General Scholarships

The scholarships listed are provided for information only; no endorsement of any scholarship implied.
Due Date Title Amount
Varies Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out
(Is between the ages of 16 and 21; have a high school diploma or equivalent or is exempt from required school attendance; May attend a Texas public or private college that provides a bachelor's degree or not less than a two-year program that provides credit towards an associate's degree or certificate; or a program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment; Is at least 16 years old and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; Aged out of foster care, but have not yet turned 21; Adopted from foster care after age 16 years but are not yet 21; Is not yet age 21 and entered CPS Permanency Care Assistance after age 16; Youth participating in the education and training voucher program on their 21st birthday can remain eligible until age 23 as long as they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward completing their post-secondary education or training program; Eligible Students must enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours.)
$5,000
Varies Early Childhood Education Scholarships varies
Varies Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Warden & Employees of Correctional Institutions Scholarship varies
Varies GLP Foundation Westfall Scholarship
(To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of GLP, we asked educators across Michigan and Texas to nominate the most deserving students for $1,000 scholarships to be used toward their college education. We will be giving out a total of $50,000 in scholarships & we need YOU to help us find the special students who deserve it.) The process is simple, throughout the year GLP will be choosing special students to receive a scholarship. Fill out this form online to nominate a student. Nominate a Student: https://glpfinancialgroup.com/50th-anniversary-scholarships/nominate-a-student/
$1,000
Varies Texas Chief Deputies Association - Melvin Drum Memorial Scholarship).pdf Varies
Varies EduBirdie List of African American Scholarships and Grants for 2020
(While there are numerous reasons why high school seniors may approach diverse scholarship opportunities in the United States, very few students are aware of specific academic help, which is aimed at ethnic minorities. Since there are universities and colleges that are historically black, African American scholarships represent not only financial aid packages but act as cultural diversity research. Even if a particular college does not list information for African descent applicants, researching scholarship organizations helps to reveal available options related to chosen subjects. Check out these scholarships/ grants.
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Varies PCA Scholarship Program Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Human Ecology (ANE) Passport to Careers in Agriculture Scholarships Program
(Full-time undergraduate enrollment in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences; Priority given to incoming freshmen; Cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; Texas residents have priority; Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (If selected for the scholarship)
unspecified
Varies Celebrating Juneteenth with African American Scholarships
(Various scholarships for African-American students.
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Varies Psychology Scholarships for All Psychology Majors & Financial Aid for Psychology Students
Fellowships, grants, and scholarships are by far the most desirable form of financial aid; unlike loans, they don’t generally require a payback. You may be eligible to apply and compete for multiple scholarships and grant programs, some of which are open only to psychology undergraduate and graduate students.
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8/15/20 Race to Inspire Scholarship
(Participants must be able to verify enrollment for college at an accredited university inside the USA during the fall semester of the same year the essay is submitted)
$500
8/15/20 Drummond Law Firm Scholarship
(A high-school student currently in a JROTC or Boy Scout Explorer program that has been accepted to and will be attending a post-high school institution in the United States; A student currently enrolled in a college and a member of their college’s ROTC program; A US Military Veteran that is currently enrolled in post-high school institution or graduate school.)
$1,000
8/15/20 Pride Houston Scholarship
(Must be a self-identified member of the LGBTQ+ community; Must be a Houston-area (which includes Harris or a contiguous county) resident and attending a Houston-area high school or college at the time of application; Must be planning to enroll, or currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution; In good academic standing (no failing current classes or academic probation or suspension)
$1,000 & $2,000
8/15/20 Pride Houston Scholarships
(•Must be a self-identified member of the LGBTQ+ community; • Must be a Houston-area (which includes Harris or a contiguous county) resident and attending a Houston-area high school or college at the time of application; •Must be planning to enroll, or currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution; •In good academic standing (no failing current classes or academic probation or suspension)
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8/31/20 Make Me Laugh
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application •Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia •Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.)
$1,500
8/31/20 Arctic Physical therapy Scholarship
(Be attending college or university no later than January of 2021; 2) Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2021; 3) Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year; 4) Be a U.S. or Canadian resident; 5) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by January of 2021; 6) Submit answers to essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.)
$500
9/1/20 Beauty Schools Directory Scholarship
(Do you dream of the day you can graduate from cosmetology school and pass the state licensing exams for a rewarding career in beauty, but you’re not sure how you’re going to pay for it? Are you looking for a way to pay for your cosmetology education at the beauty school of your dreams? Apply now for a chance to win a $2,500 cosmetology scholarship from Beauty Schools Marketing Group!)
$2,500
9/1/20 Your Workout Book Scholarship
(Eligible students should demonstrate an interest in physical health and sport either through their organizational activities in school, or the studies they are pursuing.)
$500
9/1/20 Economical Awareness Scholarship Essay
(WHO CAN APPLY: College Students, High School Students, Student Groups, School Classrooms)
$1,000
9/8/20 The Glaser Family Charitable Foundation
(Programs include scholarships for all levels of post-secondary education available to students with a 2.0 GPA and above. Financial assistance will be available to individuals entering skills and technical training institutions as well.)
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9/11/20 Cameron Impact Scholarship
(Applicant Must: maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies; Be a citizen of the United States of America; Be in the high school graduating Class of 2020, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree; Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. Demonstrate active participation in community service).
Full tuition and fees
9/15/20 Don't Text and Drive
(Any student, 24 years old or younger, that is currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school or will be applying to one in the next calendar year is eligible.)
$1,000
9/15/20 Jazz Education Network
(Outstanding high school or university students, ages 14 and UP, who in the opinion of his/her peers and instructors, displays an exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry.)
$1,000 - $3,000
9/15/20 Go Skills – Be the Boss Scholarship
(Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business.)
$2,000
9/15/20 The Bellhops $3,000 “Moving Forward Scholarship Contest
(All essays should be written in English, range between 1,000 and 1,250 words in length, and be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF.)
$3,000
9/15/20 Bill Gates Scholarship For Minorities
(High school minority senior; Federal Pell Grant eligible; U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; GPA 3.3 or better on 4.0 scale (weighted cumulative); Plan to enroll full time at a four year accredited U.S. college or university (public, private or not-for-profit).
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9/15/20 Go Skills Scholarship
(Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business.)
$2,000
9/17/20 We the Future Scholarship
(The High School Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students in grades 9-12 and are 14 to 19 years old at the time of entry, attending public, private, religious, home school program and charter schools.)
$1,000
9/20/20 The DDS Rank Dental Scholarship
(An essay is required: In 800 words or less answer the following: How do you think use of the internet will reshape – or is already reshaping – the field of dentistry?)
$500
9/30/20 National High School Poetry Contest
(Applicant must be a high school student. Poem of 20 lines or less is required to be submitted.)
$100-$500
10/1/20 Save a Life Scholarship
(Any student currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university, is eligible to apply; You must be at least 18 years old.)
$1,500
10/1/20 Employment Boost College Scholarship
(Students must be currently enrolled in a U.S.-based high school or college. Students graduating from high school must plan to attend college during the fall semester in the same year as the application; Eligible colleges include two-year and four-year universities in the United States; Students who apply must have a minimum GPA of 3.6. Current (unofficial) transcripts must be sent with the application)
$1,000
10/5/20 AES Engineering Solutions
(Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?)
$500
10/12/20 Olin E Teague Scholarship
(The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen; The applicant must be a senior year in an accredited U.S. high school with the intent of attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the Fall of 2021; The applicant must plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in an aerospace field)
$4,000
10/14/20 Hire A Helper Scholarship
(•You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States. •You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA. •You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper.)
$2,000
10/15/20 Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship
(You should presently be a senior in high school; Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university; Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada. Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.)
$500
10/15/20 ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship Program
(Undergraduate college/university students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems Proof of enrollment is required along with submission.)
$2,500
10/15/20 American Muscles Student Scholarship
(Scholarships are restricted to those students pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study. Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay to [email protected] telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry.)
$2,500
10/17/20 Dr. Pepper and SevenUp Scholarships
(you must: Hold legal residency permit of the United States of America of an eligible state; Be within the age range of 18 to 24; While you must meet these requirements, there are certain criteria that will disqualify you.)
$2,500 - $100,000
10/25/20 Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship
(Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior and demonstrate a strong acquiring an undergraduate degree. Only applicants with critical financial need will be considered ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). A minimum 2.0 GPA is required as well.)
$25,000
10/31/20 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
(Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.)
$2,000
10/31/20 Voice of Democracy
(The Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8 (on the October 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States and its territories.)
$1,000 - $30,000
10/31/20 National Rice Month Scholarships Video Contest
(If you’re a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state.)
$4,000
10/31/20 National Eagle Scout Academic Scholarship
(The NESA STEM scholarship is awarded to one Eagle Scout annually who plans to major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM). Eligible applicants must: have a minimum 1290 SAT or an ACT score of at least 28; apply during senior year of high school.)
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10/31/20 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
(Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in the U.S, anticipating completion of a high school diploma at the time of application and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.)
$20,000
10/31/20 Acts 1:8 Ministry Scholarship
(Eligible students must submit a short 500-word essay. Applicants must be high school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school and be currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.)
$500
10/31/20 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
(Videos will be accepted from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send us proof of their academic status or enrollment.)
$500 & $1,000
11/1/20 Ron Brown’s Scholars Program – (Must be Black/African American.)
• Must excel academically. • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential. • Must participate in community service activities. • Demonstrate financial need. • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application
$40,000
11/1/20 Sapling HR, People Oops and Onboarding Scholarship
(an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has a passion for the people operations and HR space. The scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for a useful innovation in mobile device technology.)
$1,000
11/15/20 Elks Most Valuable Student Competition
(Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.)
$50,000
11/15/20 The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
(The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding)
$2,500
11/15/20 Marine Band Competition for High School Musicians
(The competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the academic year; Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply; Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current or former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible; All applicants must be U.S. citizens.)
$500 - $2,500
11/30/20 Walgreens Expressions Challenge
(The Walgreens Expressions Challenge (Expressions) is an incentive based contest for current high school teens to showcase their creative perspective on sexual responsibility and healthy lifestyle choices.)
$2,000
12/2/20 National Space Club Scholarship
(The applicant must be a U.S. citizen; B) The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students; C) The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.)
$2500
12/15/20 Attorneys @ Adras & Altig “Criminal Justice Essay Contest”
(The essay contest is open to juniors and seniors in high school, as well as students enrolled in two-year and four-year colleges and universities and graduate school programs in Nevada and throughout the United States. Applicants who are 17 years old or younger will need to provide parental consent to enter.)
$500 - $1500
12/30/20 Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship
NEED TO DISMISS YOUR TEXAS TRAFFIC TICKET OR REDUCE YOUR INSURANCE PREMIUM? The TDLR approved Comedy Defensive Driving safety course aims to give you all the rules of the road in a fast and funny way. In a 5 hour (+1 hour break) online driver safety course, they run you through every defensive driving technique in the book and then some. *Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving; texting, drugs, alcohol, eating and/or any other distraction you choose to focus on.
$1,500
1/1/21 Anne Ford Scholarship
– (Be a graduating high school senior who will be attending a four-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall; Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (or equivalent); Submit current financial information; Provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD (e.g., psycho-educational report, neuropsychological evaluation, IEP or 504 plan) and has utilized services, supports, and/or accommodations; Be a United States citizen).
$500 - $1500
1/15/21 Hire A Helper Scholarship
(•You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States. •You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA. •You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper.)
$2,000
4/16/21 Hire A Helper Scholarship
(•You must be 18 years or over and currently be enrolled as a high school senior, or in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate, technical college, or vocational program during the 2019-2020 academic program in the United States. •You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA. •You must be pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to moving services offered by HireAHelper.)
$2,000
7/1/21 Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship
(In order to qualify for the Excellence in Ethics Scholarship, applicants must: • Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or citizen; Be currently enrolled in or accepted to a US law school; • Submit a completed essay discussing the importance of pro-bono legal work; • Submit a completed application)
$500 & $1,000
7/1/21 The Robert Simmons Christian Studies Scholarship
(To apply and qualify for the Christian Studies Scholarship, an applicant must: • Be a lawful U.S. permanent resident or U.S. citizen; • Enrolled in or accepted and plan to attend a Christian college or university for undergraduate studies in the fall of the scholarship year; • Be a participant in volunteer or community work; • Submit a completed application; • Submit a completed required essay)
$500 & $1,000

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