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Scholarship Information  
Updated May 14, 2018 (past due scholarships are italicized for future reference)

Scholarships are now sorted by due date. 

Any unique college specific scholarships we have information regarding are listed at the bottom, alphabetically by college.

 

AMDA Scholarship Auditions in 40 Cities - Needs-Based Grants and Awards

For Information on Auditions for the College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, NY call (844)462-2632 or click here.  See your Guidance Counselor about being nominated for a National Scholarship if you are considering auditioning for AMDA.

CollegeWeekLive.com Scholarship

Applicant must be a high school student at the time of application and must enroll no later than this upcoming fall in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school) in the United States. Applicant is only eligible to win if they register online and visit three colleges that interest them. For additional information and to register click here. The application deadline is the last day of every month.

CollegeXpress - Various Scholarships

College Xpress has collected some favorite (and easiest) awards with various deadlines.  Check here for current scholarship opportunities.

Excelsior Scholarship

For information on the Excelsior Scholarship and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

Gannon University's Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) Scholarship- Program

Gannon University's SEECS scholarship program awards 25 scholarships every year to students in qualifying engineering and computer science majors, each totaling up to $10,000 and renewable for up to four years.  Prepare for your career in engineering or computer science through this scholarship program by engaging in one-on-one faculty expert mentoring, collaborating on research with a team of students and receiving hands-on learning through community service projects.  For additional information click here.

Guaranteed Scholarships

Scholarships, grants, and financial aid are available to students in many forms.
The scholarships listed on this page are all "guaranteed".

By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. Remember that, in many cases, the scholarships are mutually exclusive...you will generally receive the largest scholarship or grant for which you qualify.  And, generally, you will have to meet some minimum requirements to renew and retain any scholarships and grants awarded to you.

Despite our continuing effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this site, it is possible that one or more of the scholarships listed have been changed in some way or even discontinued. To avoid disappointment or misunderstandings, we strongly suggest that you verify all scholarship information with the offering college or university before beginning the application process to be certain the scholarship is still being offered and to ensure that you are fully aware of initial qualifying criteria, deadlines, and renewal requirements.

Also, please be aware that many institutions listed below offer grants, financial aid, and awards other than those listed. We have only listed those meeting our definition of "guaranteed". And, be advised that many colleges require anyone applying for aid to complete financial aid forms, even if they have no demonstrated financial need.   For additional information click here.

Le Moyne College - Promise NY

Beginning in fall 2018, Le Moyne College will provide all accepted, full-time incoming first-year students from New York State a $10,000 scholarship over four years with no income eligibility requirements. The scholarship is in addition to all other merit- or need-based aid and is part of Le Moyne College’s new Promise NY program, which promises students will be kept on a path to complete their undergraduate degrees in four years, have a mentor, complete an internship and get a job interview with an accomplished alumnus.
We invite you to learn more at lemoyne.edu/PromiseNY.

 

Saint Joseph's University -  John P. McNulty Scholarship Program

Saint Joseph's University hosts a prestigious and innovative scholarship program designed specifically for young women interested in the fields of science and mathematics.  Named in memory of John P. McNulty, a graduate and former University Trustee, the program provides four-year, full and partial tuition scholarships to highly qualified women majoring in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), chemical biology, environmental science, computer science, or mathematics.  For additional information go to www.sju.edu/mcnultyscholars.

Sterling Law Offices College Scholarship
Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic goals. We believe in education and want to help curb the cost of education for students. Our hope is that this scholarship will help students continue to pursue their dream and achieve all of their goals.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time.
Payment of Scholarships
The Sterling Law Offices, S.C. scholarship is paid to the school of the selected recipient. It will be paid in a one-time, non-renewable amount of $1,000 U.S. Dollars. Only one entry is permitted per student.
All scholarships given by Sterling Law Offices, S.C. are awarded annually in July. The scholarship payout will occur in August of the same year in one installment of $1,000 U.S. Dollars.
Eligibility Guidelines and Overview
Must be a resident of the United States.
Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four or two-year college or trade school.
Please provide the address of the college’s Financial Aid Office in your application.
Please provide your college student identification number in your application.
Application must be completed by June 30th to be eligible for the next school year.
Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change.  To apply click here.

 

 

May

 

Nu Tau Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship Competition

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors entering an accredited 4-year College or University.  This award is given in recognition of high academic achievement, which is strongly promoted by the fraternity.  To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be a resident of Albany County and a high school graduate;

  • have applied to an accredited 4-year College or University (Each award granted is contingent on acceptance by the college or university.);    

  • not be a candidate for graduate school;

  • supply all information on the application form and mail to Nu Tau Scholarship, PO Box 341, Albany, NY  12201, Attention Scholarship Committee;

  •  be available for interviews in person; and

  • submit two letters of reference along with your application, one of which must be from your school. 

Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Center of Guilderland High jSchool.  The application deadline is May 30, 2018.

Capital Region JSEC (Job Service Employer Committee) Scholarships

The Capital Region JSEC is a not-for-profit entity which operates educationa programs and presentations in the region. To qualify for a scholarship:
a. Student must be a full-time resident of Albany County (minimum of one year).
b. Student must have a minimum cumulative average of at least 85 from mostd recent high school or vocational school.
c. Student must be planning to attend college on a full-time basis.
d. Early acceptance, vocational aspiration, sriting quality, previous work/volunteer activities, educational proficiency and demonstrated financial need will carry wight in determining scholarship recipient.
e. Student must have a GED, High School diploma or be a member of the current year's high school graduating class in good standing.

Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Center of Guilderland High School.  The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

JUNE

 

2018 Cannon Heyman & Weiss (CHW) Scholarship Fund
The Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP Scholarship Fund was created in 2013 to help students living in affordable rental housing developments realize the dream of furthering their educational training. Providing financial aid to qualified students is an extension of the CHW mission and reflective of our commitment to the affordable housing industry and community development. The Scholarship Fund is entirely underwritten by CHW and we are neither soliciting nor accepting outside financial support.

Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants for full-time and part-time undergraduate study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. Study at the graduate level is not eligible for scholarship support. This year’s awards are expected as follows: $10,000, $7,500, $5,000. Receipt of other grants and scholarships may reduce the CHW Scholarship award if the total of all aid received is greater than the student’s cost of attendance. To apply go to www.chwattys.com. Deadline for receipt of application: postmarked by
June 1, 2018.

Garden Study Club of Albany Scholarship
The Garden Study Club of Albany is sponsoring its scholarship fund for the purpose of encouraging college educations in one or more of the following academic areas: environmentla studies, horticulture, gardening, floral design, and/or landscape design. a scholrship recipient may be any college-bound student from Albany County w ho is planning a course of study in one or more of the fields here mentioned. Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Center of Guilderland High School. The application deadline is June 15, 2018.

2018 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desier to contribute to society.
To be conidered eligible for Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must: have completed high school or earned a high school equivalency degree by Spring 2018; be enrolled in an eligible program in Fall 2018; 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; demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA); demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity; be under the age of 30; be a United States citizen.
To apply for the Career & Technical Scholarship Program, the following items must be completed by June 15, 2018: An online application at https://application.horatioalger.org/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f ; a copy of the full Student Aid Report (SAR). Income documentation must be submitted online; Proof of citizenship (if not born in the United States). Applications submitted after June 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awards are contingent on availability.

  1. The Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program
    The Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship Program will award a $500 scholarship bi-annually (twice each year) to a High School or College/University student who submits a unique essay and meets the requirements detailed on our scholarship web page: https://www.lightroompresets.com/pages/pretty-lightroom-presets-scholarship-program.   The next application deadline for this scholarship is
    June 15, 2018.  For additional information, click here.

July

 

CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship

CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry.

Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Requirements
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Minimum GPA of 3.5
Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
Must be a U.S. resident
Must send in an official transcript
Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below)

Important Deadlines
Please note the following deadlines for the spring term:

Due Date: July 31st annually
Announced: August 31st annually
Awarded: August 31st annually

For additional information go to www.cardrates.com/scholarship/.


Essay Guidelines
To qualify for the scholarship, please follow the essay guidelines below:

Essay Topic: In 10 years, how do you see yourself impacting the finance industry?
The essay title must be: “How I Will Impact The Finance Industry”.
The essay should be 500-900 words.
Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately using the MLA format.
Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
Essay should be 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins


How to Apply
To apply, please mail your official transcript and original essay to the following address:

CardRates.com
Attn: Financial Futures Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

For further questions on the Financial Futures Scholarship, please submit your inquiry via our online contact form.

AUGUST

 

Method Test Prep Startup Scholarship

Method Test Prep will award a one-time, $500 scholarship to a student who demonstrates effort to prepare for the ACT or SAT as defined by the work completed in their Method Test Prep account.  The winner of this scholarship will have (a) completed at least 10 items on Method Test  Prep's SAT or ACT web-based program; (b) successfully demonstrated through his/her application why he/she deserves to be the winner.  For additional information and to apply, click here.  The application deadline is August 31, 2018.

 Method Test Prep Raise Your Score Scholarship

Method Test Prep will award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to the most prepared student for either the ACT or SAT as defined by the work completed in their Method Test Prep account.  The winner of this scholarship will have: (a) completed at least 75% of  Method Test Prep's SAT or ACT web-based program, answering at least 40% of the questions correctly; (b) successfully demonstrated through his/her application why he/she deserves to be the winner.  For additional information and to apply, click here.  The application deadline is August 31, 2018.