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BURGER KING Scholars Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: December 15, 2021  |  National

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education: those were the values that defined BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore. They helped realize his dream—and they are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.

Administered by the Foundation, the BURGER KING Scholars program helps high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada continue their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $44 million in scholarships to more than 39,000 students—and, this year, scholarships up to $50,000 are available!

High school seniors are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if they live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam; have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; demonstrate community involvement through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations; and plan to enroll full-time in 2022-23 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam. 

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Open Now  |  Deadline: December 16, 2021  |  National

Equitable is committed to students who show potential: those with the courage to pursue what’s possible; who display strength in managing challenges; who share wisdom with others. The Equitable Excellence Award provides scholarship funding to students who are dedicated to achieving their dreams.

This year, Equitable will award $750,000 in college scholarships to up to 200 remarkable young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500 or renewable $5,000 scholarship.

Applicants to the Equitable Excellence Scholarship must be 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 also be United States citizens or legal residents and will be asked to demonstrate outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. Please note, only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

Open Now  |  Deadline: Ongoing  |  National

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 left the nation and the world in shock. Through the generosity of individuals and corporations, more than $108 million has been raised to fund this long-term scholarship program.

Along with Lumina Foundation, Scholarship America created the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to provide education assistance for postsecondary study to financially needy dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Scholarship America will administer the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund to eligible families through the year 2030. Please visit the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund website to learn more and to meet just a few of the more than 3,100 students we’ve helped so far.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: March 1, 2022  |  National

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is a federal program that offers secondary level teachers (both pre-service and in-service) of history and government up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in history, political science, or related fields.

To be eligible, you must be, or plan to become, a teacher of American history, American government, or any other social studies class, teaching topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12). In addition, you must be a U.S. citizen and either possess a bachelor’s degree, or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

In addition to receiving financial assistance for a master’s degree program, Fellows will have the unique opportunity to attend an intensive summer institute to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government.

LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship

Open Now  |  Deadline: January 28, 2022  |  California, Texas

LPA is an integrated design firm with six offices across California and Texas, providing sustainable design for educational, corporate, healthcare, recreation and civic facilities. The LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship will provide renewable scholarships of $5,000 per year to students in LPA’s home states who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in eligible majors associated with the building and design industry.

Applicants must be high school seniors in California or Texas who have been accepted in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited NAAB, LAAB, ABET, CIDA or NASAD four or five-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture/Design, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree and be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Financial need will be considered, and assuming there are qualified applicants, preference will be given to historically underrepresented students in the eligible fields. Awards are renewable for up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, as long as the recipient meets renewal criteria.

Scholarship America Dream Award

Open Now  |  Deadline: October 15, 2021  |  National

Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable 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 2021-22 include general scholarships, STEM-specific scholarships (for study in science, technology, engineering and math-related majors), the World Journal Dream Award Scholarship for Chinese American students and the Midwest Scholars Dream Award for students in eligible states. 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 the end of the 2021-22 year. 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 2022-23 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).

SMART Scholarship Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: December 1, 2021  |  National

SMART offers scholarships for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students currently pursuing a degree in one of 21 STEM disciplines.

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. SMART scholars receive full tuition, annual stipends, internships, and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) after graduation. SMART scholars will be employed as a DoD civilian upon degree completion.

The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories and facilities. Current undergraduates and graduate students studying one of 21 eligible STEM fields are invited to apply.

Takeoff Scholarship Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: November 15, 2021  |  Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

The Takeoff Scholarship Program is providing $10,000 awards to eligible college undergraduates in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Applicants must self-identify as American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; or Hispanic or Latino, must demonstrate financial need and have completed at least 24 college credits at the time of application.

In addition, applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year, pursuing a degree and future career in one of the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Building Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Entrepreneurship (with Building Supply, Construction Trade, or Homebuilding focus)
  • Finance (with Real Estate focus)
  • Real Estate

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: June 1, 2022  |  National

The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program annually provides grants to K-12 educators who are utilizing new teaching methods and techniques for classroom/school projects 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.

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants

Open Now  |  Deadline: Ongoing  |  National

For college students, an unexpected financial setback can be a major disruption on the path to a degree. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grants are designed to help U.S. military veterans who are pursuing a postsecondary degree and who face financial emergencies that impact their ability to pay for school.

To ensure these unexpected expenses don’t force students to drop out of school, Wells Fargo is awarding immediate one-time grants up to $1,000 for eligible expenses. Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis while funds are available; grant amounts will be determined based on the cost of the emergency need.