The Schoolhouse Connection Scholarship Program

  • Description:

    • Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.
    • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
    • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
    • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.

    Who Should Apply? 

    • Applicants must have been born on or after Oct. 1, 2000.
    • Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the 2021-2022 school year. This means that the application is for Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020; for those who are in GED programs; or for those who have taken a gap year.
    • Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.
    • Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.                

    Award Amount:

    • $2,000 scholarship award.
    • A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded.
    • A trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included).
    • Second gathering in Washington, DC, one year after the initial scholarship award (all expenses included).

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

AES Engineering Scholarship

  • Description/Criteria:

    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.  

    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

    You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

    How to Apply:

    Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

    When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

    Award Amount: $500.00
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: October 5, 2020

    • Submit essay to:
    • There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
    • Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship

  • Description:

    • You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States.
    • You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
    • You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services offered by Porch.


    Award Amount: $2,000
    Application Link: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: October 14, 2020

2020-2021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

  • HirAHelper will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.


    • You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States.
    • You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA.
    • You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper


    • Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
    • Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year
    • Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
    • Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.

    Award Amount: $2,000
    Application: CLICK HERE

The No Sweat Scholarship

  • Description:

    This scholarship is available for students in 8th-12th grade. It's an easy and free to apply scholarship, with no minimun GPA, and no long essay to write. Students can use the award for any educational-related need (tuition, books, & supplies, ect). Please see the below link for more information.  

    Award Amount: $2,500
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

American Muscle Student Scholarship

  • Description: 

    We are offering 2 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,500 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

    Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay here telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.

    Award Amount: $2,500
    Application: CLICK HERE 
    Application Deadline: October 15th for the spring semester and by June 15th for the fall semester by 12:00pm EST

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship

  • Description:

    State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. 

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

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    Award Amount: $10,000
    Application: Click HERE
    Application Deadline: October 25, 2020 

Golden Door Scholars

  • Description: 

    Applicants must have DACA, TPS or be undocumented, meaning currently not have lawful status in the US

    Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding

    • Application deadline is Sunday, 10/25/20 at 11:59pm EST
    • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applying early is helpful
    • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
    • Applicants should have strong academic records 
    • High school and college transcripts DO NOT need to be official versions; you may scan and upload the transcript
    • SAT and ACT scores are not required. However, if you do have standardized test scores, you can include them in your application. 
    • Golden Door Scholars will also have access to mentors, fellowship and job search support, along with other professional growth opportunities
    • Click here for the answers to other important FAQs.

    Please visit the Application link for more information.

    Application: Click Here
    Application Deadline: October 25, 2020

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

  • Description:

    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

    Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

    • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
    • Ability to pursue any area of study.
    • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
    • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.

    Award Amount: Award vary by individual
    Application: Click Here
    Application Deadline: October 30, 2020 at 11:59pm

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

  • Description:

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2019-2020 academic school year may apply.
    Eligibility Requirements:
    Applicants must be:
    • Current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year
    • U.S. Citizens, (not a Temoorary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
    • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
    • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
    Applicants may not be:
    • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
    • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
    • High school graduates
    • Temporary residents (Your Permanent Legal Residence is outside the U.S.)
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: October 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

KidGuard for Education Scholarship

  • Description:

    All grades 9 - 12 High School Students

    AWARD AMOUNT: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $800
    HOW TO APPLY: Choose ONE prompt from below and write a well thought out essay
    How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today? Use personal experiences to support your answer.

    • How much freedom should parents give their children? Use experiences to support your answer.
    • What are some dangers that youth may face on the internet? Use personal experiences, news articles, or research to support your answer.
    • What should you do if you or a friend is bullied on the web? Please discuss solutions for both scenarios. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
    • Discuss ways that youth can use the internet or social media to positively impact their communities. Use personal experiences to support your answer.

    To apply, paste your essay and fill out our short form here: 

    Award Amount: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $800
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: 2020-2021 Date to be determined