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2020-2021 Great National Scholarships List

Starting your scholarship search can feel overwhelming. So many options, and what feels like not enough time to explore them all. We’ve compiled a list of opportunities that are available nationwide for you to kick off your applications.

 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Deadline: October 26, 2020

Amount: $25,000

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: GPA of 2.0 or above.  Demonstrated financial need and family income up to $55,000.  For students who have displayed integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Amount: $1,000 – $12,500 per year for four years (500+ winners)

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Foundation College Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 30, 2020 (apply through Common App)

Amount: Up to $40,000 (about 100 winners)

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes

Key Requirements: Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. SAT score of 1200 or above, or ACT score of 26 or above. Demonstrated financial need and family income up to $95,000.

 

Golden Door Scholarship

Deadline: October 25, 2020

Amount: Funding for tuition, room/board for up to 4 years

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes (DACA)

Key Requirements: DACA students with high GPAs, taking challenging high school classes, and who are leaders in their community. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are from NC, SC, GA and TN.

 

Greenhouse Scholars Program Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Amount: Renewable award up to $5,000 + significant programming and support

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: Resident of CO, GA, IL, NC; leadership, ability to persevere, and commitment to community. Financial need, GPA 3.5 and up

 

Ron Brown Scholarship

Deadline: January 9, 2021

Amount: $10,000 per year

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: High achieving African American students with demonstrated financial need who display interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and global citizenship

 

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Amount: Varies

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements:  GPA of 2.0 or above. Enrolled member of federal or state recognized tribe, or descendant of at least one grandparent who is an enrolled tribal member

 

APIA Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 21, 2021

Amount: From one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: GPA of 2.7 or above, Asian or Pacific Islander heritage, demonstrated financial need, first generation college student

 

More Great Opportunities With Upcoming Application Releases:

 

Point Foundation Scholarship

Application Opens: November 1, 2020

Deadline: January 27, 2021

Amount: Last dollar scholarship to close any gaps

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes

Key Requirements: High achieving members of the LGBTQ community who display leadership qualities and community involvement, and have financial need

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Application Opens: November 1, 2020

Deadline: 2/1/2021

Amount: $30,000 per year for four years + significant programming and support

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: No

Key Requirements: SAT score of 1000 or above, or ACT score of 21 or above.  Demonstrated financial need. For minority students who show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Application Opens: January 1, 2021

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Amount: $500 – $5,000

Undocumented/DACA Students Eligible: Yes (DACA)

Key Requirements: Hispanic heritage, GPA of 3.0 or above