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Scholarship Updates

Students are encouraged to check out the following scholarship opportunities available through their high school College and Career Centers. Additional scholarships and awards can be searched through several comprehensive online databases as well as through the Financial Aid Offices of the colleges and universities under consideration.

 

  Scholarship Deadline   Eligibility
10 Words or Less Scholarship 3/31/18 Students ages 14-25 who are entering school in fall 2018. Must answer the prompt in 10 words or less.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship 6/14/18 Juniors and seniors. Essay prompt.
Air Force Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship    Seniors who are military dependents of active duty, reserve, guard, retired, MIA/POW, deceased officer or enlisted members of the USAF with a 3.25 GPA or better.
Alex Popeck Never Back Down Foundation 4/29/17 Seniors graduating in Montgomery County, MD.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Ira Dorsey Endowment Fund  4/15/17 Male seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better planning to attend a 4-year college.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Paul Robeson Scholarship   African American male seniors residing in Montgomery County, MD with financial need. Academic scholarship awarded to 3.5 GPA or better; general scholarship awarded to 3.0 GPA or better.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarships   Seniors residing in Montgomery County, MD. Six awards available with different criteria. 
American Chemical Society Scholars 3/1/18 Underrepresented minority seniors with financial need who are planning to pursue a degree in the chemical sciences; minimum 3.0 GPA in chemistry or science.
A. R. Tilghman Memorial Scholarship  2/25/18 Seniors with a desire in the education and care of the mentally disabled. Scholarship also available to aid the career development of mentally disabled students. Application information.
Association of School Business Officials, Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship 3/1/18 Seniors with financial need who are planning to pursue a degree in business or education, 3.0 GPA or better, residing in MD or D.C.
Association of School Business Officials, Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship 3/1/18 Seniors with financial need who are planning to pursue a degree in business or education, 3.0 GPA or better, residing in MD or D.C.
Ashley Tamburri Scholarship 3/31/18 Seniors who are cancer survivors or are living with cancer diagnosis.
AXA Achievement Scholarship 12/15/17 Seniors with ambition and drive demonstrated by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Applications accepted until 12/15/2017 or until ten thousand applications are received.
B. Davis Scholarship 5/22/18 Juniors and seniors.
Bernie Scholarship 3/19/18 Seniors with a 2.0 GPA or better and a resident of Montgomery County, MD receiving housing assistance from the agencies partnered with the program.
Big Sun Athletics 6/19/18 Senior athletes engaged in any sport.
Blacks in Government (BIG) 3/15/18 Seniors with a 2.0 GPA or better.
Bridges Program Scholarship 9/18/17 Students who successfully complete the program, apply, are accepted for fall admission at Miami University's Oxford, OH campus.
Carson Scholars Fund 1/8/18 Students in grades 4-11 with a 3.75 GPA or better with demonstrated involvement in community service. Students must be nominated by school to compete for this scholarship.
Create Real Impact Scholarship Opens Spring 2018 Full-time students ages 14-22.
D.C. Alumni Chapter of Norfolk State University, Ellen P. Imbrigato Scholarship 5/15 and 11/30 MCPS seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better planning on attending Norfolk State University.
D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa High School Awards Program 4/24/17 Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better and an interest in community service.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship 3/1/17 Seniors with financial need who reside in Montgomery County, MD and are focused on the improvement of their community.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund 4/26/17 Seniors of Hispanic Heritage with a 3.0 GPA or better applying to a not-for-profit 4-year university.
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Scholarships 4/3/17 Must be an ESFCU member with a 2.75 GPA or better. Visit your CCIC for more information.
Elizabeth Ann First Memorial Scholarship 4/20/18 Seniors who live a tobacco-free lifestyle and have demonstrated a commitment to anti-smoking advocacy.
Elks Career and Technical Scholarship 11/27/17 Students planning to pursue a two year degree, certificate, or diploma. Application information.
Elks Most Valuable Student 11/27/17 Awards based on academics, leadership and financial need.
Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship 4/1/18 Seniors born outside of the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S. and enrolling full-time at an accredited college or university.
Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore College 1/15/18 Seniors meeting criteria for admission to Skidmore College. Scholarships awarded through a music or voice performance competition. Students are not required to major in music, but are expected to continue private instruction and performance at the college. Students with financial need will receive aid in addition to scholarship.
Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest 12/1/17 Essay contest for grades 7-12 to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism. Essay must be submitted through an FRA member or branch.
Flor Y Canto Memorial Scholarship 6/2/17 Students ages 13-26. Requires an essay and creative art piece that reflects applicant's culture and strength. Application information.
Girls on the Run Core Values College Scholarship Opens 1/18 Students who have participated in GOTR Montgomery County for 2 or more years with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Greater Washington Urban League Scholarships 2/10/17 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with financial need and near completion of community service hours. Application information.
Greater Washington Urban League Monumental Sports Scholarship 2/10/17 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with financial need and near completion of community service hours. Application information.
HBCU Carolyn M. Harris Scholarship 1/19/18 Seniors who are members of a musical ensemble with a 2.5 GPA or better and planning to pursue a degree in applied music, music education or music performance at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Application information.
HBCU Evelyn Hider Scholarship 1/19/18 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with financial need and planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) college or university. Application information.
HBCU Heritage Scholarship 1/19/18 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with financial need and planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) college or university. Application information.
HBCU Michael Amos Scholarship 1/19/18 Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better planning to pursue a degree in engineering or architecture at a HBCU college or university. Application information.
HBCU Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith Scholarship 1/19/18 Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better who are planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) college or university. Application information.
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards 10/2/17 Seniors of Hispanic Heritage with a 3.0 GPA or better and planning to pursue a 4-year degree in various academic majors.
IAPMO Scholarship 5/1/17 Seniors.
Ivy Vine Charities Scholarship 5/15/17 Seniors with a 2.7 GPA or better who can demonstrate experience in community and school activities. 
Kids' Chance of Maryland N/A Seniors whose parent suffered a catastrophic injury or occupational disease while working for a Maryland employer.
Les Gemmes, Inc. Florence Easley Building a Brighter Future Scholarship 4/30/17 Seniors residing in MD or D.C. with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship Opens 2/15/18 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with financial need, planning to attend a MD college or university, and have significantly performed community service within the past year.
MCPS Educational Foundation Scholarship 3/17/17 MCPS seniors with financial need residing in a district where one or more Montgomery County representatives have partnered with the program.
MELLFIN Scholarship 3/17/17 Current or former ESOL seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation Scholarship 4/30/17 MCPS seniors who have demonstrated volunteer or community service involvement.
Martin Luther King Scholar Program at Ithaca College 2/1/18 Underrepresented minority seniors with an interest in citizenship and service in the global community.
Maryland JCI Senate Scholarship 1/6/18 Seniors graduating from a MD high school.
Maryland Higher Education Commission Financial Assistance Programs Varies by scholarship Numerous grants and scholarships based on financial need, chosen career/occupation, or unique population.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship 6/1/18 Seniors with strong academic achievement, financial need, proof of acceptance to a 4-year college or university, and planning a career in the criminal justice field.
Montgomery College Grants and Scholarships Varies Numerous grants and scholarships based on financial need, chosen career/occupation, academic achievement, or children of MC graduates.
National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Award 1/2/17 Seniors who own and operate their own small business and entering college or university following graduation.
National Co-op Scholarship 2/15/18 Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better and an interest in a work integrated education at one of the World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE) Partner Institutions.
National Guard Bureau Officers' Spouses' Club Scholarship 4/1/18 Seniors whose parent/guardian is either an officer, enlisted or civilian (active, retired or deceased) working in or for the National Guard Bureau in the VA/MD/DC area.
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., Theresa C. Suggs-Roy T. Lyons Scholarship 4/28/17 Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better with demonstrated community service, and proof of acceptance to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
National Press Club Diversity Scholarship 3/1/18 Underrepresented minority seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better planning a career in journalism.
National Press Club Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship 3/1/18 Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better planning a career in journalism.
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars 2/4/18 Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better; 1150 SAT score or 27 ACT score; resident of MD; pursuing a degree in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship 3/30/18 Seniors and juniors with a 2.5 GPA or better.
Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter (PVAC) Scholarship 4/14/17 Seniors residing in Montgomery County and graduating from a western MoCo school. Awards based on GPA and financial need. Can not be a son/daughter of a PVAC member.
Princeton Prize in Race Relations 1/31/18 Students in grades 9-12 who are actively involved in volunteer efforts that positively impacted race relations in the community.
Robert & Shirley Mangum Memorial Scholarship 5/2/17 Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better planning a career in horticulture, floriculture, greenhouse growing, plant science or related field.
Ron Brown Scholarship 1/9/18 African American seniors with financial need who can demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability and community service.
RMHC/HACER Scholarship 2/5/18 Seniors with a 2.7 GPA or better with at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.
Sherry S. Hintz Scholarship  3/15/18 MCPS juniors or seniors who have lost a parent/guardian to breast or ovarian cancer; 3.0 GPA or better; financial need; and involved as a leader in a school, community or athletic activity. Contact Krista Zerby at 301-424-0656 or kzerby@every-mind.org for information.
ShipDig.Com Scholarship 4/30/18 Seniors attending a college or university upon graduation.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship 5/1/18 Senior females admitted to an accredited program for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.
Stars Scholarship Foundation 4/26/18 African American students in grades 9-11 with a 3.1 GPA or better.  Awards are based on GPA, significant GPA improvement, course difficulty, essay quality, significant accomplishments, recommendations and an interview. Visit CCIC for more information.
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship 12/5/17 Students who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing hunger in the USA within the past year.
Susana de Moya Foundation 4/3/17 Students ages 12-18 attending school in MD or D.C. area with at least one parent born in the Dominican Republic.
The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship 3/1/18 Seniors with a 2.0 GPA; resident of MD or D.C. for at least one year prior to application; have demonstrated financial need; and interested in a career in Business or Education
The Future Leaders in Retail Scholarship 12/15/18 Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or better, pursuing a career in Marketing, Advertising, Business Management, Retail Management, Fashion, Merchandising or related field.
The Gates Scholarship 9/15/17 Minority seniors with a 3.3 GPA or better with financial need pursuing a 4-year degree program at a not-for-profit college or university.
The Maryland Emergency Management Association Scholarship 4/1/17 Seniors accepted to a two or four-year college or university with financial need pursuing a career in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Disaster Relief, Public Services, Meteorology, Risk Management or related field.
The Tom Joyner Foundation 1/19/18 African American seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better; 1400 SAT score or 30 ACT score; demonstrated leadership abilities in community service or extra curricular activities; and acceptance to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
The Rudolph W. Snowden Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. 5/1/18 MCPS African American male seniors; 3.0 GPA or better; acceptance to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and demonstrated leadership skills in school and community.
Thomas W. Fisher Conservation & Environmental Studies Scholarship - IWLA 5/1/17 Seniors pursuing a degree in conservation or environmental sciences. Application information.
UNCF/Galactic Unite STEM Scholarship 6/30/17 African American female seniors with a 3.2 GPA or better pursuing a degree in engineering, astronomy, physics, robotics or relate field at a 4-year college or university.
UNCF/Jack & Jill of America Foundation 7/14/17 African American seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better with financial need and completion of at least 60 hours of active community service. Preference given to applicants who participated in the Jack & Jill of America Leadership Module.
UNCF/Nissan Scholarship 7/15/17 African American seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better pursuing a degree in business, engineering, finance, information technology or marketing at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
UNCF/Procter & Gamble STEM Scholarship 6/15/17 African American seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better pursuing a degree in one of the many sectors of the STEM industry at a 4-year college or university.
United States Senate Youth Program TBA Juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in public service; merit-based and highly competitive; must be actively serving as a leader in an elected or appointed capacity in student government or an approved civic or educational organization during the entire school year. Attendance at a week long government and leadership education program in D.C. is required to receive financial scholarship. Visit your CCIC for more information.
University of Mary Washington Full Ride Alvey Scholarship 2/1/17 Seniors with exceptional academic credentials and leadership skills; offered admission to the honors program at UMW; special consideration given to applicants interested in STEM related fields.
University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship 12/13/17 Seniors with a strong background in dance technique or choreography; acceptance to UM as a dance major.
University of Rochester High School Awards 12/1/17 Juniors who are accepted to and attend the University following graduation. Four awards with different criteria based on outstanding achievements in leadership and academics. Students must be nominated by school.
USDA/1890 National Scholars 1/31/18 Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better; accepted for admission to an 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant University; demonstrated leadership and community service; intending to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or related fields.
Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship 3/1/18 Seniors whose parents are veterans, reserve, or active duty member of the Armed Forces and served at least 60 days in the Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts.
Association of Vietnamese Americans Scholarship 5/24/17 Vietnamese American seniors in MD with financial need; recipient required to participate in at least one AVA community activity or outreach event. AVA application information.
Xi Sigma Omega HBCU Scholarship 2/16/18 Five merit and need-based scholarship opportunities available to seniors.

 

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