Scholarships in United States

National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January (New York auditions); March (Los Angeles auditions)

Applicant must be a female between the ages of 21-33 or a male between the ages of 21-35, who is trained in opera singing and is looking to further their career in the opera. Applicant must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.

Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is a full-time student with a minimum 3.2 GPA and who has been accepted into a master's degree program at a school in North America. U.S. institutions must be accredited by the Education Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Application available online.

Tennessee Teaching Scholars

Award: $4,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is a college junior, senior, and post-baccalaureate student admitted to a teacher education program at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled full-time; graduate students at least half-time. Applicant may not be a licensed teacher or have received the scholarship while employed in a teaching position.

Overseas Press Club Foundation

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must aspire to be a foreign correspondent at some point in their career. Foundation also funds reporting fellowships at foreign bureaus of major news organizations and English-language foreign newspapers.

New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have caddied for at least two seasons. Scholastic achievement, CEEB SAT Scores, qualities of character and leadership, length of service as a caddie, and financial need are the selection criteria. Attendance full-time at an accredited college or university is required.

The Vegetarian Resource Group's College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a graduating U.S. high school student who has promoted vegetarianism in their school and/or community.

ROTC Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen enrolled in an accredited four-year institution in the United States who is active in a ROTC program and nominated by professors of military science, naval science, or aerospace studies. Applicant must be able to demonstrate academic excellence, good moral character, potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, and financial need.

Global Citizen Scholarship Program

Award: $30,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a college freshman or sophomore who is an international student (not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident); preference granted to high school students in their graduating year. Selection based upon academic excellence, school/community leadership, extra-curricular involvement/service, and a commitment to global citizenship. Financial need is considered.

Global Citizen International Awards

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a college freshman or sophomore who is an international student (not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident); preference granted to high school students in their graduating year. Selection based upon academic excellence, school/community leadership, extra-curricular involvement/service, and a commitment to global citizenship. Financial need is considered.

West Virginia PTA Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from West Virginia with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The college or university the applicant plans to attend does not need to be in West Virginia.

Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in the social sciences at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Academic achievement and community involvement/service must be demonstrated.

Edgar May Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, or Windsor County, VT who faces significant barriers or obstacles that limit access to education after high school. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Upper Valley Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of the Upper Valley of Vermont who will attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and community involvement/service must be demonstrated.

CCNMA Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 2

Applicant must be of Latino descent and be a California resident or be attending school in California. Essay, reference letters, transcripts, and samples of work required to be submitted. Selection is based upon commitment to a career in journalism, financial need, scholastic achievement, and community awareness.

AFSA Financial Aid Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: February 6

Applicant must be a dependent of a U.S. government Foreign Service employee and must attend a college in the United States, completing at least 12 credit hours per semester.

NIADA Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a high school senior legally residing in one of the NIADA regions who has maintained an outstanding academic achievement record and is able to demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores. High school transcript is required. Four awards are granted each year; one from each designated region.

Korean-American Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 31

Applicant must plan to pursue post-secondary education. Financial need and minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

Award: $8,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be Jewish who was born/raised in the Chicago Metropolitan area or who has one year of employment in the Chicago area prior to entering school. Undergraduate applicants must be entering their junior or senior year; graduate applicants must be entering an accredited, professional graduate school as a full-time student. Applicant must plan to remain in Chicago after completing school and have the intention to be in a career in the helping professions. Personal interview required.

STEM Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 26

Applicant must be a citizen of the United States who is registered for at least a half-time course load or more at a TSCG member institution in good standing as: a sophomore at a two-year institution; a sophomore at a four-year institution; a junior or senior at a four-year institution; or a first or second year student at a medical school.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood West Virginia Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Rolling

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident who works a minimum of 30 hours per week at a licensed child care center, Head Start, or registered Family Child Care Home. Applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted in on one of the following at a participating college or university: an associate degree program for early childhood education; a bachelor's degree program for early childhood education; or a bachelor's degree program for elementary education with an endorsement in early education Pre-K (T.E.A.C.H. will only pay for the early education endorsement classes). Recipient must commit to continue working at their present place of employment for at least one year depending on the type of scholarship awarded.

California Farm Bureau Scholarship

Award: $2,750, Deadline: March 1

Selection is based upon scholastic achievement, career goals, leadership skills, and determination. Scholarship must be used at a four-year college or university in California.

VSAC Board of Directors Scholarship (Joseph Boutin)

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Caledonia, Essex or Orleans County or Burlington, VT who will attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need must be demonstrated.

ATU Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an ATU member in good standing or the child or stepchild of a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of death, and be planning to enter their first year of post-secondary education for the first time. One Canadian and four U.S. scholarships will be awarded each year.

Maryland Association of Private Career Schools Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 25

Applicant must be a Maryland high school graduate planning to attend a private career school in Maryland. Selection is based upon academic qualifications.

Philip and Alice Angell Eastern Star Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in business or education at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA required.

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in licensed practical nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered nursing, speech language pathology, or social work at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and intent to work in Vermont for two years must be demonstrated.

Hildegard Durfee Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Winham County, VT who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

Grange Insurance Group Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be Grange Insurance Group policy holder or the children of a policy holder, and must be a resident of California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming. Selection is based upon: academic ability, community, church, and school involvement and financial need.

Tony Leisner Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen who is currently working in a library and has at least one year of library experience. Selection is based upon academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to a career in librarianship.

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an American, 18 years of age or older, with a plan of studies to focus on exploring his/her interest in Norwegian heritage or in modern Norway at an institution of higher learning. Applicant may also be a Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who desires to further their studies in North American culture at an institution of higher learning. Selection is based upon academic potential, financial need, statement of educational and career goals, benefit to Sons of Norway and wider Norwegian/American community, involvement in school and community activities, and work experiences. Essay, three letters of recommendation, and official copy of latest high school or college grade transcript are required.