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At University of the Cumberlands, we strive to help make your education affordable. We offer a number of scholarships that are available to full-time undergraduate students, excluding online students, and are renewable for up to 4 years. We also list external scholarships that all students can apply for, regardless of their academic level or whether they're taking classes in-seat or online. Scholarship amounts range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Students may qualify for only one scholarship in the academic category.

For most scholarships, our Priority Filing Date for applications is February 1st; however, applications submitted after that date may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants for scholarships should be accepted for admission prior to scholarship application submission and, in general, should have filed the FAFSA.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

We aim to make education at Cumberlands even more affordable than it already is by decreasing student dependency on federal loans and reducing the financial burden of earning a college degree. As part of our Cumberlands Commitment, and beginning in the fall of 2024, the University will introduce new measures to reduce students’ out-of-pocket costs.

This new program will offer on-campus undergraduate students a combination of scholarship funds and forgivable, zero-interest loans. Our goal with the program is to decrease total out-of-pocket costs with students paying, on average, no more than $2,000 per semester to attend Cumberlands. 

  • Students must complete the FAFSA as soon as the filing window opens in December 
  • Cumberlands will issue financial aid packages to students based on FAFSA information 
  • Students will continue to contribute state and federal financial aid to the cost of their education 
  • Students that have more than $2,000 per semester ($4,000 per year) out-of-pocket will automatically be offered the Cumberlands Commitment program as part of their financial aid package 
  • Enrolled students that maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will remain in the program and have applicable institutional loans forgiven each semester 
  • Students must complete the FAFSA each year to maintain eligibility 

Presidential scholarships are available for first-time freshmen based on high school GPA. To qualify, a student must have at least a 2.5 or higher GPA when applying at the university. Presidential scholarship awards range in amounts and are renewable each year as long as a student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress. There is no application, and scholarships will automatically be awarded once the student has been accepted and completed the FAFSA.

*Scholarships may be adjusted or removed based on financial need.

To be eligible, students must have completed the Governor’s Scholars Program the summer prior to their intended enrollment year and complete the form below to upload their certificate of completion. Two spots are held annually on a first come, first served basis once enrollment deposit is paid for first-time freshman students. This scholarship covers tuition and fees up to $9,875 for four consecutive years of undergraduate main-campus enrollment and is not stackable with other institutional academic scholarships. Failure to complete the FAFSA application may result in loss of scholarship.

Financial need may be considered when evaluating applicants. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust all scholarships to stay within Title IV guidelines, state awarding guidelines, and campus policy.

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Transfer scholarships are available for students transferring to University of the Cumberlands from another college or university who will be enrolled in the on-campus undergraduate program. Eligibility and amounts are based on the student’s current college GPA. A student must have a college GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify. There is a no application and the scholarship will automatically be awarded once the student has been accepted and completed the FAFSA. 

Check out our Raise Me website, create your profile, and learn how on-campus transfer students can maximize scholarship amounts! 

Merit-Based Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships are offered in both men's and women's intercollegiate athletics in accordance with the regulations of the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. These scholarships are based on athletic potential and are awarded by an appropriate member of the athletic staff in coordination with the Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are limited in number by regulation and institutional policy. Interested students should contact the coach of the sport in which competition is desired.

As a private Christian university, University of the Cumberlands (UC) places significant value on the contributions of individuals through active participation in leadership positions within their local church or Christian organizations in their school or community. The Christian Leadership Scholarship Program seeks to acknowledge the leadership contributions of deserving students by providing scholarship funds and leadership opportunities while attending UC. 

Scholarship recipients are automatically enrolled in the Freshman Leadership Development Program sponsored by UC Campus Ministries, which is used to strengthen one's Christian faith while also further developing leadership qualities. After completion of the program, students will be placed into leadership positions in one of the university's affiliated ministries for the remainder of their tenure at UC. 

The scholarship award is up to $1,000 and can be renewed annually based on consistent and meaningful leadership contributions within the assigned ministry area. Extracurricular commitment for the scholarship will be equivalent to that of serving as a player on a university athletic team. 

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must: 

  • Be actively involved in a leadership position within a local church, school-sponsored Christian organization, or other Christian organizations or activities within their community 
  • Plan to be a new first-year student at UC; though this scholarship is intended for first-time freshman, transfer students who are new to the university may be considered on a case-by-case basis 
  • Complete the scholarship application, including submission of two letters of recommendation, by February 1st; qualified candidates will then be asked to participate in a virtual interview with campus ministry staff to assess their fit for the scholarship program
  • Complete the admission process and be admitted to the university by March 1st
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st 
  • Enroll in the MSMN 330 Religious Topics course during their first semester at UC
  • Be actively involved in required campus ministry events held every Thursday each semester

To apply, applicants must submit an application and include two letters of recommendation. The recommendation letters and application must be submitted by February 1st to be considered for this scholarship.

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The Cumberlands Scholars program is Cumberlands’ most prestigious scholarship. This is an invitation-only scholarship. Outstanding students will be invited by our Scholarship Committee to attend Cumberlands Scholars Interview Day. On January 27th, invited students will participate in interviews, a brunch, and optional campus tours as part of Cumberlands Scholars Interview Day. 

The selected recipients will be awarded up to $4,000 in scholarship per year for up to eight full-time (12 credits or more) semesters. Submit applications and nominations by January 15th.

The Scholarship Committee is looking for students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.6 cumulative high school GPA
  • Minimum 28 ACT or 1330 SAT (super score accepted) 
    *Official ACT or SAT scores are required before Cumberlands Scholars Interview Day.

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Concern for their community and the world
  • Integrity and discipline in and outside of the classroom
  • Intellectual curiosity and ambition
  • Creative problem-solving and innovation

A school or community official who wishes to submit a nomination for a student may do so here

Students who would like to be considered for the scholarship may fill out an application with their information and a list of involvements here. 

All nominations and applications must be submitted by January 15th to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. A submitted nomination or application does not guarantee an interview invitation.

Financial need may be considered when evaluating applicants. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust all scholarships to stay within Title IV guidelines, state awarding guidelines, and campus policy.

Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of each academic year in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. If a recipient fails to meet the required GPA, the Financial Aid office will reach out to the student to check in and create a plan of action to help them achieve their academic goals with the potential to re-qualify for the scholarship.


The Lewis Appalachian Scholarship has been established by an alumnus to recognize two incoming Freshmen from eastern Kentucky who demonstrates academic promise and a genuine desire to give back to their community. This scholarship is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship and has an application deadline of February 1st.  Any application submitted after February 1st, may be given consideration on case by case basis.

Students from the following list of schools in eastern Kentucky will be eligible to apply for this scholarship:  

  • Bell County 
  • Belfry
  • Betsy Lane 
  • Breathitt County 
  • Buckhorn 
  • Clay County
  • Cordia 
  • East Ridge 
  • Estill County 
  • Harlan 
  • Harlan County 
  • Hazard 
  • Jackson City 
  • Jenkins
  • Johnson Central 
  • Knott County Central 
  • Lawrence County 
  • Lee County 
  • Leslie County 
  • Letcher County 
  • Magoffin County 
  • Middlesboro 
  • North Laurel
  • Owsley County
  • Paintsville 
  • Perry County Central 
  • Phelps
  • Piarist School 
  • Pikeville 
  • Pike County Central 
  • Pineville
  • Powell County 
  • Prestonsburg 
  • Red Bird Christian
  • Riverside Christian 
  • Shelby Valley 
  • Sheldon Clark 
  • South Floyd 
  • South Laurel
  • Wolfe County

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Music Scholarships are available to students who plan to participate in music ensembles at UC. Scholarship amounts vary and are based upon the successful completion of an audition.  Scholarships are awarded annually. For more information about the audition process, contact us: Phone: 606.539.4332


The Patriot Scholars program offers scholarships to qualified students who exhibit strong leadership, academic potential, and seek to better their community. University of the Cumberlands offers new students the opportunity to receive a scholarship worth up to $2,000 per year. Award recipients will enjoy the benefits of the scholarship for up to eight full-time (12 credits or more) semesters. The number of awarded semesters will depend on the applicant’s previous college credit.   
To apply, students must meet the following qualifications: 

  • First-time Freshman: Minimum 3.4 cumulative high school GPA and a 24 ACT or 1190 SAT.
  • Transfer: Minimum 3.4 GPA from most recent colligate institution.  
  • Display characteristics of servant leadership, academic excellence, and a commitment to community service.  

This scholarship is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. To apply, applicants must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation. The application, letters of recommendation, and essay must be submitted by February 1st to be considered for this scholarship.

Financial need may be considered when evaluating applicants. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust all scholarships to stay within Title IV guidelines, state awarding guidelines, and campus policy.
Applicants should select one of the essay prompts provided below and submit a response of 300-500 words.

  1. What worries you the most about your community? What do you think you as an individual can do to help improve this problem? 
  2. What is a belief or opinion you have held that you ended up changing your mind about? What made you alter this belief? 
  3. Describe someone in your life who you respect. How do you wish to implement those characteristics into your own life?  

Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of each academic year in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. If a recipient fails to meet the required GPA, the Financial Aid office will reach out to the student to check in and create a plan of action to help them achieve their academic goals with the potential to re-qualify for the scholarship.

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Our new ARMY ROTC scholarship program will offer Cumberlands cadets a $750 annual scholarship for participation. All main campus students also receive free textbooks through our textbook loan program. 

Cumberlands ROTC builds a foundation of respect, integrity and duty through a focused leadership program. Character, fitness and skills are strengthened as you move forward through the program to fulfill the Army’s ROTC motto – Leadership Excellence.  

Above all, you are the future. You are Leadership Excellence. Go Forward. 

Learn more about Cumberlands ROTC program.

Learn more about national Army ROTC Scholarships.

Contact russell.carr [at] (Russell Carr) for more information. 

Scholarship Search Engines

Going Merry is a Free Scholarship Website database where students may apply for scholarships using auto filled forms. The website provides an added benefit in applying for multiple scholarships at once. They also offer personalized matching for opportunities on thousands of scholarships and grants. 

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Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses, and communities to provide access to college scholarships. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.9 billion to 2.9 million students.

More Information was created to provide a more efficient way to locate college scholarship opportunities to help students fund their education. Students can select multiple categories of interest to search a database of available scholarships, grants, and student loans.

More Information is a free scholarship search resource that matches students with opportunities from a database of millions of college scholarships.

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Fastweb is an external free scholarship search platform that connects individuals to scholarship and financial aid tools for high school and college students to make attending college more affordable. Students can create a profile and receive personalized scholarship recommendations based on their strengths, interests, activities, and skills.

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The Discover Free Scholarship Search Engine offers students the opportunity to search for three million scholarships worth more than $18 billion dollars. A student can search for scholarships by interests of hobbies, academics or other categories. 

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Receiving External Scholarships

Please note that University of the Cumberlands will not endorse or certify the legality of any external scholarship entry. University of the Cumberlands cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the external scholarships information found within the scholarship links. We highly recommend that you verify the scholarship information, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

Students receiving a scholarship from an external agency must notify the school to have the scholarship directed to the student’s account.

Scholarships may be mailed to:

University of the Cumberlands
Office of Student Accounts
6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

  • Please include the Student ID# and the award period for the scholarship funds.

If you are an external agency that is providing a scholarship and would like to have it presented, please email us at financialaid [at] (financialaid[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu).

*** Make sure you are aware of scams when applying for external scholarships. Avoid scholarship organizations that may charge a fee or ask for personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or banking information.

External Scholarships

External scholarships are private funded scholarships given to students by private donors, organizations, foundations and other outside sources. These scholarships are not directly related with the University of the Cumberlands. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the external agency and funds are distributed to the student by the university, once the funds are received from that specific agency.

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The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program is open to eligible nursing students who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the United States.

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The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program is open to students who are pursuing primary care health professions training in one of these health disciplines: physician; dentist; nurse practitioner; nurse midwife; or physician assistant.

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The McDonald's HACER National Scholarship Program offers scholarships to 30 Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers. Tier 1 recipients will be awarded either $100,000, $50,000 or $25,000. Tier 2 recipients will receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

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The National Fraternal Order of Police provides assistance in the form of a tuition reimbursement scholarship to eligible members to obtain a degree from a National FOP-affiliated school. University of the Cumberlands is recognized as an FOP university.

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Since 1970, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $136 million in scholarships to more than 80,000 Team Members. To be eligible for a scholarship or educational assistance, applicants must be employed by a Chick-fil-A franchise Operator, a Chick-fil-A, Inc.-operated restaurant, or an S. Truett Cathy (STC) brand restaurant. Chick-fil-A restaurant Operators nominate their Team Members to receive scholarships, which can be applied to any area of study at any accredited institution.

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The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide charitable grants and emotional support services to families of the frontline healthcare workers, volunteers, and support staff whose lives were lost in the fight against COVID-19. 

The Brave of Heart Fund continues to honor the hard work and sacrifice of healthcare workers and their families via scholarship funding for their spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Scholarship funding, depending on an eligible applicant's academic focus, student status, and other criteria may  offer award amounts  from $5,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on financial need, area of study and type of degree a person is seeking. Applicants can receive the award a maximum of eight times or four academic years (whichever occurs first).. Scholarships are available for accredited studies at the undergraduate or graduate levels, for community college, and vocational and technical coursework and programs. Non-traditional students and individuals enrolled in part-time coursework may also apply.

Brave of Heart Scholarship application cycles are scheduled to open in February and August of each year. Interested applicants should visit Scholarship America to register and receive updates and alerts about application cycles.

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The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. 

If you would like additional information about the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, please contact us at Stokes [at] (Stokes[at]uwe[dot]nsa[dot]gov) or by phone at 410-854-4725.

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The AICPA has supported accounting students for more than 130 years. One of the ways we do this is through our scholarship program, which offers educational funding for accounting students at all stages - from high school seniors about to enter college to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D. The AICPA Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships, grants and fellowships to hundreds of students each year, with recipients receiving on average $5,000 towards their education.

College students: If you’re currently enrolled in an accounting program, check out the National Scholarship Search page for more information on the scholarships below, as well as additional opportunities offered by state CPA societies, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) chapters and other not-for-profits. We also encourage you to contact your state CPA societies and school financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance.

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The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund was created directly due to the catastrophic event of 9/11.

The scholarship supports dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel who were involved in the rescue efforts.

For more information on registration, eligibility, guidelines, and Fund management, please contact Scholarship America at 1-800-537-4180 or info [at] (info[at]familiesoffreedom[dot]org) or phone 1-877-862-0136.

Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers in these traditionally male-dominated fields.

There are three categories:

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship with up to 30 awards being offered of $10,000 each. Application period will open July 2023.
  • Women in Business Scholarship with up to 37 awards being offered of $5,000 each, annually.  Application period will open generally April – June, with deadline, generally August 15
  • Women in STEM Scholarship with up to 32 awards being offered of 5,000 each. Application period will open generally July - August, with deadline, generally September 15”

The application process must start with a Zonta club. All application materials must be received at a Zonta club by the deadline printed on the application.

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The FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION INC (FNSNA) has sought to promote the nursing profession through scholarship, leadership and development. Undergraduate scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree, RN to BSN/MSN completion, LPN/LVN to RN, or accelerated programs. Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards scholarship funds based on a set of criteria established by the sponsor of the scholarship.  These scholarships typically reflect a specific area of specialization within the nursing profession such as oncology, critical care, or emergency nursing or a certain population of the nursing profession that is often underrepresented.  Funding is up to $10,000 per academic year.

Applications begin 9/8/23 and end on 1/26/24.

Mike Nyeholt, who achieved becoming  a three-time NCAA All American Swimmer, tragically became paralyzed January  2, 1981 from a dirt bike accident. Mike began this foundation to offer scholarships to those who had experienced similar life-changing accidents so that they could chart a new path for their lives. This scholarship was founded to offer hope and inspiration to young student-athletes who have overcome tremendous adversity through the gift of education. Together with co-founders Ron Orr and Mike Nyeholt, Jersey Mike’s CEO Peter Cancro shares the common vision and pledge to carry on the Ripple Effect with a $1 million donation toward the launch of the foundation. History shows us that one person through extraordinary opportunity and action can make a tremendous difference in the world. That one person touches the lives of others and the impact spreads from there. In the pool, one swimmer creates a ripple and a team makes waves. 

The scholarships are offered to athletes that have participated in organized sports,  who have been injured through a tragic accident, or through other illnesses, and have become physically challenged, (for further information, please e-mail info [at] (info[at]swimwithmkie[dot]org)). The scholarships may be offered to undergraduate and graduate students, may be renewable, and may be upwards of $10,000 annually, of which upwards of 50 scholarships annually have been provided.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2023. The application process will re-open November of 2023.

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The James Madison Education Fund Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1994 as a partner organization to the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation with a mission to encourage study of the United States Constitution, its roots, its formation, its principles, and its development. The James Madison Education Fund Inc. is privately funded through your generous donations. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Applications for 2024 Fellowships will open on Constitution Day, September 17, 2023. Select “Notify Me” below to get an update when it is live. The deadline to submit the 2024 application is March 1, 2024.

 The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each Fellow will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (listed in order of the Foundation’s preference): 

  • Master of Arts (MA) in American history, political science, or government
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions, and political theory (in a political science department). MAT degrees without required constitutional coursework cannot be approved.
  • Master of Education (MED) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.

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The National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships: Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarships were established by Lawrence S. Cooke in memory of his late wife, Mabel Cooke.

  • Scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, Scouting activities, and community service, and who demonstrate they understand the fundamentals of service to community, service to Scouting and their character. They should also demonstrate that, if they have a financial need, what distinguishes their financial need from others.
  • One recipient will be selected for a four-year $48,000 Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship (up to $12,000 per year for four years).
  • Four recipients will be selected for a four-year $25,000 Lawrence S. and Mabel Cooke Scholarship (up to $6,250 per year for four years).
  • One recipient will be selected from each NST for a one-year $10,000 scholarship.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship is provided by endowments from the National Eagle Scout Association, as well as the Hansen & Mary Hall Scholarship Fund, the Lester S. McElwain Eagle Scholarship Endowment, and the Robert and Rebecca Palmer Eagle Scout Scholarship Endowment.

  • Scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts who have shown active participation in school, Scouting activities, and community service, and who demonstrate they understand the fundamentals of service to community, service to Scouting and their character. They should also demonstrate that, if they have a financial need, what distinguishes their financial need from others.
  • Two recipients will be selected from each NST for a one-year $5,000 scholarship.
  • One recipient will be selected from each NST for a one-year $3,500 scholarship.

You must be a NESA member to apply for scholarships, but you will NOT need any BSA membership numbers or ID’s to update the application.”

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The Dell Scholars Program have supported 5,200 scholars nationwide. While we have a required 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique "GPA" of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education:

Below are a few key points:

  • Scholarships are in the amount of $20,000
  • A New Laptop Computer with a 4-year warranty is provided to scholarship recipients
  • Dell Scholars Program offers other support to recipients, such as textbook credits, and scholars resource network
  • Earn a minimum 2.4 GPA to apply
  • October 1, 2023 – Application opens
  • December 1, 2023 – Application deadline
  • December 10, 2023 – Semifinalists announced
  • January 27, 2024 – Semifinalist materials due
  • March 18, 2024 – Dell Scholars announced

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The following opportunity is applicable for incoming freshmen who are currently in high school and have participated or are participating in an approved college readiness program (see link below) during grades 11-12th of high school.

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is a double sized opportunity for future engineers. 400 students will win $40,000 for college and a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon.

The website continues to offer details such as to be eligible one must be:

  • Planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study and are planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university (or an accredited 2-year college, with the intent to transfer to a 4-year institution).
  • You need to have taken computer science or hardware engineering classes in high school or at a college dual program, or currently be enrolled in one.
  • Examples include:
    • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science
    • A or AP Computer Science Principles
    • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
    • Engineering
    • Robotics
    • Physical Computing
    • Design Mechanics
    • Computer Manufacturing
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • It’s cool if you have not! You can take a qualifying exam offered by Amazon.
  • This opportunity is offered to support students with a notable need for financial assistance. If that hits home, this is for you.
  • You don’t need to be a perfect student to be considered, just a student who takes their studies seriously. This one needs at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
  • This includes United States citizens, United States permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or Employment Authorized to work in the United States. Employment authorization must be valid for at least 2 years.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation creates vibrant, award-winning communities where people can live their best lives. To support generations to come, The Howard Hughes Scholarship Program will award three renewable $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in or around one of their communities. The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

The website indicates the following details regarding eligibility and awards: Applicants to the Howard Hughes Corporation Community Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates residing in one of the following six (6) regional areas:
  • New York – New York County
  • Maryland – Howard County
  • Texas – Harris or Montgomery Counties
  • Nevada – Clark County
  • Arizona – Maricopa County
  • Hawaii – Honolulu County
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be pursuing a major in one of the following fields:
  • Accounting, Marketing/Digital, Finance/Economics, Engineering (Civil/Mechanical), Human Resources, Communication, English/Literature 

Additional details are listed below:

  • Up to 3 renewable awards of $5,000 each will be granted.
  • Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. Students do not need to continue to reside in an eligible regional area for renewal of their award.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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The Kentucky Horse Council has a variety of scholarship opportunities listing various associations, requirements, and amounts. Per the website, the Kentucky Horse Council creates a “connection to the Kentucky Equine Industry. A private nonprofit that offers the "Foal License Plate", develops programs for Trails, Health and Welfare, Horse Owners, Youth and Legislation.  We are an all breed, all discipline organization managed by a Board of Directors and operated out of an office at the Kentucky Horse Park. Membership and donations to the Kentucky Horse Council support the Kentucky Equine Industry's health and sustainability. The Kentucky Horse Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community.” Scholarships listed on the website vary from $1,000.00 up to $20,000.00.

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The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide recipients with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Applicants must attend a traditional public high school governed by a school district. Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply for a Hagan Graduate Scholarship good for up to four additional consecutive semesters to attend graduate school.

Hagan Scholars have attended 520 colleges and universities located in 48 states.

2022-2023 Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must attend a traditional public high school located in the U.S. that is governed by a school district.
3. Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
4. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
5. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
6. Must work 240 hours each year, from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college. Work can be performed at recipient discretion. Must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
7. Applicant’s Gross Household Income reported for 2021 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $85,000. “Household Income” is defined as the total gross income received by all members of a household living under the same roof.
8. Must complete the FAFSA and provide the EFC.
9. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
10. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high-achieving goal-driven student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

Undergraduate scholarships may be worth up to $60,000 over 8 semesters while Graduate scholarships may be awarded of up to $30,000 over 4 semesters. There were 704 new scholarships awarded in 2023.

The scholarship application begins 9/1/23 and end 12/1/23 for the 2024-2025 school year.

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BURGER KING® Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund. The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $53 million in scholarships to more than 46,000 students. Last year alone, $4.3 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 4,000 deserving students. Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING® Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

Created in memory of Burger King Co-Founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program provides scholarships ranging from$1,000 to $50,000 to high school students and BK employees and their families. Scholarships are intended to offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected through an application process that takes into consideration their grade point average(GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service.  This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

The application period for the 2023-2024 cycle begins October 16, 2023, and closes December 15, 2023.

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Derek Hughes was born and raised in Liverpool, England, Derek Hughes began his insurance career there in 1957 with the Royal Exchange Insurance Group. He emigrated to the United States in 1961 and, after working for several insurance firms, found his way to the excess and surplus lines industry and Western World Insurance Company in 1968. He retired from Western World as CEO in 1991. He served on the board of directors of NAPSLO, a WSIA legacy association, and chaired its education committee for many years. During his tenure, he led the development of the association’s first education program, with a goal to both educate and support young talent coming into the industry and to provide ongoing professional development and education for industry veterans and regulators who often misunderstood the surplus lines market. That mission and his legacy remain at the forefront of the association and foundation’s education program today.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following guiding principles:
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.25 or a major GPA of 3.5 or higher (both on a 4.0 scale);
  • Be a college sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full time in an undergraduate program and not graduating before Fall 2023 (graduate students are not eligible);
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in an undergraduate degree program;
  • Satisfy one of the following substantive requirements:
  • Be pursuing a Risk Management and/or Insurance (RMI) major, minor, or concentration; or
  • Have taken RMI courses; or
  • Have work experience in the insurance industry.
  • Plan to pursue a position in the excess and surplus line industry upon graduation.
  • Approximately 29 scholarships with award amounts of $5,000.00  will be offered for the school year.
  • Scholarship application date begins November 13,2023  and ends on March 11, 2024. 

Previous recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship in subsequent years but must reapply each year. Preference is given to students pursing an RMI degree. 

Additional benefits to scholarship recipients:

  • $250 for completion of the Surplus Lines Fundamentals online course
  • Support to attend a WSIA Education Foundation symposium that is in closest proximity to the student. Includes free registration, $400 travel stipend, and overnight hotel cost.
  • Connection to a WSIA U40 member who can assist with networking and education about the industry.
  • Resume shared with WSIA members.
  • Opportunity to sign up for webinars offered through WSIA

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The Taco Bell Foundation breaks down barriers to educate and inspire the next generation of America’s leaders. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $110 million in Live Más Scholarships and grants to youth-serving nonprofit organizations focused on education and career readiness.

Donations collected in U.S. Taco Bell restaurants through the Round Up Program support the Live Más Scholarships for Consumers Program, the Community Grants Program, and educational programming. Donations from Taco Bell franchisees support Live Más Scholarships for Restaurant Employees. 

  • Applicants must be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”), who is at least 16 years of age and no older than 26 years of age and located within the United States or D.C.
  • On-track to apply for (pending receipt of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent) or
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational program
  • (including accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical, and trade
  • schools);
  • Have not previously received a Live Más Scholarship; and
  • Prior Live Más Scholarship winners may apply to the Live Más Scholarship Renewal Program.

The application date generally begins November 1st, and ends on January 11th.

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To help support our future aerospace professionals, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation provides scholarships and graduate awards annually to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs.

In the past 20 years, the AIAA Foundation has provided over 1,300 scholarships and graduate awards to students at more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide. The AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they reach graduation. Through its annual Graduate Awards Program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Award applications must be submitted online. Applicants must be AIAA Student Members. To become a Student Member, click here.

 Applicants may apply for up to three (3) scholarships or graduate awards. On the application form, you will indicate your primary award preference, along with two (2) secondary awards for which you would like to be considered. Please note that applicants with no demonstrated academic interest in the subject area of the award will not be considered, so please carefully select the awards that most closely correspond to your area of academic interest.

 Scholarship applications are being accepted from October 1st to January 31st.

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The Citizens Scholarship Grand Prize scholarship is in the amount of $15,000 with monthly prizes of $2,500.00, and quarterly prize opportunities of $2,500.00 each.

The Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and U.S. Territories, who are 16 years of age or older, are students, or prospective students, or parents/guardians of students intending to enroll or enrolled at least half-time in an accredited undergraduate/graduate post-secondary institution. To be eligible for a chance to win the Citizens Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship entrants must also be an: American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino/a, Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander, Women, member of the LGBTQ+ community, individual with disabilities, and/or a veteran. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM ET on 7/1/23 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/30/24. Sponsored by Citizens.

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The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided more than 4,400 students with more than $70,000,000 in scholarship grants. Stephen and Betty Phillips took great interest in helping students obtain a college education, even before the scholarship fund was set up. After Stephen Phillips death, his wife, Betty Phillips, was moved into action to create the Scholarship Fund in honor of her husband, and even became personally involved in selecting the scholarship recipients. Their legacy continues to positively impact students seeking higher education, by offering this scholarship fund that is a renewable, four-year scholarship(s) to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.

The Award details are listed below:

  • The intent of this award is to enable students to attend college without accumulating burdensome debt.
  • In most cases, the Phillips Scholarship award ranges from $3,000 to $17,000 yearly.
  • The award is renewable for up to four undergraduate years provided a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is maintained and financial need does not change substantially.
  • All grants will be paid directly to the institution.
  • High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Awards may only be used for undergraduate study and are limited to those seeking a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Awards will only be granted to applicants who are permanent residents of New England: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont; however, recipients may attend college anywhere in the United States.

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Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by three-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard.  Since inception, the charity has awarded over 1,600 need-based scholarships totaling more than $6 million in awards to high-achieving cancer survivors. Any cancer survivor or cancer warrior who is enrolled in an accredited college or trade school, with a family income of less than $150,000/year. Students attending a community college or graduate school are eligible to receive scholarships.

The application period opens on November 1 and closes on January 31 each year.  The application requires some detailed information that you can find here. If you need further assistance with your application or have questions not covered there, please call our office at 760-599-5096.

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Since the year 2000, the Patient Advocate Foundation (and in combination with generous donors) has offered scholarships for survivors suffering or who have suffered,  from cancer or other chronic illnesses (see website for additional information) so these students, despite obstacles, may pursue their desire for higher learning.  Within the website of the, there are scholarship programs for National ,Virginia State, and Graduate students. These programs may be recurring for up to two years within Graduate Programs with a total of $6,000 being offered, or four consecutive years within the Undergraduate Programs and a maximum benefit of $12,000 for those seeking a bachelor's degree. 

The deadline for application submission is March 9, 2024.

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The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship offers college scholarships of up to $40,000 for high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars:

  • Earn a $10,000 renewable scholarship - up to $40,000 total - for tuition, school fees, books, supplies, and on-campus room and board,
  • Attend an exclusive, all-expenses-paid Scholars Retreat in California,
  • Receive support throughout their leadership journeys in college and beyond, &
  • Become part of a diverse network of more than 200 student leaders attending college, pursuing graduate degrees, and working in careers ranging from medicine, law, education, business, nonprofit, more. Recipients have been awarded $8.2 million to attend more than 100 college campuses across the country.

Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship within their communities, schools, and workplaces,
  • Display strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent),
  • Be citizens of the United States of America,
  • Be current high school seniors attending high school within the United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and graduating in winter 2022 or spring 2023. Homeschools applicants, and applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible ,&
  • Plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‑year college or university in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic school year.

The 2024 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will open for applications in October 2023.

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SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

In addition, there are also, New Need-based Renewable Scholarships. Learn about new opportunities, up to $20,000, for eligible graduating high school seniors, pursuing both four- and two-year degrees.  Multiple Opportunities, One Application. 

With annual and renewable scholarships available, students have many opportunities to pursue their dream career. And, with one application, it’s simple. 

Basic criteria:

Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada.

Must have minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or higher.

Must be on a path toward an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

Applications are accepted from November 1 – February 1. We encourage you to apply now.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Mid-May if they received or did not receive a scholarship.


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Since 1953, the ASM Materials Education Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling over $1.3 million. Currently, we award up to 20 scholarships annually. Most awards include a certificate of recognition and stipend to attend our annual awards ceremony.

 ASM Materials Education Foundation is offering 9 categories of scholarships through February 28th.

Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • George A. Roberts Scholarships: Up to seven scholarships of $6,000 (each). Established in 1995 through a generous contribution by Dr. George A. Roberts, past president of ASM and retired CEO of Teledyne, as an expression of his commitment to education and the materials science and engineering community.
  • Lucille & Charles A. Wert Scholarship: One year full tuition of up to $10,000. Established in 2006 through a generous bequest by Dr. & Mrs. Charles Wert.
  • William Park Woodside Founder’s Scholarship: One year full tuition of up to $10,000. Established in 1996 by Mrs. Sue Woodside Shulec in honor of her grandfather, William Park Woodside, a man whose vision and leadership evolved into the founding of ASM International.
  • Acta Materialia Scholarships: Two scholarships of $5,000 (each). Established in 2017 through a generous contribution by Acta Materialia through its Board of Governors, as an expression of the Corporation’s commitment to education and the materials science and engineering community.
  • Ladish Co. Foundation Scholarships: Two scholarships of $2,500 (each). (Student must be a Wisconsin resident and must attend a Wisconsin university to qualify.)
  • ASM Outstanding Scholars Awards: Three scholarships of $2,000 (each) to recognize distinguished scholars. (Merit based).
  • Edward J. Dulis Scholarship: One award of $1,500. Established in 2003 by the family of Edward J. Dulis, who was a fellow of ASM International.
  • John M. Haniak Scholarship: One award of $1,500. Established in 2003 by the family of John Myron Haniak, who was a life-long dedicated member of ASM International. (Student must be a Pennsylvania resident and / or must attend a Pennsylvania university to qualify.)
  • David J. Chellman Scholarship: One award of $2,500. Established in 2014 by Mrs. Arline Denny in honor of her husband David James Chellman, who was a long-standing Senior Technical Fellow with Lockheed Martin Corporation, a life member of ASM International, and who enthusiastically served on the AeroMat Conference Organizing Committee for more than 25 years. This scholarship is an expression of his commitment to education and the materials science and engineering community, and is awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

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 NOAA Office of Education's student scholarship programs provide opportunities for undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience while pursuing research and educational training in NOAA-mission sciences. The Hollings and EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship share a common application and students who are eligible for both programs are encouraged to apply to both. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:

  • increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  • increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  • recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
  • recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

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The Essential Visionaries Scholarship Fund is awarding approximately 100 renewable scholarships up to $10,000/year for students seeking a degree or certificate in Education, Counseling/Psychology or Nursing.  

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates in the United States, who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and be planning to pursue an eligible major. Financial need will be considered. 

Recipients attending vocational-technical or two-year institutions will receive awards up to $5,000; recipients attending four-year schools will receive up to $10,000. Essential Visionaries Scholarships are renewable up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued part-time or full-time enrollment in an eligible field of study. 

The opportunity opens in January of 2024.

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Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) provides several scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Encouraging and supporting educational opportunities for future government finance officers are integral to our mission of promoting best practices in local government.

GFOA currently offers five types of scholarships. Students interested in future scholarship opportunities should keep in mind the following:

Eligibility for scholarship awards:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Plan to pursue a career in state/provincial or local government finance
  • Student has not been a past winner of a GFOA scholarship.
  • Additional criteria for each individual scholarship found with the links below.
  • Application is open and ends on 12/29/2023 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Scholarship opportunities range in value from $5,000 to $ 25,000.

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Since 1990, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in academic scholarships and professional education grants to occupational safety and health students and professionals working towards their educational goals. For the 2022-2023 program year, the ASSP Foundation awarded $306,000 in academic scholarships for 107 graduate and undergraduate students preparing for or supplementing their occupational safety and health careers at more than 50 different colleges and universities.

  • Academic scholarships are available for students within the occupational safety and health field, preparing for their careers or looking to supplement their careers with additional college coursework.
  • Applications for ASSP Foundation academic scholarships are accepted October 15, 2023 – February 15, 2024.
  • Programs of study must be either directly related to the occupational safety and health field or will be utilized to support the occupational safety and health field. This can include a variety of degrees. If your degree is not directly related to occupational safety and health, you will be asked to clarify how you will be using your degree to support the field of occupational safety and health.
  • If your degree is not specifically an OSH-related degree, you are still eligible to apply for ASSP Foundation scholarships. You will be asked to make the case about how you will utilize your degree to support the occupational safety and health profession as an OSH professional. Demonstrating a vested interest in occupational safety and health will establish your eligibility for our scholarships.
  • Citizenship is not a requirement for any scholarship. All academic scholarships are available to students enrolled in OSH-related degrees who are studying and living in the United States.

In 2022-2023 school year 107 scholarships were offered with scholarship value ranges from $500-$5,000.

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Scholarships up to $20,000 over four years will be awarded to full-time students who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent (culinary school, for example). Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university. To date, Beyond the Boroughs has awarded over $300,000 in scholarship dollars.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning. Everyone who meets the requirements below is invited to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive notice of their award by June 15 of the school year prior to when the scholarship will commence.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent
  • Low income household
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
  • Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile
  • We accept applications each year from starting in January. The deadline to apply is March 15th.

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The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting provides scholarships and mentoring, supporting equitable access to education and the advancement of women who are pursuing careers in accounting. The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. You may apply for more than one scholarship, with the exception of Women In Transition and Women in Need. Please study the criteria for each scholarship to determine your eligibility.

  • Women In Transition - This scholarship is designated for a woman who is the primary source of support for her family and is enrolling as an incoming freshman to earn a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. It is awarded for up to $16,000 over four years as determined by the Board of Trustees and will be renewed annually upon completion of satisfactory course work as evidenced by a 3.0 GPA.
  • Women In Need - This scholarship is for a woman who is the primary source of support for her family and is completing her sophomore year of academic pursuit to earn a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. It is awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for two years and will be renewed for the second year upon completion of satisfactory course work as evidenced by a 3.0 GPA.
  • Institute of Management Accountants IMA® - IMA is funding two one-year undergraduate scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for women who are working toward a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. In addition to the cash award, scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary one-year student membership to the IMA (a $39 value), the CMA exam entrance fee (a $250 value), as well as the exam registration fee (valued at $415 per part). The CMA exam entrance and registration fees have a two year time limit and are non-transferrable.
  • EFWA Undergraduate – EFWA is funding several one-year undergraduate scholarships in various amounts between $1,000 and $2,500 each for women who are working towards a Bachelors Degree in Accounting attending an accredited school. These students can be incoming freshman or women returning to school pursuing their undergraduate degree.
  • American Dream – This scholarship is funding a one-year undergraduate scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for women who are attending a two-year community college and have aspirations towards transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. This scholarship is intended to offer an opportunity to provide financial and mentoring support primarily for individuals from the Black, Latinx, and Native population. Eligibility for the American Dream scholarship is not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Please read the scholarship requirements thoroughly to determine eligibility to apply for the following scholarships selection criteria:

  • Female US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting degree.
  • Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional, including evidence of continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience.
  • Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional, have been established.
  • Financial need
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by June 30.

Each year the scholarship application period opens in January and closes April 30th for most scholarships. The postgraduate scholarship application period closes May 15th.

Whether you are pursuing a trade school, vocational certificate or a two-year or four-year degree, don’t miss your chance to apply for a National FFA Scholarship to help with your next steps in education. If you are a senior FFA member in high school or FFA Alumni in college, just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling nearly $2.5 million.

To apply, please ensure you have the following:

  • Your FFA member ID that is linked to your active membership and the linked email address. Need help finding your FFA member ID? Click here:
  • A copy of your official or unofficial academic transcripts to upload.
  • The 2023-24 scholarship application opens Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.

Scholarship Timeline:

  • Application Live                                                                 11/1/2023
  • Application Deadline                                                       1/11/2024
  • Supplement Deadline                                                      1/18/2024
  • FFA Advisors Notification of Chapter Recipients            4/25/2024
  • Winner/Non Winner Notification Sent                       4/25/2024
  • Acceptance Site Live                                                         4/25/2024
  • Acceptance Deadline                                                        5/31/2024

Each scholarship has specific criteria that is defined by the sponsor when the scholarship is established. Please read the scholarship description in the Scholarship Opportunities to see if you qualify. Criteria that apply to all scholarships are listed below.

Application requirements:

ALL scholarship applicants must:

  • be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.
  • be less than 23 years of age at time of submitting the application.
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.
  • be a full-time student who is actively attending classes.
  • must be a FFA Member.

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Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships, will award 50 scholarships totaling $212,500 (USD):

  • five (5) $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years ($5,000 per year, renewable)
  • forty-five (45) $2,500 one-time only scholarships.

The BAM Scholarship was created to enable Black and African American students to attend college and pursue a career in technology.  The goal is to empower future generations to do and be more.

To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a US-based high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, Ethiopian, etc.).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the US in the fall immediately following your high school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

How to apply

Our next scholarship cycle will open on January 22, 2024, and applications will be accepted until March 13, 2024.

Please check this site again mid-January 2024 to receive further details on the application process. Applications will be submitted via the Scholarship America Hub.

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The Microsoft Disability Scholarship seeks to empower students with disabilities to achieve more through access to education leading to a career in technology.

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and aspire to have a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. A total of eight (8) scholarships will be awarded in 2023.


To be considered for the Microsoft Disability Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current high school senior living with a disability as defined by WHO, including visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, and/or speech disabilities or other disability
  • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation.
  • Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
  • Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.

 How to Apply

Our next scholarship cycle will open on January 22, 2024, and applications will be accepted until March 13, 2024. Please check this site again mid-January 2024 to receive further details on the application process. Applications will be submitted via the Scholarship America portal.

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The HOLA at Microsoft this year, will award five scholarships totaling US $55,000:

Two (2) $20,000 scholarships distributed over 4 years($5,000 per year, renewable)

Three (3) $5,000 one-time scholarship.

 HOLA Scholarship Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a US-based high school senior of Hispanic and Latinx descent (for example, Mexican American, Cuban American, Brazilian, etc) of an accredited organization.
  • Plan to attend a two or four-year college or university in the US.
  • Plan to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, business management, marketing, or have a declared major.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for helping your community within your school, neighborhood, family or an organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership at a school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA.

How to apply:

Our next scholarship cycle will open on January 22, 2024, and applications will be accepted until March 13, 2024. Please check this site again mid-January 2024 to receive further details on the application process. Applications will be submitted via the Scholarship America Hub.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to submit the following:

  • High school transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • One 1500-character essay describing how you plan to engage in the technology industry.
  • Extracurricular activities including school, community, and work-related activities.

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This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school senior and current undergraduate women and non-binary people* who plan to attend or are attending a vocational or academic college and targeting a career in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).Scholarship Awards will vary in size, up to $5,000, offered as one-time or renewable for up to four (4) years.

To be considered for the Women at Microsoft Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who identifies as a woman and/or as non-binary*. 
  • Wish to pursue a career** in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field.
  • Plan to attend an accredited 2-4 year public or private college or university or technical college in the United States (or a US affiliate program) in the upcoming academic year.***
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Our next scholarship cycle will open on January 22, 2024, and applications will be accepted until March 13, 2024. Please check this site again mid-January 2024 to receive further details on the application process. Applications will be submitted via the Scholarships America Hub.

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Calvin Coolidge worked hard in academics; the young New Englander’s only sport was public speaking, often on public policy. The Coolidge Foundation is the official foundation dedicated to preserving the legacy and promoting the values of America’s 30th president. The Foundation was formed in 1960 by John Coolidge, the president’s son, along with a group of fellow Coolidge enthusiasts. The Coolidge Scholars Program is a program of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit based in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, the President’s birthplace.

The main criterion that distinguishes Coolidge Scholars therefore, is academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: demonstrated interest in public policy; an appreciation for the values Coolidge championed; as well as humility and service. The Coolidge Scholars Program is operated by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. The summer before their senior year of high school, newly-selected Coolidge Scholars spend several orientation days at the picturesque birthplace of the President, Plymouth Notch, Vt. There scholars get to know Coolidge and his world, and help the Coolidge Foundation oversee its formidable debate programs. Scholars return to Plymouth Notch for a week each summer while in college.

Below are just a few notes regarding the scholarship:

  • Only high school juniors graduating in the spring of 2025 and starting college in the fall of 2025 are eligible to apply for the 2023-24 scholarship.
    A Coolidge Scholarship is among the most generous college scholarships available in the world. It covers a student’s full tuition, room and board, and required fees for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship also provides an annual stipend for books and supplies.
  • The Coolidge Scholarship is America’s “unconditional” merit scholarship, granted regardless of geographic location, race, family background, family income, area of study or university to be attended. Coolidge Scholars are named prior to university application, and can take their award to any accredited U.S. college or university where they gain admittance.
  • The Coolidge Scholarship may be used at any accredited American college or university where the student gains admittance.
  • The Coolidge Scholarship is open to students regardless of their intended discipline of study.
  • The 2023-24 application process is now open (fall) and the deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 5:00 PM Pacific time.

Although only a few students are named Coolidge Scholars each year, one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarships applicants are named “Coolidge Senators.” Coolidge Senators are invited, all-expenses-paid, to participate in the Senators Summit that takes place each summer in Washington, D.C.  At the Summit, the Senators explore the nation’s capital, learn about President Coolidge, and meet other high achieving students from across the country.

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