Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships through a variety of sources.  Some of the best resources for scholarships include your parents' employers, your employer, churches and religious groups, fraternal and ethnic organizations, community service clubs, labor unions and industrial groups.
Many universities and colleges will offer scholarships to students based on academic merit, special talent, and/or financial need.  Students should access information from the financial aid or scholarship office at colleges of interest to learn about the scholarship requirements and process.

Listed below are a few scholarship websites to explore:

Scholarship Resource Guide

National Healthy Schools Award


Student Achievement Grant

Charter School Program State Educational Agency (NOT open yet)

Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program (NOT open yet)

Innovative Programs


O Captain, My Captain Scholarship Slam

  • Deadline: 10/25/18

  • Ages: 13-25

  • Award: $1,000

  • “You've definitely had a mentor — someone or something that has affected your personal development. Mentors aren't just limited to people — there are abstract concepts and ideas that shape you every day. Now we're giving you the chance to say thank you and let this person or thing know how much they've impacted your life. Who or what has had the greatest influence/impact on your life? We can learn from anything, anywhere at any time. People, objects, and experiences — like coaches, parents, close friends, comics, movies, or favorite books — can seriously impact us. But so can concepts and ideas like love, fear, acceptance, depression, anger, and guilt. A mentor can also be something that you're passionate about, that's taught you more about yourself and/or the world around you. What does your mentor mean to you? How have these people or topics shaped you into the person you are today? Write a poem thanking the greatest influencer in your life for your chance to win.”

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

  • Deadline: 10/31/2018

  • Ages: High School Seniors

  • Award: $20,000

  • “who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post - secondary institution in the U.S. Home - schooled students may also apply”

My Scholarships

  • Deadline: 10/31/2018

  • Ages: High School Freshmen - College Seniors

  • Award: Two Awards of $500

A “Portrait of You” Monthly Scholarship”:

  • Deadline:  End of each month

  • Ages: 13 or older

  • Award: $1,000

  • Visit and create a profile.

Scholarships For Women

#She’sConservative Essay Contest

  • Deadline: 9/30/2019

  • Award: $1,000

  • “When was the last time you had the chance to win $1,000 for less than 1,000 words? Applications are now open for the NeW Essay Contest. NeW works to make sure conservative college women are finding their voices and conservative views are heard on campus. The contest is open to female high school seniors and college students who will compete in separate categories. You must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution in the United States at the time of entry. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.”

Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: 7/03/2019

  • Award: $1,000

  • The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training. All majors are welcome to apply for this scholarship, but students must be pursuing a pre-law program and/or planning to attend law school. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited university or public/private college in the state of Texas and have completed 90 credit hours before the fall semester. All majors are eligible but students must be pursuing a pre-law program and/or planning to attend law school. Applicants must have and maintain a 2.75 GPA or above and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Preference will be given to female students of Hispanic descent. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

1,000 Dreams Scholarship

  • Deadline: Varies

  • Award: 1,000

  • The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women of up to $1,000. This scholarship is not for tuition, but rather expenses beyond the classroom and can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to: educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam application fees, or textbooks. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

ACLS Medical School Scholarship

  • Deadline: 11/30/2019

  • Award: $2,500

  • ACLS Certification Institute is offering a 2,500 scholarship to a student enrolled or accepted to medical school, dental school, or nursing school. We want applicants to submit ideas to improve mental health awareness such as a system they would change, or a service/program that would be helpful. Applicants must submit a 30-45 second video of their idea. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website

AFWM Ford Empowering America Scholarship

  • Deadline: 5/1/2019

  • Award: $3,000

  • The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for female undergraduate or graduate students to make a short video profiling an influential and/or inspirational woman in their community or from the Ford Empowering America booklet