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Organizationally Funded Scholarships:
Scholarships for High School Seniors:
Scholarships With Varying Deadlines/Amounts Throughout The Year:
- $1,500 Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
- $2,500 Compare Cards College Scholarship (expires the 14th of every month, resets the 15th)
- $5,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarships (random drawings through the year, one per month)
- $1,100 BI-ANNUAL Dolman Law Group scholarship: video essay contest
- $1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (Mar and Sept)
- $1,000 Forterra Pest Control Scholarship: Write a short, interesting essay on insects to compete with other high school seniors
- Funding your Computer Science Degree
- $1,000 H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship
- $500 Innovation Scholarship (deadline is the 20th of every month)
- $1,000 Grade Potential Tutoring Scholarship
- $1,500 The Reality Medics Scholarship
- $2,500 Redfin Scholarship: Write an essay on low-cost housing
- $500 Richard West Law Office Bi-Annual Scholarship
- $1,000 UncommonGoods Scholarships (July 15 & Dec 15): for qualified undergraduate art or design majors
- $500 Theater Masks Bi-annual Scholarship+
- Sleep Scholarships : Multiple scholarships ranging in amount and eligibility
- $1,000 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
- $5,000 Nitro College Scholarship (multiple deadlines)
- $2,500 OppU Achievers Scholarship (End of March, June, Sept, Dec): celebrates students who transform opportunity into
- $2,500 Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes: Monthly giveaway for students. Once a year grand giveaway of $15,000. No essay required,
simply fill out a form to be entered.
- $5,000 Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship: Every month a Texas student gets selected. Applicants can only apply once in an academic
year (defined as Aug. -July).
- $500 Rest Right Mattress Scholarship (Aug 30): Think about the quality of your sleep and write an essay on ways you can improve it.
- $1,500 Paying for College Scholarship Sweepstakes (September 2022): Monthly drawing from now until September 2022. 28 winners will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
1st Quarter: January thru March
- $1,000 Changing The World Scholarship (Jan. 4): STEM Majors Only. In an essay of 500 words or less, please answer the following
question as clearly and creatively as possible: As a STEM major, how do you think your career path will help make the world a better
- $3,000 WellBefore Scholarship (Jan. 4): Enrolled in any university program, especially medical, culinary, and aesthetics
courses. Write an essay with a minimum of 300 words on one of the following topics:
The Prevalence of Incontinence in Adults
The Creation of Disposable Gloves and Their Impact on Hygiene
The Importance of Sanitization and Disinfection in the Workplace
- $1,000 The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship (Jan. 8): Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Submit an essay of approximately 1000 words
addressing the following prompt: How do you define the American Dream? Do you believe it is attainable today?
- $1,000 Elite Lawyer Scholarship (Jan. 10): You have a current GPA of at least 3.0. You must submit either a 500-word
essay or a 2-minute video presentation in response to the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community this year?
- $1,000 2024 Pioneering Women Scholarship (Jan. 31): *For Women* Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. A well-written essay of
750 to 1,000 words discussing the experience of being the first female in your family to attend college
and how that shapes your goals, aspirations, and future.
- $1,000 2024 Back and Better Scholarship (Feb. 28): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
Submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell us about a time you received a second chance – how did you respond to this opportunity,
and what valuable lesson did you learn?
- $2,000 Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship (Feb. 28): Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Must
possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer,
professional, and educational experiences. A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular
basis? What are some practicable public policies that could address these challenges?
Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved
- $1,000 2024 Sport Injury Scholarship (Feb.28): Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic
standing. Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: The purpose of sports and other recreational activities is to have fun and to live
a healthier lifestyle. However, accidents that can occur can leave serious injury
and consequences. Tell us about when you were injured during a physical or other recreational
activity and how you overcame that injury.
- $1,000 Quality Comix Scholarship Program (Mar 10): Write a short essay on the influence of comics on you and your view of
current events or the impact of comics on society.
2nd Quarter: April thru June
- $2,000 Living with a Sense of Purpose Scholarship (April 30): Applicants must also have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA in school. A 500-1,000 word article with thoughtful ideas on how legislation can be implemented to lower or decrease the
rate of suicide in the United States.
3rd Quarter: July thru September
- $2,500 Oil Field Safety Education and Policy Scholarship (Aug. 1): Write an essay of at least 500 words detailing the story of their parents' experience
work in the oil fields, methods of protection for current and future oil fields,
methods of protection for current and future oil field workers and their families,
and their plan for securing their future outside of the industry. Students are encouraged
to artfully tell their story and outline detailed ways to protect workers and families
in the future.
- $2,000 Future of Finance Award Scholarship (Aug. 17): Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Maths, Economics, Management and Technology.
GPA with at least 2.0. Sumit a 1000 word essay answering the following prompt: What Do You Believe Is The Future Of The Financial World?
- $2,500 Community Impact Scholarship (Aug. 22): Visit the website for requirements. Submit a video (5 minutes or less) or an essay of approximately 1,000 words responding to the following prompt: Why is it important to volunteer within your community? Which efforts make the biggest
difference in a community? How has the time you have dedicated to community service
helped you to develop your own skills and grow as an individual?
- $1,000 The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship (Aug.24): GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an original essay (approximately 500-1000 words) answering the following prompt:
Being a loved one’s caregiver is an incredible act of service, and it is often a thankless
job. If you have a parent who has provided care for a loved one, or if you have been
a caregiver yourself, how has this experience affected your priorities or long-term
goals? How will this new perspective prepare you for the future?
- $500 Rest Right Mattress Scholarship (Aug. 30): Visit the website for requirements. Submit a 700-850 word essay in response
to the following prompt: Think about the quality of your sleep and write an essay on ways you can improve it.
- $1,000 Conquering Childhood Cancer Scholarship (Aug. 31):This opportunity is open to applicants who were diagnosed with pediatric cancer as
well as those who have experiences with loved ones fighting the disease. Submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell us about your journey as a childhood cancer survivor or experiences supporting
someone after a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
- $1,000 First of Us Scholarship (Aug. 31): Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share with us a story of how you or a family member overcame hardships as a first-generation
college student and the lessons you or your family member have learned along the way.
- $1,000 Safety on the Road Scholarship (Aug. 31): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay discussing your idea for improving road safety and the potential results of your proposed
- $1,000 Who Inspires You Scholarship (Aug. 31): * A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing who has inspired you to be the person you are now or are becoming. What have they
done or continue to do, and how has that impacted your life?
- $1,000 Fighting to End Drunk Driving Scholarship (Sept. 1): Applicants must also have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Write a 500-750 word article with thoughtful ideas promoting innovative and effective educational, legislative and enforcement
programs to prevent drunk driving.
- $1,000 Striving Solo Parent Scholarship (Sept. 21): You are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. Minimum
grade point average of 3.0 in your most recently completed academic semester. Submit
an essay of no more than 1,500 words by responding to ONE of the following prompts:
As a single parent, what do you expect to be the biggest benefits of pursuing a higher
education at this time in your life? Before beginning your academic journey, what
risks did you consider, and what do you think will be your most daunting challenges?
How do you plan to address and overcome those factors? OR How has your experience
as a single parent inspired you to pursue a higher education? What do you hope to
teach your child(ren) as you go through this experience? How will obtaining further
education benefit you and your family?
- $2,500 Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship (Sept. 28): You have a need for financial assistance with an annual household income
of less than $75,000. You achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in your most recently completed
academic semester. Your application must include a high-quality essay, answering the
following prompt in 500-1000 words: Tell us about yourself. Please describe how you have demonstrated these three characteristics
throughout your academic or personal life: Leadership, Determination, and Passion.
- $1,000 Animal Rescue Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit a 750 words (12-point, Times New Roman font preferred) that answers the following prompt:
Discuss your relationship with a rescue animal or volunteer animal organization and
how it has impacted your life. How do you dedicate your time to helping animals and
animal rescue organizations?
- $500 Book Lovers Scholarship (Sept. 30): Submit a 250-400 word essay to the following prompt: If you could have everyone in the world read just one book, what would that book be
- $1,000 2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay of 750-1000 words to the following prompt: Share your or your family’s immigration story, what struggles you overcame, and how
this story pushes you towards your educational goals.
- $1,000 First Responders Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing the role of first responders in today’s society
and how their roles contribute to public safety. How has your experience with a first responder, as a first responder, or as a family
member of a first responder shaped your life? What can be done to assist the difficult
job of first responders?
- $1,000 2023 Yellow Light Scholarship (Sept. 30): *Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and had been in good overall academic standing. Submit
a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Write about a time when you had a learning experience while on the road. What could
you have done differently? What did you learn and how has it affected your driving
4th Quarter: October thru December
- $2,500 Overcoming Disability Scholarship ( Oct.5): *Students with physical or psychological disabilities that affect their ability to work.
Submit a video response of 3-5 minutes to the following prompt: Why do you think it is important for people with disabilities to have access to quality
education? How do you think your disability has affected your life choices? *A video must be submitted as a URL (NOT a movie file or other attachment).
- $1,000 Maineri Law Firm Higher Education Scholarship (Oct.12): *Visit the website for eligibility/requirements. Submit an essay of up
to 500 words answering the following question: Why are you pursuing your field of study? What type of graduate degree do you plan
to obtain, and how will you use the lessons learned during your education as you pursue
future career opportunities?
- $1,500 Financial Champions Scholarship From 1F Cash Advance (Oct. 15): Visit the website for eligibility/requirements. Submit a 500 words essay
describing The biggest financial challenges of the modern world.
- $5,000 Bright Future in Sports Lighting Scholarship (Oct. 22): Must demonstrate a genuine interest in sports lighting and its impact
on athletic environments. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
Submit a well-researched and thought-provoking essay on the following topic (minimum
of 800 words and a maximum of 1,000 words): Advancements in sports in lighting technology: Enchanting athlete well-being and performance.
- $1,000 2023 Accountability & Morality Scholarship (Oct. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. must
submit a 750-word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time you had to be accountable for yourself or others. Consider positive
or negative moments you experienced. How does your outlook and actions affect yourself
- $1,000 2023 DP Law Encouraging Diversity Scholarship (Oct. 31): Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be
in good overall academic standing. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay
response to the prompt: Why do you want to become a lawyer? What type of law are you pursuing? What motivates
- $1,000 2023 Keeping Faith Scholarship (Oct. 31): *In good academic condition and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Submit an essay response of approximately 750-1,000 words to the prompt:Discuss when you were losing hope during a difficult time and how you persevered through
it. What did you learn through this hardship?
- $2,000 2023 Boyk Law Veteran Scholarship (Nov. 1): *The applicant has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast
Guard, or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of a veteran. Submit a 750-1,000 word essay addressing at
least two (2) of the following questions: 1. Tell us the story of YOU. What is driving you to go to college, and what would
you like to do with your degree? 2. How has being a Veteran or the child of a Veteran
affected your life? 3. If you could advise someone joining the Armed Forces or other
children of Veterans, what would that advice be?
- $2,000 Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship (Nov. 21): Students with a need for financial assistance and an annual family income
of under $50,000 who meet the following criteria: Student has an interest in a career
in law and is pursuing a degree in pre-law or humanities (such as government, philosophy,
or English) and Student is either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
All applications must also include a video submission of 1 to 2 minutes in length
answering the following question: Imagine you have graduated college and have begun your career in the legal field.
How will you use your skills to help others who are in need?
- $1,000 Law Office of Jae Lee Immigrant Student Scholarship (Nov. 21): The student must be either a first or second-generation immigrant living
in the United States. The student’s family must be considered to be low-income, with
an annual household income of less than $50,000. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Your application must also include a written essay or video submission describing
your family’s immigration story and discussing what separates you from others. Written
essays may be up to 500 words long, and video essays may be up to five minutes. Your
essay should answer the following questions: Where did your family immigrate to the U.S. from, and how did they establish themselves
in the country? What experiences have shaped your life and made you who you are today?
What makes you unique or different from others? What are your goals after you receive
your college degree? What profession do you want to pursue? What are your personal
- $1,000 Clark Law Group Scholarship (Nov. 29): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are a child of a current or former military
service member. Submit an essay (500-1000 words) that answers the following prompt:
How do you intend to serve the public with your higher education and future career?
- $1,000 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship 2023 (Nov. 30): The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated that although they have encountered
hardship, they have persevered and committed themselves to becoming successful in
all of their endeavors. Must have a good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an essay
of 500-1000 words that describes how you overcame adversity, outlining a specific roadblock through which
you fought and emerged victoriously.
- $1,000 Pontius Tax Law, PLLC (Nov. 30): Applicant has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard,
or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of someone who has. Have a minimum GPA of
3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: How can we better support Veterans in our community? Please provide specific examples.
- $1,000 2023 Safe Cycling Scholarship (Nov. 30): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must submit a 700-1,000 word essay
response to the prompt: Discuss old and new laws, and education around the dangers of cycling, and if you
think more could be done to ensure the safety of cyclists.
- $1,000 2023 Selfless Parent Scholarship (Nov. 30): Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good academic standing.
Submit a 750-word essay response to the prompt: Discuss how your parent has made sacrifices for you or has otherwise shown selflessness
to help you succeed in life. How did those sacrifices directly benefit you?
- $1,000 Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship Contest (Dec. 1): Students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, university, or law school as of the start of the fall 2023 semester. Write a 500-word essay about what employment discrimination law is and how job discrimination rates can be reduced
- $1,000 2023 Rise Above Scholarship (Dec.1): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
Must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the prompt: Share a time where you felt like you were being taken advantage of as an employee,
intern, or group member. How did this experience affect your professional relationships
with those involved? Has your experience helped you look for future or current employment
red flags? How did a negative, professional situation turn out to be a positive one
in the long run, and how did you learn from it?
- $1,000 John F. Renner, P.C. Scholarship (Dec 2): Complete an essay on a choice of several topics related to law, attorney, or service to society.
- $1,000 James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship (Dec. 4): You or a family member was injured by a drunk driver. You have a need for financial
assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000. Your application should
include a one-page (approximately 500 words) essay response to the following prompt:
How can drunk driving accidents be reduced at a societal level? What steps can you
take to prevent drunk driving in your community?
- $1,000 The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship (Dec. 6): You are a U.S. military Veteran, a current service member in the U.S. military,
or the child of a Veteran or current service member. Your current cumulative GPA is
at least 2.5. Submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the following topic: How has your experience as a Veteran or the child of a Veteran influenced your academic
and career goals? How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact
in your community?
- $1,000 Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship (Dec. 6): Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must include an original
essay of 500-1000 words addressing the following prompt: Discuss a personal injury or medical issue that you suffered and how you overcame
the challenges of this experience. How has this experience prepared you for the challenges
of higher education and your future career?
- $2,000 AI Innovators Undergraduate Scholarship (Dec. 15): Students pursuing Computer Science. Submit an essay of 500 words to the
1. Write a personal statement discussing your interest in AI, past experiences (academic
or otherwise) with AI, and post-graduation aspirations.
2. Submit a description of an AI-related project or research that you have worked
on, including the problem tackled, the AI technologies used, the process, the outcome,
and the impact of the project.
- $1,000 Fob James Law Firm Annual Scholarship Contest (Dec. 15): We are asking students to write a 150-300 word essay about the following:
Describe an obstacle that you overcame and how that experience demonstrates your character
or helped to shape it.
- $1,000 Clean Energy Experts Scholarship (Dec. 20): Must be a student/enrolled of any of the following: Environmental Science program,
major in environmental sciences, or other related studies. Write a 300-word essay
on any topic below of your choice: The potential for solar energy to mitigate climate change. The challenges and limitations
of the widespread adoption of solar energy. The cost-effectiveness of solar energy
compared to traditional fossil fuels.
- $1,000 Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship (Dec. 20): Your parent has been affected by a work-related injury. You have a current
cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Must include an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words
in response to the prompt: What are your academic and career goals, and how will this scholarship help you achieve
them? In what ways have your parents inspired you to further your education?
- $1,000 Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship (Dec. 28): Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher as of their last completed academic semester.
Must have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents. An applicant will
also be required to submit an essay that is up to 800 words long answering the following
questions: What challenges have you faced as an adopted child? How have your relationships with
your parents and other family members influenced your outlook on life? How has your
experience affected your plans and goals for your education and career?
- $1,000 2023 Accident Relief Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be in good overall academic
standing. Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share a story about an injury they received due to an auto accident, playing a sport,
distracted driving, dangerous product, or any other way and how it has affected their
daily life and education.
- $1,000 Education Accessibility Scholarship (Dec. 31): Be the first in your family to attend a four-year college and have a minimum 3.0 GPA
or above. Write a 750-word essay discussing how you think the public education system in the United States could do more for students
to be able to attend a higher education institution.
- $1,000 The 2023 First Generation Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an essay of 700-1,000 words
discussing the obstacles you have faced as a first-generation American and how those experiences
have shaped you into who you are today.
- $1,000 Gideon Asen Perseverance Scholarship (Dec. 31): Must have experienced a birth/childhood injury. The scholarship is open to any current
or incoming college student. Candidates for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0
or higher on a 4.0 scale. A 750-1,000 word essay response to the following prompt:
Discuss how you persevered in the face of the challenges presented by your birth/childhood
injury to pursue higher education.
- $1,000 2023 Open Door Scholarship (Dec. 31): The scholarship is open to first-year college students and college sophomores.
Should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response
to the prompt: Discuss a time when you had been faced with a life-changing choice or an opportunity.
How did you know which decision to make, and what new doors opened because you made
- $1,000 2023 Path To Success Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good academic standing.
View the website for a list of requirements. Submit a 1,000-word essay response to
the prompt: Who helped guide you towards your path to success?
- $2,500 2023 Play All In Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in strong academic standing. Must submit
a 750 to 1000-word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time in your life when things were moving in a direction you didn’t want,
and you decided to make a change. Explain the factors that led to your decision,
any obstacles you faced, and what you learned. In addition, please explain if you
agree with this statement and why: “We believe that we can either decide how we want
to live, or let life happen to us.”
- $1,000 2023 See Something Say Something Scholarship (Dec. 31): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
Submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted
from speaking up.