Scholarships

Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Shawna Newman

January 14, 2021

College students can and should apply for scholarships in their freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and graduate years of college!
Scholarships for College Students
Between juggling your heavy course load, a part-time job and the distant remains of a social life, searching for scholarships is the last thing you feel like doing - especially because you may assume that, since you're a college student you won't win a scholarship anyway. False. College students win scholarships all the time! Become a Fastweb member to make paying for school easier! Don’t miss out on the scholarships YOU specially qualify for, important pre-college tasks and current college student must-dos. Make paying for school easier! Sign up in less than 2 minutes . Seriously, those tuition bills aren’t going to pay themselves and, with the cost of college these days, you need scholarships more than ever. The good news is, we’ve done the heavy lifting (searching) for you. Now, all you need to do is apply! Here are scholarships that college students qualify for:

The Earnest Scholarship

Deadline: 1/15/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $4,000 At Earnest, we believe in helping people realize their hopes and dreams through further education. To help more students get to school, we created the Earnest Scholarship as a way to award 10 students who best articulate how their education will enable their dreams. Learn more about the The Earnest Scholarship .

$1,000 January Scholarship

Deadline: 1/20/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 Each new school year is an opportunity for a fresh start, so we're giving away a $1,000 scholarship to help kickoff the new school year. Learn more about the $1,000 January Scholarship.

Scholarship for Diversity in Media

Deadline: 1/31/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $30,000 The Scholarship for Diversity in Media is open to minority high school seniors and current undergraduate students. You must be planning to major in journalism, English writing, communications or related field, be a resident of the Pittsburgh region (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland or Washington County) and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 in order to be considered for this award. The recipient of this award will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment. Learn more about the Scholarship for Diversity in Media.

Live Más Scholarship

Deadline: 1/23/21
Available to: Minimum Age 16 through Maximum Age 22
Award Amount: $25,000 The Live Más Scholarship is available to innovators, creators, and dreamers between the ages of 16 and 24. To be considered, you must create and submit a video of up to two minutes in length that tells the story of your life's passion. Learn more about the Live Más Scholarship.

$2,222 No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship

Deadline: 1/29/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,222 The 'You Deserve It!' no-essay Scholarship from ScholarshipOwl awards $2,222 and takes only one minute to register. Without any further effort, you can apply to hundreds more scholarships automatically. Apply to scholarships without having to fill out repetitive application forms one application at a time. Why spend hours applying to one scholarship when you can apply to hundreds at the same time! On top of that, get automatically reapplied every time a scholarship renews. ScholarshipOwl is the only scholarship service helping you by automating the actual registration process for you. You can also get help from an account manager to help you with your applications, essays, and find more scholarships tailored for you. Don't wait, sign up now and be part of the future of scholarship applications today! Learn more about the $2,222 No Essay ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 1/31/21
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000 We know you are busy and we know that times are tough. That is why we decided to create the easiest possible scholarship to give something back to students. Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship is open to all high school and college students and those planning to enroll in the next 12 months. Learn more about the $2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship.

January 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 1/31/21
Available to: Minimum Age 13
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500 The Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes is open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age. You must log into your Fastweb account to obtain your personal referral link. For each person who registers for Fastweb via your personal referral link during the Promotion Period, you and your referral will entered as a pair into the monthly drawing. Learn more about the January 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

$2,000 Scholarship - No Essay

Deadline: 1/31/21
Available to: Minimum Age 17
Award Amount: $2,000 Nitro College will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account profiles required. Learn more about the $2,000 Scholarship - No Essay.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 2/1/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 - $10,000 The Ritchie - Jennings Memorial Scholarship is available to full - time undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti - fraud profession. You must be majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice to be eligible for this award. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in nine semester hours (or equivalent) per term and graduate students must be enrolled in six semester hours (or equivalent) per term. Learn more about the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship.

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 3/31/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $3,500 The Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate students. You must submit an 800 to 1,200-word essay on the following topic: "Personal finance: Most Americans struggle to save for retirement and keep their finances in order. Please discuss strategies people can use to improve their financial situation and bolster their retirement savings." in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest.

"Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 4/1/21
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000 The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university. To enter, you must submit an original creative image that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some example entry piece ideas are: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image. Your entry must be your own work and must relate to the theme: "This is how I Frame My Future." Learn more about the "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest.

STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The STEM Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and current college students. You must demonstrate a passion for a STEM field, be planning to major in a STEM field, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and answer a short questionnaire in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the STEM Scholarship.

Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $500 - $2,000 The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is available to high school seniors who demonstrate talent in duck calling. You must participate in a duck calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest.

Apple’s Machine Learning – Operations Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Years 1-5
Award Amount: Varies The Machine Learning - Operations is available to students working toward a degree in computer science, math, statistics, physics, engineering or related level of experience required. You must have hands-on experience with design, implementation and application of ML/AI/Deep Learning techniques for solving real problems and experience with Computer Vision, and Deep Learning algorithms to identify patterns in images, specifically applied to industrial or manufacturing environments is a nice to have to be considered for this position. As an intern, you will collaborate with robotics and automation specialists, mechanical and quality engineers to apply machine learning to industrial problems and situations. Learn more about the Apple’s Machine Learning – Operations Scholarship .

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are dependent children of an active duty military member(s) during the time of application in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard, including activated (currently on active duty) Reserve Forces, Air National Guard, and Army National Guard. You must be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions in order to be considered for this award. Multi-country/area programs are eligible and have no minimum requirement on length of time spent in one country and no maximum requirement on number of countries in a program. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement. Learn more about the Gilman-McCain Scholarship.

Multicultural Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduates, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Multicultural Professional Development Grant is available to U.S. Citizen undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university. You must be identified as member of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minority to be eligible for this award Learn more about the Multicultural Professional Development Grant.

Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship is available to high school and college students. To be considered, you must read the book, "Pulse of Perseverance: Three Black Doctors on Their Journey to Success" and submit a 250 - word essay focusing on how you are currently making a difference in your community and why you believe you have the #pulseofperseverance. You must also submit a 60 - second video on why you possess the #pulseofperseverance and what the scholarship will mean to you. Learn more about the Pulse of Perseverance Scholarship.

Bottar Leone Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,500 The Bottar Leone Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and have a documented physical or learning disability to qualify for this award. Students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible. Additionally, a 500-1500 word essay is required. Learn more about the Bottar Leone Scholarship.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to students residing in WICHE states who wish to attend a participating school outside of their state of residence. Participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Although this award allows for a reduction in tuition, each institution retains its own requirements for admission. Learn more about the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program.

Multicultural Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies The Multicultural Professional Development Grant is available to U.S. Citizen undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a college or university. You must be identified as member of the African-American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander ethnic minority to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Multicultural Professional Development Grant .

Scholars Program

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: 90 Awards of $35,000 The Siebel Scholars Program is open to the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Learn more about the Siebel Scholars Program.

Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship

Deadline: Rolling
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 2
Award Amount: $30,000 The Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship is available to minority students who have an interest in the financial services industry. Two 500 - word essays and an interview are required. Learn more about the Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship.

City Year - Volunteer for America

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full - time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. In 20 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country's most critical needs. City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth. Corps members also receive a weekly living stipend and basic health insurance. Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17-24 and a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. High school graduate / G.E.D. recipient OR agreement to pursue a G.E.D. If you do not have a H.S. diploma or its equivalency, you will be required to take a basic academic proficiency test; your position is contingent upon satisfactory testing results. Learn more about the City Year - Volunteer for America.

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