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Scholarships List


Scholarship Information - The following scholarships have been available to SHS students in the past.  This list is not all inclusive and is not a guarantee that scholarships will be offered in 2016 or that crirteria/deadlines/etc. has not changed.  For current scholarship information, follow the subpages listed for National or Local/Regional Scholarships on the left. 






Accounting Scholarship

Awarded to the outstanding student in Accounting.  This prize of $100.00 and an individual plaque are awarded by Wilson and Company.  (Spring; SHS)


Williena Burdine Broyles

$500 scholarship award in her name given to an outstanding deserving SHS student.  Students must be strong in academics, good moral character, involvement in community service and extracurricular activities, and has a real financial need.  For education majors.  (Spring; SHS)



Jonathan Derek Perdue Memorial Award

Awarded to SHS senior who has maintained a 3.2 GPA and has shown outstanding qualities such as scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, involvement in community, church, and school, citizenship, positive attitude and personality, and high morals and values.  The recipient will receive a $300.00 cash scholarship.  Priority given to senior football players.  If no senior football player qualifies, then selection based on any senior who meets the criteria.   (Spring; SHS)

William Marshall Clark Scholarship

To the male/female athlete that lettered in the most high school sports in his/her 4 years of high school.  Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Last year it was $500.  (Spring; SHS)

Ray Correll Scholarship

Outstanding Christian Athlete awards for an SHS boy and girl.  $2,000 for each winner.  (Spring; SHS)




Ryan Harris Perseverance Award

Senior male student who exhibits respect for self and others; a good citizen; continues to make earnest efforts to accomplish his goals; academic good standing; make a sincere effort to overcome obstacles, learning or otherwise; hard working, good natured, pleasant and not likely to win another award that would be based on popularity, academics, and/or athletic achievement.  Amount varies.  (Spring; SHS).  The family of Ryan Harris reads recommendations from teachers and makes a decision.

Dick Cooper Award

Started Apr 2008.  $250 each year.  Student must be of good character.  Student is selected.  There is no application process.

Helen H. Hughes Scholarship

$1,000 award for the outstanding A.P. English student.  (Spring; SHS)

KY Dept of Education Buster Bynum Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to two Kentucky public high school seniors.  Eligible students must have a parent or guardian employed in the public school pupil transportation field, be graduates of public high schools and plan to attend postsecondary educational institutions.  Eligible students must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and are selected based on their leadership, citizenship and service. 


Nana’s Gold Kazoo Award

In honor of Joan Linkes Godby. Started in 2003, scholarship usually $1,500.  Amount has varied but sizeable amount. For student who shows outstanding school spirit.   2.5 cumulative GPA.   (Spring; SHS)



Patterson/Bray Scholarship

SELECTION OF THE STUDENT(S) TO RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT and NEED.  This is for persons intending to pursue a career in education.  Typically $300.  It’s based on interest taken in through the year.  (Spring; SHS)


Jim Williams Scholarship

Goes to the senior football player who participated in little league football program and played all 4 years in high school.  Must have also maintained average or above average grades.  Usually $500.  (Spring; SHS)


SEA Scholarship

Somerset Education Association scholarship in the amount of $500.  Must be a son/daughter of SEA member; grad of SHS; have highest combination of GPA and ACT/SAT; and priority will be given to those wishing to attend SCC, and then a KY college.  (Spring; SHS)


Somerset/PC Rotary Club Scholarship.

Primarily based on community service involvement. Typically $500 .  (Spring; SHS)

Reid S. Jones Scholarship in Business and Finance.

$1,000 scholarship. Requirements are (1) GPA of 3.4, (2) Going to a 4-year Kentucky College, (3) Show great promise for success in the business world (must be planning to major in business).

Elva S. Jones Scholarship in Teaching

$1,000 scholarship for student interested in teaching.  

Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year

Based on academic performance and athletic excellence.  $7,500, trip to Washington, DC, and opportunity to appear in Milk Mustache commercial.  Call 1-800-WHY-MILK.   Due March

Gary Schroeder  Memorial Scholarship

Started in Spring 2008.  Established to honor Gary Schroeder.  Schroeder Family created scholarship for students who has played soccer and will graduate from a high school in Pulaski County. The $500 scholarship (male or female) will be awarded based upon the student's grades, athletics and community involvement. . 

A. B. “Happy” Chandler Scholarship

ACT of 25 and in top 10% of class, and 3.5 GPA.  $1,000 renewable.  Due March  For more info and an application go to  If you have any questions, you may also email at, or call 859-278-5550. 

KY Secretary of State Essay and Slogan Contest

The Office of the Secretary of State has held a statewide slogan and essay contest for Kentucky high school students. Slogan often deals with government and elections. Prizes range from $250 cash to a $2000 savings bond.  You will need to check for the submission deadline early in the first semester.   Visit:

Boy Scouts of America, J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scholarship

Must be an Explorer Scout and plan on entering law enforcement.  $1,000.  Contact Exploring Div, 824 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY  40219.


Ferguson Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Must pursue career in health related field, show evidence of financial need and plan to work in central or eastern Kentucky.  Up to $500 per semester.  Must have a 3.0.  You may obtain information and an application at Usually due beginning of March. 

McConnell Center Annual High School Essay Contest

$250 cash prize.   Usually due by mid April.  Go to




Pauline C. Young Scholarship

The Young Scholars Program is a mentoring scholarship program for Kentucky residents who will be attending college in Kentucky.  Selection process is based on (1) students who have made most of educational opportunities  (2) potential for local community development w/in career desires and (3) financial need.  Deadline usually mid February.  For more info, visit their website at, contact or call 859-294-4284.

Appalachian Regional Commission Joseph L. Palmer, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Student must attend a historically black college or university located in the Appalachian Region.  Usually due early November.


Blue Grass AAA Contests

Contests are of three types:  graphic arts (hand-drawn or computer-generated poster), essay, or audiovisual (video presentation) on auto safety subjects.  Competition progresses from state to national level.  Prizes vary from $50 savings bond to $5,000 scholarship or bonds.

Kids’ Chance of Kentucky Scholarship

A $3,000 scholarship for children who had a parent who was seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in an employment-related accident and who are Kentucky residents between the ages of 16 and 25.  The application deadline for the spring semester is October 30th. The application deadline for the fall semester is April 15th. For an application and additional information, go to the website at  Or you may call 859-608-2383.  You may also write Kids Chance of Kentucky, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 910234, Lexington, Kentucky 40591; or email Gary Davis at

Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers

KY SRO Safe Schools Scholarship

Ky Assn. of School Resource Officers (KY SRO) is offering two $500 scholarships for post-secondary education to two seniors.  Students are nominated by their School Resource Officer (SRO) based on students’ contribution to safety or crime prevention in his/her school.  Application is usually due at beginning of April.  For more information, contact Lee Ann Morison at 877-805-4277 or 859-893-9040.  You can also reach her by email at



McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Available to senior s who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit.  Started in Dec 2007. Requirements are high school graduate, attend a 4-year college or university, own and operate a genuine business (non-profits), and have at least one employee, even if only part-time.  Scholarship is $10,000 for 4 yrs.  Apply on line at  Any questions call Christine McKelvey at 800-523-0009 or email her at

Kentucky Grocer’s Assn Scholarship

Must be a child or grandchild of KGA member.  High class rank and test scores.  Scholarships range between $500-$1,000.  Contact:  President, Kentucky Grocers Association, 1939 Goldsmith Lane, #134, Louisville, KY  40218.  Deadline usually Apr 1.  Go to and there is a link for the application.


Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests

Some scholarships require memberships to DAR and others are open to all seniors.  Be sure to pay attention to requirements for each scholarship.  Applications for all scholarships are available in the Guidance Office NSDAR awards the following scholarships.  There are several scholarships for various majors.  Deadlines vary.  Go to and click on the scholarship link.

American Cancer Society Scholarship

To obtain an application, go to\  For student who has survived cancer.   Application usually available Nov 1; deadline usually Feb 1. 

Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship is to provide support to individuals, under the age of 25 that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical/life threatening disease/illness.  $3,000.  April is deadline.  Contact Ruth Anne Reed, Vice President of Human Resource Programs, at 1-800-532-5274.

Life Lesson

$5,000 scholarship for college-bound students who have experienced a death of a parent or guardian from cancer.  Usually cannot apply until March and deadline is usually April.  For more info, go to\scholarship or you may call 202-464-500 ext 106 for more info.

Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice Lauren K. Weinberg  Scholarship

$2,500 non-renewable for a senior in Central or Eastern Kentucky, who demonstrates leadership and/or commitment to raising awareness and speaking out for the just, fair and equal treatment of all people by promoting respect, understand and acceptance.  Deadline is usually Jan 15.  For more info, visit  May also download an application there.  Or you may address questions to Jill Hanna, KCCJ Executive Assistant at 859-255-6999. 

Farm Credit Services Scholarship

Eighteen scholarships valued at $2,000 each based on academics, leadership and community srvc.  For students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture or business.   Usually due at end of Feb.  For info, go to or call 606-679-4311 or 800-880-4311 to talk to the local office about obtaining an application.


Foodland Scholarship

Must be a senior, plan to enroll full-time in a post-secondary school, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and student must live in Foodland’s marketing area.  Deadline is March 1.  Dependents of store employees are ineligible.  Applications usually available in the counseling office. 


Fergus Hanson Memorial Clinic

To assist and encourage Kentuckians living in central and eastern KY to pursue health careers.  Sponsored by Lexington Clinic.  For students pursuing careers in dentistry or veterinary careers that are not eligible for these scholarships.  Must have 3.0 GPA.  $4,000.  Usuallly due in March. 

Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation

Holocaust Rememberance Project essay contest.  Awards are $500-$5,000.  Deadline usually April.  Apply on line at


Department Oratorical Award

  1st place-$1,000; 2nd-$600, plus $100 award for each District winner (11 awards).  Eligibility:  Ky Department Oratorical Contest participants.  Contact Kentucky American Legion Headquarters at PO Box 2123, Louisville, KY  40201 (502-587-1414, fax 502-587-6365).  Can also go to

Jones Educational Foundation Scholarship

$1,000.  Started in 2006.  Usually in April.  It is based on recommendation of counselors.  Qualifications are 3.4 GPA; plant to attend a 4-yr Kentucky college; major in business field; an FBLA or DECA member is preferred.  Two scholarships will be awarded.

Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship

KY Am. Legion Auxiliary.  Eligibility:  KY resident; enrolled in senior yr of accredited high school.  Child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a veteran who served in Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in membership in American Legion.  

Kentucky American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Any Team Manager or Head Coach of an American Legion (Post – affiliated) team may nominate one player for consideration of this award.  Deadline is usually mid July.

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship

Up to eight scholarships of $500 for KY seniors each year.  Deadline usually around March 1.  Go to

KHEAA Teacher Scholarship

Must be admitted to a teacher education program and complete FAFSA.  $5,000.  Go to

Kentucky Equine Scholarship

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship

Based on academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities, and potential success.  $1,000.  Contact the Chair, School Endowment Fund, Bluegrass Indo-American Foundation, P.O. Box 12765, Lexington, KY  40538.

Pulaski Kiwanis Essay Contest

Topics change from year-to year—usually patriotic theme.  Typically $1,000. 

Pulaski County Farm Bureau Scholarship Contest

Usually $1,000 scholarship.     Early Spring.

Good Samaritan Essay Contest

There are two first-place prizes of $5,000.  There are 10 second-place prizes of $1,000 each; and 20 third-place prizes of $500 each.  Early Spring.

Delta Kappa Gamma Academic Scholarship

$350 scholarship for students wishing to pursue a career in education.  

Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association Essay Contest

$1,000 scholarship prize.  Due Oct 31.  If selected, your essay goes on to compete nationally for a $5,000 scholarship prize.  Usually based on the benefits of concrete theme.

National City/KHSAA Sweet 16 Scholarship

The KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, National City Bank award 32 one-time $1,000 scholarships, with one boy & girl from each region receiving a scholarship.  For an application, visit the Kentucky High School Athletic Association website.  Deadline is February.


Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

$1,500 federally funded scholarship.   Only a certain number can be nominated based on school population.  Based on outstanding academic achievement with a renewable, 4-year scholarship to any accredited college or university in the U.S.  Select # students nominated by counseling office.   For info, see website at   Deadline usually February. 

CPA Scholarship

$500-$1,500 for senior interested in pursuing a career in accounting. 

Kentucky Blood Center Scholarships

Essay contest open to juniors and seniors.  Last year’s awards were $500, $300, and $100.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay or Art Contests

Usually due by end of October.  Prizes range from $100 to $500 savings bond.  Entries mailed to

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest-200___      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest-200___

700 Capital Avenue, Ste. 132                                      700 Capital Avenue, Ste. 132

Frankfort, KY  40601                                                   Frankfort, KY  40601

Contact the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment at 502-564-2611 ext. 370 for more info.

Chapel of the Four Chaplains Scholarships

Essay contest for seniors.  For more info, visit the website at or email at



Coca Cola Scholarship

Those selected as national scholars receive $20,000 and those selected as regional scholars will receive $4,000 over a period of four yrs.  Visit website to find out info and apply on-line at   Deadline is usually Oct 31.   If you have questions, call at 800-306-2653.


Garden Club of America Scholarships

Garden Club of America   There are several scholarships.  You may want to contact their general scholarship website at

Society of Automotive Engineering Scholarship

3.5 GPA, ACT in 90th percentile, and an essay.  $1,000-$40,000. 



Project Start (Students Taking Action Against Tobacco) Scholarship

Essay contest promoted by Project START (Students Taking Action Against Tobacco), a youth advocacy movement.  They sponsor the Suzanne Harllee Memorial Scholarship.  First place winner awarded a $2,500 scholarship.  Various other monetary prizes as well.  To receive information packet, contact Paul Kiser at 1-877-KY4-KIDS, or you can email him at  Entries must be postmarked by October 31.

Pulaski County Historical Society Essay Contest

For students interested in pursuing a history-related career.  This is a $1,000 scholarship. You have to write an essay. Applications are available in the counseling office, or you may go online and get an application at

KHEAA “What Would You Do?” Video Contests

Kentucky students have until Dec. 4 to submit entries in the national “What Would You Do?” video contest. The videos, which cannot be more than three minutes long, must be about what the students have learned during their education and life experiences, including career exploration and planning.

Videos can be submitted by individual students or by teams of up to five students. Prizes are $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third. All finalists will receive $100. If the winning video is entered by a team, the prize money will be split among the team members. Videos will be shown on the Internet.

For complete details about the contest, visit

The contest is sponsored by Xap/Bridges, which provides support for, the state’s one-stop college and career planning Web site.


Dell Scholars Program

Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.  To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:   (1) Participating in a Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years (2) Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year (3) Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA  (4) Demonstrated need for financial assistance  (5) Planning to enter a bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.  (6) U.S. citizenship or permanent residency


South Kentucky Rural Electric Scholarship (SKRECC)

One student selected from each high school served by SKRECC.  Typically a $1,000 scholarship.  Student’s parents must be on RECC electricity.  An essay is required.  (Spring)

KY Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship


Engineering scholarship .


Commonwealth Credit Union  Nathan Leach Reach for the Stars Scholarship



Seniors and CCU members who are returning college students are eligible to apply.  A $500 per semester award available to CCU members. The award max is $4,000 over student’s college life. Student MUST be a CCU member to be eligible.  For more info, visit their website at  Other criteria include: Accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, trade school or university; maintain 2.5 GPA to receive future yearly awards; complete a short answer question.    Deadline usually March.

Commonwealth Credit Union  Adam Bender Reach for Excellence Scholarship

Must be a CCU member, graduating senior, 2.8 or greater GPA, be able to provide acceptance/enrollment in college, and must have a physical or learning disability.  Selection criteria based on community involvement, extracurricular activities, achievements, short answer, and letters of recommendations.  This award max is $4,000 over a student’s college life.


Kentucky Head Start Scholarship

KY Head Start Association awards two ($500) memorial scholarships to former Head Start students who are current or planning to enroll in a four-year college, junior college, or vocational school.  Lake Cumberland Head Start awards a $250 scholarship for the Kentucky Head Start Association Memorial Scholarship nominee and the Ann Phipps Scholarship nominee.


Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarsip

Senior who plans to major in healthcare-related programs-except for dentistry or vet. Careers; GPA of 3.0 or higher; plan to work in Central Kentucky upon graduation; usually due March.   click on "LC Foundation"

KFC Colonel’s Scholars

$20,000 for tuition, fees, textbooks, room and board.  Senior must (1) have a 2.75 (2) enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence (3) plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree (4) U.S. citizen or permanent resident  (d) demonstrate financial need. To apply, visit  For more info, call 1-866-KFC-7240. Deadline usually in February

ACT  National ACT High School Poster Concept  Contest

Eligible 11th and 12th graders.  Top prize is $5,000, second place is $2,500, and third place is $1,000.  Begins in October and is over by end of February.  For more information, go to the ACT website. There is a link there.



 Essay Contest  

FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  In 300 words, tell why you have chosen to stay away from drugs and alcohol and what you are personally doing to further prevention and awareness efforts within your school and community.  Twenty winners will each receive $500 scholarship for their post-secondary education.  All essays must be typed and double-spaced.  Call 1.800.662.3342 or visit  Deadline is usually mid-October.

Tylenol Scholarship

Must demonstrate leadership in school and community service.  $1,000-$10,000.  Call 1-800-676-8437.  

Burger King Scholarship

Must have a 2.5-3.5 GPA.  Work part-time an average of 15 hrs/wk.  Good conduct in school.  For more info, go to

AT & T Scholarship

Must be a minority or a woman majoring in engineering or computer science.  Call 1-201-949-4300.

National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship


Must major in engineering.  $500-$7,000.  Call 1-703-684-2830.

American Medical Technologist

Must enroll in accredited medical technologist program.  $250.  For more info, go to  End of March.

Air Traffic Controllers Association

Must enroll in a program leading to a BA in an aviation related field.  $2,500.  Contact Air Traffic Control Association Scholarship Fund, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Ste. 711, Arlington, VA  22201 or call 1-703-522-5717.  May 1.

Aviation Distributors & Manufacturers Association

Must be a flight aviation management major.  $750.  Contact ADMA Scholarship Program at 1-215-564-3484.

Orphan Foundation of America Scholarship.

Must have or been a ward of the state.  $300-$1,000.  Contact the Orphan Foundation of America, 2565 John Milton Dr., Suite 126, Herndon, VA  22071.


Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Award winners receive a grant in the amount of $2000 yearly.  The Scholarship is renewable each year, for 4 years, if the student meets the following requirements:  continued financial need and a GPA above the 3.0   Scholarship to be applied toward tuition, room & board, university fees and other school charges.  For more info, go to website at  Deadline mid March.

Teen H.I.P. Award

Write an essay.  $10,000.  Go to

American Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Must study respiratory therapy.  Award between $500-$2,500.  Contact American Respiratory Care Foundation, 11030 Ables Lane, Dallas, TX  75229-4593.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Appalachian Scholarship

Must be a member of Presbyterian Church and show financial need and be a resident of Appalachia.  Contact Office of Financial Aid, Presbyterian Church, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY  40202-1396.



Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Students grades 9 through 12!   Created to recognize students who have demonstrated exemplary community service.   State Honorees receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions, and al all-expense paid trip w/a parent to Washington, D.C. in May; Nat’l Honorees receive additional $5,000 award, engraved gold medallions, and crystal trophies for their schools or organizations.  They also will have $25,000 worth of children's products donated in each of the names to needy children in their communities. Fill out an application on line at or at Deadline is usually the end of October.

American Cancer Society Scholarship.

Eligibility:  Young cancer survivor pursuing undergraduate degree at accredited university, community college, or vocational/technical school.  2.5 GPA.  Can contact American Cancer Society at 1-800.ACS.2345 or at Deadline usually March.

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Available for 9-12 graders.  Full contest details can be found by visiting their web site at (Click on Community Support, then Awards and Scholarships, then Voice of Democracy.)  Entries usually due by Nov 1 at your local VFW Post.  

American Fire Sprinkler Association

Must be a high school senior who will attend a college/university or trade school starting with the fall semester.  Students must submit a 700-1,000 word essay on the designated theme for this year.  Contest is limited to the first 1,000 eligible entries received through the scholarship website.   Deadline usually end of Sept.  Apply at

Health Occupations of America

Usually due in Spring.  Go to

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to a local high school from the community.  Money can be used toward the student's tuition, books, or on-campus room and board. More than 2,300 scholarships are given annually..  The deadline for entries is the first of February of each academic year.  Application available at

Lowes Scholarship

Go to  $1,000.

Elsa Barton Educational Scholarship Fund

Completed application must be received at the APAA office NLT  April 15.  Purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance for the post secondary educational needs of a spouse/partner or dependent of an impaired, disabled or deceased physician who is unable to provide family income. The spouse, partner, widow or child should exhibit a need for additional financial resources in acquiring a post secondary education or vocational training.  Applications and additional information may be obtained from: APA Alliance website  May also contact Angela Poblocki, Executive Director, APA Alliance, P.O. Box 285, N. Boston, NY 14110; Telephone: (703) 907-7304 E-mail: .

Kaplan/Newsweek "My Turn" Essay Competition

$5,000  scholarship.   Any high school student who plans to attend a college.  Student must submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay on a topic of the student's choice, where the student shares his or her opinion, experience, or personal feeling.  Applications must be submitted to:  Community Outreach Director at Kaplan, Inc., 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10106.  For more information or to obtain an entry form, call Kaplan at 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit Kaplan's website at deadline is usually Mar 1.  

Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Scholarship

$1,000.  Criteria is financial need and academic achievement.  Scholarship application can be downloaded at  Application usually due in December.

Outstanding Students of America

$1,000 scholarship.  3.0 GPA and active in community service.  Usually due in October.  Must also submit a biography.  Outstanding Students of America, 3047 Sagefield Road, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405.  (205) 344-6322.  Website is www.outstanding

AFS (American Field Service) Awards for Excellence Scholarships

$200,000 in AFS Awards for Excellence Scholarships will be awarded nationally.  For students who show academic excellence, community service and leadership. Must be nominated  teacher, guidance counselor, NHS Advisor or principal. Nomination deadline usually December. Deadline is usually January. Interviews NLT February and awards will be announced March.   For more info, call 1-800-237-4636 or visit their website at

Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship

$400-full tuition.  SENIOR, US citizen, 3.5 GPA, Academic Achievement, SAT or ACT scores.  Application, Transcript, Essay.  For students interested in engineering or a related science major.  Deadline usually around December 1.  For more info, visit


Discover Card - Tribute Award

$2,500-$25,000.  JUNIOR, 2.75 GPA, Leadership, Overcome obstacles Community Service.  Deadline is usually  January.  Honors all around accomplishments of Juniors in their community as well as school.  Nine $2,500 scholarships given in each  state.  GPA 2.75 or better. For more info, visit

ESA Foundation

SENIOR.  Amount of award varies.  ESA offers a variety of scholarships. Either mail request for applications & info, or check    Usually February.



Horace Mann

Online 26 scholarships awarded this year to children of educators.  Eligibility: senior whose parent or legal guardian is a US public or private school or college employee, GPA of 3.0+, and a minimum of a 23 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT.  For more information and an online application go to



National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation

To Counselor or Awards at local, state and national levels.  Amounts vary from  $500-$10,000.  Criteria:  3.0+ GPA,  Received by NWTF any post-secondary level, be an active participant in hunting sports, essay, 3 letters of recommendation.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office or at    Deadline usually at end of January.


National Institute of Health Scholarship Program

For Seniors with awards up to $20,000.  Based on academic achievement, financial need, and have overcome injury or disability.  For student with history of achievement despite having been victim of injury or overcoming a disability. Should have a commitment to helping others in need.  End of February.



KY Mental Health Assn

Evan and Katherine Harrod Scholarship

Awarded to a Rural College Student Pursuing a Career in the Mental Health Field.  CRITERIA:
The Nominee must

1)  Reside in an area of Kentucky having a population of 10,000 or less;

2)  Be a college student enrolled in a Kentucky public or private college;

3)  Have performed Volunteer Service in a Mental Health related environment;

  1. Be considering or engaged in a course of study in the Mental Health Field (Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, etc.)

AXA Achievement

Winners in every state and national winner.  $2,000-$25,000.  Go to

Miss Teen America Scholarship



Gates Millennium Scholarship

Must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian , Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; a citizen or permanent legal residents; have an unweighted GPA of 3.3; demonstrated leadership through community service, extracurricular or other activities; and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility (can only be determined through submission of the FAFSA. Applicants must be nominated. Nomination materials are available at or at 1-877-690-4677.



Ron Brown Scholarship

A national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who intends to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time.  The Program honors the late Ronald h. Brown, Secretary of Commerce.  Minimum of ten students will be receive $10,000 annually for four years.  Application and requirements may be found on-line at: Deadline is usually early fall.


Kaplan/Newsweek “My Turn” Essay Contest

Kaplan sponsors the Kaplan/Newsweek “My Turn” essay competition, and winners can win up to  $5000 for college. To enter, submit a 500-1000-word original essay on a topic of your choice which shares an opinion, experience, or personal felling. Deadline: March 1. Visit for info.

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

A non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match.  Usually due at end of January.   For more info, go to

Target All-Around Scholarship

Target All-Around Scholarships are awarded to seniors based on the number of volunteer service hours they have given. An essay on volunteer service must be written and an appraisal form must be completed by volunteer supervisor. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Deadline: Nov 1.  To apply, visit your local Target store and pick up an application; or go to, scroll down to “Compamy” and click on “Community Giving.” 

US Dept of Health & Human Services Nursing Scholarship Program

Application usually due beginning of June.  In exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays tuition , required fees, other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc. ,monthly stipend.  For more info, visit  . or contact the or 1-800-221-9393, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), 9 am to 5:30 pm ET


Toyota Community Scholars Program

Toyota Community Scholars Program, valued at $10,000-20,000, are presented to students enrolling in 4-year colleges.  Outstanding academic achievement and leadership and well documented community service.  For more info visit  Deadline Nov.

Mercedes Benz Scholarship

Mercedes Benz is offering it’s Drive Your Future $2,000 Scholarship to seniors who are US citizens with a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.  For more info, visit

Ayn Rand Essay Contests

The annual Ayn Rand essay contest for grades 9-12.  Go to website for more information.





Horatio Algier Scholarship

Senior, critical financial need, involvement in co-curricular and community activities,at least a 2.0 GPA, and US citizen.  Deadline Oct.  For more info visit  Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship Program--The Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Kentucky who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Funded through the generosity of Linda and Jack Gill, the Kentucky Scholarship Program annually awards $2,500 scholarships to 16 deserving students from Kentucky.  To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation;
  • have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
  • critical financial need;
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);
  • be a resident of Kentucky; and
  • be a citizen of the United States or be in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.






GE Star Scholarship

Open to children of eligible GE employees and retirees. Recipients, chosen through a competitive selection process, are awarded a one–time scholarship in one of two categories to defray first–year higher education expenses. The first category is for those attending a four–year college/university (or equivalent outside the U.S.); the second is for those attending a two–year community college/vocational–technical school.  GE Contact information:  Foundation, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06828 USA, Information Line: 203–373–3216, Fax: 203–373–3029, 

Best Buy Scholarship

Community service scholarship.  



Making it Count Winning Characteristics Scholarship

The Winning Characteristics Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to seniors who participated in Making College & Career Count presentation between January 1 – June 15,  and who can demonstrate excellence based on the “Winning Characteristics” highlighted in the program.  Making It Count will give two national, $5,000 scholarships and 10 regional, $1,000 scholarships. To find out more about the scholarship, and to download the application, visit Once you’re there, you can also see who won last year’s scholarships.



Power of Family Scholarships

Students of any age are eligible to apply.  Ten $1,000 scholarships plus additional bonus prizes.  Submit one 500-word essay by the student and a second 500-word essay by a parent, mentor, coach, or other supporter.  For official entry rules and to submit your essays and online application, please visit:  Usually due at first of year.

Educational Tours Global Citizen Scholarship

Good academic record.  $1,000 and ten-day tour of Paris and London.  Apply online at

National Wild Turkey Scholarship

Scholarship info and application available at

American Road & Transport Builders Association Scholarships

Awards and various scholarships.  Info available on website at



Presidential Freedom Scholarship

Sponsored by the Corporation for National Community Service.  Two students from every high school in the country are eligible to receive $1,000 Presidential Freedom Scholarships in recognition of their outstanding service to the community  The annual college scholarship program, which will award up to 7,800 scholarships, is administered by the Corporation’s Learn and Serve America program.  For more info, visit the website at

National Endowment  for the Humanities “We the People” Essay Contest

Typically $5,000.  Usually due in Spring (Apr-May).  Visit the website

Outstanding Students of America

Scholarships are $1000.00 each. The focus of the scholarship committee will be the students who are participative in community/school involvement GPA of 3.0 or above. The Community Foundation of West Alabama, a non profit organization, administers the disbursement of the scholarship funds..  Usually due at beginning of October.  Visit their website at or call 205-344-6322.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Applications available usually Aug 1; deadline usually Dec 1.  Visit

United Negro College Fund

American Association of
University Women

Educational Foundation Fellowship ,1111 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 728-7601  Email:

American Chemistry Society Scholars Program


Contact: Robert J. Hughes, Manager, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036   Tel: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)   Fax: 202-776-8003    E-mail: or  

Eligibility: All students with an emphasis on African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S, and a full time student at an accredited college or university.GPA 3.0 or higher.  Award: $3,000/ year  Deadline: March 1

American Institute of
Chemical Engineers

Minority Scholarship Award, 3 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 591-7478   Eligible Inst.: US schools

American Nuclear Society


Contact: Tony Bishop John and Muriel Landis Scholarship American Nuclear Society, Scholarship Committee , 555 N. Kensington Ave., LaGrange Park, IL 60526 ,  (708) 352-6611,; e-mail:    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear science and tech careers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Award: Contact for details   Deadline: February 1

American Physical Society, The


Contact: One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3844; (301) 209-3200; Fax: (301) 209-0865;    Eligibility: Black, Hispanic, or Native American U.S. citizens with a physics interest. Must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore.  Award: $2,000  Deadline: February 14

APS-M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship


To enable early-career women to return to physics research careers after family interruptions. The scholarship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition/fees. Must have an affiliation with a research-active institution or national lab. Deadline: June 9, 11:59 p.m. EDT


Arthur Anderson Scholarship Program for Minorities


Contact: 33 West Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603, (312) 507-3402. Fax: (312) 507 6748

Eligibility: African-American, Hispanic or Native-American accounting majors. Applicant must display: excellence in academics, leadership, work experience, and participation in community activities.

Award: $2,500-$4,000.  Deadline: January 30

American Postal Workers Union/ AFL-CIO


Contact: Juliette Cobb, 1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC. 20005. (202) 842-4200, (202) 842-8500,   Eligibility: High school seniors who are dependent children of American Postal Workers Union members. Award: $1,000; renewable for 4 years; Deadline: March 1

American Geological Institute, Minority Geoscience Scholarship


Contact: Marilyn Suiter, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302,  (703) 379-2480,

Eligibility: Must be Black, Hispanic or Native American. Full-time undergraduate and graduate minorities with a good academic record, under-represented in Geoscience and exhibit financial need. Must be U.S. citizen.  Award: Up to $1,000;  Deadline: March 10

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

APIASF Scholarship Application, 1900 L St. NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036-5002, Phone: 877-808-7032 or 202-986-6892, Fax: 202-530-8894. Email:

Be of Asian/Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the 2000 Census.  Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or a citizen of the Federated Associated States (The Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau). Be a first-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2008 at a 2 or 4 yr degree program at a U.S. accredited college in the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marina Islands, or the Freely Associated States. Have a minimum cumulative, GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or the G.E.D. equivalent Have completed all required forms (Student and Recommendation) by the deadline. Award: $2500   Deadline: January

Armstrong Foundation


Contact: Karen Harnish, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, PO. Box 3001 Lancaster, PA 17604, (717) 397-0611 Only high school students who are sons/daughters of regular U.S. employees, expatriates, or retirees of Armstrong World Ind.. Students must also meet all requirements for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program as written in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Must submit PSAT/NMSQT scores.  Award: $2,000; renewable up to 4 yrs;  Deadline: Request applications between August 1 and December 1

AAU Youth Excel Program Scholarship, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)


Contact: Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)  Attn: Youth Excel Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 22409, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830,  Eligibility: High School senior athletes who maintained a 2.5 min. GPA. Participated in at least one sanctioned high school sport and show involvement in the community. Must submit an essay on goals accomplished and obstacles. Persevering through adversity is the key ingredient in the awarding of these scholarships.  Award: $500-$3,500

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholarship


Contact: PO Box 9828,  Albuquerque, MN 87119, (505) 765-1052, Fax: (505) 765-5608, e-mail: Eligibility: Must be ¼ Native or Alaska Native, be member of high school senior or college undergraduate with interest in science, math or engineering, min. 2.0 GPA, must be a member of AISES  Award: Various scholarships;  Deadline: July 15, June 15, April 15 (depending on specific one)

Air Force Aid Society Grant


Contact: Dory Larkin, Educational Department, 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy, #202 Arlington, VA 22202, (800) 429-9475 Fax: (703) 607-3064,;  e-mail: dvosburg@afas    Eligibility: Dependent children of either an active duty, deceased, disabled or retired officer from the Air Force. Grant is based on financial aid and a minimum 2.0 GPA. As of present, sons/daughters of full-time active duty AGR serving as Title 32 and retired reservists with 20 qualifying years are eligible.   Award: $ 1,500; renewable up to 5 yrs;  Deadline: March 12

American Society of Civil Engineers


Contact: Ping Wei, Scholarship Office, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017-2398    (800) 548-2723,   Eligibility: Samuel Fletcher Tapman Scholarship requires undergraduate freshmen or juniors pursuing a degree in engineering.  Amount: $2,000  Deadline: March

The Ana Maria Arias Scholarship


Contact: Alma Rojas, 1725 K. Street- NW, Suite 501, Washington, D.C. 20006  (202) 833-0060, E-mail:,  Eligibility: Available to Hispanic women attending a 4-yr accredited U.S. college. Award: Varies  Deadline: April 1

AMVETS National Headquarters

Contact: Beryl Love, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706, (877) 726-8387, Fax: (301) 459-7924,, e-mail:   Eligibility: High school graduates who are grandchildren, sons/daughters of American living or deceased veterans and are U.S. citizens.  Award: $1,000; renewable for 4 yrs   Deadline: April 15 application deadline. Request application between Jan 1- Feb 15; call in December.



Contact: Fred Luster Sr. Education Foundation   c/o AHBAI, P.O Box 19510, Chicago, IL 60619,

Tel: (312) 644-6610     Fax: (312) 321-5194, e-mail: AHBAI@SBA.COM

Eligibility: High school seniors planning to major in chemistry, business or engineering, must be enrolled in a 4-yr college as freshmen, must have minimum 3.0 GPA, based on financial need

Award: $250-$500;  Deadline: April 15

American Society of Mechanical Engineers -ASME


 To recognize and reward students whose FIRST experience has inspired an interest in pursuing an engineering career, the ASME Foundation and the Auxiliary will award ten $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors active on FIRST teams, who are nominated by ASME members, ASME Auxiliary members, or student members who are also active with FIRST. These awards will be for the first year of study (non-renewable) in an accredited* Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology program. 


CN 1300, Rm. 4C-128, Piscataway, NJ 08854-1356, Engineering Scholarship Program, Tel: (908) 699-5701  Eligible Inst.: US schools    Deadline: December

BET Emerge Foundations Scholarship

Tel: (301) 589-3200       Eligible Inst.: US schools        Deadline: April 15

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship


Contact: Institute of International Education, 520 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 740, Houston, TX 77027-9407, (713) 621-6300 Ext. 25,  Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as an undergraduate receiving Federal financial aid. Must intend to participate in a credit-bearing study abroad program.   Award: $4,000 average;  Deadline: Contact the Headquarters

Boy Scouts of America


Contact: 1325 W Walnut Hill LN, Irving, TX 75038-3096, (972) 580-2000   Eligibility: Members present or past, of the Boy Scouts, explorer scouts, or interested in a career in law enforcement. Award: Various scholarships; Deadline: Contact for details

Chicago Urban League

4510 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60653-3898, Anheuser-Busch Scholarship and Coors of, Excellence Program, Tel: (773) 285-5800   Eligible Inst.: US schools

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Inc

Contact: Scholarship Committee, 1 Coca Cola Plaza, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313   (404) 237-1300,, e-mail:;   Eligibility: High school seniors demonstrating leadership and academic achievement. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident planning to attend an accredited university. Applicants must have a min. G.P.A of 3.0. Applications can be requested via telephone or through web page. Applicants whose parents or grandparents are employees of Coca-Cola or a Coca-Cola bottling plant are ineligible.   Award: $4000- $20,000;  Deadline: October 31

Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students in Physics

Tel: (301) 209-3232, Eligible Inst.: US schools, Deadline: January 31, Community Service Award, Tel: (301) 589-3200   Eligible Inst.: US schools  Deadline: April 15

Congressional Youth Leadership Council


Contact: Dr. Marguerite Regan, Director of Curriculum, Congressional Youth Leadership Council, 1110 Vermont, N.W., Suite 320, Washington, D.C. 20005  202) 777-4050,

e-mail:;   Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate student having a strong interest in political science, public policy and education. Duration: 4 months

Award: Interns work from 20 to 40 hrs/week; scheduling is generally flexible. All interns are paid a stipend of $10.00/hour. Additionally, academic credit can be arranged with your school;

Deadline: March 30 (summer term), August 30 (fall term), and November 30 (winter-spring term)

Chardon, A. Patrick Scholarship


Contact: The Center for Education Solutions, Box 208, San Francisco, CA 94104-0208,   Eligibility: Must be admitted or enrolled in an undergraduate program of an accredited four-year college or in the U.S. Must value tolerance, compassion and respect for all other people in their community, demonstrate their commitments to these values by their actions, and submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay explaining what you would like to do during your undergraduate program or would like to accomplish following the completion of college.   Award: $1,500 per academic year   Deadline: Visit website for details. Only the first 500 applications will be accepted.

Chicana/Latina Foundation


Contact: Claudia Leon, Chicana/Latina Foundation; Attn: Scholarship Competition , 1419 Burlingame Ave. Suite N , Burlingame, CA 94010, (650) 373-1085  E-mail:,   Award: $1,500 Eligibility: Must be Chicana/Latina heritage  

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

Contact: 911 2nd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (202), 543-1771, (800) 367-5273, Fax: (202) 546-2143,   Eligibility: Internship. College bound Hispanic high school students as well as undergraduates. Must have a min. 3.0 GPA. The CHCI also offers a fellowship program for Hispanic graduate students receiving advanced degrees in public policy or policy-related areas. It ranges from aides in congressional offices to assistants in the White House as well as other agencies. The CHCI offers financial assistance by dialing (800) EXCELDC. The Institute provides Hispanic students with access to more than 1,400 sources of scholarships, fellowship & internships in a broad range of academic fields.

Amount: Fellows: $1550/month + paid room and board. Interns: $2000 for 8-week term;

Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholar Program


Contact: Central Intelligence Agency, Attn: Personnel Representative  P.O. Box 12727, Arlington, VA 22209 , (800)368-3886, (800) JOBS-CIA, Fax: (703) 613-7873   Eligibility: This program is open to all high school seniors. Members of an ethnic group or those who have a disability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, achieved 1000 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT, have a high school GPA of at least 2.75, meet the same employment standards as permanent CIA employees, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must also plan to major in computer science, economics, electrical engineering, foreign area studies, or non-Romance foreign languages. Recipients must be able to work in metropolitan Washington, D.C. for at least 90 calendar days each summer while in college.

Award: Interns receive an annual salary and up to $15,000 a year for tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Summer travel to Washington, D.C. and a housing allowance while there are also provided.

Deadline: June 1

Chevrolet Excellence in Education Award


Contact: General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division   Attn: GM Scholarship Administration Center, 702 West Fifth Avenue, Naperville, Il 60563, (888) 377-5233,  Eligibility: Eligible students must be graduating Hispanic high school seniors that have at least a 3.2 GPA. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and community involvement. Students must include a recommendation from a high school teacher or administrator, official high school transcripts, and a personal statement (500-750 words) about their high school experiences.   Award: $1,000 Deadline: April

China Times Cultural Foundation


Contact: James N. Tu, 136-39 41 Ave. #1A, Flushing, NY 11355 , Phone/fax: (718) 460-4900, E-mail:  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students of Chinese ancestry.  Award: $10,000;  Deadline: Aug 15

Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship


Contact: Datatel Scholars Foundation, 4375 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA 22033  (800) 486-4332, Fax 703-968-4625, E-mail:  Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students planning to attend or are currently attending a Datatel Client college or university, or who work at a Datatel non-education Client site and will attend any college or university during the upcoming academic year You must write an essay about your educational goals and objectives, and indicate the difference a Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship would make in your life and to those around you.  Award: $700-$7,000  Deadline: February

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship


Contact: Shirley Kennedy Keller AASA , P.O. Box 9338, Arlington, VA 22219, e-mail:  Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school junior, have a G,P.A. for the 9th and 10th grade years only of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled in an accredited public or private high school in the US  Award: State $2,500, National $25,000 (9 awards given out for each)  Deadline: January 12

Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship


Contact: Wiedner & Vandercook M.S.F., c/o Leal Portis, Chairperson,  301 Redbud Way, Nevada City, Ca 95959, (530) 272-6018,     Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman with a background in community involvement. The student must also include his/her plan for contributing to a healthy planet, and two letters of recommendation.  Award: $250-$500  Deadline: March 1

Duracell/National Urban League Scholarship, The

Contact: Denise Wooten, National Urban League Scholarship Programs  120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, (888) 839-0467, or;

Eligibility: Open to minority students focusing in engineering, sales, marketing, finance, and business

Award: $10,000  Deadline: April 15   (Open to U.S. and non-U.S. Citizens)

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Contest


Contact: BPO Elks of the USA  2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-1889 , (773) 755-4732

Fax: (773) 753-4733    Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens with a min. 3.0 GPA, applicants do not need to be members or children of members.  Award: $1,000 - $15,000 per year   Deadline: Application must be submitted by mid January to a local chapter, chapter locations available on website.

Education for Excellence Scholarship offered by SALEF


Contact: Wendy Estevez, Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund-SALEF  1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 706,  Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 480-1052  e-mail:,;

Eligibility: For Salvadoran, Central, or other Latino high school & college students. Student must demonstrate financial need, GPA of at least a 3.0, history of community involvement, and write a 500 word essay to SALEF.  Scholarship open to students who have been accepted to a 4 yr college or students working on their bachelor's or master's.  Award: $500-$2,500 (multiple scholarships); Deadline: March 1

Earthwatch Expeditions Inc.,


Contact: Dee Robinson, Clock Tower Place Ste.100, Maynard, MA 01754,   (978) 461-0081,   Eligibility: High school students interested in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, environmental studies, biology, or marine science. Recipients are given an opportunity to work in the field for 2-3 weeks with a professional scientist on a research expedition.  Award: Contact for details   Deadline: March 15

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Foundation for Exceptional Children Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship


Contact: 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201,   Eligibility: Disabled and member of ethnic minority, evidence of financial need, anticipating enrollment for the first time in full-time post-secondary education or training.   Award: $1,000  Deadline: February 1

Falu Foundation Scholarship


Contact: Falu Foundation, c/o Universal Business and Media School 220 East 106th Street, New York, NY 10029 , (212) 360-1210,  Fax: (212) 360-1231, e-mail:,;     Eligibility: Open to Hispanic students interested in pursuing a career in technology. High school seniors, high school graduates, and currently-enrolled college students may apply. Candidates must be dependents of parents/guardians who died or were permanently disabled during the September 11th tragedies  Award: $1,000  Deadline: March

Fountainhead Essay Contest


Contact: The Ayn Rand Institute  P.O. Box 57044, Irvine, CA 92619-7044 , (949) 222-6550 Fax: (949) 222-6558 ,;  Eligibility: Applicant must be a junior or senior in high school. Please see website for the essay question. Award: $50 - $10,000  Deadline: April 25

Ginger & Fred Deines Mexico Scholarship Transportation Clubs International


Contact: 1275 Kamus Dr., Suite101 Fox Island, WA 98333, Send Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to address above. , Eligibility: Can be used at institution in Mexico or the U.S. Must attend a 4 yr institution. Must intend to pursue a career in Transportation career in logistics, civil engineering, and transportation. Must have finished at least 1 yr of undergraduate studies.   Award: $500-$1,000, 

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Girls Going Places Award


Contact: 135 W. 50th St. New York, NY 10020,  Applications are available through the website: ,  Eligibility: Nominees must be 12 yrs to 16 yrs. Should demonstrate entrepreneurship and/or financial acumen; have taken the first steps toward financial independence; make a difference in their school, community, or in other people’s lives; and show potential for future success. Girls must be nominated by an adult who must submit a 1,000-word or less essay.

Award: 15 awards total; one of $10,000, one of $5,000, one of $3,000 and 12 awards of $1,000 each.

Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program


Contact: Gates Millennium Scholars, P. O. Box 10500 , 8260 Willow Oaks , orporated Dr. Fairfax, VA 22031-4511,(877) 690-4677 e-mail:

Eligibility: Applicants must be a low-income minority student  graduating from high school or a college student continuing college courses. Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA and demonstrate community involvement. Although there are no restrictions, nominators are asked to consider academic performance in math and sciences.

Award: Program covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses not paid for by grants and scholarships already committed as part of the recipient’s financial aid package.  Deadline: January 11

Hercules, Inc.

1313 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19894-0001, Minority Engineering, Development Program, Tel: (302) 594-5000,  Eligible Inst.: US schools   Deadline: January, February

Hewlett Packard Scholarship

Tel: (800) 331-2244, Eligible Inst.: US schools,

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships

Website:  Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount varies. Over 140 awards granted.  Deadline: April.

Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund


Contact: Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education , 210 Route 4 East, Suite 310 , P.O. Box 68, , Paramus, NJ 07652 , (201) 587-8800, Fax: (201) 587-9105

Eligibility: Applicants must be high school senior of Hispanic descent, with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking Latin American country or Spain. They must be legal residents of the United States, have earned at least a 3.5 GPA, and be entering as a full time student at 2-yr or 4-yr accredited college recommended in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine’s “Publisher’s Picks List.”

Award: $1,000  Deadline: Contact for more information

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program

Contact: Ana Esquivel, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 425, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 467-0893, Fax: (202) 496-9177,, e-mail:

Eligibility: Internships are open to undergraduate/graduate Hispanic students wishing to experience the scope of professional careers available in federal government, mostly in D.C. Must have a min 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Award: $ 370-490/week, travel expenses paid.

Deadline: Summer (March 2nd), Spring (Nov 17th), Fall (June 15th)

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Memorial Scholarships


Contact: Akiko Schelske,  Japanese American Citizens League, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, (415) 921-5225  Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students of Japanese American descents who are United States residents.   Award: Varies (Contact for more information);  Deadline: March-April (Contact for details)

Hispanic Designers Model Search

Contact: JC Penney Company, Inc.

Attn: Public Relations, 211 East Chicago ,Chicago, IL 60611  e-mail:,   Eligibility: This program is open to Hispanic men/women between the ages of 16 and 21, currently enrolled in high school or an institution of higher education, and not professional models. Registrants under 18 must have consent from their parents or legal guardians to apply. Applications can be picked at JC Penney stores in Los Angeles.

Award: Grand Winner: $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 JC Penney wardrobe, and other gifts. Runners-Up: $1,500 scholarship, $500 JC Penney wardrobe, and other gifts. There are two grand winners and two runner-ups selected nationwide.  Deadline: May

HACE National Scholarship Program


Contact: Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, 25 E. Washington St., Suite, 500, Chicago, IL 6060, (312) 435-0498, Fax. 312.435.1494,

Eligibility: Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate Hispanic students who are enrolled full time (12+ units for undergraduates and 6+ units for graduates) in an institution of higher learning in the United States. Undergraduates must have completed at least 12 units of coursework before applying. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  Award: Contact for more information  Deadline: August

HOPI Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program,

P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039, (800) 762-9630 Ext.520,  Fax: (520) 734-2435, e-mail: IPolingyumptewa@hopi.nsn   Eligibility: These grants are awarded to eligible Hopi students pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate degree on the basis of financial need as recommended by the college’s financial aid officer. These grants are a secondary source of financial aid to eligible students. Entering freshman must have a 2.50 GPA for high school; entering graduate students must have a 2.50 GPA. Continuing undergraduate students must maintain a 2.50 GPA for all college coursework; continuing graduate students must maintain a 3.00 GPA for all graduate level coursework. Those students with an unmet need or part time students may be eligible for a Tuition and Book Scholarship.

Maximum awards are as follows:

 BIA Higher Education Award:     $2500 per semester

 Hopi Education Award:               $2500 per semester

 Deadline: Fall Semester – July 1, Spring Semester – December 1, Summer - April 1.

Imperial Chemical Industries/Zeneca

Tel: (800) 331-2244, Eligible Inst.: US schools,

Indiana Black Expo/CCC Scholarship Program


Indiana Black Expo, Inc., 3145 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46208,  (317)925-2702,  Applications must be fully completed and submitted by April 15 for Fall/Spring semester of the considered year.

Indian Health Employees Scholarship Fund, Inc.,

Contact: P.O. Box 15910,  Santa Fe, NM 87506-5910, (800) 279-9777, Fax: (505) 827-7392,   Eligibility: Students of India  descent who wish to pursue education after high school. Must have an interest in a health career and a C average.  Award: Various scholarships Deadline: Jan. 1, June 1, Oct. 1

Intel Science Talent Search

Website:,  The award: from $5,000 to $100,000 (Approx. 40 awards) 

You must present a scientific research project. Deadline: December.

Inroads, Inc.

Contact: Deborah Curtis or high school guidance counselors for more information.  10 South Broadway, Suite 700, St. Louis, MO 63102, (314) 241-7488,  Fax: (314) 241-9325,,   e-mail:      Eligibility: Internship. 1) Career interest in business computer science, or engineering. 2) Freshman or sophomore in accredited college or university. 3) H.S. senior applying or admitted to accredited college or university. 4) H.S. 3.0 GPA cumulative, 900 SAT, or 20 ACT.

Award: Contact for details 

Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Emma Roberson via writing only Attn: Scholarship Program JRF Headquarters, 3 West 35th St. 11th Floor , New York, NY 10001-2204, Phone: (212) 290-8600, Fax: (212) 290-8081, Website:         Eligibility: Minority high school seniors with a high level of academic achievement, financial need, and leadership potential. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have been accepted to an accredited 4-yr college or university. Students must have a min of a 900 SAT score and an ACT score of 23.    Award: up to $6,000, renewable for 4 yrs

Karla Scherer Foundation, The

Contact: Karla Scherer  The Karla Scherer Foundation, 737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2330,  Chicago, IL 60611,  Eligibility: Women who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of business with emphasis in economics or finance.    Award: Contact for details    Deadline: March 1

Khol’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program

Eligibility: In the Age group of either 6-12 or 13-18.

Criteria: Described actions taken beyond what is normally expected for someone his or her age.

Volunteer efforts must have been in the past year. Winners are chosen based on the project, benefits, and outcome. Must not be a graduate as of March 15.

Awards: More than 2,100 nominees will be awarded more than $410,000 in scholarships and prizes.

For official rules and to nominate a deserving young volunteer, Nominations are accepted February 1-March 5.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Contact: Carlos Zapata Scholarship Coordinator  LNESC Scholarship Program, 777 N. Capital St., N.W., Suite 305,  Washington, DC 20002,   Eligibility: Various scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students. Call or write for more information.

Latin American Educational Foundation


Contact: Scholarship Selection Committee 561 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, (303) 446-0541, Fax: (303) 446-0526, e-mail:   Eligibility: U.S. citizens of Spanish ancestry who will attend a college or a university.  Award: Contact for details; Deadline: March 1

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorial Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 921, 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94011, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Scholarship, Tel: (650) 697-1400  Eligible Inst.: US schools   Deadline: March 15

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

8 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02108, Hugh A. McManus, Jr. Memorial, Scholarship for Minorities, Tel: (617) 227-8260  Eligible Inst.: US schools

Maxwell House Coffee

250 North St. White Plains, NY 10625, Maxwell House Coffee Minority Scholarship, Tel: (914) 335-2361
Eligible Inst.: US schools

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship


Contact:  Email: Info at  Voice mail: 800/66-MENSA Phone: 817/607-5577 Fax: 817/649-5232 Eligibility: Open to all students (must write a 550-word essay). Request an application at local chapter, chapter information is available online. Awards: Varies  Deadline: January 15

MAES Local Chapter Awards


Contact: Society of Mexican-American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)  13337 South St., #349, Cerritos, CA 90703,, e-mail   Eligibility: MAES student members or MAES promotion and awareness of careers in PACES engineering and sciences high school students.  Award: Contact for details  Deadline: Ongoing

MANA-A National Latina Organization, Mexican American Women's National Association


Contact: 1725 K St., NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC. 20006, (202) 833-0060, Fax: (202) 496-0588,, e-mail:; Eligibility: Hispanic women admitted to or attending, a junior college, college, or university, or vocational institution.  Award: Scholarship Varies

McDonald’s Scholarship Program


Contact: Ronald McDonald House Charity (630)623-7048  McDonald's USA National Employee Scholarship Program


Minority Scholars


Contact: American Chemicals Society Minority Scholars 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, (800) 227-5558, e-mail:   Eligibility: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Pacific Islander who is a freshmen to senior student in a 2 yr or 4 yr university. Applicants must be pursuing degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related chemical science fields such as material science, toxicology and environmental science.   Award: $1,500  Deadline: November- Check website for updates

Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarships


Contact: American Geological Institute Attn: Director, AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships,  4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, (703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7653,  

Eligibility: Applicants must be geoscience majors (or a related field) who are U.S. citizens and members of the following ethnic minority groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Hawaiians, and Samoans). Related geoscience fields include geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, and earth-science education.

Award: Up to $10,000 per year  Deadline: March 1

NAACP Willems Scholarship

Tel: (410) 358-8900  Eligible Inst.: US schools,,   Applicant must be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be applying to or accepted at an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the U.S. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable. Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full or part-time student.  AWARD: Undergraduate: $2,000 Graduate: $3,000  Deadline: Last Friday in March

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Contact: Rhonda Boozer (Must submit a written request for an application.)  Attn: Director, Youth and College Division Wilkins (Roy) Scholarship  4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410) 580-5760, Fax: (410) 764-7357,  Eligibility: Pursuing a college education and be under age 25 with a 2.5 min GPA. A letter of recommendation from a NAACP official is required. Award: $1,000 - $5,000   Deadline: March

NAACP/Department of Energy (DOE)

Scholarship   Tel: (410) 358-8900,, Eligible Inst.: US schools  Deadline: Last Friday in March

National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships

Award: Many are given and are up to $20,000.. You must be an engineering student.  The deadline is usually in February.  Go to the website for details, or contact from aid officials at your college.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Scholarships

Website:  Award: amounts generally range from $1,500 to $3,000 for members of NSBE.   Number of awards varies. This is primarily for engineering students, and others majoring in related disciplines.

National Peace Essay Contest


Contact: Institute of Peace 1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011,  Eligibility: Students who are in grades 9-12 must be attending a public, private or parochial school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. Territories. Award: $1,000;

Deadline: February 1

National Science Teachers Association


Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201-3000 USA (703) 243-7100,  Eligibility: High school students who create and build an original working device powered by one or more Duracell batteries. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.   Award: $1,000   Deadline: February 1

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Pre-Engineering Scholarship

(NACME, Inc.)


Contact: School counselors or administrators make nominations and disperse applications, NACME, Inc., 440 Hamilton Ave, Suite 302, White Plains NY 10601-1813, (800) 888-9929,

Eligibility: American Indian, Black, or Hispanic students who will be entering college as a freshman in the field of engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen and maintain 2.5 GPA.  Award: $1500  Deadline: May 10

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Contact: Adolphus Toliver  Building 45, Suite 2AS-37, 45 Center Drive MSC 6200, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200, (301) 496-7301,  Eligibility: Fellowship. Minority undergraduate and graduate students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical science. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Award: Contact for details; renewable for up to 5 years Deadline: February 1, July 1 or October 1

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


Contact: 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303, (202) 628-1776  Eligibility: Undergraduate American Indian with financial need and a 2.75 GPA.     Award: Various scholarships Deadline: December 1, August 1

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund – Shell Legislative Internship Program


Contact: Edith Castillo-Kuncewicki  5800 S. Eastern Ave. Ste. 365, Los Angeles, CA 90040,  (800) 34-NALEO, e-mail:  Eligibility: Be residents or attend college in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, NM, NY, or TX. Current or rising juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited four-year institution. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of Latino origin. Demonstrate leadership potential. Possess a sense of commitment to the Latino community.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program, The

Contact: Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship 2 Center Drive, MSC 0230,  Bethesda, MD 20892-0230, (800) 528-7689, e-mail       Eligibility: 10-week summer laboratory experience. After each year of the scholarship, students will serve for 10 weeks as paid summer research employees in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Students will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs. After graduation, scholarship recipients are required to serve as full-time employees in an NIH research laboratory, and must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.  Award: Contact for details Deadline: Changes from year to year. Please refer to website for updated information.

National Association of Secondary School Principals – Principal Leadership Award

Contact: Ms. Macheal Waters, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1537  (703) 860-7344,

Fax: (703) 476-5432,   Eligibility: Must be nominated by your school principal. This scholarship is based on volunteer work.  Award: $1,000  Deadline: December 6

National Society of Professional Engineers


Contact: Scholarships are issued by state chapters. Call the NSPE for state chapter contacts.  Educational Foundation, 1420 King Street , Alexandria, VA 22314-2715    (703) 684-2800,  Fax: (703) 836-4875,    Eligibility: High school seniors in top 25% of their class studying engineering. Special scholarships for minorities and women.   Award: $1,000-$2,500   Deadline: December 1

National Merit Scholarship Corporation


Contact: School Guidance Counselor  1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201-4897, (847) 866-5100   Eligibility: Students sign up for scholarship by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must be high school students enrolling in college or a university the following year. Must be a U.S. citizen.  Award: $2,500   Deadline: October 10

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The


Contact: Scholarship Committee or send a self addressed stamped envelope for an application.

Selection Committee, One Sansome Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104-0728, (415) 445-9930, (415) 445-9936, , e-mail:   Eligibility: High school or full-time community college, four year college, and graduate school students who are at least half Hispanic U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Undergrads must have a min 3.0 GPA, and have completed a min 15 semester credits. Awards based on financial need, community involvement and achievement. Applications are only available August 3 through October 9.  Award: $1,000; renewable   Deadline: October 15

Namepa National Minority Scholarship Awards


Contact: Scholarship Chair, Namepa National Scholarship Fund   1133 W Morse Blvd. #201, Winter Park, FL 32789, (407) 647-8839,, e-mail:; Eligibility: Awards for minorities who are incoming freshmen/undergraduate transfer students majoring in engineering. Freshmen must have a min GPA of 2.0 and an ACT score of 25 or SAT of 1000. Transfer students must have a min GPA of 3.0.    Award: $1,000   Deadline: July 21

NMJGSA (National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association)


Contact: National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association Attn: 7120 W. Osborn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013, tel: (602) 258-7831, • Fax. (602) 943-8553  Eligibility: Eligible applicants are minority high school seniors interested in attending college. Applicants are asked to write a 500-word essay on this question: “One of the principal goals of education and golf is fostering ways for people to respect and get along with individuals who think, dress, look, and act differently. How might you make this goal a reality?” Selection is based on academic record, personal recommendations, participation in golf, school and community activities (including employment, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities), and financial need. Award: $1,000 (minimum)   Deadline: May 15

National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students


Contact: School College Counselor 1560 Sherman, Suite 200, Evanston, IL 60201, (615) 259-8400; e-mail:

Eligibility: Black students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree. PSAT/NMSQT must be taken. Application, transcript, and recommendation, required. Consideration for scholarship requested by student.

Award: Contact for details: $2000 for one time award, 4 year awards provide between $250-$2,000 annually. Deadline: Test date in late October. Write for student bulletin

Project Excellence Scholarships

Website: The award: $4,000 or higher (to full tuition). Number of winners: at least 600. Academic merit, leadership, community service, all fields.  Deadline: Feb. 1.

Proctor and Gamble Company


Contact: Barbara Hoffman  Summer Research Program Miami Valley Laboratories, PO Box 398707,

Cincinnati, OH 45239-8707, (513) 983-1100   Eligibility: Internship. Minority students. Program provides opportunity for industrial research and product development.  Award: Salary and travel expenses   Deadline: March 1

Presbyterian Church USA

Contact: Francis Cook, Student Opportunities Program   Presbyterian Church, USA, 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396   Tel: (800) 872-3283 ext. 5776, Fax: (502) 569-5018,

Eligibility: High school senior of Asian, Black, Hispanic, or of Native American descent and member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a U.S. citizen, and entering college full time as a freshman. Must apply to college for financial aid.  Award: $500-$1,000; Deadline: December 1

Prudential Spirit of Community Award


Contact: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards CSFA  1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082Eligibility: Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state. Student must show participation in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Application must be submitted to a school principal, Girl Scout council executive director, or county 4-H agent by the last week in October. Award: $1,000-$6,000;  Deadline: October 31

Quaker Oats Scholarship

Tel: (800) 331-2244    The Quaker Oats Scholarship in General Engineering.  To recognize a General Engineering student for academic and leadership achievements. With a history of providing broad-based educational support, The Quaker Oats Company takes particular pride in supporting top technical students and institutions. To that end, Quaker Oats created a General Engineering scholarship which highlights the academic and leadership achievements of General Engineering majors at the completion of their junior year. Another objective of the scholarship is to increase awareness among the student body about Quaker and the opportunities that may exist for General Engineers within a food manufacturing company.  Eligible Inst.: US school


Ron Brown Scholar Program


CAP Charitable Foundation, Contact: Michael A. Mallory, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 206   Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434) 964-1588, Fax: (804) 964-1589, e-mail:;

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a strong sense of social responsibility and a willingness to extend themselves to others who are in need.  Award: $40,000 ($10,000/4 years)   Deadline: November 1

Roy Wilkins Scholarships

Tel: (410) 358-8900  Eligible Inst.: US schools  Deadline: Last Friday in March

Reserve Officers of the United States


Contact: Henry J. Reilly, Chairman Mickey Hagan, Memorial Scholarship Fund,

One Constitution Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 479- 2200  Eligibility: Children and grandchildren of R.O.A. members. Must attend or be accepted to a college or university.

 Award: $500     Deadline: April 10

State Farm Companies Foundation/Insurance


Contact: Nancy Lynn, One State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61710-0001    (309) 766-2039 for Fellowship, (309) 766-2311 for Internship;, e-mail:

Eligibility: Internship. Minority students in a business related field. The program is designed to give students a realistic view of advertising by putting them in actual working situations. Fellowship. Junior or senior undergraduate in business related fields; Computer Science, Pre-Law, or Mathematics. Must be nominated by dean or department head. U.S. citizen. Write for details.  Award: $2,000-$3,000;

Deadline: February

Sutton Education Scholarship

Tel: (410) 358-8900  Eligible Inst.: US schools      Deadline: Last Friday in March

Society of Actuaries

475 N. Martingale Rd. #800, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226, Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students, Tel: (708) 706-3500   Eligible Inst.: US schools    Deadline: May 1

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation

Contact: Kathy Borunda-Haro, SHPE Scholarships, 5400 East Olympic Blvd., Suite 210,

Los Angeles, CA 90022, (213) 888-2080,;    Eligibility: Full-time Hispanic students majoring in the sciences, engineering or related fields. Award: $5,000- $10,000;  Deadline: April 1

State Student Assistance

Commission of Indiana   150 W. Market St. #500    Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


Contact: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards   c/o Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012    e-mail:,   Eligibility: Open to students in grades 7-12 enrolled in a public school in the US. Awards are available in 10 writing categories and 16 art categories.    Award: More than 1 million in prize money and scholarships. 

SEALASKA Heritage Foundation Scholarship


Contact: Sealaska Heritage Foundation  One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400, Juneau, Alaska 99801-1276, (907) 586-9170,   Fax: (907) 586-9293,   Eligibility: Shareholder, one quarter Alaska Native or direct descendants.    Award: Contact for details  Deadline: March 1

Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest


Contact: Penguin Putnam Inc. Academic Marketing Department, Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay contest, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014  Eligibility: Each English teacher may only submit 1 junior and 1 senior essay Entrants must be in grade 11 or 12 and  between the ages of 16-18. Essay should be at least 2 but not more than 3 double spaced pages. All entries will become the property of Signet Classic (Penguin Putman Inc.) and will not be returned.

Award: $1,000 (5 scholarships awarded annually);   Deadline: Contact for details

Spanish American Institute Scholarship


Contact: P.O. Box 50127,  Long Beach CA 90815, (562) 438-5006,  e-mail:

Eligibility: Open to full time undergraduate Latino students registered at any U.S college. All focuses may apply.  Award: $100-$1,000;  Deadline: E-mail for details

SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship

Contact: Linda Dawavendewa   SRP/NGS Navajo Scholarship Program, PO Box 850, Page, AZ 8604, (928) 645-6539   e-mail:;   Eligibility: Member of Navajo Tribe, 3.0 GPA, Upper Division students.  Award: Contact for details Deadline: Contact for details

State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships

Contact: Contact your high school counselor to obtain the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to African-American seniors. The selection criterion is based on the applicant’s PSAT/NMSQT score, academic distinction, personal achievement, and demonstration of leadership. Award: 20 $2,500 awards Deadline: Please see the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin.

State Farm Insurance: American Indian College Fund


Contact: American Indian College Fund   21 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10023, (212) 787-6312

Eligibility: Applicant must be a student attending tribal college and pursuing an education degree or training to become a certified teacher. The application and selection criteria are completed through individual tribal colleges. For a complete list of participating tribal colleges visit the American Indian College Funds website at, or write to the above address. Award: Please contact for more details,   Deadline: Please contact for more details

Society of Exploration Geophysics


Contact: Society of Exploration Geophysicists PO Box 702740 Tulsa, OK 74170-2740, Tonia Gist (918) 497-5500 ,Fax   Eligibility: Entering freshmen and undergraduate students in financial need maintaining above average grades. Students should be pursuing a career in geophysics, physics, mathematics and/or geology.    Award: $500-$3,000   Deadline: February 1

Samuel Fletcher Tapman Scholarship


Contact: Ping Wai, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, (800) 548-2723,

Eligibility: High school freshman, sophomore, or junior in an ASCE student chapter and also a national member in good standing at the time of the award.

Award: $1,500;   Deadline: February 1

Society of Women Engineers Program


Contact: Scholarship Selection Committee    National Office, 230 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3265, (312) 596-5223,   Fax: (312)457-2180,,     e-mail:;      Eligibility: The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 for freshman applicants and 3.0/4.0 for sophomore, junior, senior & graduate applicants. Open to women majoring in engineering; incoming freshmen admitted to a SWE approved school. For additional information and an application please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Award: $1500 to $5,000; renewable  Deadline: February 1 for students in college   May 15 for high school seniors entering an "accredited" program.

Science Talent Search Scholarship


Contact: Kimberly Stafford, William Saunders, Science Service, Inc.,   1719 N. Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20036,    e-mail:,   (202) 785-2255

Eligibility: High school seniors. Submit a written report or an independent research report in science, mathematics or engineering. Must request entry form from science service in mid-August. Award: $5,000-$100,000;  Deadline: November

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship


Contact: The Foundation for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 (888) CEC-SPED, Fax: (703) 264-9494,    Eligibility: Disabled, minority students who are gifted in general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creativity, visual or performing arts, full-time college student, complete application.       Award: $1,000  Deadline: November 1

Sears Craftsman Scholarship


Contact: Tiffany Bonham, Sears Craftsman's Scholarship    NHRA Youth & Educational Service, 2035 Financial Way, Glendora, CA 91740   (626) 250-2208,;   Eligibility: Available for high school seniors of any age, race, ethnic origin, or personal belief. Student must have a 2.0 GPA or above and plan on attending a 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or trade/technical school.  Award: varies;  Deadline: May 1

Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest


Contact: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Ste. 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108  (805) 965-3443 Fax: (805) 568-0466       Eligibility: Applicant must submit an essay and fulfill the requirements of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Please contact by phone or visit their website using the information above. Award: $500-$1,500 Deadline: June

SAE International Scholarships


For scholarship information, contact the Scholarship Administrator    (724)776-4970   BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship    SAE Government/Industry Engineering Scholarship   Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship  MC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship  Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship   Detroit Section SAE Technical Scholarship
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship      All applicants must: Intend to enroll in an engineering program (refer to scholarship descriptors) accredited by ABET. Be a citizen of the US and a high school senior at the time of application (Sept. 1 - Dec. 1) Meet minimum requirements with regard to GPA, SAT I and/or ACT scores as outlined by each scholarship

BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering and to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 grade point average, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET. Terms:One $6,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,500 per year for four years. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Hendrickson International, a Boler Company, established an endowment to underwrite the scholarship in memory of the late Edward D. Hendrickson. Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA , rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET. Terms:One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four years. A 3.0 GPA and continued engineering enrollment must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

SAE/Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship

The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) Scholarship was developed by the Ford Motor Company Fund, as part of its efforts to encourage high school students to pursue their education in business, engineering, and technology. Eligibility: All applicants must be current high school seniors, pursuing a bachelor/associate degree in engineering or technology, and planning to attend an accredited college or university in the US in the fall. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Two letters of reference are required; one from a Ford PAS instructor. The student must be a past or present student of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS after-school/weekend/summer/college program. Terms: One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in the freshman year only.

SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship

The SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. Student Eligibility:Applicants must be female, have a 3.0 GPA and be accepted into an ABET accredited engineering program. Terms:One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded for the freshman year only.

Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship


The Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. The dual purpose of the Tau Beta Pi is to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Student Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading for SAT I scores or for ACT scores, and pursue an engineering program accredited by the ABET. Terms:Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded for the freshman year only.

TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship


SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Association have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. Eligibility:High school seniors must have a 3.25 or higher grade point average, SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above. Transfer students from accredited four-year colleges/universities must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students or graduates from post-secondary technical/vocational schools must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and meet all other requirements of the engineering program to which they apply. Students must pursue an engineering degree program accredited by ABET. The scholarship application essay must include evidence of hands-on automotive experience or activity (ex: rebuilding engines, working on cars/trucks, etc.). Terms:One scholarship will be awarded each year. The student will receive $1,500 a year for up to four years as long as a 3.0 GPA and continuing engineering enrollment is maintained.

Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship

The Young Radiator Company established this scholarship in memory of the company's founder, Fred M. Young, Sr. Student Eligibility:Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA, rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores, and pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET. Terms:One $4,000 scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four years. A 3.0 GPA and continued engineering enrollment must be maintained to renew the scholarship.

Detroit Section SAE Technical Scholarship


Established in 2001, this scholarship is sponsored by the SAE Detroit Section to encourage children and grandchildren of current Detroit Section members to pursue careers in engineering or the sciences. Eligibility:Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a current SAE Detroit Section member and intend to enroll in a 2 or 4 year engineering or science program at an accredited college or university. A minimum 3.0 GPA and 1200 SAT I or 28 ACT composite score and demonstrated financial need is required. Student should include copies of FAFSA forms. Submit these forms separately to "SAE Scholarships" when they become available in January.  Terms:Two $3,500 renewable freshman scholarship will be awarded. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain in good standing at the college or university in order to qualify for scholarship renewal. A student having completed a two-year program may continue for an additional consecutive two years at a second school offering a complete engineering or science baccalaureate degree program. Applications must be post marked by December 15

Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology


Siemens Foundation  Contact:  170 Wood Ave South   Iselin, NJ 08830  Toll-free number: 877-822-5233

Fax: 732-603-5890     For more information and an application, visit

Application Requirements/Description:   The Siemens Westinghouse Competition is open to all senior high school students who would like to submit an original science and math research project. You may enter as an individual (if you will be a senior in September), or as part of a team of two or three students.       Impartial panels of research scientists from leading universities and national laboratories judge the reports in the initial blind reading.   Students whose projects are selected for further competition, are invited to give an oral and poster presentation at one of the six regional events hosted by partner universities. At each of these regional competitions an individual and a team are selected as Regional Winners. These students receive scholarships and invitations to advance to the National Competition in Washington, D.C.    Note: Siemens scholarship may be used for any part of a student's post high school education including books, tuition, room and board, etc.    Successful competition participants may apply for valuable internships at Siemens operating companies.

Type of Award: Scholarships Application Deadline: October  Amount of Award: 1,000.00 to 100,000.00

SMART-Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation


Contact: American Society for Engineering Education  1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600  Washington, DC 20036  Email:    Phone: (202) 331-3544  Fax: (202) 265-8504       web:  The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DOD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  The DOD offers this scholarship for service to individuals who demonstrate outstanding ability and special aptitude for a career in scientific and engineering research and product development, express interest in career opportunities at DOD laboratories and, are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to one of the following disciplines;


Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Information Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography

Operations Research, Physics


Eligibility Requirements: All awardees must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2008, able to participate in summer internships at DOD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DOD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (at all schools attended) and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the fields listed above.


In addition;
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (i.e. undergraduate applicants must be at least freshman to apply and can apply for funding for their sophomore through senior years only).

*Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2008 term.

*Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE within 5 years of the application deadline. Subject tests are not required.

A SMART Program participant may not accept simultaneous remuneration from another major scholarship.


Annual stipend ranging from $22,000-$39,000 depending on prior educational experience


Full tuition and related education fees 


Book allowance of $1,000            


Paid summer internships


Career opportunities after graduation

Deadline: The SMART online application is open each August through December. The application will reopen August 15,  and close December 15, . Awardees will be announced in the spring.

Target All-Around Scholarships

Contact:; Eligibility: Recipients of this award are chosen by an independent organization, not by Target employees. They base their decision on the student’s volunteer record, an essay on volunteer service, and an appraisal form filled out by a volunteer supervisor. The minimum GPA is 2.0 and preference is given to students living an area where a Target store is located. Must be under the age of 24.   Award: Varies; Deadline: Contact for details

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund


Contact: TMSF Selection Committees 100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10017(917) 663-2221

Fax: (917) 663-2988     e-mail:

Eligibility: U.S. citizens in college at one of the 38 historically black public colleges and universities as a full-time student; in pursuit of a bachelor's degree; minimum high school 3.0 GPA; combined minimum SAT score of 1100; and will maintain a 3.0 GPA or better during four years of college. To qualify, the applicant must be admitted to one of the participating colleges and universities, and then apply through an on-campus TMSF. Students must be recommended as academically exceptional, and must demonstrate financial need.  Award: $2200/semester;   Deadline: Contact for details

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.


Contact: Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Fund  1501 Lee Highway--Suite 130  Arlington, VA 22209-1109   (703) 522-8590; e-mail:

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior accepted by participating colleges and universities. Must be in financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.   Award: $1,500   Deadline: February 1

Tailhook Association


Contact: Jim Carol, Scholarships  9696 Businesspark Ave   San Diego, CA 92131-1643   (858) 689-9223 e-mail:   Eligibility: A parent who served on an aircraft carrier.

Award: $2,000 (20 winners)   Deadline: July 15

Tylenol Scholarships


Contact: Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.  1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 88, St. Peter, MN 56082   Tylenol® Scholarship   Eligibility: Student must be an undergraduate or graduate with at least one more year of education remaining. The applicant must demonstrate leadership in their community and school, and intend on majoring in a health-related field.

Awards: Ten $10,000 awards and 150 $1,000 Awards  Deadline: April 30

U.S. Department of Agriculture Program

Tel: (609) 452-7007  Email:  Eligible Inst.: US schools  Deadline: March

U.S. Department of Commerce Program

Tel: (609) 452-7007  Email:  Eligible Inst.: US schools   Deadline: March

United College Fund Scholarships

Website:  The award: The UNCF is one of our major scholarship gateways.  The awards are of varying amounts, and there are a great many under different

names and requirements (Grandmet, Duracell, for example).   Deadline is usually December.

United Negro College Fund, Inc.


Contact: Sylvia Bailey, Educational Services Department  8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031 (800) 331-2244      Eligibility: Complete an FAF FFS form, and request that the report be sent to the financial aid office at the UNCF. Scholarships are awarded to students attending member institutions that receive a minimum 2.5 GPA and are nominated by the financial director. Unmet financial need will be verified by the Financial Aid Director.


United States Army Emergency Relief Scholarship


Contact: 200 Stovall Street  Alexandria, VA 22332  (703)-428-0000, Fax: (703)-325-7183, e-mail:      Eligibility: Unmarried dependent children of members of the army. Must be a U.S. citizen and not yet 22 yrs of age on June 1st of the school year that begins the following September.   Award: $2,000;   Deadline: March 1

U.S. House of Representatives Page Program


Contact: Congressional Representative   Washington, DC. 20515-6526   (202) 225-4068    Eligibility: Internship. High school students who are at least 16 yrs old on the day the page term begins. Must have finished their junior year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The calendar is divided into four terms, two academic terms and two summer terms.   Award: 1,178.17/month,   Deadline: Contact for details

United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation


Contact: James Forestal Campus, Michael Wolley  PO. Box 3008  Princeton, NJ. 08543-3008  (800) 292-7777, Fax: (609) 452-2259,, e-mail:

Eligibility: Children of U.S. Marines or dependent children of former Marines. Must be used for undergraduate or vocational study  Award: $500-2,500; renewable for 4 years  Deadline: April 15

United States Tennis Association Scholarship Program

Has several scholarship available.  Deadlines usually early February.  Applications can be found at

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program, Veterans of Foreign Wars


Contact: Gordon Thorson, Director  VFW National Headquarters  406 W. 34th St.  Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 756-3390, e-mail:     Eligibility: U.S. high school students in grades 9-12. Students must submit a 3-5 minute essay for local competition. Selected candidates compete on state and national levels. Contact your high school counselor or local VFW Post.

Award: Contact for details, up to $25,000   Deadline: November 15

Wal-Mart Foundation


Contact: Karen Thompson, Assistant Director   Bentonville, AR 72716-8071   (800) 530-9925  Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors residing in Wal-Mart Stores service area. Award: Contact for details  Deadline: February 1

William McMannis and J. Haskell McMannis Educational Fund

Contact: Mary Anne Steinhauer, Executive Director   c/o Marine Bank Trust Department,  P.O. Box 8480

Erie, PA 16553, (814) 871-9597  Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens. Award: $200-$5,000 

Women's Sports Foundation


Contact: Grant Program,   Eisenhower Park,   East Meadow, NY 11554  (800) 227-3988,;     Eligibility: Female high school seniors who demonstrate leadership and athletic ability, and who will be pursuing a full-time course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 yr college. Contact above address for application.

Award: Contact for details;   Deadline: December 31

William B. Ruggles Right To Work Scholarship


Contact: Kathy Jones National Right To Work Committee William B. Ruggles Scholarship ,8001 Braddock Road Springfield, VA 22160    (703) 321-9606     Eligibility: Scholarships are available for students majoring in journalism. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay which demonstrates their understanding of the "Right To Work" principle. Write to the address listed for complete details.

Award: $2,000;   Deadline: March 31

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

Contact: Xerox Corporation  150 State Street, 4th Floor Rochester, NY 14614; and type in "Scholarship" in the search engine.   Eligibility: Minority and undergraduate/graduate pursuing technical degrees must display academic talent. This is a good scholarship for strong minority scholarships for students studying in areas like chemistry, engineering, physics, and "tech" areas.

The award amount is up to $4,000 for undergraduates and more for graduate students.  

Deadline: September 30

Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community


Contact: Hitachi Foundation,   1509 22nd Street, NW,   Washington, DC 20037-1073,    (202) 457-0588,

www.hitachifoundation.orgEligibility: Open to all students. Students must be nominated for this award, and must demonstrate self-motivation, leadership, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to pursuing community service. Extracurriculars, GPA and/or SAT scores are not considered in the selection process. Log-on to website for complete details.  Award: $5,000 over 2 years;  Deadline: Contact for more details




School Scholarships

Contact the financial aid office of the school you are interested in attending for school scholarships.  If you know what you plan to major in, you can contact the particular department or school at the college or university you plan on attending.  That particular school or department may have scholarships in addition to school-wide scholarships.  It is very important that you pay attention to the school deadlines for scholarships and have your scholarship application turned in on time.


UK Alumni Scholarship

Administered by the UK Alumni Association Scholarship Committee, the minimum requirements are a GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 22.  Visit our, keyword:  scholarships to download the form.  Deadline is usually  Feb.  Any questions or concerns regarding the forms please feel free to contact me at 859-257-8700 or 

UK Agricultural Scholarship

Scholarships range$500 to $5,000.  Deadline usually Jan 15.  For more info, contact Jason Headrick (859) 257-3468 (email or Lisa Slone Harm (859) 257-3458 (email

UK Dept of Mining Engineering

The U.K. Mining Engineering Department is recruiting outstanding students who would like to pursue a mining engineering career.  Scholarships are granted on the basis of ACT scores and GPA.  You can receive up to $2,300 per semester according to your GPA and ACT. 

UK Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

$500.  Usually due first of year.  For more info, contact Kristen Miller, College of Engineering, 351 RGAN, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  40506-0053.

UK William H. Parker Minority Scholarship

Deadline usually Jan 16.  Intended for minority African American, Am Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Alaskan Native students.  Based on test scores, grades, an essay, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, awards and recognition, community service and contribution to diversity.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Awards vary from cost of in-state tuition  to cost of tuition, room, meals and $600 stipend. For more info, visit and find the link to diversity scholarships.

U of L Kenady Lynne Hendershot Memorial Scholarship & Mary Spencer Nay Memorial Scholarship.

Kenady Lynne Hendership scholarship is for full tuition, fees and a $500 stipend; and the Mary Spencer Nay scholarship is for full tuition for graduating senior planning to study art, art history, or interior design at U of L.  For more info, visit their website at or call (502) 852-6794.

U of L Lake Cumberland Alumni Scholarship.

A one-time $500 scholarship for a student in the Lake Cumberland area.  Includes Pulaski County.  Must have a 3.5 or higher GPA; 24 or above on ACT or SAT equivalent.  Deadline usually mid March.  Get application from Glen Gittings, admissions rep at

Murray State University
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Balanced Man Scholarship

This scholarship program is for men only who plan to attend Murray State University.  Scholarships totaling over $5,000 are available.  This is usually due sometime during the first of May.  An application is available online at

UT- Knoxville Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Scholarship

$1,000 over four semester with a GPA of 2.75 or better, with an additional $1,000 over the last two semester with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Application and informative pamphlet available in the Guidance Office.  Visit their site at:

WKU Ogden Research Scholarship

$1500 per academic year for high school seniors that have an interest in one of the fields in Ogden College of Science and Engineering and have the ability and inquisitive spirit to couple their classroom experience with research.  This scholarship is awarded primarily to those academically talented students having a strong recommendation from their principal, counselor or science teacher. 

Mattie Helen Elliott Scholarship

SCC scholarship based on financial need.  Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, be a resident of Pulaski County, have diploma or GED, and enroll full-time at SCC.

EKU Opal & Kermit Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

For EKU students wanted to pursue a major in management, marketing or administrative communication.  $1,000.  Usually due in Feb or March.

EKU Ralph W. Whalin Scholarship

$2,000 providing one-fourth of the amount for each of the student’s first four semesters at EKU.  For students who enter the Department of Technology.  Due usually in March.

EKU Commonwealth Minority Scholarhip

Must be African-American, U.S. citizen, and meet one of the following qualifications for high school seniors:  admitted to EKU w/intention of pursuing undergrad degree, have 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Contact Finley B. Woodard, Associate Director, Western Kentucky University, Office of Admissions, 1906 College Heights Blvd, #11020, Bowling Green, KY  42101-1020

WKU Society of African American Leadership

Sponsored by WKU Alumni Association’s Society of African American Alumni.  Requirements:  20 on ACT, 3.0 cumulative GPA, 2-page essay, apply to WKU.  Usually due in February.  $1,000.

U of L Baker-Geary-Dunne Foundation Scholarship.

Student in financial need, strong academic record and character, history of extracurricular activities and golfing accomplishments.  Call 1-502-574-5500.

U of L Eagle/Gold Scout

Verification of scout status by Jan 31.  ACT of 23 and 3.0 GPA.  Full tuition.  Call 1-800-334-8535, ext. 4956.

U of L Woodford Porter

Minority scholarship.  Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an ACT of 20 or SAT score of 940.

Senior Athletes & Cheerleaders!!!!

If you have intention of participating in college athletics, you must complete the NCAA Clearinghouse process.  You may do so at  Once you have filled out the paperwork on line, please inform the counseling office to send your transcripts to the NCAA Clearinghouse.


The American Legion has several scholarship programs.  For more info, visit




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