Massive Scholarships for College Students

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

Elizabeth Hoyt

April 17, 2017

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!

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.

Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 6/09/17
Available to: Ages 16+
Award Amount: $10,000

The Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship is available to students over the age of 16 who demonstrate Bruce Lee’s passion for education as well as his qualities of honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness. You must plan to enroll at or be currently attending an two-year college, four-year university or trade/vocational school in the U.S. in order to be considered for this award. Selection is also based on, but not limited to, involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, work experience and knowledge of Bruce Lee.

Get more information on the Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship.

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 6/15/17
Available to: High School Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

ScholarshipPoints will award a $10,000 scholarship to one lucky member this quarter. All you have to do to become eligible is become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in. It’s simple, fun, and completely free!

Get more information on the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.

“From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest

Deadline: 7/31/17
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 4 Awards from $500-$10,000

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2.5 GPA. To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to “professor” and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Get more information on the “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest.

DAN/R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant

Deadline: 11/18/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The DAN/R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant is open to students who are conducting new or continuing research in the following areas: development of decompression procedure techniques for commercial, military, technical and/or recreational divers; development of new decompression models; probability of risk/probabilistic modeling; multi-gas dive simulation; dive computer procedure/protocol and testing; and/or treatment of incomplete decompression and resulting incidents. You must have documented expertise and experience in those fields in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the DAN/R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Deadline: 2/20/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 3 Awards from $5,000 to $10,000

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors. You must have been active in promoting vegetarianism in your school and / or community; and have demonstrated compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet / lifestyle to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship.

Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 15+
Award Amount: $10,000

Opinion Outpost has a $40,000 year-long cash give away! Every quarter a winner will receive $10,000! Each time you take a survey you receive an entry into that quarterly prize draw. The more you participate, the more likely you are to win! In addition to the quarterly prize draw, earning cash and rewards for taking surveys is one of the biggest perks of joining Opinion Outpost. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Card* Claim Codes, iTunes* Gift Cards, or if you believe cash is king, for money using our PayPal redemption method. It’s safe, secure, and a popular option for many Opinion Outpost members!

Get more information on the Opinion Outpost $10,000 Quarterly Prize Drawing.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 200 Awards of $10,000

The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is available to full – time students majoring in chemistry. You must express the intent to teach high school chemistry after graduation and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to eligible for this award.

Get more information on the ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship.

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.

State Need Grant

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

The State Need Grant is available to low income undergraduate students in Washington State. You must reside and attend school in Washington, and have a family income of equal to or less than 70 percent of the state median to be eligible for this award. Students who are pursuing theology degrees are not eligible.

Get more information on the State Need Grant.

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.

Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomores through College Juniors
Award Amount: $10,000

The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence is available to Black, Latino, and Native American undergraduate students who are interested in the financial services industry. You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA, demonstrate team – oriented leadership, and be involved in service to your campus and / or community to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence.

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.

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.

Get more information on the Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology.

The Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: 5 Awards from $5,000-$10,000

The Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are leaders in their communities and have been accepted to a four – year college. The award recognizes students who exemplify the commitment, ideals, and courage that Anne Frank represents today.

Get more information on the The Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship.

ASIST Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $10,000

The ASIST Scholarship is available to non – traditional students who are entering college for the first time, or students who are re-training. You must demonstrate financial need, be at least 18 years old, and reside within the boundaries of an Executive Women International chapter to be eligible for this award. You must also be socially, physically, and / or economically challenged and have clearly defined career goals and objectives.

Get more information on the ASIST Scholarship.

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