Scholarships

Scholarships for College Students

Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.

Shawna Newman

November 03, 2020

College students can and should apply for scholarships!
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:

$1,000 November Scholarship

Deadline: 11/20/20
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 November Scholarship.

Course Hero November Sweepstakes

Deadline: 11/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $4,000 Win $4,000 for college in 5 minutes. Just upload your best study docs to enter. Learn more about the Course Hero November Sweepstakes.

$2,000 Niche No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/20
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.

November 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes

Deadline: 11/30/20
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 November 2020 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes.

$5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Deadline: 11/30/20
Available to: Minimum Age 16
Award Amount: $5,000 Students and parents can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship at eligible colleges/universities. NO PURCHASE, LOAN OR ESSAY NECESSARY. Open to residents nationwide and US territories. Ends 1/31/21. Learn more about the $5,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship.

Farm and Ranch Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: 12/1/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $12,500 The Farm and Ranch Heritage Scholarship is available to student members of the American Quarter Horse Association. You must be a high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school. You must also be from a farming or ranching background and have at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Farm and Ranch Heritage Scholarship.

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award. This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving. Student must have a valid driver’s license. Learn more about the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

College Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000 The College Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500-750 word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking. Learn more about the College Scholarship.

PixelPlex STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 12/05/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,000 The PixelPlex STEM Scholarship is open to current students enrolled in a STEM, economics or business field. You must submit an essay of at least 800 words on one of the following topics in order to be considered for this award: "Blockchain: Focus on one industry or sector of your choice and describe how blockchain, in your opinion, will revolutionize it, and what existing problems will be solved within the next 3-5 years" or "Artificial Intelligence: Choose an industry or sector where the application of artificial intelligence might be uncommon, in your opinion, and describe which existing problems will be solved as a result". Learn more about the PixelPlex STEM Scholarship.

Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship

Deadline: 12/14/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: Full-Tuition The Science Ambassador Scholarship is available to female undergraduate students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in a STEM field. To be considered, you must submit a three - minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science that you are passionate about. Learn more about the Cards Against Humanity’s Science Ambassador Scholarship.

“A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/20
Available to: High School Seniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship is open to students who are entering or currently enrolled in college. You must have a background volunteering or working at n animal rescue organization for at least 20 hours and submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words on feline welfare and the humane treatment of cats in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship.

Foot Locker’s A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Deadline: 1/8/21
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $20,000 For the tenth consecutive year, Foot Locker will be awarding incoming college freshman with $20,000 in scholarship funding to pursue a 4-year college degree - not because they scored the most touchdowns or goals, but because sports have helped them grow into strong leaders at school and in their communities. As a bonus, one of our 20 winners will be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This year's 20 winners will join the program's ninth previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 200 total scholarship recipients since the program's inception in 2011. Applicants are evaluated based on whether they are Foot Locker Scholar Athlete material. The ideal candidates would be proactive, highly motivated, inspiring, charismatic, honest, trustworthy, genuine, strong and courageous. Additionally, promising applicants embody good sportsmanship, strong moral character, are passionate/committed to empowering his or her community, are confident and enthusiastic leaders, come from diverse backgrounds and display academic excellence. Learn more about the Foot Locker’s A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!.

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.

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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