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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! 

  • October Scholarships

    Scholarship America Dream Award

    Due Date: October 15, 2021

    Amount: $5,000-$15,000 (Renewable up to three additional years or a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first).

    Eligibility: Student must be a U.S. citizen who is at least 17 years old. Applicant must complete one full year of postsecondary education by June 2022 and plan to enroll as a sophomore or higher for the 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical institution. Student should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the online application. 


    The SchoolHouse Connection Leadership and Scholarship Program

    Due Date: October 15, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: High school seniors, students in a GED program, and students who plan to take a gap year may apply. Applicants must be a U.S. resident who has experienced homelessness within the last six years, with plans to enter college for the first time during the fall of the 2022–2023 academic year.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and upload an essay (1,000-word max) that answers all three of the following topics:

    1. Your experience of homelessness and how it relates to your life and education.
    2. Your commitment to education during your experience of homelessness.
    3. Your desire to attend college. 


    $1,000 October Scholarship

    Due Date: October 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

    Instructions: Create an account and apply. 


    UNCF-Ralph Lauren Scholarship 2021

    Due Date: October 28, 2021

     Amount:  $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to any African American college senior who is enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year HBCU with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Eligible students must have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate unmet financial need.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a personal statement that answers the following question: “How has your community service impacted your career interests?” 



    National Rice Month Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school students who are from the six primary rice-growing states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.

    Instructions: Create an original video (three minutes or less) about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to you, your state, or the world in general. 


    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: $20,000

    Eligibility: Must be a current high school (or home-schooled) student who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year. The eligible student must have an overall 3.0 GPA and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.

    Instructions: Create a profile to apply. 


    2021 Leadership Essay Contest

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $5,000

    Eligibility: Junior officers (LCDR/Major and below) from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are eligible.

    Instructions: Create an account and submit an essay (2,000 words max) that focuses on the role of leadership and character in the U.S. Sea Services from the perspective of tomorrow’s leaders. 


    The Good Works Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate an interest in community service and projects pertaining to criminal justice.

    Instructions: Submit the required documents to the email address given. Include a 500-word essay that describes your leadership and dedication to giving back to your community through community service projects, including projects involving criminal justice issues. 


    2021 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any student entering an accredited community college, four-year institution, or post-graduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may apply. Students must demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.

    Instructions: Submit the required documents via email and include a 750–1,000-word personal statement explaining your dedication to local conservation and detailing your efforts to contribute to conservation and preservation. What ideas do you have for policy? In what ways do you encourage others to implement sustainability practices into their lives? 


    Steel Intern Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Paid summer internship followed by a $6,000 one-year scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited North American university. Students must be studying one of the listed engineering majors, have a strong interest in the iron and steel industry, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, which includes an essay (no more than two pages) that cites professional goals, explains why you are interested in a career in the steel industry, and discusses how your skills can be applied to enhance the industry. 


    $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to any current high school or postsecondary student.

    Instructions: Follow the guidelines to upload a video (no longer than 1:30 minutes) on one of the following topics:

    1. How Covid-19 Changed My Attitude Towards Self-Study.
    2. Online Tutoring in the Post-Pandemic World – A Perfect Freelance Job for Students.
    3. Self-Care Tips the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Taught Me. 


    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

    Due Date:  October 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. residents who are 14 years of age or older.

    Instructions: Create a Unigo account and submit a written response (250- words or less) to: “Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.” 

  • November Scholarships

    Social Change Fund United Scholarship

    Due Date: November 1, 2021

    Amount: $5,362

    Eligibility: Open to Black students who are studying or plan to study mental health care, such as psychology, social work, or a similar field of study.

    Instructions: Create an online account and share your utopian vision for optimal mental health in the Black community and explain how mental health care and advocacy can help achieve social justice for communities of color. 


    Answering Legal Law Scholarship

    Due Date:  November 5, 2021

    Amount:  $5,000

    Eligibility: The student must currently be enrolled or accepted at an accredited law school as an incoming 1L. Must have a 3.5 GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write a 500-1,000-word essay on one of the three given topics. 


    NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Due Date:  November 5, 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: Students who are 13 years old and identify as a woman, genderqueer, or non-binary can apply. Students must attend a school in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or a U.S. overseas military base.

    Instructions: Create an account and complete the online application. 


    Stop-Painting Scholarship

    Due Date: November 15, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any graduate student, graduate certificate, or executive education student enrolled at an accredited college, university, or related technical program may apply.  

    Instructions: Complete the online application, including a 750-word essay about how a visually organized workplace can make a company more efficient and productive. The essay must include at least one real-world example that you’ve observed, studied, or experienced academically or professionally. 


    The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

    Due Date: November 15, 2021

    Amount: High School students will receive a digital SLR camera.

    College/Technical students will receive $2,500.

    Graduate students will receive $2,500.

    EligibilityHigh school and college or technical students must be a sophomore or upperclassman at an accredited high school or postsecondary institution. Students should have taken at least one photography or related art class. Graduate students should be enrolled in a journalism or photojournalism program.

    Instructions: Complete the online application form. High school applicants need to submit five still photographs that tell a story. Video awards are for college and graduate students only. College and graduate students need to submit two videos that tell a story. All applicants will need to include a 250-word essay about their interest in photography and photojournalism. 


    Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

    Due Date: November 17, 2021

    Amount:  $1,000

    Eligibility: Any female student who is a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. The student must be a Public Relations, Communications, Media Studies, Marketing, or Journalism major with a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry. Must be enrolled at a four-year accredited university, have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

    Instructions: Complete the application and submit all required documents by email or traditional mail.


    $1,000 November Scholarship

    Due Date: November 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Must be 18 years of age or older.

    Instructions: Create an account to apply. 


    ServiceScape Scholarship 2021

    Due Date: November 29, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Scholarship is open to students who are 18 or older, and are attending an accredited college, university, or trade school.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application form and submit a 300-word essay on how writing impacts the world.


    Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

    Due Date: November 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution

    Eligibility: The student will need to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 academic year at an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Must demonstrate a need for financial support. One of the student’s parents must be of Hispanic ancestry.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and write two essays based on your background and leadership. Both essays should be 500-1,000 words. 


    AED Superstore College Scholarship Opportunity 

    Due Date: November 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: High school seniors and current postsecondary students attending an accredited university may apply.

    Instructions: Read the six facts provided on the page, pick one and find a creative way to raise awareness in your community about your chosen fact. Submit either a video (less than three minutes) or a short essay (less than 500 words) that describes and/or shows what you did. 


    Education Matters Scholarship

    Due Date: November 30, 2021

    Amount: $5,000

    Eligibility: Any U.S. student who is a legal U.S. resident. Must be 14 years of age or older to apply.

    Instructions: Create an account to apply and submit an essay, with 250 words or less, about what you would say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter or that college is a waste of time and money. 

    Axon Optics ‘Migraine Story’ Art Scholarship

    Due Date: November 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any full-time student currently attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the U.S.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a one-minute video or an image (photograph, drawing, etc.) about your migraine or light sensitivity story. 


  • December Scholarships

    Burger King Scholars Program

    Due Date: December 15, 2021

    Amount: $1,000 – $50,000

    Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    BURGER KING General High School Senior Track –Must be a graduating high school senior (including home school students) who lives in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, or Guam. The applicant should have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical institution for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship – Open to high school seniors (including home school students) who have a 3.5 GPA and will enroll as full-time freshmen at a four-year accredited college or university. Students must demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.

    Instructions: Create an account to complete the application.


    $1,000 December Scholarship

    Due Date: December 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school and college students.

    Instructions:  Create an account to apply.


    AceableAgent Higher Education Scholarship

    Due Date: December 20, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Students who currently attend or plan to enroll at a two- or four-year university, community college, graduate school program, or trade school are eligible to apply.

    Instructions: Create a two-minute (or less) video or write a 500-word essay (with a photograph attached) about what home is to you.  


    The Education Equality Scholarship

    Due Date: December 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  Students enrolled in an accredited degree program at a U.S. community college, junior college, four-year institution, or graduate program may apply.

    Instructions: Complete the online application, which includes a 750-word essay on closing the financial education gap and why access to high education is important.  


    2021 EK Insurance Scholarship

    Due Date: December 30, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a full-time student in good standing at an accredited two- or four-year institution (including graduate school) during the 2021 academic year. Must also be a U.S. citizen.

    Instructions: Choose one of the topics (daycare/childcare insurance, flood insurance, earthquake insurance) and create a 60-second video essay that answers the given question.   


    Express Medical Supply $500 Scholarship Award

    Due Date: December 30, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility:  Open to any postsecondary student who is part-time or full-time.

    Instructions: Publicly share an original image to Facebook, Twitter, or/and Instagram that best illustrates the following prompt: “Tell me you’re a college student, without telling me you’re a college student.” Then, explain in 280 characters or less how the image illustrates the prompt and include the hashtag #ExmedScholarship.    


    PinkRoseSM Foundation Scholarship

    Due Date: December 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to individuals under 25 who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be pursuing postsecondary education or certificate training.

    Instructions: Download and complete the application and submit a written statement (two pages or less) about how breast cancer impacted your life and your interest in the scholarship.   


    Zippia’s Teacher Dream Job Scholarship

    Due Date: December 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: High school and postsecondary (vocational/technical, college, junior college, or university) students at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply.

    Instructions: Write an essay with 500 words or less that describes why you want to be a teacher and why being a teacher is your dream job.  


    Achieve Today Scholarship Fund

    Due Date:  December 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any student, 18 years or older, who currently attends an accredited U.S. college or university.

    Instructions: Submit a three-to-five-minute video or audio file or an 800-word essay on how one of the given personal development principles made a positive impact in your life and helped you overcome a challenge.  


    10 Things You Love About You

    Due Date:  December 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: Students must be 14 years of age or older to apply.

    Instructions: In 250 words or less, create a top ten list of reasons you should receive this scholarship.  


    Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarships

    Due Date: December 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: The single parent must be enrolled full or part-time as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, have a 3.0 GPA, or be a first-semester student. Must have primary physical custody of one or more minor children.

    Instructions: To apply, send an email to the given address with the requested information, including a 400-500 word essay about how you will use your education to improve your family. 


    OppU Achievers Scholarship

    Due Date: December 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,500

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time at a postsecondary institute (graduate and professional students included). Applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and submit a written response (500 words or less) about what makes you an achiever and how you have created an opportunity for yourself or others.


    Locklizard Information Security Scholarship

    Due Date: December 31, 2021

    Amount: $750

    Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled full-time during the 2021-2022 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited two- or four-year college or university (graduate students may also apply). Students must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States.

    Instructions: Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay about which technical information security measures are available and appropriate to allow people selling documents (writers, illustrators, ebook publishers, analysts) to make a living when publishing on the internet. Send the essay to the given email address.


    Home Depot Foundation Scholarship

    Due Date: December 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,000


    • Be a high school senior, high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.
    • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States.
    • Not be an employee or dependent of an employee of the The Home Depot. Employees of The Home Depot and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Homer Fund.
    • Focused on Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing or Construction Management

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