Scholarships for High School Students

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Foundation

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

Essay Topic:

What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities or other educational facilities? Of these, which means the most to you?

ACS Scholarships

ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology and teaching. The programs aim to encourage diversity among applicants and build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and technology.

AES Engineering Solutions     

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be currently enrolled in engineering courses to be eligible.

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund

High School Seniors from low-income families graduating from New York City’s Public High Schools are eligible for this scholarship.

Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) Higher Education Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be formally accepted at a college or university
  • Be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 credits or more per semester) , or on a part-time basis (11 or less credits per semester)
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or greater

Alliance/Merck Ciencia Scholars Program for High School Senior 

This $42,500 scholar package includes up to $20,000 in scholarships (or up to $5,000 each of four years of college) and up to $22,500 in summer internship stipends (or up to $7,500 each of three summers).

Applicants must:
  • Be a student of Hispanic heritage.
  • Be in good academic standing and enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university.
  • Be a senior attending a high school in Brownsville, TX; Elizabeth, NJ or Los Angeles, CA. 
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Be in good academic standing in high school .

American Chemical Society Scholarship

Celebrating 16 years!

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

American Express Scholarship — American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation

This program is designed specifically for current lodging employees and their dependents. Applicants must complete all sections of the AH&LEF Scholarship Application. AH&LEF academic scholarship applications are only accepted from January 1 to May 1 each year. Please note that any applications received from May 2 through December 31 will not be reviewed because the information provided will be outdated for the next school year. There are various scholarships, please visit the website.

American Physical Society (APS) ((( Minority Scholarship 

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

 Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Funded by the Society of Women Engineers.

Applicants must:
  • Be full-time female students majoring in engineering
  • Be attending an ABET- or CSAB-accredited program or an ABET-approved school
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Applicants must:
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census and be citizens, national, or legal permanent residents of the United States. (Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply).
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1st
  • Submit one letter of recommendation

Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) Scholarship

The AGC Education and Research Foundation (AGCERF) is happy to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to deserving students in construction management and engineering programs across the country. In 2012, 111 scholarships were awarded through the generosity of our donor-supported funds. The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to three years.  

AT&T Foundation Scholarship 2012-13

The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.

To apply for this scholarship, read the eligibility requirements and go to the on-line application.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. More information is available at the AXA Foundation website.

B. Davis Scholarship      

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

The Big Dig Scholarship

The “Big Dig Scholarship” you must be currently in Grade 12 and planning on entering into your first year of college/university in 2011 or be currently in your first or second year of college/university. Please submit your completed essay to:

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
Deadline  - June 21, 2013    
Amount of Award  - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.The scholarship is awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year.

A. Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a high school senior who:
  • is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American,
  • has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university,    and
  • is a U.S. citizen.

B. Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on:
  • grade point average
  • internship/co-op experience and community involvement,
  • two faculty recommendations,
  • honors/scholarships/awards, and
  • answers to the four questions on the application.

C. Required Application Materials

Applications must include the following:
  • a completed application,
  • a complete transcript of the high school grades,
  • SAT and/or ACT scores,
  • a resume or summary of internship/co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities, and
  • recommendation letters from two faculty members who have taught the applicant. Letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts may be in separate envelopes but we highly recommend that they accompany the application.

D. Other

  • Applications must be received at NSPE by March 1.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program 

Opening Winter 2012  

College Bound. Community Minded.
If those words describe you, we can help. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The scholarship program will award 100 renewable scholarships for up to $25,000 per year and 1,000 non-renewable scholarships for $2,000 per year.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors or college undergraduates who plan to major in one of the following: Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design, and have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, academic achievement and unusual circumstances. Special consideration is given to: being a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel. If you have the passion to succeed—especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. Visit for more information.

Casey Family Scholars Program

Applicants must:
  • Have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care or upon the death of their parents after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before the age of 18 and not been subsequently adopted or taken into legal guardianship
  • Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level (university, college, community college or vocational/technical institute)
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply

Note: U.S. citizenship is not required, however, the student must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.

Citizens Bank Good Citizen Scholarship   

What does being a good citizen mean to you? Have you demonstrated volunteerism, responsibility and leadership in your community? Do you plan to continue to make a difference during your college years and beyond? Tell us what you do and how much time you dedicate to helping others in your community and you could win one of 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships™.* 

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation


1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.

2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.

3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.


Applicants must be:
  • CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Columbus Citizen Foundation-College Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be of Italian descent
  • Be from households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per year
  • Be seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in the fall of the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply
  • Submit transcripts of their academic record and have a minimum grade average of 85% or a 3.25 GPA
  • Demonstrate that they have performed community service activities
  • Be a resident of one of the following states: NY, NJ, DE, DC, MD, PA, VT, RI, ME, MA, NH, CT   

COMCAST Leaders and Achievers Award

The Leaders and Achievers Scholarships are one-time awards in the amount of $1,000 for use towards college costs and expenses. Scholarship awards are nonrenewable and are not based on financial need. To be eligible to apply for and receive a scholarship, a student must be a full-time high school senior at the time of application; must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service; must display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience; must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher at the time of application; and must attend a high school in a community served by Comcast. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability or national origin.

Common Knowledge Scholarship

CKSF Scholarship Facts:
  • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
  • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
  • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
  • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
  • Results are always accessible from our homepage
  • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
  • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
  • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.

Connecticut GEAR UP College Scholarships

Applicants must:
  • Be United States citizens and permanent residents of the State of Connecticut
  • Be less than 22 years of age at the time of the first scholarship award
  • Be enrolled as a full-time freshman at an accredited college or university
  • Have demonstrated financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for a federal Pell Grant

Do Something Awards

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.

The Eagle Foundation

Applicants must:
  • Currently be high school seniors living in metro NY, NJ, or CT and within a two hour driving time from the Eagle office in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Have at least a 3.4 grade point average
  • Have a combined math, verbal and writing SAT score of 1800 or above
  • Have been publicly recognized by their school and community for their leadership skills (e.g., President of the Student Government, Captain of a team, President of the Honor Society, Student Leader for Safe Rides, President of the Red Cross, President of the Key Club)
  • Be attending a four-year college located in the United-States
  • Require financial assistance in order to attend college

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

Applicants must:
  • Be high school seniors; applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Citizens of the United States on the date the applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.     

Employee Benefits Planning Association Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Be a dependent child of an EBPA member in good standing
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Be a Washington State resident planning to attend an accredited institution for higher learning
  • Be prepared to use the award in the next academic year    

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

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.  More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Who is Eligible?
  • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses 
  • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors 
  • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time 
  • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school 
  • Course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree 
  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

FMAA Scholarship Program

Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) is giving away two $1,000 awards to high school seniors. Applicants must submit five copies of a video explaining what the United States flag means to them, as well as a statement of your future plans.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Be enrolling for the first time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall 
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) by the deadline

Glass Association of North America Educational Foundation Scholarship

Open to: second- semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, first- year seniors, and graduate students in the fields of business (grad students), architecture, construction management, and engineering.

Applicants must:
  • Be attending an accredited two- or four- year college or university (vocational students are not eligible)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Hazaros Tabakoglu Scholarship Fund

Funded by The New York Community Trust.

Applicants must:
  • Be full-time undergraduates of Armenian descent who are or will be enrolled at colleges in the U.S.
  • Reside in NY, NJ, or CT; applicants need not be U.S. citizens
  • Demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and commitment to the Armenian community and culture

HENAAC Scholars Program

Great Minds in STEM™ encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply. Multiple scholarships are available.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

To view information about scholarships availability, please click on a program below of interest.  Feel free to contact us if you need additional assistance with our scholarship programs. ¡Suerte!

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 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Must plan to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 2012
  • Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year.

Additional restrictions or requirements may apply to specific HSF administered scholarship programs.  Please check carefully the program guidelines for each scholarship to which you plan to apply.

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to members (and their children) of IAPMO, PHCC, MCAA, the UA and ASSE who are currently enrolled in high school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university or trade school, or working in an apprentice program.   

InVEST Higher Education Scholarship

Applicants must be participating in a high school or community college InVEST class and pursuing higher education with an emphasis on insurance, risk management, actuarial science or business.

Jack & Jill of America Foundation 2011-2012

The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.

To apply for this scholarship, click on the link for the eligibility requirements and go to the on-line application.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rhio O'Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. To apply for this scholarship, you must write an essay about what you would do if you faced the same challenges that James "Rhio" O'Connor faced.

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

Available to volunteers who play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs.

J.P. Morgan Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program

Each year, 10–20 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits.

Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) to NYU/POLY.


John Starks Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the John Starks Foundation awards academic scholarships to students from various Tulsa and New York/Tri-State area high schools. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon financial need, exemplary academic achievement, and a commitment to community service. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for one (1) of the ten (10) grants available for the upcoming academic year, click here to download an application. If you or your company is interested in partnering with the Foundation to award a specific scholarship or grant, please contact us as well. 

LifeShield Smart Home Scholarship

Home security and automation is changing the family home as we know it today.  The modern day home will very shortly be a connected home or even a smarter home.  With the modern home, appliances, electronics, security and more will be connected and centrally controlled and/or automated.  The future engineers and marketers in our country will ultimately contribute to this home evolution.  LifeShield would like to contribute to this category growth.

LifeShield Home Security is pleased to offer scholarships in support of home safety, security and automation with the Smart Home Scholar. Each year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school.

Lightspeed Technologies Scholarship

The Lightspeed Technologies Scholarship is available to students who are student members of SkillsUSA. Applicants must demonstrate skill in robotics and automation technology, sheet metal or welding to qualify for this award.

Math and Science Scholarships  

Colleges and universities, as well as educational authorities and government officials, realize that professional training for medical, engineering and high tech work depends on a good education in math and science. Various institutions, organizations, companies and agencies offer scholarships for students who plan to study math or science-related subjects in the hope of bringing more talented young people into these professions.

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity 

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.

1. 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*.

2. And applicant must be:
--A Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area resident planning to attend or attending an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States


--Are from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC


 NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) 

NACME is the nation's largest privately funded source of scholarships for engineering students from the African American, Latino, and American Indian communities. For 20 years, NACME has led the national effort to increase minorities’ access to careers in engineering and science. Supported by America's leading technology-intensive companies, NACME conducts research and public policy analysis in education, develops programs at pre-college and university levels, and provides broad dissemination of information through publications, conferences, and broadcasts.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern
  • Be enrolled as a high school student, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following completion of high school
  • Be a citizen of the United States or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied) and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law

National Scholarships and Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior, progressing normally toward graduation with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation
  • Have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Participate in co-curricular and community activities

Note: Critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher explanation must be provided).

The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) Scholarship

The NJACAC Scholarship Committee solicits applications from students who are residents of New Jersey and are United States citizens/permanent residents, following federal guidelines. The Scholarship Committee is offering the following awards: 

  • Eight (8) $1500 scholarships for 2013 high school graduates who will be attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution.        
  • One (1) $1500 scholarship for a 2013 graduate of a New Jersey Community College who has been accepted to a college or university to complete a 4-year degree.

New York City Department of Health 9/11 Scholarships

Various scholarships available. Check the website for details on individual scholarships.   

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship of $10,000 is intended to support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an engineering-related field and who live in communities where electronic systems is a major presence (see website for list of places where applicants must reside in in order to be considered). Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be graduating seniors of a public or accredited private high school in sponsoring location
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an approved engineering program
  • Have a minimum composite SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 27 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (grades 9-12)   

NYC Ladders for Leaders

NYC Ladders for Leaders is a college and career readiness program offering New York City high school and college students college scholarship and other opportunities. Applicants must:

  • Be permanent residents of one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • Be 16 to 21 years of age
  • Be current high school juniors, high school seniors, college freshmen, or college sophomores
  • Be legally allowed to work in New York 
  • Submit copies of report cards or college transcripts, proof of college enrollment (if applicable), and recommendation forms

NY District Carpenters: Charles Johnson, JR. Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent or natural or legally adopted child of an eligible employee or pensioner living or deceased (proof maybe requested), covered by the Plan. The child of a pensioner or deceased employee will be considered eligible if the pensioner or deceased employee had met the requirements for an active employee at the time he died or retired.

Orphan Foundation of America (FA) Sponsored Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care or upon the death of their parents after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before the age of 18 and not been subsequently adopted or taken into legal guardianship
  • Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level (university, college, community college or vocational/technical institute.)
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply
  • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States; U.S. citizenship is not required.

Paul B. Richards Memorial Scholarship

During his thirty years of service to the construction industry of New York State, Paul Richards, former Managing Director of the General Building Contractors of NYS (formally the NYS Building Division of the AGC NYS), earned the respect of all with whom he worked by his dedication to the AGC ideals of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. In memory and appreciation for Paul's excellent service and leadership and for his strong commitment to education, the Paul B. Richards Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 1987 by the Membership of the GBC. Each year, $2000 scholarships in Paul's name are presented to deserving young men and women pursuing undergraduate degrees in construction-related fields who show a real interest in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Applications are accepted each fall, and a committee rates each student based on career major, high school and first year college grades, work experience and personal references. When applying for a Paul B. Richards Scholarship you are also eligible for over 120 additional scholarships offered through the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Applications are available for download beginning in late summer. The Application Deadline is November 1 of each year and is payable the following Fall. Scholarships will be a maximum of $2,000 per student per year and will be renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study in civil engineering or construction management or technology.

Click here to visit the AGC of America Education and Research Foundation website.

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program

Opening January 2013

The PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program, sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is open to students living a PG&E service area. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Nontraditional students who are returning to school to finish their degree or planning on attending for the first time are encouraged to apply. Review the guidelines and apply at

PSEG Engineering Scholarship Program 

PSEG is offering a scholarship to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Jersey and interested in pursuing a degree in engineering.

Richard R. Tufenkian Memorial Scholarships

Applicants must:
  • Be of Armenian descent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Provide service to the community by involvement in Armenian organizations and/or activities
  • Be full-time students of undergraduate studies with a minimum of 3.0 GPA attending a college or university in the United States

Ronald McDonald House Charities® U.S. Scholarship Program

Applicants must be:
  • Currently enrolled high school seniors
  • Eligible to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (African American/Black Caribbean) Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled high school seniors
  • Have at least 1 parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
  • Be eligible to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study
  • Be legal U.S. residents
  • Be less than 21 years of age
  • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers a scholarship under the RMHC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship program   

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (Asia) Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled high school seniors
  • Have at least 1 parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
  • Be eligible to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/ technical school with a complete course of study
  • Be legal U.S. residents
  • Be less than 21 years of age
  • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers a scholarship under the RMHC/ASIA Scholarship program

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (HACER) Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be currently enrolled high school seniors
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
  • Be eligible to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/ technical school with a complete course of study
  • Be legal U.S. residents
  • Be less than 21 years of age
  • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA

Ronald McDonald House/  RMHC U.S. Scholarships  

Our network of U.S. Chapters, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $44 million in scholarships have been awarded.
General Eligibility Requirements
To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:

  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
  • Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
  • Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution



The Sallie Mae Fund sponsors several scholarship programs and supports hundreds of college scholarships. All of our programs are based on financial need, as The Fund seeks to bridge the dollar gap when no one else can. With an estimated $3 billion in private scholarships awarded nationally each year, The Fund aims to send the message that money is available to those who make the effort to apply. Since 2001, The Sallie Mae Fund has awarded more than $15.5 million in scholarships to more than 6,350 students.

Samsung TECHWIN America Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a high school student in the United States.
  • Must have teacher to sponsor student
Application Overview:

Applicant must submit an essay of 300 words or less answering the following: How will technology enable the collaboration process in the future?


They say two heads are better than one. Are three heads better than two, or is three a crowd? Technology is changing how we think and work together. Group collaboration can be beneficial to learning and creative problem solving. Digital tools like Skype, WebEx, Face Time tablets, interactive white boards, and Samsung Document Cameras will all have a significant role.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)

Provides students with a stipend allowance, full tuition, book allowance, room and board and other normal educational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens of the United States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to the Department of Defense with this scholarship program.   

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association

Open to sons, daughters, stepchildren and grandchildren of regular, reserve, retired or deceased officers or enlisted members who have served or who are now serving, or who have served, but have since been honorably discharged with the Naval Construction Force (Seabees) or Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Scholarships are for four-year bachelor’s degrees and are not available for part-time graduate study or great grand children.   

Seinfeld Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident graduating in June
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 85
  • Be planning to enroll, upon graduation, in a full-time course of study leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need (total family income should be less than $60,000)
  • Have filed FAFSA forms
  • Be a legal resident of New York City (Citizen or Alien Card Holder)   

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) Environmental Working Group Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Be full- time sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a strong desire to pursue a career in environmental control as it relates to the pulp, paper and allied industries
  • Be attending an ABET- accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program

Applicants must:
  • Be graduating seniors from New York City high schools
  • Be New York City residents
  • Have legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Planning to major in any discipline except life science and fine arts

UNICO National Hackensack Chapter

Applicants must:
  • Be of Italian origin, i.e. must have one parent or grandparent of Italian origin
  • Reside in the corporate limits of the Hackensack School Districts (Hackensack, S. Hackensack, Maywood, and Rochelle Park)
  • Meet additional educational and extracurricular guidelines

Vantage Scholarships

There are various scholarships available. Please visit the website for details.   

The Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

Verbal Ink Transcription Services, one of the country’s most trusted language services providers, is pleased to announce the launch of its new scholarship program. Each spring, Verbal Ink will award a $1500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or current college freshman. The scholarship will be renewable each year for up to four years, provided that the award recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or equivalent, and completes the minimum number of credit hours required to be a full-time student each academic year.To be considered for this scholarship, the student must have a cumulative GPA above 3.0, must either be graduating high school or completing his or her first year of college in the spring, and must be enrolled in an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning for the following fall quarter/semester.  As Verbal Ink is a language services company, all interested students must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic: How has language (spoken or written word, storytelling, communication, etc) added meaning to my life?

To apply, please physically mail your essay, your unofficial academic transcript, and fall enrollment details to Verbal Ink no later than April 15th, 2012. The winning student will be notified by phone or email no later than May 31st, 2012.

Verbal Ink Scholarship Committee
2901 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 215
Santa Monica, CA 90405 

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide
Award – Five bi-annual $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to help pay for tuition and books.
Eligibility – Potential applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university and have a connection to the military by being one of the following:

  • Active-duty service member
  • Veteran
  • Spouse of military member or veteran 
  • Surviving spouse of a fallen soldier 
  • Child of a military member or veteran 

How to Apply – Applicants must also submit an essay no longer than 750 words based on one of three prompts made available in the spring and fall by Veterans United Scholarship Program. Spring essays will be accepted on April 1-30th and recipients will be announced by May 15th. Fall submissions will be accepted October 1-31st with recipients announced by November 15th.
More information about the scholarship and Veterans United Foundation can be found at and respectively


Everyone has a vision – what’s yours?
Let us know now, and you could be one of 10 visionaries to win a $5,000 VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship in 2013.  Whether you want to play pro basketball, invent a video game, design clothing or lead a crusade against world hunger, we want to know what makes YOU a student with vision.

Water Solution Scholarship specializes in distributing water filtration systems and is driven by fostering the conversation on engineering solutions to the world's water problems. Starting this year they are offering a semi-annual essay based scholarship for students interested in helping them solve these issues. The scholarship awards $500 to the winner of the contest.

Welsh Society of Philadelphia Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Be of Welsh descent
  • Live or attend undergraduate school within 200 km of Philadelphia