We encourage students to pursue private scholarship awards. Scholarships are grant awards that do not have to be paid back, therefore, they can be a valuable component to your college financing plan. We have compiled a list of scholarships that may be of interest to you.
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Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: June 14th
The Abbot & Fenner Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in an accredited post-secondary institution. All applicants will need to submit an essay on the topic provided on the website.
Award Amount: $500Application Deadline: October 5th
AES offers a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the essays that are submitted. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Award Amount: $750 to $2,500Application Deadline: April 15th
Awards merit and need-based scholarships to student's with exceptional academic achievement and strong leadership skills.
Award Amount: VariesApplication Deadline: Varies
Offers scholarship programs for education student of all academic levels. Residents of Cape Cod may apply to the Cape Cod branch of AAUW by sending a written request for an application to: AAUW Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1007, West Dennis, MA 02670-1007 (please include a large, stamped, self-addressed envelope).
Award Amount: up to $5,000Application Deadline: March
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the field of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students.
Award Amount: $500 to $3,000Application Deadline: April 30th
The American Federation for the Blind offers several scholarships opportunities to assist in paying for the education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Award Amount: Currently not availableApplication Deadline: May 31st
The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students attending tribal colleges and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to students attending non-tribal colleges and graduate students attending all colleges.
Award Amount: Varies by length of ServiceApplication Deadline: Several throughout the year
Citizen service organization servicing communities with critical needs throughout America. Qualified members receive awards that may be used towards college, graduate school, or loan repayment.
Award Amount: $2,500 - $10,000Application Deadline: December 15
Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students beginning or returning to an accredited 2 or 4 year technical or college program or graduate school in the U.S. Students must be focusing on classes in sustainable agriculture. International students may apply as long as they are studying at a U.S. school.
Provides a list of art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships, grants, and fellowships, art festivals, call of entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages. Updated daily.
Award Amount: based on Financial need, academics, and leadership/achievementApplication Deadline: March 1
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: Fall - June 1st; Spring - December 1st
Each semester AT&T will post a question related to technology on their scholarship site in which they would like you to answer and post to your personal blog. Once you have completed the blog post, submit your application along with your blog's URL to be eligible for the scholarship.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: May 27th
The B.Davis Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all student currently registered in any post-secondary institution. Students must write an essay answering the questions on the website to be eligible.
Award Amount: VariesApplication Deadline: Several throughout the year
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships which support any level of education and can benefit students attending a particular school, studying in a particular field, or living in a certain geographic area. Please visit their website for more information about each scholarship opportunity.
Award Amount: $2,000 to $2,500Application Deadline: Fall - May 31st; Spring - September 30th
Best of the Web (BOTW) are continually offering new scholarship programs and will be awarding tens of thousands of dollars in free scholarship money to students this year. US students who are 16 or older may be eligible to compete for these scholarships - high school students, two and four-year college students, grad school students, and adult learners are all invited to apply.
Award Amount: $500Application Deadline: June 21st
BigSun Athletics offers scholarships to assist student athletes in obtaining their college degree. All student athletes are eligible to apply regardless of what sport they are engaged in. The scholarship is open to high school Seniors and those already attending a post-secondary institution.
Award Amount: VariesApplication Deadline: February 1st
Big Y® Scholarships are available to High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates, Community College and Non-Traditional Students. All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. To be eligible, a student's permanent residence or school must be located within Western and Central Massachusetts, Norfolk County Massachusetts, or the state of Connecticut.
Amount Awarded: $1,000 to $5,000Application Deadline: March 1st
Funded by the Outdoor Writer's Association of America. Undergraduates entering their Junior and Senior years and Graduate students can apply. They must be students of outdoor communication fields including print, photography, film, art, or broadcasting.
Award Amount: Varies - Several scholarships availableApplication Deadline: Varies
The Cape Cod Foundation's scholarships serve graduating high school seniors and continuing college students from Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties. Please see the scholarships descriptions for more specific criteria. Most award are based on academic merit and financial need.
Award Amount: $2,500Application Deadline: July 1st
As a source for CEO news and inspiration for chief executives, CEO.com is interested in the success of not only the business leaders of today, but also the CEOs of tomorrow. They are offering a $2,500 scholarship to a student interested in business leadership or entrepreneurship.
Award Amount: $1,000 to $7,000Application Deadline: Freshmen - May 15th; All others - April 30th
Undergraduate students attending two-year or four-year accredited institutions as well as vocational certificate programs are eligible to apply. Greater Boston residency requirements apply, and independent students must have spent as least two (2) full years as a resident of the area. Primary consideration is given to Jewish students. International student qualify to apply if they have an I-551C, I551, or I-94 status.
Scholarship funds at the Community Foundation were created by people and organizations of all types. In addition to providing the funding, their donors have identified the criteria used for selection. Some scholarships are specific to targeted high schools or fields of study. Some are a tribute to character, values, and contributions of a person or people for whom they are named.
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will award approximately $2 million in scholarships and interest-free student loans primarily to applicants from around the Western Massachusetts region (excepted as noted in the scholarship descriptions). There are numerous scholarships and interest-free loans to apply for, each with their own criteria for who may be awarded.
Award Amount: $250 to $5,000Application Deadline: March 1st
Applicants must be residents of Boston since their Junior year of high school, mush demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and must be under the age of 25.
Award Amount: $5,000Application Deadline: Application available in March
The Scholarships Program is open to all full-time undergraduate students who are entering their Junior or Senior year of their undergraduate study. They must be enrolled at an accredited institution in a program of study that prepares them for a career in health care.
Award Amount: based on Financial need, academics, and leadership/achievementApplication Deadline: Freshmen - June 21st; all Others - July 23rd
Awards scholarships to members of ethnic minority groups who possess demonstrated leadership abilities, and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements.
Award Amount: $3,000Application Deadline: July 15th
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the exceptional achievements and academic excellence of female college juniors who are making a difference in the world. Any woman who is currently a full-time junior at an accredited college or university in the United States is eligible to enter.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: Varies for each semester
The Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples, photos, and/or video submissions. The information about the scholarship is located on the bottom right side of the website.
Award Amount: $4,000Application Deadline: June 30th
The Hayes Barnard Paramount Equity Young Entrepreneur Scholarship, or Y.E.S, gives future entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their ideas through higher education and help make a difference in the world. Each year, the Hayes Barnard Paramount Equity Young Entrepreneur Scholarship will award $4,000 in scholarships to three (3) students who best embody the entrepreneurial spirit.
Award Amount: Varies - several Scholarships availableApplication Deadline: Varies
The Hispanic Scholarships Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic high education. HSF was founded in 1975 with a vision to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.
Award Amount: $2,500Application Deadline: Fall - October 15th; Spring - March 15th
HotelsCheap is offering a college scholarship to students aspiring to achieve a higher education. Students face rising costs of tuition, often times without an increase in Financial Aid. HotelsCheap would like to contribute towards the future generation and help those in need achieve their goals. Their need-based scholarship is designed to help student in need, who have demonstrated the commitment to improving themselves.
Award Amount: $500Application Deadline: not specified
Awards scholarships to Massachusetts residents pursuing a career in early childhood or special education in a college or university in New England.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need. Their scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
Award Amount: Varies - several Scholarships availableApplication Deadline: Freshmen - March 1st; All others - April 1st
The program currently offers over 30 awards, with annual total of over $60,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarships and Awards Program offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying law or creative & performing arts who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be an active member in the Japanese American Citizens League.
Award Amount: $5,000Application Deadline: June 1st
Awards are given to Canadian and US citizens in all areas of post-secondary education.
Award Amount: $50 to $400Application Deadline: March 31st
The KarMel Scholarship is a scholarship created to encourage student to write or create something that will express their views on the gay, lesbian, bi, transgender topic. Submissions can be a story, poem, painting, song, photograph, or essay.
Award Amount: $2,500 to $5,000Application Deadline: January 25th
The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship was established 14 years ago to help people with severe mental illness to offset their tuition, books, and lab fees. The program is designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills need to reintegrate into society.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: accepted all year
Lost Coin Women's Fund, Inc (LCFW) supports academic opportunities for low-income Massachusetts women by providing Grant for undergraduate studies or vocational training programs. It is well recognized that higher education leads to improved quality of life for women.
Award Amount: $500 to $10,000Application Deadline: April 1st
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides life-changing educational opportunities to the children of Marines. They award scholarships to the children of active duty Marines, veteran Marines and Navy Corpsmen who serve with them, with special consideration given to applicants whose parents have been killed or wounded in action.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: January 10th
MilitaryVALoan.com is pleased to offer scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.
Award Amount: $3,000 - $12,000Application Deadline: March 31st
The Federation grants thirty scholarships annually to legally blind persons in higher education from college freshman to doctoral candidates.
Award Amount: $500 - $2,500Application Deadline: must take PSAT/NMSQT by Junior Year of High School
The National Merit Scholarships Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) - a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year - by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
Award Amount: varied based on financial needApplication Deadline: March 15th
Award scholarships to New England residents majoring in photography.
Award Amount: up to $5,000Application Deadline: April 1st
NEEBC's Scholarships Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to careers in the actuarial sciences, ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits, careers in pension design and planning, work and family issues, and careers in corporate employee benefits design, analysis and management.
Award Amount: up to $2,500Application Deadline: May 15th
Awards scholarships to New England residents majoring in Graphic Arts or Printing.
Award Amount: Varies - several scholarships availableApplication Deadline: Varies
The Foundation administers over 250 separate funds, established by individuals, families, organizations and businesses, to support education. Programs include scholarships and loans. Programs are primarily focused on traditional students, however, award for non-traditional students are growing.
Award Amount: Varies - based on individual needApplication Deadline: Rolling
Recipients are primarily homeless or formerly homeless men and women with children. One Family, Inc. offers scholarships that combine financial assistance with individual support services.
Award Amount: average award is $13,600Application Deadline: January 14th
The Point Foundation is the nation's largest granting organization for LGBT students of merit. Point provides support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Award Amount: $2,000 to $8,000Application Deadline: March 15th
Offers a series of scholarships for students meeting various criteria, including minorities, education, health care, and computer science majors and junior college transfers among others. Applicants must attend an accredited four-year college or university in CT, MA, NH, NY, PA, or VT.
Award Amount: Varies - several scholarships availableApplication Deadline - Varies
The Rhode Island Foundation has approximately 150 scholarships available with different criteria and application procedures. Their scholarships support both Undergraduate and Graduate levels of study and can benefit students from Rhode Island attending a particular school, studying in a particular field, or living in particular regions of the state.
Award Amount: $2,000 - $3,000Application Deadline: January 31st
The Roothbert Fund Scholarships are open to all in the United States. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education.
Award Amount: $10,000Application Deadline: January 18th
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: Fall - April 15th; Spring - December 1st
SellUsedBooks.com is an online book and textbook buyback service that gives students the opportunity to ease the financial burden of college by selling back their used textbooks - even many book which the bookstore won't buy back. They are pleased and excited to be able to offer a scholarship opportunity for students in which they mush write an essay. Essays will be judged on originality, organization, strength of ideas, and presentation (including grammar and spelling).
Award Amount: information will be available January 2013Application Deadline: not currently available
South Norfolk County Arc (SNCARC) offers up to five scholarships each year to college students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students studying in Special Education or a closely related field.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: May 1st
The Foundation currently distributes scholarships annually to mature women, aged 35 or older, living in the areas served by the South Shore Women's Business Network (Plymouth, Bristol, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Middlesex Counties) who are embarking on a career transition.
Award Amount: $3,000 - $10,000Application Deadline: April 30th
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers college scholarships to students from New England with financial need who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society. High school Seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S colleges or universities are eligible to apply.
Award Amount: $1,000 - $10,000Application Deadline: January 30th
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree. Five women will each will be awarded $10,000 and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are primarily based on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago.
Award Amount: $1,000 - $5,000Application Deadline: February 28th
Two Ten Footwear offers two types of scholarships. One is the Higher Education Scholarships. These scholarships are offered to students affiliated with the footwear, leather, or allied industries. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic ability, and personal promise. Awards of up to $3,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study. The second scholarship type is the Footwear Design Scholarship. Unlike traditional college scholarships, this scholarship opportunity is open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.
Award Amount: $1,000 -$5,000Application Deadline: Not currently available
Now in its 23rd year, the program helps students who are pursuing careers in the medical field manage the rising costs of education. This year, they are proud to award $1,000 and $5,000 scholarships to forty outstanding students based on leadership qualities and academic performance. You can also visit them on Facebook.
Award Amount: $200 -$2,500Application Deadline: not currently available
Provides "last-dollar" scholarships for Boston Public School seniors who have worked with an uAspire (formerly known as ACCESS) advisor on the financial aid process and whose financial aid award does not entirely cover their need. These scholarships are need-based and are renewable for each year that the student remains in college, for up to six (6) years.
Award Amount: $350 - $5,000Application Deadline: March 2nd
The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. They also seek future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Tribal policy includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities. Native American health care includes administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities.
Award Amount: $500 - $4,000Application Deadline: January 31st
The scholarship program is open to students attending or planning to attend a college or university, a community college, or a technical trade school. Applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of impartial post secondary educators. Applications are first reviewed by a panel of independent career professionals. Semi-finalists are chosen based on a point scale, and their applications are then provided to judges for further review and selection of finalists and awards.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: December 10th
Each semester USBundles.com will post a question on their scholarship site in which they would like students to answer and post on their personal blogs. Once they have completed the blog post, students can submit their application along with the blog's URL to be eligible for the scholarship.
Award Amount: $5,000Application Deadline: June 15th
The William Ervant Docter Educational Fund was established at St. Mary's Armenian church in 1998 at the behest of a generous and benevolent Armenien-American, the late Mr. Willaim E. Docter. It was Mr. Docter's wish to help American citizens of Armenian ancestry to pursue studies and training in the United States or Canada. The Fund was established to provide grants and/or loans of up to $5,000 to worthy students regardless of age, gender, or level of education or training.
Award Amount: $2,000 to $10,000Application Deadline: May 1st
WyzAnt Tutoring is a nationwide tutoring service with tutors all across the country. This year, their contest features $15,000 in total awards, and is open to college freshman, sophomores, and juniors. They are asked to write a short essay about the most important lesson they have learned. Student will be able to solicit votes from friends and family to reach the finals and then the nationwide network of 40,000 tutors will vote for the winners.
Award Amount: up to $20,000Application Deadline: February 15th
The Yawkey Foundation is committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of live of children, families, and the underserved in the areas in which the Yawkeys called home, New England and Georgetown Country, South Carolina. Scholarships can be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first, provided the student is in good standing at the same institution, remains enrolled full-time, primary residence remains in any of the geographic areas specified above for applicant residency, and financial need does not change substantially.
Award Amount: $1,000Application Deadline: Fall - June 30th; Spring - December 31st
Each semester YourLocalSecurity.com will post a question on their scholarship site in which they would like students to answer and post on their personal blogs. Once they have completed the blog post, students can submit their application along with the blog's URL to be eligible for the scholarship.
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