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Trustworthy Websites which serve as a Search Engine for Scholarships:

FastWeb is the Internet’s first, largest and fastest free scholarship search service. You can even submit a preliminary application to some of the scholarships listed on FastWEB directly via the web through the FastWEB E-Scholarship Program.

Link: FastWeb

Peterson’s Award Search makes it quick and easy to find the right scholarships for you. The database presents 800,000 awards from about 2,000 sources in 69 academic subject areas, with the same complete descriptions found in Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants and Prizes book Peterson’s is the most trusted name in education and careers publishing. Their dedication to providing the best possible information guided the design of their scholarship database.

Link: Peterson’s Award Search

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

Link: FinAid

Scholarships & Grants: This website lets you filter by career, encompassing many opportunities from business careers, to mathematics, social sciences, cosmetology, and more.

Link: Scholarships & Grants


  • Below is a link to the CUNY Scholarship main site. You will find links to individual school and the scholarships they offer. Some of the scholarship are for students already attending CUNY.
  • Link to CUNY Scholarships: CUNY Scholarships

Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students

The link below is a site for scholarships geared towards students who are hispanic or latino. Clink on the link and scroll to the bottom for a listing of the multiple scholarships offered on these sites. The available awards are based on differing availabilities and have various deadlines, so don’t be discouraged if the first deadline you clicked on has already passed! Keep searching!

Link: Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students


The following link lists dozens of scholarships specifically for students in the state of New York. The list includes the due date, award amount, and links to the websites where you can apply to the scholarship you are interested in.

Link: Scholarships.com



** Please read the application instructions on the websites carefully before applying.

SP Scholarship

Due Date: April 30, 2017

Award: 10 Awards of $10,000 each

About: The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.

Link to Apply: SP Scholarship


E-Waste Scholarship

Due Date: April 30, 2017

Award: 1 Award of $1,000


Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste.

For this scholarship applicants are to write a 140 character response completing the sentence “The most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

Winner Selection:  10 finalists will be selected based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

Link to ApplyE-Waste Scholarship


UNCF Scholarships

Due Date: April 30, 2017

Award: 50 Awards of $2,500

Link to Apply: UNCF Scholarships


Shawn Carter Scholarship

Due Date: April 30, 2017

Award: 10 Award of $2,500

Eligibility Requirements:
A) High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools

B) US citizen or Permanent Resident

C) 25 years old or younger

D) Minimum 2.0 GPA

Link to Apply: Shawn Carter Scholarship


YDI Scholarship

Due Date: April 29, 2017

Award: 1 Award of $1,000


NPG 2017 Essay Scholarship

Application Due Date: April 21, 2017

Prize: 8 Awards of $2,500


President Donald Trump and the more than 50 new Members of the 115th Congress should learn about the critical issue of U.S. population size and growth.  Students are requested to provide NPG with a three- to five-point plan to educate these freshmen legislators about the sources of U.S. population growth, as well as policy suggestions to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our growth in order to preserve America’s environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life.   Submissions must be between 500 and 750 words.



Jon H. Poteat Scholarship

Due Date: April 20, 2017

Award: 225 Awards of $1,000 each

About:  The 2016 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship on-line submission is accessible from September 1, 2016 until midnight EST April 20, 2017. The application is simple and only takes a few minutes. Just log in as a member, click on “scholarship application”, confirm your name and email address, then submit! NTHS will award at least 200 one-thousand dollar scholarships to eligible members in 2017. Eligible applicants must be current NTHS members who have not graduated.

Link to ApplyJon H. Poteat Scholarship


NDTA Scholarship

Due Date: April 16, 2017

Award: 10 Awards of $1,000 each

About: Applicant must be a member of NDTA or a dependent of an NDTA member in good standing.


1) At the time of filing his/her application, the student must be enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university.

2) The regionally accredited college/university, which the applicant attends, must offer a minimum of 15 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) in logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution or passenger travel services or some combination of these fields of study.

3) The applicant must indicate on his/her application the logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution or passenger travel services courses, he/she plans to incorporate into his/her degree program. These courses must comprise at least 15 semester hours (or quarter hour equivalent) of the student’s required hours for a degree.

4) Scholarships are limited to those seeking an undergraduate degree.

Link to Apply: NDTA Scholarship


LA FRA Scholarship

Due Date: April 15, 2017

Award: 1 Award – $1,000

About: The LA FRA Scholarship is awarded annually to the male or female candidate chosen from children or grandchildren of members of the FRA and LA FRA.

Link to Apply: LA FRA Scholarship


Signet Classics Student Scholarship

Due Date: April 14, 2017

Award: 5 Awards of $1,000 each

About: This is an essay based scholarship. Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year’s competition book, The Tempest. Topics can be found via the link attached below.

Each prize includes a check in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to be used toward winner’s tuition and/or expenses related to their higher education. Each prize also includes a Signet Classics Library for the winner’s school library, or public library in the case of a home-schooled winner (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) = $1,600.00). Total ARV per prize = $2,600.00.

Application Link: Signet Classics Scholarship


VIP Voice Scholarship

Application Due Date: April 14, 2017

Prize: 1 Award of $5,000

About: To be eligible for the VIP Voice $5000 scholarship you must:

A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.

B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website.


Link to Apply: VIP Voice Scholarship


NPG Photography Scholarship

Application Due Date: April 7, 2017

Prize: 1 Award of $1,500

3 winners will be selected. Winners will be announced online at NPG.org by June 9, 2017.

How to Enter: Entries must be submitted via email to NPGPhotoScholarship@gmail.com. No other submissions will be accepted.
Follow submission instructions carefully to ensure your entry is accepted for consideration. Partial submissions, submissions that do not meet specified criteria, and submissions that do not include all material (photo, description, Application and Release Form) in one email will NOT be accepted.

Link to Apply:  NPG Photography Scholarship Link


NYRR Run for the Future

Application Due Date: April 7, 2017

Award: $2,000

About: NYRR Run for the Future is a free summer running program for young women who are currently juniors in high school. As this program is designed to support new runners, we highly encourage young women with little to no athletic experience to apply. Those who complete all program requirements receive a $2,000 college scholarship.

Eligibility: All NYC young women entering their senior year at a public, publicly-funded, or parochial high school during the 2017-2018 school year or are working toward their New York State High School Equivalency Diploma are eligible to apply for the summer 2017 program cycle.

Link to ApplyNYRR Run for the Future


Dr. Anita Young Boswell Scholarship

Application Due Date: April 1, 2017

Prize: 2 – $1,000

About: Awarded to African American freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior students enrolled in an accredited college or university. The eligibility requirements are outlined in the current annual application. A minimum of $1,000 will be granted per award. Students must apply annually.

Link to ApplyDr. Anita Young Boswell Scholarship


Writers of the Future Scholarship

Application Due Date: April 1, 2017

Prize: 13 scholarships up to $5,000

About: L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only. Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional.

To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children.

The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits.

Entries submitted in hard copy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front of the paper, double-spaced, with numbered pages. All other formats will be disqualified. Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.

Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, e-mail address and approximate word count.

Link to ApplyWriters of the Future Scholarship



Application Due Date: April 1, 2017

Prize:  $1,000

Award Criteria:

The Foundation awards this scholarship to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are pursuing a degree in, or closely related to, one of the following STEM disciplines:

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biosciences/Pre-med/health-related fields
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting
Electrical Engineering
Information Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Teaching in STEM areas

Link to ApplyNSHSS STEM Scholarship


Myself Third Scholarship

Application Due Date: March 31st, 2017

Award: 1 award of $10,000

Eligibility: The applicant must be attending a CUNY institution.

The competition is open to New York City public high school seniors who have completed at least one college credit course in the College Now Program. In 2017, ONE (1), one-time award of $10,000 will be awarded to a CUNY-bound student enrolling in either an associates or baccalaureate degree program at any of CUNY’s 17 undergraduate colleges on a full-time basis.

LinkMyself Third


ASMC National Scholarships

Application Due Date: March 31st, 2017

Prize: 11 Awards of $3,000

Award Criteria:

A) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the final half of his/her school year, or a high school graduate within six months of the application deadline. Students that have won a national scholarship in previous years may qualify for continuing assistance.

B) Applicant must be entering a field of study directly related to financial/resource management (such as business administration, economics, accounting, finance) Applications that do not fall within these fields will not be considered.

Link to Apply: ASMC National Scholarships


Nicole (Nikki) D. Scott Scholarship Fund

Open Date: Nov 1st of each year

Close Date: March 31st of each year

Award: $1,000-$2,000 (2-4 scholarships Annually)

Application Link:  Nicole (Nikki) D Scott Scholarship

About: The Nicole (Nikki) D. Scott Scholarship Fund (the “Nikki Fund”) intends to
offer scholarships for college bound students from New York City Public High Schools listed on
our web site’s “High Schools” page. The scholarship funds may be used for
any general educational expense such as tuition, room and board, and
school supplies.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants will be New York City residents who are high school
seniors in the New York City Public High Schools listed on our web site’s
“High Schools” page who have been accepted to a college or university.
These high school seniors will be able to submit a scholarship application
pursuant to the instructions on the website. The Selection Committee of
the Nikki Fund will review each application submitted and will select
potential scholarship recipients. The Selection Committee will also make
recommendations for potential scholarship recipients based on academic
achievement, personal values and goals, financial need, commitment to
education and a personal essay statement and/or personal interview.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Contact Us:
By Web Site:

By Email:

By Mail:
The Nicole (Nikki) D. Scott Scholarship Fund, Inc.
35 S. Main # 179
Pearl River, N.Y. 10965



Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Best College Essays 2017-18 welcomes original college admissions essays written by high school students applying to college for the 2017 academic year.

First prize winner will receive $1000 and featured publication in Best College Essays 2017-18. Two second prize winners will receive $500 each and featured publication. Runners up will be published in Best College Essays 2017-18. We expect to publish 75-100 original essays in this book.

Essays may be any length between 250-1000 words.

Please specify the prompt for your essay, the college to which it was or is being sent, the word count on this essay and provide a one to two sentence biographical statement about yourself including where you live, what high school you attend, what your process was in writing this essay and what your goals are in life.

All submissions confidential.

LINK: Best College Essay Link


Delta Beta Zeta Scholarship Application

Due Date: Deadline March 1, 2017


National Association of University Women (NAUW)

Due Date: January 20, 2017

Hello, National Association of University Women (NAUW) is a community based women’s organization founded in Washington D.C. in 1910.  The Flushing North Shore Branch of NAUW was chartered on June 26, 1995 in East Elmhurst, (Queens) New York.  NAUW’s mission is to serve women, youth, and the disadvantaged in our communities and in developing countries by strategically partnering with allied organizations to address issues specifically in the areas of: 1) Education; 2) Literacy; 3) Scholarship; and 4) National & International Affairs. To find out more information about our organization, please visit our national website – www.nauw1910.org .

Attached please find the 2016-2017 NAUW Flushing-North Shore Branch (FNS) Annual Scholarship Application. Please distribute the NAUW-FNS Scholarship Application to graduating high school students who meet the criteria stated on the application.  Please encourage them to mail their completed application prior to the January 20, 2017 deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact the NAUW FNS branch  via email at nauwfnsscholarship@gmail.com  or telephone the NAUW-FNS Scholarship Co-Chairs at (646) 263-8092 (Renetta English) or (917) 331-8677 (Tanisha Byron).  Thank you in advance for your assistance in this scholarship application process.

Sincerely, Renetta English and Tanisha Joy Byron NAUW Scholarship Co-Chairs

Link to Scholarship Details


BMCC has partnered with THEDREAM.US to offer full-tuition scholarships for eligible DACA and TPS students (despite election results). We are sponsoring application workshops to support interested applicants who are also looking to attend BMCC.

For more information about eligibility criteria, click here:

Upcoming Session Dates:

Tuesday, 12/27/2016 – 9:30-12:00 pm

Thursday, 1/5/2017 – 4:00-6:00 pm

Friday, 1/6/2017 – 11:00am -1:00pm

Monday, 1/23/2017 – 10:00am -12:00pm

Scholarship Deadline: March 8, 2017

While the deadline is several months away, we encourage students to start attending workshops as soon as possible since the scholarship committee will be paying close attention to the quality of the essay responses. Students are welcome to attend multiple sessions.

For more information and to have students sign up for the support sessions, please use this link:

More workshop dates will be added in coming weeks, so we encourage you to visit the site frequently as the deadline approaches.

Please feel free to contact Albert Lee at allee@bmcc.cuny.edu or 212.776.6252 for more information.


Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

The website page is continuously being updated so please check the page at least once a week for any updates. The scholarship vary for students with different immigration status’s. Please make sure to read each scholarship opportunity carefully.



  • STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline November 15, 2016
    • Link to Application

1. Coca-Cola Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (1400 Awards – $20,000)


2. Carid Scholaship – October 31, 2016 (2 Awards – $1,000)


3. Horatio Alger Scholarship – October 25, 2016 (106 Awards – $25,000)


4. College Jumpstart Scholarship – October 17, 2016 (2 Awards – $1,000)


5. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)


6. Create Real Impact Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (10 Awards – $1,500)





Maybe you don’t go to college right after high school graduation, but decide down the line that you want to return to school. If you think this may be you, or you know someone else who is considering returning to school, save the link below.

Scholarships for adult women: Adult Scholarships