Scholarship List


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Need help organizing your scholarship applications?  Try using this checklist or create a similar one for your own use.

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  • Deadline Details: Varies for each school
  • Online Application
  • STEP 1: Create an account by visiting, click on “I’m a Student” and follow the instructions.
  • STEP 2: Click on the scholarships tab to see what achievements colleges and universities are willing to award.
  • STEP 3: Add your achievements from high school to your portfolio.
  • STEP 4: Search for the colleges you’re interested in and follow them.
  • STEP 5: See how much you’ve earned in micro-scholarships from universities!


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University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA)

  • Deadline Details: Awards begin after November 15.
  • Award: 1,000 -3,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship pool known as the Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA). All new incoming University of Montana students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree will automatically be considered for scholarships. The application for admission serves as the scholarship application.

MAA scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. Awarding begins after November 15.

    Online Application

Quest Bridge

  • Deadline: September 26, 2019
  • Award: Full Four-Year Scholarship
  • How To Apply:
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Who Should Apply:

The National College Match is open to high school seniors who demonstrate:

  • Academic Achievement: Earn primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available and display intellectual curiosity and strong writing ability.
  • Financial Need: Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with minimal assets.
  • Strength in Character: Have resilience, integrity, and motivation to succeed.

    Online Application

U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: The application must be completed in its entirety and postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on October 1, 2019. The two successful delegates and two successful alternates will be notified in December.
  • Award: Two students from Montana will be selected to receive one $10,000 scholarship each, along with a required, one-week, all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., for Washington Week, March 7-14, 2020.
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How to Qualify

  • Be a junior or senior in a Montana public, private, or charter high school. Students need not be nominated to apply for the scholarship.
  • Hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic, or educational organizations during the entire 2019-20 academic year:
    • Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
    • Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
    • Student Council representative
    • National Honor Society officer
    • Student representative elected or appointed (by a panel, commission, or board) to a local, district, regional, state-level civic, service, and/or educational organization
  • Be a permanent resident of the United States at the time of application
  • Be a Montana resident at the time of application

For more information on eligibility, code of conduct, and complete rules, click USSYP 2020 Brochure.

    Online Application

University of Montana Presidential Leadership Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All DHC Application Forms completed and submitted to the Davidson Honors College by the first Friday in December will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student.
  • Award: Full tuition waiver and stipend ranging from $5,000 to $7,500.
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The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is the University of Montana’s premier freshman scholarship. Presidential Scholars are chosen solely on academic merit with scholarships being renewable for a total of four years. Approximately 25 PLS awards are made each year to incoming freshman.

Resident students receive a full tuition waiver. Non-resident students either have their tuition discounted through the WUE program or they receive a waiver equivalent to in-state tuition. All PLS recipients also receive a stipend of $7,500 for the Gold Level or $5,000 for the Silver Level.

PLS recipients cannot receive tuition designated scholarships in excess of tuition. Usually, non-resident students awarded the LAS or WSS are able to retain their scholarship in addition to the waiver of in-state tuition because the combination does not exceed tuition. Resident students who are awarded UM’s Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA) are not able to retain these as they are also tuition designated. MT residents cannot receive the tuition waiver associated with the PLS and the MUS Honors Scholarship so should accept the MUS Honors Scholarship because of its portability.

All DHC Application Forms completed and submitted to the Davidson Honors College by the first Friday in December will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student.


College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers.  We recommend engaging in a special kind of activity ~ Non-Teenager Activity.  An NTA is, quite simply, any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do. By choosing an NTA you will differentiate yourself in a way that will have a very positive impact on your chances of getting into college.

Online application at


  • Must be a current high school student and:
  • Be a current high school student that Intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0.
  • Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words.

The application deadline has not been set for this round and, therefore, no award date is currently set. You may still apply, however.


  • Deadline Details: 20th of each month
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

This is a $500 scholarship that is awarded monthly.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion.

Applicants must upload an essay, letter of recommendation, and photo of yourself all at once before submitting the application. All of the following documents must be included:

  • Essay – The essay should describe the goal of the particular project and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable). Word or PDF format only.
  • Letter of Recommendation – The letter should evaluate the quality of the work. Word or PDF format only.
  • Your Photo – The photo should be one taken during project execution. JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF format only.


·         Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

·         Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).

·         Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

·         Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)

·         Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

·         The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

·         All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

·         Scholarship winners will be contacted via email and must respond within five(5) days of the date of the email to accept the award. If no response is received within this time, another recipient will be selected.


Eligible applicants include students pursuing an education in a STEM program or the child of a parent currently working in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Construction

VOLT Lighting would like to extend a scholarship opportunity to students whose educational interests are in a STEM program or, to children of parents who work in a STEM industry. VOLT relies heavily on our team’s research, design, and technical knowledge to build durable, affordable, and quality products for our customers. To acknowledge our industry and partners, we’re happy to offer this bi-annual scholarship competition.

Eligibility Requirements Are as Follows

  • Applicants must currently be applying to or enrolled in a STEM program, or be the child of a parent who currently works in a STEM industry.
  • Applicants must have earned less than $35,000 in the previous calendar year.
  • Applicants must have an active email address i.e. Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.
  • Applicants must either be a part-time or full-time student in high school or college.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16 – 25.

Application Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your essay, please review the submission guidelines to help ensure your submission is correct.

  • Essay must be at least 800 words in length.
  • Your submission must include your full name, current GPA, your essay, your age, email address, and the name of your current high school, college or university. If you are a selected winner we will collect your mailing address at the time of notification.
  • During the week following each deadline, monitor your email address. If your submission is selected as the winner you will be notified via email and provided instructions for receiving recognition and the scholarship award funds.

Application Deadline

The scholarship is offered bi-annually from April 1 – June 30 and September 1 – December 31. There are two opportunities to apply per year with deadlines as follows:

  • June 30
  • December 31

For additional details and for essay topics visit the counseling center or


  • Deadline Details: Fall Semester - Priority Deadline of August 1; Final Deadline of September 16, 2019 Spring Semester - Priority Deadline of December 31, 2019; Final Deal Deadline of January 31, 2020
  • Award: $1000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

These scholarships are provided in partnership with the Gianforte Family Foundation and the Montana University System.

$1,000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled either as a full-time or part-time student during the term applying for.
  • Applicants must reapply each semester to be considered for that terms scholarship
  • Must be a Montana Resident (as determined by Montana Board or Regents Policy 940.1)
  • Must file a FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of less than $10,000*
  • Dual Credit students are not required to file a FAFSA
  • Must be in good standing at the chosen campus
  • Must not be a Veteran receiving comprehensive training funding through Chapter 33, Chapter 22, the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation where scholarship funds would simply replace federal funding already supporting the student. (this will be verified with the Financial Aid Office)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a qualifying program at a participating institution


  • Deadline Details: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on the scholarship page.


  • Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Original deadline has been extended.
  • Award: 1020 scholarships up to $2,500 each
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

1020 scholarships up to $2,500 each

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Application priority deadline is June 15, 2019.

Independent Record and Shodair Children’s Hospital Essay Contest

  • Deadline: September 22, 2019
  • Award: $500
  • Online Application
  • Deadline: September 22, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Submit online by Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • Award: One $500 to high school student and one $250 to middle school student
  • How To Apply:
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

In 500 words or less,

What do you consider the stigmas of mental health and what can you do to eliminate it?


  • Deadline: September 25, 2019
  • Award: $1000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education.

Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility requirements

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Anticipating completion of high-school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high-school diploma/GED
  • Planning to or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Please submit your scholarship application to our email address.

Hot to Apply:

Create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers the following:

  • What factors most negatively and positively affect your sleep?
  • Assess the quality of your own sleep health and discuss some ways that you can improve it.
  • Make your video creative and impactful both to yourself and others.
  • The most creative submission will win the scholarship each year.
  • Upload your video to YouTube, make sure it is titled “Mattress Help Scholarship Submission – Your Name – Year” and include the link when you submit your application.


  • Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Award: $20,000
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$20,000 Study Abroad Scholarship

Spend your High school year abroad! The Outbound exchange program covers arrangements, orientation, room, board, tuition, and a monthly allowance.


The scholarship is for ages 15-18, the student/family pays for airfare, insurance, plus other expenses (assistance is available).

For more information see the attached flyer.


  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Award: $10,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The US Senate Youth Scholarship is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and administered by the Office of Public Instruction.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation believes it is in the public interest to encourage outstanding young people to continue their educational development. To this end, the foundation will make available to each of the 104 delegates selected to participate in the program a $10,000 college scholarship award for undergraduate studies, subject to specific conditions and requirements.

How to Qualify

  • Be a junior or senior in a Montana public, private, or charter high school. Students need not be nominated to apply for the scholarship.
  • Currently serving in an elected or selected capacity in any one of the following student government offices at their Montana high school for the 2018-19 school year student body.
  • Be a permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be a Montana resident.

Interested students may download or print an Annual United States Senate Youth Program $10,000 Scholarship Application by clicking on the link,  to the application that will be placed on this web page on Monday, August 27, 2018. The link to the application will be removed on September 28, 2018. The application must be completed in its entirety and returned by the deadline date of 11:29 p.m. on October 1, 2018.

The two successful delegates and two successful alternates will be notified by the Hearst Foundations in December.


  • Deadline: October 6, 2019
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

This is a $500 scholarship for any high school senior or current college student, but you do not have to be planning on or currently taking engineering courses.  All that is required is your name, the name of the school you are currently attending, your plans for next year, and an essay between 500 and 1000 words.  Your essay prompt: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  The personal information and essay should be submitted to:  

You can look at their website for more information.


  • Deadline: October 17, 2019
  • Award: $100,000/$25,000/$2,500
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  • Online Application

Dr pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. We’re looking for students ages 18-24* to enter this year’s tuition giveaway.

Create a profile at Briefly describe your goal – how will you change the world? Upload a video. Help us get to know you and your academic and professional goals, but stay on topic. Tell us how winning this tuition will impact your life. Be passionate. Be creative. Be you. (For more video guidelines, see FAQ.) Finalists will be notified via email.

Up to $100,000 in tuition: Dr Pepper will select finalists to throw for the prize at a College Football Conference Championship game this year. Five (5) $100,000 Tuition Prizes (one at each Grand Prize Game), Five (5) $25,000 Runner-Up Prizes (one per Grand Prize Game), Ten (10) $2,500 Consolation Prizes (two per Grand Prize Game).

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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program 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. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The application is open! Students who will be graduating in the 2019-2020 academic school year may apply through Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Please click the box below for our eligibility requirements.

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year
  • S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees – based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
  • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary residents

Online application


  • Deadline: October 31, 2019
  • Award: $30,000 - $1,000
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  • Online Application

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regard to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  For more information visit


  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Award: $1000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

A $1,000 wrestling scholarship is being offered in remembrance of former Williston, North Dakota, wrestler Zach Anderson.  The scholarship is available to male and female wrestlers and is open to graduating high school seniors through juniors in college.  Applications will be accepted each year between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1. The scholarship, which provides $500 per semester, will be awarded on Jan. 29 of each year.  To apply online go to or send application to PO Box 906, Columbus, MT, 59019.


  • Must have graduated from a high school in ND or MT
  • Must have participated in wrestling during high school
  • Provide a copy of your most recent grade transcript is required
  • Available to full time students only.


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is available for women who are active and interested in computing and technology and encourages them to pursue their passions. The scholarship encourages the women to pursue their passions.

Aspirations in Computing is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) that is designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers.


  • Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:
  • Attends a high school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending a high school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. military base.
  • Has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.

How to Apply:

  • For applying the scholarship, the candidates must first register themselves through the given link:

Each Affiliate Award winner will receive recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community. Each National Award winner will also receives $500 in cash from NCWIT.

Application Deadline: The application period is September 1 to November 5 (8:00 p.m. EDT).


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

Visit or for more information.

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019
  • Award: Tuition Waiver
  • Online Application

Montana State University Presidential Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019
  • Deadline Details: The application deadline is 3 pm MT on December 6, 2019. Supportive materials (two letters of recommendation, transcripts and counselor verification) need to be submitted online by 3 pm MT on December 13, 2019.
  • Award: Full tuition waivers and generous stipends for four years.
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2020 Presidential Scholarship Application is Open!

The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University’s most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships

A Clearer Path to College for All Students

“Applying to college is a complicated process, so we’ve created a program that guides you through it. It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.”

Refer to College Board for more information on their scholarship program.

ACT Scholarship Giveaway

  • Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Award: $5,000
  • Online Application
  • Award: Grand Prize – 1 Winner $40,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package Test Date Prizes – 3 Winners $5,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package
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10th and 11th graders register for a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship and a $5,000 tech package when you take the ACT test!

Please click on the link for more information and official rules.