Scholarships are monetary gifts that can be used to pay for college. Students do not have to repay scholarship money. Remember that no legitimate competitive scholarship will ever require information like a credit card number, a bank account number, or any kind of up front fee. No legitimate scholarship website can guarantee that a student will receive a scholarship.
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Various Scholarships Available for 2017 - 2018
Coca Cola Scholarship
- Deadline: October 31, 2017
- Additional Information:The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Visit http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ to submit an application.
Ron Brown Scholarship
- Deadlines: November 1, 2017 (early consideration) January 9, 2018 (final deadline)
- Additional Information: The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.
Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.
Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. Download the scholarship application.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
- Deadline: November 14, 2017
- Additional Information: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a prestigious undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Students must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring, intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in the fall, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and have standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Students must also demonstrate significant financial need; applicants with a family income up to $95,000 will be considered. Visit http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship to apply.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
- Deadline: November 27, 2017
- Additional Information: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.
Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students compete separately. Visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm to apply.
JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
- Deadline: January 2018
- Additional Information: The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate. Go to https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx to apply.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
- Deadline: February 14, 2018
- Additional Information: The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.
Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Visit http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows-Scholarship to apply.
Scholarship: Varsity Tutors
- Deadline: Varies
- Additional Information: The Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest offers students a monthly chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Visit Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest for more information.
University Tutor's Scholarship Contest
- Deadline: Varies
- Additional Information:
University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest.
- Deadline: Varies
- Additional Information: The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program. Click here to enter.
Additionally, please see the following sites for financial aid and scholarship information: