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College Scholarships for College-Bound High School Students


The Thiel Fellowship - Open 

The Thiel Fellowship - OpenThiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel

Foundation's network of founders, investors, and scientists.

Requires students to drop out of school, if they have not completed degree and want to apply.


Coca-Cola Scholars - Four-Year Awards for H.S. Seniors - Nov 15 

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


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarships - Nov 30 

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. This highly competitive scholarship includes up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.


Most Valuable Student Scholarships - Nov 30

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated high school seniors in the competition. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address.


Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program - Nov 30  

SEAP places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in U.S. Department of the Navy laboratories for eight weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors.


Burger King Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors - Dec 15 

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.


AXA Achievement Scholarships for High School Seniors - Dec 15

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


*Imagine America Foundation - Scholarships for College Bound High School Seniors- 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.


Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) - Jan 1

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.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Mar 30 

To qualify, you must be of Hispanic Heritage; have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during fall of scholarship cycle year, and be U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA.


Pell Grants

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).


Carson Scholars - Jan 13

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named Carson Scholars and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.


Dell Scholars Program for College-Bound High School Seniors - 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. 


RMHC Scholarships for Graduating, College-Bound High School Seniors - Jan 18

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


Baer Reintegration Scholarships - Jan 31

To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship, applicants must be with diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, and be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegrative efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-time work, volunteer efforts or school enrollment. Eligible programs include: high school equivalency programs, trade or vocational school, or certificate programs, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate degree.


Kinesis Scholarships - May 15 

Kinesis directs its efforts to Puerto Rican students and low-income families. Aspiring high school seniors must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelors degree and those aspiring or attending a graduate program must have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must obtain admission to an accredited educational institution outside of Puerto Rico (letter of admission of the university is required.)


TheDream. US

TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMERS, created to help immigrant youth who've received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education. The Scholarships for First Time College Students is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate's or bachelor's degree at one of the Partner Colleges. The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate's degrees and seek to complete their bachelor's degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges.


The National Honor Soceity (NHS) Scholarships - Feb 1 

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.


Generation Google Scholarship for Current High School Seniors

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).


Quest for Excellence Award for HS Juniors and Seniors - Sep 27

The Quest for Excellence Awards program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors with a range of specialized backgrounds and interests, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards enhance academic exploration and aid students in the college application process through enrichment programs, technology awards, test preparation awards, and expense-paid college visits.


Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program 

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college.