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

"$$$ Isn't Everything" Scholarship - A monthly $550 scholarship meant to help reduce a little bit of financial worry for a new student or graduate each month, and to help someone get a bit of time back to focus on the important things in life. Open to all students. No essay required. The scholarship is awarded at the end of every month and there is a deadline at the end of each month. For more information and to apply: MoneyIsntEverything

A Bold Life Scholarship - Any high school senior is eligible to receive a scholarship ($1,000 twice per year) Click link to apply: ABoldLifeScholarship Application deadlines: 1/31/22 and 7/30/22.

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.

Across Cultures No-Essay Scholarship - A $1,350 scholarship for students interested in learning about other cultures, and sharing their own. Open to all students, no essay required. The $1,350 award can be used for any travel and education related expenses. For more information and to apply: AcrossCultures

Act Locally Scholarship - A $1000 ($500 x 2 winners) scholarship fund for students interested in giving back their communities. Open to all students. Short essay required. For more information and to apply: ActLocally

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.

Assemblyman James D Conte Memorial Academic Scholarship (ConteAcademicScholarship) Seniors who have demonstrated a GPA of 85 and above, Active in Community Service, Dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree, demonstrates financial need. Application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019.

Assemblyman John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship (MarchiAthleticScholarship.docx) GPA of 85 and above, active in Community Service, Dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree and demonstrates financial need.  Must be involved in an organized sport. Application deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019.

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.

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.

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

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.

“A Dog Changed My Life” Scholarship - $500 Scholarship. Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Dog Lover Scholarship - $500 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.

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 Scholarships - 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 11/15/2021.

Expand Your Horizons Scholarship - A $2,000 scholarship to support a student with the courage to explore the world, and the kindness and openness to welcome and accept all those they meet along the way. The $2,000 award can be used for any travel and education related expenses. For more information and to apply: ExpandHorizons

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)

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.

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.

Keep Going Forward No-Essay Scholarship - A $500 scholarship open to any student going through a change or new challenge in life.  Open to all students. No essay required. For more information and to apply: KeepGoingForward

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!

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Awards up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients each year. (LockheedMartinScholarshipApplication_Information) The deadline to apply is March 11, 2021.

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)

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.  

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.

Pet Lover Scholarship - $500 scholarship. Eligibility: All high school students are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline: August 15, 2022.

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.

The Shreddership: A Music Scholarship for the Rock Star in All of Us! - A $500 scholarship for all students who love making music, at any skill level.  Open to all students. Musical entry required. For more information and to apply: Shreddership

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)

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