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Updated November 17, 2020

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities.  Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review.  The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.  Students must submit their application (either Common or Coalition) for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2020.  More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on their website, www.bu.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/first-year-merit/trusteeDeadline is December 1, 2020


The American Legion Oratorical Scholarship

The purpose of the Legion’s Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the United States Constitution on the part of high school students.  Other objectives include the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently and the preparation of acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, right, and privileges of American citizenship.  The top prize at the Department (state) level is $1,000 plus an additional $4,000 when the contestant participates in the nation competition.  The national scholarship awards, first prize, $20,000, second prize $17,000 and third prize $15,000.  For more information please visit the Legion’s web site at https://www.legion.org/oratoricalDeadline to register is December 31, 2020


The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Youth Awards Scholarship

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications.  The 22nd Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2021 with up to $1,000 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project.  Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community and for their excellence in various educational categories.  Recipients will also be celebrated in virtual ceremonies.  The deadline to apply is December 6, 2020.   Students can apply and find more information at www.HispanicHeritage.org.


YoungArts National Arts Scholarship

YoungArts signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States.    YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.  Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, they receive creative and professional development opportunities and connect with an extraordinarily rich network of peers.  Information on this scholarship can be found at https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/youngarts-national-arts-competition/  Deadline is October 16, 2020.   EXPIRED


The Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Cooke Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from a four year college or university.   The scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to hard working students who have financial need.  Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.  Information for this scholarship can be found at https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/the-cooke-college-scholarship-program/  Deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.  Each award is up to $2,500 and may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.  The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans educational organization was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among our nation’s youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.  For more information on applying for this scholarship visit  https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-career-technical-scholarships/   October 25, 2020 is the deadline to apply.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger State Scholarship

The State Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.  This award offers up to $10,000 per recipient.  Applicants must have an annual adjusted family income of less than $55,000.  More information can be found on their website, https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-state-scholarships/  Deadline is Sunday, October 25, 2020.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger National Scholarship

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.  So far the association has awarded more than $159 million to approximately 20,000 students.  For more information on the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, please visit https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-national-scholarship/  Deadline is October 25, 2020 EXPIRED


Haz La U Scholarship

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive Company of New York City,  have teamed up to help put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.  Please go to https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/haz-la-u-program/  for more information.  The deadline is October 15, 2020.  EXPIRED


Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship

The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts.  The State winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.  Also awarded is a special $500 scholarship based on need and special circumstances.  The application is in word format and must be completed in accordance with the instructions thereon.  Students may fill out the application then print it from the website.  It must be postmarked no later than January 22, 2021 and mailed to Ed & Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.  Any questions in regards to this application can be emailed to mlariv@comcast.net.  The application form is now available on the website http://majcisenate.weebly.com/


THE HENRY DAVID THOREAU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Henry David Thoreau foundation selects several Massachusetts high school seniors interested in areas related to environmental studies to receive up to $20,000 each for tuition to the college of their choice.  Their objective is to foster future environmental leaders.  Thoreau Scholars study many different subjects such as oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology, and alternative energy.  The application opens on October 15, 2020 and closes February 1, 2021.  Please visit their website www.thoreauscholars.org for application information.


$5K Heisman High School Scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue their 26-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country.  The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.  Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Students must be referred to by a Coach, a Counselor, a Teacher, etc., to be eligible to apply.  Reach out to someone who recognizes your accomplishments and have them refer you for this scholarship.  There will be 88 State Winners who will receive $500, 10 National Finalists receiving $1,000 and 2 National Winners who will receive $5,000 scholarships.  Scholarship information and applications can be found at heismanscholarship.com.   Application deadline is October 20, 2020.   EXPIRED


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.  The scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  The Foundation has provided 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in education support.  One hundred fifty scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.  High school seniors can apply at https://www.cokeurl.com/apply2020The deadline is October 31, 2020.  EXPIRED


2021 Big Y Scholarship

Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest locally owned supermarket chains in Southern New England.  A family-owned and operated corporation, Big Y has represented excellence in the food industry since 1936.  Big Y is more than food.  In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program.  Established in 1981, the program includes a series of scholarships that honor the late Paul H. and Gerald E. D’Amour, brothers who founded Big Y in 1936.  Big Y awards over 300 scholarships each year totaling more than $250,000.  All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement.  Please visit the scholarship page of the Big Y website to access the scholarship portal to fill out the application:  https://www.bigy.com/community/scholarships.  A complete online application with required supporting documents must be submitted by February 1, 2021


Assumption University Light the Way Scholarship

Each year, Assumption University awards up to 50, $27,000 scholarships, renewable all four years.  To be considered for the Light the Way Scholarship, students must apply for admission to Assumption University and complete the scholarship application by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  A completed Light the Way Scholarship application includes a brief essay from the student on how they are contributing to make the world a better place, a letter of recommendation, and a visual representation of their work. Learn more and apply by December 15 at www.assumption.edu/LightTheWay.


Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study.  About 2,000 student take the exam annually co compete for scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000.  In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must take the Labor History Exam.  The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people in the United States.  The Labor History Exam is administered once per year.  To qualify, students must register and then take the exam.  Students can register by visiting the website at www.massaflcio.org/scholarships and submitting the form.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 18, 2020.  The exam will be online and can be administered Monday, January 25, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.


Point Foundation Scholarship

Point foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.  Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education.  Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.  Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community.  Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Each person who applies for a Point scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.  Ten scholarships are awarded at $10,000 each.  Learn more about the Point Foundation Scholarship by visiting their website at https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/  Deadline is November 30, 2020.


Dell Scholars

The Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face when pursuing a college degree.  Even so, they recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families.  Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship award of $20,000, plus a lot of non-monetary supports.   While Dell require a 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique “GPA” of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education.  Visit https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/  Deadline is December 1, 2020.


North American Van Lines 2020 Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries.  We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come.  Because of this belief, they are announcing their first annual Logistics Scholarship contest.  Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.  To apply visit North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship at https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship

Deadline is December 15, 2020.


National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing their senior year in high school in 2021 who are planning careers in government service.  Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States.  The Trustees and Member of the Foundation, mindful of the significant of the important event in our nation’s history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government’s work in future years.  Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.  The essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student’s achievements.  To be considered for this year’s program, applications must be POSTMARKED no later than January 15, 2021.  Information for this scholarship can be found at https://www.gwcf.org/scholarship


Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Every year, students across the country work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond.  And, every year they award $1.8 million in college scholarships to hundreds of these remarkable you people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship.  To recognize the important role their dedicated educators play in guiding these students along their path to success, they also award a $1,000 grant to every Equitable Excellence winner’s high school.  Applicants must: demonstrate courage strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service; be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US; be a US citizen or legal resident.  The application period is from September 1, through December 15, 2020.  Applications are available online at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/equitable_excellence_scholarship_scholarship.php


Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in the U.S.  These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change.  The scholarship awards up to 25 scholarships at $5,000 and a $5,000 grant for the recipients hunger-related charity.  The scholarship is named for the Foundation’s founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger.  For application information go to Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships at https://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.htmlThe deadline to apply is December 5, 2020.


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.  Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl.  Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassions, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.  Deadline is 

February 20, 20201.  Go to scholarship application:  Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships at httsp://www.vrg.org/students/scholar.html