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USEFUL LINKS FOR GENERAL AND STEM ORIENTED SCHOLARSHIPS

Believe it or not, there are many scholarships out there offered by institutions, non-profits, enterprises, states, and other municipal organizations. The key is knowing where to look and taking the time to do so.

Here we continue to compile a comprehensive and inclusive list of scholarships that aims to provide information about opportunities for students at all educational levels, populated with thousands of scholarships with combined values of millions of dollars.
Keep in mind that the scholarships in this list offer opportunities to students with all backgrounds and interests and include more than STEM scholarships. As you explore this list, please consider all categories that may apply to your needs!

Search our frequently updated list of scholarships. If you learn of others, please let us know and we will add them to our list. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Before you begin your scholarship search, read  "How to Choose a College that’s Right for You, Find a Suitable College, and get into Your Dream College, and avoid College Application Mistakes". It  guides you through the admission process as well. Find it here at https://business-essay.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-college-thats-right-for-you-complete-admission-guide/

Here are the scholarship categories.
1-FINANCIAL AID-RELATED INFORMATION:
2-GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES
3-HARFORD COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS:
4-MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS
HISPANIC/LATINO SCHOLARSHIPS
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUESTIONING. (LGBTQ) SCHOLARSHIPS


5-OTHER UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIPS
6-STEM RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1 - FINANCIAL AID-RELATED INFORMATION

Understanding Your Finances: The Guide for College Students - With tuition fees continuing to rise every year (up 2.1% in 2021-22 alone), it’s never been more important for college students to get on top of their finances and have a secure life. CLICK HERE

How to spot and avoid scholarship scams - Scholarship scams take advantage of students looking to help fund their education. We reveal how to spot and avoid common scholarship scams, as well as what to do if you've been caught out by one. CLICK HERE

Know what type of financial aid you qualify for. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you (or your parent, if you are a dependent) complete the FAFSA, you will enter personal financial information that is used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your school’s financial aid office will use this number, along with the cost of attendance at the college or university, to determine what types of aid and how much money you are eligible to receive. More detail CLICK HERE from Intelligent.com,

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). For many scholarships this will demonstrate your financial need. This also opens up opportunities for you to receive federal grants. Here is the link:

FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)
Prefer a mobile app? The 2020–21 and 2019–20 FAFSA forms are on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).

The FAFSA Process graphic—Walks through the process of preparing for, completing, and submitting a FAFSA form. Includes info on what happens after the form is submitted.

MoneyGeek's Guide to Paying for College - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/

Ultimate Guide to Paying Down Student Loan Debt - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/pay-down-student-loan-debt/

Guide to 529 College Savings Plans - https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/paying-for-college/choosing-529-plans/

2-GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES:

Scholarships.com 
CollegeXpress
College Board
ScholarshipExperts.com
Scholarship America Scholarships
http://www.smartscholar.com/
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships

Microsoft Scholarship Program
Student Inventors Scholarships

3-HARFORD COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS:
Harford County Chamber of Commerce 
Harford County Public Schools – HCPS provides a list of local scholarships on their website. The scholarships vary in award amount, and they are open to high school students studying a variety of subjects.

4-MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS
https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/ "45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" guide published by Purdue Global. This resource shares more than 45 scholarships for future and current students to supplement the cost of their education and professional development endeavors. It outlines information on where to find the scholarships and grants, as well as organizes opportunities dedicated to specific demographics, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx students, and several others. The featured scholarships are current and provided by trusted organizations. 

https://www.pearson.com/pathways/student-resources/scholarships-for-minorities.html https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/students-of-color/
https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/nursing/minority-nursing-scholarships/
https://edubirdie.com/blog/african-american-scholarship
Financial Aid, Minority Students, comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.Thanks to 6th grader, Alyssa, and her encouraging grandmother, for alerting us to this website.

http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/#General-Awards-for-Minority-Students
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
Minority Scholarships Specially designed resource for minorities that includes comprehensive content and multiple in-depth guides on scholarships, grants and financial aid for minorities, veterans and students with disabilities.
UNCF Scholarships – Offers three scholarships for African American students majoring in engineering.
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/#Scholarships-and-Grants-for-Native-American-Students

AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS:
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/#Scholarships-and-Grants-for-African-Americans
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

HISPANIC/LATINO SCHOLARSHIPS

https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/hispanic-latinx-scholarships-resources/
https://www.bankrate.com/loans/student-loans/scholarships-for-latino-students/
League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarships
http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/#Scholarships-and-Grants-for-Hispanic-and-Latino-Students

https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/

https://www.bestvalueschools.org/scholarships-for-hispanics/ - Listed our 11 university scholarships, majority in the west and southwest

http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/#Scholarships-and-Grants-for-Asian-American-and-Pacific-Islander-Students

 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUESTIONING. (LGBTQ) SCHOLARSHIPS

Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students - posted 09/30/22
College Guide for Transgender & Nonbinary Students - posted 09/23/22
LGBTQ Oriented Scholarships List
College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students
College Guide for LGBTQ Students
https://collegeeducated.com/lgbtq-scholarships/  

As you look at the LGBTQ scholarships listed ABOVE pay special attention to the due date. This is the final day on which the organization will accept applications and any information needed. You’ll also want to look at who can apply as some scholarships only accept undergraduates or upperclassmen. Some scholarships are only open to those who major in specific fields or subject areas too. Keep in mind that you can apply for multiple scholarships to earn even more money for school.

 
5-OTHER UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIPS

SUPERPOWER SCHOLARSHIP. Have you ever wondered where you'd go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world - to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money.

Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you've always wanted to be.

While this scholarship  can't give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, the Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

 

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship. Yes, reading this correctly; Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. APPLY HERE

65 Scholarships for High School Seniors with Upcoming Deadlines, from BOLD.ORG

NCAA Scholarships and Grants

Military: ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) – Each branch of the military (Navy, Army, and Air Force) offers scholarships in exchange for becoming an officer in that branch after graduation
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Burger King
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD
“No Essay” College Scholarship
Student Video Scholarships

 

6-STEM RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS
 Here is a newly created guide: The Best Colleges for STEM Students It’s comprehensive and easy search.

This article will provide a complete guide on where to find the best tech scholarships, eligibility requirements, and more https://techguide.org/resources/tech-scholarships/

https://www.edumed.org/ A Medical Student's Best Education Resource -
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/engineering/
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/math/
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/computer-science/
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/life-sciences/, and http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/physical-sciences/.
Sabre STEM Scholarship Program – The Sabre Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship is designed to support graduating high school seniors planning to further their education in one of the STEM disciplines.
SMART Scholarships – Given out by the Department of Defense, this scholarship covers full tuition for students pursuing STEM degrees. Each Summer, students will be given paid summer internships in DoD labs, and will be given a job after graduation. No military service is required.
AFCEA Scholarships List – Available to any student currently in college, majoring in a STEM field
CyberCorps Scholarship for Service – A unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students.

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