national scholarships

The following scholarship/award list is updated to the best of our ability throughout the school year.  Availability, funding, eligibility requirements and due dates change from year to year and are available on the website and application links listed below. We have attempted to make this a bit more user-friendly by sorting into three categories: Local, State and National. The guidance office will also periodically place flyers in senior mailboxes and also utilize the TV message screen to alert students of upcoming deadlines.  Please remember, there is an abundance of money out there for the taking! A bit of work may result in monetary rewards!

Resources & Scholarships for Homeless and Housing-Insecure Students:

This page provides an extensive list of on-campus, community, government, and online resources that are dedicated to helping homeless and housing-insecure students. And as the title suggests, we also provide information on scholarships and other financial aid opportunities that can help offset the cost of tuition and housing.

The team at recognizes that students experiencing homelessness might have questions about applying for and attending college that might be difficult to find answers to. That's why we have recently developed a comprehensive college guide for students experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to inform them about critical information regarding their college education and share different resources that will help set them up for success. Our College Guide for Students Experiencing Homelessness offers in-depth information in several areas, including:

  • A guide to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the Homeless Bill of Rights

  • A comprehensive list of resources for housing help, essentials assistance, health assistance, community support, and academic support

  • Information regarding FAFSA and scholarships available to students experiencing homelessness

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants ( - Annual scholarship available to those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. Available to all high school juniors and seniors who are currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

AES Engineering Solutions ( - Scholarships available to motivated high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary educational facility.

AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program ( - Scholarships available to students who are dependents of AFT members.

Alfred State Scholarships - For a complete list of available scholarships as well as detailed information, visit >Financial Aid > Scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary ( - Multiple scholarships available to candidates who are children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of Veterans.

American Legion Richard M. Pedro Memorial Scholarship (Application/Information) Graduating senior that is a child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a NYS Legionnaire in good standing or a child, grandchild, or great grandchild of a deceased NYS Legionnaire or a service member killed as a result of the war on terrorism including the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Iraq and Afghanistan. Submission deadline June 16th.

The American Legion - provides a variety of scholarships to support higher education for youth. Multiple scholarships students may be eligible for. For more details: Scholarships | The American Legion

ASMC National Scholarship Program - $25,000 (1 Award). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship - Scholarship application details here: Details and application here AFDSNY awards four (4) scholarships a year for $1,500 each, to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a two (2) or four (4) year institution of higher education and will be pursuing a community service-related career. This may include but is not limited to fire service, EMS, nursing, social work, health related services, teaching, paramedic, etc. Submitted online or postmarked no later than March 2, 2024.

Beatrice L. Williams Scholarship Fund - (InformationalFlyer) (2023BWilliamsApplication) - Graduating high school senior who has been accepted in any of Alfred State's degree-granting programs. Applicant must also complete first semester at Alfred State in good standing to receive second-semester funding. Application due April 1, 2023.

"Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship - NEW $25,000 Scholarship. Check out details here: ( BeBoldApplicationApplication) Deadline 12/1/23.

Be Bold Scholarship - $2,000 (12 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline 12/1/23.

Beauty & Wellness Scholarship:(  $500 quarterly scholarship offered September 30, January 1st, March 31st & June 30th every year to a graduating High School Female Senior planning to attend a 4 year, 2 year, vocational, or technical school in the US.  All disciplines and GPA's can apply. QUARTERLY DEADLINES: January 1st — March 31 — June 30 — September 30 -

Boom & Bucket's Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program, available to both currently enrolled students and future students who are planning to attend a program within the next 12 months. Program can be at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.  For more information and to apply: BoomAndBuckets - Please submit your application by 12:00PM central time on June 15th of each calendar year. Winners will be chosen by July 15th.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund - You may be eligible for $10,000. Click here for details and to apply. Application deadline is November 30, 2023.

Burger King Scholars Program - Offering $1,000 to $50,000 to all eligible high school seniors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least an 80 or more and are planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college. Open to employees of Burger King and their family members. Apply here: BK Easy Online Application Online application deadline is December 15, 2023.

Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship - The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. $1,000 Scholarship for Those Affected by Life-Changing Accidents. Scholarship deadline: December 15th of each year. More information here:

Cirkled in - "No Sweat" Scholarship - Earn a $2500 Scholarship! This quarterly scholarship is offered to all students from 8th – 12th grade and is super easy to apply. Be sure to check for the next deadline. The award amount is $2,500. Scholarship Information

David Gordon Law Firm Nucular Family Scholarship - (Information/Application) Essay on the following topic "How has a member of your immediate family, like a parent or a sibling, helped shape the person that you are today?" Deadline for submission is February 28, 2024.

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship – Awards $500 in scholarships to high-achieving, high school women who aspire to use a career in technology to change the world.  Scholarship information: ( for complete details.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award - $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Requirements/Application here: Legacy Award information Application deadline: February 5, 2024.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship - The Elks National Foundation awards $2.52 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Visit Information for complete details. Application Deadline 11/13/2023.

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program - Interested in attending UT Dallas? Full ride scholarship to top students who are seeking academic engagement, leadership development, and the challenges of direct service in the community. Click here Applications are due December 1, 2023.

Faith Hope And Love Jesus, Inc. College Scholarship - Open to childhood cancer and blood disorder survivors, who are pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university within the United States. $500 scholarship. Deadline: May 1st (ScholarshipInfo)

The Hagan Scholarship - Provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, providing recipients the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. For eligibility and application, please visit: Hagan Scholarship Application deadline March 1, 2024.

Your Health Journey Scholarship - Amount: $500. Eligibility: All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Deadline: July 31st Information/Application

Healthy Eating Scholarship - Amount: $500. Eligibility: All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: July 31st Information/Application

Healthy Living Scholarship - $500 scholarship open to all high school students. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline: July 20th.

Heisman High School Scholarship (heismanAwardInformation) - Available to high-achieving senior athletes that excel in the classroom, on the field and within the community.

Herbert Lehman Scholarship - $12,000 (3 Awards) For Eligibility: Click Here

Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs ( - For Juniors with plans to enroll to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution. The undergraduate application is available from December – March 15. Valued at $10,000.

The ICA School (Inspection Certification Associates) - monthly scholarships to students looking to develop their careers in home inspection, construction, and real estate fields. Opportunity for up to $2,500 - to cover the cost of either in-person or online home inspection training, selected based on the licensing requirements in the scholarship recipient’s state. For more information, Career Search Scholarship - All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply: $1,000. Application Deadline: January 1st. WebsiteInformation

Learner Algebra Scholarship - high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Application Deadline: July 1st. Apply here

Learner Calculus Scholarship - All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024. Apply here

Learner SAT Scholarship - All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024. Apply here

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship - Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student. (LockheedMartinScholarshipApplication_Information) The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

The Marine Corps Scholarship - The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Chaplains, and Religious Program Specialists. For more information and to apply, click here. Application opens January 1, 2024.

Math Lover Scholarship - All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Application Deadline: June 30, 2024. Apply here

MAC Odyssey Scholarship – The Mansfield Auxiliary Corporation is offering a scholarship for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year to graduating seniors who have decided to attend Commonwealth University – Mansfield. Click for more info: The application is general, and students may qualify for additional awards. Deadline is August 31, 2023.

Mind, Body, and Soul Scholarship - Amount: $500. Eligibility: All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: July 31, 2024. Information/Application

Niche Scholarships - $2,000 (12 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

Nitro Scholarship - $1,000 (50 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship - $2,500 (12 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: November 29, 2023

New York Credit Union Association - NewYorkCreditUnionAssociation Eligibility: Must be a member in good standing of a participating New York credit Union; College-bound at time of application; Attending college for the first time in fall of 2020; Enrolled in either two or four year accredited education institution; Funds awarded must be used before January 5, 2024.

OppU Achievers Scholarship   Application Must be enrolled full time in High School and possess a CPA of at least3.0.  Provide a 500 words essay.  Four deadlines Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 31, and June 30th.

PB&J Scholarship - Have you experienced challenges in your life? Do you have the drive to succeed? Open to college-bound seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2020. Potential scholarship of $500-$1,000.  Priority deadline: May 31, 2023. (PBandJScholarship)

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship - The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship spotlights and supports young leaders who carry the torch of activists like Pedro in ways inspired by their own passions, insights, originality, and conviction. $5,000 scholarship. Application opens March 1, 2024. (PZamoraScholarshipInfo)

Project Yellow Light Scholarships - $2,500 (100 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Optimist International Oratorical Contest - $3,000 (9 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Rosen & Ohr Scholarship: Click link for more information. ( Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. Deadline: April 15th.

Scholarship Buddy - The flagship website in the Scholarship Buddy Network of sites. We serve over 4 million users each year and have enjoyed widespread positive feedback from Scholarship Providers, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Principals and, most importantly, Students. We focus on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the United States. We pride ourselves on having the most in depth information available to students, as it pertains to scholarship programs and scholarship application deadlines across the country. For more information, click here: ( Additionally, we provide a free service to non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and private companies that are interested in offering students scholarship opportunities.

SP Scholarships - $2,000 (12 Awards). For Eligibility: Click Here. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

Sports Lover Scholarship - Amount: $500. Eligibility: All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: July 31st. Information/Application

SuperMoney: Must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled full-time in high school as a senior or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, trade school, or coding bootcamp; Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; Be a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen; Upload an unofficial transcript or an enrollment verification document. All information and essay submissions should be submitted at

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship ( - For students planning careers in government service. Application deadline January 15th.