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A scholarship is financial support awarded to a student, based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include financial need, for schooling. There are various types of scholarships – the two most common being merit-based and need-based. The donor or department funding the scholarship sets the criteria for recipient selection, and the grantor defines explicitly how the money is to be applied. The funds are used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room, board, and other expenses directly tied to a student’s educational cost through the university. 
Scholarships are typically awarded using a variety of factors, including - but not limited to, academic achievement, departmental and community involvement, employment experience, areas of study, and financial need.


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Amount

Application Deadline

Requirements

Burger King $1000 - $50000 Only first 50,000
applications will be
processed
Be a citizen of the United States 
Have graduated from high school within the last
three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the  United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Students who have a cumulative unweighted
grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3, Students who have a minimum ACT Composite
score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score
of 1220,Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and, Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.
APIASF
AANAPISI
Scholarship
$2500 - $20000 2/26/2022 at 5:00PM
Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident 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 as an undergraduate student in a
U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of
2019. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements
regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED Must apply for federal financial aid using the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Jackie
Robinson
Foundation
Up to $30,000 Application opens
9/1/2021 and closes
1/12/2022
Be a graduating high school senior;
Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-
year institution within the United States;
Show leadership potential;
Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
Present evidence of financial need;
Be a United States citizen;
Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined
on the math and critical reading sections or a
composite ACT score of 21
Thiel Fellowship $100,000 (30 awards) 12/31/21
Click link to application to see requirements 
Profile in Courage Essay Contest  $10,000 (8 awards) 1/14/2022
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship  $2,000 (9 awards)  1/15/2022
See website for more details 
Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship $5,000 (39 awards) 1/15/2022
Competition open to all high school senior who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Program $20,000 (500 awards) 1/26/2022
A) Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
B) Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident 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
C) Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2022.
D) Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
E) Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2022
F) Submit one letter of recommendation online
SEMA Memorial Scholarships $5,000 (40 awards) 3/1/2022
A) Minimum age of 18 years old.
B) U.S. Citizenship.
C) Demonstrate passion for the automotive hobby and career.
D) Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States.
E) Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive. All disciplines welcome.
Horatio Alger Scholarship  $25,000 (106 awards) 3/15/2022
A) Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
B) Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
C) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
D) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
E) Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
F) Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
G) Be a United States citizen
Order of Sons & Daughers of Italy in America Amounts Vary 03/01/0222
The requirements for applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons of Italy, Grand Lodge of California is as follows:

Applicant MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian decent

Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2022
Mensa US Scholarship $2,500 (178 Awards)  1/15/2022
1) Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
2) Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.
Future Contractors of California Scholarship $750 1/31/2022
See website for more details 
Vegeterian Resource Group Scholarships $10,000 (1 award)
$5,000 (2 awards)
2/20/2022
See website for more details 
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes $10,000(25 awards) 4/15/22
A) Between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
B) Permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
C) Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
D) Working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.
The Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest $1500 7/14/2022
1) Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2022) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2022 semester.
2) Must submit an essay by July 14, 2022.