Resources

College Ready Checklist

Need a guide to get to college? Here are comprehensive checklists to keep those reminders in front of you throughout middle and high school. These documents are to be used in conjunction with regularly visits to school counselors and other advisory personnel.

 
8th Grade Checklist
 
9th Grade Checklist
 
10th Grade Checklist
 
11th Grade Checklist
 
12th Grade Checklist

 

Financial Aid Assistance

Fafsa.ed.gov - Be sure to fill out the FAFSA before March 2nd, 2018.

Federal Student Aid Resources

Federal Aid Toolkit

College Raptor is the only site that offers side-by-side comparisons of estimated financial aid packages, matching students to the right college for the best price.

Internship Guide for Students

College Guide Series for Undocumented Students 

UC Guidelines for Undocumented Students

Resources from TheBestSchools.org

Financial Aid Guide

College Success Guide

College Protections

Knowing Your Rights

Advocacy and Support

Best Colleges Ranking

 

Scholarship List

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If you wish to add a scholarship to our list, please email [email protected] and write it in the format of the other scholarships below (Sponsor, Amount, Deadline and Description)! Please note we only list scholarships that are open to high school students or younger.

 

Scholarships for Elementary Students

Scholarships for Middle School Students

Scholarships for High School Freshman

Scholarships for High School Sophomores 

Scholarships for High School Juniors

Scholarships for Minority Students (Powered by AffordableColleges.com)

Best Scholarship Platforms

Pepperdine's List of Outside Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DACA STUDENTS
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The Dream US

Nitro Scholarship List

The Golden Door Scholars

The MalDef Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Quest Bridge Fund

Educators For Fair Consideration

United We Dream Scholarship List

Jack Kent Young Scholars Program

GreenLight Scholarship List

 

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
Sponsor: Autolist
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old and are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit two short essays on a given topic related to automobiles and the Autolist’s core values.

Derrick Law Firm Scholarship
Amount:- $1000
Deadline:-December 15th of each year
Description:- https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

AUGUST SCHOLARSHIPS
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Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Citizens Bank
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be enrolled an undergraduate student in the U.S. during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on how they would impact their community if they had $100,000 to spend.

COGIC Charities Scholarship
Sponsor: Church of God In Christ Charities, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school graduates who will be attending a college/university full-time in the fall as well as those already enrolled and attending full-time in an accredited college/university pursuing an undergraduate degree. Graduate and/or doctoral degree students must be taking a minimum of 9 credit hours.

Creative Outlook Cover Contest
Sponsor: Townsend Communications, Inc.
Amount: $250
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to current college level students, as well as high school students. Contestant must submit an original piece of art.

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Crimcheck.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in post-secondary education or high school seniors/recent high school graduates who are pursuing post-secondary education in the criminal justice field.

Mario Cugia Italian Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Italian Catholic Federation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Nevada. Applicant must be majoring in Italian Studies.

Military Dependent Scholarship
Sponsor: Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are military dependents.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Support Awards
Sponsor: Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000Zelus Recovery College Scholarship
Sponsor: Zelus Recovery
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or enrolled in the upcoming semester at a college, university or trade school in the U.S. Applicant must submit an essay on how substance abuse has affected their life.
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Award is open to low-income women who are at least 17 years of age and a mother with minor children. Applicant must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate, associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.

PixelPlex Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: PixelPlex
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are incoming or current college students studying in a field of study related to engineering, science, math, physics, economics or business management.

MedEvac Foundation International Children’s Scholarship
Sponsor: MedEvac Foundation International
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted into an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school who are a former dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew member or patient who lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident.

Net Geek Pro Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Net Geek Pro
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited college or university (have either accepted a school’s offer of admission if you will be a freshman, or are a returning sophomore, junior, etc.). Applicant must be majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, or a mixed disciplinary major.

Pumphrey Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Pumphrey Law
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: August 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to alcohol, social media, or drug consumption.

Race Entry Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Race Entry
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students attending an accredited university inside the USA who have run in an organized race (5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon).

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: August 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.

$1,000 August Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Carport Central Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Carport Central
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolling in an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate college program who have an interest in manufacturing and construction.

S.P.R.O.W.T. Scholarship
Sponsor: Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California women who are following a non-traditional educational path as they pursue higher education. Non-traditional is defined as delaying enrollment, part-time college student, working full-time, having dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, OR does not have a high school diploma.

Walmart Associate Scholarship
Sponsor: Walmart
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: August 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the scholarship due date.

2nd Chance Scholarship
Sponsor: American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Applicant must take a ten-question multiple-choice test (open-book) on information provided by the AFSA.

Austin Divorce Lawyer Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLCC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on why it is important to provide affordable legal services to low income families.

C.I.P. Scholarship
Sponsor: College is Power
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students age 17 years of age or older who plan to start a program of higher education within 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students
Sponsor: National Amputation Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with a major limb amputation.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship
Sponsor: ExpressVPN
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States. There is no age or citizenship requirement. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to privacy.

Fix the Photo Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Fix the Photo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on how photography can help other industries.

HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship Program
Sponsor: HBCUConnect.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who are incoming or current college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Scholarship
Sponsor: The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on why students should not drink and drive.

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Red Cross
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an American Red Cross blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2019.

Longworth Law Firm Scholarship
Sponsor: Longworth Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to enrolled and accepted college students. Applicant must share why it is important to provide affordable family law services to military, law enforcement, and other first responders.

NextStepU Win Free Tuition
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, age 15 or older who are in college or will be enrolled in college within three years from 3/1/2019. Student must register with NextStepU.

Out-Of-The-Box Thinking Scholarship
Sponsor: AutoPets
Amount: Up to $1,250
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay, pitch or summary about a pet innovation idea and how the idea was conceptualized.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

 

Scott Delgadillo Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of Scott Foundation (Friends to Children with Cancer)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California students enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school. Applicant must be diagnosed with cancer, currently receiving cancer treatment, or a cancer survivor.

Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: F&H Law Group, P.A.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on why it is important to provide affordable legal services to military, law enforcement, and other first responders.

 

SEPTEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
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Beldon Scholarship
Sponsor: Beldon
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students seeking a degree in business, communications, marketing, or a related field. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to business.

Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay
Sponsor: ReuseThisBag.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to climate change.

 

Junior Poet’s Contest
Sponsor: The Critical Pass Review
Amount: $100
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18. Contestant can group up to three poems to be considered for the contest.

Maple Holistics Natural Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Holistics
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students with a love for and knowledge of natural personal care and health products. Applicant must submit a blog post in the field of natural health and personal care.

Surety Bond Authority Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Surety Bond Authority
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are taking courses in Accounting, Banking, and other finance-related fields.

Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
Sponsor: Autolist
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old and are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit two short essays on a given topic related to automobiles and the Autolist’s core values.

Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students at any level who have participated in athletics and have Cystic Fibrosis.

Back to School Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Balfour
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 7, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age and enrolled in high school or college. Student can enter the sweepstakes daily.

Cameron Impact Scholarship
Sponsor: Bryan Cameron Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: September 13, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors (Class of 2020) who are planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Applicant must maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 GPA.

Be the Boss Scholarship
Sponsor: Go Skills
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school and college students who want to start their own online business. Applicant must share all the reasons they are scared to start their business and who their female boss role model is.

Catching the Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U.S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited.

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 24 years of age or younger who are currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on texting and driving.

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

 

Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Mason Finance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Scholarship is open to domestic, international, and undocumented students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to senior citizens.

 

Moving Forward Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Bellhops
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2019 with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a complete application, their transcript, and an essay on the importance of their major in today’s society.

 

Nicholas A. Pennipede Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Eye Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to a college and are/will be enrolled as an undergraduate freshman in Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on how they plan to use their education to serve the community.

San Diego Press Club Scholarships
Sponsor: San Diego Press Club
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019-2020 academic year who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must be attending college in San Diego County OR be a permanent San Diego County resident.

Votacall Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Votacall
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

 

Freethought Day High School Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: Freethough Day
Amount: $250
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California high school students (grades 9-12) who plan to pursue post-secondary education at a community college, four-year college, trade school, or vocation school. Applicant must submit an essay on their thoughts on a time they realized they were wrong about the world around them.

 

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: DirectTextbook.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 18, 2019
Description: Contest is open to high school graduates who are legal residents of the United States and currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university for Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word “Appetite” means to them.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

$1,000 September Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

DDSRank Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: DDSRank
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college and graduate students who want to pursue a career as a dentist or dental hygienist.

AfterCollege/AACNNursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

 

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: American High School Poets
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

 

Key Thinkers Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneyKey
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents who are enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial responsibility.

 

Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship
Sponsor: Montem
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school. Applicant must have a passion for a healthy lifestyle. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a healthy lifestyle.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Odenza Marketing Group
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 25 who are citizens of the United States and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applicant must submit an essay on a city of the applicant’s choice and an essay explaining why they believe they should win the scholarship.

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppLoans
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy.

STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: NextStepU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Applicant must be 16-22 years old at the time of entry and be a registered user of NextStepU.com

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Winning Writers
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

Writer’s Square Essay Contest
Sponsor: Hakka Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay or a photograph on the theme “Greatness.”

 

 

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