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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. 

This scholarship allows students pursuing a masters degree in ministry to receive a scholarship for special tuition rates. Tuition will be billed at $335 per course for University of the Cumberlands and Clear Creek Bible College graduates who enroll in the Master of Arts in Christian Studies program. The scholarship rate will be applied to the account after tuition is billed.

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 for early scholarship consideration and award; qualified candidates will then be asked to participate in a virtual interview with campus ministry staff to assess their fit for the scholarship program
  • 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.

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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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.
  • 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 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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Byran Cameron Education Foundation that offers full-tuition scholarships to 10-15 high school students that are for a period of four years.

 Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria. The applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
  • Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2025, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
  • Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
  • Online Application;
  • Two required Letters of Recommendation (one must come from current school affiliated personnel); and
  • Transcript certifying academic performance - unofficial copy is acceptable.
  • There are two opportunities to submit the Initial Online Application:
  • Early Application Deadline for the Class of 2025 is May 22, 2024 at 12:00pm PT (NOON)
  •  Regular Application Deadline for the Class of 2025 is September 5, 2024 at 12:00pm PT (NOON)
  • Application process will open February 1, 2024.

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Native Forward awards are allocated based on the financial aid information provided by the institution’s Financial Aid Office. We fund American Indians and Alaska Natives who are enrolled in U.S. federally recognized Tribes or state-recognized Tribes. Degree-seeking students must be attending an accredited institution full-time in the U.S. Individuals who can verify descendants of American Indian or Alaska Native lineage from Tribes are also eligible for funding through Native Forward Scholars Fund. Awards can vary, ranging from $100 to $30,000 per academic year. Native Forward Scholars Fund offers more than 30 scholarships and fellowships that fund undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-seeking students. Please review each page for full program information, eligibility, and application requirements.

 A completed scholarship application includes the following:

  • Completed Native Forward Personal Profile.
  • Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) completed by the Tribal Enrollment Office.
  • Financial Needs Form (FNF) completed by the institution’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicant’s most-recent academic transcript, essay(s) (specific to each scholarship), one academic reference, and one community/leadership reference.

Eligibility Requirement for Wells Fargo 2024-2025 Scholarship:

  • Be an enrolled member or a descendant of a federally or state-recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2024.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher. The maximum amount of an academic year award is $5,000. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Applications open in January each year with deadlines varying by opportunity. All applicants must submit a Financial Needs Form (FNF) by July 15 for each academic year.

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Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. More than 3,800 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the  Union Plus Credit Card.  (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) In 2023, 205 union members and union family members were awarded $200,000 in Union Plus Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000.

 Each year, the application deadline is January 31 and the chosen scholarship award recipients are notified by mail on May 31. All applicants are notified when the award winner list is posted in early June.

The 2025 Application will be  available in mid-June.

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The NAFB was founded in 1944 as the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD). It added Television to its name in 1955 to become NATRFD. The next name change came in 1964 to simply, NAFB. Most recently in 2005, the name was changed to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB is dedicated to serving the interest of the agricultural community and creating value for its Broadcast member stations and networks. NAFB is an established liaison between farm broadcast stations and networks and the Agri-Marketing community of companies and agencies.

 Since 1977, the NAFB Foundation has provided financial support and educational opportunities in the form of college scholarships to assist students in pursuit of careers in agricultural communications. More than $608,000 in scholarships have been awarded. In 2024, the NAFB Foundation is offering multiple $7,500 college scholarshipsand one $10,000 scholarship. This year’s recipients will be recognized at NAFB Convention this November in Kansas City, and each receives an expense-paid trip to attend the convention as part of the award.

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The Pickering Program plans to award 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, public policy, international relations, business administration, economics, history, political science, communications, or foreign languages at a graduate school approved by the Pickering Program. Fellows are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S.-based universities separately from their application to the Pickering Program.

Eligibility requirements are listed below:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Seek admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution to begin in the fall of 2024 in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, management science, organizational development/leadership, sociology, or regional studies).


The application will close on September 21 at 11:59pm ET. You have the option to submit the application earlier and to edit the application before the deadline. Your application is not automatically submitted at the close of the deadline. Once the application closes, you will not be able to edit your application.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) offers a full tuition opportunity for those selected and carries with it annual stipends ranging from $25,000 to $38,000, includes summer internship, book and health allowance, followed by DOD (Dept of Defense) employment.

SMART Scholars are provided with the tools required to pursue their STEM education and begin their career in a prestigious civilian position with the Department of Defense (DoD).

SMART Scholarship Benefits include:

  • Full tuition and education related educational expenses (meal plans, housing, and parking not included)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $30,000 - $46,000 a yeardepending on degree level (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships ranging from 8 to 12 weeks
  • Health Insurance allowance of up to $2,500 per academic year
  • Miscellaneous allowance of up to $1,000 per academic year
  • An experienced mentor at one of the Sponsoring Facilities
  • Employment placement at a DoD facility upon degree completion.
  • SMART Scholars are among the most talented and innovative minds in STEM with a mission to support the United States and protect national security. Our scholars have the opportunity to be leading agents in their field and pursue their passions. Visit the Scholar Showcase page to learn about our SMART Scholars and their accomplishments as well as the Videos Page page for more information on the program.

Who can apply?

The SMART application is open August through December of every year, with awards being granted the following spring.

Review the below requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply for this life-changing opportunity.

All applicants must be:

  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2023 requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date),
  • able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only)
  • willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed below,
  • able to produce a fall 2022 college transcript from a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.

Active duty military members who wish to apply for the SMART Scholarship must be separated or on terminal leave on or before August 1, 2024 to be eligible. Reserve and National Guard members are eligible to apply. Current ROTC participants with a future service commitment are not eligible to apply.

What kind of STEM?

The program focuses on students pursuing disciplines that are critical to national security functions of the Department of Defense (DoD).

The following is a list of SMART’s 21 approved STEM disciplines. 

These disciplines are general umbrella disciplines – specific applicant majors or fields of study may fall under one or more discipline on this list.

Please note, non-technical degrees, including management, arts, or humanities, are not approved or funded by SMART. 

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering 
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Physics 

What you need to know:

Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years of funding, depending on degree requirements.

SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. 

Undergraduate applicants :

  • Must be currently enrolled at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university,
  • Must be able to produce a fall 2023 (or earlier) college transcript at the end of the term,
  • AP coursework is not considered college credit.

Graduate applicants :

  • Can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission. 
  • If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2024 term

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Application period is from August 1st through December 1st.




Through the Chick-fil-A™ Community Scholars program, Chick-fil-A, Inc. invests in the education of leaders in our communities who want to continue learning. Every year, at least twelve (12) $25,000 scholarships are awarded to students based on academic success, community service and financial need. Selected Chick-fil-A Community Scholars award recipients are invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, an optional one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development.

Eligibility Requirements to apply to become a 2025 Chick-fil-A Community Scholar:

  • Be a resident in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
  • Be a postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2025-2026 academic year.
  • Be recommended by a teacher, coach, community leader or mentor, addressing the applicant’s personal and/or professional achievement. Up to three recommendation letters will be accepted.
  • Show demonstrated care through community-service in the twelve (12) months prior to application. You will be asked to share in what ways you were able to make an impact on your community, friends and family.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered. Applicants are required to upload a transcript that displays their name, school name, classes taken and GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Not be employed at a Chick-fil-A® restaurant or Chick-fil-A, Inc. at the time of application or the dependent or spouse of a Chick-fil-A, Inc. Employee or Operator.

Key Dates:

  • Applications open:                                     August 8, 2024
  • Applications close:                                    October 24, 2024
  • Scholarship recipients notified               Spring 2025
  • Award payments distributed                 July 2025

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Through the Remarkable Futures™ Scholarship initiative, Chick-fil-A has invested more than $191 million in scholarships since 1973 to help over 105,000 Team Members pursue a college education and achieve their remarkable future—whether it’s with Chick-fil-A or elsewhere. Chick-fil-A awards two types of Remarkable Futures scholarships: True Inspiration™ Scholarships ($25,000) and Leadership Scholarships ($1,000 or $2,500). In the late 1940s, S. Truett Cathy and his team set an empty container on the counter of the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Ga., for customers and Team Members to donate to Team Member Eddie White’s college fund. Eddie went on to attend nearby Morris Brown College and, after graduating with a degree in education, had a successful teaching career, eventually serving as the assistant superintendent of schools in Clayton County, Ga. Throughout the years, Eddie and Truett remained close friends. “He became not only a boss, but a friend that I respected and appreciated,” Eddie said. “He has touched the lives of so many people – I’m just thankful to be one of them.”

Every year through the Remarkable Futures™ Scholarship initiative, Chick-fil-A offers two scholarship opportunities — the True Inspiration™ Scholarship ($25,000) and the Remarkable Futures Scholarship  ($1,000 or $2,500) — to Team Members who work at a franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurant. To recognize the company’s 50th anniversary of awarding scholarships, a one-time $50,000 Eddie White Servant Leadership Award was given in 2023. The scholarships can be used at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school and are available for both full-time and part-time students. Best of all? All scholarship funds are paid in advance. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $26 million in scholarships for Chick-fil-A® restaurant Team Members in 2024 – the highest annual investment the company has made in the education of Team Members in more than 50 years of scholarship giving.

Team Members must be employed at an eligible restaurant at the time of the application and when the award is announced. For tax reasons, Team Members are not required to remain employed at an eligible restaurant after being notified of their scholarship award. The specific terms and conditions of any awarded scholarships will be different for Team Members of Chick-fil-A Franchisees, Team Members of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Operated Restaurants, and Team Members of Dwarf House Group, LLC.

**Professional achievement could include testimony of demonstrated leadership, work ethic, teamwork, and other contributions. Although hours worked may allow Team Members to contribute at a higher level, a specific hour requirement should not be used in determining if an application should be submitted.

Applications open August–October

To access “Remarkable Futures Scholarships” website, visit:

To access “True Inspiration Scholarship” website, visit:

Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 850 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors. Once you're an Elks scholar, you're family. Service. Leadership. Academics. Our Elks scholar family is 17,000 strong, with 3,000 active scholars attending 65 unique U.S. institutions. Five hundred (500)Scholarships will be offered ranging in value from $1,000 to $7,500 with the top Twenty (20) Scholars selected from 500 semi-finalists receiving $30,000 in Scholarships &  480 Runners-up will receive scholarships of $4,000.00.

Per the website, the eligibility requirements are listed as follows:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Also, please see the awards to be offered:

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2025 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $7,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 500 national winners in April, 2024. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

The 2024 MVS Leadership Weekend will be held April 11-14 in Chicago. The Top 20 scholars, selected from the 500 national semi-finalists, will receive and invitation to the weekend and scholarships of $30,000. The 480 runners-up will receive scholarships of $4,000. Attendance at Leadership Weekend is required to be part of the Top 20 cohort and receive $30,000.

The 2024 application will begin on August 1, 2024 and ends sometime in November. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

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Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants, and American philanthropists, established their Fellowship program for New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—in December of 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. They created the program as a way to give back to the country that had afforded their family such great opportunities. Since 1998, 805 Fellows from 103 countries have been supported in their pursuit of education in the United States. Since the Fellowship’s founding 26 years ago, the program has provided more than $80 million in funding, and recipients have studied a range of fields from medicine and the arts to law and business. Applications for the 2025-26 academic year are now open; applications will be due October 31, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The program draws more than 1,800 applications annually for just 30 fellowships…. Soros Fellows are chosen for their achievements and their potential to make meaningful contributions to the United States across fields of study.

Please see a listing of some of the programming awards and stipulations as listed below:

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for students who are early in their careers. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline. To be eligible for the 2024 Fellowship, you must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of the application deadline. There is no minimum age requirement.
  • To be eligible, you will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2025.
  • You may be applying to graduate school at the same time that you are applying to the Fellowship, or you may already be enrolled in the graduate program that you are seeking   funding for as of the application deadline. The Fellowship is open to all fields of study and fully accredited full-time graduate and professional degree programs.
  • To be eligible for the 2025 Fellowship, you should be planning to be enrolled full-time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2025-26 academic year.
  • During the academic year, Fellows are not permitted to work full-time; part-time work—up to 20 hours—is permitted with approval of the Fellowship director.
  • To be eligible, you must not have begun the third year of the program that you are seeking funding for as of the October 31, 2024, deadline.
  • Fellows receive up to $90,000 in financial support toward their graduate education. The award is divided into tuition support ($40,000) and stipend support ($50,000). Tuition is paid directly to the university and stipends are paid to the Fellow. Fellowship support is spread out over two academic years (four semesters or six quarters).
  • The application and recommendation deadline for the 2025 cycle is 2:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on October 31, 2024.

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The Jimmy Rane Foundation was established with the purpose of sending deserving students to college. Since then, the Foundation has awarded 620 scholarships to well-deserving students. These hard-working and outstanding students have taken these scholarships all over the country to institutions including: Auburn, Alabama, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Indiana, Troy, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Georgia and many more. We’re confident that these exceptional scholars will use their education to accomplish great things. We're also confident that they will one day return the favor to someone else in need.

The eligibility criteria to be considered for a Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship are as follows:

  • Scholarships from the Foundation shall be used only at an institution that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum, and normally has a regularly organized body of students in attendance at the place where the educational activities are carried on, and that is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as being accredited by recognized accrediting agencies;​
  • Employees of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.
  • Students must certify that they did not participate as a student athlete (whether on partial or full athletic scholarship or otherwise) in intercollegiate sports during the prior semester (or quarter, if applicable) or academic year and will not participate as a student-athlete in intercollegiate athletics during the coming semester (or quarter, if applicable) or academic year.​
  • Students seeking degrees through online or distance learning programs exclusively shall not be eligible for Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships;*
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors;
  • Students enrolled full-time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2025, with plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation OR students enrolled full-time as a college freshman or sophomore, no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2025, and progressing normally toward a bachelor’s degree;​
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for college applicants;​
  • All applicants must reside (permanent home address) in one of the following states or the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident;
  • Online/distance learning courses are permitted when a part of the required curriculum is taught in the campus environment and when such course is only available online or through distance learning.
  • Jimmy Rane Foundation scholars are students who exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement as well as activities, awards and honors, and who have a demonstrated financial need in order to attend college. They must demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:
  • Future goals and plans to achieve them
  • Successful preparation as a high school student to prepare and pursue a college education
  • Self motivation in completing challenging coursework
  • Demonstration of financial need.

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship award amount varies depending on the need of the student. The award amount ranges from $500 to $5,000 per year. The award may be renewed annually for a maximum of four academic years (or eight semesters) as long as all requirements are fulfilled.

The 2025 Jimmy Rane Foundation scholarship application will open December 1, 2024. The scholarship application deadline will be early February 2025.

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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.

FNSNA further added they are excited to partner with Johnson & Johnson in support of Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarships and offering over $ $773,000 in scholarships were funded through the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association. We were proud to provide scholarships to 100 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students this year. These students will play a key role in creating a world where health equity is a pillar of our society and our healthcare system. The scholarships are one part of a multi-pronged strategy to ensure access to high-quality and culturally competent health care for all.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students currently enrolled and matriculated in a state-approved nursing program leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, direct-entry master’s degree; or enrolled in an RN to BSN completion, RN to MSN completion, or LPN/LVN to RN program;
  • Matriculation means the student has applied to and has been admitted into a state approved nursing program.                                          
  • (Students must graduate after July 1, 2025, to be eligible to apply.)
  • Pre-nursing students taking courses to prepare for matriculation into a nursing program;
  • Currently attending classes and taking no less than six (6) credits per semester;
  • Involvement in nursing school organizations and/or community health activities;
  • Demonstrate academic achievement;
  • Establish financial need;
  • U.S. Citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/Alien Registration Number;
  • High school students are not eligible to apply;
  • Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing. 

Applications begin 9/9/24 and end on 1/24/25.

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BURGER KING® Foundation 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 $60 million in scholarships to more than 51,000 students. In 2024, $4.5 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 4,200 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 $60,000 and 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, financial need 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.

Applicant submissions will be capped at 50,000. Access to the application will no longer be available once this number is reached.

 The application period for the 2024-2025 cycle begins October 15, 2024, and closes December 15, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be notified April 2025.

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The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program was established through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (PL 108-447) to honor retiring Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D - South Carolina). The purposes of the program are 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 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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.

The awards include:

The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides selected undergraduate applicants with a scholarship award (up to a maximum of $9,500) for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time internship ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA or partner facility. The internship is conducted between the first and second years of the award, and provides "hands-on" multidisciplinary educational training experience involving student scholars in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities.

Awards also include a mandatory NOAA orientation during the last week of May in the first year of the scholarship award; a housing allowance ($400/week) for student scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; round-trip travel to the internship site including reimbursement for incidentals; travel expenses for attendance and participation at the NOAA Science and Education Symposium (Final Week presentations) in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the completion of the internship; and conference travel to attend up to two professional conferences and present the results of the NOAA internship project.

The application period will open 9/1/24. Approximately 118 Hollings undergraduate scholarships are awarded contingent on appropriated funds from Congress. In 2023, 130 Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded. NOAA typically receives over 500 Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship applications each year. Undergraduate students receive tuition support and paid summer internships with NOAA across the country.

Eligibility requirements are listed below:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories as either:
  • a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year undergraduate program
  • a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program
  • a community college or transfer student who is applying to a four-year institution
  • Community college or transfer applicants must provide proof of application to a four-year institution when submitting their application for the scholarship.
  • If accepted for the Hollings Scholarship, applicants must submit proof of acceptance prior to starting the program.
  • Earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another identified scale) each term, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study.
  • The GPA requirement applies throughout the period of undergraduate studies: prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution.
  • Have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to: oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, computer and information science, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.

The 2025 application period will open on September 1, 2024.

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In 2004, NHHF established the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, and public health* students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics. The following year, NHHF invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of New York elected officials, to help present NHHF's first ten scholarships. In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation (UHF), which allowed NHHF to increase the number of scholarships it awarded. NHHF's partnership with UHF offers a unique mentoring program where scholarship recipients are matched with a professional for a one-on-one mentoring program that focuses on their professional growth.

Since 2004, the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) has been granting scholarships to outstanding students pursuing medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, physician associate, and public health degrees. Initially established in New York City, the program expanded its reach with support from various organizations. In 2007, NHHF partnered with the United Health Foundation (UHF), allowing for an increase in scholarship awards and the introduction of a mentoring program. As of January 2024, NHHF has awarded over $2 million to 412 scholarship recipients. This year, the scholarship will feature awards of $5,000 annually for up to four years, as well as individual scholarship awards of $2,000 each.

The 2024 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship is open to any current, full-time students, or recently admitted full-time students, for the 2024-2025 academic year. When applying, students should have a minimum of two years of study left before they expect to complete their degree in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs:

  • Medicine: allopathic or osteopathic
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing (including BSN)
  • Master of Public Health*

Qualifying requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or Passing (pass/fail system)
  • Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the U.S.
  • Be a full-time student (within their first or second year of their academic program) or entering full-time student (with proof of enrollment) in one of the following accredited programs:Medicine (MD or DO); Dentistry; Pharmacy; Nursing (including BSN degree); Master of Public Health; and Physician Associate.” 

PROGRAM DEADLINE: September 13, 2024 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)

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The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. Alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and have earned many of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including thirteen Nobel Prizes. Annually, nearly 2,000 high school seniors from around the country accept the challenge of conducting independent science, math or engineering research and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards.

Each of the 300 scholars will receive a $2,000 award. These awards will be mailed in late spring upon completion and upload of a W9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number to the Society’s online payment portal. The 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists will participate in an in-person competition in March 2025.

A panel of judges representing expertise across the disciplines of entry convenes and selects 40 finalists from among the scholars. In addition to an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, finalists receive a minimum award of $25,000. Top ten award amounts are as follows:

  • FIRST PLACE AWARD          $250,000
  • SECOND PLACE AWARD     $175,000
  • THIRD PLACE AWARD          $150,000
  • FOURTH PLACE AWARD     $100,000
  • FIFTH PLACE AWARD           $90,000
  • SIXTH PLACE AWARD           $80,000
  • SEVENTH PLACE AWARD     $70,000
  • EIGHTH PLACE AWARD        $60,000
  • NINTH PLACE AWARD           $50,000
  • TENTH PLACE AWARD          $40,000
  • FINALISTS                             $25,000

The Regeneron STS 2024 application is now open from June 1 to November 7, 2024.

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TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship, Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. 30+ years later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others. TYLENOL® is proud to award 10 students with $10,000 scholarships and 25 students with $5,000 scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
  • Be a graduate student or be a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school during the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy.
  • Have one or more years of school remaining.

Scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients.


  • Application Open: May 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2024
  • Semifinalist Status Notification Sent: August 16, 2024
  • Semifinalist Form Opens: August 16, 2024
  • Semifinalist Deadline: September 6, 2024
  • Scholarship Recipients Notified: October 7, 2024
  • Scholarship Checks Issued: By October 31, 2024

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The Grantor, Dan Hagan, is a self-made businessman. The Grantor attended four small public schools located in Missouri rural counties. The Grantor worked during high school and college and attended the University of Missouri without incurring debt. Many students will require financial assistance in order to attend college. The Grantor intends to help others in circumstances similar to those he experienced as a young man. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients regardless of nationality with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. Eligible high schools include public, private, charter, magnet, and STEM schools. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2023 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. 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 semesters in college.

The Hagan Scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, workshops to learn important life skills not typically covered in the college curriculum, funds to purchase college essentials, an HSF Schwab Brokerage Account to manage in order to learn how to invest, funds to study and travel abroad, and the opportunity to apply for a Hagan Graduate Scholarship good for up to four additional semesters in college. Hagan Scholars have attended 518 colleges and universities located in 48 states. Up to 1,000 new Hagan Scholarships can be awarded for the 2025-2026 academic year.

2025-2026 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must attend a high school located in the United States.
  • Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens must be fluent in the English language.
  • Eligible high schools include public, private, charter, magnet, and STEM schools.
  • Must be in the high school graduating class.
  • Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
  • Must enroll in an eligible four-year or higher not-for-profit College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college, or complete the equivalent of a four year degree if in a professional program.
  • Recipients must work 240 hours from January 1, 2025 until commencement of the 2025 fall semester in college. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation. Work can be full-    time or part-time, or a combination of the two.
  • Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2023 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. “Household Income” is defined as the total income received by all members of a household living under the same roof.
  • Applicants selected as Finalists must provide the first two pages of their FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) showing their Student Aid Index (SAI).
  •  Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
  • Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient is a high-achieving goal-driven student having substantial financial need.

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 9/1/24 and ends 12/1/24 for the 2025-2026 school year.

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Bill Daniels established the Daniels Fund to operate in perpetuity as a permanent part of the communities we serve. Our assets — the source of our ability to provide grants and scholarships — were provided entirely by Bill. The annual return generated through careful investment of our assets creates our capacity for charitable giving while maintaining, or even growing, our asset base”…”Bill spent his final years laying plans for the Daniels Fund, and detailing the specific direction that guides its operation. When he passed away in March of 2000, Bill's estate transferred to the Daniels Fund, forming its base of assets and making it one of the largest foundations in the Rocky Mountain region. The Daniels Fund continues Bill Daniels' legacy of compassion and generosity across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through the Daniels Fund Grants Program, the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program, and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

The Daniels Scholarship Program helps make college possible for motivated and ambitious students.We’re looking for students with great potential, strong character, big dreams, and values that align with the man behind it all, Bill Daniels. Daniels Scholars® are America’s next generation of leaders, persevering through life’s challenges and committed to making a difference in the world around them. They are independent and entrepreneurial thinkers who are proud of their country and their communities and work hard to improve them. Sound like you? Then apply September 16 — October 18 at the link below to join an incredible community of over 5,000 Daniels Scholars and alumni across the country.

Scholarship Criteria:

Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the criteria Bill Daniels defined for the program:

  • Strength of character.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Commitment to serving their communities.
  • Academic performance or promise.
  • Well-rounded personality.
  • Emotional maturity and stability.

Bill Daniels would also want his scholars to uphold the values that meant so much to him. Those values include ethics and integrity, honesty, respect for people, loyalty and reliability, entrepreneurial spirit, patriotism and dedication to community, commitment to excellence, and etiquette.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior,
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Earn a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 in high school (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490 and a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490, or a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required).
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements.

Scholars will receive up to $25,000 per year for the following:

  • Tuition & Fees
  • Room & Board.
  • Books & Supplies.
  • Miscellaneous educational expenses.
  • Laptop computer.

Applications must be submitted online through the application website between September 16 and October 18, 2024.

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Since 2000, $282,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 3,300 students. The Foundation has also provided $133,000,000 in grants to organizations that serve such students.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.
  • It will open in August 2024 and close on November 2024.(Keep a check on the website as August approaches).

Please read the eligibility requirements regarding the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program as seen below:

  • Graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2025
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2025
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family annual gross income up to $95,000.
  • During the selection process, the Foundation will conduct a full financial review which will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) knows how challenging it can be to plan for your future during or after cancer treatment. Hospital stays and interruptions in school may mean pausing your goals. And the high cost of cancer care can make affording higher education difficult.

 As you navigate life after diagnosis or treatment, we’re here to help. The LLS Scholarship for Blood Cancer Survivors provides up to $7,500 to cover tuition for virtual or in-person vocational, trade, two-year, or four-year undergraduate education for one year. Your future is now, and we want to support your dreams.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a blood cancer patient or survivor diagnosed at age 25 or younger
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or a U.S. territory
  • Submit an LLS Diagnosis Verification Form
  • Be attending or planning to attend virtual or in-person vocational, trade, two-year, or four-year undergraduate education in the U.S. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students. The scholarship cannot be used towards graduate level programs.
  • Applicants cannot be related to any LLS staff or LLS National Board of Directors.

The application period begins 8/1/2024 and ends on 10/31/24 for the 2025-2026 academic year.

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The Dell Scholars Program have supported 7,000 scholars nationwide within a 20 year period. The Dell Scholars program works to provide our students with personalized, multifaceted academic, financial, and emotional support needed to navigate college and launch a successful career. We know it takes more than financial support to succeed in higher education. Alongside a college scholarship and individualized guidance, scholars have access to a suite of resources from teletherapy to essential technology and textbook credits. The program strives to empower students to be hands on and chart their own path to achieve their goals. 

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,
  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year,
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance,
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college,
  • Plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation,
  • Earn a minimum 2.4 GPA to apply,
  • October 1, 2024 – Application opens,
  • December 1, 2024 – Application deadline,
  • December 10, 2024 – Semifinalists announced,
  • January 27, 2025 – Semifinalist materials due,
  • March 18, 2025 – Dell Scholars announced.

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