List of College Scholarship Organizations

List of Scholarships


Russell and Jean Fiddyment Award 

Award Amount: Approximately $3,000 per winner (multiple winners selected)

Link: RussellandJeanFiddymentAward2021.pdf

Deadline: April 16, 2021 11:59pm

Description: The Fiddyment award is a competitive achievement and need-based scholarship awarded to selected 2021 graduates from Pioneer & Woodland High attending UC Davis in fall 2021. Please click on the link above to read further criteria and submission details. If you have questions, please contact Monica Peña-Villegas at 

$1k Financial Future Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 


Deadline: April 1, 2021

To enter, please submit an essay (500-1500 words) in English answering one of the following:

  1. How are you managing your money in college to prepare for a bright financial future?
  2. What financial challenges have you overcome in your life? What lesson(s) did they teach you?
  3. What are the most common financial pitfalls you see your peers making, and what advice do you have for them?

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Award Amount: up to $10,000


Deadline: January 15, 2021

The Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to high school students. To be eligible, you must submit a 700 - to 1000 - word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply.

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

Award Amount: two awards from $25,000


Deadline: February 3, 2021

The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage. You must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, be under 21 years of age and be a U.S. resident to be eligible for this award.

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

Award Amount: up to $5,000


Deadline: February 15, 2021

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

Scholars Helping Collars

Award Amount: $1,500


Deadline: February 28, 2021

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is available to high school seniors. To be considered, you must submit an essay detailing your volunteer efforts to help animals in need, and how that involvement has changed your life or shaped your perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Award Amount: $10,000


Deadline: March 9th, 2021

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, anniversary or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award


It's Really All About the Education - $3,000


It's often been said that "education is the key to success." What doors could your educational "key" open? It's not cheap to get a college degree, and many college-bound students see a shut door for education. We're here to help open it again. School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals? APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit an online written response to the prompt


The Fountainhead Essay Contest ($50 - $10,000)

Deadline April 29, 2021 | JUNIOR, SENIOR

Enter an Ayn-Rand Institute essay contest for a chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. APPLY HERE


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.



Award winners
EAOP Award Winners