10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 02, 2016

10 Scholarships with GIANT Amounts for College Students

Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice.

Being a college student takes insurmountable time and effort – not to mention good old fashioned hard work. The good news is, people notice.

And it’s the people noticing that creating the very scholarships you’re likely to notice – those with the hefty amounts.

The following ten scholarships fall into that category, with jaw-dropping amounts that’ll knock your socks off, making you feel like all the hard work is just a little more worth the effort:

Note: To help you better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following awards for college students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Deadline: 2/19/16
Available to: College Juniors
Award Amount: 22 Awards of $34,000

The Beinecke Scholarship Program is open to juniors who are currently majoring in the arts, humanities or social sciences and plan to attend graduate school.

You must demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise to be considered for this award.

You must also be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national and have a documented history of financial need.

This scholarship provides funding for graduate school for up to five years.

Learn more information about the Beinecke Scholarship Program.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 50 Awards of $25,000

The Buick Achievers Scholarship is available to full – time entering freshmen and current undergraduate students.

You must be majoring in a specified course of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or another program of study related to the automotive industry to be eligible for this award.

Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran, or a dependent of military personnel.

Learn more information about the Buick Achievers Scholarship.

DeVry College Completer Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: $18,000

There are many reasons to complete your degree. Whatever your reason, DeVry University can help. We work with returning students and students transferring colleges every day, helping them finish their degrees quickly and affordably.

Whether you are currently enrolled in school or have been out for a while, DeVry will work with you to apply qualifying credits – up to 80 credit hours — toward your degree program. By maximizing these transfer credits, you can complete your degree sooner, saving you time and money.

DeVry also offers the College Completer Scholarship, a merit-based award designed specifically for those looking to finish a bachelor’s or associate degree. You could receive up to $18,000 to help you earn your bachelor’s or associate degree.

Whatever your reasons for completing your degree, DeVry University can help make it faster and more affordable. Learn more at devry.edu.

Get more information on the College Completer Scholarship.

Lexington Law Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/16
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $10,000

The Lexington Law Scholarship Award is available to currently enrolled students. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for this award.

To be considered, you must submit a minimum 800-word essay about how you repaired or established your good credit.

Get more information on the Lexington Law Scholarship.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

Deadline: 4/11/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $15,000

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education provides interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.

You must be a U.S. citizen, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,157 or less, and attend school in the state in which you reside (some exceptions apply).

You must also have an outstanding combination of standardized test scores and grades.

Law students are not eligible to apply.

Learn more information about the Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education.

D.J. Lovell Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $11,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

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.

Get more information on the D.J. Lovell Scholarship.

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.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: Ages 15 and Older

The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are at least 15 years of age who are studying at an accredited dance school, studio, university or other institution.

You must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate talent, technical skill and dance expression to be considered for this award.

You must be nominated by your school in order to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship.

John Kiel Scholarship


Deadline: Varies
Amount: $10,000
Ages: College Freshman through Grad Student, 5th Year

The John Kiel 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.

Get more information on the John Kiel Scholarship.

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