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Scholarship Bulletin



  • Private Scholarships

  • Scholarships for Students to Study Abroad

  • Essay Contests

  • On the Internet

  • Financial Aid help for International Students

  • Other Scholarship Websites

  • Follow Capmbsh on tweeter (Mrs. Sahwell has tons of scholarships and alerts)

10 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

1. Start searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Don't wait until spring of your senior year in high school to start searching, or you'll miss half the deadlines. Continue searching for scholarships even after you are enrolled in college. Consider this like a full time job.

2. Answer all of the optional questions on a scholarship matching web site for about twice as many matches.

3. Use a free scholarship matching service like The Fastweb database is updated daily, and the site will email you notifications of new scholarships that match your personal background profile.

4. Look for local scholarships on bulletin boards near the guidance counselor of financial aid offices, or the library's jobs and careers section.

5. Apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible. Pursue less competitive scholarships, such as small awards and essay contests, since they are easier to win and the money adds up and helps you win bigger scholarships.

6. Don't miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.

7. Tailor your application to the sponsor's goals. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

8. If you have difficulty writing essays, try recording yourself as you answer the question out loud, and transcribe the recording later. Most people can think and speak faster than they can write or type. Create an outline afterward to organize your thoughts.

9. Personalize your essay and be passionate. Write about something of interest to you. Make your application stand out from the crowd. Talk about your impact on other people. Give examples and be specific.

10. Google your name and make sure you have a professional online profile. Use a professional email address, such as Clean up the content of your Facebook account, removing inappropriate and immature material.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to announce that the scholarship program will be continued for 2018.  Our winners from the past two years are posted on our scholarship website.


Please visit our website at

Deadline: June 14, 2018

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, 2017(postmark)

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 Academy of Neurology


All entries will be reviewed by a panel of physicians and scientists who are actively engaged in neuroscience research at academic institutions throughout the US. Four prize winners will be selected through two rounds of competition.

Four winners will each receive a $1,000 prize. Three winners and their teachers will receive airfare, two nights hotel, $100 per day for expenses (up to two days), and the opportunity to present their work during a scientific poster session at the AAN 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA—the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. One winner and his/her teacher will receive airfare, three nights hotel, a daily per diem (up to three days), and the opportunity to present his/her work at the Child Neurology Society 43rd Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH.


  • Students must be enrolled in secondary school (grades 9-12) in the United States, regardless of age

  • Applications must represent original laboratory research as well as the original written work of the applicant

  • Each project should be the work of an individual student; group projects are not eligible (teachers are encouraged to provide guidance as needed, but must allow each student to demonstrate his/her own creativity)

  • Family members of the judges, the AAN Science Committee, or AAN staff are not eligible to apply:

Deadline: October 9, 2017

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: AmeriCorps State and National:

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 2017-2018 school year who will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting with the fall 2018 semester.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • The High School Senior College Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA.

  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll for classes beginning no later than Fall 2018 session.

  • Winner selection is NOT based on financial needGPA or demographic criteria.

  • Home-schooled students may apply as long as course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.

  • Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter.

Entry Details

  1. Scholarship entries are ONLY accepted online through the AFSA scholarship web site (

  2. Entrants must submit a completed entry form with all required information. Before college scholarship funds will be awarded, all information submitted on the entry form by the entrant will be verified. If ANY false or misleading information is submitted on the entry form, the student will be disqualified without notification to the entrant.

  3. Each entrant is allowed only ONE (1) ENTRY submittal.  Any attempt to enter again under a different name, address, etc., will automatically disqualify the entrant without notification to the entrant.

  4. Entrants selected as winners are required to submit the name and contact information of their chosen college/university/certified trade school* for verification of registration and payment of the scholarship to the school. All forms and processes must be completed within sixty (60) days of contest end date or your scholarship is forfeited.

A 2- or 4-year college/university/technical/career/online school based in the United States that has completed & received accreditation from an agency recognized by the US Department of Education & is on the list found at or


  • Entries will be accepted from September 1, 2017 until April 1, 2018.

. For more information, please go to:

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 11, 2018

Army ROTC/U.S. Army



The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.


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)


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


If you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY Log In page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.Go to the website for full details, requirements, and procedures for applying at:

Deadline: January 10, 2018
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, 2018

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:

The application will be available in September.

Deadline: December 15, 2017. 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.

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now, please go to:

Deadline: December 15, 2017

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, 2018

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. Scholarship recipients excel academically and in service to others. Most Coca-Cola Scholars share a passion for social justice and many have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams.

High school seniors throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for one of our four-year, achievement-based scholarships.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 5,550 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship

Applicants must be:

•Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);

•U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;

•Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;

•Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;

•Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Find information and the application online at: or call them at 800-306-2653

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive Company “Haz la U” or “Make the U” Scholarship

High School seniors are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to win a $15,000 educational grant, or one of ten $2,500 additional grants.

Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage.

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate degree.

Have plans to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U. S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applicants must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Deadline: October 15, 2017

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 - 2016 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.

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: November 27, 2017

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 2018.

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 30, 2017

Ford Salute to Education

Must be a Senior; 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 at and create a username and password. You may edit your application until the deadline of February 3rd, 2017. 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: The 2017-2018 application will be available in mid-October.

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, 2018

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, 2017

Golden Drum / MAPAS Scholarship Application

MPAS Scholarship ($8,000)

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 $1,000 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.

Students should have all of their admission materials submitted to the FIU Admissions Office prior to the scholarship deadline. Award offers cannot be made unless a student has been fully admitted to FIU prior to our review of scholarship applications. Please note that while students may apply for both awards, they can only be the recipient of one scholarship. The following is a summary of the minimum criteria/requirements needed to be considered for each scholarship for award year.

The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who meet the minimum criteria. 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 the following documents with their completed application form by the deadline:

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

  • One signed and dated letter of recommendation, by a teacher/instructor, advisor or employer on official letterhead.

  • A copy of their FIU acceptance letter.

  • An unofficial transcript with their weighted G.P.A.

  • A copy of their SAT and/or ACT scores.

  • A two-page essay outlining their personal mission statement and how the MPAS or Golden Drum scholarship will help you in achieving your mission. (Typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 pt. font with a 1-inch margin)

To participate in the MPAS Scholarship selection process, the student must submit the completed application form, signed and dated by the student and parent with all of documents listed above by the deadline. Any application packet missing documents and/or received after the deadline will not be considered.

Golden Drum Scholarship ($10,000)

The Golden Drum Scholars Award is a tuition-based scholarship available to incoming freshmen at Florida International University. This award places a major emphasis on identifying and developing emerging leaders. It pays $1,250 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 3.0 GPA or above and enrollment in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

Students should have all of their admission materials submitted to the FIU Admissions Office prior to the scholarship deadline. Award offers cannot be made unless a student has been fully admitted to FIU prior to our review of scholarship applications. Please note that while students may apply for both awards, they can only be the recipient of one scholarship. The following is a summary of the minimum criteria/requirements needed to be considered for each scholarship for award year.

The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who meet the minimum criteria. 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 the following documents with their completed application form by the deadline:

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

  • One signed and dated letter of recommendation, by a teacher/instructor, advisor or employer on official letterhead.

  • A copy of their FIU acceptance letter.

  • An unofficial transcript with their weighted G.P.A.

  • A copy of their SAT and/or ACT scores.

  • A two-page essay outlining their personal mission statement and how the MPAS or Golden Drum scholarship will help you in achieving your mission. (Typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 pt. font with a 1-inch margin)

To participate in the Golden Drum Scholarship selection process, the student must submit the completed application form, signed and dated by the student and parent along with all of documents listed above by the deadline. Any application packet missing documents and/or received after the deadline will not be considered.

The application can be found at:

Deadline: January 31, 2018

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 2018, 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, 2017

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:

Scholarships become available in January 2018

Deadline: Various deadlines based on the scholarship 2018 – 2019

Horatio Alger Florida Scholarship Program

One Scholarship. Endless Opportunities.

  • 106 $25,000 Scholarships Awarded
    Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Association


As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars

Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

  • Be a United States citizen

The application will open August 1 and close October 25. Please note that whenever a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday the application will remain open until 5:00pm ET on the next business day.

Apply on line at:

Deadline: October 25, 2017

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 for application and information.

Application Timeline:

Application Opens: November 1, 2017

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

The application becomes available each year – December 15th , 2017

Deadline: February 14th, 2018

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.

Applications will be available online and accepted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

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 December 15, 2017; items that are mailed in must be postmarked by that date.

To apply, please go to:

Applications are due by December 15, 2017

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 27, 2018

NFAA Awards for Young Artists

  • Awards vary from $5,000 to $10,000

  • Be a young artist who is 15-18 years old or in grades 10-12.

  • Prepare your audition or portfolio.

Applications are accepted in Cinematic Arts, Dance (including Ballet, Hip Hop, Choreography and more), Design Arts (including Fashion, Architecture, Graphic Design and more), Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing (including our new Spoken Word category).


YouNgArts is not a school, or like any other contest or competition. YoungArts is a life-changing program for young artists.

•Win cash awards of up to $10,000

•Take Master classes with world-renowned artists

•Perform and exhibit in the most prestigious venues in the country

•Get access to scholarships and professional support

•Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

You must apply on line at

Deadline: October 13, 2017

NROTC Scholarship Program

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:

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

The online application portal for the 2018 Princeton Prize will open in October 2017.

Deadline: January 31, 2018

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 2018 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 7, 2017

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, 2017 Early Applicant Deadline

January 9th, 2018 - 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 20168 begins October 1st, 2017 and ends on January 20, 2018.

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: March 15, 2018

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.

Prior to Applying, please review the Application Checklist:

  • Photograph — Provide a recent, high-resolution, color photograph of yourself to upload.

  • Acceptance to the University — We must have a copy of the official acceptance notice from Flagler-Tallahassee, FAMU, FGCU, FSU, SFC, TCC, or UF. An emailed notice or a current class schedule that shows your GPA are acceptable formats to submit. You may save an emailed notice as a screenshot (JPG) or as a PDF file.

  • Honors and Activities List — Please upload a list of honors, clubs, social activities, employment, volunteer experiences, talents, and interests. Resumes are accepted.

  • Transcripts — Please be prepared to upload your most recent transcripts from high school and/or any colleges attended. If you are currently attending Flagler-Tallahassee, FAMU, FGCU, FSU, SFC, TCC, or UF, only your college transcripts are required. You must upload your most recent official transcript which includes your cumulative GPA. A screen shot of your unofficial transcript is permitted. * A 675 GED score is the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA.

  • Essay — In an essay of 500-750 words, please be prepared to respond to all of the topics below:

1. Write a brief autobiography, which includes your characteristics and general outlook on life.
2. Select the most significant event in your life and discuss how it affected you.
3. Briefly discuss your professional goals and how you hope to achieve them.
4. Tell us why you would make a good candidate for our community living program.


  • Financial Information — All applicants must demonstrate financial need by filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After processing, you must upload a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR), Part 1, pages 1-7, to the Southern Scholarship Foundation office. SSF uses the SAR to determine financial need. An Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 07500 ($7,500) is typically the maximum allowed at SSF. However, if your EFC exceeds 07500 and you have extenuating circumstances, please include a "Financial Need" statement and explanation as well as the previous year's tax return from your parent/guardian. You may still qualify for the scholarship.

Additional information can be obtained by going to their website at: or by calling 850.222.3832

Deadline – March 1, 2018

Straight Forward Media Scholarships

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 2017, or

  • Current college students continuing undergraduate studies in the fall of 2017


Two winners are chosen every two weeks from Oct. 28, 2016 - May 12, 2017


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

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