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March


Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

At Annie’s, we recognize that agriculture contributes to some of our most pressing sustainability challenges.

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited two or four year college or graduate school in the U.S. for the 2018/2019 school year. Students must be focusing studies on sustainable and regenerative agriculture. International students may apply if they are attending a U.S. school.

Requirements 

  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled at an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. as a full-time student for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Graduate applicants must be enrolled at an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. and enrolled for at least 9 credits for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • If awarded a scholarship, student agrees that funds will be utilized for school needs only, such as room and board, books, and tuition. Funds cannot be used as personal income.
  • If awarded a scholarship, student agrees to share learnings and outcomes of supported project(s) with Annie’s and broader school community within one academic year of receiving funds. Annie’s will provide guidance on the format and delivery of these learnings at a future date.
  • If awarded a scholarship, student is invited to join the network of Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholars and encouraged to participate in optional events and programs.

Award Amount: 20 awards of $10,000

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

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Doodle 4 Google Contest

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “What inspires me.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization, and a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform their Doodle into an interactive experience on Google.com.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

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Future Female Leaders Scholarship

StudySoup works to support students as they find success through education. And as part of that mission, we’re proud to stand behind female students who continue to break down gender barriers and move into crucial leadership positions. So we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding female student who’s exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to empower others.

Requirement:
Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

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Greater Oklahoma City Area Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation Scholarship

The Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation is awarding fourteen (14) $1,500.00 scholarships to high school senior women meeting the following criteria:

  1. Will graduate from a public or private high school in the greater Oklahoma City area.
  2. Will be attending a University in the state of Oklahoma with National Panhellenic Conference sorority affiliations in the fall of 2018. Eligible universities include: Cameron University, East Central University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, and University of Tulsa.
  3. Has obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 (unweighted), and a minimum score of 22 on the ACT.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, citizenship and need.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Greater Oklahoma City Area Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation Scholarship

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Hike & Cycle Scholarship

Hikers often negatively impact the surrounding environment without even knowing it by transporting invasive species, disturbing wildlife, leaving waste, etc. We’re inspired by the Leave No Trace principles and want to encourage every backpacker to follow these rules.

The Hike & Cycle Scholarship is all about raising environmental awareness among youth by giving them a solid incentive in the form of a scholarship. What we are trying to achieve here is to make more people understand that the environment is in dire need of their attention and help.

Requirements:

  • You must be currently enrolled in high school, university, or college. Applications from all countries are accepted.
  • You must create an original list of nature-saving rules.
  • The winners will be required to send us proof of their educational status.

Award Amount: The first place winner will get $1,000 and the second place will get $500.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2018

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National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation Scholarship

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship sponsored by Manheim to the college or university of their choice. Four regional scholarships are awarded annually at the National NIADA Convention in June.

Eligibility Criteria:
You must

  1. Be classified as a high school senior during the current 2017-18 school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated above.
  2. Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript; and
  3. Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.

Application Requirements:

  1. Write an essay (minimum of 1,200 words) regarding the changes that online shopping have made to the car buying experience.
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. SAT or ACT Scores Report—may be included on the transcript.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation (no more than 5) from high school counselor, principal, teacher, employer, etc.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

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Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship

The Oklahoma State Fair, Inc., scholarship program provides collegiate scholarships to students who are graduates of an accredited high school or homeschool located in one of the 77 Oklahoma counties.

Ten (10) scholarship winners will be selected for a one-time $2,500 award based on overall scholastic performance, leadership, community involvement and verifiable participation in the competitive programs (e.g. horse, livestock, creative arts or other competitions) at the Oklahoma State Fair, if applicable. While State Fair participation is not mandatory, it will be weighted along with the other criteria during the selection process.

At the time the award is made, the student must be a current year (2018) graduate of an accredited high school or homeschool from one of the 77 Oklahoma counties.

Before receiving the scholarship funds, the student will have been accepted and enrolled in a qualified, accredited college, university, vocational or technical school as a full-time student. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 semester-credit hours during the fall/spring semester.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

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Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Students can win up to $2,000 for college by writing an essay discussing whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays in the 2018 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest. To enter, students must write an 800-1,200 word essay responding to the following prompt:

  • In most public high schools, certain days are marked as religious holidays on the school calendar, and the schools are closed on those days.  As public schools become more diverse, some students’ religious holy day(s) are not days that the schools are closed, resulting in absences for those students.
  • In an essay, discuss whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays.
  • Consider how school administrators should determine if, or which, religious holy days are included in the school calendar, or if any school policies should be changed to better accommodate students’ religious exercise. Be sure your essay identifies how the First Amendment supports your position.

Award: The grand prize is a $2,000 scholarship and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. Prizes of $1,000 for the second place winner and $500 for the third place winner are also available.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

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Seniors Helping Seniors Scholarship

Bay Alarm Medical is proud to announce its 3rd annual scholarship program. This year we again seek to reward students who devote their time to improving the lives of our senior citizens. Our 2018 scholarship award is our biggest yet: three scholarships totaling $6,500. 1st place: $3,500, 2nd place: $2,000, 3rd place: $1,000.

To be eligible for one of our scholarship awards, you must be involved in a community service effort/volunteer opportunity where you work with the elderly OR participate in caregiving duties for an elderly relative living in your home.

Requirements:
Write a 500-1,000 word essay that answers the following three questions:

  • What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from the senior you work with?
  • How has working with seniors impacted your life/inspired you?
  • How would you encourage others to spend more time with their grandparents or seniors in the community?

Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay contest. You must provide a photo of yourself and one of the seniors mentioned in your essay.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

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Superpower Scholarship

Have you ever wondered where you'd go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money.

Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. While we can't give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, our Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

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Additional March Scholarships

Looking for more? Here's a list of additional scholarships with March deadlines. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply through the links provided below.

 

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April


Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program

Are you ready to chase your dream of becoming a nurse, but aren’t sure how you’ll pay for your education? BestNursingDegree.com wants to help! That’s why they’re offering a $2500 nursing scholarship to one lucky winner. The scholarship is awarded four times per year, each time to one lucky individual.

Award Amount: $2,500

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Back to School Nursing Scholarship Program.

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Broadcast Music Inc. Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting

BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio.

Eligibility requirements

  • Currently enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted for future enrollment are NOT eligible.
  • Broadcasting degree candidates with an academic focus in radio broadcasting. Applicable majors include, but are not limited to: Broadcast and Emerging Media, Broadcast Communications, Broadcast Journalism, Broadcasting, Broadcasting and Mass Communications, Electronic Media and Broadcasting, and Radio and Television Broadcast Technology.
  • Between the ages of 17 and 24, as of time of submission.
  • Potential first-time winners of the competition: former winners (other than Honorable Mention) of the BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting are not eligible to enter the competition.

Award Amount: $5,000

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Broadcast Music Inc. Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting Scholarship.

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Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma Scholarship

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma will award undergraduate college scholarships to Catholic students. Scholarships will become effective at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and will be renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study, as long as academic and enrollment guidelines are maintained. This past year, the Catholic Foundation awarded over 80 scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must show scholastic ability and financial need.
  • Applicant must be a full-time, undergraduate student (Minimum of 12 enrolled hours per semester)
  • Applicant must be a registered, active member of a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Award Amount: Various awards available

Application Deadline: April 3, 2018

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MacDowell Club of Allied Arts Scholarship

Each year, the MacDowell Club of Allied Arts, Oklahoma City, OK, awards three scholarships of $500 each to deserving high school students who will be pursuing their chosen art on a college or university level. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Will major in a field of the Arts on a college or university level.
  • Has a need for help with private lessons, music, instrument, art supplies, etc.
  • Has participated in school and community services.
  • Has shown that they are a good citizen of their school and community.

Award Amount: 3 scholarships of $500 each

Application Deadline: April 21, 2018

Learn more and apply for the MacDowell Club of Allied Arts Scholarship.

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MoolahSpot $1,000 Scholarship

The $1,000 MoolahSPOT Scholarship is sponsored by MoolahSPOT.com and helps students of any age pay for higher education. The scholarship is a competition based on a short essay. Family income, grades and test scores are not used in selecting a winner. The award must be used for any education-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books and room and board.

Eligibility Requirements:

Any student at least 16 years or older who plans to attend, or is currently attending, college or graduate school. Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country. Students may study any major or plan to enter any career field at any accredited college or graduate school. Although applicants can be from any country, all applications must be completed in English.

Award Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the MoolahSpot $1,000 Scholarship.

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National Hazing Prevention Poster Design Contest

HazingPrevention.org is hosting a competition for college and university undergraduates and groups/clubs who design a poster meeting the contest criteria.

Posters must include:

  • The words “National Hazing Prevention Week”
  • The theme for the 2017 NHPW – “RISE UP, BAND TOGETHER & STOMP OUT HAZING”.
  • The HazingPrevention.Org NHPW logo. No other logos should be included on the poster. Any submissions including additional logos will not be accepted.

Posters may not include the following:

  • The poster may not contain any nudity or derogatory/defamatory images
  • The poster may not contain any offensive, accusatory nor derogatory/defamatory language, unless it emphasizes an impactful statement about hazing.
  • All design images must be original and may not infringe upon any copyrighted work
  • Images and language will be accepted at the discretion of HazingPrevention.Org

Award Amount: First prize $500. Two runners (if selected) up receive $100 each

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the National Hazing Prevention Poster Design Scholarship.

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Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarship

The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators, with awards ranging from $500 to $2000. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of donors. PDK uses one application for all Prospective Educator Scholarships. PDK Prospective Educator Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as current undergraduate students. PDK International is a family of education associations, which includes  PDK International, Educators Rising, and Pi Lambda Theta.

Award Amount: 30 scholarships ranging from $500-$2,000

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarship.

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Sports Unlimited Scholarship

Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. They believe in fostering development and empowering themselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, they offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires them most through his or her essay. You might even be featured in their blog!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
  • You can't be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
  • They reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment

Award Amount: $1,000

Application Deadline: April 25, 2018

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Taylor's Gift National Scholarship

Taylor’s Gift Foundation strives to honor students with a giving spirit that strive to make the world a better place. The Taylor’s Gift Scholarship is based on criteria that goes beyond academics and extracurricular activities, seeking students that are actively making a positive difference in the lives of others and embodying the “Outlive Yourself” spirit.

Award Amount: 3 awards of $1,000

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Taylor's Gift National Scholarship.

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Thurgood Marshal College Fund Scholarship

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Wells Fargo are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The Wells Fargo Scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Award Amount: $5,000

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Thurgood Marshal College Fund Scholarship.

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Additional April Scholarships

Looking for more? Here's a list of additional scholarships with April deadlines. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply through the links provided below.


 

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May


Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through a scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students.

Application requirements:

  1. Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  2. Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  3. Will be a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses
  5. Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

Actuarial exams will be an important factor in evaluating scholarship qualifications for applicants entering their junior year and beyond. Additionally, exams passed will also be a consideration for previous award recipients applying to renew the scholarship.

Award levels:

  • $1,000 – high school senior applying for freshman year;
  • $2,000 – college freshman applying for sophomore year
  • $3,000 – college sophomore applying for junior year; and
  • $4,000 – college junior applying for senior year

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

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Bowl4Life Scholarship

The Bowl4Life mission is to promote the sport of bowling through quality coaching for all levels, and to provide scholarship assistance to youth bowlers. Bowl4Life will offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winner along with a USBC Level 1 Certification.

Eligibility:

  • Grades 9 through 12
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Member of the USBC Youth Program
  • A demonstrated and visible passion for Youth Bowling 5
  • Plans to enroll full-time with an accredited higher education institution in the fall immediately following graduation from high school

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

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Sara Scholarship

The Sara Scholarship was established in 2012 as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion. The Sara Scholarship awards $2,000 per year to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses. A minimum of eleven $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

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Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program

The Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program has provided more than 80 outstanding students with the financial assistance they need to pursue their health-related career. Open to higher education students entering their junior and senior year of undergraduate study, the scholarship program continues to grow in both the number of scholarships offered each year and amount of each scholarship. For 2017, there will be six scholarships awarded in the amount of $7,500 each.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

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National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Bill Moon Scholarship

The NATSO Foundation is offering five $5,000 scholarships to eligible students who are travel plaza/truck stop industry employees or legal dependents of an employee.  Applications for the Bill Moon Scholarship are judged by independent review. Selections are made based on a review that may include the following: applicant's academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, community activities and short essay. Selections are made without regard to the applicant's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship does not have a specific major requirement, and is open to full-time students of all academic fields. Awards range from $400 - $8,200.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university OR a current high school senior preparing to become a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

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Out to Protect

Out to Protect's mission is to create greater awareness of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement career. Scholarships are typically awarded in June and December each year. The amount of each scholarship depends on funding availability, but ranges from $500 - $1,000 per award.

Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

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College is Power Scholarship

The College is Power Scholarship is open to students age 17 and older who are currently in college or plan to start college within the next 12 months. Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers or anything else related to your education.

Award Amount:

The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship which will be paid directly to the applicant or designated school.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Fifth Month Scholarship

It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important - and we want to know what you think! What is it about the number five that's so significant to you? One great reason is that May is the fifth month - which just so happens to be a great time to apply for fun scholarships. Help us bring awareness to the fifth month and the number five. We’re awarding one $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student – and an endless supply of high fives!

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

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)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Rover College Scholarship

Rover.com connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love. The Rover College Scholarship is looking for essays that incorporate both personal examples of how dogs have affected your life, and cite historical or scientific research on the impact of domesticated dogs.

In 400-500 words, answer the following question:

How has the domestication of dogs improved society and benefited human happiness)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

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Additional May Scholarships

Looking for more? Here's a list of additional scholarships with May deadlines. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply through the links provided below.

The following scholarships are provided by GetSchooled and are grouped by topic. Check out MONEY’s Best Colleges finder tool and overall rankings, or get more information on paying for college at GetSchooled.com.

Big Money Scholarships

These scholarships all offer $10,000 or more.

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Scholarships for students with high academic achievement who have a stated goal of public service and/or demonstrated active participation in community service.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000 per year (intended to cover tuition, fees, course related expenses, books, supplies and equipment)
  • Deadline: September 15, May 15 (two application cycles per year)

Live Mas Scholarship

Scholarships open to all students, ages 16-24, currently enrolled or enrolling in an accredited post-high school program. To apply, create and submit a video (two minutes or less in length) that tells the story of your life’s passion.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: May 2018

Davidson Fellowship

Scholarships for students with a project in the STEM or humanities fields that have the potential to make a positive contribution to society.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: February 8

James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, etc.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: December 15

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarships for high-achieving students that require financial aid.

  • Amount: Up to $40,000 per year (renewable)
  • Deadline: December 1

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

Scholarships focused on leadership and need.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: November 30

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Individuals or teams research and develop projects in Math, Science, and Technology fields and compete for large scholarship awards.

  • Amount: $100,000 grand prize, $50,000 second place, all other finalists receive $25,000
  • Deadline: September 19

The Dream.us Scholarship Program

For highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education. Must have significant financial need, academic promise, as well as determination and perseverance. Must attend a partner college.

  • Amount: Can cover up to 100% of tuition fees and books at partner colleges
  • Deadline: March 8

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Contest

Submit a video that describes how you want to make an impact with your degree — also have to throw a football as a finalist.

  • Amount: $100,000 (grand prize), also $20,000 runner up prizes and $2,500 consolation prizes
  • Deadline: October 19

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Write a no more than 1,200-word essay using one of the three prompts given on the website.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: May 10

Voice of America Scholarship

Applicants must write or record an essay on an annual patriotic theme.

  • Amount: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: November 1

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Scholarships based on students’ capacity to lead, succeed in school, and make an impact on their schools and communities.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: October 31

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Demonstrate long-term achievement outside the classroom like a project at school, in their community, etc.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: December 15

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Full-time students can spend their summer breaks working with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., doing meaningful work related to their major. Requires 3.0 GPA, 1000 SAT/21 ACT, and sufficient financial need.

  • Amount: Salary up to $38,701 and tuition assistance up to $18,000
    Deadline: August 14

Last-Minute Scholarships

Students can apply to these even in July and August (or later!) for the coming academic year.

Once Upon a Poem Scholarship

Submit your own creative interpretation of a classic fairy tale for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 30

iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship

Write an 800- to 1,000-word essay about how to approach living a healthy lifestyle as a college student, and how to sustain healthy habits over a lifetime.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: August 31 for fall semester, December 31 for winter/spring

#MyFutureSelfie Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Envision yourself as a future business owner and snap a selfie of what you think that would look like. Post the selfie to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn with the hashtag #MyFutureSelfie to be considered for a $10,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: September 4

Olshan Foundation Scholarship

Write a 500-word essay describing your motivation to pursue a degree in your chosen field of study, and submit a 30-second video describing your essay. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 12

Redfin Scholarship

Write a 300- to 500-word essay describing how the community you grew up in influenced who you are today. Requires a minimum 3.5 GPA.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: July 31

Avomeen Science Student Award

Scholarship for college students pursuing a career in science. Complete the application form and write a 450-word essay describing the moment when you realized you wanted to pursue a scientific degree.

  • Amount: $1,000 grand prize, $500 second place
  • Deadline: August 31

Bud Siegfried Scholarship

Scholarship for currently enrolled college students pursuing a degree. To apply, write a 500- to 700-word essay about how injury attorneys can make a difference in the case of an accident, and a 400-word essay about an act of service you have performed in the last three weeks.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31

Student Transportation Video Scholarship

Submit a two-to-four minute video that examines any aspect of transportation in the United States.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 15

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Scholarship for students who write a 300-500 word essay on how they use the internet to strengthen communities or human connection.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Fall 2017

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship

Students can take a quick quiz to be entered into a drawing for scholarships.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 30

Scholarships That Don’t Require You to Demonstrate Financial Need

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Scholarships based on academic merit, with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0 and renewal conditional upon maintenance of a 3.25 GPA.

  • Amount: $5,000 renewable each year for a total of $20,000
  • Deadline: February 10

DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics

Scholarships for students interested in studying political science, history or economics.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: February 10

Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship

Write an essay describing contributions you have made to your community and how their goals are inspired by Anne Frank with a focus on commitment to social justice.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 17

Brower Youth Awards

Scholarships for outstanding leaders working to alleviate and find solutions to environmental problems.

  • Amount: $3,000, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and accommodations for a week-long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Deadline: May 15

Helen Brett Scholarship

Scholarship for currently enrolled college students that are interested in exploring the study of exhibition management.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: June 1

Inverters R Us Power Scholarships

Write an essay answering the prompt: “How are DC to AC power inverters used in the world today?”

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 30

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

Write an essay of 500 words or less about cyberbullying.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 30

Essay.ws Writing Contest

Write a 900-1,000 word essay on one of the topics provided on the site.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 1

Scholarships That Don’t Require an Essay

US Bank Scholarship

Students enter for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: October 27

Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Students submit an original design product to be considered for tuition awards and media recognition.

  • Amount: Up to $7,000
  • Deadline: July 15

“No Essay” Scholarship

Create an account with Niche for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Courageous Persuaders Scholarships

Make a 30-second TV commercial about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving. Grand prize winner will be seen on television.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 9

Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Students create a video that shows how proper planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be valuable.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: November 1

Young Arts Scholarship

Scholarships for student artists in film, design, music, dance, photography, visual arts, theater, and writing.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000 and a master class in your artistic discipline
  • Deadline: October 13

Student Transportation Video Contest

Students create an original two- to four-minute video examining any aspect of either of the two categories: general transportation or safety.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 15

AFSA Second Chance Scholarship

Students take a quick quiz to be entered into a drawing for scholarships.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 30

Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest

Scholarship awarded to students who make the best prom-wear (suits, dresses, belts, corsages, etc.) out of duct tape.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000 to each individual entrant ($20,000 per couple)
  • Deadline: May 31

Parry and Pfau Left-Handed Scholarship

Students submit a one- to two-minute YouTube video on why it is better to left-handed than right-handed and will be judged on creativity, humor and overall quality. You do not have to be left-handed in order to apply for this award.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: July 31

Scholarships for Women

Beyoncé Formation Scholarship

Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year to encourage and support young women who are bold, creative, confident, and unafraid to think outside the box. For students attending Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.

  • Amount: Up to cost of tuition
  • Deadline: May 12

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Scholarship for female students who have participated in a Distinguished Young Women program.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Continuous

Society for Women Engineers

Scholarships for women who plan to pursue a career in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

  • Amount: Range from $1,000 to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 15

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarships for women and minority students pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 4

BHW Scholarship

Scholarships for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 15

Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship

Scholarships for women pursuing a degree in Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies or Journalism.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 15

Ford Empowering America Scholarship

Scholarships for a current college student who makes a short video profiling an influential or inspirational woman in their community.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 1

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

Scholarships for women who have an interest in public finance.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: July 14

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Support Awards

Scholarships for low-income women with children who are pursuing higher education or career training.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: August 1

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

Scholarships for Asian female undergrads who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service, or entrepreneurship.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: 2018

Women in Aviation Scholarships

Scholarships for members of the Women in Aviation association who have a passion for aviation.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: November 16

Scholarships for Artsy Kids

Houzz Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: June 30

Gabriel Prize Competition

Students pursuing a career in architecture submit illustrations of personal work to the competition. Winners receive a three-month trip to France to study classical architecture and the landscape.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: June 1

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students who practice classical/traditional art in the mediums of painting, drawing from figure, landscape, and composition.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship

Scholars for female music students undertaking a degree in piano or voice.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: February 10

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Scholarship for artists who paint or draw an entry that expresses patriotism.

  • Amount: Up to $21,000
  • Deadline: March 31

Mary Doctor Performing Arts Scholarship Fund

For students pursuing a degree in a discipline related to the performing arts (e.g., music, dance, theater, etc.)

  • Amount: $10,000 (renewable)
  • Deadline: March 16

Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Scholarship for students planning to major in visual arts. To apply, submit a portfolio of three to six works of art/images on CD.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Kodak Student Scholarship Program

Submit a completed film that communicates a story or theme in some fashion. Submissions can be no longer than 30 minutes.

  • Amount: $5,000 scholarship tuition award + $5,000 KODAK motion picture grant
  • Deadline: May 18

Scholarships for Members of Ethnic Groups

APIASF/NASA Scholarship

Scholarship for an Asian/Pacific Islander student interested in studying engineering or computer science.

  • Amount: $2,900
  • Deadline: January 2018

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

Scholarships for students with at least 50% Asian/Pacific Islander ethnicity who are pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism, or mass communications.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Adelante! Fund Scholarships

Multiple scholarships to inspire Latino students to graduate and lead, along with internships and leadership training.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000
  • Deadline: June 5

Carole Simpson Scholarship

Scholarship to encourage and help minority students to overcome hurdles along their career path in electronic journalism.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 31

Davis Scholarship for Women in STEM

Scholarship to encourage minority female college students attending a UNCF member institution to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: June 9, 2017

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

Scholarships for Native American students attending non-tribal colleges.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: May 31

American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship

Scholarships for Native American students attending a tribal college.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Deadline is decided by your college

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Scholarships for students of African descent who have a passion for technology and plan to pursue a degree in engineering, computer science, or select business programs.

  • Amount: $5,000 (renewable)
  • Deadline: April 15

Fontana Transport Scholars Program

Scholarships for low-income underrepresented and first-generation college prospects who are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help their family, community and themselves.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: March 15

HSF Scholarship

Scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: April 6

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Scholarship for African-American students with leadership ability and a desire to participate in community service.

  • Amount: Up to $8,200
  • Deadline: May 1

Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

Scholarship for Asian-American students interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: May 15

Walmart Foundation First-Generation Scholarship Program

Scholarship for first-generation college students attending one of 47 publicly supported HBCUs.

  • Amount: Up to $6,200
  • Deadline: June 4

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Scholarships for Hispanic youth who demonstrate leadership and dedication to service in their communities.

  • Amount: Up to $3,000
  • Deadline: October 2

Scholarships for LGBT Students

Out to Innovate Scholarships

Scholarships for LGBTQ students interested in pursuing a STEM career.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: June 2

League Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships

Scholarships for graduating seniors with special consideration given to those with activities and leadership roles relating to LGBTQ communities.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: April 30

Out to Protect Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBT students who are currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program.

  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: May 26

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Scholarship for students and young professionals seeking experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

  • Amount: $4,000 ($1,000/month stipend paid over the four-month fellowship)
  • Deadline: July 15

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Financial assistance to students who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: June 30

LGBT Liberation Scholarship

Scholarships honoring students who have done impactful activism work to improve or inspire the lives of LGBTQ people and the LGBTQ community.

  • Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Deadline: June 30

American Atheists Gay/Lesbian College Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBT students who combine activism for gay rights with activism for the rights of atheists

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: February 1

Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBTQ students interested in careers in new media, digital advertising, or data science. Also open to African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native American students.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: July 14

NGPA Pilot Scholarship

Scholarships for aspiring aviators that support, or are members of, the LGBT community. Scholarship to be used for advanced flight training.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: August 1

Military Family Scholarships

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

Scholarships for dependents and spouses of military personnel.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 15

Scholarships for Military Children Program

Scholarships for children of an active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: February 12

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Support the children of fallen post-9/11 service members and/or children of post-9/11 veterans with a disability of 50% or higher.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: April 20

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Available to high school juniors who attend an American Legion state program and are a direct descendent of a wartime veteran who was on active duty during one of the periods of war.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Must be a dependent of a military service member who has been disabled, killed in action, or is a prisoner of war.

  • Amount: Varies based on need; average award will be a “significant portion of the student’s tuition”
  • Deadline: July 31

The Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund

Must be a dependent of activity duty, reserve/guard, or retired service members.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: November 2017

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Scholarships for women who have served in the Army or are the child of a woman who has served.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: January 15

The OpLove Scholarship

Scholarships for currently active, honorably discharged, or retired military members, and their spouses and children.

  • Amount: $300
  • Deadline: July 15

Francis P Matthews and John E Swift Educational Trust Scholarships

Scholars for children of a member of the Knights of Columbus who was killed while serving in the military, or a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty. Recipient must attend a Catholic college.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: March 1

70th Infantry Division Association Scholarship

Scholarship for the relatives and spouses of those who have served, or are currently serving, under the colors of the 70th Infantry Division.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 30

Scholarships for Students with Community Service Experience

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

Scholarship for young volunteers who have dedicated 100+ hours to serving veterans.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 29

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships for students who understand, appreciate and exemplify Bruce Lee’s passion for education, and play an active role in their community.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: June 9

Youth Forward Scholarship

Scholarships for students who write an essay describing their commitment to volunteering.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: August 1

Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund