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The Horatio Alger Association offers one of the largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are primarily focused on recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, they seek students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

The application period for high school seniors pursuing bachelor's degree programs ends October 25.
The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.


Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.


Sept 15


To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

 Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

QuestBridge connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships - worth over $200,000 each - to the nation’s leading
Application Deadline: September 29, 2020

Find out if you’re eligible
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We are excited to announce our 2021-2022 APIA Scholarship and AANAPISI Scholarship will open on September 9, 2020. All applications must be completed online and submitted electronically. If you have any questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. If your question is not within the FAQs, please contact info@apiascholars.org.
2021-2022 Academic Year APIA Scholarship
  • Application will open September 9, 2020 and close January 14, 2021
2020-2021 Academic Year AANAPISI Scholarship
  • Application will open September 9, 2020 and close November 11, 2020

A Cooke Foundation Educational Adviser works with students.
We are excited to announce that the Cooke College Scholarship Program application is open! 

College Scholarship Program

  • The application is now open on Common App! The deadline to apply is October 30, 2020. Click here to access the application.

  • The Cooke Foundation does not require applicants to submit test scores this year for the College Scholarship Program, and will be "test blind" in the review process.

Greetings from Davidson! 
John M. Belk Scholarship

The John M. Belk Scholarship recognizes powerful students with demonstrated academic excellence, integrity, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take risks, and potential to be change agents in both their local and global communities. The scholarship provides: 
  • a four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board
  • two special study stipends ($3000 each)   
Contact Ms. Bryan for a nomination by November 30

Bi-Annual $1,000 Environmental Awareness Scholarship Essay

Award Amount


Spring Deadline

February 1st

Through the Cameron Impact Scholarship, the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation seeks to invest in exceptional individuals who will make a notable impact in their varied professional and personal relationships throughout their entire lives.  By providing students the resources to learn, grow and develop, we hope to promote their outstanding achievement and potential.  

It is our honor to support our nation's next generation of leaders.  


Regular Application Deadline: September 11, 2020 12:00PM PT (NOON)

I, Too, Am the Dream Contest

Are you a rising high school senior? Do you imagine that no matter who you are or where you come from, the American Dream is for everyone? And, have ideas that will make the American Dream real? Do you want an opportunity to win $5,000 to use toward achieving your dreams? 

In the contest, open through September 21, rising high school seniors can submit Prose up to 1,000 words to include essays, poems, spoken word, short stories. Visit  https://www.mcaad.org/programs/competitions/i-too-am-the-dream/ for more details.


Are you a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary or performing artist?


 Classical Music,  Film,  Theater,  Writing,  Dance  Jazz  Visual Arts Voice ,  Design Arts,  Photography,  Voice


·       Cash awards 

·       Mentorship by accomplished artists 

·       A lifetime of creative and professional support

·       A peer network of distinguished artists

·       Nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts 

·       National recognition

Applications for the 2021 competition is now open through October 16, 2020.

How do I enter work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Portfolio Awards

About this Scholarship

The Portfolio Awards, made possible by generous individual donors and other supporters, offer $10,000 scholarships to 16 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients and $1,000 scholarships to 30 Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio recipients. 

How do I apply?

All graduating seniors submitting a collection of six works with accompanying artist and personal statements (500 words or less) are eligible. When applying, select “Art Portfolio” or “Writing Portfolio” as your category. You will be prompted to include an artist statement and personal statement on your work. 

Click here to apply. 

Bennington College’s twenty-second annual Young Writers Awards competition is now accepting submissions.

Entries for the competition may be submitted online at bennington.edu/ywa. This competition is free to enter. The deadline is November 1.

About the Award
Students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades during the current academic year may enter in one of the following categories:

  • Poetry (a group of three poems)
  • Fiction (a short story or one-act play)
  • Nonfiction (a personal or academic essay)

First-, second-, and third-place prizes up to $500 will be awarded for each genre. All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher. Judges include Bennington College faculty and students.

Young Writers Award finalists and winners are also eligible for undergraduate scholarships at Bennington. YWA finalists who apply, are admitted, and enroll at Bennington will receive a $10,000 scholarship every year for four years, for a total of $40,000. YWA winners who apply, are admitted, and enroll at Bennington will receive a $15,000 scholarship every year for four years, for a total of $60,000.

Our goal with this competition is to recognize outstanding writing achievement by high school students across the country. Over the years, this competition has attracted thousands of gifted high school students, and the overall quality of submitted work has been extremely impressive.

More information about the Young Writers Awards and past winning submissions can be found on our website.

Greetings from Davidson! We’re excited to announce that Davidson has partnered with the Duke Endowment to offer a new Application Scholarship for students applying for admission to the Davidson Class of 2025.

The James B. Duke Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class.

The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend.  Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.