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LA Tutors 123 

At LA Tutors 123, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram; still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. Amount of
Amount of Award: $500
Deadline: 20th of each month
LA Tutors 123 Scholarship Website

OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunities for themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
Amount of award: $2500
Deadline for entry:  September 30, 2020, December 31, 2020, March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021.
OppU Achievers Scholarship Website

 McCann Systems STEM Scholarship

At McCann Systems, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in STEM. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: November 30, 2020
McCann Systems STEM Scholarship Website

Points Scholarship

The Points Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.
Amount of Award: $10,000
Deadline: November 30, 2020

Points Scholarship Website

Dells Scholar Program

While we have a required 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique "GPA" of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education.
Amount of Award: $20,000
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Dells Scholar Program Website

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are designed to recognize and reward the great steps students are taking to fight hunger in our communities across the United States.
Amount of Award: $5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2020
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships Website

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology.  Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.  Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America's priorities in the classroom and workforce.  The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.
Amount of Award: $3500
Deadline: December 6, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Website
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George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) cordially invites Northern Virginia high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in the specified grades. To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.  Only one entry per student is permitted per contest year.
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline: December 12, 2020

Call for Knight Essays Flyer 2020.pdf

Edisons Scholars Program

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great.  Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.  This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.
Amount of Award: $40,000
Deadline: December 14, 2020
Edisons Scholars Program Website

Science Ambassador Scholarship

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Amount of Award: $40,000
Deadline: December 14, 2020
Science Ambassador Scholarship Website

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship

The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 15, 2020

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship Website

Derrick Law Firm Scholarship

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergraduate student in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
Derrick Law Firm Scholarship Website


Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Every year, students across the country work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond. And every year, we award $1.8 million in college scholarships to hundreds of these remarkable young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. To recognize the important role their dedicated educators play in guiding these students along their path to success, we also award a $1,000 grant to every Equitable Excellence winner’s high school.
Amount of Award: $25,000
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Equitable Excellence Scholarship Website

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come.  Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 15, 2020
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship Website

Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship

We're awarding $1,000, every quarter, to high school seniors through the Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship.  Are you a pet lover?  Do you strive to help your pets live their best lives while also doing what you can to positively impact the world? We want to meet you! Application is simple - we want to see a photo of your pet and hear more about them.  
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship Website

Design Thinking Scholarship 

American Graphics Institute offers multiple scholarships to encourage the use of design and creative thinking across various disciplines and fields. Several scholarships are available each year for students enrolled in any accredited post-secondary degree-granting program in the United States, including undergraduate and post-graduate programs. There are also separate scholarships available for students attending American Graphics Institute programs as well.
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Design Thinking Scholarship Website

Automotive Women's Association Scholarships

Scholarships are the root of our purpose in Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF). As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive professionals, AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive related field.   Scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee and awarded quarterly to the women that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry. It is our hope that with these scholarships, we can lessen the burden on students and allow them to focus on gaining knowledge and development in automotive related fields and thus enhance their potential career path and the future of the industry.
Award of Award: $2500
Deadline: January 9, 2021
Automotive Women's Association Scholarships Website

CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship

Each year CC Bank’s Young Scholars Scholarship offers up to five $2,000 scholarships to students attending universities, colleges, and other academic institutions across the U.S.
Amount of Award: $2000
Deadline: December 31, 2020
CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship Website

Cirkled In No Sweat Scholarship

We are thrilled to share with you our current offering of a $2500 scholarship grant to one outstanding High School student (Grades 9-12). 
Amount of Award: $2500
Deadline: December 31, 2020 
Cirkled In No Sweat Scholarship Website


Ron Brown Scholarships Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity, managed by an independent Board of Trustees.  The Program  which was named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence, community and lifelong interactions.  Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences.  The Ron Brown Scholar Program also provides Scholars with the financial resources to attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Upon acceptance, Scholars are each awarded $40,000 ($10,000 per year for 4 years toward educational expenses), that may be used at the college or university of their choice. Acceptance into the Program means Scholars are also provided with the nurturing and mentorship to succeed and flourish in college and beyond.  The Ron Brown Scholar Program has a proven track record of academic success with a 99 percent graduation rate. Graduating Scholars go on to outstanding careers in technology, arts, sciences and public service, and many more pursue professional degrees in law, medicine and business.
Amount of Award: $40,000
Deadline: January 9, 2021
Ron Brown Scholarships Program Website

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

The Board The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2020 who are planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work in future years.
Amount of Award: $5000
Deadline: January 15, 2021
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Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Website

 

Nikjil Desai "Perspective" Scholarship

Persevering through life has its peaks and valleys, but one thing is constant: time never stops.  As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, I personally know that certain situations can seem impossible to over come.  However, these experiences can also change your perspective on life!  This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.  This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline:  February 1, 2020
Nikjil Desai "Perspective" Scholarship Website


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.
Amount of Award: $10,000
Deadline: February 20, 2021
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships Website


Elizabeth W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship

The Prince William School Librarians' Association is pleased to announce the return of the Elizabeth W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship.  PWSLA scholarship awards graduating seniors $1000 from Prince William and Manassas City area high schools. Graduating seniors who plan to attend 2 or 4 year colleges/universities are invited to apply, and all majors are welcome. PWSLA membership is not required.  The PWSLA Elizabeth W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship will begin accepting applications November 15.  Please see the flyer attached and share this opportunity with your students.

Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline: March 1, 2020

Elizabeth W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship Flyer (PDF)


2021 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship

Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is proud to announce that the 2021 Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is now open and accepting submissions in both the Video and Essay categories.  Eligible high school seniors can submit up to one essay and/or one video for consideration through March 31, 2021 and have a chance at the top award - $5,000 in each category!   The Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund will award one $5,000 first place, one $3,000 second place, and three $1,000 honorable mentions in both categories.  Scholarships will be awarded to selected students who submit a persuasive essay and/or video that motivates individuals to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.  Please refer to the attached information for instructions and rules regarding submissions.   
Amount of Award: $1000, $3000, and $5000
Deadline: March 31, 2020

2021 Leslie Ebert Legacy fo Life Scholarship Website

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. 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.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline: June 19, 2021
Amount of Award:  $500 

BigSun Scholarship Website

Cyber Security College Scholarship

As cyber crime increases, the demand for experts in the field is also going up. So we are here to help those that are looking to get into the cyber field. Paying for your school on top of your everyday expenses can be hard, and every little bit can help!  Some schools offer cyber security degree programs. While others, may offer a similar degree paths in network security, IT security, info sec, computer forensics or health information security.  We are offering a scholarship worth $1,000 to eligible students seeking one of these degrees. We hope to help offset the costs associated with earning a degree.  When awarded, the recipient can use the $1,000 tuition voucher for any cost associated with his or her school bursar’s office (some restrictions may apply based on the school).
Amount of Award: $1000
Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Cyber Security College Scholarship Website

The University of Arizona 

We want to reward you for your hard work, which means you may be eligible for additional merit aid.  Learn more about additional funding opportunities plus our merit aid terms and conditions.
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ARMY ROTC

Army ROTC offers generous merit-based scholarships to qualified students. They can defray the full cost of tuition, and provide additional tax-free allowances for books, supplies, equipment, and necessary fees. 

ARMY ROTC Scholarship Website

Guided Pathway Support Program

An initiative of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Guided Pathway Suppor Program is a free college and scholarship application advising program for African American students.  GPS engages students and parents through an online college access community that offers unlimited application advising services and mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains.
 
Amount of Award: Varies
Deadline:  No deadline, students are accepted and served throughout the calendar year. 
Guided Pathway Support Program Website

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Fastweb

Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
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CollegeBoard BigFuture

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U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center

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Raise Me

Get micro-scholarships from colleges for your achievements!  Add high school achievements to your portfolio--course grades, clubs, sports, volunteer activities--then earn scholarships for each achievement from colleges which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.
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Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education Scholarship Website