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 (2022Application) 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 16, 2022.

Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Inc. "Ned Carter" Scholarship (NedCarterScholarship) - Applicant must be related to a firefighter or be an Explorer/Junior Member in a fire department or fire district that is currently a paid up member of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York and who is attending a two or four year college upon graduation. Four, one-time $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Postmarked no later than Saturday, February 20, 2021. Packets can be picked up in the High School Guidance office or printed here. Application deadline March 7, 2022.

Beatrice L. Williams Scholarship Fund - (InformationalFlyer) (BeatriceWilliamsApplication.pdf) - 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, 2019.

"Be Bold" No-Essay Scholarship - NEW $25,000 Scholarship. Check out details here: ( BeBoldApplicationApplication) Deadline February 1, 2023.

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.

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, 2022.

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:

CGTrader:  High School senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA undergraduate or graduate student.  Deadline for submission is June 1, 2017.  Submit online application @

Cirkled in - Earn a $2500 Scholarship! This new scholarship will run October 1st  – December 31st, 2021. The deadline is December 31st, 2021. The award amount is $2,500. Scholarship Information Notification to the winner will be by February 15th, 2022.

David Gordon Law Firm Scholarship - (DavidGordonLawScholarship) 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, 2022.

Dog Owner Scholarship - Amount: $1,000. Application Deadline: December 1, 2022. Apply here.

Empowering Mothers Scholarship for Single Moms - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Engineers of the Future Scholarship - $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

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: Application and Requirements Application deadline: February 6, 2023.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship - The Elks National Foundation awards $2.9 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Visit for complete details. Application Deadline 11/14/2022.

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: 05/01/21. (ScholarshipInfo)

Health & Wellness Scholarship - Eligibility: All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Scholarship Link: Application Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Healthy Eating Scholarship - $1,000. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Healthy Living Scholarship - $500 scholarship open to all high school students. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Holistic Health Scholarship - Amount: $1,000. Application Deadline: November 30, 2022. Apply 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. Entering the medical field? One-time scholarship of $1,000. Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Spring 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. View the scholarship and other pertinent information here: Deadline June 30, 2021.

Learner Geometry Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Learner Higher Education Scholarship - $500Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Learner Math Lover Scholarship - Amount: $1,000. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Learner Scholarship for High School Seniors - $500. Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Learner Statistics Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Learner SAT Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship. Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline: August 1, 2022.

LendingTree ( - Graduating seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher must submit a 30 second video that answers the question - What is your plan for paying for college? The winner of the scholarship will receive $2,500!

Lifelong Learning Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Literature Lover Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Living Well Scholarship - $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. 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.

Manning & Napier Scholarship Program (ManningNapierInformation) - Two scholarships will be awarded to Current sophomore or junior at an accredited 4-year college/university, planning to pursue a career in the investment management industry. Applications must be submitted before February 28, 2021.

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award - This $5,000 award is intended to support one young artivist (27 years of age or younger) each year who exemplifies Mary’s passion for the arts as the vehicle for their own HIV/AIDS community activism and expression. Deadline: 07/15/21. (MBowmanInfo)

Mental Health Importance Scholarship - Amount: $1,000. Application Deadline: December 1, 2022. Apply here.

Mesothelioma Help Cancer Scholarship - ( Have you been impacted by cancer in some way? Maybe interested in a medical career? There are 4 prizes, ranging from $2,500 for 1st place to $500 for fourth place. Click on link for more information. Deadline for submission is July 20, 2021.  

Mind, Body, and Soul Scholarship - $1,000. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

New York Credit Union Association - NewYorkCreditUnionAssociation2020 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 31, 2021.

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, 2021. (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. Deadline: 07/15/21. (PZamoraScholarshipInfo)

Recruited Preps - the leading college athletic recruiting platform is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level.

Redfin's Scholarship Must be a legal US resident, Eighteen years of age or older, graduating High School, Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.

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 15, 2021.

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.

Science Appreciation Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

Sports Lover Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.

STOP THE BLEED® National Scholarships - Amount: $500 – $3,000. There are two sets of National Scholarships: One set of scholarships is based on a video submission and a second set of scholarships is based on an essay submission. (StopTheBleedNationalInfo)

STOP THE BLEED® Frontline Families Scholarships – These $1,000 scholarships, sponsored by Z-Medica, Stop the Bleed Coalition, and Amp Your Good, are open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year. Deadline: 05/08/21. Students can also apply for the STOP THE BLEED® National Scholarships. (FrontlineFamiliesInformation)

Superfood Lover Scholarship - Eligibility: All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. Amount: $500. Scholarship Link: Application Deadline: September 15, 2022.

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

US Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence Program (2018 Application) Must be a current, active member of school athletic team holding a GPA minimum of at least 3.5 , Must be involved in the community.  Deadline January 12, 2018.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship ( - For students planning careers in government service. Application deadline January 15, 2022.

Wendy's High School Heisman Award ( - Available to high-achieving senior athletes that excel in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Phase 1 of application due Oct. 20, 2020.

Women in Math Scholarship - NEW Scholarship for women pursuing a career in a math-related field worth $1,000. For more information, Click here: ScholarshipInformation

Your Health Journey Scholarship - Amount: $500. Application Deadline: November 15, 2022. Apply here.