SCHOLARSHIPS! SCHOLARSHIPS!Scholarships are gifts that typically don’t have to be repaid and are designed to help students pay for costs related to earning a college degree or certificate program. They can be a one-time gift or are renewable, depending on the scholarship.
Types of Scholarships
Some scholarships are earned by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by scholarship providers. Some scholarships reward a student’s academic achievement or a combination of academics and special talents, traits, or interests. Other scholarships are based on a student’s financial need.
- Financial need
- Talent (visual and performing arts, athletics)
- Volunteerism and service
- Religious affiliation
- Organizational affiliations
- Other qualifications
To be considered for most scholarships, students will have to submit applications that require basic information including, transcripts, activities resume and in most instances complete an essay.
Tips for Qualifying for Scholarships
Eligibility varies by scholarship, but students can improve their overall chances of winning a scholarship by:
- Getting good grades
- Preparing and practice to do well on the ACT or SAT tests
- Being involved in school clubs and extracurricular organizations (outside of school)
- Submitting thorough college applications
- Submitting applications prior to deadlines and meeting eligibility criteria
- Following directions carefully
- Writing exceptional essays to respond to questions within scholarship applications
Strayer University Fellows for Justice Full-Tuition
The Strayer University Fellows for Justice Full-Tuition Scholarship Program has up to 10 full Scholarships in each Metropolitan area. Applicants can apply now for the upcoming
Fall 2021 term begins on October 24, 2021. The deadline to submit applications for the Fall term is September 24, 2021.
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Georgia State University Opportunities Fall 2021
Georgia State University is offering Fall 2021 scholarships opportunities through December 2021.
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College Board Opportunity Scholarships
This scholarship program guides students through six essential steps to plan. Prepare, and pay for college with the opportunity to earn scholarships from $500.00 to $40,000.00.
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2022-2023 Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarships Program
The schoolhouse connection youth scholarship program is offering a minimum of 10 scholarships of $2,000.00. Deadline to apply: October 15th, 2021.
Scholarship Requirement: Click Here:https://schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program
HEISMAN High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation's most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. This year, the college scholarship amounts have been double, increasing support for each student athlete's education. This program will recognize a winner from each high school that has student participation. The male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000.00. State winners will move on for the chance to become national finalists and win at least $2,000.00. of the national finalists, a male, and a female will be selected as the winner of the $10,000.00 National Heisman High School Scholarship, deadline for applications is October 19, 2021.
Scholarship Requirement: https://heismanscholarship.com/applicationAdditional Scholarship Information
Finding scholarships can be quite a chaotic challenge; however, we have provided a kick start to the process. Need tips on how to write a college essay? Check out these sites:
There are several types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, work-study jobs, loans, aid for military families, and aid for international study. To obtain any of these forms of financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on the types of financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA, please review the website: Federal Student Aid
Need a guide to help you complete the FAFSA, there is a step by step process just for you: FAFSA Application Completion
Check out scholarships and colleges by creating an account on the following sites:
Scholarships for Undocumented StudentsGeneral Information
- Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
- Career One Stop- Search for more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.
- Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
- Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
- Fastweb – Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
- Questbridge- The National College Match: Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college
- CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
- Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
- Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
- Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
- Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
- KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
- HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity-building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
- Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
- Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
- UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room, and board.
- Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
- Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
- Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
- American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship provider to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
- The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth, and career interests.
SUMMER PROGRAMSAccording to College Express, Pre-college summer programs allow high school students to get a taste of college life, preview their dream schools, and give a boost to their college applications. Many colleges and universities offer summer programs, such as Boston University's Summer Challenge Program, Brown University's Summer @Brown, and Stevens Institute of Technology's Business Program. It may be tempting to spend the entire summer at the beach or by the pool (and you certainly should do a little of that!), but why not use some of your free time to learn something new and make yourself a more attractive candidate for admission? In case you need convincing, here are just a few of the benefits of spending some of your summer on a college campus. College Express lists 5 reasons to engage in a summer program: (1) gift of time; (2) gift of space; (3) gift of attention; (4) a chance to learn the lay of the land; and (5) a chance to meet new people.CAREER INFORMATIONChoosing a career can be challenging! Attempt to focus on your aspirations, interests, and what problems you want to solve in the world. Taking career inventories and career interests surveys can assist, such as the inventories conducted in elementary, middle, and high school. Some additional career assessments can be located on your student's GCIS account in Infinite Campus. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2021
- FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
- StudentAid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
- College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.