Hopkins helps you and your family cover the cost of college through scholarships—money that doesn’t need to be paid back.

The amount you will be offered could be based on your family’s financial circumstances or your personal and academic achievements. Private scholarships also provide you an opportunity to qualify for additional financial aid. Select a tab for more information.

Need-Based & Merit-Based Scholarships

Need-based and merit-based scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not need to be paid back. They are offered based on your admissions and financial aid application, so you do not need to apply for them individually. Select a tab to learn more about need-based and merit-based scholarships.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships do not need to be paid back. They are offered based on your financial aid application, so you do not need to apply for them individually. If you are offered one of these scholarships, it will appear in your financial aid offer.

Hopkins Scholarship

Hopkins Scholarships are offered from institutional funds or endowments to students who demonstrate financial need and do not need to be repaid. The grant amount varies and can be renewed each year according to your level of need.

Cummings Scholars Program

The Cummings Scholars Program offers scholarships to Baltimore City and Washington, DC, public school graduates. Applicants must have resided in Baltimore City or Washington, DC, attended a Baltimore City or DC public school (respectively) for three consecutive years, and be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. No separate application is required, and applicants should follow the standard procedure for applying for need-based aid.

There are two tiers of funding for Cummings Scholars:

  • Applicants with family incomes of $80,000 or less with typical assets will receive full cost-of-attendance scholarships covering tuition, room, board, and fees.
  • Applicants with family incomes between $80,000 and $150,000 with typical assets will have their family contributions capped at 10% of family income.

Clark Scholarship

The Clark Scholars Program was established through a partnership between the Clark Charitable Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to honor the legacy of Mr. A. James Clark, a noted engineer, businessman, and philanthropist. Clark Scholars participate in specialized academic programs and service opportunities designed to develop future leaders and enhance their undergraduate experience. This need-based scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.

Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins University is a proud partner institution of the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program, the world’s largest, privately funded, international scholarship program. The Davis UWC Scholars Program, its scholars, and partner institutions are committed to building cross-cultural dialogue and understanding across campuses and around the globe. Graduates from any UWC school who choose to matriculate at Johns Hopkins University will be designated Davis UWC Scholars and become part of our active cluster of UWC alums. Those Davis UWC Scholars who apply and qualify for need-based financial aid through our Office of Student Financial Support are also eligible for financial support from the Davis UWC Scholars Program for their undergraduate educations.

Hodson Gilliam Success Scholarship

You may have been offered the Hodson Gilliam Success Scholarship as a freshman. It’s offered annually to new freshmen with demonstrated financial need who are outstanding students from underrepresented minority groups, including but not limited to African American, Hispanic, or Native American students. This competitive scholarship is renewable based on continued financial need.

International Scholarship

This institutional scholarship is offered on a funds-available basis to incoming international students who demonstrate both need and merit. Offers are renewable for up to 8 semesters, contingent upon full-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Federal Pell Grant

This is direct aid from the federal government, based on FAFSA completion, and can range from $657 to $6,195 per year. Strict federal requirements determine who is eligible. These funds do not need to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal SEOG program provides financial aid to students who demonstrate exceptional need. When offering FSEOG, Student Financial Support prioritizes Federal Pell Grant recipients and other students with exceptional needs. These funds do not need to be repaid.

State Aid

Students from the following states may be eligible for state aid to help fund their education at Hopkins: Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Receipt of a state grant is contingent upon the decision of your state scholarship agency. Some states may require a separate scholarship application.

For Maryland residents, the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant may help cover a significant portion of the cost of full-time study at Johns Hopkins University or any other public or private college or university in Maryland. Johns Hopkins provides a matching offer to eligible Maryland residents who receive a Guaranteed Access Grant. These funds do not need to be repaid. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website to learn more about each program and other state offers.

Maryland now offers a Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit for borrowers who have incurred at least $20,000 in student loan debt and have at least $5,000 in outstanding debt remaining.

Maryland residents who provide public service in Maryland State or local government or nonprofit agencies in Maryland to low-income or underserved residents may apply for the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP). The application deadline is November 30th of each year.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), is pleased to announce that the Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDCAPS) has a NEW feature known as the “Electronic File Upload” Tool. Students may now submit documentation to OSFA as required for specific state aid programs online directly through their MDCAPS account. Documents uploaded through MDCAPS are secure. For instructions on how to submit documentation to OFSA, click here. OSFA, with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), now offers virtual appointments. To schedule a virtual appointment with OSFA, visit their website.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships do not need to be paid back. They are offered based on academic and personal achievements and typically do not require an additional application. In some cases, these scholarships would have been offered to you freshman year, with the opportunity for annual renewal based on merit.

The Hodson Trust Scholarship

Offered based on academic and personal achievement and leadership, these scholarships are offered to less than twenty freshmen each year through the Hodson Trust. The scholarships are automatically renewed yearly, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0-grade point average. The scholarship amount will stay constant throughout the student’s undergraduate career. All freshman applicants for admission will be considered for the Hodson Trust Scholarship. A separate application is not required. Recipients will be notified with their admissions letter.

Beneficial Hodson Trust Employee Tuition Scholarship

If your parents worked for The Beneficial Corporation for two or more years immediately before June 30, 1998, you may be considered for scholarship funding through The Hodson Trust. Your qualifying parent needs to submit The Hodson Trust Beneficial Scholarship Application to the Office of Student Financial Support.

The application should be signed, notarized, and mailed to the following address:
Office of Student Financial Support
3400 N. Charles St., 146 Garland Hall
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

The Hodson Trust Foundation will review applications and notify eligible recipients. If eligible, the scholarship is automatically renewed each year if the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering

The Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering is made possible through a gift from Kwok-Leung Li, a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department. Mr. Li achieved great success as an entrepreneur in the communications and network industries. The scholarships are named in honor of Professor Westgate, who has dedicated his career to the education of undergraduate students. He has been widely recognized for his excellence in teaching and interest in helping students in independent research and guided study.

The Westgate Scholarship may be renewed annually for a total of four years of undergraduate study based on:

  1. Continued enrollment in the GWC Whiting School of Engineering
  2. Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA or better.

National Fellowships Program

The National Fellowships Program offers you the opportunity to deepen your academic training or experiential learning, funded by a nationally competitive fellowship. Johns Hopkins University staff are available to assist you throughout the application process.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship (ROTC)

Two-, three-, and four-year renewable tuition scholarships, often with book allowances and monthly living stipends, are available through an on-campus Army ROTC program. Military service as a commissioned officer is required upon graduation. For more information, contact your local Army or Air Force recruiting officer, high school counselor, or the Department of Military Sciences at Johns Hopkins.

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship (ROTC)

The Air Force offers competitive and non-competitive scholarships to Johns Hopkins University students who join the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). Contact (301) 314-3242 or check out their website for additional information.

Private Scholarships

How Private Scholarships Impact Your Financial Aid Offer:

You can use outside, private scholarships to reduce your summer savings and work-study expectations. If private scholarships exceed your total summer savings and work-study expectations, your JHU Grant will be reduced dollar for dollar. For returning undergraduate students, you can receive up to $5,300 in private scholarships before any reductions to your JHU Grant funding.

Remember to report all scholarships to Student Financial Support

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Veterans Programs

Hopkins participates in all veterans’ programs, including Yellow Ribbon and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Veterans’ educational benefits are treated as private scholarships, first replacing the summer savings expectation, and work-study portions of your financial aid offer dollar for dollar.

NOTE: All students who receive government and entitlement scholarships—i.e., a Federal Pell Grant, ROTC, state scholarships, and employer tuition benefits—and whose need was fully met in the original financial aid offer will have the amount of their Johns Hopkins University-funded scholarships reduced by the full amount of the private scholarship. For example, a student who receives a state scholarship of $500 will have their Johns Hopkins University-funded scholarships reduced by $500. The total amount of financial aid will remain the same.

Private Scholarship Announcements

We’ve built a list of private scholarship announcements that you can apply for. Note that you need to apply for these scholarships individually. Remember to report all scholarships to Student Financial Support.

Private Scholarships

1Dental Scholarship

 

Description:
At 1Dental.com, we understand the value of investing in education. That’s why we’ve created the 1Dental Scholarship. We will award one student $1,000 to apply toward their Spring or Fall semester.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.1dental.com/scholarship/

Deadline:
12/21/2050

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship

 

Description:
We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester!

Eligibility:
Must currently be enrolled full-time at an U.S. university, technical institute or high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution; must be pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study

URL:
https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html

Deadline:
06/15/2050

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience

 

Description:
The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program is a research opportunity supported by the Department of Neurosurgery and is available to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with an interest in science. Awardees will be matched with a principal investigator to work on a research project in a laboratory under the direction of Dr. Keith L. Black in one of the following areas: Blood-brain barrier and drug delivery into the CNS, immunology and cancer vaccine, gene therapy, gene discovery or advanced surgical technology.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or medical student. Applicants must be able to commit to one year to the program Applicants with an interest in neuroscience are eligible for this award. However, applicants that have not yet committed to a major in science are welcome. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must be 18 by the start of the fellowship

URL:
https://www.cedars-sinai.org/programs/neurology-neurosurgery/med-pros/washington-family-scholars.html

Deadline:
01/01/2050

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

 

Description:
In October, The College Board announced the launch of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships during an exclusive segment on Good Morning America. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get to college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships for completing each step, including a $40,000 scholarship for completing all six steps on the checklist.

Eligibility:

  1. Build Your College List
  2. Practice for the SAT
  3. Improve Your Score
  4. Strengthen Your College List
  5. Complete the FAFSA
  6. Apply to Colleges
  7. Complete Your Journey

Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.

URL:
http://www.cb.org/opportunity

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Community Foundation of Carroll County

 

Description:
The Mission of the Community Foundation of Carroll County is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the community of Carroll County through philanthropic means. The Foundation will receive, invest and distribute funds for charitable, cultural and educational purposes for the benefit of the citizens of Carroll County.

Eligibility:
Please refer to the link below for a list of scholarships and their respective eligibility requirements. Even if the deadline has passed on the application you may be interested in, it may not be too late to apply. Please send in an application and you will be contacted to let you know if it is too late.

URL:
http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/Scholarships.asp

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Computer Science Online Scholarships

 

Description:
See website for details about individual scholarships. Deadline depends on scholarship.

Eligibility:
See website for details about individual scholarships. Eligibility depends on scholarship.

URL:
http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-scholarships/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Computer Science Scholarships

 

Description:
See website for details about individual scholarships. Deadline depends on scholarship.

Eligibility:
See website for details about individual scholarships. Eligibility depends on scholarship.

URL:
http://www.computerscience.org/scholarships/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

CustomerServ Scholarship

 

Description:
We at CustomerServ help companies find, select and retain their best-performing call center outsourcing vendors. We are offering a $5000 scholarship to a current or prospective business student.

Eligibility:
Full-time enrollment or acceptance at an accredited university; Minimum 3.0 GPA; 500-word essay – Who/what inspired you to enter the business industry?; 60-second video – Be Creative!

URL:
https://www.customerserv.com/customerserv-scholarship

Deadline:
03/01/2050

Distracted Driving Scholarship Fund

 

Description:
Pusch & Nguyen understands the value of education as well and the ever increasing expenses of getting a post high school education. This yearly scholarship of $2500.00 is offered in order to help with some of the expenses required of promising students yearning to continue their education at the next level.

Eligibility:
Must be a starting or continuing U.S. college student; must submit a 1000+ word essay on the prompt given (see website for prompt)

URL:
https://www.puschnguyen.com/annual-pusch-nguyen-college-student-scholarship/

Deadline:
03/01/2050

Edvisors Scholarship

 

Description:
The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program. Award in the amount of $10,000 to one student.

Eligibility:

  1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
  2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

URL:
https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Emergency Dentists USA Video Contest Scholarship

 

Description:
The field of dentistry already gets a bum rap as far as fun-ness! Dr Greg Grillo & the team from Emergency Dentists USA welcome you to apply for our annual scholarship by creating a short, fun video about dental health!

Eligibility:
See website for eligibility requirements/video submission guidelines

URL:
https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-scholarship/

Deadline:
07/01/2050

Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Links

 

Description:
See individual scholarships for details.

Eligibility:
See individual scholarships for details.

URL:
http://www.enhancedinsurance.com/scholarships/scholarship-links/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship

 

Description:
The goal of the ExtremeTerrain Scholarship program is to raise more awareness for the recreational use of public lands as it is an important issue to us at ExtremeTerrain and our customers. At the same time we support youth who are working towards a career in the environmental/recreational land use planning/land management industry, which in larger supports the movement to maintain recreational access to public lands.

Eligibility:
Must be a student in an undergraduate college/university or high school senior pursing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems

URL:
https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html

Deadline:
06/15/2050

Families of Freedom Scholarship

 

Description:
Established within one week of the attacks on September 11, 2001, the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund® is unprecedented in its scope. It will ultimately provide more than $100 million in postsecondary education assistance to an entire generation of financially needy dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. The Fund has already provided millions of dollars in scholarship support, and will continue to provide education assistance through the year 2030.

Eligibility:

  • Students currently enrolled in college, or students who expect to enroll for the next term, must apply for scholarship assistance. An application is required each year; you can apply online or with a paper application using the links above.
  • Eligibility for scholarships from the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund and the subfunds operated in conjunction with the Fund is generally dependent on financial need, however, at this time there are modest scholarships available from various subfunds for Fund registrants who do not have financial need.

URL:
http://www.familiesoffreedom.org/apply.php

Deadline:
01/01/2050

General & Discipline-Specific LGBT Scholarships

 

Description:
LGBT students face a variety of obstacles, financial ones included. They may have less support from their families and more demands on their expenses. Scholarships established for LGBT college students are available from several public and private organizations, as well as individual donors. Some welcome all LGBT applicants, while others may focus on specific subgroups. Check out our list of LGBT scholarships below for more details.

Eligibility:
General scholarships are offered to all students who identify as LGBT. Some are limited to students who reside in specific regions of the country, while others are available at the national level. Discipline-specific scholarships are designed for LGBT students who want to pursue a career in a specific discipline or industry. They usually include merit-based requirements and other restrictions based on each discipline

URL:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/lgbtq-scholarships/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Golden Key Scholarships and Awards

 

Description:
Golden Key dares its members to dream big, and never, ever stop. The Society not only offers education-based scholarships to make those dreams a reality, but awards for service and leadership achievements, as well. Golden Key grants give advisors the opportunity to develop their skills professionally, while the fellowships offer graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to further their knowledge through foundation-backed research. Some scholarships target specific fields of study, allowing members to study alongside those with similar interests. Others focus on countries or regions, affording members the luxury of studying abroad or participating in a faraway internship program.

Eligibility:
Each scholarship requires a different application. Click on the scholarship you are interested in for specific instructions on how to apply. An impartial committee of educators in the field the scholarship is based will choose winners.

  • Applications must be written in English.
  • Applicants must adhere to submission deadlines – no exceptions.
  • You must have a member number to apply for a scholarship.

Decisions made by the selection committees are final and not subject to appeal.

URL:
https://www.goldenkey.org/scholarships-awards/overview/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Hispanic Student College Resources Scholarship

 

Description:
Scholarships and grants are an ideal way to help pay for tuition. They are essentially gifted funds based on financial need, cultural background, educational and civic achievements, athletic ability, hobbies, intended major, etc. Funds received do not have to be repaid, although some sources require students to give back to a community or organization as a condition of the scholarship or grant. There are many opportunities for Hispanic students, but the trick is knowing where to look for the right scholarship or grant.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/making-college-affordable-online-guide-for-hispanic-students/

Deadline:
12/31/2050

James Rhio O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

Description:
This Scholarship awards $1,000 monthly.

Writing Prompt:
Please address some or all of the following questions:

  • Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
  • What are some examples of “alternative therapies” and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
  • Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevancy in cancer?
  • It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
  • What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?

Essay Length:
The essay must be no fewer than 700 and no more than 1,500 words in length.

Eligibility:
To receive a scholarship application which will include the rules and deadlines please send an email to: aelliott@cancermonthly.com. Please put the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.

URL:
http://survivingmesothelioma.com/scholarship

Deadline:
01/01/2050

JVS Chicago Scholarship

 

Description:
We administer educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden. Assistance is available for those with financial need who are pursuing careers in the helping professions.

Eligibility:
Must be Jewish; see website for more specific requirements

URL:
https://www.jcfs.org/jvsscholarships

Deadline:
02/01/2050

Laser Spine Institute Scholarship

 

Description:
The leader in minimally invasive spine surgery is giving one lucky student the chance to receive help achieving his or her educational goals. Could it be you? You’ll never know unless you apply for the Laser Spine Institute Scholarship. We’re searching for someone who’s passionate about helping others live healthy, happy lives, and is on the path to pursuing a degree in a health- or science-related program. If this sounds like you, this may be your opportunity to shine!

Eligibility:
Must have proof of full-time enrollment during the spring and/or summer semester with a school transcript no older than January 1; Must have an intention to continue a full-time enrollment status in the fall semester (proof of enrollment or acceptance to new school must be provided); Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA at a university or college; Must be seeking a degree in a health- or science-based program, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care; Must have an active .edu email address for the university or college they attend

URL:
https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/scholarships/

Deadline:
06/15/2050

Lawn Love Creating Leaders Scholarship

 

Description:
We know that change begins with investing back in the young individuals who will be the entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders of the future. With a national presence in over 125 cities across the US, we at Lawn Love have created a scholarship to give back to the local communities that have enabled us to grow. This scholarship is granted each semester (twice a year), and we hope to inspire the next generation of leaders and problem solvers.

Eligibility:
Must currently be a full time student; Must have a 3.0+ GPA; Must be passionate about business

URL:
https://lawnlove.com/scholarship

Deadline:
04/30/2050

Lendza “Better than a Loan” Scholarship

 

Description:
Nobody said college was cheap, but a scholarship can certainly make it more affordable. If you want a little help with your college expenses, be sure to take advantage of Lendza’s scholarship opportunity. Lendza will award a $500 scholarship to the student who writes our favorite essay.

Eligibility:
See website for details

URL:
https://lendza.com/scholarship

Deadline:
02/16/2025

LGBTQ Scholarship Database

 

Description:
The following is a list of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

Eligibility:
These scholarships offer a variety of criteria for eligibility. This is not an exhaustive list of all the possible sources of scholarships.

URL:
https://www.hrc.org/resources/scholarship-database

Deadline:
12/30/2050

LGBTQ Scholarships

 

Description:
See website for details.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Limited Submissions at Johns Hopkins University

 

Description:
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce the following Limited Submission opportunities available to Johns Hopkins University faculty. Limited Submissions are funding opportunities in which federal and private sponsors limit the number of proposals from an institution. An internal competition is held in order to select the most competitive proposal on behalf of the University.

Eligibility:
See the website for individual postings.

URL:
http://web.jhu.edu/administration/provost/awards/Limited_Submissions/About

Deadline:
01/01/2050

MBA Scholarships

 

Description:
See website for details.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/mba/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships

 

Description:
NESA helps Eagle Scouts as they move on to the next stage of life Education is a valuable tool for a young man regardless of what kind of career he chooses. Yet, finances can be a big hurdle in attaining the necessary knowledge for one’s future vocation. Fortunately, NESA assists Eagle Scouts with their educational pursuits whether it be at a four-year university, vocational trade school or field study opportunities.

Eligibility:
National Eagle Scout Association member Individual scholarships may have additional criteria

URL:
http://www.nesa.org/site/c.9oIFJMPsGgIWF/b.9535031/k.8FA8/Scholarships.htm#Howtoapply

Deadline:
01/01/2050

OEDb Scholarships & Grants for Single Moms

 

Description:
While paying for school in this day and age can be challenging for any demographic group, single mothers are in a class of their own when it comes to grant support for higher education. Single mothers are among the groups most affected by the downturn of the economy in the last decade, with unemployment rates at 7.6%, which is higher than the national average.

If you are single mother, you may qualify for a number of different grant types, depending on your circumstances. The amount of funding you can receive from need-based grants or scholarships for single moms can vary considerably, ranging from as little as $100 to full tuition coverage. Depending on the sources of the free grants for single moms, award amounts may also change from year to year. Additionally, some colleges and universities offer separate tuition discounts for single mothers.

Eligibility:
To qualify for school grants for single moms, you will need to verify that you are a single parent by demonstrating head-of-household status with at least one dependent under the age of 18 on your most recent federal tax return. You will likely also need to document your income and financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), particularly if you are applying for a government-funded scholarship or grant.

Though specific requirements vary according to program, your federal tax-filing status can be used as a general guide for this process: if you are divorced, or not married but living in a state that recognizes common-law partnerships, a good rule of thumb is to submit the same filing status and income information on both your tax return and grant application.

URL:
http://oedb.org/single-mother-grant/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

OEDb Scholarships for Women

 

Description:
Scholarships for women can be controversial. There are laws against gender discrimination, and many women’s scholarship funds get bogged down in red tape. But these college scholarships for women are just one among many helpful resources available to females who are hoping to minimize the gender gap and pursue equality amidst their male counterparts.

This is where our list of dedicated college scholarships for women comes in. Some of the scholarships below are available only to single parents, returning students, or those pursuing specific subjects. We also included a special category for women’s scholarships designed to increase educational opportunities for women and increase their presence in STEM industries.

See each scholarship for more specific details.

Eligibility:
Eligibility requirements for women’s scholarships and how to get a scholarship typically vary from one funding organization to the next. Scholarships awarded by professional organizations often require the applicant to study a specific subject, such as business or technology. Other scholarships target non-traditional female students with financial need in a particular location, requiring applicants to meet specific residency and/or age thresholds. Other eligibility requirements may include:

  • Identify as female
  • Have legal U.S. resident status
  • Meet specific GPA, SAT, GRE, or other merit requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited program
  • Plan to study a specific subject or field
  • Over a certain age
  • Pursuing a first degree
  • Meet specific financial need requirements

Requirements for women’s scholarships can vary greatly; while the above list contains many possibilities, it is not all inclusive. With a growing number of organizations establishing unique college scholarships for women, there are numerous diverse awards available for female students of all types and across many disciplines. The list below represents a small selection of scholarships created exclusively for women.

See each scholarship for more specific details.

URL:
http://oedb.org/scholarships/women/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

P.E.O. Scholar Award

 

Description:
The PSA is a highly competitive $15,000 merit award, recognizing academic excellence, achievements and potential. It is not based on financial need. Candidates are considered in light of their potential to make a positive impact on society.

Eligibility:

  • Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Nominated by a local chapter (FYI – There are 40 chapters in Maryland)
  • Pursuing a doctoral level degree
  • Must be within two years of degree completion, with at least one academic year remaining from the date the first award payment is made (August 1)
  • Full-time enrollment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university
  • Priority to women well established in their program

Online nominations from local PEO chapters accepted from August 20-Nov., 20. Online instructions and inks sent to nominee from PEO. Executive Office upon receipt of Chapter Nomination form and letter. Scholar recipients notified by May 1.

URL:
https://www.peointernational.org/

Deadline:
11/20/2090

Proven Data Technology & Innovation Scholarship

 

Description:
The focus of the award is to give financial assistance to a current or prospective student who shares a passion for technology, innovation and is actively seeking a career and pathway in these disciplines. Our team is committed to empowering and supporting the next generation of professionals who will one day lead the industry to a new pinnacle of success with exceptional leadership.

Eligibility:
Must be at least 18 years old; Must be currently enrolled in an U.S. institution of education; must write an original essay (500 words or less) that reflects the prompt (see the website for the prompt)

URL:
https://www.provendatarecovery.com/blog/2018-proven-data-technology-innovation-scholarship-announcement/

Deadline:
01/27/2050

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

 

Description:
College enrollment for Hispanic and Latino students is on the rise. The US Census Bureau predicts that 25% of college students will identify as Hispanic or Latino by 2020. Despite impressive enrollment figures, these students may still face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a degree including immigration status, being the first in their family to go to college, and perhaps most significantly, financial obstacles. To address the very real issue of affordability, our college planning team at BestColleges.com created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.

Eligibility:
See individual postings for more details.

URL:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Scholarships for Military Veterans

 

Description:
See website for details.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Scholarships for Women

 

Description:
See website for details.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/women/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

SEO Advantage Scholarship Essay Contest

 

Description:
Our twenty years in Internet marketing has taught the SEO Advantage team a lot about innovation, critical thinking and the diverse skill sets needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. As we look to the future, we take nurturing talent very seriously. What better way to do that than with a collegiate scholarship? Show us what you’ve got!

Eligibility:
Must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university; Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship applicant

URL:
https://www.seoadvantage.com/students/scholarships/

Deadline:
01/31/2050

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation

 

Description:
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation is dedicated to providing scholarship funds and education support systems for engineering and science students of Hispanic backgrounds. The goal of the SHPE Foundation is to support the increase of the number of Hispanics into the fields of engineering and science.

Each year the SHPE Foundation awards scholarships to engineering and science students throughout the nation. Scholarships are awarded based upon academic achievement, financial need, commitment to a college education, involvement in school and community activities, career goals and counselor recommendations. Since its inception in 1976, the SHPE Foundation has awarded over two and one half million dollars to 3,759 deserving engineering and science majors. For the 2001-02 academic year, scholarships awarded ranged from $500 to $7,000.

Eligibility:
To qualify for a SHPE Foundation educational grant the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate college student (or a high school senior entering college in the Fall) enrolled full-time as an engineering or science major.

URL:
http://scholarships.shpe.org/students/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

The Advocates Law Scholarship

 

Description:
Requires 300-500 word essay Essay topic: What are some of the problems we face on the roads? What laws could be changed to accomplish that goal? How can you contribute to improving road safety? Biannual deadline: December 15, May 15 (each year) $1,000 offered biannually

Eligibility:
All current or prospective students must be enrolled in an accredited institution located within the United States.

URL:
https://www.advocateslaw.com/scholarship/

Deadline:
03/20/2050

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award

 

Description:
The Blanch Law Firm is looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to their online publication.

Eligibility:
The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicant are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted.

URL:
https://www.theblanchlawfirm.com/the-blanch-law-firm-scholarship-award/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

The Gates Scholarship

 

Description:
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligibility:
To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

Ideal Candidate
An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

URL:
https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Deadline:
09/15/2050

Tillman Scholars Fellowship

 

Description:
The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities in all different fields. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. In 2018, Tillman Scholars can expect to receive an $11,000 annual scholarship as well as a $1,000 stipend for professional development opportunities.

Eligibility:
See website for details.

URL:
http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/

Deadline:
12/21/2050

Tree Center Scholarship Program

 

Description:
Upload an essay, letter of recommendation, and photo of yourself before submitting the application by clicking the Upload Scholarship Documents button and uploading files all at once. All of the following documents must be included:

  • Essay – The essay should describe the goal of the particular project and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable).
  • Letter of Recommendation – The letter should evaluate the quality of the work.
  • Your Photo – The photo should be one taken during project execution.

To begin the application process please submit your information via the form below. Please zip your Essay, Letter of Recommendation and Photograph into one file and upload it with your identifying information: (Use the form on the website.)

Eligibility:

  • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa.
  • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
  • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
  • All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of last month of each quarter (Q1: March 20th, Q2: June 20th, Q3: September 20th, Q4: December 20th). The submission window closes on the 21st of the final month of each quarter and will reopen on the 1st of each quarter at 8:00 a.m (Q1: January 1st, Q2: April 1st: Q3: July 1st, Q4: October 1st).

URL:
http://www.thetreecenter.com/scholarship/

Deadline:
01/01/2050

University College London Graduate Scholarships

 

Description:
UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top multifaculty UK universities. Each year, UCL awards major scholarships on the basis of academic excellence to graduate students studying taught and research programs.

Eligibility:
Please view the website for additional eligibility details or contact scholarships@ucl.ac.uk. Deadlines vary depending on the scholarship.

URL:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships

Deadline:
01/01/2050

Zumper Apartments Scholarship — SPRING

 

Description:
We know from our time at college that school is expensive, so we want to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship. We’re looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it! To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

  • How you’ve impacted your fellow student body or community.
  • An intro to housing near your school. Where are the best areas for students to live? You can also include up to 5 original images from around campus. If we like them, we may include them on our site and mobile apps (accredited to you of course!).
    Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials. Please submit through our Scholarship Application Form.

Eligibility:
Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in the applicable semester is eligible to apply.

URL:
https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

Deadline:
04/01/2050

Zumper Apartments Scholarship — WINTER

 

Description:
We know from our time at college that school is expensive, so we want to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship. We’re looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it! To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

  1. How you’ve impacted your fellow student body or community.
  2. An intro to housing near your school. Where are the best areas for students to live? You can also include up to 5 original images from around campus. If we like them, we may include them on our site and mobile apps (accredited to you of course!).
    Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials. Please submit through our Scholarship Application Form.

Eligibility:
Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in the applicable semester is eligible to apply.

URL:
https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship

Deadline:
11/15/2050

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