College Scholarships for High School Seniors, Graduating College-Bound High School Students

Free financial aid for graduating high school seniors, scholarships, grants, tuition, fellowships, internships and loans.

K-12 College Graduate Postgrad

Burger King McLamore Foundation — Scholars Program


Burger King Scholarships for Graduating, College Bound High School Seniors — Up to $50,000

Dec 15
Scholarships for current high school seniors who will be enrolling full-time in the fall of the scholarship year.
High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

Daniels Fund — Scholarship Program


College Scholarships for High School Seniors

Nov 29
The Daniels Scholarship offers funding to deserving students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming who are at risk of not being able to afford a college education.

U.S. Air Force AFROTC — Scholarships


Four-Year College Scholarships for High School Seniors

Dec 1
The Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program provides three- and four-year scholarships in three different types to high school seniors.

Four-Year Nursing College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Nursing Scholarship program is operated on a noncompetitive basis - those who meet the qualifications are awarded the scholarship and do not meet a scholarship selection board.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society — Scholarships


All-USA Community College Academic Team

Dec 1
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the All-USA Community College Academic Team. In addition, The Coca-Cola Foundation, along with The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes the New Century Scholars. Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, each receiving $1,500 scholarships, fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, each receiving $1,250 scholarships, and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars, each receiving $1,000 scholarships. A state may have multiple Gold, Silver, or Bronze Scholars. All scholars will also receive special medallions.

Coca-Cola New Century Scholars

Dec 1
Scholarships for students in community colleges. The student receiving the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in each state is named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar and represents his/her state at the New Century Scholars Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Milken Family Foundation


College Scholarships for High School Students in Los Angeles County, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Nov 30
Scholarships for exceptional young men and women based on their academic performance, community service, leadership activities and triumphs over obstacles. With the help of college counselors and other educators at high schools in Los Angeles County, New York City, and Washington D.C., the Milken Scholars Program identifies outstanding students who will graduate by June of 2015. These students are nominated for the Program based on the following criteria: Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (unweighted) or 90% in all academic high school subject areas; Minimum composite SAT I Reasoning score of 1850 with results submitted for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing, or a minimum ACT score of 28 (This score may be a combination from multiple sittings); Active participation in community service activities; A record of leadership; Financial or Other Obstacles; Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection; and United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

AXA Foundation


AXA Achievement℠ Scholarships for High School Seniors — $10,000 to $25,000

Dec 14
The AXA Achievement℠ Scholarship offers college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.

Imagine America Foundation — Education Scholarships


Scholarships for College Bound High School Seniors

Dec 31
Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive an Imagine America scholarship.

Civil Air Patrol — Scholarships


Academic Scholarships for CAP High School Seniors — Up to $5,000

Dec 31
Academic scholarships to support cadets pursuing their undergraduate education.

Harvard University — Financial Aid


Harvard Financial Aid Initiative — Potentially worth over $60,000/year.

Jan 1
Admission to Harvard is based on achievement and promise without regard to financial need; the financial paperwork is handled separately, and applying for financial aid does not jeopardize a student's chances for admission. The application fee normally associated with admissions can also be waived. Harvard College does not award merit nor athletic scholarships. All scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need. Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.

Ron Brown Scholar Program — Prospective Applicants


College Scholarships for African-American High School Seniors Who Intend to Pursue Undergraduate Degrees Full-Time — $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000

Jan 9
Nov 1
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.

U.S. Army ROTC — Scholarships


Four-Year College Scholarships for High School Seniors

Jan 10
The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Students agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).

Nursing College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Army ROTC program offers two-, three- or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students.

U.S. Navy/Marine Corps NROTC — Full-Scholarship Opportunities - Offering up to $180,000 for tuition plus a host of other advantages


Four-Year College Scholarships for High School Seniors

Jan 31
If you are interested in a collegiate scholarship program that not only pays for school but also generates some of the country's most capable leaders, start by looking into the NROTC Scholarship program.

Four-Year Nursing College Scholarships for High School Seniors

Jan 31
Available to students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN).

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation


Scholarships for Residents of Northern New Mexico — Up to $7,500 per year for four years.

Jan 16
Any permanent resident of Northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply.

National Honor Society — Scholarships and Awards


National Honor Society Scholarships for High School Seniors

Jan 30
The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply directly to NHS and nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents by the national office. Nomination procedures must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser. Only currently affiliated NHS chapters may participate in the program. Members [students] who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in the NHS Scholarship Program.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


MITES Program for High School Juniors

Feb 1
The MITES Program is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.

Edison International


College Scholarships for Students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

Feb 1
Edison Scholars is designed to help minority, low-income and under-represented students in Southern California pay for college studies in STEM fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future. As Edison Scholars, the students may also be eligible for summer internships at Edison and can get paired with professionals at our companies for mentoring and guidance throughout the students' years on campus.

George Snow Scholarship Fund


College Scholarships for High School Seniors in Palm Beach and Northern Broward Counties, Florida, USA.

Feb 1
The primary mission of The George Snow Scholarship Fund is to provide educational grants to the deserving young people of Palm Beach and Northern Broward Counties, Florida, USA. The Fund offers a variety of scholarships.

American Meteorological Society — Scholarships and Fellowships


AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarships — Up to $5,000

Feb 3
The scholarship program is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences.

AMS Minority Scholarships — Up to $3,000

Feb 3
The scholarships help support the college educations of minority students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students, who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.



The HACER™ National Scholarship — $25,000 per year paid over 4 years

Feb 4
Scholarships for current high school seniors who will be enrolling full-time in the fall of the scholarship year.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development


Davidson Fellows Scholarships — $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships to Extraordinary Young People, 18 and under

Feb 13
For young people under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library — Scholarship Programs


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships — $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years - up to $40,000 total per recipient

Jan 4
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program

Feb 20
The Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program awards Ventura County, Calif., high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character with a total of $50,000 in scholarships annually. Each recipient will receive an amount ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 in college scholarships and will attend an awards ceremony in Simi Valley, California. The two highest monetary awards each include a $500 grant that the recipient will give to the teacher of their choice.

Japanese American Citizens League — Internships and Fellowships


National Scholarship Program

Mar 1
The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards. Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

SAE International Foundation — Scholarships Program


Scholarships for High School Seniors — Up to $6,000

Mar 15
These scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering.

QuestBridge — College Prep for High School Juniors and Scholarships for H.S. Seniors


College Prep Scholarships

Mar 21
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

Quest for Excellence Awards

Mar 21
The Quest for Excellence program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards are designed to enhance educational exploration for qualified juniors and seniors with a range of backgrounds and interests.

National College Match

Sep 27
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) — Scholarship Programs


Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors — Up to $5,000

Mar 30
To qualify, you must be of Hispanic Heritage; have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during fall of scholarship cycle year, and be U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

HSFinder — Scholarships for Latino Students

Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for — and they don't have to be paid back.

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA)


Scholarships for Current Civilian Federal or Postal Employees and Their Dependent Family Members

Mar 25
FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.

American Federation of Teachers — Scholarships


Robert G. Porter Scholars Program — $1,000 to $8,000

Mar 31
Open to graduating high school seniors who have at least one parent or legal guardian who is an American Federation of Teachers member. For accomplished high school students who show outstanding service to their community and an understanding of the role unions can play to create a more just society.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)


College Scholarships for Legally Blind Students — $3,000 to $12,000

Mar 31
Scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute


College Scholarships — $7,000 over four years

Apr 1
The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. Students must be maine residents enrolled in a four-year degree program at a college or university in Maine

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation — Scholarship Program


Academic Scholarships for High School Seniors — $2,500

Apr 23
This scholarship is for students who will be first-time freshmen including graduating high school seniors, GED graduates and high school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity — Up to $20,000

May 1
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. Open to residents of all US states who will be attending college in NY or CT and also to residents of NY or CT who will be attending college anywhere in the United States. Applicant must be (a) a high school junior, or (b) a high school senior, or (c) any person entering an undergraduate degree program* in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or (d) a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program.

Shawn Carter Foundation — Scholarship Fund

College Scholarships — $1,500 to $2,500

Apr 30
All high school seniors, undergraduate (2yr or 4yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools are eligible to apply. All applicants must be US citizens, 25 years old or younger, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers — Scholarships and Grants


High School Senior Scholarships — $3,000

May 1
Available to college freshmen enrolled full-time in an undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering technology program leading to a bachelor's degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.

Army Scholarship Foundation


College Scholarships for High School Seniors — $500 to $2000

Apr 15
The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students.

Omega Phi Beta Sorority


Reach for the Gold College Scholarship

May 26
Targets a woman of color who is a college-bound senior.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation — Urban Education


Dell Scholarships for College-Bound High School Seniors — $20,000 to complete your higher education over the course of six years.

Jan 1
Unlike many other college scholarships, the Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance. The Dell Scholars Program is available to students participating in approved college readiness/college access programs. If your school/area has a program that you believe meet the criteria below, please submit the informational request for your program to be reviewed for inclusion in the Dell Scholars Program.

Google — Explore Scholarship Opportunities


The Generation Google Scholarship for High School Seniors — $10,000 U.S. or C$5,000 Canadian dollars

Mar 2
Applicants must be high school seniors who intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada OR be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related program. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female).

U.S. Department of Education — Student Aid on the Web


Pell Grants — Up to $6,095

Jun 30
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Undergraduate and vocational students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in participating schools may apply. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. To be eligible for a Pell grant, you must also meet the general federal student aid eligibility requirements. To apply for a Pell grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

College Scorecard

You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college's affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Submit electronically the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

Direct Student Loans

Students and parents can explore the site for information about the Direct Loan Program, including helpful publications and tools to help manage their Direct Loans.

Presidential Scholars - the Most Distinguished High School Seniors

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors, including students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.

NYS Public Universities Tuition-Free for Families Making Up to $125,000 Per Year


Excelsior Scholarship

July 21
The first-in-the-nation plan will be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017, increasing to $110,000 in 2018, and reaching $125,000 in 2019.



National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees — $10,000

The winner of the scholarship will receive $10,000 for one academic year. To be eligible, applicants must be born outside of the U.S. and currently enrolled (or accepted) as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Gates Scholarship


College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

Sep 18
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for distinguished, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. The scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence throughout college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by FAFSA.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation — Scholarships


Four-Year College Scholarships for High School Seniors — $20,000

Oct 31
Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for achievement-based scholarships.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation — Youth Programs


Youth Awards in Leadership, Sports, Arts, Literature/Journalism, Academic Excellence, Science and Technology, and Mathematics for Hispanic High School Seniors

Oct 15
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards honor young Latino leaders with grants for their college education or to fund a community service effort the student will plan, oversee and sustain.

Golden Door Scholars — Scholarships


Scholarships for Undocumented Students (DACA and TPS) — Up to four-year tuition and room & board

Oct 25
Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates. Preference will be given to high school graduates from states that require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition. Golden Door scholarship recipients receive up to four-year tuition and room & board scholarships to DACA and TPS students from tuition lock-out states all over the country

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)


College Scholarships for Eagle Scouts Graduating High School and Entering College — Up to $50,000

Oct 31
NESA academic scholarship applicants must be Eagle Scouts graduating high school and entering college in the year for which they apply for a scholarship.

Boettcher Foundation


College Scholarships for Colorado High School Seniors — Over $2,800/year

Nov 1
Selection criteria include superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership & involvement, service to community, and school outstanding character.

Elks National Foundation — Scholarships


Most Valuable Student Scholarships for High School Seniors

Nov 15
The Elks National Foundation will award four-year scholarships to the highest-rated high school senior applicants. Two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Scholarships


College Scholarships for High-Achieving High School Seniors with Financial Need — Up to $40,000

Nov 20
High-achieving high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) — National Merit College Scholarships


College Scholarships for High School Seniors — $2,500

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

Ventures Scholars Program


High School Students Interested in Pursuing Math- and Science-Based Careers

As a high school Ventures Scholar, you are provided with a variety of services. Your name will be shared with the Ventures Scholars Program Consortium, a membership of over 200 member colleges and universities interested in helping you achieve your career goals. You can learn about math and science careers simply by contacting the member professional associations. All Ventures Scholars can download their personalized certificate of recognition. Some of the member institutions request the certificate when granting fee waivers to Ventures Scholars. Most Ventures Scholars include their certificate along with the college application. You will receive a biweekly e-mail newsletter for high school Ventures Scholars that provides continuously updated information on a broad array of topics and resources about the college planning process and VSP consortium members.

Posse Foundation

College Scholarships for Public High School Seniors who live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C.

Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

Florida Department of Education — Student Scholarships Grant Program


Florida Bright Futures Scholarships for College

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida.

Georgia HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships


Zell Miller Scholarships — Up to $5,000


Hope Scholarships — Up to $3,000

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending college in Georgia.

College Board — Pay for College


Search for scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

Locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.

Distinguished Young Women — Scholarships


College Scholarships for High School Senior Girls

A scholarship recipient must be enrolled in her chosen field of study at an approved school or institution by the fall term following her high school graduation unless a deferment is approved by the Foundation's board of directors.

First (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) — Scholarship Program


College Scholarships for High School Seniors — Up to $40,000+

FIRST scholarships enable students to pursue majors and careers in engineering, computer science, science, math, design, aeronautics, and many other fields.

Horatio Alger Association — Scholarship Programs


Scholarships for College Bound High School Seniors — Receive up to $21,000 for college

For students in financial need who are currently in their senior year of high school and graduating in the spring.

Key Club


Scholarships for High School Seniors

While Key Club International is no longer distributing scholarships on an international level, Kiwanis International will participate in matching district scholarships administered by local Key Club districts.

Scholarship America


Scholarships from Scholarship America

Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college.

Tiger Woods Foundation


Earl Woods College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Earl Woods Scholarships are awarded to academically-successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

University of Arkansas, Fort Smith — Financial Aid



Scholarships and grants are types of funding you receive for your education that you don't have to pay back. The difference between the two is that scholarships are usually based on academic merit, while grants are usually based on financial need.

High School Seniors Internships and Summer Jobs Biomedical Internships International Study Abroad
Hispanics, Latinos Nationally Coveted Teachers College & Graduate School
Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
Minority Health High School Students Public Health Library Studies & History
Women Biology & Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
African Americans Physical Sciences & Math Nurses Free Scholarships
Native Americans Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Updates

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