Private Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships can be extremely helpful in subsidizing your college experience. External scholarships may be awarded through professional, civic, or service organizations or private foundations. Resources available to help you find additional scholarships include libraries, your local chamber of commerce office, and the Internet. You and your parents should also inquire at your current places of employment to determine if financial aid benefits are offered.

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Scholarships for High School Students or Current College Students

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
In order to be eligible the Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Program, the applicant must: Be entering college in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports; have a minimum GPA of 3.o; be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Eligibility is reserved for legal U.S. residents who are currently in school or planning to start school in the next 12 months. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Student Scholarship
3286 Oak Court
Belmont, CA 94002

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on what was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did your perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty? Applications will only be accepted through email. The award is $1,000. The deadline is June 12, 2017.

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Chicago, IL 60060

ABC Humane Wildlife Control and Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship
At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have when allowed to break through. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math. One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions. The deadline is June 26, 2017.


AddictionResource Scholarship awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world. Addictive substances abuse has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of drug addictions feel as though they are fighting a war themselves. Through the years, millions of lives have been damaged due to drug abuse and addiction. In the US, there are an estimated 3.6 million people who are addicted to some form of drug, whether for recreation or by prescription. These include people who accidentally become dependent, and eventually addicted to painkillers like Opioids. With the AddictionResource Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free. The next application period opens November 1, 2016.


The American Legion's Nontraditional Student Scholarship
If you're an adult looking to return to school or make a career change, you could benefit from this scholarship, which is awarded to one person per geographical region every year. Eligible applicants must be a member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion, and dues must have been paid for the preceding two years. One scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division, in the amount of $2,000. The deadline is March 1st, 2017.

American Legion Auxiliary
National Headquarters
8495 N. Meridian St. Suite 200
Indianapolis , IN 46260

AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship
AT&T is offering students the chance to win money for school with their biannual scholarship opportunity. Interested students are asked to create an infographic showing how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. The award is $1000. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Dave-Scholarship Coordinator
801-424-0018 ext. 3619

Ayn Rand Essay Contest
Have you read one of Ayn Rand's thought-provoking novels? Now's the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand's fiction for thirty years. This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000. Please contact ARI for submission deadlines as they vary by scholarship.


B. Davis Scholarship<
This $1,000 scholarship will be available to high school and undergraduate students.  The essay is about how your education has contributed to who you are today, or how it will affect who you will become.  The essay must be less than 1000 words, must be emailed to . The deadline is May 22, 2017.


The Big Sun Scholarship
The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The deadline is June 19, 2017.

Contact: Psychological Impact of TV Scholarship
The Psychological Impact of TV Scholarship is open to current or prospective college students who are enrolled or are planning on enrolling in a college or university program. Essays will be no longer than 1000 words in length and will be judged by professional writers.  You have a choice between two essay questions and must also Like, Tweet or +1 the scholarship link in order to be considered. The deadline as passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Caregiver Annual Scholarship
Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they are no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregivers can be bother difficult and rewarding. As America's leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge. is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Deadline is December 31, 2016.


Caribbean Heritage Association Scholarship Fund
The Caribbean Heritage Association, Inc; of Boston (CHA), a nonprofit community service organization is currently accepting applications for three $500 scholarship awards. Applicants must maintain a minimum C average, be currently registered in an undergraduate program and submit a short essay. The deadline is May 15, 2017.

Caribbean Heritage Association, Inc.
Attn.: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 206235
Boston, MA 02126

Chicago Injury Center's Disabled Veterans Scholarship
Chicago Injury Center (CIC) is proud to offer a series of scholarships available to disabled veterans enrolled in: community college, under-graduate, or graduate course of study. This CIC scholarship program will award scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 (1), $500 (1) and $250 (2). These scholarships will be available annually; This scholarship is currently not open, check back soon for more information!


Coi Rubber Scholarship
In recognition of the bravery and dedication of our troops, Coi Rubber is proud to provide a scholarship for Military Veterans. The prize is a $500 scholarship for one individual who shows merit and can prove they are eligible based on requirements. The award will be given based on an essay written about this years theme. The deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Coi Rubber Products, Inc.
19255 San Jose Avenue Unit D-1
City of Industry, CA 91748

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Applicants must be from Western Massachusetts or Hartford County in Connecticut. Volunteer review committees made up of civic and educational leaders meet in May of each year to select recipients based on the information submitted by the applicant. The selection process is very competitive; most of these funds are based on financial need and scholastic ability, but many funds consider other criteria such as extracurricular activities, volunteer and community service or athletic activities. The deadline is March 31, 2017.

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
1500 Main Street, P.O. Box 15769
Springfield, MA 01115

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are actively working for peace and justice and are committed to activism in diverse communities, organizations and fields. The awards amount can be up to $10,000. The deadline is March 31, 2017.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Post Office Box 7307
New York, NY 10116-7307

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes
Discover is giving away $50,000 in scholarships to high school students and undergraduate students. Now through February 29th, 2016, students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up t receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college. The deadline is February 28, 2017.


Edwards Scholarship Fund
The fund seeks to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. Only students domiciled in the City of Boston (at least since the beginning of their junior year in high school) are eligible for aid from the Fund. Scholarship opens in winter. Please contact the Edwards Scholarship Fund for more information regarding submission deadlines.

The Edwards Scholarship Fund
89 South St, Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111

Eric Marder Scholarship Fund
Our mission is raising money for the purpose of giving scholarships to needy students suffering from a primary immune deficiency disease to help them attend undergraduate college, trade school or other educational purposes. Submissions reopen February 1, 2017.


Education Matters Scholarship
While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics? Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship. The deadline is November 30th, 2016.


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship
EverSpark Interactive is proud to launch our Autism Awareness Scholarship. We know firsthand the difficulties autism can be. We want to raise awareness for autism by encouraging students to study related fields in college. We know that studying such an intense subject is difficult, so we hope the $1,000 scholarship will help students succeed in a real and tangible way. The deadline deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

678-367-4752 Scholarship Program
Each year, challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate/housing in particular, which can be used to help turnaround the market. You will be asked to submit an essay analyzing two foreclosure properties to determine which one is a better investment. Only currently enrolled undergraduate students need apply. The awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. The deadline is December 16, 2016.

561-988-9669 ext. 7387

Gates Millennium Scholarship
Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS was established in 1999, as a twenty year commitment, to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds (1,000 selected each year; 20,000 in 20 year commitment). The program promotes academic excellence and encourages students to pursue and complete an undergraduate education in all discipline areas and graduate education for those students pursuing studies in computer science, mathematics, life/physical science, engineering, education, public health, library science and/or information science. GMS supports its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorships opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Health Careers Scholarship Program
Open to higher education students entering their junior and senior year of Undergraduate study, the scholarship program continues to grow in both the number of scholarships offered each year and the amount of each scholarship. Applicant must be pursuing a health-related career and volunteer with community/campus services organizations. The awards are for $5000 each. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Gallahger Student Health & Special Risk
Attn: Scholarship
500 Victory Road
Quincy MA 02171

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Award amounts generally range from $1000 to $5000 and require a GPA of 3.0 or above. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Insurify Safe Driving Scholarship is a Cambridge based technology startup which is making insurance simple and easy. We are building intelligent virtual insurance advisors for car insurance. We recently launched in MA and 31 other states across the USA. Our goal is to spread awareness about the importance of safe driving habits. We have created a Safe Driving Scholarship, available to MA students. Scholarship winners will be awarded $1,000, a certificate of recognition, and will be features on our site. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship
Students can't win academic scholarships if they don't apply. ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential in the fields of automation and control. ISA scholarships cover tuition and related expenses as well as research activities and initiatives. Through the ISA Educational Foundation, awards of $5,000 are provided to the top two undergraduate students. All other award amounts vary. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual Scholarship
JacksonWhite understands the financial burden that comes with pursuing your goals in higher education. The JacksonWhite Criminal Law Bi-Annual Scholarship has been established in hopes of contributing to the investment of students and future leaders. Education is essential to a successful future and JacksonWhite Law is proud to support determined students. The scholarship provides one $1,000 award to one student per semester. The deadline is September 30, 2016.


Jumpstart Scholarship
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition—financial need is not considered—that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students, and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.  The deadline for this scholarship is October 17, 2016.

College JumpStart Scholarship
c/o College JumpStart Scholarship Fund
4546 B10 El Camino Real No. 325
Los Altos, CA 94022

Karman Healthcare Scholarship
Karman Healthcare will be providing high school, college, and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. This scholarship will apply to students this year who have excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. Karman healthcare awards two scholarships of $500 each. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund
19255 San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748

Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Lift Parts Express is offering an award for $1000 for the applicant that can best answer their essay question. Write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling. There is no word limit for the essay. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Lift Parts Express

LM Scholarship Program
Applicants must write an essay about a situation they have been involved in or someone they know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented an injury. The scholarship is for $1000. The deadline is May 31, 2017.

Leavitt Machinery
Edmonton, Alberta

Look Twice Save a Life Scholarship is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice Save a Life Scholarship is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education annually for the Spring semester. This deadline is December 31, 2016.


The Law Office of Joel F. Kofsky Scholarship
At The Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky, we understand how challenging it can be to meet the costs of an undergraduate or a graduate education. Students and their families can expect to spend tens of thousands of dollars on their education, which can be a huge financial burden. Between the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses, students are often faced with taking out large student loans in order to fund their education which can take years to pay back. We believe that a good education is a valuable investment for the future and that financial limitations should not be a barrier to achieving that goal. To that end, we are pleased to provide financial assistance for students who are currently attending or are planning to attend college or graduate school. We will be offering a $1500 scholarship. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Student Broadcaster Scholarship Award
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is committed to furthering the broadcast industry by helping Massachusetts' best and brightest students pursue a career in broadcasting. Students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and plan to or are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the MBA's Broadcaster Scholarship Program. The MBA awards ten (10) scholarships annually in the amount of $2,000 to students pursuing a career in over-the-air broadcasting. In addition, a $3,000 is awarded in honor of the former President of the MBA, Al Sprague. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

43 Riverside Ave, PMB 401
Medford, MA 02155

New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarship
The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC), New England's leading provider of benefits education and networking, is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a career in the benefits field. In a calendar year, three to four scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 are available to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any accredited public or private New England college or university, who have completed at a minimum one semester of classes, and who have a demonstrated interest in the benefits field. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Pat Tilman Foundation
Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation's active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program's inception, the Foundation has named over 400 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide. Submissions reopen February 2017.


Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point's multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients ("scholars") extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. The deadline for this scholarship has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


The Purple Heart Scholarship Program
This program aims to assist military service members and their families by awarding five biannual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. Spouses and children of veterans are also eligible to apply. The Foundation accepts applicants twice a year; the upcoming spring deadline has passed. An applicant can receive a maximum of two scholarships awarded in non-consecutive years. This means that any applicant who was awarded a 2014 MOPH Scholarship or who has already received two MOPH scholarships is not eligible to apply.  The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

National Scholarship Chairman, Alex Waigandt
5004 Innsbruck Way
Columbia, MO 65203

Reservation Counter College Scholarship
Reservation Counter is offering a scholarship program for US students enrolled in colleges, universities and private institutions. This need-based scholarship program is designed to support and motivate students to value and make the most of their education. Reservation Counter looks to give scholarship awards to deserving students to achieve higher quality education, and are actively promoting education to encourage students to improve their knowledge and strive for excellence. Reservation Counter is awarding $1,500. The deadline is November 21, 2016.


Return 2 College Scholarship Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently full-or part-time students. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older and there is no maximum age limit. The award amount is $1,500. The deadline is September 30, 2016.

R2C Scholarship Program

SASP Diversity Scholarship
SASP and Div. 16 support students from under-represented cultural backgrounds as they endeavor to become a part of the inspiring profession of School Psychology. SASP and Div. 16 are aware of the financial pressures that graduate students experience and thus, through generous support from Div. 16, the Diversity Scholarship Program was created to provide monetary support to aid students from diverse cultural backgrounds entering the field. SASP offers the following three awards each year for student support: two incoming student awards in the amount of $500 and an advanced student award in the amount of $1,000. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service. .The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $7,500 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $7,500 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report. The deadline is January 17, 2017.

The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
National Grid
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451

SEO Expert Scholarship
SEO Expert will award one scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to the candidate who writes the best essay about a topic relevant to search engine optimization and online marketing. Applicants must be a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in Business, Communication, Journalism, Web-based technology or an equivalent field. The deadline is December 31st, 2016.

SEO Expert
6165 NW 86th Street, 2nd Floor
Johnston, IA 50131

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Applicants may be students enrolled in an associate's, bachelors, or graduate level program in any field related to gerontology at an accredited school. Fields of study include medicine, nursing, social work, or sociology. The award is for $1,000 each. The scholarship opens in spring. The deadline is April 15th, 2017.

A Place for Mom
1300 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98109

SNCARC Scholarships
South Norfolk County Arc (SNCARC) offers up to five scholarships each year to college students (who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students) who are studying Special Education or a closely related field and who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the upcoming academic year. Submissions reopen January 2017.

South Norfolk County Arc
789 Clapboardtree St.
Westwood, MA 02090

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund offers college scholarships to students from New England with financial needs who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society. The award is renewable for up to four undergraduate years provided a GPA on a 4.0 scale of 2.5 is maintained and financial need does not change substantially. The deadline for new early applications is May 2nd, 2016. The deadline for renewal applications is March 18, 2016.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 870
Salem, MA 01970

Urban Mattress Scholarship Program
The Urban Mattress Scholarship is a $2500 merit-based scholarship awarded once per year for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis on the social sciences, liberal arts, philanthropy, volunteer work, or any other related field. Urban Mattress locations are each locally owned and operated and we positively impact our communities by giving back 2% of each purchase to local non-profit groups. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Attention: Scholarship Coordinator
Urban Mattress South Austin
5400 Brodie Ln #200
Austin, TX 78745

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
The U.S. Bank Scholarship program is offering five $5,000 scholarships. Applicants must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. The deadline is September 30, 2016.


William E Docter Education Fund:
The William Ervant Docter Educational Fund was established at St. Mary's Armenian Church in 1998 at the behest of a generous and benevolent Armenian-American, the late Mr. William E. Docter. It was Mr. Docter's wish to help American citizens of Armenian ancestry to pursue studies and training in the United States or Canada. The Fund was established to provide grants and/or loans of up to $5,000 to worthy students regardless of age, gender, or level of education or training. The deadline is May 31, 2017.

WED Educational Fund
PO Box 39224
Washington, DC 20016

Working Parent College Scholarship Award
Applicants must be a parent with a job that is at least part-time, while attending university. In order to apply for the $1000 reward, write a 600 to 1000 word essay, clearly outlining three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school. The deadline has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
BBG Communications provides the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.  The scholarship is for $500.  Applicants must be under 21 years old and submit an essay about why they have chosen to volunteer their time with the organization(s) that they have and how that experience has changed their life. The deadline is November 29th, 2016.

BBG Communications
1658 Gailes Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92154


Scholarships for High School Students

ACCESS Last Dollar Scholarship
This scholarship can aid Boston and Springfield public schools students who have completed the financial aid process with their ACCESS advisor, but find that their financial aid award does not entirely cover their need. The deadlines for these scholarships vary.

31 St. James Avenue, Suite 520
Boston, MA 02116

Ayn Rand Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 680 prizes and over $99,000 in prize money every year. This year's essay topics include Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, and The Fountainhead. Scholarship opens depending on topic. Scholarship opens depending on topic. Please contact ARI for submission deadlines as they vary by scholarship.

Ayn Rand Scholarship
2121 Alton Parkway Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92606

AXA Achievement Scholarship
The AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, provides scholarship awards of $25,000 and $10,000, with winners in every state nationwide. The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. Scholarship information is available beginning September 2016.

AXA Advisors, LLC
700 Newport Avenue; Suite 500
Norfolk VA 23505

The Chely Wright LIKE ME Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocate for LGBT youth and/or to students who are severely affected by teen bullying or suicide of an LGBT youth. Through this scholarship, LGBT affected youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. For this college year, LIKE ME® will award up to five scholarships for $ 1,250 each. The scholarship opens in spring. The deadline is May 31, 2017.

The LIKE ME® Organization
P. O. Box 1605
Belton, MO 64012-1605

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 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. The deadline is October 31, 2016. 


The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. They provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through their leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Please contact GMS for submission information.

Gates Millennium Scholars
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Yawkey Scholars Program
The Yawkey Foundations' mission is to help talented and motivated disadvantaged young people from Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina meet the rising costs of undergraduate education. The Yawkey Scholars Program has provided nearly $4.3 million in tuition supports to more than 100 Scholars as they pursue a college education in Massachusetts. Information for 2017 will be available beginning winter 2016.

The Philanthropic Initiative
420 Boylston St, Floor 4
Boston, MA 02116

Scholarships for Studying Abroad

For  current Wheelock College students please visit the Colleges of the Fenway Global Education Opportunity Center.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The scholarship opens in spring, summer, and fall. The deadlines are April 15th, August 1st, and October 15th.

Gilman Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77027

Room to Travel: Study Abroad Scholarship
At AllTheRooms, we are passionate about travel. In fact, we are travel fiends. We understand the benefits of travel and we find it an important supplement to any education. But not everyone has the means or opportunity to travel, that's why we're giving financial aid to anyone seeking to study abroad through their university. To be eligible, submit a 600-800 word essay on what inspires you to travel and the benefits you stand to gain from your study abroad experience. Winning submission will receive $1,000 to be used on study abroad costs. We will announce a winner prior to the start of 2017 Fall Semester. The deadline is August 17, 2017.



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  1. Two heads are better than one! Put together a team you can scholarship hunt with. Include in your team:
    • Someone who is creative; a good writer and storyteller to boost the team's creative energy.
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  2. Take an inventory of what you do. List all your interests, activities, etc. Use this list as important keywords for Internet scholarship searches.
  3. Gather as much information as possible about the scholarship for which you're applying.
  4. Check thoroughly to ensure that you are actually eligible for the scholarship.
  5. Read instructions carefully.
  6. Make notes of the deadlines for the scholarships you've found (and put them in your calendar!).
  7. Make sure your application and presentation is neat, organized, and legible.
  8. If references are required, make sure that your references provide information about you that the selection committee will need to know.
  9. Make a checklist for each scholarship application and check, then double check, before you submit the completed application.
  10. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask. Contact the scholarship agency.


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