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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

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The Moments Scholarship An Opportunity to win one of two $2,500 scholarships to support the moments that define you. (Closes October 28, 2018)
Wheelhouse Scholarship  Wheelhouse gives you the chance to win a $1000 scholarship to fund your education! All you have to do is select one of the below topics and write an essay, for your chance to win. Deadline October 31, 2018.

Create And Go The team at Create and Go is proud to be offering a $2000 scholarship for Grayson College students. With this scholarship, we would like to recognize one student that is passionate about blogging and designing their future. We are accepting applications from all undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Deadline November 1, 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.
Drug Lawsuit Source  The Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship is a single $1,000.00 scholarship offered to students who are currently attending, or will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school in 2018. Deadline November 1, 2018
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.
Geneva Rock Geneva Rock Products, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of a scholarship essay contest in support of students dedicated to building the future. Through this scholarship, Geneva hopes to inspire more passionate and hard-working individuals to enter and progress in the construction and related engineering industries. The scholarship submission deadline is 12:00 a.m. EST, July 1, for the fall semester and November 15, for the spring semester.
Zumper Apartments Scholarship We get it, college is expensive. Here at Zumper, we want to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward tuition, books, or whatever else you need to get you through school. We're looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it! Deadline Winter: November 15, 2018 Spring: April 1, 2019
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.
Senior Living Scholarship Senior Guidance is proud to offer our $1000 yearly senior living scholarship to one student per year. You may submit an essay that is between 750 and 4000 words on any topic related to senior living. For example, you may pick any particular issue related to senior living and write about the solution(s) to the problem. You may also write about specific senior living lifestyles and issues related to them, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes or retirement communities. You do not have to write about a problem - you may submit an essay that is a thoroughly researched informational article on any topic related to senior living. Deadline November 15, each year.

Pro Skills Basketball Pro Skills Basketball is a youth basketball organization committed to developing skills and abilities of the youth through sports.  At Pro Skills Basketball, we value education as much as we value the cultivation of sports for our young athletes. We are looking for the ideal candidate to be awarded a scholarship.  Inspire us with the life lessons you have learned and experienced from playing sports and get the chance to take home our scholarship worth $1500. Deadline: November 16, 2018

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.

Course Hero Scholarships  We are currently offering a  $10,000 Merit Based Scholarship that ends in December and (two) $5,000 back-to-school scholarships where we select a recipient every month. We would love to begin receiving applicants from your student community.  Deadline December 1, 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. Winter Deadline: December 1
SecureCare65 We are offering a $2000 scholarship to one undergraduate student who can best express in words, their thoughts regarding the planning for the future of their loved ones, in an engaging written piece. Deadline December 1, 2018

NinjaOutreach The NinjaOutreach Internet Marketing Scholarship grants a $1000.00 scholarship to one student every year. There are bright young minds out there and we’d like to provide support to help nurture their knowledge. Deadline December 3, 2018

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
The Newsome Melton $1500 Student Leadership Scholarship  Newsome Melton started the Student Leadership Scholarship to recognize student leaders and to help them get an education that will allow them to continue their efforts to make a difference in their communities. Newsome Melton awards a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving student leader twice per year in the spring and fall.   Deadline for Application: December 15, 2018
Pinnacle Treatment Center Scholarship Students are asked to submit a 750-1,000 word essay discussing their thoughts or ideas on how to help conquer the epidemic that is the substance abuse epidemic in the United States. You may use personal experience or experiences you’ve witnessed around you. Deadline December 15, 2018
The Medical Malpractice Community Service Scholarship   MedicalMalpracticeHelp.com, sponsored by the law firm Newsome Melton, gives an annual $1,500 scholarship to a student with an impressive record of community service. The deadline to apply for the 2019 Community Service Scholarship is December 15, 2018.

Adras & Altig Attorneys At Law  The attorneys at Adras & Altig are pleased to sponsor a Criminal Justice Essay Contest to help students with college expenses and to raise greater awareness of the issue of cyberbullying. Many young people rely on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to communicate and spend many hours online. The more social media platforms that a young person uses, the more likely they are to be targeted for online bullying. About 20 percent of students experience cyberbullying and the damage it can cause, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deadline December 21, 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.
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.

Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Are you a Texas undergraduate college student, graduate school student or high school senior with plans on attending college? Do you have a love for Texas and a passion for helping others? If so, The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian wants to help you with a $2,500 scholarship. We will award one scholarship to the student who submits the winning video and essay in our 2018 Proud Texan Scholarship Contest. Deadline December 30, 2018.

Phen Clinics  You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school or trade school. The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader. Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning. One winner will be selected by January 15th, 2019 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
Application Deadline: December 31st, 2018 

Benari Law Group We understand the importance of education for young people and are aware of the fact that education isn’t accessible to everyone. To support students, Benari Law Firm has launched Benari Law Firm Scholarship. Our Scholarship program is open to all students, from part-time to post-graduate.

We are inviting U.S. students from all disciplines to participate for a chance to receive Benari Law Firm Scholarship. Scholarship Amount: $2500. Deadline: December 31st, 2018

Authority Health We are pleased to announce our Scholarship Guidelines for the academic year 2018-2019. One eligible candidate will be chosen, based on the quality, depth and research of their original essay. Authority Health (AuthorityHealth.com) awards annual grants to support research on topics concerning health and nutraceuticals across a range of disciplines. Students and scholars who are pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of health and nutraceuticals, or work that deals with the themes of our work in comparative perspective, may apply. The Authority Health Research Awards are funded by gifts from the Authority Health Board. Deadline December 31, 2018.

Computer Science Internship in Silicon Valley  Computer science internships in Silicon Valley can provide a life-changing experience. Many undergraduate students seeking hands-on work experience under the guidance of successful professionals hope to make this a reality through various internship opportunities. Which is why we are offering an internship position for one week only, along with a $1,000 scholarship for your studies. All candidates who are interested in this internship opportunity must submit their application materials by December 31, 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.
Aceable Agent Higher Education Scholarship Aceable Agent aims to help students achieve goals and set their lives on a positive trajectory with accessible education. We aim to help people pursue growth so they can improve their lives, achieve goals, and help others do the same. Through education, students can find a renewed purpose, passion, and excitement in their lives and careers. That’s why we’re holding our “Home is” scholarship to help one individual pursue their own growth. s a real estate license education company, we understand that the idea of “home” can mean a lot of different things and hold a lot of importance in a person’s life. That’s why we want to hear what home is to YOU! Home can be a city, a house, an idea, a person- whatever holds a place in your heart and has helped you become the person you are today. Tell us your story and you might just win a $1,000 scholarships to go towards your higher education. Deadline December 31st, 2018
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
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:
Spring - January 15th

Scholarship Disbursement:
Spring - February 15th

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.

Protoly At Protoly, we help executives and leaders to find the right coaches to reach their goals. Whether it is to better manage their time or build their teams, Protoly strives to find the perfect executive coach for each individual. We recognize that organizing goals is integral to growth and personal development, and having a coach to guide this process results in great success. Throughout life, people that encourage us can come in various forms – a teacher, religious leader, parent, or an athletic coach. With this in mind, we have created a scholarship for an undergraduate student that best articulates how they were motivated to achieve their goals by their own personal coach. Deadline February 1, 2019

Ben Abbott & Associates Everyday At Ben Abbott and Associates, we witness the impact that the lack of driving safety awareness can have on the general public. We work devotedly to ensure that people who have been affected by motor vehicle accident receive the legal guidance they need. We’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who can best express their knowledge on vehicle safety, and why having this knowledge and putting it into practice every time you operate a vehicle is essential. Deadline February 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.

CalTrend Scholarship CalTrend is a leading provider of custom neoprene, leather, faux leather, neosupreme and other seat covers for cars, trucks and SUV’s. CalTrend carries covers for Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Honda, Jeep and many other vehicle makes. We understand the importance of education for young people and are aware of the fact that education isn’t accessible to everyone. o support students, CalTrend has launched an annual $1000 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is available to graduate and undergraduate students. International students are also welcome to apply for the program. Deadline March 31, 2019.

Toptal Scholarship We’re committed to empowering the next generation of female CEOs, founders, and world leaders who want to change the world. We’d like to give you what you need to get there. Deadline March 31, 2019
The Ate Ballistic Helmet Scholarship Fund Hard Headed Veterans has a $1000 scholarship available and they will provide a ATE Ballistic Helmet as well for those who plan on seeking a degree in Law Enforcement. Deadline March 31, 2019
Schochor, Federico and Staton PA  Our firm is proud to announce the creation of a $5,000 scholarship to one student currently attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. The essay should be submitted on this page no later than April 1, 2019.
The Fitnessx Now Scholarship If you’re an undergraduate, you’re welcome to apply for our scholarship contest. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder and the application is completely free of charge. This will automatically grant you a chance to win the $1,000 scholarship fund sponsored by us. You just need to submit the below requirements to scholarship(at)crazybulksupp.com for the enrollment. Deadline April 27, 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

Sleep Delivered At SleepDelivered.com, we love our readers. Your interest and feedback help this site grow and improve. In order to express our appreciation, we are offering a college scholarship to a help one student complete his or her degree. Deadline May 31, 2019

Indy Displays The team at Indy Displays is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals in graphic design and visual arts. The work of great designers is crucial to the production of each outstanding display we deliver to our clients. Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Applied Arts.

Deadline: July 1, 2019

John Foy & Associates  Our $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. “We are honored to be a part of this brave community,” said firm founder John M. Foy. “We started this scholarship to raise awareness of the issues that face leukemia patients and their family members.” Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, and it’s one of the most diagnosed in adults. Deadline July 15, 2019
XBOSOFT As one of the industry’s leading software testing and QA companies, XBOSoft understands the importance of education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. It is scholars in STEM fields who go on to create and test software, run application testing procedures and improve the world of technology. We are committed to supporting future leaders in this field, and one way we do so is by awarding a STEM scholarship.
Through the XBOSoft STEM Scholarship, we recognize exceptional students with a contribution toward their schooling. The winning individual receives $1,000 toward his or her degree completion. Two runners-up receive $250 in book scholarships. Deadline August 1, 2019

FamilyAssets FamilyAssets is proud to be offering a $3000 scholarship for one eligible student during 2019 that has provided care to an elderly family member or volunteered proving care in a community setting. The scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States who is enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States. Deadline August 1 each year.

Capital Auto Auction Annual Scholarship   As the world grows more complex and demanding, it becomes more apparent that education is critical to solving the problems of both our nation and the world. Capital Auto Auction wants to help provide more individuals with the opportunity to get a solid education and make a difference. To show our support, we are announcing the 2019 Capital Auto Auction Annual College Scholarship — supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees. Capital Auto Auction will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up. Deadline August 30, 2019

Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award You will be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing. Rolling deadline. Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.