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Great National Scholarships

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Identifying scholarships can seem like a daunting task due to the high volume of scholarships offered. Scholarships differ based eligibility conditions, like location, ethnicity, and income level just to name a few. Some scholarships are more reliable than others in terms of annual renewal due to funding considerations. To help you start your scholarship search, here is a list of thirteen of the most reputed national scholarships in the country.

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Deadline: 10/25/19

Amount: $25,000

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: GPA of 2.0 or above.  Demonstrated financial need and family income up to $55,000.  For students who have displayed integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student

Deadline: 11/5/19

Amount: $1,000 – $12,500 per year for four years (500 winners)

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship Program

Deadline: 11/13/19 (apply through Common App)

Amount: Up to $40,000 (about 100 winners)

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes

Key Requirements: Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. SAT score of 1200 or above, or ACT score of 26 or above. Demonstrated financial need and family income up to $95,000.

 

Greenhouse Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline: 12/2/19

Amount: Renewable award up to $5,000 + significant programming and support

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: Resident of CO, GA, IL, NC; leadership, ability to persevere, and commitment to community. Financial need, GPA 3.5 and up

 

Ron Brown Scholarship

Deadline: 1/9/20

Amount: $10,000 per year

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: High achieving African American students with demonstrated financial need who display interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship

 

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/20

Amount: Varies

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: GPA of 2.0 or above. Enrolled member of federal or state recognized tribe, or descendant of at least one grandparent who is an enrolled tribal member

Key Requirements: No

 

Other great opportunities with upcoming 2020 due dates:

 

APIA Scholarship Program

Deadline: 1/10/19 (2020 date not released yet)

Amount: From one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: GPA of 2.7 or above, Asian or Pacific Islander heritage, demonstrated financial need, first generation college student

 

Point Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 1/28/19 (2020 date not released yet)

Amount: Last dollar scholarship to close any gaps

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes

Key Requirements: High achieving members of the LGBTQ community who display leadership qualities and community involvement, and have financial need

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Deadline: 2/1/19 (2020 date not released yet)

Amount: $30,000 per year for four years + significant programming and support

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: SAT score of 1000 or above, or ACT score of 21 or above.  Demonstrated financial need. For minority students who show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Deadline: 2/15/19 (2020 date not released yet)

Amount: $500 – $5,000

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes (DACA)

Key Requirements: Hispanic heritage, GPA of 3.0 or above

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute United Health Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 5/13/19 (2020 date not released yet)

Amount: $7,000 per year for three years, + paid internship

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes (DACA)

Key Requirements: Hispanic heritage, demonstrated financial need, enrolled in a major related to the pursuit of a primary health care career

 

The Gates Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/19

Amount: Last dollar scholarship to close any gaps

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: Exceptional, Pell-eligible, ethnically underrepresented, high school seniors

 

Golden Door Scholarship

Deadline: 9/16/19

Amount: Funding for tuition, room/board for up to 4 years

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes (DACA)

Key Requirements: DACA students with high GPAs, taking challenging high school classes, and who are leaders in their community

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