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General Scholarships

This list is organized according to application period, with January deadlines at the top. Biannual and quarterly deadlines are listed at the bottom. While some deadlines may have passed, most scholarships renew annually. 

Annual Deadlines (January - December)

RaiseMe Scholarship Program
No application deadline 
Earn scholarships from William Paterson University for your achievements in high school or community college. 

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 15
U.S. scholarship is open to non-Mensa members. International scholarships are open to Mensa members only.

American Sign Letters Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline:January 31

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: February 6

The Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students
Award: $20,000
Application Deadline: February 14th

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships 
Application Deadline: February 15 for most

National Cellular Directory Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 1 College Scholarship
Award: $750
Application deadline: March 1st

Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 1st
Award: $500 and up
ANTSHE membership required.
Application Form

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Award: $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000
Application Deadline: March 1st

Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Award(s): $5,000 - $15,000 each
Application Deadline: March 2nd
Scholarships for students have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Award: up to $20,000 per academic year; renewable up to 4 years 
Application Deadline: March 15th

The UCT Heaston Scholarship (Guidelines & Application)
Award: $3,000 - $6,000 per year for 4 years
Application Deadline: March 15th

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

Award: $500
Application Deadline: March 30th

Lighthouse International Scholarship

Award: up to $10,000
Application Deadline: March 31st 
Applicant must be a student who is blind or partially sighted. 

AAUW Medford (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Award: $1,000 
Application Deadline: March 31
For female nontraditional students; must be residents of Burlington County, NJ.

AAUW Mountain Lakes (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1st
Female residents of Morris County, NJ.

AAUW Greater Wayne Area (NJ) Branch Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 10
Female residents (age 25+) of Northern NJ.
Must live in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Union or Warren County.

The Grand Plan Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 16th

Negative Population Growth (NPG) Scholarships
Award: $750-$2,000
Application Deadline: April 20th

Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Graduate Merit Award Program
Application Deadline: April 30th

Healthline & NORD Stronger Scholarship
Award: $5,000 each
Application Deadline: May 1st

The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: May 1st
LGBT students and children of LGBT parents.

B. Davis Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: May 22nd

Bubba Wallace Live to Be Different Scholarship:  The Live To Be Different Foundation, led by NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, was formed in 2017 to lift up individuals seeking a means to fulfill their potential, no matter their age, skin color, disabilities, or ambitions.  Live To Be Different strives to empower and support disadvantaged individuals with educational, medical, social, or other types of assistance needed to help make their dreams reality. To enter, please share an experience of a time when you encountered adversity, and what you did to overcome it. The scholarship is open for high school seniors and undergraduate students. Application Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Leon Bradley Scholarship Program: The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) will annually award up to two scholarships to assist a minority candidate seeking his/her initial teaching certification endorsement from the as part of the Leon Bradley Scholarship Program. Each scholarship will be given in the amount of $3,500.00.  Candidates will be eligible for the award if they are in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable. Application Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Lighted Pathways ScholarshipLight a pathway to a successful future working as an investment, asset, or financial manager! This opportunity has been broken into two parts: a scholarship and an internship. You may apply to both here. You must be an African-American rising sophomore or rising junior, with a minimum 2.7 GPA or higher. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

The ABC Fundraising Volunteer Recognition College Scholarship
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: June 30th

MyBioSource Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: June 30th

The Earnest Scholarship: To give back to the community, Earnest launched a scholarship fund that will help 50 students take on less debt. The Earnest Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 to 50 deserving students. There are no essays to write and no fees, to ensure every student has the opportunity to enter the scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled, or soon be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2021. There are no minimum GPA, residency, or major requirements. Applicants can be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (including DACA students). Application Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Award: $5,000 (renewable)
Application Deadline: July 1st

Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship: While entrepreneurship is one of the most impactful ways to move communities and the country forward, the pipeline of funded entrepreneurs does not reflect the diversity of our country. The Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Black undergraduate or graduate school entrepreneur who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. There is no GPA minimum requirement and students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Application is submitted through the scholarship platform, Bold.orgApplication Deadline: July 31, 2021.

John W. Hairston Jr., Memorial Scholarship ProgramThis nonrenewable scholarship program selects high school seniors and current college students who plan to be enrolled full-time for the 2021-2022 academic year. Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen, with a minimum GPA of 2.6. Submission must include completed linked application, high school or college transcript, 2020 Federal Income Tax Return (or other Official Income Verification), and required essay submission. Application Deadline: August 6, 2021.

X-Medics Tantalum Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: September 30th

2020 NY Trolley Scholarship
Award: $500
Application Deadline: October 1st 

The UCT Scholarship Program
Award: up to $2,500
Application Deadline: November 15th
For students and teachers seeking college degrees or certification to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Guidelines / Application

Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship
Award: $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 for first, second, and third place
Application Deadline: November 26th
Applicants must be women over the age of 30.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
Award: up to $9,500 per year for two years of study, and a full-time paid internship
Application Deadline: TBA

Biannual & Quarterly Deadlines

Redfin Scholarship
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: January 31st & July 31st

GoSkills: A Scholarship for Women Who Want to Be the Boss
Application Deadline: September 15th and March 15th
Award: $2,000
Scholarship for female high school seniors and college students who want to start their own online businesses.

The Bi-Annual Veteran Recognition Scholarship
Application Deadline: November 1st and May 1st 
Award: $1,000
Scholarship for students affiliated with the military community in some way - active service member, veteran, and children/spouses of a service member/veteran. 

American Casting & Manufacturing Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 1st & July 1st 
Award: $500
Open to undergraduate and graduate students with any major.