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National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards

In honor of National Scholarship Month, we’ve listed out 10 scholarships, each worth $10,000 or more, that you can apply for now.

Elizabeth Hoyt

October 17, 2017

National Scholarship Month Challenge: Apply for 10 Awards

Okay – we get it. National Scholarship Month may not be the highlight of your year like it is for us, at Fastweb. But, qualifying for money to pay for school is always something students can celebrate!

It’s important to make sure your scholarship search is on the right track this month, too. Here are scholarship best practices to help you improve your search strategies.

In honor of National Scholarship Month, we’ve listed out 10 scholarships, each worth $10,000 or more, that you can apply for now.

1. SMART Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 100% of Tuition

The SMART Scholarship is available to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the SMART Scholarship.

2. Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Keynote Scholarship is available to high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate students with definite plans to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Keynote Scholarship.

3. James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $50,000

The James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canada students who are graduating high school or have graduated within the last three years and will be full – time college freshman. You must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum 25 ACT / 1220 SAT score to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate substantial work experience and an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and / or similar co – curricular activity.

Learn more about the Burger King Scholars Program.

4. A $20,000 Could Be Yours!

Deadline: 12/15/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 20 awards of $20,000

For the seventh 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 six previous classes of Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, which will result in 140 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 A $20,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!.

5. ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/17
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!

Learn more about the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship.


6. After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship is available to nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree program in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

Learn more about the After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship .

7. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: 1/04/18
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 20 Awards of up to $40,000

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. You must demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, home, workplace, and within the community to be considered for this award. You must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen.

Learn more about the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program.

8. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 1/29/18
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 30 Awards up to $10,000

The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship is available to full – time undergraduate and graduate students. You must be majoring in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice at an accredited four-year college or university 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.


9. Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: 5/01/18
Available to: Maximum Age 18 Years
Award Amount: 100 Awards from $500 – $100,000

The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and / or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Paradigm Challenge.

10. NSA Cooperative Education Program

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Awards from $31,821 – $43,684

The National Security Agency Cooperative Education Program is open to second – semester freshman and sophomore students who are majoring in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or cyber security. Participants in this rotational cooperative program will alternate semesters of full – time work with full – time study from entry into the program until graduation. You must work a minimum of 52 weeks prior to graduation. You must be a U.S. citizen and be eligible to be granted a security clearance to be eligible for this award. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

Learn more about the NSA Cooperative Education Program.

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