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While many of the programs managed by Scholarship America are only open to employees of the sponsoring company or their families, we do manage some scholarship programs that are open to students in the general public. Below, you'll see those programs; to search other options, you can create a free profile in our Student Center, where you'll be able to search local Dollars for Scholars awards and scholarships from partners like Fastweb. You can also find more search options in our Financial Aid & Scholarships section.
The AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, provides scholarship awards of $25,000 and $10,000, with winners in every state nationwide. The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. More information is available at the AXA Foundation website.Apply
The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation, provides scholarship awards of $2,000 each. The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. More information is available at the AXA Foundation website.Apply
The Catch a Break! Scholarship Program is offering scholarships up to $10,000/year. The program is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study. Open to Minnesota residents who demonstrate academic potential and financial need who plan on attending a four-year public college or university in Minnesota.
For more information, please visit sms.scholarshipamerica.org/catchabreak.Apply
Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper is giving away over $1,000,000 in tuition in 2013 to help students across the country pursue their dreams.
If you're a student between the ages of 18-24 you can tell us your one of a kind story to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition.
You'll be eligible to submit a video once your story reaches 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $10k Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $10,000 in tuition.
If you're 25 and older, you won't be eligible to compete to win $100,000 in tuition but you are eligible to compete for the leaderboard prize. Collect as many votes as possible and if you're in the top 5 of the $10k Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $10,000 in tuition.
If you know a student with a one of a kind story, you can nominate them by submitting a story on their behalf. Find out more and submit your story at www.drpeppertuition.com.Apply
The Edison Scholars Program, sponsored by Edison International, is offering aspiring scientists, mathematicians and engineers scholarships to pursue their education at a four-year colleges or universities. Graduating high school seniors who show potential for success in college and have financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Eligible students must live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
Thirty renewable scholarships of $10,000/year up to $40,000 or the attainment of a bachelor’s degree will be awarded.
Detailed information, a list of eligible high schools, and an on-line application can be found at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/edisonscholars/Apply
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Ronald Reagan Foundation and GE, is offering $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the United States. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship similar to those exhibited by President Ronald Reagan. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. For more information, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Only the first 25,000 applications will be accepted.Apply
The ING Unsung Heroes program annually provides grants to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques to improve learning. Educators are welcome to submit grant applications describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its innovative method, creativity, and ability to positively influence students. Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. Three recipients are then selected to receive additional top awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.
Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States and must be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with projects that improve student learning. More information is available at the ING Unsung Heroes website.Apply
The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to 15 $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will also be considered. More information is available at sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders.Apply
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a multi-year, performance-based scholarship fund targeted toward completion. Awards will be given to students entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school, based on the fact that too often scholarships are only offered in their freshman year. Award amounts will grow each year, helping ensure that students can afford to complete their degrees.
Dream Award scholarships for 2014-15 will include general scholarships; STEM scholarships (for study in science, technology, engineering and math-related majors); and scholarships for Chinese-American students. Financial need will be considered in determining award amounts.
To qualify, students must have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school, and must be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2014. Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore-year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2014-15 academic year, and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Finally, applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
For more information and a link to apply, visit the Dream Award page of our site.Apply
The ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Account Control Technology Foundation, provides one-time scholarships of $1,000 each for undergraduate study. Applicants must be current sophomores enrolled full-time at accredited four-year colleges or universities. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. For application materials, visit accountcontrolfoundation.org.
The Binc Scholarship Program is open to bookstore employees, bookstore owners, former Borders employees and dependents* of bookstore employees, owners and former Borders employees who plan to enroll in full or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for at least half of the 2014-2015 academic year.
*Dependents include children under the age of 25, spouses and qualified same-sex partners.
Find out more at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/binc.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduates who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering, Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs of study.
Scholarships will be awarded based on participation and leadership in community and school activities, interest in the automotive industry, academic achievement, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
If you have the passion to succeed — especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries — the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. While the scholarship period for 2013 is closed, you can sign up at the program website to be notified when the 2014 program opens!
The Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to high school graduates at least 25 years of age with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Up to five (5) awards of $1,000 will be granted each year. Awards are one time only. Only the first 200 applications will be accepted.
The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program, sponsored by General Mills, is open to students living in a Congressional Black Caucus district who plan to continue their education in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field and have financial need. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and live in a Congressional Black Caucus district. Review the guidelines and apply at sms.scholarshipamerica.org/cbcfgeneralmillshealth/.
Opening Date for 2014 TBD
For the 2013-14 academic year, TG's Charley Wootan Grant program awarded $5 million in grants to students who are Texas residents. Grants are split between students attending 2-year colleges or vocational schools and students attending 4-year universities.
The first-come, first-served, need-based grant program provides up to $4,000 per successful applicant for the 2013-14 academic year.
To be eligible, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and meet other eligibility requirements. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students already enrolled, at least half-time, in an undergraduate course of study for fall 2013 at a Title IV, two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school, must demonstrate financial need, and be eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid funding. Please check the scholarship page at aie.org/wootan for more information.
Please note: Students applying for this award need to receive a recommendation from their local Dollars for Scholars chapter.
Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars will soon be accepting applications for the 2013 Community Volunteer Service Award. This award encourages and rewards community service while applauding and supporting academic excellence. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited institution for the first time, and must demonstrate both community service and academic achievement. Winners will receive a $500 scholarship; the top ten applicants will automatically be entered in Scholarship America's Student Volunteer of the Year competition for an even larger award.
To apply, students will need to fill out a profile on the Scholarship America Student Center; in addition to the CVSA, this profile will also match you to other local and national scholarships.
The Edwards Lifesciences Scholarship Program provides renewable $2,500 awards for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM majors). Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents who are high school seniors and residents of Orange County, CA, or Salt Lake County, UT. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. More information is available at sms.scholarshipamerica.org/edwards.
The Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program, sponsored by The Muhammad Ali Center, is offering scholarships inspired by Muhammad Ali’s six core principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality. This scholarship program encourages the pursuit of greatness through education.
The program is open to high school seniors or graduates or post-secondary students. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be a current undergraduate student attending school in the United States. Students must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
Up to fifteen (15) scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to students around the world. For a full list of eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.scholarshipamerica.org/generationali.
The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program, funded by the Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from across the country.
The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must plan to enroll in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study at an accredited non-profit public or private two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) is required along with demonstrated financial need.
Learn more at scholarshipamerica.org/greatlakes.
The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of US city, county, and state public employees* who have died in service to their communities. Applicants must enroll in and attend an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school on a full-time basis. High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply. Find out more at vantagescholar.org.
*Students must provide a letter from the deceased employee’s place of work verifying his or her employment at time of death, and supporting financial information.
Awards are determined based on merit and financial need and are for tuition and fees only.
James Beard is fondly remembered by friends and colleagues as a man who offered unstinting help and encouragement to people embarking on a culinary career. Upholding Beard's legacy of culinary education and support through our scholarship program is an essential component of the James Beard Foundation's mission.
The Friends of James Beard Foundation Scholarships and the James Beard Foundation School Scholarships have been established to assist aspiring culinary professionals who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school. Professional grants are also available for independent work, study and travel. Find out more at jamesbeard.org/education/scholarships-and-grants or sms.scholarshipamerica.org/jamesbeard.
In thanks to our military families, The Kaplan University/American Freedom Foundation Scholarship Program sponsored by Kaplan University and American Freedom Foundation provides partial and full scholarship awards to assist spouses and dependent children of U.S. service personnel who choose to enroll in applicable Kaplan University online associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs. (Nursing candidates will require additional eligibility verification). To be eligible, applicants must have received their high school diploma by the application deadline. Current and prior Kaplan University students are not eligible.
For more information, please visit https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/aff.
In thanks to our military families, The Kaplan University/Washington Redskins Military Family Scholarship Program sponsored by Kaplan University and the Washington Redskins provides partial and full scholarship awards to assist spouses and dependent children of U.S. service personnel who choose to enroll in applicable Kaplan University online or the Kaplan University Hagerstown or Rockville, Maryland campus associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs. (Nursing candidates will require additional eligibility verification). To be eligible, applicants must have received their high school diploma by the application deadline. Current and prior Kaplan University students are not eligible.
For more information, please visit www.scholarshipamerica.org/kuwrs.
Every year through the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for amazing contributions to their communities. Top winners each receive $10,000 for higher education. Since 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. Students must be nominated by someone 21 or older. The student’s volunteer actions must be described by the nominator in detail on the nomination form. Winners are selected based on the benefits and outcomes of the student’s volunteer service.
The 2014 nomination period will be January 31 through March 14, 2014.
Nominees for the MathMovesU Grants for Teachers and Schools: Math Hero Award Program, sponsored by Raytheon Company, must be full-time teachers who are currently employed and teaching a mathematics curriculum at a middle school or high school in the United States OR volunteers working with an approved math-related nonprofit organization (i.e. MATHCOUNTS®). Nominations can be made by students, parents, colleagues, principals, or volunteers. Up to 32 awards of $2,500 each will be granted. In addition, the recipient’s school will receive a matching $2,500 grant to be used for enhancing the school’s math program. More information is available at www.mathmovesu.com.
The National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Hydropower Association, is open to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or graduate students; with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. It is also open to students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational-technical school or program. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study, approved by the National Hydropower Association, that is related to the hydropower industry. More information can be found at Hydro.org.
The NSHMBA Foundation Scholarship Program, sponsored by National Society of Hispanic MBAs, is open to U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage, who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master's Degree program in Management/Business at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) no later than fall 2014. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) from either a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree or have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) from a Bachelor's Degree in combination with two years of full-time work experience. Applicants must also be a current NSHMBA member (member ID required). If potential applicants are currently not NSHMBA members, they may join at the time of application at www.nshmba.org. Find out more at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/nshmba.
The Pension Real Estate Association awards scholarships on an annual basis to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study in real estate. Applicants to the PREA Scholarship Program must be college sophomores, juniors or seniors and graduate level students who are already enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year school; applicants must also be majoring or concentrating in real estate.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $5,000. Recipients will also be partnered with an industry professional for an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentoring experience.
For more information, please visit http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/prea/.
The PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program, sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is open to students living in a PG&E service area in California. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Nontraditional students who are returning to school to finish their degree or planning on attending for the first time are encouraged to apply. To be notified when the program opens, please visit https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/pge.
Current customers; customers within the past two years who are in good standing; their immediate family members (spouse or dependent children living in the customer's household); and dependents (age 25 or younger) of current employees of Rent-A-Center, Get It Now!, Home Choice, RAC Acceptance, RAC National Product Service or RAC Field Support Center who have been continuously employed for at least one year -- and who live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico -- are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to enroll or are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico. More information is available at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/makeadifference.
Simon Youth Foundation® (SYF) established the Community Scholarship to meet the financial needs of students in communities that host Simon® shopping centers. The goal of the Foundation is to apply a holistic approach to the educational experiences of our youth. Each young person is multifaceted. Many circumstances, including the environment, play a key role in the success of each applicant. Because of this, more than just a student’s academic achievement will be considered when applications are reviewed. The program will take into consideration the future potential of each applicant, recognizing those who have made significant personal improvements or contributions to their communities. Visit SYF.org for more information on the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program.
The Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program, sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc., is available to students who are already enrolled as juniors (at least 60 semester hours or equivalent) or seniors in a full-time undergraduate course of study in architecture or structural engineering at designated four-year colleges and universities. Detailed information, a list of the eligible schools, and an application can be found at www.strongtie.com/scholarships.
The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The Foundation has established a scholarship program as part of ongoing efforts to address and raise awareness of the nation’s drop-out crisis – a student drops out of high school every 26 seconds.
The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.2 on a 4.0 scale who will graduate at the end of the 2013-14 school year . Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the 2014-15 academic year and demonstrate financial need. Find more information at www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship.
The William C. and Corrine J. Dietrich Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Community Foundation, is open to high school seniors at any public high school in Minnesota who demonstrate financial need. The awards are offered for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. More information is available at sms.scholarshipamerica.org/dietrich.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a new multi-year, performance-based scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These renewable, annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
Scholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at USNews.com, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!
Our 2012 Annual Report, Inspired By You, features the students who are inspired by their scholarship support—and the donors and friends who inspire them.Visit the online report to read their stories and hear from our President, Lauren Segal.