Scholarship Opportunities

    Orange Scholars Program
    Sponsor: The Homer Fund
    Amount: $2,500
    Deadline: TBA
    Description: Scholars program is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Applicant must also be a dependent of an hourly associate of The Home Depot and its subsidiaries to be eligible for the program.

    Share a Helpful Tip with a Friend
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Closing Date: TBA
    How to enter: Help prevent impaired driving by giving a friend a (house, mailbox, etc.) key to start the conversation about how you can prevent impaired driving. Each action completed on the campaign page equals one entry. Each action counts as an entry. Unlimited entries!

    Treat Yo Friends: Make a Friend an IOU Activity Book to Celebrate What Makes Them Unique
    Scholarship Amount: $5,000
    Closing Date: TBA
    About: 1 in 5 students experience bullying, often because of the passions that makes them who they are.
    How to enter: You can win an essay scholarship just by finding an activity your friend loves to do and asking them to do it with you! Every submission of a photo of your IOU booklet will count as an entry. Unlimited entries. 

    Burger King Scholars
    The Burger King Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. Eligibility and how to apply visit:

    Walmart Dependent Scholarship Program
    To be eligible applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

    1. A) Must be a U. S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
    2. B) Must be the dependent of a Walmart associate (employee) who has been actively employed within and division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 2, 2018.
    3. C) Must be a high school (or home school) senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 or a GED candidate earning his or her diploma between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
    4. D) Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
    5. E) Must enroll for fall 2019 as a freshman/1st year student in a full-time program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education ( Military academies are not approved institutions.
    6. F) Must have financial need and be able to demonstrated the need with required documents.

    For More information: 

    Ron Brown Scholarship Program
    African – American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Information can be obtained from 

    Prairie View A&M USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
    Details and eligibility can be completed online at

    Gates Millennium Scholars
    Scholarship established to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Applications may be completed online at 

    Texas Student Housing Scholarship Program
    A scholarship program that makes awards available to graduating seniors who are accepted to attend college in Austin, College Station, or Denton, Texas and have not signed off campus housing leases. Texas Women’s University normally does not permit first year Freshmen or Sophomore students to live off campus. The University of North Texas restricts Freshmen from living off-campus as well. Therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. To apply:

    The McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarships
    The entrepreneurial scholarships are available to high school students who have started a business. The Foundation will award 100 student scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for our years of college. For more information, see

    American Dream Scholarship
    Established in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African Americans with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and are enrolled full time at approved, accredited, undergraduate institutions. Scholarships range from $500 - $5000. For more information see 

    First in My Family Scholarship Program
    The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Refer to 

    Unmet Need Scholarships
    Open to families with a combined income of $30,000 or less, this program is intended to supplement financial aid packages that fall more than $1,000 short of students' financial need. This scholarship is not designed as a substitute for aid provided by an institution. The Unmet Need Scholarship program is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Unmet Need Scholarships range from $1000 – $3800. For more information:

    Profile in Courage Essay Contest: For complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at 

    Washington Crossing Foundation
    For more information:

    The Sons of the Republic of Texas
    Texas History Essay Contest
    Rules and applications may be obtained by going to

    DECA Scholarship Opportunities
    DECA students have the opportunity to apply and are not required to be a relative/employee in order to apply for most of the corporate scholarships. 

    Carr P. Collins Scholar
    Amount: Recipients are awarded a minimum of $5,350 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years.
    College & Major: Baylor University/ any major
    Deadline: TBA
    Information and Requirements: Must do community service each semester, be admitted to the university, be in the top quarter of their graduation class, have a minimum score of 1310 on SAT

    Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members (TCBSM) 
    Amount : $2000
    Deadline: TBA
    TCBSBM is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of quality education for African Americans in the state of Texas.  2019 TCBSBM Scholarship Applicationis now available online.  The online application is relatively simple, and all African American graduating seniors of TCBSBM member districts are eligible to apply.  
    Complete this application and email to

    Boeing/ Thurgood Marshall College Fund HBCU Scholarship Program: 
    This program provides an unparalleled career opportunity and scholarship for outstanding students attending Boeing HBCU priority schools. High performing students currently in their sophomore year, with a minimum GPA of 3.3 are encouraged to apply. 
    Deadline - TBA

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  - Houston Area Award
    Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 350
    College & Major: Texas College - Any major
    Deadline TBA
    Information & Requirements: Please visit

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Military
    Award Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 5
    Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must be a dependent of a service member in active duty, reserve, honorably discharged veteran or the National Guard. Applicant must also meet criteria of citizenship, residence, academic standing, college/university enrollment plans, demonstration of leadership, character and economic need. Eligible applicants must live in the eight surrounding Houston Metropolitan counties or the 68 participating Area Go Texan counties.
    Instructions: To apply for a Military Scholarship, choose either the Metropolitan/Opportunity or Area Go Texan application, depending on your geographical location, and select “yes” for the field that asks if you are a dependent of a service member that is on active duty, in reserve or a veteran that is honorably discharged.
    Deadline TBA
    Information & Requirements:  Please visit

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - School Art
    Award Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 15

    • To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must meet criteria of citizenship, character, residence, academic standing, college/university enrollment plans, and economic need, in addition to special eligibility requirements based on the applicant's participation in the School Art Program.
    • High school seniors from participating public high schools whose artwork was judged by School Art Committee judges in a participating school district show their senior academic year or those high school seniors from participating public high schools who are selected to compete in the Quick Draw competition during their senior academic year are eligible to receive Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program Scholarship applications.

    Application: Letters of Eligibility will be furnished by the Show's School Art Committee directly to eligible students or to a representative of the participating public high school. The Letter of Eligibility will contain a key-code for School Art students to use to access the online application. Only those students with the key code will be able to apply.
    College & Major: Texas College - Any major
    Deadline TBA
    Information & Requirements:  Please visit

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  - Exhibitors Scholarship
    Award Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 30
    College & Major: Texas College - Any major
    Deadline TBA
    Information & Requirements:  Please visit

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  - Hidebrand Scholarship
    Award Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 15
    College & Major: Texas College - Any major
    Deadline TBA
    Information & Requirements:  Please visit

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Texas 4-H
    Award Amount:
    $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 70
    Contact 4-H: 

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Texas FFA
    Award Amount: $20,000, over four years
    Number Awarded: 70
    Contact FFA:

    Ford Driving Dreams Scholarships
    Amount: $2000
    Apply at

    Houston Relocation Scholarship
    Deadline: TBA
    Eligible high school seniors based on the following criteria: a. The student relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools at some point between grades 9-12 as a result of their family’s relocation, and achieved a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale).

    Jackie Robinson Scholarship
    Amount: four year scholarships up to $7,500 per year
    College & Major: Any
    Deadline: TBA
    Information & Requirements: SAT combined score of 1000 on math and reading or 21 composite on ACT. Go to for details and to apply.

    George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
    70 awarded
    Amount: $20,000 paid over eight semesters
    College & Major: Any
    Deadline: TBA
    Information & Requirements: Please refer to for application and more information.

    Capital Farm Credit Scholarship
    - $1000
    Scholarships are awarded using the following eligibility requirements:

    1. Funds shall be used to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, college or university. Student must maintain full time status.
    2. Applicants must be seniors, graduating within the current school year.
    3. Currently has no less than a “B” grade average
    4. Applicant must demonstrate that they have a tentative educational plan and goals, related to fields in agriculture, education, or natural resources (may include Ag Communications, Ag Economics/Business, Ag Education, Wildlife or Ranch Management, Education, etc.).
    5. Applicants must include the following documents for consideration: (Please send all documents together)
    6. MUST HAVE: Completed application
    7. 1-2 letters of recommendation
    8. 100-200 word essay on topic given in application
    9. Local newspaper Information (name, address, phone number)

    Applications and all supporting documents must be received by TBA.
    Pick up application in the Next Level Center.

    Speak Out!Picture This! Scholarship
    All high school juniors and seniors who live in the Austin American-Statesman home subscription area, wit the exception of students whose parents or guardians are full-time or part-time employees of the competition sponsors. 1st place-$3,000, 2nd place-$2,000, 3rd place-$1,500. Scholarship money will be awarded upon receipt of proof of registration from a school of higher education. Applications are in the Yoe High School Counselor's office.

    W Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Each year the Texas Restaurant Association awards the W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship to students with a growing passion for the food service industry. The scholarship is named for W. Price Jr., the first executive director of the Texas Restaurant Association who served from 1953 until 1974. Seven scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to students graduating high school or those currently enrolled in a post secondary culinary programs. 

    KFC Foundation
    For more information on the KFC Foundation Programs:

    University of Houston Frontier Fiesta Scholarships
    The Frontier Fiesta Association offers a scholarship to incoming University of Houston students. Information can be found on-line at

    Best Buy Scholarships
    Best Buy Children's Foundation is providing over $2.4 million to be given as scholarships to recognize and reward students who have made extraordinary volunteer contributions to their communities. Best Buy is dedicated to encouraging, expanding and rewarding community volunteer service while also applauding and supporting academic excellence. Visit 

    Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation
    The Foundation will provide over $100,000 in scholarships at the high school level through Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Each award will be any accredited college or university. 

    Cargill Community Scholarship Program
    For eligibility information 

    Al's Formal Wear
    Every year Al's Formal Wear awards area high school students with a college scholarship. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community. To apply visit,

    Texas Department of Transportation
    The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions. Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year, based on financial need. For eligibility requirements

    Smith-Hutson Scholarship                                                                                                                   
    Dedicated to providing opportunities to students who otherwise may not have a chance to earn a baccalaureate degree, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program is targeted toward individuals with demonstrated financial need and academic potential. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities for Texas high school graduates pursuing a baccalaureate degree from Sam Houston State University. Additionally, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship program is available to transfer students from a Texas community college who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Sam Houston State University. The number of Smith-Hutson scholarships varies year-to-year depending on the number of qualified applicants. To apply:

    Catholic Life Insurance All American Scholar Program 

    Myra Hasty & Dr. Pat McLeod Scholarships
    The Career & Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) is sponsoring the Myra Hasty & Dr. Pat McLeod Scholarships. These scholarships are for high school seniors involved in Career & Technical student organization and continuing their education at an accredited institution of higher learning.  There are 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each. For more information:

    Texas Culinary Academy Scholarship
    High School Seniors with a passion for cooking have the opportunity to participate in the Annual Future Chef of America High School Culinary Arts Competition. Students could be a finalist at a chance of winning part of  the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Scholarship

    Louisiana Tech University Music Scholarship                                                                                          
    If you are interested in pursuing a music degree, you must audition to be considered for scholarships and admittance into the Department of Music degree programs. The audition process is separate from being admitted to Louisiana Tech. All applicants are encouraged to apply for admission to Louisiana Tech to ensure consideration for academic scholarships. Audition dates can be found at Please apply at least two weeks prior to the audition. 

    Gilbraitti Scholarship
    $500 scholarship to be eligible at student must:
    Be between the ages of 16-20
    Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2020.
    Applications can be found by going to:

    PUSH Excel Scholarship Program
    The PUSH Excel Scholarship Program was created to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial resources to attend college. The goal of the program is to develop servant leadership potential in the scholarship students and encourage a spirit of social justice and social change.

    Executive Women International Houston chapter (EWI)
    Amount: varies
    Deadline: TBA
    Offers financial aid to graduating seniors in the Houston and surrounding area. 
    The program is designed to encourage, motivate, and assist high school seniors who plan to pursue a four-year degree in any business or professional field of study. ONE senior student from your school, either male or female, may submit an online application. The applicant will be placed in competition with other students from area schools. Please select a student who demonstrates financial need, has a minimum 3.0 GPA, and has contributed to their community by involvement in extracurricular, work, religious, civic or volunteer activities.

    Ozarka "Every Drop Counts" Earth Science Scholarship
    This scholarship is intended for students pursuing degrees at a four-year college or university in the field of earth/environmental science. There are two $10,000 scholarships in the state of Texas available.

    Slough Foundation Scholarship
    High school seniors can receive up to $5000 per year for up to a total of five years or the completion of a Bachelor degree by applying for this scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA, application process, and enroll as a full-time student.

    Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship
    This scholarship will recognize the achievements of Texas high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and communities. One $3000 scholarship and two $1500 scholarships will be awarded this spring. Applications available on-line at

    Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead Essay Scholarship
    Essays written by 11th and 12 grade high school students will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead. For more information:

    Scholarship Points Awards - $10,000 Scholarship
    To be eligible for the Advisors Scholarship you must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the United States, be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.  Applications can be found by going to:

    College Jump Start Scholarship - $1, 000-2 awards
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) You are a high school 10th, 11th, or 12th grader OR you are an undergraduate college student or nontraditional student.
    B) You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U. S. Online programs also qualify.  Applications can be found by going to:

    YDI Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 award 
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US territories, 16 years of age or older, enrolled in a college/university or registered in a qualified high school and located within the United States.  Applications can be found by going to

    E-Waste Scholarship - $1,000 -1 award
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or
    B )Entering college or graduate school student of any level.  Home schooled student are also eligible.
    C) You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Applications can be found by going to:

    Paradigm Challenge Scholarship
    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
    A) Be a legal resident of one of the fifty states of the United States or the District of Columbia, or
    B) Are United States citizens with a permanent United States address and are currently residing on an overseas United States military installation;
    C) Be aged 7 to 18 years old and 
    D) Have their parents'/legal guardians' permission to participate.  Applications can be found by going to:

    LGMD Awareness Scholarship - $3,000- 4 Awards 
    A) LGMD Awareness Scholarship was designed to reward students who teach other about Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies, often referred to as LGMDs.
    B) There are two scholarship categories, merit-based and social media based.
    C) The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, and equipment required for education courses.  Students may apply for both scholarship categories but students will be awarded at most one scholarship.  applications can be found by going to:

    Caretenders Scholarship Program
    Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada who will be attending college during the upcoming academic year. Students must submit an essay explaining their retirement plans. Applications can be found by going to:

    LM Scholarship Program
    To be considered eligible for the LM Scholarship Program you must be:
    Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline. Applications can be found by going to:

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are renewing the scholarship. Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.
    Amount: $1,000.

    Mark A. Forester Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 award
    A) Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/summer semester, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship.
    B) To enter, the student must write a 300-500 word essay explaining how they go about honoring America's military heroes.  You can simply send the essay as a part of the body of your email, no attachments, please, with your full name, school you will be attending and contact information.  Applications can be found by going to:

    Community Volunteer Scholarship
    Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time at a college or university in the USA or Canada, be in good standing with their current academic institution, exemplify outstanding community volunteer involvement and have permission from a parent or legal guardian if they are under the age of 18. Applications can be found by going to:

    Lift Parts Express Scholarship
    To be eligible for the LPE Scholarship you must be either:
    A current senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in college/university
    Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada
    Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the fall. Applications can be found by going to:

    U.S. Bank Now Scholarship
    40 scholarships in the amount of $1000 through a random drawing. Students can apply online at

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1000 in scholarships. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: Full details are available to apply.

    10 Words or Less Scholarship
    This scholarship is provided by, who has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies for over 10 years.  To be eligible for the 10 words or Less Scholarship a student must be between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016, and submit an answer to the question on Facebook page.  Applications can be found by going to:  

    BigSun Scholarship
    All student athletes are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

    Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
    To be eligible a student must:

    1. A) Must be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in the Fall.
    2. B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
    3. C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
    4. D) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.

    Apply at:

    Other sites to check out for scholarship information: (scholarship sweepstakes) (scholarships) This website has information about careers, colleges, financial aid, and scholarships.

    Search Engines 
    This website offers numerous links to valuable financial aid information, including scholarship search engines. 
    Student Financial Assistance Information, U.S. Department of Education
    This page takes you to some of the major publications on student aid.

    Websites for General Information
    College for Texans
    College Board
    College is Possible

    College Net
    Free Scholarship Search
    Scholarship Search
    Free College Scholarship
    and Financial Aid Information
    Minnie Stevens Piper

    Scholarship Websites
    Accounting Scholarship
    American Geological Institute
    Geoscience Scholarship
    American Institute of Architects
    American Psychological Association
    American Society for Microbiology
    Brand Essay Competition
    Coca-Cola Scholars
    United Negro College Fund
    Discover Card Tribute Award
    Elks National Foundation
    Federal Scholarship & Aid Gateway
    Gateways to US Government Grants
    Imagine America 

    International Students Scholarships
    And Aid Help
    International Students
    NACME Scholarship Program
    National Alliance for Excellence
    Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
    Ronald McDonald House Charities
    Sallie Mae Free Online

    Scholarships for Study 
    Paralegal Studies
    Siemens Westinghouse Competition
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    Tylenol Scholarships
    United States Institute of Peace
    William Randolph Hearst Endowed

    Scholarships for Women
    Texas Conference for Women
    Zonta International

    Scholarships for Minorities
    Gates Millennium Scholarship
    GE and LuLac
    Hispanic College Fund
    Jackie Robinson Foundation
    Minority Health Program
    Ron Brown Scholarship
    Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
    United Negro College Fund

    Scholarships for Children of Military Personnel
    AFCEA International
    Air Force Aid Society
    Army Emergency Relief
    Marine Corps Scholarships
    Military Page
    Navy Marine Corps Relief
    ROTC Scholarship

    Other Financial Aid / Scholarship Resources
    The Council for Exceptional Children Scholarships are available for individuals planning on entering the field of special education. For more information, visit 

    Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
    $1,000.00 scholarship available for students planning to attend a career or technical in the state of Texas. Please visit with the College Recruiter for a list of schools, and additional information. 

    Imagine America
    $1,000.00 career education award available to recent high school graduates pursuing post secondary education at career colleges across the United States. Students must have a 2.5 GPA, demonstrated voluntary community service, and financial need. Visit with the College Recruiter for more details. 

    Scholarships for Individuals with Learning Disabilities
    Bank of America Abilities Scholarship Program
    Scholarships awarded to students with disabilities and have a permanent residence in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, new Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Students should have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. For more information, call 864-268-3363. 

    Anne Ford Scholarship
    A $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree. For more information, visit or call 212-545-7510. 

    P.Buckley Moss Society Harbison Award
    Scholarships available for high school seniors with learning disabilities. For more information, write to the P. Buckley Moss Society, 601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Suite 1C, Waynesboaro, VA 22980. Interested parties may also call 540-943-5678.

    Here are the top scholarships programs for African American students to apply for in 2019:

    #1 – Spike Lee’s Malcolm X Scholarship For Exceptional Courage: The Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage” is directed towards undergraduate students, who are enrolled at one of the UNCF Institutions. The scholarship was developed by Spike Lee to increase the awareness about the life and contributions of Malcolm X within society. Learn more at

    #2 – Derrick Rose Scholars Program: Passionate about embodying a legacy that will empower the next generation to pursue greatness; NBA star Derrick Rose has launched a scholarship program called the Rose Scholars. The program is open to high school sophomore, junior + senior students who are civically minded and have an instinct to lead. Learn more at

    #3 – Scholarships From Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Foundation and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation: While on their OTR II Tour, Beyoncé and Jay-Z (through BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation) announced a new scholarship program to award exceptional senior high school students with financial needs. Each recipient will receive a scholarship award of $100K to put toward their college enrollment, and the award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund for each selected student throughout the duration of their enrollment. Learn more at

    #4 – National Hook-up of Black Women Scholarships: National Hook-up of Black Women (NHBW) Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall after graduation. Two different scholarships are available. Learn more at

    #5 – Ron Brown Scholarship Program: The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. The program competitively awards scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year). Learn more at

    #6 – Kia Motors America/ United Negro College Fund Scholarship: United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide need-based scholarship opportunities. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must be a Junior or Senior enrolled full-time at a UNCF member institution, and have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate an unmet financial need as verified by your college/university. Learn more at

    #7 – NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses: National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. Learn more at

    #8 – Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel Scholarship Program: The PUSH Excel Scholarship Program was created to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial resources to attend college. The goal of the program is to develop servant leadership potential in the scholarship students and encourage a spirit of social justice and social change. Learn more at

    #9 – Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation Scholarship Program: Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and poet Jill Scott has an organization called the Blues Babe Foundation. Based in North Philadelphia, the program offers financial support and mentoring for students across the country that have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees. Learn more at

    #10 – Boeing/ Thurgood Marshall College Fund HBCU Scholarship Program: This program provides an unparalleled career opportunity and scholarship for outstanding students attending Boeing HBCU priority schools. High performing students currently in their sophomore year, with a minimum GPA of 3.3 are encouraged to apply. Learn more at

    #11 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program: The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”. Learn more at

    #12 – Apple’s HBCU Scholarship Program: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. Applications are open to outstanding students attending HBCUs with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. program. Learn more at