In an effort to assist you in your journey to college, we have compiled a list of scholarships that have been offered in previous years and that we anticipate will be offered during this academic year. We encourage you to log onto the scholarship websites to monitor deadlines and requirements. This is not an exhaustive list of scholarships and should not be your only source in researching funding for college. You may also consult your GEAR UP Program Coordinator for assistance with guidelines and applications.
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program afsascholarship.org
Applicant must submit 700–1000 word essay and bibliography on the topic: “Describe the history of automatic fire sprinklers and how the recently proposed federal legislation House Resolution 1824 may affect fire sprinkler installation in your community.”
Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) nfaa.org
The only national scholarship program for all art disciplines.
Best Buy Scholarship bestbuy.com
To support higher education.
Carolina Rice Scholarship rivianakitchens.com/scholarship
The makers of Mahatma, Carolina, and Riceland Rice in partnership with Univision Radio offer high school seniors in designated areas who wish to attend college the chance to win a two thousand dollar prize by writing an essay on a given topic.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship Award coca-colascholars.org
Coca-cola wishes to encourage those students with demonstrated community leadership, academic excellence, and high personal character.
Columbus Citizens Foundation High School Scholarship Fund columbuscitizensfd.org
To support students from urban environments who did not receive a solid academic foundation or encouragement.
Gates Millennium Scholarship gmsp.org
To increase minority enrollment in undergraduate degree programs.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund hsf.net
To strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans — the largest minority segment of the U.S. population.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship jackierobinson.org
To support minority students in attending the college of their choice.
National Association of Asian American Professionals – NY Chapter Scholarship naaapny.org
NAAAP-NY has established a fund for the purpose of assisting and encouraging promising Asian American students who seek higher educational opportunities.
National Society of Professional Engineers nspe.org
To encourage students from ethnic minorities that are under-represented in the engineering field.
The New York Times College Scholarship nytimes.com/learning/students/scholarship
For students who have faced exceptional hardship to exceed academic excellence High school seniors attending public or private school in New York City.
Outstanding Students of America OutstandingStudentsOfAmerica.com
Outstanding Students of America provides scholarships to senior high school students who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service.
Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award epilepsy-scholarship.com
Outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of epilepsy are encouraged to apply.
Presidential Freedom Scholarships www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/pfs.asp
To promote student service and civic engagement. These scholarships recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service to their community and neighbors.
Ron Brown Scholarship www.ronbrown.org/p-ad.htm To support students who excel academically and make great contributions to society.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship Award komen.org
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation College Scholarship Award Program assists students who have lost a parent to breast cancer.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund thurgoodmarshallfund.org
To support exceptional merit scholars attending America's public historically black colleges and universities.
United Negro College Fund Scholarship uncf.org
To support African-American students attending historically black institutions.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Essay Contest vfw9486.org/voiceofdem.html
Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is “Celebrating our Veterans' Service.”