Scholarships

Below are annual scholarships listed by Monthly Due Dates.  
Check often as new scholarships are added weekly!

Applying for scholarships can be an easy task, just be diligent and keep applying.  Make sure you go to the Maryland Higher Education Commission Website to apply for State Financial Aid.

Applying to Prince George's Community College - Check out their Scholarship Booklet - All the scholarships offered at PGCC.  Scholarship Booklet   Here is the Scholarship website to apply.

100 Minority Scholarship  CLICK HERE.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - offers 10,000 different scholarships and over 400 internships Check them out! 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) - offers a general scholarship and has several scholarship programs for Latino Students. Register today!

                                     Here are some scholarship searches that are FREE - but you might have to register..



Deadline: Contact the Organization
Criteria: three scholarships of $3,000 each for high school seniors who are learning disabled. The award is based on academic achievement, leadership, enterprise, and service to others.  For more information, call 1-609-452-0606 or write to Recording for the Blind/Learning through Listening, Attn: Lorraine Grestry, 20 Rozelle Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Deadline: No Deadline Date
Criteria: High School senior, Cumulative GPA 3.2, interested in Nursing Up to $8,500 Scholarship students must apply to Chamberlain College of Nursing.  See Website for details.


Whether it’s football, basketball, lacrosse, or swimming — there are lots of scholarships available to student athletes. You just have to know where to look! Talk to your coaches, reach out to local organizations that offer scholarships to student athletes, research financial aid options from potential colleges — and browse our scholarship directory! We’ve put together a list of scholarships just for athletes. You can browse by sport or view them all to find a scholarship that’s right for you.
Deadlines: Various dates
Criteria: See Website for details

JANUARY

Prince George's County Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
Deadline: January 4
Criteria: Prince Georges County Resident, U.S. Citizen, graduating HS Senior
Several different scholarships from 2.5 - 3.0 GPA required
See Website for details and application

Deadline: January 4
Criteria: US citizen, graduating HS Senior.  See website for more details 

Deadline: January 10
Criteria: Asian or Pacific Islander descent; graduating HS Senior, US citizen or Permanent resident, 2.7 or above GPA
See Website for application

Deadline: January 20
Criteria: Students grades 6 - 12,  Awarded $100,000 for original work.  See Website for more details

Deadline: January 31
Criteria: It's crazy to think of all the amazing stories that happen as soon as we close our eyes and drift to sleep. It could be in a deep slumber or perhaps in a carefree daze, but our dreams can help shape our ideas, perceptions, and - now - education. If we had that crazy contraption from "Inception," we could just live the dream with you. But, since we can't, we need you to tell us in our scholarship for dreamers. Did you have a dream that was off-the-wall, or maybe it was so real that you didn't know you were dreaming? Maybe you dream of a successful future or reaching your goals. Whatever your dreams might be, they could help you towards getting a scholarship for your college education. Scholarships don't have to exist in your rich reveries. Let your dreams be your muse - and your ticket to free money for school. One "dreamer" in our I Have a Dream Scholarship Scholarship will receive $1,500 to help make his or her educational dream come true

Deadline: January 31
Criteria: Students majoring in  National Securities, Counter Intelligence.  See Website for more details. Multiple Scholarships available.

Deadline: January 31
Criteria: The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.


FEBRUARY

Deadline: February 1
Criteria: HS Senior, GPA 2.5 will attend college or university  See Website for more details and application

Criteria: Three different scholarship available for graduating seniors - see website for more details

Deadline: February 2
Criteria: Essay and oratorical competition to be held in Upper Marlboro  see application for more information.

Deadline: February 5
Criteria: This scholarship program is intended to support promising high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in an approved engineering program.  Total scholarship is $10,000 ($2,500 a year)  See website for more details.

Deadline: February 9
1) Applicant must be a resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland.
2) Applicant must attend a Prince George’s County public, private, charter, or parochial high
school.
3) Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 2019.
4) Applicant must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or
a minimum 4.00 cumulative grade point average on a 5.0 scale.
5) Plan to enter an accredited four-year university or college as a full-time freshman in the Fall of
2019.

 Deadline: February 22
Applications will be accepted from Prince George’s County high school seniors with an overall 2.5 GPA or better.

Deadline: February 28
Criteria: TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Our scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Note: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of our Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.  Must be a DACA Student Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) For more information on DACA and how who qualifies see this Website 

Deadline: February 28
Criteria: GPA 2.5, must be attending a four year or any post secondary program.  See website for more details.

Deadline: February 28
Criteria: 2.0 GPA, essay required.  See website for details. 

Deadline: February 29
Criteria: Offers two different scholarships Alice Barnes and the Georgie Raby scholarships - available for graduating seniors.  See website.

Deadline: February 28
Criteria:  $2,000 scholarship offered to a graduating high school female senior.

Deadline: February 28
Criteria: And now, those simple gifts can really pay off in our Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but our Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple.



MARCH

Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Every year, Tip Top Tux awards area high school students with a college scholarship.  Last year’s recipients were chosen from over 1200 applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community.

Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Graduating high school senior planning on attending an accredited college or university in the 2016-2017 school year

Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Open to all students 14 years old or older.  $10,000 scholarship  See website for details.

Senatorial Scholarship 
Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Graduating senior. Our Legislative Districts 47A, 47B, and 22
Find your elective officials here by your address: Elected Officials

Deadline: March 1
Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking.  Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Deadline: March 
Criteria: 3,0 unweighted GPA, HS graduate in Wash DC, Prince George's County or Montgomery County, Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.  See website for more details.  Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Deadline: March 
Criteria: Graduating high school senior, 3.0+ cumulative GPA, Demonstrate financial need and community service

PGCPS Excellence in Education Foundation Scholarships 
Deadline: March 
Criteria: Six different scholarships offered to graduating seniors of PGCPS.  CEO Scholarship, Service Learning Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship, Culinary Arts Scholarship, Trade Scholarship and Technical Scholarship.  See PGCPS.org website for more details and applications.

Children's Defense Fund - Beat the Odds Scholarship 
Deadline: March 13
Criteria: The CDF Beat the Odds Scholarship Program will honor current sophomores in the Washington, DC metropolitan area who have overcome adversity to excel in school and serve as leaders in their communities. 

Deadline: March 15 others vary
Criteria:  Essay Contests and Video Contests  See Website for more details.   Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Deadline: March 18
Criteria: Write and illustrate a children's book.  See website for entry and details.  Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Dr. Reatha P Polk Scholarship  
Deadline: March 21
Criteria: cumulative GPA 2.5, SAT combined score of 1400 (reading,math,writing), ACT composite score of 18 and ACT writing score of 18.   Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Deadline: March 21
Criteria: Member of Educational Systems FCU, Minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA, Graduating High School Senior, Under the age of 21

University Park Women's Club Scholarship Doris McPhee Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 30
Criteria: Open only to Northwestern High School Students.  MUST SEE YOUR SENIOR COUNSELOR FOR APPLICATION

Deadline: March 30
Criteria:Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2016 Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2016 deadline. Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

Deadline: March 31
Criteria: goes to one or more high school seniors with financial need, with certified language-related learning difference and artistic talent, who plan a career in visual arts.

Deadline: March 31
Criteria: Have you ever wondered where you'd go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. While we can't give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, our Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

Deadline: March 31
Criteria: he $12,000 Credit Union College Scholarship Program for 2016 is underway now! Eligible credit union members may apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships, one $1,000 video-based scholarship, and/or one $1,000 photo-based scholarship. And yes, eligible members may apply in all three categories!


APRIL

Deadline: April 1
Criteria: 0ne local, deserving, high-potential and low-income public high school senior with a college scholarship disbursed in up to $5,000 increments annually for five years. Must attend four-year college, 2.75 GPA, must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant (FAFSA)  Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.


Deadline: April 1
criteria: Open to African American seniors, US citizen with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Essay required.  See application for details

Deadline: April 10
Criteria: Graduating high school senior, US Citizenship, admitted to a four-year institution, community service, 2.75 GPA, Combined SAT of 1300 or ACT score of 19, exhibit financial need

Deadline: April 24
Criteria:  Recognize high school senior for their activism and leadership among their peers in the fight against tobacco use.

Deadline: April 27
Criteria: high school seniors only.  See website for more details.  Keep checking website for updated scholarship application.

Deadline: April 30
Criteria: School can get expensive, so we want to know how winning a $3,000 All About Education Scholarship could help make a difference in your life. Will it ease the burden of student loans? Will it offer you the opportunity to pursue a dream? Will it help you inspire others to work towards their own goals? Education can truly change a person's life - and this scholarship just might be that first step. Let us know why winning a scholarship for education matters to you.

Deadline: April 30
Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner, declared major in college of Business


MAY

The High Bridge Foundation Scholarship 
Deadline: April 1
Criteria: The Foundation provides five (5) $1,000 scholarships and five (5) $500 book scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are experiencing undue hardships, whether due to extreme poverty, family problems, immigration, adoption, or disabilities, so they can pursue their dream of attending trade school, community college, college, or university.

Deadline: May 29
Criteria: Award Amount: $1000, GPA Requirement: minimum 3.0 GPA, Class Year: College accepted high school seniors, current undergraduate students attending a 2 or 4 year collegeMust be an international student or non-citizen, Must currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia OR must be accepted into a college or university that is in the Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia tri-state area.

Deadline: May 31
Criteria: It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important - and we want to know what you think! What is it about the number five that's so significant to you? One great reason for ScholarshipExperts.com is that May is the fifth month - which just so happens to be a great time to apply for fun scholarships. Help us bring awareness to the fifth month and the number five. We're awarding one $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student - and an endless supply of high fives.


JUNE

Deadline: June 1
Criteria: The Jack and Jill Foundation awards a scholarship annually. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who will enroll in and maintain full-time status at an accredited, four year post secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Deadline: June 30
Criteria: High school/College/University grade point average of 2.5 or greater, or GED certification with a recommendation from an academic advisor.
Must attend a Maryland accredited post-secondary institution.
Significant contribution of voluntary community service during the last 12 months.
The applicant must not be more than a third generation Hispanic. Established home residency in the State of Maryland for at least two (2) years prior to the award date of the scholarship.  The $2,000 stipend will be used to pay for tuition and/or books and will be in addition to, and not to conflict with, any other scholarships or grants that the student may be entitled to. The scholarship funds will be remitted directly to the bursar’s office at the student’s school.

Deadline: June 30
Criteria: What we learn from our mistakes can often be invaluable - but we're here to help put a price to it. While we can't undo the past, this fun scholarship is available to students looking for a unique way to earn free college money. Our Do-Over Scholarship will award $1,500 to one lucky applicant. Don't let "applying for this scholarship" be that do-over moment for you!


JULY

Deadline: July 31
Criteria: must be interested in majoring in Counter Intelligence or any of the National Security Majors.  See Website for more details.  Several Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000

Deadline: July 31
Criteria: Winning scholarships can be sweet - especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream. Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, we want to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why. July is National Ice Cream Month, and we need a little help picking out a "Flavor of the Month" for our famous ice cream scholarship. Tell us all about your ice cream flavor, and you could scoop up a sweet $1,500 scholarship.


AUGUST

Deadline: August 31
Criteria: Scholarships can be fun! Take a break from the boring application routine and make us laugh. That's right; we want a real LOL moment. Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that lets you cut loose and lighten things up. Looking for a scholarship for comedians? Now is your chance to show us your funny bone. Perhaps you always have an embarrassing - but funny - story to share. Great! We'll promise to laugh with you, not at you. The point is that not all scholarships have to be serious. Relax and have fun! The only thing serious about the Make Me Laugh Scholarship is the money you could win towards your college education. With $1,500 - you could be laughing your way to the bank!


SEPTEMBER

Deadline: Sept 18
A highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Deadline: September 30
Criteria: Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We're listening! Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.


OCTOBER

Deadline: October 30
Criteria: Any student enrolled in 9th-12th grade in Greater Washington  See website for more details.


Deadline: October 31
Criteria: 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. Our 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. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is underway, and we are giving one successful "survivor" $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?


NOVEMBER

Deadline: November 31
Criteria: As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But, what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it? While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics? Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.


DECEMBER

Deadline: December 14
Criteria: US citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in two or four year college or university.  See website for more details

Deadline: December 15
Criteria: graduating HS Seniors, GPA and SAT or ACT Requirement.  See website for more information.

Deadline: December 15
Criteria: The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time scholarship awarded to a high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) who will be enrolled, in the fall of 2015, at a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD. 

Deadline: December 15
Criteria: This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD.  It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and  determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field - including art, music, science, math athletics or community service.

Deadline: December 31
Criteria: HS Seniors interested in majoring in technology

Deadline: December 31
Criteria: Open to all students beginning college or currently in college.  See website for more details.

Deadline: December 31
Criteria: College is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. It's a leap into possibility, into the unknown. It will shape the course of your future. Even though many people have been through the college experience, every generation faces unique challenges. We want to know yours. Whether you’re already in college or planning to go, what’s the biggest challenge facing college students today and how it can be addressed? In 250 words or less, tell us what you think.

Deadline: December 31
Criteria: There are many scholarships and colleges that want to know the number one thing you want people to know about you. Just one? That's it? "But, I'm amazing," you say. We hear you, and we know that it's tough to narrow down your awesomeness into one measly reason. So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count. Need a number one reason to apply? How about the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship? Our Top Ten List Scholarship can only have one winner, so start narrowing down your own list and apply today!


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