Scholarships

July Scholarships

No Comments 11 June 2015

School’s out for summer! While you’re taking in some sun and relaxing (or maybe you are maximizing your summer!), why not apply to a few scholarships? All of these scholarships have deadlines in July, so make sure and apply soon! As with all College Greenlight scholarships lists, we’ve included tons of scholarships specifically for underrepresented students, as well as scholarships for low-income and first-generation students. Make sure to check out the scholarship’s page to make sure you are eligible.

So take a break from your break to spend some time reviewing and applying for these amazing scholarships. As always, you can find thousands of additional scholarships simply by completing a free College Greenlight profile.  (And don’t forget the Summer Challenge scholarship!)

 

Arlyn Scales Award for Science and Technology

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Inspired to support education and the future of science and technology in New York state, Arlyn Scales is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will pursue a undergraduate degree in a four-year math, science, engineering or computer science program at a New York college or university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 3

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Speech Pathologist Graduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students enrolled in an eligible speech-language pathology graduate program. To qualify, applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in a second language and have an interest in working as a bilingual speech therapist with multicultural children in a diverse school-setting.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AWARD RANGE:               $2,500 – $5,000

 

Women in Service to Our Communities Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Women in Service to Our Communities (WSC) is pleased to offer a Scholarship of $500 for an undergraduate or a graduate student. The scholarship is intended to benefit students who are actively involved in community service.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

NurseJournal.org Global Health Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in nursing, medicine, or public health.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $3,000

 

Lending Tree Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Lending Tree is offering a $2500 scholarship for a current high school seniors. To be considered, applicants must submit an essay that tells why college education is worth the time, energy, and money for them personally.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 15

 

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school students who are legal residents of the United States. To qualify, applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve the problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 21

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

“From Failure to Promise” Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is for high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $10,000

 

Lemberg Law Do-Not-Call Complaints.com Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

Lemberg Law is excited to offer a scholarship to one student who is inspired to learn more about consumer law issues.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jul 31

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

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Southern California Scholarships

No Comments 02 June 2015

Last week, we posted a list of scholarships for students who live in northern California and today we have covered the second half of the state. Here, we’ve collected a list of scholarships for students living in Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.  As with any scholarship listed, make sure you check out their web page to see if you qualify, and pay close attention to the application deadlines; the list includes scholarships with deadlines that are year around, so you may have to keep note of scholarships that will be available next year.

 

Schwartz Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for junior and senior high school students who are legal residents of California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school (home-school students are not eligible) and have GPA of 3.25 or higher. Applicants must have a total household income of less than $150,000.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jan 31

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $1,000

 

Clair A. Hill Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for residents of California who demonstrate a commitment to the field of water resources and are pursuing a degree related to, or identified with, engineering, agricultural, and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Edison Scholars Program

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who live in or attend an eligible public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating station (SONGS).

 

Kelly A. McAdams Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for seniors at high schools in San Luis Obispo County, California. To qualify, applicants must plan to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university during the 2015/2016 academic year, exhibit a strong academic record, demonstrate leadership or involvement in the school community, and have financial need.

 

Yeager Science Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors at Coast Union, Morro Bay, and Paso Robles High Schools in San Luis Obispo County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be in a physical/technical area: chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, engineering, and computer science.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 13

AVERAGE AWARD:          $23,000

 

 

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for incoming college freshmen in California who are of Filipino descent (at least 50%). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and plan to pursue a career in engineering or physical or biological sciences.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 20

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for promising high school and first- or second- year college students that have a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Warner Bros. Burbank Honorship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors from high schools in Burbank, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a passion for a career in the entertainment industry; effective verbal and written communication skills; and a minimum GPA of 3.0 upon graduation.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Warner Bros. Los Angeles County Honorship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Los Angeles County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a passion for a career in the entertainment industry.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

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Scholarships for Students in Northern California

1 Comment 29 May 2015

California is one big state with lots of great opportunities for students to get money for college.  It’s so big, in fact, we had to split the list of scholarships into two! This list is for students residing in northern California, with some additional scholarships for students who live anywhere in the Golden state.

Local scholarships are great to look into because they will have fewer applicants than national ones since they’re only for students in your area.  In this list, we’ve highlighted some scholarships that are for first-generation and underrepresented students, as well as including a few other great opportunities to get free money for college.  Additionally, the due dates for the scholarships on this list are year-around, so make sure you note which ones you can apply to now and which ones you may have to wait until next year for.

 

10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

These scholarships are for current and prospective undergraduate students with significant financial need who live in Marin and Sonoma County, California. To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must plan to enroll in at least 12 credits of course work for at least one semester or two quarters of the upcoming academic year at a regionally accredited college/university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 2

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

Bobby Griffith Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors or graduates in Contra Costa County, California, who have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

eQuality Scholarship Collaborative Scholarship for High School Graduates

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students who reside in northern or central California but may study elsewhere. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community (applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 1

AWARD RANGE:               $6,000 – $12,000

 

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating seniors and graduates of public or private high schools in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

Odette Moren Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for current residents of East Palo Alto, California, or those who have permanently resided in East Palo Alto while attending high school. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for current graduating seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be a “late bloomer” who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $5,000

 

 

Bright Futures Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students in San Mateo or Santa Clara County, California, who have applied for but were not awarded a community foundation managed scholarship; or students who were awarded a scholarship and can demonstrate an unmet need after all forms of college financial aid are secured.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Feb 25

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

Lenore Hirsch-Jay Falk/Waller-Crafford Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Napa County, California, who have worked hard to overcome academic challenges.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 6

 

 

Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, San Mateo Community College and Skyline Community College) pursuing first undergraduate degrees or certificate programs

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 23

AVERAGE AWARD:          $20,000

 

 

Viva La Mujer Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, San Mateo Community College and Skyline Community College) pursuing first undergraduate degrees or certificate programs.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Mar 27

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

 

Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students in water resources-related fields who are residents of California. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must attend a four-year, publicly funded college or university in California as juniors or seniors during the year the scholarship is awarded

ETAILS

DEADLINE:          Apr 1

AVERAGE AWARD:          $3,000

 

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June Scholarships

No Comments 15 May 2015

June is just around the corner, and we’ve got a whole new batch of scholarships with deadlines next month.  We’ve included a variety of scholarships, with a focus on first-gen and underrepresented students.  Make sure to check the full scholarship page to see if you meet all the qualifications and to get more information about competitiveness, level of effort to apply and more.

Want to get matched with even more scholarships just for you?  Make sure you’ve registered with College Greenlight and completed your profile as much as possible and don’t forget to apply for the Summer Challenge Scholarship!

 

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students who are 16 years of age or older and who will be attending or are already attending a two-year college, four-year university, or licensed trade or vocational school in the United States. Criteria used in evaluating applicants include, but is not limited to, involvement in extra-curricular activities/community service/work experience, future potential, and knowledge of Bruce Lee.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 12

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Rosemary Quigley Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. To qualify, applicants must have a clear sense of life goals, and have an exemplary commitment to living life to the fullest, despite having CF.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 12

AWARD RANGE:               $500 – $2,000

 

Billy Welu Bowling Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for college students who compete in the sport of bowling. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be amateur bowlers and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered at an accredited college or university. To qualify, applicants must submit an essay discussing their educational career and life goals.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (ages 26 and younger) who demonstrate an active commitment to fighting AIDS and have taken on roles of public service and leadership.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 15

AWARD RANGE:               $2,500 – $5,000

 

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors with cystic fibrosis who are demonstrate scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise) character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy. Applicants should jog on a regular basis and be training for a 1.5-mile qualifying run. All candidates will be judged on the basis of time.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 19

AVERAGE AWARD:          $10,000

 

AWG Minority Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian women. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $6,000

 

Navigate Your Future Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are planning a career in the general aviation field.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 26

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,500

 

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

This scholarship is for high school, college, and graduate students and students planning to enter college. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited US college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies and be US citizens or permanent residents. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write a short essay no longer than 500 words in length on a given topic related to cyberbullying.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          Jun 30

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

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May Scholarships

No Comments 20 April 2015

May is coming up fast, and we want you to take advantage of these scholarships before their deadlines arrive! We’ve included scholarships for underrepresented and first-generation students, as well as a few others.  Make sure to follow the link to get the full information and find out if you qualify.  If you do, take some time to apply!

 

NSHSS Ambassador Awards

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are NSHSS Ambassadors. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have maintained a cumulative 3.7 GPA and serve as good will ambassadors within their high schools and community.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 2

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

The Sara Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for women who are high school seniors planning to pursue a college degree.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 4

AVERAGE AWARD:          $2,000

 

East Villagers Service Scholar Contest

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This contest is for young, service-minded scholars enrolled in middle through high school in the United States and Canada.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 4

AWARD RANGE:               $150 – $500

 

 

Asylees as Authors Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for asylees, refugees, and legal permanent residents who used to be asylees or refugees. Documents showing immigrant status must be provided by applicants.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 15

AWARD RANGE:               $1,000 – $5,000

 

National Association of Government Employees Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for members and spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and significant others of members of one of the following organizations: National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO), International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (IBCO), and the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP).

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 22

AVERAGE AWARD:          $500

 

Abercrombie & Fitch Global Diversity & Leadership Scholar Awards (Worldwide)

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are members of NSHSS. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay exploring their perspectives on the theme of diversity and inclusion. Submissions are judged on ingenuity and quality.

 

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 16

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000

 

James J. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad

SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW

This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in a full academic year or fall, spring, or semester/quarter study abroad program at an accredited university.

DETAILS

DEADLINE:          May 22

AVERAGE AWARD:          $1,000