Academic Scholarships: Everything You Need to Know and Do

| TBS Staff

Are you ready to discover your college program?

You’ve rocked your classes, nailed your test scores, and rounded it all out with a great combination of extracurricular activities. Well done.

You’ve excelled as a student and you plan to do the same in college. Since you’re obviously pretty sharp, we won’t waste your time explaining why an academic scholarship or merit scholarship would be helpful. Clearly, you can do the math: free scholarship money = more affordable college experience.

You are probably already aware of the scholarship opportunities unique to your college(s) of choice. Perhaps you were even moved to make your final college selection based on a generous merit-based scholarship award.

Or perhaps you’re an excellent student who has chosen an alternative path to higher education, the kind that might not provide obvious scholarship opportunities to even the best students.

In either case, there is still a vast world of scholarship opportunities open to you. As with anything in life, all you have to do is ask—or apply. From small cash prizes to big money bounties, your academic excellence is worth a few bucks. As always, your eligibility may vary from one opportunity to the next.

Of course, because these are merit-based scholarships, you should have some merits. If you are considering an academic scholarship, you should have:

That last one is critical, because no matter who you are, you should plan to fill numerous applications. You may be a great candidate, but so are a lot of other students. If you're seeking a merit-based scholarship, you'll be competing with the best of the best. You'll need to bring your "A" game, of course. But you'll also need to improve your odds by submitting applications for as many scholarships as you think might apply to you.

That said, we invite you to read on to view the ever-growing list of active academic scholarship opportunities.

As you proceed, note that deadlines pass and new opportunities emerge. If a deadline for one of the opportunities below has passed, come back and visit in a few weeks for updates and changes. And if you see anything out of place or are aware of any scholarship opportunities we might have missed, let us know. And of course, good luck in your search!

Find the opportunity that makes the most sense for you and apply today. The process of whittling down the price tag on your college education begins here:

$1,000 $1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship
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Deadline October
About The Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors, or adult students.
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$2,500 ABA Academic Merit Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA members. To be eligible, candidates will have completed, at a minimum, their first year of an accredited university (four-year university/college or junior college); must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry; must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.
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N/A Academic Competitiveness Grant
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Deadline N/A
About The Grants are awarded to first- and second-year undergraduates who completed a rigorous high school curriculum. To be eligible for this grant, a student must also demonstrate sufficient financial need to be eligible for a Pell Grant. In addition, to receive an ACG, a first-year student must have completed secondary school after Jan. 1, 2006; and not have been enrolled in an ACG-eligible program while at or below the age of compulsory school attendance (unless the ACG-eligible classes were also part of his or her high school program). A second-year student must have completed secondary school after Jan. 1, 2005, and have at least a 3.0 GPA as of the end of the first year of undergraduate study.
Varies ACHE Two-Year College Academic Scholarship Program
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Deadline Varies
About This stipend is an award not to exceed in-state tuition and books for attendance at public two-year postsecondary educational institutions in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated academic merit as determined by the institution scholarship committee. Awards are not based on financial need.
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Varies Aerosmith Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About Berklee College of Music has more than $40 million in merit-based scholarship funds available to prospective and continuing students. What better way to invest in your future? Applicants to the college’s full-time degree or diploma programs will automatically be considered for scholarships through the audition and interview process.
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$2,500 AFSA High School Senior Merit and Community Service Awards
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Deadline February
About The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) academic merit, art merit, and community service awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of graduating Foreign Service high school seniors. Students must be claimed as a dependent on the most recent IRS tax form by a US government Foreign Service employee (active, retired with pension, deceased or separated) with a foreign affairs as defined by the Foreign Service Act of 1980.
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$5,000 Ajia Matthews Educational Scholarship Fund
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Deadline March
About The Fund is in memory of Ajia Da’Shae Matthews. AMESF scholarships are for Washington State high school graduates in pursuit of a higher education. Criteria for these awards include academic performance, school involvement, character, leadership, and employment history and community service.
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Varies Alliance Pipeline Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About This Scholarship at Valley City State University will be awarded on an annual basis to a student-athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport.
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Varies Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Alpha Chi Omega values and encourages our members’ academic pursuits. Scholarship opportunities further that mission, awarding members a chance to ease the financial burden of their educations by covering some of the associated costs. This scholarship provides merit-based aid for collegiate and alumna members’ educational pursuits and cannot be used for chapter fees.
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Varies Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship
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Deadline March
About In order to be eligible for the Scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing of a fully participating sorority of the National Panhellenic Conference; a rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in the fall; and from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area or attending school in that metropolitan area.
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$1,800 Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline June
About The Scholarship provides nonrenewable awards for students who will pursue or are pursuing full-time undergraduate nursing degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Preference will be given to African American students from Forsyth County, North Carolina. Scholarships will be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.
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$5,000 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Fund is in memory of Ajia Da’Shae Matthews. AMESF Scholarships are for Washington State high school graduates in pursuit of a higher education. Criteria for these awards include academic performance, school involvement, character, leadership, and employment history and community service.
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Varies Ashbrook Scholar Program
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Deadline Varies
About The purpose of this Program is to assist Ashland University students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship. This is made possible through sustained reflection on the writings of those who have thought most deeply and comprehensively about human nature and political organization, and the opinions, character, and actions of those who have most remarkably practiced the political art.
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$3,000 Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Conroy family has established a nonprofit foundation in memory of Ashley. The mission is to create a permanent endowment and award scholarships to qualified students for the travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities, and/or financial need.
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$3,000 Ashley Stevenson Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline March
About This Scholarship was established to honor the life of Ashley Stevenson and to continue her legacy of excellence, generosity, and service. The Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with a background of consistent civic involvement or community service.
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$500 Augustana College Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship program at Augustana is made possible by the generous support from alumni, special friends of the university, corporations, and foundations. Through their dedication and generosity, students are realizing their dreams of a liberal arts education. To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship.
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$500 Azalee Clements Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline June
About Family and friends of Azalee Clements provided scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors who attend Christ Church in Bronx, New York.
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$5,000 Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
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Deadline February
About The Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental, or physical science, Applicants’ ethnic heritage must be at least fifty percent Filipino.
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$1,500 Baxter International Foundation Scholarship Program
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Deadline March
About The Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
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$2,000 Bay Area Mobility Management
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Deadline February
About BAMM is offering a scholarship program for area high school seniors that were relocated between ninth and twelfth grade. This may be a good scholarship for children of employees/transferees who have recently relocated when they were high school students and are now high school seniors. They do not have to be part of a company-sponsored relocation to apply.
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Varies Baylor University Baptist Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About There are many scholarships at Baylor available for undergraduate students who are active in a Baptist church, pursuing a career in the church, or whose parent is a Baptist minister or missionary.
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Varies Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity awarded annually to one outstanding musician from the US with demonstrated financial need. The award covers the cost of tuition and is renewable over four years of study. This scholarship is the cornerstone of a multifaceted partnership between Lollapalooza and Berklee, aiming to bring more outstanding rock musicians to Berklee.
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$4,000 BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship
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Deadline May
About The Scholarship is intended for sophomore, junior, or senior students pursuing a career in floriculture. Students will be selected on the basis of sound academic performance and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. While not mandatory, it is strongly desired that the student be interested in furthering the use of integrated pest management or sustainable practices.
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Varies Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship is a full-tuition opportunity awarded annually to one outstanding musician from the US with demonstrated financial need. The award covers the cost of tuition and is renewable over four years of study. This scholarship is the cornerstone of a multifaceted partnership between Lollapalooza and Berklee, aiming to bring more outstanding rock musicians to Berklee.
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Varies Boys & Girls Clubs of America/Urban Scholars Program
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Deadline Varies
About As an urban university, Marquette is committed to educating talented students from its surrounding community and similar urban areas across the country. To be considered, applicants must be high school seniors from Cristo Rey network high schools and Milwaukee-area high schools or members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all college-preparatory courses, demonstrate leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities, and show financial need.
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Varies Buffalo Wild Wings Scholarship
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Deadline April
About Interested in a rewarding career in the restaurant and food-service industry? Buffalo Wild Wings offers a variety of merit-based scholarships to students pursuing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality-related major.
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Varies Cal Grant A&B Competitive Grant Program
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Deadline March
About The Grant may be used for undergraduate study at Cal Grant qualifying California postsecondary schools. Applicant must demonstrate academic performance and financial need; applicants must also submit FAFSA to federal processor and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission.
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$50,000 Cameron Impact Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship will be awarded annually to approximately ten to fifteen high-school seniors. This four-year, merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full educational expenses at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000–$50,000 per annum). A quarter of the scholarships will be awarded to individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, government, and/or military and have a stated professional goal of public service.
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$10,000 CAS Trust Scholarship Program
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Deadline March
About The Scholarship intends to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program will award up to three scholarships to deserving students.
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Varies Case Western Theater Scholarship
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Deadline January
About Case Western Reserve University has made merit-based scholarships available for prospective theater students. Each year, the department of theater awards four full-tuition scholarships to students who intend on majoring in theater, and two scholarships to students who intend on minoring in theater, or those interested in pursuing theater as an extracurricular activity at CWRU.
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$72,000 Catharine Lealtad Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarships are named for Macalester College’s first African American graduate. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete.
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Varies CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation CSBG Scholarship
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Deadline March
About The CSBG Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income and disadvantaged persons. Education and training include either general education to achieve short-term training (two years or less) in growth occupation skills, or post-secondary education.
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Varies Charles E. Mueller M.D. Scholarship
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Deadline February
About This Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Mueller, an enthusiastic Michigan alumnus. He served six years on the Board of Governors of the University of Michigan Medical Center Alumni Association and remains an Emeritus member. Applicant must be a resident of the Michigan counties of Saginaw, Bay, or Midland, pursuing a graduate degree in Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and be enrolled full time. Financial need, academic record, leadership, community service, work experience, extracurricular/school activities, awards and honors, and an interview will comprise the assessment.
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$5,000 Chi Am Circle Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and significant extracurricular activities such as work, performing arts, and athletics. Applicants must: reside in Santa Clara County, California, or be the child or grandchild of a Chi Am member who has served on a committee; be college-bound and be able to show proof of acceptance to an accredited junior or four-year college (exception: applicants who are special needs students, as defined by Section 504 of the Education Code, may attend vocational training); and be of Asian descent as defined by the California Department of Education.
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Varies Church Worker Assurance Program
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Deadline May
About The Program is for new students pursuing a certified Church Professional Program within the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). Any assistance given by the student’s congregation and LCMS district will stack on top of all awarded gift aid. This scholarship will be part of a student’s financial aid package, reducing need-based loans and work-study.
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$5,000 CIEE Language Intensive Merit Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About CIEE offers fourteen types of scholarships to recognize academic achievement and enable international education. Awards are made based on personal statements from student applicants. Every year, CIEE awards more than $3 million in scholarships and grants for study abroad. Its consideration addresses three distinct areas to ensure it reaches students of diverse academic, ethnic, and economic backgrounds: academic excellence scholarships, access grants and scholarships, and ambassador grants.
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$8,000 CIRI Foundation Achievement Annual Scholarshp
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship was established by Cook Inlet Region, Inc., in Alaska to encourage the education and career development of Alaska Native original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and their direct lineal descendants through post-secondary scholarships and grants, internships, and other education projects.
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$2,000 CITe Incoming Student Tuition Scholarship
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Deadline March
About The Scholarship was established to recruit outstanding students to the University of Akron’s Information Systems program. An incoming freshman must have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT score of at least 22 or SAT score of at least 1010, and be an Information Systems major.
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$1,000 Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors at Reagan High School. Applicants must reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation’s North Carolina service area. The scholarship provides a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions.
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$3,000 CMAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Scholarship
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Deadline April
About This Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors at Reagan High School. Applicants must reside in The Winston-Salem Foundation’s North Carolina service area. The scholarship provides a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions.
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$1,000 CMP Program
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Deadline March
About The Civilian Marksmanship Program offers a one-year scholarship assistance to qualified juniors in order to encourage and reward their outstanding efforts. Based on merit, selected individuals are high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a team or club that is participating in rifle or pistol marksmanship competitions.
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$3,500 College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships
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Deadline February
About The College of Saint Rose is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. The college offers a generous array of academic scholarships. These scholarships are not based on financial need, but on the merits of students’ academic achievement. (See website for details.)
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$1,250 Colarado Mesa University Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About Colorado Mesa University is committed to keeping higher education affordable. Last year, it awarded more than $73 million in financial aid and scholarships to seventy-five percent of the student body. (See website for details of all scholarships offered.)
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Varies Connecticut Building Congress Scholarships
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Deadline March
About This Scholarship is awarded to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering (e.g., civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, or structural), construction management, landscape architecture, surveying, planning, or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree in a construction field.
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$1,000 Corporate Relocation Council Scholarship
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Deadline January
About CRC is a nonprofit organization that brings together corporations and global relocation service providers in Chicago for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. Applicants must be a senior in good standing in a Chicago area [Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (IL), McHenry, Will counties, and city of Chicago] high school; and relocated between grades nine and twelve; relocated more than fifty miles and changed school's due to their parent's job relocation to the Chicagoland area; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent).
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Varies CSUB Scholarships
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Deadline April
About This Scholarship was established by C. Richard and Audrey Barnes to assist need-based students in pursuit of an undergraduate nursing degree. Award Criteria: merit and financial need, enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program, a member of an underrepresented minority group.
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Varies David Geffen Medical Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship provides four-year financial support to outstanding students entering the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Mr. Geffen, the world-renowned entertainment executive and philanthropist after whom the medical school is named, has once again made a transformative gift to medical education. Up to twenty percent of entering students will receive the award this year. All applicants to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be considered for the scholarships, eliminating the need to submit separate applications.
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Varies DECA Student Scholarships
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Deadline January
About The Scholarships provide over $300,000 to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor.
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$88,000 DeSales University Presidential Scholarships
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Deadline December
About DeSales University recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding two categories of academic merit scholarships. The selection process for these scholarships is competitive with awards going to top-ranking applicants based upon grade point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.
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$1,000 Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE's Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship
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Deadline March
About The Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., will award the Scholarship to one student for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate program, at a college or university located within the Michigan counties of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne, which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology or the National Architecture Accreditation Board, and which will lead to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, or Masters in Architectural Engineering. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest achievable level.
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Varies DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About These Scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis to some Macalester College students who are National Merit Finalists or Commended students. The Admissions committee makes these awards. No special application is required to be considered for this scholarship.
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$5,000 Diamond State Scholarships
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Deadline March
About The Scholarship is a $1,250 award that can be renewed for up to three additional years as long as a minimum 3.0 GPA is maintained. Applicants must meet these criteria: legal residents of Delaware, high school seniors who rank in upper quarter of class, combined score of at least 1290 on the SAT, and enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution.
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$1,000 Downer–Bennett Scholarship
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Deadline March
About The University of New Mexico administers a large and diverse collection of endowed scholarships providing assistance to Main campus undergraduate students each year. These scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles. The Downer–Bennett Scholarship is specifically for single-parent students.
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$2,500 Edward C. Bryant Scholarship
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Deadline April
About Each year, an outstanding graduate student in survey statistics is awarded this Scholarship to help support the student’s graduate education. Westat established the scholarship fund in 1995 to honor its cofounder and chair emeritus.
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$1,500 Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships
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Deadline February
About These Scholarships consist of two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university.
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Varies Edwards Scholarship Fund
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Deadline March
About The Fund was established by philanthropist Grace M. Edwards to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering college scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. The educational fund is restricted to residents of Boston, Massachusetts.
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$10,000 Eleanor Allwork Grant
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Deadline Varies
About Applicants must be seeking their first degree in architecture from an NAAB-accredited school in the state of New York. Students must be nominated by the dean or chair of the school of architecture in which they are currently studying in order to apply for this award. Nominated students will have a high level of academic performance and evidence of financial need. Students need not be US citizens.
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$3,000 Elmer and Rosa Lee Collins Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established to provide a college scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior from a Forsyth County, North Carolina, high school who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship may provide a renewable award for four consecutive years.
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$8,000 EMU Recognition of Excellence Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About Eastern Michigan University awards a variety of scholarships to incoming transfer students admitted by April 1. Merit-based transfer scholarships require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and thirty transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution at the time of application.
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$1,000 Everett and Florence Drumright Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About University of Illinois–Chicago undergraduate students who are American-born of Chinese descent are invited to apply for the Scholarship. Eight scholarships are available to eligible UIC undergraduate students. The awarding of scholarships will be based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. Students in all fields are eligible.
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$40,800 Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts Tuition Support Fund
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Deadline Varies
About GW’s Program in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts, the only master’s program of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive thirteen-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Qualified applicants receive up to eighty-five percent tuition support, thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and George Washington University.
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$3,000 F.A. and Charlotte Blount Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established to provide college scholarships to graduating Forsyth County, North Carolina, high school seniors who will pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university. To receive consideration, applicants must be African American or Hispanic, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
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Varies Flinn Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarships provide an unparalleled package for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university for 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high school seniors each year. The merit-based scholarship program, now thirty classes strong, covers the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board and at least two travel abroad experiences.
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Varies FMC Skaters Scholarship
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Deadline May
About The program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, gure skating and recreational skating participants in June of each year. All applicants must be New England residents and skate at FMC arenas.
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$1,500 Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation
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Deadline March
About This Masonic charitable trust funds a graduating high school seniors college scholarship program. The scholarships are merit-based and the student must be graduating in spring or summer from a high school in one of the thirty-three counties served by the Fort Worth Scottish Rite (see site for details). Students choosing either a two-year or a four-year college are eligible.
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Varies Fulbright Program
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Deadline Varies
About This Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Fulbright eligibility requirements vary by program and country of citizenship.
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Varies Furman University Art Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About Art Department scholarships are available for incoming students who wish to actively participate in the department either as majors or non-majors. A number of competitive scholarships can be combined with any academic merit-based scholarships students receive on the basis of their application for admission.
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$2,000 Furman University National Merit Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About National Merit/National Achievement finalists who indicate Furman as their first-choice college may be eligible for a renewable university-sponsored scholarship, in accordance with National Merit Scholarship Corporation guidelines. Students who demonstrate financial need may receive $2,000 in a renewable university-sponsored scholarship, and students who do not demonstrate financial need may receive a $1,000 renewable university-sponsored scholarship. This university-sponsored scholarship is awarded in addition to any other Furman scholarship or grant for which the student may be eligible.
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$60,000 George D. Cornell Honors College Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About These Scholarships are merit-based awards renewable up to four years for Florida residents who attend the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. These scholarships covers room/board and tuition up to $7,500 per semester.
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$10,000 George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
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Deadline February
About This Scholarship is a merit-based, need-based scholarship of up to $40,000 over four years, depending on the student’s financial need. Scholars who remain in good standing are invited to renew their scholarship during their four years of full-time undergraduate study. Pullman Scholars also receive educational, personal, and professional supports through our Pullman Scholar Community.
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$2,000 Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship
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Deadline February
About A competitive scholarship program established to recognize academic achievement among graduating seniors from Newaygo and Muskegon counties in Michigan, the Scholarship requires students have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.7 to apply.
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$5,000 Gladys Carol Scholarship
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Deadline March
About This program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are US citizens or permanent residents. They must be pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, nonprofit public or private four-year college or university in the United States.
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$10,000 Google SVA Scholarship for Student Veterans
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Deadline November
About This Scholarship is a merit-based, need-based scholarship of up to $40,000 over four years, depending on the student’s financial need. Scholars who remain in good standing are invited to renew their scholarship during their four years of full-time undergraduate study. Pullman Scholars also receive educational, personal, and professional supports through our Pullman Scholar Community.
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$5,000 Gordon Hay Scholarship
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Deadline March
About This is a merit-based award for an extraordinary graduating high school senior who is planning to pursue a non-performing career within the performing arts field and demonstrates a personal drive for excellence, scholarly accomplishment, and community engagement.
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$1,000 Governor's Urban Scholarship Program
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Deadline Varies
About Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is the only New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.
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$20,000 Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About This Scholarship awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive $5,000 per year for up to four years of university study.
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$23,000 Hanover College Academic Merit Scholarships
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Deadline March
About The scholarship review committee examines GPA, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, course load, and academic rigor for all applicants to Hanover College. Awarding of the four categories of academic merit scholarships is largely based on the academic composite, but co-curricular activities and campus visit interactions can aid in difficult decisions. The amount and number of scholarships awarded in each category is determined on an annual basis according to the demographics of our applicant pool. Awards are renewable for up to four years at Hanover College.
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Varies Hardin-Simmons University Endowed Scholarships for Ministerial Students
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Deadline July
About All undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships.
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$500 Harold Colby/Ray Barton NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Open to any high school student applying to college and who meets one of the following criteria: (a) Any immediate family member of a New Hampshire Association of Septage Haulers (NHASH) member in good standing may apply for the Scholarship for any secondary education. (b) Any immediate family member of an industry related business or organization which meets the criteria for membership as a NHASH Associate member for any industry related secondary education. (c) Any member of the general public pursuing a degree in any environmental science field. The scholarship committee selects students based on financial need, academic merit, and other non-academic factors such as work experience, community services, sports, clubs, and activities. The scholarship will be paid to the school after the completion of the first semester and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
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$30,000 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
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Deadline February
About This is awarded to US citizen students who are a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor’s degree and who hope to be a change agent, in time, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
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Varies Hatton W. Summers Scholarships
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About This Scholarship is a merit-based program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, a sense of civic responsibility and the potential for leadership. In line with the Foundation’s Statement of Purpose, the Foundation will work to enhance these traits and skills in each Sumners Scholar by making additional, unique educational experiences available.
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Varies Heidelberg University Scholarships
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About This Scholarship is a merit-based program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, a sense of civic responsibility and the potential for leadership. In line with the Foundation’s Statement of Purpose, the Foundation will work to enhance these traits and skills in each Sumners Scholar by making additional, unique educational experiences available.
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$52,000 Heidelberg University Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About For transfer students to Heidelberg University who have strong academic merit. Students must have attempted at least fifteen semester hours or twenty-yhree quarter hours. Full-time enrollment is required.
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$1,000 HelpTeaching.com Scholarship
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Deadline June 1, 2018
About HelpTeaching.com, a platform focused on providing high-quality resources for teachers, tutors, homeschool parents, and others who work in the field of education, offers a scholarship for students in high school and college. This is the second year that Help Teaching is offering a scholarship.
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$10,000 HENAAC Scholars Program
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Deadline April
About Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly demonstrate leadership or service within the Hispanic community; must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities; must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited college/university in the US or its territories. Online application must include: 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic; current résumé; peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization; letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director; English-language transcript with the seal of your college or high school; and self-photo (used for publication purposes only).
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$38,000 Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
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Deadline October
About The award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost of education allowance and a personal support stipend. Eligible applicants for prestigious Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents.
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$5,000 Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships
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Deadline April
About Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree, these Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students.
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$5,000 Honorable James R. Caruso Pace Law School Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About Pace Law School offers a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, leadership and work experience, and community service. The Scholarship is awarded to a second-year day or third-year evening student of Italian heritage. The award is based on first-year scholastic performance and financial need.
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$18,000 Hope College Scholarships
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Deadline February
About Students are eligible for a scholarship if they’ve achieved a 3.75 GPA or higher, or if they’ve achieved a 3.5 GPA and a 25 ACT or 1200 SAT (evidence-based reading/writing and math). Scholarships are guaranteed through sophomore year and renewable for the two remaining years if recipients maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA.
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$3,500 Houtan Scholarship Foundation
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Deadline June
About The Foundation seeks students from all origins, Iranian and non-Iranian, who have high academic performance and have proven interest in promoting Iran’s great culture, heritage, language, and civilization.
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$12,000 Humana Foundation Scholarship Program
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Deadline March
About The program provides financial assistance to the children of Humana associates who plan to pursue a college degree. Humana Scholars receive annual awards of up to $3,000 that are renewable for three years or until they earn their undergraduate degree.
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$5,500 Hungry To Lead Scholarship
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Deadline June
About The Scholarship is open to high school seniors, or college students’ registered/preregistered to attend an accredited school in the United States. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a foodservice/hospitality program, or directly related. The scholarship is merit based on high school records, ACT and/or SAT scores, college transcripts if applicable, and extracurricular activities.
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Varies International Students Academic Merit Scholarship
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About The Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers fifty percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The scholarship award can only be used for study at East Tennessee State University.
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Varies James K. Adams and Arlene L. Adams Foundation
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Deadline April
About The Foundation is now accepting applications for financial aid for graduates of the high schools listed (see link) in eastern and central Cumberland County and the high schools in Perry County, Pennsylvania. Tuition assistance will be awarded based on merit, community involvement, good moral character, the prospect of success or achievement, and financial need for the upcoming academic year.
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$1,000 Jewish United Fund Merit Scholarship Program
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Deadline March
About The Jewish United Fund offers a number of annual merit scholarships to high school, college, and graduate students to age 23 who demonstrate significant leadership skills. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage the development of Jewish identity, nourish greater commitment to Israel and the Chicago Jewish community, and to recognize future leaders.
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$2,500 JoAnn Heffernan Heisen Scholarship
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About This Scholarship is for specific study abroad experiences for Syracuse University undergraduate students who are participating in semester programs. Awards will be a part of your financial aid package and will be disbursed to your bursar’s account before the start of classes.
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Varies John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
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About The Scholarship is a merit-based program that provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. For this scholarship, merit is based on student scores on the 10th grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test.
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$500 Jonathan LaRon Skinner Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Jonathan LaRon Skinner to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions.
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$1,000 Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Deadline July
About The Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults with HIV/AIDS by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. We hope to allow Josh’s love for learning and community service to continue through another young adult who also exhibits these qualities.
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$1,200 JSU Alabama Bob & Lou Kennamer Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Established for deserving students from Cleburne County High School, Ranburne High School, Scottsboro High School or Kate Duncan Smith DAR (Daughters of the American Revoltion) School (Grant, Alabama). Students must be in the top fifty percent of their high school class to be considered; minimum GPA of 3.0. Need considered, FAFSA must be on file at Jacksonville State University.
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$12,000 Juniata College Calvert Ellis Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Juniata offers an array of competitive scholarships that recognize the outstanding achievements of incoming students without regard to financial need. Academic scholarships at Juniata reward students who do well academically but also contribute to their school and community by getting involved.
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$5,000 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest
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About The Writers of The Future Contest is an ongoing merit competition for new and amateur aspiring writers. Run on a quarterly basis, an eligible entry is any previously unpublished short story or novelette (under 17,000 words) of science fiction or fantasy.
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$6,500 Lebanon Valley College Multicultural Fellowship
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Deadline Varies
About Lebanon Valley College offers full-time students Fellowship scholarships, which recognize and reward commitment to work, service, and scholarly achievement. For students receiving a merit scholarship this Fellowship will be in addition to that scholarship. The Multicultural Fellowship is limited to those high school seniors and transfer students.
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$3,000 Leo Bourassa Scholarship
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Deadline April
About Applicants must be (1) a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award; and (2) have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of undergraduate study; and (3) be a full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate student, or a part-time graduate student enrolled in a curriculum related to water resources including but not limited to: biology, conservation, ecology, engineering, environmental science, geology, hydrology, limnology, stormwater management, water quality, or wildlife studies. Other areas related to water resources may also qualify. The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance, contribution to the field of water resources, and related extracurricular activities. The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association intends to award a minimum of one scholarship to an undergraduate student and one scholarship to a graduate student.
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$5,000 Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship
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Deadline February
About A one-time award is given to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25. The recipient may reapply for the Scholarship each year but is not guaranteed the award.
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$155,000 Levine Scholars Program
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Deadline November
About The Program is UNC–Charlotte’s most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine. Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement.
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$100,000 Lighthouse Guild Scholarships
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Deadline March
About Each year, the Scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice.
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$2,000 Lloyd E. And Rachel S. Collins Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established by former students of Lloyd E. Collins in honor of his dedication to education through his service as a teacher, principal, and member of the Stokes County (North Carolina) Schools’ Board of Education for fifty years. The scholarship may provide a renewable award for worthy graduating high school seniors from North, South, and West Stokes High Schools who will attend an accredited two or four-year college or university. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, books, and other college expenses.
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$14,000 Loyola University Merit Scholarships
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Deadline February
About Scholarships for first-year and transfer students are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theater arts, and visual arts. Students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships when they apply for admission at Loyola.
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Varies Lt. Jon C. Ladda Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Scholarships will be awarded to a child of a US Naval Academy graduate or US Navy member who served in the submarine service who has died on active duty or has been medically retired with a one hundred percent disability.
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$500 Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established by Virginia Caudill to honor her husband and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from R.J. Reynolds High School in North Carolina. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for a minority male student-athlete who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree.
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$1,500 Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline May
About SkillsUSA offers one annual merit-based $1,000 scholarship for college/post-secondary education and a supplementary $500 travel stipend for National Leadership and Skills Conference to a state officer in memory of the legacy left by our champion Marsha Daves. The scholarship will recognize how our student leaders use the personal skills they develop to be a team member, leader, employee, citizen, and an effective individual that fulfills the mission of SkillsUSA. The Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship is open to current SkillsUSA state officers who will be attending a college/postsecondary school in the next school year.
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Varies MasterCard Foundation Undergraduate Scholars Program
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Deadline January
About The Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full-tuition scholarships to undergraduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Students who have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries are invited to apply for these scholarships.
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Varies Mattie Hipp Cunningham Scholarship
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About The scholarship is awarded to the student who shows the greatest promise in appreciation of, or creativity in, literature and fine arts. The award rotates between the English, drama, and art departments, and is therefore available to art every third year only.
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$2,000 Meena Vashee Endowed Scholarship Application for Undergraduates
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Deadline May
About SkillsUSA offers one annual merit-based $1,000 scholarship for college/post-secondary education and a supplementary $500 travel stipend for National Leadership and Skills Conference to a state officer in memory of the legacy left by our champion Marsha Daves. The Scholarship will recognize how our student leaders use the personal skills they develop to be a team member, leader, employee, citizen, and an effective individual that fulfills the mission of SkillsUSA. The Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship is open to current SkillsUSA state officers who will be attending a college/postsecondary school in the next school year.
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Varies Miami University (Ohio) Merit Scholarships
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Deadline December
About Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford, Ohio, campus for the fall semester. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility—no additional form is required.
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$2,500 Miami University (Ohio) National Merit Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Finalists (who are not receiving a National Merit $2,500 scholarship or corporate-sponsored merit scholarship) who list Miami University as their first choice school are eligible.
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$20,000 MSU Moorhead Academic Excellence Award
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Deadline June
About Academic merit is awarded annually to incoming freshmen at Minnesota State University–Moorhead based on academic performance. This award is renewable for four years to students who attain the National Merit Finalists level. A Merit Finalist certificate must be submitted to be considered.
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$48,000 National Eagle Scout Association Academic Scholarship
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Deadline October
About NESA academic scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. All applicants must meet a minimum SAT or ACT score and apply in their senior year of high school if the board of review is held on or before October 31.
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$5,000 National Eagle Scout Association Merit Scholarships
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Deadline October
About NESA merit scholarships are awarded to Eagle Scouts based on Scouting participation, character, and community service. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students no later than completion of their junior year.
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$12,000 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
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Deadline March
About To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.
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$10,000 National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline March
About The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.
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$2,500 National Merit Scholarship Corporate Program
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About High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Eligible applicants must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern.
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About National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants, awarded to third-, fourth-, and fifth-year undergraduates who are majoring in technical fields, critical foreign languages, or who are in a qualifying liberal arts program. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for all classes taken in the program as of the most recently completed payment period. In order to be eligible for this grant, a student must also demonstrate sufficient financial need to be eligible for a Pell Grant." class="heading-3 has-arrow">Apply Here
$1,500 NDS Merit Scholarships
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Deadline April
About National Dairy Merit Scholarships are to encourage qualified undergraduate students to pursue careers in the dairy industry or related occupations. Major areas include Dairy Production, Dairy or Agricultural Economics, Communication or Accounting, Dairy Research Scientist, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical Marketing or Sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy extension, education or university dairy professor.
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$1,000 New Hampshire Food Industries Education Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline April
About Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. These students must be dependent children of full-time employees of firms that are members of New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) or part-time employees at a New Hampshire location of a NHGA members.
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$3,000 New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Since 1947, NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has provided over $13,300,000 in college scholarship awards to more than 3,000 caddies. For the 2017-18 academic year, the Foundation will provide 148 caddies with over $642,000 in scholarships. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.
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Varies Niagara University Scholarships
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About All of Niagara University’s merit-based scholarships, achievement awards, and grants for incoming, first-year students are based on cumulative high school average and standardized test scores. Best of all, these awards are for each of four years at NU, providing an applicant is either a citizen of the United States or are an eligible non-citizen (federal definition), maintain full-time status, and possess the required quality point average.
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$20,000 NLEAFCF General Scholarship
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Deadline July
About Applicants must be dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of an eligible law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty. General Scholarships are for a single academic year. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community.
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Varies North Carolina Home Builders Association Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. accepts applications for its college scholarships each year between January and April. The foundation awards scholarships based on a combination of need and merit to four-year college students entering their junior or senior year and technical school students entering their second year who have declared their major in a construction related field.
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$26,000 Northwood University Transfer Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About These Scholarships are for transfer students who have exceptional academic merit. The scholarships are awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Awards are renewable up to four years based on GPA; a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for scholarship renewal.
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Varies NSLI for Youth Scholarship
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Deadline October
About NSLI-Y is part of a US government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world and therefore aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The program offers merit scholarships to support participation in summer or academic year immersion programs.
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$2,500 Ohio EPA Scholarship
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Deadline April
About These merit based, nonrenewable, Scholarships will be given to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering.
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$1,000 Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships to more than twenty collegiate members to continue their educations through graduate and professional study. These recipients demonstrate exceptional academic performance and leadership abilities. General scholarships are awarded each year for graduate or professional school expenses.
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$2,500 Orange Scholars Scholarship Program
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Deadline January
About The Homer Fund is a nonprofit charity created in 1999 in celebration of The Home Depot’s twentieth anniversary. Orange Scholars offers scholarships to associates’ children based on financial need and academic performance, as well as community involvement and leadership.
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$1,500 Oshkosh Corporation Scholarship
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About Students with a parent employed by Oshkosh Corp., Pierce Manufacturing, McNeilus Cos., or JLG Industries are eligible for scholarships from the Oshkosh Corporation Foundation Inc. Recipient must remain a full-time student to be eligible, and will receive $1,500 per year for a total of four consecutive years.
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Varies Park Scholar Award
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Deadline January
About To be considered for this award, you must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen (federal guidelines), and apply to Ithaca College for an undergraduate major within the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Transfer students are not eligible for the award. At least ten merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, at least three merit-based scholarships are awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring.
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Varies Pauahi Foundation Scholarship Program for Kamehameha Schools Seniors
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Deadline December
About The Pauahi Foundation awards these scholarships in support of students pursuing college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Awards may be determined based on merit, geographic location, field of study, financial need, or grade point averages. Applicant must be a classified, degree-seeking student attending a a two- or four-year accredited institution in Hawaii or the continental US as a full-time student (unless specifically noted in the scholarship listing). The Pauahi Foundation’s policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
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Varies Pauahi Foundation Public Scholarship Programs
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Deadline March
About The Pauahi Foundation awards these scholarships in support of students pursuing college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Awards may be determined based on merit, geographic location, field of study, financial need, or grade point averages. Applicant must be a classified, degree-seeking student attending a a two- or four-year accredited institution in Hawaii or the continental US as a full-time student (unless specifically noted in the scholarship listing). The Pauahi Foundation’s policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
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$20,000 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
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Deadline November
About The Fellowships are for up to two years of graduate study in the professions and academic disciplines at any institution of higher learning in the US. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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Varies Paul Tsongas Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards Massachusetts students with a GPA of 3.75 and SAT scores of at least 1200 (or the ACT equivalent). Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts state university.
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$18,000 Principia College Arthur F. Schulz Jr Alumni Scholarship
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Deadline March
About Children and grandchildren of Principia alumni are eligible for the four-year Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Principia Alumni Association. Valued at $4,500 each year, the Schulz Scholarship is awarded to both first-time freshmen and transfer students.
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Varies Regis College Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees at Regis College. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the student maintains the minimum renewal requirements.
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$4,000 Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships
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Deadline March
About Each year, Roma Lodge makes available two college scholarships for children of Roma Lodge members in good standing as of January 31 of that calendar year. These Scholarships cover four academic years in any accredited United States college or university of the recipient’s choice. Payments are made in $1,000 increments during each year the student is enrolled.
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$1,500 Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline February
About The Scholarship provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, who holds choral music with children and youth as a primary interest. Scholarship grants are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children’s and youth choirs), and ministry of church music as a vocation.
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$500 Salem Lodge #138/Robert A. Miller Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The non-renewable Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County, North Carolina, high school and reside in the Winston-Salem Foundation's service area of Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, or Wilkes, and who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions.
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Varies San Jose State University Scholarships
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Deadline Varies
About The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office administers SJSU campus based and department based scholarships. Students should apply for as many scholarships as possible to lessen the need for loans or part-time work to attend school. Most scholarships require students complete at least one semester of full-time units at SJSU in order to be eligible.
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$1,000 SAPA Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program
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Deadline May
About Established by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association, a major pharmaceutical professional organization with more than 4,000 members and five Chapters in the US and China, the Scholarship is to recognize and support educational excellence achieved by outstanding high school students, and to encourage the finest high school graduates to develop careers in life sciences.
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$1,000 Scholarship for People with Disabilities
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Deadline May
About The Courage Center has made available funds through the private donation of Melvin and Sally Mooty. The scholarship monies are to fund tuition, books, and supplies, and is open to US citizens who are Minnesota residents or participants in Courage Center services The program is intended to assist people who have a sensory impairment or physical disability who want to pursue educational goals.
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$3,000 Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington
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Deadline March
About The Foundation proudly awards numerous scholarships each year to undergraduate students in the state of Washington. The scholarship is purely merit-based to promote and foster dedicated students in their path to success. Applicants must attend a NWCCU Baccalaureate accredited four-year college or university in the state of Washington; be a full-time student entering third, fourth, or fifth year of college; maintain an accumulative 3.0 GPA, and be a state of Washington resident.
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$9,600 S-Cubed Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About Based on academic merit, the S-Cubed Program provides financial and academic support, renewable for up to three years, for Westminster College students majoring in computer science, physics, or mathematics.
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Varies Sherrill L. Smith Music Scholarship
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Deadline February
About The Scholarship is for music students who have financial need and demonstrate overall involvement in work, school, or community activities.
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$1,000 Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline March
About This merit-based award involves a one-time scholarship. Any law enforcement Explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and personal statement on 'Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement.'
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$500 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters
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Deadline March
About The Songwriters’ Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) accepts applications for the Scholarship, which includes the Mike Lane Horizon Award. The Scholarship and Award are for songwriters age 14 to 19, who live in any of these Indiana counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, or White, and are a permanent resident of Indiana.
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$500 SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Merit Scholarships
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Deadline May
About Two Scholarships are offered to recognize the unique qualities of SkillsUSA students, which include leadership, commitment to community service, and advocating for career and technical education. These are all skills students will have gained by working through the Professional Development Program or the Career Skills Education Program.
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$6,000 Smithsonian Institution James E. Webb Internship
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Deadline Varies
About This program honors the late Mr. Webb, regent emeritus and former administrator of NASA, to promote excellence in the management of not-for-profit organizations. These opportunities are intended to increase participation of minority groups who are under-represented in the management of scientific and cultural organizations. Interns are placed in offices, museums, and research institutes throughout the Smithsonian Institution. Open to US Citizens and US permanent residents formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program of study in business or public administration and with an overall GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent.
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$5,000 Southern Scholarship Foundation
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Deadline Varies
About SSF is a rent-free housing scholarship foundation that helps deserving young people who lack financial resources but demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character attend institutions of higher education. Open to applicants to the following Florida schools: Flagler-Tallahassee, FAMU, FGCU, FSU, SFC, TCC, or UF.
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$5,000 Spencer Educational Foundation Risk Management and Insurance Scholarships
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Deadline January
About The Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate junior/seniors at an accredited US or Canadian college/university normally pursuing a major or minor in a risk-management discipline and with career objectives in risk management. It also requires/considers a GPA of 3.3 or higher, relevant work experience, and leadership skills.
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$32,000 State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program
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About One hundred scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 per year up to four years of college undergraduate study, are awarded to academically talented legal dependents of eligible State Farm associates, agents, and retirees every year. The amount of the award takes into account the college educational costs, family circumstances, and other scholarship aid the winner receives.
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Varies Swiss Benevolent Society of San Francisco Merit Scholarships
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Deadline April
About The Clement & Frieda Amstutz Scholarship and the Silvio Canonica Scholarship are based on merit only. Students must be of Swiss descent. must live in Northern Californa, and must have completed at least two years of college with a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the last two years. The awards will be granted based on the criteria of outstanding prior academic achievement, promise of future academic excellence, and anticipated successful completion of studies.
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$10,000 TEDS Ph.D. G. Walter Hansen Fellowship
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Deadline January
About The Fellowship supports three Ph.D. students at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School whose vocational interests and academic research focus on yielding more faithful and effective strategies for biblical-theological ministry, creating a global culture of collaboration among evangelical ministers of the Word.
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Varies Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program
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Deadline Varies
About Provides grant aid to students with financial need to enable them to attend private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas. Applicants must be a Texas resident; show financial need; be enrolled in an eligible institution in Texas in a degree plan leading to a first associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree (excluding those intended to lead to religious ministry); earn and maintain an overall college GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete at least twenty-four credit hours per year (eighteen credit hours per year if a graduate student) with a minimum completion rate of seventy-five percent; not be receiving athletic scholarships; be required to pay more tuition than they would pay to attend a public institution; and be registered for Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.
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$3,500 Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship is offered annually to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. Applicant must be a student who will be entering his or her first or second year of graduate school or law school, who will be enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the entire award year in a full-time graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium.
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$8,000 Thomas More College Band Scholarship
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About Thomas More College offers an array of scholarships based upon academic merit and extracurricular and community involvement. The Thomas More College Band Scholarship is available to full time students who actively participate in the Saints Marching Band.
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$1,000 Tien Bui Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established by the family of Tien Bui and may provide a non-renewable scholarship to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County, North Carolina, high school and reside in the Foundation’s service area and will attend North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering.
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Varies TKE Scholarships
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Deadline March
About All of the TKE Educational Foundation leadership and scholarship awards are for the benefit of active members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. See the link for details on each scholarship.
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$1,500 Trina M. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship was established in memory of Trina M. Batchelor to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend a Forsyth County, North Carolina, high school and reside in the Foundation’s service area. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university in pursuit of a certificate, diploma or degree.
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$17,500 Tschudy Family Scholarship
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Deadline February
About The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who are residents of Idaho; are a graduating Emmett High School senior (or have graduated from it within the last seven years); enroll as a full-time academic student (at least fourteen credit hours) at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, or the University of Idaho; and have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or above.
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$12,000 Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship is a need-based program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years’ employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years).
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$37,000 UM Missoula Presidential Leadership Scholarship
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Deadline December
About The Scholarship is the University of Montana’s premier freshman scholarship. Presidential Scholars are chosen solely on academic merit with scholarships being renewable for a total of four years. Approximately 25 PLS awards are made each year to incoming freshman. Eligible candidates must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student. Past finalists have posted an average of 3.81 GPA, SAT combined score of 2013, and ACT composite score of 31.
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$9,600 University Freshmen Scholarship
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Deadline Varies
About The Florida State University Office of Admissions automatically considers accepted freshmen for academic merit-based scholarships. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (combination of grades and test scores). The scholarship is awarded based on high school grades and test scores.
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$16,000 University of Tennessee Chattanooga Chancellor's Scholars
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Deadline December
About UTC is pleased to present the program for first-time freshmen applicants who meet the following criteria: 3.75 GPA and 30 ACT composite (1340 SAT) will receive $4,000 per year, renewable. Students may also receive an additional $4,500 in Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship funds, if eligible.
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$5,000 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline February
About The American Helicopter Society’s philanthropic arm, the Vertical Flight Foundation, supports education in rotorcraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft engineering. Applicants must be a full-time college student at an accredited school in a technical program. A student can receive an award once as an undergraduate, once as a graduate student in a master's degree program, and once as a graduate student in a doctoral program.
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Varies Virginia Smith Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship will be awarded to a college junior who demonstrates academic potential and merits the respect and support of fellow students and teachers, has earned recognition through good citizenship during school and/or personal service to the community in which they live, and clearly needsfinancial support in order to attain objectives through higher education. Applicants must have: attended a public high school within Merced, California, for three years (and been a resident of Merced County during the period of attendance); sixty college units and/or junior status; applied for admission to a four-year public/private institution of higher learning in California accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (excluding community or junior colleges); and have a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.8.
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$24,000 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
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Deadline January
About One male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in postgraduate study. To be eligible for consideration, nominees must: have an overall undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better (based on a maximum 4.0); have competed in intercollegiate athletics as a member of a varsity team at an NCAA member institution; be a graduating senior or be enrolled in graduate study at an NCAA member institution; have demonstrated that participation in athletics and community service has been a positive influence on the nominee’s personal and intellectual development; enroll into a graduate degree program within five years of being named a Byers Scholar; and be a US citizen.
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$2,000 Washington HECB Amercan Indian Endowed Scholarship
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Deadline February
About The Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. Applicants must: demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA; be a Washington State resident; intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a public or private college or university in Washington State; not pursue a degree in theology; and intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community in-state.
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$5,000 Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarships
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Deadline February
About ThE renewable Scholarship is awarded to scholars whose permanent address lies within 18 select counties in Georgia and South Carolina (see link for details).
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Varies Wes Burton Memorial Scholarship
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Deadline April
About The Scholarship is awarded to worthy graduating high school seniors from Mt. Tabor High School in North Carolina. Scholarships are to be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university.
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$4,750 West Virginia PROMISE Scholarships
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Deadline March
About The PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program that is designed to make college more affordable to all qualified students who completed high school graduation requirements at a West Virginia public or private high school, and who achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, in both core courses AND overall coursework required for graduation by the West Virginia Department of Education.
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$1,500 WGA Mary Macey Scholarship
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Deadline June
About The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. The WGA offers academic scholarships to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry. Applicants must attend a US college or university, maintain a 2.0 GPA or better, and be an entering sophomore or higher (including graduate studies) in good standing at a bachelor degree-granting institution or graduate program.
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$30,000 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
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About The Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation’s best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms in Georgia and New Jersey. (See the link for program details.)
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