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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: December 16, 2024  |  National

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program is providing 400 high school seniors with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a scholarship of up to $40,000 scholarship, plus internship opportunities at Amazon!

To apply, you must be a high school senior planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university (or an accredited 2-year college, with the intent to transfer to a 4-year institution).

Applicants must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, a high school or college dual degree course where computer science, engineering or robotics is the subject. (Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon.)

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipients will earn a renewable scholarship up to $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university(*), as well as internship opportunities at Amazon.

(*Recipients at two-year schools will receive up to $5,000/year for up to two years until transferring to a four-year school, and up to $10,000/year for up to two following years.)

American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: January 31, 2025  |  Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

The American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship program is awarding up to ten renewable awards of $10,000 each to students in the 24 states where American Water operates.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates, residing and/or attending college in an eligible state, and must self-identify as a member of at least one of the following traditionally underrepresented groups:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native 
  • Asian 
  • Black or African American 
  • Hispanic or Latino 
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 
  • Female (any race or ethnicity)

Applicants must also be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study, pursuing a certificate or degree in a non-medical STEM or business-related field, at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards are renewable up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and full-time enrollment in an eligible major.

Opening November 2024

ASM Global Stars Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: March 24, 2025  |  California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. The ASM Global Stars Scholarship Program reflects the commitment to providing diverse and under-resourced communities with educational and career development opportunities through scholarship awards and prospective internships. This year, the program is awarding $2,500 scholarships for up to 100 students who share their passion for connecting people through the power of live experience. Take the stage and become ASM Global’s next star!

To apply, you must be a high school senior, high school graduate or current undergraduate in the United States, who self-identifies as female (any race/ethnicity), or as a member of a historically underserved racial or ethnic background: Black or African American; American Indian or Alaska Native; Hispanic or Latino; Asian American; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

You must also reside in an eligible city (see the application site for a full list of eligible communities). Applicants must demonstrate financial need, are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and must plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year, pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study (or similar):

  • Business/International Business (Marketing, Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources)
  • Hospitality/Entertainment/Sports Management
  • Communications/Public Relations/Digital Media
  • Information Technology
  • Graphic Design

Brave of Heart Scholarship Program

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: October 4, 2024  |  National

The Brave of Heart Scholarship supports the children (age 26 and under), spouses or domestic partners of frontline health care workers who lost their lives to COVID-related causes.

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who plan to enroll, full-time or part-time, in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent. (More eligibility information, including eligible parent/spouse/partner occupations and child requirements, can be found on the application page.)

The Brave of Heart Scholarship is not a competitive program; all eligible applicants will receive funds. Non-traditional students, students in study-abroad programs and individuals returning to college after time off are encouraged to apply, even if they do not have a recent GPA.

Award amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000 per year for undergraduates, depending on financial need, area of study and type of degree a person is seeking. (Graduate students may qualify for awards up to $50,000/year.) Applicants can receive the award a maximum of eight terms, for four academic years, or through the 2026-27 school year, whichever occurs first.

BURGER KING Scholars Program

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: December 13, 2024  |  National

Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded nearly $60 million in scholarships to over 49,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across North America since 2000. In 2023 alone, the Foundation awarded over 34.6 million in scholarships to nearly 3,200 students.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $60,000 and are intended to help students in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.

You are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if you are a high school senior in one of those locations, you have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); you demonstrate community involvement through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations; and you plan to enroll full-time in 2024-25 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam.

Opening October 2024

CDM Smith Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: April 17, 2025  |  National

The CDM Smith Scholarship Program is awarding $7,500 scholarships to engineering undergraduates and graduates who strive to be the best, brightest and boldest they can be.

To apply, you must be a high school graduate, current college undergraduate or graduate student, planning to enroll full-time in an eligible program focusing on engineering at an accredited four-year college, university for the entire 2025-2026 academic year. You must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

More details, including a list of eligible majors, can be found on the application site. Your engineering program must be ABET Accredited.

Chia Family Foundation Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: January 17, 2025  |  National

The Chia Family Foundation Scholarship supports Chinese-American students in their pursuit of higher education, providing awards from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.

To apply, students must be Chinese-American by direct lineal descent (based on self-identification and indication of family origins in China; if unknown, applicants will be asked to provide a reason). Applicants must also be U.S. high school graduates who have completed a minimum of one full year of college education by June 2025, and must be planning to enroll full-time in 2025-26 at a private, nonprofit four-year college ranked in U.S. News’s Top Fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Awards are available for students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, and are renewable up to three additional years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Each year of eligible renewal, the award will increase by $1,000. Financial need will be considered, and applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Chick-fil-A Community Scholars

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

High school seniors, college undergrads and graduate students of any age are invited to apply for $25,000 awards from the Chick-fil-A™ Community Scholars program!

Up to 12 $25,000 Chick-fil-A Community Scholarships will be awarded based on academic success, community service, and financial need. Selected Community Scholars will also be encouraged to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, a one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development alongside the 2025 class of Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholars.

Applicants must be residents of the U.S. or Canada and be enrolled or planning to enroll at any qualifying institution of the recipient’s choice for the 2025-2026 academic year.

In addition, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrate care through community service during the last twelve months, and be recommended by 1-3 teachers, coaches, community leaders, or mentors.

Credit Human Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: March 18, 2025  |  National

Credit Human is committed to helping its members build more financial slack and stress less. That’s why the Credit Human Scholarship is providing $5,000 awards to seven qualifying applicants who are members, their children, and their grandchildren.

Applicants must be current college undergraduates who have completed at least one semester in the last calendar year OR students who have completed at least two undergraduate semesters in the last five years and are seeking to re-enter the academic world. (Current high school students are NOT eligible.)

All applicants must have achieved a GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) in their most recent term and must be planning to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or community college in the United States next year. Finally, all applicants must be Credit Human members in good standing for at least one year, or the children or grandchildren of Credit Human members.

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: December 16, 2024  |  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® Scholarship is celebrating 22 years of providing funding to students who are dedicated to achieving their dreams.

To support students throughout their academic journeys, Equitable will provide 100 $5,000 annual scholarships that will be renewed each academic year for four years, for a total of $20,000 per recipient. And 100 $2,500 one-time scholarships will be awarded.

Applicants of the Equitable Excellence® Scholarship must be high school seniors with financial need 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 reside in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, and will be asked to demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community, or work activities.

Essential Visionaries Scholarship Fund 

Open Next Academic Year  |  Deadline: January 7, 2025  |  National

The Essential Visionaries Scholarship Fund is awarding approximately 100 renewable scholarships up to $10,000/year for students seeking a degree or certificate in Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Pre-Nursing/Nursing.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates in the United States, who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school 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), and be planning to pursue an eligible major. Financial need will be prioritized.

Recipients attending vocational-technical or two-year institutions will receive awards up to $5,000; recipients attending four-year schools will receive up to $10,000. Essential Visionaries Scholarships are renewable up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued part-time or full-time enrollment in an eligible field of study.

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.