Scholarships

Scholarship header depicting three students celebrating their academics.

Mat-Su College is committed to recruiting and retaining motivated, diverse, and veteran students. Scholarship opportunities are one of the ways we aim to keep our students working towards a degree. Scholarships come from several sources, including university scholarships, individual college or departmental awards, and many private organizations offer scholarship opportunities, based on special interest, Alaska Residence, and affiliation with a Native Alaskan tribe. 

Mat-Su College Scholarships


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Opportunities Start Here

Open to new first-time students preparing to attend Mat-Su College in fall 2022. Award waives 24 credits of tuition applicable to Mat-Su College courses only (up to 12 credits each semester) during the fall 2022 semester and spring 2023 semester.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Must be a new incoming freshman to Mat-Su College.
  • Must be an Alaskan resident.
  • Have earned a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have applied for admission to Mat-Su College or the University of Alaska Anchorage(UAA).
  • Be registered or be planning to register for classes at Mat-Su College for the fall 2022 semester

Preference is given to students planning to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Arts degree from Mat-Su College. 

To apply:
1)Apply for admission as an Undergraduate to any degree program offered by Mat‐Su College

2) Submit an official high school transcript.

3)Complete the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Application form by the deadline.

Type your responses to the questions listed on the application and submit your responses (1-2 pages) to the address below before the deadline of April 2, 2022, by 5:00 pm.

 

 

Due April 2nd

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CTSO

Open to high school seniors graduating in May 2022 and preparing to attend Mat-Su College of the University of Alaska Anchorage during the 2022-2023 academic year. Award waives 24 credits of tuition applicable to Mat-Su College courses only (up to 12 credits each semester for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023).

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating in May 2022 and a member of an Alaska Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO). These include BPA, DECA, FCCLA, EdRising, FFA, HOSA, & SkillsUSA.
  • Have earned a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in high school
  • Be registered or planning to register for classes at Mat‐Su College for the fall 2022 semester

To apply:
1)Apply for admission as an Undergraduate to any degree program offered by Mat‐Su College

2) Submit an official high school transcript.

3)Complete the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Application form by the deadline. April 2, 2022 by 11:59 pm.

Due April 2nd

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Alvin S. and Gloria M. Okeson Endowed Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to students attending the Matanuska-Susitna College of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • Recipients must originate at Matanuska-Susitna College, but may go on to take classes at UAA to complete their degree are eligible.
  • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Preference will be given to non-traditional students.
  • Preference will be given to degree-seeking students and may include students enrolled in developmental courses.  Supplemental Question:  Can you be defined as a non-traditional student?

Due October 1st - February 15th

 

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Dr. Betty J. Boyd-Beu and Edwin G. Beu Jr. Scholarship

To provide scholarships for full-time, part-time, non-traditional students at Mat-Su College. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Student must have worked prior to enrolling or returning to college. Student must have a minimum of two years since high school graduation.
Supplemental Questions:

  • Did you work prior to enrolling or returning to college?
  • Can you be defined as a nontraditional student? Please answer all that apply to you.
  • Has it been at least two years since high school graduation or obtaining a GED?

Due October 1st - February 15th

 

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Frank and Jennie Clark Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to University of Alaska students residing in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and majoring in nursing or education.

  • Recipient must be a full-time student.
  • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Recipient must plan to remain in Alaska.

First preference is for students who consider Matanuska-Susitna College their home campus and are admitted as a nursing (pre-major included) or an elementary education student.
Other health-related fields may be considered if there are no eligible students in nursing or education programs.
If there are no eligible University of Alaska Anchorage students, other University of Alaska students may be considered, as long as they meet the requirements.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Glenn Massay Endowed Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to full-time or part-time, nontraditional students seeking either an associate or a bachelor degree at the Matanuska-Susitna College. This assistance is for students demonstrating financial need. The intent of the donor is to provide assistance to students who “have their hands full” due to responsibilities they may have outside the classroom. Recipient must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5. Supplemental Question: Can you be defined as a nontraditional student?

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Kathy Lynn Lynch Veterinary Sciences Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other education expenses to veterinary sciences students enrolled at Matanuska-Susitna College within the University of Alaska Anchorage. Recipients must demonstrate financial need, so the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Minimum enrollment 6 credits

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Marie Narhi Shiesl Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to students at the Matanuska-Susitna College. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to students majoring in health-related fields, such as nursing, paramedic technology, and other medical majors. Preference will be given to students attending face-to-face courses at Matanuska-Susitna College.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Snodgrass Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for educational purposes to students majoring in Applied Studies at the Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College). Recipient must be of good moral character and conduct. Recipient must carry at least 6 credit hours. Recipient must have completed 20 credit hours before award may be given. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Recipient must be enrolled at least half-time.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Dr. Ping-Tung Chang Scholarship

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other educational expenses to full-time students currently enrolled in any degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage or Matanuska-Susitna College.
Recipients must submit a brief essay (approx. 250 words) detailing what receiving a scholarship would mean to them in the pursuit of their educational goals.
Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Recipient must be enrolled full-time.
Recipient must be a resident of Alaska.
Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Supplemental Questions:
-What would receiving this scholarship mean to the pursuit of your educational goals?

Due October 1st - February 15th

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LifeMed Alaska Scholarships

To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to paramedical technology and nursing students enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Nursing Scholarship: Recipients must be a major in nursing at UAA.
Paramedic Scholarship: Recipients must be a major in paramedical technology at UAA.
Recipients are encouraged to participate in the one-day-ride-along on a LifeMed Alaska aircraft that is offered to all recipients of this scholarship. Recipients must submit an essay that describes in 250 words or less what the word legacy means to them and what they would like their legacy to be. Recipient must be a resident of Alaska.
Supplemental Questions:
-What does the word legacy mean to you?
-What do you want your legacy to be?
-If you receive this scholarship, would you be interested in participating in a one-day-ride-along on a LifeMed Alaska aircraft?

Due October 1st - February 15th

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University of Alaska Anchorage Scholarships


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UAA Scholarships

Below is a listing of financial aid opportunities that are available to students enrolled or accepted within the University of Alaska. If you are admitted to a degree program at Mat-Su College and meet any additional requirements of a particular scholarship, you are eligible to apply. The list includes basic information about the scholarship, such as qualifications and application procedures. You can filter scholarships by college or department by clicking on the Show Filters button.
Submit your general application and automatically you will be connected with opportunities campus-wide. Some scholarships may require a separate application, so be sure to log on occasionally to watch as opportunities open. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

Varies, most deadlines are October 1st - February 15th, but some extend out until a close date of 05/01/2022

 

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Diversity Action Council Student Diversity Awards

The UAA Diversity Action Council seeks to recognize and empower students to lead change in the community by offering tuition awards of up to $1,000. This Student Diversity Award is designed to recognize student who significantly contribute to enhancing diversity at UAA by: increasing visibility of diverse people, cultures, and/or perspectives; creating a welcoming environment; and/or representing diverse student voices through advocacy and participation in UAA student organizations. The UAA Diversity Action Council will review applications and grant tuition of up to $1,000 to the top applicants. Students from the UAA Anchorage campus and community campuses are eligible. Award recipients must meet eligibility criteria including a 2.5 cumulative GPA, Satisfactory Academic Progress and admitted to a UAA certificate or degree program.
-Your contact information.
-Answers to these essay questions (limit of 200 words for each answer):
• Describe how you promote a welcoming environment that is inclusive of diverse people and cultures/perspectives. Please include specific examples.
• Describe how you take a leadership role and provide a student voice in diversity related issues. Please include specific examples.
• Describe how you advance social justice and diversity within the larger community. Please include specific examples.
* It is recommended that you first write your answers in another program like Word, where you can save your work and then copy and paste your answers into the application.
-The name and title of the University or community professional providing you a letter of reference.
-You will need to upload your letter of reference to the application.

Due October 1st - February 15th

 

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Feminist Scholarship and Award

Feminist Scholarship and Award - To provide scholarships and awards to students and/or programs that support or promote feminist principles. If multiple requests for support are received and there are not enough spendable funds available to fulfill all requests, the awards will be made based on the following hierarchy: Purpose A: To provide student scholarships to assist with tuition and other financial needs to students who show a feminist perspective through their studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Purpose B: To provide awards to students, employees and any departments to support original research or other creative activity which promotes feminist principles.
Recipient must be directly engaged in research or other creative activity, which promotes feminist principles. Recipient must submit two letters to support that they are directly engaged in research or other creative activity, which promotes feminist principles. Recipient must be a current student or adjunct faculty member at UAA.
Supplemental Questions:
  • Please request two recommendations from a professor, course instructor, or other person with knowledge of your direct engagement in research or other creative activity which promotes feminist principles.
  • Please provide the name and email of a professor, course instructor, or other person that will provide your recommendation.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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University of Alaska Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students attending any campus in the UA system. Applications and details are available online.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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University of Alaska Scholars Program

The UA Scholars Award is a four-year scholarship offered to Alaskan high school students in the top 10% of their graduating class as determined by qualifying high schools. Determination is based on class standing at the end of the junior year. Contact the UA Scholars Program:
Phone: (907) 474-5105
Toll Free: (877) 257-2465
Email: scholars@alaska.edu

UA Scholar Admissions Application Deadline 05/01

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Local and State Scholarship


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The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)

The APS is a merit-based scholarship that provides an opportunity for any future Alaska high school graduate who meets a core set of requirements to receive funding to pursue college and/or career training in Alaska. Visit APS to find out more.

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon after October 1, the fall BEFORE the semester starts, for every year you want to use the award.

 

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Alaska Community Foundation

Supports Alaskan communities through philanthropy. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

Varies

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Alaska Peace Officers Association

The Mat-Su Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA) is an organization made up of local, state, and federal criminal justice professionals. To contribute to the continued improvement of our profession and the community we serve, we are offering competitive academic scholarships.
We will award up to two $1500 scholarships to students pursuing educational goals with a career in the criminal justice field as the objective. Previous recipients may apply but are not accorded an advantage in the selection process.
The Scholarship Committee will consider the following criteria when selecting recipients:
  • Information submitted on a completed Scholarship Application Form and accompanying essay.
  • Current academic grade point average.
  • Enrollment at a post-secondary institution (both the UAF Law Enforcement Academy and the UAS Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy are eligible programs). You may apply before
  • being accepted to a college, but scholarship awards will only be sent to the institution’s financial aid office.
  • References provided by each applicant.
  • Financial need.
  • Mat-Su Borough residency will be given preference.

Applications accepted January 1-March 31st 

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Alaska State Fair Scholarship

The 2021 scholarship awards include $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, $1,000 for third place, and two honorable mentions of $500 each. Every student who submits a completed application will also receive two free admissions to the 2021 Fair, which is scheduled for August 26 – September 6.
Applications should include:

  • Cover letter including student’s name, address, phone and email, school name and phone, counselor’s name, and the name of the college or vocational school he or she plans to attend
  • Extracurricular resume including interests, clubs, community service and/or employment
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A photo that may be used for publicity purposes
  • Written essay (1,000 words or less) or creative project (audio, video, performance or visual arts, business plan, social media campaign, arts and crafts, photography, etc.).

The written essay or creative project should address one of the following topics:

  • In 2020, the Fair made the difficult decision to cancel the annual 12-day event. What impact has this had on the community, both socially and economically?
  • In 2021, the Fair is eager for a successful event. The Fair has taken many steps to make its events safe and COVID conscious for the community. What precautions would you recommend to mitigate the effects of COVID for a safe and fun event?
  • In light of the Fair’s mission statement, how can the Fair have a greater benefit on your community or in the state of Alaska?
  • The Alaska State Fair is always looking for innovative and fun events, activities and contests that are free with fair admission to fair-goers. Create a new event, activity or contest that has minimal cost for the Fair.
  • The Alaska State Fair’s primary purpose is to educate fair-goers. How could the Fair improve its educational programming to be more relevant to youth?
  • How would you use a 12-foot by 12-foot booth space at the Fair to start your own business or to sell goods or services?

Due April 2 at 4:30pm

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Filipino American Community of Mat-Su

We offer educational resources by conducting workshops that promotes community awareness and prevention programs and educational opportunity such as scholarships, raising money for classroom needs and other school activities.

Updates coming in March 2021

 

Nuvision Credit Union 2022 Essay Challenge Scholarship Program

Nuvision Credit Union is committed to giving back to the communities we serve and promoting opportunities for financial education growth and career enrichment. With this principle in mind, we are hosting the 2022 Essay Challenge Scholarship Program in the communities we serve.

In addition to providing scholarships to the students, the program will also include donations to participating schools and sound financial education to the students/parents that we believe will be beneficial to them in this crucial time of their lives when making sound financial decisions is important and can lead to having a sound financial future.  We are very pleased to be able to support the students and help them achieve their educational and personal goals.

April 22, 2022 

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The Matanuska-Susitna Schools Foundation

MSSF supports excellence in the Matanuska Susitna School District by providing supplemental funding for education. Children are our future. Therefore, investments in improving educational opportunities for kids are investments in our community and society as a whole. Scholarships will be awarded after reviewing the following criteria:
An essay about your education and career goals. What do you want to do with your life?
How will your college experience strengthen our community when you return?
Your extracurricular school and community service activities
Your financial plan to complete your education
All applicants must:
1. Submit completed application by 5PM 4/1/21.
2. Have a current minimum GPA of 2.5.
3. Upload two letters of recommendation from community members.
4. Upload a current transcript. (Unofficial transcripts may be submitted.)
5. Provide a letter of acceptance from the college, university or vocational school.

Due 5PM Thursday April 1st, 2021

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Matanuska Electric Association

The MEA Scholarship is designed to encourage individuals who are first-time college students, returning students, students participating in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification. Three scholarship awards are given. Applicants must be active members of MEA or a dependent of an active MEA member. MEA Scholarship Committee members or their dependents may not apply. The applicants and/or their parents/legal guardians must be active MEA members. MEA is a proponent of vocational education and strive to award at least one scholarship to a student seeking a vocational certificate or degree.

Applications must be postmarked back to MEA no later than March 19, 2021.

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Matanuska Telephone Association

The MTA Foundation’s Scholarship Program is designed to encourage individuals to pursue a variety of educational goals for not only first-time college students, but also returning students, students participating in a vocational program or homeschool program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time student (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student in an accredited school. The applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree at an accredited school. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the most recent educational institution attended. Please note that preference will be given to students pursuing a future in entrepreneurship, technology, or the economic development of the MTA service area.

January 10 to March 23, 2022

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Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF)

The goal of the MSHF scholarship program is to increase the health and human services workforce in the Mat-Su. Scholarship applications are evaluated based on career choice and financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). MSHF academic scholarships help defray the cost of higher education in degree programs in the fields of health and human services. MSHF Academic Scholarship eligibility requirements include the following:

  • United States citizenship or lawful permanent residency.
  • Mat-Su Borough residency for minimum of one year at the time of application.
  • Minimum half-time student status at an accredited college, university, or medical training program.
  • Interest in the fields of health care or human services as demonstrated by the applicant’s responses to questions posed in the application.
  • Successful completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). *Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required for Vocational Scholarship applicants.
  • For first time applicants, there is no minimum GPA requirements. Note: While a threshold GPA is not required for first-time applicants, GPA is considered as a variable in scoring applications.
  • For previous scholarship recipients, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Previous scholarship recipients must provide an unofficial transcript of any college courses they have completed.

The deadline for the academic scholarship is 2/28/22 and Vocational Scholarship applications are open year-round, please visit the MSHF website for additional information.

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Solid Waste Association of North America

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has established the Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program in an effort to promote education and professional development. These annual scholarships were named for the individual in Southern California who was the driving force in the formation of SWANA. Category III Award Requirements – Currently enrolled in full-time college or university students who are entering their sophomore undergraduate year in a junior college or four-year college/university program in any field or students entering a trade, vocational or certification program.

Due May 1st, 2021

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Valley Board of REALTORS® Scholarship 

ABOUT THE Valley Board of REALTORS®
The Valley Board of REALTORS® is an organization of real estate professionals serving the Matanuska
Susitna Valley. As REALTORS®, we have pledged ourselves to uphold the Code of Ethics established by the
National Association of REALTORS®.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT  $1500 may be awarded annually for tuition and fees to one or more qualified recipients. A selection committeewill be appointed and approved by the Education Committee established by the Board of Directors of theValley Board of REALTORS®. Monies awarded may be used for books, tuition, transportation, or livingexpenses by the recipient. Scholarships are not renewable; however, a recipient may reapply.

ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for consideration, the individual must meet the following requirements:• Applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by the educational institution, and enrolled in a post-secondary or trade/technical school for the Fall 2022 semester in an educational institution, or otherinstitution approved by the selection committee.• Individuals (including past recipients of scholarship) may re-apply each year.• Provide proof of enrollment at the time of acceptance for the fall semester.• Applicant must be a resident of the Mat-Su Borough.

* Apply button will open email address to get application.

Due August 1st, 2022

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Program Scholarships


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Alaska Professional Communicators

Alaska Professional Communicators Offer a $1,500 Scholarship for students planning a career in communications.  For more than 30 years our Alaska affiliate of NFPW has offered members a contest in many categories of communications, including:

  • Print journalism
  • Public relations
  • Broadcasting
  • Writing for the web
  • Literary (books, magazines, poetry)
  • Educational pursuits

Categories include Personal Essay, Social Media Campaign, and Ghostwriting.
Entries must have been published in 2021. 

Due April 4 

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American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Scholarships are awarded based on the following and for the academic year following the application deadline beginning with the fall semester.  Re-applications will be accepted from former scholarship applicants and recipients provided they meet current scholarship criteria. Students may only receive one Society scholarship in any given year.

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% evidenced by an official transcript of grades or written statement from a school administrator.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from an instructor or faculty advisor, a current or past employer, and another character reference.  In the case of schools with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.
    Visit https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/student-branches  for a list of ASHRAE student branches.
  • Potential service to the HVAC and/or refrigeration profession.
  • Financial need
  • Excellence, Character, Leadership (Fully describe academic achievement and other leadership roles)
  • Service to community & others (Detail participation in the arts/music, athletics, volunteerism, environmental/humanitarian groups, or other service organizations)

Varies

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National Organization for Human Services

The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) is a nonprofit organization representing Human Service practitioners, educators, students and future Human Service Professionals. NOHS works to support all Human Service Professionals in our primary purpose to assist individuals and communities to function as effectively as possible in all major domains of living. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

Due July 31st

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Nursing Scholarships

A nursing degree is highly valued in the job market, but getting that degree isn't cheap: the average nursing student debt is more than $23,000 for a bachelor's degree and $47,000 for a graduate degree. Scholarships can help keep those debt levels lower.
Scholarships are the best way to pay for nursing school because you don't have to repay them. While you may be able to receive this free aid from your school, numerous other scholarships for nursing students are available. Here are a few worth considering. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship

Each year, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education or a trade skills certification at an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarships are renewable for up to 5 years and distributed directly to the recipient. Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
An applicant for a JRF Scholarship must be:

  • A woman, age 35 or older
  • Low-income (based on income guidelines listed below)
  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate degree, or a first bachelor's degree.
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution.

Selection Factors:

  • Your Goals
  • Your plan for reaching your goals.
  • How will you use your education to give back to the community?

Income Guidelines:
JRF's low-income eligibility is based on the student's estimated household income for the coming year. Our income guidelines come from the Department of Labor's Lower Living Standard. The figures below are updated each year by January 1st.

Due October 1st - February 15th

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Mike Rowe Works Foundation-The Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Through this program, we recognize people who understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. These are hardworking men and women who will keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing. 

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent.
  • Enroll in an approved program. (See below for the approved program list)
  • Sign the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Answer 4 questions about the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Make a video.
  • Have 2 solid references from a teacher or boss.
  • Verify your school costs.
  • Provide high school or college transcript.
  • Submit your most recent 1040 tax form.
  • Apply by the deadline on April 14, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT.

 Approved Programs Include 

  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Driving
  • Construction
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Farming & Agriculture
  • Fire Science & Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • HVAC
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine Technology
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

 Due Thursday, April 14th,2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Zone

 

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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program

-Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
-Cannot be taking pre-requisite courses and must be enrolled in your program
-Must be enrolled full-time by Fall 2022 to be eligible.
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
-Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
-Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Be under the age of 30
-Be a United States citizen
-Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

March - June 15, 2022

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John W. Council Scholarship
(Computer Science/CIS/MIS/IT)

As a pioneer in the information technology field, John's career spanned more than thirty years at area companies including Miller Electric in Appleton and Schreiber Foods in Green Bay. In 1998 he retired from ShopKo as a senior programmer and Electronic Data Interchange Specialist. John was extraordinarily active in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) for 40 years. He lead the organization at the local, regional and national levels. John served as president of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter; Secretary, Vice President and President of the Region; Central District Representative to the National AITP Board and Secretary, Executive Vice President and ultimately President-elect of the National AITP Board from which he resigned in 2016 due to health issues. John's spirit of selfless, devoted, and generous service to others is celebrated in this remarkable memorial scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria -To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • A student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the United States
  • A US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed. Scholarship awards will be made by October 1, 2022. Applications for 2023-2024 will be accepted between January - May 2023. Please return any time during that period if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

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John W. Council Scholarship
(Computer Science/CIS/MIS/IT)

As a pioneer in the information technology field, John's career spanned more than thirty years at area companies including Miller Electric in Appleton and Schreiber Foods in Green Bay. In 1998 he retired from ShopKo as a senior programmer and Electronic Data Interchange Specialist. John was extraordinarily active in the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) for 40 years. He lead the organization at the local, regional and national levels. John served as president of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter; Secretary, Vice President and President of the Region; Central District Representative to the National AITP Board and Secretary, Executive Vice President and ultimately President-elect of the National AITP Board from which he resigned in 2016 due to health issues. John's spirit of selfless, devoted, and generous service to others is celebrated in this remarkable memorial scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria -To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • A student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the United States
  • A US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed. Scholarship awards will be made by October 1, 2022. Applications for 2023-2024 will be accepted between January - May 2023. Please return any time during that period if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

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William R. Reaugh Scholarship
(Computer Science/CIS/MIS/IT)

Mr. William "Bill" R. Reaugh, CDP devoted a lifetime of service to the information technology profession; and Bill Reaugh served with distinction as the national President of the Association of Information Technology Professionals in 1995, in addition to providing extensive service as a member of the Association Board of Directors; and Bill Reaugh served as the President of the Foundation for Information Technology Education during 2003 and 2004, in addition to providing extensive service as a member of the Board of Regents; and, Bill Reaugh made numerous contributions to the development of the national model curriculum for the Data Processing Management Association, which later became the AITP model curriculum, said curriculum having impacted tens of thousands of information technology students and professionals around the world; and, Bill Reaugh had a long and illustrious history of holding multiple leadership positions with DPMA / AITP at all levels of the organization; and, Bill Reaugh always embodied and epitomized the highest standards of professionalism.

Eligibility Criteria -To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • A student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the United States
  • A US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed. Scholarship awards will be made by October 1, 2022. Applications for 2023-2024 will be accepted between January - May 2023. Please return any time during that period if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

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Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarship
(Computer Science/CIS/MIS/IT)

Betty Stevens-Frecknall began her career in computers as a cardpunch operator. She trained in the 1940's as a keypunch clerk, a computer repair technician, and a systems analyst. Starting as a civilian employee of the Navy in Seattle, Betty was soon recruited to a position at Long Beach. Following this, she obtained a position as a systems analyst with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. From this point on, Betty proved herself with a series of successes on major projects, saving the taxpayers millions of dollars and gaining a promotion with each success. During these years, Betty was very active in the Washington D.C. Chapter of DPMA (now known as AITP), serving as chapter president in 1972. She was committed to developing the chapter and increasing membership, especially among women. She later was active on the Mid-Atlantic Region (Region XI) of DPMA and was elected Region president in 1979. Betty also served as the president of her Toastmasters chapter, and was very active in recruiting new members into that organization. Betty retired at a level of GS14 as manager of a large programmer group responsible for major projects within the HUD information systems infrastructure--all with just a high school education. One of very few women in a strongly male-dominated field, Betty was an advocate of equal opportunity and access to career advancement for all qualified workers. One of Betty's professional and later personal friends was Grace Hopper, the legendary "Mother of Computing". They shared a razor sharp wit and a passion for knowledge, excellence, gender equality, and education. Betty was a strong advocate of self-improvement through education. Betty was always taking classes, and a favorite saying of hers was "Learn or die--and when you stop learning you start dying." She put herself through her computer training, then put her husband through the same course of study. Both went on to become successful computer analysts. She encouraged her children and stepchildren to pursue higher education, and was always generous in helping them to achieve their educational dreams. Another favorite saying of Betty's was "If you don't watch out, you might learn something."

Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • A student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student at an accredited institution in the United States
  • A US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed. Scholarship awards will be made by October 1, 2022. Applications for 2023-2024 will be accepted between January - May 2023. Please return any time during that period if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.  

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Infantcpr Safebaby Scholarship
(Healthcare Related)

InfantCPR.com is offering a scholarship to college students in the amount of $1000. We offer this scholarship twice per year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. We are awarding this scholarship to students enrolled in health care programs at a college or university. This scholarship is for students who are seeking a degree in any health care field. To be considered, students must: -Be actively enrolled in a university or college. -Be seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree with the purpose of pursuing a career in health care. -Must be 18 years or older. To apply, students will need to submit a 500-word essay that exhibits the following values. InfantCPR.com was founded in 2013 as passion project. Our mission has been – and continues to be – to equip parents and caregivers with the basic medical knowledge that enables them to better protect children. When it comes down to it, that’s what we care about; protecting children. Too many parents and caregivers forego basic emergency health classes like CPR, first aid, and choking relief simply because the classes often require too much time and commitment. Combine that with the fact that most people forget 80% of their CPR knowledge after 6 months, we are woefully unprepared for these types of emergencies. In the seven years that we have been serving parents and caregivers, the number one thing that keeps us going is our love for children and our desire to protect them.

In your 500 word essay, please describe:

  • How you will leverage your health care degree to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
  • How the funds will help you pursue your long-term goals.
  • Why you should be considered for this scholarship.
  • Please give any examples of how you have embodied a life of helping and protecting the vulnerable.

We will choose a winner who also embodies these values.

Submission Deadline for Spring: January 10th. Submission Deadline for Fall: August 10th.

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CryptoPotato Scholarship
(Economics or Computer Science )

As one of the leading resources for news and education in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency fields, weScholarship cover understand that it’s only through education that we will be able to create the next generation of crypto users and developers so the crypto revolution can continue and flourish. As part of our educational efforts that have included a long series of featured guides, articles, and videos we have decided to create a scholarship that will be given for Economics and Computer Science students. Scholarship Award A yearly $1,400 Scholarship (2 scholarships of $700 each)

Eligibility Requirements

-Undergraduate students enrolled on an economics or computer science course in an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship Requirements

-Write an essay of no more then 1200 words about how you see the future of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology in the modern economy and describe how a real decentralization business model can be beneficial and lucrative for business owners.

How to Submit?
To submit your application, please complete the Scholarship application form on this page. You will need to include the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Your written essay, you will be asked to attach a pdf file
  • A document which proves your academic status
All applications should be submitted by May 15th and December 15th, 2021

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DEI Scholarship To Promote Diversity Equity And Inclusion In The Mental Health And Healthcare Fields
(Anything Healthcare Related)

$1,000 scholarship available for students pursing degrees in healthcare and mental health related fields, awarded Fall & Spring Semesters of each year until posted otherwise. This year our 2022 Fall Scholarship will be specifically to help promote D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, within the fields of Mental Health and Healthcare.

Recovery Ways is offering a scholarship to college students in the amount of $1000. We offer this scholarship in the Fall. We are awarding this scholarship to students enrolled in behavioral health and health care programs at a college or university. This scholarship is for students who are seeking a degree in any mental health or healthcare related field.

To be considered, students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in a university or college.
  • Be seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree with the purpose of pursuing a career in behavioral health or healthcare related field.

Our 2022 Fall Scholarship will be specifically to help promote D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, within the field of Mental Health and Healthcare.

Submission Deadline for Fall: August 10th. (EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st)

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Native Corporation Scholarships


Title Dates Apply 

Association on American Indian Affairs

The Association on American Indian Affairs has been providing Native American student scholarships since 1947 and provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Native American students who are citizens/ members of their Tribal Nation – whether or not their Nation is recognized by the federal government. Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be enrolled with your respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.
  • Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student's Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe. You must be directly recognized as a citizen or member of your Tribal Nation.
  • Be enrolled as full-time student.
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Submit a current class schedule and transcript.
  • Attend an accredited institution seeking an Associate Degree or higher (the Association does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).
  • Provide essays described in the application that show the student’s connection to their Tribal Nation and Indian Country.

February 1 to May 31, 2021

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Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarship Program

The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. We strive to develop our next generation of leaders, as well as help make the pursuit of a meaningful career in Indian health attainable for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Preparatory Scholarship
Our Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in preparatory courses or prerequisite courses leading to enrollment in an eligible health professions degree program.
Pre-Graduate Scholarship
Our Pre-Graduate scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry and other subjects needed by the Indian health programs.
Health Professions Scholarship
Our Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training. Applicants must also meet specific eligibility requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Be capable of completing a health profession degree program.
  • Intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.

February 28, 2021, 7:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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Knik Tribal Council

Knik Tribal Council is dedicated to helping our tribal members reach and achieve education and job goals. That’s because at KTC we believe there’s no greater resource than our people. No matter where you go in your career, we’re here for you every step of the way. Please complete and/or gather the following items in order for your application to be processed and reviewed by the Employment and Training Director. (Reapplying applicants for the spring semester(from last semester) only need to provide the following items: Last semester grades, financial aid received documentation for college or university, updated contact information, and new class schedule.) -Completed KT Higher Education Scholarship Application.

  • Complete all information, or indicate N/A if it does not apply. Failure to provide information my cause your application to be delayed or denied.
  • Must be a member of Knik Tribe and have a current ID 
  • Two (2) page Essay, typed and single spaced
  • Explain world view as an Alaska Native/American Indian, how funding will assist you and your community and future goals. Include any community service as well.
  • Letter of Admission from the school you plan on attending
  • Grades for last term or High School Transcript/GED
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation Class Schedule and Course Costs
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) - Merit Scoring criteria for applications - Field of study, Graduate/undergraduate, Financial need, Letter of Support, Community Service involvement. Higher Education only – Report generated via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Must apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov or mail in paper application.

Application must be COMPLETE and received or postmarked by August 15th for Fall Semester and
January 4th for Spring Semester

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Native Student Services

is a great resource for all Alaska Native and Native American students. Please click on the following links for scholarship resources and information. Resources are organized by region. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

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American Indian Education Fund

The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and in their communities.

April 4th, 2021

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American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund supports American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking technical, undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools. Any Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe with at least a 2.0 grade point average, and enrolled as a full-time student can apply for a scholarship.

The Application Opens February 1st, and the Deadline to Apply is May 31st.

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American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided scholarship awards since 1928 to assist students of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian heritage pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care. Eligible students receive $1,500 per semester and the money is to
be used strictly for tuition, books or fees applicable to the student’s approved program. The grant is sent
to the school and credited to the student’s account. Once a student is accepted, they may re-apply for
continued funds each semester as long as the student remains in academic good standing. To be eligible
for a scholarship, the candidate must be:

  • Enrolled in a tribe or village. If not enrolled, the student may be considered if he or she can
    prove direct tribal ancestry.
  • A high school graduate, in the last semester of high school, or have equivalent education
  • Enrolled in an accredited school
  • Enrolled in the health professional program, having achieved good scholastic standing in pre-nursing, pre-med; or, enrolled in a health care or health education program
  • Expected to graduate two years after enrollment if in an Associate Degree program
  • Expected to graduate in four years if pursuing a Bachelor of Science
  • Post graduate students are also eligible
  • Maintaining the scholastic average required by the school
  • Recommended by their counselor, teacher or other school official
  • In need of financial assistance
  • Focused on a career goal directly related to the healthcare needs of the American Indian, Alaskan
    Native, or Hawaiian Native community


In addition to the above, an official transcript, small photograph and biographical statement including
educational background, financial need, career goals, special achievements or other pertinent
information must accompany the application.

Applications for fall term must be submitted by June 1st. Applications for the spring must be submitted by
December 1st.

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American Indian Services

The AIS Scholarship program is to help undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment and graduate through scholarships. Awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the term the student is applying for and are allocated directly to the school for the student. Students will need to have their own email account in order to apply.                                                                                            

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school (incoming freshman accepted) located in the United States.
  • At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized Native American Tribe, or descendant of an enrolled member, with possession of at least one-fourth degree Indian blood. Visit here to find out how to contact your tribe, apply for enrollment, and/or apply for a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood.
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. First bachelor’s degree only. Graduate studies NOT eligible.
  • Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college.
  • Completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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Intertribal Timber Council

ITC award annually Truman D. Picard Scholarships to outstanding students studying natural resources, and the Earle R. Wilcox Memorial Awards for excellence in Indian natural resource management. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

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The CIRI Foundation

The CIRI Foundation is a private foundation established in 1982 by the ANCSA Corporation Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) Board of Directors. The mission of The CIRI Foundation is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region and their descendants.
The major goal of The CIRI Foundation is to encourage the education and career development of the Foundation’s Alaska Native beneficiaries through post-secondary scholarships and grants.
The CIRI Foundation has been supporting educational dreams since 1982. In that time, The CIRI Foundation has contributed more than $39.6 million for the Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI to participate in post-secondary education. Approximately $3.8 million has been granted through The CIRI Foundation Education and Heritage Project Grant Program toward other non-profit organization projects that further the goals of the Foundation by serving our people, Alaska Natives, and Alaskans.

The CIRI Foundation currently offers funding for postsecondary education through scholarships, vocational training grants, and individual fellowships. Scholarship application deadlines are June 1 and December 1, with Designated Endowment and Higher Award Annual Scholarships only available at the June 1 deadline. Vocational Training Grant and Fellowship application deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 1.

The CIRI Foundation also administers a variety of village and tribal scholarships and grants, including Ninilchik Native Association, Inc. (NNAI), Salamatof Native Association Inc. (SNAI), Eklutna, Inc. (EI), and Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Tribal Higher Education Scholarship and Alyeska Match Program, plus the RAVEN Fund for CIRI shareholders that are not direct lineal descendants of original enrollees.

Make sure to check each information page for full eligibility and award details, and feel free to contact The CIRI Foundation if you have any questions! You may call (800) 764-3382 or email 
tcf@thecirifoundation. org for more information on any of these programs.

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Scholarships for Students of Color


Title Dates Apply 

The Actuarial Foundation

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Latinx, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Scholarships range from $1,000-$4,000. Each applicant must fulfill all the requirements listed below:
Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
Black/African American,
Latinx,
Native North American,
Pacific Islander.
Enrolling as or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited educational institution.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.

November 1st, 2020 – June 15th, 2021

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American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society - ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology and teaching. The programs aim to encourage diversity among applicants and build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and technology. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

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Asian Pacific Fund

We coordinate 10 scholarship programs that provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students. Each program is tailored to reflect the donor’s personal interests, whether targeted to specific ethnicities, career paths (e.g. engineering, business, accounting), or backgrounds (e.g. children of farm or restaurant workers).

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US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

USPAACC strongly believes in investing in our future leaders. Since 1989, over two million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC.

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The William Orr Dingwall Foundation

At least seven new Korean Ancestry Grants, with a maximum grant of $10,000 will be available for the 2019-2020 academic year. The exact number of Korean Ancestry Grants will be decided both by the number of exceptional candidates and by the amount of available Foundation funds. Applicants must be of Asian ancestry, with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry.
-The minimum GPA to apply is 3.50.
-The grant is for undergraduate study only.
To apply for a Korean Ancestry Grant from The William Orr Dingwall Foundation, an applicant must submit the following information:
-A well-written statement in support of the applicant’s application, not to exceed 1,000 words.
-Two or three letters of recommendation from professors/teachers who know the applicant well and are able to provide significant insight into the applicant’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online. Your recommendation writers will receive a link with instructions detailing how they can submit your recommendation letter.
-An official transcript of the grades earned by the applicant at any undergraduate college or university he or she is currently attending or may have previously attended. In the case of an applicant who will be commencing his or her undergraduate education at the beginning of the next academic semester, a transcript of the grades he or she has earned in secondary school may be substituted.
-An academic resume/CV

April 1st

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Latino and Hispanic Scholarships


Title Dates Apply 

Latino Community Credit Union

In 2016, we began our scholarship program with the goal of increasing our members’ access to higher education. Since then, we have awarded $350,000 in scholarship funding to support our members on their academic journeys. Scholarship recipients have launched professional careers in a variety of areas including health care, public policy, technology, the arts, and more. At LCCU, we take great pride in empowering our members to achieve their dreams and give back to their communities. The scholarship is for members of LCCU pursuing higher education at any technical college or university in the U.S. In order to qualify, you must: ~Currently attend or plan to enroll in any accredited post-secondary educational or technical institution in the U. S. to pursue an associate or bachelor's degree. ~Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. ~Demonstrate qualities of distinguished character and leadership. Extra consideration will be given to applicants who themselves and/or their parents/legal guardians use LCCU as their primary financial institution. Former applicants/winners are encouraged to apply.

The application window for our scholarship program will reopen in spring of 2021.

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League of United Latin American Citizens

The scholarship award of $5,000 will be divided into two equal disbursements of $2,500 made in the fall and spring. Scholarships are non-renewable. Recipients are required to enroll as a full-time student and maintain a cumulative college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent to be eligible for the second scholarship disbursement.
After completion of the fall semester, recipients must submit a copy of their grade report and enrollment verification for the spring semester to the national office in order to receive the spring check disbursement. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is the custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Must be a college sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
  • Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome.

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship program is currently closed. Check back soon for updates.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Multiple scholarship opportunities available. ScholarSHPE provides opportunities for:
~Graduating high school seniors beginning a STEM undergraduate career at a community college or 4-year university.
~Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in STEM at any stage of their undergraduate career. Students must be enrolled full-time at a community college or 4-year university.
~Students or professionals pursuing technical certificates or graduate-level professional education that increase their professional competencies with select institutions.
~Graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral STEM degree program at an accredited university. Our minimum requirements for all scholarships are as follows:
~Active SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit shpe.org and select “Join” in the top right hand corner of the webpage.)
~Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 (This is a cumulative GPA as listed on the transcript of your latest academic institution.)
~Plan to pursue a STEM degree
~Attending an academic institution in the United States or Puerto Rico

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College Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

This is a search engine for college scholarships for minority students. Requirements vary between scholarships, multiple available.

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LGBTQ Scholarships


 

Title Dates Apply 

Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award

-Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism, be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the profession. Selection will be based on journalistic and scholastic ability. Applicants also must demonstrate an awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ community and the importance of fair and accurate news coverage.
-For undergraduates, a declared major in journalism and/or communications is desirable but not required. Non-journalism majors may demonstrate their commitment to a journalism career through work samples, internships, and work on a school news publication, online news service or broadcast affiliate.
-Graduate students must be enrolled in a journalism program.
-Applicants must be NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists members in good standing.
Who Can Apply
Current or incoming undergrad students enrolled in a U.S. community college or four-year university. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.
Current or incoming graduate students enrolled in an accredited journalism or mass communications field. Proof of acceptance or current enrollment required.

June 5th

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Gamma Mu Foundation

Scholarships are awarded based upon financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational endeavors. The applicant must be a gay man (with the exception of the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship In Memory of Ray Williams” and the "Phil Papel Memorial Scholarship" which will be awarded to two LGBT students) under 35 years of age, have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year, and be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to 1) students who are living in, have come from, or plan to attend school in a rural and/or underserved area; 2) students who have overcome issues of discrimination and/or marginalization within their community; 3) students who demonstrate leadership qualities and pursue goals to benefit the LGBT community; and 4) students who demonstrate a strong academic performance. All of these key factors are taken into consideration in evaluating scholarship applications. To qualify for a scholarship, students must:
-Submit a completed application online no later than March 31.
-Have completed high school or the GED by June of the application year.
-Be admitted to an accredited college, university, or vocational institution for fall of the current year or spring of the following year.
-Be a citizen of the United States.
-Be a gay male (or LGBT student for the “Folisi & Goodwin Scholarship" and the "Phil Papel Memorial Scholarship") under 35 years of age at time of application.

March 1 through March 31

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Hampton Roads Pride

Applications for Hampton Roads Pride scholarships are open to high school students and persons who are attending, or are accepted to, an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States and who identify as:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+)

Additional applicants who do not fit the previous category but identify with an affiliated community (including, but not limited to, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Two-spirit, Non-binary, Agender and Genderqueer) as well as LGBTQ+ allies (those who do not identify as LGBTQ+, but who are allied with and support the LGBTQ+ community).
-Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and provide official transcripts from their educational institutions.

11:59 P.M., April 1, 2021

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League Foundation

Applications are usually accepted from January through April. Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer <Questioning>, +, graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Family members and mentors are encouraged to work with applicants to help ensure their submissions are complete.
The applicant must:
-Be an openly self identified member of the LGBTQ+ Community
-Be graduating from high school in the year they apply for a scholarship.
-Be a United States Citizen or be a legal immigrant.
-Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
-Provide an OFFICIAL copy of their high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
-Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
-Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
-Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the LGBTQ+ communities.
-Sign an acknowledgment form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)

April 15th, 2021

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National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

The mission of NOGLSTP Scholarships is to:
-Award scholarships to LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ-supportive students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related teaching fields.
-Honor students who support a creative educational community that increases the visibility and the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ and supportive students
-Encourage students to be out in their careers and support diversity in the STEM workforce
Award Guidelines:
-Scholarship awards will be paid in the Fall semester/quarter only.
-Scholarship availability depends on funding, and might not be offered every year. Some years will offer more scholarships than other years
-All awards must be used in support of recipient’s education or research.
Eligibility:
-Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university
-Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 point scale
-A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field
-Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility
-Students must be eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction.

April 1 – the First Saturday of June, 11:59 Pacific Time

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PFUND

As the upper Midwest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied regional community foundation, PFund Foundation recognizes that dedicated, connected and supported generations of LGBTQIA leaders are central to the resilience and health of our communities. Our grant recipients embody courage, resilience and commitment to catalyzing and building communities where LGBTQIA people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility and isolation.
We award grants to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied individuals for their commitment to leadership within their communities. Individual grants support bold leaders pursuing:
-Academic programs
-Non-scholastic leadership development opportunities
-Life expenses
-PFund Foundation’s individual grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.

January 1 - April 30

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Point Foundation

Point’s founders were a handful of successful business people eager to help LGBTQ students in need attain their higher education degrees, as well as provide these students with the kind of mentorship and guidance that they had benefited from in their own professional careers. Since its inception in 2001, Point has sought the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for our scholars.
Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:
-A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
-Strong academic achievement
-Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
-Financial need
-Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2021. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
-Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
-Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
-Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program.
-Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
-Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
-Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
-Must be at least a senior in high school.
-If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee. More details provided to those who reach the finalist stage.


In addition to the above, an official transcript, small photograph and biographical statement including
educational background, financial need, career goals, special achievements or other pertinent
information must accompany the application.

November 1 - January 26th

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Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to inspirational LGBTQ+ student leaders across the Northwest.
Since awarding our first scholarship in 1993, we have awarded more than $6 million to more than 1,800 students in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
While much has changed for the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, educational support remains critical for students who face challenges on their educational journeys.
Pride Foundation Scholars are leaders in their communities with incredibly varied educational goals and lived experiences—and are oftentimes overcoming a lack of support system, tremendous societal barriers, and significant financial need in order to pursue their dreams.
Receiving a Pride Foundation Scholarship connects students to a growing community of support, providing important affirmation, encouragement, and resources to realize their dreams.
Eligibility Requirements:
-Northwest Resident (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) AND
-Pursing Post-Secondary Education AND
-Attending or planning to attend an accredited institution or program
Opens October 11, 2021

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Stonewall Community Foundation

We take education seriously, knowing that it has the power to help LGBTQ people overcome complex social and economic barriers. For nearly 15 years, we have partnered with donors to create scholarships that provide unique opportunities and access to education, both in New York City and throughout the country. We strengthen the LGBTQ Movement by making smart, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders. And as a public foundation, we do so in close partnership with donors and the very people working on the front lines of progress. We fund over 100 nonprofits a year, in more than 30 issue areas. We also house five scholarship programs, including the largest in the country created to support LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Our grant making is complemented by intensive capacity building and training programs that equip leaders and the organizations you care about with the tools they need to be effective change agents. These include free consulting, coaching opportunities, and monthly workshops. In all we do, our priority is making sure community dollars make the greatest difference where they are needed most.

Opens March 2021

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Scholarships For High School Juniors and Seniors


 

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FOR HS JUNIORS - Horatio Alger State Scholarship                               

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:
-Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
-Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
-Be a United States citizen
December 1 – March 15

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FOR HS JUNIORS - Horatio Alger National Scholarship

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
-Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
-Be a United States citizen

December 1, 2021 – March 15, 2022

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Horatio Alger Targeted Scholarships

The following criteria applies to all programs:
High school senior
-Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
-Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
-United States citizenship
For more specific eligibility criteria please refer to the program listings  

Deadline is May 13th, 2022

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Matanuska Masonic Foundation Educational Grants

Qualified applicants include High School Seniors attending public school within the MatanuskaSusitna Borough who intend to pursue postsecondary education (college or trade school). Applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement (transcript), extra curricular involvement (sports, clubs, band, etc.), community service, and an essay describing the applicant’s post high school goals. 

Deadline is March 15, 2022

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The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship (Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes) 

Provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria.
Minimum Criteria:
High School Senior
Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
United States Citizen
Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements. General Information:
Applications are accepted beginning January 1 of a student’s Senior year in high school.
Awardees must maintain a 3.0 grade point average until graduation.
To be considered for funding to begin in the fall of 2023, applications must be received by the Foundation by April 15, 2023. Applications received after April 15 will not be considered.

The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023.

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Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf

is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
Must be a citizen of the United States of America
Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college

The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023.

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VSA International Young Soloists Award Program (Musicians With Disabilities)

Each year outstanding young musicians from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.This program is open to U.S. and international soloists and ensembles of any genre or instrument, including voice. Multiple winners will be selected by a panel of music professionals.
Eligibility:To be eligible to enter the VSA International Young Soloists Competition you must meet all of the following criteria:This competition is open to Domestic Applicants (U.S. citizens and legal residents of the U.S.); and International Applicants (non-U.S. citizens, including citizens of other countries living in the U.S. such as those on student visas.)Entries be either a Soloist (instrumental or vocal) or an Ensemble (instrumental or vocal) of two (2) to five (5) members, such as rock bands, chamber ensembles, and choral groups.For ensembles to be eligible, at least one musician must have a disability, and all members must be between the ages of 14-25.Entrants must be a musician with a disability.Entrants must be age 14-25. Applicants must not be younger than 14 or older than 25 at the time of the application deadline (March 14, 2022). All members of an ensemble must meet the age requirement in order to be eligible.Previous winners of the VSA International Young Soloists Competition may not apply. Applicants are welcome to apply every year until they win or age out of the competition.If selected, winners must be present for all workshops, rehearsals, and performances in order to accept the award. Performance and professional development opportunities will take place virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow.If selected as a finalist, applicants are required to provide proof of age and disability, and must be willing to publicly disclose that they have a disability for all materials and public appearances associated with the VSA International Young Soloist competition.
November - March

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Scholarships for Students Living with Disabilities


 

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The AbbVie CF Scholarship (cystic fibrosis)

The AVCFS provides financial assistance toward higher education for exceptional students living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Forty AbbVie CF Scholars will be selected to receive $3,000 for use during the upcoming academic year based on their outstanding academic record, extracurricular activities, and creativity. Each scholar will also be given the opportunity to compete for one of two (2) Thriving Student Scholarships (based on the level of study) for a total amount of $24,000 each. It is not necessary for applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future, any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie, and this will not be a consideration in the recipient selection criteria.  Applicants must be United States citizens or a legal and permanent residents of the United States who have been diagnosed with CF by a physician and are enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from an accredited institution (i.e., college, university, or trade/vocational school) for an educational program during the upcoming academic year. Employees of AbbVie and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. Healthcare providers and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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The Jennifer Leigh Soper Scholarship (cystic fibrosis)

The Jennifer Leigh Soper Scholarship was established by Lee Soper, in memory of his daughter. This scholarship provides a non-renewable scholarship to a college-bound student with cystic fibrosis. Past recipients are eligible to reapply. The award amount varies each year. 

The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023.

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ACB Scholarship Program (legally blind)

The American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program was established in 1982. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) have now partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or as an entering freshman, undergraduate or a graduate student.

This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants need to be legally blind, maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for most scholarships, be a full-time student (as well as students who work 32 or more hours per week and attend college part time), and be involved in their school/local community.

November 1, 2021 to Monday, February 14, 2022

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The Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship (Inherited Bleeding Disorders)

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Colburn-Keenan Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with Hemophilia.
Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship as long as all of the below criteria are also met:

Applicants must be a United States citizen or legally living permanently in the United States.
Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.
Applicants must have performed community service and/or volunteered time and energy to any organization within their community not associated with their school. The community service/volunteer time an applicant notes in this application should be unpaid and not required for school credit. If a student has ONLY performed community service or volunteered with a school class or club, then they ARE NOT eligible to apply.
Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree. A student who has already obtained a two-year degree, is eligible to apply as long as they are entering or attending an accredited four-year undergraduate institution for their first Bachelor’s Degree. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career. High school seniors or undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores or juniors may apply.
Past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career, until they received four (4) awards from the program. Once a student has received four awards, they are no longer eligible to apply even if they are still in school to obtain their first undergraduate degree.

The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023.

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The BioMatrix Memorial Scholarship Program (Men diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease or their immediate family member)

is administered in partnership with the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA). - Mike Hylton (1945-1998) A man of great character and steadiness, Mike faced some of the most physically daunting and mortal challenges that people with severe hemophilia could encounter. During the blood crisis of the 1980s, Mike met the challenges with class and concern for others not only in the bleeding disorder community but also those affected with HIV. He was a thoughtful, analytical and spiritual individual – patient and tolerant of others, but certainly willing and capable to express his opinions and beliefs. While some felt it was more important to speak, he knew that it was more effective to listen. Mike found great comfort in his faith and family.

ELIGIBILITY

Men diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease or their immediate family member
Must be a United States resident
Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
Letter of medical Verification
Letter of Recommendation from an instructor, school administrator, employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or another professional person
Copy of most recent Transcripts
Copy of ACT or SAT scores (incoming freshmen only)
Proof of Admission to the college/university/technical school (required for incoming freshman)
Outline of Work Experience or resume
300 to 400-word Essay
Employees and family members affiliated with BioMatrix and its family of companies are not eligible to apply

 08/01/2022   

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The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship (Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes)

Provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria.

Minimum Criteria:

High School Senior
Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
United States Citizen
Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements. General Information:
Applications are accepted beginning January 1 of a student’s Senior year in high school.
Awardees must maintain a 3.0 grade point average until graduation.
To be considered for funding to begin in the fall of 2023, applications must be received by the Foundation by April 15, 2023. Applications received after April 15 will not be considered.
The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023  

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Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patient's Network Undergraduate Scholarship 

SCTPN Undergraduate Scholarships are dedicated to academic excellence and assisting young adults living with a hemoglobinopathy to continue their education. The scholarship is awarded biannually to students accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university. Scholarship recipients can apply annually for continued assistance. SCTPN will follow undergraduate recipients throughout their college experience, provide needed support and mentoring activities.
1. Complete scholarship application clearly and accurately.
2. Provide a letter of certification from your physician verifying that you are an
Individual with Sickle Cell Disease and/or Thalassemia.
3. Provide two letters of recommendation – one from a faculty member and one
from a non-family member.
4. For current college students:
a. Submit an unofficial transcript that reflects a cumulative GPA of at least
2.75 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
(Please note: An official transcript is required if selected as a winner).
b. Selected recipients must provide a Bursar receipt for the 2021-2022
Academic year.
5. Write a 500 word essay answering the appropriate question provided below.
6. All entering undergraduate freshmen must submit a copy of their college
acceptance letter.
7. All applicants must be full-time students.
8. Selected recipients must be willing to participate in the annual Sickle Cell Walk
(i.e. Social media post/article, starting a virtual team, volunteering during the
walk, etc).
The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in soon.  

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Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf

- is the leading scholarship for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT & PTA of 40dB or greater in both ears
Must be a citizen of the United States of America
Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
High School senior – Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college

The program is currently not accepting applications. Please check back in January 2023  

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Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

For more than 20 years, Pfizer has provided educational support to students living with hemophilia. Named in honor of a pioneer in the field of hemophilia research, the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program is designed to inspire students living with hemophilia to achieve their educational goals.
  May 15, 2022  

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Guthrie-Koch Scholarship (Phenylketonuria, PKU) 

In memory of Dr. Robert Guthrie, this higher education scholarship program was started after his death in June 1995 by National PKU News. Dr. Guthrie developed the newborn screening test for phenylketonuria (PKU) in 1961. He then worked tirelessly for more than thirty years to establish newborn screening programs in the United States and many other countries. Every family of a child with PKU born after the mid-1960’s, in a country where newborn screening is done, has reaped the benefits: more than 20,000 children have been saved from devastating mental retardation caused by untreated PKU. Early screening and a special diet have allowed these young people to grow up normally and lead full, productive lives.
Dr. Richard Koch, a long-time colleague and friend of Dr. Guthrie, died on September 24, 2011. We decided to honor him by adding his name to the scholarship program. Dr. Koch dedicated his entire career of more than 50 years to identify, treat and help find a cure for PKU. His work was at the forefront of PKU treatment and research. Dr. Koch was the principal investigator on two large collaborative studies on PKU children and maternal PKU that forever changed how PKU was treated. He also lobbied tirelessly for newborn screening for PKU.
Scholarships are open to any college-age young person with PKU who is on diet treatment and is not in graduate school (the scholarship is now open only to undergraduates, a change from previous years due to financial reasons). Residents of any country are eligible to apply, but the application must be in English or translated into readable English.

Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or technical school before the scholarship is awarded, but may apply for the scholarship before acceptance is confirmed.

October 30 - February 1

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VSA International Young Soloists Award Program (Musicians With Disabilities) 

Each year outstanding young musicians from around the world receive the VSA International Young Soloists Award, $2,000, and the opportunity to participate in professional development and performance opportunities provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.This program is open to U.S. and international soloists and ensembles of any genre or instrument, including voice. Multiple winners will be selected by a panel of music professionals.
Eligibility:To be eligible to enter the VSA International Young Soloists Competition you must meet all of the following criteria:This competition is open to Domestic Applicants (U.S. citizens and legal residents of the U.S.); and International Applicants (non-U.S. citizens, including citizens of other countries living in the U.S. such as those on student visas.)Entries be either a Soloist (instrumental or vocal) or an Ensemble (instrumental or vocal) of two (2) to five (5) members, such as rock bands, chamber ensembles, and choral groups.For ensembles to be eligible, at least one musician must have a disability, and all members must be between the ages of 14-25.Entrants must be a musician with a disability.Entrants must be age 14-25. Applicants must not be younger than 14 or older than 25 at the time of the application deadline (March 14, 2022). All members of an ensemble must meet the age requirement in order to be eligible.Previous winners of the VSA International Young Soloists Competition may not apply. Applicants are welcome to apply every year until they win or age out of the competition.If selected, winners must be present for all workshops, rehearsals, and performances in order to accept the award. Performance and professional development opportunities will take place virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow.If selected as a finalist, applicants are required to provide proof of age and disability, and must be willing to publicly disclose that they have a disability for all materials and public appearances associated with the VSA International Young Soloist competition.
November - March

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External Military Scholarships


 

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External Military Scholarships

There are many external scholarship opportunities for active duty, retired, or family members of servicemen.                                              *Apply button takes you to UAA's list of scholarships                                                                                                       

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