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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.

Fink Scholarship Fund

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: October 31, 2024  |  Minnesota

High school seniors, graduates or college undergrads who are Minnesota residents can earn renewable scholarships up to $25,000/year from the Fink Scholarship Fund.

To apply, you must be a Minnesota resident* attending or planning to enroll full-time in undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2025-26 academic year, and you must demonstrate financial need.

Five scholarships of up to $25,000 will be awarded to students attending four-year schools; these scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years. An additional five scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to students attending two-year schools; these awards are renewable for one additional year. All renewals are made on the basis of full-time attendance and satisfactory academic performance.

*Minnesota residents who attend/plan to attend college outside Minnesota are eligible.

Frontline Families Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: February 14, 2025  |  National

The Frontline Families Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Michael Osterholm, world-renowned epidemiologist, to provide educational assistance to the surviving family members of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. All eligible applicants will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, with the total amount depending on the applicant’s demonstrated financial need.

Applicants to the Frontline Families Scholarship Program must be:

  • A child of a deceased frontline healthcare worker who died from Covid-19 while employed at a medical facility.
  • High school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program up to three additional years, provided they meet eligibility requirements and funds are available.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: January 6, 2025  |  National

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program offers $10,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors—and awards are renewable up to three subsequent years, for a potential total of up to $40,000 each.

This national program is open to current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, who have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship as exemplified by our nation’s 40th President. Awards may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and on-campus room and board.

In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in an exclusive, all-expenses-paid Scholars Retreat in California, and receive support throughout their leadership journeys in college and beyond.

Gryphon Scholarship Program

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: January 14, 2025  |  California, Illinois, New York, North Carolina

The Gryphon Scholarship Program is offering up to five awards of at least $2,500 each to graduating seniors or high school graduates from schools located in the New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California metropolitan areas.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll in a fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college, university for the entire upcoming academic year. Students in all majors are eligible, with preference given to Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting majors.

Awards are renewable for an additional three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, and full-time enrollment.

Opening September 2024

Harmon E. Broyles Scholarship Program

Open Now  |  Deadline: May 17, 2024  |  North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Students from Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina who are pursuing a degree from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering are eligible to apply for a full-ride scholarship award from the Harmon E. Broyles Scholarship Program.

Applications are open to high school seniors, high school graduates or current undergrads who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at Virginia Tech for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and hold a leadership role on a recognized group or team.

Up to two students will earn awards covering their full cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board.

Henry O. Peabody Scholarship

Open Now  |  Deadline: April 18, 2024  |  Massachusetts

Since 1991, the Henry O. Peabody Scholarship program has provided scholarship assistance to women in and around Norfolk County, Massachusetts, pursuing college, university or technical education. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are available to eligible students, based on financial need.

Applicants must be female students who are graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, or seeking to return to school, and must be residents of Norfolk County, Brockton or Mansfield, Massachusetts. In addition, applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full or part-time course of undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Women who are returning to school after a break or attending part-time are encouraged to apply. Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full or part-time enrollment.

Heroes in Education: Military Veteran to Classroom Teacher Scholarship

Open Now  |  Deadline: February 26, 2024  |  National

Do you want to work in a K-12 environment? The Heroes in Education Military Veteran to Classroom Teacher Scholarship provides financial assistance to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are pursuing a career in K-12 education or counseling. 

Applicants must be honorably discharged veterans of an eligible branch of service* who are pursuing degree in an eligible field (including career and technical education certification, teaching, education, counseling, psychology, and social work) and who plan to become licensed employees within a K-12 school system. 

Applicants must also be high school or GED graduates, current post-secondary undergraduates or graduate level one students who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate- or graduate study for an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited two- or four- year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year. Finally, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must be using any eligible military education benefits. 

Recipients attending two-year/vocational-technical schools will earn awards of $5,000, and recipients attending four-year institutions will earn $10,000 awards. Financial need will be considered, and awards are renewable up to four years or until a bachelor’s or master’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and fulltime enrollment in an eligible field of study. 

*See application site for a list of eligible service branches

Howard Hughes Corporation Community Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: June 11, 2024  |  Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Texas

The Howard Hughes Corporation creates vibrant, award-winning communities where people can live their best lives. To support generations to come, The Howard Hughes Scholarship Program will award three renewable $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in or around one of their communities in the following regions:

  • Texas (Montgomery and Harris County)
  • Maryland (Howard County)
  • Nevada (Clark County)
  • Hawai’i (Honolulu County)
  • New York (New York County)
  • Arizona (Maricopa County)

Applicants must plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and pursue a major in one of the following fields: Business, Real Estate, Accounting, Architecture, Marketing/Digital, Finance/Economics, Engineering (Civil/Mechanical), Human Resources, or Communication.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three more years or until a bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever comes first. Recipients do not need to continue residing in an eligible area after receiving their award.

IBTTA Foundation Scholarship

Open Now  |  Deadline: April 19, 2024  |  National

The IBTTA Foundation—the research, education and charitable arm of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association—awards $5,000 undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students who are studying in transportation-related programs. This includes those pursuing a degree in: Civil Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, Public Policy or Public Administration, Structural Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Operations Management or other transportation-related degree program. A percentage of the awards are designated specifically for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Applicants must be current undergraduate college students who have completed at least two full semesters of undergraduate coursework (24 credit minimum) at the time of application or graduate students. Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Click here to learn more about the IBTTA Foundation and its scholarship program.

Inspire Our Future Commercial Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: April 5, 2024  |  National

If you’re a current college student pursuing a sales or marketing major, and you identify as Black or African American, you could earn a renewable $10,000 Inspire Our Future Commercial Scholarship from Colgate-Palmolive.

To apply, you must be a current college sophomore or junior with a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). You must self-identify as Black/African American, and you must be planning to continue full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. If you meet ongoing eligibility criteria and continue pursuing a marketing or sales degree, your award is renewable for up to two more years or until you earn your bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.

Inspire Our Future Supply Chain Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: April 5, 2024  |  National

Black and African American college students pursuing engineering, manufacturing and supply chain majors can now apply for renewable $10,000 Inspire Our Future Supply Chain Scholarships from Colgate-Palmolive.

To apply, you must be a current college sophomore or junior with a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). You must self-identify as Black/African American, and you must be planning to continue full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. If you meet ongoing eligibility criteria and continue pursuing a degree in an engineering, manufacturing or supply chain-related field, your award is renewable for up to two more years or until you earn your bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.

Deadline extended to May 5, 2023!