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 June 30th, 2020.

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

 

Internship and New Job Suite

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Resume and Cover Letter Guide:

New Job Guide:

Networking and Mentorship:

Applying for Jobs:

Put Your Best Foot Forward in an Interview:

Landing an Internship:

 

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)

Top Scholarships for African American Students - (Powered By Maryville University)

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

Comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead Contest – 11th and 12 Grade
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 11 and 12. Applicant must submit an essay comparing Anthem and The Fountainhead. There is no citizenship requirements to apply.

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school, college bound, undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS
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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

NYCTutoring

Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1st, 2020
Description: High School senior or and undergraduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Write an essay between 500 and 750 words based on the following essay prompt:
We understand the value of education, so our goal is to help students of all ages achieve their learning goals. What are your learning goals, and how will achieving these goals improve your life or the lives of others?

 

Sleep Scholarships
Amount: $1000
Closing Date: Varies
Description: SleepZoo offers an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a student who believes in the importance of maintaining healthy sleep patterns. Eligible applicants must be recent U.S. high school graduates or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college at an accredited U.S. institution. Requirements also include that students maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be planning to pursue, or already pursuing, a degree in the U.S.

Arlington Capital Management Scholarship
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline:  August 1, 2020
The Joseph F LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship has been created to help one student defray the high cost of university tuition. Joseph believes that everyone who seeks high education should be able to do so. The Joseph F LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship is the result of his commitment.

 

 

JULY SCHOLARSHIPS
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My Alarm Center Student Scholarships
Sponsor: My Alarm Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current freshmen and sophomores in college who are/will be studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students through age 24. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to freedom of religion.

KB Delta Scholarship Program
Sponsor: KB Delta Mfg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited college. Applicant must submit a personal essay about their education and goals after graduation.

JMJ Phillip Group College Scholarships
Sponsor: JMJ Phillip Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

Health Professions Scholarships
Sponsor: Dr. Lauren Brownfield
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall and college seniors with plans to attend a graduate level program. Applicant must have plans to study in a program related to the health care industry.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: Emergency Dentists
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students of all majors who are United State citizens or foreign citizens residing legally in the USA. Applicant must create a video that is two minutes and explains what super power they would love to have and how they would use it to help create better dental health in all people.

Cover Guy Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: The Cover Guy
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an article in and around their experience with hot tubs, backyard experiences, how hot tubs improve live, etc.

Cool-Off Now Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Cool-Off
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen and current undergraduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to heat stress and/or damaging UV rays.

Power of Perseverance Scholarship
Sponsor: Papa John’s
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 2, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority high school seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must have demonstrated, unmet financial need.

TranslationServices.com Scholarship
Sponsor: TranslationServices.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a give topic related to a book that has changed their life.

Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Thomas J. Henry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on the importance of leadership.

Solar Scholarship
Sponsor: Solar Action Alliance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current full-time students at accredited institutions of higher education. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to solar.

Savor Summer College Scholarship
Sponsor: Monica Matthews | How2WinScholarships.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they will be using their summer vacation.

PTSD Scholarship
Sponsor: Dansker & Aspromonte Associates
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to PTSD.

David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Competition is open to freethinking students of color ages 17-21 who are either high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to rejection of religion. The contest is offered to provide support and acknowledgment for freethinking students of color, as a minority within a minority.

Ankin Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: Ankin Law Office
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate, law school, and graduate school students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Uber and Lyft.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the next academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of five given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

SelectBlinds.com College Scholarship
Sponsor: SelectBlinds
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are citizens or legal residents of the United States or students who have a valid student visa. Applicant must submit their innovative design ideas on how to create the perfect space.

Paul E. Flaherty Athletic Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who have participated in some form of high school athletics.

NFPA/Thomson Reuters Scholarships
Sponsor: National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are pursuing a paralegal education.

Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships
Sponsor: Journalism Education Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Applicant must submit a short personal essay, an application form, two recommendation letters, and their college transcript.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships
Sponsor: Journalism Education Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to education majors who intend to teach scholastic journalism. Applicant must submit a short personal essay, an application form, two recommendation letters, and their college transcript.

Vegetarian Video Scholarship
Sponsor: The Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $200
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to vegetarians and vegans. Applicant must submit a video on topics related to vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Vic & Oby Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Law Offices of Ral Obioha, PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college, graduate, and law school students who are foreign-born or have foreign-born parents. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to being an immigrant.

Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 17, 2020
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

Bey & Associates Scholarship
Sponsor: Bey & Associates, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a college, university, or graduate school in the United States in the upcoming fall. Applicant must submit an essay on what they wanted to be when they were five years old and how their career aspirations have evolved over the years.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship
Sponsor: Wine Country Gift Baskets
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the spirit of giving.

Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: Maxim Smith Family Law
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States who are interested in pursuing a college degree in social justice, immigration rights, civil rights, anti-harassment, gender, and women’s studies, or other programs that advance justice for all people.

Self Lender Scholarship
Sponsor: Self Lender
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program who are pursuing a degree in one of the following majors: business, finance, entrepreneurship, computer science, economics, accounting, or mathematics. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to credit history.

Scholarship for Special Educators
Sponsor: HIE Help Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who will be seeing or in the process of completing higher education at an institution in the United States in special education.

Que Llueva Café Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicano Organizing and Research in Education (CORE)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school, college bound, undocumented students of Chicano/Latino descent. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Lincoln Forum
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were full-time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln.

Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships
Sponsor: Teachers Test Prep
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are planning on becoming teachers. Applicant must submit a video sharing a story on a teacher who inspired them.

Minecraft College Scholarship
Sponsor: Apex Hosting
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are U.S. citizens and carry at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how the company can be a positive influence within their education and career development.

Micklin Law Group Scholarship
Sponsor: The Micklin Law Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit a personal essay sharing their greatest strength and weakness.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

 

AUGUST SCHOLARSHIPS
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Antibodies.com Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Antibodies.com
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen, undergraduates and graduate students who are majoring in a Life Science field.

Asset Based Lending Scholarship
Sponsor: Asset Based Lending LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens accepted or currently attending a college or university in the United States and planning on pursuing a degree in a real estate for financial services related field.

Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Appel Law Firm LLP
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicant must have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident or been affected by someone else’s accident.

Brian Bolton Graduate Student/Older Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current graduate students up to age 30, or undergrads ages 25-30, attending a North American college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on the bible and civil liberties.

COGIC Charities Scholarship
Sponsor: Church of God In Christ Charities, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
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.

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Crimcheck.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
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.

Driver Education Initiative Award
Sponsor: National Driving and Traffic School
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and college freshmen. Applicant must submit an essay on many given topics related to safe driving.

Essay Contest for Undocumented & DACA Essential Workers
Sponsor: Herman Legal Group, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undocumented students who must be working, or have recently worked, as an essential work in the healthcare industry, food supply chain, or other essential industries. Applicant must submit an essay on what they think of when they hear the word immigrant.

Future Mentors Scholarship
Sponsor: Justice Solutions Group
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to mentorship.

Global Perspectives Scholarship
Sponsor: Rustic Pathways
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States in 2020. Applicant must have at least a 3.75 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to travel.

Happy Valley Scholarship
Sponsor: Happy Valley
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are legal residents of the United States and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to medical cannabis.

 

ImproveNet Scholarship
Sponsor: ImproveNet
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on what home means to them.

Margarian Scholarship
Sponsor: The Margarian Law Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is for high school juniors and seniors, college/university students, and graduate school students. Scholarship selection will be based on GPA, economic hardship, and commitment to heritage, community, and society.

Medler Law Firm College Scholarship
Sponsor: The Medler Law Firm LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. International students are eligible if they are enrolled in a college in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to injuries and corporate responsibilities.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Sponsor: Michael Mood – Trainer | Author |Speaker
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Applicant must have an interest in pursing a career in the health and fitness related fields. Only the first 1,000 applications will be accepted.

NYCTutoring.com Scholarship
Sponsor: NYCTutoring.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to their learning goals.

Sugar Spun Run Scholarship
Sponsor: Sugar Spun Run
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a meal or food.

$1,000 August Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2020
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.

Future Educator Scholarship
Sponsor: Mrs. Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students majoring in education. Applicant must submit an essay on what they believe they can offer to the students of the future.

ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship
Sponsor: ExpressVPN
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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.

Greg Baumgartner Scholarship
Sponsor: Baumgartner Law Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the U.S. who have at least a B average. Applicant must submit an essay about themselves, their educational goals, and the reasons for needing the scholarship.

Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Scholarship
Sponsor: The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020.

Out-Of-The-Box Thinking Scholarship
Sponsor: AutoPets
Amount: Up to $1,250
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming 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, 2020
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.

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: August 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation.

 

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