Going for the Gold: Scholarships Worth $25,000 or More

on February 2, 2017

Students often want to apply to the most generous scholarships, where winning is like finding a golden ticket in a chocolate bar. There are few scholarships, however, that cover all or most college costs. These private scholarships are extremely competitive.

 

You can find these scholarships, and many others, by searching the Cappex database of scholarships for free. The Cappex scholarship database matches you with all the scholarships you are eligible for, not just the most lucrative ones.

 

Smaller scholarships can be easier to win. In addition to other generous scholarships, there also are more than 250 colleges that provide academic scholarships that cover full tuition for students with great grades and test scores.

 

Here’s a look at some of the scholarships with the biggest dollar amounts.

 

Scholarship Name

Field

Maximum

Scholarship Amount

Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

STEM

$250,000

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

STEM

$250,000

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Transfer Students

$160,000

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Change the World

$100,000

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

STEM

$100,000

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Health

$80,000

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

STEM

$75,000

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Foreign Service

$75,000

Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarships

Education

$60,000

Burger King Scholars Program

Leadership

$50,000

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

STEM, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box

$50,000

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Leadership

$50,000

Google Science Fair

STEM

$50,000

New Cosmic Frontiers International Science Essay Competition

Astronomy and Cosmology

$50,000

Sphinx Competition

Music

$50,000

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarship

Scouting

$48,000

SME Education Foundation

Manufacturing

$40,000

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarships

STEM

$38,000

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Scholarship

Change the World, Jewish

$36,000

Doodle 4 Google

Art

$30,000

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Public Service

$30,000

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program

Patriotism

$30,000

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Oceanic and Atmospheric Science and Technology

$26,000

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Achievement

$25,000

Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck at Prom" Scholarship Contest

Fashion

$25,000

Ford ReStart Program

Age 25 or Older

$25,000

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

Success in Spite of Adversity

$25,000

NAE Engineering For You 2 Video Contest

Engineering

$25,000

National Retail Federation (NRF) Ray Greenly Scholarship

Digital Retail

$25,000

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Chemistry

$25,000

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

Asian, African-American, Hispanic

$25,000

Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship

Innovators, Creators and Dreamers

$25,000

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Leadership, Community Service, Greater Good

Full Tuition

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarships

Low-Income Students

Full Cost of Attendance

 

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation awards merit scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities that are worth up to full tuition. Two additional noteworthy scholarships are the prestigious DoSomething.org Scholarships and the Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship.

 

Note: The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program and Gates Millennium Scholars Program are no longer awarding scholarships to new applicants.

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