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Scholarship Bulletin

October 2015

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Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Abbott &Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to announce that the scholarship program will be continued for 2014.  Our winners from the past two years are posted on our scholarship website.


Please visit our website at

Deadline: June 10, 2016
AFSCME Family Scholarship

This is for graduating high school seniors only Any graduating high school senior who is a daughter or son of an AFSCME member, (or whose legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is an AFSCME member) and who intends to enroll in a full-time, four year degree program in any accredited college or university, is eligible to apply for a scholarship.

$2000 each year for a max of four years
To be eligible, you must:

•Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;

•At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and

•Have taken the SAT or the ACT

Deadline: December 31, 2015(postmark)
AICPA Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students -Also found in Connect EDU

The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs and Robert Half International. For four decades, this program has provided over $14 .6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars. The organization offers a variety of scholarships to high school students as well as students already attending college. For additional information about the scholarships that are offered by the AICPA, please go to:

Deadline: varies according to scholarship
Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Get a degree in the field of your choice and the education and experience you need to succeed. The leadership and management experience that you'll gain, combined with a degree, is sure to prepare you for a promising future in either the Air Force or the business world.

For more information, go to

Deadline: December 1 each year
American Fire Extinguisher Scholarship Program

The AFSA Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors in the United States who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school in the United States. The scholarship is not based on financial need. Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. You must be a high school senior during the 2013-2014 school year who will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Requirements: All applicants must read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (pdf) or (html) (approximately 3,000 words) about automatic fire sprinklers and take a ten-question multiple-choice test. This is an open-book test and you may print out the paper beforehand for reference during testing. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships. For each question answered incorrectly, you will be given one more chance at the end of the exam to answer those questions correctly. For more information, please go to:

Deadline: April 6, 2016
AmeriCorps Opportunities

Some Benefits You Feel, Other Benefits are Real. Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
To learn more about the AmeriCorps Experience, please go to: AmeriCorpsState and National:
The APAISF Scholarship

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census

  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply

  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014. Please read each listing for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED

  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1

  • Submit one letter of recommendation

200 recipients will be awarded $2500-$5,000 each.

Deadline: January 8, 2016

Army ROTC/U.S. Army

The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program.


  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)

  • Meet physical standards

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Your Commitment

  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.

  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

Go to the website for full details, requirements, and procedures for applying at:

Deadline: January 10, 2016
ARRL Foundation the National Association for Amateur Radio

The ARRL Foundation administers scholarships for post secondary education students holding a valid FCC-granted Amateur Radio license. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5000 or more. Scholarships are funded by generous individuals and Amateur Radio organizations to encourage radio amateurs to pursue their educational goals. All ARRL Foundation-administered scholarships are intended exclusively for educational use, to provide assistance with costs of tuition, room, board, books and/or other fees essential to the education of the recipient. Application instructions and forms are only available at: . There are two application forms, the General Scholarship Application and a separate application for the Goldfarb Scholarship. Amount: $500-$5000.

Applications for the 2016 ARRL Foundation scholarship program will be accepted between midnight, October 1, 2015 and 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time January 31, 2016. 

Deadline: January 31, 2016
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

The Automotive Hall of Fame serves as administrator to over $20,000 in combined college scholarships annually. The applicant must indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.

The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
•Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.

•Provide an official transcript of all academic work.

•Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.

•Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or master’s program.

•Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.

•Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program).

•Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.

•Must be enrolled full-time.

•Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
For more information, please visit their website at:
Deadline: Applications will be accepted February 1 – June 30, 2016
AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company's philanthropic and volunteer activities and working to improve the quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence.

Our signature program, AXA Achievement, helps make college possible by providing access and advice.
Access: more than $1.3 million a year in scholarships
- Winners in every state nationwide

- Scholarships of $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000

- Focus on students' personal accomplishments
Advice: comprehensive information to help with the complex process of college selection, application and financing

You may also download and print the application at:

Deadline: December 15, 2015. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early.
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $17.6 million in scholarships and the program continues to grow. Last year alone $2.2 million in scholarships were awarded.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

For more information, please go to:

Deadline: December 15, 2015
Cancer for College Scholarships

The Cancer for College Scholarship is designed for cancer survivors.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US resident enrolled in an accredited university or community college

  • Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor

  • Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend regional events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and or media coverage. Cancer for College reserves the right to use still or video images and/or statements of scholarship recipients in any promotional materials.


For more information, please go to:

Deadline: January 31, 2016
Christopher’s’ Annual Poster Contest “You Can Make A Difference”

  • Posters must include the statement “You can make a difference” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

  • Each poster must be the work of one student.

  • The poster concept and design and any photos or artwork used must be the original work of the student entering.


High School Students

Deadline: February 17th, 2016

Cooperative Living Organization Scholarships

Low Cost Housing for incoming University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College students. Information and application at:

Low-cost housing

Deadline: Ongoing
Common Knowledge Scholarships

Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) awards scholarships to students through Internet-based quiz competitions. CKSF reward students for demonstrating what they know. There is no essay writing or long applications to complete. Students receive scholarship awards based on common knowledge and basic education curricula. Students in grades 9 –12 (must live in Broward, Dade, of Monroe County) can go on line and register to compete at

Deadlines varies
Daughters of the American Revolution National Society

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas: history, political science, economics, government or nursing. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The ONLY exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. For information about their various scholarships, go to their website at:

Deadline varies according to major chosen.
Elks National Foundation - 2015 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

  • College students are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2016 contest are available to download after September 1, 2015. The application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge nearest to the applicant's home by December 4, 2015.

Only students who are ranked in the top 5% of their class may apply. Must have leadership, club involvement, and community service and prove financial need. Applications and supporting documents must be turned into the North Miami Elks Lodge #1835 at: 12494 NE 2nd Avenue, North Miami, Fl 33161.Applications are available on line at:

Deadline: December 4, 2015
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

FEEA has awarded more than $7 million in college scholarships exclusively to civilian federal and postal employees and their family members. Awards: More than 400 students from across 26 regions will win scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,500.

Who is Eligible?

  • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses

  • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors

  • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time

  • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school

  • Course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree

  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

For more information, please visit their website at:

Deadline: Applications for the 2016-17 contest will be available in January 2016.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors athletes for demonstrating excellence in school, on their sports team, and in their communities. This is an award where we celebrate YOU--not necessarily because you scored the winning touchdown or goal--but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader in your community.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports

Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Be college bound (accredited four-year college) anticipated in Fall 2014. Be born on or after 9/1/1991
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).

Officers, directors, members, and employees (including Store Associates) of Foot Locker Inc. Foot Locker Foundation Inc., or Do Something Inc. and any of their subsidiaries or divisions, are not eligible to apply; nor are members of the immediate family of anyone described above.

Twenty winners of this program will each receive $20,000 in scholarship funding for college. For more information, please go to:

Deadline: December 18, 2015
Ford Salute to Education

Must be aSenior; weighted GPA of 3.0 or above; participation in at least one school organization/activity or one area of community service; legal resident in the US and Miami-Dade County. Leadership, achievement, character, financial need, and the individual’s use of these traits in service to his or her school and the community are also given consideration. May apply in ONE of the following 4 categories: Athletics, Arts (Foreign Language, Language Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Arts) Leadership/Service, and Science. 100 recipients receive $1,500 and is to be used ONLY FOR TUITION AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL RELATED FEES. (There will be 11 recipients per category, each receiving a scholarship of $1,000.). Apply online and create a username and password. You may edit your application until the deadline of February 1, 2016. You must print a copy of the application for your records. You also must print and fill out the Application Verification Form and obtain the necessary signature from the CAP Advisor.

Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Friends of 440 Scholarship

The purpose of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is to aid dependents or descendants of workers who were injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals who primarily work in the operation and/or administration of this same law are eligible to receive scholarships.

Scholarships are intended to assist students who meet these criteria and lack the economic ability to continue education beyond high school or to further their college education.
Student Requirements

• Grade Point Average: ◦ High school seniors must have a 2.7 GPA to apply.

◦ College applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to apply.

◦ All scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have at least 12 credit hours per semester to remain eligible for funds.

• The scholarship is not available for graduate studies.

• Applicants must not be related directly or indirectly to any member of the Board of Directors.

For more information and the application please go to: .

Award: $6,000

Deadline: February 28, 2016
Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. For a complete listing of the 1,000 incoming Gates Scholars and to "meet" some of them in their local news, click on the News & Events link on the bottom of the GMS homepage and then on the "News" tab.

To be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program students must:

  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;  

  • Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;

  • Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;

  • Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located , accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student;

Forms and information at: http://www.gmsp.orgAmount: Full tuition & expenses. Application packets are also available in the CAP Office, room 2186A. All online applications must be submitted by January 13, 2016
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.Legal resident of the U.S. Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months. Essay, Financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Application must be completed online:

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Golden Drum / MAPAS Scholarship Application

MPAS Scholarship ($8,000)

  • The scholarship pays $1000 per semester toward tuition (fall and spring only) and is renewable for four years with an academic performance of a 2.75 FIU GPA or better and enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a weighted high school GPA of 3.2 or better.

  • The student must submit an essay outlining their personal mission statement.

  • A resume highlighting high school involvement/leadership, community service experience and awards/honors.

  • The student must also submit at least one signed and dated letter of recommendation, by a teacher/instructor, advisor or employer on official letterhead.

  • The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who meet the minimum criteria

Golden Drum Scholarship ($10,000)

  • The scholarship pays $1250 per semester toward tuition (fall and spring only) and is renewable for four years with an academic performance of a 3.00 FIU GPA or better and enrollment in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a weighted high school GPA of 3.5 or better.

  • The student must submit an essay outlining their personal mission statement.

  • A resume highlighting high school involvement/leadership, community service experience and awards/honors.

  • The student must also submit at least one signed and dated letter of recommendation, by a teacher/instructor, advisor or employer on official letterhead.

  • The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who meet the minimum criteria.

The application can be found at:

Deadline: February 2, 2016

GO! Volunteer abroad scholarship

GO! Overseas is proud to support international volunteers through our GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship program. Anyone participating in a volunteer program abroad is eligible to apply for the GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

Award: Several $1,000 awards

For more information please go to:

Deadline: Vary
Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship


Student must be an incoming freshman and a Florida resident to be eligible to receive a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.


Leadership: Students must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, including the capacity to motivate and lead others.

Scholarship: Academic distinction is necessary but is not the singular determining criterion for selection as a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar. High-school students considered for a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship must meet admission qualifications of the Honors College, as well as award requirements. Recipients of the awards must maintain an Honors College grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to maintain eligibility for renewal of the award.

Integrity: Students must show evidence of strong moral character.

Courage: Students must demonstrate courage to challenge themselves in academics, community service and problem solving environments.

Vigor: Students must display energy-a zest for life-as shown in sports or other venues.
Honors College Full-Time Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarship

•Starting with students entering Fall 2013, the Flagler will cover Room and Board as well as Tuition and Fees not covered by Bright Futures, up to $7500 per semester for Fall/Spring, plus four summer enrichments programs. This totals over $72,000 over four years.

Selection Timetable

During student's senior year in high school: • December 15—Deadline for students to be admitted to FAU and the Wilkes Honors College.

• January 2—Scholars Day applications are due.

• February—Selected students are notified of their status and invited to campus for interview.

• March—Campus interviews are held and Flagler Scholars are selected.

• Mid-March—Scholars Day awards mailed.

Information available at:

Deadline: December 15, 2015
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation's preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. For more information on available scholarships, please go to:

Deadline:Various deadlines based on the scholarship 2015 – 2016
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives. For more information, please visit their website at:

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior;

  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;

  • Show leadership potential;

  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;

  • Present evidence of financial need;

  • Be a United States citizen;

  • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21; and

  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Application Components
The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • A completed and submitted online application;

  • One (1) letter of recommendation submitted online only

  • SAT or ACT scores sent to the Foundation directly from the testing agencies. The Foundation’s college codes are: SAT 4248/ACT: 6570.

You will need to have a copy of your SAT or ACT scores and your latest high school transcript in order to complete the questions on the online application.

Mailing Materials
We will not accept the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application or supporting documents via mail, email or fax. Applications and letters of recommendation will only be accepted via our online application program.

Applicants invited to interview with one of the regional committees will be required to bring copies of the documents listed below to the interview.

  • Official high school transcript

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship

  • Student Aid Report

Go to application and information.

Application Timeline:

October 15, 2015 - Application Available for Review Only

November 1, 2015 - Application Live

February 15, 2016, 5pm (EST) - Complete Application Due
Jan Ia Belle Scholarship Program

The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program was established in 2009 to provide a financial resource to individuals with disabilities who desire to pursue their personal and career goals through attendance at a post-secondary institution.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

•Applicant must be an individual with a disability.

•Applicant must be a Florida resident.

•Applicant must be an individual 16 to 24 years of age who is entering as a first time student at any institution of higher learning, whether academic or vocational.

Eligible applicants must also provide the following documents:

•Two letters of reference from someone other than a family member, relative, or personal friend. Suggestions include: a current or former teacher, employer, etc. The content of the letters should address your commitment to learning, personal or professional advancement, and service;

•Verification of Disability Form (form is attached as part of this application);

•High School Transcript; and

•Proof of accomplishments, including in field of interest, such as certificates, awards, letters of commendation, post secondary acceptance letters, etc.
This is a Non-renewable award of up to $15,000 for graduating seniors
For more information, please go to

Deadline:November 15, 2015
John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture. ONLY THOSE SHOULD APPLY WHO ARE SKILLED AND DEVOTED TO THIS CLASSICAL OR CONSERVATIVE TRADITION.

Open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will approximate $5,000.00.

Deadline: February 1, 2016
Johnson Scholarship Foundation

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is a private Foundation with a mission to assist disadvantaged people to obtain education. It does not make individual grants. All scholarships and grants are made through selected institutions. The Foundation believes that education can empower disadvantaged people to improve their economic circumstances and quality of life. The Foundation operates a number of core programs, which were established by its founder, and supports the education of disabled, economically disadvantaged and American Indian students. The Foundation’s support of these causes is delivered through a variety of scholarships and grant programs, which are described in this site. To view a list of scholarships offered, please go to:

Deadlines Vary
LM Scholarship Program

Leavitt Machinery is providing a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student who is currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September. Additionally, to be eligible, a student must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.

Award: $500.00

Deadline: May 31, 2016
Mas Family Scholarships

Students are eligible to apply for a Mas Family Scholarship if they were born in Cuba or are of direct Cuban descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, are considered financially needy (as determined by a specific formula that takes into account the applicant and their family’s financial situation in terms of how much they can contribute), and complete and submit their application with all other required materials by the specified date.

Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s academic performance, leadership qualities, potential to contribute to the advancement of a free society, and their likelihood of success in their chosen career.
Each applicant is evaluated through three-steps of selection. A screening process analyzes and confirms their academic standing and financial need. Semi-finalists are selected based on the strength of their application. Finalists are chosen from the pool by interviews and character evaluations, and scholarships are awarded by a final selection committee.
Scholars may receive up to $32,000 over four years of college, as long as scholars maintain the prerequisites for receiving them. While full scholarships cannot be awarded to recipients receiving full-tuition scholarships and/or stipendiary support from other sources, recipients are still eligible for partial awards.
Portions of our application can be submitted online, but some sections must be sent by mail. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2015; items that are mailed in must be postmarked by that date.

To apply, please go to:

Applications are due by January 30, 2016
Miami HEAT scholarship

The Miami HEAT offers four (4) HEAT Scholarships each valued at $2,500.00 available

to high school seniors who excel in academics and community service:

1. Two (2) Miami HEAT Scholarships awarded.

2. One (1) Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship awarded.

3. One (1) Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship awarded.


  • Miami HEAT Scholarship: Awarded to students who have excelled in academics & community service and have a financial need.

  • Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship: Awarded to students who have excelled in academics & community service and have a financial need.

  • Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship: Awarded to student who excels in academics & community service, participates in a sport and has a financial need.


  • In order to be considered for any of our three HEAT Scholarships, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a high school student enrolled in a Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County public or private school.

  • Applicant must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.2 by the end of the second grading period of their senior year.

  • Applicant must submit an official transcript from the high school registrar along with a copy of their SAT and/or ACT score.

  • Applicant must have an unmet financial need for assistance. In order to prove a financial need, please submit a copy of the

  • household’s W2 form(s) and a copy of the last tax filing (i.e. 1040 form) for all household members.

  • Letters to be submitted by applicant:

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – each from a current high school teacher or administrator on school letterhead.

  • Two (2) or more letters from a community based organization, on that organization’s letterhead verifying community

  • service and hours performed.

  • One (1) letter from High School Athletic Director or Coach verifying candidate’s participation in a high school sport.*

Applicant must be accepted to and enroll in a four year accredited college or university in the USA. Please submit a copy of the

letter of acceptance to the four year accredited college or university. Applicant must complete a writing sample as outlined in the application form

For more information, please go to:

Deadline: JANUARY 30, 2016
MPAS Scholars Award

The MPAS Scholars Award is a tuition-based scholarship available to incoming freshman at Florida International University. This award places a major emphasis on identifying and developing emerging leaders. It pays $1000 toward tuition per semester and is renewable each year (fall and spring terms only) for a total of four years with an academic performance of a 2.75 GPA or above and enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

To participate in the MPAS Scholarship selection process, the student must be: a high school senior with a weighted high school GPA of 3.2 or better; be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; be a Florida resident; have a proven track record of leadership; submit a resume and letter of recommendation; write a statement of purpose that articulates his or her strengths as they pertain to his or her career plans and leadership objectives and describe how the MPAS Scholars award will help him or her achieve those goals; have submitted a completed admissions packet to FIU, along with official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores prior to the scholarship deadline. For more information, please go to:

Deadline: February 2nd, 2016

Nat Moore foundation scholarship

Eligible students must:

  • Be graduating from a South Florida high school.

  • Plan to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, or a technical school.

  • Come from a low-income or disadvantaged family, or can demonstrate financial need.

  • Have a minimum non-weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • Demonstrate his/her commitment to community service. 


An incomplete application will delay the evaluation process and may result in disqualifying you from scholarship consideration. Prior to mailing your packet, please be sure to include all of the following:

 Completed and signed application

 An official high school transcript, which includes most recent course work

 One letter of recommendation from an appropriate high school teacher or administrator on school or business letterhead

 Extracurricular activities listing (described on Page 3 of the application)

 A personal statement of 500 – 700 words (described on Page 4 of the application)

 Signed Permission to Release Form

 One photograph (formal high school photograph preferred)
For more information or to apply for a grant, please contact the Foundation by phone at (305) 770-0995 or send an email.
Award: $2,500

Deadline: January 31, 2016
NROTC Scholarship Program ( For Juniors for next year )

Eligibility Requirements

The Navy adheres to strict moral, physical and academic standards. This applies to students in the NROTC program. Here is a list of some of the basic requirements to apply for the program. You must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be not less than 17 years old by September 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on June 30 of that year

  • Not have reached your 27th birthday by June 30 of the year in which your graduation and commissioning are anticipated

  • Have acquired a high school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of the year you plan to enter the NROTC program

  • Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic

  • Be physically qualified by Navy standards

  • Not have 30 or more semester hours or 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon application


  • You may start the application process during the second semester of your junior year of high school. Follow these steps. Or download a comprehensive application information checklist. (Can't view this file? Download Adobe Acrobat Reader)


  • Authorize the testing agency to release your scores directly to the NROTC Scholarship Program (program code 0656). No other means of providing scores to the program is acceptable. Scores forwarded directly from the applicant or a school will not be accepted.

  • The minimum SAT scores are 530 Critical Reading, 520 Math

  • The minimum ACT scores are 21 Math, 22 English

  • Graduates in the top 10% of their class will be considered

  • Scores will be accepted no earlier than Feb. 15 and will not be accepted after December 31

For full details and online application see website at:
NSA Educational Scholarship Program

For High school students

About the Program
With the Stokes Program, you work during the summer at NSA in areas related to your course of study. If you are selected as a program participant, you are required to work for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study.

*This program is also open to college sophomores who are majoring in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, or Korean.

Qualifications for High School Students – You must major in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Eligible to be granted a security clearance

  • A high school senior at the time of application

  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing), or ACT of 25

  • A preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities


  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice

  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)

  • Year-round salary

  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation

  • Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays

  • Health and life insurance

  • Participation in federal retirement plans

Qualifications for High School Students - You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

  • A high school senior at the time of application

  • A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25

  • A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st of each year.
Off to College Scholarship Program

High school senior, legal resident. Planning to enroll in a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or career school for the Fall of 2015.Recipients are selected by a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Students apply online. Students should review the website for complete details:

College Scholarship Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins on 9/15/2014 and ends 5/15/2015 ("Sweepstakes Period").
Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Year: High school senior and current college, including graduate and post-graduate work, excludes current community college students

Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. History of leadership and/or ally ship in issues that affect the LGBT/Queer community.Must plan to continue this leadership/ally ship in the future. No specific GPA but seeking candidates with high academic performance.

For more information, please go to:

Notes: Application available in November. Consists of a 2-part scholarship application.

Deadline: November 1, 2015
Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize is for students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of RACE RELATIONS. Applicant must have an adult “supporter” – teacher, advisor, community/religious leader or other adult who can attest to and support the applicant’s work in race relations. The winner receives $1,000 + an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University. Applications are available online at

Deadline: January 31, 2016
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in middle level and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. You can apply online for The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards! Click below to start, continue or check the status of an online application.  

Apply Now

To learn more about this scholarship, go to:

Deadline: November 3, 2015
Ron Brown Scholarship Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

•Must be Black/African American.

•Must excel academically.

•Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

•Must participate in community service activities.

•Demonstrate financial need.

•Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.

•Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.

NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

Applications are available online at

Deadline: November 1, 2015 Early Applicant Deadline

January 9th, 2016 - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.
Ronald McDonald House Scholarships

Applications are now available on-line at / Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

* RMHC/HACER Scholarship: Must have at least one parent of Hispanic origin

* RMHC/Future Achievers Scholarship: Must have at least one parent of African-American origin or Black Caribbean heritage

* RMHC/Scholars: ALL Students may apply regardless of ethnic heritage. Note: Asian, African American and Hispanic students are welcome to apply for the RMHC Scholars program provided they have not applied for one of the two scholarship programs listed above.

* Must be a legal US resident

* Must be eligible to enroll and attend an institution of higher education or a vocational/technical school

* Plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary education institution during the academic year following their graduation

* Reside in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, West Palm Beach Counties and Treasure Coast

* Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, community service, and, personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a required essay.

Deadline: The RMHC®/HACER® National Scholarship application for 2015 begins October 1st, 2014 and ends on January 20, 2015.
The Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE Engineering Scholarships

Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.

Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering.
See information on file for deadlines and details for each award being offered by participating universities. All applicants must: Intend to enroll in an engineering program (refer to scholarship descriptors) accredited by ABET. Be a citizen of the United States (not permanent resident) at the date of application. Be a high school senior at the time of application (Sept. 1 - Dec. 1). Meet minimum requirements with regard to grade point average, SAT and/or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship. Students are encouraged to retrieve the application and information on-line at:

Deadline: December 15, 2015
Soroptimist International of Homestead: Violet Richardson Award

Soroptimist is concerned with the special challenges facing today’s girls and young women. The organization launched the Violet Richardson Award program in 2000 as a way to recognize girls for their volunteer service to their communities. The program honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 whose volunteer efforts include: helping other disadvantaged girls; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty.

Are You:

  • A young woman, currently between the ages of 14 and 17, who is caring, compassionate, creative and most of all, committed to making the world a better place.

  • A young woman who has demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it.

  • A young woman who has had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer

Visit our web site, for detailed information and application. 

The application deadline is December 1, 2015
Southern Scholarship Foundation

Program Description: For over fifty years, the Southern Scholarship Foundation has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Qualified students attending Florida State University, Florida A&M University, the University of Florida, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and Florida Gulf Coast University are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing. The SSF currently operates scholarship houses at Florida State, University of Florida, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, Florida Gulf Coast University. Additional information can be obtained by going to their website at: or by calling 850.222.3832

Deadline – March 1, 2016
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

  1. Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to all students in high school that are enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:

The award amount is $5,000

Deadline: December 5, 2015
Straight Forward MediaScholarships

Straight Forward Media offers 6 different scholarships to a wide variety of students every year. Each of our scholarship programs is open to both American and international students, and we offer scholarships to attendees of four-year colleges, two-year and community colleges, vocational and technical schools.

Unless otherwise noted, all scholarship awards are $500 and are given four times per year.

We maintain separate websites for most of our scholarships, and you can find links to each below.

  • Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship. Awarded twice per year, you can apply online for each of the $1,000 awards.

  • Recession Relief Scholarship: (formerly the Get Out of Debt Scholarship) Apply online with a short essay about why you need a helping hand with your debt situation, and why the scholarship will help you attend an educational program.

  • Mesothelioma Memorial Scholarship: A general scholarship for students of all education backgrounds.

  • Teachers: A scholarship for students planning to be teachers — of any kind and at any level.

  • Minority: For college students (and soon-to-be college students) who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.

  • Nursing: For college students (and soon-to-be college students) who are pursuing a nursing degree.

Deadlines: Vary

SunTrust Off To College Scholarship

You could win a $500 scholarship!

For the tenth consecutive year, SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the U.S.


A total of 30 individual $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks throughout the sweepstakes period.


Entrants can be either:

  • High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2015, or

  • Current college students continuing undergraduate studies in the fall of 2015


Two winners are chosen every two weeks from Oct. 31, 2014 - May 15, 2015


Sweepstakes details are:

  • Registration begins Sept. 15th and the first drawing is held on Oct. 31st

  • Free to enter — eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need

For complete details and application go to:

Two winners are chosen every two weeks from Oct. 30, 2015 - May 13, 2016
The Johnson Scholarship Foundation

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is a private Foundation with a mission to assist disadvantaged people to obtain education. It does not make individual grants. All scholarships and grants are made through selected institutions. The Foundation believes that education can empower disadvantaged people to improve their economic circumstances and quality of life. The Foundation operates a number of core programs, which were established by its founder, and supports the education of disabled, economically disadvantaged and American Indian students. The Foundation’s support of these causes is delivered through a variety of scholarships and grant programs, which are described in this site. To view a list of scholarships offered, please go to:

Deadlines Vary
United Negro College Fund

Since 1985, the UNCF Scholarships and Grants Administration office has awarded in scholarship assistance over $105 million to over 28,000 students enrolled in its 39 member colleges and universities and other HBCUs and majority institutions as well. Qualifications include:

  • High school senior

  • Planning to attend one of the 39 UNCF’s member colleges or universities (list available on website)

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • One page essay on student’s community service

  • 2.5 GPA

  • Some programs may ask for various other requirements

The UNCF provides support in numerous ways to a variety of constituencies. Learn more about scholarships There are numerous scholarship opportunities available to African American students at this website.

Deadlines vary
Scholarships offered through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

To see a list of all the scholarships on CHCI’s NextOpp, scroll through the summaries at: will be available October 2015

If you want to narrow down your results? to do an advanced search based on your personal and academic information.
Scholarships from for Students in 2015

Finding and applying for scholarships to pay for college is important, and is here to help! Each year, funds several unique scholarship programs for high school students, college students, grad students and non-traditional adult learners. Take a look at our scholarships listed here,

Deadlines Vary
Scholarships from

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Scholarships Offered Through CAPEX


Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Secondary school students, ages 15-18, live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies, ages 18-24, study and participate in practical training.  Scholarships are now available for academic year 2014-15. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at

The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the website for more information.

Essay contests

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. Students are required to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?

What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of

coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
To qualify, students must be a U.S. citzen or permanent resident and must also enter a four-year accredited college or university within 12 months of the application deadline. An independent committee selected by AFA will judge all timely submissions. Author identity will remain anonymous during the judging. Incomplete applica­tions will not be accepted
More information at:

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Voice of democracy competition

Grades 9-12.Patriotic Audio Essay Competition. Original work of 3-5 minutes on theme: "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military? St VFW announces it is now accepting entries into next year’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The announcement comes just two weeks after students from across the globe took home their share of nearly $3 million dollars in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions.

VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to promoting patriotism among our nation’s youth. Students are asked to submit an essay in response to a question or statement on a subject which prompts them to consider how democratic ideals and principals apply to their lives.

This year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks students to explain, “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” The Voice of Democracy scholarship competition is an audio-essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. Students are asked to record their statement in response to the theme and submit their entry to their local Posts. The national winner will receive the $30,000, T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship Award. Click here for more information.

The Patriot’s Pen competition is open to students in grades 6-8. This year, students are asked to reflect on the statement, “What Patriotism Means to Me.” The national winner will receive a $5,000 award. Click here for more information.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015.

The CAP Office maintains information about a number of Institutional Scholarships on hand. 
Miami Dade College Scholarships

Miami-Dade College is pleased to announce the availability of Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Various Scholarships from numerous donors are available to students who attend Miami-Dade College.  The Scholarships vary in amounts and requirements, depending on the particular scholarship programs.  Interested students are encouraged to complete and submit the Scholarship application on-line, and submit all additional "requested" supporting documentation to the Campus Scholarship Coordinators.

Minimum Eligibility for Scholarship Consideration

  • Completion and submission of Scholarship Application

  • Submission of all required supporting documentation

  • Students must be admitted to Miami-Dade College

  • Student must have completed a Federal Financial Aid Application for 2015-2016

Scholarship Deadline
Priority consideration will be given to students who complete and submit the Scholarship application on-line at

  • Students, please check the MDC website below for scholarships that are currently available!!!


Financial Aid help for International Students

Schools Awarding Financial Aid

Many colleges and universities in the US offer financial aid to international students. Here is a list of the US schools that offer international aid, searchable by state, and also showing the number of students that receive aid and the average award:

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International Financial Aid

  • International Student Loans

  • Schools that Award Financial Aid

  • Universities that Award Financial Aid (UK)

  • International Scholarship Search Tool

  • Financial Aid Advice Articles

    • Scholarship Scams

    • Funding Study Abroad

    • Funding for Community Colleges

    • Evaluating School Costs

    • Opening a Bank Account

  • International Financial Aid Forum

  • International Financial Aid Blog

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University of Miami scholarship database

FINANCIAL AID     This is the website used to file for financial aid. NOTE:   The FAFSA form is not available until January 1, 2016. this is where you register for Florida Bright Futures as well as other Florida state grants and scholarships. Registration for Florida Financial Aid begins December 1st, 2015

This is a web site maintained by the University of Illinois that contains links to the various college ranking services: (this is good) 

*for any additional scholarships you may be looking for please check out:

Scholarships and Resources From Hispanic Heritage

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HHF Maintains this list of scholarship and grant information. Please research any opportunity that you are interested in to confirm the details cited here.

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Please visit NRCCUA's new interactive college prep website for information on planning, executing and financing your college education. 

For a comprehensive list of Scholarships and educational grants, please visit Information is available in English and in Spanish.

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