Scholarships

List of College Scholarship Organizations


List of Scholarships

FALL 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Every month | SENIOR

The College Board will award 25-500 of each scholarship every month from January through July 2020. A new eligibility window starts on the first day of each month and ends at midnight on the last day of the month. The drawing occurs on the first day of the following month. APPLY HERE

  1. Build Your College List - $500
    Students in the class of 2020 who build a college list with six or more colleges on a college planning site, BigFuture™, can earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.
  2. Practice for the SAT - $1,000
    Practice for six hours on Khan Academy® to qualify and earn one entry in the monthly drawing. Earn one entry for each additional hour you practice, up to a total of 20 hours.
  3. Improve Your Score - $2,000

    Students who practice for the SAT for 12 hours using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® and improve their score by 100+ points—either from their PSAT/NMSQT® to SAT or SAT to SAT—will earn a chance at a $2,000 scholarship.

  4. Strengthen Your College List - $500

    Students who create a balanced list by updating their college list on BigFuture™ to have at least 3 reach, 2 match, and 1 safety will earn a chance at a $500 scholarship.

  5. Complete the FAFSA - $1,000

    With the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, students who fill out the FAFSA® will earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship. If you are ineligible to complete the FAFSA®, you can still earn a chance at the scholarship on your My Action Plan page.

  6. Apply to Colleges - $1,000

    Once you apply to colleges, log in to the College Board Opportunity Scholarships and list the schools that you've applied to. Apply to at least two colleges to earn one entry in the Apply to Colleges scholarship drawing. Earn one additional entry for each additional college that you apply to up to six colleges.

  7. Complete Your Journey - $40,000

    Students who complete all six actions (Build, Practice, Improve, Strengthen, Complete, and Apply) will earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship.

Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 + Additional Support and Services

Deadline December 1, 2019 | JUNIOR, SENIOR

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created the Dell Scholars program with the understanding that it takes more than financial help to support students to college graduation. From the start, Dell Scholars was designed as a college completion program that offers support services that go beyond a scholarship check. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline December 13, 2019 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR

Denny’s Hungry for Education (HFE) is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show initiative and creativity in the fight against childhood hunger. Partnering with ten leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations, Denny’s awards more than $200,000 in scholarships every year to deserving elementary, high school, and college students. Just as importantly, we have implemented some great student-generated ideas for reducing childhood hunger. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer.
  • Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's essay submission.

Urban League of The Upstate Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline December 13, 2019 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR

Denny’s Hungry for Education (HFE) is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show initiative and creativity in the fight against childhood hunger. Partnering with ten leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations, Denny’s awards more than $200,000 in scholarships every year to deserving elementary, high school, and college students. Just as importantly, we have implemented some great student-generated ideas for reducing childhood hunger. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of South Carolina.
  • Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

HBCU Tour Meal Scholarship - $500

Deadline December 13, 2019 | FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, SENIOR

Twenty-eight (28) scholarships for $500 each to be awarded to high school students planning to attend an HBCU. This scholarship is to be used towards a meal plan. 

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer.
  • Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individuals essay submission.

Burger King Scholarship - up to $1,000

Deadline December 15, 2019 | SENIOR

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Academic achievements
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Length of employment (enrichment awards only)

James W. McLamore Whooper Scholarship

Deadline December 15, 2019 | SENIOR

The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 36,000 students. Last year alone, $4 million in scholarships were awarded to nearly 3,000 deserving students. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • U.S or Canadian citizen
  • Graduated from high school within the last 3 years or be a high school senior 
  • Applying to a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. 
  • 3.3 GPA minimum 
  • ACT minimum of 25 or combined SAT score of 1220 
  • Demonstrate active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity 
  • Demonstrate substantial work experience  

 

SPRING 2020

TELACU College Success Program Scholarship - $5,000

Deadline Varies, Registration opens in December | SENIOR

Administered by the TELACU Education Foundation, the College Success Program was created in 1983 to develop and empower new generations of leaders in the communities it serves. The Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners - corporations, colleges, and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals - who have joined us over the past 30 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community.
Scholarship amounts range from $500-$5,000, which include any matching funds from the college or university. Applicants entering college as a first-year student this fall are eligible to apply for a scholarship that can be renewed for up to four (4) years.
Applications must include all required documents and be postmarked no later than January 29 for renewing scholars and February 26 for new applicants. APPLY HERE

Orange Scholar Scholarship - $2,500

Deadline January 22, 2020 | SENIOR

The Homer Fund seeks to truly make a positive impact in our associates’ lives. The Fund recognizes how expensive post-secondary education can be, and decided in 2006 to branch out and seek other ways to show its support of our associates. Thus, the Orange Scholars Scholarship Program was created.

Orange Scholars offers scholarships to associates' children based on financial need and academic performance, as well as community involvement and leadership. Financial need is given the highest consideration. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicant must be the dependent of a full- or part-time hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries, The Home Depot Canada or The Home Depot Mexico, at the time of application.

  • Applicant must be a current high school senior, or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of 2020

  • Applicant must attend an accredited, non-profit two-or four-year college/university

    • For-profit colleges/universities are not eligible for this scholarship
       
  • Applicant's parent/legal guardian must be a Home Depot associate for at least one year as of November 1, 2018 and must be a Home Depot associate at the time the scholarship is awarded

California Strawberry Growers' Fund Scholarships - Amount Varies

Deadline February 15, 2020 | SENIOR

The California Strawberry Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million to hundreds of children of strawberry farm workers. Countless students and graduates are pursuing their passions and working in careers that span a wide range of professions. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria:

  • First-time applicants must have a parent that is currently employed as a California strawberry fieldworker for the current and prior two harvest seasons. (Applicants may also qualify if they are employed as a California strawberry fieldworker).
  • Full-time enrollment in a trade school, community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Bonatao Family Filipino American Education Fund - $5,000

Deadline February 23, 2020 | SENIOR

The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. APPLY HERE 

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four year-college or university in the upcoming academic year
  • Pursue a career in engineering, physical, computer or environmental sciences (excluding healthcare professions such as physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)
  • Applicants must be of Filipino heritage (at least 50%)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Show financial need
  • Residents of one of the Northern California counties

Tzu Chi USA Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline March 6, 2020 | SENIOR

The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students who were prior recipients in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. APPLY HERE

Scholarship Criteria

  • completed Tzu Chi USA Scholarship application form for High School students.
  • A copy of one of the three following documents demonstrating financial need and showing the name of the applicant:
    • Family’s complete 2019 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
    • Family’s complete 2018 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent 2019 W-2 and/or 1099, or
    • Any official documentation from the government agency which serves as proof of financial hardship
  •  Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors.
  • An official high school transcript
  • An autobiography and a two-page essay about Tzu Chi. 

 

Michele Dyke Memorial Scholarship

MIchele Dyke
Michele Dyke

The Michele Dyke Scholarship will support newly admitted EAOP students who enroll at UC Davis. Students must have participated in EAOP at high schools in the five regions served by the UC Davis EAOP. Students must demonstrate leadership qualities, community service and a passion for helping others.

At the moment this award is not yet available. If you would like to dontate to this award, please go to our Michele Dyke Memorial Scholarship donation page.

 

 

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