying to.
3Undocumented/DACAThese resources are for undocumented students or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. This tab includes scholarships and helpful websites. If you are a DACA student, look for DACA-friendly schools and states. Private schools often have more money to give to DACA or international students. If local scholarships ask for a social security number or anything about citizenship, have your school counselor reach out to advocate for you if you do not have this to add to the application.
4SeptemberThese tabs let you organize your scholarships by month. Use the checkboxes on the left to keep yourself organized. Add and remove scholarships as needed. Update dates and set goals for completing your applications.
5October
6November
7December
8January
9February
10March
11April
12May
13June
14July
College/University
Location
Financial Aid Website
Amherst College Amherst, MAhttps://www.amherst.edu/offices/financialaid
Barnard CollegeNew York, NYhttps://admissions.barnard.edu/costs-and-aid
Bates CollegeLewiston, MEhttps://www.bates.edu/financial-services/financial-aid/
Berea CollegeBerea, KYhttps://www.berea.edu/student-financial-aid/
Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MAhttps://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-services/financial-aid.html
Boston UniversityBoston, MAhttps://www.bu.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/affordable-bu/
Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, MEhttps://www.bowdoin.edu/student-aid/
Brown UniversityProvidence, RIhttps://www.brown.edu/admission-aid/tuition-and-aid
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, PAhttps://www.brynmawr.edu/financial-aid
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)Pasadena, CAhttp://www.finaid.caltech.edu/
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MNhttps://apps.carleton.edu/campus/sfs/prospective/
Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OHhttps://case.edu/admission/tuition-aid/scholarships
Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CAhttps://www.cmc.edu/financial-aid
Colby CollegeWaterville, MEhttps://www.colby.edu/admission/apply/
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NYhttps://www.colgate.edu/admission-aid
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MAhttps://www.holycross.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, COhttps://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/financialaid/
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYhttps://sfs.columbia.edu/
Connecticut CollegeNew London, CThttps://www.conncoll.edu/financial-aid/
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NHhttps://financialaid.dartmouth.edu/
Davidson CollegeDavidson, NChttps://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/financial-aid
Duke UniversityDurham, NChttps://financialaid.duke.edu/
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GAhttp://www.studentaid.emory.edu/
Franklin and Marshall CollegeLancaster, PAhttps://www.fandm.edu/financial-aid/our-committment-to-need-based-aid
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringNeedham, MAhttp://www.olin.edu/admission/costs-financial-aid/
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DChttps://finaid.georgetown.edu/financial-resources/undergrad-scholarships
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAhttps://www.grinnell.edu/admission/financial-aid
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NYhttps://www.hamilton.edu/admission/finaid
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAhttps://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid/how-aid-works
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CAhttps://www.hmc.edu/admission/afford/
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PAhttps://www.haverford.edu/financial-aid
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDhttps://www.jhu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Kenyon CollegeGambier, OHhttps://www.kenyon.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/
Lafayette CollegeEaston, PAhttps://admissions.lafayette.edu/financial-aid/apply-for-aid/
Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PAhttps://www1.lehigh.edu/financialaid/undergrad
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MNhttps://www.macalester.edu/financialaid/
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge, MAhttps://web.mit.edu/facts/tuition.html
Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VThttp://www.middlebury.edu/giving/priorities/financial_aid/undergraduate-financial-aid
Northeastern UniversityBoston, MAhttps://www.northeastern.edu/admissions/cost/financial-aid/
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILhttps://admissions.northwestern.edu/tuition-aid/
Oberlin CollegeOberlin, OHhttps://www.oberlin.edu/financial-aid
Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, CAhttps://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/costs-financial-aid/how-financial-aid-works
Pitzer CollegeClaremont, CAhttps://www.pitzer.edu/admission/admission/afford/
Pomona CollegeClaremont, CAhttp://catalog.pomona.edu/content.php?catoid=28&navoid=5701
Princeton UnivesityPrinceton, NJhttps://admission.princeton.edu/cost-aid
Reed CollegePortland, ORhttps://www.reed.edu/financialaid/
Rice UniversityHouston, TXhttps://financialaid.rice.edu/
Salem CollegeWinston-Salem, NChttps://www.salem.edu/financial-aid/traditional-students
Scripps CollegeClaremont, CAhttps://www.scrippscollege.edu/financialaid/
Smith CollegeNorthampton, MAhttps://www.smith.edu/admission-aid/how-apply/first-year-students
Stanford UniversityPalo Alto, CAhttps://financialaid.stanford.edu/
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAhttps://www.swarthmore.edu/financial-aid
Trinity CollegeHartford, CThttps://www.trincoll.edu/dean-of-students/daca-undocumented-students/admissions-and-financial-aid/
Tufts UniversityMedford, MAhttps://students.tufts.edu/financial-services/financial-aid
Union CollegeSchenectady, NYhttps://www.union.edu/financial-aid-family-financing
University of ChicagoChicago, ILhttps://financialaid.uchicago.edu/
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NChttps://admissions.unc.edu/afford/scholarships/
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, INhttps://financialaid.nd.edu/
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAhttps://srfs.upenn.edu/financial-aid
University of RichmondRichmond, VAhttps://financialaid.richmond.edu/prospective/need-based/index.html
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAhttps://admission.usc.edu/learn/cost-financial-aid/
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VAhttps://financialaid.virginia.edu/
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TNhttps://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NYhttps://www.vassar.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NChttps://financialaid.wfu.edu/need-based-financial-aid/
Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VAhttps://www.wlu.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/the-wandl-promise
Washington University in St. LouisSt. Louis, MOhttps://admissions.wustl.edu/cost-aid/
Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MAhttps://www.wellesley.edu/sfs
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CThttps://www.wesleyan.edu/finaid/
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MAhttps://finaid.williams.edu/
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CThttps://finaid.yale.edu/
MILITARY ACADEMIES:
US Air Force AcademyAir Force Academy, COhttps://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/admissions-cycle/
US Naval AcademyAnnapolis, MDhttps://www.usna.edu/Admissions/index.php
West PointWest Point, NYhttps://westpoint.edu/admissions
College/University
Name of Scholarship
Due Date
Scholarship Amount
Quick Details
Davidson CollegeLowell L. Bryan Scholarship9/28 (Nomination Deadline)- 2 full tuition Bryan scholarships to 1 female and 1 male athlete in each incoming class- must be nominated
- this scholarship recognizes scholar athletes who are strong leaders and performers in the classroom and impact players at the NCAA D-I level on one of our 18 eligible teams
UNC CharlotteLevine Scholars Program10/8/2020 (Nomination Deadline)Full tuition, room & board, book stipend, and up to $5000 for each of the four summer experiences- must be nominated by your school counselor
- civic engagement is at the core of the scholarship program
- all scholars given $8000 grant to implement a civic engagement project of the scholar's own design
Davidson CollegeJohn M. Belk Scholarship12/1/2020 (Nomination Deadline)- 4-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, room & board
-2 Special Study stipends ($3000 each) for study abroad & other enrichment opportunities
- Must be nominated by your school counselor, so let him/her know if you are interested!
- application process on student's part
University of DaytonLeadership in Service Scholarship- $10,000 over 4 years ($2,500 per year for 4 years)- Must be nominated by your school counselor, so let him/her know if you are interested!
- must have a passion for personal development and a commitment to service
Winthrop UniversityFine Arts Scholarship Competition-Amount variesStudents must declare a major within the Department of Fine Arts: Studio Art (includes the disciplines of painting, jewelry/metals, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and video), Art Education, or Art History.
Baylor UniversityGetterman Scholars ProgramNov. 10Full Cost of Attendance (tuition, room, meals, etc.)- Application is available by invitation to well qualified prospective students that have scored 1500 or above on the SAT (math and critical reading) or a 34 or above on the ACT.
Boston UniversityTrustees ScholarshipSubmit Common App by 12/1/20- Full undergrad tuition and fees
- Renewable for all 4 years

- Additional essay
University of Texas - DallasMcDermott Scholars ProgramFull UT Dallas tuition & fees, additional stipends for living expenses, books, study abroad, professional development, travel home twice yearly, tickets to local cultural events, and travel expenses for cohort trips- 1490 or higher on SAT OR 34 or higher on ACT OR National Merit Semifinalist
- first-time college freshman
- additional considerations: top 5% of class, leadership, community service, broad interests, social skills with peers, easily interacts with adults
University of MiamiGeorge W. Jenkins Scholarshipmust be nominated by school counselor by Dec. 1 & must have application to school completed by Dec. 1Full cost of attendance for 4 years of undergraduate study including tuition & fees, on campus housing, meals,University health insurance, laptop allowance. May also receive stipend for books, travel, and personal expenses.- must be US citizen and resident of SC, NC, GA, FL, TN, VA, AL
- min. unweighted GPA 3.75 on 4.0 scale
- well-rounded college prep curriculum in high school
- must submit FAFSA by Dec. 1
- participation in school/community activities, strong work ethic, and history of overcoming significant adversity will be considered
- essay required
University of South CarolinaGamecock Guaranteemust be fully applied to USC by Dec. 1$4,500 scholarship combinable with other scholarships -- if the student's financial aid package does not cover undergraduate tuition and technology fees, the scholarship will increase to cover these (does not include: housing, meal plan, program fees, lab fees, or other fees)- applies for admission by Dec. 1
- enrolls as a first-time, full-time freshman student in the fall semester after being admitted to a program (admission must be within five years of high school graduation)
- is a first-generation college student (neither parent completed a four-year college degree)
- completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any additional documentation requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships by April 1
household's income for the most recently completed FAFSA is not greater than 150 percent of the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines
- is eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
Francis Marion UniversityMcNair ScholarshipDec. 1Free tuition, fees, and room & board for 4 years of study- must be SC resident
- be have 3.0 GPA or higher
- must have SAT of 1160 or higher
- display dedication to public service
- agree to participate in travel/study abroad opportunities
- submit 2 original essays
- submit 2 letters of recommendation
University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars12/1/2020 (Nomination Deadline)Full tuition, fees, living expenses- requires a nomination from school counselor
- application process on student's part
Clemson UniversityLyceum Scholars Program12/11/2020$10,000- for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society
- students are part of an 8 course cohort
- open to all majors and fulfills a requirement in political science
Columbia CollegeMomentum ScholarshipJan. 4- May cover partial or full tuition
- Recipients assigned personal leadership coach, paid summer internship opportunities, and access to live on the Academic Achievement floor of McNair Hall.
-for students whose personal determintation and engagement complements their academic accomplishments
-must demonstrate high school or community involvement, a commitment to campus engagement, and potential for leadership
-must complete both the admissions applicaiton and Momentum Scholarship application by the deadline
Coker CollegeBusiness Fellows ScholarshipJan. 14, 2020Up to $15,000 annually for the top finalist and up to $10,000 annually for two other finalists- must be nominated (let your school counselor know if interested)
- for exceptional student leaders who want to pursue a career in business administration
Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) Hunt Leadership ScholarsJan. 15, 2021
Requires an application for admission to SMU, separate application for this program which includes an essay and a YouTube statement.
- $43,000 yr or $172,000 over 4 years
- also covers airfare and tuition costs for a cohort-based study abroad program during the May term after the sophomore year
- Selected student profile: Middle 50% SAT: 1390-1490, Middle ACT: 30-33; Top 25% of the class; 3.7 GPA on 4.0 scale
- Exhibited extraordinary leadership in high school and potential to engage as student leaders at SMU
- 60 finalists are invited to interview at SMU in March
- Annually 20-25 students are selected and are notified the first week of April
College of CharlestonCofC Financial Aid FAQ WebsiteFeb. 15 - Regular Application Deadline- Full tuition- Top 10% of the class, South Carolina resident, public school graduate
- Any student qualifying for partial or full PELL grant receives full tuition
- Qualifying students also receive study broad stipend of $2000
Winthrop UniversityAccounting, Mentorship, and Professional Development Program$2000 scholarships for 5 students and at least $500 to all other students accepted into the programThis program provides scholarships, internships, professional development, and special attention to diverse students interested in accounting.
Converse CollegeMusic Audition Scholarship DayVariety of audition datesmajoring in music, minoring in music, or simply want to keep playing/singing in an ensemble
Partner SchoolsStamps Scholarship- apply to any of the partner schools and you could automatically be considered... no separate application- full tuition- foundation pays half tuition, school pays other half of tuition
List of Schools with Scholar Programs
Partner SchoolsQuest Bridge Scholarship- full tuition (and more) match program with partner schools- low income, high achieving student scholarship
HELPFUL MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH LINKS
Scholarship Name
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Resource List for Dreamers
Latino College Dollars
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships for Hispanic Students (Fast Web)
Hispanic Alliance Scholarship List
TheDream.US
RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
Organization NameWhat Is It?
DACA ScholarsApp that connects undocumented students to college scholarships
Dreamers and AlliesFacebook page that shares information and resources for undocumented and DACA students and their advocates to support students on the path to college and beyond
College UncomplicatedYouTube channel that shares information and advice for college-going students specifically those who are undocumented
College Advising Guide for UndocumentedResources on questions for undocumented students to ask about colleges, legislation, and more.
Immigrants RisingEmpowering resources to help stdudents achieve educational and career goals (includes a database of scholarships)
FAFSA Q&A for Undocumented Students or Non-CitizensQ&A about financial aid for undocumented students
Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (Studentaid.ed.gov)Q&A about financial aid for undocumented students
Hispanic Association of Colleges and UniversitiesDatabase of Hispanic Serving Institutions, or colleges/univerisities that have at least 25% Hispanic enrollment
Sheet #
Sheet Name
Description
1Meet 100% NeedThese colleges and universities are committed to meeting 100% of full demonstrated financial need. This resource includes links to each school's financial aid website to read more.
2School Specific ScholarshipsThis is not a fully comprehensive list, but these are some examples of "school specific" scholarships often based on merit, major, auditions, community service, leadership, and more. Spend some time exploring some college's specific programs, but feel free to spend time researching and adding to your own list as you find others you may be interested in applying to.
3Undocumented/DACAThese resources are for undocumented students or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. This tab includes scholarships and helpful websites. If you are a DACA student, look for DACA-friendly schools and states. Private schools often have more money to give to DACA or international students. If local scholarships ask for a social security number or anything about citizenship, have your school counselor reach out to advocate for you if you do not have this to add to the application.
4SeptemberThese tabs let you organize your scholarships by month. Use the checkboxes on the left to keep yourself organized. Add and remove scholarships as needed. Update dates and set goals for completing your applications.
5October
6November
7December
8January
9February
10March
11April
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14July
InterestedAppliedNameDeadlineWhoAward
FALSEFALSEAES Engineering Scholarship10/5/2020- high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility
- you are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible
- must submit an essay between 500-1000 words to answer the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
*there is no application packet - please submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com
$500
FALSEFALSEHoratio Alger Association10/25/2019- high school senior
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- US citizenship
- students with significant financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
- students who have exhibited integrity & perseverance in overcoming personal adversity
- Commitment to pursue/complete bachelor's degree in the US (may start studies @ 2-year instution and then transfer to 4-year institution)
- Involvement in co-curricular & community service activities
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FALSEFALSEWendy's Heisman High School Scholarship10/20/2020- seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- participation in at least one school-sponsored sport
- demonstrated leadership at school and in the community
- 88 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship.
- 10 National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- 2 National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship. National Winners and their parents will also be invited to attend the Heisman Trophy weekend in New York City where they will receive national honor and recognition during the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony.
FALSEFALSECoca-Cola Scholars Program10/31/2021The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based $20,000 scholarship awarded to 150 qualifying high school seniors who will pursue a degree at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. 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. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation page for more information.$20,000
FALSEFALSEERC Eco ScholarshipOngoingThese scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to high school seniors interested in environmental health sciences and the pursuit of a higher education.$1,000
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FALSEFALSEAmazon Future Engineer Scholarship ProgramOpens Fall 2021- high school seniors who have completed an AP computer science course
- planning to continue education at accredited 4-year college/university and major in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or other computer related field of study
- must be US citizen or permanent resident
- must have minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- immediate families of Amazon or its subsidiaries at not eligible to apply
$10,000 per year + paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college
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FALSEFALSEThe Prudential Spirit of Community Awards11/15/2022- grades 5-12 making meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service
FALSEFALSEMercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge11/14/2021- High school seniors interested interested in studying engineering at Mercer University
- Apply to compete in Mercer University's School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge (event on 11/15/2021)
- Includes: Welcome breakfast & registration, scholarship challenge (math & language test or media design program for Technical Communication - no calculus background required), parents' program in parallel with scholarship challenge (provides more info about admissions and financial aid processes), engineering lab tours hosted by faculty & students, lunch, afternoon campus tours
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FALSEFALSECalifornia Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF)12/31/2021The Orange County (OC) Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund (HEEF) serves US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Dream Act/ AB 540 students who live in Orange County, California only. HEEF offers competitive academic scholarships for OC high school and community college transfers who qualify for need based financial aid and who enroll at a 4-year college or university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$2,500
FALSEFALSEDenny's Hungry for Education ScholarshipOngoing- must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US
- scholarship funds awarded must be used for education, such as tuition and related fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at an accredited educaitonal institution
- must have at least 2.5 GPA
- 300 word essay on how Denny's can impact childhood hunger in the US is required
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FALSEFALSEAXA Achievement Scholarship12/15/2021- must be US citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in 1 of the 50 states
- high school seniors applying to college for fall 2020 semester
- demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community, or work-related activities
- because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of the company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness
$2500, $10,000, and $25,000
FALSEFALSESan Diego Foundation Common Application Opens Dec. 1Opens 12/1/2021The San Diego Foundation is the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County. The 2022-23 Common Scholarship Application opens Dec. 1 and the application period goes through Feb. 2. A single application gives qualifying San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise the Foundation's Community Scholarship Program. The foundation website has more information on the Common Scholarship Application, including qualification criteria, flyers in English and Spanish, application tips and a practice application. There are also more than a dozen separate awards not included in the Common Application that are administered by The San Diego Foundation that interested students can explore.Varies
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FALSEFALSEeQuality Scholarships1/31/2022eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. Awards are available to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, and medical students, with their own criteria. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$6,000
FALSEFALSEMensa Scholarship Essay Competition1/15/2021- student planning to be in a degree program at an accredited US college/university during the 2021-2022 school year
- write 550 word essay about educational, career, and life goals
- may be eligible in more than one category; to increase chance of winning, all applicable scholarships should be indicated
$300-$1000
FALSEFALSECoolidge Scholarshipapp opens October,
usually due in January
- JUNIORS only
- must be US citizen or legal permanent resident
- must plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2021
- academic excellence
- interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service
Full-ride, 4-year, merit-based scholarship that may be used for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the US
FALSEFALSECarson Scholars Fund, Inc.1/10/2022The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship (it is up to a school how to determine its nominee). The minimum requirements are a 3.75 GPA and involvement in community service.$1,000
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FALSEFALSE1890 National Scholars Program1/31/2021- high school seniors
- must be US citizen
- high school GPA or 3.0 or better
- combined verbal/math score of at least 1000 on SAT or composite of at least 21 on ACT
- attend 1 of the 18 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions
- study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related disciplines
- demonstrate leadership and community service
- full tuition
- employment with USDA during summer and after graduation
- employee benefits while employed with USDA
- fees, books, and use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship
- room and board for each of the 4 academic years
List of Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions:
1. Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL)
2. Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS)
3. Delaware State University (Dover, DE)
4. Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL)
5. Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA)
6. Kentucky State University (Frankfort, KY)
7. Langston University (Langston, OK)
8. Lincoln University (Jefferson City, MO)
9. North Carolina A&T University (Greensboro, NC)
10. Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
11. SC State University (Orangeburg, SC)
12. Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA)
13. Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
14. Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)
15. University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff, AR)
16. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD)
17. Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
18. West Virginia State University (Institute, WV)
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FALSEFALSEBanatao Family Filipino American Education Fund2/26/2022The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in the upcoming academic year, pursuing a career in engineering, physical, computer or environmental sciences (excluding healthcare professions such as physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.). Applicants must be of Filipino heritage (at least 50%) with a minimum GPA of 3.0, show financial need and be residents of one of the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Stanislaus - OR - the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$20,000
FALSEFALSECalifornia Strawberry Growers' Fund Scholarships2/15/2022The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farm workers. First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker); full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested, and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.$5,000
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FALSEFALSEJackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship2/1/2022- graduating high school senior
- plan to attend accredited and approved 4-year institution in the US
- show leadership potential
- demonstrate a dedication to community service
- present evidence of financial need
- must be US citizen
- must have minimum SAT score of 1000 on math and reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
- JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over 4 years to complement the financial aid received from their colleges or univerisities.
FALSEFALSECollege Board Opportunity Scholarship2/28/2022Complete 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.$500-$40,000
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FALSEFALSEDon Diego Fund FFA Scholarship
3/23/2022 -San Diego area graduating high school seniors and graduates who are associated with activities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the San Diego County Fair. For the FFA Scholarship, applicants must be a member in good standing of FFA until the calendar year following graduation from high school, and have participated (not necessarily during the applying year) in a competitive exhibit department at the San Diego County Fair.For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$5,000
FALSEFALSEMarine Corps Scholarshipsmany scholarship opportunities and deadlinesThe Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs. See the link to apply for more details about eligibility.Varies
FALSEFALSEAssociation of California Water Agencies Awards3/1/2022Each year, ACWA awards scholarships to deserving students in a water-resources related field of study. Awards are based on a combination of scholastic achievement and a commitment on the part of the applicants to their chosen fields, best demonstrated by pursuing a degree related to or identified with engineering, agriculture or urban water supply, environmental studies and public administration associated with resources management. Applicant must be a California resident and must be attending an accredited, University of California or California State University. Financial need is also considered. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$1,500
FALSEFALSELockheed Martin STEM Scholarship App not open yet, usually due in March- U.S. Citizen
- Current high school seniors with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA
- Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance
- Demonstrate financial need
- Awards are for undergraduate study only
$10,000 per year annually
FALSEFALSEDr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School ScholarshipApp not open yet, usually due in March-College senior and accepted to medical school or currently enrolled full-time in an accredited medical school program.
-Demonstrated personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement.
-Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement and concern for others, will be considered.
-Graduate of a high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or have permanently resided in that area during high school.
-United States citizen.
$2,000
FALSEFALSEITE Diversity ScholarsApp not open yet, usually due in March- High school student of African American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage
- US citizen or lawful permanent resident of the US
- Intended or declared major in transportation engineering, planning, or a related field
- Full-time enrollment or intended enrollment at an accredited college/university with an ITE student chapter
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
- Minimum ACT math score of 19 or SAT math score of 510
- Additional preferences: first generation college student and low household income
Up to $4000
FALSEFALSEFuture of School (FoS) Student Scholarship ProgramApp not open yet, usually due in March- High school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended and/or online courses during their last two year of school and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate student.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: Criteria is based on a numeric ranking that includes the following:
20% academic performance
20% letters of recommendation
40% breadth and depth of online courses
20% extracurricular activities
Up to $10,000 awards for HS seniors going on to attend accredited, post-secondary schools next year. Includes all types-- community college, vocational/tech/trade programs, four-year universities.
FALSEFALSEClair A. Hill Scholarship3/1/2022The ACWA offers the Clair A. Hill Scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student. Eligible applicants must: be California residents attending a California State or University of California campus; be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a water resources-related field related to engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration; commit to full-time enrollment (12 semester units or 16 quarter units) for the entire academic year; and, be at least a junior.$5,000
FALSEFALSECSAC Cal Grants3/22/2022Cal Grants are for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or vocational or career training, and do not have to be repaid. In addition to meeting the financial criteria and Cal Grant requirements, applicants must submit the FAFSA or CADAA application by the deadline, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who is a California resident for at least 1 year, attend a qualifying California college at least half-time, and be enrolled in a program leading to an undergraduate degree or certificate. There are three kinds of Cal Grants — A, B and C — but you don’t have to figure out which one to apply for. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$14,242
FALSEFALSECWGGF ScholarshipApp not open yet, usually due in MarchThe California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Two types of scholarships are offered - scholarships for four years at any campus in the University of California or California State University System, and scholarships for two years at any California community college. Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the winegrape growing season are eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.$8,000
FALSEFALSEG-Man Scholarship FoundationApp not open yet, usually due in March- students with financial need
- high school seniors or college undergraduate students enrolled full-time in post-secondary accredited institution of
higher learning for the 2020-21 school year
- between ages of 17-24
- minimum high school GPA 2.5; minimum college GPA 2.0
$1,000
FALSEFALSEItalian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship
App not open yet, usually due in Marchstudents in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois. To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

-Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established; or,
-Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”
$400-$1000
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FALSEFALSECentral California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship4/30/2022CCAPW scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from the following California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tulare. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic diversity. Applicants must be an entering/continuing undergraduate, entering/continuing graduate, or re-entry student in a college or university. Special awards are also available for students studying health and/or business. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.Varies
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FALSEFALSECalifornia Assn. of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation6/30/2022CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to current high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a California high school and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of graduation.$2,500
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FALSEFALSEStronger than Hate ChallengeJune 1st The Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites students ages 13-18 to create a video, write a poem, song, or blog, or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate. Winning entries are eligible to win up to $10,000 in prizing!$1,000-$6,000
FALSEFALSEHCC San Diego Scholarship June 30th Through Health Care Communicators (HCC) of San Diego, high school seniors in San Diego County who plan to enter the healthcare field after college can apply to win a $2,000 scholarship courtesy of AMN Healthcare. Visit the HCC website for more information. $2,000
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FALSEFALSEPonton Law Scholarship7/31/2021- applicant must plan to attend college by fall 2020
- must have minimum 3.0 GPA
- scholarship is judged primarily on merit and need
- recommendation letters and resumes are not required but are encouraged
one-time award of $1000
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