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.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 02, 2016

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.

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.

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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