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Types of Scholarships

There are many different types of scholarships that are available. Some scholarships are based upon merit, while others are based upon financial need. There are also scholarship programs that give special consideration to minority students or for students entering a particular degree program or field of study.

When to Begin Searching for Scholarships

You should begin searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Many scholarship opportunities have application requirements and deadlines that must be met. If you begin searching too late, you may miss out on valuable opportunities. It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships for college.

Finding Scholarships

Begin your scholarship search locally. Your community may provide the best (and least advertised) opportunity. Local clubs, businesses, organizations, and churches are all potential sources.

Scholarship Requirements

The requirements are different for every scholarship program. Before applying, make sure that you fully understand all of the application procedures and the eligibility criteria. Some scholarship applications require an essay or another demonstration of your potential. Others require a minimum GPA or standardized test score.

The list below includes links to a wide variety of free scholarship searches. Many more can be found on the internet as well as at your local library.  Beware of scholarship sites or agencies that charge a fee. Most scholarship information is free of charge.

Dept of Labor Search more than 7,500 Scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial awards opportunities

College Board Find Scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2.200 programs, totally nearly $6 billion

College Scholarships Scholarships available to all kinds of students

Fin Aid! Scholarships and fellowships for minority students

Mark & Harrison    Scholarship opportunity aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving   (Closes May 15, 2018)

James Beard Foundation   Scholarships to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone. (Closes May 15, 2018)

Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship Autolist's team hails from locations across the globe and from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, but we are united by a common thread: a college education. A college degree has never been more critical but college costs continue to increase, and Autolist feels supporting students in this endeavor has never been more important. Towards that goal we are offering a quarterly $1,500 scholarship for outstanding students based either on a merit or need basis. Deadlines: Summer: June 1 / Fall: September 1 / Winter: December 1

Laser Spine Institute Laser Spine Institute will award a $1,500 scholarship to one full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a college or university. To apply, review the details below and submit your signed application, transcripts and essay by the given deadline. And show us why you have what it takes to be the next rising leader in the health and sciences field.
The Laser Spine Institute treats the most common back problems such as herniated discspinal stenosis and degenerative joint disease.

Deadlines:

  • Scholarship entry is open from August 15 to June 15, annually.
  • Your completed application must be sent by June 15, annually.
  • Winning applicant will be selected by August 1, annually and notified by email on or before that date.
  • Scholarship awarded by August 15, annually.

TOBI We aim to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue higher education, leadership, and of course, personal style. Her success is our success and we hope to broaden horizons and create equal opportunity throughout our communities. Part of this means placing high value on education as a valuable part of success and providing young women with financial assistance for furthering their education.  We are proud to offer our annual Tobi Cares Scholarship in which we award $3,000 to one outstanding recipient in the United States. The lucky winner will also receive a $200.00 Tobi.com store credit so she can continue her success in style. Applicant must submit their application by June 30, 2018.

A Place for Mom  A Place for Mom is proud to offer a scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. As North America’s largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders. This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling submissions on senior living.

APPLICATION PERIODS AND RECIPIENT SELECTION DATES:

  • 2nd Quarter – Scholarship recipient is selected by July 15, 2018 for all applications submitted from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
  • 3rd Quarter – Scholarship recipient is selected by September 17, 2018 for all applications submitted from July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
  • 4th Quarter – Scholarship recipient is selected by January 15, 2019 for all applications submitted from October 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
  • Best of 2018 – Scholarship recipient is selected January 30, 2019, among the previous year’s four Scholarship recipients.

Bariatric Surgery Source To increase awareness and encourage new activity and insight into the field, Bariatric Surgery Source is pleased to offer a bi-annual (January and August) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year). Submission Deadline: January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2018.

Leotony Scholarship This scholarship is set up to cultivate student’s social practice, to develop their professional expertise, interest and improve their practical ability. (Closes July 15, 2018)

Christensen Law Christensen Law has seen firsthand the devastating effects that distracted driving accidents can cause. We have represented clients who have suffered severe injuries that could have easily been avoided had someone not looked down to pick up a French fry or sent that last text. It is our hope that by offering this $1,000 scholarship, we can help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Application must be postmarked by July 15, 2018

Holliday Karatinos Law Firm  The personal injury law firm Holliday Karatinos, PLLC Scholarship Program is designed to help high school seniors and college students who are interested in pursuing an institution of higher education. With combined scholarship grants worth $4,500, we are excited to help students achieve their goals as we recognize the value of education as a vital foundation for the creation and fulfillment of advantageous careers. (Closes July 16, 2018)

SpearGearStore Scholarship Program  The SpearGearStore Scholarship Program is back this year and is presenting its Scholarship Program for fresh upcoming talents who are investing their time and passionate about Technology. We are motivated to help students and that’s why SpearGearStore.Com provide $1500 merit-based scholarship twice a year for Undergraduate or Graduate students to pursue their passions. Submit your Application/Writing before 30th July 2018 for the Fall Scholarship and before 29th December 2018 for the Spring Scholarship.

The Perl Source The Pearl Source is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky college student.   At The Pearl Source, we truly value the importance of education. We also understand that between tuition, living expenses, books, and supplies, college can be extremely costly. In an effort to alleviate the financial burden for students and their families, The Pearl Source is pleased to offer the chance for one individual to win a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Deadline: July 31, 2018

 Seniorhomes.com Nearly 90% of adults 65 and older say they prefer to grow old in their own homes or communities. What upcoming trends or services will become increasingly important for seniors who want to age in place? How will your degree help seniors age with dignity? (Closes July 31st, 2018)

Hansen Injury Law   At the Hansen Injury law Firm we understand the value of education can have. We firmly believe that education enriches and adds value to the lives of those who pursue it. As a result, Matt Hansen and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1000.00 scholarship for individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident, or other events leading to personal injuries. Deadline August 1, 2018.

Just Paddleboard  Just Paddleboard is a stand up water sports publishing company. As such, we are concerned with all things water related – from conservation efforts to keeping our waterways clean. We recognize that not everyone is concerned about the future of water, and we want to help spread the word about the importance of this natural resource. That’s why we’ve created the Future of Water $1,000 scholarship. Submit a complete application by August 1, 2018 

First Step Scholarship In an effort to reduce the devastating consequences of distracted driving among young drivers, the auto accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout are offering a $2,500 scholarship to students. Must submit essay by Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hospital Careers As part of our effort to support the healthcare industry's efforts to remedy the current nursing shortage, we've put together a scholarship available to nurses of all specialty areas. Scholarship winners are chosen twice per year in August and January, and no applicant may be awarded more than once per year. Applicants who are not chosen for the Fall are considered automatically for the Spring as well, but Spring applicants are not considered for the following Fall.  Applications are reset every year after the Spring winner has been chosen and are evaluated based on need, academic excellence, perseverance, circumstances, and a desire to help others.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall - August 1st
  • Spring - January 15th

Scholarship Disbursement:

  • Fall - September 1st
  • Spring - February 15th

Danziger & De Llano, LLP $2,000 scholarship for detailing your personal experiences wither living with cancer or watching a loved one battle cancer. (Closes August 15, 2018)

Job-Applications.com Scholarship Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted. Deadline: August 18, 2018. Awards will be decided by August 24, 2018.

The Moments Scholarship An Opportunity to win one of two $2,500 scholarships to support the moments that define you. (Closes October 28, 2018)

Scholarships for students with self-employment experience Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be found through any other experience. In the beginning, it often doesn’t pay as well as traditional employment, but we believe that the lessons taught by the self-employment experience will pay dividends in both education and perspective long after the work or business concludes. Therefore, we would like to reward students that choose to take this unconventional path and encourage more to follow in their footsteps. Deadlines: This scholarship will be awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters. Fall applications are accepted from April 2nd through November 1st. The winner will be announced November 15th. Spring applications are accepted from November 2nd through April 1st. The winner will be announced April 15th.

Northpoing Recovery At Northpoint Recovery, our nationally recognized drug and alcohol rehab facility, we pride ourselves on the ideals laid out by the following four words: autonomy, integrity, hope, and thrive. We are committed in practice and in our hearts to help people achieve the best version of themselves. A great example of personal growth can be seen in the pursuit of higher education, and we are pleased to offer an annual college scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for students attending a two or four year university program. Deadline: November 1, 2018

Start Standing At Start Standing, we value education. We also recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it like housing, books and supplies. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning on attending college. All essays should be submitted no later than March 31 for Fall semester and November 15 for the Winter semester.

HomeLight Scholarship We want to support like-minded students who share our passion for improving the world of real estate. That’s why we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to talented students who hold an interest in homes and homeownership. If you’re interested in designing homes, building homes, placing people in homes, combatting homelessness, or studying the housing market, we want to help fund your education. Deadlines Fall: November 15th, 2018. We plan to continue the HomeLight Scholarship every semester.

Fountain Law Firm Scholarship At Fountain Law Firm, we value education and helping those in need. We also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college or graduate school in the near future. Deadline for the current submission is: 11/22/18

Axonoptics As part of Axon’s pursuit of knowledge, we are excited to announce the launch of our scholarship contest.  The winner will receive $1,000 to assist them in their pursuit to further their education.  We are committed to supporting students in their educational path. Deadline for Submission: The submission deadline is at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2018, your local time.

Insurance Providers InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the spring semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC’ Annual Single Mother Scholarship Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school). Applications must be received by December 5, 2018

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship In our continued effort to give back to the community, it is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the first ever Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high achieving college student who has battled cancer or been affected by it. Here at DallasCarAccidentLawyers.net we are proud of the work we do to connect drivers with a car accident lawyer who specializes in the specific details of their individual case. We firmly believe that any victim of a car accident deserves proper representation and we work hard to find the lawyer that can provide it. We also believe in supporting the growth and ventures of the next generation pursuing higher education to become the leaders and professionals that make a difference in the world. Deadline for Applications is December 15, 2018

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Kitchen Cabinet Kings will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our team. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the winner. December 30th, 2018.

Coupons for Save Scholarship To help cover part of student’s tuition fees, Coupons For Save - a website which offers the latest coupons and discount codes for plenty of stores to help you get money off any purchases when shopping online, is offering a $3000 scholarship to only one student from anywhere around the world to help him/her pay for his/her education. (Closes December 31, 2018)

Eraser Clinic The Eraser Clinic Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship is a $1000 merit-based scholarship awarded twice each year for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural sciences, applied sciences, engineering, or a related field. . Spring Scholarship applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2018 and will be awarded by December 31, 2018.

Kalu Yala Scholarship  The Kalu Yala scholarship was created with the future entrepreneurs and business people in mind. We hope that this scholarship helps someone get a little closer to their dream career. Applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay to be considered for this $1000 scholarship. A committee will select one winner based on their essay at the end of December 2018.

MusicAuthority  Here at MusicAuthority we are proud to offer our scholarship to current and prospective students for the 2019 school year. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to help promote higher education here in the United States. Deadline Feb 1, 2019.

SonoBoom Annual Scholarship In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering an annual $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. We have created the SonoBoom Music Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students with the passion of “Music” to receive $1,000 award. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019.

Soliant’s Sunrise Scholarship Soliant is proud to sponsor our Sunrise Scholarship, through which we award a one-time educational scholarship of $1,000 to a student who best answers the question presented for our Fall 2019-Spring 2020 program. Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm Pacific