National Scholarships

  • National Scholarships are a selection of just that -- scholarships from around the nation. Most have a limited number of winners, so the likelihood of your receiving an award depends on the number of applicants. The finanical awards provided by national scholarships are often quite lucrative so include some of these in your scholarship search!

  • Scholarship

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    Requirements

    Due Date

    Link/Contact

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Second Chance Scholarship 3 awards of $1000 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Read an essay about fire sprinklers then taking a 10-question test 8/22/17 http://www.afsa|scholarship.org/
    Edvisors Scholarship $10,000.00 A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by fall of 2016. B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. 8/31/17 Application and information
    Jones T-Shirts Scholarship $1,000.00 Any college level students that will be attending school Winter 2015 in the United States of America is eligible for our "Love Your Career" scholarship, being offered by Jones Tshirts.  9/7/17 application and info
    Student Loan Assistance Counsel $500.00 Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015.  Be currently residing in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States. 9/15/17 application and info
    ShinDig Scholarship  $1,000 Open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment. 9/15/17 Application and info
    Questbridge varies - but can be significant QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most College Match scholarship recipients come from households earning less than $60,000 annually (for a typical family of four) and have experienced long-term economic hardship. 9/27/17 www.questbridge.org
    OMG Scholarship $500.00 Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2015. Submit answers to the essay questions, Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)  Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. September  30 application and info
    AES Engineering Scholarshiop $500.00 Scholarship will be awarded on character, as determined by essays submitted. Available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. 10/7/17 info
    Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest One award: $25,000 college fund. Four awards of $2,500 college fund No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Create a unique peanut butter sandwich and submit it to the Jif website. 10/11/17 http://www.jif.com/
    Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund Full ride for eight semesters. Includes funding for tuition, room, board, books, supplies, and necessary equipment required for course load. 3.0 or higher GPA, ACT 22+, and submit an essay. Selection is based upon application essays, followed by personal interviews. Awards are not predicated upon need, but rather on ability, individuality, and potential. Open to Juniors and Seniors. More information here 10/15/17 Online Application
    Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards $1000 to $3000 At least one parent of Hispanic decent and have a 3.0 GPA. apply online. 10/15/17 Application
    Horatio Alger Scholarship up to $22,000 One application for the National, State, and Targeted scholarships - student needs to demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be involved in community service or extracurricular activities, be a US Citizen and have overcome some type of adversity. 10/25/17 Information Organization Scholarship Page & Online Application
    Kaplan’s 25k Your Way sweepstakes Award of $25,000 Fill out the entry form online. 10/31/17 http://www.Kaptest.com/
    Coca Cola Scholars Scholarship 50 awards of $20,000. 200 awards of $10,000. Applications accepted August through October 31 of applicant’s senior year. Applicant must have 3.0 GPA of higher at the end of their Junior year, and must also be a US citizen. 2,200 applicants will be selected as semi-finalists and will complete a second application with essays, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation. 250 will be selected as finalists and be asked to attend an in-person interview in Atlanta, GA. 10/31/17 https://www.coca-colascholars.org/
    Posse Foundation full ride Each fall, students are nominated by high schools and community-based organizations for their leadership and academic potential. Posse partner colleges and universities award merit-based leadership scholarships to multicultural teams of 10 students each. 11/1/17 http://www.possefoundation.org/
    Stick or Treat Jack O Lantern Duct Tape Contest $1000 first place each, $500 second place each, $250 third place each. No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Use duct tape to decorate a pumpkin, either real or fake, and enter a photograph to the online contest. Your Halloween duct tape pumpkin design must be original and unique. Must be a legal resident and 14 years or older. 11/1/17 http://duckbrand.com/Organization
    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships Up to $40,000 per year The Jack Kent Cooke Foudnation offers the largest scholarships available to exceptionally high achieving, low-income students. No restriction on background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, political affiliation or citizenship status. Other requirements are an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 and an ACT score of 26. 11/3/17 Applicaiton and Information
    Prudential Spirit of Community $1,000.00 For students involved in volunteering and community service. Apply online  11/3/16 http://spirit.prudential.com
    Stokes Educational Scholarship Program up to $30,000 For students interested in the National Security Agency. preferred candidates will be minority students interested in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, have a 25 ACT score, and a 3.0 GPA 11/15/17  http://www.NSA.gov/Careers
    College-financial-aid-advice.com’s Scholarship Essay Contest $1,000.00 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Apply online with 300+ word essay. Both students and parents are eligible to enter. Former college students with existing student loans may apply, in addition to current college students and high school seniors planning to attend college following high school. Your essay should share your experiences about paying for college, and provide helpful information for other college students and parents looking for college financial aid advice. 11/30/17 http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/
    AFS Project Change: Travel Abroad Scholarship   Tell us your idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad. If your idea is chosen, you'll receive a full scholarship to spend two weeks abroad with AFS making your vision come to life. All U.S. 8th to 12th grade students are eligible 12/1/16 Information and Application
    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Up to $25,000 Seeking students who are active in their community, have led a project that benefits others, or have overcome personal challenges. Up to 375 winners nationwide. Please see website for application and complete details. 12/1/17 http://www.axa-equitable.com/
    DME Plastics University Student Scholarship Program $1,000 - Awarded for fall and spring semesters Applicants must be enrolled in a plastics program at any accredited trade school/university with a 2-year certificate, 2-year associate or 4-year bachelor’s degree program. 2 award periods / year 12/1/17 http://www.dme.net/
    Elks National Foundation Scholarship $50,000.00 Student must be a U.S. Citizen and will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  12/4/17 Information and application
    Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship $5,000.00 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Write a 1000 word essay about why a healthy lifestyle is important, and a description of your goals. Do not need to be healthy in order to win. 12/15/17 http://www.fitnessexercises.tv/
    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship $1,000.00 High school senior or any student entering his or her freshman year at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational/technical institute. The applicant should demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, such as starting his or her own business, participation in organizations such as DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Junior Achievement, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship among others, or through other initiatives. 12/17/17 http://www.nfib.com/
    School Band and Orchestra Essay Contest Five $1,000 scholarships to students in grades 9 to 12. Write in 250 words (or less) "Dear School Board Member – why we need music education in our schools…" 12/31/17 http://www.sbomagazine.com/
    Great Clips Scholarship ? Essay describing why cosmetology interests you, Letter of recommendation, and form completion. Awards given in June and December. 12/31/17 http://www.greatclips.com/
    Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship $1,000.00 Scholarship to recognize young Hispanic leaders. This scholarship is for students who have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment in a two- or four-year institution in the United States or its territories and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support 12/31/16 Apply Online
    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Up to $20,000 Seeking high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit. Minimum 2.75/4.0 GPA. Must enroll in a public college or university within their state and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. 1/1/17 http://www.kfcscholars.org
    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program $40,000.00 Demonstrates exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace and within the community. 3.0 GPA or better. Must demonstrate financial need. Renewable. 1/7/16 http://www.reaganfoundation.org/
    Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest $10,000.00 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Submit an original photo, artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. 1/16/17 http://www.gallerycollection.com/
    Gates Millennium Scholars Program Up to cost of tuition at a 4 year school For minority students interested in pursuing the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences. Must maintain acceptable college GPA. 1/16/17 http://www.gmsp.org/
    Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships Various awards for four scholarships Students may only apply for 1/4 scholarships offered by local RMHC. RMHC/Scholars is open to all students regardless of race, color, creed, etc. RMHC/Asia is for students of Asian-Pacific decent. RMHC/African-American Future Achievers for students of African-American or Black Caribbean decent. RMHC/Hacer for Hispanic/Latino heritage. 1/20/17 http://rmhc.org/
    OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award $500.00 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. The OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award is awarded by the OP Loftbed Company to a student whom the judges feel provided the most interesting answers to a set of questions. 1/31/17 http://www.oploftbed.com/
    ARRL Foundation Scholarships $1,000.00 This scholarship is for licensed radio amateurs or who submit an essay about the role amateur radio has played in their life. Financial need is required. 2/1/17 http://www.arrl.org/
    Daughters of the American Revolution Varies The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. 2/15/17 http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships
    Best Buy Scholarship Program 1200 awards of $1000 each Students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Need solid grades plus community service or work experience. 2/15/17 http://www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/
    Cargill Community Scholarship TBA   2/15/17 http://www.cargill.com/
    Christian Leadership Scholarshiip ? Male student, confirmed member of Lutheran congregation, and attending U of I, Indiana University or Purdue University in the fall. see Mr. Vega for applications.  2/15/16  
    Jackie Robinson Scholarship up to $24,000 / year Minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. ACT 22+, application and recommendation 2/15/17 http://jackierobinson.org/
    National Co-Op Scholarship $6,000 - renewable - up to $24,000 Student must have a 3.5 GPA and be applying to one of 10 specific schools, listed here. 2/15/17 Information and Application
    Society of Women Engineers up to $10,000 SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at $577,000. 2/15/17 http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org
    Vegetarian Scholarship Two awards of $5000 For high school seniors who will graduate in the spring and attend college in the US. Students must have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. 2/20/17 http://www.vrg.org/
    LaGrant Foundation $5,000.00 For undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. 2/28/17  http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/
    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program $2,000-$25,000 per year High school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. February 29, 2016 5:00 p.m. EST http://www.buickachievers.cominformation flyer
    Phi Delta Kappa International Prospective Educator Scholarship Five to ten $500 awards Graduating seniors who plan to pursue a teaching career. Goals statement and reference letter required. 3/1/17 http://www.applitrack.com/
    WalMart   Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. 3/1/17 http://foundationwalmart.com/
    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards   Open to Juniors. See website for application information 3/14/17 http://www.hispanicheritage.org
    Hispanic College Fund $500 to $10,000 US Citizen or Legal Resident 3/15/17 http://www.hispanicfund.org/
    Kohl’s Cares Top awards up to $10,000 The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. 3/15/17 http://www.Kohlskids.com
    National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) - John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship $3,000.00 Hispanic Student; US Citizen or Legal Resident, 3.0 GPA. Online Application 3/15/17 http://nhcsl.org/
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):   $500-$5,000 Must be of Hispanic heritage. U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA) 3.0+ GPA. Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4 year university in the fall. Complete FAFSA  3/30/16 Organization | Scholarship Information | Scholarship Application
    U.S. Bank Scholarship Program Forty $1000 awards High school seniors who will be attending a US Bank Student Loan eligible four-year college or university are encouraged to apply. Must be US citizen or permanent resident alien. Winners selected at random. 3/31/17 http://www.usbank.com/
    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship for High School Seniors 10 awards of $2000 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Read an essay about fire sprinklers then taking a 10-question test 4/3/17 http://www.afsascholarship.org/
    Student View Scholarship One of  $4,000 Two of a $1,000 Ten of $500  Random drawing by completing an online survey 4/22/17 http://www.student-view.com/
    Denny's Hungry For Education Scholarship $1,000.00 Open to Freshman through Seniors. 500 word essay on how Denny's can impact hunger, 2.0+ GPA. 4/30/17 Information | Website
    Regency Beauty Institute scholarship $5000 at Regency Beauty For high school seniors planning on attending Regency Beauty institute. Document a beauty makeover. 5/1/17 www.regencybeauty.com/
    Tylenol Future Care Scholarship 10 awards of $10,000. 30 awards of $5,000 For students who desire a career in the medical field. 5/1/17 http://www.tylenol.com/
    I'm First Scholarship $1,000.00 For a first generation college student. Good for dreamers. Must be planning to attend a partner college or university. apply online  5/22/17 Information | Application
    B. Davis Scholarship $1,000.00 1000 word essay on topic: "What would you consider to be the most important issue that soceity has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years? Why do you think this issue is so important?" 5/27/17 application form | www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
    Future Accounting Professional Scholarship $1,000.00 High school senior interested in pursuing an accounting career in an accredited post-secondary school or college. 5/31/17 http://www.accountingcareersfordummies.com/
    Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship $1,000.00 High school senioors who intend to pursue an animation related career after high school, has record of academic success, and passion for animation/design. 6/1/17 Scholarship Information | Online Application
    Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship $1,000.00 For seniors who intend to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college with a demonstrable record of academic success and have a passion and drive for a fashion related career. 6/1/17 Scholarship Information | Online Application
    Stuck at Prom Duct Tape Prom Dress Scholarship $5000 first place each, $3000 second place each, $2000 third place each, $500 runners up No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. To enter the Duct Tape Scholarship, you and your partner must be legal residents and at least 14 years old. Either opposite sex or same sex partners may participate.You must attend a high school prom and have your photo taken before, during or after the prom in your attire made using duct tape.Costumes must be original and will be judged based on workmanship, originality, use of color, use of accessories, and use of duct tape. 6/1/17 http://duckbrand.com/
    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program $1000 award For high school Juniors and Seniors. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website. 6/14/17 http://www.abbottandfenner.com/
    Big Sun Scholarship $500.00 High school senior athletes planning on attending college. Essay. 6/21/17 http://www.bigsunathletics.com/
    Go Cosmo Scholarship $5,000.00 For students interested in pursuing Cosmetology at Regency Beauty Institute 6/30/16 Application & Information
    Great Clips Scholarship ? For a student interested in haircare industry 6/30/17 application
    Star Trek StarFleet Command Scholarship Award Awards up to $500 in 20 categories You must be a StarFleet member for one year by June 30 of the award year. 6/30/17 http://scholarship.sfi.org/
    College Sports Recruiting Scholarship $1,000.00 Senior athletes planning to play sports in college 7/1/17 Apply Online
    Sun Trust Education Scholarship Contests $1000 (1 winner every 2 weeks for 15 winners) No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. You must be high school seniors or undergraduate college student to be eligible. 10/26 to 5/10 www.suntrusteducation.com/
    Scholarshippoints.com Scholarship Drawing $10,000.00 No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Enter your student profile into scholarshipPoints.com and you will earn scholarship points. Monthly drawings. Rolling www.scholarshippoints.com
    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation $250-$3000  No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. Take a quiz on the website and qualify for a scholarship. Many different quizzes during the year. Rolling http://www.cksf.org/
    United Negro College Fund Various Many scholarships for African-American students are listed. Various http://www.uncf.org/
    CollegeNet Scholarship Contest  Up to $5000 to winner No scholarship, financial need, or high GPA required. This college scholarship is a scholarship contest to get you to visit their website and participate in their discussion forums. Perfect for students who love to post in discussion forums and contribute in a positive way. Winner selected every week http://www.collegenet.com/