National Scholarships

General Instructions

    • Each scholarship below has a link to either the application itself or the scholarship's website.

    • Note that any deadline dates could change from year to year, and we may not catch the change.

    • It is your responsibility to read all application instructions and deadlines and make sure you adhere to them. Otherwise you may be eliminated from the applicant pool.

    • Any applications that are incomplete or late will be eliminated from the applicant pool.

    • All applications must be downloaded and saved on a computer before you can fill it out. If you fill it out before doing this, then the application will not save with your information. If there is not a link to a common application scholarship, then updated scholarship applications are not available yet. Consult your counselor if you have more questions.

This list is not every national scholarship available. Use the Scholarship Search Sites on the Scholarships page if you would like to search for more.

National Scholarships

Scholarships (by due date)

Any Time

  • Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer : For a student already born, or born after a military member or public officer is determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or is killed or becomes totally and permanently disabled.

  • Disability Scholarships: A long list of scholarships for students with general, physical, intellectual, or learning disabilities or impairments, or chronic health conditions

  • Army ROTC Scholarship: For a student interested in the Army.

  • Lgbtq Scholarships: For any WA, ID, OR, MT lgbtq ally students and can be awarded to any post-secondary school



  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships: For high school seniors going on to college to study in the areas of political science, history, government, economics, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, and music. Numerous scholarships on the website.

  • Jack Kent Cooke: For achieving students with significant financial need. Up to $40,000 that can be applied to any 4 year college.

  • HFI: For students interested in helicopter piloting, maintenance, or safety. Numerous scholarships on the website.

  • WACE Co-op Scholarship: For students pursing a cooperative education at one of 10 specific universities. Up to $25,000!

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: For students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service in the past year.

  • Youth Volunteer Scholarship: For students who have completed 50 hours of volunteer service in the last 2 years. Min GPA 3.5. $500

  • Good360 Scholarship: For students with an interest in environmentalism or sustainability. Min GPA 3.3. $1000

  • Drug Lawsuit Scholarship: For students attending some kind of post-secondary education. Must write short essay describing educational career and goals. $1000. Due November 1, 2016.



  • Profiles in Courage Scholarship: A highly competitive essay scholarship. A lot of work but also great reward. $10,000!

  • Burger King McLamore: For students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Gates Millenium: For students of varied descent that have demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Multiple Sclerosis: For Individuals who have MS, or have a parent with MS, and will be attending an accredited postsecondary school are eligible to apply for any year of undergraduate study.

  • Pride Foundation: For current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

  • Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards: Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk.

  • Ithaca MLK Scholar Program: For academically exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented population who want to attend Ithaca College. $25,000-Full Tuition.




  • E-waste Scholarship: Required to write a statement about electronic waste. $1500.

  • Pelican Water Scholarships: Requires essay the negative environmental and social impacts of single use bottled water. Min 3.5 GPA. Requires letter of recommendation.

  • Horatio Alger Scholarship: For students who have critical financial need (<55,000 gross family income), have overcome a significant hardship, and are planning to go to an Idaho college. Min GPA 2.0

  • Student-View Scholarship: A short 15 minute application survey. Winners are drawn at random. $500-$4000! Due April 22.

  • Dave Ramsey Scholarship: A brief online money quiz/survey for seniors with the chance to win $40,000 (among other amounts) towards any college! Due April 25

  • The Ninth Circuit Scholarship: Contest on the theme “50 Years after the Miranda Decision – How the Federal Courts Defined the Rights of the Accused.” 10th, 11th, and 12th graders can participate by submitting individual essays or they can team with up in submitting a video presentation. $100 to $2,000! Due April 15.




    • Lending Tree Scholarship: For high school seniors with a min 3.5 GPA. Submit a 30 second video about how you are planning to pay for college.


    • ABODO Scholarship: For high school seniors attending college in the fall. Write a short essay about what you are bringing with you to college. $500.


    • Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship: 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications asked to write a full length essay about texting while driving. $1000.