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Big Money Scholarships Offering $10,000 or More

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Scholarships for students with high academic achievement who have a stated goal of public service and/or demonstrated active participation in community service.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000 per year (intended to cover tuition, fees, course related expenses, books, supplies and equipment)
  • Deadline: September 11

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Scholarships based on students' capacity to lead, succeed in school, and make an impact on their schools and communities.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: October 31

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

Scholarships focused on academic strength, demonstrated community leadership, and financial need.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Deadline: November 15

The Gates Scholarship

Scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Awarded to 300 top student leaders with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

  • Amount: Funding for the student’s full cost of attendance (including fees, books, housing and meals) not covered by other financial aid.
  • Deadline: September 15

Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: January 9, 2021

Dell Scholars

Scholarships for students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education. The Dell Scholars program offers personalized, multifaceted support to Scholars that extends beyond the financial support of $20,000, a laptop, and textbook credits. Dell offers students and their families services and solutions to address individual and systemic issues that can create major barriers to student success.

  • Amount: $20,000, a laptop and textbook credits
  • Deadline: December 1

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

A free quarterly drawing for college scholarship money. To become eligible, become a ScholarshipPoints member and log in.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: September 15

Voice of America Scholarship

Applicants must write and record an essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year, that's "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?"

  • Amount: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: October 31

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Full-time students can spend their summer breaks working with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., doing meaningful work related to their major. Requires 3.0 GPA, 1000 SAT/21 ACT, and sufficient financial need.

  • Amount: Salary up to $41,911 and tuition assistance up to $18,000 (up to $25,000 for STEM roles)
  • Deadline: early 2021

Last-Minute Scholarships

Students can apply to these even in August (or later!) for the coming academic year.

iVein Health and Wellness Scholarship

Write an 800- to 1,000-word essay about how to approach living a healthy lifestyle as a college student, and how to sustain healthy habits over a lifetime.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: August 31 for fall semester, December 31 for winter/spring

Striving For Greatness Accounting and Finance Scholarship

Scholarship aimed towards well-rounded individuals who display both academic excellence in accounting and/or finance as well as an involvement in their community.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 31

Course Hero Justice Hero Scholarship

If you're studying a field related to law, criminal justice, or political science, create a free Course Hero account and write a 500-word essay on the following question:

"Please tell use why you are inspired to pursue a degree related to law, and how you plan on using your degree to fight for justice."

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 20

Love Your Career Scholarship

Submit an essay of at least 1,000 words describing at least three steps that you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that you love in order to qualify for this award. Then interview a professional in that field.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 10 (January 10 for the winter semester)

Scholarships That Don't Require You to Demonstrate Financial Need

"Inspire Our Future" Scholarship

Scholarships for students studying to become a teacher, or pursuing a career in direct student education.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship

Scholarships based on academic merit, with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0 and renewal conditional upon maintenance of a 3.25 GPA.

  • Amount: $5,000 renewable each year for a total of $20,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

DAR Scholarships for Political Science, History, Government and Economics

Scholarships for students interested in studying political science, history or economics.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

American Bullion Scholarship

Submit a 500- to 1000-word essay that answers the following question: "Which will perform better in the next metals rally, gold or silver?"

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 31

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay describing your volunteerism to help animals in need, how it's changed your life and the animal welfare cause in general. You must also submit two to three photos of your volunteer efforts.

  • Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Deadline: February 28, 2021

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship

Have a minimum 2.8 GPA and submit a 500- to 750-word essay to qualify for this award. The essay should detail how you are driven to innovate, how you plan to influence progress on any level in any space or how you have already affected positive change with creative thinking.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: December 1

Scholarships for STEM Students

Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering

Scholarships for college students who are American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics members and studying to enter the aeronautics industry.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Scholarship for students in a STEM major from an ethnic group underrepresented in their field of study.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: September 30

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students in certain Illinois counties. Write a brief essay on a provided topic to apply.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: March 31, 2020

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in STEM disciplines that support NOAA's mission.

  • Amount: $45,000
  • Deadline: January 2021

GMiS California Medical Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students in an underrepresented group in medicine who demonstrate leadership within their community and who are pursuing or intend to pursue a degree in STEM at certain California universities.

  • Amount: up to $5,000
  • Deadline: November 15

Scholarships for Women

Women in Aviation Scholarships

Scholarships for members of the Women in Aviation association who have a passion for aviation.

  • Amount: Up to $5,840
  • Deadline: November 10

BHW Scholarship

Scholarships for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2021

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

Scholarship for female students who have participated in a Distinguished Young Women program.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Continuous

Scholarships for Members of Minority Groups

Carrington-Philbert Scholarship

A one-time scholarship for entering African American U.S. college freshmen. Applicants may be attending a community college or four-year college.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: May 1

Out to Protect Scholarship

Scholarships for LGBT students who are currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program.

  • Amount: Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: November 20

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Scholarship for students and young professionals seeking experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

  • Amount: $2,600 stipend per month
  • Deadline: Rolling

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

A college scholarship of $1,500 awarded to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: August 1, 2021 or until 1,000 applications have been received

Scholarships That Don't Require an Essay

US Bank Scholarship

Students enter for a chance to win a $20,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: up to $20,000
  • Deadline: October 30

“No Essay” Scholarship

Create an account with Niche for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: August 31

CARiD Scholarship

Submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, the coolest vehicle you've ever seen, etc.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 31 (April 30 for spring entries)

Scholarships for Students Who Have Overcome Adversity

Lighthouse Guild

For college-bound students and graduate students who are legally blind.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

Anne Ford Scholarship

Scholarship recognizing outstanding high school students with learning and attention issues.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500 a year for four years
  • Deadline: Continuous

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

For students who exhibit a strong commitment to complete a career or technical program, critical financial need, and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Deadline: Rolling

Scholarships for Students with Community Service Experience

Great Value Colleges Community Service Scholarship

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 40 hours of community service under their belt are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which also requires two letters of recommendation and an essay.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: July 15 and November 15

No-Sew Scholarship

Make a mask to protect against the coronavirus for a friend or relative and upload a photo to be eligible for this scholarship.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 15

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

Scholarship for young volunteers who have dedicated 100+ hours to serving veterans.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: February 28, 2021

Scholarships for Artsy Kids

YoungArts Scholarship

Scholarships for student artists in film, design, music, dance, photography, visual arts, theater, and writing.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000 and a master class in your artistic discipline
  • Deadline: October 16

Houzz Scholarship Program

Scholarships for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students who practice classical/traditional art in the mediums of painting, drawing from figure, landscape, and composition.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021

Military Family Scholarships

70th Infantry Division Association Scholarship

Scholarship for the relatives and spouses of those who have served, or are currently serving, under the colors of the 70th Infantry Division.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 31

Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program

For students with leadership potential within the Army ROTC program. Awards may be for two, three, or four years. Recipients will receive tuition or room and board support, additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year

  • Amount: Tuition support + stipend (varies)
  • Deadline: November 27

Military Child of the Year Award

The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership, and achievement in their communities.

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: December 7

Study Abroad Scholarships

Christianson Grant

Grants awarded to young Americans who have arranged their own service projects abroad. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component.

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadline: March 15, July 15, October 15

NESP David Boren Scholarships

Scholarships for students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the U.S., including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: February 3, 2021

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarship for low-income students who are interested in studying or interning abroad.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: Varies depending on term

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Includes a wide range of study/research programs available for graduating college seniors.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

HACU-AIFS Scholarship

Scholarships for outstanding Latino students attending HACU schools to study abroad.

  • Amount: 50% of AIFS program fee
  • Deadline: April 15, October 1, March 1

Scholarships With Religious Affiliations

Stanford and D'Orlando Legal and Art Scholarships

Scholarships for Unitarian Universalists interested in studying art or law.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: February 15, 2021

"Your RoadMap" $2,000 Christian College Scholarship

Fill out a registration form that sends your personal information to a list of Christian colleges; scholarship winner will be selected from a drawing of registrants.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021