GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

  • Description: 

    Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

    This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

    Eligibility:

    • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
    • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
    • be citizens of the United States of America;
    • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
    • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

    Award Amount: The Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 5, 2021

Gates Millennium Scholars **No longer Available**They met their 20,000 student limit

  • Description:

    • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic American;  
    • Be Citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States;
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED;
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
    • Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria;
    • Enroll for the first time at a U.S. located , accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall as a full-time, degree seeking, first year student;
    • Have completed and submitted their application by the deadline; and
    • Have the following forms completed and submitted by the deadline on your behalf:
      • A Nominator Form-an evaluation of the student's academic record, and;
      • A Recommender Form- an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership  activities.

    Scholarship covers the cost of your education.  See application for complete details

    Application:  CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: 2020-2021 Date to be determined

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

  • Description:

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders exists to make youth aware of the various career opportunities within the industry of agriculture by providing scholarships that help further their education. The Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, offers $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in various sects of agriculture.

    In order to apply for this scholarship, students must meet the below criteria:

    • Must be a high school senior (public, private or home-schooled) or enrolled in college full time (minimum of 12 credit hours).
    • Must be planning to pursue a degree in a qualifying area of study.
    • Must be planning to attend a vocational, 2-year or 4-year qualifying ag related study program after high school.
    • Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
    • Must obtain no less than two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers who live or farm in an eligible county.

    For more information, visit AmericasFarmers.com.

    Award Amount: $1,500
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 14, 2021

FFA National Scholarship Program

  • Description:

    To apply, ALL scholarship applicants MUST:

    • Be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college
    • Be less than 23 years of age at time of submitting the application 
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.
    • Be a full-time student who is actively attending classes

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 14, 2021 at 11:59pm

MENSA Foundation

  • Description:

    There are two requirements for applicants:

    • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
    • Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words.

    Award Amount: $2,500
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Coolidge

  • Description:

    The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

    Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.

    • 2021 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2022. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school, or the equivalent if home schooled, are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.)
    • 2021 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America by the 2021 scholarship deadline.
    • 2021 Coolidge Scholarship applicants cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

    Application: CLICK HERE (For more information)
    Application Deadline: January 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

2020-2021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

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

    Eligibilty

    • 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

    Deadlines

    • 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

U.S. Air Force ROTC

  • Description:

    There are three types of high school scholarships:

    • Type 1 - Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 1 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
    • Type 2 - Pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Scholarship payment is further capped at up to $9,000 per semester or up to $6,000 per quarter. Type 2 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
    • Type 7 - Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees (capped at the in-state tuition rate) at a public institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 7 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.

    Additional Information can be found here

    Award Amount: Varies
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 14, 2021, at 11:59pm CST

APIA Scholarship

  • Description:

    The APIA Scholarship online application will open on September 9, 2020 and close on January 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community's diversity, (geographically and ethnically), especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.

    Eligibility

    • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
    • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2021.
    • Have a minimum cumlative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by early April 2021
    • Submit one letter of recommendation online.

    Award Amount: Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards.
    Application:  CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 14, 2021 at 5PM EST

Live Más Scholarship Presented by The Taco Bell Foundation

  • Description:

     You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C. and on track to apply for or currently enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs located in the United States or D.C. (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).
    You’ll have to identify the specific secondary education program, college or certificate/degree option you want to get into, or for which you need funds. You may be looking to enroll or already enrolled in this secondary educational program.
    If you are a minor, you’ll need written consent from a parent or legal guardian to participate.
    You must be willing to work with the Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship Management Company throughout the application and award process.

    Application: Apply Here

    DeadlineJanuary 20, 2021

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

  • Description:

    The program awards students from across the country who work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond. Over 360 scholarships will be awarded. In addition, $1,000 grants will be awarded to the high schools of each of the Equitable ExcellenceSM scholarship winners.

    Eligible applicants must:

    • Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer

    service.

    • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or

    university in the United States.

    • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S.

    states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

    Application: Click Here 

    Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

Courageous Persuaders Award

  • Description: 

    The 2020/2021 Courageous Persuaders Competition has been canceled in light of the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    The following rules must be followed, or your video will be disqualified

    1. Your commercial must be 30 seconds long or less, and your message must be about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving. Students can enter separate videos in both categories. Middle School classrooms are your target audience. Videos will be judged on originality, creativity and persuasiveness.
    2. There are two ways you may enter your commercial: (a) Upload video entry to the Internet (i.e., YouTubeVimeo, or SchoolTube) along with the completion of the online entry form; or (b) you can mail the entry form and DVD to Courageous Persuaders, 1900 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 100, Troy MI 48084.
    3. Video deadline is January 31, 2020. Your entry must either be submitted online or postmarked by this date.
    4. More than one commercial may be submitted by one student.
    5. Should your commercial be selected as a winning entry, please save all original work.
    6. You may enter as an individual or as a team. All team members listed on the entry form must be a high school student, in grades 9-12 (ages 19 and under) and a United States or Canadian citizen attending a United States (or U.S. territories) or Canadian high school. Team members are decided by the team captain. Team members must be listed on the entry form. Should your commercial be selected as a winning entry, the scholarship money would be divided evenly among all team members listed on the entry form.
    7. A completed Consent Form is required for each individual involved with creating or producing the commercial, including any music and sound effects. This includes all team members, all on-camera actors, all voice-over announcers, individuals in photographs, music composers, sound effect creators, and musicians who have participated in any way. You will only be contacted and required to fill out and return the Consent Form if selected as a finalist, prior to your entry being sent for final judging, aired on television or added to the Courageous Persuaders website. Every person involved in developing or producing the commercial submission must sign a Consent Form.
    8. A completed Work Cited page is required and must be completed under an MLA or APA format and submitted with the Consent Form if chosen as a finalist. This includes any photographs, researched facts and statistics. Do not use any family photographs, published photographs, website photographs, or film footage without written permission from the owner or all people in the photograph/film footage. This includes footage of school activities and sporting events. Photos that appear on the Internet and in magazines usually have copyrights and cannot be used (all movie, video game and TV footage is protected, as are news photos and film footage). Any video or photographs submitted using images without signed permission of the video or photograph’s owner will be disqualified.
    9. No alcohol can be consumed or appear to be consumed during the making of your commercial. You may dramatize the drinking of alcohol if you use a non-alcoholic beverage and cut the scene when the container reaches the lips of the actor. Nothing can be ingested. All “real” alcohol brand names must be removed from bottles or covered up so that they are not seen. Do not use any distinguishable alcohol containers, even if the labels are removed.
      No “drinking games” are allowed in your video (i.e., Beer Pong).
    10. Commercials must be acceptable for airing by television stations; vulgar language and graphic content are not allowed.
    11. Commercials that contain dangerous stunts, unsafe driving, vomit or vomiting, or toilet scenes will be disqualified.
    12. Do not show any company names or logos (i.e., businesses, high schools, universities, cemeteries) trademarks or art, including those on hats, shirts, and other items of clothing.
    13. Do not include any phone numbers or web site addresses except for CourageousPersuaders.com. You may include your name and those of your team in the video as producers of the video, if you choose, although it is not necessary.
    14. You may not use images in your video of tombstones with legible names and dates on them unless you have written permission from the family of the deceased. Permission must be submitted with your entry. You may edit the names and dates by blurring or blacking them out.
    15. Videos submitted to the Courageous Persuaders competition will not be returned, and may be displayed, duplicated, edited and exhibited for educational or promotional purposes as deemed appropriate by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Education Foundation, Inc. Submission of the video constitutes your approval for such use and exhibition. We suggest you make a duplicate of your commercial in case it is damaged in mailing.
    16. Any video that glamourizes or encourages drinking will be disqualified. Any videos submitted by students will be determined to be ineligible at the sole discretion of Courageous Persuaders. Any dispute associated with a video submission will be governed in accordance with substitutive and procedural Michigan law.
    17. Given the fluctuation in number of entries each year, we are unable to determine odds of winning, however each year at least 16 awards are presented.

    Application: Click Here
    Application Deadline: NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020-2021

Great Clips Scholarship

  • Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for an Alice Madden Barton scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school. The scholarships are given out twice a year in January and July to applicants who can demonstrate a passion for the craft and dedication to developing their skills. 

    Application: CLICK HERE  - Starts January 15, 2021
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

I Have Dream Scholarship

  • Description:

    Applicants must:

    • Be thirteen (14) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less)

    The I Have a Dream Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around April 30, 2021.

    Award Amount: $1,500
    Application: CLICK HERE  
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

AFSCME Union Plus Scholarship

  • Description:

    Scholarships are limited to a son or daughter including foster children, step-children for whom the member (current or retired) supports more than 50%. Must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical college or trade school.

    Amount: $500 to $4,000 one-time cash award.  

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Successories College Scholarship

  • Description:

    Scholarship Essay Question:

    "We want to know... what motivates you to succeed? Whether it's succeeding in your personal life, academically or in your career, share your motivation with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less)

    Scholarship Applicant Requirements:

    Be fifteen (15) years of age or older at the time of application

    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education - college, university or trade school

    Please read the full Official Rules

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Union Plus Scholarship Program

  • Description:

    Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

    Over 3,200 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) 

    Criteria:

    • Eligibility - Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year.  

    • Evaluation Criteria - This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators

    Award Amount: Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2021. Students may re-apply each year.
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: January 31, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) (Eastern Time)

Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship

  • Description:

    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Current high school seniors, high school graduates (including students who have earned their GED certificate), or current undergraduate students of any age who have MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending, or are already currently attending, an accredited postsecondary school working toward their first undergraduate degree. United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory.
    • Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory for the 2016-17 academic year. (Students who are planning a mission trip, GAP year, or other experience and do not plan to enroll in college for the 2019-2020 academic year should not apply now. Instead, plan to apply in the year you plan to enroll in college.)
    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a first-time degree, license or certificate.
    • Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree are ineligible to apply.

    Application: CLICK HERE 
    Application Deadline: 2020-2021 Date to be determined