College Scholarships for High School Seniors
Graduating College-Bound High School Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Free financial aid for graduating high school seniors, scholarships, grants, tuition, fellowships, internships and loans.

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
 
Dec 1 The Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program provides three- and four-year scholarships in three different types to high school seniors.

 
The Nursing Scholarship program is operated on a noncompetitive basis - those who meet the qualifications are awarded the scholarship and do not meet a scholarship selection board.

 
Dec 2 The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. In addition, The Coca-Cola Foundation, along with The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes the New Century Scholars. Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, each receiving $1,500 scholarships, fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, each receiving $1,250 scholarships, and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars, each receiving $1,000 scholarships. A state may have multiple Gold, Silver, or Bronze Scholars. All scholars will also receive special medallions.

 
Dec 2 Scholarships for students in community colleges. The student receiving the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in each state is named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar and represents his/her state at the New Century Scholars Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

 
Dec 5 The Elks National Foundation will award four-year scholarships to the highest-rated high school senior applicants. Two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

 
Dec 15 The AXA Achievement℠ Scholarship offers college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.

 
Dec 15 Scholarships for current high school senior who will be enrolling full-time in the fall of the scholarship year.

 
Dec 19 Scholarships for exceptional young men and women based on their academic performance, community service, leadership activities and triumphs over obstacles.

 
Dec 31 Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive an Imagine America scholarship.

 
Jan 8 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. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

 
Feb 18 The Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program awards Ventura County, Calif., high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character with a total of $50,000 in scholarships annually. Each recipient will receive an amount ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 in college scholarships and will attend an awards ceremony in Simi Valley, California. The two highest monetary awards each include a $500 grant that the recipient will give to the teacher of their choice.

 
Jan 10 The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Students agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).

 
The Army ROTC program offers two-, three- or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students.

 
Jan 14 The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding 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 area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

 
Jan 15 These scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering.

 
Jan 15 Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance. The Dell Scholars Program is available to students participating in approved college readiness/college access programs. If your school/area has a program that you believe meet the criteria below, please submit the informational request for your program to be reviewed for inclusion in the Dell Scholars Program.

 
Jan 15 Academic scholarships to support cadets pursuing their undergraduate education.

 
Jan 20 All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin, must be a high school senior, be younger than 21 years old, be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study, and be a legal U.S. resident.

 
Jan 20 Any permanent resident of Northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply.

 
Jan 26 The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply directly to NHS and nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents by the national office. Nomination procedures must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser. Only currently affiliated NHS chapters may participate in the program. Members [students] who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in the NHS Scholarship Program.

 
Feb 1 Edison Scholars is designed to help minority, low-income and under-represented students in Southern California pay for college studies in STEM fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future. As Edison Scholars, the students may also be eligible for summer internships at Edison and can get paired with professionals at our companies for mentoring and guidance throughout the students' years on campus.

 
Feb 6 The scholarship program is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences.

 
Feb 6 The scholarships help support the college educations of minority students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students, who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.

 
Feb 11 For young people under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.

 
Feb 12 An annual life skills leadership conference; comprehensive career development rubric curriculum; laptop computers, freshman year; 1:1 career, academic, and life skills counseling year-round; access to internships and mentors

 
Feb 20 The MITES Program is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.

 
Feb 28 College scholarships for high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students in engineering/technology or select design and business-related programs of study. A dedicated student. A leader in school. A volunteer worker. A college-bound and community-minded individual. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom-and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

 
Mar 1 The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 
Mar 3 Applicants must be high school seniors who intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada OR be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female).

 
Mar 26 QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.

Mar 26 The Quest for Excellence program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for qualified juniors and seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests.

Sep 26 The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

 
Mar 28 FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.

 
Mar 31 Open to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an American Federation of Teachers member. For accomplished high school students who show outstanding service to their community and an understanding of the role unions can play to create a more just society.

 
Mar 31 Scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

 
Apr 1 The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. Students must be maine residents enrolled in a four-year degree program at a college or university in Maine

 
Apr 23 This scholarship is for students who will be first-time freshmen including graduating high school seniors, GED graduates and high school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.

Apr 30 This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. Open to residents of all US states who will be attending college in NY or CT and also to residents of NY or CT who will be attending college anywhere in the United States. Applicant must be (a) a high school junior, or (b) a high school senior, or (c) any person entering an undergraduate degree program* in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or (d) a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program.

Apr 30 All high school seniors, undergraduate (2yr or 4yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools are eligible to apply. All applicants must be US citizens, 25 years old or younger, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 
May 1 Available to college freshmen enrolled full-time in an undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor's degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.

 
May 1 The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students.

 
May 26 Targets a woman of color who is a college-bound senior.

 
Jun 30 A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Undergraduate and vocational students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in participating schools may apply. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. To be eligible for a Pell grant, you must also meet the general federal student aid eligibility requirements. To apply for a Pell grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 
You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college's affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

 
Submit electronically the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

Students and parents can explore the site for information about the Direct Loan Program, including helpful publications and tools to help manage their Direct Loans.

 
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors, including students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.

 
Sep 30 The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.

 
Oct 31 Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for achievement-based scholarships.

 
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Admission to Harvard is based on achievement and promise without regard to financial need; the financial paperwork is handled separately, and applying for financial aid does not jeopardize a student's chances for admission. The application fee normally associated with admissions can also be waived. Harvard College does not award merit nor athletic scholarships. All scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need. Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.

 
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The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

 
Nov 1 Selection criteria include superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership & involvement, service to community, and school outstanding character.

 
Nov 4 This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses — 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 he or she may receive.

 
Nov 6 America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition.

 
Nov 15 The Daniels Scholarship offers funding to deserving students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming who are at risk of not being able to afford a college education.

 
If you are interested in a collegiate scholarship program that not only pays for school but also generates some of the country's most capable leaders, start by looking into the NROTC Scholarship program.

 
Available to students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN).

 
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

 
National Merit Program participants, who are outstanding but not Finalists, are awarded Special Scholarships provided by corporations and business organizations. To be considered for a Special Scholarship, students must meet the sponsor's criteria and entry requirements of the National Merit Scholarship Program.

 
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition that provides recognition for outstanding Black American high school students.

 
As a high school Ventures Scholar, you are provided with a variety of services. Your name will be shared with the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 member colleges and universities interested in helping you achieve your career goals. You can learn about math and science careers simply by contacting the member professional associations. All Ventures Scholars can download their personalized certificate of recognition. Some of the member institutions request the certificate when granting fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Most Ventures Scholars include their certificate along with the college application. You will receive a biweekly e-mail newsletter for high school Ventures Scholars that provides continuously updated information on a broad array of topics and resources about the college planning process and VSP consortium members.

Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

 
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida.

 
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending college in Georgia.

 
The Nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.

Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for - and they don't have to be paid back.

 
Locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

 
A scholarship recipient must be enrolled in her chosen field of study at an approved school or institution by the fall term following her high school graduation unless a deferment is approved by the Foundation's board of directors.

 
FIRST scholarships enable students to pursue majors and careers in engineering, computer science, science, math, design, aeronautics, and many other fields.

 
The primary mission of The George Snow Scholarship Fund is to provide educational grants to the deserving young people of Palm Beach and Northern Broward Counties, Florida, USA. The Fund offers a variety of scholarships.

 
For students in financial need who are currently in their senior year of high school and graduating in the spring.

 
KFC Colonel's Scholars® is looking for high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside.

 
While Key Club International is no longer distributing scholarships on an international level, Kiwanis International will participate in matching district scholarships administered by local Key Club districts.

 
NAMEPA offers both national and regional scholarships for African American, Latino, and American Indian students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering.

 
NESA academic scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school and entering college in the year for which they apply for a scholarship.

 
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college.

 
The Earl Woods Scholarships are awarded to academically-successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

 
Scholarships and grants are types of funding you receive for your education that you don't have to pay back. The difference between the two is that scholarships are usually based on academic merit, while grants are usually based on financial need.

 
Scholarships for young entrepreneurs nationwide who have started their own businesses.

 
Scholarships for qualifying high school seniors to attend any four-year college in their home state.

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