Massive Scholarships for College Students

You'll be happy you applied for these huge scholarships once tuition bills arrive!

Elizabeth Hoyt

September 28, 2016

Massive Scholarships for College Students

As a college student, you know how expensive paying for school can be. But, scholarship providers are ready to help!

It’s a common misconception amongst college students that scholarships are only for high school students but that’s simply not true.

In fact, many college scholarships have award amounts that exceed what most students would ever dream of achieving!

Check out the following list of scholarships for college students with enormous award amounts – you’ll be happy you did once those tuition bills roll around!

NASCAR Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: 10/15/16
Available to: Ages 18-25
Award Amount: $10,000

The NASCAR Diversity Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 18 and 25. You must submit a 90 second video that demonstrates one technology used in NASCAR, an issue it resolved and how STEM professionals designed it in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the NASCAR Diversity Scholarship.

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Deadline: 10/17/16
Available to: Ages 18-24 Years
Award Amount: 4 Awards of $100,000

Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by awarding over $8 million dollars in tuition since 2008. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, Dr Pepper takes pride in helping students achieve their goals. If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can enter for the chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Tell Dr Pepper how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less, then rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. Dr Pepper will select finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games for a chance to win up to $100,000 in tuition.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet, Email & Facebook account required. Must be a U.S. legal resident. Go to sponsor’s site to enter/upload goal/rules/details. Subject to full Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Must be 18-24 by 12/2/16. Goals must be uploaded by and promotion ends 10/17/16. ANY FUNDS NOT USED BY DECEMBER 31, 2021 WILL BE FORFEITED AND RETURNED TO SPONSOR. DR PEPPER and DR PEPPER TEN are registered trademarks of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ©2016 Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

Get more information on the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

DeVry University Scholarship & Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees

Deadline: 10/24/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Junior
Award Amount: Up to $25,000

Earning a college degree takes a lot of determination and effort. At DeVry University, we’re committed to recognizing your achievements and rewarding your hard work – from day one to graduation day. Introducing the DeVry University Scholarship and Grant, created on the belief that every DeVry student deserves help getting started and motivation to keep going strong.

With this tiered award program, as your DeVry GPA grows, so does your scholarship. All new degree-seeking undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.0 or above are eligible. The higher the cumulative grade point average (CGPA), the larger the award amount may be. Per semester, a student with full time enrollment could earn $1,000 with a 2.0 GPA and up to $2,500 with a 3.25 GPA or higher. Not every university does this, but we aren’t every university. Be recognized for your performance and rewarded for your persistence with the DeVry University Scholarship and Grant.

Get more information on the DeVry University Scholarship & Grant for Bachelor’s Degrees.

College Completer Scholarship

Deadline: 10/24/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: Up to $18,000

You worked hard to get this far, get the credit you deserve. DeVry will help you maximize your qualifying transfer credits so your hard work can be worth it. At DeVry, we want to help you build on what you’ve done and reach for what you want. Our student support team is here to make it easier to transfer your qualifying credits, and with our College Completer Scholarship, you could receive up to $18,000* to help you earn your bachelor’s or associate degree.

To be eligible for this merit-based scholarship, you need: 10 qualifying credit hours from another institution and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Find out how we can help you complete your Bachelor’s degree at devry.edu/scholarship.

Get more information on the College Completer Scholarship.

Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: 12/02/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate students with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Keynote Scholarship.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Deadline: 4/28/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $20,000

The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content.

Learn more about the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest.

Paul Garrett and Claire Sherwood Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen (Maximum Age 18 Years)
Award Amount: $45,000

The Paul Garrett and Claire Sherwood Memorial Scholarship is open to students at Whitman College who demonstrate merit and need.

Recipients will travel to New York during their senior year for a career enrichment experience.

Get more information on the Paul Garrett and Claire Sherwood Memorial Scholarship.

George Washington University and NSCS Transfer Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through College Senior
Award Amount: $20,000

Sponsored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the George Washington University and NSCS Transfer Scholarship is available to active members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

You must be planning to transfers from an NSCS community college to GWU to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the George Washington University and NSCS Transfer Scholarship.

Walter N. Ridley Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $12,500

The Walter N. Ridley Scholarship is available to African-American students at the University of Virginia.

Get more information on the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship.

D.J. Lovell Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen though Graduate Students, 5th Year
Award Amount: $11,000

The D.J. Lovell Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are studying optical science and engineering.

Fields of study may include optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics and other related disciplines.

You must also be a student member of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the D.J. Lovell Scholarship.

State Need Grant – Washington State

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $10,868

Provided by the Washington Student Advancement Council, the State Need Grant is available to Washington State’s lowest income undergraduate students.

To be eligible for this award, you must be a resident of Washington, have a family income of equal to or less than 70 percent of the state median, and enroll as an undergraduate student in an eligible program for a certificate, first associate’s, or bachelor’s degree, at a minimum of three credits, in Washington.

Students who are pursuing theology degrees are not eligible for this award.

Get more information on the State Need Grant – Washington State.

Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 18 Awards of $10,000

The Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology is open to students majoring in engineering, natural science, applied science, or mathematics.

You must attend one of the participating educational institutions to be considered for this award. U.S. citizenship is also a requirement.

You must be nominated by faculty or staff in your department.

Learn more information about the Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Chicagoland Regional College Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Students Ages 17 or Older
Award Amount: $10,000

The Chicagoland Regional College Program is open to students who are at least 17 years of age and attending, or planning to attend: Chicago State University, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Olive Harvey College, Prairie State College, or Richard J. Daley College.

To be considered, you must be willing to work part – time as a package handler at the UPS Hodgkins, IL. facility.

The hours are Monday through Friday from 4:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. or 10:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.

In addition to a $6200 annual UPS salary, program participants will also receive a $2000 allowance for school fees, $300 for books, and $100 per month for transportation.

Veterans will also receive a $300 – $500 monthly bonus.

Get more information on the Chicagoland Regional College Program.

NSCS Merit Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,000

The NSCS Merit Award is available to new members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Get more information on the NSCS Merit Award.

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