Scholarships

The search for scholarships is like finding specifically-sized needles in various haystacks. It’s a huge task, made even more problematic by the sheer number of resources available.

Not to continue to add to the fray, but we’re hoping to use this area as a constantly-refreshed “scholarship clearing house,” highlighting scholarship information as we find it. We’ll be updating it regularly, and rolling the information as we go forward.

Get your plan together, and stay organized when applying for scholarships. Also, read up on a couple of our friends and partners who’ve done the “game” well, and succeeded.

Good luck!


Fortune 500 Companies: Description and amounts for scholarships from Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Google, and others.

Dr. Pepper Giveaway


June 2020 Deadlines

The Lucie Scholarhip Program: Offers four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship: Apply for the A&F Scholarship to receive $1,000 towards your college expenses. They require a 500 to 1,000 word essay answering the question “What was the most difficult time in your life, and why?

Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarship: Interested in recycling? It could get you $5,000.

AFIO Scholarships: Current college (entering junior or senior year by the summer of 2020) or graduate students who have interest and career ambitions in national security.

CIA Medical Scholarship: Applicant must submit an essay on how a healthcare worker had made the difference in their life or someone they know.

Digital Marketing Scholarship: Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are majoring in (or plan to major in) a field related to digital marketing.

(One of our favorites) Stuck at Prom Scholarship: Contestant must create and wear their original and unique promwear using Duck brand duct tap and/or Duck brand crafting tape.


May 2020 Deadlines

The “Fifth Month” Scholarship: Submit an online written response to the question: “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here’s a high five to you for being original.” (250 words or less)

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship: For the 2020-2021 school year, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture will be awarding two outstanding students $500 each to further their educational goals. Scholarship recognizes that the potential for creative value often lies within that which has been passed along to you from previous generations.

American College Foundation’s Visionary Scholarship Program: Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2023, 2022, 2021, or 2020) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected.

Rover.com Scholarship: Are you a dog lover? This scholarship application will be easy for you! In 400 – 500 words, answer the following question: How did caring for a pet growing up help shape you to be the adult you are today? $2500 award.

Novi Money Scholarship: In a short essay, answer the following question: What financial challenges have you faced (e.g., staying on a budget, taking on student loans, managing credit card debt, working side jobs) while pursuing higher education? What creative solutions have you applied to face these challenges? $1000 award.

TEXTS=WRECKS Scholarship 2020: $1000 awarded by GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. 500-1000 word essay.

April 2020 Deadlines

Unigo All About Education – $3,000: How does winning a scholarship matter to you?

MoolahSPOT – $1,000: Any student can apply, with a short essay.

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship – $5,000: Want to start a business or already have one? Check this scholarship out.

March 2020 Deadlines

ScholarshipPoints.com – $10,000: Use their site, register for the sweepstakes, and hope you’re chosen!

College Raptor – $2,500: Use their college search engine and write a 500 word essay to enter.

Create Real Impact – $15,000: The Create Real Impact Contest gives you the opportunity to share creative solutions for preventing reckless and distracted driving while winning prizes for your efforts.

Wings Over America – Variable: Are you from a Navy family? Wings Over America provides college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy personnel – officer and enlisted – active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. 

February 2020 Deadlines

NICHE – $1,000 Monthly: All you have to do is sign up.

The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship – $10,000: Interested in attending an all-women’s college? This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year to a woman attending an undergraduate women’s college in the United States.

The Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship Fund – $10,000: This fund provides funding to undergraduate students pursuing biomedical engineering or pre-medical degrees.

We The Students Scholarship – $7,500: What does civil discourse mean to you? Students are to write an essay demonstrating how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues.

Vegetarian/Vegan Resource Group – $5,000 and $10,000: Awarded to students graduating in Spring 2020, applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

Sweet & Simple Scholarship – $1,500: Sometimes, the good in the world can get you a college scholarship.

January 2020 Deadlines

Discover Student Loans Scholarship – $5,000: Last chance to enter their year-long scholarship program is 1/31!

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes -Up to $20,000: Scholarship is open to U.S. students who are currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports. Applicant must be entering college in fall 2020 as a freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest – $5,000: Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall 2019 Semester. Essay must be submitted related to an ethical issue.

John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest – Up to $10,000: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. 

Microsoft Scholarship Program – Varies: Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.

Unigo’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Scholarship – $1,500: “Scholarships don’t have to exist in your rich reveries. Let your dreams be your muse – and your ticket to free money for school. One “dreamer” in our I Have a Dream Scholarship Scholarship will receive $1,500 to help make his or her educational dream come true.”

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