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Scholarship Search

Updated: Apr 12




Need money for college? This blog will be updated weekly to provide you with new scholarships available! Be sure to read through the eligibility and requirements before you begin the application!


Bowties and Books Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Apply By: April 13, 2021

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college, or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year college/university. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, hold permanent residency or be a DACA recipient. Applicant must submit an essay on why they are attending the college they are/will be attending.

Sponsor: Bottlinger Law L.L.C.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Amount: Up to 5,000

Apply by: April 13, 2021

Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students who are in a design or art discipline and intend to pursue that discipline as a career. The scholarship is open for anyone who fits the criteria, however, minority students will have an advantage in the selection process.

Promotional Poster Design Competition

Amount: $500

Apply by: April 10, 2021

Description: Must be a full-time student pursuing a career in graphic communications or related field at a U.S. technical school or college

Sponsor: Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Club Z! Annual Achievement Award

Amount: Varying amounts

Apply by: April 12, 2021

Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 5-12 who have overcome obstacles, shown leadership in the classroom or on the field, or who demonstrated improvement and a positive attitude this year.

Minority Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Apply By: : April 15, 2020

Description: Open to minority students who are enrolled in his/her Junior, Senior year or graduate program at an accredited college or university and applicant must have a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences.

Sponsor: Brown and Caldwell

Steinberg Law Firm Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Apply by: April 5, 2021

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in South Carolina who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to moral leadership.

Sponsor: Steinberg Law Firm


Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Bertha M. Roddey "Centennial" Scholarship (four-year award) - $20,000 total

  • Must be a graduating African-American female senior

  • Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school

  • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for each consecutive year of high school

  • Must demonstrate financial need (please refer to the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines) by completing Section V of the application

  • Must be prepared to provide verification of your household income by bringing tax documents to the interview, if selected for an interview

  • Must demonstrate public service above and beyond any high school requirements. One of the required letters of recommendation must be from a verifiable public service organization

  • Must plan to attend an accredited four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year

  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in college in order for the scholarship to renew annually

  • After the initial award disbursement, it is renewable for 3 years

  • Initial award disbursement will be based on confirmed college enrollment for Fall 2021

  • Award will be disbursed over four consecutive years at $5,000/year



Scoggins/Shadd "Breaking Barriers" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)

Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021


  • Must be a graduating African-American female senior

  • Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County high school

  • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Must demonstrate financial need (please refer to the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines) by completing Section V of the application and uploading verification of income

  • Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year

Frances Selena Johnson "Making Strides" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)

Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021

  • Must be a graduating African-American senior

  • Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County public or private high school

  • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have shown significant improvement in your academics over a two-year period (transcript must reflect two years of high school grades)

  • Must plan to attend a two-year or four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year

  • Award disbursement will be based on verfied college enrollment for Fall 2021

Daisy Spears Stroud "Academic Achievement" Scholarship (non-renewable, one-year award)

Award disbursement of $2,500 minimum, based on verified college enrollment for Fall 2021

  • Must be a graduating African-American female senior

  • Must be a student enrolled in a Mecklenburg County public or private school

  • Must have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Must plan to attend a four-year institution of higher education in the U.S. during the upcoming academic year

In addition to the above, all applicants:

  • Must submit two letters of recommendation

  • Must write an essay (300 min. - 500 max. words)

  • Must scan a certified copy of his/her high school transcript and be prepared to upload the transcript to the scholarship application website. The certified transcript must reflect your cumulative GPA and include your grades from the first semester of your senior year



Pauli Murray Foundation Scholarship Fund Social Justice Scholarship 2021


The Pauli Murray Foundation Scholarship Fund was created to provide career-minded individuals the opportunity to develop professionally, civically and socially. The $500 Social Justice Scholarship is awarded to several students through out the year.


In order to apply for this scholarship, candidate must: 1. Applicant must be a High School Senior. 2. Applicant must be accepted into a College. 3. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 4. Student must research: Who was The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray and what were her contributions to the social justice movement. 5. Complete an application and include a one-page essay explaining how the Rev. Murray’s life and accomplishments touch you and motivate you towards your goals.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Sponsor: Teamsters Amount: Up to $10,000 over four years Closing Date: March 2, 2020 Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters, and financial dependents of Teamster members who are graduating high school seniors.

AGA Women’s Scholarship Sponsor: Alabama Golf Association Amount: $2,500 per semester and will be renewed on a fall and spring basis for eight consecutive semesters. Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to female graduates of an accredited secondary school who have an interest in the game of golf. Applicant must be in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate education in a college or university in the state of Alabama and applicant must be a resident of Alabama.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Amount: Up to $5,000 Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship.


Feeding Tomorrow Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Sponsor: Feeding Tomorrow Amount: Varies Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarships are open to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food.


Gilman-McCain Scholarship Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Amount: $5,000 Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate child dependents of an active duty service member to study or intern abroad on a credit-bearing program.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Amount: $5,000 Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate child dependents of an active duty service member to study or intern abroad on a credit-bearing program. This deadline is for students studying or interning abroad during May 2020 and April 2021.

Innovation in Education Scholarship Sponsor: LA Tutors Amount: $500 Closing Date: March 2, 2021 Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.


Think for Yourself Scholarship

Let Grow will award college scholarships to U.S. high school students who exemplify independence of thought in their everyday lives. Students will choose from a series of prompts to describe a life experience or issue that made them think independently. Students will explore themes like taking an unpopular stand, overcoming adversity, or finding common ground with someone you disagree with. This scholarship is available to students pursuing all forms of higher education including trade schools and four-year colleges.

Award Amount: 4 awards; $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: February 28, 2021


Sweet and Simple Scholarship

If you’re looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple – sweet and simple! Applicants must be 14 years of age or older and a resident of the United States. To apply, students should submit an online written response (250 words or less) to the following topic: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: February 28, 2021

HSF General College Scholarships

Amount: Up to $5,000

Apply By: February 15, 2021

Description: Open to students of Hispanic descent who are graduating high school seniors, community colleges students, transfer students, college students, or graduate students. All majors and graduate fields are accepted, with an emphasis on STEM majors.

Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Gordon A. Rich

Amount: $12,500 (renewable)

ApplyBy: February 16, 2021

Description: Scholarship money is available to offspring of those working in the financial services industry. Each GAR scholarship is worth up to $50,000 (approximately $12,500/year) awarded to hardworking high school students who have a financial need.


Davidson Fellows Scholarship

Amount: Up to $50,000

Apply By: February 12, 2021

Description: Open to young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: $5,000

Apply By: February 5, 2021

Description: pen to students entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2020 and must be planning to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

Sponsor: American Meteorological Society

SimpleTexting Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Apply By: February 5, 2021

Description: Open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicant must submit an essay on how texting helped sustain and strengthen their relationships during COVID-19.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Amount: Up to $30,000

Apply By: February 2, 2021

Description: Scholars program is open to full-time junior-level students at four-year institutions pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have an extensive record of public and/or community service and be committed to a career in government or in public service.

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Apply By: February 1, 2021

Description: Scholarship is open to female graduating high school seniors who wish to attend a women’s college in the United States. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Sponsor: The Sunflower Initiative


A Salute to Engineering Essay Contest

Amount: up to $500

Apply By: February 1, 2021

Description: Essay contest is open to girls and boys in grades 3-12. Applicant must submit an essay that salutes engineering’s role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Sponsor: EngineerGirlo

$2,021 New Year New You CollegeXpress Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school students who answer one question and complete registration on CollegeXpress.com

  • Amount: $2,021

  • Deadline: January 31st

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Create a free account on CollegeXpress and complete registration

  • Amount: $10,000

  • Deadline: May 1, 2021

$1,000 Tallo “January’s Second Easy” Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be legal U.S. citizens physically living in the U.S., at least 13 years of age, and attending a post-secondary institution in 2021

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school seniors and college students

  • Amount: $2,000

  • Deadline: January 31

$10,000 ScholarshipPoints Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Open to all high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students

  • Amount: $10,000

  • Deadline: January 31

$25,000 “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to all students, including high school, college, and graduate students

  • Amount: $25,000

  • Deadline: January 31

$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to all students ranging from high school students to college and community college students.

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: January 31

HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled (or planning to) as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program

  • Amount: $2,000

  • Deadline: January 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Eligibility: United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools

  • Amount: 15 Awards range from $100 to $10,000

  • Deadline: January 15, 2021

Probo Medical Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school, college, and graduate students with a 3.0 or above GPA who submit an essay about medical technology and the future

  • Amount: $500

  • Deadline: January 15, 2021

Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Applicants must either be a United States citizen or obtain U.S. citizenship by the last day of the first term of their freshman year (for four-year offers) or the first term of sophomore year (for three-year offers). Applicants must have SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26 and a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Amount: Varies

  • Due: January 17, 2021

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

Amount: $1,000 Deadline: January 30, 2021

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Amount: $500

Apply by: December 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

AWWA Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Apply by: December 21, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to current undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in working in the water industry (engineering, research, etc.). In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically for female students and minority students.

Burger King Scholars Program

Amount: Up to $50,000

Apply by December 15, 2020

Description: Program is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Amount: Up to $25,000

Apply by: December 15, 2020 or until 10,000 applications are received

Description: Applicant must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. APPLY EARLY – only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

Anavii Market Scholarship

Amount: $500

Closing Date: December 15, 2020

Description: Open to current and perspective students at an accredited institution within the United States who will submit an essay on a given topic related to hemp and climate change.

Americanism Essay Contest

Amount: Up to $5,000

Apply by: December 1, 2020

Description: Contest is open to students in grades seven through 12 (or equivalent). Applicant must be sponsored by a branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Ladies Auxiliary. Applicant must submit an essay on the theme, “The Bill of Rights and me.”

Sponsor: Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Dell Scholars Program

Amount: $20,000

Apply by:: December 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program (such as AVID, GEAR UP, Upward Bound – see full list on website) in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.4 and demonstrate financial need.

Sponsor: Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Apply by: December 1, 2020