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Scholarships

Sacks for CF Scholarship
Deadline: January 12
Amount: $3,000 – $10,000

College & Graduate School

Undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis.

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Letters About Literature Competition
Deadline: January 12
Amount: Up to $1,000

4th – 12th Grade

Grades four through 12. Applicant must select a fiction or nonfiction book, poem or play and write a personal letter to the author on how the author’s work changed the applicant or their view of the world.

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Young Filmmakers Contest
Deadline: January 15
Amount: *$350 Grant/Cash – $1,000 Grant/Cash

Elementary School; Middle School; High School; College

Students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.

*High School (grades 9, 10, 11) $350 cash prize + $350 matching grant; Senior Year + College (grade 12 or active, enrolled college or university students through age 25): $1,000 college scholarship + $1,000 matching grant.

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Young Filmmakers Contest
Deadline: January 15
Amount: *$350 Grant/Cash – $1,000 Grant/Cash

Elementary School; Middle School; High School; College

Students in grades 3 through college (ages 8 and up) from the United States. Student must create a film on one of many given topics related to the Earth.

*High School (grades 9, 10, 11) $350 cash prize + $350 matching grant; Senior Year + College (grade 12 or active, enrolled college or university students through age 25): $1,000 college scholarship + $1,000 matching grant.

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Dell Scholars Program
Deadline: January 15
Amount: $20,000

12th Grade

Graduating high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program (such as AVID, GEAR UP, Upward Bound – see full list on website) in grades 11 and 12.

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Distillery Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15
Amount: $1,000

College

Full-time students who are currently attending an accredited college or university in the United States and who have a declared major in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, IT or a related field of study.

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Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award
Deadline: January 15
Amount: $1,000

Middle School; High School; College

Recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Award is open to a student 19 years old or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field, including art, music, science, math, athletics, or community service.

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Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15
Amount: Up to $2,500

High School & College

High school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between December 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018.

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Mike Reynolds Scholarship
Deadline: January 15
Amount: $1,000

College Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

College sophomores, juniors, or seniors at the time the scholarship is awarded and are pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism.

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MoversCorp.com Scholarship
Deadline: January 15
Amount: $500

12th Grade & College

College students in the United States who will be enrolled during the Spring 2018 term. Applicant must submit an essay answering questions about a move they have made.

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Focus Photo Essay Contest
Deadline: January 16
Amount: $500

2-yr college; 4-yr university; graduate school

Undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a short form and a photo that captures the theme “Focus.”

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UNCF STEM Scholars Program
Deadline: January 16
Amount: *$2,500-5,000

12th Grade

High school seniors who are African-American/Black, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and plan to study a STEM field in college, including Biological/life sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Sciences, Engineering, or Mathematics. Applicant must have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student’s college or university.

*$2,500 per academic year for freshman and sophomores, $5,000 for juniors and seniors, and an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year.

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Full Ride Scholarship
Deadline: January 19
Amount: Full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books

12th Grade

High school students who are U.S. citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicant must apply and be accepted to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) by July 1, 2018. Applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

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Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship
Deadline: January 20
Amount: Grand prize $5,000; First Runner Up $2,500; Second Runner Up $1,000; Peoples’ Choice $2,500

8th grade, high school, and college undergraduates who are under the age of 25

Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

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NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Deadline: January 26
Amount: $7,500

Graduate School

Student athletes who have achieved in their last year of varsity-level intercollegiate fall athletics at an NCAA school. Applicant must be nominated by the faculty athletic representative or athletic director and be enrolling as a full- or part-time graduate student. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

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Community College Scholarship
Deadline: January 27
Amount: $2,500

Community College

Enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

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Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 29
Amount: Varies

12th Grade & College

High school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. No citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: January 30
Amount: $1,000

High School; College; Graduate School

High school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

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Cancer for College Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000

College

High school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

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Children of Divorce and Single-Parent Families Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $500

College

College students who were raised by a single parent or experienced the divorce of their parents.

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I Have a Dream Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $1,500

High School & College

13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

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National Debt Relief Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $1,000 each (5 total)

12th Grade; College; Graduate School

Graduating high school seniors, and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must be pursuing or intending to pursuing a degree in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math).

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PayScale Women in STEM Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,000 (2 total)

12th Grade & College

Current college and college-bound women studying (or planning to study) science, technology, engineering, or math at an accredited college or university.

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Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University.

High School

Student actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

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Redfin Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,500

12th Grade & College (freshmen, sophomores, juniors)

Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to affordable housing. 3.0 + GPA. Legal US resident.

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RiSE Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,500

12th Grade & College

Current high school, college bound senior who has submitted applications to and is planning on attending an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a documented learning disability (a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify).

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College Raptor Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,500

*High School & College

1. Register with College Raptor.
2. Use our College Search tool to find the best colleges for you.
3. Submit your Essay by January 31, 2018.

Open only to those legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory who are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).

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Ski Butlers Scholarship
Deadline: January 31
Amount: $2,000

College; Graduate School, Post-graduate

Passion for the mountains. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the mountains.

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The Purpose Challenge
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $5,000 to $25,000 (6 recipients)

12th Grade

Write a college essay based on what you’ve learned from the Purpose Challenge toolkit. Just follow the essay-writing tips in the Purpose Challenge toolkit and adapt to your chosen essay question.

Five winners will each receive $5,000, and one winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000.

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Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $1,000

High School & College

Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker with priority given to those with mobility in the last three years. Must have teaching as a career goal, proof of scholastic achievement and financial need.

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Future Jazz Master Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount:$5,000 scholarship is presented at BMI’s annual celebration of NEA Jazz Masters Fellows

College (17 to 24 years old)

Applicant must be pursuing an advanced academic degree in Jazz Performance, Jazz Studies, or related studies.

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Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1
Amount: *$2,500

12th Grade

Applicant must submit a response answering a question in regards to bullying, as well as their transcript, recommendation, and a resume. Minimum GPA of at least 3.0. U.S. or international students.

*$2,500 – renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

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Inland Empire Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 1
Amount: Up to $2,500

12th Grade; College; Graduate School

Permanent residents of San Bernardino or Riverside Counties (California) who are of Latino(a) heritage and can demonstrate financial need as identified by the FAFSA. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students and must have at least a 2.7 GPA.

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: Up to $28,000 over four years

12th Grade

Graduating, minority high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Applicant must show leadership potential, dedication to community service, and evidence of financial need.

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MusicAuthority Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: *$1,000

College

Currently enrolled or accepted in a United States college as of Feb 2018. Applicant must submit a quick biography and an essay on how music has influenced them.

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John Lennon Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: *Total of $20,000 (3 awards)

College

Full-time or part-time students of a U.S. college or university (ages of 17 to 24). Applicant must submit one original song with lyrics that are accompanied by whatever instrumentation chosen by the applicant.

*Three scholarships totaling $20,000 are presented annually for the best original songs submitted to the competition.

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peermusic Latin Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $5,000 scholarship is presented annually for the best original song or instrumental composition in any Latin genre

College

Enrolled at a college or university located in the United States or Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 17 and 24 years of age. Applicant must submit an original song or instrumental work in any Latin genre.

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Student Side Hustler Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $1,000

12th Grade; College; Graduate School

Applicant must have demonstrated initiative, perseverance, and a little creativity to kick-start a side hustle and bring in a little extra cash to financially support themselves.

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Tall Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $1,000

12th Grade

Students who will be attending their first year of college in fall 2018. Women applicants must be at least 5’10” and men applicants must be at least 6’2″.

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ExploraVision Science Competition
Deadline: February 8
Amount: Up to $10,000

K through 12th Grade

Students must work in groups of 2-4 and select a technology that is present in the home, school, and/or community and explore what the technology does, how it works, and how or why it was invented.

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Courageous Persuaders Video Contest
Deadline: February 9
Amount: Up to $3,000

High School (9th-12th)

Create a commercial targeted at middle school students to warn them about the dangers of underage drinking or texting while driving.

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Microsoft Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 9
Amount: Up to Full Tuition

College

Enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Applicant must be pursuing a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree. Students from underrepresented groups of STEM are encouraged to apply.

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AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15
Amount: Grand Prize $5,000; First Runner-Up $3,500; Second Runners-Up: $1,500

12th Grade

Applicant must submit how Alzheimer’s has affected their life.

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California Strawberry Scholarships
Deadline: February 15
Amount: *Varies 

12th Grade & College

Incoming and current college students with at least a 2.0 GPA who have a parent who is currently employed as a California strawberry field worker for the current and prior two harvest seasons.

*Varies: scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

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Ford Salute to Education
Deadline: February 16
Amount: *$1,000 

12th Grade

High school seniors who reside in San Diego County and attend an accredited public or private school in participating areas. Recipients of the scholarships are selected in March by San Diego County Salute to Education Advisory Council participants, educators and community leaders. Scholarship recipients are selected for their personal achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools. Academic achievement is considered, but is not the determining factor for receiving a San Diego County Salute to Education scholarship.

*$1,000 scholarship. In addition, 19 of the scholarship recipients also received new Ford vehicles.

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TheDream.US National Scholarship
Deadline: March 1
Amount: *Tuition and fees 

High School & Community College Graduates

Are or soon will be a high school graduate (or have an HSE certificate) or a community college graduate; Have DACA or TPS status or meet our immigration eligibility criteria; qualify for in-state tuition at one of Partner Colleges.

*Cover tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges.

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San Diego County Citizens’
Deadline: March 2
Amount: *Varies 

12th Grade in San Diego County (see details)

Be a senior in a high school in San Diego County; be a resident of San Diego County for the last year; plan to attend an accredited college in San Diego County; plan to attend college full-time in Fall and Spring; demonstrate a financial need; NO GPA OR CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT.

*Scholarship varies – The following types of students are encouraged to apply: from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; have encountered personal, familial, or educational challenges; would not qualify for merit-based scholarships; will be first-generation college students.

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