Scholarships in United States

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Last day of every month

Applicant must be a registered member of ScholarshipPoints.com. Chances of receiving the awards or odds of qualifying for additional scholarships are increased by taking surveys, reading blogs, and other easy activities. Applicant must be a high school, college, graduate, doctoral, transfer, non-traditional/adult learner, or other postgraduate student. Multiple drawings are held each month.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award

Award: $4,644, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is an undergraduate student pursuing their first degree and who is enrolled at least half-time at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Financial need is determined by FAFSA.

No Essay College Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: The last day of each month

Applicant must be a high school or college student or a student planning to enroll in school within 12 months. One individual will be randomly selected each month; applicants may apply monthly.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant must be a high school student who is able to write a three- to five-minute essay on an annual patriotic theme and record it on a good-quality audio cassette or CD. Selection is based upon delivery, originality, and content.

South Carolina Tuition Grants

Award: $2,600, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a qualified South Carolina resident attending as a full-time student an eligible South Carolina Independent College who applies annually by submitting the FAFSA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need using the federal methodology. Award is for fall and spring semesters only (no summer school).

TOPS - Performance Award

Award: $4,406, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved private high school and have completed 17.5 units of core curriculum courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA over the core courses only. Minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1060 or composite ACT score of 23 required. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state schools.

TOPS - Opportunity Award

Award: $4,006, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved high school, have completed 17.5 units of core curriculum courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA over the core courses only, and have scored a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 940 or a composite ACT score of 20. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements issued for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state high schools.

TOPS - Honors Award

Award: $4,806, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved high school and have completed 17.5 units of core curriculum courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA over the core courses only. Minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1210 or composite ACT score of 27 required. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state high schools.

TOPS - Tech Award

Award: $1,688, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved high school and have completed TOPS Opportunity 17.5 option or TOPS Tech 17 (option 1) or TOPS Tech 19 (option 2) core curriculum units with a minimum 2.5 GPA over the core courses only. Minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 810 (composite ACT score of 17) required. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state high schools.

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a high school senior and eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study. Application and documentation are required to be submitted. Selection is based upon demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. Eligibility requirements for specific awards: RMHC/ASIA: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage. RMHC/Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African-American or Black Caribbean heritage. RMHC/HACER: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Baltimore Scholars

Award: -, Deadline: January 1; November 15 (early decision)

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who has lived with a custodial parent in Baltimore City for the last three years and has been enrolled in a public high school in the city for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Required documents for need-based financial aid must be filed in order to apply.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award

Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Selection is based upon scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be currently in college or planning to attend in the next year. Applicant must apply through one of the following ways: (1) use social media to post something about recycling and/how they reduce, reuse, and recycle; #CastleInk must be used within the post or (2) make something out of a used printer ink cartridge, laser toner, or old printer and take a picture of it and send to the sponsor.

Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP)

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is an adult student planning to attend a participating career college. Applicant must meet eligibility requirements of the college they choose to attend, be at least 19 years of age, and have a high school diploma/GED or have passed an Ability to Benefit test, not be a previous recipient of any other IAF scholarships or awards, and complete the NCCT Educational Success Potential Assessment.

Academic Achievement and Diversity Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need, parents' educational level considered, community involvement and service along with scholastic excellence.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Award: $7,500, Deadline: January 27

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or resident alien who has a minimum "B" grade average and ranks in top quarter of class. Selection is based upon merit, outstanding potential, and intent to pursue career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. Letter of intent to obtain U.S. citizenship is required to be submitted.

Walmart Associate Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be enrolling in a United States accredited institution of post-secondary education who is employed a minimum of six months by the application deadline.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 18

Applicants must be the dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members, spouses of active duty members or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status. They must also be high school seniors or college students enrolled or accepted as full-time undergraduates for the following school year and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Award: $48,000, Deadline: September 27

Applicant must be a high school seniors. Primary selection criteria are academic achievement and low-income status. Specific income thresholds are not used, but various factors are considered, including total family income, family size, and extenuating circumstances. Historically, most award recipients have come from households earning under $60,000 per year.

Military Award Program (MAP)

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be an active duty, reservist, honorably discharged, or retired veteran of a United States military service branch for attendance at a participating college. Applicant must not be a previous recipient or any other Imagine America scholarship award, have financial need, and have a strong likelihood of successfully completing a post-secondary education.

James W. Colgan Loan

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must have resided in Massachusetts for the past five years.

South Carolina Teacher Loan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (priority deadline)

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and fall into one of the following categories: be a freshmen student who ranks in the top 40% of their high school graduating class, and meets state average SAT scores; a returning undergraduate with a minimum 2.75 GPA and who takes the Praxis I exam; or a graduate student who has a minimum 3.5 GPA. All applicants must be pursuing a teacher education and must agree to teach in a critical geographic or subject area in South Carolina.

OFA Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be under the age of 25 and have spent at least 12 consecutive months prior to their 18th birthday in foster care in the United States or have been orphaned as a child and not subsequently adopted. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level.

Walmart Dependent Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be enrolling as a full-time student in a two- or four-year United States college or university with an accreditation approved by the Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is the dependent of a Walmart employee. The employee must have been employed with Walmart for a minimum of six continuous months by the application deadline.

Talent Scholarship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: March 15 (Priority)

Selection based upon talent.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship

Award: $3,254, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Minnesota resident attending an in-state college. Applicant must have at least one quarter American Indian ancestry. Financial need must be demonstrated by qualifying for either Federal Pell Grant or Minnesota State Grant.

Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Loan

Award: $8,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a Texas resident, a graduate of a Texas high school, and a student enrolled full-time at an accredited Texas college or university with the intention of completing requirements toward a first bachelor's degree. Freshmen applicants must rank in the top 10% of their high school graduation class or have a minimum of 1100 SAT or 23 ACT score. College level students are reviewed on their grades earned through the fall semester each year. Renewable up to four years with a required minimum GPA of 3.0 overall. Co-signer is required.

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior who is part of a team working to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-word issue in 14 hours. Teams must be comprised of three to five students.

Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 10

Applicant must be currently working or have an offer to work in a hard to fill/retain position within California's Public Mental Health System. Eligible licensed or registered psychiatric, psychologists, marriage/family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses may apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants best suited to meet the cultural and linguistic needs and demands of mental health consumers, based on the applicant meeting one or more of the following selection criteria: work experience, cultural/linguistic competence, fluency, personal/community background, community service, and career goal.s

Louie Family Foundation Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a current high school senior in good standing who anticipates enrolling at a United States accredited college/university or vocational program this fall as a freshman. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT score of 1900 (composite ACT score of 27) required.