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Application and additonal scholarship attachments are located at the bottom of the page. 


 Click on any of the links below for information about college scholarships, programs or career information.

(Sorted Chronologically by Deadline)


The key to applying for a variety of scholarships is to APPLY EARLY! You should begin to inquire about scholarship applications for a fall semester (September) as early as January-March. For many scholarships, funds are limited and may only be awarded on a first come/first served basis. If you are beginning in a Spring semester, scholarship opportunities will be very limited as most scholarships are awarded for a full academic year.

Begin your student aid/scholarship journey by completing the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid



NFL Players Association Retired Players DC - Scholarship (Application located at the bottome of the page)NFL Players Association Retired Players DC Chapter is offering for male and female student athletes of all sports and all levels. The criteria is not too difficult and students who enter have a good chance at receiving the award (last year there were very few applicants). The application is due no later than Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The criteria is as follows:  Overall High School GPA of 2.0 or better, High School Senior Status
- Accepted at a 2 year or 4 year college or university,  Nominated by a high school coach (student can ask coach to nominate), Participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year, Has not accepted any scholarship funds or grants to participate in college athletics, Is not the son or daughter of a current or former NFL Player.  GRANT APPLICATION ATTACHED BELOW
Completed submissions can be emailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 466, Clinton, Maryland 20735-0466. For mailed package please submit no later than January 31, 2013 to allow adequate time for arrival. Please forward to direct persons of interest, principals, athletic directors, etc as you see fit. Should you have any question please call or email me at 301.868.0171 or We look forward to your submissions!


SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes

Big Sun Athletic Scholarship - $500 Submission Deadline:  June 21, 2013 -  The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part 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.


Quarterly Scholarship Deadlines:  Sept 30, Dec 31, March 31, June 30. High school students, grades 9-12. Scholarships are awarded via a random drawing.  Apply online at and click on the "win a Scholarship" tab

Scholarships for Minorities

Varying dates.

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation CKSF scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes. Students with the highest scores at the end of the competition win. There are no essays or long applications to complete and a single CKSF registration is good from high school all the way through college and graduate school.  Create user account for various deadlines.
 Maryland Community College Transfer Scholarship - $3,300/year for full-time study or $1,650/year for part-time study UMUC offers transfer scholarships to outstanding graduates of Maryland community colleges. This scholarship is available for the 2011-2012 academic year.
  National Foundation for the Advancement of the  Arts - Young Arts Scholarship. Scholarship offered by the signature national organization that recognizes and supports America’s most talented 15-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts.  Application Deadline October 19, 2012
100 Black Men of America Scholarship

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA with 50 or more community service hours.  100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship Application is available after December 15th of each year and may be acquired from alocal chapter, our World Headquarters or our web site It is encouraged and preferred that the applications be typed.

Ridley Scholarships at UVA

For African-American students accepted to UVA.

Programs, Internships and Other Opportunities  
 QEM/NSF Summer Science Internship Program, Application Deadline, Friday, March 1, 2013FOR CURRENT STEM UNDERGRAD & GRAD STUDENTS. PAID INTERNSHIP (STIPEND) ALERT!
 Ten-week, Science Policy-focused Summer Internship Program in WDC (May 28 –August 2, 2013) Students who successfully complete the internship will receive a taxable stipend, $3,000 for undergraduates and $4,000 for graduate students, paid in three installments over the course of the summer. The students also will receive housing at George Washington University with other QEM interns as well as round-trip airfare and ground travel reimbursement.
 Summer Medical and Dental Education ProgramAttention Current College Freshman & Sophomores: FREE !!!!! Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive & personalized medical & dental school preparation. 
 Call Me MISTER Program (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models)  The Call Me MISTER program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University. To provide even greater opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree. In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching program. Contact particpating Univeristies/Colleges for deadline information
 Office of Personnel Management Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at
Additional Websites, Resources and Information  
 FAFSA Worksheet  Click on the link to download.
 MCPS Scholarship Guide  Click on the link to download.
 Common Application   The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions (Colleges and Universities) by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 456 members (Colleges and Universities).
 COLLEGE.GOV  Your source for free information from the US Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school
 PAYING FOR COLLEGE RESOURCE GUIDE (2011-2012)  54 pages of Scholarships, Internships, Fellowships, Resource Books and Websites!

Get assistance with College Applications, Financial Aid and more!

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  Prince George's Community College Tuition and Fees  What does it cost to attend PGCC per credit, per semester??


This is database of scholarships by PG County organizations, businesses, and governments.

Scholarship Guide for Minorities and New Americans

Click on the link for TONS of scholarship offers and college information!

 Maryland Higher Education Commission

Responsible for all State student financial aid programs. These  programs include need-based grants, merit-based scholarships, career-based scholarships for students entering certain workforce programs; awards to unique populations, and legislative scholarships. Students may use this aid at community colleges, independent colleges and universities, private career schools, and State public four-year institutions.

51 Scholarships that Students aren't applying for

Click on the link for lots of scholarship offers - many for African American students

PGCPS Database of College Scholarships

Click on the link to lots of college scholarships.

Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship

Deadlines vary.  Click on the link for more information.

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship & College Match for Juniors

Deadlines vary.  Click on the link

 MD House of Delegates Financial Aid Guide  You may want to print this out!


Steffanie Jackson,
Nov 27, 2012, 11:44 AM