Scholarships in United States

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 30; November 15

Applicant must be U.S. citizen who is a retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or member of the National Guard or Reserve. Must have completed training and separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Participation in or acceptance in a VA-approved program and financial need must be demonstrated.

Ned McWherter Scholars

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a Tennessee resident entering as a freshman student at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution as a full-time student. Applicant must have a minimum composite ACT score of 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1280) on a national test date with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA.Extra credit for honors or advanced placement courses and leadership in extracurricular activities. Award is highly competitive.

Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must submit a short fiction piece of no more than 7,500 words.

Boren Scholarships

Award: $20,000, Deadline: Early February

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate student in a U.S. post-secondary institution, and planning to study abroad in an eligible world region (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

The McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 25

Applicant must be a graduating senior of a United States high school or home-school program who is planning to attend a four-year college. Applicant must own and operate a business for at least one year, have at least one paid employee (not including themselves), and have sales revenue.

Marshall Scholarship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Applicant must also hold a first degree from an accredited U.S. four-year college or university with at least a 3.7 GPA.

Educators for Maine Forgivable Loan

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has been accepted into a post-secondary degree program. Applicant must be pursuing initial certification as a teacher, including speech pathology or child care provider qualifications.

Goizueta Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: November 9; February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who is Hispanic and whose family resides in the U.S.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be an Ohio resident between the ages of 16 and 25 attending a participating Ohio college or university. Applicant must be the child of a veteran who served at least 90 days active duty during a period of war and must now be either disabled or deceased.

AAF Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a resident of Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Childress, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, or Wheeler county in the northernmost Texas Panhandle.

OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen of Asian Pacific descent who has a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and is the first person in their immediate family to attend college; thus entering their first year of school this upcoming fall. Financial need is required.

OCA - AXA Achievement Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen and with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and is entering their first year of college for the upcoming fall semester. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to community service.

OCA - Verizon Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is entering their first year of college in the upcoming fall with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Financial need is required.

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior who will graduate or have graduated from high school in Middle Tennessee and will be enrolling in a four-year not-for-profit college or university. Applicant must be a business major or STEM major and be able to demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a member of the Knights of Columbus, Columbian Squires or the child of a member of the Knights of Columbus and must be attending a Catholic college. Selection is based upon academic excellence. Transcripts, test scores, autobiography, and recommendation required.

National President Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Michigan who is a high school senior and the child of a veteran. A minimum of 50 hours of community service, four letters of recommendation, verification of military service or parent, official transcripts, ACT or SAT Reasoning scores, and 1,000-word essay are required.

HENAAC Scholars Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is of Hispanic descent or has demonstrated significant leadership and community service within the Hispanic community. Applicant must plan to attend or is currently attending a two- or four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico pursuing a degree in science, technology, or math (health and medical fields are not eligible). Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition

Award: $50,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior, who is a citizen or permanent resident (holding a green card) of the United States, and is enrolled in and attending a high school located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, or the Mariana Islands; home schooled applicants who reside in those countries are also eligible. Original research project that applies epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue in a human population is required; only one project per applicant will be accepted. Program is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental, and social factors that affect health, and based upon this knowledge, to identify ways to improve the health of the public. Award is applicable for tuition, required fees, and on-campus room and board at an accredited college or university located in the United States.

Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program

Award: $15,000, Deadline: March 24

Applicant must be a registered or licensed psychologist, postdoctoral psychological assistant, postdoctoral psychological trainee, registered or licensed marriage and family therapists, or a registered or licensed clinical social worker.

Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship for Nursing

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Selection is based upon applicant's financial need, aptitude, and dedication. Interview is required. Applicant must attend a Texas school.

American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 1

Selection is based upon financial need. Letters of recommendation and transcripts required.

Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Essay under 500 words, at least two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a community leader), transcripts, and SAT Reasoning/ACT scores are required to be submitted.

John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Knights of Columbus member or the spouse or child of a member or of a deceased member. Applicant must be entering their undergraduate study at a Catholic college or university.

Online Essay Contest

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 28

Applicant must be a high school student in the United States, a United States Territory, or military base. Essay on the following topic is required: Think about a time when you've had to plan for something important in your future. How did you plan to achieve success in the face of the unknown? How did you handle any challenges to reach your goal? How does your story connect to those of other people, past and present, who have had to face and overcome tremendous odds to obtain their goal? Use WWII as a starting point and base your essay in part on America's involvement in WWII. But don't stop in the past. Use specific examples from your own experiences that support your ideas.

Davis Putter Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be living in the United States and be planning to enroll in an accredited college in the United States. Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.

Mommy Goes to College

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a mother who is pursuing an undergraduate degree and who has not yet enrolled in a college (first-year or transfer students only). Applicant must have a combined household income of less than $100,000. A written or video essay answering, "What is your biggest challenge as mother to get a degree? What can colleges to do help you overcome this challenge and encourage mothers to further their education?"

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

The Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

The Larry Streeter Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be legally blind in both eyes, residing in and pursuing a full-time course of study in an accredited degree program in the United States or Puerto Rico. Online/print application form, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, proof of legal blindness, all post-secondary transcripts, and one interview with NFB state president required; financial need not required. One scholarship may be given to a student who is working full-time and attending part-time. Recipient must participate in the NFB Annual Convention (financial assistance for convention is in addition to the scholarship). The NFB Scholarship Program FAQ page contains tips for all applicants.

Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 10

Applicant must be a high school senior in the graduating class of 2015 with financial need and extraordinary community service accomplishments (far exceeding "minimum service hours" required by schools). Applicant must Reside in one of the following California counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, or Marin. Essay describing unique community service activities and letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, charity director, or person familiar with your community service are required.