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: up to $750 to $2,500Application Deadline: August 15th
Awards merit and need-based scholarships to students with exceptional academic achievement and strong leadership skills.
Award Amount: Amount VariesApplication Deadline: Varies
Offers scholarship programs for education students of all academic levels. Residents of Cape Cod may apply to the Cape Cod branch of the AAUW by sending a written request for an application to: AAUW Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1007, West Dennis, MA 02670-1007 (include a large, stamped, self-addressed envelope).
Award Amount: $500 - $3,500Application Deadline: April 30th
The American Foundation for the Blind offer several scholarship opportunities to assist in paying for the education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Award Amount: VariesApplication Deadline: November 1st
Offers grant and fellowships for U.S. Citizens interested in pursuing graduate study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
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: $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: 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: 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.
Amount Awarded: VariesApplication Deadline: October 1st
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
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: up to $20,000Application Deadline: Predoctoral - November 14th; Dissertation & Post Doctoral - November 19th
The Ford Foundation Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity. They also strive to maximize the education benefits of diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Please see the website for more specific requirements.
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: $10,000Application Deadline: March 31st
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in natural resources management, law or policy programs.
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.
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: up to $12,000Application Deadline: March 1st
Awards fellowships to graduate students studying to become teachers of American History, government, and social studies.
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: $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: 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: VariesApplication Deadline: January 15th
The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed towards improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field.
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: 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: 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: up to $30,000Application Deadline: February 1st
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college Juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admission, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and the Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the 'For Scholars' section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars. **Must be a Junior in college at the time of selection**
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. William 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.
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