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Name
Deadline  Eligibility

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship

Oct. 15, 2019

Applicant must be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020); Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale; Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021; Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense; Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

The Reedsy National Creative Scholarship

Oct. 21, 2019

Applicant must be enrolled in a college or graduate program in the U.S.; must have completed the first chapter of a novel they are currently writing, or have written but not published, to submit for review; 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Oct. 25, 2019

The Horatio Alger Association seeks students who've exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need; For more information visit website;

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Oct. 31, 2019

Applicant must be a current high school (or home-schooled) student attending school in the U.S. (or selected DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; see application for details; 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Nov. 5, 2019

2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Nov. 13, 2019

This scholarship program is available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities;

James Alan Cox Scholarship

Nov. 15, 2019
High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class. The applicant must be a United States citizen. The applicant’s school must be in the United States;

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship

Nov. 30, 2019

Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year). Employees and relatives of National Driving and Traffic School are ineligible. The winner will be required to provide proof of successful acceptance to a Higher Institute of Learning, College or University.

The Brockman Scholars Program

Dec. 1, 2019
see website for eligibility; 

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

Dec. 6, 2019
see website for student eligibility and video requirements;

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Jan. 17, 2020

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas.

 

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Scholarship

Feb. 7, 2020

Applicant must be a high school senior, resident of Ellis County, Texas and must have participated in band, orchestra, art and/or drama/theater for a minimum of one (1) year during their high school education;

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Sept. 30
Dec. 31
March 31
June 30

Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident;

 
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See website for details. 
 
American Indian College Fund
May 31
(annually)
Elig: See website for eligibility details
 
 
 
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2019-2020 Scholarships
 
All Scholarship applications are available online. Students must download information about individual scholarships.

Once you have printed the scholarship application please check for the deadline date and where to turn in or mail the completed application.

Due to confidential information, all completed applications MUST BE sealed in an envelope with student name and the name of the scholarship on the outside. Students: It is your responsibility to supply the envelope.

All deadline dates must be met as stated on the application forms. There will be no exceptions.

Many scholarships are going to an online process. If you have a problem accessing the links to any of the above scholarships, please contact the webmaster so that we may correct the problem.