Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is a very competitive program for high school seniors throughout the United States. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, the largest soft drink company in the world, the program awards millions every year in college funding. 

  • Who: 12th Grade Students
  • Deadline: October

First Freedom Student Competition 

The First Freedom Student Competition is a national essay and video contest open to high school students in the U.S. and U.S. territories.  Two awards will be given, one essay award and one video award. 

  • Who:  9-12th Grade Students
  • Amount: $2500
  • Deadline: November

From Failure to Promise Essay Contest

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Scholarship offers an opportunity for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to earn scholarship money by writing a 1,000 word essay. Students will be asked to describe the challenges they have faced in achieving academic success. The essay is based on the 2010 book, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate, written by Dr. Cleamon Moorer. 

  • Who: 12th Grade Students, Undergraduate & Graduate 
  • Amount: $500 – $10,000
  • Deadline: July

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program. The scholarship is renewable and may be used in the freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate years. Students must have financial need and meet Pell Grant eligibility requirements. They must also maintain a grade point average of 3.3 and have a strong interest in leadership and community service. Students may attend any college or university they choose. 

  • Who: 12th Grade Students
  • Amount: $500 – $20,000
  • Deadline: January

GoEnnounce Scholarship

GoEnnounce is a new platform where students connect with family and friends and share updates about schoolwork and academic achievements, and each month they’re offering $500 scholarships to qualifying students. It’s open to all high school and college students, and all you have to do is complete a profile and share updates on what’s going on in your school life. This scholarship is not essay or GPA based, but they’re interested in your educational goals and what interests you as a student. A winner will be announced the 10th of every month through GoEnnounce Facebook page. Once you are registered, you will be continually considered for the scholarship each month if you post updates every month.

  • Who: 9-12th Grade Students
  • Amount: $500 
  • Deadline: None (Monthly scholarship)

Go Red For Women Scholarship

The Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund was created by Macy’s and Go Red For Women as a commitment to reversing these trends. They invite women to apply for one of the 16 $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund to offer aid and incentive to continue a path in the medical field.

  • Who: Undergraduate 
  • Amount: $2500 
  • Deadline: December

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships are targeted toward minority undergraduate and graduate students, offering scholarships for students interested in careers in advertising, marketing, public relations, anthropology, or art. Students must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black (non-Hispanic) or Hispanic. Up to 12 scholarships are offered to graduate students. Graduate students may apply in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year, or in graduate school. A grade point average of 3.2 or above is required. Up to 24 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or above. All scholarships are renewable

  • Who: Undergraduate & Graduate 
  • Amount: $5000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: February

Questbridge Scholarships for High School Juniors 

Questbridge provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.

Quest for Excellence Award for High School Juniors & Seniors

The Quest for Excellence Awards program is an innovative initiative for talented, low-income high school juniors and seniors with a range of specialized backgrounds and interests, and serves as a powerful complement to the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match programs. Quest for Excellence Awards enhance academic exploration and aid students in the college application process through enrichment programs, technology awards, test preparation awards, and expense-paid college visits.

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program recognizes male and female high school seniors who excel not only in sports but also academics and leadership capabilities. Every student who applies has a chance to win at the school, state and national level. The annual award goes to students who are recognized as role models to other classmates. In order to apply, students must have a B average and also demonstrate commitment to their communities.

  • Who: 12th Grade Students 
  • Amount: Wendy’s gifts cards, Prize $ for your school, Medals or National Trophy
  • Deadline: October

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. They offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.  

  • Who: Undergraduate & Graduate 
  • Amount: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Deadline: September

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Has “The Walking Dead” got you thinking what you might do if your streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you’ve envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan – and quick! Hone in on those survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The Zombie Scholarship Committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you would hide (or maybe you don’t need to), and the top five things you would bring to stay alive. The 2014 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is underway, and they are giving one successful “survivor” $2,000 towards his or her college education.  

  • Who: 12th Grade Students
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: October 31st.

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