Scholarships are a great way to offset the cost of a scholar's continuing education! Hundreds of thousands are available, from national scholarships to local scholarships.
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May 2023 Scholarship Guide
Applications are available online or in the Career Center where indicated. Scholarships are for seniors unless otherwise noted in bold font. Use all other resources available to you!
Notations - *identity based requirement ** long term commitment/prerequisite
2023 STEPS FOR CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP: This is open to seniors who are US citizens, have a 3.5 GPA and have a household income of less than $55,000. In addition to the application, students will need an official transcript, one letter of recommendation and a one-minute video answering the question: “How would you value yourself?” For more info and to apply, go to www.wealthbyhealth.org/steps-for-change-scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2023
CODEWIZARDSHQ EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: This $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a 3.5 gpa and plan to pursue a degree in STEM are encouraged to apply. For more info and to apply, go to https://www.codewizardshq.com/scholarship/. Deadline: May 1, 2023
ELEVEN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is founded through their commitment to create a better tomorrow for all. They believe access to higher education is crucial to creating a better, more equal world. This is open to any BIPOC senior who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics but first-generation students are preferred. https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/20375/eleven-scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2023
GREATER THAN GATSBY SCHOLARSHIP: Founded in 2012 by a family in Dallas, Texas, the Greater Than Gatsby company creates professional and high-quality Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions for photographers around the world. Their actions and presets have been downloaded over a half a million times! In order to give back and support aspiring photographers, the company offers the Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship. Remember, though, this scholarship is open to many other mediums, so if you are creative, apply!
www.greaterthangatsby.com/academic-photography-scholarship/ Deadline: May 1, 2023
HBPA HORSEMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $6,000 per year is administered in partnership with the National H.B.P.A, and available to children of horse farm and back stretch employees pursuing any field of study. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA; have an annual household income of less than $75,000 OR be financially independent from parents. For more info and to apply, go to http://raceforeducation.org/programs/scholarships. Deadline: May 1, 2023
INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERS WOMENT’S CAUCUS: This $500 scholarship is for daughters/sons of active or retired Teamster members with at least 12 months of consecutive membership in good standing. Students will need to write a 500-750 word essay on “How can Unions motivate our youth and women, in particular, to become involved in the Union?” Access the application at www.itwc.org/. Deadline: May 1, 2023
ODENZA VACATIONS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP: US resident students between the ages of 17 and 24 that have a 2.5 gpa or higher are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. For more info and to apply, go to https://odenzavacationsscholarships.com/vacations/208/eligibility_odenza_vacations_college_scholarship.php. Deadline: May 1, 2023
THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE: This is an ongoing competition that is open to students aged 4-18. Students can enter individually or as a team. For more info go to www.projectparadigm.org/. Deadline: May 1, 2023
GAYL BERTAGNI CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP: Multiple scholarships up to $1,000 toward tuition, fees, or books for students pursuing culinary arts at Renton Technical College or South Seattle College. Renewable up to 4 years. Must prove or prove in writing community service over the last 3 years. Find all eligibility requirements and apply here: www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/renton/page-9.php. Deadline: May 5, 2023
ONEMAIN FINANCIAL CREDIT WORTH SCHOLARSHIP: Students must complete three modules of a course offered in the Credit Worthy program, submit a short essay about what you learned to be considered for this $1,000 scholarship. https://onemainfinancial.everfi.com/scholarship/#pills-tab. Deadline: May 5, 2023
NAGE SCHOLARSHIP: In continuing our commitment to helping members and their families achieve their educational goals and dreams, NAGE is proud to announce the 18th Annual NAGE Scholarships program. Each year, one hundred scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded in a lottery. Applicants for the lottery drawing scholarships must be planning to attend or already be attending a two- or four-year college, graduate school, trade or technical school to be eligible. For more info and to apply, go to www.nage.org/benefits/scholarships. Deadline: May 13, 2023
CCD LAW SPOKANE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: For HS seniors who reside in WA, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be attending college in the fall. For more info and to apply, go to https://ccdlaw.com/scholarship/. Deadline: May 15, 2023
MASSMUTUAL FUTURESMART SCHOLARSHIP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: To apply, students must complete three lessons in FutureSmart and submit a short essay about what you have learned. For more info and to apply, go to https://futuresmart.massmutual.com/en/scholarship/. Deadline: May 14, 2023
THE TROTTER PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP: Several scholarships are available for high school seniors who have a 2.5 GP or higher (unweighted) and are interested in studying culinary arts, baking/pastry, hospitality management or agricultural programs. For more info and to apply go to www.thetrotterproject.org/scholarships. Deadline: May 15, 2023
B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP: The generosity of our site sponsors allows us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site. The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site. This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. For more info and to apply, go to www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: May 21, 2023
HUMANE EDUCATION NETWORK: A VOICE FOR ANIMALS CONTEST: This contest is open to students in two different age brackets: 14-15 and 16-18. Please go to www.hennet.org/contest.php for rules of the contest. Deadline: May 21, 2023
UW LABOR STUDIES AWARDS: Labor Studies awards are available to students at multiple states of education and experience, from incoming freshmen to senior graduate students. Individual award amounts range from $1,000-$10,000. For more info and to apply, go to https://labor.washington.edu/scholarships-and-prizes#scholarships. Deadline: May 22, 2023
1-800-WHEELCHAIR SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Students who are 16 years or older and have a 3.0 gpa are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. For more info, go to https://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/.
Deadline: May 31, 2023
AISES 3M SCHOLARHSIP: This $2,500 scholarship is for seniors who will be studying any STEM degree at either a 2 year of 4 year college and have a preferred gpa of 3.0. Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village. Fore more info, go to www.aises.org/scholarships/-3m-scholarship-2022-2023.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 by midnight
AISES INTEL GROWING THE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The AISES Intel Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science. This scholarship is worth $5,000. Go to www.aises.org/scholarships/intel-growing-legacy-scholarship-2022-2023 for more info and to apply. Deadline: May 31, 2023
AMERICAN ATHEISTS FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP: The American Atheists awards the $1,000 O'Hair Scholarship, four $500 President's Scholarships and two $500 Chinn LGBTQ scholarships to atheist students attending graduate, law, college, university, or vocational school in the United States; you do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be awarded the scholarship, but you do have to attend a U.S.-based institution. For more info and to apply, go to https://www.atheists.org/activism/scholarships/. Deadline: May 31, 2023
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND FULL CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP: To apply, students must be enrolled in a federally or state-recognized tribe and have a 2.0 gpa. For more info and to apply, go to https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/. Deadline: May 31, 2023
COLLEGE IS POWER SCHOLARSHIP: This $1,000 scholarship is open to students age 17 years or older who plan to start a college program in the fall. Apply at https://www.collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm
Deadline: May 31, 2023
FIFTH MONTH SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is worth $1,500 and open to students ages 14 and older who will need to write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Students can be serious or funny. For more info, go to https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2023
PB&J SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. For more info and to apply, go to https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=Mailer&utm_campaign=Awareness.
Deadline: May 31, 2023
ACF VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP: The American College Foundation (ACF) is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Association offers the annual Visionary Scholarship program to financially support students in every grade level of high school. The ACF awards start at $1,000 each, with a grand prize of $5,000. What makes this scholarship program unique is the fact that financial need is not considered–at all!
Deadline: June 1, 2023
FUTURE NURSE SCHOLARSHIP: This $1,000 scholarship is open to seniors who have a 2.5 gpa, are legal US residents and will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. For more info and to apply, go to https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14302/future-nurse-scholarship. Deadline: June 1, 2023
HARNESS HORSE YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: There are four different scholarships for high school seniors to apply for. Please check the website for the individual requirements at https://hhyf.org/scholarships-opportunities/. Deadline: June 1, 2023
PIXELPLEX BI-ANNUAL STEM SCHOLARSHIP: Students who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to study in a field related to STEM are encouraged to apply for this $2,000 scholarship. For more info and to apply, go to https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/. Deadline: June 5, 2023 by 11:59 PM PST
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP: This $1.500 scholarship is open to students who plan to enroll in an approved program such as welding, amanufacturing or IT at a Washington community or technical college. Apply at https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/students/applicants/cts/. Deadline: June 6, 2023
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DUO SCHOLARSHIP: The Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation High School Academic Scholarship consists of at least two $2500 non-renewable scholarships for female high school graduating seniors with academic achievement and community service. Must be Black/African descent female student with a minimum 2.7 GPA and be accepted in a four-year college or university. For more info and to apply, go to https://akaduo.org/duo-hs-scholarship. Deadline: June 15, 2023
FEEDING TOMORROW FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS: This $1,500 scholarship is open to students who have a 3.0 gpa and plan to study a degree in the science of food. For more info and to apply, go to
https://www.ift.org/community/students/scholarships.aspx. Deadline: June 15, 2023
BBQ GALORE CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP: Seniors who are US citizens or legal permanent resident card and have a 3.0 gpa. All majors are welcome. For more info and to apply, go to www.bbqgalore.com/scholarship#:~:text=Barbeques%20Galore%20is%20pleased%20to%20provide%20a%20scholarship%20to%20upcoming,the%20requirements%20set%20in%20place. Deadline: June 20, 2023
AED.US SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The founders of AED.US have places tens of thousands of AEDs all across the US since 1999. They want to bring more awareness on how to use them especially since Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the number one killer in America. For more info and to apply for this $1,500 scholarship, please go to www.aed.us/resources/scholarship-program. Deadline: July 1st for Fall and December 1, 2022 for Spring.
JOBTEST.ORG CAREER SEARCH SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is worth $1,000 and open to seniors who are current US citizens or permanent legal residents and exploring future careers that will bring them fulfillment. For more info and to apply, go to https://www.jobtest.org/scholarship. Deadline: July 1, 2023
KHMER STUDENT ASOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Two $500 scholarships are available to eligible seniors who identify as Khmer American/Cambodian/Khmer Krom or other ethnic groups from Cambodia. Applicants will ne a letter of rec, unofficial transcript, list of activities/work experiences, and 3 short essay responses. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScujghAMPToLoLCmfTmWg4DALmPAqs_ZxI0iSPM2XsGsVVVCQ/viewform for more info and to apply. Deadline: July 1, 2023
WELLNESS WARRIORS SCHOLARSHIP: This $500 scholarship is open to students who are US citizens or permanent legal residents and are intentional about managing their personal wellness. Students will have to set up a free account and submit their application with a short essay. For more info and to apply, go to https://ensosuperfoods.com/blogs/supergreens/best-super-greens-powders#wellness-warrior-scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2023
ACTUARIAL DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Scholarships range from $1,000-$4,000. Application opens on November 1st. www.actuarialfoundation.org/scholarships/actuarialdiversity-scholarship/. Deadline: Varies
ALERT MAGAZINE SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship asks applicants to write a 650-800-word essay about a personal encounter they or someone they know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. Must have 2.5 GPA or better. Award is $500. For all details and mailing address, look here: www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php. Deadline: Ongoing
ASIAN PACIFIC FUND SCHOLARSHIPS: Check out these nine scholarships for eligibility criteria and award amounts. Go to http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#chin for more information. Deadline: Varies
BLOODWORKS NORTHWEST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Students can earn money for college by helping to get donors to sign up or organize a blood drive event. For more info go to www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/host-blood-drive/scholarship-drives#scholarship. Deadline: Ongoing
BIG FURTURE SCHOLARSHIPS: This website has several scholarships with varying deadlines and the amounts range from $500-$40,000. For more info go to https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships. Deadline: Varies
CAPPEX.COM’S SCHOLARSHIPS: Cappex has several unique scholarships available for graduating seniors this year. For information and application visit: www.cappex.com/scholarships/. Deadline: Varies
DISCOVER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Submit your basic information and get a chance to win one of 11 $10,000 scholarships awarded! Enter here: www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html.
Deadline: Last day of each month
DO SOMETHING SCHOLARSHIPS: Easy way to earn scholarships by doing community service activities. There is no application, and all you must do is complete the campaign of your choosing and send a photo that you completed it. Award amounts range but can be up to $5,000. Register and complete campaigns here: www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/friends-lock/action. Deadline: Varies
E-ADVISORS SCHOLARSHIP: Apply simply online for their $10,000 scholarship! No essay required. Apply here: www.scholarshippoints.com/win5/?st=2361&aff_sub=&aff_sub%202=&transaction_id=102632f2b69123e981fc1d57b734e4&utm_source=&utm%20_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=ScholarshipPoints%2B%2410%2C000%%202BScholarship%2B(CPA)&. Deadline: Various deadlines
EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIPS: The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is an international leadership organization focused on international leadership and service. The ESA Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for seniors. The scholarship can be accessed at www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-andgrants. Deadline: Varies
GENESEO MIGRANT CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS: The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships, linked below, to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education. Please note the annual deadline for each scholarship. Click on a link below to learn more and begin the scholarship application. http://migrant.net/scholarships/. Deadline: Varies
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This site is the home of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. Students can apply to multiple scholarships using this website. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, complete the FAFSA (DACA applicants must submit household income information) and be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid permanent resident card or a passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA status at the time of submission of their application. Apply at www.hsf.net/scholarship. Deadline: Varies *Profile page open now. Applications January 1st
JUST POETRY SCHOLARSHIP: Students can submit poems with a maximum of 20 lines for a chance to win $500 and have their poetry published! Open to all high school students until June 30 of their senior year. Can re-submit new poem every 90 days. For more information and application forms, click here: www.justpoetry.org/submissions. Deadline: Ongoing
LPGA SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: There are several scholarships available for students to apply to. Deadlines and amounts do vary so make sure to check each one out individually.
www.lpga.com/lpga-foundation/scholarships. Deadline: Varies
MYMOZAIC SCHOLARSHIP: This is a monthly $1,000 scholarship that requires students to sign up and create a profile to be entered and is open to US citizens in grades 9-12. For official rules and eligibility, go to www.mymozaic.com/promos/monthlyscholarship/officialrules.php. To apply, go to www.mymozaic.com/1kmonthlyscholarship.php. Deadline: Monthly
OXBRIDGE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: Oxbridge is an organization that offers uniquely comprehensive pre-college experiences. Their students learn from top academics and industry professionals, live in some of the world's best universities, and immerse themselves in remarkable cultures. Several scholarships are available for different programs. More information here: https://t.e2ma.net/click/f36fgc/vju59r/nhn8ak.
Deadline: Varies with program
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BIPOC AND MARGINALIZED STUDENTS: Education Degree has several scholarships for students of color including Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx. For more info and to apply, go to www.educationdegree.com/resources/financial-aid/scholarships-for-bipoc-marginalized-students/
Deadline: Varies by scholarship
SEATTLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: This foundation hosts over 50 scholarship programs annually. Application criteria, award amounts and deadlines vary. Please check out their website for more info.
https://www.seattlefoundation.org/current-scholarship-opportunities. Deadline: Varies
YOU DESERVE IT SCHOLARSHIP: Register for Scholarship Owl’s service (for free) and be automatically entered to win their monthly $1,000 scholarship! Register here: https://scholarshipowl.com. Deadline: Ongoing
WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE): Through the WUE program, students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year or four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level up to 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. For additional details on participating institutions and eligibility visit: www.wiche.edu/wue. Deadline: Varies
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: Audition required to apply for music scholarship along with application to Willamette University. For more information and audition requirements, go to www.willamette.edu/cla/music/auditions/index.html\. Deadline: Varies
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS: This site allows students to search through hundreds of scholarship and grant programs administered by the United Negro College Fund. To be considered, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, complete the FAFSA, have verifiable unmet need, and enroll in one of 39 member colleges or universities. Apply on-line at https://scholarships.uncf.org/. Deadline: Varies