When it comes to scholarships, the bigger the better. Take a look at this list of scholarship with big money awards.
Generation Google Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors who are minorities and pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or a related field. Individuals with a disability pursuing an eligible degree also can apply for this scholarship. The award amount for this scholarship is $10,000. Male students can apply here and female students can apply here. Applications are due March 2.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program – College-bound high school seniors who have received standardized testing scores in the top 15 percent (a combined SAT score of 1,200 or above and/or an ACT composite score of 26). Applications open in late September and the award amount is usually $40,000.
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors of African American descent who are passionate about technology. Applicants must plan to study engineering, computer science, computer information systems or select business programs (such as finance, business administration or marketing). Applicants must hold a minimum 3.3 GPA. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.
UNCF/Koch Scholars Program – African American students who plan to study/are currently studying accounting, business, economics, engineering, history, philosophy or political science are eligible for this scholarship. Students must hold a minimum 2.7 GPA. Applications are due April 1 and the scholarship award amount is $5,000.
Wentcher Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in the Chicago Public Schools. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and been accepted to an accredited college or university. Scholarships will be awarded based on talent, need and character. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $10,000.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship – High school and college students of Hispanic heritage are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are due March 30 and the scholarship award amount ranges between $500-$5,000. Students must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program – This scholarship is for members of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. Applicants must be studying banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources). Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship award amount varies and the application deadline is May 1.
Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Work/Study Program – Minority students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen are eligible for this work/study program. Applicants must be pursuing a career in the media industry. Award amount can vary.
State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship – This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need. Applications are due March 1 and the scholarship award amount is $2,500.
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