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Published: Oct 05, 2013 3 min read

Seeking extra money for college? Check out these ten scholarships that have, according to, higher-than-average awards -- and fewer-than-average applicants competing for them.

1. IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship

From: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society

Award: $24,000

For students entering their first year of full-time graduate study in electrical engineering.

2. Barnes Scholarship

From: The Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc.

Award: $15,000

For high school seniors who are residents of Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough County in Florida.

3. Guild Scholar Award

From: The Jewish Guild for the Blind

Award: $15,000

For college-bound high school students who are legally blind.

4. Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship

From: Health Professions Education Foundation

Award: $13,000

For students currently enrolled or accepted in a bachelor's degree in nursing program in California.

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5. Symantec Software Scholarship

From: Symantec Corp.

Award: $10,000

For Utah high school students who plan to pursue an education in math or science.

6. Raskin Scholarship

From: The Raskin Foundation

Award: $10,000

For Chicago-area high school seniors with financial need and an interest in the creative arts.

7. Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship

From: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Award: $10,000

For Minnesota high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science, or social science.

8. Herb Block Scholarship

From: The Herb Block Foundation

Award: $8,000

For community college students of Washington, DC; Montgomery or Prince George's County in Maryland; and Arlington or Fairfax County, or the cities of Alexandria or Falls Church in Virginia.

9. Cloy & Connie Olhausen Scholarship

From: Siouxland Community Foundation

Award: $7,500

For students graduating from one of the following Iowa high schools: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High in Hartley, Sibley-Ocheyedan High in Sibley, Sheldon High in Sheldon, or South O'Brien High in Paullina.

10. Good Tidings Foundation Community Service Scholarship

From: The Good Tidings Foundation

Award: $5,000

For high school seniors with financial need and extraordinary community service accomplishments who reside in one of the following counties in California: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, or Marin.