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Ongoing (Check website for details and deadlines)
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
2nd Quarter: April thru June
- $1,000 2023 Behind the Wheel Scholarship (May 31): Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Write a 1,000-word essay discussing the importance of safe driving, ways to be responsible on the road, and specific
tools to encourage young drivers to be safe while behind the wheel.
- $1,000 2023 Done With Distracted Driving Scholarship (May 31): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Write a 750 – 1,000 word essay discussing ways in which we can put a stop to distracted driving and how we can encourage
drivers to make smarter decisions.
- $1,000 2023 Honor A Hero Scholarship (May 31): Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: The military men and women of this country volunteer to protect and serve. Please
write an essay describing why you decided to join the military, who helped you get
to where you are now, and what motivates you.
- $1,000 Longo Biggs In Memoriam Scholarship (May 31): Visit website for a list of requirements. Submit a 750-1000 word essay
response to the following prompt: Discuss a lesson, memory, and impact someone who has passed away made your life. What
did that person mean to you, and how have they shaped your life?
- $1,000 2023 Lowenthal & Abrams Hospital Safety Awareness Scholarship (May 31): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Write a 500-1,000 word essay response to the prompt:"What laws would you create to help make hospitals safer?"
- $1,000 Single Parent Scholarship (May 31): In a 750- word essay explain how living in a single-parent household has affected your life.
- $1,000 Smart Saving Scholarship (May 31): Visit website for list of requirements. Submit a 750-1000 word essay response to the prompt: Share where or how you learned the importance of saving and budgeting and how you
implemented these practices into your daily life. Why do you think these practices
are essential, and how could they be more accessible?
- $1,000 Urban Properties Group Fall 2023 Scholarship (May 31): Submit a 300-word essay about your predictions on the impact emerging technology will have on the real estate industry
in the next 10-20 years.
- $1,000 Clark Law Group Scholarship (June 1): Must be a child of a current or former military service member. In a 500-1000 words
essay, answer the following question: How do you intend to serve the public with your higher education and future career?
- $3,000 Annual Bonnie Zook Scholarship (June1): Submit a short essay on why you are interested in business administration
- $2,000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship (June 5): Must be a STEM major. Submit an essay based on a given set of topics.
- $1,000 James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship (June 8): *Eligible: You or a family member was injured by a drunk driver and You have a need for financial
assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000. 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 Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship (June 9): *Your parent must have been affected by a work-related injury and GPA of
at least 2.5. 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 The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship (June 13): *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. 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?
- $2,500 The Bertolino Government Regulatory Impact Scholarship (June 15): In a 1,000 to 1,500 words essay answer the prompt: Describe a situation in which a person needs to interact with the government (federal,
state, or local), how this impacts the person individually and citizens collectively,
and how the relationship with government has changed in the past 50 years. Is this
change good or bad and why?
- $1,000 Justice in Family Law Scholarship (June 20): Submit an essay of 500-1,500 words in response to the following prompt:
What is an injustice that you see in the implementation and enforcement of family
law in the U.S.? How can this injustice be rectified?
- $1,000 Community First Scholarship (June 27): Submit a 500 words response to the following prompt: In your education and career path, how will your work contribute to the health, safety,
and overall well-being of the community at large?
- $1,500 Hutchison & Foreman Committing to Justice Scholarship (June 29): *Law students interested in representing plaintiffs in civil rights or employment discrimination
cases. Video Submission (3-5 min as a URL) answering the following: What inspired you to take an interest in and pursue issues involving civil rights
and employment discrimination?
- $1,000 Kass & Moses Overcoming Challenges Scholarship (June 30): Write an essay of 250-500 words, describing how have you overcome challenges or obstacles in your academic or personal life, and
how have these experiences prepared you for your future career.
3rd Quarter: July thru September
- $1,000 The Dependent Scholarship (July 4): Any current vocational student, college student, graduate student, or a veteran who
is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District
of Columbia. The candidate must submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt:How has the military positively shaped you, whether from serving or growing up in
a military family or being the spouse of someone in the military?
- $1,000 Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship (July 6): The student must have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents. 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 Changing The World Scholarship (July 13): *STEM Majors Only.* Write 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
- $1,000 The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship (July 13): Visit website for list of requirements. Submit an essay of 1,000 words
that answers the following prompt: How do you define the American Dream? Do you believe it is attainable today?
- $2,500 2023 Spring Scholarship (July 14): Visit website for list of eligibility. Submit an essay (up to 1,000 words in PDF format) on the following prompt: Please describe the career path you are passionate about pursuing and outline the
goals that you hope to achieve in your first 5 years as a professional.
- $1,000 Elite Lawyer Scholarship (July 18): Visit website for list of requirements. 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 Law Office of Philip R. Nathe Scholarship (July 18): Visit website for list of requirements. VIDEO SUBMISSION of 3 to 5 minutes in length discussing the following: What challenges have you and your family faced as you have pursued a college education?
How have you overcome these challenges, and how do you hope to use your college degree
to ensure that you can provide for the needs of yourself and your loved ones?
- $1,000 Fight to the End Scholarship (July 31): Visit website for list of requirements. Submit an essay of 500-1,000 words describing a challenging time or ongoing battle
you are fighting to overcome. Whether you are fighting for yourself or for others,
you can share why you kept fighting for your goals and what the results have been
- $1,000 2023 Strong Work Ethic Scholarship (July 31): Visit website for list of requirements. Submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell BK Law about a specific time in your life when you utilized your strong work
ethic. Tell us what the task was, how you stayed motivated, and what the outcome was.
- $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 develope 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 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.
- $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?
- $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 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 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 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 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?