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Scholarships

Take advantage of some, if not all, of the scholarships below!  

At LOSFA, we are dedicated to promoting ways for you to maximize gift aid each month; because we know, financial aid begins long before a student has to pay for college.

Here’s our monthly scholarship list. Check them out and see what you may qualify for! 

  • January Scholarships

    Fundera College Scholarship

    Due Date: January 1, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility:  Open to any student who is a U.S. citizen and is a current or incoming college student.

    Instructions: Follow the steps provided on the website, which includes recording a three-minute video about growing a small business without spending a lot of money.

    https://www.fundera.com/resources/fundera-scholarship

     

    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

    Due Date: January 5, 2021

    Amount: $10,000 – renewable for up to three additional years.

    Eligibility: Must be a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrates leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship within their community. Student must be a U.S. citizen with plans to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Homeschooled students are also eligible.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the online application.

    https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

     

    Young Filmmakers Contest

    Due Date: January 5, 2021

    Amount: $100 – $1,000

    Eligibility: Elementary (third grade) through post-graduate (through age 25) are eligible to participate. Students will compete at their respective levels.

    Instructions: Applicants will submit a creative and informative video that discusses one of the given environmental/sustainability problems and how to solve them. The video should be between 3 – 8 minutes.

    https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

     

    2021 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

    Due Date: January 8, 2021

    Amount: $36,000

    Eligibility: Students who are 13 – 19 years old and identify as Jewish. Must be a resident of the U.S. and demonstrate leadership and engagement in projects that embody the values of Tikkun olam, “repairing the world.”

    Instructions: Complete and submit the application online.

    https://www.dillerteenawards.org/apply/

     

    Ron Brown Scholar Program

    Due Date: January 9, 2021

    Amount: $40,000 over four years ($10,000 per year)

    Eligibility: Scholarship is open to current Black/African American high school seniors who exhibit exceptional leadership ability, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Download and print the application. Once complete, mail it to the address on the form.

    https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

     

    Golf Cart Garage Scholarship

    Due Date: January 10, 2021

    Amount:  $500

    Eligibility:  Open to U.S. residents who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university or college.

    Instructions: Write a 1,000-word essay that answers, “Which person, dead or alive, would you want to meet, and why?”

    https://www.golfcartgarage.com/golf-cart-garage-scholarship/

     

    APIA Scholarship Program

    Due Date:  January 14, 2021

    Amount: Range from one-time $2,500 award to multi-year $20,000 award

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. students who are of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Student must be enrolling as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2021 semester and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.7. Student must have completed a FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructions: Complete the application online and submit it electronically.

    https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/

     

    Blaze Your Own Trail Scholarship

    Due Date: January 15, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Must be a current high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student, who will attend an accredited institution in 2021.

    Instructions: Write a 600 – 800-word essay that describes a challenge you faced, how you overcame it, and how the experience affected you.

    https://www.trailheads.com/scholarship/ 

     

    The May Firm Scholarship Fund

    Due Date:  January 15, 2021

    Amount:  $1,000

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled at a community college or university.

    Instructions: Complete the application form on the website, which includes an essay with at least 300 words that answers, “What is one traumatic experience you experienced in your life, and how did you overcome it?”

    https://www.mayfirm.com/scholarship

     

    Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program

    Due Date: January 15, 2021

    Amount: Up to $1,000 for Certificate Programs and Community Colleges

    Up to $2,500 for Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program

    Eligibility: All applicants must be woman or lineal descendant of a woman who has served or is currently serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

    Certificate Program AWF Legacy Scholarship: Must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA or received a GED and is now currently enrolled in an accredited certificate-granting institution.

    Community College AWF Legacy Scholarship: Must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA or received a GED and must be enrolling or currently attending an accredited community college.

    Undergraduate AWF Legacy Scholarship: Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and completed 30 credit hours of course work with a 3.0 GPA.

    Graduate Program AWF Legacy Scholarship: Must have obtained an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA and enrolling or currently attending a graduate-level program.

    Instructions: Complete the application online.

    https://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/general-information/

     

    Diversity Advancement Scholarship

    Due Date: January 15, 2021
    Amount: 
    Up to $20,000 (multiyear scholarship)

    Eligibility: Applicant should be a U.S. citizen of minority background, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and meet the following criteria:

    • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program.
    • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
    • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program.

    Instructions: Create an account and submit the required information, which includes writing a 1,200-word essay that tells your story and how your journey relates to your interest in architecture.

    https://architectsfoundation.org/what-we-do/architecture-scholarships/the-diversity-advancement-scholarship/

     

    Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

    Due Date: January 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any high school, college, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident can apply. Homeschooled students are also eligible.

    Instructions:

    http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship

     

    I Have a Dream Scholarship

    Due Date: January 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: Open to students who are 14 years of age or older and are U.S. citizens.

    Instructions: Create an account and write a response, with 250 words or less, on who you dream about.

    https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship

     

    EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship 2021

    Due Date: January 31, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Any student who is enrolled (or plans to enroll within the next calendar year) at an American or Canadian post-secondary institution.

    Instructions: Submit an essay with no more than 500 words about where you see the future of the energy industry.

    https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/

     

    The Discover Student Loans Scholarship

    Due Date:  January 31, 2021

    Amount:  $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors, current undergraduates who are enrolled at least part-time in a Bachelor’s or Associates program, or graduate students.

    Instructions: Follow the steps on the website and complete the registration form.

    https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/

  • February Scholarships

    Jackie Robinson Foundation

    Due Date:  February 1, 2021
    Amount:
    Up to $30,000 (over four years)

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen and a graduating high school senior who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend an accredited four-year institution within the U.S. Student should have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 or a composite ACT score of 21.

    Instructions: The online application, which includes four essay questions, must be submitted electronically.

    Details: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

     

     McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship
    Due Date: February 3, 2021 –

    Amount: $100,000 paid over four years ($25,000 annually)

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who will enroll at a two or four-year college or university as a full-time student. Must be younger than 21 years old, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and at least one parent must be of Hispanic heritage.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the online application.

    Details: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

     

    AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

    Due Date: February 5, 2021

    Amount: $5,000 ($2,500 for freshman and sophomore years)

    Eligibility: Eligible student must enroll as a full-time freshman in the Fall 2021 semester and be pursuing a degree in atmospheric, oceanic, or hydraulic sciences. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency status.

    Instructions: Create a profile and complete the application.

    https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-freshman-undergraduate-scholarship/

     

    Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship

    Due Date: February 8, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility:  High school graduate or current college student who is studying courses related to interior design for the Spring 2021 semester. Must be in good academic standing.

    Instructions: Submit the required information by email, which includes a 500-word essay on a topic that relates to the rug industry or why you should receive this scholarship.

    https://www.cyrusrugs.com/the-cyrus-artisan-rugs-scholarship-grant/

     

    AMS Minority Scholarship

    Due date: February 12, 2021

    Amount: $6,000 ($3,000 for freshman and sophomore years)

    Eligibility: Open to minority students who will be college freshmen in the Fall 2021 semster, pursuing a career in atmospheric or oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Student must have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S citizens or have permanent resident status.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-minority-scholarships/

     

    Spring 2021 Elite Lawyer Scholarship

    Due Date: February 14, 2021

    Amount:  $500

    Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university who will continue through at least the Spring 2021 semester. Must have a 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions:  Submit either a 500-word essay or a two-minute video presentation that answers the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community in the new year?

    https://www.elitelawyer.com/elite-lawyer-scholarship

     

    Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

    Due Date:  February 15, 2021

    Amount:  Up to $5,000

    Eligibility:  Open to high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university in 2021.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application, which includes a 1,200 – 1,500 word that essay that describes the impact of ‘ ‘Alzheimer’s disease on yourself, your family, or community, and what you have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

    https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/

     

    Scholarships4moms

    Due Date: February 15, 2021

    Amount: $10,000

    Eligibility: Open to mothers or expectant mothers who are at least 18 years of age and are currently enrolled or will enroll within the next three months, at a U.S. college or university.

    Instructions: Complete the online entry form.

    http://scholarships4moms.net/scholarship-application-for-moms

     

    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

    Due Date: February 18, 2021

    Amount: $40,000

    Eligibility: High school seniors who have completed or are currently enrolled in a computer science course. Must have plans to pursue a ‘ ‘bachelor’s degree in computer science. Students should have a 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the application.

    https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/scholarship

     

    Web Design Scholarship

    Due Date: February 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to students who are enrolled at an accredited school in the United States.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a web design.

    https://www.loungelizard.com/scholarship/

     

    Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

    Due Date:  February 20, 2021

    Amount: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility: Open to students graduating from high school in Spring 2021.

    Instructions: Download and complete the application, which includes an essay on your journey as a vegetarian.

    http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm 

     

    The National Scholarship Award

    Due Date: February 25, 2021

    Amount: $16,500 for an associate degree

    $33,000 for a ‘ ‘bachelor’s degree

    The award is renewable each year if continuing eligibility criteria is met.

    Eligibility: Open to students who have received or will receive a high school diploma or equivalent or an associate degree, at one of their Partner Colleges, by the end of Spring 2021. Students who have current DACA or TPS authorization or meet TheDream.US Immigration Criteria are also eligible. Applicants must have significant financial need.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/

     

    Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

    Due Date: February 28, 2021
    Amount: 
    Up to $1,500

    Eligibility: Open to full-time high school seniors who are U.S. residents.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, which includes a 500-1,000-word essay that details your volunteer efforts to help animals in need.

    https://www.petplay.com/pages/scholarship

     

    DAV Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

    Due Date: February 28, 2021

    Amount: Up to $20,000

    Eligibility: Volunteers who are 21 years of age or younger who have contributed a minimum of 100 service hours to veterans. Hours can be earned at a VA medical center, under the Disabled American ‘ ‘Veteran’s Volunteer for Veterans Program and/or the Local Veterans Assistance Program.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write a 750 – 1,000-word essay on, “What volunteering has meant to me”.

    https://www.dav.org/help-dav/volunteer/jesse-brown-scholarship/

     

    Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Covid-19 Emergency Award

    Due Date: Available until the end of Summer 2021 Term or until funds are exhausted

    Amount: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at a Thurgood Marshall College Fund member-school during the 2020- 2021 academic school year. Student must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident with at least a 2.7 GPA.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the online application. Be sure you are verified as an eligible candidate by your current college or university.

    https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-covid-19-emergency-award/

  • March Scholarships

    America’s 911 Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

    Due Date: March 8, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Students who are active First Responders or students who have a parent who is an active First Responders may apply.

    Instructions: Create a scholarship application account and write a 250–500-word essay about a First Responder you know.

    https://www.americas911foundation.org/scholarship/scholarship_main.html

     

    Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

    Due Date: March 14, 2021

    Amount:  $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school students within the United States.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay that is between 500 – 1,000 words about your experience with cancer, whether your own diagnosis or a loved one.

    https://cancerpathways.org/programs/cancer-unwrapped/

     

    Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship

    Due Date:  March 9, 2021

    Amount: $10,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school students and post-secondary students.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, which includes submitting an original photo, work of art, or graphic design for the front of a greeting card.

    https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

     

    American Chemical Society (ASC) Scholars Program

    Due Date:  March 1, 2021

    Amount: Up to $5,000 per academic year

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens who are African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian. Must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time undergraduate student. Applicants should be majoring in or planning to major in a chemistry-related science and demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/apply.html

     

    Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

    Due Date: March 12, 2021

    Amount: Awards range from $1,000 – $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to female high school seniors and undergraduate students who are enrolled or enrolling at a post-secondary institution in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, or West Virginia. Students must be pursuing a degree in a STEM or automotive field, have a cumulative 2.5 GPA, and have a major GPA of 3.0.

    Instructions: Submit all required documentation and complete the online application.

    http://southernautomotivewomen.org/scholarship/

     

    Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation

    Due Date:  March 17, 2021

    Amount: Up to $2,500

    Eligibility: Must be a high school student or recent high school graduate who will attend an accredited post-secondary institution, technical school, or community college for the Fall 2021 semester.  Student must be pursuing a degree in the STEM field and demonstrate a learning challenge, such as dyslexia.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://morelli.foundation/scholarship-applications.htm

     

    Be the Boss Scholarship

    Due Date: March 15, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Open to any female high school or college student who wants to start her own business.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit your business plan.

    https://www.goskills.com/scholarship

     

    Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Carolyn Hines Memorial Scholarship

    Due Date:  March 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  Must be a graduating high school senior with a 3.0 GPA. Student should have plans to attend college and must also demonstrate marksmanship competition experience.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application.

    https://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Carolyn-Hines-Memorial-Scholarship-Application.pdf

     

    One Move Ahead Chess Scholarship

    Due Date: March 29, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  Students who play chess at any level.

    Instructions: Sign up to apply for the scholarship and write a 500-1,000-word essay that answers the given topic.

    https://bold.org/scholarships/one-move-ahead-chess-scholarship/#ref=great-scholarships

     

    Superpower Scholarship

    Due Date: March 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: United States students who are legal residents and are 14 years of age or older.

    Instructions: Write a 250-word essay about, “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”

    https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

     

    The 2021 Side Hustlin’ Student Scholarship Opportunity

    Due Date:  March 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $2,500

    Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolling or currently attending an undergraduate, technical, community, or graduate program.

    Instructions: Write an essay with 1,000 words or more about how you are earning extra income while going to school.

    https://thecollegeinvestor.com/18899/side-hustle-student-scholarship-opportunity/

     

    Key Thinkers Scholarships

    Due Date: March 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to students who are 18 years of age or older and enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S. Student must be a U.S. citizen and have a 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay that is between 500 – 750 words on, “What does financial responsibility means to you, and what steps should students take to plan their budget?”

    https://www.moneykey.com/scholarship/

     

    Boudreaux Family Scholarship

    Due Date: March 31, 2021

    Amount:  $4,000 ($2,000 per semester for two consecutive semesters)

    Eligibility: Must be graduating from Zachary High School in Zachary, Louisiana, and enrolling full-time into an accredited university or college.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay that highlights your leadership potential.

    https://www.brafscholarships.org/boudreaux

     

    Louisiana CPA Education Foundation

    Due Date: March 15, 2021

    Amount: $500 – $2,500 for undergraduate student

    $1,000 for graduate student

    Eligibility: Scholarships are open to current LCPA Members (membership is free to eligible students).

    Undergraduate:  Must be enrolled full-time in an accounting program at a Louisiana four-year college or university and have completed an intermediate accounting course at the time of application. Must have a 3.0 GPA in accounting courses and 2.5 GPA overall.

    Graduate: Must be enrolled full-time in a post-graduate/master’s accounting course at the time of application.

    Instructions: Create an account to apply for the scholarship.

    https://www.lcpa.org/page/scholarships

     

    Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

    Due Date: March 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $20,000 ($5,000 per semester for four years)

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior of African descent, with a 3.3 GPA, who plans to attend a four-year college or university in the fall following high-school graduation. Student should have plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance or marketing). Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.

    Instructions: Submit the online application and requested documents, which includes two short essays about the technology industry and financial need.

    https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/blacks_at_microsoft_scholarship/

     

    Jump Start Construction Connect Scholars Program

    Due Date:  March 15, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to any high school senior who has a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential, will earn a Jump Start Career Diploma, and enrolls in an LCTCS construction pathway program or an ABC training program in the summer or fall semester following high school graduation.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application and return to the designated email.

    https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/jumpstart/jump-start-construction-connect-scholars-application-2020-2021.pdf

  • April Scholarships

    Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

    Due Date: April 1, 2021

    Amount: $10,000 (renewable up to three times for a total of $40,000)

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors or first-year college students, or sophomores. All students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time in one of the listed engineering or physics four-year degree programs (high school students must have plans to enroll in one of the programs). Applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Create an account with Scholarship America and complete the online application.

    https://lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html

     

    Frame My Future 2021 Contest

    Due Date: April 1, 2021

    Amount: Up to $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to any U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a college or university for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

    Instructions: Complete the online entry form and attach your artwork. The entry piece can be a photograph, collage, poem, painting, or graphic design. It should also include a brief description (no more than 500 characters) that expresses what you hope to achieve after college in your personal and professional life.

    https://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship.aspx

     

    Walker Williams Wilson Scholarship

    Due Date:  April 21, 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: Open to African American males who are either high school seniors or current full-time college students. High school students must be accepted to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and have a minimum 2.7 GPA. Post-secondary students must be attending an HBCU and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application form, including a 400-word essay or three-minute video answering two of the given questions.

    https://svgsfoundation.org/scholarship/

    Louisiana Reading Scholarship

    Due Date: April 1, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student committed to teaching in the state of Louisiana. The student must be a member of a local reading council and the Louisiana Reading Association, who is pursuing coursework in an education-related field at an accredited Louisiana institution.

    Instructions: Create a letter of application to include all requested information and mail it to the given address.

    http://lareading.org/awards/scholarship-information/

     

    2021 HireAHelper Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarships

    Due Date: April 16, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors (must be 18) or students enrolled at a community or technical college, four-year institution (graduate students included), or a vocational program. The student must have a 3.4 GPA and be pursuing a degree that allows for learning a new trade, developing skills and technology, or starting a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://www.hireahelper.com/about/scholarships/

     

    “””You Will Be Found””” College Essay Writing Challenge

    Due Date:  April 5, 2021

    Amount: $10,000 and a free 6-week Gotham Writers class

    Eligibility: Students in 11th or 12th grade, who are residents of the United States and its territories, can apply.

    Instructions: Write a college-application style essay, no longer than 650-words, that describes how you have managed to ensure those around you were a little less alone in recent months or a moment where you found comfort in connections.

    https://www.writingclasses.com/contest/you-will-be-found-college-essay-writing-challenge-2021

      

    The InvestmentZen $1K Financial Future Scholarship

    Due Date: April 1, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a 500 – 1,500-word essay that answers one of the three given prompts.

    https://www.investmentzen.com/scholarship

     

    High School Senior College Scholarship Contest

    Due Date:  April 1, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility:  High school seniors, including homeschooled students, who are citizens or legal residents of the United States. Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution no later than Fall 2021.

    Instructions: Complete the online application to enter the contest.

    https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-contest/hsstep1/

     

    Mattress ‘ ‘Nerd’s Sustainability Scholarship

    Due Date:  April 1, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Applicants must promote positive environmental change and be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students attending online universities are also eligible.

    Instructions:  Write a 500 – 1,000-word essay answering the given questions and complete the online application form.

    https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/

     

    Best Hospitality Degrees Scholarship

    Due Date: April 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: The student should be enrolled as a hospitality major at a community college or four-year university. Must be a U.S. citizen.

    Instructions: Print and complete the scholarship application form. The application includes a 500 – 1,000-word essay highlighting any leadership qualities, academic achievements, and future career plans in the hospitality field.

    http://www.besthospitalitydegrees.com/scholarship/

     

    2021 Stronger Scholarship

    Due Date: April 20, 2021

    Amount: $7,000

    Eligibility: Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, or Pacific Islander and will be college-level juniors or seniors as of Fall 2021. Must demonstrate involvement in the advancement of health equity.

    Instructions: Create an account and submit the online application.

    https://www.healthline.com/health/scholarship-program#1

     

    2021 – 2022 Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship

    Due Date: April 16, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors or students who will be enrolled at a community college, four-year university (including graduate students), technical or vocational school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students must be pursuing a degree that allows for learning a new trade, developing skills and technology, or starting a small business related to Porch’s home services. Students must also have a minimum 3.4 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://porch.com/resources/scholarships

     

    The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation

    Due Date: April 15, 2021

    Amount: Up to $10,000 (renewable for up to four years)

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors who were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in childhood. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be committed to participating on an organized athletic team.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    http://verplankfoundation.com/scholarships/

     

    2021 Bowties and Books Scholarship

    Due Date: April 13, 2021

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: Graduating high school senior or current college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university or college (or a two-year college with plans to transfer to a four-year university).  Must have a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or hold Permanent Residency status. DACA recipients are also able to apply.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application form and write a 500 – 1,000-word essay that answers the given question.

    https://www.bottlingerlaw.com/scholarship/

     

    International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) Essay Scholarship Contest

    Due Date: April 30, 2021

    Amount: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and full-time undergraduate students (two or four-year institution, technical or trade school, apprentice program).

    Instructions: Write an 800 – 1,600-word essay that answers: “What can IWSH do to raise awareness for those who lack access to running water, sanitation”?”

    https://www.iwsh.org/hidden/iwsh-essay-scholarship-contest/

  • May Scholarships

    Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

    Due Date: May 4, 2021

    Amount:  $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to Black and Hispanic students who are currently completing their senior year of high school. Students must attend school in East Baton Rouge Parish, NOLA Public Schools, or any district that is a member of the Council of the Great City Schools. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be accepted as a full-time student at a four-year college or university for the next academic year. Eligible students should have plans to pursue a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://www.cgcs.org/Page/47

     

    OptimizeMyFirm Law Firm Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

    Due Date: May 15, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Must be a high school senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university in 2021. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a physical disability.

    Instructions: Email the requested information to the given address. The application includes a creative essay, with 250 words or less, about a dog who goes to law school.

    https://optimizemyfirm.com/community/scholarship/

     

    Prosperous Investments LLC. Scholarship Contest

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior who has at least a 2.5 GPA. Student must be accepted to a four-year accredited college, university, trade school, or community college.

    Instructions: Download and complete the application, which includes an essay question.

    https://pprosperllc.com/scholarship-contest/

     

    Carrington-Philbert Scholarship Program

    Due Date:  May 1, 2021

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility:  Applicant must be an African American student who plans to attend a two-year community college or four-year college or university.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, which includes a 250–500-word essay answering, ‘What has been the driving force for you to pursue a higher education? What are your passions, and how do you plan to ensure you follow them?’

    http://www.cpscholarship.com/apply-for-usa/

     

    Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship Fun

    Due Date: May 1, 2021

    Amount:  Up to $7,500

    Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral students who are pursuing a degree in a Project Management-related field (Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology) from an accredited college or university may apply.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/dr-harold-kerzner-scholarship-fund

     

    UMPS CARE Charities All-Star College Scholarship

    Due Date:  May 14, 2021

    Amount: Up to $10,000 annually

    Eligibility: Open to students who were adopted at or after age 13. Student should be an incoming college freshman (under the age of 20) and demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Instructions:  Complete the online application, which includes four short essays.

    https://www.umpscare.com/scholarship/all-star-college-scholarship/#:~:text=The%20UMPS%20CARE%20Charities%20All-Star%20College%20Scholarship%20is,Charities%20awards%20approximately%20%2440%2C000%20annually%20in%20college%20scholarships.

     

    Aging Matters Scholarship

    Due Date: May 15, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a current college student or an incoming freshman as of Fall 2021, attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university as a full-time student.

    Instruction: Complete the online application and include an 800-1,000-word essay on ‘Why aging matters to you.’

    https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship/

     

    AED Superstore $1,000 College Scholarship

    Due Date: May 31, 2021
    Amount:
    $1,000

    Eligibility:  Student must be a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university.

    Instructions: Choose one of the given facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and find a creative way to raise awareness about it in your community. Submit a short video or essay that describes and/or shows what you did.

    https://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html

     

    WomenIn Scholarship

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: Women who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum 3.3 GPA, attending an accredited college or university for the 2021-2022 academic year. Women working in a tech career in game development (art, animation, programming, and engineering), who are within their first two years in the industry, are also eligible.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and upload the required information.

    https://www.aiasfoundation.org/programs/womenin_scholarship_application.asp

     

    Full Circle Scholarship

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: Any Native American U.S. citizen who is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe. Must have a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student.

    Instructions: Create a profile with the American Indian College Fund Student Portal and complete the application.

    https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/

     

    Brent P. Poor Memorial Scholarship

    Due Date: May 25, 2021

    Amount: $1,000 per semester (for 8 consecutive semesters)

    Eligibility:  Must be enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student in Louisiana or Texas. Student should also be the child of a widow or widower who has never married.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay that answers the following prompt, ‘Please explain how the death of your parent has impacted your family and the challenges you have had to overcome.’

    https://www.brafscholarships.org/poor

     

    Karen E. Domingue-Maillet and Solvay/Eco Services Scholarship

    Due Date: May 25, 2021

    Amount: $750 per semester for eight consecutive semesters (max. award of $6,000)

    Eligibility: Student must be a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish and rank in the top 50% of their senior class. Eligible student must be graduating from one of the following high schools within East Baton Rouge Parish: Baker High, Glen Oaks High, Istrouma High, Mentorship STEAM Academy, Scotlandville Magnet High, or Southern Lab. The student should also have plans to enroll full-time at an accredited university or college. Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, including an essay detailing background, interests, and future plans.

    https://www.brafscholarships.org/domingue-maillet

     

    The 2021 Triumph Over Adversity Scholarship

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program within the United States. High school seniors who will be enrolled at a post-secondary for the Fall 2021 semester may apply. All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write a 750-word personal essay discussing your experiences of overcoming challenges to a disability you have or helped a friend overcome.

    https://thekhakilawfirm.com/the-2021-triumph-over-adversity-scholarship/

     

    Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  Must be a graduating high school senior in the United States who has a visible or invisible disability. Eligible student should be enrolling full-time at a post-secondary institution for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

    Instructions:  Create an account with The Lime Network and complete the online application, including an essay about living with a disability.

    https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/lime-connect-pathways-scholarship-for-high-school-seniors

     

    Women in Public Finance Award & Scholarship

    Due Date: May 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to women who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or will take an industry-specific exam in the summer/fall 2021. Student must demonstrate good academic standing, leadership skills and have an interest in pursuing a public finance-related career (finance, banking, government, non-profit, or law).

    Instructions:  Download and complete the application form. Submit all materials to the given email address.

    https://www.wpfc.com/scholarship-application/

  • June Scholarships

    Ricoh Scholarship Program 2021

    Due Date:  June 21, 2021

    Amount:  Up to $2,500

    Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled full-time at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). During the 2021-2022 academic year, the student must be a sophomore or junior. Applicant should have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, or Business Operations. Student must have a completed FAFSA and demonstrate unmet financial need.

    Instructions: Register and complete the online application, which includes an essay.

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/1fc4515c-6100-4c39-b067-2ff43ff94e4b

     

    2021 Arash Law Scholarship

    Due Date:  June 1, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Student should have at least one semester of school left to complete and must be active in the community.

    Instructions:  Submit the online application, which includes a 1000-word essay describing which field of law you are interested in pursuing and what you plan to do with your degree.

    https://arashlaw.com/arash-law-scholarship

     

    2021 180 Medical Scholarship Program

    Due date: June 1, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Students who have been accepted to a two or four-year institution or graduate school program, and will attend full-time, may apply. Applicant must be under a doctor’s care for spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write a 750-word essay or produce a five-minute video that tells your story (how your medical condition has affected your life and your goals for the future).

    https://www.180medical.com/scholarships/    

     

    Jane Austen Society of North American (JASNA) Essay Contest

    Due Date: June 1, 2021

    Amount:  *Scholarships are awarded in each division

         1st place: $1,000

    2nd place $500

    3rd place $250

    Eligibility:  

    High School:  High school students, including those who are home-schooled, are eligible to apply. College/University:  Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at a junior college or four-year institution.

    Graduate SchoolStudents must be enrolled in at least three credit hours of graduate course work at a college or university leading to an advanced degree.

    Instructions: Following the guidelines (based on your eligibility group), write an essay that ties to the theme of “Jane Austen in the Arts.”

    http://jasna.org/programs/essay-contest/ 

     

    Fleming College Scholarship

    Due Date: June 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  High school seniors and undergraduates are eligible to apply.

    Instructions: Create a profile to apply and submit a 500-word essay or a two-minute video that answers, “At what age did you receive your first smartphone? How do you think it impacts your day-to-day activities, and how do you think it impacts you while ‘you’re behind the wheel?”

    https://flemingattorneys.com/undergraduate-scholarship 

     

    PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship

    Due Date: June 5, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility:  Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are either accepted or enrolled at a U.S. post-secondary institute. Student must be pursuing a major related to science, technology, engineering, math, economics, or business.

    Instructions: Send an email to the given address with all requested information. The email should include an essay with at least 1,200 words about blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, or augmented reality/virtual reality.

    https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/                  

     

    Enterprise Holdings Road Forward Scholarship 2021

    Due Date: June 2, 2021

    Amount: Up to $12,222.22

    Eligibility: Must be a first-generation college student who has completed the FAFSA and has unmet financial need. Student must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited UNCF member institution.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay on the given prompt.

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/27689547-aeb9-44ae-a91b-e2e628158800 

     

    Papa John’s Scholarship 2021

    Due Date: June 14, 2021

    Amount: $5,000

    Eligibility: African American students who are rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors and will be enrolled full-time at a four-year U.S. college or university. Must have a 2.5 GPA and be majoring in one of the following: business, administration/management, with a concentration in human resources, marketing, communications, or public relations; supply chain; operations; information systems technology, or other STEM subjects.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write a one-page essay.

    https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3a084fc3-8237-4e9f-81eb-4ee4d94402a2 

     

     

    The 2021 Desire to Inspire Scholarship

    Due Date: June 6, 2021

     Amount: 1st place  $1,500

    2nd place $1,000

    3rd place  $500

    Eligibility: Student must be a high school junior or senior in the 2021-2022 academic year and identify with an underrepresented minority racial or ethnic group (African American, Native American, or Latinx-American). Must have a 2.5 GPA and be interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

    Instructions: Submit the online application.

    https://blackmanmd.com/The-Desire-To-Inspire-Scholarship/ 

     

    Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

    Due Date: June 22, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Women who are rising juniors or seniors at a U.S. post-secondary institution and are interested in aerospace careers. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, math, or science and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write an essay with no more than 1,000 words answering “Imagine that you are trying to explain to someone with no interest in aerospace why aerospace is important. How would [you] approach this explanation, and what would you say?”

    https://www.womeninaerospacefoundation.org/foundation/ 

      

    BROWN GIRLS DO® INC 2021 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

    Due Date: June 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time at a four-year university and be in good academic standing. Priority will be given to first-generation students who demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

     https://www.browngirlsdoballet.com/scholarship-form/

      

    The Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Association (GMRA) Scholarship

    Due date: June 26, 2021

    Amount: $500 for the first two semesters and $1,500 per semester after for a maximum award of $10,000 over eight consecutive semesters.

    Eligibility: Must be enrolling or currently attending an accredited university or college as a full-time student. Must be employed part-time at a grocery store that is supported by ADMAX or Associate Grocers.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and respond to one of the two writing prompts.

    https://www.brafscholarships.org/gmra

     

    Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship

    Due Date:  June 7, 2021

    Amount: $1,500 per semester for eight consecutive semesters ($12,000 total)

    Eligibility: Eligible students must live in Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Students must be enrolling full-time at an accredited post-secondary institution. Preference will be given to students who have hearing or other physical impairments, students not receiving other substantial aid, and students who live in Louisiana.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application and write an essay that describes your background, interests, and plans.

    https://www.brafscholarships.org/conkling

     

     Korean American Scholarship Foundation

    Due Date:  June 30, 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility:  High school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and eligible. Undergraduate and graduate students are also eligible to apply. Students must be of Korean heritage and enroll full-time at a post-secondary institution in the Southwest region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) during the 2021-2022 school year. Must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://www.kasf.org/apply-swrc/

     

    Americanism Educational Leaders (AEL) Collegiate Essay Contest

    Due Date: June 30, 2021

    Amount: 1st Place $2,500

    2nd place $1,500

    3rd place $1,000

    Eligibility:  Must be a U.S. citizen. Student should be a current undergraduate student attending an accredited four-year college or university. Incoming first-year students and college students who graduated between January-June 2021 are also eligible to apply.

    Instructions: Applications are accepted only through Google Form. Applicants must have a Google account to access the application and submit a five-to-eight-page essay that answers the following, “””There has been much in the news recently on the rising cost of American higher education. Please share your views on the value of liberal arts degree and how it benefits society””.”

    https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/c.php?g=287783&p=1917575

     

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