Scholarship Listing

What is a scholarship? A scholarship is a form of financial assistance which does not require a student to repay the allocated funds and is usually based on academic achievement, family background, or personal activities.

There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities available to Ventures Scholars. Some scholarships are specifically for underrepresented and first-generation college bound students, while others are for the general public. The following sites provide information about scholarship opportunities and suggestions for accessing these scholarships.



Many of the member institutions provide merit-based scholarships. The Ventures Scholars Program.

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Recently, the Federal government appropriated funds for high achieving students taking a rigorous high school curriculum as well as taking math or science programs at the undergraduate level. Make sure you read the information and ask an admissions/financial aid representative.

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State Scholarships
Search for scholarships by state or view all the scholarships listed by award amount.

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Additional State Scholarship Information
Many states have special scholarships for students deciding to go to school in their home state. Click here to go to the Department of Education sites. You might have to take a few minutes to wander through their websites, but it is worth it!
Some of the following websites will link you to a plethora of scholarship opportunities. Make sure you read the eligibility requirements and note the application deadlines.

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25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
This link provides you with access to information about 200 scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students.

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
If you are interested in becoming an actuary, this site is for you!

Adventures In Education Scholarship Links
A list of many scholarship opportunities!

AFL-CIO: Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
This database describes more than $4 million in scholarships, with details about eligibility, application deadlines and contact information. Although it cannot track all of the scholarships available through the almost 38,000 local unions in the United States, it does include the major scholarship programs and is a good place to start a search for financial aid for higher education.

AFROTC High School Scholarships  
These days, a college education comes at a high price. Many students are stuck working their way through college, or taking out loans they’ll spend the next 20 years of their lives paying back. Air Force ROTC can help you to overcome the financial hardships associated with college, and when you complete your degree you’ve got a guaranteed career after school – debt free.

Aid Gateways is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!

Akademos / Fall Scholarship
Applicants must submit an essay covering the following topic: "When, if ever, does a person have the right to end his or her own life?" In responding to this question, you must make reference to one book that has had a significant influence on your thoughts concerning this topic. In addition to the guidelines set forth above, we will be looking for well-crafted essays that use correct spelling and good grammar. Essay lengths must be at least 250 words and must not exceed 750 words.

Ambassadorial Scholarships
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.

American Indian College Fund
Through our scholarships for American Indian college students and our support of America's tribally controlled colleges and universities, we are giving hope to, and creating better lives for, generations of Native American students and their families and communities.

American Indian Endowed Scholarship
The American Indian Endowed Scholarship program helps financially needy students with close ties to a Native American community to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. Scholarship money comes from interest generated through an endowment funded by private contributions and the state. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and universities and accredited independent colleges, universities and career schools in Washington.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES administers a variety of scholarships that target American Indian/Alaskan Natives.

American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships
Some of these scholarship/fellowship opportunities target undergraduate students interested in psychology.

AmeriCorps provides opportunities for more than 70,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country through three programs: AmeriCorps*State and National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). AmeriCorps members recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers, tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit groups to become self-sustaining, among many other activities. In exchange for a year of full-time service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award of $4,725 that can be used to pay for college or graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans.

Applied Math and Sciences (Actuarial Science, Astrophysics, Energy Research, Meteorology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Statistics), Mathematics, and Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Geology)
Provides a list of scholarships, fellowships and postdoctoral awards. It is color coded so you can determine which scholarship opportunities are for undergraduate or graduate students.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation Scholarship Awards
Available to minority students pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in occupational safety, health, or environment. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a minum 3.25 GPA. Recommendation by a safety faculty member required. ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

Art, Film, Writing Scholarships/Competitions List
A monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with several hundred announcements (every month!) listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.

Arts Recognition and Talent Search Scholarship Program  
Cash Awards, Scholarships, and Presidential Scholars in the Arts Awards for 2005-2006 high school seniors and other 17 and 18 year-old artists in the disciplines of Dance, Film and Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing. During ARTS Week, finalists will participate in master classes, workshops, interviews, performances and exhibitions. The final judging will take place during this time and a panel of judges will determine cash awards

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
More than 50 astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs are helping the United States retain its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to 195 deserving students.

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Essay contest for 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade students and college students.

Baptist Scholarships
These scholarships typically target students interested in attending a baptist institution.

Bell Labs Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of minorities and women in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. A Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to help outstanding minorities and women enhance their knowledge and to pursue a PH.D. degree in science and engineering.

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
Parents in a growing number of cities and states have access to privately financed programs that support school choice by offering students partial scholarships.

Black Student Fund
The Black Student Fund awards tuition grants, in conjunction with our Member Schools, to black children of modest financial means attending academically challenging institutions, grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Boeing Scholarships (some HBCU connects)
Undergraduate scholarships may be available to students who attend one of the colleges and universities with whom Boeing partners. For more information, contact the student financial aid and scholarships officer at the college of your choice. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual student inquiries about scholarships.

Broke Scholars Scholarships
Welcome to BrokeScholar, the home of 650,000 scholarship award listings. Our members can use our free service to apply for billions of scholarship and grant dollars. Tell us about yourself and what you're into, and we'll match your profile to scholarships that apply specifically to you. After you check out your scholarship results, use our tools to stay organized and make the application process easier. Scholarship
Scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled or planning to participate in a college, university or graduate school program during the spring/summer/fall 2005 term. Students who apply must be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average. In addition, students applying are required to write a 250 to 300 word essay called "What Is The Perfect Career For You, and Why?" Applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the career evaluation made available before or at the conclusion of the scholarship application.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program For Journalism Students
Award for students of color who are college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. Must have a definite interest in print journalism as a career. Award requires paid internship. Scholars are accepted into the program by nomination from journalism faculty and campus media advisers, editors of newspapers or leaders of minority journalism associations. College juniors, seniors or graduates with journalism majors or career goals in newspapers are eligible.

Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
Are you a student or family looking for scholarship aid or a volunteer looking for a rewarding opportunity? Use the convenient drop-down box to locate your state. Then scroll to the chapter serving your town (alphabetical order by town). Click on the different options to see the towns and high schools served by the local chapter and the contact information of the chapter's leadership.

College Board Scholarship Search
We created this online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid!

College-Bound High School Seniors - Scholarships  
Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors

College Fund/UNCF
You can use this site to search through thousands of scholarships and grants, many of which are administered by the United Negro College Fund. You will have access to both UNCF administered scholarships and scholarships administered by other organizations. You can search alphabetically, geographically and by discipline or major.

CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
The Mach25 database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion. Keyword Search gives you a quick way to narrow down to a particular scholarship or group of scholarships. Want to see awards related to 'soccer'? Enter your keyword here, press search, and whammo--you've found 'em!

Congressional Hispanic Scholarships
The scholarships listed below will undoubtedly help many high school
students afford a college education, while assisting current college
students finish their degree. By putting together these lists of
scholarships, we want to assure you that there is financial assistance
available to you to pursue a higher education.

Decca Scholarships
DECA's scholarship program provides over $200,000 in scholarships at the International Career Development Conference each year. More than 50 corporations, provide scholarships through the DECA Scholarship Program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based.

Development Fund For Black Students In Science Scholarship
The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
Judging is based on outstanding achievements in areas beyond academics. In addition to meeting the eligibility qualifications, applicants must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in Special Talents, Leadership, Obstacles Overcome and Community Service.

Do Something BRICK Scholarships Awards
A national scholarship program that honors and funds the efforts of dynamic leaders age 18 and under who have devised and implemented innovative solutions to problems in their local communities in the areas of community building, health, and the environment. Each BRICK winner receives an engraved brick, a $5,000 higher education scholarship, a $5,000 grant for continued community work, pro bono services, and other support and recognition.

Easley National Scholarship Program
For American high school seniors whom exhibit scholastic excellence, leadership, merit, integrity, and outstanding character.

FastWeb Scholarship Search
The most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships, search and compare detailed college profiles including tailored scholarship matches, part-time jobs around the corner, internships around the country, and insider tips for winning scholarships and preparing for your future.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Aviation Education Scholarships & Grants
Aviation Education Scholarships & Grants.

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid
Search for scholarships that match your profile! (But beware of scholarship scams.)

First in My Family Program
The Hispanic College Fund is the product of a dedicated group of Hispanic businessmen and women who were inspired to respond to the alarming growth in the number of talented Hispanic students who could not afford a college education.

Flipnut Innovations I.T. Scholarship  
Flipnut Innovations offers a semi-annual scholarship for any student planning to pursue a career in Information Technology. Information Technology is a rewarding career path to pursue, and this scholarship is to help offset the costs of getting a good education from a solid higher-learning institution. Shortly after the deadline, we'll choose a recipient and send you information about the winner.

Foundation Center
Provides a listing of books that offer information on scholarship opportunities.
Provides information for scholarships, but you must complete a registration form.

Free Scholarship Search  
Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million! This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.

Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches
Link to hundreds of scholarship sites.

GE and LULAC Scholarship Funds
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. As part of LULAC's education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students attending colleges and universities.

The Goetz Higher Education Scholarship Fund
The Goetz Higher Education Scholarship Fund, a program of the Liberty Hill Foundation, is currently accepting nominations from community members, educators and religious leaders for students matriculating into or currently attending an institution of higher education for an accredited AA, BA, BS or graduate degree in any discipline. Established by Dean Jack Goetz and the Honorable Reva Goetz, this scholarship fund helps students to reach their educational and career goals by reducing the financial burden of higher education.

Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
If you are interested in graduate school, peruse this site.

Graduate Fellowships: Biological Sciences
If you are interested in graduate school, peruse this site.

Graduate Fellowships: Physical Sciences
If you are interested in graduate school, peruse this site.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships
IES is committed to providing opportunities for students of color who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs. As part of this effort, special scholarships and financial aid are available and we encourage all students who qualify to apply for this assistance. A guaranteed $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows: $1,500 credit toward the IES program fee; PLUS $500 toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES program (upon receipt of a valid, overseas airline ticket receipt).

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF offers a variety of scholarship programs for students at different points in their academic careers. However, each HSF-administered scholarship is different, and many have varying requirements; be sure to consult all of the guidelines and requirements for the specific programs to which you plan to apply.

Historically Black College & University Scholarships
To be eligible, you must attend an HBCU that is a Member or Associate member of the IES consortium that transfers at least 75% of home school aid to IES.

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students that is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust.

Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Credits  
$1,500 HOPE Scholarship to make the first two years of college universally available. For students in the first two years of college (or other eligible post-secondary training), taxpayers will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $1,000 of tuition and fees and 50% of the second $1,000 (the amounts are indexed for inflation after 2001). The credit will be available on a per-student basis for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) paid for college enrollment after December 31, 1997. The credit is phased out for joint filers between $80,000 and $100,000 of income, and for single filers between $40,000 and $50,000 (indexed after 2001). The credit can be claimed in two taxable years (but not beyond the year when the student completes the first two years of college) with respect to any individual enrolled on at least a half-time basis for any portion of the year.

Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education; and a desire to contribute to society.

Intel Science Talent Search
Since 1942, Science Service has made dreams come true through the Science Talent Search (STS). Intel is the sponsor of this nationwide competition—America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest. Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each year, over 1500 students accept the challenge of completing an entry for the Intel Science Talent Search, with finalists competing for the top prize, a $100,000 scholarship.

International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid , college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad .

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
The Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program provides 4-year scholarships of up to $7,000 annually to minority high school students to attend the college of their choice.

LULAC - National Scholastic Achievement Awards  
Applicant must be a Hispanic student with a minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum combined SAT I score of 970 (minimum composite ACT score of 23). Contact local council for application. SASE required.

Marine Corps Scholarships
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation of volunteer men and women dedicated to providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of United States Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action.

McDonald's Scholarships
Completing your high school education and looking to build your future is an exciting time. If you’re considering college, one of your concerns is probably how to pay for it. Luckily for students in the New York Tri-State area, there’s a place right in your neighborhood that can help you pay for college.

Methodist Scholarships
These scholarships target students interested in methodist institutions.

MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund  
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Army Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund administered by AER was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with the costs of post secondary undergraduate level education, vocational training, and preparation for acceptance by military service academies for their dependent children.

Microsoft Scholarship Program
Microsoft is committed to building the pipeline of future computer scientists. Our scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. We offer four types of technical scholarships to current undergraduate students: General Scholarship, Women's Scholarship, Underrepresented Minority Scholarship, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Certain minority groups have been identified as being underrepresented in dental school enrollment. At this time, African American, Hispanic and Native American students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation enhances health by securing contributions and providing grants for sustainable programs in dental research, education, access to care and assistance for dentists and their families in need. Because of its strategic ties with the American Dental Association, the ADA Foundation's ability to improve health and make lives better is greatly strengthened.

Motorola Seamless Mobility College Competition  
Available to undergraduate or graduate students who are 18 years of age or older and are attending a college, university or trade show in the 50 United States or Washington, DC. You must submit your most innovative ideas about the future of seamless mobility to answer to the consumer demand to live life wherever, whenever and however. Submissions may be in the form of a short story (fiction), essay/white paper (non-fiction), short film, animated short film, comic strip or digital arts.

NAACP Scholarship Program
In an effort to promote equal opportunity in education, the NAACP annually offers the Earl G. Graves, Agnes Jones Jackson, Louis Stokes, Lillian & Samuel Sutton, Roy Wilkins and Hubertus W. V. Willems scholarships.

National Institutes of Health Scholarships for Undergraduate Scholarships
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. The program is sponsored by the NIH, one of the world’s foremost centers for biomedical research and research training. The scholarships pay for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year. In return, recipients are obligated to serve as paid employees in NIH research laboratories during the summer and after graduation. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship program offers invaluable training and mentoring, as well as practical experience in a state-of-the-art research setting.

National Merit Scholarships  
Each year a total of some 55,000 high school students are honored in the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program and more than 10,500 of the most outstanding participants receive scholarships worth a total of $50 million for college undergraduate study.

National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE offers several corporate scholarships to students each year. The scholarship website is also a resource hub for other non-NSBE scholarship opportunities as well. Visit the scholarships website for more information.

Nursing Scholarships  
This list has been created by Black Excel. The gateway is followed by a
sampling of college nursing programs, a nursing/career overview link, and a very interesting note on HBCUs and nursing (a must read). These scholarships are not race-specific.

OP Loftbed Scholarship  
Awarded by the OP Loftbed Company to a student whom the judges feel provided the most interesting answers to a set of questions. Unlike many other scholarships, we don't want to discriminate based on your GPA, writing skill, involvement in community or service organizations, or other similar criteria to which many students just don't measure up. We don't ask the traditional scholarship type questions because we want our applicants and our judges to have fun. We want to make you think.

Philadelphia Scholarship Clearinghouse
The College and Career Awareness Scholarship Clearinghouse created through an initiative of the Office of Secondary Education offers scholarship snapshots and application preparatory information.

Presidential Freedom Scholarships
The Presidential Freedom Scholarships promote student service and civic engagement. These scholarships, funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service to their community and neighbors. High school students across the nation are solving the problems in their communities, demonstrating compassion for others, and servicing those who need support. The President has called upon Americans to serve their communities and the nation. Many students have answered that call to service. Outstanding high school students are eligible for recognition through a Presidential Freedom Scholarship.

Prestigious Scholarships

This page provides information about prestigious scholarships. Prestigious scholarships are among the most well-known and most lucrative scholarships, but are also the most competitive. They are national or international in scope. Winning one of these awards marks you with a stamp of excellence that can open doors. Some of these awards require nomination by the student's school and do not accept applications directly from students.

Princeton Review Scholarships & Aid  
Princeton Review has partnered with to give you expanded, free access to the best scholarship search available. Get matched to school-specific and private scholarships that best fit you! Over 230,000 scholarships available! (Free registration required).

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.

American Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the fifty states. Through December 2000, applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities had been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant.

Ron Brown Scholar Program (major Scholarships)
The Ron Brown Scholar Program is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American high school seniors who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time.

Roothbert Scholarship Fund
The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

ROTC Military Scholarships (Navy, Army, Marines, Airforce)
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) and Naval ROTC Programs offered by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Air Force, train qualified young men and women to become officers in those services upon graduation from college. At this time, ROTC is not being offered by the Coast Guard. The good news is, ROTC is available in over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., both those that host ROTC units or detachments and those with cross-enrollment agreements with them.

Sallie Mae's Free Online Scholarship
College Answer, Sallie Mae's planning for college Web site, offers registered users access to one of the most comprehensive scholarship search available on the Internet.

Scholarship Resource Network Express
Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million! This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment. is a scholarship search and financial aid information resource on the Internet. Create a personal profile and we will present you with complete and accurate info on the most relevant, attainable college scholarship awards. Our expansive scholarship database is updated regularly - every visit to provides new opportunities. Sort scholarships by deadline, dollar amount and relevancy. One-click personalized application request letter.

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
Link to dozens of scholarships.

Siemens Westinghouse Competition
The Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.

Sports Scholarships and Internships
Athletic scholarships for undergraduate student-athletes at Division I and Division II schools are partially funded through the NCAA membership revenue distribution. About $1 billion in athletic scholarships are awarded each year. Over 126,000 student-athletes receive either a partial or full athletic scholarship. However, these scholarships are awarded and administered directly by each academic institution, not the NCAA. Division III schools offer only academic scholarships. They do not offer athletic scholarships. For information about obtaining an undergraduate athletic scholarship, please contact the athletic department at the school(s) you are interested in attending.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
The purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA (National Security Agency). NSA currently recruits students from all over the country who plan to major in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Foreign Language - Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, or Korean.

StraightForward Media Minority Scholarship  
Offers four scholarships a year exclusively to college students (and soon-to-be college students) who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups. StraightForward Media is committed to creating educational opportunities for those to whom traditional opportunities have been closed in the past. Eligibility requirements for the Minority Scholarships is wide open.

Student Inventors Scholarships
The Collegiate Inventors Competition's mission is to recognize and encourage undergraduate and graduate students on their quest to change tomorrow. Students are often the force behind the technology emerging from colleges and universities in the United States and around the world.  Student contributions will become tomorrow's technological foundation. Their contributions will become tomorrow's foundation.
Link to about a dozen scholarships.

Student Video Scholarships
College students are invited to interpret the Christopher belief that “ONE
PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” in a short film of five minutes or less. Entries can express this theme in any genre or shooting format, but must be submitted on standard, full-sized NTSC-format VHS tape or as Region 1 or regionless DVDs. Entries over five minutes long will not be considered. Scholarship  
Available to vocational/technical, community college, four-year college and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in technology-related fields including, but not limited to: computer science, information technology, graphic and web design and information systems. Selection for this award will be based on creativity, content and usability of your application. A brief essay outlining technology advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses is also required.

The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund  
The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund (DDWSF) is dedicated to assisting America's young people with their quest for higher education. We are a private, volunteer driven fund and dispense nine awards per year to deserving high school seniors that plan to attend accredited colleges and universities.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Potential applicants should note that TMSF scholarships are merit-based, awarded to students with a demonstrated financial need, may be awarded to any class student, not just incoming freshmen, may be renewable but renewal is not guaranteed, are restricted to payment of tuition, room and board, books and fees, average approximately $2200 per student per semester, and are awarded through the member schools, not directly to students from TMSF - Students interested in a TMSF scholarship should contact a scholarship coordinator at any member college or university and apply through the school - Member schools select candidates and contact TMSF to administer the funding

Tylenol Scholarships
Healthcare isn't just a career—it's a calling. Practitioners must dedicate their entire professional lives to helping others stay well. Tylenol believes this selflessness should be rewarded. That's why Tylenol is giving away $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare.  $10,000 and $1,000 grants are available for undergraduate and post-graduate study. Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance.

United Negro College Fund
You can use this site to search through thousands of scholarships and grants, many of which are administered by the United Negro College Fund. You will have access to both UNCF administered scholarships and scholarships administered by other organizations. You can search alphabetically, geographically and by discipline or major.

United Negro College Fund Merck Science Initiative
To be considered for the UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards, applicants must be African American (Black), a junior who will be a degree candidate in the 2005-2006 academic year, a life or physical science major interested in biomedical research (First Professional and Engineering majors are not eligible), a student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale), committed to two 10-12 week summer internships at a Merck research facility, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Unusual Scholarships

This page lists some of the more interesting, esoteric and unusual scholarships FinAid has encountered. The scholarship for left-handed students is the one most frequently mentioned by news media, but the duct tape contest is gaining in popularity

Wendy's High School Heisman Award
This program recognizes the nation's most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, community service, and athletics. Students must be entering their senior year of high school and have at least a "B" grade average and participate in at least one of the 32 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools.



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